Monday, February 7, 2011

TV Rating For WWE Smackdown 2/4

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

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 T