Tuesday, October 25, 2011



The Undertaker and Michelle McCool were spotted this afternoon by fans situated in the parking lot at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas (site of tonight’s RAW) entering the venue.

The married couple reside in Austin. It is also where they tied the knot in June 2010.


 John Cena extended an invite to The Rock on tonight’s RAW Supershow to team with him at the Survivor Series pay-per-view next month to face the team of The Miz and R-Truth.

It appears this is the match that will see The Rock’s return to the ring as the two have been advertised to team together for over a month now.

This appears to be a change in original plans as the two were going to team in a traditional Survivor Series match.


Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow opens up with the usual introduction video. And we’re live from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas as the pyro goes off and Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW. He’s joined by Jerry Lawler on commentary. They discuss last night’s Vengeance pay-per-view. We see stills of the collapsed ring and the Last Man Standing Match. They show the footage of Kevin Nash powerbombing Triple H.

- We go to the ring and out comes Triple H to a big pop.

The crowd chants Triple H’s name. He says it’s a tough business. He was talk early that you can either make friends or make money. He says he’s always lived by that but considered himself lucky because he’s had money and success plus his share of friends. Triple H name-drops Shawn Michaels, Sean Waltman, Kevin Nash. He says somewhere along the lines things changed. He thought he still had friends but when he got in a position of power, realized some of those friends were just there for a reason. HHH throws up the Kliq sign and the crowd pops. He talks about Nash attacking him at Vengeance and the crowd boos. HHH says he isn’t worried about his physical well being because this might sound corny, he says, but Kevin Nash broke his heart. Now, he wants to take it out on Nash.

HHH says he knows Nash is here tonight and calls him out. Triple H wants to kick his ass. The crowd chants for Triple H again as he waits for Nash. Out comes John Laurinaitis to heat from the crowd. Laurinaitis heard a rumor that Nash was in town but he also heard a rumor that Nash was at home. Triple H tells him to shut up. Laurinaitis tries to keep talking but HHH stops him. HHH tells him not to step through the ropes because he’s not in the mood. It’s not going to end well for Laurinaitis, he says. Laurinaitis keeps trying to talk but Triple H cuts him off. HHH says he is the COO and Laurinaitis still reports to him. HHH says Laurinaitis will be the guy tonight who scours the building to find Kevin Nash, then brings him to the ring. HHH doesn’t care what Laurinaitis has to do. Bring Nash here and offer him a contract, one he can’t refuse. If he doesn’t, Triple H is going to go wherever he has to and find Nash. HHH says he will go to jail and embarrass the company if he has to. HHH tells Laurinaitis again to do what he has to do to bring Nash in. HHH drops the mic and walks off. Laurinaitis tries to plead with him. HHH turns around on the stage to have words with Laurinaitis. Nash runs out and hits HHH in the back with a sledgehammer. Laurinaitis runs up the ramp and tells Nash to get out of here because he’s not supposed to be here. Security come out but Nash pushes some of them off. Laurinaitis is pissed as he checks on HHH. Officials check on HHH and help him to the back as the crowd pops. Cameras catch Nash walking through backstage and staring down some of the WWE talents. We go to replays of what just happened and come back to Triple H trying to walk on his own backstage. He takes a few steps and falls. They call for paramedics as we go to commercial.

- Back from the break and the announcers play up the seriousness of the attack on Triple H as we get more replays. We go backstage and HHH is being loaded into an ambulance. Nash appears with the sledgehammer and forces the EMT’s to put him down. Nash stands up the stretcher with HHH attached to it and leans him against a wall. Security comes over and tries to get Nash to back off but he decks HHH in the face with the sledgehammer. Security tangle with Nash and he finally backs off. HHH is laid out on the stretcher as they go to load him in the ambulance. Back to commercial.

- Back from the break and we see an ambulance rushing away to the hospital with Triple H in the back of it. We get more replays of Nash attacking Triple H tonight.

Randy Orton and Sheamus vs. Christian and Cody Rhodes

At 9:26, we finally go to the ring and out comes Randy Orton to a big pop. Out next comes his partner Sheamus. Christian is out next followed by his partner, WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes.

Christian starts things out with Orton. They go to lock up but Christian strikes first and takes it to the corner. Orton fires back with a clothesline and a big back drop. Orton does his usual stomps and locks eyes with Cody. Orton tags in Sheamus. Sheamus comes over the top rope with a shoulder for a 2 count. Sheamus presses Christian high but he slides out. Christian slaps Sheamus and tags in Cody. Cody runs in and gets backdropped. Sheamus traps Cody in the ropes now and wails away with forearm shots to the chest.

Sheamus with a clothesline and a 2 count as Cody goes to the floor. Christian leaps off the apron with a shoulder. Cody meets Sheamus coming back in the ring and takes control. 2 count for Cody. Cody with a headlock now as we take another commercial break.

Back from the break and Sheamus and Cody are in control of Sheamus. Christian goes for Killswitch but it’s countered and Christian goes down. Sheamus tags in Orton. Orton clotheslines Christian twice and powerslams him. Orton with a big neckbreaker and a 2 count. They go at it on the apron and Orton hits the second rope draping DDT. Orton goes for the RKO on Cody who attacks from behind. Orton fights him off but Christian comes over and they take Orton out. Cody comes in and stomps away on Orton. 2 count for Cody. Cody drops a knee on Orton. They trade shots and Cody dropkicks Orton. Christian is tagged back in and they double team Orton. Christian ends up coming off the top rope but Orton dropkicks him in mid-air. Sheamus comes in and unloads on Cody with clotheslines and a scoop slam. Sheamus with a clothesline in the corner and a knee to the face. Sheamus with the Irish Curse backbreaker and a 2 count.

Sheamus goes for the Celtic Cross but Christian distracts him. They go back and forth. Cody hits the Beautiful Disaster kick on Sheamus. Cody distracts the referee while Christian spears Sheamus. 2 count. Orton comes in and takes Christian out with an RKO. Cody takes Orton out of the ring. Cody goes for Beautiful Disaster on Sheamus but Sheamus barely connects with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus hits the Celtic Cross for the win.

Winners: Randy Orton and Sheamus

- We get stills of what happened in last night’s Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Title.

- John Laurinaitis is in his office on the phone. David Otunga is sitting there. Stephanie McMahon is on the other end and it sounds like she’s blaming Laurinaitis for what happened to Triple H. They hang up. John Cena interrupts Otunga and Laurinaitis. Cena tells Otunga to hit the bricks and wants words with Laurinaitis right now. Cena tells Laurinaitis to follow Zack Ryder on Twitter, take two weeks off then quit, then give him a match tonight. Cena wants The Miz and R-Truth. It’s Cena and a partner picked by Laurinaitis vs. Miz and Truth. Back to commercial.

Santino Marella vs. Dolph Ziggler

Back from commercial and Santino Marella is in the ring waiting. Out next comes the WWE United States Champion Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero and Jack Swagger.

The bell rings and Santino does the usual comedy kick attempts. More comedy from Santino and a hip toss. Dolph gets mad but Santino chases him back with the Cobra. Dolph decks Santino and starts stomping away. Ziggler connects with a dropkick and shows off as the crowd boos. Santino ducks a clothesline and hits a hip toss, followed by the headbutt to the chest. Santino calls for the Cobra but Swagger gets on the apron. Santino turns around to a Zig Zag from Ziggler for the win.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

- After the match, Swagger enters the ring and they beat Santino down. Swagger puts the ankle lock on him. Mason Ryan runs out as Ziggler leaves the ring. Ryan clotheslines Swagger and hits him with a big boot. Vickie leaves with her team as Ryan helps Santino up and we go to replays.

- The Bella twins are backstage talking when Zack Ryder walks up filming his show. He’s so excited because Laurinaitis chose him to be Cena’s partner tonight.

- Up next is Alberto Del Rio’s Victory Speech after retaining the WWE Title at Vengeance. Back to commercial.

- Back from the break and Ricardo Rodriguez introduces the WWE Champion and out comes Alberto Del Rio to the ring. Del Rio talks about defeating John Cena at Vengeance and how he left him on the floor like a dying dog. Del Rio says he proved once again he is the better man. Del Rio says he’s done with Cena, he had his chance and he lost. Del Rio says he is moving on to other challengers but nobody is better than him in WWE so get used to seeing him as Champion.

CM Punk’s music hits and out he comes to a big pop.

The crowd chants for Punk as he walks down the ramp. Punk says he’s beat Del Rio multiple times, the last time being four weeks ago on RAW. Punk reminds Del Rio that he never received his one-on-one title shot after Del Rio cashed in on him. Punk asks Del Rio if he has the cojones to put the title on the line. Del Rio says he will defend against anyone worthy but Punk lost his match last night and he’s a loser. Losers don’t deserve title shots, Del Rio says. Del Rio tells Punk to come see him when he can do things right, when he gets a victory. Del Rio calls Punk a loser again and says he’s at the back of the line. The crowd chants for Punk again. Punk says maybe he doesn’t deserve it, maybe he is at the back of the line, maybe he is a loser and maybe if Del Rio isn’t willing to give him a title shot, he will just put him to sleep anyway. Laurinaitis comes walking out and says he’s fed up with everything.

Laurinaitis says this isn’t going to happen on his watch. Laurinaitis says they both make good points and he wants to give the WWE Universe what they want. Laurinaitis proposes Punk vs. Del Rio for the WWE Title at Survivor Series. Punk asks what the catch is. Laurinaitis says Punk needs to tell him he respects Laurinaitis in front of everyone. Punk asks if he’s Aretha Franklin. Punk says Laurinaitis clearly doesn’t respect him and says respect is earned, not given. Punk talks about how RAW isn’t any better with Laurinaitis in charge. Laurinaitis tells him to swallow his pride and say it. Punk sucks it up, mocks Laurinaitis’ voice and says he respects him, Funkman. Laurinaitis gives Punk one more chance to do it right. The crowd chants for Punk as he thinks about it. Punk says he respects Laurinaitis. He respects how he comes out every week with a deer in the headlights look. Punk goes on and rips Laurinaitis for his past. Punk says never in this business has anyone with so little done so much, he respects that. Laurinaitis says that’s not good enough and Punk’s not suitable for a WWE Title shot. Laurinaitis is going to take another week to think about it. Punk tells him to think about this and attacks Del Rio. Punk beats Del Rio down and goes for GTS but Ricardo makes the save. Del Rio flees the ring and leaves Ricardo. Punk hits GTS on Ricardo as Del Rio runs his mouth from the ramp and Laurinaitis looks on. Punk poses on the ropes and has words with Del Rio.

- Still to come tonight, John Cena and Zack Ryder vs. The Miz and R-Truth. Back to commercial.

Natalya vs. Alicia Fox

Back from the break and Natalya is making her way to the ring with WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix. Beth joins Cole and Lawler on commentary. Out next comes her opponent Alicia Fox.

The bell rings and they go at it. Natalya takes Alicia’s knee out and slams her face into the mat. Natalya continues the attack and clotheslines Alicia. Natalya drops a submission on Alicia’s leg. Alicia tries to fight out of it but Natalya keeps her down. Alicia finally makes a comeback and rolls Natalya up for the win.

Winner: Alicia Fox

- After the match, we see Eve Torres and Kelly Kelly watching in the back. Natalya and Beth attack Alicia but she escapes the ring and up the ramp. Back to commercial.

John Morrison vs. Wade Barrett

Back from the break and out comes John Morrison. Out next comes his opponent Wade Barrett from SmackDown.

The bell rings and they go at it. Barrett shoves Morrison back but he comes back with a forearm. They go back and forth trading kicks and punches. Morrison dropkicks Barrett. Morrison runs the ropes but Barrett slides out to the floor. Morrison dives through the ropes and takes Barrett out. They tangle on the floor and Barrett back kicks Morrison. Barrett tosses Morrison into the fan barrier as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Barrett is in control of the match in the ring. Barrett levels Morrison with a big boot for a 2 count. Barrett chokes Morrison on the ropes as the referee counts. Barrett with knees to the head now. Barrett charges and hits another big boot, this time knocking Morrison out of the ring.

Barrett brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Barrett puts a knee in Morrison’s back. Morrison fights out but Barrett whips him to the corner. Morrison comes out with an elbow to the face and a clothesline. Morrison with a few kicks and a kick to the face. Morrison with the charging knee to the jaw for a 2 count. Morrison ducks a clothesline and rolls Barrett up for 2. Morrison charges but Barrett catches him in a big side slam for 2. Barrett goes for Wasteland but Morrison counters with a side leg sweep. Morrison goes for Starship Pain but lands on his feet as Barrett moves. They fight in the corner and then go to the ropes. Morrison springboards but lands on Barrett’s shoulders for a botched Wasteland. Barrett picks up Morrison and nails Wasteland for the win.

Winner: Wade Barrett

- Cole and Lawler show us replays again of what happened between Kevin Nash and Triple H earlier tonight. Cole announces that Triple H has suffered a concussion and possibly a broken neck.

- They talk about how Cole has been tweeting with Jim Ross all night. Cole says he’s had enough and stands up in his chair. Cole tells the fans in the arena that Ross has been on Twitter and WWE’s website all night running his mouth. Cole says Ross must be drunk and says Ross sent out some photographs on Twitter by accident. Cole shows photos on the big screen. One is of Ross photoshopped as the baby oil girl with the dog. Another is a photoshop pic of Ross on a exercise bike with some ribs dangling in front of him. The third is Ross in a Sooners cheerleading outfit. Cole says he has had enough of Ross and is ready to put an end to it once and for all. Cole challenges Ross to the Michael Cole Challenge for next week’s RAW in Atlanta. If Ross wins the challenge, he can have his seat back on RAW because Cole will quit.

- Still to come, Cena and Ryder vs. Miz and Truth. Back to commercial.

- Zack Ryder is backstage with Josh Matthews. Ryder is excited about his first RAW main event and teaming with one of his Broskis. Miz and Truth attack Ryder from behind and beat him down. Officials finally get them to back off and tend to Ryder.

The Miz and R-Truth vs. John Cena and Zack Ryder

We go to the ring and out come The Miz and R-Truth. Miz tells them to cut the music and talks about a revolution that they have started. They mock Triple H and say he got what he deserved. Miz says when they rise up, nobody will be safe from the truth. Ryder just found that out and so did Triple H, he says. Truth says the party is just getting started. Miz says Cena can wear whatever catchphrases he wants but he can’t rise above them. That’s the truth and that’s awesome. The crowd boos as we go to commercial again.

John Cena vs. The Miz and R-Truth

Back from the break and it’s announced that John Laurinaitis has made this a handicap match. John Cena’s music hits and out he comes to a big pop.

Miz starts things out for his team. The bell rings and Cena beats Miz down and takes the fight to the corner. Cena with a fisherman’s suplex but Miz tags in Truth. Cena unloads on Truth also and takes him down. Cena with an elbow drop. Truth tags in Miz again and the crowd boos. They turn the match around and continue the tags and double teaming on Cena.

Cena suplexes Miz but he tags in Truth. Miz hits a big running kick to the head and then a clothesline in the corner. Miz goes to the top and comes down with a double ax handle. Miz chokes Cena in the corner and brings Truth back in. Truth lays out Cena but he kicks out at 2. Cena tries to make another comeback but they stop him. Cena comes back again and hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle on Miz. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment on Miz but Truth makes the save by hitting Cena with a water bottle for the DQ.

Winner by DQ: John Cena

- After the match, Truth and Miz beat Cena down. Miz lays Cena out with a Skull Crushing Finale and Truth hits his finisher. Miz and Truth bring steel chairs in the ring but Laurinaitis comes out with referees and tells them to stop. He’s tired of being disrespected and not going to stand for it. Laurinaitis tells them to get out of the ring and they argue. Laurinaitis tells the referees to walk them to the back. Laurinaitis tells them to stop and has an idea for a match. He’s going to let Cena pick his partner this time. It will be Cena and a partner of his choice vs. The Miz and R-Truth at Survivor Series. Cena takes the mic and the crowd chants for The Rock. Cena says he’s sick of The Miz and Truth. Cena says he’s not doing this out of friendship but if he’s going to defeat Miz and Truth, his partner is going to be someone who can bring it. The crowd pops and chants Rocky. Cena sends the invite out and says he chooses The Rock as his partner.

Monday, October 24, 2011


The bell rings and Del Rio shoves Ricardo into Cena. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment on Ricardo but Del Rio attacks him. Del Rio beats Cena down and suplexes him. Del Rio with a big boot to the head and a kick to the back. The referee counts every time Cena is down. Del Rio kicks Cena and he rolls out of the ring as the ropes are down. Del Rio continues the assault on the floor and throws Cena into the ring post. Del Rio brings it back in the ring. Cena blocks him with a back drop. Cena slams Del Rio and drops a series of elbow drops.

Cena fires away with right hands but Del Rio kicks him to the mat. Del Rio with a trio of back suplexes but Cena makes it up before the 10 count. Cena gets up and hits Del Rio with a clothesline but both go down. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Del Rio blocks it and drops Cena’s back over his knees. Del Rio goes back to work on Cena and hits a suplex, and another. Del Rio goes for a third but Cena blocks it and hits one of his own. Cena hits Del Rio with shoulder blocks and then the back suplex. Cena goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but there are no ropes. He drops it anyway and goes for the AA. Del Rio blocks it and hits a German suplex.

Cena comes back with a gutwrench suplex. Del Rio ducks a clothesline and catches Cena in a back breaker. Cena makes it up before the 10 count thanks to Del Rio continuing the attack. Del Rio puts Cena under the ring post that is knocked down, runs and stomps onto it. Cena makes it up at the 8 count. Del Rio charges but Cena hits him with an AA and both of them go down. Cena is up first. Del Rio gets up at 8. Cena goes for another AA but Ricardo runs in and stops it. Cena knocks him out of the ring. Cena turns around to a shot from Del Rio. Del Rio goes for a sleeper and finally locks it in, wrapping his legs around Cena.

Del Rio keeps the sleeper locked until Cena goes out. Del Rio breaks the hold and the referee begins the 10 count. Cena gets up. Cena throws Del Rio out of the ring, since there’s no ropes, and into the fan barrier. Cena follows to the floor and continues the attack on Del Rio. Del Rio blocks the whip and throws Cena into the ring steps. Ricardo tries to get involved but Cena drops him over the downed ring post, hitting him hard between the legs. They come back in the ring and Del Rio takes back control over Cena. Del Rio charges and Cena trips him, sending him into the downed ring post that Ricardo is laid up on. Cena takes apart the ring steps now and throws them but Del Rio moves. Del Rio drops Cena on the floor and wails away. Del Rio slams Cena into the steps and grabs the other half.

Del Rio charges and rams the steps into Cena’s head. Cena makes it up before the 10 count once again. They trade shots and fight toward the entrance way and into the backstage area. Cameras follow them and Cena throws Del Rio into a table. Cena grabs a very tall production cart and tips it over but Del Rio moves. Del Rio attacks and throws Cena on top of the tipped over cart. Del Rio slams Cena on top of it and the referee begins his count.

Cena rolls to the floor off the cart. Del Rio tips over the structures that are in the background of the backstage interview sets. Del Rio tips over all four of the tall steel structures on Cena. For some reason the referee isn’t counting while Cena is down. After the fourth structure falls on top of Cena, the referee begins counting. Cena starts to move and makes his way from under the pile of steel and to his feet. Del Rio takes the fight up a hallway and back into the arena as the crowd pops.

Cena and Del Rio trade shots on the concrete by the entrance way. Ricardo runs over again and jumps on Cena’s back. Del Rio whips Cena and he crashes through one of the “V” pieces of the Vengeance set. Del Rio sets a table up and lays Cena on top of it. Del Rio climbs up high on to the set but Cena grabs him. Cena pulls Del Rio down, causing him to crash down through the table. The referee starts counting but Del Rio makes it up. Cena fights Del Rio over towards the crowd and production area. They go through the fans and back to the ringside area. Del Rio blocks Cena and throws him over the announcers table.

Cena blocks Del Rio and throws him hard into the fan barrier. Cena takes out Ricardo again. Del Rio shoves Cena into the steel post. Del Rio goes for the kick to the head but Cena moves and he kicks the ring post. Cena puts the steps back together and drags them over to the Spanish announcers table. Cena walks up the steps winth Del Rio on his shoulders for the AA. Cena hits the AA on Del Rio from the steps, sending him crashing through the announcers table. The Miz and R-Truth run down and beat Cena down in the middle of the ring. Miz hits Skull Crushing Finale and Truth hits his finisher. The referee was watching it all so he hasn’t started counting Del Rio yet. Del Rio gets up as the ref starts counting and Cena is down in the ring. Cena actually gets up before the count and the match is still on.

Del Rio rushes in the ring and hits Cena with the title belt. Cena and Del Rio are both down now as the referee starts counting. Del Rio gets up by clutching the fan barrier while Cena can’t make it up before the 10 count.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

- After the match, Del Rio has his hand raised and raises the WWE Title belt while Cena tries to recover in the ring. Vengeance goes off the air with Cena looking dazed in the ring and Del Rio clutching the WWE Title belt.


 WWE’s 2011 Vengeance pay-per-view opens with a video package looking at the events over the past few weeks including Big Show returning to battle Mark Henry, Triple H losing his power on RAW and Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena. The theme is everyone getting their vengeance.

- And we’re live from the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas as Michael Cole welcomes us to Vengeance. He’s joined by Jerry Lawler and Booker T on commentary.

WWE Tag Team Title Match: Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger vs. Air Boom

We go to the ring and Vickie Guerrero introduces Jack Swagger. Swagger makes his way to the ring and then she introduces the United States Champion Dolph Ziggler and out he comes. Out next come the WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston.

Dolph starts things out with Kofi. They lock up and trade holds. Ziggler with an early pin attempt. Takedown by Ziggler and a headlock. Ziggler drops Kofi with a shoulder. Kofi leap frogs and hits Ziggler with a back elbow. Kofi leaps onto Dolph in the corner and flips him across the ring for a 2 count. Bourne comes in and dropkicks Ziggler for another 2 count. Ziggler fights back and tags in Swagger. Swagger gets rolled up for a 2 count. Bourne with kicks and a tag to Kofi. They double team Swagger and Kofi covers for another pin attempt.

Kofi works Swagger over in the corner and tags in Bourne again. They hit a double dropkick and Bourne covers for 2. Another tag to Kofi and more double teaming from the champs. 2 count by Kofi. Kofi with uppercuts in the corner. Kofi goes for a crossbody but Swagger catches him and slams him to the mat. Ziggler comes in and covers Kofi for 2. Ziggler and Kofi go at it now. Ziggler connects with a dropkick to the jaw for a pin attempt. Kofi fights back but Dolph drops him with an elbow. Swagger comes in off the tag and puts Kofi back down. Swagger charges with a shoulder block. Swagger with a headlock now as Vickie looks on. Kofi fights out of the hold and ducks a clothesline to tag in Bourne. Bourne comes in with a head scissors takedown and a series of kicks on Swagger. A knee to the face tags Swagger down. Bourne knocks Dolph off the apron and kicks Swagger again for a close 2 count.

Bourne leaps off the top as Dolph charges on the apron. Bourne lands on his feet, knocks Dolph off and goes back to the top. He goes for Air Bourne but Swagger puts his knees up. Dolph comes back in on a tag and covers Bourne for 2 as Kofi breaks it up. Dolph with a chinlock on Bourne now. Bourne reaches for a tag but Dolph stops him. Bourne rolls Ziggler up out of nowhere for a 2 count. Ziggler counters it for 2 and hits a big clothesline on Bourne. Another pin attempt by Dolph. Swagger comes in on a tag and stomps on Bourne. Ziggler kicks Bourne as the referee isn’t looking. Swagger comes out of the corner with a big splash for a 2 count. Bourne tries to fight out of a hold now but Swagger beats him down. Swagger hits Kofi but he blocks it and returns the shot. Bourne rolls Swagger up for 2. Swagger goes for the ankle lock but Bourne blocks it and tosses Swagger out to the floor.

Ziggler distracts the ref while Swagger hits Kofi, stopping the tag. Swagger comes in and tags Ziggler. They double team Bourne again while the referee isn’t looking. Dolph with a neckbreaker and another tag to Swagger. Swagger stomps on Bourne and poses as the crowd boos. Bourne fights back with kicks but Swagger scoops him and slams him to the mat. Swagger runs into the corner again for a big splash but Bourne puts his knees up. Kofi and Dolph come in at the same time. Kofi unloads on Dolph with kicks. Dolph blocks SOS and shoves him into the corner. Kofi kicks Dolph and Swagger in the head. Kofi goes to the top and comes down with a big crossbody for a close 2 count. Kofi hits the Boom Drop. Ziggler ducks Trouble in Paradise but Kofi hits SOS. Swagger breaks the pin. Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise but Swagger turns it into the ankle lock. Bourne takes Swagger out with knees from the top. Ziggler runs up and rolls Kofi up for a 2 count. Kofi connects with Trouble in Paradise and tags in Bourne. Bourne hits Air Bourne for the win.

Winners: Air Boom

WWE United States Title Match: Zack Ryder vs. Dolph Ziggler

Zack Ryder’s music hits and out he comes for the next match as soon as the opener is over. Dolph is still recovering from the loss as Ryder enters the ring. The bell rings and they go at it. Ryder unloads on Ziggler in the corner. Ryder with a big clothesline for a 2 count. Air Boom, Swagger and Vickie look on from ringside. Ryder launches Ziggler hard into the corner and covers him for another 2 count.

Ziggler fights back as the crowd chants for Ryder. Ryder makes a comeback but Dolph escapes out to the floor and starts to crawl away. Kofi and Bourne grab him and throw him back in the ring. The ref tells Ryder to back off Dolph and order Air Boom to return to the locker room. Vickie waves bye to them as the crowd chants “Vickie sucks.” Ryder continues the offense on Ziggler and drops him hard on his face for another 2 count. Ryder misses a splash and hits hard on the ropes.

Ziggler stomps on Ryder and drops a big elbow drop for a 2 count. Ziggler grounds Ryder to the mat with a hold now. Ziggler with another big elbow drop and 2 count. Ziggler hits a big splash in the corner and Ryder goes back down. Vickie cheers on as Swagger taunts the crowd. Ziggler misses the next splash in the corner. Ryder misses a running boot to the head as Ziggler moves. Ziggler hits the big leg drop but Ryder kicks out at 2. Ziggler beats Ryder down in the corner as the ref tells him to back off. Ryder runs and kicks Ziggler in the head. Swagger runs over and pulls Ryder’s leg. Ryder kicks him back. Ryder blocks the sleeper from Ziggler and kicks off Swagger again. Ryder turns around to a superkick from Ziggler. Ziggler connects and covers Ryder for the win.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

- CM Punk is backstage talking to Ted DiBiase when Triple H walks in. Punk understands that someone forced Triple H to leave on RAW with the deportation debacle. They talk about their match tonight and walk off together.

WWE Divas Title Match: Eve Torres vs. Beth Phoenix

We go to the ring and out comes the WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix, without Natalya. Michael Cole says there was a fight backstage between the Divas earlier. He shows footage of Kelly being interviewed when Beth Phoenix attacked her. Natalya and other Divas taunted Kelly as Beth held her against the wall. Eve made the save and a Divas brawl broke out backstage. Eve Torres makes her way out next. Cole says that John Laurinaitis has banned Natalya and Kelly Kelly from ringside.

The bell rings and they lock up, going at it hard in the lock up. Eve ends up on the top rope and hits Beth with right hands. Eve comes off the top with a roll up for 2. Beth fights back and knocks Eve down for a 2 count. Eve fights back after another pin attempt and they trade holds. They come out of another lock up with Beth hitting a right hand and forearm shot. Eve connects with an enziguri and kicks Beth into the ropes. Eve cuffs Beth to the middle rope by using part of her outfit. Eve wails away with kicks on Beth as the referee backs her off. He breaks Beth free but she runs into a forearm from Eve. Beth goes to the floor and Eve follows. Beth knocks Eve down on the apron. Beth presses Eve over head on the floor and drops Eve face first on top of the fan barrier. Beth with kicks on Eve before whipping her into the apron hard.

Beth brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Beth takes it to the mat with an abdominal stretch. Eve breaks free but Beth catches her with a gutbuster for another 2 count. Beth with a leg scissors now. Beth slaps Eve in the head and tells her to cry as the hold is locked in. Beth continues slapping and taunting Eve. Eve fights free eventually and mounts Beth with right hands. Eve with kicks to the face and a clothesline. Eve with a backsplash for a 2 count. Eve with right hands. Beth runs into an elbow. Eve ends up on Beth’s back with her legs wrapped around. She keeps it locked and brings Beth to the mat in a submission hold. Beth makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold.

Eve slams Beth’s head into the turnbuckle. Beth turns it around and they come back in the ring. Eve counters the Glam Slam and they trade close pin attempts. Beth runs into an elbow int he corner. Eve connects with a big kick to the head. Eve goes to the top but misses the moonsault as Beth rolls out of the way. Beth connects with the Glam Slam this time for the win.

Winner: Beth Phoenix

- Big Show is backstage with Matt Striker. Show talks about Mark Henry and says he’s going to take the World Heavyweight Title tonight then watch the House of Pain crumble. Vengeance will be mine and so will the World Heavyweight Championship, he says.

Sheamus vs. Christian

We go to the ring and out comes Christian for the next match. Sheamus is out next to a nice reaction. Christian stalls and walks around the ring before finally entering. The bell rings and Christian slaps Sheamus. they go to the corner and Christian unloads with right hands. Sheamus powers out and beats Christian to the mat before slamming him. Sheamus drops an elbow. Christian smacks him again but Sheamus connects with a shoulder. Sheamus takes Christian to the corner and beats him down with stomps.

Sheamus continues the attack and wails away with forearm shots to the chest on the apron. Sheamus with a tall standing suplex and a 2 count. Christian fights back with a neckbreaker and stomps on Sheamus. Christian with right hands, backing Sheamus up in the corner. Sheamus fights back from his knees but Christian knocks him back down and chokes him on the bottom rope with his boot. Sheamus comes back with shoulder thrusts in the corner. Sheamus charges and misses, hitting the ring post. Christian rolls Sheamus up for a 2 count. More back and forth action. Christian trips Sheamus and chokes him on the ropes again. Christian with an elbow off the second rope for another 2 count. Christian misses a headbutt from the top as Sheamus moves.

Sheamus comes back with clotheslines and a big slam. Sheamus catches Christian off the second rope and slams him for a 2 count. Sheamus tries to suplex Christian in from the apron but he fights it off. Sheamus charges and Christian pulls the rope down, sending him out to the floor. Sheamus makes his way back in the ring with a shoulder over the top rope and gets a close 2 count. Christian slides out of a press slam and hits a right hand. Sheamus hits a clothesline in the corner. Christian counters for a 2 count. Christian goes for Killswitch but Sheamus blocks it. He goes for his finisher but Christian blocks that. They end up in the corner and Sheamus blocks a kick. Sheamus with a knee drop and another 2 count.

Sheamus blocks Killswitch again but Christian blocks the Celtic Cross. Christian with a kick in the corner. Sheamus catches Christian’s cross body with the Irish Curse backbreaker for a pin attempt. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick but Christian blocks it with a spear for a close 2 count. Sheamus fights his way back in from the apron with a knee to the head. Sheamus climbs to the top but Christian stops him. Christian with right hands. Christian climbs up and brings Sheamus down to the mat with a hurricanrana. Christian readies for a spear but Sheamus blocks it with a Brogue Kick for the win.

Winner: Sheamus

- David Otunga is backstage talking with John Laurinaitis. Laurinaitis says he came up with the Vengeance pay-per-view name. The Miz and R-Truth walk up. Miz says he has their word that they will follow the rules. Truth asks why he re-instated them. Laurinaitis puts them over and believes they could be the world’s greatest tag team ever. Not really, he says, but he likes the way they suck up. Laurinaitis walks off. Truth says he sucks up better than Miz does but Miz disagrees. They start ripping on Triple H and CM Punk. Truth says the state of Texas also sucks. They do their own handshake before walking off.

- We get a promo video showing events leading up to tonight’s big tag team match.

The Miz and R-Truth vs. CM Punk and Triple H

Out first comes the team of The Miz and R-Truth rapping about how everyone sucks. CM Punk is out next followed by Triple H, both to nice reactions from the crowd.

The bell rings as Miz and Punk start things out. They go to lock up and Miz backs in the corner. Punk backs Miz in the corner and Triple H slaps him in the head. Punk takes Miz down and kicks him. Punk tags in Triple H and Miz runs away, tagging in Truth. They lock up and Triple H applies a headlock. Triple H with a big shoulder, knocking Truth down. They lock up again and Triple H takes control. Miz ducks a shot and does a split but Triple H knocks him down with a right hand. HHH throws a crotch chop and rams Truth’s head into Punk’s boot. Punk is tagged in and continues the attack on Truth. 2 count for Punk. Miz comes in but Punk takes him down.

Punk works Miz over and tags HHH back in. They go back and forth. HHH goes for the Figure Four and locks it in. Punk pulls HHH’s arms for leverage as the referee isn’t looking. HHH keeps the hold locked and they double team when the ref isn’t looking again. Punk gets tagged in and they continue working on Miz’s legs. 2 count for Punk. Punk works on Miz’s arm now. Miz breaks free and Truth drops Punk while the ref is distracted. Truth comes in on a tag and they stomp away on Punk. Truth drops Punk with a right hand for a pin attempt and then a headlock.

Punk breaks free and slams Truth, looking for the pin. HHH comes in and takes Truth down with a knee to the face. He pulls Miz into the ring and hits a spinebuster on Truth. HHH with a knee to the face on Miz. He clotheslines them both over the top rope and to the floor. HHH pulls Truth back in the ring but Miz stops him from re-entering. Miz stomps on HHH on the floor now. Truth comes out and gets a tag. They continue to trade tags and work HHH over in the corner. More double teaming and a pin attempt by Truth. Truth with a headlock on HHH now. Truth ducks a clothesline and hits a corkscrew elbow for a 2 count. Miz comes in off a tag and they double team HHH in the corner. Miz with a high knee to the face and a 2 count. Miz with a headlock now.

HHH tries to fight back but Miz hits the backbreaker neckbreaker combo and continues the attack. Truth comes in on a tag and they both kick HHH in the head. Another 2 count. Truth with a head scissors now. HHH stands up with Truth on his shoulders and slams him back onto the mat. Miz comes in but HHH connects with a big clothesline. Truth is tagged in but misses the scissors kick. HHH nails a DDT on Truth and crawls for a tag. Punk comes in with a springboard clothesline on Miz and a dropkick for Truth. Punk with a neckbreaker on Miz and a knee to the jaw in the corner on Truth. Punk takes out both Truth and Miz at once with a bulldog/clothesline combo and covers Miz for 2. Punk slams Miz and goes to the top. Punk kicks off Truth on the apron. HHH comes over and goes at it with Truth, throwing him over the fan barrier. Punk goes back up top and hits the big elbow drop. Punk calls for GTS as we see HHH working over Truth on the floor. Kevin Nash appears in the crowd and knocks HHH back, distracting Punk. Miz tries to attack but Punk goes for GTS. Truth breaks it up and lays Punk out with his finisher. Miz covers Punk for the win.

Winners: The Miz and R-Truth

- After the match, Nash comes over the barrier and brings Triple H. Nash beats him down and whips him into the steel steps. Nash brings HHH into the ring and nails him with knees to the gut in the corner. Nash with a big clothesline. Nash lays Triple H out with a Jackknife powerbomb and exits the ring as officials come over. Nash leaves through the crowd as they boo him. HHH is shown knocked out in the ring as referees tend to him and we go to replays.

It takes Triple H a while to start moving and they show several replays of how he landed on his neck from the powerbomb. The announcers wonder if he may have some kind of neck injury. Triple H is helped to the back by a referee.

- John Laurinaitis is backstage on the phone and says he will take care of what happened. WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez are there. Del Rio says he should be the top priority and isn’t happy about Cena making the Last Man Standing stipulation. Laurinaitis reminds Del Rio he won his first Cell match and tells Del Rio tonight he has an opportunity. Del Rio says right, that’s why he’s the WWE Champion and Cena isn’t. Laurinaitis says it’s his job to make the best show possible. Del Rio walks off as Laurinaitis wishes him good luck.

Cody Rhodes vs. Randy Orton

We go to the ring and out comes Randy Orton to a nice pop from the crowd. Out next comes the WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes and his baggers for this non-title match.

The bell rings and they go to lock up but Cody stalls a bit. Cody goes for Orton’s leg but Orton fights back with right hands and a clothesline. Cody turns it around and goes for a bulldog but Orton pushes him off. Orton sends Cody out to the floor and follows him. Orton knocks him into the steps and brings it back in the ring. Cody misses a kick from the second rope and Orton drops him for a 2 count. Cody hits a right hand from the floor and comes back in with stomps on Orton. Cody drops Orton on his face and comes off the second rope with a knee to the neck.

Cody continues to control the match until Orton comes out of the corner with right hands. Cody comes off a whip in the corner with a clothesline for another 2 count. Cody takes Orton back to the mat and applies a headlock. Orton fights out with a big backdrop but Cody dropkicks him back to the mat. Another 2 count for Cody. Cody continues and applies a Boston crab. Orton dodges a spear in the corner and makes a comeback. They trade shots and Cody slams Orton back on his head. 2 count for Cody. Cody goes up top and misses a moonsault as Orton moves out of the way. Orton with clothesline and a big powerslam. Cody goes back up top but Orton stops him in mid-air with a dropkick. 2 count for Orton. Cody slides out of a powerbomb and hits the Beautiful Disaster kick for a 2 count.

Cody blocks the draping DDT but Orton connects with a backbreaker for another pin attempt. Orton with another big slam and pin attempt. Orton takes Cody up to the top rope. Cody fights him off and knocks him back to the mat. Cody connects with a moonsault but Orton kicks out at 2. Cody goes back to the second rope and comes down but Orton moves. Orton with a big uppercut. One of the baggers get on the apron but Orton hits him. Cody hits Cross Rhodes but Orton kicks out at 2. Cody drops to the mat like Orton does and mocks him. Cody goes for the RKO but Orton dropkicks him. Orton hits the second rope draping DDT and drops to the mat. The other bagger distracts Orton but Cody accidently knocks him off the apron. Cody turns around to a RKO from Orton for the win.

Winner: Randy Orton

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

World Heavyweight Title Match: Big Show vs. Mark Henry

Big Show makes his way out first followed by the World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry.

The bell rings and they charge into a lock up. Henry pushes Show off and he runs right back, locking up again. Henry takes it to the corner. Show blocks him and wails away with body shots and punches to the head. Henry goes down and Show stomps on him. Henry flees the ring and regroups on the floor.

Henry comes to the apron and Show brings him over the top rope and into the ring. Show with a big superkick to Henry. Henry goes back to the floor. Henry demands his World Title belt and goes to walk off. Show stops him and brings it back in the ring. Show comes in and Henry takes out his knee. Henry scoop slams Show and drops a big elbow. Henry works on Show’s knee now and drops another big elbow on it. Henry locks a body scissors on Show’s leg. Henry continues dropping elbows and working over Show’s hurt leg.

Show fights out but his leg goes out and he goes back down. Henry with a 2 count. Henry goes right back to work on Show’s leg and knee. Show fights Henry off again as the crowd chants for him. They both charge with clotheslines, collide and go down. They get to their knees and trade headbutts. They get to their feet. Show hits a series of headbutts and a clothesline, knocking Henry down. Another clothesline by Show. Show continues to run over Henry as the crowd pops. Show scoop slams Henry and calls for the chokeslam. Show nails it but Henry kicks out at 2.

Show signals for the WMD knockout punch but Henry blocks it. Henry nails the World’s Strongest Slam for a 2 count. Henry shows frustration now. Henry goes to the top rope but Show meets him. Show chokeslams Henry from the top rope and covers him but Henry manages to kick out at 2. Show goes to the top rope now but Henry meets him this time. Henry hits a huge superplex , collapsing the ring. The crowd goes nuts as Henry and Show both lay. The referee also falls down. Everyone is shocked at the ring collapsing and a “holy shit” chant breaks out.

We come back from replays and a trainer is in the ring checking on Big Show while a referee tends to Henry. They calls for help and EMT’s bring out a stretcher. They realize that the stretcher isn’t big enough for Show and calls for a cart to be brought out. They drive the flatbed golf cart out. John Laurinaitis and Teddy Long come walking out with more referees. Show starts to move around and the crowd cheers for him. Only one half of the ring actually collapsed as the ramp side is still standing. Show is loaded onto the cart and driven away. Henry is helped out of the ring but falls to the floor. Henry is helped up but he pushes everyone away and falls back down. Teddy Long pleads with him to let them help him. Henry crawls to the ramp and says he doesn’t need help. Henry falls down again as we go to the replay again. Henry is cheered as he manages to walk to the back with some help from officials. Laurinaitis takes the mic and introduces himself. He says no matter what the injuries to Show and Henry are and no matter what the damage is to the ring, he’s going to give us what we want. The WWE Title match is still on for tonight, he announces. Laurinaitis thanks the fans and walks off.

- We get a video looking at the feud between John Cena and Alberto Del Rio.

Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Title: John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio

Ricardo Rodriguez begins the introduction as WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio comes driving into the arena. Del Rio isn’t happy as he heads to the ring and lays eyes on the damage done by Big Show and Mark Henry. John Cena’s music hits next to a big pop and out he comes.

Friday, October 21, 2011


 The Rock, who is playing Roadblock, noted on Twitter today that they are filming the finale scene for GI Joe 2.


The host of November 14th’s three-hour episode of WWE RAW, The TD Garden in Boston, has released the following preview for the big event. The preview advertises The Rock and Mick Foley for the show.



What will happen when seven time WWE Champion, “the most electrifying man in all of entertainment” The Rock and 10 time WWE Champion John Cena meet in Cena’s hometown?

John Cena, Randy Orton and CM Punk vs. The Miz, R-Truth and Mark Henry in a 6 man tag team match. Also, a special appearance by Mick Foley!

Also see all of your favorite WWE superstars including:

- Randy Orton
- Mark Henry
- Sheamus
- Christian
- Dolph Ziggler
- Kofi Kingston
- And More!!!”


As noted before, WWE is looking to launch The Network next year in time for WrestleMania 28. People in the company are shocked that it may be coming so soon. WWE will be going with a very aggressive marketing campaign when it launches.


WWE United States Champion Dolph Ziggler is getting praised backstage regarding how he comes across like a star in his interviews. Also, Ziggler got marks for carrying Mason Ryan in their recent match.


There’s an inside joke going around this week that Randy Orton will win the 2012 Royal Rumble but Vince McMahon will change that plan once he’s reminded the Rumble is in Orton’s hometown of St. Louis.


While WWE has not publicly announced a launch date for the new WWE Network, besides the general 2012 announcement, officials are said to be looking to launch it around the same time as WrestleMania 28 in April.


It’s said that Vince McMahon has developed a love-hate relationship with the WWE Divas. The mentality is that both RAW and SmackDown have to have one segment with the Divas. Vince is convinced that Divas segment is needed because it draws in a certain demographic.

When the Divas segments and matches are actually going on, it’s said that Vince feels they are a waste of time. This is part of the reason he has Michael Cole act the way he does when the Divas are out.


The Orlando Sentinel’s Roger Moore has reviewed WWE Studios’ The Reunion with John Cena and has some negative things to say about WWE’s latest effort. Moore gave the movie a one-star review Here are some quotes for the review:

“Now Mike Pavone’s last picture for WWE comes out, “The Reunion,” a split personality action comedy that fails to please either impulse. The action is wan, the laughs hard to come by. They spent the money, as they often did under Pavone, on surrounding a wrestling star with decent actors (Amy Smart, Ethan Embry, Michael Rispoli). But an incoherent script gives them too little to do.”

“Wrestler John Cena has become a comfortable screen presence, within a certain range. He’s OK as a cop on disciplinary leave forced to form a sort of bounty hunters business with his siblings in order for them all to receive an inheritance.”

“Coming at the end of a string of flops, “The Reunion” makes one wonder about the motives and business model for this whole enterprise.”

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Chad Dukes of 106.7 The Fan DC’s Lavar Arrington Show with Chad Dukes does a wrestling show (The Chad Dukes Wrestling Show) on Friday nights. Last Friday, Dukes conducted an interview with Kevin Nash; during the interview Nash answered questions on the initial confrontation between himself and Punk, if his health was an obstacle in returning to the WWE and if we would see a reprisal of the Punk/Nash clashes.

On CM Punk/Kevin Nash promo:

Chad Dukes: They had the whole thing with you where they you were being kind of disrespected by him, and they were blurring the lines between what was a shoot and what was a promo…How much…I know you said you didn’t want to work with a script, but did they give you a rough outline of what you to say? Were you okay with everything that was said back to you? Because you’re a guy that did do the things you said; you established a pay scale, you made it so wrestlers could get paid more than they ever had before. You brought that credibility and I felt there was so me disrespect there. How much of that were you okay with and how much of that was actually a shoot?

Nash: Well the thing was I understood what my job was. Going in, my job wasn’t to bury a baby face and come across more witty than he was or anything else. That wasn’t what I was brought in to do. The old Kevin Nash, would at anyone’s cost, would have gotten over. As you get older, and your best friend is very much in charge of the day to day process, and he looks at you and asks you to do something that’s just kind of like ‘Wow, they’ve really got me hog-tied on this one.”

After question on health:

Nash: CM Punk has on the back of his t-shirt “Best in the World.” Ya know? And I said to myself, I said to a bunch of other people ya know, his shirt says best in the world. He’s going to have to prove it if he is going to drag my 52 year old carcass through 14 minutes of a match.

On future of a CM Punk vs. Kevin Nash match:

Chad Dukes: Do you think we’ll get that match with you and Punk? I think a lot of people would still like to see that come to fruition even though he is kind of doing the baby face thing with Hunter right now…You think we’ll ever see that match?

Nash: Absolutely.


 CM Punk stated during a media interview in Australia that he recently turned down a movie role from WWE Studios during contract negotiations before he re-signed. Punk was offered a role in the new horror movie “No One Lives.”

Apparently Stephanie McMahon thought Punk would be perfect playing the role of a “30-something scumbag with dirtbag good looks and soulless eyes.” Punk added that he thought the idea was interesting but it came up at a time when he was leaving.

As noted before, WWE was looking to get Punk into one of their movies as a part of the big branding and merchandising push that they’re kicking off with Punk. Word is that officials continue to look for a new WWE Studios script that would suit Punk and are hoping to get him in a movie next year.


Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Title
John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio

World Heavyweight Title Match
Big Show vs. Mark Henry

WWE Tag Team Title Match
Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne

WWE Divas Title Match
Eve Torres vs. Beth Phoenix

CM Punk and Triple H vs. The Miz and R-Truth

Cody Rhodes vs. Randy Orton


WWE Hall Of Famer Bret Hart recently spoke with Arda Ocal of The Score to promote his upcoming DVD with Shawn Michaels. Below are some highlights from the interview.

– On the 8-man Survivor Series elimination matches: “In truth I never liked the Survivor Series format, I thought it was a waste of time.” Hart added that he prefers the King of the Ring.

– On his time in WCW: “Where would I rank my time in WCW? Right in the toilet. It was a waste of time. There were so few highlights.”

– On Earl Hebner and his involvement in the Montreal Screwjob: “I don’t have any hard feelings towards Earl, but if I was in his shoes I wouldn’t have done what they did.”

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow kicks off with the normal opening videos before the pyro goes off and Michael Cole welcomes us to Mexico City for the first-ever RAW tapings from Mexico.

- We go to the ring and Justin Roberts introduces John Laurinaitis. The crowd boos as Laurinaitis makes his way to the ring as we see a replay from last week where Triple H was relieved of his duties.

Laurinaitis introduces himself to the crowd. He says tonight marks the return of Rey Mysterio and the crowd pops. Returning to San Diego to see his doctor, Laurinaitis says. He won’t be here tonight. The crowd boo’s and Laurinaitis says he was just kidding. Laurinaitis says the Mexican people have no sense of humor. He says while the Board looks for a permanent General Manager, he will see to it that he does his job right. Laurinaitis says he won’t let the Board down and won’t let the fans down. Laurinaitis talks about firing Jim Ross last week. Laurinaitis introduces Ross and out he comes to a nice reaction from the crowd.

Ross goes to take a seat on commentary but Laurinaitis asks him to come in the ring for a public apology. Laurinaitis hugs Ross and the crowd boos him. Laurinaitis plays it up and says he didn’t bring Ross to commentate tonight. Laurinaitis shows footage from last week during commercial where Michael Cole led Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez in singing goodbye to Ross. Laurinaitis thinks that Ross and Cole should settle their differences on RAW tonight. Laurinaitis announces Cole and Del Rio vs. Ross and John Cena for tonight. JR’s music hits and he has words with Cole from the ring.

Randy Orton, Sheamus and John Morrison and vs. Christian, Mark Henry and Cody Rhodes

Randy Orton’s music hits and out he comes to a monster ovation from the crowd. Orton poses for the crowd as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and we see a replay from last week of Cody Rhodes and Randy Orton. The match is announced for Vengeance. John Morrison makes his way out to the ring followed by Sheamus. Out next comes Christian followed by WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes and World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry. Orton starts the match out with Christian. They go to lock up and Christian kicks Orton. Orton comes back with a leapfrog and a big clothesline. Orton mounts Christian with right hands in the corner.

Orton with a big uppercut and a tag to Sheamus. Christian tags in Rhodes. They lock up and Cody applies a headlock. Sheamus breaks it and drops him with a shoulder. Sheamus works Cody over in the corner now and beats him down with forearm shots and then stomps. Cody ends up knocking Orton off the ramp. Sheamus back drops Cody. Orton and Cody end up on the floor brawling. They fight up the ramp and Orton chases Cody to the back as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Henry is working over Morrison. Christian comes in off the top but misses a crossbody. Morrison springboards and hits one for a 2 count. Morrison with a kick to the face and another 2 count. Christian goes for Killswitch but Morrison blocks it. Morrison takes Christian down for another 2 count. Christian with a neckbreaker and tag to Henry. Henry comes in and continues to beat up Morrison. Henry stands on Morrison’s chest and tags Christian back in. Christian tries to stop the tag but Morrison kicks him in the head. Henry comes in and stops Morrison from tagging Sheamus. Henry applies a bear hug to Morrison now.

Henry rams Morrison back into the corner. Henry charges but gets caught with an elbow and a kick. Morrison goes for a tornado DDT and ends up on the apron. Morrison pulls Henry’s neck down over the ropes, comes in and takes his knee out. Christian runs over and stops Sheamus from tagging. Sheamus and Christian brawl up into the crowd. Back in the ring, Morrison dodges Henry and kicks him off the second rope. Morrison hits kicks and punches. Henry catches him off the ropes, lifts him and nails the World’s Strongest Slam for the win.

Winners: Mark Henry, Christian and Cody Rhodes

- Still to come tonight, CM Punk vs. The Miz and the tag team main event. Back to commercial we go.

- Back from the break and we get another Brodus Clay vignette.

- John Laurinaitis is backstage on the phone with his wife. The Bella Twins walk up and each take an arm. They want to make sure he hasn’t forgot how important they are to RAW. Laurinaitis says he hasn’t, they kiss him and walk off. He calls his wife back and apologizes for hanging up so fast. Ricardo Rodriguez walks up and Laurinaitis shrugs him off. Alberto Del Rio walks up and isn’t happy about teaming with Michael Cole tonight to face John Cena and Jim Ross. Laurinaitis reveals that the winner of tonight’s match picks the stipulation for the WWE Title match at Vengeance.

Eve Torres vs. Natalya

We go to the ring and out comes Eve Torres with Kelly Kelly. Eve vs. Beth Phoenix for the Divas Title at Vengeance is announced. Out next comes Natalya with Phoenix by her side. They lock up and Natalya takes it to the corner. Natalya with uppercuts. Eve fights out of the corner but gets clotheslined for a 2 count.

Natalya locks Eve in a submission but she fights out. Eve counters a move and goes for a roll up but Natalya stomps on her. Natalya spanks Eve now as Kelly looks on. Natalya grabs Eve’s face and talks trash before slamming her face into the mat. Natalya continues the assault. Eve comes back with an elbow but misses a springboard kick. Eve counters a slam and lays Natalya out. Eve goes up top for a moonsault and nails it for the win.

Winner: Eve Torres

- After the match, Beth runs in the ring and goes for Eve but Eve runs off to the ramp with Kelly.

- Up next after the commercial is The Miz vs. CM Punk.

CM Punk vs. The Miz

We go to the ring and out comes CM Punk to a big pop from the crowd. Out next comes The Miz with R-Truth and they rap “U-Suck” on the way to the ring. They enter the ring and Miz taunts Punk on the mic. Miz says he remembers they were the ones who gave him a beating at Hell in a Cell. Miz talks about how they made sure he doesn’t get a WWE Title shot for a long time and how they did something he couldn’t do – had Triple H removed from running RAW. Truth tells Punk that he talks too much and they can’t stand someone who runs their mouth. Truth tells Punk he won’t be smiling when Miz kicks his ass tonight and he won’t be smiling at Vengeance. Truth says Vengeance is gone get got and that’s awesome, adds Miz. Triple H’s music hits and out he comes to a big pop also.

The WWE COO comes out in a suit and takes off his tie as he enters the ring. Triple H and Punk square off against Miz and Truth as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and they lock up. Punk takes Miz to the mat. Miz makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Punk applies a headlock now and they trade holds. Punk slams Miz for a 1 count. Miz turns it around with a headlock and takes Punk down this time as the crowd boos. They run the ropes and Miz drops Punk with a shoulder. Punk leapfrogs and dropkicks Miz. Miz rolls out to the floor to regroup. Punk dives through the ropes and takes out Miz to a big pop. Punk brings Miz back in. Punk springboards in from the apron for another 2 count. Punk with chops in the corner now. Punk goes for the high knee but misses and lands out on the floor. Truth stalks Punk on the floor but Triple H runs over to make sure he doesn’t attack. Punk comes to the apron and drops Miz over the top rope. Punk springboards in with a clothesline for a 2 count.

Punk takes Miz from corner to corner and then kicks him in the back. 2 count for Punk. Punk with more chops in the corner and an elbow to the head. Miz comes back with a kick and a big left hand. Miz kicks Punk around. Punk gets up and fires away with kicks. Truth grabs Punk’s leg. Miz attacks while Punk is distracted. Triple H enters the ring and argues with the referee. Truth and Miz double team Punk while he isn’t looking. Miz runs and kicks Punk in the head for another 2 count. Miz goes back to the headlock now as the crowd chants for Punk.

Miz continues and hits the clothesline in the corner. Miz goes up to the top and comes crashing down on Punk’s back. Miz beats Punk down with forearms now and puts him in a chinlock. Punk fights back and nails a backdrop. Punk charges but Miz kicks him in the face. Miz goes back up to the top but Punk spin kicks him on the way down. Miz grabs Punk and throws him out to the floor. Miz distracts the referee while Truth smashes a water bottle in Punk’s face. Triple H runs over and chases Truth up to the ramp. John Laurinaitis and men in suits come out. Laurinaitis has a document and says there’s some kind of immigration problem. Laurinaitis says Triple H has to leave with the men to go to deal with some kind of immigration matter. Triple H finally agrees and walks off with the men as the crowd boos. On the way up the ramp, Truth taunts Triple H. Triple H stops and lays him out with a big right hand as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and we see footage from during the commercial where Triple H was escorted out of the building by immigration officials. Laurinaitis says his papers were incorrect or something. David Otunga appears beside with Laurinaitis and watches Triple H get escorted out. We go back to the ring and Miz has a headlock on Punk. Punk fights free and fires away with more kicks. Punk with a pair of clotheslines and a neckbreaker. Punk hits the high knee in the corner. Punk goes up top and comes down with the big elbow drop. Punk calls for GTS but Truth comes in. Punk goes back and forth and finally rolls Miz up for the win.

Winner: CM Punk

- After the match, Truth comes back in and they double team Punk. The assault goes on as the crowd boos. Referees come out. Truth and Miz back off, wanting no trouble with officials. Miz and Truth make their exit as Punk tries to recover in the ring. Truth runs back down to the ring and drops Punk on his face. Miz runs down also and tries to play the peacemaker. Miz runs over and hits Punk with a Skull Crushing Finale. Officials finally get Miz to leave the ring as we go to commercial.

- Back from the break and there’s a mariachi band outside playing. Cole introduces us to the Spanish announce team at ringside. Cole plugs the WWE network coming in 2012. The results of the WrestleMania show on the WWE network are revealed. WrestleMania Rewind won the vote with 39.32% and that will be the first show on the network. Cole stands up to stretch and has a hand grip that he’s using to work out.

Jack Swagger vs. Zack Ryder

We go to the ring and out comes Jack Swagger, WWE United States Champion Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero. Vickie asks everyone to excuse her and gets boo’d as usual. Vickie says she is considered a goddess in Mexico. She says she is the Angelina Jolie of Mexico City but without the adopted brats. Vickie says she is more than just a pretty face. She says John Laurinaitis has given Swagger and Ziggler a shot against Air Boom’s tag team titles at Vengeance. Ziggler takes the mic and rips on the crowd, putting himself over as the champion of the United States of America. Swagger asks everyone to stand so he can sing America’s National Anthem. Swagger starts singing and the crowd doesn’t like it at all.

Swagger gets pissed at the crowd before his opponent Zack Ryder comes out to a decent pop. Ryder has his camera and is filming footage for his show. They lock up and Swagger slams Ryder hard. Swagger with a big splash in the corner and a bunch of right hands. Swagger charges but Ryder connects with knees to the face. Ryder hits the Ruff Ryder for the quick win out of nowhere.

Winner: Zack Ryder

- After the bell, Ziggler rushes the ring but Ryder escapes to the floor. Ziggler and Swagger try to corner Ryder on the floor but out comes Mason Ryan. Mason hits the ring and Ryder joins him. Vickie, Swagger and Ziggler head up the ramp. Mason takes the mic and reminds Ziggler that they have a match. A referee comes down and orders Ziggler to the ring as we go to commercial.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Mason Ryan

Back from the break and Mason shoves Ziggler to the mat, sending him out to the floor. Ziggler comes back in the ring and fires away with right hands. Ryan out of nowhere knocks Ziggler down hard and out to the floor he goes again. Ziggler comes back in but Mason blocks him. Mason tosses Ziggler up on the top turnbuckle and knocks him back to the floor.

Ziggler comes back in with right hands and a dropkick. Mason blocks him again and scoop slams him. Mason with a huge boot and out Ziggler goes to the floor once again. Mason follows him this time but Vickie gets in the way. Vickie slaps Mason as Ziggler runs back in the ring. Ryan gets pissed and rushes the ring. Mason hits a big clothesline and then another in the corner. Mason stomps away on Ziggler and continues the attack in the corner. He won’t stop, causing the referee to disqualify him.

Winner by DQ: Dolph Ziggler

- After the bell, Mason presses Ziggler over his head but drops him when Swagger comes in. Mason knocks Swagger to the floor and goes back to Ziggler. Mason hits a huge powerslam as Vickie looks on upset. Zack Ryder is at ringside and follows Mason up the ramp.

- We see Jim Ross backstage getting ready when John Cena walks in. Ross says he’s almost 60 and a grandpa, last thing he needs is to be in a match. Ross is worried about causing Cena trouble for Vengeance. Cena puts JR over as a Hall of Famer. Cena isn’t worried about tonight or Vengeance. JR says he would like to get his hands on Cole and calls him a bunch of names. Ross and Cena shake hands as Cena walks off.

- Cole takes the mic in the arena and disses what we just saw. Cole runs down JR and says he’s going to the back to get ready. Cole says he might even pin John Cena tonight. Cole tells the crowd his wife is Mexican so they have to cheer for him. Cole walks off and we go back to commercial.

Alberto Del Rio and Michael Cole vs. Jim Ross and John Cena

Ricardo Rodriguez begins the introduction for Alberto Del Rio as the WWE Champion drives into the arena to a pretty big pop from the crowd. Back to commercial we go as Del Rio makes his way to the ring.

Back from the break and out comes Michael Cole in a singlet and headgear. Jim Ross makes his way out next in a Sooners jersey, black pants and his trademark cowboy hat. Out next comes John Cena to another monster pop from the crowd.

Cena starts things out for his team and Cole wants to start with him. Cena tags in JR and here we go. Cole runs his mouth as JR puts up his dukes. JR smacks Cole in the side of the head and knocks him down. Cole tags in Del Rio as Ross tags in Cena. The crowd cheers as Cena and Del Rio lock up. Del Rio with a headlock. Cena leapfrogs and hits a big hip toss for a 1 count. Cena applies a headlock now. Cena runs the ropes but Del Rio hip tosses him for a 2 count this time. Del Rio with another headlock.

Cena breaks free and backdrops Del Rio. 2 count for Cena. Cena with another headlock. Del Rio breaks free with a backdrop this time and another 2 count. Del Rio goes back to a headlock, yes another, and rakes Cena’s face. Cena breaks the hold with a big suplex and another 2 count. Cena charges in the corner but Del Rio moves and kicks Cena in the back. Del Rio takes Cena back to the corner and works him over on the ropes. Cole gets in a cheap shot while the referee isn’t looking. Del Rio stands on Cena and distracts the referee as Cole taunts Cena. Del Rio knocks Cena down on the apron with a right hand. Del Rio with another kick and a 2 count.

Del Rio goes to the top and comes down with a forearm on Cena for a 2 count. Del Rio with another kick to the back. Del Rip whips Cena hard into the corner and mocks him some more. Del Rio with a suplex and another pin attempt. Del Rio with a flurry of right hands and another headlock. Cena breaks out of a hold but Del Rio kicks him in the gut. Cena catches him in an Attitude Adjustment but Del Rio counters it for a pin attempt. Del Rio with more kicks to the back and another hold. Cena breaks free again and goes for the STF but Del Rio blocks it. Del Rio connects with a backbreaker for another 2 count.

Del Rio waits on Cena to get up, runs and kicks him in the head. Another 2 count for Del Rio. Del Rio goes to the top and comes down with a back splash but Cena moves. Cena comes back with the shoulder blocks and the back drop. Cena hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Del Rio gets up and tags in Cole. Cena pulls Cole into the ring. Cole begs Cena not to hit him. Cole extends his hand to Cena and Cena thinks about it. Cena hits Cole with an Attitude Adjustment and goes for the STF but stops. Cens tags in JR. Ross comes in and puts the ankle lock on Cole for the win.

Winners: John Cena and Jim Ross

- After the match, Del Rio pulls Cena out to the floor. Cena lays Del Rio out on the floor with an Attitude Adjustment. Cena takes the mic and starts counting. Cena attacks Del Rio with the steel steps and lays him out again. Cena counts to ten tis time and announces that their match at Vengeance will be a Last Man Standing match for the WWE Title. Del Rio tries to recover at ringside as Cena’s music hits. RAW goes off the air with Cena posing for the fans.


* WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio opens up the show and talks about it being a historic SmackDown. Del Rio isn’t up to wrestling tonight. Teddy Long comes out and announces Big Show vs. Del Rio for tonight.

* Mark Henry defeated John Morrison with the World’s Strongest Slam.

* Teddy Long announces Sheamus vs. Christian and Zack Ryder vs. Dolph Ziggler for the United States Title at Vengeance. The Tag Team Title match must have changed.

* Wade Barrett defeated Daniel Bryan in a great match.

* Sheamus and Zack Ryder beat Christian and Dolph Ziggler in an excellent tag match. Ryder and Sheamus were both over big time.

* Cody Rhodes comes out with his baggers to cut a promo on Randy Orton and their match at Vengeance. Randy Orton comes out and ends up hitting the RKO on one of Cody’s workers.

* Sin Cara Blue defeated Sin Cara Black in a Mask vs. Mask match. The original Sin Cara used the La Mistica for the win in a great match. Both were over with the crowd. After the match, Black Cara’s mask had to be removed by force. Another report suggests that Blue Cara won by submission.

* Mil Mascaras came out to a big ovation. Triple H was joined by Carlos Cabrera in the ring to announce Mascaras for the 2012 Hall of Fame. This appeared to be an off-camera segment.

* WWE Divas Champion Natalya and Beth Phoenix come out to talk about Vengeance. Beth’s opponent Eve Torres comes out. Eve ends up hitting Beth before fleeing the ring.

* Big Show defeated Alberto Del Rio by DQ in the main event after Ricardo Rodriguez interfered. Mark Henry came out pissed but Big Show stopped him from entering the ring and they stared each other down to end the show.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Its so good to watch,
These wrestlers during fights!
From its beginning till now,
WWE has reached new heights.

I watch every episode of it,
And miss matches very rare,
Its awesome to see matches,
Like Tables Ladders and Chairs!

WWE has its extravaganza,
Wrestlemania is its name!
Undertaker never lost in it,
From his first match as he came.


Randy Orton and John Cena,
These two champions I've seen,
And millions support them with enthusiasm,
Whether its an adult or a teen.

I could write a book on this,
Which will even rhyme,
But neither have I space right now,
Nor have much time.

So just wanted to say this,
That WWE Universe is too big!
Its a dynamite in our lives,
That has been timely rigged!


With Twitter such a big part in pro wrestling these days, CM Punk spoke with Gizmodo while in Australia last week about how wrestlers are using the social networking site these days. Here are some highlights:

“You know, I was so anti-Twitter for the longest time, because I like to try and stay old-school, and I’ve always tried to approach things in a ‘What Would Harley Race Do’ kinda way. Harley Race wouldn’t have a Twitter! Dick Murdoch wouldn’t have a Twitter! But then, if you really try and sit down and think about it — they didn’t have those things because they weren’t around then. I have the ability to be in contact with like 330,000 people — and that’s kinda wild! It’s like everybody knows what you are doing at every possible time. I will admit there’s a lot of stupidity on Twitter, but it’s really a fascinating tool.”

Separating in-character and out-of-character:
“Well, I think it’s quite easy for me. I’m not some crazy person who thinks, you know, I am not Phil Brooks anymore [CM Punk's real name] but I got into wrestling because I could pick a cool nickname and be a GI Joe guy! All the GI Joe guys had codenames – CM Punk is my codename. At the same time, I’m not playing someone. I’m not a phoney Russian! I’m not an astronaut, I’m not a clown, I’m a straight-edge kid from Chicago. I’m a pro wrestler.”

Is WWE worried about Punk on Twitter?
“I work Twitter like I work every day – I don’t have a filter between my mouth and my brain, I just spit stuff out. I do this on live tv and I do it on Twitter. I’ve yet to be reprimanded, but I’m probably getting a text right now! The WWE monitors it, and think that’s probably a good thing — we don’t want one of the Divas getting a stalker or something and that kind of thing is a reality. I’m glad they monitor it, but I’m really not too sure if they’re paying attention to me or not!”

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Promoting his inclusion in THQ’s WWE ’12 video game, Brock Lesnar participated in an interview with IGN.com to discuss WWE related topics.

Lesnar explains why he agreed to be included in the game.

“It’s one of those things where… it’s part of my history. Without the WWE, I probably wouldn’t be where I am today,” he said via e-mail. “I wouldn’t have the high visibility, I wouldn’t have had the leverage to come into the UFC. I would have had to do it all on my own. I’m no idiot when I say that when I was with the WWE, the visibility from that company and what they did on a global network for ‘Brock Lesnar’ as a whole, put me on another level.”

Being in WWE ’12 begs the obvious question – would Lesnar ever consider returning to WWE programming?

“It would have to be under the right circumstances,” he says. “I don’t know if Mr. McMahon and I could come to the right circumstances. If it was good for me and good for him I think that we could do something. At the end of the day, my life, my character and my profession – I take them very seriously. At the end of the day, if it doesn’t help me or my family out, and it doesn’t make sense for me to do, then I don’t do it. Everything would have to fall in the right place, but would I consider it? Absolutely.”


Dark Match:

* Brodus Clay defeated another local wrestler in a squash.

* Shawn Michaels and Triple H reunited as DX for an off-camera appearance and teased a future WrestleMania for Cowboys Stadium.


* Teddy Long opened this week’s show with John Laurinaitis and announced a 41-man battle royal for tonight’s show. The winner will get a title shot of any title they choose. They are celebrating SmackDown being the 2nd longest running episodic TV show ever.

* The battle royal is up next and the ring fills with pretty much the entire roster.

* The battle royal consisted of black Sin Cara, Derrick Bateman, Cody Rhodes, Matt Striker, William Regal, Michael McGillicutty, Ted DiBiase, Curt Hawkins, Tyler Reks, Daniel Bryan, John Morrison, Trent Baretta, Percy Watson, Dolph Ziggler, Justin Gabriel, Mason Ryan, Primo Colon, Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Jack Swagger, CM Punk, Sheamus, The Miz, R-Truth, Randy Orton, Santino Marella, Alex Riley, Kofi Kingston, David Otunga, Zack Ryder, Ezekiel Jackson, Christian, The Usos and a few others. The blue Sin Cara was not in the match for whatever reason.

It comes down to The Miz and Randy Orton. They both tumbled through the ropes and landed on the floor but Miz hit first so Orton is the winner. Orton picks the World Heavyweight Title and will face Mark Henry tonight.

* Teddy Long makes Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio for later tonight.

* Divas Champion Beth Phoenix defeated Kelly Kelly in a non-title match.

* Backstage segment with Kofi Kingston, Zack Ryder, Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger.

* Blue Sin Cara vs. Justin Gabriel starts with the black Sin Cara attacking the original on the ramp. He takes the blue mask and puts it on, then defeats Gabriel.

* Alberto Del Rio beats Sheamus with the help of Christian. After the match, Christian beats Sheamus down and hits him with a pair of spears.

* Zack Ryder and Kofi Kingston beat Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger in a solid match.

* Randy Orton defeats Mark Henry by DQ when Cody Rhodes interferes and hits Orton. Big Show runs out to make the save and chokeslams Henry. Orton gets pissed and RKO’s Cody to end the show.


Mexican legend Mil Mascaras is advertised for this Sunday’s SmackDown tapings in Mexico City. The only RAW Superstar advertised for those tapings is Mascaras’ nephew – WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio.


Kevin Nash will reportedly finish filming the movie he is working on towards the end of this week. As noted before, Nash is expected to return to WWE TV in some capacity before the year is over. Nash also recently got some tattoo work done on his arm.


The firing of Jim Ross by John Laurinaitis on last night’s RAW Supershow was not in the final script and most people backstage had no idea that it was going to happen.

It’s also believed Ross didn’t know about the angle either. It was noted that JR’s wife could be seen at ringside, looking excited as he entered the ring for the segment.

Ross told a fan on Twitter today that it was embarrassing for his wife and that they both were “blindsided.”

Regarding last night’s show, it’s said that what ended up airing was almost nowhere near what was originally wrote. Everything on last night’s show was re-written more than once.


WWE’s website posted a video of Interim RAW General Manager John Laurinaitis backstage last night talking about his new job. Laurinaitis stressed that the gig is temporary and he would not be quitting his job as Executive Vice President of Talent Relations.

In keeping with the storylines, Laurinaitis was tweeting back and forth with The Miz last night after RAW. Laurinaitis thanked The Miz and R-Truth for dropping their lawsuit against WWE.

It was also noted on WWE’s website that Triple H had just been relieved of his duties running RAW. Apparently The Game is still the WWE COO, in the storylines at least.

In addition to opening a Twitter page, Laurinaitis is also now on Facebook at facebook.com/WWEJohnLaurinaitis.


 Triple H’s “Have you ever tried to pick up your teeth with broken fingers” line to John Laurinaitis on last night’s RAW came from the 1992 movie The Crying Game.


Zack Ryder wondered for the second week in a row why he wasn’t featured on RAW last night. He wrote on Twitter:

“Pinned the US Champ @HEELZiggler 2 weeks in a row…& now I’ve been off Raw for 2 weeks in a row. #doesntmakesense

At least @LaRosaMendes was booked tonight… #RyderOrRiot”


Jim Ross wrote the following on Twitter after last night’s RAW:

“I may have lost my ‘spot’ but I’ll never lose my dignity. Proud of my body of work & WWE Universe.

I’m amazed & grateful @ the support all of you have given me tonite. I’m proud of my on air contributions at WWE. More proud of ur support.”

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Former WWE and TNA Superstar “Road Dogg” BG James announced on Facebook this afternoon that he’s signed with WWE as an agent/producer. He wrote:

“Ok guys,if you dont know already,here goes;I have recently been hired,on a trial,6 week period,as an agent/producer with the WWE.Its the job Ive wanted and prayed about for a while now.He answered my prayers and now its my turn to repay Him w/my service.God bless you guys and have a great evening!”

It was recently reported that James was scouting talent in India for TNA, for a new television show that they are looking at producing.


Matches announced for WWE Vengeance on RAW tonight:

* CM Punk and Triple H vs. The Miz and R-Truth

* John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio for the WWE Title

* Big Show vs. Mark Henry for the World Heavyweight Title


Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow kicks off with a video package showing what happened last week with the 55 Superstars, referees and crew members walking out on Triple H.

- We go to the arena and there are no announcers sitting at the table. No music plays and fans are waiting around cheering. A camera cuts backstage and the halls look pretty empty besides a few staff members. We see Triple H walk out of his dressing room and look around. He smiles and walks towards the ring as the crowd cheers. Finally his entrance music hits and out Triple H comes to a pop from the crowd.

Triple H says he showed up and the fans showed up. He talks about everyone walking out last week and the crowd boos. Triple H says he never thought he would see it but everyone walked out on Monday Night RAW and walked out on the fans. He talks about them in the parking lot holding a solidarity rally and mocks them for whining about working conditions. Triple H says they all have their wrestling gear but none of them will step into the building to perform for the fans, unless he steps down.

Triple H asks the fans what should he do. Should he walk away? Should he quit? The fans say no. Triple H says maybe he should go but he’s never been a quitter – it’s just not in him. Triple H gets hyped and says he won’t give in. He says everyone in the parking lot can pucker up real nice and kiss his ass. He doesn’t care if he has to take off his suit and wrestle a broomstick fo 2 hours, he will. He’s wrestled most of the guys in the parking lot and the broomstick would give him a better match than some. Triple H says he is giving the fans a show tonight and the crowd pops. John Cena’s music hits and out he comes.

Cena tells the camera it’s about to get serious and hits the ring to some boo’s from the crowd. Cena says there’s a reason he wasn’t involved in the walkout last week. Same reason he hasn’t addressed the press or fans online. Cena says a lot of people think the 55 Superstars would be stronger if he was added to the list. Cena says all 55 of them has contacted him personally and asked him to join them. Cena says Triple H hasn’t even reached out to him. Cena goes on and talks about working for Vince McMahon and Eric Bischoff, calling them two of the most humble guys ever. He talks about working for Vickie Guerrero, RAW guest hosts, an anonymous General Manager and Mike Adamle. Cena isn’t here to tell Triple H he’s his best friend, he’s here to tell him he’s his boss and he is staying. Cena loves WWE and loves the unsafe work place. He is staying because the word loyalty on his sleeve is a principle, not a word. Cena says his loyalty lies in our living rooms and with each one of the fans here – whether they love him or hate him. Come hell or high water, John Cena stays on RAW, he says. The music of Sheamus hits and out he comes to a pop.

Sheamus comes out and talks about his past with Triple H. He was trying to make a name for himself by taking Triple H out, he says. He says Triple H didn’t file a lawsuit or anything – he came back and gave him an ass whooping. Sheamus says they both know it would be different today, but he has a lot of respect for Triple H. Sheamus says lately he has tried to stick to the same principles Triple H has. He won’t take part in some parking lot shenanigans and sit out there with the losers. He left his family and came thousands of miles to be a part of RAW. CM Punk’s music hits and out he comes to another big pop.

Punk says he feels like he’s responsible for this. He’s been at the center of everything controversial and made walking out cool. He says those in the parking lot understand what he was trying to do. But his contract expired, he didn’t walk out. He was trying to prove something to an entire company, not one man. Punk talks about his recent troubles with Triple H and Kevin Nash, picking on how slow Nash moves. Punk says this industry is based on men solving their differences in the ring. Punk says he thrives on unsafe working conditions. This is professional wrestling, not ballet. Punk goes on and says here he is but asks what do they do now? Triple H says we do what we do on RAW – we shut up and fight. Triple H announces Sheamus vs. John Cena with himself as the special referee. Triple H tells Punk he can do commentary and say anything he’d like. Punk asks if he can wear Triple H’s blazer and he says yes. Punk says he’s in and puts on Triple H’s jacket before going to commentary. Triple H asks him to ring the bell and says it will be double pay. Punk rings the bell and kicks off commentary.

Sheamus vs. John Cena

Crew members remove the speakers from the RAW as Sheamus and Cena lock up. They go back and forth before we take a commercial break.

Back from the break and Sheamus blocks the Attitude Adjustment for a 2 count. Punk is sitting indian style in an announcer’s chair and Triple H is refereeing in his slacks and button-up. Vince McMahon’s music hits and out Vince comes to a pop from the surprised crowd.

Vince apologizes for interrupting the match and says he got here as soon as he could. He asks Sheamus and Cena to leave the ring so he can have a word with his son-in-law. He thanks them for standing up for what they believed in and asks Punk to leave commentary. He thanks them again for showing up and standing up for what they believe in. Vince says the people protesting on Wall Street are standing up for what they believe in and so is Triple H. Vince says he believes in Triple H and his management style. Vince says watching RAW from home has been a hoot. He has enjoyed how RAW has been lately. Unfortunately, there are people in the parking lot who haven’t. Vince says the Board of Directors are sympathizing with the 55 talents. He met with them late this afternoon and they are worried that the walkout may spiral out of control and don’t know where it’s going. Vince says it could lead to a cancellation of live events, no pay-per-views, no WrestleMania and maybe no RAW. The Board is worried about a financial catastrophe and they’re not willing to take that chance. Vince says he felt it was his duty to come tell Triple H tonight that on behalf of the Board of Directors, his services of running RAW are no longer needed. The crowd boo’s.

Vince says no member of the McMahon family will be running RAW. The Board wants someone independent, someone with morals. Until they find that person, they have found an interim manager to run RAW and that person is John Laurinaitis. The crowd boo’s and Vince acts as if he doesn’t like the news either. Laurinaitis comes walking out to heat from the crowd. He stops on the stage and stares at Triple H in the ring as we go to commercial.

– Back to the arena where Jim Ross makes his way out to a nice reaction from the crowd. Jerry Lawler is out next followed by Michael Cole. Cole comes out running his mouth taking credit for everything.

John Morrison vs. Christian

John Morrison comes out in his street clothes and out next comes Christian in the same. WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes, United States Champion Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger come out with him.

The bell rings and they go at it. Morrison has control eaely on but Christian fights back. Christian goes up top and Morrison meets him with right hands. Morrison back drops Christian to the mat and goes for Starship Pain but lands on his feet. Dolph and Swagger distract him, allowing Christian to hit the spear for the win.

Winner: Christian

– After the match, the other Superstars enter the ring. Ziggler hits the Zig Zag, Rhodes hits Cross Rhodes and Swagger lands a big Dr. Bomb on Morrison. They stand over him and pose as Christian’s music hits.

Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton

Laurinaitis has just signed Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton for tonight. The World Heavyweight Champion makes his way out to the ring as we take a commercial break.

– Back from the break and Laurinaitis is backstage on the phone with his wife, asking her how he looked. Triple H walks up and he’s pissed. Laurinaitis says he didn’t want the job – the Board appointed him. Laurinaitis says he is as loyal as they come and is willing to make sacrifices for WWE. He says it’s in his blood and he loves WWE. Triple H asks him if he’s ever tried to pick up his teeth with a bunch of broken fingers and walks off.

– We go back to the ring where Mark Henry has a mic. Henry says he doesn’t back down from anyone as long as they’re the #1 contender. He says Big Show wasn’t the #1 contender and shows footage of Show returning on SmackDown, asking for a World Title shot, then the brawl at the end of the show where Show destroyed Henry. Henry says he took all that and he’s still here. Henry says at Vengeance – vengeance will be his. Randy Orton’s voice comes over the speakers and says Henry is wrong, vengeance is his. Out comes Orton to a big pop.

Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton

Back from a commercial and the match is in progress. Orton connects with a nice dropkick and stomps away on Henry. Orton goes for a big knee drop and Henry moves. Henry hits some headbutts and drops Orton on the turnbuckles. Henry hits Orton with right hands and knocks him out to the floor. Henry brings it back in the ring and continues the assault. Henry with a big powerslam for 2.

Henry misses a sit-down splash and Orton goes to work. Orton with a big clothesline. Orton goes for the second rope draping DDT and nails it. Orton waits for the RKO but Cody Rhodes rushes the ring. Orton sends him back out. Henry goes for the World’s Strongest Slam but Orton counters with the RKO. Orton covers for the win but Cody comes back in for the DQ.

Winner by DQ: Randy Orton

– After the bell, Cody continues the attack on Orton. Orton turns it around with a clothesline and a powerslam. Orton goes for an RKO but Cody pushes him into Henry, who connects with a World’s Strongest Slam. Henry realizes he lost and gets pissed, hitting another WSS on Orton as Cody looks on from ringside. Henry grabs his title and leaves as the crowd boos him and Orton lays in the ring. Cody slides back in the ring and hits Cross Rhodes. He calls out his brown bagger to bring him a paper bag. Cody places the bag over Orton’s head and takes the mic. Cody taunts Orton and asks him if he would like a receipt for his paper bag. Cody laughs like a crazy man before walking off with his assistant.

– Still to come tonight, CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio. Back to commercial.

Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres vs. Tamina and Rosa Mendes

Back from the break and the four Divas are in the ring. Rosa and Kelly start things off. Rosa shoves her. Kelly fires back and takes the fight to the corner, beating Rosa down. Kelly botches the back elbow in the corner. Tamina eventually comes in and Kelly continues her attack. Tamina beats her down and drops a knee drop. Tamina misses a splash and Kelly tags in Eve. Tamina meets her on the apron. Eve counters and takes her down with a clothesline. There’s botches and Divas everywhere. It comes down to Eve hitting the moonsault on Tamina from the top for the win.

Winners: Kelly Kelly and Eve

– After the match, we see Natalya and Divas Champion Beth Phoenix backstage watching on a monitor. John Laurinaitis comes out to the ring as the Divas exit. Laurinaitis takes the mic and asks for some respect. He says he’s a little nervous. His first order of business is that Alberto Del Rio will defend the WWE Title against John Cena at Vengeance. Laurinaitis says he has ehtics and morals. He asks Jim Ross to take off his headset and come in the ring.

Laurinaitis says Ross walked out on the WWE fans and the state of Oklahoma. Laurinaitis calls him a redneck Oklahoman ingrate. Laurinaitis fires Ross. They both leave the ring as the crowd boos. Ross goes to the announcers table, shakes Lawler’s hand and walks off as Michael Cole starts ranting. Cole stands up and declares this greatest night in the history of RAW. Ross salutes the fans before heading backstage as we go to commercial.

Mason Ryan and Air Boom vs. David Otunga, Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler

Back from the break and out comes Mason Ryan first and he’s fired up. Out next come his partners, the WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne. Out next comes the team of United States Champion Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger and David Otunga, led by Vickie Guerrero.

Ziggler and Bourne start things off going at it. Bourne drops Ziggler with a kick to the face and tags in Kofi for some double teaming. Kofi with a 2 count. Ziggler takes more offense and rolls out to the floor for a break. Mason Ryan picks him up and throws him back in the ring on his head. Dolph argues with Mason. Kofi clotheslines him out to the floor, allowing Bourne to leap from the top rope and land on him. We go to commercial with everyoe arguing at ringside.

Back from the break and Kofi is in control of Swagger. Mason comes in on a tag and slams Swagger into the corner, then brings him back and slams him into the other corner. Mason ties him upside down in the corner and tags in Kofi. Kofi and Bourne dropkick Swagger while he’s upside down. Swagger runs into a big boot in the corner but pushes Kofi off the top rope and out to the floor. Otunga gets a tag and wails away on Kofi with forearm shots. Otunga with a suplex for a 2 count. Dolph comes back in to continue the beatdown on Kofi.

Kofi backslides Dolph for a 2 count. Dolph comes right back with a dropkick for a pin attempt of his own. Kofi fights off Dolph and Swagger who comes in. Mason and Dolph get tags again. Ryan runs over Dolph and clotheslines him in the corner. Mason with a spear in the corner and a big boot for a 2 count as Otunga breaks it up. Kofi takes out Otunga. Swagger takes out Kofi and then drops Bourne on his face. Mason clotheslines Swagger out and eventually pins Ziggler for the win.

Winners: Mason Ryan and Air Boom

– After the match, the referee and Kofi check on Bourne, who is hurting after the drop from Swagger.

– Cole and Lawler talk about the WWE Network, debuting sometime in 2012. They plug the poll on WWE’s website to name the first new show on the network, based on WrestleMania. Still to come, Punk vs. Del Rio. Back to commercial.

– Back from the break and we get another vignette for Brodus Clay – WWE’s resident juggernaut. Cole leads us into a trailer for John Cena’s new movie The Reunion.

Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk

We go to the ring where Ricardo Rodriguez begins to introduce Alberto Del Rio. The WWE Champion enters the arena in a BMW convertible and makes his way to the ring, taking his time. We go to commercial waiting on Del Rio to finish his entrance.

Back from the break and out comes CM Punk. The bell rings and they lock up, going to the corner. They lock up again and Punk applies a headlock. Punk with a shoulder block, sending Del Rio to the mat. Punk goes on with a series of kicks and kicks Del Rio down in the corner and stomps away as the referee backs him off. Del Rio rolls out to the floor to catch his breath. Del Rio comes back in and kicks Punk down, then dropkicks him in the back of the head for a 2 count. More back and forth. Punk with a neckbreaker and a pin attempt. Punk applies a scissors as Del Rio tries to break free. Punk hits him with elbow shows to the face and covers for another 2 count.

Del Rio tosses Punk out to the floor. John Laurinaitis comes to the stage and orders the match to be stopped. He announces a tag match instead – Punk and Del Rio vs. two men he has re-instated. Out come The Miz and R-Truth. Miz says they are back and they head to the ring as Truth starts rapping “You Suck.” Back to commercial.

The Miz and R-Truth vs. CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio

Back from the break and Del Rio is going at it with Truth. Del Rio kicks Miz off the apron and taunts him, allowing Truth to make a comeback from behind. Truth beats Del Rio down with several right hands and the referee has to stop him. Truth tags in Miz. Miz comes in with knees to the head. Del Rio counters him with a kick to the mouth and a low dropkick for a 2 count.

Punk comes in and continues the attack on Miz. Punk with a pair of 2 counts. Truth comes back in but Punk takes him down and mounts him with right hands. Del Rio comes back in with a 2 count on Truth. Miz makes his way in and turns things around, sending Del Rio to the floor. Del Rio is helped away from the ring by Ricardo as Punk looks on from the apron. Punk comes in and fights by himself now. Truth and Miz take turns beating Punk down as the crowd chants his name.

Punk finally fights them both off and sends Truth to the floor. Miz catches the high knee in the corner and then the bulldog. Punk hits the big elbow from the top and then goes for GTS. Truth makes the save and they beat Punk down, causing the DQ.

Winner by DQ: CM Punk

– After the bell, Truth and Miz continue the beatdown on Punk. Triple H runs out to make the save. Punk comes to and joins in on taking out Miz and Truth. Triple H beats Miz around the ring while Punk works over Truth. Truth goes running through the crowd as Miz runs off the other way. Punk and Triple H return to the ring and pose for the fans. We see David Otunga and John Laurinaitis watching backstage. Laurinaitis is going to get the Board to make Triple H and CM Punk vs. The Miz and R-Truth at Vengeance. RAW goes off the air with Punk and Triple H posing in the ring.