Matches announced for the show include Hernandez vs. James Storm, Taylor Wilde vs. Christy Hemme, and Samoa Joe & Kevin Nash taking on Team 3D. Plus, will we hear from Sting about why he attacked AJ Styles at Hard Justice? Where did Joe get the guitar from? All this and more!
Last week on ECW, Colin Delaney helped Armando Estrada win his ECW contract in a match against Tommy Dreamer, and was put into an Extreme Rules match with the Innovator of Violence this week for his troubles. Also, The Miz and John Morrison insulted both Champion and his SummerSlam challenger, leading to a match being signed pitting Miz and Morrison against the unlikely team of ECW Champion Mark Henry and Matt Hardy. Matt Striker and Todd Grisham called the action for the second straight week.
This review of Monday Night RAW on BoredWrestlingFan.com is dedicated to the memory of reader JT’s cat, Bandit (1995-2008). Tonight’s episode features a rematch for the World Tag Team Championship, as Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase try to win back their titles from John Cena and Batista. JBL has a challenge for CM Punk that Punk “can’t win,” and GM Mike Adamle says we’re going to find out what’s in Kane’s bag.
The 2008 Summer Olympics began earlier today and are going on as we speak – but nobody cares about that, it’s Friday night, it’s 8PM, it’s time for SmackDown! You guys know the drill by now, so here we go!
Tazz is filling in for Mick Foley
Natalya, Maryse, and Victoria def. Maria, Michelle McCool, and Cherry via submission.
Backstage, Bam Neely is found unconscious with a black rose on him.
Hawkins and Ryder def. Jimmy Wang Yang and Shannon Moore by pinfall.
MVP announces that he’ll be wrestling Jeff Hardy at SummerSlam.
Jeff Hardy def. Shelton Benjamin via disqualification.
The Great Khali left Triple H lying in the ring via the vice grip.
Curt Hawkins is found unconscious with a black rose on top of him. Apparently Ryder was found with one earlier too.
Vladimir Kozlov def. Jesse via pinfall.
The Brian Kendrick def. Super Crazy via pinfall.
Edge takes out Chavo with a Con-chair-to, and tells Vickie that he’s taking her to hell with him.
For the last several weeks, TNA iMPACT has been one of the most entertaining wrestling shows. Last night’s iMPACT was a big one, and almost had a pay-per-view like feel to it, just three days before Hard Justice. All of the matches for this Sunday’s PPV were showcased, some intertwining with each other, and there were a lot of crazy parts to the show, and some sick bumps being taken, including one that left the canvas soaked in the blood of Kurt Angle.
ECW is getting back on track. The WWE knows what works and what doesn’t, and they’re straying away from the boring stuff that they had done for a couple of weeks post-draft.
Last night’s episode featured a live edition of The Dirt Sheet, a tag match featuring Ricky Ortiz and Evan Bourne taking on Chavo Guerrero and Bam Neely, and Armando Estrada getting his last chance to earn an ECW contract, taking on Tommy Dreamer.