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WWE RAW Results (6/27)

Posted by: Farook Razak on Jun 27 2011
Source: Farook Razak reporting for WrestlingNewsSource.com

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This past Friday night the Wolfpac came under a lot of punishment from the British Invasion. Alberto Del-Rio went one-on-one with ‘The Pope’ D’Angelo Dinero and in a huge main event we had The Icon Sting take on the World’s Largest Athlete the Big Show! Click HERE to read an awesome episode of June 24th’s KWF Impact SmackDown!

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to Monday Night RAW! Tonight the WWE promises you a number of surprises as we leave the show to the hands of fate and the return of the RAW Roulette. Yes we’re in Las Vegas, Navada and RAW begins with Booker T. spinning the RAW Roulette backstage. Booker’s all suited and booted, smartly dressed to oversee proceeding’s here tonight.

Live in the main arena we have the entrance of the Heart-Break Kid Shawn Michaels! Michaels comes to the ring under a huge ovation from the fans. Mr WrestleMania and more importantly, Mr Hall-Of-Fame says that he’s tried his hardest, but it’s just too gosh darn hard to stay away. Michaels says that he’s missed being in the ring and of course we ol’ HBK misses the spotlight. Shawn jokes about shameless plugs (MacMillan River Adventures) and points out his Twitter on the screen – @ShawnMichaels_ – and don’t forget his great pal @farook112. Michaels is interrupted by the entrance of CM Punk and the New Nexus. Punk wonders why Michaels is here and he tells him that in just a few weeks he intends to do what Michaels didn’t and leave the WWE, on a win, and take with him the WWE Championship. Punk questions the audience and wonders why they cheer a has-been like Michaels, yet don’t beg the ‘future’ in CM Punk to stay in the WWE. Michaels says that the reason that the fans cheer him over Punk is that they know he’s better than Punk is. An arguement ensues where Punk questions the man that Michaels has become, but HBK then answers with Sweet Chin Music to David Otunga! The fans cheer at the top of their lungs as Punk declares that this is the biggest mistake of Shawn Michaels life. *BLEEP* *BLEEP* the annonymous RAW GM chimes in and (through Cole) says that the final three weeks of Punk’s WWE career are going to count for something on Monday night RAW and Punk’s going to wrestle in the first RAW Roulette match tonight. We cut to Booker T. backstage who shows us some of the matches available tonight for RAW Roulette – including a Special Referee’s match and a Pillow Fight match! Book spins the RAW Roulette and the needle lands on ‘?’ Booker says that means that Punk faces a mystery opponent and that opponent is the Big Red Machine Kane! Punk can’t believe it and he’s left on his own because Shawn Michaels Sweet Chins Michael McGillicutty before exiting. It’s Punk vs. Kane Live, next!

CM Punk vs. Kane

RAW Roulette Mystery Opponent match (Kane).

Kane dominates from the outset, but after booing him moments ago against HBK, the fans now chant Punk’s name. Kane decks the leader of teh New Nexus and gets Two on the cover before cornering Punk and taking it to him fist with a number of corner clotheslines and then a nice Side-walk Slam and that gets Two on the cover. Kane stes for an early chokeslam, but Punk kicks right upside Kane’s head and this gains him control of the match. Punk goes at Kane as much as he can, but the Big Red Monster is strong in uppercutting Punk back down to the canvas. Michael Cole and Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler talk us through why Punk would want to leave WWE. Cole says that perhaps he feels underapreciated by his peers and the WWE Universe. King says that this is his own fault. As the discussion goes on, Punk decides to exit the ring and walk out of the match. He exits up the ramp and to the back. Kane wins via Count-out.

Winner by way of Count-out: Kane.

Tonight we will have Big Show vs. Alberto Del-Rio and John Cena vs. R-Truth – both matches are to be stiplulated by RAW Roulette!

Sin Cara vs. Evan Bourne

RAW Roulette stipulation as decided by Eve Torres’ spin alongside Booker T. backstage: a No Count-out match.

The comms discuss the popularity of both these superstars as Bourne and Cara exchange on the canvas early on. They drop to the outside and under mutual respect come back in to amp up the velocity and gets this airial game going. Bourne is befalled to ringside and Cara suicide dives all the way to ringside. Cara’s in control, but Bourne comes back with an awesome headscissors and that leads to Bourne getting some control and getting Two on a crucifix pin in the ring. Bourne continues with the covers, but he cannot put Sin Cara away. This leads to a slip-up and Sin Cara comes off the ropes to perform a springboard backsplash on Bourne and that also gets him Two. Bourne comes back to deck Cara and land a standing splash. This leads to an attempted 450 Splash from off the top ropes, but Cara moves and comes back with an amazing headscissor face-splat (there’s no name stated for the move by the comms) and that gets Sin Cara the One, Two, Three.

Winner: Sin Cara.

Sin Cara celebrates a great match-up as the comms review the action.

Backstage Booker is with Kofi Kingston. This here will determine what kind of match Kofi will have next with Dolph Ziggler. Vickie Guerrero comes onto the scene and she spins the wheel. It lands on ‘Players choice’ and so Kofi is allowed to name the stipulation for the match. He says he wants what he should have had at Capitol Punishment, a match with Dolph Ziggler one-on-one – Kofi stipulates that Vickie is banned from ringside!

RAW Money  In The Bank ladder match at WWE’s next Pay-Per-View, Money In The Bank, competitors are announced: Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio, Evan Bourne, Alberto Del-Rio, R-Truth, Jack Swagger, Alex Riley The Miz will fight it out for the Money In The Bank briefcase.

Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler

RAW Roulette Player’s Choice match: Kofi Stipulates ‘No Vickie at ringside!’

Vickie enters to introduce her client, but she’s guided away by referee’s because she’s not even allowed to do that. It’s finally one on one between Ziggler and Kingston. The bout opens pretty even, but Kingston gets control to clobber Ziggler to ringside and then body slam him on the protective mat. Kofi’s sets to send Dolph into the ring-post, but Ziggler reverses it and Kingston takes the punishment as we go in and out of commercials. Ziggler’s in control as we come back and the comms tell us that Kofi barely made it back into the ring during the break. Kofi fights back as much as he can in the ring, but Dolph performs the fame-asser only to get Two on the cover. Ziggler continues pressure on Kofi’s discombobulated head, but Kingston fights back. This only leads to further animosity by Dolph and he neckbreakers Kofi down for Two on the count. Dolph gets Kingston to his feet, but this turns out to be a mistake because Kofi counters his attack into a pinning predicament. Kofi gets Two, but Dolph remains in control, and he tries to throw Kofi out of the ring but Kingston just rebounds off the ropes only to clobber the United States Champion down with Trouble In Paradise!

Winner: Kofi Kingston.

Backstage Booker T. is with Maryse by the Roulette wheel, reliving the rollercoaster that we’ve been on so far tonight. Alberto Del-Rio comes onto the scene asking why he has to face Big Show again seen as he already beat him at Capitol Punishment. Book says he doesn’t make the matches, only who makes the spins and Book intends to spin for this on, but then Del-Rio flirts with Maryse and gets her to spin the wheel… Steel Cage match! Booker laughs as Del-Rio fumes at Maryse. Del-Rio vs. Big Show in a Steel Cage next!

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Alberto Del-Rio vs Big Show

RAW Roulette: Steel Cage match.

The comms wonder about Big Show’s health after his latest quite literal run-ins with the World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry. He may not be 100% fit, but he’s making up for it in confidence as he gets in the ring fully pumped up to get his hands on Alberto Del-Rio. Show begins the match predictably on top, slaughtering Del-Rio into the steel structure. Del-Rio is quicker than Show though and he dropkicks Show’s knee to send him head first into the middle turnbuckle. Del-Rio then sets to grind away at Big Show’s previously injured leg, the same leg that he ran over last month. Del-Rio continues the pressure as Mark Henry makes his way down toward ringside. Del-Rio is impressive in keeping Big Show grounded as Show glances toward Mark Henry. Del-Rio sets himself to escape the cage, but Show grabs him and he climbs to the middle turnbuckle to land an excellent superplex on his opponent. Both men are down as Mark Henry decides to rip the cage door off it’s hinges! Henry takes the door into the ring. Henry attacks Show while Del-Rio escapes the cage through the gap of the former door to win the match.

Winner: Alberto Del-Rio.

After the match Mark Henry picks his spot to run at Show with the cage door in hand. Show’s by the ring apron and Henry’s brute force sends Big Show through the cage structure and Big Show lands crashing at ringside! Goodness what impact, the fans cry ‘Holy Sh*t’ as Henry bad-mouths the fallen Show. Medics and security come to help the World’s Largest Athlete. 

Kelly Kelly vs. Nikki Bella w/ Brie Bella

RAW Roulette via Booker’s spin stipulates that this will be a Submission match.

The comms tell us that the annonymous RAW General Manager has granted Brie Bella a rematch for the Diva’s Title at WWE’s next pay-per-view Money In The Bank. Brie Bella thwarts Kelly down early, locking her arm to grind her into the canvas, but Kelly soon comes back to get Nikki in a Boston (or Jacksonville) Crab and Nikki taps out.

Winner by way of Submission: Kelly Kelly.

After the match there’s no time for celebration as Nikki and Brie both attack the new Diva’s Champ. Eve Torres comes down to even the numbers and the Bella’s retreat up the ramp. Great victory in a submission match by Kelly Kelly.

We’re shown a video package focussing on Andy Leavine’s winning of WWE Tough Enough. We hear from trainer’s etc that talk of Leavine’s potential, but now it’s time to get to some real work. The hard road begins here, now that he’s signed to the WWE.

Booker T.’s backstage with Rey Mysterio and the wheel’s spinned to reveal Tornado match. Rey Riley vs. Swagger The Miz all four guys in the ring at one time! Rey exits to go get ready and oh snap, Diamond Dallas Page is in the house! Page promo’s WWE’s new DVD, The Very Best of Nitro! Booker and Page reminice a little, but Drew McIntyre comes onto the scene to threaten Book and Page. Shawn Michaels comes in to Sweet Chin Drew Mc! Shawn says that he’s never seen any of Nitro, he was kinda busy on Monday night’s. Shawn exits as Booker and Dallas stand insulted.

The Miz Jack Swagger vs. Alex Riley Rey Mysterio

RAW Roulette stipulation: Tornado Tag match.

This contest is all over the place as Miz and Riley fight at ringside and Swagger and Rey go at it in the ring. Swagger performs a backbreaker and sets up to connect with an early Swagger-bomb. Out on the floor Miz boots Riley down, but back in the ring there’s a mis-cue and Swagger and Miz bump one another. Riley and Mysterio work well together to keep up the pressure as Rey then decks Swagger to ringside before diving off the ring apron at him and Riley performs a hip-toss on Miz right off the top turnbuckle as we go in and out of commercials. Jack Swagger and Miz have control of the match, dumping Rey Mysterio out of the ring and concentrating on Alex Riley. Rey comes back in to fly at Swagger, but the All-American American catches him and dumps him torso first across Miz’s knee, but they only get Two on the cover. The domination continues as the fans chant ’6-1-9′, but Rey and Riley find it difficult to get any momentum. Miz takes Mysterio up for a superplex, but no dice as Rey flings him off to eventually go flying back in the ring at both Miz and Jack Swagger. The action goes on as Rey gets within a split-second of pinning Miz. He then sets Miz up for a 6-1-9, but Swagger pulls Rey to ringside with an interception. Alex Riley spinebusts Swagger as Swagger gets back in the ring, but that leads to further chaos as Miz breaks the pin attempt. The contest continues back and forth with Miz and Riley befallsing to ringside. Rey Mysterio is back in the action against Swagger and Rey dials it up, but Swagger catches him to put on an ankle lock. Miz continues the pressure, but Riley makes the save and Rey then does manage to get a 6-1-9  on Swagger. Then comes a DDT by Riley and a splash by Mysterio for the One, Two, Three.

Winners: Rey Mysterio Alex Riley.

Backstage we see R-Truth talking to himself by Booker T. and the RAW Roulette wheel. Truth spins the wheel and it lands on ‘Tables’! Truth says that tonight John Cena is gon’ get got! Truth talks to an imaginary little Jimmy and Book gets a little scared so he leaves the scene.

R-Truth vs. John Cena

RAW Roulette Tables match.

Truth is on top from the outset much like he was at Capitol Punishment. The fans are devided as per usual on their views of Cena. The WWE Champ fisherman suplex’s Truth over in the ring and he then goes to ringside to try for a table. Before he can even get one set, Truth’s right on Cena’s heels at ringside and he takes the Champ back into the ring. The contest continues with plenty of tables at ringside, but the action stays in the ring. Truth evades an attempted Attitude Adjustment and he thwarts Cena in the ring to allow himself time to go get a table. He brings it into the ring and sets it in the corner. This gives Cena time to recover though and Cena reverses a suplex to make sure he’s not the one that goes through a table. Once back up, Truth runs at Cena by the ropes only for John to tilt the rope down and Truth falls to ringside. The action continues as Cena decks Truth into the steel steps before going to get himself another table. Cena sets it up in the ring and AA’s R-Truth, but rushing comes CM Punk to move the wood and all Truth gets is canvas. Cena is fuming and he goes at Punk to drag him into the ring, but by now Truth’s back up and he spears Cena through the table that he’d set up in the corner earlier.

Winner: R-Truth.

CM Punk is wearring a Stone Cold Steve Austin t-shirt by the way and after the match, he gets on mic to sit cross-legged atop the stage. He says that in the last few weeks he has remaining, Punk’s going to get a few things off his chest. Punk says that he doesn’t hate Cena, he just hates the idea that Cena is ‘the best’. Punk says that he’s the best wrestler in the world. Not ‘kiss-asses’ like Hulk Hogan, John Cena or The Rock. Punk says that he’s a wrestler, the best one in the world and Punk states that on the mic, in the ring, even on commentary he’s the best in the world. Punk talks about how he’s not the face of anything, but the fact of the matter is that he should be. Punk says that the fact that Dwayne (The Rock) is in the main event of WrestleMania next year makes him sick. He says that the fans are a much a part of it as anyone else. The fans buy the programs, they buy the t-shirts, but none of them are CM Punk’s. He says that this is not sour grapes and he’s just laying down some facts here. He says that he’s going to leave with the WWE Championship on July 17th. Maybe he’ll go to New Japan Pro Wrestling, maybe he’ll go back to Ring Of Honor. Punk says that he’d like to think that WWE will be better after Vince McMahon’s dead, but it won’t happen because WWE’s going to get taken over by Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. Punk goes on to say some more, insulting the McMahon family, but his mic is cut off and RAW closes out.

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Posted by: Farook Razak of WrestlingNewsSource.com on Jun 27 2011

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to Monday Night RAW! Tonight the WWE promises you a number of surprises as we leave the show to the hands of fate and the return of the RAW Roulette. Yes we’re in Las Vegas, Navada and RAW begins with Booker T. spinning the RAW Roulette backstage. Booker’s all suited and booted, smartly dressed to oversee proceeding’s here tonight.

Live in the main arena we have the entrance of the Heart-Break Kid Shawn Michaels! Michaels comes to the ring under a huge ovation from the fans. Mr WrestleMania and more importantly, Mr Hall-Of-Fame says that he’s tried his hardest, but it’s just too gosh darn hard to stay away. Michaels says that he’s missed being in the ring and of course we ol’ HBK misses the spotlight. Shawn jokes about shameless plugs (MacMillan River Adventures) and points out his Twitter on the screen – @ShawnMichaels_ – and don’t forget his great pal @farook112. Michaels is interrupted by the entrance of CM Punk and the New Nexus. Punk wonders why Michaels is here and he tells him that in just a few weeks he intends to do what Michaels didn’t and leave the WWE, on a win, and take with him the WWE Championship. Punk questions the audience and wonders why they cheer a has-been like Michaels, yet don’t beg the ‘future’ in CM Punk to stay in the WWE. Michaels says that the reason that the fans cheer him over Punk is that they know he’s better than Punk is. An arguement ensues where Punk questions the man that Michaels has become, but HBK then answers with Sweet Chin Music to David Otunga! The fans cheer at the top of their lungs as Punk declares that this is the biggest mistake of Shawn Michaels life. *BLEEP* *BLEEP* the annonymous RAW GM chimes in and (through Cole) says that the final three weeks of Punk’s WWE career are going to count for something on Monday night RAW and Punk’s going to wrestle in the first RAW Roulette match tonight. We cut to Booker T. backstage who shows us some of the matches available tonight for RAW Roulette – including a Special Referee’s match and a Pillow Fight match! Book spins the RAW Roulette and the needle lands on ‘?’ Booker says that means that Punk faces a mystery opponent and that opponent is the Big Red Machine Kane! Punk can’t believe it and he’s left on his own because Shawn Michaels Sweet Chins Michael McGillicutty before exiting. It’s Punk vs. Kane Live, next!

CM Punk vs. Kane

RAW Roulette Mystery Opponent match (Kane).

Kane dominates from the outset, but after booing him moments ago against HBK, the fans now chant Punk’s name. Kane decks the leader of teh New Nexus and gets Two on the cover before cornering Punk and taking it to him fist with a number of corner clotheslines and then a nice Side-walk Slam and that gets Two on the cover. Kane stes for an early chokeslam, but Punk kicks right upside Kane’s head and this gains him control of the match. Punk goes at Kane as much as he can, but the Big Red Monster is strong in uppercutting Punk back down to the canvas. Michael Cole and Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler talk us through why Punk would want to leave WWE. Cole says that perhaps he feels underapreciated by his peers and the WWE Universe. King says that this is his own fault. As the discussion goes on, Punk decides to exit the ring and walk out of the match. He exits up the ramp and to the back. Kane wins via Count-out.

Winner by way of Count-out: Kane.

Tonight we will have Big Show vs. Alberto Del-Rio and John Cena vs. R-Truth – both matches are to be stiplulated by RAW Roulette!

Sin Cara vs. Evan Bourne

RAW Roulette stipulation as decided by Eve Torres’ spin alongside Booker T. backstage: a No Count-out match.

The comms discuss the popularity of both these superstars as Bourne and Cara exchange on the canvas early on. They drop to the outside and under mutual respect come back in to amp up the velocity and gets this airial game going. Bourne is befalled to ringside and Cara suicide dives all the way to ringside. Cara’s in control, but Bourne comes back with an awesome headscissors and that leads to Bourne getting some control and getting Two on a crucifix pin in the ring. Bourne continues with the covers, but he cannot put Sin Cara away. This leads to a slip-up and Sin Cara comes off the ropes to perform a springboard backsplash on Bourne and that also gets him Two. Bourne comes back to deck Cara and land a standing splash. This leads to an attempted 450 Splash from off the top ropes, but Cara moves and comes back with an amazing headscissor face-splat (there’s no name stated for the move by the comms) and that gets Sin Cara the One, Two, Three.

Winner: Sin Cara.

Sin Cara celebrates a great match-up as the comms review the action.

Backstage Booker is with Kofi Kingston. This here will determine what kind of match Kofi will have next with Dolph Ziggler. Vickie Guerrero comes onto the scene and she spins the wheel. It lands on ‘Players choice’ and so Kofi is allowed to name the stipulation for the match. He says he wants what he should have had at Capitol Punishment, a match with Dolph Ziggler one-on-one – Kofi stipulates that Vickie is banned from ringside!

RAW Money  In The Bank ladder match at WWE’s next Pay-Per-View, Money In The Bank, competitors are announced: Kofi Kingston, Rey Mysterio, Evan Bourne, Alberto Del-Rio, R-Truth, Jack Swagger, Alex Riley The Miz will fight it out for the Money In The Bank briefcase.

Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler

RAW Roulette Player’s Choice match: Kofi Stipulates ‘No Vickie at ringside!’

Vickie enters to introduce her client, but she’s guided away by referee’s because she’s not even allowed to do that. It’s finally one on one between Ziggler and Kingston. The bout opens pretty even, but Kingston gets control to clobber Ziggler to ringside and then body slam him on the protective mat. Kofi’s sets to send Dolph into the ring-post, but Ziggler reverses it and Kingston takes the punishment as we go in and out of commercials. Ziggler’s in control as we come back and the comms tell us that Kofi barely made it back into the ring during the break. Kofi fights back as much as he can in the ring, but Dolph performs the fame-asser only to get Two on the cover. Ziggler continues pressure on Kofi’s discombobulated head, but Kingston fights back. This only leads to further animosity by Dolph and he neckbreakers Kofi down for Two on the count. Dolph gets Kingston to his feet, but this turns out to be a mistake because Kofi counters his attack into a pinning predicament. Kofi gets Two, but Dolph remains in control, and he tries to throw Kofi out of the ring but Kingston just rebounds off the ropes only to clobber the United States Champion down with Trouble In Paradise!

Winner: Kofi Kingston.

Backstage Booker T. is with Maryse by the Roulette wheel, reliving the rollercoaster that we’ve been on so far tonight. Alberto Del-Rio comes onto the scene asking why he has to face Big Show again seen as he already beat him at Capitol Punishment. Book says he doesn’t make the matches, only who makes the spins and Book intends to spin for this on, but then Del-Rio flirts with Maryse and gets her to spin the wheel… Steel Cage match! Booker laughs as Del-Rio fumes at Maryse. Del-Rio vs. Big Show in a Steel Cage next!

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Alberto Del-Rio vs Big Show

RAW Roulette: Steel Cage match.

The comms wonder about Big Show’s health after his latest quite literal run-ins with the World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry. He may not be 100% fit, but he’s making up for it in confidence as he gets in the ring fully pumped up to get his hands on Alberto Del-Rio. Show begins the match predictably on top, slaughtering Del-Rio into the steel structure. Del-Rio is quicker than Show though and he dropkicks Show’s knee to send him head first into the middle turnbuckle. Del-Rio then sets to grind away at Big Show’s previously injured leg, the same leg that he ran over last month. Del-Rio continues the pressure as Mark Henry makes his way down toward ringside. Del-Rio is impressive in keeping Big Show grounded as Show glances toward Mark Henry. Del-Rio sets himself to escape the cage, but Show grabs him and he climbs to the middle turnbuckle to land an excellent superplex on his opponent. Both men are down as Mark Henry decides to rip the cage door off it’s hinges! Henry takes the door into the ring. Henry attacks Show while Del-Rio escapes the cage through the gap of the former door to win the match.

Winner: Alberto Del-Rio.

After the match Mark Henry picks his spot to run at Show with the cage door in hand. Show’s by the ring apron and Henry’s brute force sends Big Show through the cage structure and Big Show lands crashing at ringside! Goodness what impact, the fans cry ‘Holy Sh*t’ as Henry bad-mouths the fallen Show. Medics and security come to help the World’s Largest Athlete. 

Kelly Kelly vs. Nikki Bella w/ Brie Bella

RAW Roulette via Booker’s spin stipulates that this will be a Submission match.

The comms tell us that the annonymous RAW General Manager has granted Brie Bella a rematch for the Diva’s Title at WWE’s next pay-per-view Money In The Bank. Brie Bella thwarts Kelly down early, locking her arm to grind her into the canvas, but Kelly soon comes back to get Nikki in a Boston (or Jacksonville) Crab and Nikki taps out.

Winner by way of Submission: Kelly Kelly.

After the match there’s no time for celebration as Nikki and Brie both attack the new Diva’s Champ. Eve Torres comes down to even the numbers and the Bella’s retreat up the ramp. Great victory in a submission match by Kelly Kelly.

We’re shown a video package focussing on Andy Leavine’s winning of WWE Tough Enough. We hear from trainer’s etc that talk of Leavine’s potential, but now it’s time to get to some real work. The hard road begins here, now that he’s signed to the WWE.

Booker T.’s backstage with Rey Mysterio and the wheel’s spinned to reveal Tornado match. Rey Riley vs. Swagger The Miz all four guys in the ring at one time! Rey exits to go get ready and oh snap, Diamond Dallas Page is in the house! Page promo’s WWE’s new DVD, The Very Best of Nitro! Booker and Page reminice a little, but Drew McIntyre comes onto the scene to threaten Book and Page. Shawn Michaels comes in to Sweet Chin Drew Mc! Shawn says that he’s never seen any of Nitro, he was kinda busy on Monday night’s. Shawn exits as Booker and Dallas stand insulted.

The Miz Jack Swagger vs. Alex Riley Rey Mysterio

RAW Roulette stipulation: Tornado Tag match.

This contest is all over the place as Miz and Riley fight at ringside and Swagger and Rey go at it in the ring. Swagger performs a backbreaker and sets up to connect with an early Swagger-bomb. Out on the floor Miz boots Riley down, but back in the ring there’s a mis-cue and Swagger and Miz bump one another. Riley and Mysterio work well together to keep up the pressure as Rey then decks Swagger to ringside before diving off the ring apron at him and Riley performs a hip-toss on Miz right off the top turnbuckle as we go in and out of commercials. Jack Swagger and Miz have control of the match, dumping Rey Mysterio out of the ring and concentrating on Alex Riley. Rey comes back in to fly at Swagger, but the All-American American catches him and dumps him torso first across Miz’s knee, but they only get Two on the cover. The domination continues as the fans chant ’6-1-9′, but Rey and Riley find it difficult to get any momentum. Miz takes Mysterio up for a superplex, but no dice as Rey flings him off to eventually go flying back in the ring at both Miz and Jack Swagger. The action goes on as Rey gets within a split-second of pinning Miz. He then sets Miz up for a 6-1-9, but Swagger pulls Rey to ringside with an interception. Alex Riley spinebusts Swagger as Swagger gets back in the ring, but that leads to further chaos as Miz breaks the pin attempt. The contest continues back and forth with Miz and Riley befallsing to ringside. Rey Mysterio is back in the action against Swagger and Rey dials it up, but Swagger catches him to put on an ankle lock. Miz continues the pressure, but Riley makes the save and Rey then does manage to get a 6-1-9  on Swagger. Then comes a DDT by Riley and a splash by Mysterio for the One, Two, Three.

Winners: Rey Mysterio Alex Riley.

Backstage we see R-Truth talking to himself by Booker T. and the RAW Roulette wheel. Truth spins the wheel and it lands on ‘Tables’! Truth says that tonight John Cena is gon’ get got! Truth talks to an imaginary little Jimmy and Book gets a little scared so he leaves the scene.

R-Truth vs. John Cena

RAW Roulette Tables match.

Truth is on top from the outset much like he was at Capitol Punishment. The fans are devided as per usual on their views of Cena. The WWE Champ fisherman suplex’s Truth over in the ring and he then goes to ringside to try for a table. Before he can even get one set, Truth’s right on Cena’s heels at ringside and he takes the Champ back into the ring. The contest continues with plenty of tables at ringside, but the action stays in the ring. Truth evades an attempted Attitude Adjustment and he thwarts Cena in the ring to allow himself time to go get a table. He brings it into the ring and sets it in the corner. This gives Cena time to recover though and Cena reverses a suplex to make sure he’s not the one that goes through a table. Once back up, Truth runs at Cena by the ropes only for John to tilt the rope down and Truth falls to ringside. The action continues as Cena decks Truth into the steel steps before going to get himself another table. Cena sets it up in the ring and AA’s R-Truth, but rushing comes CM Punk to move the wood and all Truth gets is canvas. Cena is fuming and he goes at Punk to drag him into the ring, but by now Truth’s back up and he spears Cena through the table that he’d set up in the corner earlier.

Winner: R-Truth.

CM Punk is wearring a Stone Cold Steve Austin t-shirt by the way and after the match, he gets on mic to sit cross-legged atop the stage. He says that in the last few weeks he has remaining, Punk’s going to get a few things off his chest. Punk says that he doesn’t hate Cena, he just hates the idea that Cena is ‘the best’. Punk says that he’s the best wrestler in the world. Not ‘kiss-asses’ like Hulk Hogan, John Cena or The Rock. Punk says that he’s a wrestler, the best one in the world and Punk states that on the mic, in the ring, even on commentary he’s the best in the world. Punk talks about how he’s not the face of anything, but the fact of the matter is that he should be. Punk says that the fact that Dwayne (The Rock) is in the main event of WrestleMania next year makes him sick. He says that the fans are a much a part of it as anyone else. The fans buy the programs, they buy the t-shirts, but none of them are CM Punk’s. He says that this is not sour grapes and he’s just laying down some facts here. He says that he’s going to leave with the WWE Championship on July 17th. Maybe he’ll go to New Japan Pro Wrestling, maybe he’ll go back to Ring Of Honor. Punk says that he’d like to think that WWE will be better after Vince McMahon’s dead, but it won’t happen because WWE’s going to get taken over by Stephanie McMahon and Triple H. Punk goes on to say some more, insulting the McMahon family, but his mic is cut off and RAW closes out.

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Update On TNA In Georgia, Demott, Tito Ortiz, Kofi At FCW Tonight & More

Posted by Kari on June 22, 2011 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

– TNA returns to the Civic Center in Columbus, Georgia on August 18th, 2011.

– The TNA event at The Forum in Rome, Georgia has been moved to August 19th, 2011.

– FightLine.com has an article where MMA superstar Tito Ortiz revealed that he was asked by Dana White and Joe Silva to retire earlier this year, and the former UFC light heavyweight champion “pretty much begged” for his job. You can check out the article at this direct link.

– Florida Championship Wrestling continues its Summer Slamarama Tour tonight, Wednesday June 22th in Orlando, FL. This show features a meet-and-greet autograph session with Kofi Kingston. There are 8 matches including a one-time only special RAW vs. Smackdown! Challenge match featuring Justin Gabriel and Drew McEntyre.

Fans arriving early will be treated to an interactive Fan Fest hosted by FCW superstar Briley Pierce. The Fan Fest will feature free photo opportunities with Florida Heavyweight Champion Bo Rotundo and the Queen of FCW and Diva’s Champion Aksana, an autograph session and meet-and-greet with 6 WWE Superstars: Mason Ryan, Jinder Mahal, Ricardo Rodriguez, Johnny Curtis, A.J., and Kaitlyn. There will also be an autograph session with Tough Enough trainer Bill DeMott and winner Andy Leavine. Each fan will also receive a complimentary pack of FCW Superstar trading cards.

FCW in action tonight at the Orlando Armory, located at 2809 South Ferncreek Ave, Orlando, FL 32806. Bell time is at 7:30pm, doors opening at 6:00 for the Fan Fest. Tickets start at just $10 for kids Gold Circle Seating is $25. Tickets may be purchased at Buddy’s Home Furnishings in Orlando 2121 Americana Blvd (407) 857-2172 or at fcwwrestling.com.

Thanks to Devin Cutting for contributing to this article. Got a news tip? Send it to us by clicking here.

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3-Hour WWE RAW Power To The People Results

Posted by Kari on June 21, 2011 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

3-Hour WWE RAW Power To The People Results

Posted on June 21st, 2011 by Cassidy Haslett

Just one night after a controversial and hard-hitting Capitol Punishment, a special three-hour RAW Power To The People came to you, live, from the 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD. For the entire three-hour extravaganza, the WWE fans would be in charge as fans the world over cast votes, via text message, to control the entire show.

Match Results

  • Divas Championship: Power To The People: Kelly Kelly def. Brie Bella (c) by roll-up to win the Divas Title.
  • Power To The People: Mason Ryan def. Evan Bourne by pin following the House of Pain.
  • Power To The People: Arm Wrestling Match: Kane def. Mark Henry by DQ.
  • United States Championship: Power To The People: 2-out-of-3 Falls Match:
  1. Dolph Ziggler (c) (with Vickie Guerrero) def. Kofi Kingston by pin following the Zig Zag on the outside of the ring.
  2. Kofi Kingston def. Dolph Ziggler (c) by pin with the S.O.S.
  3. Kofi Kingston def. Dolph Ziggler (c) by DQ following a microphone shot. Dolph Ziggler (c) retains.
  • #1 Contender’s Triple Threat Match for the WWE Title: Power To The People: Falls Count Anywhere: CM Punk def. Rey Mysterio Alberto Del Rio by pinning Alberto Del Rio following the 619 and Splash by Rey Mysterio to become the new #1 Contender for the WWE Title.
  • Power To The People: No Count-Outs: Daniel Bryan def. Cody Rhodes by roll-up.
  • Dance Contest: Power To The People: Michael Cole def. Vickie Guerrero
  • 6-Man Tag: Power To The People: Elimination Match:

Order of Elimination

  1. Christian elim. Alex Riley by pin following the Skull Crushing Finale by The Miz.
  2. John Cena elim. The Miz by pin following the Attitude Adjustment.
  3. Randy Orton elim. R-Truth by pin following the RKO.
  4. Christian elim. Randy Orton by pin following the Spear.
  5. John Cena elim. Christian by submission to the STF.

Detailed Results

One night after picking up a big victory over Rey Mysterio at Capitol Punishment, the show kicks off with the leader of The New Nexus, CM Punk, as Punk declares that the fans cannot control his career before proclaiming that he is the “best wrestler in the world”. Punk then claims that, after “soundly” defeating Rey Mysterio at Capitol Punishment and “soundly” defeating WWE Champion John Cena last week, he is the new #1 Contender for the WWE Championship! CM Punk then tells the anonymous General Manager of RAW to inform everyone that he is the #1 Contender and that he will have his shot at the WWE Title in his hometown of Chicago at the Money-in-the-Bank pay-per-view! After a short wait, the anonymous RAW General Manager would chime in with an email that advises CM Punk to leave the ring, but after repeatedly refusing, the GM reveals that he was going to announce that CM Punk was the #1 Contender later in the night, but now Punk must compete in a Triple Threat Match against both Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio with the winner earning the #1 Contender’s spot! Can CM Punk defeat Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio to become the new #1 Contender for the WWE Title or will Del Rio or Mysterio earn that right?

 

The opening match of the night would see the Divas Championship placed up for grabs in the first Power of the People determined match of the night as Brie Bella, with Nikki Bella in her corner, defends the Divas Title against the fans’ choice of opponent, either Eve, Kelly Kelly, or Beth Phoenix. Garnering 53% of the votes, Kelly Kelly was the Diva selected to challenge Brie Bella for the gold. In the end, it was Kelly Kelly outmaneuvering Brie Bella and, before Nikki Bella could interfere, Kelly Kelly rolls up Brie Bella to pick up the win and become the new Divas Champion!

 

One night after notching a second victory over Jack Swagger at Capitol Punishment, the high-flying Evan Bourne was in action on RAW, but the opponent was up to the WWE fans as Bourne would face either Jack Swagger, Mason Ryan, or Sin Cara. With a total of 51% of the votes, Evan Bourne’s opponent was the powerhouse of The New Nexus, Mason Ryan. Despite an impressive effort by Evan Bourne, the power of Mason Ryan proved too much for Bourne as Ryan plants Bourne with the House of Pain en route to picking up the win.

 

Before going one-on-one with Kane, “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry speaks about sending Big Show through the Spanish announce table at Capitol Punishment. Henry states that, at Capitol Punishment, Big Show got “punished” before saying that, when Big Show walks the earth, the earth “shakes”, but when he walks the earth, the people “shake”. Henry continues, saying that “bigger is not always better” before stating that “someone’s gonna get their ass kicked”.

 

One night after demolishing Big Show by sending “The World’s Largest Athlete” through the Spanish announce table with the World’s Strongest Slam at Capitol Punishment, “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry faced “The Big Red Machine” Kane in the fans’ choice of match; a Body Slam Match, Arm Wrestling Match, or Over-The-Top Rope Match. The fans would end up casting 52% of the votes for an Arm Wrestling Match between Kane and Mark Henry. In the end, it was Mark Henry opting to throw out the match in favor of attacking Kane as the two monsters brawl before Mark Henry blasts Kane with the table used for the Arm Wrestling Match! Mark Henry then proceeds to dismantle Kane, sending “The Big Red Machine” spine-first into the steel ring post before dismantling the announce table and delivering the World’s Strongest Slam to Kane through the table! After destroying both Big Show and Kane, how will the giant former WWE Tag Team Champions respond? Who will Mark Henry go after next?

 

One night after a young John Cena fan would throw water in his face, costing him the WWE Title at Capitol Punishment, R-Truth appears on the three-hour RAW as Truth states that he got “okey doked” by “little Jimmy”, citing that all the “little Jimmies”, the “big Jimmies”, and the “Mama Jimmies”. Truth is then interrupted by Christian, who calls Power To The People a “joke”, saying that the fans caused him to lose the World Heavyweight Title five nights after winning it. Christian then “blames” the fans, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long, and the referee for the World Heavyweight Title match at Capitol Punishment. Christian then shows a picture of his foot being under the bottom rope at the conclusion of the World Heavyweight Title match, saying that it isn’t “fair” and he should be the World Heavyweight Champion. Christian then “demands” that “justice be served”, saying that he needs “one more” opportunity at the World Heavyweight Title. Truth tells Christian that at least Christian got to be champion while he was cost the title by a kid at ringside.

 

Former WWE Champion The Miz then interrupts as Miz states that his gripes are “legitimate” because the referee “handed” the match to Alex Riley at Capitol Punishment. Christian tells Miz that, while Miz faced his “apprentice”, he and Truth were in title matches. Miz then asks Christian “how dare you?” and Christian asks “how dare me?” and asks R-Truth “how dare you?” and Truth responds by asking “how dare me?” and “how dare you?” Miz, Christian, and Truth then exchange “really” to each other, which leads to Christian telling Miz “Riley” and Miz telling Christian “Randy” before R-Truth jumps in with “Jimmy”.

 

SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long then interrupts and announces a 6-Man Tag Match with Christian, The Miz, R-Truth facing World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton, Alex Riley, WWE Champion John Cena with a stipulation voted on by the WWE fans! What will be the stipulation of his huge main event?

 

One night after an assist by Vickie Guerrero allowed him to be crowned the new United States Champion, Dolph Ziggler, with Vickie Guerrero in his corner, defends the United States Title against former champion, Kofi Kingston, with the fans choosing the stipulation, either making the match a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match, a match with Vickie Guerrero banned from ringside, or a Submission Match. 51% of the votes would deem the match a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match between Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston for the United States Title. The first fall of the match would go to Dolph Ziggler as a distraction by Vickie Guerrero allows Dolph to hit the Zig Zag on Kofi Kingston on the outside of the ring before rolling Kofi into the ring and pinning Kofi for the first fall. Later on in the match, Kofi Kingston evens things up by hitting the S.O.S. on Dolph Ziggler to give each Superstar one fall a piece. After narrowly avoiding defeat by Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler heads to the outside of the ring, grabbing the United States Title belt, but Kofi ducks the belt shot, hitting Trouble In Paradise on Dolph. Despite this, Dolph was able to get two fingers on the bottom rope to prevent the pin from taking place. However, a desperate Dolph Ziggler lures Kofi Kingston to the outside of the ring again, where Dolph intentionally strikes Kofi with a microphone, getting himself disqualified to retain his United States Title. After the match, Kofi Kingston takes out his frustrations on Dolph Ziggler by blasting Dolph with Trouble In Paradise.

 

Before competing in a Triple Threat Match to determine the #1 Contender for the WWE Title, Alberto Del Rio states that Ricardo Rodriguez running over Big Show was just “destiny” and, when he defeats CM Punk and Rey Mysterio to become the new #1 Contender, it will not be an “accident”, it will be “destiny”.

 

Then it was time for the Triple Threat Match to determine the new #1 Contender for the WWE Title as the leader of The New Nexus, CM Punk, “The Master of the 619” Rey Mysterio, and “The Mexican Aristocrat” Alberto Del Rio with a stipulation determined by the fans as the match will either be a No DQ Match, a Falls Count Anywhere Match, or a Submission Match. The fans would ultimately cast 66% of their votes for a Falls Count Anywhere Match to determine the new #1 Contender for the WWE Title. In the end, it was Rey Mysterio hitting the 619 and Splash on Alberto Del Rio, but CM Punk would interrupt the pinfall and throwing Rey shoulder-first into the steel ring post before stealing the pin for himself to become the new #1 Contender for the WWE Title. After the match, CM Punk proclaims that July 17 will be a “historic day” for the WWE as, at WWE Money-in-the-Bank, he will defeat John Cena for the WWE Title in his hometown of Chicago.

 

The new #1 Contender for the WWE Title, CM Punk, then makes the earth-shaking announcement that July 17 is also the last day on his WWE contract and, when the clock hits midnight and July 17 becomes July 18, he is leaving World Wrestling Entertainment and he will be leaving with the WWE Championship! Can CM Punk really leave the WWE with the WWE Championship when his contract expires? Will we really never see CM Punk again after WWE Money-in-the-Bank?

 

After being attacked and having a paper bag placed over his head by Cody Rhodes on SmackDown last month, “The American Dragon” Daniel Bryan faces Cody Rhodes in either a Paper Bag Match, a No Count-Out Match, or a Collegiate Rules Match. The fans then vote 51% in favor of a No Count-Out Match between Cody Rhodes and Daniel Bryan. In the end, it was Daniel Bryan catching Cody Rhodes with a roll-up to pick up the win. After the match, Cody Rhodes tries to attack Daniel Bryan, but Bryan counters Rhodes, locking in the LeBell Lock on Rhodes. However, Ted DiBiase makes the save for Cody Rhodes as DiBiase and Daniel Bryan brawl before Cody Rhodes joins in as the two-on-one beat down allowed Cody Rhodes to hit the Alabama Slam and the Cross Rhodes on Daniel Bryan before placing a paper bag over Bryan’s head once again.

 

The Power To The People was not restricted to matches, however, as the fans would vote on a unique dance contest pitting Vickie Guerrero against the fans’ choice of Michael Cole, Jerry “The King” Lawler, or Booker T. Before the dance contest, Vickie Guerrero touts that she has “fifteen years” of dance experience and she is an expert of “ballet, jazz, and exotic dancing” and her stage name used to be “Peaches”. Vickie then takes her turn on the dance floor with the host of the competition, Matt Striker, dancing a little bit before laying a lip lock on Striker. The fans’ votes then reveal that 47% of the fans voted for Michael Cole. Cole then does his best version of dancing before mocking Booker T with a poorly executed Spin-a-rooni. Being judged by the loudest boos, the fans boo Michael Cole to victory, leading to Vickie delivering a slap to Cole.

 

It was announced during RAW that next week will see the return of RAW Roulette, where a spin of the wheel will decide the fate of the WWE Superstars and Divas. Not only will next week’s RAW feature the return of RAW Roulette, but it will feature the return to RAW of none other than 2011 WWE Hall of Famer “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels! What does Shawn Michaels have in store for next week’s RAW in Las Vegas?

 

Then it was time for the huge 6-Man Tag main event as WWE Champion John Cena, Alex Riley, and World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton face their respective rivals, R-Truth, The Miz, Christian in either a One Fall To A Finish Match, a 20-Minute Time Limit Match, or an Elimination Match as voted on by the fans. The fans’ votes reveal that a unanimous 79% of the fans wanted to see an Elimination-style 6-Man Tag Match. During the match, all hell breaks loose in the volatile match as all six men are in the ring at the same time, but while the referee is detaining John Cena, The Miz catches Alex Riley from behind with the Skull Crushing Finale, allowing Christian to eliminate Riley from the match. The next elimination saw John Cena even things up by delivering the Attitude Adjustment to The Miz en route to eliminating Miz from the match. This was followed by Randy Orton hitting the RKO on R-Truth to eliminate Truth, but as soon as Orton turned around, he was blasted with the Spear by Christian as Christian pins the World Heavyweight Champion. However, the excitement over pinning Randy Orton costs Christian as John Cena hoists Christian up for the Attitude Adjustment, but Christian fights out of the move, but is unable to avoid the RKO of Randy Orton. After being hit with the RKO, Christian was then locked in the STF by John Cena as the WWE Champion forces Christian to tap out to win the match for his team!

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Rasslin’ Roundtable — WWE Capitol Punishment

Posted by Kari on June 19, 2011 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

WWE Title Match: R-Truth vs. John Cena

Steven Gepp: I’ll give them this – it’s some one new in the main event scene. People have been complaining for so long it’s the same old faces doing the same old things. Well, R-truth’s there and as a heel he seems to have really found his straps. Now, if we go by Cena Formula Matches 101, he should get a load of offence before the superhuman comeback by Cena for the win. Shame the match will be a standard Cena cookie cutter one, but at least it is some one else in there with him.
Winner: John Cena

CB: Simply put, R-Truth has been a true REVELATION during this first long stretch of a heel run that has been perfectly executed, technical difficulties notwithstanding. From creating the persona of a “Little Jimmy” to ridicule to seceding from the WWE Universe while wearing a Confederate Uniform to engaging with / mocking Cena’s fans and even turning the horrible fake Obama press conferences into something actually funny and worth watching, Truth has just been amazing. And while he will never be a great in-ring technician, he just might have found his niche that could put him all the way at the top of the card — something none of us ever expected — if he beats John Cena on Sunday. Here’s to wishful thinking, mainly because Cena is just so freakin’ boring as THE CHAMP and also because I don’t want to be a Little Jimmy…
Winner and NEW Champion: R-Truth

Jonah Kue: I’ve been beating this dead horse for the past few weeks, but redundancy is necessary at this point. R-Truth has been the most intriguing character we’ve had on ‘E in a long time. And though one can argue that Del Rio should be the one chasing the Champ at this point, the fact that Truth’s character centers around his conspiracy theory against the company. Who better for him to face than the ultimate company man himself, John Cena? All that catering to “little Jimmies” in their red shirts and hats, and you’ve got the perfect foil to Truth’s character, and vice versa. To be honest, the vendetta Truth has against a company who’s done him wrong is very reminiscent of a certain bald rattlesnake.
Given Truth has yet to prove himself on a main event level in the ring, but this is his chance. The obvious outcome here is a Cena victory, probably due to a Morrison run-in. But one’s got to wonder how much validity Truth’s character may gain if ‘E threw us a curveball. Simply based on that blind optimism….
Winner and NEW Champ: The Truth

Rhett Davis: This is one of the few feuds I’ve been able to follow throughout, but the end should be no surprise. Does anyone really see R-Truth win this match? Especially since he has one-upped Cena at every corner and hasn’t wrestled a match since Over the Limit? Oh well, as long as R-Truth talks about Little Jimmy this match will be worth it. Cena should win to move onto Alberto del Rio which would be an even more interesting feud. Or this feud could just be moved to the next PPV since that is only in a few weeks right?
Winner (and STILL WWE Champion): John SuperCena

Patrick Spohr: is it…is it possible that I actually LIKE R-Truth now? The goofy dude with one-too-many facial piercings who dances to the ring? Impossible. But his heel turn has been a breath of fresh air amidst so much stale programming on the ‘E. Unfortunately, I don’t see Cena dropping the title until Summerslam at the earliest. Expect another infuriating Super-Cena comeback here (PLUG: check out Caught in the Ropes on Monday when I talk about the Super-Cena character).
Winner: Cena

John Cena: 3   R-Truth: 2

World Heavyweight Title Match: Christian vs. Randy Orton

Steven Gepp: Yeah, sure, another rematch between them. Two things stand out here. 1, what other heels are there to go against Orton on Smackdown, and 2, will they learn from successful wrestling history and realise the money is in the chase? I am going to give everyone the benefit of the doubt here and pray and hope beyond all hope that they do what would make a more intriguing storyline (in my opinion!).
Winner: Christian

CB: While R-Truth has had the most buzzworthy heel turn, Christian has done a fine job himself after turning on Randy Orton. My problem with Christian as a heel though is that I find myself still on his side because I think he actually does have valid claims against Teddy Long, who for some reason has annoyed me more than usual lately. Or maybe I just can’t bring it upon myself to rally behing Orton over Christian because after 17 years of waiting, Christian lost the Big Gold Belt 5 days later to a guy who has had a little too much time — and many, many chances — to run with the title. Here’s to more wishful thinking…
Winner and new champion: Christian

Kue: This feud has been damn near flawless. Well-put together promos, logical storyline progression, and stellar matches; what else could you ask for? And because of Christian’s turn, this rematch will defintiely feel fresh. Either man winning would be fine, but with all these rumors of Orton’s physical health circulating, I must say….
Winner and NEW Champ: Christian

Rhett Davis: This is actually another compelling storyline and this will likely be the MOTN. I could see this one going either way, but Randy Orton can’t win can he? I mean… there is no way that this feud is over. Who would Christian fight if he lost? Daniel Bryan? Sin Cara? It wouldn’t work and would kill Christian’s momentum that SmackDown has worked so hard to maintain.
Winner (and NEW World Heavyweight Champion): Christian

Patrick Spohr: I have to admit, when Sheamus and “Sexual Chocolate” Mark Henry (I’ll never let him live that down) got involved in the SD main event, I started to worry that the ‘E was just going to bury Christian again. Luckily, with a big win over Sheamus going into this PPV, the dude is looking strong. I’m torn, though; SD needs to shake things up in order to get people interested, but Randal is the #1 guy on the show. I’ll go with Christian getting some sweet, sweet revenge in DC.
Winner: Christian

Christian: 5   Randy Orton: 0

Intercontinental Title Match: Ezekiel Jackson vs. Wade Barrett

Steven Gepp: No Corre? So Barrett’s now a total idiot? Hmm, they’re not on the show elsewhere… so I’ll go out on a limb and say they do interfere… and cost their former mentor his title, leading to some sort of bizarre feud between heels.
Winner: EJ

CB: Thankfully, The CORRE has been put out of its misery. Hopefully Nexus is next. I like Wade Barrett but could care less about this match. Maybe Wade can hold onto the IC belt and make it worth something as a straight singles competitor, but they probably give it to Zeke in this spot and wipe the page blank with Wade.
Winner and new champion: Ezekiel Jackson

Kue: I’m a bit sad at the developement of this feud. I know this is simply to get Zeke over, and I’m all for that, but Wade’s been buried in the process. Just one year ago, he was seen as so tactical, he could give Jericho a run for his money. Now….sigh. Zeke’s been denied the title long enough, so, with that in mind….
Winner and NEW Champ: Big Zeke aka Lex Luger with a tan

Rhett Davis: Yawn. I like Ezekiel Jackson, and I like Wade Barrett. This feud has been treacherous and nothing is interesting when every match ends with DQ or Countout. Now that The Corre is finite, Ezekiel can win cleanly and move on to better competition.
Winner (and NEW Intercontinental Champion): Ezekiel Jackson

Patrick Spohr: Poor Wade Barrett. I thought the SD move might be good for him, but he’s been dropped down to mid-card hell. And, let’s be honest here, he hasn’t looked strong in this feud. I’m going with Big Zeke for the win and the IC title here. I will, however, take this over a Bella Twins match any day. I didn’t even notice that there wasn’t a Diva’s match on the card until just a moment ago.
Winner: Zeke

Ezekiel Jackson: 5   Wade Barrett: 0

WWE United States Title Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston

Steven Gepp: Sorry, but this whole thing doesn’t excite me. There is a chance the match will be more than watchable, and there is a chance the match will pop the crowd, but, I don’t know. Both these guys seem mired in the morass that is midcard purgatory.
Winner: Dolph

CB: Haven’t we seen this match A MILLION TIMES already? The same could be said for Punk and Rey, too, but Punk and Rey are BRILLIANT together and they could wrestle every day for a full year and make it work. Ziggler and Kofi, not so much. I have kind of been waiting for a mid card shakeup of sorts, but it seems like we’ve hit holding pattern season. Kofi wins so that the gazillion generic mid card heels on Raw have something to strive for.
Winner: Kofi Kingston

Kue: You know, I consider myself environmentally active. But this is the type of recycling that’s considered hazardous. The biggest problem that ‘E has now is how boring and stale their overall product has become. Reliving a Smackdown feud on Raw for another mid card title isn’t solving that problem. It would be different if there was any type of build to this feud, but besides the mediocre commentary from Mr. Ziggles, there really hasn’t been anything to make people care about this match. Toss a coin, folks.
Winner and STILL Champ: Kofi Kingston

Rhett Davis: I’m okay with this match, but it’s time these guys moved up into the Heavyweight Title scene. They’ve been in this same predicament for years. They need to change something… get in a tag team, move up, or turn face/heel. Something to change it up. It looks like the winner will be Kofi Kingston just because I can’t see there being three title changes on one show. Well I hope not anyways.
Winner (and STILL United States Champion): Kofi Kingston

Patrick Spohr: has anyone’s star fallen further faster in recent memory than Dolph Ziggler’s? Man, moving him to Raw was like fitting him with concrete shoes and dumping him into the East River. I guess Kofi is just used to being stuck in the mid-card at this point. Both of these guys are too talented to be utilized the way they are, but since they’re not 260-pound shaved gorillas, Vince doesn’t want to use them. Too bad, because this could very well be the match of the night along with Randal vs. Christian.
Winner: Dolph, why not?

Kofi Kingston: 3 Dolph Ziggler: 2

The Miz vs. Alex Riley

Steven Gepp: This has to be the most effective face turn in years. The crowd so wants Riley to be the new “one”. And, you know, if they do go that route, why not have a R-Truth win, and then A-Ri chase him? Hmmm… Overthinking again?
Winner: The Miz

CB: Miz-Riley is one of my three favorite matches on the card, along with Truth-Cena (because Truth deserves it) and Punk-Mysterio (because they are genuinely amazing against each other). Riley hasn’t just turned face by beating on Miz lately, he has turned SUPER-FACE thanks to some really supportive live crowds that just may have turned some heads in WWE Creative. While I always liked Riley since NXT and thought he could break out, I didn’t know if he’d ever really be able to pull it off as a face. At the same time, there are two huge reasons the fans are rallying for Riley, and those reasons are: 1. The Miz; and 2. The STORY between he and The Miz. There are rare moments — especially in these days — where WWE actually lets a story be told in the type of honest and organic fashion that makes the fans buy into the entire program — and this is one of those moments. You have two guys that helped each other get to the top of the WrestleMania card — one as champion and the other as protege — and NOW you have the perfect timing for their fallout now that things have gone south after they peaked together. The moral of this story is that sometimes it’s better to tell a basic story like this brilliantly rather than to try too hard to break new ground. That is why this is one of my favorite feuds of the year, and I hope WWE, The Miz, and Alex Riley are as invested in this as I am and give this angle some time to really become something special. Riley should score the upset win here, and, much like Jericho when he first snapped way back when after losing a couple of matches early in his WWE career, I hope this opens up new doors and new layers to Miz’ character that we can truly enjoy as they unfold and he unravels.
Winner: Alex Riley

Kue: Why push a face turn for Riley when he not only has no established character, but has been jobbing to every person (sans Evan Bourne) on the freaking roster? My latest shout out, Mr. Gojira, pointed this out. Lack of faces. So, the trigger has been pulled. And the crowd actually has gotten behind Riley. Still, I think that’s more a testament to the Miz’s heat then anything else. Of course, Riley will lose, but through some sort of trickery from Miz, I’m sure. That way, they both come out looking somewhat credible, and everybody go home a-happy!
Winner: The Miz

Rhett Davis: I’m so torn about this match. Miz needs the win to not lose all of his momentum of being WWE Champion for so long, but A-Ry needs the win not to fade into obscurity. However, if A-Ry can beat Miz down until he can barely compete and then Miz cheat somehow then Miz will keep his momentum and A-Ry will look like a force to be reckoned with. Therefore, Win-Win.
Winner: The Miz

Patrick Spohr: A-Ri’s freak rise to baby-face stardom has been something to see. The Miz has really given this guy the rub. And with a roster lacking in main-event faces, he has come along at a really fortuitous time. A lot of people are picking The Miz to win this one, but I’m not so sure. With the pop Riley’s been getting from the crowd, they might speed up his development and get him into the main-event, or at least the upper-mid-card. I’ll be conservative and say that this feud lasts until MITB or Summerslam.
Winner: The Miz

The Miz: 4   Alex Riley: 1

Alberto Del Rio vs. Big Show

Steven Gepp: What’s the deal with Del Rio? Who did he refuse to blow back stage? Winner of the Rumble to fighting Big Show in a nothing match? Oh well.
Winner: Del Rrrrrrrrrrio

CB: Del Rio should win here mainly because Big Show is teflon these days when it comes to wins and losses. I sense the opposite will happen, though, so Show can get his REVENGE —— FISTPUMP! (credit: FDSwayze)
Winner: Big Show

Kue: Filler feud cannot be opitimized by anything more than this one, kids. But hey, it got Mark Henry doing a stretcher job, which gives us hope for a Henry hiatus, right?
Winner: Alberto del rrrrrrrrrrrRIO!!!!!

Rhett Davis: I just haven’t been able to get into this feud despite loving del Rio. Del Rio has won every week in this feud with the exception of last week, but now there is no Ricardo Rodriguez to interfere. If Alberto moves on to Cena next month then he will win, but there is the off-chance that they will just extend both this feud and the Cena/Truth feud until the next PPV and then do Cena/del Rio at SummerSlam. So… I think Big Show will lose this one by DQ when he gets carried away beating del Rio to a bloodless pulp. This way del Rio can move on to Cena by winning a #1 Contender’s match and Big Show could possibly get involved and make a triple threat.
Winner: Alberto del Rio (DQ)

Patrick Spohr: Why, why, WHY?! Why are the putting Del Rio in a program with the Big Show? It’s like the kiss of death; this was the same feud that killed CM Punk’s Straight Edge Society and weakened the already largely irrelevant Corre. Del Rio has done the best that he could here, but I just don’t see how they’re going to put him over the Giant. I can hope, right?
Winner: Big Show

Alberto del Rio: 3   Big Show: 2

CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio

Steven Gepp: Again!? What, is it “these guys have nothing to do, set them on each other” time? Okay, so it’s not TNA bad where they have the same match for 6 months, but it’s verging on it.
Winner: Punk

CB: As I said above, I don’t care how many times CM Punk and Rey Mysterio go at it, mainly because they are just magic in the ring together. They are two of the best in the ring in terms of both performance and psychology, and one is the ultimate heel while the other is the penultimate face. I would love this to be 25 minutes of genuine back and forth, but we’ll probably get 12 minutes instead. As for who wins, I honestly have no clue, so here’s to coin-flip thinking…
Winner: Heads Rey, Tails Punk … it’s ……….. Heads, so Rey wins.

Kue: See my description of Kingston/Ziggler. No back story. Just a recycled feud between two supposedly bitter rivals. The match will be great. And forgettable. Thanks, Vince.
Winner: ummm, Punk?

Rhett Davis: My comments on this match should only be as relevant as this feud is. Since the feud isn’t, the winner shouldn’t really matter. If Punk wins, then he looks more like a dominant leader. If Rey wins, then the fans will have one of their favorites win and they can go home happy. Oh and WWE loves to screw over Punk, hence the non-inclusion of an actual storyline.
Winner: Rey Mysterio

Patrick Spohr: Haven’t we seen this feud before? Like, a few times before? I was complaining about the length of the Angle/Double J feud before Slammiversary, but this Punk/Mysterio feud has been running just about as long, with a few breaks here and there. With Punk leaving some time soon, unless the ‘E is willing to make some real concessions to the guy, I just don’t see him picking up the win here. It’s a shame.
Winner: Mysterio

CM Punk: 3   Rey Mysterio: 2


Article source: http://wrestling.insidepulse.com/2011/06/18/rasslin-roundtable-wwe-capitol-punishment/comment-page-1/

Professional Wrestling: What Happened to Giving Fans What They Wanted?

Posted by Joe Wrestling on June 10, 2011 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

Growing up I was a huge wrestling fan.  I knew all the wrestlers, read all the dirt-sheets, watched every PPV, never missed a show and even trained a little to become a professional wrestler.

You could call me a ‘mark,’ and I would probably agree with you. Wrestling was my passion until I finally said enough is enough.  Five or six years ago, my love for wrestling transferred over to MMA. A lot of people point to the success of the UFC for the recent slide in professional wrestling’s ratings over the years, but that really isn’t fair.

Yes, the UFC is real and puts on a great product, but that isn’t why I stopped watching wrestling. Wrestling stopped giving the fans what they wanted, so I stopped supporting their product.

Enter a young, brass, bald UFC president named Dana White. 

He learned from boxing’s mistakes and gave the fans what they wanted. Each PPV, my love grew for the sport and before you knew it, I replaced my passion for wrestling with my passion for MMA.

Now there’s a new PPV king on the block, and boxing and pro wrestling have only themselves to blame. It’s been two years and we still haven’t seen Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, and what’s sad is we probably never will.

I flip on Monday Night Raw or Impact on rare occasions, and I can’t remember why I used to love this sport as much as I did. Dumb story-lines, bad matchmaking and can we please get through one match without a run-in?

People blame John Cena for the current predicament wrestling is in now, but it’s not his fault. He didn’t book himself to look invincible and become the second coming of Hulk Hogan, WWE did.

It’s not like they don’t have talent on that roster. Look at Daniel Bryan, Sin Cara, Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne, CM Punk, Christian, Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, Dolph Ziggler, Justin Gabriel and John Morrison. 

There’s enough talent there to have feuds that will produce memorable matches for years, but instead we get Cena vs. R-Truth? Like most hardcore wrestling fans, I could never just walk away completely from the sport. I still read about what’s going on and over time I shake my head thinking “Do these guys have the slightest clue?”

Don’t even get me started on TNA. Excuse me, I mean Impact Wrestling. You want to know how to run an unsuccessful company, just watch their programming for five minutes. 

The person I feel the most sorry for is A.J. Styles. This guy could have been the next Shawn Michaels. Talk about all the talent in the world, and what will he be remembered for?  You could argue he’ll be remembered as the greatest X division champion of all time, but what does that mean now?  The X division is just another belt that means absolutely nothing, but that’s not uncommon for wrestling nowadays.

Also TNA has made all these changes to it’s product for ratings, and it hasn’t worked. Correct me if I’m wrong, but one of their largest PPV buys is still Samoa Joe vs. Kurt Angle at Genesis 2006. They managed to get 30,000 PPV buys only once last year, and that was their biggest PPV. Yikes.

Wrestling better get a clue, and it better get one quick.  Wrestling, MMA and boxing can all co-exist if they give the fans what they want. MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world, and with the potential fights of 2011 and 2012, they’re just about ready to blow this thing out of the water.

Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/730501-professional-wrestling-what-happened-to-giving-fans-what-they-wanted

David Hart Smith, Cruiserweight Championship, IMPACT Wrestling, & More!

Posted by Joe Wrestling on June 5, 2011 under Uncategorized | Comments are off for this article

I began watching Pro Wrestling back in 1997.

It was a very different world then and I didn’t want to grow up. But after I moved out of my parent’s place in 2005 I seemed to forget about my usual Monday night ritual. Almost six years later I decided to look into today’s Pro Wrestling scene.

I’ll admit I was embarrassed to tell anyone at first, my wife and friends would see me watching only to toss a handful of less than witty ribs in my general direction. All in good fun, of course. Nonetheless, I’m loyal to the sport, ready to stand up for the industry and the phenomenal performers therein.

 

The Talent

The WWE’s roster has changed by leaps bounds in six years. I still find some of my old favorites, but I also see new guys who, at first, seem better suited for daytime soaps than properly applying a wristlock.

But, of course, you never know how long it’ll be before someone breaks out to be a big star. As most of us know, Vince McMahon and his staff will make mistakes. But they usually redeem themselves twice over within a few months.  

I’m still unfamiliar with most of the new blood, but a large majority of them show a lot of potential. Some of those that currently standout in my mind are The Miz, Alberto Del Rio, Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, John Morrison, David Hart Smith.

I was a big fan of David Hart Smith’s father, Davey-Boy Smith, a.k.a. The British Bulldog. I see some of the same power technique in his son today. I hope the WWE gives him experienced coaching and a proper opportunity to the main event slot in the coming years.

 

The Future

My main issue with Pro Wrestling today is the lack of competition. IMPACT Wrestling is trying to offer resistance to the WWEs massive reach in the business. But they still have a long way to go.

Without competition to counter their ratings, the WWE appears to have lost some motivation for the wrestling product. I see more promos vignettes on Monday nights than in-ring action. In my opinion, it should be the other way around. Otherwise, you negate the sport of ‘Sports Entertainment’.  

A piece of the puzzle that I think needs to be replaced sooner rather than later is the missing Cruiserweight title. It’s a clear option now more than ever with IMPACT Wrestling’s X-Division coming to the forefront thanks to their “Wrestling Matters” promotion.

As most can see, the performers are getting smaller and faster as years go by. Even if the Cruiserweight Championship remained retired, there’s plenty of improvement needed in the current WWE Tag Team Championship division.

Let’s hope they can put some cruiserweights together let ‘em fly. It’s time to see the industry evolve alongside the talent who encompass it.

Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/723214-david-hart-smith-cruiserweight-championship-impact-wrestling-more