WWE NXT Non Spoilers For Tonight’s Show

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WWE NXT returns tonight at 9 p.m. ET on the WWE Network. Tonight’s show was taped on March 13. Here are the matches that you will see on tonight’s show.

-Paige and Emma vs Charlotte and Sasha Banks

-Alexander Rusev vs Travis Tyler

-Mason Ryan vs Tyson Kidd

-Tyler Breeze vs Angelo Dawkins

-The Usos and Sami Zayn vs The Ascension and Corey Graves

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Christopher Daniels Done In TNA, Now A Free Agent

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Christopher Daniels hasn’t been seen in TNA Wrestling since their last pay-per-view, Lockdown in March. Rumors were that Daniels wasn’t going to be with the company too much longer after he didn’t appear in the set of television tapings after the Lockdown show. Daniels addressed the rumors today on Twitter saying that he is no longer in the company and is now a free agent.

I became a free agent & a published comic book writer on the same day! http://t.co/X5y9tUV0pu

— Christopher Daniels (@facdaniels) April 23, 2014

The former TNA star was a tag team and X Division champion in his time with the organization. Where do you think Daniels ends up going?

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Court Bauer On Ring Of Honor Going On TV Pay-Per-View, Working With Jim Ross

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Ring of Honor announced last week that they will be debuting on traditional pay-per-view on Sunday, June 22 in Nashville, Tennessee.

We talk to ROH consultant Court Bauer as we discuss the company heading to PPV, how many PPV’s ROH will have in 2014, did the WWE Network help influence them to go in that direction.

Bauer also discusses the latest on the Jim Ross shows, how many more shows will Ross do in 2014, will they involve Steve Austin, his thoughts on the passing of The Ultimate Warrior and much more.

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Mick Foley Opting Not To Sign WWE Legends Due To “Extremely Weak” Video Game Payoffs

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WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has been outspoken in 2014. Foley was critical of the WWE not using Daniel Bryan in the Royal Rumble, his thoughts on CM Punk to name a few topics. Foley took to his Facebook page to explain why he isn’t renewing his WWE Legends deal. Foley also had an ambassador contract with the company, but that expired a short time ago.

“I’ll be writing in more detail about this in the next week or so, but it would be fair to say that, despite strong sales, I have found the payoffs for the past two video games to be extremely weak – in the 25% range of what most talent was expecting,” Foley wrote on Facebook.

Last year, the explanation had something to do with the video game company going bankrupt – a real shame for me, since I was heavily featured as three characters from the “Attitude” era, complete with voice work. I haven’t heard this year’s explanation yet, but, personally. I think the #WWE just wants to see if the talent will accept a far lower percentage than had previously been given.

“If so, it would probably be a good business move for #WWE, since very few current wrestlers are going to jeopardize their standing with the company by offering resistance – and most legends will probably come to feel like anything they get from merchandise is better than nothing. As for me: until I hear a valid reason, I’m opting out.”

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown Spoilers For Friday April 25, 2014

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown tapings took place last night in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

The show opened with Vickie Guerrero announcing the Authority had the night off and The Shield would have another 3 on 11 match. She set a debate between Paul Heyman and Zeb Colter. Heyman used most of his time to talk about Brock Lesnar. Zeb and Heyman argued until it was broken up.

-Cesaro (w/Paul Heyman) beat Jack Swagger (w/Zeb Colter). Cesaro pinned Swagger with the Neutralizer. Cesaro was getting face reactions. The Shield hit the ring after the match and took out Swagger with the Superman punch and a Triple Powerbomb. They said Swagger didn’t adapt. It looks like they will be doing this all night, as they said they weren’t done.

-Tamina defeated Natalya. Tamina dominated most of the match and got the pin after a superkick.

The Shield took out 3MB backstage. Triple H called Vickie and told her to take the night off. Brad Maddox showed up and said he’d take care of it.

-Curtis Axel pinned Jey Uso. Axel won with a swinging neckbreaker. Very flat match.

The cage lowered and the Wyatt Family came to the ring. Bray Wyatt said John Cena was losing his people and it’s their fault for what happened. He received a big pop, especially from a Hershey crowd, which has always been pro Cena. He ended by singing on top of the cage.

-Erick Rowan and Luke Harper defeated Cody Rhodes and Goldust. Cody was on the top rope and Goldust was pushed into him and he flew off.

The Shield attacked Brad Maddox in the GM office… Santino and Emma came to the ring, followed by Fandango and Layla. The Shield stopped Fandango on the stage and have him the Triple Powerbomb off the stage.

-The Shield defeated Ryback, Titus O’Neil, Damien Sandow, Alberto Del Rio, and Bad News Barrett in a handicap match. Barrett was protected and ran off, but The Shield took out everyone and got a decent reaction. This concluded the Smackdown television taping.

After the taping, The Shield fought The Wyatt Family, but it was not an actual match.

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Live 4/22 WWE Main Event Results: El Torito vs. Hornswoggle, Big E vs. Alberto Del Rio

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April 22, 2014
Giant Center
Hershey, Pennsylvania

First Match: Big E vs. Alberto Del Rio

They go right at it and Big E runs over Del Rio. Big E sends Del Rio over the top rope. Del Rio drops Big E over the top rope and comes back in. Del Rio with a tornado DDT for a two count. Big E fights out of a hold but runs into a pair of boots in the corner. More back and forth. Big E with a pair of clotheslines. Del Rio blocks a belly to belly and drops Big E on his arm. Del Rio with a big superkick to the face and another two count. Del Rio comes back and nails a splash. Big E drops the straps but Del Rio blocks the Big Ending and kicks him in the back of the head. Del Rio with a two count. Big E blocks the cross armbreaker. Del Rio goes for another tornado DDT but it’s blocked. Big E nails the Big Ending for the win.

Winner: Big E

After the match, Bad News Barrett appears high up on his podium. He’s got some bad news. Barrett says Big E has 12 days left as champion. He says Big E has been a horrible champion and has no personality. Barrett says he’s teetering on boredom and is one-sided. Barrett says Big E has a complete lack of intellect and reminds him of the audience. Fans boo Barrett. Barrett rips the fans some more and that’s it.

Second Match: El Torito w/Los Matadores vs. Hornswoggle w/3MB

They go at it and Hornswoggle takes control but misses a splash. Torito rolls Hornswoggle up for two. Torito works Hornswoggle over by his arm. Torito with a pin attempt and some counters on the mat. Torito hits a dropkick Heath Slater tries to coach Hornswoggle. Hornswoggle lifts Torito high and slams him on his face. Hornswoggle with a nonchalant pin for two. Hornswoggle with a headlock now. Hornswoggle runs into an elbow and a boot. Torito goes to the top and nails a crossbody. Torito with a clothesline and a dropkick. Torito charges and hits the Bronco Buster. Torito goes for his finisher but Slater distracts him on the apron. Matadores and 3MB argue at ringside. Torito misses his finisher. Hornswoggle goes up for a Tadpole Splash and nails it for the win.

Winner: Hornswoggle

In this weeks Raw Rebound we look back at the confrontation between The Shield and Evolution

We get a Adam Rose vignette plus we get a commercial promoting the WWE Hall of Fame specials on the WWE Network

Third Match: Sheamus vs. Titus O’Neil

They go at it and Titus sends Sheamus out to the floor early on. Sheamus comes back in and takes control of the match. They trade holds and Sheamus goes to work on the arm. More back and forth. Sheamus runs into an elbow but manages to powerslam Titus for a two count. Titus tries to do the forearms on the apron but Sheamus isn’t having it. Titus sends Sheamus to the floor again instead. Titus tosses Sheamus into the barrier and brings him back in the ring for a two count. Sheamus makes a comeback but Titus catches his battering ram in mid-air and slams him for another close pin attempt. More back and forth brawling. Titus hits a big backbreaker and covers for another pin attempt. Titus slaps Sheamus around and talks trash. Sheamus nails a headbutt and a Brogue Kick for the win.

Winner: Sheamus

We get a recap of the brawl between Daniel Bryan and Kane from last nights Raw.

Fourth Match: Jimmy Uso w/Jey Uso vs. Ryback w/Curtis Axel

 Uso sends Ryback to the floor and leaps out onto him. Jimmy Uso comes over as Axel makes his way over also. They come back in the ring and Uso hits kicks and right hands. Ryback with a kick to the gut and a big chop that sends Uso to the mat. Ryback keeps control until Uso nails a superkick. Ryback goes to the floor to regroup with Axel. Ryback comes back in and kicks Us in the gut. Ryback with more kicks and chops, beating Uso around the ring. Uso fights back and dumps Ryback over the top rope. Uso leaps out with a splash but Ryback catches him. Uso counters and shoves Ryback into the ring post. We go to Network commercials.

We come back and Uso is down on the floor as the referee counts him out. Uso barely makes it back in before the 10 count and Ryback knocks him right back out of the ring. Ryback follows and brings him back in for a two count. Ryback keeps Uso on the mat now. Ryback with a suplex. Ryback with a longer suplex now. Another two count by Ryback. Ryback readies for a Meathook clothesline and nails it for a close two count. Uso makes a comeback but Ryback beats him back down. Uso counters and sends Ryback into the ring post. Uso with a chop but Ryback nails a big boot. Ryback with another two count. Uso counters a powerbomb and backdrops Ryback. Uso with a pair of clotheslines and a big kick to the face. Uso with another kick and chop. Uso hits a Samoan Drop. Uso goes to the top and hits a Superfly Splash for a two count. Uso nails a superkick to the face and the rear splash in the corner. Uso goes to the top but Ryback cuts him off. Uso sends Ryback to the mat. He goes for a splash but Axel distracts him. Jey takes out Axel. Ryback knocks Jimmy off the apron and sends him into Axel and Jey. Ryback finally hits Shellshocked for the win.

Winner: Ryback

Josh’s Grade for WWE Main Event: 9/10

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WWE Monday Night Raw Rating Drops, Loses 600,000 Viewers In Final Hour

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Last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw featured some highlights and some lowlights. This week’s rating indicates that. The rating for last night’s Raw was a 3.0 with an average of 4.14 million viewers. That is down from last week’s show, which did a 3.3 rating with an average of 4.77 million viewers.

The first hour averaged 4.22 million viewers, which featured the opening segment with Daniel Bryan, Kane and Stephanie McMahon. The second hour rose to an average of 4.40 million viewers, which saw the segment with The Shield and Evolution. The third and final hour had the huge drop, which featured the closing segment with The Wyatt Family facing John Cena.

The dip was to be expected as the last two Raw’s featured the show after Wrestlemania 30 and last week’s show featuring the tribute of The Ultimate Warrior, but not this big of a drop.

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Daniel Bryan To Miss Weekend House Shows Due To Passing Of His Father

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WWE.com reported last night that the father of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan passed away at the age of 57. Bryan insisted to be on last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw. The champion kicked off the show to build his program with Kane, as they will battle at Extreme Rules in 12 days for the title.

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Bryan will miss this weekend’s house shows due to his father’s passing. The house shows Bryan will be missing this weekend are in Toronto, Canada, Rockford and Peoria, IL. The Observer also states that Bryan’s status for next week’s Raw is unknown at this time. It would seem unlikely given the fact his father did pass away and the way the angle with Kane played out on last night’s show.

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The Good, The Bad And The Dirty From Last Night’s WWE Monday Night Raw

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The buildup to Extreme Rules continued last night on WWE Monday Night Raw from Baltimore, Maryland. Some of the highlights of the show included the return of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, the latest in the ongoing saga’s of Evolution vs The Shield and John Cena vs Bray Wyatt. Their were good and bad points of the show, so here is the good, the bad and the dirty from last night’s show.

The Good

1) Sheamus vs Wade Barrett: A really good, physical match in the semifinals to determine the number one contender for the Intercontinental Championship. It was really good to see WWE give Barrett a clean win over a top guy in Shemaus. It was weird to see the company not play up the Sheamus knee injury from last week and went this route instead. Now let’s see WWE give Barrett a sustained push as he does have the fan support behind him and the talent to back it up.

2) Evolution/The Shield segment: Was good to see WWE play old clips of Evolution for the newer fans of wrestling, even though it was weird to see Ric Flair in the clips and he isn’t involved with the group at this time. Some people were down on Seth Rollins with his talking points, but he is improving each time he is handed the microphone including last night. Liked how when The Shield were walking up the ramp to get to Evolution, the same eleven fighters came out to protect the group. Very smart to keep The Shield from getting their hands on the group until the event. A simple, yet effective build.

The Bad

1) Emma and Santino Marella: This is bad and needs to end immediately. It has been a waste of Emma’s time as she should have been put in the Divas division right when she debuted. With the skill set of Marella, it is a shame that he has never been given a serious role within the company. Simulated arm sleeve makeout session? Pass

The Dirty

1) Kane brutalizes Daniel Bryan: WWE had announced earlier in the day that Bryan’s dad had passed away at the age of 57. It was rough to see him come out when Raw opened up as you can tell he just wanted to cry. This was a smart move by the company they made Kane from someone no cares about to a serious threat to Bryan in one segment. Really liked the use of Brie Bella and the fact a tombstone piledriver was used three times in different areas outside the ring. The move isn’t used often and when it is, it should be used in spots like this. It definitely sold some pay-per-views and subscribers to the WWE Network.

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Updated Card For WWE Extreme Rules

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WWE Extreme Rules takes place in 12 days on Sunday, May 4th from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Last week, WWE announced three matches for the show and two more were added during last night’s WWE Monday Night Raw. Here is the updated lineup for WWE Extreme Rules.

-Daniel Bryan vs Kane for the WWE Championshop- Extreme Rules match
-The Shield vs Evolution- Six Man Tag Team Match
-John Cena vs Bray Wyatt- Steel Cage Match
-Paige vs Tamina Snuka- WWE Divas Title Match
-Alexander Rusev vs R-Truth & Xavier Woods in a handicap match

More matches will be announced as we get closer to the show. As of right now, you can see the show on the WWE Network and In Demand PPV.

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Kane Attacks Daniel Bryan, Bray Wyatt Sings on WWE Raw

Kane attacks Daniel Bryan on WWE RawBrian and Steve are back to talk WWE Raw from Monday night including Kane attacking Daniel Bryan and why Bryan will likely be out until Extreme Rules, John Cena against the Wyatt Family, Evolution and The Shield talking back and forth, the tournament for the #1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship and more.  Plus, talk about WWE Network and some new documentaries there, Ring of Honor and your questions.

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WWE Monday Night Raw Results From April 21, 2014

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April 21, 2014
Baltimore Arena
Baltimore, Maryland

First Segment: We cut back to the ring and out comes Daniel Bryan.  Brie Bella is in the ring. Before he speaks, out comes Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie says she couldn’t resist coming out and congratulating both of them. She says that Bryan got to become champion and marry the love of his life in the same week. Stephanie says that she wanted to give him a special wedding present, and that’s a match at Extreme Rules against Kane. Stephanie says that Kane is uncontrollable and that he should watch his wife at all times. Kane’s music then hits.

Kane comes from the crowd and begins to beat on Daniel Bryan. Brie gets out while Stephanie tells Kane to stop. Kane ends up hitting a tombstone on Bryan on the outside and Stephanie says to stop. Kane then grabs Bryan and tombstones him on the steel steps. The doctors begin to check on Bryan as Stephanie and Kane look on. They put Bryan on a stretcher and Kane comes back and throws him off it. Kane then picks up Bryan and tombstones him on the announce table! Kane then walks away as we cut to commercial.

First Match: Second Round Match in the Intercontinental Championship #1 Contenders Tournament
Sheamus vs. Bad News Barrett

Barrett starts with fists in the corner on Sheamus, but Sheamus comes right back and does the same. The crowd is fully behind Barrett. Sheamus whips Barrett in the corner, and then lifts him up and hits a rolling senton. Sheamus goes up top but Barrett comes up and tries for a superplex. Barrett is pushed off and falls to the outside. Sheamus then hits a cross body to the outside on Barrett! Barrett is thrown in the ring and Sheamus go onto the apron. Barrett then Irish Whips Sheamus into the ring post, and then hits a big boot that has Sheamus fall to the outside. Barrett is standing tall in the ring as we cut to commercial.

We return with Barrett in control over Sheamus. Sheamus gets out of a headlock and hits a backbreaker. Sheamus then gets up and hits his comeback. Sheamus follows it with the 10 blows to the chest, and then goes up top and hits the battering ram for a two count. Barrett is then caught with an Irish Curse for a two count. Sheamus goes for White Noise but it is reversed by Barrett. Barrett goes for the WasteLand but Sheamus gets out and goes for the Brogue Kick. Barrett ducks and hits the Winds of Change for a two count. Barrett sets up the Bullhammer, but misses. Barrett goes up but is caught and Sheamus hits White Noise! Sheamus goes for the cover but only gets a two count! Both men begin to trades blows, with Sheamus hitting a clothesline which gets both men over the rope. Sheamus then goes in the ring, and Barrett shoves him off. Sheamus then goes to grab Barrett on the outside but Barrett hits the Bullhammer through the ropes! Barrett gets in the ring and covers Sheamus for the victory. 

Winner: Bad News Barrett

We get a vignette for NXT Superstar Bo Dallas

Next week Hugh Jackman will be on Monday Night Raw and Dolph Ziggler will take on Damien Sandow.

John Cena has an app vote tonight. It is John Cena vs Harper, Harper, and Rowan, or Harper, Rowan, and Wyatt. The Wyatts then come out on the stage. Bray says that free will is an illusion. He says all that we have become is a nation of mindless sheep and that we are owned by pigs. He says that tonight would be a wonderful night for changeHe says that tonight the people make a choice and that free will exists tonight. He says what will they choose; a choice that leads to less pain, or will you show Cena that everyone stands against him. Bray Wyatt says that in the steel cage two monsters will enter a cage, but tonight is different. He says tonight John Cena will realize that the people no longer love him

Second Match: Los Matadores and El Torito vs. 3MB and Hornswoggle w/Heath Slater

Torito and Hornswoggle start the match off. Both men begin to trade blows, with Torito hitting a springboard back elbow on Hornswoggle. Torito hits a Bronco Buster and a Moonsault, but Mahal breaks it up. Mahal is then taken out, and Drew and Torito have a standoff. Torito goes low on Drew and then hits a Senton for the victory. 

Winner: Los Matadores and El Torito

Secoind In-Ring Segment: We cut to the back with Evolution arriving to the arena. They will be coming to the ring up next. Second In-Ring Segment: We return and out comes Evolution. Triple H says that it is funny when you call yourself the baddest people on the planet, and then you get beat down and you are humiliated. Orton says that it just takes one moment to realize who is the most dominant group of all time. We then get a video package of the history of Evolution. Batista then asks if the people get it now. He says their is 31 titles between the 3 of them. He says the Shield have no idea what they have gotten in too, and out comes the Shield. The Shield enter the ring and Evolution immediately retreats.

Ambrose says that last week wasn’t the first time they have been beaten up, and it won’t be the last. He asks if they look humbled. Ambrose says that their is a reason they hired them to protect HHH and Orton. He says that they are the meanest, most feared group. He says their is no doubt they are angry. Rollins then grabs the mic from Ambrose. Rollins says that they have every right to be angry. He says that come Extreme Rules, they will only be looking out for themselves instead of a united team. Rollins says reforming Evolution was putting a nail in their own coffin, and they are the hammer to nail it in. Reigns then says that they will come down to that ramp when he drops the mic and beat their asses. He then says they can either fight, or be cowards. The Shield come down and out come 10 or so heels. Triple H says they can fight all they have to do is come to them. The Shield say they aren’t stupid and both groups have a stare down.

We get a replay of what Kane did to Daniel Bryan earlier in the night. Michael Cole says that Bryan has been brought to the hospital and is being checked on for his neck.

Third Match: The Usos vs. The Rhodes Brothers

Goldust and Jey start the match off. Both men get in a shoving match, and then they begin trading blows. Goldust hits a clothesline and tags in Cody. Cody hits a dropkick, but, Jimmy is tagged in and hits a headbutt. Jimmy begins to work Cody but Cody hits an uppercut and tags in Goldust. Jey is tagged in and tries to work the arm. Goldust gets out and hits an uppercut of his own, and tags in Cody. Cody goes for a rollup but Jimmy is tagged in. Jimmy then hits a super kick on Cody and get the three count.

Winner: The Usos

Goldust tries to help Cody but Cody walks off in frustration. Rybaxel then beat down The Usos after the match.

Fourth Match: Layla w/Fandango vs. Emma w/Santino Marella

Emma is distracted and Layla begins to attack Emma. Layla goes for a cover but only gets a two count. Layla begins to work the back, but Emma fights back. Emma goes for a dropkick but Layla grabs the ropes and dodges it. Emma then gets up and hits a big clothesline. Emma then puts on a pink cobra and hits the Cobra on Layla for the three count.

Winner: Emma

We return with Renee Young interviewing John Cena. Renee asks how he feels about the situation that was put on him tonight. He says that we will find out if the fans listen to Bray or not. He says that he knows whats happening with the fans, and that Bray may really have the whole world in his hands. He says that tonight his objective is to simply survive. He tells Bray he should never count him out.

Fifth Match: Second Round Match in the Intercontinental Championship #1 Contenders Tournament Cesaro w/Paul Heyman vs. Rob Van Dam Cesaro and Van Dam lock up, with both men reversing each others moves. Cesaro eats a kick to the head, but then hits a backbreaker for a two count. RVD gets up and hits a springboard kick to the head. Cesaro reverses a kick and goes for a suplex. Cesaro hits it but only gets a two count. Van Dam gets up and hits two shoulder blocks in the corner, but misses the third one, in which Cesaro follows with a shove to the outside. Cesaro is in control as we head to commercial break.

We return to Raw with Cesaro still in control. RVD gets out of a headlock and goes for a sunset flip, but Cesaro reverses it. Cesaro then lifts RVD from the ground and hits a gut wrench slam for a two count. Cesaro begins to stomp on RVD’s face, and then lays in an uppercut in the corner. Cesaro then hits a second rope elbow and follows it with a pinfall. RVD kicks out at 2 and is immediately put in a headlock. RVD fights out and hits a kick to the head on Cesaro. RVD then begins his comeback on Cesaro, which is followed by Rolling Thunder. RVD goes for the cover but only gets a two count. RVD goes up top for the 5 star but Cesaro hits a big uppercut! RVD then kicks Cesaro and hits a split legged moonsault but only gets two count. 

RVD goes for a kick but misses, and Cesaro hits a spinning uppercut but only gets a two count. Both men trade blows and RVD goes for a roll up but only gets a two count. Cesaro then hits a Tiger Bomb but RVD kicks out. Cesaro goes for the Swing but out comes Colter and Swagger. RVD then goes up top and jumps to the outside on Cesaro but is hit with a massive upper cut! The ref checks on RVD and Cesaro is taken out by Swagger. Cesaro doesn’t make the count and RVD advances. After the match Cesaro and Jack Swagger get into a brawl.

Winner: Rob Van Dam by Countout

Cesaro and Heyman come up to RVD in the back and say Colter and Swagger won that match for Van Dam. Rob suggests Cesaro stay as far away from Heyman as possible.

Sixth Match: Paige vs. Aksana

The announcers immediately start hyping up Tamina as a tough Diva as Paige throws Aksana across the ring by the hair a few times. Aksana comes back with some choking and throws Paige down as the announcers make fun of Aksana’s very notable tan. She crawls around on the mat but Paige slams her into the mat over and over again to take over. A series of clotheslines has Aksana in trouble but she comes back with a throw, apparently supposed to be a spinebuster. Paige comes back with a guillotine choke and some knees to the head, setting up the Scorpion Cross Lock for the submission.

Winner: Paige

Seventh Match: Alexander Rusev w/Lana vs. Sin Cara

Cara fires off his chops but gets caught in mid air, setting up the knees against the ropes and fall away slam to the masked man. Some jumping knees in the corner drop Sin Cara as Lana is very pleased. Sin Cara actually gets two off a sunset flip and staggers the Bulgarian with a Tajiri elbow. A kick to the head and missile dropkick put Rusev in the corner but Alexander just runs him over. An overhead suplex drops Sin Cara and the Accolade gets the submission.

Winner: Alexander Rusev

Eight Match: John Cena vs. The Wyatt Family

The Wyatts surround the ring to start before all three charge the ring at the same time. Cena is down so Bray calls them off as the bell rings. Harper gets us going and drives elbows into the back of Cena’s head to keep control. Off to Rowan who whips Cena into the corner but gets caught in a fallaway slam and it’s off to Bray. The leader of the Family dances with Cena for a bit before screaming loudly.

Back to Harper who gets caught by a Stinger Splash but runs John over with a hard elbow to the jaw. Cena muscles Harper over with a German suplex but Luke tags Rowan back in for more stomping. Harper quickly gets another tag but is almost caught in an STF. Rowan makes a fast save and Harper stays in to send Cena hard into the steps. Bray looks down and we take a break.

We come back to see Cena missing a cross body and falling out to the floor. John comes back in and runs over Harper but Bray easily counters a tornado DDT by PLANTING him with a release Rock Bottom. He hammers away and sends Cena shoulder first into the post. A headbutt rams Cena’s head into the steel again before Rowan comes back in to crush Cena’s skull a bit more.

John fights back but it’s back to Bray who loads up the spider walk. Thankfully Cena realizes how easy this is and runs him over with a clothesline to start his comeback. Cena starts his finishing sequence and hits the AA on Bray, only to have the Family come in and attack Cena to which causes a DQ

Winner: John Cena

Post match the Wyatts beat Cena down and Bray hits Sister Abigail. He says in time, all things come to light before singing a bit more with his hand on Cena’s face to end the show.

Josh’s Grade for WWE RAW: 8/10

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Kevin Kelly Talks Ring of Honor Debut on PPV, Working with Steve Corino

Kevin Kelly is the voice of Ring of Honor.The voice of Ring of Honor Kevin Kelly talks about the company’s upcoming debut on PPV with the “Best in the World 2014″ show on Sunday, June 22, how big a step this is for the company, the PPV business today, where ROH is as a company now, shades of gray in wrestling, his style now compared to when he was with the WWE, working alongside Steve Corino, the passing of The Ultimate Warrior, the end of The Undertaker’s streak at WrestleMania, his time in ECWA and more.

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What To Expect On Tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw

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WWE Monday Night Raw comes back tonight as it takes place at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. The end of last week’s show featured Evolution reforming and took out The Shield. The show also featured the beginning of the Intercontinental Tournament to determine a number one contender and the Kane going back to his old devil ways wanting to take out WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan. What can we expect on tonight’s show?

Bryan does return to the show tonight after his wedding ten days ago to Brie Bella and their subsequent honeymoon. It does look like that we are towards a Bryan vs Kane title program for Extreme Rules in two weeks. Will be interesting to see how they get there, but would assume that Kane takes out Bryan on the show to lead to the title match or possibly do something to Bella to get the match.

Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista reformed Evolution last week and gave The Shield a beatdown with all three guys hitting their finishers on the young trio. It was announced on Smackdown by the COO that a six man tag would be taking place at Extreme Rules. The Shield does need to come back strong tonight against the reformed group.

Two matches have been announced as the semifinal matches take place to determine the number one contender for IC title as Rob Van Dam takes on Cesaro and Sheamus battles Bad News Barrett. One would assume that Cesaro beats Van Dam and Barrett gets by Sheamus as the WWE is building up both guys.

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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results From April 18, 2014

smackdown-1841076WWE SmackDown
April 18, 2014
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, Tennessee

First In-Ring Segment: Here’s HHH to get things going. He says part of his job is to find new talent that can truly succeed in the WWE. At the top of that list, there is no one higher than the Shield. Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns are three of the most talented guys he’s seen come along in years so he gave them power.

Maybe it was too much though because they tried to see how far that power can take you on your own. When you set out on the journey to find that line in the sand, make sure you don’t cross it. The Shield found that line and on Monday they crossed it. We get a clip from the end of Raw with Evolution taking out the Shield to end the show in a huge beatdown.

HHH told Cole on Wednesday that he was willing to allow Shield to give an apology and put everything behind them. All he got was silence though, save for a response from Roman Reigns. Roman said that soldiers win wars instead of soldiers. That’s a great line for a movie, but it’s not reality. In reality, soldiers are the currency on which empires are bought and sold. The Shield has lost their value and while it hurts HHH to destroy what he created, he’ll do just that at Extreme Rules. In life you adapt or perish, and that’s Evolution. He announces that the Shield will take on Evolution at Extreme Rules.

First Match: Alberto Del Rio vs. Big E

 We get an inset interview with Big E. saying he’d love to face anyone. He’s also been in a pop, lock and drop it competition in Tampa. Big E. runs Del Rio over and gets a quick one to start but Alberto fights out of the triple backbreaker. A running enziguri in the corner is good for two on the champion before he charges into Del Rio’s boots in the corner.

Del Rio stomps away but misses a charge into the corner to give Big E. a breather. The announcers talk about past IC Champions as Big E. runs Del Rio over a few more times. Big E. hits a belly to belly into the Warrior Splash, only to have Alberto get his knees up. Back from a break with both guys getting back in the ring but Big E. charging into the post.

A DDT gets two on Big E. but he catches Del Rio diving off the top in a backbreaker. Now the Warrior Splash connects and there go the straps. The Big Ending is countered into a Backstabber for a close two but Big E. blocks the armbreaker and makes the rope. Del Rio won’t break it though and that’s a DQ

Winner: Big E by DQ

Post match Del Rio loads up the superkick but walks into the Big Ending.

Tonight after SmackDown on the WWE Network, There will be a special edition of the Legends of WrestleMania show hosted by Josh Matthews and special guest will be Booker T, Sgt Slaughter, and Ted DiBiase and they will discuss the passing of the late great Ultimate Warrior

We get a vignette for upcoming NXT Superstar Bo Dallas

Second In-Ring Segment:Paul Heyman comes out and brags over and over about how Brock Lesnar broke the Streak, then he gloats and takes a bow.

Second Match: Paige vs. Aksana

Before the match, Tamina says she’s taking the title at Extreme Rules.Before the match Aksana insults Paige and says everyone is jealous of her despite Paige just getting lucky. She jumps the champion and there’s the bell, only to have Paige go off on Aksana in the corner. They head outside where Aksana nails a hard clothesline followed by that release spinebuster of hers inside.She doesn’t cover though and rubs Paige’s face in the mat for two instead. We hit a reverse chinlock for a bit until Aksana needs to crawl around the ring. A running cross body puts Paige down but Aksana can’t follow up either. Paige fights back and hits a running dropkick followed by the scorpion crosslock for the submission.

Winner: Paige

Renee Young interviewed Sheamus, he said that he is ready to get his payback on Batista

Third Match: El Torito w/Los Matadores vs. Hornswoggle w/3MB

The announcers play this as a total joke so let’s get this over with. They shove each other around to start until Torito runs him over a few times, sending Horny to the apron. The leprechaun rocker sends him head first into the middle buckle and drops a bottom rope Banzai Drop. A hard clothesline and splash get two for Horny and we hit the horn lock. Seriously. Horny plays some air guitar and gets rolled up for two. Just end this thing already. Please. Torito comes back with a Gore and Bronco Bustero followed by a top rope moonsault for the pin.

Bad News Barrett rips on the previous match and blames the audience for what we just saw.

Fourth Match: Alexander Rusev w/Lana vs. R-Truth

Truth actually gets in some offense such as a middle rope dropkick but Little Jimmy is caught in midair. The superkick and fall away slam set up the Accolade for the submission for Rusev.

Winner: Alexander Rusev

We get a recap of the WWE’s tribute of the Ultimate Warrior on Monday Night Raw

Fifth Match: Fandango w/Layla vs. Santino Marella w/Emma

Santino does a slow motion kick to the leg for no apparent reason so Fandango hammers him in the head. Fandango misses a charge though and Santino comes back with the usual schtick. Layla steals the Cobra sock so Santino sunset flips Fandango for the pin.

Winner: Santino Marella

Sixth Match: Batista vs. Sheamus

Batista pulls him to the floor to start and the brawl is on early. Sheamus takes him back inside and cranks on the arm before nailing the ten forearms. A running knee puts Batista on the floor and we take our last breakBack with Batista kicking the steps into Sheamus to take over. More power offense keeps Batista in control and a powerslam gets two. Sheamus throws him to the floor for a breather and sends Batista shoulder first into the post.

A Batista Bomb is broken up and another knee lift rocks the Animal. Ten lame looking forearms to the chest set up the battering ram for two. The Irish Curse gets two but Sheamus can’t hook the Cloverleaf. Batista ducks the Brogue Kick and heads outside before another kick misses inside. Spear gets two on Sheamus but he backdrops out of the Batista Bomb. He goes up top but gets crotched onto the top rope, setting up the Bomb for the pin.

Winner: Batista

Josh’s Grade for WWE SmackDown: 7/10

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown Non-Spoilers For Tonight’s Show

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We posted WWE Friday Night Smackdown spoilers for tonight’s show that was taped on Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee. The show airs tonight on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here are the matches on tonight’s show.

-Big E vs. Alberto Del Rio

-Divas Champion Paige vs. Aksana

-Hornswoggle vs. El Torito

-Alexander Rusev vs. Truth

-Fandango vs. Santino Marella

-Batista vs. Sheamus

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WWE Not Allowing Anyone On The Nancy Grace Show

Nancy Grace caused a stir last week when she interviewed Diamond Dallas Page regarding the passing of The Ultimate Warrior last week. On the show, Grace went into business for himself and strongly implied that Warrior passed due to drug and steroid abuse. Then she ran a scroll of people who passed away in wrestling from past abuse and included Owen Hart, who didn’t pass away from that in the slightest bit.

TMZ is reporting that WWE will not allow anyone connected with the company to ever appear on her show again if they want to keep a working relationship with them due to what happened with Page.

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