Friday, April 15, 2011

TV Rating For TNA Impact 4/14/11

PWInsider is reporting that the 4/14 edition of Impact did 1.14 rating with 1,540,000 viewers.
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UK Version Of WWE Smackdown 4/15/11 Edited

The UK version of Smackdown was edited as the show ended with Christian winning the battle royal for the right to face Alberto Del Rio at Extreme Rules. The UK broadcast missed out the following events: "Following the main event of Smackdown, Edge joined former tag partner Christian in the ring and did their "5 second pose" before the roster came onto the stage to clap Edge."
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WWE Asking Fans To Help With New PPV Name

WWE has posted a survey online asking people which of the four names they like best for a PPV:

WWE Champions
WWE Uprising
WWE Revolution
WWE Vengeance
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Radio: Unplugged Featuring Christy Hemme Following 4/15/11 WWE Smackdown

Tune in tonight to www.sundaynightshowdown.com starting at 10:30pm EST, 8:30pm MST as UnPlugged with JJ $exay returns to the airwaves on the SNS Radio Network. On tonights show JJ will review the 4-15-11 edition of Smackdown which features Edges emotional farewell to the WWE Universe.Chris Kelly of Headlocks2Headlines.com drops by to talk the latest news of the week and then JJ and Crelly are joined by former WWE Diva search winner,playboy covergirl and current TNA Knockout Christy Hemme.In the second hour "The Sensational Sean" joins the show to talk the latest gaming news and notes, plus JJ will be opening the phone lines via skype just add sundaynightshowdown to your buddy's list or simply call 501 588 7957 or send your emails to unpluggedjj@yahoo.ca and join the "Live" chatroom to be an interactive part of the show
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Mick Foly Blogs On Edge's Retirement

TNA talent Mick Foley wrote a blog in regards to Adam "Edge" Copeland that can be read below:

AN AMAZING CAREER

For those of you who don’t know, Edge and I used to regularly perform one of the greatest tag-team moves of all time. Let me set the scene for you. Any arena, in any part of the country for roughly an eighteen month period -maybe early 1999 through late 2000. Al Snow, despite what I may have written in the past, was actually quite a witty guy; more than capable of holding his during the course of our legendary (if ridiculously drawn-out) battle of the brains. Think of each insult or joke as a punch, putting together as many as possible - some better than others, some hitting their mark, other missing wildly – with the ultimate goal of knocking your verbal sparring partner out. It was not unusual for Al to start off strong, peppering me with jabs, sinking some solid body shots. But like DeNiro in Raging Bull, Al Snow never did put me down. Why? Because he lacked my secret weapon. Because, literally, he had no Edge. But I did.

Sensing that his friend might be in danger of an embarrassing loss to the underdog Snow, Edge would leap into action, overselling the laughs at whatever feeble comeback I tried to mount, before combining with me to hit the valiant, yet doomed Snow with that most incredible of finishers – The White Guy Jumping High Five! The move was a guaranteed knockout: creating such waves of laughter among my WWE contemporaries, that Al would simply concede defeat, saying something about how it wasn’t fair, that Edge was my henchman, that my jokes weren’t even funny, blah, blah blah. All valid points, but none of that mattered at the time..or even now. All that mattered then..and now, is that Edge was my secret weapon, and that I was undefeated in locker-room (or airplane, train, boat, baseball games..you get it) showdowns with Al Snow.

It didn’t take a crystal ball to see that Edge was going to be a star. He clearly had the moves, the look, the charisma. But it wasn’t until a particular “Brood” interview, where Gangrel seemed to stumble verbally, that Edge was given a chance on the stick – an opportunity he took full advantage of; leaving all the boys with that unmistakable “ohh, he can talk, he’s going to draw money” feeling. Clearly, this guy was not meant to be either silent or brooding, and within a matter of weeks (or so it seemed) Edge and Christian had been de-Brooded and began to explore their more comedic side, from the 5 second poses for those with the benefit of flash photography, to their stellar showdowns with the kick-ass, take-names new Commissioner of WWE –me! I’ve often mentioned that my days as WWE Commissioner were among the happiest of my career. And of all the things that went into making that time so happy, nothing made me happier than to work with Edge and Christian on a series of bizarre, innocent and ridiculous backstage vignettes we collectively referred to as “Chredgeley” – as in CHRistian, EDGE, and foLEY. You know, until I wrote that out, I never realized that Edge got his whole name in there, and Christian and I only got three letters each. Hey, that doesn’t seem fair! Not trying to sell A DVD here, (especially since I have a new one coming out on 4/19 that I WILL be trying to sell) but I enjoyed working with Jay and Adam (pretty sure you know which is which) so much, that I specifically asked for a “Credgely” compilation package on 2000’s “Hard Knocks and Cheap Pops” video.

As funny, and as talented as each were, it wasn’t until Summerslam 2000’s “Tables, Ladders and Chairs” match that the world began to see them as legitimate superstars, and ironically, not until returning from 2003 spinal fusion surgery on his neck, that Edge was given a legitimate chance at breaking through that glass ceiling; the invisible, yet very real barrier that prevented most WWE Superstars from ever taking that final step from Superstar to SUPERSTAR – from valuable role-player to main eventer. The 2003 Edge didn’t tap at that ceiling. He didn’t ask politely if he might gain entry. He smashed through it, just bleeping shattered it. He didn’t take that final step; he pretty much just vaulted over everybody. And he did it with a hybrid of tools – ring experience, psychology, humor, physicality, determination – that allowed him to steal just about every show he appeared on. I got to see a few of those matches live. I watched many more on television. Hell, I even got to be in one of them – Wrestlemania XXII, where the Edgester wove his magic spell on a clearly out of shape, past his prime relic of a by-gone era and allowed him (meaning me) to have that one elusive great Wrestlemania moment.

I had no doubt at the time, 2006, that Edge was the number one wrestler in the business. I think one could put up an argument that he was the number one wrestler for a period of time during any one of a number of years. His matches with the top WWE stars of his era – The Undertaker, Triple H, Rey Mysterio, Randy Orton, John Cena, etc. etc. – are the stuff of legend. If there is any weakness to an argument for Edge, it is that he did amazing matches with such regularity that I’m not sure fans could completely appreciate just how amazing they were. Following my Mania match with Edge, I spent a LONG time in bed, caught a late flight, and made it home just in time to see Edge on Raw, stealing the show again – less than 24 hours after stealing the biggest show of the year.

I don’t know if there will ever be a consensus on who the best wrestler or worker of that era (call it 2003-2011, starting and ending with the neck injury) is or was. I once said I could make a good argument for Shawn Michaels - and I can. I think I could make a pretty good argument for Kurt Angle. Based on big money matches, some might say Triple H. For pure wrestling, maybe AJ Styles or Samoa Joe, or any number of Japanese stars who have flown beneath the mainstream radar.

But look at the other attributes that Edge brought to the table. A willingness to fully immerse himself in every storyline – to make people believe, or at least to believe that he believed. He embraced the ridiculous. He loved the emotional. He thrived under pressure. He stood up for what he thought was best for his characters, his matches, his opponents, and the shows. As viewers, we knew that every segment he appeared in was going to be good. But more importantly, we knew that any segment with Edge had the potential be great. In baseball terms, he was a five-tool player; a guy who could do it all. There have been other five-tool players in the wrestling game – guys who could wrestle, draw money, talk, create characters, be dramatic or comedic. But to me, he was the most versatile, and the most entertaining. So while there may be an argument over who the GREATEST WRESTLER was from 2003-2008, to me, there is no real argument over who was the era’s GREATEST PERFORMER. Hands down, it goes to Edge. What an incredible person. What an amazing career.

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Video: Chris Jerichos State Of The Union Address to the WWE Universe

Chris Jericho released a video asking WWE fans to help him win this reasons dancing with the Stars. The video can be seen at this link
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Front Cover For WWE's "The Very Best of WCW Nitro" DVD

Silvervision have released the front cover of WWE's upcoming "The Very Best of WCW Nitro" DVD that will be released on June 7th

The front cover can be seen at this link
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Jim Ross Comments On Upcoming Tag Team Match

Over on his official website, Hall of Famer Jim Ross wrote the following about his tag team match at Extreme Rules that will aee him team with Jerry Lawler to take on Michael Cole and Jack Swagger:

In a perfect world I would rather not be involved in the in ring stuff. Some announcers may enjoy it but I've been there and done that. Unfortunately, WWE is thin on star power so guys like Lawler and me have to step up and help the company while younger, more talented performers evolve. I can assure you that working in the ring with Swagger is physically demanding and I don't care what anyone says about the 'show biz' aspect of the wrestling business. I'm a team player and will continue to do what I'm instructed to do to help the team.
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Theme Song For WWE's Extreme Rules PPV

For those wondering, the official theme song for WWE's Extreme Rules PPV is Justice by Rev Theory.
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CZW 04.15.11: Your Chance to Become an CZW Star, FREE TV Taping, New Matches Announced for May 14th, Relive Best of the Best X on iPPV, and MORE

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Results For TNA Impact 4/14/11

Source:PWInsider.com

We begin with a look back at last week’s invitation by ‘Sting’ to entice Ken Anderson to get attacked by Rob Van Dam. We then see Van Dam and Sting’s confrontation in the ring. Then we see Hulk Hogan setting up the match between Sting and Rob Van Dam. We see the building of the dastardly plan between Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff. Then we see Ken Anderson going into business for himself . . . or did he join Immortal? It turns out that Ken Anderson played Hogan . . . brother.

If it is Thursday night at 9:00, it means that it is time for Eric and the Bischoffs to make their way to the ring. Eric is joined by everyone in Immortal.

Hogan says that it is quite obvious to him and the Immortalmaniacs that there is nothing but Top Choice in the ring. However, there is the rotten stench of crap in the building. He wants Ken Anderson to come out.

Ken Anderson makes his way to the ring and he enters the Lion’s Den and stands face to face with Hogan. Hogan welcomes him to the big show . . . brother. Hogan says that he has given Anderson every opportunity to do the right thing. He tells Anderson brother that he can do things the hard way (the Anderson Way) or he can do it the easy way (The Immortal Way). Hogan says that Anderson has been spitting in the face of authority and that means that he spits in Hogan’s face.

Anderson says that he used to look up to Hogan, but he sees the sheep in the ring hanging from his nuts. Anderson points out that Bischoff has been riding Hogan’s coat tails and he wants to know why Hogan can’t see it.

Anderson says that he will not step in line like the other lemmings. At the end of the day, he has to look at himself in the mirror and he says ‘Mr. Anderson . . . Anderson, you really are an asshole.’ Anderson says that he is okay with that. The other guys have to live with the fact that they are just up Hogan’s asshole.

Hogan pushes Anderson down and that means that Immortal attacks Anderson. Gunner, Murphy, and Terry hold Anderson for Matt Hardy. Hogan tells Anderson that he has disrespected him for the last time. When Immortal gets done with him tonight, he won’t even make it to Lockdown. Hogan tells Kenny boy that he is responsible for this so whatever happens to him, he attracted it to himself. Hogan tells Kenny Boy that they are going to cross paths again. Hogan says that he will take Anderson out on his time, not Anderson’s.

Bully Ray gets spat in the face by Anderson and that means that Ray has to take a shot at Anderson and he drops him with one punch.

Anderson is left laying in the ring while Immortal stands over him.

We see Velvet Sky knocking on the door trying to talk to Angelina. Winter tells Velvet that Angelina is resting and wants nothing to do with Velvet. Winter tells Velvet that Angelina is a big girl and she tells Velvet that Angelina wants nothing to do with her.

Velvet tells Winter to tell Angelina that she is going to go to the ring and call out Angelina and if Angelina doesn’t come to the ring for her receipt, she is going to come and get her.

We go to commercial.

We are back and if you haven’t had enough Immortal, you are in luck. They are celebrating their beatdown while Eric is on the phone, probably with the network. Eric tells everyone that he got a call from the network. Immortal thinks they loved it. Eric says that they want to do a best of three series of Fortune with Immortal and the winner gets a one man advantage at Lockdown. Hogan tells Eric that he was supposed to take care of the network problem. Hogan says that someone on the inside is smartening them up. Eric and Hogan exchange bros brother. Eric leaves and it is time for a strategy session.

Match Number One: Crimson with Scott Steiner versus Jesse Neal with Shannon Moore versus Orlando Jordan with Eric Young versus Douglas Williams with Magnus

Williams and Neal start things off and Williams with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Neal with an arm drag into an arm bar. Williams with a snap mare after Neal gets distracted by Moore on the floor. Neal with a hip toss and Orlando tries to sneak in. Orlando with a side slam for a near fall while Moore and Steiner continue to argue on the floor.

Jordan with a punch but Neal with a flying shoulder and Orlando goes to the floor. Crimson comes in and he kicks Neal and hits an exploder suplex for a near fall. Crimson sends Neal into the turnbuckles and he punches him. Crimson with an Irish whip but Neal with a kick and then he hits a cross body. Neal with a spear on Crimson and Moore continues to get involved with Steiner and Neal loses focus. Moore pushes Steiner on the floor and Steiner kicks Moore.

Neal goes to help his tag team partner. Crimson with a jaw breaker and Crimson goes to the floor. Abyss attacks Crimson to get revenge for what happened with Janice. Abyss takes part of the guardrail and he grabs Crimson by the throat and he choke slams Crimson on the guardrail while security protects the fans instead of stopping Abyss.

Williams misses a charge into the corner and Orlando grinds Williams and then hits a clotheslines and gets a near fall. Magnus attacks Williams while Eric Young grabs the referee. Young with a flying forearm to Magnus. Jordan with the Gender Bender for the three count.

Winner: Orlando Jordan

Bully Ray goes into Rob Van Dam’s trailer and he tells Rob this might not be the best time to play video games. He tells Rob that he isn’t here for a fight. Ray tells Rob that Hogan is going to make an offer that Rob shouldn’t refuse. Ray tells Rob that the grass is greener on the other side and there is less seeds.

Ray asks Rob if he saw what happened to Anderson and he tells Rob that he probably doesn’t want that to happen to him.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Matt Hardy with Team Immortal versus Kazarian with Team Fortune in the Best of Three Who Gets the Advantage in Lethal Lockdown Match Number One

Before the match starts, Earl Hebner tries to show some authority and he sends the non-wrestling members of Fortune to the back. Then he sends the non-Hardy members of Team Immortal to the back. Flair realizes what just happened and he takes off his jacket.

Kazarian with a crucifix for a near fall. He gets another near fall with a rollup. Kazarian is sent to the apron and Hardy punches Kazarian and then he kicks him as he returns to the ring. Hardy with a neck breaker with Kazarian in the ropes and Matt wit ha near fall. Hardy with an elbow to the head and then he connects with a leg drop and he gets a near fall.

Hardy chokes Kazarian in the ropes and then he catapults him into the middle rope and he gets a near fall. Hardy with a cravate and then he pulls Kazarian to the mat. Hardy waves his arms for the Twist of Fate but Kazarian with a back slide for a near fall. Kazarian blocks a Side Effect and he gets a near fall with a rollup. Hardy gets a near fall after a Side Effect. Matt with another Side Effect and then he pulls Kazarian into the corner and he goes up top for a moonsault, but Kazarian moves out of the way and Hardy misses. Kazarian with a flying forearm and clothesline followed by a drop kick. Kazarian with a slam and then he hits a springboard corkscrew leg drop. Kazarian gets Hardy up for the piledriver but Hardy gets out of the hold. Kazarian with a springboard drop kick and he gets a near fall when Hardy gets his foot on the ropes.

Hardy with an Irish whip but Kazarian with a boot to the face and Hardy says that he is injured. The referee checks on Hardy and Hardy pushes the referee into the ropes to crotch Kazarian. Hardy with a guillotine choke with a double underhook and Kazarian is out.

Madison Rayne and Tara are in the back and Madison says that she is going to apologize to Mickie James. Tara says that she is so proud of Madison and we go to commercial.

We are back and Madison Rayne and Tara are in the ring. She says that for the last seven days, she hasn’t been able to sleep. Every night when she lays down to go to bed, all she can do is play the events of last week in her head over and over again. If she would have had the opportunity to do things differently, what would she have done. That is a question that has been weighing heavily on her mind.

Madison tells Tara that she would have backed that bike up and run over Mickie’s ass one more time. Then she would have taken her left hand and slapped Tara over her wretched face for questioning her.

Madison tells Tara that she has noticed that Tara has become a little too comfortable in her role. Madison wants to remind Tara what her role is. Tara is Madison’s bitch. She does what Madison says when she says. She does not question her. She does her job and keeps her mouth shut. Madison reminds Tara that she is the reason why she has her job back after she retired her. Madison tells Tara if she continues to give her the slightest bit of back talk, she will be back behind that makeup counter selling lip gloss.

Madison tells Tara if she has something to say, she better spit it out.

Tara says that she has something to say, but first we hear Mickie James’ music and Mickie’s arm is in a sling.

Mickie apologizes for interrupting this tender moment but she has something to say. If Madison thinks for one second that a separated shoulder is going to stop her from pulling every strand of her weave out of her head, Madison is mistaken. Mickie tells Madison that she was right that she should have run her over again. Mickie says that on Sunday, she will put Madison through every ounce of pain that she was put through last week plus more. Mickie says that Madison has made her life a living hell. Madison has mocked her and everything that she stands for. Mickie says that Madison took the coward’s route last week. There is no way out on Sunday and she will beat Madison within an inch of her life and she will show how hardcore country she can be.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Jeff Jarrett, Hernandez, and D’Angelo Dinero with Karen Jarrett, Rosita, Anarchia, and Sarita versus Samoa Joe, Kurt Angle, and Matt Morgan with Okato

Jarrett and Angle start things off but Jarrett does his best to avoid Angle and he tags Hernandez in. We have had too much action so we need to go to commercial to sort everything out.

We are back and Dinero punches Morgan and Morgan tries for a choke slam but Dinero escapes the hold. Morgan with elbows in the corner and he misses the pump kick in the corner and Dinero clips him. Dinero with DDTs to the leg and Hernandez is tagged in. Hernandez kicks Morgan in the knee.

Morgan with a discus clothesline to Hernandez and both men are down. Hernandez goes to the corner and he pulls himself up after kicking Angle. Angle climbs the turnbuckles and hits a belly-to-belly suplex and both men are down again.

Joe and Jarrett tag in and Joe with forearms to Jarrett and Hernandez. Joe moves and Hernandez hits Jarrett. Joe with an enzuigiri and then he gets rid of Hernandez Joe puts Jarrett in an arm breaker and Dinero interferes. Joe with an enzuigiri to Dinero and he sets for the muscle buster but Jarrett hits Joe from behind. Joe is thrown from the ring. Angle chases Jarrett up the ramp and to the back.

Dinero rolls Joe into the ring and Hernandez with a slingshot shoulder tackle and then he gets Joe set for the border toss but Joe counters. Joe puts Hernandez in the choke and Dinero with an elbow drop to break it up.

Morgan with a punch to Dinero and he gets rid of Dinero. Hernandez is thrown brass knuckles but Morgan hits Hernandez. Morgan and Hernandez go over the top rope to the floor. Dinero hits Joe with the brass knuckles and Dinero gets the three count.

Winners: D’Angelo Dinero, Jeff Jarrett, and Hernandez

After the match, Matt Morgan is brought into the ring and Hernandez punches Morgan with the brass knuckles.

We go to the back and Jeff Jarrett wants to leave. Karen forgot her purse but she can buy a new one because she sees her ex-husband. Jeff drives away and Kurt tells Karen that she made a good pick with her current husband.

It is the start of hour two so that means that Immortal is going to make their way to the ring.

Hogan says that Immortal is where they should be and they are taking care of family business. Hogan wants Rob Van Dam to come out because he wants to talk to him.

Hogan tells Rob that he has seen what has been going on. He tells Rob not to make the same mistake that Anderson did. Hogan reminds Rob about March 2010 when he came to TNA and he says that he wanted Rob to be a major part of the team. Hogan says that people have been taking advantage of him. He tells Rob that he has been on fire of late and he won’t take a backseat to anyone. He tells Rob that he would fit in Immortal perfectly. Hogan says that he saw what was going on last week. Rob took advantage of the situation when Anderson took care of Sting.

Sting’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Sting tells Hogan that was a lie because Rob never saw Anderson lay him out and the Rob he knows would never take a win like that. Sting says that it is an awesome honor and privilege to be the TNA World Champion. Sting says that he is not going to take his eye of the main issue and that is getting rid of Hogan and Bischoff. Sting tells Rob that if he is the better man at Lockdown, he will be the champion. However, if Rob isn’t the better man and he gets in bed with the two jabronies in the ring with them, he will take the title over his dead body.

Rob thinks about what he has just heard from both sides and Van Dam leaves the ring.

Eric tells Hogan that he is feeling confident right now. Eric says that despite what Sting has achieved in his career, the fact of the matter is that Sting is not quite the chess player that Hulk Hogan is. Hogan has been out manipulating Sting for his entire career. He has been playing Sting like a violin. Eric says that he is feeling a checkmate in his future.

Sting says that checkmate is right now and it is his. Sting hits Bischoff and hits the Scorpion Death Drop on Eric.

Sting says that he is going to steal a page out of Hogan’s book and do it on his time.

Hogan tells Sting that he is a lucky man as we go to commercial.

Match Number Four: Abyss versus James Storm in a Lethal Lockdown Best of Three Who Gets the Advantage Match [Immortal leads 1-0]

Before the match starts, Storm spits beer in his face. Storm clotheslines Abyss over the top rope and they both go to the floor and then Storm sends Abyss into the ring post and stairs. Storm backs Abyss into the turnbuckles and he punches Abyss. Abyss pushes Storm and then kicks him. Abyss with more punches to Storm. Abyss charges into the corner but Storm moves and James with clotheslines but Abyss stays on his feet. Storm hits a running forearm and Abyss is down. Abyss sends Storm onto the apron and then Storm with a kick to the back of the head and he gets a near fall after a cross body from the top.

Abyss grabs Storm by the throat and Storm turns it into a gutbuster and then he hits a lungblower for a near fall. Abyss with an Irish whip but Storm with a kick. Abyss grabs Storm by the throat and he hits the choke slam but he can only get a two count. Abyss tries for Shock Treatment but Storm with a rake of the eyes. Abyss blocks the super kick and then Abyss with the Black Hole Slam for the three count.

Winner: Abyss [Team Immortal wins 2-0]

After the match, Immortal come to the ring to celebrate their victory. Then Fortune makes their way to the ring and Immortal leaves the ring.

Velvet Sky has finally found her way into the back and she is going to call out Angelina Love. We go to commercial.

We are back and Eric Bischoff is on the phone and he says that he is trying to keep his temper from getting out of hand. He says that him and Hulk Hogan can smell a rat on the inside. Bischoff says that you don’t want to push Hogan. He says that he wants to know who they are working with. Bischoff is told that he will find out ‘in time’.

Velvet Sky makes her way to the ring. She says that she is going to give Angelina one last chance to come to the ring face to face and explain her actions. Velvet says that if she does not like what Angelina says, she will whoop some ass.

Angelina walks vacantly to the ring. Velvet pushes Angelina and then hits her with a forearm or two. Angelina with a spear and then she punches Velvet. Angelina crawls out of the ring and she gets a chair. Angelina with an inverted DDT and back breaker combination. Angelina moves the chair into position and then she methodically picks up Velvet and she DDTs Velvet onto the chair.

Winter makes her way into the Impact Zone and she waves her evil finger and Angelina follows like the drone that she has become.

It is time for Mike Tenay and Taz to run through the card for Lockdown, this Sunday in Cincinnati on pay per view.

Ken Anderson is walking in the back as he gets ready for the Immortal Gauntlet. We go to commercial.

Match Number Five: The Ken Anderson Immortal Gauntlet

Opponent Number One: Murphy

They lock up and Murphy misses a punch. Anderson with punches followed by shoulders in the corner. Anderson tries for a neck breaker but Murphy counters with a clothesline. Murphy with a slam and Anderson’s leg hits the ropes and Anderson holds his leg. Murphy with a DDT to the leg and then he drops a knee to the leg. Murphy with a boot to the head. Murphy misses a knee drop and Anderson hits the mic check for the three count.

Winner: Ken Anderson

Segment Number Two: Rob Terry

Anderson gets a near fall on Terry but Terry with a clothesline. Terry drives the knee into the mat. Terry with a leg bar on Anderson but Anderson pulls himself up and punches Terry. Terry with a modified spinebuster. Terry with a splash into the corner. Anderson avoids a power slam and he gets the mic check and the three count.

Winner: Ken Anderson

Segment Number Three: Gunner

Gunner with a kick to the leg and then he clips the knee. Gunner gets a near fall on Anderson and then he puts Anderson’s leg in the ropes. Gunner with a running knee into the thigh but he tries again and he runs into an elbow. Anderson with a boot to the head followed by a clothesline and elbow followed by a swinging neck breaker for a near fall.

Anderson tries for the Lambeau Leap but he can’t keep Gunner up. Anderson with the mic check for the three count.

Winner: Ken Anderson

Segment Number Four: Bully Ray

Ray punches Anderson and then he drops an elbow on Anderson’s chest. Ray hits Anderson in the hamstring. Ray puts Anderson in the tree of woe and then he punches Anderson in the chest and leg. Ray works on the knee and punches Anderson. Ray taunts Anderson and Anderson with a slap. Anderson with chops and punches. Ray with a back elbow to Anderson. Ray goes to the turnbuckles but Anderson stops him and then he hits the Lambeau Leap for a near fall.

Ray gets to his feet first and he punches Anderson but Anderson punches back and it is time for the yay/boo exchange. Ray gets a big boot to stop Anderson. Ray throws Anderson to the floor and then he hits the referee.

No Contest

Ray hits Anderson in the back and then he drags Anderson up the ramp. Anderson tries to stop Ray but Ray punches Anderson to continue to drag him up the ramp onto the stage. Ray with a forearm to the back and it looks like someone might be going through a table.

Immortal’s music plays and Hogan comes out. Hogan tells Ray that he wants to be the one to finish off Anderson. Ray plays the air traffic controller for Hogan to power bomb Anderson. Sting comes out and he has a bat. Abyss comes out and Abyss gets a shot in but Sting hits Abyss with the bat. Sting hits Ray with the bat next.

Sting stands over Anderson with the bat in his hand. Sting surveys the damage and then he goes to the back.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Robert Roode says that they are the heart and soul of TNA. They have Immortal in a cage in three days with weapons. It ends on Sunday. Storm says that he let them down and he let AJ down. He tells Immortal and ‘Abitch’ that they are still standing. On Sunday, they will do more than beat them.

Rob Van Dam is asked where his head is at and he keeps walking without answering.

They ask Ken Anderson if he is looking at Sting differently because he saved him. Anderson says that it didn’t change anything because this is wrestling. He came for the belt and he doesn’t care. He says that he has been here for a year and a half and he came here for the title.

Sting says that it wasn’t about saving anyone. It was about getting his focus back. He is focused on Hogan and Bischoff. Sting says that he is feeling good and he is fired up. It will be showtime at Lockdown and Hogan isn’t taking any belt from him.

Hogan says that if Sting wants a war, he’s got a war. Hogan says that they are going to take the belt back.
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