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  1. TNA Genesis 16/01/2014

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    Tonight’s Impact was dedicated to the memory of Mae Young. She’s tapping out Jesus now while the crowd still chants for Savage, who’s in the main event with Eddie Guerrero.

    Spud is in the ring to start us off and introduced Dixie Carter. Spud sat on the rope to pull it down for Dixie and she kicked him in the butt. She don’t need no one holding the ropes down for her. It was a nice little touch. Dixie basically threatened the locker room and brought up last week. Dixie thanks God the AJ story is over and says it’s a new beginning. Hence the name Genesis. She introduced Magnus after that as the crowd chants for AJ. I hope he’s not done. I don’t remember the last time he was so over.

    Magnus comes out with both belts and handed one to Dixie after calling her a champion of the people. Dixie/Rock at WM31. Dixie introduced the heels who helped out last week to thank them. Dixie gave Spud the title to hold and I marked out. Dixie thanks all the heels and said they’ll be getting a bigger paycheck. Tonight is the Genesis of Dixie Carter’s TNA, but to do that they have to stick together. EC3 is going to have to take out Sting. After that she brought EC3. Each week suicide is harder to hold off. Before EC3 can even speak the lights go out and Sting’s music hits. Sting’s in the crowd and he points a bat at the ring. The segment ended. I avoided committing suicide after all.

    Or perhaps not as when we came back from commercial, Sting’s music is still playing. He said he hopes that the pay off was worth it and said the people who didn’t sell out have honour, and Dixie can’t comprehend that. He threatened Dixie and Shield’d his way to the ring. Shield is a verb now. He cuts a promo on Magnus and says that TNA is a house divided that cannot stand. “We” are gonna fight tonight. The faces appeared on the ramp and Sting says tonight they’re taking back what’s theirs and a locker room sized brawl breaks out. I want to say their roster is small but it’s about the right size really. No one is squandered or disappearing every few weeks besides Kenny King and TJ Perkins. Sting is left in the ring with EC3 and hits him with the bat as they go to break. Again. When they come back all the heels are on the ramp and Joe has the mic. What fabulous directing.

    Even before meeting Sister Abigail, Bray was a weird dude.

    Even before meeting Sister Abigail, Bray was a weird dude.

    This segnment insists on continuing as Joe says they’re not leaving until they get into a fight. Spud makes a six on six tag match playa that’s gonna start right now.

    Faces vs Heels in a 12 man tag match
    They all brawl at the start and people get hurt. Joe and Zema Ion are the two legal men by default as everyone else fights on the floor. Basically a pair of faces and heels go in the ring and then out one after the other. Storm is on the face team for what it’s worth, as is Gunner. My left foot went numb but my doctor says I don’t have diabeetus so it’s okay. Eventually this turned into an actual six on six match with people on the apron and I hit fast forward. I’d had more than enough by this point. TNA is sponsored by five hour energy because it takes one to get through it. Oh, Genesis is lasting two weeks. Fun. Park turns into Abyss and takes out Storm and Gunner too. Joe wins with the choke on Daniels. Look guys, Joe’s getting pushed. Again.

    Velvet Sky is backstage with Austin Aries. He plugs his trading card and was trying to convince her to leave Sabin. Sabin comes in and drags her to the ring.

    Angle is also backstage looking for Dixie and Al.

    Speaking of before they became creepy, say hello to Taker.

    Speaking of before they became creepy, say hello to Taker.

    Sabin is in the ring with Velvet Sky and he calls her selfish. I never realised how thin she was. Sabin tells Velvet she has some explainin’ to do and Aries comes out for the save. He tells Sabin that a better title for him would be “The worst boyfriend that ever lived.” and I nearly barfed as he said he’d make an exception to his veganism for “a piece of pigeon pie”. Oh God strike me down. If you love me you’ll kill me. Sabin says that Velvet loves him and does what he says, and Aries says that’s the problem. Velvet needs to be who she knows she is, and who the fans know she is. Aries goes to call her a hot piece of ass and Sabin interrupts him for feminism. Sabin calls her toots and grabs her ass. Aries challenges him to a one on one title match next week. To take Velvet out of the equation and wants Velvet to go inside a cage. Velvet says she’ll do it, it reminds her of her time before being a wrassler. Velvet wants a man who’ll support her, not blame her, and Sabin won’t have her help. She teases leaving Sabin if he loses the match. I saw someone on the Flock say they predict an Aries and Velvet live sex celebration. I think I’m going to have to take next week off.

    Angle is still backstage but he’s changed his clothes. Still can’t find Dixie. Dexter is backstage and is congratulated by some faceless schmuck. Schmuck tells Dexter to not focus on Christie and gets his ass kicked for daring to mention her name. He beats the guy to death with his own shoe.

    EC3 backstage segment. Magnus comes in too, and says he sees a rookie who doubts himself. The crowd was cheering and I wondered what they were seeing. They tease some dissension and Magnus walks out, wishing him luck. Or something.

    That's Tank Abbot giving a whole new meaning to "blade job".

    That’s Tank Abbot giving a whole new meaning to “blade job”.

    Bully Ray vs Mr Anderson in a No DQ match
    Anderson runs out and attacks Bully before the match can start and the two brawl outside and inside the ring. The pair have a chair duel with Anderson coming out on top. Bully whips him with a chain for his troubles and gets in the ref’s face after a two count. It’s amazing how you can watch at double speed and not miss anything. Anderson introduces a guard rail to the match but it’s Bully who uses it before both guys take splashes on it. Anderson even hits a mic check onto it for just a two count. Anderson grabs a table and drives Bully through it but, again, gets a two count. He gets another table and Bully grabs the lighter fluid. Anderson snaps and goes to set the table on fire but Bully grabs him and pile drives him for the win. This feud will almost definitely see a flaming table though.

    Kurt Angle confronts Al Snow in catering and knocks him out after Snow wouldn’t rat out Dixie.

    Kurt Angle then comes out to the ring and grabs a mic. He calls out Dixie for involving his family. Dixie says Angle needs to realise things have changed and it’s not seven years ago. Angle says it isn’t because seven years ago Dixie was a good woman and asks her why she faked a family emergency. Dixie says she did it for the Rock, and for Angle. If she didn’t get Angle out the building he’d have made a choice he’d regret. Angle asks her why she’s so crazy and Dixie says that Angle isn’t smart enough to make the decision to not fight. She did what was best for him, and for her team. Angle says that he’s not on her team and he’ll be in Sting’s corner tonight. Dixie says he’s clearly insane and postpones his match until next week. I don’t see why the crowd booed that. They’ll still get to see it. Dixie threatens to fire anyone who gets involved in the main event and Angle dares her to fire him. He doesn’t care about his job, or his family, or anything. Dixie has him removed from the building for his own protection. Roode attacks Angle from behind as he argues with security and hits the Roode Bomb. That’s the name for that sweet looking Fireman’s Carry Neckbreaker he does. Security drags out a dead Angle.

    Improper use of the Fireman's Carry

    Improper use of the Fireman’s Carry

    Madison Rayne gets assaulted backstage.

    Dixie is backstage with Scott Armstrong and informs him he won’t be the ref in the main event after his actions last week.

    Madison Rayne vs Gail Kim for the Knockouts Title
    A mild USA chant breaks out during this match because Gail is Asian and Americans are racist. The pair really go at it and Kim does her best to focus on the injured abdomen. Tapa attacks Rayne outside the ring and gets thrown to the back even though that’s grounds for a DQ. Gail does her good old fashioned Figure Four on the corner but ultimately Madison wins and is the new Knockouts champ. She’s now a five time, five time, five time, five time, five time knockout champ.

    Sting is backstage and tells the guys in the back to stay in the back. A video package teasing a real new Impact or some stuff airs. Impact is getting a TV network or something.

    Dixie is backstage with the American Wolves and says they have a tryout match next week. If they win, they get a contract…except…they already signed their contract earlier in the day. Dixie asks who counter signed it and they give her an envelope and walk out. TNA has a new investor and I hope this is a shoot. They could do with one.

    This was called "If Vince Owned NBA" but Vince would never have a black man in the XBA.

    This was called “If Vince Owned NBA” but Vince would never have a black man in the XBA.

    Sting vs EC3 with special guest referee Rockstar Spud
    Rockstar Spud actually got a “You’re a douchebag” chant. I don’t get why Tazz couldn’t say douchebag either. It’s TV14 after all. Spud is totally in EC3’s favour and pulls Sting away from EC3 whenever he can. Sting ignores him and just does what he wants, including suplexing EC3 on the ramp. EC3 gets back into it after a distraction by Spud and pounds more ass than a gay porn star. Cock talk! Sting gets the Deathlock in and Spud gets on his back. Sting just uses Spud to hit EC3 and drops him. Spud refuses to count but Sting grabs his hand and forces him. Magnus pulls EC3 out before he can count three and then takes his shirt off to reveal a ref shirt of his own. EC3 rolls Sting up and Magnus fast counts the three. EC3 wins.

    Post match Sting challenges Magnus and says he’ll do anything, anything, to fight Magnus. Sting believed in Magnus and now he’s disgraced J.J Styles, Jeff Hardy, and the wrasslin business. Magnus is a cancer and Sting wants one. More. Match. Magnus says that Sting can never compete for the title again, and says he owes Sting nothing. Magnus says that Dixie is considering extending Sting’s contract and uses it as a negotiation tool. If Sting wins, he gets the title, and if Magnus wins, he tears Sting’s contract to shred and Sting is done. Sting accepts the match and in the back of his mind, dreams about facing Taker at Wrestlemania. The match is next week and it’s going to be hard for me to avoid spoilers. Tazz and Tenay hype up Genesis Part Two as the show goes off the air.

    A collection of TNA scripts.

    A collection of TNA scripts.

    It wasn’t a bad show, I’m just getting very very tired. I’m interested to see what happens with Sting. I think the only way he’ll go to the E is if he can face Taker, but I don’t know if Taker is even doing a match this year. This might be Sting’s last chance. Maybe this ties into the new investor storyline and Sting DOES lose his contract, but gets resigned. This could all be building to a huge return for AJ, Sting and Jeff Hardy. Stay positive folks. Not understanding where something is going doesn’t make it bad. It means you get to explore the possibilities. THEN you get disappointed when they go with the worst option.

  2. WWE RAW 9/16/13: YES! YES! YES!

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    Daniel Bryan is WWE Champion.  I had to check WWE.com again this morning to make sure that actually happened.  It wasn’t a figment of my imagination – for once, a WWE PPV ending didn’t piss off me or my houseguests.  All is right with the world… or is it?

    I watch RAW very late at night and write a recap.  What more do you want?  Read on.


  3. Random Randomness

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    Welcome all and how is everyone?  Things are all well here in JTland , but enough about me, I have a whole week of wrestling to to talk about.  So without further ado, lets get this show on the road:

    1.  More releases this week.  Last week I forgot to mention the release of WWE referee Scott Armstrong.  For those who don’t know, Armstrong was the referee who made The Undertaker “tap out” to CM Punk at Breaking Point.  This is a shock because you don’t hear about referee’s being released that often.  Also released this week was Charlie Haas which is really no surprise because we barely saw him on TV in the last year, so it was coming.

    2.RIP Angelo Poffo, father of The Genius and Randy “Macho Man” Savage.

    3.  TNA released Awesome Kong, Traci Broooks, and Roxxi.  I guess they won’t be focusing hat much on the Knockouts anymore.

    4.  Sean Morley (aka Val Venis) has left TNA to work in Mexico saying TNA had nothing solid yet.  Damn, I figured that TNA would have him under some kind of contract seeming that he just went over TNA founder Jeff Jarrett this past week on iMPACT!

    5.  So, tomorrow is the “big night” where iMPACT! goes head to head with RAW.  While I wish them all the best, unless they air the replays on Thursday, I won’t be tuning in.

    6.  Rob Van Dam is scheduled to appear on tomorrow night’s iMPACT!

    7.  What was with the squash match Money In The Bank qualifying matches on RAW this week?  Ok, I understand Jack Swagger killing Santino Marella, because Marella is a jobber, but MVP squashing Zack Ryder shouldn’t have happened especially after pushing him to the moon on ECW.

    8.  Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon in the inductee into the class of 2010 WWE Hall Of Fame.

    9.  I’m still not really into the NXT program.  I just don’t get what everybody likes about it.

    10.   If you haven’t seen it yet, watch  the Goldust/Chris Jericho match from this weeks Superstars. Hell the whole show was goos, but the Jericho/Goldust matchup was awesome.  Lets hope WWE does something with Goldust now that he’s on Smackdown.

    11.  Ok, so WWE now stops matches when someone gets a cut (Chavo was cut during his match with Kofi Kingston).  Come on, this is stupid.  Even the live fans didn’t like it. It’s one thing to do it during a live show, but to do during a taped show is just stupid.

    12.  John Morrison and R-Truth are facing Show-Miz for the WWE Unified Tag Team Titles.  I think someone said that a couple weeks ago in his Random article.  I wonder who that could be?

    13.  We have a Slam Master J and Jimmy Wang Yang sightings, yet they weren’t jobbing together. In fact Slam Master J didn’t even wrestle.

    14.  I don’t know why people give Matt Hardy crap for being fat, he really isn’t.  He’s in better shape than most of us are.

    15.  Apparently now you can get your losses removed from you record no in the WWE, even when you lose clean, twice.  Who knew.

    16.  On a final note, for all of those interested, I will be hosting the Wrestlemania 26 Roundtable and I would like to make this a big one, so all are welcome, but please get me your picks by no later than Friday March 26, 8pm eastern so I can have it up Sat morning.

    Ok that all for another week, thanks again for reading and see you all next week.

  4. SmackDown recap and thoughts 10/9/09

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    I watched SmackDown, but I was eating at the time and didn’t feel like actually reviewing the show.  So, to keep up with things this week, I’m going to do a recap/thoughts column on the show.  Hope you enjoy it!

    In ring segment: Teddy Long says that John Cena is more than welcome to join SmackDown if he should lose at Bragging Rights.  CM Punk comes out and demands a submission match against The Undertaker for the World Heavyweight Championship with Scott Armstrong as the referee and Long at ringside at the PPV.  Long says he can’t do that.  Before he gets a chance to announce his plans, Mr. McMahon steals his thunder and announces that Long was planning a fatal four way pitting The Undertaker against CM Punk, Batista, and Rey Mysterio for the World Heavyweight Championship at Bragging Rights.

    Match #1:  Rey Mysterio def. Chris Jericho following a 619.

    Word Up: This week’s word is Eve, because she’s next.

    Match #2:  Michelle McCool def. Eve.

    Backstage segment: Teddy Long enters his office to find Vickie Guerrero and Eric Escobar.  Vickie says that The Undertaker is going to be furious and that Punk should’ve gotten a one on one rematch.

    Match #3:  John Morrison def. Dolph Ziggler in an Intercontinental Championship match.  Ziggler set a chair at ringside, but Maria took it and sat on it before he could use it, leading Morrison to use the distraction to pick up the victory.

    Backstage segment: Dolph tells Maria that he sees bright lights in his professional future, but he doesn’t see her in his personal future.

    Match #4:  Drew McIntyre & Kane def. R-Truth & Matt Hardy. For the love of not seeing your underwear every week, Matt, please go back to regular pants!

    Backstage segment: Rey Mysterio and Batista agree that the best man should win at Bragging Rights.

    Match #5:  CM Punk def. Batista via count out.

    My thoughts: If the rumors are true that Punk is in the WWE doghouse for not dressing in a suit when it doesn’t fit his gimmick, that’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard.  The Undertaker does NOT need the World Heavyweight Championship.  He’s a legend, and a shoe-in for the Hall of Fame the moment he retires.  Batista gets injured every time he wins a major championship, and Mysterio hasn’t done much of anything lately to indicate that he’d have a successful run with the title.

    Dolph Ziggler either needs to win the title, or move on from trying to win it.  I like Ziggler, I like Morrison, I don’t mind them feuding, but it should’ve been Ziggler who picked up the title from Rey Mysterio in the first place.

    And Matt Hardy.  I’m begging you Matt, go back to pants.  The tights look terrible on you, they’re just not your style.  And yes, I will say this every week in my SmackDown reviews.

  5. BWF Roundtable: Hell In A Cell


    What’s up everyone and welcome to the second edition of the Roundtable. Tonight I am your host as we sit down and predict this Sunday’s “Hell In A Cell” pay per view! Tonight we all of the BWF staff on board with their predictions, so without further ado, let’s get this show on the road:

    1. World Heavyweight Championship Match- CM Punk vs. Undertaker (Hell in a Cell Match):

    Legend Killer: Punk retains. Oh yeah, nobody else picks it, but watch for Batista.

    ThinkSoJoE: We still don’t know for sure who put Long, Punk, and Scott Armstrong up to screwing The Undertaker at Breaking Point, so I’m sure that he’ll get screwed again at Hell In A Cell. Punk’s leaving with the gold.

    Tharvey1: Undertaker over CM Punk

    Drowgoddess: I want CM Punk to win and retain the title. It’s considered a foregone conclusion that Taker wins here, but it’s just too soon. Taker winning here makes no sense.

    JT: It is more logical to have Punk retain here since he has people to feud with such as Batista, Rey Mysterio, And even to a lesser extent Great Khali and John Morrsion. If Taker wins he has Kane and that’s about it unless they turn Batista heel, which I don’t see happening. Punk retains.

    2. Divas Championship Match- Mickie James vs. Alicia Fox:

    Legend Killer: Mickie James. Who the hell is Alicia Fox?

    ThinkSoJoE: Why even have a Hell in a Cell PPV if you don’t have EVERY match inside a Hell In A Cell? This one will be a victory for Mickie James if the WWE wants their women’s division to have even an ounce of credibility compared to TNA’s

    Tharvey1: Mickie James over Alicia Fox

    Drowgoddess: Mickie James. That Alicia Fox is even in a ppv title match is appalling.

    JT: Mickie James. Do I really need to explain.

    3. WWE Championship Match- John Cena vs. Randy Orton (Hell in a Cell Match):

    Legend Killer: Cena. Because the WWE are like that.

    ThinkSoJoE: Cena just won the title. Cena sells merchandise. WWE have a new toy deal starting in January with Mattel, and cheap looking toy championships to sell. Cena ain’t losing at HIAC.

    Tharvey1: John Cena over Randy Orton

    Drowgoddess: Cena wins. After the last RAW, it’s a given.

    JT: I think that the stipulation in that if Orton loses, he can’t have another title shot. So, I’m going with Orton here. Plus like with Punk, it’s better for Orton to be champ, since he can go on to feud with HHH and HBK and even the long awaited Mark Henry feud we’ve all been waiting for. If Cena wins, he has nobody and babyface vs. babyface feuds can’t happen all the time.

    4. D-Generation X vs. The Legacy (Hell in a Cell Match):

    Legend Killer: DX. See previous match. Also, Cody Rhodes was Rey Mysterio jr. in WCW.

    ThinkSoJoE: If there wasn’t another PPV between now and Survivor Series, there would be no question in my mind about Legacy winning this match. My assumption is that they’re still booking DX & Cena vs. Orton and Legacy as the dark main event for RAW events after Bragging Rights later this month, the theory of DX finally getting their revenge at Survivor Series could still hold up. I’m going to go with Legacy here.

    Tharvey1: DX over Legacy

    Drowgoddess: Who are we kidding? DX wins here, and in humiliating fashion. I completely disagree with the people who say that DX has effectively put over Legacy, and that a DX win at HIAC is acceptable.

    JT: I’ve got two words for ya: “DX WINS!” I don’t see Legacy having any chance here.

    5. United States Championship Match- Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz vs. Jack Swagger:

    Legend Killer: The Miz. His opponents are a palm tree after a bushfire, and the second is the re-incarnation of Dusty Rhodes.
    ThinkSoJoe: All three of these guys have been in a game of one-upsmanship over the past few weeks. Kofi’s outsmarted Miz and Swagger on a few occasions, leading me to believe he’s retaining.

    Tharvey1: Jack Swagger over Miz and Kofi Kingston

    Drowgoddess: I like all three of these guys, and will be happy no matter who wins. That said, I’m going with Kofi to retain, and Swagger and The Miz to develop a feud of their own over it.

    JT: Kofi Kingstion has been champion since June, so a title change is eminent. I’m gonna go with Swagger here.

    6. Unified Tag Team Championship Match- Chris Jericho & Big Show vs. Batista & Rey Mysterio:

    Legend Killer: Batista and Rey. You really see them losing? Silly wrestling fan, WWE is for kids. Yes, the WWE is now a breakfast cereal.

    ThinkSoJoE: Look. I’m going to give the same prediction I’ve given before. They took the time to have a band come in and remake a remix of Jericho and Big Show’s theme music. They’re not splitting the team up this quickly by ending their reign at Hell In A Cell. If they do, and I have to see Batista when RAW comes to Buffalo in three weeks, I’ll be very upset.

    Tharvey1: JeriShow over Boretista and Rey Mysterio

    Drowgoddess: Batista and Rey would not be in this match if they weren’t going to win it. I don’t want them to, but I predict that they will. That said, I want JeriShow to retain until Edge comes back, and have Edge and Jericho start their inevitable feud with Edge and Christian (who will have lost the ECW title to Regal) winning the tag team titles one more time.

    JT: There hasn’t been enough build for this match for me to believe that the titles will change hands. Plus Mysterio has unfinished business with John Morrison and Dolph Ziggler. Plus both Rey and Batista are the next in line to be World Title contenders. Jericho and Big Show retain and keep thetitles until Edge returns and causes them to lose them.

    7. Intercontinental Championship Match- John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler:

    Legend Killer: errrr … Morrison?

    ThinkSoJoE: PLEASE let Ziggler win. It’s no secret that I’m a huge JoMo mark, but the whole “Mr. Ziggles” thing got real old, real quick. I want Ziggler to win just so Morrison will take him seriously enough to stop calling him that. So, my pick is Ziggler.

    Tharvey1: John Morrison over Dolph Ziggler

    Drowgoddess: Ziggler has been doing well, and I like the guy more than I thought I would, but I don’t see the Guru of Greatness losing the title just yet. With the hint of a Maria heel turn recently, I’d like to see a slow burn on that where Maria eventually does something despicable to help Ziggler win the title, and we have a new heel couple. Morrison retains.

    JT: With Rey returning, I think that he’ll want a rematch for the title at some point, probably the first or second Smackdown after the pay per view, and he will face the champion, John Morrison! Ziggler’s day is coming though.

    Alright that’s all thanks for joining us for this edition of the BWF Roundtable. Tune in tomorrow for “Hell In A Cell” coverage, plus an all new Random Randomness!

  6. SmackDown results 9/18/09

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    Teddy Long shows up in his limo and looks paranoid after what he did to The Undertaker this past Sunday at Breaking Point.  He surrounds himself with security and asks them to stick close to him.

    The SmackDown video plays, and we’re on our way!

    Batista is here.  Great.  He chose to be on SmackDown, and he can’t wait to get started.


    Chris Jericho is here to save this segment.  He says Batista makes him sick.  He calls him an injury prone loser like Edge.  He tells Batista that Jericho is the true face of SmackDown, and that everybody knows it.  A lot has changed since Batista’s been gone, and he’s been gone a long time, and Jericho is now the man on this show.  Batista says to be the man, you’ve gotta beat the man.  He says they’ll have a chance to catch up, because tonight, Jericho has a match against Batista.  The Animal promptly hits a spinebuster on Jericho.

    Jericho asks Big Show backstage where he was.  Big Show says that Jericho wanted to do it by himself.  Jericho says he’ll do it by himself and tells Show to wait backstage.  Show tells him to relax.

    Still to come, an interview with Scott Armstrong.


    Dolph Ziggler is sitting in on commentary, and the WWE Intercontinental Champion, John Morrison makes his way to the ring for action.  His opponent will be Mike Knox, who gives us a lesson on Restless Leg Syndrome.

    John Morrison def. Mike Knox

    SmackDown always has the best wrestling of the week.  This match, no exception.  Morrison picks up the win with the Starship Pain.

    Morrison takes the mic after the match and he says he hopes Dolph had a good time playing footsie with Todd Grisham (who is awesome on the new SmackDown 10th Anniversary DVD).  He says does the Mr. Ziggles bit again, and it’s way less funny this week.  The fans aren’t getting behind it as much, either.

    Todd Grisham and JR show us footage from Breaking Point.  Meaning, if you paid for it, you should be pissed off because they just showed the only important part of the whole show on free television.  Anyways, Josh Matthews asks Armstrong why he did what he did.  He says he answered to somebody in a position much higher than the one he’s at.  He was asked to do something he knew was wrong, and something he’s not proud of.  He makes no excuses, he did what he had to do to keep his job.


    Batista vs. Chris Jericho will be our main event tonight, but for now, here’s somebody that Batista’s allegedly slept with, Melina!  Her opponent, the WWE Women’s Champion, Michelle McCool, limps to the ring.

    Michelle McCool def. Melina

    Justin Roberts did not announce this as a Triple Threat.  Anyhow, Michelle is aggressive in this one, but it’s not enough as Melina picks up the victory with a rolling powerbomb.

    Teddy Long is backstage with his security force when Mr. McMahon walks in.  The Chairman excuses the security team and he wonders again where his picture was.  He enjoyed the surprise of Batista coming to SmackDown.  He doesn’t seem so impressed with what he came up with for Breaking Point.  He wants to know why T-Lo double crossed The Undertaker.  McMahon wants an explanation, and it’d better be the right one.  In fact, he owes the WWE Universe an answer.  He sends Long to the ring and tells him he’ll be waiting back in his office.  He asks if Long has any idea what The Undertaker is going to do to him.  Long heads to the ring.


    Theodore Long is flanked by security as he heads to the ring to offer up an explanation as to why he screwed The Undertaker at Breaking Point.  Long welcomes Batista back to SmackDown.  He then admits that all of this was pre-planned.  It was pre-planned to prevent The Undertaker from becoming the World Heavyweight Champion.  Long isn’t going to say that he’s proud of what he did, because he’s not.  He’s not going to say that he’s not afraid of The Undertaker, because he is.  He knows that The Undertaker may show up here sometime tonight, which is why he’s surrounded himself with security.  He’s not the only one involved, Scott Armstrong and CM Punk were in on it too.  Long knows how he feels about this conspiracy, and he’d like to tell us why he did what he did.  You see, he’s got a family to take care of.  Times are tough, and he can’t let them down.  He’s too old to learn to do something new, so therefore, he’d like to apologize for his actions.  The crowd boos.  He says he’d like to apologize to the WWE Universe, and he’d like to apologize to each and every one of the fans.  He’d especially like to apologize to The Undertaker.  One last thing.  He hopes that The Undertaker can find it in his heart to forgive him.  Long leaves with his security in tow.

    Backstage, the security team hears noises as they walk Long to his limo.  Long gets in and tells the drive he’s ready to go.  The doors lock, the privacy window rolls down, and The Undertaker says “Buckle up, Teddy” as smoke and lightning fill the back of the limo.

    <COMMERCIAL BREAK> – if you’re in the Buffalo area, MyNetwork TV is giving away tickets to Monday Night RAW in a “watch and win” sweepstakes.  Yes, it’s possible to win – I won last week!

    CM Punk, the World Heavyweight Champion is here, and he has a microphone.  He says, “I told you so.”  Punk says he’s the only man who ever made The Undertaker tap out.  Which isn’t true.  Watch the Angle/Undertaker match on the SmackDown DVD.  Punk admits he’s been preaching, because the people need a good preaching to.  He then goes on a tirade about drugs.  He calls everybody a liar, and says he’s a prophet, the choice of a new generation, a champion everybody can be proud of, the first and only straight edge World Heavyweight Champion in history.  If you’re not Straight Edge like Punk, that means he’s better than you.

    Still to come, Batista vs. Chris Jericho!


    The Great Khali vs. Kane is still to come, but right now, it’s Cryme Tyme.  Did I fall asleep and miss the good matches on SmackDown and wake up on Monday?  Their opponents are from Canada, which happens to be where SmackDown is, so they’re getting cheered – they’re the Hart Dynasty!

    The Hart Dynasty vs. Cryme Tyme

    I swear if the Harts lose tonight, I’m done with WWE.  Luckily, Kidd hit the Blockbuster on JTG and picked up the victory, so it hasn’t come to that.

    Melina is looking trashy as ever backstage when she walks into the Divas locker room, which is plastered with pictures of Dolph Ziggler helping Michelle McCool last week.  Maria says she’s sure Dolph has a logical explanation and wonders why Melina wouldn’t come to her with this instead of plastering pictures all over the wall.  Melina tries to explain that she didn’t do it, but Maria walks away.

    Still to come, Batista vs. Jericho, but up next, Kane vs. Khali.


    The Great Khali is out first for this next abomination of a professional wrestling match.  Kane follows, and we’re underway.

    Kane vs. The Great Khali

    Kane knocked Khali out with a chair.

    After the bell, Kane used the steel steps to completely destroy Khali’s knee.


    WWE Smack of the Week: Drew McIntyre destroying R-Truth over the last few weeks.

    Charlie Haas is on non-entrance jobber duty.  R-Truth’s music plays, but Drew McIntyre comes out instead.  He says R-Truth had an accident in the backstage area and can’t compete.  He declare Haas the winner by forfeit.  Haas shakes his hand, and then gets attacked and dropped with a double armed DDT.


    Batista def. Chris Jericho

    Jericho went for a Codebreaker but was caught and hit with a Batista Bomb for the win.

    Backstage, Big Show says Batista got lucky, and that when he gets in the ring with him next week, his luck will run out.

    Sorry for the lack of detail, guys, I got caught up in something else that I didn’t think would take as long as it has.  I’m hitting up an independent show tomorrow night, so I’ll be here to give you thoughts and pictures from that.  See you then!