Friday, September 30, 2016

Dixie Carter Comments On Rumors, Says Bound for Glory and Tapings Are Happening

It looks like there is some good new for TNA. Carter announced that fans near the Orlando area are going to want to be at Bound For Glory and they will not want to miss these tapings. The implication there is that an announcement is coming regarding the future of the company. I should add that the production crew is already setting up in Orlando so that is a very good sign.
Carter also strongly hinted that the next set of Impact tapings will be taking place next week. If that is the case then that means that they were able to secure funding. Hopefully, that is the case. We’ll find out soon enough.

Carter wrote, “I don’t make it a habit to reply to speculation, but I’ll say if you’re close to Orlando this Sun-Sat YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THESE TAPINGS! Going to be an INCREDIBLE live #BoundForGlory on Sunday and big things planned for @ImpactWrestling shows. @PopTV””I don’t make it a habit to reply to speculation, but I’ll say if you’re close to Orlando this Sun-Sat YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THESE TAPINGS! Going to be an INCREDIBLE live #BoundForGlory on Sunday and big things planned for @ImpactWrestling shows. @PopTV”

Opinionated View- Phew

Drew Galloway Officially Out of Bound For Glory Match

– It’s official: Drew Galloway will not face Aron Rex at Bound for Glory on Sunday. TNA has announced that Galloway has not been cleared for the match following his recent injury and thus will not face Rex at the PPV. There is no timetable for when he may return and an “announcement is forthcoming” in regard to Rex’s opponent.

Galloway said, “I’m upset. Clearly. This sucks. I love nothing more than wrestling and this is a match that will make history. The fact that it was against Aron Rex made it even sweeter. I’ll be watching this match closely from the Impact Zone. Aron Rex got lucky. No one can keep me from being there on Sunday.”

Rex added, “It’s unfortunate. Drew deserved this match. We will meet again. I’m focused on Sunday and finding out who I will face. I want to make history as the first Impact Grand Champion.”

TNA has announced that Eddie Edwards will replace Galloway.

B/c he made it to The Semi-Final Round & can't go, deserves this match Sun. Will he make the most of it?

Eddie Edwards@TheEddieEdwards 26 minutes ago
YES!! Sometimes in life you get a second chance. I am going to make mine count!!

Opinionated View Eddie vs. Rex will be a great match you taking two of wrestling best and having them wrestle. Plus in terms of style Eddie fits the grand championship perfect. But it is a let down given how strong the story between Rex and Galloway has been. Also I was assuming that Eddie would be involved in some type of match with DJ Z and the Helms Dynasty.

Jamie Noble Stabbed in West Virginia Trailer Park

According to Pro Wrestling Sheet, Jamie Noble was stabbed two times early Wednesday morning inside of a trailer park and is currently hospitalized. Noble had returned home after a WWE event (he’s a producer/agent for WWE), and went out to get a snack. When he got back to his home, a driver pulled in behind him and claimed Noble cut him off on the road. Noble reportedly apologized, they argued and fought to the ground. Two other men got out of the man’s car, and one reportedly stabbed Noble twice, once in the upperback and one in the mid-back/spine area.
EMTs were called, and Noble was taken to the hospital for treatment. As of this writing, Noble is still hospitalized and WWE is aware of the situation.
Pro Wrestling Sheet’s Ryan Satin also posted the following…

For those wondering why Noble lives in a trailer park, I believe that's his family's home. Looks like he's got a place in Florida. Not 100%.

One more additional detail on the Noble story, I'm told Jamie spoke w/ police already & said he doesn't know what the attackers looked like.

Paige gives an update on her scheduled return to the WWE, reveals she will be undergoing surgery

WWE star Paige issued a new statement on Twitter on Thursday afternoon giving an update on her scheduled return to the company.

Paige, who shot down rumors a few weeks ago that she had plans to leave WWE, revealed she has two options for neck surgery at this time.
You can check out her full statement below.

Been quiet for a while. Time to get the neck fixed so I can come back and kick some ass

9/30 ROH All-Star Extravaganza VIII PPV Preview: Adam Cole vs. Michael Elgin for the ROH Title

The following is set for tonight’s 9/30 ROH All-Star Extravaganza VIII PPV in Lowell, Massachusetts:

* ROH Title: Adam Cole (c) vs. Michael Elgin
* ROH TV Title: Bobby Fish (c) vs. Donovan Dijak w/Prince Nana
* ROH Tag Team Titles, Ladder War VI: The Addiction (c’s) vs. The Young Bucks vs. The Motor City Machine Guns
* ROH 6-Man Tag Title Tournament First Round Match: ACH, KUSHIDA and Jay White vs. IWGP Tag Team Champions The Briscoes and GHC Tag Team Champion Toru Yano
* Grudge Match: Jay Lethal vs. IWGP Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito w/EVIL
* Dragon Lee vs. Kamaitachi
* Kyle O’Reilly vs. Hangman Page
* Four Corner Survival, #1 Contenders Match: War Machine vs. The All Night Express vs. Keith Lee and Shane Taylor vs. Colt Cabana and Dalton Castle w/The Boys

Thursday, September 29, 2016

TNA Impact Wrestling Report: Road To Glory



Tonight's show opens in The Impact Zone. Jeremy Borash is in the ring and hypes the Lethal Lockdown main event. He introduces the two team captains for the match. Ethan Carter III and TNA World Champ Bobby Lashley. It is announced that each side will have 4 members that will include a TNA Knockout on each team. Both captains conduct a mini draft here.

Lashley introduces his 1st teammate as Drew Galloway. EC3 chooses Aron Rex as his 1st teammate. Lashley follows with The Miracle Mike Bennett. EC3 follows with Moose. Lashley introduces his 3rd teammate as Maria Kanellis Bennett. EC3 does the expected thing and picks Gail Kim. Lashley tells EC3 that his team is being led to slaughter and that when he picks the stipulation for BFG. He is going to destroy EC3. Ethan responds by saying that he is the guy to beat Bobby Lashley despite not being anything like him. He says that he must win the TNA world title. Lashley responds that EC3 has beaten big stars but none of those men can match up to him. Lashley says that he is going to end EC3's career and that he will have nothing left. As Bobby is leaving the ring. EC3 challenges Lashley to be the first competitor in tonight's Lockdown match with him. Lashley accepts.

Josh Matthews and The Pope reset the show at ringside. Josh announces that Reby Hardy will go one on one tonight with Rosemary. He also says that after the break. DJ Z will defend his X division title against Eddie Edwards.

DJ Z Vs Eddie Edwards
Fast paced action to start this one. DJ Z out paces Eddie Edwards in the early going. It didn't take long for him to fly over the top rope and onto Edwards at ringside. Eventually Edwards turns the tables and does some aerial moves of his own. Hitting DJ Z with a suicide dive to the outside. Action back inside of the ring. Z attempts a huracanrana, Edwards blocks it. He attempts a power bomb but Z counters that back into the huracanrana for a near fall. Edwards hits a Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Back and forth action. Edwards goes to the top rope. Leaps off but DJ moves out of the way. After a few quick counters, Edwards goes for the Boston Knee Party but Z quickly thwarts it and hits The ZDT for the pin fall victory.
DJ Z defeats Eddie Edwards to retain The TNA X Division Title

Post match. Both DJ and Eddie Edwards shake hands and hug. Out comes The Helms Dynasty of Trevor Lee and Andrew Everett. They attack both Z and Edwards. They quickly rid the ring of DJ Z by throwing him shoulder first into the ring post. They then turn their attention to Edwards and double team him. They hit a tandem drop toe hold/high knee to Edwards jaw that knocks him out. Lee and Everett celebrate over the fallen Edwards.

Backstage in a dressing room, Allie is with TNA Knockouts Champion and her boss Maria. Allie apologizes about what happened last week in the public tryout. Maria scolds Allie and demands an apology from her. Allie is forced to apologize several times. Laurel walks in. Maria then tells Allie that Laurel Van Ness is everything she isn't. Tall, beautiful and intelligent. Maria calls Allie stupid and instructs her to assist Laurel when she goes out to the ring tonight. Maria tells Allie not to mess up again.

Back from the break. A Bound For Glory ad airs narrated by Broken Matt Hardy.
Josh Matthews is in an empty ring with Mike Bennett and Moose sitting in high chairs. Footage listed as being filmed earlier in the day. Matthews interviews the both of them about their upcoming match at Bound For Glory. Mike Bennett says that he and Moose used to have teamwork and that Moose had a job to do and he couldn't do it. Moose responds that he has played in all levels of football and there has always been one constant on every team. Egotistical bastards like Mike Bennett. Guys who think that they are better than everyone else. Guys who run their mouth. Moose says that they used to throw guys like that into cold tubs and tie them up to goalposts to teach them a lesson. Bennett responds by telling Moose that this isn't football. This isn't The NFL. Bennett says that Moose's days in The NFL are over. He states that Moose has always been jealous of him. Bennett says that after he beats Moose at BFG. The Moose chant will never be done again. Moose offers to give The Miracle a one way ticket straight to hell. Both men stand up and make their last statements to each other about how they are going to win sunday.

Back to the arena. Madison Rayne is introduced and enters the ring. Allie arrives and says hi.... She calls for everyone's attention. She introduces Laurel Van Ness.

Madison Rayne Vs Laurel Van Ness
Van Ness gives Allie a water bottle and powder brush for her to hold as she enters the ring. Madison Rayne starts off the match on the offensive and hits a running dropkick on Laurel that knocks her to the outside. Laurel goes over to Allie. Allie tries to give her water, Laurel yells at her and says she wants her makeup fixed with the powder brush. Allie obliges. Back in the ring, more of the same. As Madison Rayne stays in control. Laurel gets out of her predicament by poking Rayne in the eyes. Laurel berates Allie at ringside and bullies her. Back in the ring, Laurel is in control. Taunting Rayne and the audience. Madison rallies and attempts three straight roll up pin attempts. She hits a northern lights suplex on Van Ness for a 2 count. Van Ness battles back and hits a curb stomp on Madison Rayne. Paging Seth Rollins and wins the match.
Laurel Van Ness defeats Madison Rayne by pinfall

As Jeremy Borash goes to introduce Laurel as the winner. Allie takes the mic from him and says that Maria wanted her to announce the winner. Allie botches the pronunciation of Laurel's name. She gets upset and makes her do it again.

In the back area is Lashley. He is giving his Lethal Lockdown teammates a pep talk for tonight's main event. Lashley promises them that if they win. One of them will get the first shot at his title. Mike asks which one of them gets the shot. Lashley says the one who earns it. The one who takes out EC3.
Back from the break. Drew Galloway is in the ring. Inside the ring with him is The Impact Grand Championship. Galloway talks about the true main event at Bound For Glory. His Grand Championship Final match with Aron Rex. Galloway calls out Rex to speak to him face to face. When Rex arrives, Drew tells him that they will make history this sunday. Drew brings up the past. How TNA had cracks in the foundation when he first arrived. Drew says that he was the hero and savior that TNA needed at the time. How he became champion and traveled the world promoting TNA. Drew says he saved TNA. He then grabs the mic in "Damien Sandow" fashion and says to the guys in the back "You're Welcome". Aron Rex responds by calling Drew's rant delusional. He tells Drew to get his own tag line. Rex takes issue with Drew calling himself the sole reason for TNA's success. Rex harps on how Impact Wrestling is the best show in all of wrestling and the best show of any that takes place in a ring.... Rex says this isn't all about Drew. That he just "Gallowayed" up. Drew asks what that means. Rex says that it means that it's a 6'5 oily piece of crap. Drew fires up nicely in response. He goes through how great he is and demands Aron's respect and tells him to address him as "Sir". Rex tells Drew that their match sunday will not go to the judges. That he will beat him before that can even happen. Rex calls Drew Sir and then follows that with the 6'5 greasy haired steaming pile of crap line. Drew insults Rex by calling him a stunt man. Both men grab the title and butt heads in the ring. Security tries to break them up. Drew breaks through and hits a pile driver on Rex. Galloway grabs the title and stands over Aron Rex.

A Decay promo airs after the last segment. The Decay talk about the Great War with The Hardy's at Bound For Glory. Rosemary addresses her match with Reby Hardy later tonight.

Video package is shown of the buildup to Bound For Glory between The Hardy's and The Decay.
Rosemary w/Abyss & Crazzy Steve Vs Reby Hardy w/Broken Matt Hardy & Brother Nero
Reby comes out and attacks Rosemary immediately. Taking her down and brawling with her. After the first few minutes. Rosemary battles back with a clothesline that takes Reby down. Very little wrestling in this one. A lot of scratching, clawing and choking. Even some licking by Rosemary. The fans chant Delete at her. The closing sequence sees Reby Hardy connect with a twist of fate on Rosemary. She goes for the cover. Crazzy Steve gets on the apron to distract the ref. Rosemary spews mist into the eyes of Reby and is disqualified.
Reby Hardy defeats Rosemary by disqualification

The Decay and The Hardy's go to battle as soon as the match ends. They brawl throughout the crowd and end up in different parts of the arena. Matt and Abyss fight to the back. Nero and Steve fight up to the rafters. Rosemary sets up a table at ringside. Her and Reby are trading blows in the ring. They fight to the apron. Rosemary hits Reby with a side effect through the table. Rosemary grabs the mic as she is laying on top of Reby and yells Decay.

Josh Matthews says that the cameras are still following The Hardy's and Decay and they will have footage when they come back from the break.

Jeremy Borash is backstage with The two team captains for The Lethal Lockdown match and referee Earl Hebner. Earl Hebner handles the coin toss for which team will have the man advantage. Lashley wins the coin toss. EC3 approaches Lashley and says he can't wait to see Lashley out there first.

Back from the break. Brother Nero and Crazzy Steve have reached the roof of The Impact Zone. Steve has a steel chair in hand and he knocks Nero down to the ground. He then hits Nero with the chair. They both start clawing at each other's eyes. Nero breaks free of Steve. The show then cuts to Matt and Abyss fighting backstage. Matt has Abyss down and he has a ladder in his hands. He starts chanting delete as he hits a fallen Abyss with it. Matt asks Abyss if can hear the beautiful symphony being played in his head. Tells Abyss that it may sound eerie to him. We are now back on the roof. Nero is blinded, looking for Steve. Steve is approaching him laughing and dragging a steel chair. Back to Matt and he is now biting Abyss's ear. Abyss is bleeding from his ear and screaming. Back again to Steve and Nero. Steve is repeatedly striking Nero who is up against a wall. Steve then puts Nero's neck into his chair and throws him into the wall. Back to Matt again.... He is stomping away at Abyss. Abyss crawls to the power cables and grabs one. As Matt approaches him, He electrocutes Matt with the power cable. The segment ends showing all 3 members of Decay in a split screen. They are chanting Decay over the fallen Hardy's.

The Cody promo airs again. Promoting his arrival at Bound For Glory this sunday.

We are back in an empty ring interview setting. McKenzie Mitchell is interviewing Gail Kim and Knockouts Champion Maria Kanellis Bennett about their upcoming match sunday. Maria calls herself the greatest champ ever. Gail snaps at Maria and calls her evil and a manipulator. Gail says that Bound For Glory is always a special time for her. She is honored to be inducted in the hall of fame. She is most looking forward finally get her hands on Maria after 9 months. Maria laughs at Gail and says that Gail think that TNA is a wrestling company. Maria states that it is a entertainment company. Maria says that she is going to win sunday and that Gail will go into the hall of fame as second best.

Backstage, Tyrus is approached and asked about his thoughts on winning The Bound for Gold match last year. Tyrus talks about how because of business, He couldn't cash in last year. He is interrupted by Eli Drake. Drake says he has a big business decision for Tyrus "The Fixer". Drake offers Tyrus the opportunity to be his corner man. Tyrus turns him down and mocks Drake's yeah catchphrase.
Josh Matthews runs down The entire Bound For Glory pay-per-view lineup.

EC3 is backstage with his teammates. He thanks them for taking a risk and being on his team. Carter compliments each member of his team. They all rally together and chant "Trouble" to end the segment.

EC3 enters the cage first. Bobby Lashley's music hits and he comes out. Lashley teases coming down to the ring but instead Mike Bennett is introduced and faces off with EC3 first. Lashley didn't live up to his promise. 5 minute clock starts. Then once someone enters. There will be a 2 minute clock. Lashley's team won the toss. So they are up next. Weapons are hanging all over the cage. Evenly contested battle with both Carter and Bennett exchanging the advantage in the first 5 minutes of the match.

The 5 minute clock runs down. Out comes Drew Galloway for Team Lashley. Drew and Mike beat down on Carter as the show goes to break. Back from the break. Team Lashley is still beating down EC3. The clock runs down and out comes Aron Rex to even the odds. Rex comes in on fire. Attacking both Bennett and Galloway. EC3 finally gets back to his feet and goes after The Miracle. He takes him down and then goes over to Rex to help him against Galloway. The clock runs down and out comes Lashley. He hits a neck breaker on Rex. He then beats up on Carter and suplexes him. Lashley starts directing his partners in the cage. Lashley and Bennett pummel Carter on one side of the ring while Drew beats down Rex in the other. Clock runs down and here comes Moose to even the odds.

Moose splashes both Bennett and Galloway in the corner. He then springs onto the top rope and dives onto both of them. Moose then goes after Lashley and knocks him down with repeated strikes. Drew Galloway rises and attacks Moose from behind and takes him down. All 6 men going at it. The clock runs down and Maria enters as Team Lashley's final entrant. Maria stays at ringside and says that she is not ready to come into the ring. Bennett is ok with his wife not getting involved. Tells her to stay right where she is. The obvious ends up happening. Gail Kim arrives. She chases Maria around and then forces her into the ring. Gail has Maria in her sights. Maria uses her husband as a shield and then she escapes the cage. Gail chases after her and they head to the back.

The cage door is now closed for business. Lashley gets hold of a cane as the show goes to an abrupt break. Back from the break for the final minutes of this match. The weapons are now out and the heels have the advantage. Bennett with a chair, Drew with a trash can and Lashley with a cane. Rex, Moose and Carter are down on the mat getting beat down. Lashley huddles with his teammates and starts directing them. Carter gets hit several times with a steel chair by Bennet and then Galloway canes EC3. Team Lashley now turns it's attention to taking out Rex. Aron fights back and throws Galloway into a trash can in the corner. Moose rises and hits a pump kick to Bennett. Team Carter now have the weapons and they take turns striking Lashley with them. EC3 has a lead pipe in his hands and has a direct shot at Lashley. As he prepares to strike him with it. Bennett sneaks up from behind and hits a cutter on EC3. Moose swings a steel chair at Bennett but misses wildly. Bennett kicks the chair into Moose's face. Bennett then superkicks Rex who was holding a trash can lid. The Miracle grabs a chair and heads to the top rope with it. As he is seated on the top rope, Moose rises and dropkicks the steel chair into Bennett. Drew attacks Moose and connects with his after shock DDT. Rex in with a chair and he takes out Drew.

Everyone is laid out. Lashley is now up. He spears Rex and goes for the pin but Carter breaks it up. EC3 is now left alone with Lashley in the ring. They go at it. Carter throws Lashley into the steel cage repeatedly. He then drapes Lashley over the ropes and grabs a cane and repeatedly strikes Lashley with it. Carter hits Lashley with a TK3 but Lashley rises out of that quickly and hits a spear. Lashley locks in a submission and chokes out EC3 to get the win for his team.
Team Lashley defeats Team Carter

By virtue of this victory. Bobby Lashley can choose the stipulation for his world title defense against EC3 at Bound For Glory this sunday. Lashley gets on the mic, stands over Carter and announces that the stipulation he chooses is a No Holds Barred match. The show ends with the final hype for Bound For Glory.

TNA Impact Wrestling Preview

The following is set for tonight’s 9/29 TNA Impact Wrestling on Pop TV:

* The go-home show for this Sunday’s Bound for Glory PPV
* Lethal Lockdown: Team Lashley vs. Team EC3 (Winning team gets to pick the stipulation for Lashley vs. EC3 at Bound for Glory)
* Reby Hardy w/The Hardys vs. Rosemary w/TNA Tag Team Champions Decay
* Madison Rayne vs. Laurel Van Ness

Rumor Killer On Reports TNA Has Cancelled Flights and Matches

In an update to the previous story that several talents who were booked for next week’s Impact tapings had their flights and matches cancelled, PWInsider is claiming otherwise. The site claims there have been no no flights or talents canceled for the tapings and that, as of now, no changes in ownership in the company.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Lucha Underground Preview

The following is set for tonight’s 9/28 Lucha Underground on the El Rey Network:
* Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. El Dragon Azteca Jr. with Rey Mysterio Jr. as guest referee.
* Worldwide Underground vs. Trios Champions Drago, Fenix and Aerostar and Gift of the Gods Champion Sexy Star

ROH TV Preview

The following is set for tonight’s 9/28 ROH TV on Comet:
* ROH Champion Adam Cole and Hangman Page vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi and Michael Elgin
* Silas Young vs. GHC Tag Team Champion Toru Yano
* Damien Martinez w/BJ Whitmer and Kevin Sullivan vs. Cheeseburger

WWE NXT Preview

The following is set for tonight’s 9/28 WWE NXT on WWE Network:
* Hideo Itami vs. Lince Dorado
* NXT Women’s Champion Asuka vs. Liv Morgan
* The Authors of Pain in action.
* Ember Moon vs. Mandy Rose
* NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival in action.
* Tye Dillinger vs. Angelo Dawkins

Updated WWE No Mercy Card

Here is the updated card for No Mercy in two weeks:
WWE World Championship – Triple Threat Match
AJ Styles (c) vs. John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
If Dolph Ziggler loses, he must retire
The Miz (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championships Match
Heath Slater and Rhyno (c’s) vs. The Usos
WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship Match
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Alexa Bliss
Opinionated View- 1 match I would actually want to see. That is Bliss vs. Lynch but knowing WWE they will find a way to f it up. Poor Ambrose he is really going to have to bust his ass working with 2016 AJ Styles and Cena. FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK! Another god damn Miz vs. Ziggler match. How many god damn time do we have to see that match? So either Ziggler wins for another boring IC title run and a rematch with Miz. Or Ziggler loses and comes back as the Midnight Showoff and still faces the Miz.

9/27 WWE Smackdown Report

A video package opens the show focusing on tonight’s Backlash rematch with AJ Styles defending the WWE World Championship against Dean Ambrose.
The Smackdown intro hits. We go live to Quicken Loans Arena.
Randy Orton is out first to kick off the show. Orton grabs a mic as a loud “RANDY” chant starts up in Cleveland. “Bray Wyatt…I know why you like to talk about fear.” Orton talks about Wyatt sneak attacking people and he knows why Bray does these things. “You, yourself, are afraid,” said Orton. He said it is nothing to be ashamed of. Orton talks about certain kinds of phobias like heights, spiders and snakes. He said Bray Wyatt is afraid of him. Orton calls out Wyatt to the ring “if you’re man enough and face your fears.”
The Wyatt Family graphic hits the screen and the lights go out. Bray Wyatt appears on the screen. He has a story for Randy about Hansel and Gretel. Wyatt said he has left behind his very own bread crumbs and it will not leave Randy home, but rather the world Wyatt created. He calls himself a God and talks about how he makes the rules. Wyatt said Orton is in no position to make demands. “You want to hurt me Randy? Come on. But hurry. Because the sands of time they wait for no mortal man,” adds Wyatt.
Wyatt starts singing he’s got the whole world in his hands and laughs. The lights come back on inside the arena and Orton leaves the ring heading to the back.
Mauro Ranallo, JBL and David Otunga talk about our WWE World Championship main event between champion AJ Styles and challenger Dean Ambrose.
Backstage, Dean Ambrose is asked about tonight’s championship match. Ambrose said he has a lot of things going through his mind. He talks about AJ Styles bragging about beating John Cena at SummerSlam and notes how he beat Cena last week.
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions Heath Slater, Rhyno and American Alpha vs. The Usos and The Ascension in an eight man tag team match is up next.
-Commercial Break-
Eight Man Tag Team Match
Heath Slater, Rhyno and American Alpha vs. The Usos and The Ascension
We start with Jason Jordan and Jimmy Uso. Jordan with takedowns on Jimmy. Chad Gable tags himself in. Jordan drops Jimmy down and Gable works over the left arm of Jimmy. Gable with a big takedown on Jimmy and tags Jordan back in. Jimmy with a right hand and chop to Jordan. Jordan catches Jimmy with an elbow. Jordan with a double leg takedown on Jimmy and keeps him grounded working over the left arm. Tag to Jey Uso. Jordan flips out of a double arm drag attempt. Gable is in. Double monkey flips by Alpha on the Usos. Gable with an armbar over the top rope on Jey. Gable with shots to Jimmy on the outside. Jey with a chop block to the bad knee/leg of Gable on the outside.
-Commercial Break-
We return live with Jimmy working over Gable back inside the ring. Jimmy misses a shot in the corner. Gable tosses both members of the Ascension out of the ring who jump in trying to cut off a hot tag. Jimmy is holding Gable back. The Ascension pull Jordan off the ring apron. Rhyno with a dive on Konnor and then a shot on Viktor. Both Jimmy and Gable collide and are down. The crowd is begging for a Heath Slater hot tag. Hot tag to Slater! Slater with shots to both Usos. Slater with left jabs to Jey and then a running high knee. Leg lariat by Slater on Viktor and a neckbreaker on Jey. Konnor breaks it up. Gable with a forearm on Konnor and Rhyno catches him with a belly-to-belly. Viktor with a leaping uppercut on Rhyno. Jordan clotheslines Viktor out. Jimmy with a superkick to Slater when he tagged himself in. Jey follows it up with a jumping dropkick to the knee of Slater. Jimmy locks up the legs of Slater in a half Boston Crab submission. Slater taps.
Winners: The Usos and The Ascension
Backstage, we see John Cena walking around and it’s revealed he is going to be at ringside for tonight’s main event. He said it doesn’t matter who walks in No Mercy as champion because he will walk out the new 16-time champion.
We see The Miz ordering a poster of himself holding the WWE Championship be put over a Lebron James poster. The fans in Cleveland boo this loudly.
Randy Orton is backstage in a dark area of the arena. He finds something made of a sticks in the shape of an arrow pointing to a part of the backstage area. When the camera pans back, the arrow is pointing another direction and we see a masked Erick Rowan.
-Commercial Break-
Backstage, Bray Wyatt said Randy Orton was never good at following directions.
Natalya and Carmella vs. Nikki Bella and Naomi
We start with Naomi and Carmella. Naomi with a quick headlock takedown. Carmella mocks Nikki doing her dance. Naomi with a drop toe hold and smacks Carmella. Naomi kicks Carmella away in the corner. Naomi with a dropkick on Carmella and tags in Nikki. Nikki with a jawbreaker to the knee. Carmella bails and Natalya checks on her at ringside.
-Commercial Break-
We are back live and Natalya hits a Michinoku Driver on Naomi on the outside. Back inside, Carmella gets the tag and Carmella and Natayla double team Naomi. Carmella locks up the head of Naomi on the middle rope. Carmella mocks Nikki and Natalya gets in a cheap shot. Naomi with a small package on Carmella for a two count. Carmella sends Naomi to the corner face first, charges and connects with a modified Bronco Buster. Tag to Natalya as they both hit a double northern lights suplex. Natalya gets a two count on Naomi. Naomi with a roll up on Natalya for a two count. Natalya cuts off a hot tag to Nikki. Natalya with knees to Naomi in the corner. Naomi with an elbow to Carmella. Natalya with a dropkick to the face of Naomi. Hot tag to Nikki. Nikki with a huge shoulder tackle on Natalya and follows that up with a kick to the head. Nikki with a corner clotheslines and then a springboard kick to the head. Carmella with a shot to the lower back of Nikki. Tag to Carmella. Nikki tosses Carmella inside the ring over the top rope. Nikki has Carmella up. Carmella rakes the eyes, kicks Naomi off the ring apron and Nikki sends Carmella to the corner. Nikki with a forearm to Natalya. Carmella with a takedown into a pinfall for the win.
Winners: Natalya and Carmella
After the match, Carmella trash talks Nikki Bella.
Backstage, we see Randy Orton in a dark part of the arena. He sees a door that says “I Am A God.” He sees another door that says “Predator or Prey.” Orton opens the door that says “I Am A God” and finds a cardboard cut out of himself inside the room with the eyes cut out. Orton then opens the “Predator or Prey” door. We can see Erick Rowan waiting for him inside around the corner. Orton shuts the door and leaves. We see Rowan trying to open the door from inside the room.
The Miz’s Homecoming Celebration is up next.
-Commercial Break-
The Miz’s Homecoming Celebration
WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz and Maryse are headed to the ring. When they get inside the ring, Miz raises his title up on the corner and a huge display of pyro goes off.
Maryse grabs a mic and introduces the prodigal son of Cleveland, your Intercontinental Champion, The Miz. A video package airs focusing on The Miz’s WWE career.
Back live, Miz grabs a mic and says, “Cleveland…I’m home.” He talks about the Cleveland Cavaliers winning the NBA Finals. Miz talks about millions showing up for the Cavs and this is all he gets? He talks about this city being so desperate for a title and embracing a traitor like LeBron James. Miz talks about celebrating his world tour as the reigning Intercontinental Champion in WWE. He points out his parents sitting front row. Maryse lets Miz know that Dolph Ziggler’s parents are here tonight as well. He said this night must be hard for them because they created a loser.
Dolph Ziggler’s music hits and he walks out to interrupt. Ziggler says Miz can’t talk to his parents like that and he can’t talk to his city either. He tells Miz to say it to his face. Miz talks about beating Ziggler over and over again. Ziggler brings up Miz cheating. Miz said the record books will show all of his title reigns, his hot wife and Hollywood career. He asks what the record books will show about Ziggler. Miz brings up Ziggler continuing to losing and asks when he plans to give up on his “mediocre career.” He talks about Ziggler being the warm up act and how his career makes him “absolutely sick.”
Miz tells Ziggler his parents and city should be embarassed of him. He talks about Ziggler just continuing to lose and actually feels sorry for him. Miz expects Ziggler to ask him for one more match and the answer is no. He said unless Ziggler plans to give up his career then he has nothing to say to him. Miz walks up to Ziggler’s parents and adds, “You must be so proud.” Miz heads to the back with Maryse when Ziggler tells him to wait. He says everything Miz said was right and this ring is all he has. Ziggler said some times things you love don’t always love you back. He talks about fans asking why he still does it. “You put that title up one more time…and I’ll put up my entire career,” said Ziggler. Miz wants to clarify that Ziggler will indeed put his career on the line and wants to make sure he doesn’t go to RAW or NXT, but he is gone from WWE because of him. Ziggler says the title or his career. “I either walk out champion or I’m done. Either way. Either way I’ll be out of my misery,” said Ziggler. Miz agrees to the title match in two weeks at No Mercy. He said if Ziggler isn’t willing to hang up his career then he will do it for him. Miz drops the mic and heads to the back.
Backstage, we see Dean Ambrose warming up for the main event tonight.
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Backstage, Bray Wyatt is still addressing Randy Orton. He said the door is wide open. Wyatt tells Randy to be careful and starts laughing.
WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch is making her entrance when Alexa Bliss attacks her from behind. Bliss throws the face of Lynch off the entrance ramp, grabs the Smackdown Women’s Championship and says she deserves it.
AJ Styles defends the WWE World Championship against Dean Ambrose later tonight.
A new Curt Hawkins video package airs. He has a big announcement next week.
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Backstage, Bray Wyatt said he is disappointed in Randy Orton. “The viper has no fangs. The viper has no poison. I hoped for better.” He asks where Randy is. We then see Orton standing behind Wyatt with a mask on. Orton removes the mask as Wyatt is laughing. Orton starts attacking Wyatt. Wyatt runs away and Orton starts laughing. Orton picks the mask back up and takes a seat. He puts the mask back on and starts singing.
WWE World Champion AJ Styles talks backstage about his title defense up next. He talks about all eyes and ears being on the Presidential Debate last night and how all eyes and ears will be on AJ Styles. Styles proclaims he will retain tonight.
John Cena heads to the ringside area to join Mauro, JBL and Otunga on commentary.
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WWE World Championship Match
AJ Styles (c) vs. Dean Ambrose
We get ring introductions for the challenger Dean Ambrose and champion AJ Styles.
Ambrose with a takedown and right hands early on Styles. Ambrose with chops to Styles in the corner. Styles fires back with a kick to the face. Ambrose clotheslines Styles over the top rope. Ambrose tosses Styles on the announce table right in front of John Cena. Ambrose throws some big right hands and returns to the ring and Styles slides off.
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We return live as Styles has a headlock on Ambrose keeping him grounded. Styles and Ambrose connect with a double clothesline in the middle of the ring. Ambrose with shots on Styles. Ambrose levels with Styles with a clothesline off the ropes. Styles catches Ambrose with a boot. Ambrose catches Styles leaping off the corner and connects with a backbreaker for a two count. Ambrose counters a Calf Crusher attempt by Styles and gets a Texas Cloverleaf submission applied. Styles pulls himself and gets to the bottom rope. Styles with a jawbreaker on Ambrose off the top rope. Ambrose then catches Styles with a forearm sending him flying to the ring barricade. Ambrose with a suicide dive catching Styles on the outside. Ambrose tosses Styles back in and Styles rolls back out. Ambrose goes up to the top turnbuckle, jumps and takes out Styles at ringside with a flying elbow.
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As we return live we see Styles working over the left knee/leg of Ambrose. During the break we see Styles drove the left knee of Ambrose into the mat. Styles gets the Calf Crusher applied on Ambrose. Ambrose finds a way to escape. Styles goes for a Styles Clash and Ambrose counters with a back body drop. Styles avoids Dirty Deeds, throws body shots and Ambrose with a swinging neckbreaker. Styles and Ambrose exchange shots. Ambrose gets the better of Styles with elbows. Styles now gets the better of Ambrose with body kicks. Styles with a jumping forearm, avoids a lariat from Ambrose and Ambrose takes the back of Styles driving him down in a front facebuster for a two count. Ambrose props Styles up on the top turnbuckle. Styles slides out, trips up Ambrose, gets Ambrose up on his shoulders in a torture rack and spins him off his shoulders into a powerbomb for a two count. Styles with a kick to the head of Ambrose and yells out “you’re next” at Cena. Ambrose crotches Styles up on the top rope, gets up on the second rope and catches Styles with a clothesline! Styles hangs on to the ropes and connects with a Pele Kick to Ambrose. Styles drags Ambrose out, gets on the ring apron, springboards up and misses a 450 splash attempt. Ambrose is now going up top, jumps and connects with a flying elbow over Styles. Styles kicks out. Ambrose with a right hand that sends Styles out of the ring. Ambrose launches himself over the top rope, Styles moves and then connects with a running high knee. Styles sends Ambrose in the ring and then gets in a cheap shot on Cena at ringside. Styles springboards off the ropes, Ambrose moves, Cena is up on the ring apron, Ambrose has a roll up, the referee is distracted, Cena jumps off, the referee counts the pinfall and Styles kicks out. Ambrose jumps out and gets in a quick shot on Cena on the outside. Ambrose is back inside the ring and Styles rolls himup to get the pinfall.
Winner and still WWE World Champion: AJ Styles
After the match, AJ Styles bails and John Cena jumps in the ring. Cena gets in the face of Dean Ambrose. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds and Cena counters into an AA. Styles is back in and goes for a Styles Clash on Cena. Cena counters and hits another AA. Cena grabs the WWE World Championship and holds it above both Styles and Ambrose.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Drew Gulak & Tony Nese Have Not Signed WWE Deals

According to, Drew Gulak and Tony Nese are signed to WWNLive contracts and were granted permission to compete on Raw, just like they were for the Cruiserweight Classic. Contracts through WWNLive for Evolve include a clause that talents can get out of their contracts for WWE deals. There was speculation that they signed WWE deals after appearing on Raw and also being added to Their appearances are a benefit of the Evolve/WWE relationship. WWNlive commented on their appearances earlier today.

UFC Alumna Shayna Baszler Gets WWE Tryout

Shayna Baszler is getting her WWE tryout. Squared Circle Sirens has confirmed that Baszler, who transitioned from MMA to wrestling a year ago when she faced Cheerleader Melissa on September 26th, 2015, is at this week’s tryouts in Orlando.

Baszler last fought in MMA at UFC Fight Night 62, losing to Amanda Nunes. She was released from the company after and has since gone on to work for various indy wrestling promotions. She is the current AIW Women’s Champion, having won it on September 9th from Heidi Lovelace, and helped train Nikki Bella while the latter was working on her return from injury over the summer. Those moments are expected to be featured on Total Bellas and Total Divas. Baszler made her debut for SHIMMER in June.

Opinionated View- Fist and foremost I wonder how much of this is to get Ronda Rousey to show up. Baszler is good but I can't help but feel she needs a little more time on the indy scene.

Latest Update on Tammy Sytch

– Tammy Sytch’s hearing on her alleged probation violation is set for Monday. PWInsider reports that Sytch will have a video hearing in front of a judge at 9 AM on Monday in Carbon County Court to hear arguments on whether she violated her probation. If Sytch admits to doing so, the judge can issue a ruling and if not, a hearing will be scheduled to determine whether she did so. The specific nature of the violation is not yet known.

Sytch was arrested on September 23rd for the alleged violation. She had been sentenced to five years’ probation over three DUI-related arrests from last year. The judge in the case declined to sentence her to jail at that time as she had checked into a rehab facility, but she had been facing up to ninety days for each conviction. The judge said that there would be a zero tolerance policy if she violated her parole.

WWE Smackdown Live Preview

WWE Smackdown Live takes place tonight in Cleveland, Ohio. Advertised for the show is WWE World Champion AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose for the WWE World Title.

Preview For Next Week's Raw

WWE is promoting Charlotte defending the WWE RAW Women’s Championship against Sasha Banks and TJ Perkings defending the WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Brian Kendrick for next week’s 10/3 RAW live from Los Angeles.

Also advertised for the show is guest stars Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson in a storyline involving Chris Jericho, Kevin Owens, Enzo Amore and Big Cass.

Opinionated View- Oh for god's sake not another damn Charlotte vs. Botchy Banks match. Even worse dumb ass celebrity shit.

9/26 WWE Raw Report

“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

We go straight into the arena to see the cheering crowd. Roman Reigns’ music hits, and the WWE United States Champion makes his way to the ring. We’re kicking tonight’s show off with a United States Championship match. Rusev is already in the ring.

Still photos are shown of Roman Reigns vs. Rusev from last night’s Clash of Champions. Reigns defeated Rusev to win the WWE United States Championship.
WWE United States Championship Match

 Rusev w/ Lana vs. Roman Reigns (c)

The bell rings, and they circle the ring before Rusev takes him down with a front facelock. Rusev cinches up on it and hooks the leg to get a one count. Rusev continues to try to pin him down, but Reigns keeps fighting up. Rusev keeps the front facelock applied before Reigns twists out with a hammerlock. Rusev fights up, and Reigns applies a side headlock. Rusev whips him off, but Reigns shoulder blocks him down twice before taking him down with a headlock. Reigns is getting cheered a lot more tonight. Rusev pulls the hair and applies a head-scissor. Reigns kips up out of it, but Rusev quickly takes him back down before applying a waistlock. Reigns fights up and counters with a headlock takeover. Rusev fights up and counters out with a back suplex. Rusev shoulders him in the back before stomping the back. Rusev connects with a suplex for a two count. Rusev shoulders him in the back a few times before Reigns comes back with some right hands. Rusev quickly powers him to the corner, but Reigns sidesteps an avalanche. Reigns clubs away at him in the corner nine times before connecting with a right hand. Reigns rolls him up and tries for the lifting powerbomb, but Reigns’ back gives out. Rusev then takes him down with a fall-away slam. Reigns rolls out of the ring to recover.
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We come back from the break to see Rusev taunting the crowd while Reigns is down on the mat. Reigns slowly gets to his feet, and Rusev punches him right down. Rusev sends him into the ropes and applies a bear hug. Rusev holds it on for a while before Reigns breaks his grip and punches him. Reigns punches him back before hitting the ropes, but Rusev quickly comes back with a dropkick. Rusev pulls him up and executes a gutwrench suplex for a two count. Rusev hits a second gutwrench suplex for the same result. Rusev mounts him and punches away at him. Rusev gets up and kicks him in the ribs. Rusev avalanches him against the ropes and picks up another two count. Rusev immediately goes back to the bear hug. Reigns fights up, but he has a whip to the corner reversed. Reigns quickly pops out of the corner and clotheslines him down.

Reigns gets up and starts punching him before having a whip reversed. Reigns quickly takes him down with two clotheslines before hitting a leaping clothesline. Reigns sizes him up and avalanches him in the corner before big booting him down. Reigns sets up for the Superman Punch, but Rusev counters with a bear hug. Rusev brings him near the ropes, and they both go over the top rope! Reigns’ legs smacked on the back of Rusev’s head on the way down!
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We come back from the break to see Rusev rolls Reigns into the ring to pick up a near fall. During the commercial, Rusev drove Reigns’ back into the ring post. Back to live action, Rusev props him up on the top rope and punches him. Rusev goes for a superplex, but Reigns punches out of it and head-butts him down to the mat. Reigns then flies off the second rope with a diving clothesline. Both men are down. Rusev pulls himself up in the corner. Reigns charges him, but Rusev counters with a boot to the face. Rusev charges out of the corner, but Reigns catches him with a Samoan Drop for a near fall. Reigns goes for a powerbomb, but his back gives out. Rusev gets out and goes for a roundhouse, but Reigns ducks it. They trade punches before Rusev floors him with a spinning heel kick for a near fall. Rusev gives him some falling head-butts for another two count. Rusev then goes to the top rope, but Reigns pops up and punches him off the top rope to the floor. Reigns sends him flying with a baseball slide before putting him in the ring. Rusev kicks him in the head as he comes back into the ring and picks up a near fall. Rusev is incredulous.

Rusev goes for a running kick, but Reigns avoids it. Reigns goes for a Superman Punch, but Rusev grabs him for a waistlock. Reigns punches out of it and hits the ropes, but Rusev superkicks him down for a near fall! Rusev signals for the Accolade. Rusev stomps the spine and goes for a second stomp, but Reigns turns over and blocks it. Reigns pushes him away and floors him with a Superman Punch for a near fall. Reigns cannot believe it! Reigns sets up in the corner, and the crowd is on their feet. Lana gets on the apron for the distraction, but Reigns catches the running kick. Reigns pushes him out of the ring, goes outside, and connects with a Drive By Dropkick. Reigns bounces Rusev off the steps before punching him over the barricade. The referee counts them out, as they fight through the crowd.
Double Count-Out
Roman Reigns is still the WWE United States Champion

Reigns and Rusev bounce each other off some partitions in the crowd before making their way back to ringside. Rusev sends Reigns into the barricade a number of times before Reigns fights back. Reigns then sends Rusev hard into the barricade. Reigns leaps off the steel steps for a Superman Punch, but Rusev hits him in the ribs with a steel chair! Rusev cracks the chair off Reigns’ injured back before putting him in the ring. Rusev gets in and sizes up his prey. Rusev smacks the chair off the mat a few times before charging, but Reigns spears him down to a big pop from the crowd. Reigns picks up the chair, and a “YES” chant breaks out. Reigns looks like he’s going to assault him with the chair, but he instead sets it up, which causes the audience to groan, and sits down before lifting up the WWE United States Championship. Reigns’ music plays, but he then gets up and cracks it off Rusev’s back to the delight of the crowd! Rusev gets out of the ring as Reigns poses for the crowd.

The commercial for WWE 2K17 airs, featuring an appearance by the recently released Alberto Del Rio.

The New Day will defend their RAW Tag Team Championships against Gallows and Anderson in a Clash of Champions rematch. Coming up next, we’ll hear from Mick Foley.
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Mick Foley discusses the controversial end to the Best of 7 Series
The RAW General Manager, Mick Foley, is in the ring. We see still photos of the absolutely brutal match between Cesaro and Sheamus that ended when the referee determined neither man could continue. Foley says at Clash of Champions last night, Sheamus and Cesaro culminated their Best of 7 Series in a thrilling match that ended due to medical stoppage. Their Best of 7 Series ended in a draw. Foley says he’d like to invite both competitors out here.

Sheamus is introduced first, and he comes out with his left knee and right elbow all taped up. Sheamus limps down to the ring. Cesaro is out next to a big reception. Cesaro adjusts his neck, which has to be hurting following the botched suicide dive. Foley starts to talk, but Sheamus cuts him off. Sheamus asks how this is even a discussion. When Mick Foley made the Best of 7 Series, he said that the man that the most physically dominant would get a championship opportunity. Cesaro says that’s why he’s here. Sheamus says Foley told them both that. Sheamus tells the crowd to be quiet. Sheamus says they beat the hell out of each other last night and doesn’t want a “wishy washy” response. Foley said the man that was the most physically dominant would get a championship opportunity. If that’s not him, he doesn’t know what series Foley was watching. Cesaro says he was standing in the ring last night ready to fight while Sheamus was scurrying away in the walk of shame. Sheamus says he was dragged out by four people and wanted to fight. Cesaro says he could have got through them. They go back and forth over who is the most dominant before Foley shouts, “Enough!” Sheamus says he is better than Cesaro and is done with him.

Foley says Sheamus is right… and so is Cesaro. They both proved they could be physically dominant and brought out the best in each other. Foley cannot in good conscience say one was a winner and one was a loser. After thinking long and hard, he’s going to grant both of them championship opportunities. These are not separate opportunities. They’ll be sharing the same championship opportunity. They’ll be contending together for the WWE Tag Team Championships! Cesaro says he just went through a Best of 7 Series and won’t share a ring with him. Sheamus also argues the decision. Foley says they don’t have to like it, but that’s his decision. If they decide to do it, they’ll face the winners of the following match.

The New Day makes their way to the ring, as Cesaro throws his microphone down in disgust. Cesaro gets out of the ring and leaves. The RAW Tag Team Championships will be on the line, next.
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RAW Tag Team Championships Match
The New Day (c’s) vs. Gallows and Anderson

We join the match in progress. Karl Anderson sends Kofi Kingston into the ropes, but Kingston dropkicks him down. Kingston and Big E represent The New Day. Kingston baseball slides Luke Gallows down before he attacks Big E. Anderson goes over the top rope, but Kingston punches him. Kingston gets in the ring, ducks a clothesline, and kicks him down. The New Day starts the unicorn stampede before Gallows pulls Big E off the apron and boots him down. Anderson then knocks Kingston over the top rope. Gallows then turns Kingston inside out with a clothesline on the floor! Anderson goes outside and sizes Kingston up before laying him out with a running boot. Anderson puts him in the ring for a two count. Gallows is tagged in, and he clubs away at Kingston before giving him an uppercut. Gallows charges, but Kingston boots him in the face. Gallows stops him from making a tag and sends him into the ropes, but Kingston springboards off the ropes. Gallows counters him by giving him a chokeslam for a near fall.
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We come back from the break to see Kingston try to tag Big E, but Anderson stops him. Anderson takes him down with a running sit-out powerbomb for a two count. Gallows is tagged in, and he throws Kingston to the corner before punching him and connecting with a big kick. Gallows comes off the second rope and eats a boot. Anderson quickly tags in, but Kingston avoids a head-butt.
Big E is tagged in, and he hits Anderson with a pair of belly-to-belly overhead suplexes before hitting a belly-to-belly side suplex. Big E gyrates before clotheslining Gallows out of the ring. Kingston then clotheslines Gallows on the floor. Anderson quickly rolls Big E up for a two count. Big E sends Anderson into the corner and charges, but Anderson sidesteps him and Big E hits the ring post shoulder first. Anderson takes him down with a running boot for a near fall. Anderson sizes him up and charges, but Big E sends him to the apron. Big E then takes him out with a suicide dive spear. Big E gets Anderson in the ring and tags in Kingston. Xavier Woods plays “Taps” as they hit the Midnight Hour, but Gallows breaks it up. Gallows goes for a two-handed chokeslam, but Kingston kicks him out of the ring. Kingston gets the crowd going, but Anderson gets out of the ring. Big E is tagged in, and Kingston picks up a head of steam, but Gallows pulls him out of the ring and sends him into the steps. Anderson then kicks Big E in the back of the head before coming off the second rope with a flying neckbreaker. Gallows is tagged in, and they hit Big E with the Magic Killer, but Kingston breaks up the pin! Gallows throws Kingston out of the ring and kicks Woods in the head at ringside. Anderson is tagged back in, and he sizes up Big E. Big E tags in Kingston, who is absolutely busted wide open. Kingston springboards off the top rope, but Anderson catches him. Kingston comes back with a DDT before throwing Gallows out of the ring. Kingston then hits Anderson with Trouble in Paradise for the win. The New Day’s Tag Team Title reign will surpass 400 days.
Winners and still RAW Tag Team Champions: The New Day

Still photos are shown from last night’s WWE Universal Championship main event. Kevin Owens gave Seth Rollins a gut-buster off the second rope, injuring his ribs. Chris Jericho then ran down and helped Owens pick up the win after the referee was knocked out. Stephanie McMahon sent a second referee down once momentum swung in Owens’ favor.
A video from is shown that was filmed after Clash of Champions ended. Stephanie McMahon kissed her husband, Triple H, got in a limousine with him, and drove off.
Slow motion footage is shown of Kevin Owens’ super gut-buster on Seth Rollins. Rollins was checked out and it was revealed he has damage to his ribs. Rollins is not medically cleared to compete tonight.

Coming up tonight, Chris Jericho will have WWE Universal Champion, Kevin Owens, on The Highlight Reel.
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We go backstage to see Cesaro and Sheamus arguing. Mick Foley walks up and says he’s not messing with them. He watched their match with two other WWE Hall of Famers with mouths agape. Foley says they’re two of the best superstars he’s ever seen. He can’t put them out there for an eighth match because he risks losing one of them for good. Every now and then, you put together two people that don’t like each other in a tag team and magic happens. If they’re willing to do it, he’ll put them out in a match tonight. Foley wants to show the WWE Universe what he’s known all along: they’re two of the best. Foley was very passionate in his delivery.

Anna Fields vs. Bayley
Anna Fields attacks Bayley at the sound of the bell before choking her on the ropes. Anna continues to choke her on the middle rope before punching her to the corner. Bayley kicks her back, so Anna forearms away at her and chokes her with her boot. Anna picks up a one count. Anna applies a chin lock, but Bayley fights up and sends her into the corner. Bayley bounces her off the turnbuckle a few times before sending her into it hard. Bayley throws her down and elbows her in the back before hitting a running clothesline. Bayley powers her to the corner and avalanches her. Bayley takes her down with the Bayley To Belly for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bayley

Tom Philips gets in the ring to congratulate Bayley on her victory. Philips asks about coming up short last night at Clash of Champions. Bayley says last night, Charlotte and Sasha Banks showed that they’re the two top talents right now. However, that won’t be the last time they’ll see her. She’s just getting started on her journey and won’t stop until she’s hugging that Women’s Championship.
Stephanie McMahon is texting in her office when Mick Foley walks up to her. Foley says he kind of looks like a fool because he believed in her. After last night, he stepped away to check on Cesaro and the bottom falls out in the main event. The referee is down for minutes, Chris Jericho was constantly interfering, and then she conveniently decides to find a referee to count the win for Kevin Owens just in time. Then she sees Triple H and asks how it went, and she said it was good. Stephanie cuts him off and says her husband came to pick her up after a long night of work. Triple H didn’t see the show because he was in the air. Stephanie says the one thing that wasn’t great was what happened in the main event. Foley was embarrassed, and she says he should be. Who’s job is it to protect the integrity of the main event? Stephanie says it’s Foley’s job. She didn’t hire him for his medical expertise. They have the best doctors in the world. She hired him for his brains and business acumen. Foley shouldn’t let his ego get in the way and accuse her of not doing her job. She asks what he has to say for himself. Foley looks shaken and says he was out of line. Stephanie says if he wants to be an ambassador, she can make that happen. If he wants to be General Manager, she needs him to act like it. If Foley buys into that conspiracy theory, Seth Rollins definitely will. Rollins isn’t medically cleared, but he’ll go after Owens. It’s Foley’s job to protect him whether he likes him or not. Stephanie warns him to not forget who he works for. Foley apologizes and sadly bumbles off.

Coming up next, we’ll see the Cruiserweights in action. Rich Swann and Cedric Alexander take on Lince Dorado and Drew Gulak.
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A pre-taped promo is shown with Rich Swann and Cedric Alexander that was about as generic as it comes. A highlight video is shown for Drew Gulak and Lince Dorado respectively.

Rich Swann and Cedric Alexander vs. Drew Gulak and Lince Dorado
The referee has them come to the center of the ring and shake hands. Rich Swann will start against Lince Dorado. Dorado ducks a lock-up and takes him down. They hit the ropes before Dorado tries for a running hurricanrana, but Swann lands on his feet. Swann tries for a running hurricanrana, but Dorado lands on his feet. Dorado arm drags him down, and Swann answers back with an arm drag. They try for a dropkick at the same time. They shake hands and won’t release. Dorado ties him up in a submission and slams him down, but Cedric Alexander breaks it up. Rich Gulak runs in, but Alexander sends him out of the ring. Dorado kicks Alexander out of the ring. Swann attacks Dorado, but he’s soon given a back body drop over the top rope. Dorado goes to the top rope and takes out all three men (yes, including his tag team partner) with a moonsault to the floor.
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We come back from the break to see Gulak applying a chin lock on Swann. Swann fights up, but Gulak powers him to the corner and tags in Dorado. Dorado gives him a snapmare for a two count. Dorado uppercuts him and chops the chest. Dorado sends him to the corner hard and kicks him. Dorado sends him to the opposite corner and goes for a running dropkick, but Swann moves out of the way. Dorado grabs the ankle before he makes the tag.

Alexander and Gulak are tagged in. Alexander elbows him down twice before giving him a handspring leaping enzuigiri. Alexander kicks him in the head before going to the apron. Alexander catches him with a springboard clothesline, but Dorado breaks it up. Dorado punches Swann down. Alexander then gives Dorado a NASTY Lumbar Check that basically spiked him on the head. Gulak gives Alexander a Saito Suplex. Swann is tagged in, and he kicks Gulak in the midsection. Gulak counters a leapfrog into a roll-up for a two count. Swann superkicks him and rolls him up for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Rich Swann and Cedric Alexander

Much like the Cruiserweight Classic, the referee raises the arms of the victors while the losers stand at their side.

Kevin Owens will be on The Highlight Reel. Coming up next, we’ll see if Sheamus and Cesaro can co-exist.
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Nick Cutler and Willis Williams vs. Cesaro and Sheamus
Cesaro will start the match against Nick Cutler. Cesaro gives Cutler a delayed vertical suplex and taunts Sheamus about his power. Cesaro goes for a tag, but Sheamus gets off the apron and laughs at him. Cesaro scoop slams Cutler and slaps Sheamus on the back to tag him in. They argue before Sheamus sends Cutler to the apron. Sheamus then gives him the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Sheamus powers him into the ring. Cutler tags in Willis Williams. Sheamus boots him in the midsection before clotheslining him down. Cesaro tags himself in and uppercuts Williams. A “Let’s go jobbers” chant breaks out. Williams snaps Cesaro’s injured arm off the top rope. Cutler is tagged in, and he comes off the second rope with a club to the shoulder. They tag in and out while concentrating on Cesaro’s arm. Cesaro finally uppercuts Cutler down and sends Williams out of the ring. Cesaro goes for a Neutralizer on Cutler, but Sheamus comes in the ring and gives Williams a Brogue Kick. Cesaro lets Cutler go, so Sheamus drops him with a Brogue Kick for good measure. Cesaro just looks around and simply pins Cutler for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Cesaro and Sheamus

Cesaro and Sheamus take turns making the crowd react to them. They then exchange some words in the ring before leaving.

A video package airs for T.J. Perkins, who will make his RAW debut tonight.
T.J. Perkins is backstage with Tom Philips. Perkins says this is a dream come true. It’s a dream he’s had since 1998. There was a time when he didn’t think he’d make it. Now he’s about to compete on Monday Night RAW as the WWE Cruiserweight Champion. As much as he’s dreamt about his moment, he never thought he’d see… that. Brian Kendrick comes into the frame. Kendrick asks him if it feels good having his dream come true by depriving him of what was his. That title was resurrected for him. Perkins owes him the title and his career. Perkins says he owes him for that head-butt after the match. Kendrick tells him to enjoy himself tonight because the next time they meet in the ring, that’ll be when he wakes up from this dream. Kendrick walks off, as Perkins looks irritated.
Charlotte is seen walking backstage with Dana Brooke. She’s going to celebrate her victory, next.
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Charlotte celebrates her victory at Clash of Champions
RAW Women’s Champion, Charlotte, makes her way to the ring alongside Dana Brooke. Charlotte says Clash of Champions was once again her night. She once again successfully defended the RAW Women’s Championship and proved why she is the Queen of the WWE Women’s Division. She defied the odds and beat two of the greatest female athletes today. That’s the difference between her and Bailey and Sasha. She doesn’t just talk the talk – she walks the walk. They’ve heard this before because month after month, a new competitor emerges. The WWE Universe thinks that’ll be the woman to dethrone her, but night after night, match after match, she disappoints the crowd and everyone at home. Everyone will soon learn what she knows. She’s not the huggable Bailey or the Internet Darling Sasha Banks. She’s a money maker and the face of this division.

Sasha Banks’ music hits, and she comes down to the ring. Sasha tells her to slow her role and check herself. Last night may have been her night, but that is still her title. Charlotte asks if it’s her title, why is it still around her waist? Sasha tells her not to interrupt her. Secondly, Charlotte pinned Bailey and not her. She’s still owed her one-on-one rematch, and she wants it right now. Charlotte sighs as a “YES” chant breaks out. Charlotte tells the peasants to be quiet, which gets a big reaction. Charlotte calls her “Sasha Wanks” and says she’s a living legend in her own mind. As good as Sasha thinks she is, she’s just that much better. Charlotte says Sasha has earned it and will give the people what they want. Charlotte says she’ll give her a title match, and she removes her robe. Charlotte then cackles and says, “Next week,” which gets loud boos. Charlotte tells them to be quiet. If she didn’t, Sasha would cry to Mick Foley until she got her way. Charlotte says as much as she’s embarrassed Sasha and beaten her down, she keeps getting back up. In Los Angeles, she’ll stay down. Sasha says she promises that she will show the world that she is the face of the Women’s Division when she takes back the Women’s Championship.

Sasha slaps Charlotte down before applying the Bank Statement on Dana. Charlotte breaks it up, but Sasha soon kicks her out of the ring. Sasha then sends Dana out of the ring.
Kevin Owens will be on The Highlight Reel later tonight.

Seth Rollins is shown backstage. Rollins is not medically cleared to compete.
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Seth Rollins is walking with a purpose backstage when Mick Foley stops him and asks how he’s feeling. Rollins says he’ll be fine soon enough. There is nothing that will stop him from going out on The Highlight Reel. Kevin Owens is owed something. Foley says now is not the time and place and he’s not medically cleared. Foley has been there before. Rollins doesn’t care about Foley’s rules. Rollins saw Stephanie get into that limo with Triple H last night. He’s not going to listen to Owens brag about what happened to him. Rollins cuts Foley off as he goes to speak and says all he hears are Stephanie’s words coming out of his mouth. Rollins walks off, as Foley looks on in anger.
Next week on RAW, T.J. Perkins will defend the WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Brian Kendrick live at the Staples Center.

T.J. Perkins vs. Tony Nese
Before the match, a highlight package is shown for Tony Nese.
They shake hands before the bell rings. They circle the ring and lock up. Nese powers him to the corner and throws him across the ring. Nese takes him down with a waistlock before wrenching the arm. Perkins twists out and goes for a head-scissor, but Nese does a cartwheel and lands on his feet. Perkins ducks a clothesline, but Nese runs him over with a shoulder block. Nese powers him up for a suplex, but Perkins lands on his feet. Perkins quickly takes him down for a Knee Bar, but Nese quickly gets to the bottom rope. Nese gets out of the ring. Perkins gets on the apron, and Nese pulls him off. Perkins puts Nese on the apron, but Nese does a cartwheel and superkicks him. Nese takes him out with a Fosbury Flop and lands on his feet! Nese puts him in the ring for a two count.
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We come back from the break to see Perkins fight up from a chin lock before applying an octopus stretch. Nese counters with an inverted gutwrench suplex for a two count. Nese punches away at him and chops the chest. The crowd appears distracted by something happening off camera. Nese sends Perkins hard into the corner, but Perkins comes back with a running hurricanrana. Perkins hits an inverted atomic drop and follows up with a spin kick. Nese reverses a whip to the corner, but Perkins comes back with a neckbreaker. A “CM Punk” chant breaks out. Perkins connects with a double chickenwing into a double knee gut-buster for a near fall. Perkins connects with a suplex followed by a back suplex. Perkins goes to the top rope, but Nese cuts him off. Perkins fights him off and boots him back. Perkins goes for a tornado DDT, but Nese stops the momentum, hangs him on the top rope, and knees him in the head for a two count. Nese goes for a pump-handle slam, but Perkins gets out and dropkicks him into the ropes. Perkins connects with a Wrecking Ball dropkick. Perkins follows up with the Detonation Kick and applies the Knee Bar for the win.
Winner by Submission: T.J. Perkins

Pedro Morales is honored by WWE for Hispanic Heritage Month.

Coming up next, Kevin Owens will be on The Highlight Reel with his best friend, Chris Jericho.
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It’s official: Charlotte will defend the RAW Women’s Championship against Sasha Banks next week on RAW.

The Highlight Reel with special guest Kevin Owens
Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson are shown on Twitter talking about coming to RAW next week for Chris Jericho after he mentioned them last week. Chris Jericho gets in the ring holding “The List of Jericho.” Jericho says, “Quiet,” over and over again, crescendoing as he does. Jericho says this is the most anticipated Highlight Reel in WWE history. First, he wants to address Danny Masterson and Ashton Kutcher. How dare they insinuate they’re better friends then him and Kevin Owens. That’s impossible! If they do decide to show up to Los Angeles, he’ll put them on “The List of Jericho.” When he does, they’re not going to like… it.

Jericho goes to make the introduction, but then yells at the cameraman for shooting him from the wrong angle. Jericho puts him on “The List of Jericho.” Seth Rollins is also on the list because he’s injured again. The good news is that the man who put him on the injured list is his guest tonight. He’s his best friend and longest reigning WWE Universal Champion in the business, Kevin Owens!
WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring. Owens and Jericho embrace in the ring before Owens poses with the championship. Owens says the set is really impressive. Jericho says a wiseman once said, “People have been led to believe that mediocrity is excellence,” and that wise man is him. Last night, Owens showed what a champion really should be. Owens is the epitome of a champion, and he’s proud to call him his best friend. Owens says he’d be out in a suit and tie, but this is Cincinnati, Ohio. He’s not wearing a suit for the city that spawned a living, breathing, walking car wreck like Dean Ambrose. Jericho says Ambrose still owes him $17,000. Owens says he won’t see it because Ambrose is a bum. Owens says he proved that he should have been the #1 draft pick for RAW. Owens proved that he not only belongs in the main event — he IS the main event. Owens also proved that he, not Seth Rollins, is the man. Not only did he beat Rollins and retain his WWE Universal Championship, but just like Jericho said, he hurt Rollins. Don’t feel bad for Rollins because what happened last night was karma. For a year and a half, Rollins called himself the man, and he was. Just look at the list of people he injured: John Cena, Sting, and Finn Bálor. Rollins may have been the most dangerous man in WWE. Last night, he took out the most dangerous man in WWE, so that makes him the most dangerous man in WWE.

Seth Rollins’ music hits, and he storms down to the ring. Security immediately runs out and gets in front of him to prevent him from coming into the ring. Mick Foley walks up and tries to reason with Rollins. Owens tells Foley not listen to the people. Owens tells him this is his time and Rollins needs to go. Rollins eventually heads to the back. Jericho says the crowd didn’t like that because they want to see Rollins beat them up.

Enzo and Big Cass’ music hits, and they come out to a big reception. Enzo and Big Cass have custom microphones. Enzo does his usual shtick while the crowd chants along. Jericho says he’s got this. A “How you doin'” chant breaks out. Jericho says they’re doing just fine. Why wouldn’t they be? They’re best friends, on top of the world, and the WWE Universal Champion. Everything was going fine until they interrupted them. That means they’re on the list! Owens corrects Jericho’s spelling. Enzo says he’s like Santa Claus. Jericho says, “Maybe I am Santa Claus. Maybe I’ll come down there and sit on your lap!” Jericho knows he made an error. Big Cass asks what he said, and Jericho denies saying anything. Big Cass repeats what he said, but Jericho says he said he was going to punch him in the face. They go back and forth until Big Cass asks the crowd if Jericho really said that. A “YES” chant breaks out.

Owens says it doesn’t matter because he’ll punch them in the mouth. Jericho says they would, but they don’t have a match with these two. Big Cass says they saw Mick Foley backstage, and they have a match against them right here in Cincinnati, Ohio! The crowd gives that a big pop.
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T.J. Perkins will defend the WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Brian Kedrick next week on RAW. We’ll also see Charlotte defend the RAW Women’s Championship against Sasha Banks.

Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens vs. Enzo and Big Cass
Chris Jericho will start the match against Enzo Amore. They circle the ring, and Jericho kicks and punches him. Jericho is wrestling in black leather pants. Enzo whips him off, but Jericho shoulder blocks him down. Jericho hits the ropes, and Enzo dropkicks him down. Enzo hits an arm drag and a modified jawbreaker for a one count. Jericho quickly scurries over to Owens and hugs him before tagging him in. Owens taunts Big Cass, who is tagged in. Owens punches away at him as he’s tagged in. Cass punches him before tagging Enzo in. Cass sends Enzo into Owens before throwing Jericho over the top rope. Cass then military presses Enzo out of the ring onto Jericho and Owens. Big Cass is tagged in, and he puts Owens in the ring. Owens quickly knees him in the midsection and clubs the back. Jericho is tagged in, and he chops Cass’ chest. Cass comes back with a sidewalk slam. Owens runs in, and he gets a sidewalk slam. Cass charges, but Jericho pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Owens is tagged in, and he attacks Cass at ringside before sending him into the ring post.
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We come back from the break to see Owens applying a chin lock to Cass. Cass fights up and gets out with a back suplex. Enzo and Jericho are tagged in. Enzo hits Jericho with some flying forearms and punches away at him in the corner. Enzo does the running man and takes him down. Enzo goes to the top rope and does a dab before hitting a cross-body block for a two count. Enzo knees Owens in the face before elbowing Jericho back. Owens pushes Enzo off the second rope, and Jericho rolls him up for a two count. Jericho puts Enzo on the apron. Owens holds Enzo’s feet while Jericho wipes him out with a springboard dropkick. Owens sends Enzo into the barricade. Owens gets on the apron and mocks the running man dance. Owens puts Enzo in the ring and stomps his hand. Owens chops the chest and talks some trash. Owens chokes him with his shin in the corner. Owens distracts the referee, and Jericho takes advantage by choking Enzo. Owens chops Enzo’s chest and tags in Jericho. Jericho kicks him, mocks the “Enzo” chant, and hits a delayed vertical suplex. Owens screams that Jericho is the lead singer of Fozzy. Jericho continues to attack Enzo before putting him on the top rope. Jericho goes for a superplex, but Enzo punches him down. Enzo dives, but Jericho dropkicks him out of mid-air. Owens tags in, and he gives Enzo a scoop slam before flattening him with a senton splash for a two count. Owens argues with the referee before kneeing Enzo in the face. Jericho is tagged back in, and he kicks Enzo before slapping him in the face. Enzo fights back and hits the ropes, but Jericho gives him a back elbow for a two count. Jericho holds him, but Enzo gets out. Jericho quickly takes him down with a clothesline. Jericho goes for a Lionsault, but Enzo gets his knees up.

Big Cass and Owens are tagged in. Cass hits a pair of shoulder blocks before knocking Jericho off the apron. Cass hits Owens with a fall-away slam before putting Jericho on the apron. Cass splashes owens in the corner before giving Jericho a big boot out of mid-air. Cass scoop slams Owens down before dropping the Empire Elbow. Cass gives Jericho a twisting powerslam. Owens avoids a splash in the corner, and he kicks Cass down. Owens sets up for a cannonball, but Cass pops up and big boots him down. Enzo is tagged in, and they go for Bada Boom Shakalaka, but Jericho slaps Cass. Cass sends Jericho to the apron and big boots him to the floor. Enzo hits a diving DDT on Owens, but he kicks out. Owens soon turns Enzo inside out with a clothesline. Owens then lays him out with a Powerbomb for the win.

Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho pose before stepping on Enzo Amore.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Ryback in Talks With Bellator MMA

Former WWE Superstar Ryback is reportedly considering making the move to the world of MMA.
Ryback, who recently parted ways with WWE, noted during a radio appearance on X1075 out of Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday that he is open to doing MMA and has been in talks with the Bellator MMA promotion.

Ryback, who has been using the name “The Big Guy” since parting ways with WWE, has trained in jiu-jitsu in the past.

Opinionated View- You know everyone ripped UFC and CM Punk. At least Punk was a great in worker and a huge draw. Ryback was a clumsy oaf who never got better that fans didn't care about. But this is Bellator who is so desperate for ratings they are trying everything.

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Tammy Sytch Still in Jail – Update on Her Legal Situation

– It was reported back on September 23rd that Tammy Sytch was arrested for a parole violation. According to, she was not arrested that day. Police were called to her home that day, and then she was taken into custody later in the day by the Carbon County Probation Department.

Sytch is currently still in jail and waiting to see a judge for her parole violation. Sytch’s name does not currently appear on any upcoming dockets and it is not known what her parole violation was or when she will go before a judge. Sytch was sentenced to five years’ probation on August 20th after pleading guilty to three DUI-related arrests from 2015.