Monday, February 7, 2011

TV Rating For WWE Smackdown 2/4

Source:PWInsider.com

The 2/4 edition of Smackdown did a 1.97 rating with 3,218,000 viewers.
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TNA Working on Films

Kurt Angle tweeted the following over on Twitter:

"My production co. Is talking to TNA to make TNA Films. It feels like a wonderful bond between TNA and NS productions. Great movies. Dixie Carter and Dean Brodhead, thank you for your support. I am proud to be a TNA wrestler. GOD bless, Kurt Angle."
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WWE Raw Results 2/7/11

Source:PWInsider.com

We begin things with Vince McMahon making his way to the stage. Vince says that now that the Super Bowl is over, there is one thing left. Vince congratulates the people of Milwaukee for the Packers’ win. He is talking about an event that has more grandeur and excitement than the Super Bowl. Vince says that he is talking about Wrestlemania. Vince says that there is always something that separates every Wrestlemania from the others. Vince says that he is going to introduce the man who is the personification of what you have never seen before. He says that nobody has ever hosted a show in front of that many people. There is only one person who can pull that off. We will meet the guest host of Wrestlemania next week.

Randy Orton makes his way to the ring as only Randy Orton can. We see what Randy Orton did to Husky Harris last week before Nexus could make their half-hearted way to the ring to stop Orton and help Harris.

Orton mentions CM Punk. He says that if Punk thinks that they are even after what happened last week, Punk is more delusional than he thought. Orton says that he is only getting started. Randy says that it is going to cost a lot more than Husky Harris. Orton says . . .

Not much more because CM Punk’s music plays and he comes out to the stage.

Punk says that he needs to sit down because he is stymied that he agrees with the Viper on something. He tells Randall that this isn’t over by a long shot. Punk says that Randy is probably wondering why he cost him the title at the Royal Rumble. We go to footage from Unforgiven 2008 when Randy Orton and Legacy cost CM Punk the World Title.

Punk starts to seethe and then he tells Randy that is why he did what he did. He calls Orton cold hearted and callous. He says that Orton does not worry about the repercussions of what he does. Punk reminds Orton that he had to forfeit the title and he has not forgotten that moment. Punk says that it feels like it happened yesterday. He says that he is a patient man and he can wait. Punk says that his actions are defensible and that he is right while Orton is wrong. As long as they are on the same show and Punk is still breathing, Randy Orton will never be the WWE Champion.

Punk says that he is not going to wait until the Elimination Chamber, he is going to eliminate Randy Orton right now.

CM Punk puts down his mic and the rest of Nexus comes out and they walk to the ring.

Orton fights off Otunga but Mason Ryan takes Orton down and then it is a three on one attack while Punk slowly enters the ring.

Orton interrupts Punk’s comments and he takes Punk down but then Nexus regains control. Otunga, McGillicutty, and Ryan tie up Orton in the ropes.

Orton head butts and kicks Punk away so that means it is time for round three of the attack.

Punk wants them to pick up Orton and put him on his shoulders for the Go to Sleep and Orton goes down.

Punk mocks Orton’s push ups into the mat while he kneels over Orton.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the trailer for The Chaperone starring Kevin Corrigan and Triple H.

We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of the brawl between Randy Orton and Nexus.

We are told that the General Messenger set up this match. We get to hear what it said. The members of Nexus will face people in the Elimination Chamber match, including John Cena versus CM Punk.

R Truth comes to the ring and wants to know ‘What’s Up Green Bay’ (but they are in Milwaukee)

Match Number One: Mason Ryan versus R Truth

Truth punches Ryan and Ryan sends Truth to the mat. Truth tries to float over but he can’t get up. Truth with a split and leg lariat to Ryan. Ryan blocks the Lie Detector and Truth appears to have hurt his knee. Ryan slams Truth and sends his leg into the ropes. Ryan with another slam that sends Truth’s leg into the rope. Ryan kicks Truth while Truth struggles to get to his feet. Ryan with another slam into the ropes and the referee checks on Truth.

The match continues and Ryan runs into a boot. Ryan with a clothesline into the corner and then he chokes Truth. Truth pulls himself onto the turnbuckles and he fights Ryan off. Ryan pulls Truth off the turnbuckles and he puts Truth in the Stretch Muffler and Truth taps out.

Winner: Mason Ryan

Ryan refuses to release the hold so the referee reverses the decision.

Ryan wants to bring a chair into the ring but the referee stops him. Ryan decides to injure Truth’s knee without any furniture. Ryan picks Truth up and reapplies the Stretch Muffler.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Did You Know that WWE had a lot of people going to their events.

We see CM Punk in the locker room and he wants to know what Mason Ryan did. He yells at Ryan for not doing the match, but then he tells Mason he did a good job. Punk doesn’t care about wins tonight, he wants them to hurt people. He wants the people injured, but not enough to be replaced in the match.

Punk says that Truth and Orton are weakened now.

Ryan says ‘two down . . . three to go’.

Otunga wonders if they want him to take care of Sheamus. Punk tells Otunga not to worry because he has a plan. He tells Otunga to have ‘faith’.

Since Miz isn’t involved on the show yet, Cole says good things about Punk.

Natalya is at the announce table with Cole and Lawler. Cole mentions that Natalya gets her title match next week against Eve.

Match Number Two: Eve Torres, Gail Kim, and Tamina versus Melina, Nikki Bella, and Brie Bella

Gail goes after both Bellas but they double team her until Nikki slams Gail’s head into the mat. Brie tags in and they hit a double chop and send her to the mat. Brie kicks Gail and chokes her in the ropes. Melina tags in and she connects with a forearm to the back. Melina with a snap mare and surfboard to Gail. Melina with a kick to the head but Gail with a clothesline.

Eve tags in and she hits a clothesline and drop kick. Eve with a forearm followed by a kick to the face and clothesline. Eve with a moonsault and the Bellas break up the cover. Tamina with a head butt to a Bella while Gail takes care of the other. Eve with a swinging neck breaker for the three count.

Winners: Eve Torres, Tamina, and Gail Kim

What will you be doing on 2/21/11? Will you be walking into a building in the rain wearing a black trench coat? This week we have some musical accompaniment.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see the photo of Aaron Rodgers with the World Title belt at the Super Bowl last night.

Lawler says that he is in his gear because Miz wants to address him tonight.

It is time for a Road to Wrestlemania video package for the Elimination Chamber Match.

Match Number Three: John Morrison versus Michael McGillicutty in a Nexus versus Elimination Chamber People Match

Morrison avoids Michael and then he kicks and punches Michael while McGillicutty backs into the ropes. Michael hits Morrison in the back of the head and then he kicks Morrison. Michael with a hard Irish whip and Morrison holds his ribs. Michael punches Morrison in the head and kicks him some more. Michael with a forearm across the chest and an elbow to the back of the head. Michael pulls Morrison’s left arm into the ring post and he punches Morrison in the head. Michael puts Morrison’s arm in the ring steps and Morrison is able to pull his arm out of the way when Michael dropkicks the steps.

Morrison with punches and a clothesline followed by a leg lariat. Morrison sends Michael into the turnbuckles and then he hits the springboard round kick followed by the split legged corkscrew moonsault for the three count.

Winner: John Morrison

After the match, John Morrison celebrates on the ramp and CM Punk comes out and sprays something in Morrison’s face and then he kicks Morrison in the head.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the WWE Rewind: Jerry Lawler becoming the number one contender last week on Raw.

It is time for Cole to become more unbearable because The Miz is coming to the ring with his personal lapdog Alex Riley.

Before Miz makes it to the ring, we take a look back at what CM Punk did to John Morrison.

Miz says that as he saw the Raw Rumble unfold last week, he only had one thought on his mind. Jerry . . . Jerry . . . Jerry. He says that he was pulling for Lawler. Miz says that he would like Jerry Lawler to come into the ring so he can give him the praise that Jerry deserves. Miz tells Alex to leave the ring so Lawler is not intimidated.

Miz asks Jerry if he knows why Miz was rooting for him. Lawler says that Miz probably thought he would be the easiest win. Miz says that everyone is an easy victory. He says that he could have beaten everyone in that match. He says that they are mirror images of each other. When Jerry was young, he had a mouth that was legendary. Whether it was Andy Kaufman or insulting Bret Hart’s mom, people were listening. Miz says that he has patterned his career after Jerry.

Miz says that he became a modern day Jerry Lawler. He is the center of attention, he is on talk shows, and he is the WWE Champion. He is something that Lawler will never be.

Lawler says that he would hate to look in the mirror and see a haircut like Miz’s. He says that he has had a big mouth his entire career, but Jerry tells Miz that he can back up what he says. Lawler says that if Miz is a ‘Modern Day Jerry Lawler’ he does not know Jerry that well. Jerry says that he didn’t pattern his career after anyone because he is an original.

Miz agrees and says that Jerry is an original cheap shot artist and he has footage to support it. We see what Jerry did to Ted DiBiase last week on Raw.

Miz says that is equivalent to a sucker punch.

Lawler says that was like a sucker punch because he thinks that Miz is a sucker. Lawler says that everyone thinks that Miz sucks too. Lawler tells Miz that he is right. Not everything that comes out of his mouth is like poop, manure, or compost. He has never been the WWE Champion and he has never competed at Wrestlemania. He tells Miz and everyone else that they have no idea what it would be like for him to be WWE Champion and compete at Wrestlemania. Jerry says that he has been in Sports Entertainment for 40 years and he is not going to let it pass him by. He says that after he wins the title at the Elimination Chamber pay per view, he is going to say that he is going to Wrestlemania.

Miz says that is where Jerry is wrong. After the match in two weeks, the only thing that the WWE Universe will hear is ‘I’m the Miz . . . and I’m ‘ . . .

Interrupted by Jerry Lawler saying ‘awful’. The crowd joins in. Miz tries to punch Lawler but Jerry avoids him and punches Miz. Riley tries to attack Lawler but Jerry throws him over the top rope to the floor. Lawler punches Miz but Ted DiBiase comes out to help Miz. Daniel Bryan comes out and goes after Ted and Miz to help Lawler.

All of this is interrupted by ‘that noise’ and Michael Cole climbs Mount Irrelevant to tell Lawler and Bryan that they will be facing Miz and Ted DiBiase right now.

Alex Riley joins Cole at the announce table.

Match Number Four: Daniel Bryan and Jerry Lawler versus Ted DiBiase and Miz

Bryan and DiBiase start things off and Ted with a kick and forearm to the back. Bryan with a knee to the midsection and then he kicks Ted repeatedly in the back. Bryan with a near fall. Bryan with an Irish whip followed by a drop kick into the corner. Bryan gets another near fall. Lawler tags in and they hit a double back elbow and then Lawler with a fist drop to Ted. Ted with a knee and he tags in Miz.

Lawler with a hip toss to Miz followed by a slam or two. Miz begs for mercy and then he throws Lawler out of the ring. The referee is distracted by Miz and Ted kicks Lawler in the head.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Miz has Lawler in a rear chin lock but Lawler with a snap mare to escape.

Maryse has come to ringside to ignore what is going on like last week.

Bryan tags in and he flips off the turnbuckles and hits a clothesline on Miz. Bryan avoids a charge into the corner. Miz distracts the referee and DiBiase crotches Bryan. Miz kicks Bryan in the midsection. Miz hits the Awesome Clothesline on Bryan and gets a near fall. Miz with a front face lock and Ted tags back in and kicks Bryan in the midsection.

Bryan with punches to Ted but Ted with a neck breaker and a drop kick for a near fall. Ted with kicks to the chest and then he tags Miz back in. Miz with a kick to the chest followed by a punch and kicks. Bryan with a flying Yakuza kick and Lawler is tagged in along with Ted. Lawler with punches to DiBiase followed by a back body drop. Lawler with a drop kick and then he hits a DDT for a near fall.

Miz breaks up the cover and Lawler with a kick to Miz while Bryan hits a missile drop kick on Miz and then he hits a suicide dive on Miz. DiBiase misses a charge into the corner and then he hits the ring post with his shoulder. The strap is down and Lawler hits the fist drop from the turnbuckles for the three count.

Winners: Jerry Lawler and Daniel Bryan

We go to commercial.

We are back and Jerry Lawler is back to join Michael Cole while he complains about Lawler getting the win.

Cole and Lawler mention that we will find out who the guest host at Wrestlemania will be next week.

Sheamus comes to the ring and he is interrupted by Josh Mathews for comments made by Mark Henry earlier tonight. Sheamus doesn’t know what he is talking about. He says that Mark says that Sheamus shouldn’t be in the Elimination Chamber match and should be replaced by Mark Henry.

Sheamus tells the fella that Mark Henry is a joke and that he has been in the company for ‘tirteen’ years and never did anything. He wonders if Mark can even fit into the chamber. He tells Mark to shut his mouth or Sheamus says he will shut it himself.

Match Number Five: David Otunga versus Sheamus in a Nexus versus Elimination Chamber participants Match’

Mark Henry comes to the ring before Otunga gets to the ring. Mark looks like he is going to split someone’s wig.

Sheamus punches Henry on the apron but Henry with a head butt and then he punches Sheamus. Henry with more punches but Sheamus with a kick and forearmes. Henry with a forearm to the back followed by an Irish whip. Henry charges into a boot and then Sheamus with a running forearm.

Otunga goes to the turnbuckles but Sheamus with an Irish hammer and Otunga goes to the floor. Sheamus misses the pump kick to Henry and Henry with the World’s Strongest Slam. Henry with another World’s Strongest Slam (that looks stronger than the first Strongest Slam).

Otunga comes into the ring and he stands over Sheamus and does the Punk Power salute.

Ricardo Rodriguez announces the entrance of Alberto Del Rio as he drives into the building.

Alberto makes his way to the ring with his shower of golden pyro behind him. We go to commercial.

We are back and Alberto Del Rio tells us who he is . . . but we already know that. Alberto says that they might not know that Santino Marella thinks that he almost got him at the Royal Rumble. Alberto says that it was his destiny to win the Royal Rumble. Just like it is his destiny to become the next World Champion in Wrestlemania.

Match Number Five (Redux): Alberto Del Rio versus Santino Marella

Santino punches Alberto from behind and then Alberto is sent over the top rope by Santino and he says that he won the Rumble this time.

Santino blocks a punch and connects with one of his own. Del Rio with a knee and then he charges at Santino but Santino drops down and Del Rio goes to the floor. They returns to the ring and Del Rio kicks Santino in the leg. Santino is sent shoulder first into the turnbuckles and then Del Rio with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Del Rio with knees to the arm while Santino screams in pain. Del Rio with a near fall and then he puts Santino in an arm bar.

Santino gets to his feet and punches Del Rio but Del Rio with a forearm and then he sends Santino into the corner. Del Rio misses the enzuigiri in the corner and Santino with a split and hip toss. Santino unveils the Cobra but Del Rio avoids it and hits a double knee arm breaker. Del Rio floats over into the cross arm breaker and Santino taps out.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

Cole reminds us about CM Punk’s path of destruction tonight on the people in the Elimination Chamber match.

John Cena is walking into commercial.

We are back and Did You Know that Smackdown still has the best ratings on Syfy (but still watch Mega Python versus Gatoroid)?

Cole talks about the Ziggler/Edge match this Friday.

Vickie Guerrero comes out with Dolph Ziggler and she has something to say while she Excuse Mes her way to the ring.

Vickie says that in two weeks, her boyfriend will not enter the Elimination Chamber as a challenger, he will be the World Champion. Vickie says that on Friday, he will beat Edge on Smackdown.

John Cena’s music plays and he comes to the ring.

Ziggler wants to know why Cena is out here.

Cena says that he is out here to put a stop to this. He says that this is more offensive than Christina Aguilera butchering the National Anthem. Cena says that he has an important announcement and an apology from R Truth. After the Packers won last night, he might have ‘celebrated’ too long and he thinks that he is still in Green Bay. Cena reminds everyone that we are in Milwaukee, the home of Pabst Blue Ribbon, Bob Uecker, and Laverne and Shirley.

Cena reminds Vickie and Dolph about their last time together in the ring. Cena says that they had a sweet, sexy, passionate make out session. He asks Dolph if he remembers it.

Vickie tells Cena that is enough. She says that this is not the way to treat the current Smackdown General Manager and the future World Champion. Vickie says that if they don’t show them the respect they deserve, they will leave.

Cena tells everyone to get loud.

Cena says that they have a great way to say goodbye to people. Cena gets the people to chant ‘Go Pack Go’ to Vickie and Dolph.

Vickie and Dolph leave the ring and walk to the back.

Cena says that now that they are gone, he wants to get down to business. Cena says that Nexus has taken care of everyone in the Elimination Chamber Match. Cena says that he knows why they are doing this. If Punk wins the Chamber match, he will go to Wrestlemania. Cena says that they have a flaw in their plan. He is still here and he is healthy. Cena says that he knows that the Goon Squad will get involved in the match but he will take care of Punk.

Cena vows that he will take care of Punk and Nexus and then he will go on to Wrestlemania.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for the 2/21/11 video package from earlier in the show one more time.

Match Number Six: John Cena versus CM Punk in a Nexus versus Elimination Chamber People Match

Cena looks over his shoulder before they lock up. They lock up and Cena backs Punk into the corner and Punk with a punch and kicks to Cena. Punk with an elbow to the back of the head and then he stomps on Cena’s arm. Punk with an Irish whip but Cena comes out with a clothesline. Punk with a kick to the midsection followed by a snap mare and knee drop.

Punk with a back breaker to Cena as he wears down Cena. Punk with punches in the corner followed by a belly-to-back suplex. Punk with chops to the neck and then he elbows Cena in the head in the corner. Punk lines Cena up but he misses the knee into the corner when Cena moves out of the way.

Cena with punches and then he sends Punk into the turnbuckles. Cena with an Irish whip and bulldog. Punk with kicks after Cena looks up the ramp and gets distracted. Punk throws Cena out of the ring and then Punk goes to the apron. Punk hits a clothesline off the apron.

Punk pushes Cena back into the ring and he slithers back in as well. Punk with the running knee to the chest and then he hits the bulldog out of the corner. Punk mocks Cena and then he gets Cena on his shoulders for the Go To Sleep but Cena escapes.

Cena sends Punk into the corner and he connects with a series of punches. Cena with more punches and the referee warns Cena and vows to disqualify him. The light goes off over Cena’s head and he connects with a low blow.

Winner: CM Punk by disqualification

After the match, Michael McGillicutty and David Otunga go into the ring while Mason Ryan checks on Punk. Jerry Lawler gives Cena a chair and he takes care of Otunga and McGillicutty.

We see Ryan holding Punk up as he stares at John Cena. We go to credits
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Guest Host for WWE WrestleMania 27

WWE Chairman Vince McMahon announced on Raw that there will be a Gust host of this year's WWE Wrestlemania. Whilst the identity of the person was not announced, the person was put over as a "larger-than-life celebrity".
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WWE Staff Member Quits Company

WWE staff member Bret Hart (not the WWE Hall of Famer), who worked for many, many years for World Wrestling Entertainment, most notably in the live events department, issued his resignation from the company today, according to numerous sources. There were a lot of people surprised by his departure and wondering who else will follow Donna Goldsmith out of the company as WWE announces its latest financial quarters on Thursday.
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Vince McMahon Returning To Raw

It has been announced that Vince McMahon will be making his return to WWE tonight at Raw. Vince Mr. McMahon has been off TV since an attack by the old Nexus
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Radio: Wrestling News Live Following WWE Raw 2/7/11

Tune in tonight to www.sundaynightshowdown.com starting at 11:30pm EST, 9:30pm MST as Wrestling News Live returns to the airwaves on the
SNS Radio Network with your hosts "The Outlaw of the IWC" The TreyDawg and "Mr. Money on the Mic" JJ (ALL CAPS) $exay.

On tap for tonights show JJ and Trey will run down the latest "News of the Week"
sponsored by Wrestling-Online.com as well as review the 2-7-11
Edition of Monday Night RAW. The boys will also take your phone calls via the skype line just add sundaynightshowdown to your buddy's list or
simply call 501 588 7957 or call toll free by using the call me widget in the SNS chatroom, also send your emails to wnlshow@yahoo.com. Be sure and join the "Live" chatroom to be an interactive part of the broadcast.
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Shawn Michaels Announces Over Seas Tour

Shawn Michaels tweeted the following:

Shawn will be appearing in the UK and Dubai this October as part of @1PW promotions

First appearance is a Black Tie dinner on October 7 in the UK

Second appearance is the @1PW show on October 8th, where Shawn will be signing autographs and taking photos for three hours

Third appearance will be on October 9th as part of a UK Convention, where Shawn will be signing autographs and taking photographs

From October 12-15th, Shawn will be making four appearances in Dubai signing autographs and taking pictures

Again, visit www.oneprowrestling.com for more information on the appearances and follow them on twitter at @1PW for updates on the show
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Press Release: Booker T Joins Tough Enough

WWE® LEGEND BOOKER T JOINS “WWE® TOUGH ENOUGH” AS TRAINER

WWE® Legend and former World Heavyweight Champion Booker T joins USA Network’s upcoming non-scripted series WWE TOUGH ENOUGH as a trainer. Booker T will train and counsel the contestants competing to become the next WWE Superstar or Diva. The appointment of Booker T follows the recent casting announcement of WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin as series host.

The non-scripted series will premiere Monday, April 4 at 11/10c, immediately following USA’s ratings juggernaut WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW®, and move to its regularly scheduled slot in primetime, Mondays at 8/7c, starting on April 11.

Booker T has entertained audiences across the globe and squared off against the biggest luminaries in the WWE Universe including WWE Superstars John Cena, Rey Mysterio and Big Show.

Recognized as one of the most athletic and charismatic figures in WWE history, Booker T will share his extensive knowledge and ring experience with aspiring contestants vying for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Joining a team of celebrity trainers to be announced shortly, Booker T will mentor the diverse group of men and women who will live, train, eat and sleep under one roof in a house in Simi Valley, California. Each week the contestants will battle it out in a series of unique challenges designed to test for such characteristics as showmanship, creativity, athleticism and desire, just to name a few. Viewers will witness the trials and tribulations of what it takes to be one of the best in the world’s greatest sports entertainment organization. The grand prizewinner will be awarded a contract with WWE.
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Video: Maria Kanellis Appears In Funny or Die Series

Former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis is appearing in a new Funny or Die series called Swallow and it can be viewed below:



To check out an interview Maria recently did with Unplugged, clicked here
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