Between The Ropes http://www.betweentheropes.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:19:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?feed=podcast Brian Fritz and Steve Muehlhausen no Brian Fritz and Steve Muehlhausen fritz@betweentheropes.com fritz@betweentheropes.com (Brian Fritz and Steve Muehlhausen) wwe, pro wrestling, sports entertainment, mma, ufc, dana white, vince mcmahon, john cena, the rock, brock lesnar, chael sonnen, anderson silva Between The Ropes http://www.betweentheropes.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/new_BTR_logo_2_1400_x_1400.jpg http://www.betweentheropes.com TV-14 Live 4/22 WWE Main Event Results: El Torito vs. Hornswoggle, Big E vs. Alberto Del Rio http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/22/live-422-wwe-main-event-results-el-torito-vs-hornswoggle-big-e-vs-alberto-del-rio/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/22/live-422-wwe-main-event-results-el-torito-vs-hornswoggle-big-e-vs-alberto-del-rio/#respond Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:15:06 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8361 WWE Main Event 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 […]

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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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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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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 http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/22/good-bad-dirty-last-nights-wwe-monday-night-raw-4/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/22/good-bad-dirty-last-nights-wwe-monday-night-raw-4/#respond Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:13:50 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8355 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 […]

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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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The UFC returns to pay-per-view this Saturday night as UFC 172 takes place at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. The main event features Jon Jones defending his UFC light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira. The co-main event features Phil Davis facing off against the returning Anthony Johnson.

Before pay-per-view events, UFC President Dana White releases a video blog from previous shows. In this latest video blog, White takes a look back at UFC 171 which featured Johny Hendricks defeating Robbie Lawler to win the vacant UFC welterweight title. The video also shows Johny Hendricks trying to make 170 pounds after coming in overweight.

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Updated Card For WWE Extreme Rules http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/22/updated-card-wwe-extreme-rules/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/22/updated-card-wwe-extreme-rules/#respond Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:29:48 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8347 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 […]

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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 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 http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/21/live-wwe-monday-night-raw-results-april-21-2014/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/21/live-wwe-monday-night-raw-results-april-21-2014/#comments Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:25:10 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8336 WWE RAW 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 […]

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20140421_RAW_KaneAttack_2WWE RAW
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 http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/21/kevin-kelly-talks-ring-honor-debut-ppv-working-steve-corino/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/21/kevin-kelly-talks-ring-honor-debut-ppv-working-steve-corino/#respond Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:04:43 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8333 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 […]

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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 http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/21/expect-tonights-wwe-monday-night-raw-5/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/21/expect-tonights-wwe-monday-night-raw-5/#respond Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:55:58 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8328 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 […]

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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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That last time Daniel Bryan was on WWE  television he was still getting ready for WrestleMania 30.  A lot has happened since then with Bryan winning two match on that show to become the WWE World Heavyweight Championship along with getting married to Brie Bella.

The honeymoon is over and it’s time for the champ to get back to work as Bryan will return to WWE Raw tonight in Baltimore, MD.  One person he’s expected to run into is Kane with the Director of Operations looking to get his mean on after grabbing his mask last week and likely turning back into the Big Red Monster.

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UFC on Fox 11 Preview Show http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/19/ufc-fox-11-preview-show/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/19/ufc-fox-11-preview-show/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:54:32 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8326 UFC on Fox 11 takes place on Saturday night from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main event features two of the top three ranked heavyweights in the UFC as Fabricio Werdum battles Travis Browne. The co-feature has Miesha Tate battling Liz Carmouche in women’s bantamweight action. To preview Saturday’s event, we talk to […]

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UFC on Fox 11 takes place on Saturday night from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main event features two of the top three ranked heavyweights in the UFC as Fabricio Werdum battles Travis Browne. The co-feature has Miesha Tate battling Liz Carmouche in women’s bantamweight action.

To preview Saturday’s event, we talk to UFC on Fox analyst Brian Stann and Fighthype.com lead writer Percy Crawford.

Stann previews the card, if Travis Browne is the best heavyweight in the UFC not named Cain Velasquez, if this is the best Fox main card top to bottom and more.

Crawford also previews the card, the Jon Jones saga, does he think Gina Carano comes back to MMA, are the Diaz brothers right in their contract stance and more.

You can start watching UFC on Fox 11 starting at 3:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass, then at 5 ET on Fox Sports 1 and the main card starts at 8 ET on FOX.

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WWE Friday Night SmackDown Results From April 18, 2014 http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/18/wwe-friday-night-smackdown-results-april-18-2014/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/18/wwe-friday-night-smackdown-results-april-18-2014/#comments Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:02:37 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8317 WWE 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 […]

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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 http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/18/wwe-friday-night-smackdown-non-spoilers-tonights-show-15/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/18/wwe-friday-night-smackdown-non-spoilers-tonights-show-15/#respond Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:25:41 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8315 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 […]

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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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UFC on Fox 11 Weigh-In Results Feature Travis Browne And Fabricio Werdum On Weight http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/18/ufc-fox-11-weigh-results-feature-travis-browne-fabricio-werdum-weight/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/18/ufc-fox-11-weigh-results-feature-travis-browne-fabricio-werdum-weight/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:13:14 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8313 UFC on Fox 11 weigh-ins took place earlier today from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main event features Travis Browne vs Fabricio Werdum in a heavyweight title eliminator, with the winner facing heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez later this year. Before the fights are made official, all 26 fighters weighed in. Here the weigh-in […]

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UFC on Fox 11 weigh-ins took place earlier today from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main event features Travis Browne vs Fabricio Werdum in a heavyweight title eliminator, with the winner facing heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez later this year. Before the fights are made official, all 26 fighters weighed in. Here the weigh-in results.

MAIN CARD
-Travis Browne (245.5) vs. Fabricio Werdum (232.5)
-Liz Carmouche (135) vs. Miesha Tate (135.5)
-Edson Barboza (156) vs. Donald Cerrone (155.5)
-Yoel Romero (185.5) vs. Brad Tavares (185)

PRELIMINARY CARD
-Rafael dos Anjos (155.5) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (155)
-Thiago Alves (170.5) vs. Seth Baczynski (170.5)
-Pat Healy (156) vs. Jorge Masvidal (155.5)
-Estevan Payan (146) vs. Alex White (146)
-Caio Magalhaes (185.5) vs. Luke Zachrich (185.5)
-Jordan Mein (170.5) vs. Hernani Perpetuo (170.5)
-Ray Borg (125.5) vs. Dustin Ortiz (125.5)
-Mirsad Bektic (146) vs. Chas Skelly (145)
-Derrick Lewis (256) vs. Jack May (252.5)

The action begins on UFC Fight Pass starting at 3:30 p.m ET, then moving over to Fox Sports 1 at 5 ET and the main card on FOX starting at 8 p.m.

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WWE Not Allowing Anyone On The Nancy Grace Show http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/18/wwe-allowing-anyone-nancy-grace-show/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/18/wwe-allowing-anyone-nancy-grace-show/#respond Fri, 18 Apr 2014 19:22:09 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8310 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 […]

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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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Report: Vince Russo Back With TNA Wrestling http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/18/report-vince-russo-back-tna-wrestling/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/18/report-vince-russo-back-tna-wrestling/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:36:37 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8308 You hear the name Vince Russo and wrestling, most wrestling fans cringe. It had seemed he was out of wrestling forever as we hadn’t seen him in a few years since he was last in TNA Wrestling. PWInsider.com is reporting that Russo is back with the company in a consultant role. The report states that […]

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You hear the name Vince Russo and wrestling, most wrestling fans cringe. It had seemed he was out of wrestling forever as we hadn’t seen him in a few years since he was last in TNA Wrestling.

PWInsider.com is reporting that Russo is back with the company in a consultant role. The report states that Russo provides ideas and does critiques of each show that TNA does.

The TNA Wrestling creative team is run by John Gaburick and his staff is David Lagana, Matt Conway and Christy Hemme (who works with the Knockouts division).

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TNA Impact Wrestling Results From April 17, 2014 http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/17/tna-impact-wrestling-results-april-17-2014/ http://www.betweentheropes.com/2014/04/17/tna-impact-wrestling-results-april-17-2014/#comments Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:55:07 +0000 http://www.betweentheropes.com/?p=8299 Impact Wrestling April 17, 2014 Universal Studios Orlando, Florida First In-Ring Segment: Impact opens with the entrance of the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Eric Young. EY grabs a mic and says that the belt represents a lifetime of hard work. The crowd breaks into a “You deserve it,” chant. Young says that everything he’s done […]

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1284_0bf5bc097f33c250825823673984474e_mImpact Wrestling April 17, 2014
Universal Studios
Orlando, Florida

First In-Ring Segment: Impact opens with the entrance of the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Eric Young. EY grabs a mic and says that the belt represents a lifetime of hard work. The crowd breaks into a “You deserve it,” chant. Young says that everything he’s done in his life has led him to this point. He says that he’s going to be a champion for the fans. Young says that being champion is his way of paying back the fans who supported him for so long. Dixie Carter’s music hits and she heads to the ring. Dixie congratulates Young and says that there’s only one person responsible for his title win. She says that it’s her. She says that she’s always seen his potential. Dixie says that she invented the beard. Young says that MVP is in charge and that they don’t need Dixie. She says he represents her since he is champion. Dixie says Young will go wherever she takes TNA. Young says that being around her all the time will make him sick. Dixie says that Young is distracting her belt and her company when speaking about her like that. Dixie says that she’s being professional, while Young is acting as a jester. Young says that he honors and obeys nobody. He says he’s his own man. Young tells her that she’s going to stop making fun of him and the fans. Dixie says that she’s going to give Young a makeover to make him more fit to be her champion. Young says that he’s going to give her one warning.

Bully Ray’s music hits and he heads to the ring. Bully Ray tells Dixie to shut her mouth. Ray tells Young that he’s a role model for every wrestler that’s ever been held down by a boss like Dixie. Ray puts over Young’s hard work to get to the top of TNA. Dixie brings up that fact the Ray double crossed her. Ray says that he did take her money for the double cross and spent it in a strip club. Ray reminds Dixie about last week when they were in the ring with a table. Ray says that according to wrestling history, everyone knows what happens to people like Dixie when Ray and a table are present. Ray starts a “na na na” chant and the crowd joins in as Dixie exits the ring. Ray says that Young is a guy you can be proud of. Ray says that he doesn’t endorse many people in the business, but that he respects Eric Young. Ray starts an “EY” chant. We head to commercial break.

First Match: Knockout Street Fight
Velvet Sky w/Angelina Love vs. Madison Rayne

Rayne comes out of nowhere from behind and attacks the Beautiful People. She throws Sky in the ring. Sky attacks back and slams Rayne’s head into the mat. Sky beats down Rayne in the corner. Rayne counters with a clothesline. She runs Sky’s head into a pair of turnbuckles. Sky rolls out of the ring. Rayne grabs Love and Sky by the hair, but the two counter from the apron. Sky hits Rayne with a road sign multiple times and gets a two-count. Rayne is thrown out of the ring. Love kicks her on the ground. Sky tosses Rayne into the ring steps. Rayne is thrown into the ring. Love throws a trash can to Sky, but Rayne counters with a kick. Rayne crawls over and grabs the trash can. She hits Sky over the back with it multiple times. Love hits Rayne with a kendo stick. Rayne ducks Sky’s swing with the kendo stick and hits a spear for the the three-count.

Winner: Madison Rayne

Backstage, Eric Young thanks Bully Ray for the kind words. Ray says he meant it. Ray says he’s going to go spend more of Dixie’s money. Abyss approaches Young and tells him everything is as worse as it’s ever been. He asks Young to defend the title against him tonight on Impact, since Young said he’d defend the title whenever. Young says if they’re going to do it, they’re going to do it right. Young asks for a Monster’s Ball match. Abyss asks if he’s crazy. Young says he is and he’ll see him tonight. We head to break.

Back from break, where Rockstar Spud approaches Ethan Carter III. EC3 asks him if he’s scared of Willow. EC3 says he shouldn’t be scared of him. He reminds Spud that he pushed Hardy off the ladder months ago. EC3, pumps Spud up.

Second In-Ring Segment:Back to the ring, MVP tells us about how much Eric Young did to become TNA Champion. MVP calls for an ovation for Young. He says that lost in the fray of celebration was Samoa Joe. MVP says that he’s a bit angry that Joe has made it clear that he isn’t going to be available. MVP says that they haven’t returned any calls to each other. He says that Joe is disgruntled and that they need to talk face-to-face. Austin Aries’ music hits and he heads to the ring. Aries says that he’s the most disgruntled man alive. He tells MVP that he’s paid no attention to him and forgotten about him. He states that he’s had nothing to do since Lockdown.

Aries says that he never needs motivation, but sitting home for so long has lit a fire underneath him. Aries says that he’s been left out for far too long. MVP says that he gave Aries a chance to be on the winning Lockdown team, but Aries turned on him. Aries asks if that’s the reason why MVP has ignored him. MVP says that it’s not about either of them, it’s about the fans. MVP says that he’s prepared to give Aries some participation right now. They yell at each other in the ring. Aries says they’ll go at it next week. Aries’ says he’ll wrestle MVP next week and show him why he’s the greatest man to ever live. We head to break.

Second Match: TNA World Tag Team Championship Match
The BroMans (c) w/Zema Ion vs. The American Wolves

The Wolves start the match by knocking the BroMans off the apron. The Wolves hit a double team on Robbie. Richards is tagged in and the Wolves hit another double team. Jesse breaks up the pin. Eventually, the Wolves dump the BroMans out of the ring and hit double suicide dives. Jesse shakes the top rope that both the Wolves were on. Robbie gets off the mat and takes advantage. Robbie in control of Davey. Jesse tags in and the BroMans hit a double team kick on Richards. Jesse goes to a chinlock on Richards.

Richards fights back but runs into a press slam. Robbie is tagged in and hits a top rope move. Jesse is tagged back in and beats down Richards. Robbie tags back in, but Davey counters a double team. Davey tags in Edwards, who cleans house. He hits a double hurricanrana. Edwards chops Jesse in the corner. Gets Robbie into the same corner and chops him as well. Edwards hits back elbows on both, leading into a double team on Jesse. The Wolves climb to the top rope and both hit double stomps. Edwards goes for the cover, but DJ Z comes in and breaks up the pin with his laptop. The match ends in disqualification.

Winner: The Wolves by DQ, but still your TNA World Tag Team Champions The BroMans

Third Match: Willow vs. Ethan Carter III and Rockstar Spud

The match begins with Willow holding off both men. Spud gets out of the ring. EC3 comes from behind and grounds Willow. EC3 drives Willow’s head into the turnbuckle. Willow fights back with a series of moves. Willow goes for the Twist of Fate, but EC3 gets out of it. Willow climbs to the top rope, but Spud pushes him off. EC3 takes control of Willow. EC3 punches Willow on the mat. Spud tags in. Willow grabs Spud’s leg and Spud immediately tags EC3. EC3 keeps Willow grounded with an elbow drop. EC3 goes to a chinlock. Willow fights back and rolls into a pin. EC3 kicks out. Willow rolls EC3 up again, but Spud breaks it up. EC3 takes back control on Willow. EC3 tags Spud back in. EC3 holds Willow while Spud slaps him. Willow counters both and hits the Twist of Fate on Spud with EC3 down. Willow gets the three-count.

Winner: Willow

EC3 attacks Willow after the match. EC3 grabs Willows leg, but Kurt Angle hits the ring. They face-off in the ring. Kurt hits a german suplex on EC3. EC3 bails out of the ring. Kurt Angle stands in the ring as we head to break.

Third In-Ring Segment:Back from break, where Kurt Angle is still in the ring. He has a mic. Angle says to EC3 that it looks like he’s seen a ghost. He says that he’s back. The crowd chants, “Welcome Back.” He tells EC3 that his career will end when he says, not when EC3 wants to end it. Angle reminds us of his Olympic awards. Angle says that EC3 will be in the ring soon and that it’ll just be them two. Angle says that EC3 will find out what Angle is all about. He says that he’s going to take his time picking apart EC3. Angle says that the fight will not end until EC3 is taken out of the ring in a body bag.

Backstage, Bobby Roode says that Ray took an opportunity away from him at Lockdown. He says that he’s taking tables away from Ray and that he’ll put him through one at Sacrifice. Roode says that he’s offering an open challenge to anyone except Bully Ray tonight. He tells Ray that he needs to watch the match. We head to break.

We return from commercial to a video package featuring Sanada. Back to the arena, where Kenny King comes out onto the stage with a mic. King asks the Impact Zone if they missed him. He says that he knows they did. He says that TNA is a very different place with MVP in power. He says he came out to talk about business sense. He say’s that he’s the Lebron James of wrestling and that he’s on the bench. He says that he’s not going to call out MVP for a match, but rather commentate on one. He says that the winner of the X Division series between Tigre Uno and Sanada will lay the belt at his feet. Tigre Uno heads out to the ring.

Fourth Match: Best of Three Series For The TNA X Division Championship~ Sanada (c) vs. Tigre Uno

That match begins with a lock up. Sanada backs Uno into the ropes and they break. They lock up again, but this time Uno backs Sanada into the ropes. They break. The two trade off moves and end in a face-off. They go into a test of strength. Eventually, Sanada connects with a dropkick. They trade counters and Uno misses a moonsault. Sanada hits a huge chop off the top rope. Uno gets onto Sanada’s shoulders and hits a hurricanrana for a two-count. Sanada counters with the TKO, but only gets a two-count. Sanada goes to the top rope and backflips off onto his feet. Uno hits a T-bone suplex. Uno goes to the top rope and hits the Sabertooth 450 Splash. Uno gets the three-count to tie the series at one a piece.

Winner: Tigre Uno series tied 1-1

Backstage, Bully Ray is seen telling someone that he’s the best guy for the job. Ray tells him that he doesn’t care how he puts Bobby Roode through the table. We head to break.

Bobby Roode Open Table Challenge:Roode jumps Gunner to start the bout. Gunner fights back with a flurry of punches. Gunner beats down Roode in the corner. Roode counters an irish whip with a neckbreaker. Roode rolls out of the ring and grabs a table. He sets it on the apron, but Gunner baseball slides the table into him. Gunner grounds Roode on the entrance ramp. They try to ram each other into an upright table, but neither succeed. Gunner counters an irish whip on the outside and throws Roode into the ring steps. He throws Roode back into the ring. Gunner goes for the suplex on the apron, but Roode blocks it and dropkicks Gunner. Gunner lays on the apron. Roode sets up a table, leaned up against the turnbuckle. Roode slams Gunner’s head into the turnbuckle, but Gunner is immune. He picks Roode up and tries to run him into the set up table, but Roode gets out of it. Gunner charges him in the corner and runs into a boot. Roode comes off the rope and hits the blockbuster. 

Roode grabs the table and sets it up in the ring. Roode puts Gunner in position for the Roodebomb, but Gunner counters with a backdrop. Roode counters while on the apron, but Gunner grounds Roode. Gunner moves the table and Roode comes back with a spinebuster. Gunner counters a powerbomb attempt and Roode counters Hanger 18. Gunner hits a running knee on Roode in the corner. Gunner then hits the slingshot suplex. Gunner puts Roode onto the table and heads to the top rope. James Storm comes out and Gunner knocks him off the apron. Roode gets up and throws Gunner onto the table. The table doesn’t break and Gunner bounces off it, onto the mat. Roode grabs Gunner and hits the Roodebomb for the win.

Winner: Bobby Roode

Storm punches Gunner on the ground. Bully Ray hits the ring and runs Roode and Storm out of the ring. We see a video package of other TNA wrestlers giving their take on Eric Young’s title win. Backstage, Young looks at some weapons and laughs about his future tonight. He says that it was his idea and that he’s crazy. He says he’s going to show everyone how crazy he can be and why he’s the world champion. We head to break.

We come back from commercial break and it was announced for next week’s Impact Wrestling, Bully Ray and Gunner will take on Bobby Roode and James Storm.

Fifth Match: Monster Ball Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Eric Young (c) vs. Abyss

Young throws a trash can at Abyss from outside the ring and then hits him with a pan and trash can. Young hits a ton of punches on Abyss in the corner and then bites him. Abyss grabs EY for the chokeslam, but he counters. Abyss then throws EY out of the ring, over the top rope. Young is hurt on the outside. Abyss follows him out to the floor. Abyss strikes Young. He slams Young’s head into the ring apron and throws him back into the ring. Abyss grabs a trash can and Young baseball slides it back into him. Young goes for the suicide dive, but Abyss throws the trash can at him in mid air. We head to commercial break.

Back from our final commercial break, we see that Abyss has control of EY in the ring. Abyss grabs a chair and wedges it in the corner, between the top and middle ropes. He whips Young toward the corner with the chair, but EY slides on the mat to counter. EY gets up, hits the ropes, and hits a dropkick, which sends Abyss into the corner. Abyss charges Young, but runs into a back elbow. Abyss counters by taking Young down and catapulting him head first into the set up chair. Abyss goes to the outside and grabs a bag of thumbtacks from under the ring. Abyss gets into the ring and dumps the tacks on the mat, toward the corner. Young grabs Abyss by the groin. Young eventually hits a flying forearm. Young goes for the piledriver on the tacks, but Abyss counters with the backdrop. Abyss gets out of the ring and grabs Janice (the board with spikes through it).

With Young in the corner, Abyss charges and swings the weapon toward him. Young dodges it and the weapon gets stuck on the top turnbuckle. Abyss tries to free the weapon, but gives up and turns around. Young kicks him in the groin. Abyss drops to the mat. Young grabs Janice from the corner. Young tries to hit Abyss with it, but Abyss grabs him by the throat. Abyss chokeslams Young on the thumbtacks. Abyss goes for the pin and only gets two. Abyss rolls out of the ring again and gets a big flat board with barbed wire attached to it. He puts it in the ring and gets in, after shoving a camera man. Abyss walks toward Young and sets up the chokeslam. Young bites his hand to free himself. Young dropkicks Abyss onto the barbed wire board. Young climbs to the top rope and hits a huge elbow drop. He pins Abyss and gets the three-count to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

Winner: Still TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young

Josh’s Grade for Impact Wrestling: 7.5/10

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