Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Jim Ross stated on his official website today that a “major announcement” will be made Tuesday concerning THQ’s annual WWE video game series, SmackDown vs. Raw.

“Arguably the biggest news to date from WWE on the video game front,” Ross wrote.

The announcement is that the title of the annual WWE video game, SmackDown vs. Raw, will cease to exist. The rumored new name of the game is WWE ’12, a year that will change annually.

THQ made the decision to change the title of the game because they felt the SmackDown vs. Raw title no longer fit the product due to WWE rendering the “brand wars” inconsequential. This also explains WWE ceasing the pay-per-view event Bragging Rights. While the event drew poorly both years, it was kept to help promote the annual release of SmackDown vs. Raw.


It was confirmed on tonight’s RAW that Kharma is pregnant and will be taking time off. She said she will be back in a year and they left a feud with The Bella Twins open.


Super Luchas reports that masked Mexican professional wrestler Averno has signed a contract with WWE. He is crossing over to the sports entertainment organization as an unmasked heel to work with Sin Cara on the SmackDown brand. He is expected to lose his mask to La Mascara at CMLL’s next big event, which takes place on June 17.

Averno had a tryout match with WWE last October and performed well, but was not signed due to concern over his age—34 years old. A deal was completed recently when company officials asked Sin Cara who he would most like to work with and he suggested Averno. WWE asked for his advice since most of the organization’s talent haven yet to adapt to his style of wrestling and therefore isn’t performing up to par. Averno, his longtime rival in CMLL, can work his style and showcase his strengths.

Super Luchas also reports that WWE is also considering signing two other young CMLL luchadors.


Tonight’s Memorial Day edition of WWE RAW opens up with a video dedicating the show to the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our country.

- WWE has some technical difficulties as we go to black for a few minutes. We come back to R-Truth going crazy at a merchandise stand in the arena. A “technical difficulties” graphic shows up then we come back to Truth going crazy, yelling at fans near the merchandise. We still have no sound and can’t hear what’s being said. Truth tears up the merchandise and goes to the concessions area where he sees John Cena’s face on a cup. Truth gets pissed and walks towards the ring. We get a little bit of muffled sound and some more technical difficulties. Cole and Lawler are talking but it’s delayed. We finally get sound right as Truth is walking through the crowd insulting Cena fans. More technical difficulties. Truth kneels down in front of a boy, his dad and brother, and starts messing with them. Truth mocks them for wearing Cena shirts. WWE’s sound is still off as Truth makes his way to the ring.

Truth goes on until John Cena’s music hits and out comes the WWE Champion to the ring. Cena comes out and talks while we have more technical difficulties and mocks Truth. Cena says Truth is off the deep end and asks him what is wrong with him. Truth defends his actions and says since he stopped singing and dancing, people don’t like him. The crowd starts chanting for Cena. Cena says he has no problem knocking some sense into Truth. Truth says that’s exactly what he wants. Now all the little Jimmy’s across the world get to watch Truth beat Cena down. The e-mail alert goes off and Michael Cole steps up to read the General Manager’s e-mail. R-Truth vs. John Cena as the main event of tonight’s RAW is announced. It’s also announced that there will be no little Jimmy’s allowed at ringside. Whatever this means, Truth thinks it’s a joke and exits the ring, talking to himself.

- Still to come tonight is Kharma speaking for the first time on RAW. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston is up next as we go to commercial.

- Back from commercial and we see some guys enjoying a Memorial Day cookout outside.

Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler

We go to the ring and out comes the WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston. Out next comes Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero at his side. They lock up and Dolph takes Kofi down first. Kofi comes back and drops Dolph on his front. Back and forth action on the mat. Dolph with a 2 count. Dolph beats Kofi down with forearm shots. Kofi turns it around and takes Dolph to the mat now with a headlock.

Kofi fights out of a headlock now but Dolph knocks him to the mat. Kofi leaps over Dolph twice but misses an elbow and gets hit by Dolph. Dolph stomps away on Kofi in the corner. Kofi fights out of it with forearm shots. Kofi whips Dolph into the corner and throws him out of it. Kofi leaps to the top rope but Dolph knocks him outside the ring as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Ziggler is in control of Kofi. Dolph slams Kofi to the mat and drops a big elbow for 2. Dolph with another tight headlock. Kofi fights out and trades shots with Dolph. Dolph goes for a big splash in the corner but Kofi moves out of the way. Kofi with chops and a dropkick. Kofi leaps but Ziggler catches him. They counter each others moves. Kofi with a big flying forearm. Kofi hits the Boom Drop and calls for Trouble in Paradise. Dolph ducks it and goes for the sleeper hold. Kofi rolls out and kicks Dolph in the corner. Kofi goes to the top but Dolph moves out of the way. Ziggler hits his leg drop finisher but Kofi kicks out at 2. Dolph goes for a slam but Kofi counters with a 2 count. Kofi goes for the SOS but Ziggler counters and hits the Zig Zag for the win in this non-title match.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

- Michael Cole promises that he will get Alex Riley to apologize to The Miz tonight. Lawler plugs Truth vs. Cena tonight as we go back to commercial.

- Back from commercial and Ricardo Rodriguez begins to introduce Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio comes in driving an Audi R8 and makes his way to the ring. Del Rio introduces himself and shows a video package from last week where Big Show got hit by his car, driven by Ricardo Rodriguez, after Show and Kane lost the WWE Tag Team Titles.

Del Rio says it was an accident and tells Ricardo to tell us what happened. He does but it’s in Spanish. Del Rio says Big Show made a mistake and this is all his own fault. Del Rio says that bad things happen to bad people. Del Rio says we all know he’s a nice guy but business is business. Del Rio says Show owes him money for damaging his car and Ricardo will be sending the bill. Del Rio tells Big Show to get well soon and his music hits. Del Rio and Rodriguez leave the ring.

- Cole plugs Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk. We see Eve Torres and Kelly Kelly backstage warming up as we go to commercial.

The Bella Twins vs. Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres

Back from commercial and WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella is in the ring with her sister Nikki. Out next comes their opponents Eve and Kelly Kelly. Eve locks up with one of the Bellas and knocks her down with a shoulder. Eve with an arm drag now. Back and forth until Eve hits a roll-up for 2. Eve goes for a submission now. The referee gets distracted, allowing Nikki to come in for a cheap shot and the typical twins switch. The Bellas tag each other out a few times and work Eve over in their corner. Double teaming leads to a 2 count.

More double teaming on the ropes and more tags. Eve fights out of a headlock and suplexes one of the Bellas overhead. Eve tags in Kelly finally. Kelly comes in with a Thesz Press and several punches. Kelly spanks one of the Bellas and takes her down with a headscissors. Kelly does a stinkface in the corner and then a bulldog for 2. Eve comes in and dropkicks the other Bella and they go to the floor. Kelly hits her leg drop for the pin and the win.

Winners: Eve Torres and Kelly Kelly

- Lawler plugs Kharma’s appearance tonight and Cole promises he will get Alex Riley to apologize to The Miz. Back to commercial.

- Back from the break and Michael Cole is in the ring. He talks about The Miz firing Alex Riley last week from his personal services contract. Cole says the RAW GM has re-hired Riley over the past few days for some reason he can’t figure out. Cole shows us footage from last week where The Miz and Riley fought.

Riley comes out to his own theme music and video as the crowd applauds.

Cole says never in the history of WWE has there ever been such treachery and backstabbing. Cole asks Riley how could he do that to Miz. Cole says Miz nurtured and protected Riley, helped him grow. Cole says Riley attacked his own mentor. Cole says Miz is emotionally scarred from the attack. Cole says Miz thought of Riley as a brother. Cole asks how Riley can justify his actions from last week. Riley takes the mic and says he’s never felt better in his life. Cole tells Riley he should get down on his knees and beg Miz for forgiveness. Cole says Riley has no idea what Miz is capable of. Cole goes on and Riley tells him to shut up. Riley says Cole is just like Miz – annoying, arrogant and has a big mouth. Cole says he’s none of those things and neither is Miz.

Cole calls Riley a bastard and goes to walk off. Riley grabs him and says the interview isn’t over. Riley throws Cole to the mat and starts yelling at him. Riley picks Cole up but Miz rushes to the ring and attacks him. Miz stomps away on Riley after kicking him in the head. Miz continues the attack until Riley spears him and hits him with right hands. Miz runs out of the ring but Riley tackles him on the ramp. Riley brings the fight back to ringside and throws Miz over the fan barrier near the timekeepers area. Riley leaps onto Miz and continues to beat him up. Riley throws him across the announcer’s table. Miz finally runs off and through the crowd, to the back. Riley’s music hits as he stands in the ring to a pop.

- More hype for Punk vs. Mysterio as we go to commercial.

CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio

Back from the break and out comes CM Punk to the ring with Mason Ryan. Out next comes Rey Mysterio to a big pop. The bell rings and they have words. Punk strikes first and goes to work on Rey in the corner, beating him down and putting the boot to his throat. Rey kicks Punk in the head and takes him down. Rey with rights in the corner until Punk takes control. Punk throws Rey out to the floor but he rolls through and comes right back in. Rey fights from the apron until Mason comes in and throws him into the ringpost as the referee is distracted. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Punk has Rey in a submission. Rey rolls out and goes to work on Punk but gets caught with a knee to the back for a 2 count. Punk with a head scissors now. Punk with elbows to the head and a 2 count. Back to the head scissors. More elbows and another 2 count. Rey comes back now with kicks. Punk goes for a suplex but Rey dropkicks him into the ropes. Punk slides out of the ring but Rey dives through the ropes, sending Punk to the announcer’s table. Rey brings it back in the ring and goes up top. Rey with a senton from the top and a crossbody from the second rope for a 2 count.

Rey ends up on his shoulders and rolls Punk up for a 2. Punk catches him with a backbreaker and another 2 count. Punk goes for GTS but Rey counters and throws him into the ropes for the 619. Mason gets involved again and gets dropkicked into the barrier. Punk goes for GTS again. Rey slides out but Punk drops him with a kick to the head for the win.

Winner: CM Punk

- We go to hype for WWE Tough Enough and footage of Steve Austin on Jimmy Fallon.

- More plugs for Truth vs. Cena tonight. Kharma is up next as we go to break.

- Back from the break and Kharma is in the ring. She says she’s had two dreams since she was a kid – one, become a WWE Superstar. Everyone told her it was impossible. She says she even went out for season 2 of Tough Enough and was told by Jim Ross that she was too fat to ever be a WWE Diva. Kharma says she took his words and took the advice to Japan where she scrubbed floors of dojos in exchange for training to become a wrestling master. Kharma says she moved on to every wrestling promotion until finally, her dream became true and she came to WWE this year. She says her other dream is a little bit more personal. She has always wanted to be a mother. Kharma announces she is currently pregnant and it’s a high-risk pregnancy so she can’t compete or do anything physical. Kharma says she will be back and thanks the fans for letting her share her dream. Kharma says she will be back again. The Bella Twins music hits and out they come to the stage.

They mock Kharma for being pregnant and pick on her size, saying she’s not Diva material.They enter the ring, still talking trash, and asks her if it bugs her that she can’t beat them up because of doctors orders. They ask her if the baby has ears yet and start to tell the baby a joke about Kharma being fat. She charges them but stops. She says in one year when she comes back, she hopes they are still here because now, she has a new dream. Kharma’s music hits and she leaves, stopping to stare at the Bellas from the ramp.

- We get hype for next month’s Capitol Punishment pay-per-view from Washington, DC. Lawler leads us into his imaginary WWE press conference with Barack Obama again.

Jack Swagger vs. Evan Bourne

Back from commercial and out comes Jack Swagger. Out next comes Evan Bourne for a rematch from last week. The bell rings and Swagger kicks Bourne in the head and does it again. Swagger puts a knee to Bourne on the mat. Swagger continues the offense until Bourne causes them both to tumble outside of the ring. Swagger rams Bourne back into the apron and brings it back inside the ring. Swagger with a clothesline for a 2 count.

Swagger does push-ups on top of Bourne and puts a knee in his back. Headlock now by Swagger. Bourne tries to fight back but Swagger beats him back down and puts the boot to his chest. Swagger poses now, allowing Bourne to recover. Swagger slaps Bourne in the head. Bourne comes back with kicks. Bourne ducks a clothesline but gets caught with a big side slam. Swagger smacks and pushes Bourne around some more. Bourne counters a move and rolls Swagger up for the pin and the win.

Winner: Evan Bourne

- We go backstage to R-Truth talking to himself. We see John Cena walking to the ring for the main event. Zack Ryder stops him and has his own belt with him. Cena walks on to the ring for tonight’s main event as we go back to commercial.

R-Truth vs. John Cena

Back from commercial and out comes R-Truth. They show the footage from earlier where Truth was out in the commons area and they had technical difficulties. John Cena’s music hits next and out comes the WWE Champion for this non-title match.

The bell rings and they lock up. Truth with a headlock but Cena breaks free. Truth flees to the floor to stall some. Truth comes back in the ring and goes to work on Cena, beating him down in the corner. Cena comes back with a bulldog and Truth ends up back on the floor. Truth goes around the ring getting into it with fans. He comes back in and gets dropped by Cena. Cena hits a big back drop and the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Truth gets up and goes back outside of the ring.

Truth comes back in and Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment. Truth grabs the ropes, slides out and goes back to the floor. Truth starts to walk up into the crowd and comes to the same family he did in the opener. Cena comes after him in the crowd. Truth lays him out at ringside and runs back into the ring as Cena gets counted out.

Winner by Count Out: R-Truth

- As soon as the bell rings, Truth takes off up the ramp as Cena is shocked in the ring. Truth makes his way back to the family from earlier and takes the kids drink. The father stands up but Truth throws the drink in his face. Cena runs to the rescue but Truth runs off. Cena apologizes to the father and wipes drink off him. Cena apologizes to the fans again, gives them his sweatband and RAW goes off the air.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


WWE announced today that they will be opening new offices in Mumbai, India on June 1st. Rukn Kizilbash has been named the General Manager of WWE India and he will be spearheading the company’s expansion there. Kizilbash will report to Dominic Hayes, Senior VP and Managing Director of WWE International.

Kizilbash has in the past worked for Percept, Ten Sports, IMG and ESPN Star Sports.


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Christian on his brief reign as World Heavyweight Champion and the fans outcry over the quick change: “Obviously, I kind of look at it two ways. There are very few people that ever have a chance to become World Heavyweight Champion. I did that, got a taste of it, I know what it takes to get to that point now and the way I look at it, I stay positive about it and I look forward to being able to call myself a two-time World Heavyweight Champion.”

“I was really surprised by the outpouring of all the stuff on Twitter, all those sorts of things. It was pretty surprising. I think a lot of it happened before…..obviously, the show is done on Tuesday and shown on Friday, so there are a lot of things people were going on hearsay before the show even aired, before they even saw it, so you kind of have to take that with a grain of salt.”

“I think Randy and I have great chemistry and going forward there should be some exciting times for myself. I look forward to the challenges, and like I said, I got a taste of being World Heavyweight Champion. I know what it takes to get there and I look forward to being the World Champion again`. I won’t stop until it happens.”

Christian on if it was bittersweet that he won the title after Edge was forced to vacate it: “Of course, it was a tough pill to swallow. He’s my best friend. We’ve known each other since we were in sixth grade. I knew that he was having issues with tingling and things like that in his arms. He had neck surgery years ago, so I think he realized that at some point, it may come back to bother him again at some point in his career. The day after Wrestlemania he went and had everything checked out and it turned out he had the spinal stenosis and the whole thing and he was in serious risk of permanent damage to himself. All it takes is a fall, or to do something one wrong way and the risk of paralysis was even there. Nothing is worth that type of risk.”

“He called me right after he got the news and obviously he was very upset about it. We got off the phone and I started thinking about it a little bit. I called him back and I said I understand why you’re upset, but you can look at it two ways. You can look at it that way or you can look at it this way. Your career has been amazing. There’s not many people that can say they had the type of career you had, done the things that you’ve done. You’ve always done things the way you wanted to do them. If this is it, your last match was at Wrestlemania in front of seventy thousand plus people in one of the main events, and you walked out as the World Heavyweight Champion. I said I don’t know if you can write a better ending to a script than that. And he’s like ‘Man, I didn’t even think about that.’, and right away I think he kind of felt better about it. It took him a couple days to kind of let it sink in, but that being said, he realizes there’s not much he can do about it now except look forward to the future.”

“None of us were expecting any of this to happen, it just happened and it’s one of those things where when you get a chance to step up, you gotta step up and I feel like I did.”

Christian one if he is more over now than he has ever been: “I think people know that every time I go out there, I leave it all in the ring, regardless. So I think there’s a certain respect with that and I think that’s just grown over the years because I feel like over the course of my career…..people know that I never take a night off. I’m out there every night working my butt off trying to do what I do, and that is entertain every single person that paid their hard earned money for a ticket. So I think people realize that and I think over time, I feel like that’s grown, definitely.”


 There has been talk of having John Cena be CM Punk’s last feud, should Punk leave WWE at the end of the Summer when his contract expires. There has even been talk of having Punk wrestle Cena in his final match, putting him over, if things get that far without Punk re-signing.


Kharma is advertised to speak next Monday on RAW. WWE.com released the following statement:

“Live on the next Raw, the WWE Universe will hear from the baleful behemoth, Kharma, about her unexpected emotional breakdown last Monday. What will the devastator of Divas say about her tearful episode?”


 WWE Champion John Cena recently spoke with Boston.com. Here are some highlights:

His character:
“I don’t market myself as the coolest guy out there or the most edgy guy out there. Sports and entertainment have become such a business of branding. You have a lot of people watching your every action, and I’m proud of that. I take a lot of pride in how I present myself.”

The Attitude Era vs. Now:
“The Attitude Era was when the fans became teens. The Attitude Era was really generation-specific. I’m not taking anything away from that — it was 18-to-35-year-old males, and now we’re a broader audience, really more like it was in the ’80s.”

WWE All Stars and Andre the Giant:
“The game is unreal. If you just look at the timeline; those people loved the WWE, and they are my age and a little bit older, and they are starting to have family, and all of those young kids are getting interested in the program. He (Andre the Giant) made such an impression on me. He is the one guy that I would have loved to show what I could do.”


WWE Smackdown (Airing Friday)
Randy orton kicked off the show. Before he could get going, Christian interrupted. Christian congratulated orton for their match on Sunday. Then he said the match could have gone either way. He issued a challenge, but Sheamus interrupted. And then Mark Henry interrupted the interruption.

We get some GM action with Teddy Long, who mentioned it was deja vu with the same guys arguing about the world title. Long said Christian will have to earn the title shot by booking a Triple Threat between Henry, Sheamus, and Christian for tonight.

Sin Cara beat Chavo Guerrero. Sin Cara came out to a huge pop for the Over The Limit rematch. The mood lighting was in full effect. Sin Cara won after the head-scissors takedown.

Cody Rhodes came out and the brown bag crew followed closely behind. He cut a quick promo about how unattractive the crowd was. I can’t fault him for that one. Daniel Bryan interrupted and received a bigger pop than Sin Cara did.

Daniel Bryan defeated Cody Rhodes. Bryan won the match with the LeBell Lock. Cody jumped Bryan after the match. He tagged him with CrossRhodes on the floor and then gave him the brown bag treatment.

They threw to the idiotic Capitol Punishment video.

Booker T entered the ring after a great Tribute to the Troops video. He “invites” Michael Cole to step into the ring. Coke obliged. Book reminded us of Cole’s loss at the pay-per-view. He was shocked at Cole’s apology, and gave him big props. He wanted to give Cole a chance to apologize again to the Smackdown audience. Booker short-armed the handshake and showed the picture of Cole with King’s foot in his mouth. Booker presented him with some Altoids.

Backstage interview with Christian, who talked about how he was always the last kid picked but made the most of it and proved everyone wrong.

Kane beat Great Khali (w/Ranjin Singh). Khali wasn’t dancing, but his brother was. Kane’s pyro knocked the Tron out of whack, its vertical hold was messed up. Total bumps for Khali: one! Jinder Mahal came out after the match. He spoke in his native tongue and then then shoved Singh. Khali came to Ranjin’s defense only to crush his head. Jinder and Khali left together.

Ezekiel Jackson defeated Heath Slater by DQ. Zeke dominated the match and had Slater in the Torture Rack until other Corre members ran in for the DQ. Zeke fought them off. Wade Barrett did not enter the ring.

Backstage with Sheamus. He spoke about how he achieved in a few months what took Henry and Christian their whole lives to accomplish.

Alicia Fox and Tamina defeated A.J. and Kaitlyn (w/Natalya). The Slam of the Week featured Kharma crying on Raw. Ugh. Natalya came out with A.J. and Kaitly, and entered to her music. Alicia pinned Kaitlyn after an axe kick. No Kharma. Boo!!!

Sheamus beat Christian and Mark Henry.Sheamus won in a three-way match to become #1 contender to the World Title.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011



Christian wrote the following on Twitter last night after the match with Randy Orton at Over the Limit: “Seattle thanks 4 the love..Congrats 2 @RandyOrton ..Even if it takes me another 17 yrs I will b WHC again!!”


Michael McGillicutty and David Otunga of Nexus are the new WWE Tag Team Champions after defeating Kane and Big Show on tonight’s RAW with help from their Nexus partners CM Punk and Mason Ryan.


As noted before, President Barack Obama is featured on WWE’s Capitol Punishment pay-per-view. WWE released the following statement regarding the caricature of Obama:

About Capitol Punishment artwork

The cartoonist artwork portraying President Obama as a referee is intended to publicize WWE’s (World Wrestling Entertainment) pay-per-view event known as Capitol Punishment, which emanates from our Nation’s Capital on Sunday, June 19.


 Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a graphic for the late Randy Savage before going to the normal WWE opening video.

- We’re live from the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon as Josh Matthews welcomes us to RAW. We go right to the ring and out comes Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler.

Lawler says he doesn’t want to take up too much time but he wants to say, finally our long national nightmare is over and Michael Cole has been beaten. Cole says he had Bret Hart last night because he knew Cole would try to get away from kissing his foot. Lawler introduces Bret and out comes The Hitman to the ring.

Bret says hello to Portland and says it’s always good to be back on RAW. Lawler takes a seat at the announcers table. Bret says he and Lawler have had their differences over the year but he always respected him. Bret says he has zero respect for Michael Cole and says it was his pleasure last night to help Cole kiss that foot. “The truth shall set your free” comes over the loudspeaker and out comes R-Truth with a mic.

Truth comes to the ring and says it’s an honor, he can’t believe his eyes. He asks Bret if he’s a ninety-time WWE Champion or something. The crowd is booing Truth. He says they have no sense and no home training. Truth tells Bret to ask him how many title matches he’s been in. Truth says zero. Truth talks about how rapping and dancing hasn’t got him anything. Truth borrows Bret’s glasses and goes to ringside with them. He finds a little kid in the front row and puts the glasses on his head. Truth says this means he should be next in line for a WWE Title match. Truth takes the glasses off the kids head and walks back in the ring. More heat from the crowd. Truth talks more about how entertaining the fans got him nowhere. Truth says actions speak louder than words and the action part of his brain is telling him he needs to beat up a Hall of Famer. Bret tells him to take his best shot. Bret says he got title matches because he’s the best there is, best there was and best there ever will be. Bret calls Truth a lunatic. Truth says he won’t stand here and be disrespected. John Cena’s music hits and out comes the WWE Champion as Truth is leaving the ring.

Cena limps his way to the ring and grabs a mic. He asks Truth to hold up and come back to the ring. Cena says it’s about time he and Truth had a little talk. Cena is a little beaten up from last night but he’s excited that Bret Hart is back in a WWE ring. They shake hands and Bret congratulates him on his win last night. Cena says his hands have been full with Miz lately but he can’t figure out when Truth went crazy. Cena asks him what’s up. Cena says they used to be cool. Truth says Cena knows nothing about cool and doesn’t know a damn thing about him. Truth says the whole conspiracy thing he’s been talking about has to do with Cena. Truth says the fans make sure everything is all about Cena. Cena says no, he makes sure things are all about the fans. Truth mocks Cena and says he never liked him. Truth says Bret and Cena are the same – propaganda tools to make the people feel good. Truth says he doesn’t care about the people or how they feel. He says it’s all about him and he won’t feel right until he gets a WWE Title shot. Cena says it’s time someone knock some sense into Truth and the e-mail alert goes off.

Matthews handles the General Manager’s announcement and Truth won’t be getting a shot. But there will be Truth and CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio and John Cena tonight. The special referee will be Bret Hart. The GM says he will be paying close attention to the match. Bret’s music hits as Truth storms out of the ring pissed. Bret goes to ringside and gives the kid his glasses that Truth took them back from earlier. Bret and Cena shake hands with the fans.

– We go backstage with Kane and Big Show sitting by a nice convertible talking about Nexus. Ricardo Rodriguez walks up and yells at them in Spanish, presumably to get off of Alberto Del Rio’s car. Show shoves Ricardo to the floor and goes back to talking to Kane. Del Rio walks up and yells at Show and Kane in Spanish. We have no idea what he says but Kane and Show walk off. Del Rio snatches Ricardo off up the floor, still running his mouth pissed off. We go to commercial.

WWE Tag Team Title Match: David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty vs. Big Show and Kane

Back from commercial and out comes the WWE Tag Team Champions Big Show and Kane. Out next comes CM Punk with Nexus members David Otunga, Michael McGillicutty and Mason Ryan. It’s going to be Kane and Otunga starting things out as Punk joins us on commentary.

The bell rings and Kane strikes first, taking Otunga to the ropes and then the mat. Otunga runs out of the ring and Kane chases him. Kane pulls Otunga back to the floor and drops him with a right hand. Kane slams Otunga’s head into the apron and brings it back in the ring. Kane tags in Big Show for a bit of double teaming as Show hits Otunga with a big chop. Show goes for another but Otunga ducks and tags in McGillicutty. Show shoves him into the corner and wails away with body shots and a big chop. Show drops McGillicutty with another big chop and then stands on him.

Show drops McGillicutty with a big shot and then clotheslines him over to the floor. Nexus regroups on the floor as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Otunga has Kane down on the mat. The ref is distracted, allowing McGillicutty to take a cheap shot. Otunga goes back to work on Kane. Otunga tags out and McGillicitty picks up where he left off. They go at it until McGillicutty takes back control and tags in Otunga. Otunga with a neckbreaker on Kane and a 2 count. Otunga with a headlock now. Show and McGillicutty are taggd in at the same time. Show runs over him and hits a big back splash in the corner. Show knocks him down with a shoulder. Mason Ryan distracts the referee but Kane clotheslines him over the ropes. Show grabs Otunga and McGillicutty for a chokeslam. The ref is getting up but CM Punk manages to hit Show first. McGillicutty and Otunga double DDT Show and cover him for the pin, the win and the titles.

Winners and New WWE Tag Team Champions: David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty

– Nexus heads to the ramp to celebrate, leaving Show and Kane pissed off in the ring. Back to commercial.

– We get hype for WWE Capitol Punishment and footage from Randy Orton signing copies of That’s What I Am at Walmart.

– We get replays of Nexus winning the WWE Tag Team Titles a few minutes ago.

– Scott Stanford is backstage with Kane and Big Show. Show is furious and gets in Stanford’s face. He says they got robbed. Alberto Del Rio walks up smiling and says something in Spanish to Show. Del Rio smacks Show and takes off running. we hear a crash and the camera catches up to Show laying down. He’s been hit by Del Rio’s car that Rodriguez is driving. Kane screams for someone to come help Show. Show is holding his knee in pain big time. EMT’s rush over to check on Show and he pushes everyone off. Show stands up but falls right back down, still screaming and holding his knee. EMT’s tend to Show as we go to commercial.

– Back from commercial and EMT’s are tending to Big Show’s knee. He tries to stand up but falls back down. He tells everyone to give him some room to breathe and says he’s alright. He tries to stand again and has to hold himself up on a railing. The trainers want him to sit on a stretcher but he refuses. Show is bent over in pain as we go to the ring.

Jack Swagger vs. Evan Bourne

We go to the ring and out comes Jack Swagger. Evan Bourne is out next to a decent reaction from the crowd.

The bell rings and they go at it. Swagger takes it to the corner but misses a big right hand. Bourne goes to work on Swagger but gets dropped with a big boot. Swagger beats Bourne with forearms and elbow drops on the mat now. Swagger with a belly to belly suplex and a 2 count. Swagger with an armlock now. Swagger manhandles Bourne’s arm. Bourne fights out with a kick to the head. Swagger goes for the Vader splash off the second rope but Bourne moves. Bourne gets up and fights back with kicks. He goes for a jumping kick but Swagger goes for the ankle lock. Bourne counters and rolls Swagger up for a close 2 count.

More back and forth action until Swagger catches Bourne out of nowhere with a gutwrench powerbomb and slams him to the mat hard for the pin and the win.

Winner: Jack Swagger

– After the match, Swagger jogs around the inside of the ring to celebrate. Bourne gets up and drops Swagger with a kick to the face and runs off to the stage. Swagger gets up pissed off.

– We see Michael Cole walking backstage with his head down. People are laughing at him, including the Divas. He stops to shake Eve Torres’ hand and she puts up her foot for him to shake. Cole walks off looking sad as we go to commercial.

– We come back to Matthews and Lawler cracking jokes on Cole. They congratulate The Rock on Fast Five’s success of over $506 million worldwide at the box office.

– Justin Roberts is int he ring and he introduces “the voice of WWE” Michael Cole. Cole comes out looking sad as the crowd boo’s him. Cole grabs a mic and a “you suck toes” chant breaks out from the crowd. Cole asks for everyone’s attention and says they’re right, he doesn’t deserve the attention. Cole says this isn’t about him anymore and should have never been about him. Cole says he came out here to put everything behind he and Lawler. Cole apologizes to Lawler, Matthews, Roberts, the timekeeper, the fans and everyone else. Cole apologizes for his behavior over the past few months. Cole says he wants to come back home, sit next to Lawler every week and do RAW commentary.

Cole says there will be no more Colemine and no more matches. He begs for everyone to accept his apology but the fans boo him. Lawler says that sounds good to him. Lawler thanks Cole for coming out to apologize. Lawler also thanks Cole for giving him a picture that will be on his Christmas cards this year. Lawler shows a picture on the big screen of his foot in Cole’s mouth last night. A “you suck toes” chant breaks out again. Lawler hands Cole some breath mints and says Cole might need a lifetime supply of those. Cole says he deserves all of this and takes a seat at the announcer’s table. The Miz’s music hits and out he comes with Alex Riley.

Miz enters the ring and the crowd boos. Miz says there’s only one reason he didn’t win the WWE Title last night – Alex Riley. Miz says this isn’t a one time thing, it’s happened before. Miz brings up Extreme Rules where Riley didn’t even show up for the cage match. Miz talks about the next night on RAW and shows footage of the referee reversing the decision after Riley was caught cheating on Miz’s behalf. Miz talks about Over the Limit and how their plan was working to perfection until Riley screwed it up. Miz wants the RAW General Manager to give him another chance, a one-on-one WWE Title Match against John Cena with Riley banned from ringside. Miz tells the GM he’s waiting for the decision.

Miz says Riley was so useless at Over the Limit that it was him who felt like he was in a handicap match, not Cena. Miz waits for the GM to chime in. Miz says he should be WWE Champion right now and will not leave the ring until the GM makes his decision. The e-mail alert finally goes off and Matthews announces, from the GM, that Miz’s request for a title shot is denied. Miz lost last night so as far as the GM is concerned, he’s done with Cena. Miz gets pissed and turns to Riley. Miz says it’s all Riley’s fault. Miz calls him a worthless waste of space and asks him to explain himself. Riley says he wasn’t the one who said “I Quit.” A “you quit” chant breaks out from the crowd. Miz mushes Riley in the face and tells him to shut his mouth. Miz says he gave Riley a personal services contract and without him, he wouldn’t even be in WWE. Miz says Riley is nothing without him and rode his coattails all the way to the main event of WrestleMania. Miz says Riley has been a big disappointment and is sick of his stupidity. Miz is sick of his face, sick of him period. Miz fires Riley.

Miz pushes Riley’s face again. Riley drops him with a right hand and jumps on top of him with more rights and lefts. Miz escapes to the floor but Riley goes after him. Riley unloads on Miz and throws him into the barrier. Riley throws Miz across the announcers table and slams him into it again. Riley brings it back in the ring and the crowd starts chanting his name. Riley unloads on Miz in the corner and yelling in his face. Riley stands there as the crowd pops big time for him. Miz goes to get up but Riley runs and kicks him in the head. Riley heads to the back with Miz laid out in the ring. Back to commercial.

The Bella Twins, Maryse and Melina vs. Gail Kim, Eve Torres, Kelly Kelly and Beth Phoenix

Back from the break and out comes Nikki Bella, WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella, Maryse and Melina. Their opponents Kelly Kelly, Beth Phoenix, Gail Kim and Eve are out next. Kelly and one of the Bellas start things out. Kelly unloads with a quick flurry of offense but Kharma’s music interrupts things early on and out she comes.

Kharma marches to the ring as the eight Divas look on. Kharma stops and eyes them all. She hops up in the ring and is surrounded by Divas. Kharma looks around at all of them circled. She shakes her arms and drops to her knees. Kharma starts crying and shaking in the middle of the ring. This goes on for a minute or two and there’s some boos from the crowd. We go to commercial with Kharma still on her knees crying.

The bell rings and they go to the corner. Drew misses a big right hand but kicks Kofi to the mat. Drew with an uppercut and a big right hand to drop Kofi. Drew misses a clothesline, they trade leap frogs, run the ropes again and Kofi tries to slide over Drew’s back but falls on his knee. Drew goes to work on Kofi’s knee now with knee drops and stomps. Drew slams Kofi’s knee into the ringpost now and ties a figure four around it. The hold is broken but the damage is done to Kofi. Drew with a 2 count now.

Drew with a knee to the head now. Drew goes back to work on Kofi’s leg. Kofi leaps up out of nowhere on one leg and kicks Drew in the head, sending him to the mat. Kofi with chops now and a leg sweep. Kofi limps around and hits the Boom Drop. Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise but falls on his bad knee. Drew kicks him in the head for another 2 count.

Kofi ends up on Drew’s shoulders but gets powerbombed to the mat. Another 2 count for Drew. Drew throws Kofi into the corner and beats him down. Drew with short clotheslines in the corner. He goes for another clothesline but Kofi flips around him and drops him for the pin and the win.

Winner: Kofi Kingston

– We see Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero backstage watching the match on a TV screen before going to replays.

– The announcers talk about WWE’s Capitol Punishment pay-per-view and show us the same mock press conference with President Obama that they aired last night.

– Nexus are backstage celebrating the WWE Tag Team Title win. CM Punk says watch what he’s about to do and heads to the ring for tonight’s main event as we go to break.

– Back from the break and we get replays from earlier where Big Show injured his leg after being hit by Ricardo Rodriguez driving Alberto Del Rio’s car. Scott Stanford is with Del Rio, who requested some time to speak. Del Rio says Big Show brought this on himself because he disrespected him. Del Rio says he had nothing to do with this and it’s not his fault. Del Rio says this is all Ricardo’s fault, mumbles something in Spanish and walks off. Cole says Big Show has been taken to a nearby hospital for a further diagnosis.

– Lawler brings up the tragic death of Randy Savage. Lawler talks about how great of a person Savage was and says he will always be a Hall of Famer, no matter what. Lawler leads us into a video tribute to Savage.

– We come back to the arena and the crowd is standing for Savage. Back to commercial.

CM Punk and R-Truth vs. John Cena and Rey Mysterio

Back from the commercial and out comes the special referee for tonight’s main event – Bret Hart. Out first comes R-Truth and he’s booed the whole way to the ring. His partner CM Punk is out next by himself. Rey Mysterio’s music hits and he comes to the ring to a big pop from the crowd. Out next comes the WWE Champion John Cena as we get ready to go.

Punk is wearing yellow boots and pink trunks like Randy Savage. Truth and Cena start the match off. Truth misses a clothesline and Cena goes to work on him. Cena with a big hip toss and then he throws Truth over the top rope to the floor. Punk comes out to check on Truth as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Punk is hitting Cena with elbows in the corner. Cena comes back with a bulldog and a suplex on Punk. Cena charges but Punk moves Bret Hart in front of him. Punk attacks Cena now and beats him down, tagging in R-Truth. Truth comes in and stomps away on Cena. Truth whips Cena hard into the corner and gets a 2 count. Truth with another 2 count. Punk is tagged back in and goes to work on Cena. Punk with a side sweep and a 2 count. Punk insults Bret for counting slow. Punk scoop slams Cena and goes to the second rope, coming down with a short elbow and a 2 count.

Punk continues the offense on Cena and tags Truth back in. Truth with a suplex for another 2 count. Truth argues with Bret and gets in his face but Bret yells right back. Truth goes back to work on Cena in the corner. Truth charges and Cena hits him with a big boot. Punk is tagged back in and hits Cena with a backbreaker. Punk teases a Sharpshooter but Cena counters and goes for an STF. Punk pushes him off and lifts him for a GTS. Cena slides out and drops Punk with a DDT. Cena hits Punk and tags in Rey. Rey comes off the top rope and hits a series of moves o Punk. They trade roll ups and Rey kicks Punk in the face for a 2 count as Truth broke the pin. Cena comes in for an Attitude Adjustment on Truth but Truth counters and lays Cena out. Truth turns his back and Rey kicks him into 619 position. Punk goes for a GTS on Rey but Rey counters and hits him with 619. Bret drops Punk and applies a Sharpshooter. Rey comes off the top with a leg drop on Punk while he’s in the Sharpshooter. Rey covers Punk for the pin and the win.

Winners: John Cena and Rey Mysterio

– After the match, Cena and Mysterio raise Bret’s arms as we go to replays. RAW goes off the air with the three celebrating in the ring together.

Monday, May 23, 2011


- We go to the ring and out comes R-Truth with no music. Truth goes to the ring and says it’s all about parking lots. He talks about arriving today and not having a parking spot. Truth says that meant he had to park with the fans. He says he deserves a whole lot better than to be treated like them. Truth says he had to walk in the rain. Truth calls the people of Seattle stinkin’ hippies. Truth says it’s a conspiracy. Truth says he’s danced for the fans and it got him nowhere. He’s not playing games anymore, he says. Truth says Rey Mysterio plays games. Truth goes on until Rey Mysterio’s music hits.

R-Truth vs. Rey Mysterio

There are two Ford Mustangs sitting on the stage as a part of the set. Rey Mysterio’s music hits and out he comes to a pop.

The match starts and they go at it, making their way out to the floor early on. Rey takes Truth from the apron to the floor. Rey brings it back in the ring and goes up top but Truth knocks him down. Rey gets wrapped up in the corner and Truth unloads with kicks. Truth beats Rey into the next corner and works him over. Truth charges but Rey trips him face-first into the corner. Truth runs Rey’s head into the ring post and he falls out to the floor.

Truth brings it back in the ring and covers Rey for a 2 count. Truth works Rey over on the mat now. Rey fights to his feet and out of the hold. Rey runs the ropes and gets hit by a knee from Truth. Truth suplexes Rey and drops him on his face for another 2 count. Truth with a clutch in the corner now and more stomps for Rey. Truth wraps Rey’s body around the ring post now and stretches it. Truth brings it back in the ring again but only gets 2. They go back up top and Rey bulldogs Truth back into the ring. 2 count for Mysterio.

Back and forth action until Rey hits a crossbody from the second rope for a 2 count. Rey drops Truth again for another 2 count. Truth catches Rey in the corner but Rey fights to the apron. Rey headbutts Truth and hits a plancha from the top rope. They run the ropes and Truth hits a twisted elbow for a 2 count. Truth misses the axe kick and Rey rolls him up for 1. Rey counters another move and goes for 619 but Truth slides out of the ring. Rey kicks Truth to the floor and goes to the apron. Truth pulls Rey down and the apron gets hung between his legs. Truth clotheslines Rey and brings him back in the ring. Truth drops Rey on his face for the pin and the win.

Winner: R-Truth

– After the match, no music plays for Truth and the crowd starts booing him. Truth asks for a bottle of water and walks around the ring. Rey gets up and Truth smacks him in the head with the water before posing on the second rope and leaving the ring. We go to replays.

– We go backstage with Todd Grisham, The Miz and Alex Riley talking about the WWE Title Match tonight. Miz says he will prove all the naysayers wrong again tonight. Miz says he has never quit at anything in his entire life. He says he has a gameplan for tonight and knows what it takes to win.

– We go ringside to the announcers. Michael Cole talks trash to Jerry Lawler about their match tonight. They talk about tonight’s Intercontinental Title match and we go to three weeks ago when Ezekiel Jackson was kicked out of The Corre and more highlights from their feud.

WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Ezekiel Jackson vs. Wade Barrett

We go to the ring and out comes the WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett by himself. Out next comes the challenger Ezekiel Jackson.

The bell rings and they test each other. They finally go at it and Barrett looks to take control early on until Jackson throws him over the top rope and to the floor. Barrett runs back in the ring and Zeke chases him. Barrett tries a big boot when Zeke comes back in but Zeke catches it and goes to work on Barrett. Zeke with big knees and right hands in the corner now. Zeke continues the assault and Barrett gets the ref’s attention in the corner. Out of nowhere Barrett gets up and decks Zeke. Barrett rams Zeke into the ringpost from the corner.

Barrett with another shot into the ringpost and a 2 count. Barrett mounts Zeke with right hands. Barrett goes to the second rope and hits an elbow drop for another pin attempt. Barrett takes it tot he mat with a headlock. Zeke fights back but Barrett hits him with headbutts. Barrett goes for Wasteland but Zeke slides out and fights back. Barrett with a boot to the gut. Barrett goes for the gutwrench powerbomb and nails it for a 2 count.

Zeke knocks Barrett out of the ring with a right hand. Barrett comes back to the apron but Zeke runs him into the ring post. Zeke brings Barrett back in and runs him over with big shoulder blocks. Zeke with a huge splash in the corner and a scoop slam. And another scoop slam, and yet another. Barrett hits one more big scoop slam on Barrett, wait, there’s another. Zeke scoops Barrett onto his shoulders nect but Justin Gabriel rushes in and kicks Zeke in the stomach.

Winner by DQ: Ezekiel Jackson

– Zeke fights off Gabriel but Heath Slater rushes the ring. He fights him off but The Corre gangs up on Zeke and all three start stomping away. Barrett hits a big running boot while Slater and Gabriel hold Zeke. Zeke is announced as the winner by DQ but The Corre raises Barrett’s arm as we go to replays.

- We go backstage with Nexus. My feed cut out but comes back on and we see Michael McGillicutty and David Otunga down on the floor hurt. Mason Ryan and CM Punk are having a bit of an argument about their tag team title match tonight. Punk gets Mason to walk off with him for the match but walks back in to make a smart remark to Otunga and McGillicutty.

Sin Cara vs. Chavo Guerrero

We go to the ring and out first comes Sin Cara to a decent reaction. Chavo Guerrero is out next.

The bell rings and they lock up. Chavo with a headlock early on. They go back and forth on the mat. Chavo takes Cara down with a wristlock and pushes his face into the mat. Cara fights out of the hold and hits a big hip toss. More back and forth with Cara taking Guerrero down with a head scissors. Cara flips into the ropes and knocks Chavo to the floor from the apron. Cara runs the ropes and leaps over the top, landing on Chavo on the floor. Cara superkicks Chavo back. He ends up on the apron and uses another head scissors takedown on the floor before bringing it back in the ring.

Chavo knocks Cara down as he re-enters the ring and goes to work on him in the corner. Cara fights back and Chavo ends up down in the corner now. Cara leaps but Chavo moves and he lands on the second rope. Cara goes to the top and hits a moonsault on Chavo for a 2 count. Chavo backs down in the corner again but Cara superkicks him. Chavo turns it around in the corner and hits a big running knee. Chavo with stomps on Cara now. Chavo gets hit with a dropkick and a botched arm drag takedown. More back and forth action. Chavo works on Cara’s leg now.

Chavo goes to the top but Cara kicks him down to the floor outside the ring. Cara runs across the ring to the top and leaps off onto Chavo and the floor with a crossbody. Cara brings it back in the ring and hits a springboard hurricanrana. Cara gets pumped up now and hits Chavo with punches and kicks. Cara springboards from the ropes and hits a back elbow into Chavo. Arm drag by Cara and a kick to the head from the apron. Cara goes to the top and hits another crossbody for a 2 count.

Chavo fights back and goes for a powerbomb but Cara hangs onto his back. Cara escapes with an arm drag. Chavo goes for a back drop but Cara slides out. Cara with another botched head scissors takedown and the pin out of nowhere for the win.

Winner: Sin Cara

– WWE airs their new anti-bullying video.

– We go backstage with Todd Grisham, Randy Orton and Christian. Grisham says they’ve been respectful towards each other going into tonight. Christian says the World Title loss has to eat at him. Christian says he isn’t mad at anybody. He says Randy didn’t do anything he wouldn’t have done himself. Christian is sure he will win the belt back tonight. Christian says Orton knows this deep down. Orton says Christian is one hell of a competitor but he beat him once and if he loses again… Christian says he won’t lose again. Orton says when he fights a feel-good story, there is no happily ever after.

- We go to the ring and out comes Alberto Del Rio as Ricardo Rodriguez makes the introduction. Del Rio is driving a new Bentley tonight. Del Rio introduces himself. Del Rio wants to talk about destiny. He says the immigration problem in this part of the country is disgusting. Del Rio says thousands of illegal Canadians are crossing the border to America. The crowd boo’s him. Del Rio says he’s not upset that he isn’t in the WWE Title match tonight because he knows he can make either Cena or Miz say “I Quit” with the armbreaker. He says it’s only a matter of time before he’s WWE Champion and there’s nothing you can do because destiny can’t be stopped. Big Show and Kane’s music hit and out come the WWE Tag Team Champions to the ring. Kane tells Del Rio that he’s already angry since the rapture didn’t come yesterday but if Del Rio don’t leave the ring, his destiny is to wind up just like McGillicutty and Otunga did in the back earlier. Show says that’s a punch in the face. They back Del Rio out of the ring and here we go.

WWE Tag Team Title Match: CM Punk & Mason Ryan vs. Big Show and Kane

Out next come CM Punk and Mason Ryan. The bell ring and it’s Punk starting off with Kane. Punk immediately tags in Ryan. They lock up and Ryan shoves Kane to the mat. Kane with a headlock but Ryan pushes out and drops him with a shoulder. Kane kicks Ryan in the gut and hits two big right hands. They run the ropes and Ryan catches Kane with a huge slam. Ryan with a big clothesline in the corner and a tag to Punk. Punk runs in but Kane drops him with a right hand and tags in Show.

Show drops Punk with a huge chop and then walks over top of him. Another chop in the corner. Show goes for another but Punk turns his back so Show chops his back. Show charges in the corner and Punk dropkicks his leg out. Ryan is tagged back in. He drops Show and goes to work on him with kicks and an elbow. Punk is tagged again and comes in for a 2 count. Punk goes for a headlock but Show lifts him up and applies a big bear hug. Show tags in Kane and holds Punk while Kane hits a big boot. Kane with a big splash in the corner and another. Kane hits the big sideslam for a 2 count.

Kane goes to the top for a big clothesline and comes down. He goes for a chokeslam. Ryan distracts the referee, allowing Punk to take back control. Kane ends up on the floor and gets decked by Punk, who is on longer the legal man. Ryan comes to the floor and rams Kane back into the apron. Ryan brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Ryan works over Kane and tags back in Punk for some double teaming in the corner. Punk hits the running knee. He goes for the bulldog but Kane pushes him off. Punk dropkicks Kane’s knee and gets a 2 count. Ryan is tagged in for some more double teaming, working on Kane’s leg. Ryan scoops Kane on his shoulder and rams him back in the corner and then slams him on the mat. 2 count for Ryan. Ryan goes from a headlock to a bear hug. They go at it with shots in the middle of the ring now but Ryan scoops Kane up again. Kane pushes back out and hits a big suplex.

Punk is tagged in and he stops Kane from tagging. Punk goes to work on Kane with kicks now. Punk goes to the top rope but takes too long coming down. Kane takes control for a minute and tags in Show as Ryan comes in. Show runs over Ryan and takes him down with a big shoulder. Show grabs Ryan for a chokeslam. Punk comes off the top and gets grabbed by the throat also. They break the hold but Show clotheslines them. Kane comes in and clotheslines Punk to the floor. Kane and Show chokeslam Mason at the same time and Show covers for the win.

Winners: Kane and Big Show

– We go to ringside and the announcers hype next month’s Capitol Punishment pay-per-view. They air a mock video of President Obama at a news conference. Reporters ask Obama different questions about WWE and they’ve put in clips of Obama answering other questions from news conferences.

WWE Divas Title Match: Kelly Kelly vs. Brie Bella

We go to the ring and out first comes WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella with her sister Nikki Bella. Out next comes the challenger Kelly Kelly. The bell rings and Brie strikes first. They go to the corner and Kelly wraps Brie over the ropes in a spider like move. Kelly drops Brie on her face on the apron. Kelly goes to the top and hits a crossbody from the top for a 2 count.

Kelly hits a stinkface but ends up down on the floor, allowing Nikki to get a cheap shot in. Brie stomps on Kelly’s hand as she tries to get back in the ring. Brie brings Kelly up on the apron and drops her over the ropes. Brie drags Kelly in the ring for a 2 count. Brie works on Kelly’s arm and continues the offense. Brie slams Kelly back to the mat and goes back to work on her arm.

Kelly finally makes a comeback and hits a Thesz Press. Kelly unloads on Brie and slams her face into the mat repeatedly. Kelly with a 2 count. They go at it and the Twins pull the switch out of nowhere. Nikki comes in, lays Kelly out and covers her for the win.

Winner: Brie Bella

– After the match, The Bellas make their way up the ramp as Cole exits his cube to go get ready for the Kiss My Foot match.

– We get a promo video for tonight’s World Heavyweight Title match.

World Heavyweight Title Match: Christian vs. Randy Orton

We go to the ring and out first comes Christian. Out next is the World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton to a nice reaction. We get formal introductions before the bell.

They start the match and the crowd starts chanting. They lock up and Christian rolls Orton up for a 1 count. They lock up again and Orton applies a headlock. Orton takes Christian down with a shoulder and gets a 2 count. Another headlock by Orton now. Orton runs the ropes but Christian takes him down with a forearm. Christian with a dropkick from the second rope for a 2 count. Christian smacks Orton and runs the ropes. Orton drops him with a back elbow. Christian dumps Orton over the top rope and to the floor. Christian runs the ropes and hits a huge dropkick, knocking Orton back into the barrier.

Christian works Orton over on the floor and brings it back in the ring. Dueling chants for Orton and Christian from the crowd. Christian scoop slams Orton and applies a headlock. Orton fights out and ducks a clothesline. Christian connects with a dropkick for a 2 count. Christian takes Orton down and applies a chinlock from behind. Orton comes back with a standing dropkick. Christian slaps Orton coming out of the corner and goes up top. Orton knocks Christian down on the top and they trade right hands. Orton gets the upperhand and climbs up. Orton superplexes Christian back into the ring and gets a 2 count.

Orton goes back to work. Christian counters an uppercut with a backslide for a 2 count. Orton comes back with right hands and a kick to the face. Orton wth two clotheslines. Christian catches him with a big spinebuster for another 2 count. They both get up and trade big right hands in the middle of the ring. Christian with slaps and a big flying forearm. Christian with an inverted DDT for a 2 count. Christian goes to the top rope and comes down but Orton catches his legs for a 2 count. They trade pin attempts. Back to their feet until Orton beats Christian down. Orton goes for the Angle slam but Christian counters. Christian goes to the floor for the right hand but Orton blocks it. Orton goes for the second-rope DDT but it’s countered also. Christian knocks Orton back and goes up top. Christian hits a big flying headbutt on Orton for a 2 count.

Orton gets up first and hits an uppercut and a backbreaker for another 2 count. Orton starts stomping on Christian and kicks him in the ribs. Orton with a big knee drop and another 2 count. Christian goes for the backslide but Orton tries for an RKO. Both countered. Orton applies a backwards Boston crab, a very different looking move, as Christian tries to make it to the ropes. Christian finally makes it and the hold is broken. They go back and forth in the corner. Christian dodges an RKO. Christian with a roll-up from the second rope for a close 2 count. They get up and Christian with a right hand. They counter each other on the ropes until Orton brings Christian in with the second rope DDT for a 2 count. Orton hits the mat and gets ready.

Orton goes for an RKO but Christian pushes him off. Christian starts calling for a spear and gets ready for it in the corner. Orton gets up and catches Christian, blocking the spear with a powerslam. 2 count by Orton. Orton stands over Christian now and then backs up for a punt kick. Orton charges with the punt but stops in mid-stride. Orton backs up for it again but Christian spears him. Christian covers Orton for a close 2 count. Christian is very frustrated now. Christian motions for the Killswitch but Orton blocks it and eventually hits the RKO for the win.

Winner: Randy Orton

- After the match, Orton poses as we go to replays. Orton tries to help Christian up but Christian pushes him off and goes to leave the ring. Christian comes back in and gets in Orton’s face. Christian shakes Orton’s hand and they embrace to a mixed reaction from the crowd.

– We get a video with recent highlights in the feud between Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler.

Kiss My Foot Match: Michael Cole vs. Jerry Lawler

The only way to win this one is by pinfall or submission. The loser must kiss the winners feet. We go to the ring and out first comes Jerry Lawler. Out next comes Michael Cole but he’s limping and dressed in a suit. Cole takes the mic and has a prepared statement. Cole says he can’t compete tonight because he’s medically prohibited. Cole asks for Lawler’s understanding and compassion, as well as the fans. Cole says his doctor won’t let him compete because his athlete’s foot has became infected, making it unsafe for Cole and Lawler. Cole hands the ref his doctor’s note and the ref rips it up, calling for the bell.

Lawler unloads on Cole with right hands and beats him around the ring. Lawler hits a dropkick and Cole ends up on the floor. Lawler comes out after him but Cole takes a cheap shot and throws Lawler into the steps. Cole throws Lawler into the barrier and begins to take his shoe and sock off. Cole’s foot is brown and horrible looking. Cole waves it in Lawler’s face. Lawler grabs Cole’s leg and punches him. Lawler throws Cole through his Colemine and down it goes.

Lawler brings it back in the ring and goes to the second rope. Lawler drops a big fist on Cole’s face and covers him for the win.

Winner: Jerry Lawler

– After the match, Lawler starts taking his boot off but stops and thinks for a second. Lawler motions to the back and out comes Eve Torres. Eve climbs to the top turnbuckle and hits a moonsault on Cole. Lawler takes his boot off now and the crowd chants for him. Lawler motions to the back again and out comes Jim Ross to a big pop. JR pulls out a bottle of BBQ sauce and pours it all over Cole’s face. Cole escapes from the ring and goes to leave. Lawler wants him to come back and kiss his foot but Cole says no way. Cole takes a mic at the top of the ramp and says it may look like he lost tonight, but he didn’t. Cole says he isn’t a loser. He calls Lawler, JR and Eve losers. Cole says it doesn’t matter what Lawler did, he never did and never will kiss his foot. Bret Hart’s music hits and he comes out. Bret backs Cole down the ramp and towards the ring. Bret tosses Cole back into the ring and follows him in. Bret locks the Sharpshooter on Cole to a big pop from the crowd. As Cole is locked in, Lawler puts his foot in Cole’s mouth. Lawler’s music hits as Cole gags on the mat, still covered in BBQ sauce with his clothes torn. We go to replays. Bret, Lawler and Eve wave to the fans as Bret’s music hits next. JR goes to commentary as Bret shakes hands with fans at ringside. Cole is now crying as he stumbles out of the ring.

– We get a promo video for tonight’s WWE Title match.

I Quit Match for the WWE Title: The Miz vs. John Cena

We go to the ring and out first comes The Miz with Alex Riley right behind him. John Cena’s music is up next and out comes the WWE Champion to a nice reaction from the crowd. We get formal introductions from Justin Roberts and here we go.

The bell rings and Miz takes the mic. He mentions there are no rules in an I Quit Match except one must say they quit. Miz says he can use weapons on Cena but Riley can also. Riley enters the ring and stands beside Miz, ready to go. Miz lets Cena have the chance to go ahead and quit now. Cena says hell no. Miz charges and Cena ducks. Cena unloads on Miz and Riley, going back and forth between the two. Cena with a big bulldog on Miz and a gutwrench. Cena locks on the STF but Riley breaks it up. Riley goes to work on Cena now.

Miz and Riley start working Cena over now. Riley charges but Cena dumps him to the floor. Cena unloads on Miz with shoulders and a back drop. Cena hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle on Miz andgoes for the Attitude Adjustment but Miz slides out and hits a neckbreaker. Miz goes for the Skull Crushing Finale but Cena counters with an Attitude Adjustment. Riley comes in and decks Cena with the briefcase. Riley starts smacking Cena with the case now.

Riley and Miz continue the double team now. They hit him with a double powerbomb from the top. The ref checks on Cena but he’s not ready to quit. They throw Cena out to the floor. More double teaming on the floor with Cena being rammed hard back into the barrier. He’s still not ready to quit.

They continue to beat Cena on the floor but he won’t quit. Riley nad Miz take apart the announcer’s table and beat him down with the monitors. Cena still won’t quit. He finally fights back but Miz throws him into the steel steps. Miz drops Cena’s face onto the steel steps with a DDT. Miz puts the mic in Cena’s face this time but he still won’t quit. Riley lifts the steel steps up. Miz tells Cena that Riley is going to slam them into his ribs if he doesn’t quit. Cena tells him to go to hell. Riley slams the steps into Cena’s side. The ref checks on Cena again but he won’t quit. Riley holds Cena’s arms from the ring while he’s on the floor. Miz grabs a kendo stick. He tells Cena to go ahead and quit. Cena tells him he hits like a girl. Miz cracks Cena in the ribs repeatedly with the kendo stick. Cena still won’t quit.

Miz unloads on Cena’s ribs with the kendo stick again and Cena falls to the floor. Still no quitting from Cena. Another kendo shot from Miz. They go back to double teaming Cena now, beating him up the ramp and towards the cars on stage. Miz suplexes Cena onto the stage. The ref checks on Cena but he won’t quit. Miz hits Cena with a running kick to the face and Cena rolls off the stage and onto the concrete floor. Cena still won’t say it. Riley holds Cena while Miz gets a belt from a production worker. Miz threatens to whip Cena with the strap unless he quits. Cena tells him he has a strap but no nuts. Miz whips Cena in the back repeatedly with the strap. Cena still won’t quit. Miz whips Cena several more times but Cena won’t give up. Miz tells Riley go to get him a chair from the ring. Miz takes Cena back to the ramp. Cena drops him with a right hand and slams Riley into the ringpost. Miz comes up and decks Cena and then hits him with the steel chair.

Miz brings Cena and the chair in the ring. Cena gets up and fights Miz off. Riley comes in but Cena throws him and he hits the ref. The referee goes down. Miz comes back from behind on Cena and lays him out with a DDT. Miz props the chair up in the ropes and lays Cena’s face into it with a Skull Crushing Finale. Cena still won’t quit. Miz goes to some Cena fans at ringside and asks him if he wants to Cena go through more pain. Miz tells the kid to tell Cena to quit. The kid says never, not any day. Miz tells the kid to look what he’s done to Cena and kicks him. Miz yells at the kid some more now and says he won’t stop until Cena quits. Miz tells the kid to tell Cena to quit again. Another kid tells Miz to quit first. Miz decks Cena in the head with the mic. Miz threatens to beat Cena repeatedly with a chair until he quits. Miz tells him he can’t win this match. Cena tells Miz the kids are smarter than him. As Cena is laying halfway through the barrier, Miz cracks him in the head with a chairshot. Riley holds the mic to Cena’s mouth and says “I quit.” This is supposed to be Cena saying it but it sounded like Riley. The bell rings and the referee goes for the belt at ringside. The referee sees a cell phone at ringside and plays audio on it. The referee says no to the decsion and comes back in the ring to argue with Miz and Riley. He plays the audio from Riley’s phone into the mic and exposes their trick. The referee restarts the match.

Miz holds Cena while Riley charges with the belt. Cena ducks and lays Riley through the announcer table with an Attitude Adjustment. Cena looks at Miz and starts smiling. Cena takes off his own belt and starts whipping Miz over and over with it. Miz runs up the ramp but Cena beats him with the strap the whole way. Miz tries to go backstage but Cena pulls him back. Cena locks on the STF on the stage and Miz says “I Quit” to end the match.

Winner: John Cena

– After the match, we get replays. Cena poses with the WWE Title on the stage as they show more replays. Over the Limit goes off the air with Cena saluting the crowd and raising the WWE Title.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


The latest issue of WWE Magazine features Edge’s “Final Interview” with the publication, after he announced his retirement last month. He discusses his most difficult days in the squared circle, the new generation of WWE, online impersonators, the legacy of the Spear and more.

Despite retiring, the “Rated-R Superstar” isn’t completely removing himself from the wrestling industry as he states in the interview that he plans to assist WWE’s next generation of stars.

An excerpt from the interview is as follows:

You are the only Superstar to win the King of the Ring tournament, the Royal Rumble, and a Money in the Bank Ladder Match. You’ve also main-evented ‘Mania. Now that you’ve retired from the ring, is there anything you feel you didn’t accomplish?

I wish the European Championship were still around. That way, I could have thrown the title on the résumé, too. I am a collector. But now, more than anything for me, it’s about trying to help the next generation, kind of in the same way the last generation helped. I’ll give advice to anyone: Sheamus, John Morrison, Drew McIntyre or Dolph Ziggler.

You’re taking an interest in WWE’s younger talent, but you’ve failed to mention your one-time protégé, Zack Ryder. Have you seen his Web series, “Z! True Long Island Story”?

No, I have not. As I’ve fully admitted in the past, I’m not an Internet guy. I would like to take this time now to say that I don’t have a Facebook page. My mom is very bothered by the world of Facebook and people claiming to be me online. I don’t get too worked up about it, but it really gets Christian hot on Twitter. He calls out people who say they’re Edge. But back to Zack–I think he’s a very underutilized Superstar on the roster, and I feel the same about Curt Hawkins, too. I’d like to showcase what they can do and remind everyone who may have forgotten about them.