TNA Impact Wrestling Results From April 3rd, 2014

1248_1784e00b0b60f953190c43cb5b6689b8_mTNA Impact Wrestling
April 3, 2014
Universal Studios
Orlando, Florida

First Match: Tag Team Tables Match
Bully Ray & Willow vs. Ethan Carter III and Bobby Roode

Willow and Ray hit the ring to start the match and attack Carter and Roode. Willow hits Poetry in Motion off of Ray. The two beat down Roode and he ends up out of the ring. Ray and Willow hit the Wassup double team. Ray tells Willow to get the tables. Willow grabs a table and puts it in the ring. They set up the table, but EC3 and Roode ground them both. EC3 and Roode double team Willow, but Ray jumps them. EC3 hits Ray with a forearm. EC3 and Roode reposition the table. They go for a double suplex through the table, but Willow moves it. Willow takes down Roode, but runs into an EC3 clothesline. EC3 picks up Willow and slams his face into the mat. Willow comes back with a jawbreaker and then hits a splash and dropkick on EC3 in the corner.

Willow hits the Twist of Fate on EC3. Willow repostions the table closer to a corner. Willow puts EC3 on he table. Rockstar Spud, in a wheelchair, heads dow the ramp. Willow sees him and gets out of the ring. He dropkicks Spud in the wheelchair. Willow picks him up and takes him out of the arena. Ray climbs to the top rope. EC3 gets off the table and Roode pushes Ray off the top rope. Ray goes over the table. They go for a double team, but Ray ends up throwing Roode into EC3 from the top rope. Ray hits a double clothesline. Ray cleans house. Ray goes for a powerbomb on EC3, but Roode breaks it up. Ray gets out of the Roodebomb attempt, but Roode hits a spinebuster on Ray, through the table for the win.

Winner: Bobby Roode and Ethan Carter III

After the match, Roode and EC3 set up another table. Roode grabs Ray and puts him through the table with the Roodebomb. EC3 leaves the ring with Ray down in the remnants of the table. Roode yells at EC3 for one more table. They get another and set it up near the corner of the ring. EC3 picks up Ray, while Roode punches him. They put Ray on the table and Roode climbs to the top rope. Roode hits a huge frog splash on Ray through the table. Roode yells at Ray on the ground.Backstage, Kenny King arrives. He asks a backstage guy what they have for him tonight. The man tells him that he doesn’t see him scheduled for anything tonight. King goes to look for MVP. Mr. Anderson is set for action next. We head to commercial.

Back from break. Magnus is asked backstage where Abyss is. He tells them that they are on the same page and that’s all that matters. MVP starts tell us what we’ll see on Impact tonight. He’s interrupted by Kenny King and we head back to the arena.

Second Match: Straight Jacket Match
Mr. Anderson vs. Samuel Shaw

Anderson grabs a mic and introduces himself. Anderson introduces the strait jacket that will be used in the match. Shaw’s music hits and he walks onto the stage. Shaw says that he is not creepy. He asks Anderson if he knows how precious his hands are. He says that he uses them to create art. He tells Anderson that he uses his for nothing and is ordinary. He says that the worst crime in society is to be ordinary. He says that Christy Hemme loves him. Anderson attacks Shaw on the apron and he falls to the floor. Anderson tries to put the jacket on Shaw, but Shaw fights back. Anderson tosses him into the ring steps.

Back from commercial and Shaw takes down Anderson with the jacket. Shaw chokes Anderson. Shaw tries to put the jacket on Anderson. He gets Anderson’s arms in the jacket but Anderson fights back. Anderson hits Shaw with a series of moves while wearing the jacket. Anderson hits the rolling senton. He removes the jacket and goes to Shaw. He puts Shaw’s arms in the jacket, but Shaw hits him with a low blow. Shaw locks in a choke on Anderson in the middle of the ring. Shaw chokes Anderson out. Shaw gets up and starts to put the jacket on Anderson. He gets both arms in, but Anderson fights back. Shaw locks the choke back in. Anderson goes out and Shaw goes back to the jacket. Shaw rolls Anderson over and cinches up the the back belt. He goes to the other belts and cinches them for the win.

Winner: Samuel Shaw

Backstage, The Beautiful people say that they will rewrite history. Velvet Sky says that Rayne is trying to outshine the two stars that made her. She says that they’re going to school her tonight, no matter who her parter is Madison Rayne picks her tag-team partner tonight to face the Beautiful People. We head to break.

Back from break where we see Eric Young from an interview earlier today. He says that he needs to deal with Abyss because he started the problem. He says that he’s going to prove to everyone tonight why he has a spot in the TNA World Heavyweight Championship match. Back to the ring where Tigre Uno heads to the ring. Sanada makes his entrance. This will be the first of a best of three series for the X Division Championship.

Kenny King comes out and interrupts the beginning of the match. He introduces himself and says that he is the X Division. He says that the X Division isn’t the same without him. King brags and MVP’s music hits. MVP heads to the ring with a mic. MVP tells King that he’s acting crazy by interrupting his show. King says that even with MVP in the ring, he’s still the biggest star standing in the ring. MVP asks him to come back to his office to talk about it. King refuses and tells him that he should be main eventing and headlining Impact. MVP says that the card is booked up. King asks MVP what he’s doing tonight. King tells MVP that they should have a match tonight on Impact so he can show him what he can do. MVP refuses. King says that he’s going to take a bow for his fans. He does and bumps MVP. MVP turns and King offers a match again. MVP agrees and King leaves the ring. Up next, Sanada and Tigre Uno will have their match. We head to break.


Third Match:  Best of Three Series for the TNA X Division Championship
Tigre Uno vs. Sanada (c)

 Uno takes down Sanada. Uno hits a kick and then another in the corner. Uno goes for a dive, but stops when Sanada moves on the outside. Sanada gets in the ring, but Uno cuts him off and puts him in a hold. Sanada fights out of it and hits Uno with a pair of elbows. Sanada grounds Uno after coming off the top rope. Sanada hits a backdrop and then a kick to the back. Uno misses a dive in the corner and Sanada goes to the rolling cradles on Uno. Uno rolls out of the ring. Sanada goes to hit the ropes for a dive, but Uno jumps in and grounds him. Uno comes off the top rope but Sanada hits a drop kick. Sanada climbs to the top, but Uno crothes him. Uno goes for a split-leg moonsault, but Sanada puts the knees up. Sanada hits a double hook german suplex for a pin and a three-count.

Winner: Still TNA X Division Champion Sanada

Backstage, someone asks Magnus where Abyss is. Magnus says that there’s a good reason why we haven’t seen Abyss and we’re going to find out next. Magnus says that he’s about to show Abyss in a way that no one has ever seen before. We head to break.

Back from break, Britney tells Rayne that she looks up to her. Britney asks if she can be Rayne’s tag partner. Rayne says no because she doesn’t want her to have to deal with The Beautiful People. Britney says she can handle it. Rayne says ok and they start to talk strategy.

First In-Ring Segment: Back to the ring, where Magnus heads to the ring. Magnus says that he’s got something to share with everyone. He tells Abyss to come down to the ring. Abyss’ music hits and he heads to the ring wearing his mask along with a suit and tie. He seems uncomfortable in the attire. Magnus tells Abyss that this is how the upper-echelon dress. Magnus says that he invited him out to talk strategy about their four-way match tonight. Magnus says that everyone thinks it’s really a four-way match, though he believes that they’re a team and that Abyss will not fight him to take the belt. He tells Abyss that he treats him like a person.

Magnus brings up James Mitchell and Eric Young and how they treated Abyss. Magnus says that sometimes it’s hard for him to express himself at times. He says that he’s going to tell Abyss something that he’s longed to hear his whole life. Magnus tells Abyss that he loves him. Magnus hugs Abyss, while Abyss does nothing. Magnus exits the ring with Abyss right behind him. Eric Young jumps Abyss on the ramp. Magnus comes back and cuts off Young. Abyss and Magnus throw Young into the ring and beat him down. Samoa Joe hits the ring and cleans house. Abyss and Magnus retreat. Joe and Young stand in the ring. Young stares at him and says to stay out of his business. Young leaves the ring. Up next is the Beautiful People taking on Britney and Madison Rayne. We head to break.

Backstage, The Wolves talk with MVP about their Tag-Team title match tonight. Robbie E. shows up with a trainer and says that Jessie got hurt and can’t wrestle, so there will be no title match tonight. MVP and Robbie argue. Robbie leaves. MVP says that the excuse is legitimate and that he has to get ready for his match with Kenny King. The Wolves are angry and leave.

We see another video package featuring Knux.

Fourth Match: The Beautiful People vs. Britney and Madison Rayne

Angelina Love starts with Britney. Love hits Britney, but Britney fights back and shoulder blocks Love to the ground and hits a series of moves. Love tags Sky in and Britney goes to the front facelock. Love pulls Britney down in the corner. Love and Sky hit a double team. Love comes back in and beats down Britney. Sky holds Britney and Love kicks her. Sky comes in and keeps control on Britney. Britney ends up countering with a russian leg-sweep. Britney tags in Rayne who hits clotheslines on Love. She goes for a cover and Sky makes the save. Britney tags herself in and gets ran over by Sky. Sky takes out Rayne. The Beautiful People hit the Makeover and Love gets the three-count on Britney.

Winner: The Beautiful People

Fifth Match: Kenny King vs. MVP

This is an exhibition match, which will be explained later I assume. They shake hands to start and MVP puts on a wristlock. King escapes and stands on the buckle for a bit as this is slow paced to start. They trade wristlocks and hammerlocks until King grabs a headlock. MVP trips King down and puts on an STF but lets it go for no apparent reason.

Kenny takes him down again before flipping up to his feet for some posing. We get some chain wrestling on the mat into a front facelock from MVP as the fans chant YOU STILL GOT IT. They finally start throwing punches and it turns into a scrap on the mat until the bell rings for no apparent reason.

Results: No Contest

Magnus asks if Ethan has his back tonight. Carter thinks Magnus is scared of Abyss and doesn’t answer.

MVP jumps Kenny King from behind during a backstage interview.

Sixth Match: Fatal Four Way Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Magnus (c) vs. Samoa Joe vs. Abyss vs. Eric Young

Abyss attacks EY and Magnus goes after Joe. Joe hits an atomic drop and a back splash on Magnus. Magnus rolls out and Joe follows. In The ring, Young dropkicks Abyss out of the ring. Young hits a suicide dive onto the other three competitors. Young throws Magnus in the ring and hits a crossbody off the top rope. Abyss accidentally hits Magnus in the corner. Joe gets into the ring and stares at Young. Abyss and Magnus jump the two and take them down. We head to commercial break.

Back from commercial where Magnus and Abyss have control on Young in the ring. Joe on the outside. Magnus tells Abyss to keep Joe busy. He goes out and Joe fights him. Young is hit with a huge clothesline by Magnus. Magnus goes for the cover and only gets two. Abyss keeps control on Joe on the outside. Young fights out of a hold but Magnus grounds him with a high knee. Young fights off Magnus again, but Magnus hits him with an elbow. Joe fights off Abyss on the outside. Magnus gets another two-count in the ring. Abyss back in control of Joe. Abyss comes into the ring. Abyss starts to beat down Young. Magnus puts Young up onto the top turnbuckle. He tells Abyss to step away. He goes up for the superplex, but Young fights them off and hits a double dropkick. Young fights them both off. Magnus ends up tossing Young out of the ring. Joe comes into the ring and cleans house. Joe kicks Abyss in the head.

Magnus is hit with a snapslam from Joe. Young comes in and breaks up the pin. Joe hits Young with a snapslam. Joe then hits Abyss with a snapslam. Joe goes for the rear naked choke on Magnus. Magnus grabs the ref and hits a low blow out of sight on Joe. Magnus tosses Joe to Abyss for the Black Hole Slam. Magnus fights Joe on the outside. Abyss goes for the chokeslam on Young, but he bites him. Abyss then hits the Black Hole Slam on Young. Magnus yells at Abyss to not cover him. Magnus gets in the ring and tells him no again. Magnus reasons with Abyss. Magnus goes to the top rope and hits the elbow drop. Magnus pins Young for the three-count to retain the title.

Winner: Still TNA World Heavyweight Champion Magnus

Josh’s Grade for Impact: 8.5/10

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WWE Main Event Results From April 1, 2014

wwemaineventWWE Main Event
April 1, 2014
Verizon Center
Washington, D.C.

First Match: The Miz vs. Sheamus

They lock up and Sheamus pushes Miz to the corner. They break and lock up again. Sheamus goes to a headlock and then a takeover. Back to their feet, they break on the ropes. Miz locks in a headlock on Sheamus, but is shot off to the ropes and grounded with a shoulder tackle. Sheamus eventually hits a backbreaker. Miz rolls to the outside. Sheamus follows him out and back into the ring. Sheamus gains control after catching a kick from the Miz. Miz fights back and grounds Sheamus. Miz pounds Sheamus in the corner, but Sheamus fights back with punches and forearms. Sheamus charges Miz, but Miz pulls down the top rope and dumps him to the floor. Miz hits a baseball slide. Miz tries to jump on Sheamus with a cross body out to the floor, but Sheamus catches him and hits a fallaway slam that sends Miz into the barrier. We head to break.

Back from break, where Miz attempts to fight out of a hold. Miz escapes and punches Sheamus in the corner. Sheamus reverses and eventually clotheslines Miz out of the ring. Sheamus counters Miz on the outside, but is pushed into the ring post. Miz follow it up with a boot to the face. Back in the ring, Miz continues to beat down Sheamus. Miz charges Sheamus in the corner and hits the jumping clothesline. Miz hits a double axe-handle from the top rope. He goes to a hold on Sheamus. Sheamus fights back but is hit with a backbreaker/neckbreaker combo. Miz hits the leg splash on Sheamus in the ropes. Sheamus fights back, but Miz boots him to the ground. Miz goes to a chinlock on a grounded Sheamus. Sheamus fights out of it, but runs into a knee to the gut. Miz points to the Wrestlemania XXX sign and charges Sheamus in the corner. Sheamus clubs Miz to the ground. Both men down. Sheamus hits a series of moves. Sheamus hits the rolling senton. He tries to hit the forearm apron shots, but Miz gets out of it and climbs to the top rope. Miz comes off but is caught into an Irish Curse Backbreaker. Sheamus misses White Noise and Miz eventually hits a huge ddt. Miz gets a two-count. Miz attacks Sheamus’ thigh in the corner. Miz goes for the Figure Four, but Sheamus pushes him away. Sheamus misses the Brogue Kick and Miz fails to hit the Skullcrushing Finale. Sheamus hits the huge forearm shots to the chest on Miz. Sheamus goes to the top, but Miz pulls him off. Miz locks in the Figure Four. Sheamus gets to the ropes. Sheamus shoves off Miz and hits the Brogue Kick. He goes for the pin and gets the three-count.

Winner: Sheamus

The announcers hype the Ander The Giant 30-Man Battle Royal at Wrestlemania XXX. Up next we’ll look at the John Cena/Bray Wyatt feud. We head to break.Back from break, where Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton introduce a video package highlighting the Cena/Wyatt feud. We see a video reviewing the announcement of the Divas’ Championship match set for Wrestlemania XXX.

Renee Young interviews the Bella Twins. She asks them about their preparation for the Divas’ title match. Both say that they are very prepared and that they can’t agree on who will be the new champion, but they can agree that there will be a new one. We head to break.

Second Match: Nikki Bella w/Brie Bella vs. Tamina Snuka w/AJ Lee

the match begins with a lockup. Tamina twists Nikki’s arm, but she reverses. Nikki hits an elbow and then jumps from the second rope to hit a kick on Tamina. Nikki puts Tamina in a hold, but Tamina gets to the ropes. Nikki hits a head scissors takeover that sends Tamina out of the ring. Nikki follows, but is grounded by Tamina. Tamina throws her back in and gets a two-count pin. Tamina in control with a headbutt. She goes for another cover and gets two again. Tamina goes to a hold. Nikki gets out of it, but Tamina throws her to the corner. Nikki hits a kick and follows with a clothesline. Nikki grounds Tamina. Nikki gets a two-count. Tamina takes back control and Nikki ends up out of the ring. Tamina throws her back in and kicks Brie to the ground. Tamina gets back in but Nikki jumps her. Tamina hits a huge kick on Nikki. Tamina goes to the top rope and hits the big splash for the three-count.

Winner: Tamina Snuka

After the match, AJ celebrates while Tamina just stares at her. AJ hugs her and Tamina does not look enthused. Up next, we’ll see a recap of Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker’s final faceoff before Wrestlemania XXX. We head to break.

Back from break, where we learn that Hulk Hogan will appear at this Friday’s SmackDown. We see a recap of Raw from last night featuring Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker.

We got a recap of the match between Randy Orton and Batista on RAW.

Josh’s Grade for Main Event: 8/10

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WrestleMania 30 Press Conference Coverage

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April 1, 2014
Hard Rock Cafe
New York, New York

The WrestleMania XXX press conference opens up live from the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square in New York City. Josh Mathews welcomes us and we see members of the press and some fans waiting for things to begin. Mathews brings in The Bella Twins to discuss the Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational at WrestleMania XXX. They both agree that AJ Lee will lose her title. Nikki says she will win the title but Brie says she’s taking home gold. Brie then talks about Daniel Bryan’s surprise return on RAW and Nikki talks about John Cena’s match against Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania.

Mathews brings Summer Rae in next. Mathews asks about her issues with Brie. Summer acknowledges that she still has a lot to prove to everyone. She says she does want to become Divas Champion at WrestleMania and is excited about the match. Summer leaves and Brie asks Mathews who would make a better champion – Brie or Nikki. Mathews brings up the idea of being co-champions. Mathews brings in Mark Henry next. Henry talks about looking forward to WrestleMania Axxess and the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. The music starts up and Mathews sends us to the main stage where Michael Cole is starting the press conference.

Cole welcomes us and plugs WrestleMania. He talks about the significant economic impact that the event brings to communities. Cole introduces Stephanie next. Stephanie talks about some of her early WrestleMania memories and talks about WrestleMania XXX airing on the WWE Network. She says WWE’s legacy will be immortalized with the Network, which represents forever. Stephanie plugs some of the community events that are planned for New Orleans this week. She talks about how much heart the WWE Superstars have. Stephanie tells everyone to join them and enjoy the ride.

Cole comes back out and introduces Hulk Hogan, saying he has main evented 1/3 of all WrestleMania events. Hogan tries to get the audience hype. Hogan also talks about WrestleMania coming full circle. Hogan says he’s really happy to be home and asks “whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild on you?” Hogan says he’s been saying that for 30 years and tries to get some of the people in the crowd to say it but they barely play along. Hogan ends it with some poses. Cole comes back out and introduces Triple H.

Triple H jokes about having to follow Hogan. He hypes WrestleMania and says he’s a fan. He talks about WWE stars wanting to make history at WrestleMania and brings up NXT. He says NXT is where the dream starts. He mentions The Wyatt Family, The Shield and Big E, calling him Big E Langston. Triple H says they will be living their dream at WrestleMania on Sunday. This year, a new crop of NXT talents will participate in WrestleMania Week, then watch WrestleMania XXX with hopes and dreams of making it to that stage. Triple H plugs some of the WrestleMania Week content that will air on the WWE Network. Triple H says unfortunately for Daniel Bryan, his dream intersects with Triple H’s and that won’t work out well for him. Triple H says only The Game is forever. He thanks everyone and Cole comes back out.

Cole talks about how the Yes Movement has spread and introduces Daniel Bryan. Bryan has to unbutton his suit jacket to do the “yes!” gesture but the media doesn’t play along. Bryan did get the biggest pop so far from the few fans in the back. Bryan talks about his dream and says he’s here because of the Yes Movement. Bryan says it’s so cool being a part of this. He says people have way more power than we think. Bryan says he has an opportunity to truly go out and live what he dreamed of as a kid on Sunday. Bryan asks if he can do that and has one word for us… yes! Bryan thanks everyone and says WrestleMania is going to be awesome. Cole comes back out and introduces Batista.

Batista makes a joke about how quiet it is. He finally gets the crowd to make a little bit of noise. He says this is awkward and he really doesn’t want to be here. He points out the script they gave him and says it’s stuff he never would say and whoever wrote it shouldn’t have a job. He says they should be fired, unless it was Stephanie who wrote it. He says Bryan looked funny in his suit and picks on him for chanting “yes!” with nobody doing it along with him. Batista points out the awkward silence. Batista says he had time in between movies and decided to come back and be champion. Batista mocks fans that boo him and says he will wear skinny jeans every week to piss them off. This gets a laugh from the crowd. Batista says at the end of the day he’s a pro wrestler and that’s what he loves. He says being a part of WrestleMania XXX in the main event is special to him. Batista says to take a good look at him because it’s the last time we’ll see him not as champion.

Cole comes back out and says Batista’s speech was interesting. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton is out next with his titles. Orton says Cole forgot to point out that he’s the face of WWE also. Orton says nobody can stop him. Orton hypes the match again and Cole brings out Batista, Daniel Bryan and Triple H to stand with Orton for an awkward, uncoordinated photo-op. Orton and Batista leave so Bryan and Triple H can have a photo-op of their own. A “yes!” chant starts up in the back and Triple H gestures that it will be a “no!” for Bryan at WrestleMania. Cole comes back out and introduces John Cena.

Cena also jokes on the media being quiet and calls Batista’s speech a wonderful display of spoken word. Cena talks about spending the morning with Hogan on Good Morning America. He also talks about how WrestleMania has evolved and will be available everywhere with the WWE Network. Cena says he hopes Bryan kicks Triple H’s teeth out at WrestleMania. Cena says WrestleMania is 30 years old but this Sunday’s event is revolutionary. Cena does a Hogan impersonation and asks us where are we gonna be, brother, this Sunday. Cena made no mention of his match against Bray Wyatt. Cole brings out Triple H, Stephanie, Bryan, Batista, Orton, Hogan and Cena to the stage for a big photo-op. They pose for a few minutes before The Great Khali, Mark Henry, the Divas, Big Show and others come out for one more photo-op. That’s it for the press conference.

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WWE Monday Night Raw Results From March 31, 2014

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March 31, 2014
Verizon Center
Washington, D.C.

RAW Pre-Show: Tonight’s WWE RAW Pre-show kicks off with Josh Mathews, Booker T, Alex Riley and Bad News Barrett. They hype tonight’s show. Barrett says for once the panel has someone that makes sense. We get hype for Randy Orton vs. Batista and a look back at last week’s RAW. Renee Young is backstage with Orton. He says everyone seems to have forgotten about him when it comes to the WrestleMania XXX main event. Orton says he’s going to make people start talking about him again after tonight. We go back to the panel. We get hype for Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker now.

We go to Jerry Lawler. He’s in the crowd with some fans who are excited about tonight. Kane will face a member of The Shield and fans on the WWE App can vote which member. We go to Network promos. The panel talks about WrestleMania Week in New Orleans and we get a promo for John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt. The panel talks more about Cena vs. Wyatt. Barrett says Cena believes his own hype and that’s his problem here. It’s announced that Bray will be in action on RAW tonight. We see Michael Cole’s recent sitdown interview with Hulk Hogan.

The panel talks about the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal now. Riley predicts Big Show will get the win. Booker predicts Show and The Great Khali will be eliminated first due to their size. Booker predicts Big  E Langston will win. RAW General Manager Brad Maddox walks over. He announces himself for the battle royal. We get more promos for WrestleMania weekend. We get more hype for tonight’s Orton vs. Batista match and the panel wraps it up.

WWE Monday Night RAW:

First Segment: We get a look back at last week’s RAW as Taker enters the ring and fans chant his name. The lights stay low as Taker begins to talk about The Streak. Taker says he doesn’t claim to be better than his victims, but at The Showcase of the Immortals, he will go further than anyone else and that’s why The Streak stays alive. Taker talks about taking Brock Lesnar out to the deep sea and leaving him. Taker says there are people who believe The Streak will be broken but there are many more people who believe three things can’t be beaten – death, taxes and The Streak. Taker says Lesnar will rest… in… peace but the music hits and out comes Lesnar with Paul Heyman.

Heyman speaks from the stage and gets booed. He says he doesn’t mean any disrespect but his client does. Heyman says this isn’t a match Lesnar has to win, it’s a match that Taker can’t lose. CM Punk chants start up but die down. Heyman says it will be the biggest WrestleMania moment since Hulk Hogan lifted Andre the Giant when Lesnar breaks The Streak. Heyman says that’s not a prediction, that’s a spoiler. Heyman drops the mic. He and Lesnar turn around to go to the back but Lesnar stares Taker down. Fans boo. Lesnar turns back around and starts to walk down the ramp. Taker readies for a fight. Lesnar stops half way down the ramp as fans chant Taker’s name. Lesnar and Heyman go to leave and get booed some more. Lesnar points up at the WrestleMania sign. A “you suck” chant starts up.

Lesnar walks to the ring but stops and gets booed some more. Lesnar laughs at Taker now. Lesnar teases going in the ring once again and this time circles the ring. Heyman walks around the other side. Lesnar taunts Taker some more. Heyman goes to slide in the ring with a steel chair but Taker goes after him. Taker runs around to a big shot from Lesnar. They run the ropes and Lesnar nails a big clothesline. Lesnar lifts Taker up and drops him with a big F5. Fans boo as Lesnar poses over Taker. Lesnar’s music hits and he leaves Taker on the mat. We go to commercial.

First Match: Big E vs. Alberto Del Rio

Back from the break and the announcers talk about Taker and Lesnar. We go to the ring and out comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E for a non-title match. Alberto Del Rio is out next.Del Rio strikes first and goes to work. Big E catches him with a catapult and a two count. Big E keeps control and hits a big shoulder thrust in the corner. E with a two count. Big E with a big press slam and another pin attempt. Big E misses a thrust in the corner and hits the ring post. Del Rio works on the arm now. We go to commercial with Del Rio in control.

When we return from commercial, Del Rio is working over the arm of Big E. in the middle of the ring. Del Rio ends up applying a version of his Cross Armbreaker on Big E. through the ropes. Del Rio goes to fly onto Big E., but the I-C champ catches him coming off the top and slams him down to the mat.Big E. is making his big comeback now as he nails Del Rio with a belly-to-belly suplex. He goes to follow it up with a big splash, however Del Rio gets his knees up. Del Rio calls for a superkick, but Big E. avoids it. Big E. simply throws Del Rio up in the air and lets him crash down face-first.

Big E. goes for the Big Ending, but Del Rio reverses it into a double-knee backbreaker Del Rio is calling for the Cross Armbreaker. He grabs Big E., but Big E. back-body drops him. He follows that up with a big splash, this time hitting it successfully. Big E. pulls the straps down, but when he goes to pick up Del Rio, Del Rio reverses Big E. into a Cross Armbreaker. Big E. almost fights out, but Del Rio re-applies it. Big E. again tries to power out of it, and this time he does. He goes to pin Del Rio, but Del Rio grabs the bottom rope.

Del Rio tries crawling out of the ring, but Big E. drags him back in. Big E. sits Del Rio on the top rope. Del Rio knocks him off, but Big E. grabs the middle rope with both arms. Del Rio jumps off the top and double-boot stomps him in the chest. Del Rio blasts Big E. with a big superkick and covers him. 1-2-3. Del Rio wins

Winner: Big E

We are told that the fans get to vote on who will face Kane tonight. The options are all three members of The Shield. We are reminded that Randy Orton vs. Batista takes place tonight.

We are told that “up next” there will be a “Farewell to the Yes! Movement” segment with The Authority. Right after that, we are told that “up next” is “Follow The Buzzards,” as Michael Cole says Bray Wyatt will address John Cena.

We look back at the Wyatts knocking out Cena and putting him in the mask last week.

Bray says the world craves change. However they turn a blind eye to the landfills because you can’t just whisper in people’s ears anymore and expect them to listen. He gets right up in the camera and asks if he has their attention now. She told him that he would be the one to change diamonds into dust and change the world. They’re going to cry for Cena but in time they’ll forget him when Cena is left with nothing. Bray says he’s the monster and sings about having the whole world in his hands.

Second Match: Summer Rae vs. Natalya

This is a result of a fight on Total Divas. Vickie is on commentary and tells us that the Divas match on Sunday is going to be one fall with all fourteen girls in there at the same time. They’re not even trying to keep things calm. Natalya takes Summer down and the dancing girl screams a lot. She comes back with a bad looking clothesline and puts on a chinlock for a few moments. Nattie fights back with a low dropkick and snap suplex. Summer slaps her in the face so Natalya returns the favor. Rae charges at her but gets taken down, only to kick out of the Sharpshooter. She comes back with a quick kick to the head and gets the pin on Natalya out of nowhere.

Winner: Summer Rae

Second In-Ring Segment:

As we head to another commercial, we see Triple H and Stephanie McMahon backstage making their way to the ring. When we return from commercial, Triple H’s “King of Kings” theme hits and out he comes with his lovely wife Stephanie. The power couple enters the ring, both with mics in hand, and the boo’s start pouring out from the fans in Washington, D.C.Stephanie talks about how Triple H is going to destroy Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania. HHH says he’s not even sure how much they’re going to care. He says this generation has no loyalty. He says they just wanna be part of something. They don’t wanna do anything, because that might require effort, they just want to feel a part of something.

He says one year ago at this time there was a big thing, and they both mock Fandango and the big “Fandango’ing” craze. The fans drown out Triple H with a “CM Punk” chant as he talks about the fans throwing away Fandango. Stephanie asks who wants to see Bryan tonight. The fans all chant “Yes!” She says Triple H was right, even they could get them to chant it. She says they can chant all they want, however, because Daniel Bryan isn’t going to be here tonight. She says because that’s what’s best for business. HHH says Bryan and the “Yes!” movement is just a myth. He says he’s not an A+ player. He says they can chant “Yes!” all they want, but it doesn’t make it true.

HHH says it’s the same as people who think he has all the power and success because he married well. He says he has the power because of his dominance in the ring.HHH continues to talk as the fans break out into a loud “boring” chant. He introduces a video package. The video package, narrated by Stephanie McMahon, highlights what they were referring to as some “flavors of the month” that HHH went through. Among them were Booker T’s spinarooni, Scott Steiner posing, RVD’s thumbs, Jeff Hardy’s death defying acts, Goldberg’s “what’s next,” Chris Jericho’s “RAW is Jericho,” Mick Foley’s cheap pops, Kurt Angle’s “it’s true.” None of it mattered because in the end, the only thing that lasts is “The Game.”

After the video package, Triple H says it’s not that any of those guys aren’t great. He says they were all just players in the game though, and he is “The Game.” He says he’s “The Game” now more than ever. He says since everyone has cried about it, not only is he going to beat Daniel Bryan and the “Yes!” movement, but he’s going to step in the ring with Randy Orton and Batista and show the world that he is the most powerful man in WWE. He says he’ll walk out of WrestleMania as the C.O.O. of this company and as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

As he turns to leave, Batista’s music hits. Out comes “The Animal” in another ridiculous outfit. A t-shirt covered with a Georgetown basketball jersey, skinny jeans, Lugz boots and a goofy ass beret-type hat. Gotta love his dress style.Batista enters the ring and grabs a mic. The fans boo the crap out of him as usual. Some fans actually chant his name. Batista says he loves this whole “say goodbye to the yes movement” thing, he calls it really cute. He says he couldn’t help but notice he wasn’t in Triple H’s video. He says that’s because Triple H has never beaten him. HHH says he’s said that plenty of times now, almost like it’s all he can think of. Batista says HHH is the brains of this operation, his wife is the brawn. The fans “oooh” and “ahhh.” Randy Orton’s music hits.

Orton comes out and tells Steph to wait a minute. He says if she’s about to slap Batista again can she wait so he can get into the ring and have a front row seat. He says on second thought, save the beating for Batista to him when he faces him in the ring later tonight. Orton says he’s not thrilled about a triple-threat match at WrestleMania, but he understands that it’s what’s best for business. He says he knows HHH is going to beat Bryan and it would be an honor to defend his titles against him, but he asks HHH to reconsider being in the match

.HHH says no amount of ass kicking is going to get him out of this. He says he’s going to lose his titles at WrestleMania, unless he becomes The Viper again. He says he’s not even sure if he could beat that guy. He says the Orton-Batista match tonight is now no disqualification. HHH’s music hits and he and Stephanie walk off. Orton and Batista look at each other, and Batista smirks.

Third Match: The Real Americans and Rybaxel vs. Los Matadores and The Usos w/El Torito

Ryback shoves Jimmy into the corner to start but Jimmy comes back with kicks in the chest. The Usos hit a double kick to the ribs, only to have Ryback run Jey over and make the tag off to Axel. Jey catapults Curtis into a forearm from Fernando and Diego follows in with a slingshot splash. Axel gets double teamed by both teams until it’s back to Jey for a wristlock.

Off to Cesaro for some hard forearms before Swagger comes in to stomp away. Jey fights back with right hands and clotheslines before sending Ryback out to the floor. Fernando comes in and tags out to Jimmy before anything happens. Jimmy and Fernando dive over the top to take out the Real Americans, setting up Jey with a top rope cross body for two on Swagger. Jack sends him to the floor and knocks him off the apron for a crash.

Jack sends him to the floor and knocks him off the apron for a crash. Back from a break with Cesaro dropkicking Jey down for two and getting the same off a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Swagger comes in and literally throws Cesaro into the corner onto Jey. Ryback comes in and puts on a chinlock until Jey fights up and hits a bulldog. The hot tag brings in Jimmy to clean house and speed things way up.

A release Samoan drop puts Axel down and the running Umaga attack in the corner gets two. Ryback gets superkicked to the floor and Axel gets two off a rollup. Jack makes a blind tag and kicks Jimmy in the face for two with Diego making the save. Cesaro loads up the Swing but Fernando breaks it up to a lot of booing. Back inside and the Vader Bomb is countered but Jimmy avoids the Patriot Lock and kicks Swagger in the face. Diego dives off the top but lands in the Patriot Lock but doesn’t tap. Swagger goes after Jey but the Matadores switch, allowing Fernando to roll Jack up for the pin.

Winner: Los Matadores and The Usos

Fourth Match: The Rhodes Brothers vs. Fandango and Damien Sandow w/Summer Rae

Fandango takes Cody into the corner before it’s off to Sandow to stomp away, knocking Rhodes out to the floor. We hit a chinlock on Cody before a drop toehold breaks up a hot tag attempt. Cody kicks Damien away and tags Goldust anyway to clean house. Goldust takes both heels down with the top rope cross body before getting two on Sandow. Cody dives off the top to take down Fandango, allowing Goldust to hit the Final Cut for the pin on Damien.

Winner: The Rhodes Brothers

We recap Shield vs. Kane/Outlaws.

Shield says they almost feel bad for Kane. One of them will be facing Kane tonight, decided by a WWE App vote. Rollins says the geriatric Outlaws will be joining Kane on Sunday and be shown why the fist is the new symbol of excellence. Ambrose promises to show the old guys a new things about attitude. Reigns says Believe in the Shield.

Fifth Match: Bray Wyatt w/The Wyatt Family vs. R-Truth w/Xavier Woods

Bray runs him over to start and laughs a lot, only to run into a leg lariat. Wyatt comes right back with the hard running cross body before hammering away with right hands and headbutts. We hit a quick camel clutch for a bit before a belly to back suplex into a facebuster puts Truth down again. Sister Abigail is enough for the pin.

Xavier Woods gets beaten down post match. The Wyatts pose but there’s another guy in coveralls and a sheep mask. Bray looks up at him and it’s John Cena to an ERUPTION. Rowan takes an AA but Bray escapes to fight on Sunday. That’s one of the loudest pops for Cena that I’ve heard in months. Bray gives Cena a bizarre look from the ramp.

Winner: Bray Wyatt 

Sixth Match: Lumberjill Match~ AJ Lee vs. Naomi

Lumberjill match with the other challengers on the floor and Vickie on the stage. AJ is immediately sent to the floor and thrown back in but Naomi doesn’t get the same treatment. Now the champion is sent outside again and the other girls throw her right back in. Back in and AJ fires off kicks to the ribs before it’s off to a guillotine check.

A swinging neckbreaker gets two on Naomi but she comes back with a kick to the head. AJ is sent to the floor again but Tamina tries to protect her. That’s fine with them though as Tamina gets beaten down as well. The Divas throw AJ back inside after one heck of a beating, allowing Naomi to get the easy pin.

Winner: Naomi

A nervous John Cena talks about Bray Wyatt spreading his propaganda. Cena has just shown Bray what happens when he gets backed into a corner. On Sunday John Cena will be a monster because being a monster for a day secures a legacy for a lifetime. Yes he’s afraid but the moment you realize he has the ability to face it, everything is worth it. Cena is bringing the change to the eater of worlds on Sunday and tells us all to be watching on Sunday.

Seventh Match: Roman Regins vs. Kane

Kane gets pounded down in the corner but raises a boot to stop a charging Reigns. A hard clothesline sets up the chokeslam but Reigns powers out of it. Some right hands stagger Kane and there’s a BIG running clothesline to drop Kane. Kane gets knocked into the ropes and the running boot to the side of the heads knocks him back inside. He loads up the Superman Punch but here come the Outlaws. Ambrose and Rollins cut them off though, allowing Reigns to nail the Superman Punch. The other Shield members get inside to surround Kane and the beating is on for the DQ.

Winner: Kane by DQ

Third In-Ring Sgement: Piper’s Pit

It’s time for Piper’s Pit with a surprise guest. Piper says it’s Wrestlemania season and is thrilled that Wrestlemania I was 29 years ago today. He talks about how important Andre the Giant was to the first Wrestlemania and says the winner of the battle royal will get their Wrestlemania moment. Piper is about to talk about his favorite for the match but here’s Miz to interrupt.

Miz brags about actually winning in the main event of Wrestlemania, meaning the other 29 superstars don’t compare to him at all, just like the Pit doesn’t compare to MizTV. This brings out Sheamus to make Piper even angrier. Sheamus says Miz isn’t fit to hold Roddy’s kilt before talking about winning the battle royal. Cue Titus as Piper is getting hilarious with his ranting over the interruptions. He spells out his name and barks in Piper’s face.

Here’s Ziggler, drawing out a “REALLY??? REALLY??? I’M TALKING HERE!!!” from Piper. Roddy looks at all of them and has something to say to each ot them. Piper pokes Miz in the eye and throws him to Sheamus as a fight breaks out. A bunch of other guys in the battle royal hit the ring for a ten to twelve man fight.

Rey Mysterio comes out with music to kick Dolph in the head. Sin Cara takes a 619 and Brogue Kick until Big Show comes out to really clean the ring. Rey and Big Show are the only ones left standing and Rey begs off, only to hit a 619 to the ribs. A top rope seated senton is just dumb though and Rey is thrown to the floor in a big pile. Roddy raises Big Show’s hand to end the segment.

Eight Match: No DQ Match~ Batista vs. Orton

We go to the ring and out first comes Batista for tonight’s main event. The WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton is out next for this non-title match.

Before the match can start, out comes Triple H and Stephanie McMahon for commentary. Orton strikes first with a kick and tosses Batista into the ring post. Batista falls out to the floor. Orton slams him into the apron. Batista comes back with a clothesline on the floor. Batista works him over and rolls him in the ring. Fans chant for Daniel Bryan some. Orton stomps Batista back out to the floor. Orton whips Batista hard into the fan barrier. Orton clotheslines Batista over into the timekeeper’s area. Batista comes back and hits Orton with a steel chair. Batista with a chair shot to the back. He swings but Orton ducks and he hits the ring post. Orton slams Batista into the announcers table twice. Stephanie says this is amazing, this fun. Orton slams Batista on the barrier. More offense from Orton with the chair. They come in and Batista blocks a chair shot. Batista sends Orton back out to the floor.

More brawling on the announcers table. Triple H tells Batista to let him see the Animal. Batista yells back and slams Orton into the apron. Orton comes back with a kendo stick shot and more across the back. Batista sends Orton flying shoulder-first into the steel steps. Batista brings it back in and beats Orton down. Batista goes for a Batista Bomb but Orton counters with a backbreaker. Orton with the second rope draping DDT. Orton poses now. All of a sudden we hear chaos on commentary as Daniel Bryan has attacked Triple H. Orton comes out but Bryan drops him. Bryan goes back to beating on Triple H. Orton grabs Bryan again and throws him into the steel steps. Stephanie checks on Triple H as Orton rolls Bryan in the ring.

Batista spears Orton. Bryan drops Batista with a flying knee. Bryan runs the ropes and leaps out onto Triple H, knocking him into the barrier. Bryan continues the attack on Triple H and beats him with a kendo stick. Triple H stumbles into the ring and back out the other side. Bryan knocks Orton off the apron. Triple H stumbles up the ramp where Stephanie waits. Bryan poses in the corner and gets a huge “yes!” chant going. Stephanie yells that this ends at WrestleMania. Bryan’s music hits as The Authority throws a fit on the ramp and we go to replays. RAW goes off the air with Bryan posing in the corner and Triple H yelling from the stage.

Match Ended in a No Contest

Josh’s Grade for RAW: 10/10

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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results From March 28, 2014

SD_762_Photo_105WWE SmackDown
March 28, 2014
TD Garden
Boston, Massachusetts

First Segment: Batista comes out and says he left and they begged him to come back, and they booed him when he finally did return. He says he takes issue with them cheering someone like Daniel Bryan, then he says no one will be having fun at Wrestlemania because he is walking out as the champion. Triple H comes out and says they should leave things be, but Batista brings up Stephanie slapping him and says she’s the reason for all of it. Batista says HHH wouldn’t have anything if he didn’t marry Stephanie, but HHH asks why he’s concerned with any of it. Batista talks about how HHH has never beaten him, and he says he only came back to win the title, but everyone wants to get in his way. HHH says Batista got spoiled and success went to his head, so he quit and tried to act, but he just went soft and he’s not The Animal anymore. HHH says everyone knows what he can do, but Batista needs to show what he’s made of, so he can face Sheamus tonight.

We get a highlight package of the beatdown The Shield suffered on last week edition of SmackDown. The Shield come out and prepare for their tag team match and we go to commercial break.

First Match: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins w/Roman Regins vs. Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre w/Heath Slater

Rollins hits a dropkick and a suplex, then Ambrose takes a few shots before Rollins sends JInder outside and Ambrose knees Drew in the stomach. Rollins splashes Jinder on the floor as Ambrose clotheslines Drew, then he follows it with Dirty Deeds for the win. Kane comes out and says they won’t ambush The Shield like they like to do, and they can face the guys they jumped on Monday, Rybaxel, right now.

Winner: The Shield

Second Match: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins w/Roman Regins vs. Rybaxel

Axel hits Ambrose a few times and Ryback hits a kneedrop off the ropes, then he goes for a suplex but Ambrose counters with a DDT. Rollins whips Axel in the corner and splashes him, then he kicks him in the face and connects with a roundhouse kick from the apron. Ryback goes after him but Ambrose tackles him on the floor, then Rollins backdrops Axel outside and hits a somersault dive on the floor. Axel comes back and sets up a Perfect Plex, but Rollins hits an enziguiri and follows with a Curb Stomp for the win. After the match The Shield give Ryback the triple powerbomb to send a message to Kane and The New Age Outlaws

Winner: The Shield

Third Match: Sin Cara vs. Damien Sandow

The match started pretty slowly, with Sandow grounding Sin Cara. Just as it seemed things were picking up, Sin Cara rolled up Sandow for a win.

Winner: Sin Cara

Renee Young asked Big Show about his match later with Bray Wyatt backstage. Show said that what The Wyatt’s did to John Cena on Monday was disturbing. He said some of what Bray Wyatt says has some truth to it, and that’s what makes you begin to question yourself. He concluded by saying that he had a big problem on their hands, but so did they.

Fourth Match: Goldust vs. Fandango w/Summer Rae

They traded offense to start until Fandango held on to a chin lock. Fandango controlled the match with strikes and chin locks until Goldust hit a back suplex. He followed up with an inverted atomic drop and ten punches in the corner. Fandango walked into a powerslam and Goldust covered for a near fall. Fandango retreated and both men battled by the announce table. Summer Rae bought him some time after Goldust threw him into the ring, which allowed Fandango hit hit a Yakuza Kick for the win.

Winner: Fandango

Fifth Match: Batista vs. Sheamus

Batista plays possum and runs from Sheamus, then he kicks him in the stomach and hits him in the corner. Sheamus hits him a few times but Batista whips him across the ring, then he ducks a kick and hits a spinebuster and calls for a Batista Bomb. Sheamus fires back with a clothesline, then he hits a kneelift and clubs his chest on the apron. Sheamus hits a powerslam and calls for a Brogue Kick, but Batista rolls outside and hits Sheamus with a chair after he follows him outside. Batista hits him with a chair again and throws him into the ringpost, then he gets a mic and says he’s winning the title and they can deal with it.

Winner: Sheamus by DQ

Bray Wyatt says if you give a man a mask, you reveal a man’s true face, and everyone is guilty. He tells John Cena that there is a problem with fitting in, and if you hide behind your mask too long, it becomes you. Bray says he has broken Cena and he made a scar, so he’s going to slay a giant tonight, and it’s all for Cena.

Sixth Match: The Bella Twins vs. AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka. Vickie Guerrero on Commentary

Brie gets a near fall on AJ before Nikki attacks, then she whips AJ but Tamina blind tags in and hits a Samoan drop for a near fall. AJ gets back in and applies a front facelock, then Brie makes a tag and hits Tamina with a missile dropkick before AJ yells at Tamina on the apron. Tamina shoves AJ and tells her to go do it herself, but AJ gets pissed and Brie hits a facebuster for the win.

Winner: The Bella Twins

Comedy segment with Santino & Emma. Santino says they’re just friends with benefits.

Seventh Match: Jack Swagger w/Cesaro and Zeb Colter vs. Jimmy Uso w/Jey Uso

Swagger hits Jimmy a few times but Jimmy sends him outside and splashes him, then Jimmy hits a thrust kick and follows with a diving heel kick. Jimmy goes for a corner splash but Swagger chopblocks his knee, then he rolls through and makes Jimmy tap to the Patriot Lock.

Winner: Jack Swagger

In this week’s Raw Rebound we look back at the confrontation The Undertaker had with Brock Lesnar.

Eight Match: Mark Henry vs. The Miz

Henry whips Miz into the turnbuckles a few times before press slamming him, but Miz floats over and kicks him in the knees. Miz hits him a few times but Henry comes back with a scoop slam and a headbutt, then he goes for a Figure Four but Henry kicks him away. Miz dumps Henry over the ropes and brags about it, but Henry pulls him outside and throws him into the barricade before hitting a World’s Strongest Slam for the win.

Winner: Mark Henry

They replayed the video package of Razor Ramon joining the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame Class

Ninth Match: Big Show vs. Bray Wyatt

Big Show throws Bray backwards and chops him, then he headbutts him before hitting Bray with a big boot. Bray avoids an elbow drop and kicks Show in the face, then he hits him a few times and spider walks at him but Show clotheslines him. Bray comes back with a corner splash, then he goes for a second but Show gets a boot up. Bray catches his boot and snaps his leg down, then Harper takes a cheap shot behind the ref back and Bray hits Sister Abigail for the win.

Winner: Bray Wyatt

Josh’s Grade for WWE SmackDown: 9/10

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TNA Impact Wrestling Results From March 27, 2014

1235_2e8bf6f45fb2b01f7bc63e367c45fa81_mTNA Impact Wrestling
March 27, 2014
Universal Studios Sound Stage
Orlando, Florida

First Segment: The show opens with the entrance of MVP. We see a recap of last week’s main event. MVP says that he wanted to make sure there was a level playing field in TNA. He mentions Abyss’s actions and says that there must be an executive decision. Magnus’ music hits and he comes to the ring with Abyss. He reminds MVP that Abyss has a service contract with Magnus, not TNA. MVP says he’s fine with the details of the contract. MVP tells Abyss that if he puts his hands on him again, he’ll show him a different side of MVP. MVP asks Abyss if he wants more from wrestling and life. He asks Abyss if he wants a shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Magnus is angry at this idea. MVP says that the match will show where Abyss’s alliance really lies. MVP announces that next week Magnus will defend the TNA title against Abyss and Samoa Joe in a triple threat match. Joe’s music hits and he comes to the ring. Joe tells MVP that he’s only asked him for one thing and that’s a chance to fight Magnus uninterrupted. Joe says that he’s upset that he’s been put in what he thinks is a handicap match. MVP and Joe argue. Joe blasts Magnus and a brawl breaks out. Eric Young hits the ring and attacks Abyss. We go to commercial.

Back from commercial where Eric Young, MVP, and Samoa Joe are still in the ring after the brawl. Eric Young says that he has a solution to MVP’s problem with Abyss. Young says that Abyss is his responsibility and that he should be added to the three-way title match next week to take Abyss out of the equation so that Joe can get the match he deserves. MVP says that he’s not sure if Young deserves that shot. Young lists a huge amount of accomplishments from his time at TNA. Joe tells Young that no one is doubting his accomplishments. Joe says that there’s a line and Young is not at the front. MVP changes his mind and puts Young in the match. Joe is not excited about this idea. Joe shoves Young and they start to brawl. MVP calls for referees to pull them apart. Joe gets up and yells at Young to fight him in a match. MVP says that he’ll agree to let the match happen.

Backstage, Bully Ray says that his Twitter machine is back. He then calls out Bobby Roode to the camera. In another area backstage, The Wolves ask MVP to put them in a match against Abyss and Magnus. MVP thinks about it and says that it should happen next. We then see a video of Ethan Carter III and Rockstar Spud searching for Willow in the woods. We head to commercial.

First Match: The Wolves vs. Abyss and Magnus

Magnus starts against Davey Richards. Magnus grabs Richards’ arm and Richards reverses with spins and flips. Magnus regains control. Richards flips out of a backdrop and tags in Edwards. The Wolves hit a double team on Magnus. The Wolves in control. The Wolves go for another double team on Magnus, but Abyss breaks it up. We go to commercial.

Back from commercial where Magnus has control of Edwards. Edwards fights back but is caught in a crossbody. Magnus turns it into a suplex. Magnus goes to a chinlock on Edwards. Edwards gets out of it but is grounded by Magnus again. Magnus runs into a boot from Edwards in the corner. Edwards hits a top rope hurricanrana on Magnus. Richards is tagged in. Richards takes Abyss off the apron and hits a series of moves on Magnus. Abyss gets back in the ring and Richards hits a double dropkick. The Wolves hit a double team and Abyss breaks up the pin attempt. The Wolves get caught in a double choke slam, but back-flip out of it. The Wolves hit stereo kicks on Abyss, which sends him out of the ring. Richards hits a suicide dive on Abyss. In the ring, Edwards rolls up Magnus and goes to a single-leg crab. Magnus taps out immediately.

Winner: The Wolves

After the match, Abyss grabs the TNA title and looks at it closely. Abyss approaches Magnus and then walks right by him holding Magnus’ title. We go to commercial.

Second In-Ring Segment: Back from commercial where Angelina Love is heading to the ring. She grabs a mic. Love says that Velvet Sky has not answered her calls all week. She tells Sky to come out and tell her what her problem is. Sky says she’s pissed off and calls Love out for attacking Madison Rayne last week. Sky says she did not sign up for this. Love says Sky is mediocre without her. She tells Sky that she’s lost her edge. Love says that no one messed with them when they were together. Love says she has a match with Rayne tonight. She tells Sky that by the end of that match, she had better pick a side. Love gets out of the ring and leaves. We see a video package showing the relationship between Gunner and James Storm. They will wrestle later tonight. We go to another video showing EC3 and Spud looking for Willow. We see Bully Ray getting ready to head out into the arena. Tenay says he’s up next and we go to a commercial break.

Back from commercial and EC3 is trying to get Spud to go into a barn. EC3 has decides that he’ll do it. He pretends to be attacked inside and scares Spud. They go inside and check it out. While EC3 isn’t looking, Willow grabs Spud and drags him away. EC3 looks around for him and hears Willow’s laugh in the distance. We move to another video detailing Gunner and James Storm’s rivalry.

Third In-Ring Segment:

Bully Ray makes his entrance. Ray gets into the ring and starts motioning for someone to come out to the ring. Random fans come to the ring with tables and set them up around the ring. Ray puts two in the corners of the ring and one set up on the mat near a corner. Ray asks the crowd if they know who he is. He says that he’s the guy that made sure Dixie Carter is no longer a part of TNA. Ray calls out Bobby Roode and says that if he’d won that match, he would have ended up just like her. Roode’s music hits and he comes out to the stage. Roode admits that the opportunity to become an owner of TNA blinded him. Roode reminds Ray that he’s the one the tricked Ray into going to the TNA offices in Nashville last week. Ray tells him to quit running his mouth and get into the ring to fight. Roode tells him that Ray doesn’t call the shots. Roode says he says when and where. Roode says no to a match. Bully chases him up the ramp and blasts him. Ray fights him back toward the ring and beats him down on the outside. Ray wants to drop an elbow off the apron onto Roode who’s laying on a table, but Roode moves and Ray holds up. Ray misses a punch and hits a table. Roode takes advantage and beats down Ray. Roode sets up a suplex to put Ray through a table, but Ray holds out. Roode ends up pushing Ray into the ring post. Roode continues to beat down Ray. They both get on the apron with a table set up on the floor. Ray kicks Roode in the gut and goes for a powerbomb. Roode flips Ray into the ring. Ray fights back. Roode leans up against a vertically set up table and Ray charges. Ray goes for a big boot, but Roode moves and Ray puts his leg through the table. Ray ends up going for a powerbomb again, but Roode gets out of it. Ray charges Roode again and Roode moves. Ray goes head first through a set up table in the corner. Roode gets out of the ring.

Backstage, Abyss approaches Magnus with the TNA title. He gives Magnus the title. Abyss asks about Magnus tapping out so quickly. Magnus says he doesn’t care if the title is not on the line. Abyss says that he hates losing. Magnus reminds Abyss that he needs to lose to help him retain his title. He tells Abyss to not let MVP into his head. We go to commercial.

Back from commercial and we see James Storm and Gunner preparing in separate areas for their match. We see another video package with Knux.

Second Match: Madison Rayne vs. Angelina Love

Rayne hits the ring quickly and starts to beat down Love. Love rolls out of the ring. Rayne chases her around the ring and back in. Rayne keeps control. Velvet Sky heads down to ringside. Rayne charges Love but Love pulls down the rope and Rayne hits the floor. Rayne comes back in and rolls up Love. They get up and Love takes back control. She dumps Rayne to the outside onto the floor. Love and Rayne exchange words on the outside. Love comes back in and gets a two-count of Rayne. Love chokes Rayne on the middle rope. Love throws Rayne to the ropes. They both go for the hair and go down. Rayne fights Love off when forearm shots. Rayne hits a northern lights suplex. Love is drop kicked out of the ring. Rayne hits a baseball slide of Love. Velvet Sky hits a ddt on Rayne on the floor out of nowhere. She throws Rayne back into the ring where Love pins her.

Winner: Angelina Love

The Beautiful People celebrate in the ring after the match. Backstage, Eric Young tells ODB that he’s ready for tonight. He says that people and Joe are going to find out that it isn’t smart to not believe in him. We go to commercial.

Third Match: Samoa Joe vs. Eric Young

Joe shoves Young and Young attacks. Young attacks with a flurry of strikes. Joe knees Young in the gut. Young hits a running forearm for a two-count. Young takes control on Joe in the corner. Young ends up on the apron after an irish whip to the corner, misses a shoulder block, and is hit by Joe. Joe takes control of EY in the middle of the ring. Joe drives Young’s head into the turnbuckle. Joe hits a splash in the corner followed by a big kick. Young kicks out of the pin at two. Young fights back with punches, but Joe headbutts him. Joe drops the knee on Young for a two-count.

The two hit the ropes and both go for clotheslines. Both men down. They get up at the same time and Young hits a spinning clotheslines and a series of moves. Young goes to the top rope and has to bail with Joe stalking. Joe slams Young after Young charged him. Joe charges Young in the corner and runs into a big boot. Young misses a moonsault. Joe gets up and tries to lock in the rear naked choke. Joe gets it locked in and Joe chokes Young out (During the choke, Joe’s shoulder’s were down on the mat, but the referee did not see). The Hebner’s discuss the call as they walk up the ramp and backstage.

Winner: Samoa Joe

We find out for next week  Impact Wrestling  Samuel Shaw will take on Mr. Anderson in a Straight Jacket Match, Bully Ray and Willow will take on Bobby Roode and Ethan Carter III in a Tables Match and we will have a Fatal Four Way Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship pinning regining champ Magnus taking on Abyss, Samoa Joe and Eric Young.

Fourth Match: Unlocked Match
James Storm vs. Gunner

Gunner lays out Storm on the ramp and takes him to the ring steps. Gunner sets up a table on the outside, but Storm fights back. Gunner slams Storm’s head into the ring apron and throws a chair into the ring. Gunner suplexes Storm on the floor. Storm counters by throwing Gunner into the ring steps. Storm hits Gunner with right hands. Storm puts Gunner in the ring with his head on the apron and hits him with a huge boot. Storm hits a suplex on the ramp. Gunner fights back by the ring steps. Gunner grabs a chair and hits Storm in the gut. They get into the ring. Storm hits a ddt on Gunner from the second rope. We head to commercial break.

Back from commercial where Gunner hits the slingshot suplex. Gunner sets up a chair in the corner of the ring, between the turnbuckles. They exchange several shots to the head with trash can lids. Gunner hits a spear on Storm. Storm fights back and catapults Gunner into the set up chair. Gunner hits the big elbow drop from the top rope for a two-count. Storm gets out of the ring and grabs a beer bottle from under the ring. Storm gets onto the ring apron and Gunner spears him out to the floor through a table. Gunner pulls Storm into the ring. Gunner goes for the cover and only gets a two-count. Gunner grabs two chairs and sets ups chairs in the middle of the ring. He puts Storm on the top rope. Gunner superplexes Storm into the chairs in the ring. Gunner goes for the Gunrack but Storm reverses with two Last Call Super Kicks. Storm goes for the pin and only gets two. Storm grabs a beer bottle, but so does Gunner. Gunner hits Storm with the bottle and hits Hanger 18 for the three-count.

Winner: Gunner

Josh’s Grade for Impact Wrestling: 8.5/10

Overall Thoughts: I thought the show was decent. I felt there was too much talking, but the matches we did have tonight were good and effective and thats all you can really ask for, so props out to TNA for putting on a really good this week.

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WWE Main Event Results From March 25, 2014

wwemaineventWWE Main Event
March 25, 2014
TD Garden
Boston, Massachusetts

The show opens with the entrance of the Intercontinental Champion, Big E. Tom Phillips reports that Christian will not be able to compete in the championship match tonight due to a slight concussion. Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, and Alberto Del Rio will now wrestle in a triple threat match to determine the number one contender. That match will happen later on Main Event. Big E. will sit at ringside for this match. Sheamus’ music hits and he heads to the ring. Alberto Del Rio enters next. Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring.

First Match: Triple Threat Match to determine the Number 1 Contender to the WWE Intercontinental Championship
Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler

The match begins with Sheamus and Ziggler beating down Del Rio in the corner. The two then slug it out. Sheamus hits Ziggler to the ground and Del Rio dumps Ziggler out. Sheamus takes down Del Rio. Sheamus keeps control of Del Rio and gets a one-count pin. Sheamus runs into a Del Rio elbow, but grabs him for the rolling senton. Ziggler gets back in the ring as Del Rio rolls out. They lock up and Sheamus shoves Dolph to the corner. They lock up again and Sheamus hits a shoulder tackle after coming off the ropes. Sheamus hits another shoulder tackle. Ziggler then hits a dropkick and gets a two-count pin. Ziggler gets run over by Sheamus. Del Rio gets knocked off the ring apron and Ziggler rolls up Sheamus for a two-count. Sheamus slams Ziggler to retake control. Ziggler fights back but is caught on the apron by Sheamus. Del Rio kicks Sheamus in the head and Ziggler falls to the floor. Del Rio tosses Ziggler into the barrier on the outside. We go to break.

Back from break where Del Rio has control of Ziggler in the ring. Ziggler fights back but is hit with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Del Rio in control. Sheamus tries to get into the ring, but Del Rio cuts him off on the apron. Del Rio climbs to the top rope and jumps off, but Ziggler hits him with a dropkick. Everyone is down with Sheamus on the floor. Ziggler hits a running clothesline and gets Del Rio in the corner for a flurry of punches. Ziggler hits a neckbreaker but only gets a two-count on Del Rio. Del Rio gets up and kicks Ziggler in the gut. Sheamus pulls Ziggler out of the ring while Del Rio is on apron. Sheamus hits Del Rio and then goes after Ziggler. Irish Curse backbreakers for both Ziggler and Del Rio. Sheamus gets a two-count on Del Rio. Ziggler out to the floor. Sheamus waits to hit Del Rio, but Ziggler hits Sheamus. Del Rio runs into some boots from Sheamus and he gets onto the top tope. Sheamus hits Del Rio with a battering ram. He gets a two-count. Sheamus hits Del Rio in the corner, but Del Rio counters with a kick. Sheamus gets out of the cross armbreaker and clotheslines Del Rio out of the ring. Ziggler hits a huge ddt but only gets two on Sheamus. Everyone’s down. Ziggler misses a neckbreaker and trades counters with Sheamus. Sheamus locks in the Texas Cloverleaf. Del Rio hits a superkick on Sheamus, but only gets a two-count. Ziggler hits the Famouser on Del Rio, but only gets two. Ziggler misses the Zig Zag and is hit with the Brogue Kick by Sheamus. Del Rio rolls Sheamus up for two, but is hit by White Noise. Sheamus only gets two. Del Rio hits an arm breaker and locks in the cross arm breaker on Sheamus. Sheamus fights out and lifts Del Rio up, but Del Rio gets out of it. Sheamus misses a Brogue Kick and is hit by a backstabber. Ziggler comes out of nowhere and hits the Zig Zag on Del Rio during the backstabber and gets the three count for the win.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

Dolph Ziggler is interviewed by Renae Young in the ring with Big E. there. Ziggler says he’s going to Wrestlemania and will win the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal as Intercontinental Champion. He tells Big E. that he taught him a lot. Big E. says that Ziggler did show him the ins and outs of the business. He tells Dolph good luck, but that he will win the match. They shake hands. We see a recap of Raw featuring Randy Orton, Batista, and Stephanie McMahon’s confrontation. Batista will address the WWE Universe this Friday on Smackdown. Up next is the 10 Diva Tag-Team Match. We head to break.

Back from break where AJ Lee joins the commentary team. Natalya’s music hits and her team heads to the ring. Summer Rae’s music hits and her team heads to the ring.

Second Match: 10 Diva Tag-Team Match with AJ Lee on Commentary
Natalya, Eva Marie, Cameron, Namoi and Emma vs. Layla, Alicia Fox, Aksana, Tamina Snuka and Summer Rae

Layla and Natalya start with Natalya controlling. Natalya tags in Emma. Emma rolls up Layla for two. Layla kicks Emma but misses a splash in the corner. Emma locks in the DilEmma. Layla tags in Alicia Fox. Eva Marie is tagged in. Eva Marie uses the headlock takeover. Fox gets Eva in the corner. Eva tries to fight out of it and Summer Rae’s teams hits the ring. They disperse after Natalya’s team runs them out. Fox hits a Northern Lights Suplex. Summer Rae is tagged in and chokes Marie on the middle rope. Fox tags in and goes to a hold on Marie. Fox slams Marie but misses a leg drop. Marie tags in Naomi and Tamina is also tagged. Naomi hits a series of moves. She hits a cross body on Tamina. Everyone hits the ring. Emma and Eva clear the ring. They’re both hit by Tamina. Naomi fights off Tamina but is hit with a super kick. Tamina gets the three-count.

Winner: Natalya, Eva Marie, Cameron, Naomi and Emma

After the match, AJ comes in to raise Tamina’s hand. Tamina pulls her arm down and stares at AJ. AJ hugs Tamina. Tamina does not looks amused and AJ skips away and up the ramp. Up next we’ll see a recap of Raw featuring John Cena and the Wyatt Family. We head to break.

Back from break we find out that The Usos will wrestle in a four-way Tag-Team Championship match at Wrestlemania XXX against RybAxel, The Real Americans, and Los Matadores. We see a video package featuring Cena and Wyatt’s feud. We see highlights from Harper vs. Cena from yesterday’s Raw. We see how the Wyatt’s beat down Cena.

Bad News Barrett rises on his podium and tells us he has some bad news. He says it’s clear that Cena is freaked out by the Wyatts in the same way everyone in the arena is freaked out by seeing themselves in the mirror. Barrett makes fun the crowd’s appearance. Up next is Dolph Ziggler vs. Big E. for the Intercontinental Championship. We head to break.

Third Match: WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Big E (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler

The match begins with a lockup. Big E. shoves Ziggler to the mat. They lock up again with the same result, but this time Big E. follows with a clothesline. Ziggler gets behind Big E., but is slammed to the mat in a headlock. Ziggler tries to get out of it, but Big E. takes him to the mat again. They get up and Big E. hits a shoulder tackle. Ziggler hits a dropkick after Big E. hit the ropes again. Big E. hits a clothesline on Ziggler after an irish whip. Ziggler rolls out to the floor. We head to break.

Back from break where Big E. misses while charging Ziggler in the corner and hits the ring post. Ziggler hits a crossbody and follows with punches. Ziggler hits a neckbreaker. He gets a one-count. Big E. avoids he Famouser and hits a series of moves. Ziggler catches Big E. with a dropkick after Big E. set up the big splash. Big E. catches Ziggler in the corner and slams him to the mat. Ziggler rolls out to the floor. big E. follows and then chases Ziggler back into the ring. Ziggler hits a huge ddt for a two-count. Ziggler gets hit with a clothesline. Big E. gets a two count. Big E. pulls down the straps and puts Ziggler up for the Big Ending. Ziggler counters with a Famouser and gets a two-count. Ziggler misses a super kick and Big E. hits the Big Ending for the three-count.

Winner: Still WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E

Josh’s Grade for Main Event: 9/10

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WWE Monday Night Raw Results From March 24, 2014

RAW_1078_Photo_086WWE RAW
March 24, 2014
Barclays Center
Brooklyn, New York

RAW Pre-Show: Tonight’s WWE RAW Pre-show kicks off from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The panel is Josh Mathews, Booker T, Alex Riley and Mick Foley tonight. The panel hypes tonight’s show. They talk about Undertaker-Lesnar, Daniel Bryan and Hulk Hogan. John Cena will face Luke Harper in a rematch from SmackDown tonight.

Foley says he spoke with John Cena Sr. and he was told that Cena is more worried about the match with Bray Wyatt than he has been any WrestleMania match in the past. We see Summer Rae vs. Emma beginning for Superstars. Fandango came out with Summer but there’s no sign of Santino Marella. We get a video package for Triple H vs. Daniel Bryan.

Renee Young is backstage with Stephanie McMahon for comment on what happened last week. Stephanie says she will address it on RAW. She says Renee looks beautiful and walks off. We see R-Truth and Xavier Woods coming out for a Superstars match and get more replays from last week’s RAW. We see 3MB coming out as the panel talks about the WWE World Heavyweight Title match at WrestleMania XXX. More hype for tonight’s show. Renee talks to Paul Heyman backstage. He mocks The Undertaker and jokes with Renee before walking off.

The panel talks about Taker vs. Lesnar. We get more WWE Network commercials. The panel talks about Cena vs. Wyatt and Hulk Hogan’s appearance on tonight’s show. Michael Cole, JBL and Jerry Lawler make their way to ringside. As always, JBL and Lawler get big pops while Cole gets booed. That’s it for the pre-show.

WWE Monday Night Raw 

First Segment: We open Raw with Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie says that Daniel Bryan won’t be here tonight. Stephanie says that most people are saying they went too far last week, and that she agrees. She then says she agrees but they needed to send a message to everyone in the locker room. She says they aren’t going to let a fad like the Yes Movement to create a false leader and lead to self destruction. She says that they did what they had to do because they are real leaders and that the fans need to be lead. She says that she born for this position and that she can handle all of the pressure. She then says that she wanted to remind Daniel Bryan who Triple H is, and that he will be the one walking out as champion. Out comes Randy Orton.

Orton says that he is not out to argue and disrespect her. He then says that he can’t be held responsible for what he has to do to Triple H and Batista. Randy Orton then suggests Triple H to walk away from the World title match so he leaves Wrestlemania a winner. Out comes Batista. Batista says that this is all driving him crazy. He says everyone is missing the big picture. He says that they are looking at the next World champion. He doesn’t care who he beats he will walk out with the championships. Batista says he respects Hunter but he has never beaten him. He then says he will not beat him at Wrestlemania, and neither will Randy Orton. He then says that Randy Orton has sucked up to both Hunter and Stephanie. He then says to stop drooling on Steph, but that she has been drooled on a lot. Stephanie slaps Batista and Orton laughs as Stephanie walks off. Batista then spears Orton as he holds up the titles and walks off.

We are told Michael Cole and Triple H will have a sit down interview in the ring tonight. We are also told Luke Harper will face John Cena tonight in a rematch from Smackdown. Undertaker and Brock Lesnar will also have a confrontation tonight. We head to commercial break.

First Match: Fatal Four Way Match to determine the Number 1 Contender to the WWE Intercontinental Championship
Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler

The match starts with Del Rio and Ziggler fighting in the ring, while Sheamus and Christian fight on the outside. Sheamus gets in the ring and Ziggler rolls him up for a two count. Sheamus and Ziggler then go at it with Ziggler hitting a knee. Sheamus then hits a blow to the head and then a knee of his own. Sheamus goes for the cover but only gets a two count. Ziggler then fights back and hits a dropkick. Christian and Del Rio then come in and take it to the faces.

Sheamus takes Christian out and Ziggler takes Del Rio down. Ziggler then gets rid of Sheamus and then hits a dropkick on Del Rio but only gets a two count. Christian then takes Ziggler to the outside and throws him on the barricade. Sheamus then clotheslines Christian over the barricade, taking both men out. All four men are down on the outside of the ring as we head to commercial break.

We return with Ziggler and Del Rio in the ring, with Del Rio in control. Sheamus then drags Del Rio in the ring and takes him out on the outside. Christian then takes out Sheamus and goes up top for a cross body. Ziggler rolls through but gets a two count. Christian then stays on the offensive and goes for a cover, but only gets a two count. Ziggler fights back but Christian throws him to the outside. Sheamus then comes in the ring and begins his comeback.

Ziggler then begins his comeback on Christian, and hits the DDT on Del Rio. Christian then hits a powerbomb but Del Rio kicks him. Sheamus then puts Del Rio in the Clover Leaf but hits Christian with a powerslam after. Sheamus then goes for the Brogue Kick but is caught in the arm breaker by Del Rio. Sheamus then powers out and Ziggler hits a Zig Zag! Christian then runs in and hits the KillSwitch on Ziggler for the three count.

Winner: Christian

Big E gets in the ring and offers a handshake but Christian walks away.

Bray Wyatt goes on screen for a promo. Bray says people believe in things they can’t see or touch. He says for John Cena we all see him. He says how could we miss him when he is shoved down our throats. He then asks if Cena sees him for what he truly is. He says how can he harm something that just cant feel. Harper says he can hear Cena whispering, and now they are coming to find him. Bray says run and we cut to commercial.

Second Match: Sin Cara w/Scooby Doo vs. Damien Sandow

Sin Cara starts off hitting a springboard headbutt and multiple hurricanranas. Sin Cara then hits an elbow to head and a kick to the head. Sin Cara goes up top and hits the Senton Bomb for the three count.

Winner: Sin Cara

We get a video package of the Shield being beat down on Smackdown that was set up by Kane and the Authority. This leads us to a commercial break.

Third Match: Los Matadores vs. Rybaxel

Axel and Fernando start the match off, but out comes the Shield from the crowd. Fernando rolls up Axel and gets the three count.

Winner: Los Matadores

The Shield then surround Rybaxel and take them both out. Reigns hits a spear on Ryback and the Shield hit a triple powerbomb on Ryback. The Shield stand tall over Ryback and deliver their own form of justice.

We are told that Michael Cole’s sit down interview with Triple H will happen up next after the commercial break.

Second In-Ring Segment: We go to the ring with Michael Cole, where he introduces Triple H. Cole welcomes Hunter, and says that they usually do this on WWE.com, but they both agreed to do this live on Raw. Michael Cole then shows a replay of what Triple H did to Daniel Bryan last week. Cole asks Hunter how he could justify his actions on Daniel Bryan last week. Triple H asks how he wants to answer it as: the COO or a competitor. He says everyone was clear on what they wanted, and that was a match between him and Bryan. He asks Cole if he has ever been in a situation where you feel completely hopeless and have to give in. Hunter says he is talking about Occupy Raw. Hunter says that what he did was heinous and despicable where Bryan does something that puts fans in danger and its just a great Raw moment. Hunter says Bryan wanted a match with the Game where he didn’t want to fight him. Triple H says the people wanted him as a competitor and last week that’s what they got.

He says when he was a full time competitor he did despicable things and everyone else wanted the same thing. He says now when he looks at the competitors they are soft and just cry that they didn’t get what they want. He says that he is sick of it and its on him and that he will begin the Reality Era. He says that at Wrestlemania he will end the Yes Movement and win the championship, and that no one holding on to the glory or anyone with the untapped potential is going to stop him. He then says that the reality is that he is walking out with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Triple H then walks off.

We are reminded of the Lesnar and Taker confrontation tonight, as well as Luke Harper vs John Cena. We then head to commercial.

Fourth Match: Cody Rhodes w/Goldust vs. Fandango w/Summer Rae

Cody and Fandango lock up, with Cody talking control. Cody rolls him up but only gets a  two count. Cody tries to go for a roll up again but Fandango blocks it. Fandango hits a spring board leg drop but gets a two count. Fandango the locks up a headlock. Cody gets out and tries to fight back and he gets thrown over the rope. Cody lands on the apron however and hits a springboard dropkick but only gets a two count. Both men run into each other and Goldust begins to mock Summer Rae. Fandango is distracted and Cody hits the disaster kick for the three count.

Winner: Cody Rhodes

We get a preview of the movie Sabotage. We are told that Joe Manganiello, Hulk Hogan, and Arnold Schwarzenegger will all be on Raw next.

Third In-Ring Segment: We return and out comes Hulk Hogan. Hogan says that he doesn’t mean to be all nostalgic, but he wants to let everyone know that Wrestlemania is only two weeks ago.  He says that in this city they made history, and the crowd erupts. Hogan says that he is extremely excited for Wrestlemania, and that he is excited for the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. He then says he is excited for the guests of Raw and welcomes them to the ring.

Both men pander to the crowd, where Arnold talks about inducting Bruno, and Joe talks about being excited hosting Raw, and being in the ring with two legends. Arnold then asks if there are two more spots available in the battle royal. Out comes the Miz. Miz asks if people really want them in the Battle Royal and they say Yes. Miz says that they are both actors and they play tough guys. Miz says that he is a tough guy and that he is no act. He says that he will win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Hogan says that he is standing in the ring in the middle of Hogan Country. Miz says that people still talk about him main eventing Wrestlemania, and that none of them belong in the ring. The three of them beat up Miz and Hogan throws him over the top rope.

Fifth Match: Titus O’Neil vs. Big Show

Big Show starts off with a few chops the chest, before Titus takes him down to his knees. Titus then begins to kick Big Show repeatedly in the head and then hits a leg drop for a two count. Titus then hits two splashes, which is followed by a shoulder block for a two count.

Titus then tries to hit a clothesline but is caught with a spear. Big Show then hits the KO Punch for the three count.

Winner: Big Show

Big Show walks out being hyped as the favorite for the Battle Royal.

We go backstage with The Shield and Triple H and Stephanie. Rollins asks where he was and Dean asks where they all stand. Triple H says that everything between Kane and them is their business and not theirs. They then give The Shield a match against the Real Americans tonight on Raw.

We then go to the backstage with Cena getting ready, where he sees the Wyatt’s sheep mask at the door. He turns around and it is not there. This leads into the commercial break

Sixth Match: John Cena vs. Luke Harper

Harper starts off with a bunch of headbutts. Harper then whips Cena into the corner, and hits with an uppercut. Harper goes for the cover but only gets a two count. Cena tries to fight back but Harper hits a backbreaker for a two count. Cena begins to fight back, but Harper hits a big shoulder block, as well as a back suplex. Harper goes for the cover but only gets a two count. Harper then throws Cena to the outside in front of Bray. Harper goes to the outside and continues the attack. Harper then brings him in the ring and hits a big elbow as we head to commercial.

We return with Luke Harper in control over Cena. Cena gets out of the headlock but Harper hits an atomic drop as well as a big boot. Harper then goes for the cover but only gets a two count. Harper then hits a couple of uppercuts before Cena hits a German Suplex. Cena then goes for the AA but Harper gets out and hits a nasty looking super kick for a two count. Harper then goes for his clothesline but Cena reverses into a modified back suplex. Cena then goes for the 5 knuckle shuffle but Harper kicks him in the head and hits a power slam for a two count.

Harper then goes for a powerbomb but Cena hits a hurricanrana and goes for the STF, but is powered out by Harper, and falls to the outside. Harper then hits a suicide dive on Cena! Harper gets back in the ring and is caught in the STF! Harper rakes the eyes and gets out, and follows it with a DDT. Harper goes for another cover but only gets a two count. Harper puts Cena onto the top rope and hits a big upper cut. Cena however powers out of Harper and drops Harper off the turnbuckle. Cena then hits a big leg drop from the top rope but only gets a two count.

Cena then hits the 5 knuckle shuffle and goes for the AA, but Harper gets out and throws Cena down face first on the mat. Harper goes for the cover but only gets a two count. Harper goes for his running clothesline but Cena hits a clothesline of his own instead. Cena then goes for AA and the lights go out! The lights come back on and Cena is tied up on the ropes with the sheep mask on him.

Winner: John Cena by DQ

The Wyatt Family surround Cena as Bray hovers over him, screaming to the people “Follow the Buzzards”. This cuts in a commercial break.

Seventh Match: Naomi w/Cameron vs. AJ Lee w/Tamina Snuka

AJ mocks Naomi and Naomi hits a dropkick. Naomi then hits a nasty kick, and then goes for the Rear View but AJ rolls out of the ring. AJ then says she doesn’t need this and she gets counted out.

Winner: Naomi

Vickie comes out and said that she has a lot of history, and that she will forget all of it, but that AJ is a real b****! She then says she is competing at Wrestlemania against every WWE Diva on the roster! AJ begins to freak out while Tamina then begins to smile knowing the opportunity she was just given.

We are given a recap of Undertaker and Paul Heyman on Main Event last week. The next inductee into the Hall of Fame will be announced next. We then go to commercial.

We return and are told that Scott Hall is the final inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame!

Next week from Washington, D.C. Batista will take on Randy Orton on Monday Night Raw.

Bray Wyatt will take on Big Show on Friday Night SmackDown.

Eight Match: The Shield w/Roman Regins vs. The Real Americans w/Zeb Colter

Ambrose and Rollins attack Real Americans before entering the ring. Dean takes it to Cesaro and throws him in the ring, starting the match. Cesaro and Dean exchange blows in the corner of the ring, with Dean taking advantage. Seth is tagged in and hits a double team neckbreaker for a two count. Swagger is tagged in and Rollins hits 3 straight suplexes, with Dean tagging in and making the final suplex a double. Dean hits a flurry of punches, and follows it with a dropkick. Rollins is then tagged in and hits a dropkick of his own.

Ambrose is tagged in and hits a clothesline for a two count. Ambrose is distracted by Cesaro and Swagger hits a big slam on Ambrose. Cesaro is tagged in and begins a flurry of uppercuts. Cesaro then hits a double footstomp, and tags in Swagger. Swagger hits a belly to belly but only gets a two count. Swagger then hits the Swagger Bomb, and then tags in Cesaro. Cesaro then hits the leap frog footstomp for a two count. Swagger is tagged in but Ambrose fights back and hits an elbow from the top. Ambrose goes for the tag but Cesaro is tagged in and takes out Rollins. Cesaro then hits the Cesaro Swing on Dean.

Cesaro goes for the cover but Rollins breaks it up. Cesaro tags in Swagger and they both toss Dean into the barricade. The Real Americans stand tall as we go to commercial break.. We return with Swagger in control over Dean. Dean tries to fight back but it is halted immediately. Cesaro is tagged in and puts Dean in a headlock. Cesaro is rolled up by Dean but only gets 2. Dean is slapped by Cesaro and asks for more. Cesaro hits a big kick and Dean follows it with a clothesline. Rollins is finally tagged in as is Swagger.

Rollins begins his comeback, hitting a big splash, and following it with taking Swaggers face right into the turnbuckles. Rollins then knocks Swagger to the outside, hitting a Suicide Dive on Cesaro, and a Flip on the other side on Swagger. Rollins gets in the ring and hits a kick on Swagger, with Cesaro breaking up the pin. Cesaro and Dean take each other out, and Rollins is put in the Patriot Lock. Rollins gets the ropes, and hits a big kick! He then hits the Piece of Mind for the three count.

Winner: The Shield

Reigns takes out Cesaro with a spear to the outside, and then they hit a triple powerbomb on Cesaro onto the announce table! The Shield stand tall in the middle of the ring, but out comes Kane and the New Age Outlaws.Kane says that they have been assigned a Wrestlemania match against them! Kane says they will annihilate them, and they should believe that.

Brock Lesnar is on his way to the ring with Paul Heyman after the commercial break!

Final Segment: We go to the ring and out comes Brock Lesnar. Heyman introduces himself and that he is here for Brock Lesnar. Heyman says that Undertaker has one of the most accomplished records in all of sports entertainment.  He says its not just a streak, but an undefeated streak. Heyman says that when Lesnar beats Undertaker, it will not take away from Undertakers legacy. No one will be able to go 21-0 ever again, including Brock Lesnar. He says the only way to gain immortality is to break the Undertaker’s streak. Brock grabs the mic and tells Heyman enough. Brock says he is not here to promote, but he is here to fight. Brock says they are both here and that they should fight right now. Out comes the druids. With the druids they bring a casket.

The casket is put to the side of the ring and the druids go away. Brock goes up to the casket and kicks it, as Heyman says that they should just leave. Lesnar finally decides to open the casket and nothing is in there. Lesnar leaves the ring and asks if this is funny. He begins to lead the druids away. Lesnar gets back in the ring and says he is not here to play games and that he is leaving. Heyman says that Undertaker shows up to Brooklyn but wont show up to the fight. And then the casket opens again!

Undertaker then goes at it with Brock, where Taker clotheslines him over the ropes and over the casket. Lesnar retreats and points at the sign, with Undertaker standing tall in the middle of the ring to close Raw.

Josh’s Grade for RAW: 7.5/10

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TNA Impact Wrestling Results From March 20, 2014

1224_e9e897649b8945e5b66f572a62765473_mImpact Wrestling
March 20, 2014
Universal Studios
Orlando, Florida

First Segment:

The show opens with Abyss and Eric Young brawling in the back with ODB cheering EY on and then yelling for help as the Monster begins to beat EY down.EY nails Abyss with a low blow and then starts wailing on Abyss with a large chain. They then come through the curtain and continue to brawl all the way to the ring, as they are to be chained together for the match later in the night between Magnus and Samoa Joe.

The former friends brawl for several minutes in the ring in an impromptu Street Fight. Abyss splashed EY with a Black Hole slam and then severely chokes out EY in the ropes with the steel chain. ODB hugs a totally demolished EY as Mike Tenay and Taz introduce the card for the night

First Match: Ethan Carter III vs. Bobby Lashley

Back from the break and EC3 and Lashley are going at it in the ring. Lashley totally exhibits his massive power on Dixie’s “nephew”. Carter goes to the outside of the ring and Lashley follows and show’s his inexperience as EC3 takes control o the outside.

Once back in the ring the competitors fight back and forth. The announcers continue to fill us in on all of the credentials Lashley has from amateur wrestling to MMA. With the crowd chanting Bob-by, Bob-by – Carter hits a reverse mule kick low blow on Lashley and EC3 starts to head to the back as the referee starts the count out.

Out from the back comes Willow and starts a major beat down on EC3 similar to the beating Rockstar Spud took last week. Carter is able to escape while Willow climbs to the top of a ladder.

Winner: Ethan Carter III by DQ

Video clip of Bully Ray in Nashville, TN at Dixie Carter’s office. Bully is upset that Dixie is making him wait.

Backstage at the arena, Samoa Joe and MVP are talking about EY not being there to be chained to Abyss. MVP assures Joe that someone will be chained to the Monster during the championship match.

First In-Ring Promo:

Out comes Gunner to the ring. He talks about beating James Storm at Lockdown, and he points out his father sitting in the front row. Gunner gives a heart warming talk about his father and then the music of James Storm begins to play.

Storm comes out and introduces himself to Gunner’s dad. Storm insults Gunner’s dad and Gunner when Gunner can’t take anymore and they brawl. Storm hits Gunner with a vicious Last Call superkick and then handcuffs the former Marine to the ring ropes.

Storm brings Gunner’s dad inside the rail and with a helpless Gunner watching, Storm nails Gunner’s dad with his beer bottle.

After the commercial, DJ Zema and the Bro Mans talk junk to Sanada and Tigre Uno and after they make total asses of themselves, , there is a 3-way tag match announced for later in the show with the Bro Mans vs. The Wolves vs Sanada and Uno.

Second Match: Lei D’ Tapa vs. Gail Kim: If Tapa loses she will have to leave TNA

Tapa show several power moves as Kim displays her technical expertise. After a nasty Eat The Feet, Kim gets the pin and Tapa is done in TNA.

Winner: Gail Kim

Back from the break, MVP is trying to talk Willow into being the person to be chained to Abyss. Following a very Willow”esqe” talk he turns down the boss.

Second In-Ring Promo:

Angelina Love is in the ring and calls Velvet Sky to the ring to make her decision – a week was long enough to make a decision. Velvet comes down and talks about the good times and the bad times of The Beautiful People.

After making everyone think that she was going to turn Angelina down. Velvet says that The Beautiful People are back. They invite Madison Rayne back into Beautiful People as well. The Knockouts champs turns down the offer and walks out of the ring.

During an interview with Magnus - the champ calls Abyss his business partner. Samoa Joe interrupts and tells Magnus that he will make him tap out later tonight.

Third Match: Three Way Tag Team Match for the TNA World Tag Team Championship

The BroMans (c) vs. The Wolves vs. Tigre Uno and Sanada

DJ Z annoys everyone with his introduction of the Bro Mans. Then it’s Tigre Uno and Sanada next. The Bro Mans demand that the international team lay down and give the tag champions the win.

Uno grabs the mic and says “NO” and the brawl begins and the Bro Mans retreat up the ramp, only to be met by The Wolves.

After the break, all three teams show tremendous teamwork and high impact moves. DJ Z gets involved by distracting Sanada while the Bro Mans wipe out Uno in the ring and the Champs get the pin on the Mexican star to retain their belts.

Winner: Still TNA World Tag Team Champions The BroMans

Angelina is upset that Madson Rayne reacted the way she did. Velvet says that Angelina should go talk to Madison.

The King of the Night video plays.

Angelina and Madison are talking in the back. Angelina says she’s changed, but then attacks the Kockouts Champion and tells the champ to never disrespect her again.

MVP announces to Samoa Joe in the back that MVP will be the one chained to Abyss.

Video package of Knux. Then Taz teases about the meeting between Bully Ray and Dixie Carter.

Bully Ray says enough waiting and busts into Dixie’s office. A one sided discussion takes place with Bully doing all the talking. Bully explains that he double crossed Dixie because she tried to control him.

Bully decides he’s tired of talking to the back of Dixie’s chair and spins the chair around to find Dixie not there. Bully is attacked by Bobby Roode. Roode wipes Bully out and leaves him laying in Dixie’s office while screaming DON’T SCREW WITH ME.

Out first is Joe accompanied by MVP as we go to break.

A replay of Gunner and Storm’s confrontation with Storm busting a beer bottle over the head of Gunner’s Dad

Fourth Match: TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match

Magnus (c) vs. Samoa Joe

Out comes Magnus with Abyss and then Abyss is handcuffed to MVP.The bell rings and The Champ mixes it up with Joe and Joe appears to have an injury to his midsection.Magnus starts to take advantage of the apparent injury to Joe and each time that Joe starts to gain a little momentum, Magnus goes back to work on the midsection.Samoa Joe is in tremendous pain and Magnus show great ability in taking away Joe’s ability to get anything going while nothing is going on with MVP and Abyss who are chained together.

At one point, Joe nails Magnus with a huge power slam but cant even make the cover.The referee gets knocked down and then Abyss and MVP begin to mix it up on the outside. As Abyss grabs a baf of thumb tacks, MVP unlocks to chain to get the tacks and throw them up the ramp. Abyss takes advantage of MVP’s being distracted and nails the boss with a chair shot.Samoa Joe starts to fly through the ropes at the Monster, but Abyss nails Joe with the steel chair in the midsection. Magnus climbs to the top rope and nails Joe with the flying elbow for the victory.

Winner: Still TNA World Heavyweight Champion Magnus

Josh’s Grade for Impact Wrestling: 8/10

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WWE Main Event Results From March 18, 2014

wwemaineventWWE Main Event
Toyota Center
Houston, Texas
March 18, 2014

First Match: The Rhodes Brothers vs. The Real Americans

Goldust starts the match with Swagger. Swagger quickly shoulder tackles Goldust out of the ring after a lock up and hitting the ropes. Goldust gets back in the ring and locks up with Swagger again. Swagger shoots Goldust off to the ropes and Goldust shoulder tackles him. Goldust hits a series of moves and has control. Goldust tags in Cody who comes off the rope onto Swagger with a double axe handle. Swagger fights back and tags in Cesaro

.Cesaro hits Cody with a couple European uppercuts and tries to toss Cody out of the ring. Cody holds on and skins the cat back into the ring. He lays out Cesaro and gets a two-count. Cesaro dumps Cody out of the ring and Swagger pulls him off the apron as he tried to get back in. Cesaro covers Cody twice in the ring for two-counts. Cody fights back but is hit with a backbreaker from Cesaro. Swagger is tagged back in and the Real Americans hit a double team move. Cody again fights back and reverses a back drop. Cody then hits the Disaster Kick on Swagger.

Both teams make tags and Goldust comes in to hit a series of moves on Cesaro. Goldust knocks Swagger off the apron and hits the flipping powerbomb on Cesaro. The Real Americans are dumped out of the ring and Goldust and Rhodes hit a pair of dives out of the ring. Back in the ring, Cesaro catches Goldust into a backbreaker. We go to commercial.

Back from the break where the Real Americans have control on Goldust and Rhodes. Cesaro puts a front face lock on Goldust, who fights out of it. Goldust comes off the top rope and hits a hurricanrana on Cesaro. Cesaro is able to tag in Swagger. Swagger hits the Swaggerbomb as Cesaro makes the tag. Cesaro leap frogs Swagger for the double stomp. Swagger is tagged back in and goes to a hold on Goldust. Goldust fights out of it and hits a back elbow out of the corner on Swagger. Cesaro is tagged in and he knocks Cody off the apron before Goldust can tag him. Cesaro does the Cesaro swing to Goldust. Swagger is tagged in. The Real Americans hit a double team. Goldust fights back again. He knocks Cesaro off the apron and throws Swagger out of the ring. Cody is tagged in. Cody hits a series of moves on Swagger. Rhodes hits a double dropkick on the Real Americans. Goldust hits a powerslam on Cesaro. Cody hits the moonsault on a standing Swagger and gets a two-count. Cody goes for the Disaster Kick but is caught. Swagger drops Cody into the Patriot Lock. Cody gets out of lock and hits Crossrhodes on Swagger. He goes for the pin and gets the three count.

Winner: The Rhodes Brothers

We get hype videos for the WWE Slam City Videos, Daniel Bryan YES! Merchandise and The Undertaker/Brock Lesnar WrestleMania Match.

Back from break and we see that John Cena will face Luke Harper on Smackdown this Friday.

Second Match: The Funkadactyls vs. Layla and Alicia Fox

Fox starts the match with Naomi. Fox strikes Naomi hard to start the match, but Naomi eventually rolls her up for a two-count. Cameron is tagged in and they hit double leg drop. Cameron dominates Fox leading to Layla being tagged in. Layla and Cameron trade poses. Cameron takes control of Layla after a kick to the back of the head. Layla fights back and hits a big kick on Cameron. Layla goes to a hold. Cameron fights back but is laid out by Layla. Fox tags back in and kicks Cameron in the stomach. Fox hits a Northern Lights Suplex and gets a two-count. Layla is tagged back in. Layla keeps control of Cameron, but misses a leg drop. Cameron tags in Naomi. Naomi hits a series of moves including a standing hurricanrana. Naomi hits the Rear View on Fox. She then hits the split leg moonsault on Fox and goes for a pin. She gets the win.

Winner: The Funkadactyls

Recap of HHH’s brutal assault on Daniel Bryan was shown.

Third Match: Big Show vs. Titus O’Neil

Titus pushes Show to start the match. Show immediately throws Titus out of the ring by the throat. Show hits Titus with kicks and chops. He hits a couple huge palm strikes to the chest. Titus cuts Show down with a tackle to the leg. Titus puts the boots to Show and hits a leg drop. He goes for the pin but only gets two. Titus goes to a hold on Show. Show gets up and hits a back drop. Titus gets up in the corner of the ring. Show charges on runs into a boot. Titus hits Clash of the Titus on Show. He gets a two-count. Titus beats down Show and hits a standing elbow drop. He gets a two-count pin. Titus hits a splash on Show in the corner. He goes for another, but Show grabs him by the throat. He pushes Titus and then hits the KO Punch. Show goes for the cover and gets three.

Winner: Big Show

UNDERTAKER SEGMENT: 

Back from break where Paul Heyman grabs a mic and gets into the ring. He says reminds everyone who he is and that he represents Brock Lesnar. He says that he means no disrespect to Taker by taking some of his time tonight because Lesnar will deliver him enough disrespect and Wrestlemania. Heyman says that he’s there to deliver a message from Brock Lesnar. Heyman says that the streak is of equal or greater value as the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Heyman says that Lesnar’s message to the Undertaker is that the streak will come to an end. Undertaker’s music hits and the lights go dim with Heyman still standing in the ring. Heyman looks on, worried. The lights turn on and Taker is standing in the ring behind Heyman. Taker grabs Heyman by the throat. Taker says that the only reason Heyman will walk out of the building tonight is so he’ll deliver Lesnar a message. Taker says that when he gets to New Orleans, he will slay the beast. He then says that when he’s done, he’ll take the beast’s rotting corpse and throw it into the fiery pits of eternal hell. Finally, Taker tells Heyman that is Lesnar doesn’t understand that message, he’ll be in Brooklyn to deliver the message himself. Taker throws Heyman out of the ring. Taker’s music comes back on and he poses in the ring as Main Event ends.

Josh’s Grade for WWE Main Event: 9/10

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WWE Monday Night Raw Results From March 17, 2014

RAW_1086_Photo_012WWE RAW
March 17, 2014
AT&T Center
San Antonio, Texas

RAW Pre-Show: Tonight’s WWE RAW Pre-show kicks off with Josh Mathews, The Miz, Jason Albert (Tensai) and Alex Riley. Booker T is in Australia doing promotional work. The panel gets hype for tonight’s show. Announced for tonight, John Cena will respond to The Wyatt Family.Also, Triple H will address Daniel Bryan. We see the “occupy RAW” segment from last week.

The panel talks more about Triple H and Daniel Bryan as a Superstars match is being taped. Natalya defeats Alicia Fox by submission. Jerry Lawler interviews her on the stage after the match. Natalya talks about getting redemption on Summer Rae in this season of Total Divas. We get hype for Batista  vs. Randy Orton before going to commercial break.

The panel talks about the Bray vs. John Cena after a promo for the feud. We get hype for the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Byron Saxton interviewed Brad Maddox earlier in the day about the match. Damien Sandow interrupted and wants in the battle royal. Maddox says he can be in and has a match on RAW tonight also. Sandow walks off. We go back to the panel to talk about the battle royal. The Usos vs. The Real Americans is announced for RAW. Renee Young is backstage with Jack Swagger for an interview. Cesaro and Zeb Colter come in late. Apparently Swagger told them the wrong location for the interview. Zeb says tonight is a very important night as Cesaro and Swagger won’t stop arguing. Zeb gets them hype for tonight’s tag team match. More Network commercials.

We get hype for The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar. Paul Heyman will be live on RAW tonight. We see Michael Cole making his way out to boos. JBL is out next to a big pop. Lawler is out next to a big pop also. More hype from the panel to wrap tonight’s pre-show.

WWE RAW: Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a look back at Triple H and Daniel Bryan last week. We go to the ring and Triple H is waiting with a mic as most fans boo him. Triple H blames everything on the fans. He’s going to crush their dreams, end the Yes Movement and destroy Daniel Bryan, and says it’s all their faults because they forced his hand. HHH says he’s going to do what he does in the ring at WrestleMania – destroy Bryan cold, calculated and with no remorse, as he always has. HHH says he will face off with Bryan in the ring tonight. HHH goes to hype tonight’s show but is interrupted by Batista.

Batista says HHH has problems with Bryan but bigger problems with him. Batista is pissed off about Bryan possibly getting into the WrestleMania XXX main event. Batista says he didn’t sign up for that. He came back to be champion and won that right by winning the Royal Rumble. Batista asks HHH what the hell was he thinking. HHH says Bryan has on chance of beating him. Randy Orton’s music hits and out comes the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Orton agrees with Batista. HHH tells them both, and the fans, that Bryan will not beat him. HHH makes Bryan vs. Orton in a No DQ match tonight. Batista and Orton trade words now. Batista says Orton sucks as champion. HHH gets in between them but they keep arguing. HHH goes to leave the ring and Batista tells him to fix this situation. HHH says he’s sick of everything – troll faced gremlins, fans cheering for him, all this crap. HHH says he’s sick of Hollywood movie stars coming back to tell him what’s best for this business. He’s also sick of technically gifted guys who are so screwed up in the head they can’t win a match without Triple H holding their hand. HHH says maybe Vince McMahon was right, the only person you can trust is yourself. HHH says there will be a triple threat at WrestleMania but Bryan won’t be in it. HHH says when he beats Bryan, he’s getting the third spot in the main event. HHH storms off. Batista turns around to a big RKO from Orton.

Still to come, Cena will respond to The Wyatt Family. Also, The Usos vs. The Real Americans. Back to commercial.

First Match: The Usos vs. The Real Americans

Jey and Swagger start the match. Jey hits a shoulder block and spinebuster. Jey goes for the cover but only gets a two count. Jimmy is tagged in and hits a forearm to the head for a two count. Swagger fights back and tags in Cesaro. Cesaro is taken down with a clothesline, and Jimmy stays in control. Jimmy hits a headbutt but only gets a two count. Jey is tagged in and puts Cesaro in a headlock. Cesaro gets out and hits a tilt a whirl backbreaker for a two count. Cesaro hits a headbutt and tags in Swagger. Jey gets a tag to Jimmy and the comeback begins. Jimmy hits a corkscrew from the top and Swagger kicks out at two count. Cesaro distracts Jimmy and Swagger hits a big boot to knock Jimmy out the ring. We head to commercial.

We return with Cesaro in control over Jimmy. Cesaro tags in Swagger and Jimmy fights out of the corner. Swagger however hits a big slam on Jimmy. Swagger hits the Swagger Bomb and Cesaro is tagged in and hits a footstomp. Cesaro hits a big uppercut and tags in Swagger. Jimmy fights out and tries to make a tag but Swagger grabs his leg. Jimmy hits him with a kick and makes the tag. Cesaro is tagged in and Jey begins his comeback. Jey however gets caught and Cesaro goes for the swing. Jimmy breaks it up and they hit a double Samoan drop. Cesaro kicks out at two and Jey goes up top for the splash. Swagger pulls him out of the ring but gets double super kicked. Jimmy takes out Swagger but when Jey goes to fly Cesaro hits him with a wicked uppercut. Cesaro then hits the Neutralizer for the three count.

Winner: The Real Americans

We return from commercial break with a replay of The Shield and Kane’s incident on Smackdown.

We go backstage with The Shield and Kane. Kane says on Smackdown they all made mistakes. Dean agrees, but only for Kane. Kane says tonight the Authority need them tonight, and asks if they can count on them. The Shield says they can be counted on.

We go back to the ring where Hornswoggle is out giving gifts. Out comes Bad News Barrett. Barrett says everyone should look at Hornswoggle. Barrett tells us the story of St. Patrick. He then says he has some bad news; everyone will get drunk tonight, and realize they made awful mistakes tonight, and will regret it for the rest of their lives. Out comes Sheamus for ring action.

Second Match: St. Patrick Day Showdown
Sheamus vs. Titus O’Neil

Sheamus starts off with a big clothesline. We are told Titus and Christian are in the 30 man battle royal at Wrestlemania. Sheamus hits a big knee to the head, and clotheslines him to the outside. Titus fights back and hits a backbreaker on the outside. Titus brings him in the ring and continues the beat down. Sheamus is thrown to the outside again and Titus attacks Hornswoggle and brings him in the ring. Sheamus gets back in the ring and throws Hornswoggle at Titus. Sheamus then hits the 10 blows to the chest, and then hits a powerslam. Sheamus then hits the Brogue Kick for the three count.

Winner: Sheamus

Sheamus gets on the mic after the match and wishes everyone a happy St. Patricks Day. Sheamus then announces that he will be in the 30 man battle royal for Wrestlemania. Sheamus is about to leave the ring and Christian attacks him from behind. Christian hits a KillSwitch on the outside on Sheamus and walks out the only man standing.

We are told Cena is coming out to address the Wyatt’s next.

We return and out comes John Cena. Cena says there’s a lot of energy in the building tonight. Cena says that he has been here for 12 years and that it’s not always a great reaction, but he always brings his best. Cena then says he is afraid of Bray Wyatt. He is afraid of what he stands for and who he is and that we may be listening to him. Cena says every man he faces wants to be the best. Bray only wants to destroy. He says that Bray is trying to convince us he is a lie and that he is a phony. He says he has been through too much and that he believes in who he is and that Wrestlemania is about believing and fighting for everything he has gone through.

Bray says that children believe that everything is good. He says that they are too young to realize that its all a lie. He says that the world gave him scars as a child. Bray says he could be just like Cena (Wearing his shirt). Bray says he can sell his merchandise and sign autographs and go home to his castle and plastic girlfriend. Bray says that’s not him and that he is different. Bray says at Wrestlemania he doesn’t care if he dies, as long as the world sees him the way that he does.

Third Match: No Disqualification Match
Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton

Orton and Bryan start off slugging it out, with the crowd heavily behind Bryan. Bryan hits multiple kicks in the corner, and a knee to the gut after bouncing Orton off the ropes. Bryan begins to work Orton’s leg on the ring post. Orton hits a headbutt and stays in control. Orton hits multiple uppercuts, but Bryan throws Orton to the outside and hits a suicide dive. Orton then grabs a kendo stick and attacks Bryan. Bryan is then back suplexed onto the announcers table, and we go to commercial with Orton in control.

We return with Orton using the kendo stick on Bryan. Orton hits him again, and Bryan rolls out of the ring. Orton goes to the outside and hits a back suplex on the barricade, and the throws Bryan groin first into the ring post. Orton then hits a backbreaker on Bryan from the outside. Orton throws Bryan in the ring and goes for multiple covers that got two counts. Orton begins to stomp away on Bryan and begins to taunt in front of the crowd. Orton takes too long and Bryan begins his comeback. Bryan hits a dropkick in the corner, and a hurricanrana for the top rope. Bryan goes for the cover but only gets a two count.

Bryan grabs the kendo stick and hits a kick and kendo stick combination, which is finished with a kick to the head. Bryan then goes up top for the headbutt, but Orton stops him. Orton goes up top and hits a huge superplex for a two count. Orton begins to stomp away on Bryan, and then picks him up and hits the hangman DDT. Orton calls for the RKO but Bryan rolls out of the ring. Bryan then grabs a kendo stick and begins to beat down Orton on the outside. Orton however grabs a chair and begins to attack Bryan. Orton gets in the ring and Batista comes out and spears Orton! Bryan then dropkicks Batista and pins Orton for the three count.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

We are told Paul Heyman will be out to the ring next.

We return and out comes Paul Heyman. Heyman says that the men that Undertaker has faced for the streak lately he has barely survived. Those same men have been destroyed and conquered by Brock Lesnar. Heyman than shows us a video package of Undertakers streak, and how Undertaker is growing weaker year by year. Heyman says the streak will be conquered by Brock Lesnar. He says the streak will Rest In Peace.

We go backstage with Stephanie and Triple H. Stephanie is riled up and Triple H says that he just wants to talk to Bryan tonight. Stephanie says whats going to happen to his position as COO if he is champion and is on the road 24/7. Triple H says he will take care of it and for her not to worry. Stephanie than says that he better.

Fourth Match: Fandango w/Summer Rae vs. Goldust

Goldust starts off creeping Fandango out, but Fandango hits a shoulder block to take him down. Goldust however gets up and hits an arm drag, and two atomic drops. Summer goes to the apron and slips after Goldust freaked her out, but Cody catches her. Fandango meanwhile takes control and puts Goldust in a headlock. Goldust fights out but Fandango hits an elbow to the head. Goldust begins to come back but Fandango keeps control with another headlock. Goldust fights out but Fandango continues to keep him grounded. Fandango then hits a suplex and goes for the top rope leg drop but misses. Goldust then hits the Final Cut for the victory.

Winner: Goldust

We are told The Undertaker will be live on Main Event tomorrow night.

Kane is now making his way to the ring. Kane says that its his job to make sure things go to the vision of the Authority. He says that last weeks Occupy Raw segment was not appropriate and that he could not do it alone. Kane says that Jerry helped him and tells him to get into the ring. Jerry isn’t entering the ring and out comes the Shield.The Shield tell Jerry to get into the ring and he complies. Kane takes off his suit jacket and tie and says that they have known each other for a long time. He asks if Jerry has anything to say for himself.

Rollins grabs the mic and says that Daniel Bryan will not save him. Rollins than says that the Shield always does whats best for business. They then turn around and focus themselves to Kane! The Shield then begins to attack Kane! Reigns hits the spear and they finish Kane off with the triple powerbomb! The Shield stand tall over Kane.

Fifth Match: The Funkadactyls vs. Tamina Snuka and AJ Lee w/The Bella Twins on Commentary

Tamina and Cameron start the match off. Tamina hits a big clothesline and begins to drop knees to the face to Cameron. AJ is now tagged in and puts Cameron in a sleeper. Tamina is tagged in and goes for the Samoan drop but Cameron fights out. Cameron hits a dropkick and tags in Naomi, while AJ is tagged in. Naomi beings her comeback but AJ catches her in a guillotine. Naomi however powers out and hits a powerslam. Naomi then hits a split legged moonsault for the three count.

After the match, AJ and Tamina begin to argue and Tamina pushes AJ down. Both girls stare each other down as the tension between the two begin.

Winner: The Funkadactyls

It was announced that Mr. T will be inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

Sixth Match: 8-Man Tag Team Match
Damien Sandow, Rybaxel and Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler, Big E Langston, Mark Henry and Big Show

Big E and Ryback start the match off. Ryback starts in control but Big E hits a big clothesline and follows it with a belly to belly for a one count. Mark Henry is tagged in and hits a big splash. Ryback is then tagged out by Axel but he runs into a clothesline and a big boot. Ziggler is then tagged in and hits a neckbreaker. Axel fights back with a knee and tags in Ryback.

We return with Del Rio in control over Ziggler. Sandow is tagged in and continues the beat down. Sandow is tagged in and continues the beat down. Axel is tagged but Dolph fights back with a DDT. Sandow is tagged in and keeps him down. Ziggler is catapulted into the corner but ducks Sandow. Ziggler finally makes the tag to Big Show. Big Show begins his comeback on Sandow. All hell breaks loose and it ends with Big Show chokeslamming Sandow for the three count.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler, Big E Langston, Mark Henry and The Big Show

We go backstage and Renee asks if its safe to assume that Batista didn’t quit. Batista says he has never quit in his life and that he doesn’t care who he faces because he will become WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Seventh Match: Bray Wyatt vs. Kofi Kingston

Bray starts off with clubbing blows to Kofi, but Kofi hits a dropkick. Bray doesn’t seem ill affected, and continues the attack. Bray goes for the corner splash but Kofi kicks him in the head. Bray dodges Kofi and hits his big shoulder block. Bray begins to beat Kofi with plenty of fists top the face, and then hits a a modified knee to the face. Bray hits the corner body splash and the Sister Abagail and gets the victory.

Winner: Bray Wyatt

LAST SEGMENT:

We return and out comes Triple H. Triple H says that he needs to say something to Daniel Bryan and calls him out man to man. Out comes Bryan. Triple H says that he wants to say this specifically man to man. He says so much has happened between the two of them, and that he did it all for business. He says none of this is personal and it was all for the best of the WWE. He says that no one will understand the burden he has to make sure he does whats best for the company. He says last week Bryan crossed the line. He says it will all let is slide  but it just felt like this was all meant to happen. Triple H then says that he wont apologize at Wrestlemania and neither will Bryan, and that they will do what they do better than everyone else, but he will end it all. He says he will shut the entire Yes Movement down, and that’s what he has to do. He then says he hopes there is no heart feelings, and may the best man win. He offers his hand and Bryan refuses.

Triple H says he gets it and he has one more thing to say. He says that he has dumped everything on him since Summerslam and Daniel Bryan is still standing in the middle of the ring. The crowd is hot for Bryan and Triple H says they love him because he never quit. Hunter than says that Bryan has earned his respect. Out comes Stephanie. Stephanie comes out and says that she is pressing charges and out comes a bunch of police. Hunter and Stephanie begin to argue while the police handcuff him. Stephanie and Hunter than smile at each other and Hunter gets in the ring. Triple H says they are not real cops and begins to beat down Bryan while he is handcuffed.

Bryan tries to fight back but Hunter continues to attack Bryan. Hunter begins to throw Bryan into the steps and the barricade. Hunter continues an all out assault on Bryan, standing tall over him, mocking the Yes chants. Stephanie begins to slap him, and then Triple H hits a chair shot to the head of Daniel Bryan. Triple H ends it with a pedigree. Triple H stands tall in the ring as Raw goes off the air.

Josh’s Thoughts on RAW: I thought the show was decent like the progression of the storylines for the marquee matches. I loved the tag team match with The Usos and The Real Americans. I thought they could have done more with the Taker/Brock feud then just having Paul Heyman speak for two minutes and having to have a highlight package to illustrate his point.

I like where they are going with the Cena/Wyatt feud I thought this match gets more unique as the weeks go by. They did a great job building the storylines between the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match and the match between Daniel and Triple H. Thought the San Antonio crowd was underwhelming and it took away alot from tonight show cause there was alot of good things that happen in the ring tonight.

Josh’s Grade for RAW: 8/10

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WWE SmackDown Results From March 14, 2014

SD_760_Photo_165WWE SmackDown
March 14, 2014
Verizon Arena
Little Rock, Arkanas

First Segment: A video played that recapped Daniel Bryan’s “Occupy Raw” segment from Monday. Lilian Garcia was in the ring, and introduced Triple H, who made his way out to a mixed reaction. The crowd started a yes chant. Triple H said he’s sure that feels good. The crowd had the moment of their life on Monday Night, and Daniel Bryan had the moment of his career. Hunter told the crowd that because of the crowd Daniel Bryan will not be there tonight. He said he would deal with Bryan on Raw, but he wanted to address the crowd tonight. Hunter said had this crowd been in Memphis on Monday Night, he’s sure they would have loved to have been in the ring. More yes chants from the crowd in response.

Hunter said he would end the Yes Movement at WrestleMania. He explained that he began protecting Daniel Bryan at Summerslam, so he and the crowd could have a dream and hope in their pathetic lives. He has protected the crowd’s hopes and dreams, just like he did for Daniel Bryan, but at the end of the day neither are good enough. At WrestleMania, Hunter said he will put an end to Daniel Bryan. There will be no Triple Threat, there is no pot of gold, and there is no happily ever after. He then said at WrestleMania he will put an end to their dreams and bury Daniel Bryan.

Hunter then said that he would introduce the first competitor of the night, a participant in the Occupy Raw Moment, and Damien Sandow came down to the ring. Hunter replayed the scenario from Monday where Sandow refused to follow his orders. Hunter demanded Sandow apologize. Sandow said he does apologize and it won’t happen again. Hunter said he was happy to reach an accord. He patronized him by saying that Vickie didn’t tell him who he was facing, and then shook his hand with a smile on his face. The Shield’s music then hit and all three members headed towards the ring.

First Match: Seth Rollins vs. Damien Sandow

The match was joined in progress. Sandow sent Rollins to the floor, but he quickly recovered and got back into the match. They traded offense back and forth until Sandow retreated to the outside. Reigns and Ambrose offered a distraction so Rollins could hit a suicide dive. Rollins hit head stomp for the win.

Winner: Seth Rollins

After the match, Ambrose held off on posing and grabbed Sandow from the outside and tossed him back into the ring. They did a triple powerbomb and then posed for the crowd. Kane vs. Big Show was plugged for later. Big E was shown backstage heading towards the ring for the next segment.

Second Match: Big E vs. Fandango

Fandango showed some aggression and went on the attack early. It didn’t last long, as Big E quickly took over control of the match and hit the Big Ending for the win.

Winner: Big E

Cole introduced another video package from Monday. It recapped the eleven words The Undertaker said on Monday. Wade Barrett rose from his cherry picker. He explained The Undertaker’s streak one more time. Wade had some bad news, of course, and he said The Streak will end. This will lead to children crying and a lack of sleep, which will cause us all to fall asleep at work and be fired.

Third Match: The Real Americans vs. Cody Rhodes & Goldust

Swagger and Goldust went back and forth to start. Cody tagged in and Swagger quickly tagged out to Cesaro. Cody used his speed to turn hit a clothesline. He then tossed Cesaro to the outside. Cody attempted a suicide dive, but Cesaro caught him clumsily and used his strength to pick him up and slam him on the apron with very little leverage. Cody dumped Swagger to the floor, but got picked up for a Cesaro Swing. Swagger tagged in and attempted a Swagger Bomb, but Cody got his feet up. Cody hit a sunset flip on Swagger, but didn’t see that Cesaro had tagged in. Cesaro then put the boots to Cody and picked him up.

Swagger tagged into the match, and Cesaro wasn’t happy about it. He hit a bit of offense on Rhodes, but Cesaro tagged himself right back in and hit a hanging vertical suplex.Swagger tagged himself in again and Zeb had a fit at ringside. They argued as Cody went for a tag. Swagger eventually prevented the tag, but another intercommunication allowed Cody to roll up Swagger for the win. After the match, the Real Americans continued to fight after the bell and beat down the Rhodes Brothers.

Winner: Cody Rhodes & Goldust

Fourth Match: Bray Wyatt vs. Kofi Kingston

They traded offense early on until Kofi hit a kick that staggered Wyatt and forced him to regroup on the outside. Kofi hit a nice seesaw kick in the corner, but Bray quickly regrouped and sent him to the floor. Cole felt inspired to point out that Kofi Kingston is good, but no John Cena. Wyatt hit a nice running senton and applied a chin lock. Kofi got in a small amount of offense before getting caught in a uranage coming off the second ropes. Wyatt begged Kofi to get up in the corner, and then hit a big splash in the corner. He then hit Sister Abigail for the win.

Winner: Bray Wyatt

Backstage, Kane had The Shield in his office. He buttered them up with compliments until Ambrose pointed out that Show knocked him out and beat him recently. Kane asked them to be at ringside, to let them pick up the scraps of The Big Show. Rollins called him on his lie and said he wanted protection. Reigns said they don’t take orders from him. Rollins said not to worry, because in the end they always do what’s best for business. F

ifth Match: Nikki Bella vs. Tamina Snuka

AJ joined Michael Cole and JBL on commentary. Tamina and Nikki traded offense until Nikki got sent to the floor in front of the announce table. Tamina hit a Samoan Drop and set up Nikki for a splash. She climbed up top, but Nikki got out of the way. She fired up and hit a clothesline and a drop kick. Nikki then hit a knee to the face for a near fall. Tamina hit a superkick for a near fall of her own.  Brie Bella took out AJ on the outside. Tamina returned the favor and sent Brie into the barricade. Nikki hit her rack finisher for the win.

Winner: Nikki Bella

Sixth Match: Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler

Del Rio and Ziggler traded kicks early. Dolph hit a dropkick that sent Del Rio to the outside. He then did his ten elbow drop bit. Del Rio took over with a kick to the head.Ziggler missed a splash in the corner and hit the post. Del Rio hit an enziguri and covered for a near fall. Ziggler hit a huge drop kick as Del Rio came off the ropes. He then hit a cross body and jumped on Del Rio in the corner for ten punches. He followed up with a neck breaker and covered for a near fall.

Dolph went for the Zig Zag, but Del Rio blocked and hit a tilt a whirld back breaker. Ziggler fired back with a DDT for another near fall. Del Rio hit another kick to the head, but still couldn’t put Ziggler away. Del Rio missed an enziguri in the corner, and Ziggler quickly hit fameasser for another close near fall. Ziggler went up top, but Del Rio stopped him, and hit an inverted suplex from the top. He covered for a close near fall of his own. Del Rio went for the cross armbreaker, but Dolph avoided it and hit the Zig Zag for the win.

Renee Young interviewed Dolph in the ring and asked him about defeating Del Rio twice in a row. He told her he had an exclusive for her, and entered himself in the Battle Royal at WrestleMania. He tried to get somber and talk about destiny, but the crowd was totally quiet. He said he’d have his WrestleMania moment when wins the Battle Royal.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

Michael Cole introduced the next member of the Hall of Fame class, Carlos Colon. After the video, Cole mentioned that the Hall of Fame ceremony will be on the WWE Network.

Seventh Match: Kane w/The Shield vs. The Big Show

The Shield walked down a few seconds into the math. Show slapped Kane so hard in the chest it hurt through my TV. Kane put boots to Show and hit a seated dropkick for a two count. Kane dominated the offense and signaled for the choke slam. He grabbed a choke, and so did Show. Kane broke free, but ate a clothesline. Show followed up with a spear, and rolled to the outside.

Show climbed to the top, but Kane grabbed him and hit a chokeslam. He covered, but only got a near fall. Kane signaled to the Shield to finish his job for him, but they backed off the apron and refused. Kane flipped out and turned into a chokelsam. Show covered and got the win.

After the match, The Shield started to leave, but Rollins lagged behind a bit. Kane tried to grab Rollins for a chokeslam, but Reigns hit a spear to take him out. Kane raged as The Shield left.

Winner: The Big Show

Josh’s Grade for SmackDown: 7.5/10

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WWE Main Event Results From March 11, 2014

wwemaineventWWE Main Event
March 11, 2014
Little Rock, Arkansas

First Match:Rybaxel vs. Los Matadores w/El Torito

Ryback and Diego start off the match. Ryback throws Diego down, Diego then hits a dropkick and an elbow to the face. Ryback fights back but Diego makes the tag and Fernando hits a kick to the head. Fernando hits a high kick but Ryback brings Fernando into their corner and tags in Curtis Axel. Axel hits a clubbing blow to the back of the head to Fernando after being taken down. Axel continues to work Fernando down and tags in Ryback. Ryback hits multiple shots to the sternum of Fernando, and continues to isolate him for him corner. Ryback goes for a cover but only gets a two count. Ryback puts Fernando in a headlock. Fernando fights out but Ryback brings him back into his corner and tags in Axel. Axel hits a backbreaker and then hits an axe handle off the second rope.

Ryback is tagged in and continues the beat down. Ryback goes for a splash and misses. Axel is tagged in but Fernando fights him off and Diego is tagged in. Diego begins his comeback, and Ryback is taken out by Fernando. Axel is then rolled up by Diego and is pinned for the three count.

Winner: Los Matadores

Second Match: WWE Divas Championship Match
AJ Lee (c) w/Tamina Snuka vs. Natalya

Before the match started AJ says that she is bored. She says that she is going to beat Natalya again and prove that she has no competition. Out comes Natalya.

AJ and Natalya lock up, with Natalya gaining the advantage first. AJ gets out and is taken down by Natalya again. AJ gets out and once again is taken down with a shoulder block. AJ gets up and is rolled up for a two count. Natalya puts AJ into a headlock after AJ countered a bulldog.  AJ gets out but Natalya takes her down by the legs. Natalya begins to work the leg with AJ refusing to quit. AJ gets to the bottom rope and Natalya has to break the hold. AJ goes to the outside to regain her composure, and she gets back in and locks up with Natalya. Natalya rolls up AJ and only gets a two count. Natalya then hits a scoop slam and puts AJ into an abdominal stretch. AJ gets out and lands on the apron, but Natalya hits a dropkick with AJ falling to the outside.

We return with AJ in control. AJ puts Natalya in a headlock, but Natalya fights out. AJ takes her down again and goes for the cover but only gets a two count. Natalya gets out and goes for a scoop slam but AJ reverses it into a guillotine. AJ puts the submission into a pinfall for a two count. AJ begins to skip around and is rolled up for a two count. AJ then hits a clothesline and is back in control. Natalya finally turns it around with a dropkick to AJ. Natalya begins to fight off AJ but AJ doesn’t give in and continues a beat down in the corner.AJ puts Natalya in a guillotine again and Natalya powers out, but AJ turns it into a sleeper hold. Natalya throws AJ off her and then begins her comeback. Natalya hits a dropkick and scoop slam, but only gets a two count.  Natalya goes for a scoop slam but AJ locks in the Black Widow! Natalya gets out and tries to lock in the Sharpshooter but AJ rolls her up for a two count. Natalya then locks in the Sharpshooter again! AJ survives for a long time and finally gets too the ropes. Natalya then is distracted by Tamina and is hit with a Shining Wizard by AJ. AJ then locks in the Black Widow and Natalya taps out.

Winner: Still WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee

We go backstage with Santino and Emma having their first date. We are told we will be shown “Occupy Raw” next.

Third Match: WWE United States Championship Match
Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Mark Henry

Henry starts taking down Ambrose, and then hitting him with a scoop slam. Ambrose goes to the outside to take a breather, and gets back in the ring only for Henry to take over once again. Henry hits a headbutt and then throws Ambrose into the corner, which leads to Ambrose falling over the top and onto the outside. Henry goes to the outside to bring Ambrose in the ring. Ambrose attacks Henrys leg with he gets in the ring, and Ambrose is now in control before we take a break.

We return with Ambrose in control, working the leg of Henry. Henry tries to fight off Ambrose but Ambrose continues to attack the leg. Ambrose then goes up top and hits a diving chop to the knee. Ambrose then continues to work the leg of Henry. Ambrose goes up top again and hits the chop to the knee again. Ambrose then locks in a one legged Boston Crab. Henry reaches the rope and Ambrose has to let go. Ambrose continues the beat down with a knee to the head. Ambrose goes for a cover but Henry powers out at two. Ambrose continues to work the leg of Henry, with Henry having no offense whatsoever. Ambrose goes up top again but Henry catches Ambrose this time. Henry now begins his comeback, finishing it with a power slam. Henry goes for the cover but gets a two count.

Henry goes to the outside and attacks Rollins, and goes back into the ring to take out Ambrose. Henry goes to the second rope and Ambrose catches him off it. Ambrose then hits the headlock driver for the three count.

Winner: Still WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose

Josh’s Grade for WWE Main Event: 8/10

WWE Monday Night Raw Results From March 10, 2014

RAW_1085_Photo_142WWE Monday Night RAW
March 10, 2014
FedEx Forum
Memphis, Tennessee

Tonight’s WWE Raw’s Pre-show kicks off with Josh Mathews welcoming us as fans file into the FedExForum in Memphis, TN. Mathews is joined by Booker T, Alex Riley and Jimmy Hart. Jimmy says it’s good to be in his hometown and good to be with WWE. Big Show and Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton and Batista is announced for tonight.

The panel hypes Hulk Hogan’s announcement. We go outside to Renee Young. She’s waiting on Hogan to arrive to the building. We go back to the panel to talk about The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar. We get a video package. The panel talks more about Lesnar and The Streak as Sin Cara makes his way out for a Superstars match. Alberto Del Rio is out next. The panel talks about the Sheamus vs. Christian rivalry next.

It’s revealed that Christian vs. Sheamus will take place with fans picking the stipulation tonight. We go to Byron Saxton and Tom Phillips on commentary for the Cara vs. Del Rio Superstars match. We go back to the panel for hype on the John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt feud. We come back from a WrestleMania Rewind promo. We also get a promo for the Triple H vs. Daniel Bryan feud and what happened at RAW last week.

More hype from the panel for tonight’s show and WrestleMania. We go back to Renee. She already spoke to Hogan, she says, but he didn’t have much to say about the announcement. Renee stops Sheamus and asks him about the stipulation for his match against Christian. Sheamus says it doesn’t matter because the match will end the same. We go back to more promos. The panel hypes tonight’s main event as Superstars finishes up in the ring. Michael Cole makes his way out to mostly boos. JBL comes out to a big pop and of course, Jerry Lawler comes out to a big hometown pop as the panel wraps up the pre-show. Lawler is wearing a tuxedo t-shirt tonight. The panel gives him a standing ovation. We see Hulk Hogan watching backstage as the pre-show ends.

-Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with Michael Cole welcoming us. We go to the ring and Justin Roberts introduces WrestleMania XXX host Hulk Hogan and out he comes to a big pop.

First Segment: Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with Michael Cole welcoming us. We go to the ring and Justin Roberts introduces WrestleMania XXX host Hulk Hogan and out he comes to a big pop.

Hogan talks about some of his WrestleMania matches against Randy Savage, Andre the Giant and The Ultimate Warrior. Hogan says every time he watches the match with Andre, he gets amped up and when he slams Andre, it gets crazier and the goosebumps go up and down the pythons. Hogan says he has a historic idea. An idea that was so intense, he couldn’t wait to come to RAW to tell all the Hulkamaniacs. Hogan announces an “Over The Top 30-Man Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.” The winner will receive an Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy and Hogan shows us a video on the big screen of the trophy. Hogan has one question… whatcha gonna do at WrestleMania XXX when Hulkamania and the memory of Andre the Giant runs wild on you? John Cena’s music hits and out he comes to a very mixed reaction.

Cena says it’s damn good to have Hogan back in WWE. He talks about WrestleMania 3 and how he knew Hulkamania would live forever. Cena does a “whatcha gonna do…” and the fans boo. Cena says he’s going to be the first one to enter his name in the battle royal. The lights go out, the lantern lights up and out comes The Wyatt Family.

Bray Wyatt takes a seat in his rocking chair at ringside. He says pride has always been his favorite sin – it has the power to blind even the strongest men, those who claim to be immortal. Bray mocks Cena and Hogan’s catchphrases. Bray says they are both liars and their foolish pride allows them to prey upon the weak and fill them with hope. Bray says hope is dead, as will be Cena’s legacy. Bray says if Cena looks down at him, he will see an enemy, if he looks up at him, he will see a friend. If he looks straight at him, he will see a God. Bray holds his arms out. Cena says Bray talks some weird stuff. Cena says he sees a homeless man when he looks at Bray, not a God. Cena says he has 2 other bums with him and a rocking chair from Cracker Barrell. Cena tells Bray to prove that he is somebody. Cena tells Hogan he might not be able to make that battle royal. Cena challenges Bray for WrestleMania XXX and says he will get the ass whooping of a lifetime. Bray says it’s all fun and games with Cena until it’s Cena caught in the spider web. Bray drops the mic and The Wyatt Family approaches the ring. Cena and Hogan get ready for a fight with Erick Rowan and Luke Harper. We go to commercial.

First Match: John Cena w/Hulk Hogan vs. Erick Rowan w/Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper

Back from the break and Rowan is in control of Cena. Hogan watches from ringside as Harper and Bray watch from the ramp. Rowan keeps Cena on the mat.Rowan with a big pumphandle backbreaker for a two count.

Cena fights back and leaps but Rowan catches him in mid-air. Rowan with a big fallaway slam as Hogan looks on. Rowan with a splash in the corner. Rowan with another two count. Rowan catches Cena again and ragdolls him in a big bear hug. Cena fights out but Rowan clubs him to the mat. Rowan with a big slam. Cena counters a move and rolls Rowan up for the quick win out of nowhere.

Winner: John Cena

 After the match, Bray gets up from his chair and is very upset. Hogan celebrates with Cena and raises his arm in the ring. Bray sends Harper and Rowan to the ring. Hogan and Cena get ready for a fight. Bray calls Rowan and Harper back off the apron. Hogan talks junk to Bray about Cena’s WrestleMania challenge. The Wyatts leave as Hogan and Cena celebrate to Hogan’s music.

Cole plugs the WWE App and tells us to apply the new update so we can vote for the Sheamus vs. Christian stipulation – 2 of 3 Falls, Falls Count Anywhere or a Memphis Street Fight. Also still to come, Batista and Randy Orton vs. Big Show and Daniel Bryan plus an appearance by The Undertaker. We see The Authority heading to the ring as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes The Authority to the stage. Stephanie says Daniel Bryan attacked her husband last week and then suffered the consequences – a Pedigree. She says his actions are grounds for immediate termination but they’ve decided to lead by example. Stephanie apologizes, because that’s what is best for business. She says they recognize there is value in Bryan’s brand, not like Randy Orton or Batista or Triple H’s brand but value nonetheless. Stephanie says Bryan has a niche following. She says Bryan must return the favor and apologize to them. She says it’s time Bryan admitted that he’s wrong and not man enough to be in the ring with Triple H… not now and certainly not at WrestleMania XXX. She says Triple H is above Bryan – professionally, figuratively and literally. Stephanie says as long as Bryan can apologize tonight, they can move forward. If not, there will be severe consequences. She hopes we enjoy the rest of the show. The New Age Outlaws come out and hug The Authority on their way to the ring, in street clothes. They jump on commentary as we go back to commercial.

Second Match: The Usos vs. Rybaxel

Jey fights out of a headlock by Axel and tags Jimmy, who snaps Axel’s head on the ropes before sweeping his legs. He kicks Ryback off the apron before hitting Axel with a Samoan drop, then Jimmy splashes Axel and connects with a superkick. Jey superkicks Axel before splashing Ryback on the floor, then Jimmy heads up top and splashes Axel for the win.

Winner: The Usos

Kane is backstage with The Shield. He brings up their second loss to The Wyatt Family from last week. He says they aired their dirty laundry unprofessionally on SmackDown. Dean Ambrose asks if there’s a point. Kane says they have proven to be a valuable asset in the past but he’s taken it upon himself to light a fire under them to see if they are still an asset. He says their first cracks appeared when they lost the tag titles to Cody Rhodes and Goldust. It will be The Shield vs. Rhodes and Goldust tonight. Rollins brings up Kane getting pinned by Bryan and knocked out by Big Show. Kane says he’s giving them the chance to step up and tells them to go do it. Reigns makes a reference to taking out any demons that get in their way. We go to commercial.

Third Match: Jack Swagger vs. Big E

Back from the break and Jack Swagger waits in the ring as WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E makes his way out. We see Cesaro and Zeb Colter at ringside. Swagger tells them, “I got this.” Swagger takes Big E to the corner with knees. Big E with a big shoulder thrust, and another. Big E mounts Swagger with right hands in the corner.

Swagger lands a big slam out of the corner and a clothesline for a two count. Big E is revealed for the Andre battle royal at WrestleMania. Swagger keeps up the attack and goes for another pin attempt. Big E comes back with a clothesline and a belly-to-belly suplex. Big E runs the ropes but Swagger takes out his knee. Zeb calls for the Patriot Lock but Swagger chokes Big E on the ropes. Zeb wants Cesaro to hit a cheap shot on Big E but Cesaro won’t. Swagger is distracted, allowing Big E to roll him up for the win.

Winner: Big  E

After the match, Cesaro laughs at Swagger as he gets to his feet. Swagger goes to the floor and gets in Cesaro’s face. They have words and Zeb gets in between them. They put blame on each other. Zeb gets upset and says it’s both of their faults. Zeb says this has gone far enough, he’s sick and tired. Zeb takes off his vest and slams it. He tells them to shake hands but they won’t. They finally shake and Cesaro squeezes Swagger’s hand. Swagger tells him to let go and finally yanks his hand away.

Up next, The Undertaker. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes The Undertaker.

Taker makes his grand entrance and the fans cheer as he takes the mic. There’s a purple light over the ring. Fans chant for Taker but before he can speak, Paul Heyman appears on the stage. Heyman apologizes if his presence has updated Taker’s train of thought. Heyman introduces himself to Taker but at least calls him sir. Heyman praises The Streak. Heyman points out that Mr. WrestleMania Shawn Michaels himself could never win 2 WrestleMania victories in a row. Heyman say similar facts about Triple H, Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin and John Cena. Austin’s name got a big pop. Heyman praises The Streak some more. Heyman asks Taker not to step in the ring with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX because the WWE fans need to worship The Streak. Heyman says even he worships Taker and The Streak after last year. Heyman says Lesnar will end The Streak, even though he’s stepping into the unknown at WrestleMania. Heyman says it’s an unknown that Taker needs to fear, not Lesnar. Heyman says if Taker steps in the ring with Lesnar, The Streak will be conquered.

Taker tells Heyman to take a message to Lesnar about the fear of the unknown being the greatest fear of them all. Taker tells Heyman to tell Lesnar that if he shows up at WrestleMania, he will rest… in… peace. Taker’s music hits and Heyman makes his exit.

Still to come, Batista and Randy Orton vs. Big Show and Daniel Bryan. Up next, The Brotherhood vs. The Shield. Back to commercial.

Fourth Match: The Shield vs. Cody Rhodes & Goldust

Rollins goes for an early suplex but Cody reverses it into a front release suplex for two, then Goldust hits him and drops a knee off the ropes. Rollins shoves him into the corner and elbows him, but Goldust knocks him down and gets the tag, and Cody whips him in the corner. Cody gets caught with an elbow before Reigns hits him in the corner, then he chokes him on the ropes and sets up a corner splash. Cody ducks and makes the tag, with Goldust hitting an uppercut off the ropes and following with a spinebuster and elbow for two. He kicks Rollins and hits both with a crossbody, then Cody sends them outside and splashes them as Goldust hits a somersault dive off the apron.

We get back from a break to see Rollins kick Goldust and apply a headlock, then he throws him in the corner and Reigns connects with a kick on the apron. Reigns hits him a few times before Rollins connects with a clothesline, then he applies a wristlock but Goldust fights out. They isolate him in the corner and Reigns charges him, but Goldust kicks him in the face and kicks Rollins away from himself. Cody gets a sunset flip attempt on Rollins off of the tag, then he Disaster Kicks Reigns on the apron before hitting Rollins with a moonsault for two. Cody sends Reigns outside and Rollins tosses Goldust, then Rollins and Cody hit heads before Reigns hits a spear and Rollins hits a straight kick after a buckle bomb for the win.

Winner: The Shield

Fifth Match: The Bella Twins vs. AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka

Tamina shoves Nikki and gets in her face, but Nikki hits her with a forearm shot and puts her in a wristlock before Brie assists with a double elbow. Tamina recovers and superkicks Brie outside, then AJ taunts her before Tamina throws her jacket at Brie and knees her in the stomach. AJ tags in and knees her in the head, then she goes for a corner clothesline but Brie hits her in the face and sends her backwards. AJ comes back with a front facelock, but Brie breaks away and kicks her in the face before Nikki hits a clothesline off the tag. Nikki clotheslines her and whips her, then AJ kicks her and goes for the Black Widow but Nikki counters it. Tamina interferes but Brie tackles her on the floor, then AJ kicks her and sets Nikki up for the Black Widow, but Nikki counters with the Rack Attack for the win.

Winner: The Bella Twins

Cole shows us a preview for USA Network’s NCIS:LA. Renee Young is in the crowd with LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell. They talk about being at RAW. She asks if they could recruit one star to join the cast, who would it be and O’Donnell says Cena, LL Cool J says Undertaker or The Bella Twins. They plug the show some more and we go back to commercial.

We go to the ring and out comes Daniel Bryan. Bryan says the Yes Movement is alive right here in Memphis. He talks about Stephanie apologizing earlier and the crowd boos. Nobody believed it was sincere. Bryan says The Authority wants to scare him into falling in line. He says he should have kicked Triple H in the face a long time ago. Bryan says he will not back down and will fight. Bryan says if they want him to apologize for standing up for himself, he’s got one word for them… no! A “no!” chant starts up. Bryan says it ends tonight. He says everyone is tired of Triple H. He says Triple H doesn’t listen to anyone but tonight, they’re going to make it so Triple H has to listen. Bryan says the Yes Movement is going to occupy RAW tonight. A “yes!” chant breaks out. Bryan says he’s not leaving the ring until he gets what he wants – the WrestleMania match with Triple H. Bryan says says he’s not alone, he’s got the Yes Movement. Bryan says it’s unlawful, dangerous and subject to prosecution but he doesn’t care. Bryan says he talked to members of the Yes Movement earlier today and wants them to come down. A bunch of fans in Bryan t-shirts start coming over the barrier and into the ring. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and the whole ringside area and the entire ring i filled with Bryan fans wearing his t-shirts. Bryan gets a big “yes!” chant going. Bryan says The Authority can’t ignore them forever. He tells Triple H to come out and answer the challenge. Stephanie and Triple H come out to the stage and the “no!” chant starts among the fans Bryan has with him. Triple H congratulates Bryan on having his own occupy RAW movement and insults them. Triple H says this is the part where reality comes crashing down. He says they all have about 30 seconds to get out of the ring before they’re arrested. They chant “no” and Triple H counts down on his watch. Triple H picks on one of the guys for being fat and calls them losers. He calls for security. Bryan asks Triple H what if everyone in the arena walked out in the parking lot right now. He says Triple H could have RAW in front of an arena of empty chairs and they will set up their own ring in the parking lot. Triple H tells security to throw them all out. It’s two guys. They walk down to the crowd and turn back around. Stephanie yells at them to clear the ring. She says all of the fans are being manipulated by Bryan. They continue to chant “no” as she yells. Stephanie says they’re wrapped up in a power trip and power can go to your head. She tells them Bryan isn’t worth it. Bryan says they underestimate the power of the people. Bryan says Stephanie doesn’t own anything. Bryan says they own the ring, not her. Fans chant “yes” now. Triple H says this ends now. He says to get the next match ready, hit someone’s music and let’s go.

Damien Sandow’s music hits and he immediately comes out but the fans are chanting “no” and blocking the ring. Bryan tells Sandow to come on and join the Yes Movement. Sandow turns around and out comes Triple H. Triple H yells at Sandow to go to the ring. Stephanie comes out and tells Sandow not to disrespect her husband. She tells Bryan not to disrespect her family name. She says this became hers when she was born and she does own Bryan. Stephanie yells for them to get out. She loses it and screams at them. Bryan says no, we are not leaving until we get what we want – a match with Triple H at WrestleMania. Fans chant “yes” now. Bryan says they won’t get the show back until he agrees. Triple H says the truth is, he actually likes Bryan. Triple H says he tried to protect Bryan from everything that would happen when he was successful. Triple H says he’s protected Bryan since SummerSlam and now this happens. Triple H says he’s not fighting Bryan at WrestleMania for his own good because he will end Bryan. Triple H tells Bryan to be careful for what he wishes for and accepts the challenge. Triple H tells Bryan to shut up and get out of his ring and walks off. Bryan stops him. Bryan says he misspoke. That’s not all he wants. Bryan says the people really want to see him compete for the title. He proposes that if he beats Triple H, he gets added to the Batista vs. Orton main event. Triple H charges the ring but security holds him back. He agrees to Bryan’s demands.

Sixth Match: Memphis Street Fight
Sheamus vs. Christian

The WWE crew sets up a set of drums and other instruments at ringside. Christian strikes first but Sheamus takes him to the corner. Sheamus ends up sending Christian over the top. Sheamus follows and sends him into the barrier. Sheamus slams Christian’s face into the announce table and sends him into the ring post. Sheamus grabs a guitar but Christian ducks and it smashes on the ring post. Christian with right hands. Christian grabs a guitar and jabs it at Sheamus. Christian gets sent over the steel steps. Sheamus continues and chases Christian up the ramp.

Christian shoves Sheamus off the ramp down to the floor. Christian goes to the stage and hits a big tornado DDT on the concrete. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and they’re in the ring now. Christian with kendo stick shots. Christian with a two count and more kendo stick shots. Sheamus finally fights back but Christian hits a knee to the gut and takes him down. Christian comes off the second rope with a kendo stick but Sheamus knocks him out of mid-air. Sheamus with a big clothesline and another, and a third. Sheamus with a thrust in the corner and a high knee. Sheamus keeps up the attack and grabs a kendo stick. Christian blocks it and comes off the top. Sheamus catches him and drops him for two count. Christian turns it around on the apron. They struggle for a kendo stick. Sheamus takes it and unloads on Christian with it. Sheamus nails White Noise for a two count. Sheamus with forearms to the chest on the apron now. Sheamus brings Christian back in with a powerslam and readies for a Brogue Kick. Christian rolls out of the ring and pulls Sheamus but gets yanked into the ring post. Sheamus with an Irish Curse backbreaker off the steel steps. Sheamus rolls Christian in the ring and tosses some steel chairs in. Sheamus grabs a bass drum from the set and brings it in. He puts that in the corner and tries to throw Christian into it but he’s blocked. Christian grabs a chair and hits Sheamus with it. Christian stacks a few chairs on Sheamus and hits a frogsplash. Christian with a two count. Christian grabs the bass drum but Sheamus nails a Brogue through it for the win.

Winner: Sheamus

Cole talks more about the WWE App and the WWE Network.

Brad Maddox is talking with Batista backstage when Randy Orton walks up. The Authority has left the building but they instructed Batista and Orton to put aside their differences for tonight. Orton says he’s willing if Batista is. Batista smirks and walks off. We go to commercial.

Bray Wyatt says John Cena’s challenge for Wrestlemania is foolish, and he has many faces that he can put on, but he does accept the match. He says Cena is the one with everything to lose and his time is up, then he starts singing to himself and walks away as Rowan looks at the camera and says ‘run’.

Seventh Match: Daniel Bryan and Big Show vs. Batista and Randy Orton

Orton knees Bryan and whips him, but Bryan sends him outside and hits a suicide dive as we go to a break. We get back to see Batista whip Bryan in the corner and tackle him, then he chokes him with his boot and tags Orton into the match. Orton headbutts Bryan a few times, then he hits a spinning powerslam for two before Batista gets back into it. Batista suplexes him and elbows him on the apron, then he slams Bryan backfirst into the apron before rolling him back in. He whips Bryan into the corner but gets a boot in the face, then Orton stomps Bryan and goes for a kneedrop. Bryan rolls away and makes the tag, then Show clotheslines Batista a few times and splashes him in the corner. Show hits a sidewalk slam for two, then Orton tries to attack but Show grabs him by the throat and chokes him on the apron.

Batista hits him from behind and they target Show’s knee, then Orton kicks him in the face before Batista spears him. Batista lifts him up but Show counters a Batista Bomb with a backdrop, then Bryan gets the tag and he punches Orton several times before leapfrogging him and hitting a clothesline. Bryan dropkicks Batista off the apron and repeatedly kicks Orton in the chest and head, getting a two count before heading up top. Batista runs at him but Bryan kicks him away, then Orton avoids a diving headbutt but Bryan roll through into a YES Lock. Batista runs in but Show cuts him off, then Orton connects with a quick RKO before setting Bryan up for one. Batista also goes for a spear but Bryan sidesteps him and Batista hits Orton, then Bryan goes for a running dropkick but Orton throws him into the turnbuckles. Orton hits a hangman’s DDT and points at the Wrestlemania sign, then he goes for a RKO but Bryan counters with a running knee for the win.

Winner: Daniel Bryan and Big Show

Josh’s Grade for Monday Night Raw: 10/10

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TNA LockDown 2014 Results

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TNA LockDown 2014
March 9, 2014
Bank United Center
Miami, Florida

First Match: Six Man Tag Team Steel Cage Match
Bad Influence and Chris Sabin vs. The Great Muta, Sanada and Yasu

Sabin starts out with Sanada and they trade holds. More blocks and counters. Sanada with an abdominal stretch into a bunch of cradles around the ring. two count by Sanada. Sanada with a big arm drag into an armbar. Sabin turns it around in the corner but runs into a boot. Sanada with a right hand out of the corner and a tag to Yasu. Sabin kicks Yasu and in comes Kazarian. Fans chant for Muta. Kazarian with a big clothesline on Yasu. More back and forth. Yasu with a hip toss and a headlock. Muta tags in to a big pop. Muta with the big elbow drop and a crossface STF but Daniels breaks the hold. Muta counters and dropkicks Daniels. Muta spits his green mist into the air to a big pop. Yasu tags back in with Kazarian. Bad Influence turn it around on Yasu and double team him. Sabin tags back in and drops a knee to the face. Sabin with a clothesline in the corner and a boot to the throat. Sabin taunts Muta. Sabin backslides Yasu but the referee doesn’t see the pin so Kazarian leg drops him for a pin attempt.

Bad Influence double teams Yasu some more for another two count. Daniels keeps control now. Yasu fights out and hits all of his opponents but gets knocked back into the corner again. More double teaming by Kazarian and Daniels. Sabin joins in for the triple team and they hit a nice three-way dropkick for a close two count. Kazarian goes to the top but misses a leg drop. Sanada tags in with Daniels. Sanada unloads but Sabin comes in. Sanada takes them both out. Sanada has dropkicks for everyone. Sanada with a big slam and a close two count on Daniels. Bad Influence stop a tiger suplex and double team Sanada for a two count. Daniels accidentally clotheslines Kaz. Muta tags in with dropkicks to the knee on Daniels. Big leg whips for Sabin and Kaz, and then Daniels. Muta with a leg bar on Daniels. Sabin breaks it up. Muta fights off a double team and spits mist in Kaz’s face. Sanada and Yasu make comebacks. Sanada tags in as Muta hits a Shining Wizard on Daniels. Sanada nails a moonsault on Daniels for the win.

Winner: The Great Muta, Sanada and Yasu

Dixie comes out and speaks from the stage. Fans boo her as she rips LeBron James and The Miami Heat. Dixie says she still feels that some fans doubt her. She also rips fans and how they look. She says she’s going to turn this arena upside down tonight. She addresses MVP now. Dixie continues to brag about what she does and says she went to New York City to get some insurance to guarantee that her team wins tonight. She says Jeff Hardy breached his contract by walking out and she has made sure security won’t let him in tonight. She rips everyone some more and tells them to enjoy the show.

Second Match: Steel Cage Match
Samuel Shaw vs. Mr. Anderson

We go back to the cage and JB is doing introductions for this one, no Christy Hemme because of the storyline. You must escape the cage to win this one. Samuel Shaw is out first. Shaw takes the mic and says if Hemme doesn’t get out here right now, he’s going to “end it all.” Fans chant “creepy bastard” as Shaw climbs to the top of the cage like he’s going to jump. Mr. Anderson’s music hits and out he comes. Anderson says Shaw doesn’t want to jump because it’s not high enough. Fans chant for Shaw to jump. Anderson says all Shaw will do is break an ankle and be more of a goof than he already is. Anderson says Shaw needs at least four or five stories. Anderson tells Shaw to come let Anderson beat him up and then he will give him a ride wherever he wants to go. Anderson gets the “creepy bastard” chant going again and heads to the ring.

Shaw comes down and we get the bell. Shaw stalls and fans boo. Anderson catches a kick and nails a clothesline. Christy Hemme comes walking down to ringside as Anderson beats Shaw around. Hemme cheers for Anderson. Shaw hits a big boot and climbs but Anderson pulls him back down. Shaw blocks a Mic Check but Anderson hits a gutwrench suplex. Shaw fights back with rights and beats Anderson down in the corner. Shaw climbs the cage but Anderson stops him. Shaw fights back with right hands to the face. They fight on the top rope. Shaw slams Anderson’s face into the cage and sends him to the mat. Shaw starts climbing again. Fans chant for CM Punk. Anderson climbs back up and stops Shaw from escaping. Anderson slams Shaw to the mat with a back suplex from up high and they both land hard.

Shaw recovers first and keeps control. Shaw spots Hemme at ringside and creepily waves at her. Shaw requests the referee open the cage and as Earl Hebner does, Anderson sends Shaw into the cage door and that knocks Hebner back. Anderson drops Shaw with a Mic Check. Hebner is down with the key so you must climb to escape. Anderson goes for another Mic Check and this time drops Shaw into the turnbuckle. Anderson climbs out and wins but Hebner is still down and doesn’t see it. As Anderson was exiting the cage, Shaw pulled Hemme’s arm through the cage where the camera looks in. Anderson tried to help her but Shaw pulled her into the cage and knocked Anderson off the side. Shaw corners Hemme. Anderson finally gets the key from Hebner and comes to the rescue. Anderson takes out Shaw and helps Hemme leave the cage. Shaw with a low blow from behind. They go at it. Shaw applies his chokehold finisher and Anderson is put to sleep as Hemme looks on. Shaw walks out of the cage and this time Hebner is there to see the winner.

Winner: Samuel Shaw

Backstage, Team Dixie is arguing over who is taking what percentage of TNA Wrestling after they win tonight’s match. After a video package showing off Ethan Carter III destroying Kurt Angle’s knee – or what’s left of it – EC3 makes his way down to the ring. There’s a group of fans in the front row all with “TROUBLE” signs. EC3 says that he had a dream all his life to face one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, Kurt Angle. The crowd sets in with a “you can’t wrestle!” chant, and Carter says he killed Angle’s knee with a wrestling move. He announces an open challenge for anybody who wants to compete….and…BOBBY LASHLEY IS HERE!?

EC3 tells Bobby to leave the ring because he’s not on the roster. He tries to take a cheap shot and Lashley ducks, picking him up and slamming him down with a running power slam. He perches himself in the corner and hits a massive spear that turns Carter inside-out.

Third Match: Steel Cage Match
Manik vs. Tigre Uno

They start off the match with a lock-up, and both guys trade arm drag attempts and do some crazy counter-wrestling. Counter, counter, missed dropkick, missed dropkick, stereo missed dropkicks. We’re about a minute in and I’m not sure anybody has actually hit a move yet; so many counters.

Manik tries to throw his opponent into the cage and Tigre holds on and climbs it instead. He comes off the cage with a great moonsault, taking the former X-Division champion down. Tigre starts climbing the cage and Manik dropkicks him into the door, popping it open. The referee closes the door – I don’t think that was intention.

Manik does his stick-in-the-ropes Spiderman thing off an Irish whip, and dodges out of the way, senting Tigre crashing into the cage. He hits a vertical suplex, floating over into a back suplex for a two-count.Tigre hits a double springboard head scissors and a spin kick. Tigre counters a move and nails a big DDT. Tigre climbs the cage but Manik stops him. Tigre tries for a powerbomb out of the corner but Manik nails a missile dropkick. Tigre counters a piledriver but gets powerbombed for a two count. Tigre counters and rolls Manik up for two. More reversals. Tigre with a sick suplex on Manik’s head. Tigre nails a Sabre-tooth Splash from the top for the win.

Winner: Tigre Uno

Fourth Match: Steel Cage Last Man Standing Match
Gunner vs. James Storm

We go to the cage and James Storm is out first. Gunner is out next but they start brawling on the ramp. The two brawl around the cage as the referee tries to get them in. Gunner with a big suplex on the floor. Gunner continues the assault and sends Storm into the steel steps. Gunner tosses some steel chairs into the cage and goes back to work on Storm. Storm counters and slams him into the steps. They continue brawling outside of the cage. Gunner slides in a part of the steps also. Storm knocks Gunner into the cage with the door. The bell finally rings and here we go. The referee counts Gunner but he gets to his feet.

More back and forth. Storm with a nice jumping DDT out of the corner. The referee counts Gunner again. Storm chokes Gunner with a rope from the turnbuckle now. Storm catapults Gunner under the second rope and tells the referee to count him again. Storm keeps control and beats Gunner around the ring. Gunner gets fired up and explodes out of the corner. Gunner with a big knee and another. Gunner gets blocked and eats a knee. Storm charges but Gunner smacks him in the face with part of the steel steps. The referee counts Storm now.

Gunner blocks Last Call but Storm sends him head first into a steel chair that has been wedged in the corner. The referee counts on Gunner again. Storm with a chair shot to the gut and over the back. Storm misses a clothesline and Gunner tackles him. Gunner drops Storm face first on a chair. Gunner slams Storm again onto the chair. Gunner goes to the top and comes crashing down but Storm gets the chair up and Gunner lands hard. Storm with chairshots to the back now. Storm stands up two chairs and goes for a powerbomb onto them but can’t get Gunner up. Gunner fights back and hits a big uppercut in the corner. Storm climbs up and they fight on the top turnbuckle now. Storm slams Gunner’s head into the cage. Gunner slams Storm into the cage now. More brawling on the top rope. Gunner superplexes Storm from the top through the two chairs that were stood up. Gunner makes it up at 9 and gets the win.

Winner: Gunner

Backstage, Eddie Edwards is firing up Davey for tonight’s main event match. MVP shows up and says he wants them to be angry, but he also wants them to be in control so no mistakes are made tonight. He says he has a plan for Dixie Carter and the lack of Jeff Hardy tonight.

Fifth Match: Steel Cage Match for the TNA Knockouts Championship
Madison Rayne (c) vs. Gail Kim

The bell ring and Gail tries to escape but Madison pulls her down. Madison works Gail over but catches a big knee to the gut. More back and forth. Gail blocks Madison’s scissor move on the mat and goes to leave but the cage is locked. Madison with more offense now. They fight on the side of the cage now. Madison uses her legs to slams Gail’s face into the side of the cage. Madison gets knocked to the mat and lands hard. Gail with a two count.

Gail uses the cage on Madison as Tapa yells in her face. Gail sends Madison into the mat again and covers for another two count. More offense by Gail. Gail with a running clothesline in the corner. Gail shows off and blows a kiss to the crowd. Gail with a backbreaker across the knee before stretching Madison out. Gail charges in the corner but Madison moves and Gail smacks the cage hard. Madison makes a comeback and keeps Gail down. Tapa yells for Gail to get up. Madison misses a big running kick and hits the cage. Gail climbs up to escape but Madison climbs up with her. They fight on the top rope. Gail with a big neckbreaker from the top rope.

Tapa opens the door so Gail can escape but Madison pulls her back in. Madison ends up flying into the cage again. Gail with another close two count. Gail tries for a top rope Eat Defeat but gets sent to the mat. Tapa gets knocked off the other side of the cage. Madison hits a spear from the top for the win.

Winner: Still TNA Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne

Samoa Joe is backstage for a promo. He calls Magnus a paper champion and says he’s coming to collect his belt.

Sixth Match: Steel Cage Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championhship
Magnus (c) vs. Samoa Joe

We get formal introductions from JB. The only way to win this one is by knockout or submission. Lots of stalling after the bell. Joe strikes first. Joe with another kick. Magnus stalls now. They go at it and Magnus takes Joe down with a headlock. Joe reverses and they trade holds. Joe with headbutts to the hand and wrist. Magnus goes to the ropes and Joe is forced to break. Joe keeps control with a bunch of right hands in the corner. Joe with chops in the corner now. Joe with boots to the face in the corner now. Joe with the running knee to the face.

Joe with an inverted atomic drop and a big boot. Magnus moves and Joe misses the back splash. A “paper champion” chant starts as Magnus takes control of the match. Joe fights out of the corner but Magnus cuts him off. Magnus with a diving elbow. Joe counters and sends Magnus face first into the cage, twice. Joe rams Magnus’ face into the cage wall 10 times and then uppercuts him twice into the cage, face first. Fans chant for Joe. Joe with right hands in the face as Magnus is busted open now. Joe bites Magnus and opens the cut up. Joe with a big chop to the back and a kick to the face. Joe drops a knee to the face. Joe misses in the corner and Magnus hits a knee to the back that sends Joe into the cage. Magnus slams Joe face first into the cage wall now. Joe is bleeding from the forehead as Magnus applies a Figure Four.

Magnus moves and Joe misses the back splash. A “paper champion” chant starts as Magnus takes control of the match. Joe fights out of the corner but Magnus cuts him off. Magnus with a diving elbow. Joe counters and sends Magnus face first into the cage, twice. Joe rams Magnus’ face into the cage wall 10 times and then uppercuts him twice into the cage, face first. Fans chant for Joe. Joe with right hands in the face as Magnus is busted open now. Joe bites Magnus and opens the cut up. Joe with a big chop to the back and a kick to the face. Joe drops a knee to the face. Joe misses in the corner and Magnus hits a knee to the back that sends Joe into the cage. Magnus slams Joe face first into the cage wall now. Joe is bleeding from the forehead as Magnus applies a Figure Four.

Joe turns the hold and Magnus breaks it. Magnus with a drop toe hold and a Camel Clutch on Joe. Joe blocks two sleeper holds and slams Magnus on his head. More back and forth. Joe drops Magnus and nails the back splash this time. Joe with a big snap slam and an armbreaker submission. Magnus gets his foot on the bottom rope and the hold is broken. Joe takes Magnus to the top and chops him. Magnus kicks Joe away and stands up on the top. Joe cuts him off. Magnus fights back with kicks. Joe falls back to the mat and Magnus nails the top rope elbow. Magnus hits right hands but they do nothing to Joe. Joe fires back with open hand slaps. Joe takes Magnus back to the top and chops him. Magnus climbs the cage but Joe crotches him on the top. Joe signals for a Musclebuster and nails it in the middle of the ring. Joe applies the rear naked choke but all of a sudden an arm comes from under the ring. It struggles to find Joe but grabs his arm and pulls him under the ring, breaking the choke at the same time. Fans boo and chant “bulls–t.” Joe comes back out of the hole about a minute later and he looks crazed. Joe stomps at whatever is under the ring and stands back up. Joe corners Magnus in the corner and lifts him up to the top with a choke. Joe lets go and turns around to Abyss hitting him with Janice. Abyss nails a Black Hole Slam as fans boo. Magnus looks confused at Abyss but smiles at him. Magnus puts Joe’s own choke on him and wins the match as Abyss looks on.

Winner: Still TNA World Heavyweight Champion Magnus

Seventh Match: Lethal LockDown Match: Team Dixie~ The BroMans, Austin Aries and Bobby Roode vs. Team MVP~ MVP, The Wolves

Aries and MVP have words in the middle of the ring. Aries with a right hand to the face. MVP fires back with shots of his own. MVP with a big boot to the face. MVP misses another boot in the corner. Aries with a bulldog and a submission on MVP’s neck. Aries poses in the corner now. MVP blocks a missile dropkick and nails an exploder suplex. MVP with a knee to the face. Aries blocks the Ballin’ elbow drop and knocks MVP down. MVP turns it around and slams Aries before dropping a knee. MVP with forearm shots to the head. They trade holds now. Aries takes control and the next man out is Robbie, who gets hype from Zema Ion. 

MVP unloads on Robbie but the numbers game catches up with him and Aries joins in for the beatdown. Aries with a big elbow to the back of the head. Robbie with a boot in the corner. Aries with a boot to the throat also. The next man out is Eddie Edwards. He hits Robbie with a headbutt and fights into the cage. Edwards unloads on Aries and Robbie. Zema gets knocked off the cage. Edwards works on Robbie as MVP chokes Aries in the corner. Edwards and MVP double team Aries and then Robbie. The next man out is Jesse Godderz.

Godderz comes in and allows Team Dixie to take back control. BroMans work over Edwards in the corner while Aries has MVP down in another corner. Aries dropkicks Edwards. The next man out is Davey Richards. His shoulder is taped up but he hits the ring and stops a double team from BroMans. Richards dropkicks them and takes out Aries. A “f–k ‘em up Davey” chant starts. The Wolves double team Robbie now. Aries gets triple teamed now. BroMans make the save and take The Wolves out. BroMans hit a double suplex on Richards but Edwards saves it and get get a single leg crab on both BroMans by The Wolves. Aries breaks it. Bobby Roode is out next.

Roode and MVP come face to face and have words. They go at it and Roode nails a big spinebuster. Roode lays out The Wolves and yells that TNA is his company. Roode takes the tape off Richards’ shoulder and goes to work on him. MVP tackles Godderz and unloads with right hands. We get another countdown for the final member of Team MVP but Hardy is still banned from the building. Willow’s theme and video play on the big screen. The lights go out. When they come back on, Hardy is dressed as Willow and he’s on top of the cage. Willow leaps down and takes everyone down at once. Willow squeals at the camera as the cover of the cage comes down with the weapons.

Lethal Lockdown begins but out comes Dixie Carter. She interrupts and has a special referee who is also her insurance policy. Out comes Bully Ray. Bully hits the ring and MVP doesn’t want to let him in but the match resumes and both teams go at it. Bully pulls a table from under the ring and slides it in. Aries nails Willow with a trash can lid. Roode with a chair shot to the back of MVP. Roode with a chair shot to the gut of Willow now. We see Spud bring out a chair so Dixie can watch from the ramp. Roode works over MVP now. Aries nails Richards with a trash can lid. Team Dixie is in control here.

Roode with a crossface on Richards. Ray yells at Richards asking if he wants to give up. Team MVP finally fights free and breaks Richards out of the crossface. MVP with a facebreaker on Roode. MVP nails the Ballin’ elbow drop on Roode. Willow beats Aries down and sends him face first into the side of the cage. Roode beats Willow with a hockey stick. BroMans double team MVP with a kendo stick for a two count. The Wolves double team to take out BroMans. They turn Robbie upside down in the corner with Godderz under him and a trash can on them. They hit a double Coast 2 Coast that’s impressive. Aries comes in with a steel chair and turns it around for Team Dixie. Richards with kicks to the chest of Aries now. Aries ducks the roundhouse and hits a brainbuster on Richards, sending him through a chair. twp count for Aries. Willow goes at Aries now. Aries smacks Willow in the face with a trash can. Aries goes to the top and hits a 450 on the trash can as Hardy rolled out of the way. Willow with a Twist of Fate on Aries. Willow goes to the top for a Swanton on Aries for a very close 2 count. It looked like he counted 3 but said 2. Roode sets up the table that Ray slid into the ring earlier. Roode goes to do a RoodeBomb on MVP through the table but Ray gets in the way. Roode and Ray have words. Dixie looks concerned from the stage. Roode shoves Ray and yells at him. Ray lays Roode out and looks pissed up the ramp at Dixie. MVP and Ray make eye contact. MVP hits the Yakuza Kick on Roode for the win.

Winner: Team MVP

- After the match, MVP and Ray have a staredown. Ray raises MVP’s hand and then the hands of his partners. Dixie and Spud flip out on the stage as Team MVP celebrates in the ring. MVP goes to the stage and stands up against Dixie. Spud tells them they will pay for this. Dixie takes Spud to the ring and she’s upset. Dixie yells at Ray from outside of the cage. Ray just stares back at her as Spud drags Dixie away. Ray waits for Roode to stand up and powerbombs him through the table. Lockdown goes off the air with Ray looking out at the crowd while his music plays.

Josh’s Grade for TNA’s LockDown: 7.5/10

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WWE Network Review: Does Vince McMahon’s Latest Gamble Pay Off?

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Last Monday, after weeks of hype and promotion, and literal years of speculation, WWE unveiled the newest iteration of pay-tv sports-entertainment. There were a few issues out the gate. Fans lashed out on Twitter. Even by Thursday, major problems still kept cropping up at inopportune times. But this was a new streaming revolution, and as such, growing pains were to be expected. So the real question is: did WWE manage to overcome those obstacles to deliver a service worth investing in, or have early bandwidth issues created an uphill battle for McMahon & company? Read on to find out. [Read more...]

WWE Main Event Results From March 4, 2014

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March 4, 2014
Joe Louis Arena
Detroit, Michigan

The show opened with a recap package of Daniel Bryan standing up to The Authority and the attack he suffered at the end of Raw

First Match: Kane vs. Daniel Bryan

Kane established control early in the match and manhandled Bryan. Kane was greeted with a series of “You sold out!” chants. Bryan got in a hope spot when he pulled the rope and sent a charging Kane to the floor, but when Bryan attempted to follow with an attack, Kane caught him and threw him into the barricade and the ring apron.

Bryan caught Kane with a drop-toe hold into the second turnbuckle and began working Kane over with a series of kicks and punches. Bryan wrapped Kane’s leg around the steel post and dropkicked the knee. Bryan continued to work over Kane’s leg.Bryan began working his running dropkicks, but Kane caught Bryan with a big boot and took control of the matc as Main Event went to commercial break.

Back from the break, Kane continued to work over Bryan with a series of slams and rest holds. Bryan began making his comeback and dropkicked Kane to the floor. Bryan followed with a missile dropkick for a two count.Kane quickly regained the upper hand and nailed his flying clothesline. Kane called for the chokeslam but ate a roundhouse from Bryan. Bryan followed with a diving headbutt for another near fall.Kane answered with a running DDT for a near fall of his own. Kane grabbed Bryan for a chokeslam, but when he lifted him Bryan rolled through pinned Kane’s shoulders for the 1-2-3

Winner: Daniel Bryan

Josh Matthews interviewed Kane backstage. Matthews asked Kane for his thoughts on losing to Daniel Bryan. Kane says he is more mad about Bryan challenging the COO Triple H then losing the match.

Second Match: The Bella Twins vs. Aksana and Alicia Fox

Nikki went right to work targeting Fox’s arm. Aksana caused a distraction at ringside and Fox capitalized with a shot from behind. Fox took her turn on offense and hit a gorgeous northern lights suplex for a two count. Nikki began making her comeback and hit her torture rack breaker finisher for the pinfall victory.

Winner: The Bella Twins

We get promos for Legends House and Big Show’s return to SmackDown this week.

Third Match: WWE Tag Team Championship Match

The Usos (c) vs. The New Age Outlaws

We go to the ring and out comes new WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos. Renee Young interviews them in the ring and they’re excited about going to WrestleMania. The Outlaws are out next but they’re not dressed to wrestle. Road Dogg asks Billy Gunn to escort Renee out of the ring and they start ripping the crowd.

Gunn says The Usos are the luckiest boys alive. Road Dogg says he’s suffered an injury and he’s not 100%. When they are 100% and when they come back, they’re bringing the tag titles home. Brad Maddox comes out and says he checked with WWE doctors to confirm that Dogg is injured. When he’s able to perform, The Outlaws will get their rematch. Maddox brings out their new opponents for tonight – Los Matadores. Here they come with El Torito.

Fourth Match: WWE Tag Team Championship Match

The Usos (c) vs. Los Matadores w/El Torito

The Outlaws are on commentary as we come back from a promo break. Back and forth to start the match. Jimmy goes at it with Diego and takes control. Diego stops Uso and does an “ole!” chant. Uso yells “uce!” and they both dance around. Jimmy catapults Diego into the corner. Jey tags back in and hits a big splash for a tw0 count.Diego gets sent to the floor and Jimmy leaps out onto him. Fernando leaps out onto them. Jey leaps out next and everyone is down on the floor. We go to another promo break.

Back from the break and Matadores are in control in the ring. Diego tags in for some double teaming and a two count. More double teaming and another two count by Matadores. Jey tags in Jimmy and he makes the comeback. He misses the splash in the corner and trades counters with Fernando. Fernando with a big DDT and a close two count. More back and forth. Jimmy with a Samoan Drop for a two count as Diego breaks it up. Diego does a handstand in the corner and Jimmy superkicks him. Fernando catches one also. Jimmy nails a Superfly splash for the win.

Winner: Still WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos

- After the match, The Usos leave with their titles while Los Matadores recover in the ring. Road Dogg limps away with Billy Gunn. Billy stops and pushes El Torito over. Torito leaps from the apron to Billy’s shoulders and takes him out with a hurricanrana. Gunn and Dogg try to catch Torito but can’t. Billy ends up in the ring with Matadores and they hit the finisher with Torito. Main Event goes off the air with Matadores and Torito celebrating.

Josh’s Grade for Main Event: 7.5/10

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WWE NXT Arrival Results From February 27, 2014

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February 27, 2014
Full Sail University Arena
Winter Park, Florida

NXT-Pre Show: The WWE NXT Arrival Kickoff pre-show starts with Renee Young, Bret Hart, Paul Heyman and Kevin Nash. We’re live outside of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The NXT Universe is hype tonight. Bret says he’s honored to be here tonight. Nash says he skipped his wife’s birthday today so he could be a part of something special. Heyman jokes and has Renee re-introduce him as the greatest manager of all-time. Renee plugs social media and the hashtag for tonight is #NXTArrival. We go to a NXT video package. Renee asks what NXT means to Heyman. Heyman says it’s the future. The next RAW Superstar, the next WrestleMania main eventer will come through the doors of NXT. We cut to a video package on the WWE Performance Center.

We come back to the panel. Nash jokes about how the Performance Center would have helped his career, making him the #1 aerial wrestler ever. Bret talked about coming from Stu Hart’s Dungeon and how everything comes together at the Performance Center. Heyman talks about always looking for the next Paul Heyman Guy and how he has a whole locker room full of talents at NXT. We get a video looking at some of the WWE Superstars who have come through NXT. We come back to the panel and the crowd outside is really hot tonight. Nash talks about comparisons between the nWo and The Shield – incredible tenacity and teamwork. Nash predicts each member of The Shield will have incredible singles careers. Bret says The Shield’s strongest card is their unpredictability.

Renee gives props to the NXT fans who pack each set of tapings and attend the live events. Heyman is down with some of the fans and a mic. He talks to one fan with a Heyman t-shirt on. Heyman lets the guy take a selfie with him. Another fan says she’s here to see all the matches, just like the first guy. Heyman says NXT has truly arrived and sends it back to Renee. She talks about tonight’s top matchesHeyman talks about how solid the NXT Divas division is. We see footage from earlier today where Natalya had a talk with Emma in the ring about the match against Paige. Natalya tells her to enjoy this because these are the moments of her life. They hug and Emma gets emotional.

Bret talks about the respect he has for Paige. We see footage from earlier today of Tensai interviewing Paige. Paige says the title represents strength and dominance. Paige talks about Emma goofing around on RAW and SmackDown and says she can’t handle this. Renee reveals that The Ascension will defend their titles tonight but we don’t know who their opponents are yet. Nash talks about what makes The Ascension strong. Nash says they are the future, the total package. We talk about the main event next. The panel talks about what it’s like winning a major title for the first time. We see Alex Riley talking to Bo Dallas earlier. Bret predicts Adrian Neville win and talks about how cocky Bo is. Nash brings up a cocky friend of his, Shawn Michaels and predicts Bo will retain. We go to General Manager JBL, who announces Cesaro vs. Zayn will kick off the show. We go to a promo video.

“WWE NXT Arrival”

First Match: Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro

They lock up and go at it. Cesaro shoves Zayn to the corner. We get dueling chants as Cesaro kicks Zayn in the back of the head. Cesaro with a takedown but they trade holds. Cesaro with a dropkick. Zayn counters a move and goes for a hurricanrana but Cesaro catches him. Zayn blocks a Cesaro Swing and sends Cesaro to the floor. Zayn with a kick through the ropes. Zayn runs the ropes and leaps out, taking Cesaro down. Fans chant “this is awesome.” Zayn comes off the top for a crossbody but Cesaro catches him with a backbreaker for a two count. They end up on the floor and Cesaro whips Zayn into the barrier. Cesaro brings it back in but tosses Zayn out the other side of the ring. Cesaro slams Zayn into the steel steps and kicks him. Another shot into the apron by Cesaro.

Cesaro brings it back in the ring but tosses Zayn right back out. Zayn fights back on the floor but Cesaro sends him into the barrier. Cesaro slams Zayn back into the ring and covers for a 2 count. Cesaro tosses Zayn to the floor once again. Cesaro with a stomp to the head. Cesaro drops Zayn over top of the barrier and rams him back into the apron. Zayn fights back with kicks to the head. Zayn goes to leap through the ropes like he did in their first 2 of 3 Falls Match but Cesaro hits him in mid-air with an uppercut. The crowd chants “holy s–t.”

Cesaro slams Zayn’s leg into the ring post and stomps away on the knee now. Zayn breaks out of a hold with kicks to the head but Cesaro stomps down on the knee for another two count. Zayn looks to make a comeback but Cesaro continues working on the injured knee. Zayn fights back again but Cesaro drops him into a single crab. Zayn breaks the hold by getting to the bottom rope. Cesaro runs into an elbow and a kick. Zayn dumps Cesaro over the top out to the floor. Zayn with a springboard moonsault from the apron to the floor but Cesaro catches him in mid-air with a big backbreaker on the ramp. Zayn makes it back in right before the 10 count. Zayn catches Cesaro with a big exploder suplex into the corner. Zayn with a two count. Zayn goes for another suplex but Cesaro hits him with elbows. Zayn with a Blue Thunderbomb for a two count. Zayn gets a Koji Clutch applied but Cesaro breaks it and applies another leg submission.

Zayn finally makes it to the bottom rope. Zayn blocks a Cesaro Swing with a roll up for two count. Cesaro gets the Swing going this time and hits it. Cesaro with a big running uppercut in the corner for a close two count. Zayn with a two count. Cesaro with a double stomp to the head for a two count. Fans chant “this is awesome” again. Cesaro blocks a top rope hurricanrana and goes for a powerbomb but Zayn blocks that and hits the hurricanrana any way. Zayn with the big running boot in the corner and a close two count. Another “we the people” chant.

Cesaro drops Zayn with an uppercut. Cesaro with another big uppercut. Zayn goes down after yet another big uppercut. They trade shots in the middle of the ring now. Zayn with a big suplex across the ring. Zayn charges but runs into a big boot. Cesaro with a Neutralizer but Zayn blocks it for a two count. Another amazing sequence from Zayn for a two count. Cesaro with a big uppercut in the middle of the air for just a one count. Zayn powers up but Cesaro hits another running uppercut and a Neutralizer for the win

Winner: Cesaro

After the match, Cesaro leaves but comes back down the ramp. He enters the ring and looks down at Zayn. Fans chant for them to hug it out. Cesaro pulls Zayn up and they embrace.

Second Match: Mojo Rawley vs. CJ Parker

They lock up and Mojo sends him to the corner. They run the ropes and Mojo nails a big backdrop for a two count. Mojo takes Parker back down by his arm. Mojo runs into a big boot in the corner. Parker with a running clothesline for a 1 count. Parker keeps control but Mojo fights back from the corner. Parker unloads in the corner. Mojo with a big splash in the corner. And another. Mojo with the butt bump and the Hyper Drive for the win.

Winner: Mojo Rawley

Emma was shown backstage getting prepared for her women’s championship match later on tonight. We get a promo about Emma’s background. We get a promo hyping up the NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension.

Third Match: WWE NXT Tag Team Championship Match

The Ascension (c) vs. Too Cool

Viktor and Christopher start the match off. Viktor misses but strikes first. Christopher with a shoulder. He dances and Viktor turns it around with uppercuts and chops. Konnor comes in and nails a big leg drop for a two count. Konnor with a big shoulder off the ropes, and another. Konnor with a third shoulder block off the ropes. Konnor takes Christopher to the corner and beats him down. Konnor with big kicks to the gut and a big boot. Viktor tags back in and covers for a two count. Viktor stomps away now.

Viktor with a suplex and another 2 count. Viktor keeps Christopher down with a headlock now. Christopher finally fights out with a jawbreaker. Christopher with right hands. Scotty 2 Hotty finally tags in and unloads on Viktor. Konnor comes in and catches a right hand. Viktor cuts 2 Hotty off and they trade holds. More back and forth. Viktor runs into a big boot. More right hands from 2 Hotty. Viktor misses a splash in the corner. Scotty slams his face in the mat. Christopher tosses Konnor to the floor. Scotty does the worm but Viktor blocks the finish and knocks Christopher to the floor. Viktor with a big clothesline and tag to Konnor. The Ascension readies and hits Fall of Man on Scotty for the win.

Winner: Still NXT Tag Team Champions The Ascension

We get a highlight package of Paige’s career. We come back to the NXT Arena. Stephanie McMahon comes out, the crowd chants “You Still Got It” she says she never lost it. McMahon will be doing the ring announcing for the NXT Womens Championship Match.

Fourth Match: WWE NXT Womens Championship Match

Paige (c) vs. Emma

Paige goes right to Emma and shoves her. They go at it and start brawling around. Paige with a big kick to the gut as she yells at Emma to bring it. Emma blocks a Paige Turner and they trade holds. Emma goes for a slingshot but it’s blocked for a two count. Paige with a dropkick and a two count. Paige with a scoop slam and another two count. Dueling chants from the fans as Paige takes her to the mat. It looks like Paige’s mouth is bleeding but it’s lipstick on her teeth. They get back on their feet and fight into the corner. Paige with back elbows and a boot to the throat. Emma counters and takes her leg out.

More back and forth. Paige blocks the Emma Lock. Paige with knees to the chest. Emma takes her leg out on the apron and Paige goes down. Emma with a 1 count. Emma with the Dil-Emma submission on the ropes. Emma hits the Emma Sandwich, a crossbody low in the corner, for another two count. We get dueling chants from the crowd again. Emma with another submission before taking Paige to the mat with another hold. Emma with a 2 count. More offense by Emma and another pin attempt. Paige turns it around and drops Emma on the apron. Emma slams Paige into the turnbuckle and they climb to the top. Paige goes for a superplex but it’s blocked. Emma with a big sitdown powerbomb for a two count.

They trade shots and Paige hits a big kick. Paige hits the Paige Turner but Emma kicks out and Paige is shocked. Apparently that’s the first time someone has kicked out of the move in NXT. Paige applies a rare submission – a Scorpion Crosslock, and gets the win.

Winner: Still NXT Womens Champion~ Paige

Fifth Match: Xavier Woods vs. Tyler Breeze

We go to the ring and out comes Xavier Woods followed by Tyler Breeze. The live feed stops and won’t resume, the only thing that plays are matches that have already happened. It appears some fans are not experiencing troubles while some are. The WWE.com stream is fine and the match ended when Alexander Rusev came out and cleaned house. Lana was with him.

We get a promo for tonight’s main event.

We go to the ring where ladders are set up everywhere. Shawn Michaels comes out with the NXT Title and gets a big pop. He’s really honored to be here tonight. Fans chant for one more match and Shawn jokes about not wanting to come out of retirement. HBK talks about ladder matches and plugs his new Mr. WrestleMania DVD. HBK says we are about to see two very talented young men but only one has the chance to step into history and step into greatness.

Sixth Match: Ladder Match for the NXT Heavyweight Championship

Bo Dallas (c) vs. Adrian Neville

The bell rings and Bo goes to the apron for a ladder. Neville attacks with kicks and knees. Neville flips around the ring and Bo runs into a boot. Neville with a missile dropkick. He goes back to the top but comes down when Bo rolls to the apron. Bo takes out Neville’s leg and mounts him with right hands. Bo with stomps and right hands. Bo beats Neville around and keeps control. Bo with a big clothesline. Bo looks up at the title and goes back to work. Neville ends upside down on the ropes. Bo grabs a ladder and brings it back to the ring. Neville leaps and kicks the ladder into Bo at ringside. Neville leaps out with a big splash and mounts Bo with right hands.

Bo sends Neville into the steel steps. Bo works Neville over on the floor and slams him into the apron. Bo brings another ladder and charges but Neville ducks and the ladder slides into the ring. Neville backdrops Bo on the ramp. Neville goes back in the ring and climbs for the title. Bo launches a ladder into him and Neville falls to the mat. Neville then sends Dallas tumbling from a ladder. They struggle for a ladder and Bo rams Neville back into the corner with it. Bo wedges a ladder into the corenr and tries to catapult Neville under it. Neville gets to his feet and nails a DDT out of the corner. Neville climbs up again but Bo pushes him off. They struggle again, bump heads and a ladder falls on Neville.

Bo with right hands in the corner and a clothesline. Bo gets sent head first into the turnbuckle. Neville climbs for the title but Bo meets him at the top and they trade shots. Bo pulls Neville into the ladder and they both fall off. Bo tosses Neville to the apron. Neville kicks Bo in the head and he goes down. Neville leaps onto the ladder and goes for the title but Bo jumps on his back and stops him. Bo tries to German suplex Neville from the ladder but he hangs on. Bo grabs him for a powerbomb. Bo sends Neville flying into the wedged ladder in the corner. Neville slams Bo on top of a ladder. Neville with a big 450 on top of Bo. Bo rolls out to the floor while Neville climbs for the title. Neville retrieves the title for the win.

Winner: New NXT Heavyweight Champion~ Adrian Neville

-After the match, Neville celebrates with the title. We see John Cena sitting next to our own Brian Fritz and others in the crowd applauding Neville on his victory. Arrival goes off the air with Neville celebrating.

JPOV: This was awesome these are moments that remind you why you’re a wrestling fan in the first place. Very impressed with the production of the NXT Arrival show. The commentating group of Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips and William Regal were really good. One word to describe the Cesaro and Sami Zayn Match…. AWESOME!. Tremendous Womens Championship Match with Paige and Emma. Great Main Event right there and happy that Adrian Neville capture the NXT Championship

Josh’s Grade for NXT Arrival: 10/10

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