Mick Foley's charity drive for RAINN has raised over $100,000, more than ten times what they initially hoped to raise with the drive. Foley is auctioning off a lot of historical items from his career, including the original Mr. Socko and the shirt he wore for his Hell in A Cell bout against the Undertaker. You can donate at this link
Alicia Fox is believed to have suffered a shoulder injury, possibly a separation, from taking a stiff Kharma clothesline at last night's Smackdown taping. Fox landed rudely on her side taking the shot.
CHIKARA's Season 10 is in full swing, and this historic time for our organization features the arrival of a massive round robin tournament to crown the one, true CHIKARA champion! Today, we are pleased to reveal the blocks into which the 12 participants will be divided:
BLOCK A Amasis Claudio Castagnoli Hallowicked Icarus Mike Quackenbush Sara Del Rey
BLOCK B Fire Ant Vin Gerard Jigsaw Eddie Kingston Brodie Lee UltraMantis Black
This tournament, to be forever known as "The 12 Large: Summit," commences on May 21st in Easton, PA. The Lehigh Valley was the birthplace of CHIKARA back in 2002, so it is only fitting that the tournament to crown our first champion starts there! This giant round robin tournament will conclude on Sunday afternoon, November 13th!
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"Engulfed in a Fever of Spite" Saturday evening - 5.14.2011 Live @ The Mid-Atlantic Sportatorium 1813 Frank Holt Dr. in Burlington, NC! The action starts @ 7:00 pm, Doors open @ 6:30 pm!
"Aniversario & his Amazing Friends" Saturday evening - 5.21.2011 Live @ The Palmer Center 4100 Green Pond Road in Easton, PA! The action starts @ 7:00 pm, Doors open @ 6:30 pm!
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WWE had been planning to break up Layla and Michelle McCool for months, going back to WrestleMania 27. They didn't do the LayCool split at WrestleMania likely because they wanted to focus on the match with Snooki after she agreed to wrestle. After WrestleMania, WWE went back to the LayCool split storyline and rushed it over the past month or so.
McCool is leaving WWE on good terms and has been offered a spot on a likely second season of WWE Tough Enough as well as an office job. There's talk that McCool and her husband, The Undertaker, are looking to settle down and start a family.
The Jarretts come out and offer a truce to Kurt Angle as Jeff doesn't want her to be put in harm's way at the Sacrifice PPV on Sunday. The crowd is chanting for Angle. Karen says that Kurt's been hurt too many times and now that's made him believe that she's out to get him. She says they have a restraining order out for his own well being and asks Angle to come out. Kurt comes out and says he can't believe he stayed married to her. Angle announces a mixed tag match between himself & "his business partner" against the Jarretts for the PPV. He says that Jarrett knows who she is and she's real, damn real.
*Mickie James & Miss Tessmacher defeated Madison Rayne & Tara.
*Beer Money cut a promo and pretty much intimate that they are waiting for Matt Hardy to call Jeff Hardy to face them at Sacrifice without using Jeff's name. Matt comes out and says they showed guts when they dared call out Hulk Hogan, but they still make him sick and are worthless. Matt says he and Jeff Hardy were raised to be champions and he and his partner are going to take the belts at Sacrifice. But, his partner isn't Jeff Hardy. Out comes, I swear to God, Chris Harris. It's Harris and Hardy vs. Beer Money.
*Sangriento pinned Suicide.
*Eric Bischoff, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair come out immediately after the match. Flair kicks Suicide low. Hogan says that he runs the show and he's tired of waiting. He wants to know who is running games for the network right now or else. Out comes Mick Foley. Foley said that Hulk may have conned his way into the company and they might think that they were the smartest men in wrestling, but now things are going to start to unravel. He said that on 3/3, Jeff Hardy was the champ but then the Network saw what what happening and brought Sting back to TNA and now he's the champion. Foley said that Hogan won't be able to ruin this show and more because this show is called "Impact Wrestling" because it's supposed to be about wrestling. He announces a Battle Royal to determine the number one contender to the TNA title and then says he'd like to introduce Kurt Angle's partner at Sacrifice. A video appears, eventually spelling the word Chyna and she comes out on the stage with Foley. She got, seriously, a MONSTER pop. Everyone chanted her name.
*Crimson defeated Abyss and Samoa Joe. Abyss attacked Crimson and left him laying.
*They re-tape the ENTIRE segment with Mick Foley coming out to confront Immortal. Crowd was dead for this. There were a few small line changes, including Mick saying this show wasn't "TNA" but "Impact Wrestling" so there's the marketing stuff you guys wrote about last week or so.
*Mr. Anderson wins the Battle Royal. Chyna ran out and tossed out Jarrett. She went after Karen but Jeff saved her and they ran away. Dreamer got tossed by Bully Ray even though they are now partners. Steiner and Morgan eliminated each other. Hardy and Beer Money eliminated each other. In the end, Anderson tossed Ray out.
*World champion Christian comes out and talks about winning the title at Extreme Rules. Mark Henry and Great Khali come out and demand title shots. Randy Orton then comes out and says he wants a shot too. Teddy Long comes out and says that he will let the fans decide and the fans pick Orton. Long announces Christian vs. Orton for the title tonight.
*Backstage, Khali and Ranjin Singh run into Jinder Mahal, who says that it was interesting Singh let Khali dress up in a tutu on Raw.
*Sheamus defeated Daniel Bryan in a good match.
*Backstage, the Divas approach Layla and thank her for getting rid of Michelle McCool but tell her that they haven't forgotten how she treated them. Layla says Lay-Cool is officially over and everyone is going to see a new side of her.
*Cody Rhodes comes out and discusses his match at the Extreme Rules PPV. He has bags handed out to make the crowd wear them on his head.
*Ezekiel Jackson defeated The Big Show.
*Layla defeated Alicia Fox. Kharma comes out. Layla backs away. Fox kicks her. She tries to kick Kharma again but instead eats a clothesline. Kharma nailed her with the Implant Buster. The crowd chants for another. She teases it but leaves.
*The Corre attacked Ezekiel Jackson and laid him out backstage, saying that he couldn't just leave them.
*Sin Cara defeated Tyson Kidd. Chavo Guerrero was on commentary. Chavo shakes Cara's hand after the match.
*Backstage, Todd Grisham interviews Teddy Long and asked him if he thought it was unfair Christian has to defend the World title so soon. Long said it's not about being fair, it's about giving the fans what they want. Long said that Raw had a WWE title bout the day after Extreme Rules and he's going to make Smackdown just as exciting and unpredictable.
*Randy Orton pinned Christian to win the World title. Orton celebrated and left. Christian sat in the ring dejected as the fans chanted for him. After he went to the back, Orton returned to remind everyone that when they go home, remember he is the new World champion.