Wednesday, September 14, 2011


 Following last night’s SmackDown taping at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, WWE held a ceremony honoring Edge.

Seven-time WWE Women’s Champion Trish Stratus kicked off “Edge Appreciation Night” by introducing “The Rated-R Superstar.” Photographs of Edge’s most memorable WWE moments aired on the big screen, including a video montage featuring comments from John Cena, Bret Hart, CM Punk, The Miz, Josh Mathews, Vickie Guerrero, Randy Orton and Jim Ross, among others. Edge broke into tears while the video aired.

Christian interrupted the festivities to say that he and Edge are closer than friends as they were like brothers. He adds that a great way to show appreciation for Edge is to bring out the people closest to him. Edge’s mom Judy appeared, as did his trainers Steve Hutchinson and Sweet Daddy Siki, former WWE Superstar Rhyno, WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart and the WWE locker room.

Edge spoke and notably said to Hart, “Bret, you and Owen were the two I looked up to as Canadians.” The ceremony concluded with a five-second pose “for the benefit of those with flash photography.”


Last night’s WWE RAW Supershow from Ontario, Canada did a 2.71 cable rating, down from the 3.0 rating on Labor Day. RAW this week averaged 3.86 million viewers, also down from Labor Day.

RAW was ranked #10 in overall viewers on cable this Monday night. Among males 18-34, it was #2 behind week 1 of NFL’s Monday Night Football.


 WWE’s website posted a backstage video from RAW where The Bella Twins taunted Beth Phoenix for Kelly Kelly getting the upper-hand on The Glamazon during last night’s show. Beth ended up telling the twins to back off and scared them up against the wall.


CM Punk wrote on Twitter today that he got a flat tire and then had an altercation with a fan while trying to get the tire fixed. He wrote: “Tire fixed. Altercation with ignorant “fan” while I was on the phone. Awesome. Learn some manners y’all.”


 According to multiple sources within WWE, Kevin Nash is booked to appear at this Sunday’s Night of Champions pay-per-view event in Buffalo, New York.

Triple H “fired” Nash on RAW last week and the WWE website announced it later that week. Nash stated on Twitter that the release was due to financial reasons. As we have noted before, the whole thing was part of the storylines. No word yet when Nash will actually wrestle for WWE but he is booked to appear at Night of Champions.


Dark Match:

* Alicia Fox beat Tamina.


* Edge opens Edge Appreciation tonight and gets a monster ovation from the Toronto crowd. Edge says it feels good to be back home. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes interrupts Edge and runs him down, then talking about his victory over Randy Orton on RAW. Cody gives Edge a brown paper bag but he gives it right back. Edge says Cody should put the bag over all of SmackDown and leaves.

* Cody leaves the ring and goes to hand the bags out to the fans but gets decked by Ted DiBiase, who is planted in the crowd as a fan.

* Daniel Bryan beat Sin Cara by DQ after Cara wouldn’t stop hitting him in the corner. After the match, the original Sin Cara came down and they stared each other down.

* Backstage segment with Teddy Long and Zack Ryder. Ryder has instituted a no contact order for Randy Orton and Mark Henry tonight. Aksana comes in and gets Teddy to give her a massage. This brings in Trish Stratus, who needs to talk with Teddy.

* Beth Phoenix defeated AJ Lee. She cuts a promo after the match and says she will save the Divas division after beating Kelly Kelly at Night of Champions.

* Vignette for Sheamus

* Trish Stratus and Edge are backstage when Christian walks in. He apologizes to Edge for SummerSlam and they hug. Edge says what he said before about Christian needs to stop whining. Zack Ryder comes in and tells Edge that his guests tonight have a no contact order.

* Sheamus and Justin Gabriel beat Wade Barrett and Christian.

* The Great Khali beat Heath Slater by DQ after Jinder Mahal came out and attacked Khali. Khali ended up chokeslamming both men.

* R-Truth beat Evan Bourne while The Miz and Kofi Kingston were on commentary.

* Edge comes out for The Cutting Edge and introduces Mark Henry and Randy Orton. They talk about Night of Champions and Edge thinks Henry has had a disappointing WWE career. This doesn’t sit well with Henry but he agrees. Edge also wonders if Orton can beat Henry but Orton is sure of it. Henry says it’s his time to get the World Title and that ends The Cutting Edge. The no contact order is now over so they start to brawl. Henry lays Orton out with a pair of World’s Strongest Slams and poses with the World Title to end the show.