Saturday, June 30, 2012

TV Rating For TNA Impact Wrestling 6/28/12


The 6/28 edition of Impact did a 0.97 rating with 1,262,000 viewers.
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Ring Of Honor Title Change

Credit: PWInsider

Adam Cole just won the ROH TV title from Roderick Strong during the ongoing TV Taping in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Results For Extreme Rising

The evening opened with the introduction of the play by play announcer Robby Mireno.  A fan was razzing him, so Mireno called him a candidate for Megan's Law.  He said he was here for the Extreme Reunion in Philadelphia and the crowd chanted "Philly sucks."  Mireno ripped on NYC, bringing out Joel Gertner, who got a big reaction from the 200 or so fans in attendance.

Gertner entered the ring.  He did his usual lewd introduction of himself.

Papadon vs. Sabu

Papadon came out and berated the fans as he walked to the ring.   He demanded Stephen DeAngelis hold the ropes open for him as he entered the ring and had DeAngelis read a card declaring him the greatest unsigned talent today.

There was a huge, F**k him uo Sabu, F**k him up" chant at the bell.  Sabu charged but was nailed low.  Papadon chopped him in the corner and drilled him with a hard right.

Sabu was whipped into the corner but kicked off Papadon during a charge and nailed a tornado DDT.  Papadon rolled to the outside, where he was nailed with a plancha to the floor.  Sabu grabbed a chair and threw it in Papadon's face.  Sabu did it again after the crowd chanted for it.

Sabu pulled a table over but was nailed by Papadon.  Papadon began screaming at him and drilled him with a right, then whipped him into the railing.  He went to hit a move off the ropes but Sabu grabbed his leg and slammed him facefirst on the apron.

Sabu whipped him into the rail and tossed him back into the ring.  He nailed a slingshot legdrop and locked on a camel clutch.  Sabu nailed him with a chair, then hit Air Sabu off a chair into the corner for a two count.   Sabu nailed an Arabian Facebuster.  Papadon came back with a series of kicks to the chest.  The crowd was all over him chanting, "You suck d***."

Papadon nailed a running clothesline to Sabu and worked him over.  Papadon went for the table but was attacked by Sabu.  They went back and forth.  Papadon nailed a trilogy of punches and a hard kick.   He suplexed Sabu and placed him atop the table.  He went to the top but Sabu caught him and powerslammed him over the top and the table.  Sabu legdropped off the table for a two count.

Sabu set up for Air Sabu but Papadon ducked out of the way.  Papadon nailed a Facewash.   He covered Sabu for a two count.   Sabu mounted a comeback with a series of rights.  Papadon nailed a TKO into his knee, then nailed a fisherman's buster on a chair for a two count.  Sabu rolled to the outside as Papadon argued with the referee.

Sabu grabbed a chair.  The crowd chanted that Sabu was going to kill him.  They dueled with chairs in the ring.  Sabu won that exchange.  Sabu slammed him into the table facefirst and hit an Arabian Facebuster through the table.  Sabu legdropped him and covered Papadon.

Your winner, Sabu!

As Papadon was walked out, Sabu threw another chair at him.  Sabu received a huge standing ovation.

Good match to open the show.  The crowd is super hot and into everything so far.  Papadon had an awesome accounting for himself and Sabu looked good.

They introduced Taya Parker, who won the Rock of Love season where the hot girls were on the bus.  She walked around the ring and returned to the back.

The Full Blooded Italians vs. The Blue Meanie & Balls Mahoney

Meanie took the mic and said he looked far and wide for a partner and needed one with some Balls.  They were announced as Team Blue Balls,  The crowd chanted their team name.

Balls brought a chair into the ring and the FBI wanted nothing to do with that.  So, Balls tagged out and handed Meanie the chair.  In the end, Balls and Guido started out.  Balls took him down with a reverse waistlock. Balls and Guido began working over each other's arms.  Guido tried to kick Balls but was caught and sent into the corner.  He went up and over and armdragged Balls,  They went back and forth until Balls drilled him with a series of punches.

Meanie tagged in but Guido was able to tag in Mamaluke.  They criss crossed and Meanie screamed for him to stop, then drilled him with a punch.   They cross crossed again and this time Mamaluke screamed for him to stop but was punched in the face.  Guido hit the ring but was backdropped over.  The FBI were whipped into the corner, where Meanie squashed him  with an Avlalanche.

The FBI doubled on Meanie, nailing a dropkick at the same time for a two count.  They continued working over Meanie and nailed the Paisano elbow.   Guido covered Meanie for a two count.  They continued working over Meanie until he came back with a double clothesline and made the tag to Balls.

Balls peppered them with punches and nailed Guido with a chair.  He hit Mamaluke with the Nutcracker Suite.  Meanie tagged in and was going to use the chair but Thomas Rodman hit the ring and took it away.  He started screaming at Balls that he shouldn't be tagging with Rodman.  He slapped Mahoney, who chased him to the floor.

Meanie went to do a Meaniesault on Mamaluke but Guido nailed him.  The FBI hit a double Russian Legsweep off the middle turnbuckle for the pin.

Your winners, The FBI!

After the match,  Mahoney and Rodman returned and they argued.  Balls told him the BWO was dead.    Balls said he wasn't mad at Meanie for losing.  He told Rodman that he's been MIA for six weeks.  He said the BWO was all about having fun but he's had Meanie at the Jersey Shore toughening him up.  He said that they were going to all be about fun and entertaining and hardcore blood and guts.  He said Meanie had a choice to make.  Meanie said that after a lot of deliberation, he picked Balls.  Balls drilled Rodman with the chair and has Meanie nail him with a splash off the ropes.

OK match.

Rodman was placed in a neck brace and walked out of the ring.

CW Anderson vs. Pitbull Gary Wolfe with Christina Vicious

They locked up and Wolfe was too powerful for Anderson to out-muscle.  Wolfe shoved him down to the mat.  Anderson rolled to the outside and screamed at the fans.

Anderson locked on a full nelson.  Wolfe broke free and locked on one of his own.  Anderson used the ropes to break it and locked on an armwringer.  They went back and forth working over the arm.  Wolfe shoulderblocked Anderson down, which got an "ECW" chant.

Anderson began working over Wolfe's arm.  He rammed it into the turnbuckles and wrapped it around the ropes.  Wolfe started to mount a comeback but Anderson raked his face and nailed a series of kicks in the corner.  Wolfe drilled him with a series of rights and a kick for a one count.

Anderson caught him with a superkick, laying out Wolfe.  He grabbed Vicious and dragged her into the ring.  She acted like was going to entice him then slapped him.  He went to nail her but she ducked under and ran towards Wolfe.  Wolfe nailed a flying forearm Anderson for a two count.

Anderson went for the spinebuster but Wolfe stepped out.  He drilled Anderson with a clothesline for a two count.

Your winner, Gary Wolfe!

They introduced Reby Sky.  She came to the ring and said that she's excited to be here and she paid tribute to the women that paved the way for her to be here like Beulah and Francine.  As she left, Homicide came out, so she returned to the ring.  Homicide told her something  I couldn't make out on the mic but I think he wanted her to walk the streets.  She slapped him twice, so he nailed her with an Ace Crusher.  Matt Hardy hit the ring to back Homicide out of the ring.  The Ace Crusher got an "ECW" chant.

BLK OUT vs. El Dramaticos

BLK OUT attacked Dramaticos at the bell.  Jeez hit a tope con hilo over the top to the floor on one of the Dramaticos.   Ruckus nailed a  flipping kick and a razzle dazzle on the other, then killed him with a legdrop for a two count.

BLK OUT nailed a double hiptoss on of the Dramaticos.   The Dramaticos made a comeback and began chopping the hell out of Jeez hard.   They scissored him on the mat, trying to force a submission.  One of them went to kick Jeez but he caught the kick and kicked his leg.  The crowd started chanting, "F*** BLK OUT."

Ruckus hit a double Arabian Press into the ring on one of the Dramaticos.  The crowd chanted, "We want New Jack."  They then chanted "Philly sucks."  The Dramaticos made a comeback  and nailed a powerslam on Jeez.

They nailed a back suplex with a bridge on Ruckus for  a two count.  Jeez hit a rana.  The OUT trapped one of the Dramaticos in the corner and worked him over.  They nailed a double stomp on one for the pin.

Your winners, The Dramaticos!

The Gangstas' music hit.  The place went nuts.  Mustafa hit the ring and tossed a trash can in the ring.  They brawled.  The music stopped.  Mustafa was worked over but made a comeback.   They brawled out of the ring and up the aisle.  The crowd was all over the sound guy for stopping the music.

They set up for Jeez to do a double stomp from above the aisle.  New Jack hit the scene from a side door and they played the music.  Chaos ensured with everyone brawling all over the building.  In the end, they trashed BLK OUT and headed out the side door.

The fans chanted "You got f***ed up" at BLK OUT after it was over.  A great chaotic brawl.

Shane Douglas came out and cut a promo.  The place popped huge and chanted "Thank you Shane."  Douglas put over Corona.  He said there were critics who said their first show sucked.  He said that he watched the tape of the first show and thought it was a pretty damn good show.  He said it wasn't perfect but it was damn good.  He asked the fans if they agreed and they popped.  He said that you can't buy fan loyalty and  he promised to bury Vince McMahon's Irish ass.   He said Corona, NY is the most extreme city on the wrestling planet.

He said he was sitting in the back with his pencil because he was the booker and that's what he does.  He said as he wrote down the matches, his arm started to shake because he knew what a great show it was going to be.  When he got to the second half of the show, he thought back to 1994 when ECW invited Konnan to bring Extreme Lucha Libre to the United States.  He said that they sent us Rey Mysterio, Super Crazy, Eddie Guerrero and Psicosis.  They were men who side by side with ECW changed wrestling forever and left Vince and WCW in the dust.

Douglas said that he was bringing Lucha Libre back and they'd have to do it the right way.  He said he had to do it with someone who had a connection to the ECW.  He introduced Pescadilla, Super Crazy's nephew.   He said that he's seen the tapes and he knows Pescadilla will do well.  Pescadilla came out.  He then introduced Bestia 666, putting him over as the son of Damian 666.

It was a damn awesome introduction.

Pescadilla vs. Bestia 666

They locked up and went through a feeling out process.  Bestia hit a head scissors takedown.  The place chanted "Lucha Libre".  Bestia took Pescadilla down to the mat but was caught in an armbar.  Pescadilla escaped and hit a cartwheel into a forward rana, sending Bestia to the floor.

Pescadilla caught him with a kick and sent him down to the mat.  Bestia leapfrooged as he rebounded off the ropes.  They exchanged armdrags and dropkicks, then faced off.  The crowd chanted "Mexico".

Bestia hit a standing moonsault press for a two count.  He went up and over in the corner and superkicked Pescadilla for a two count.  He caught Pescadilla with a head scissors to the outside.  He nailed a twisting dive over the top to the floor.  The crowd chanted "ECW."

On the floor, Pescadilla nailed him with a chair.  They battled back ito the ring.  Pescadilla ducked a pair of clotheslines and nailed a powerslam for a two count.   He drilled Bestia with a kick to the head and a tornado DDT for a two count.

Bestia was backdropped over the top but landed on the apron, he chopped Pescadilla but was dropkicked off the apron to the floor.    Pescadilla nailed a moonsault to the outside to the floor.  "ECW" chant.  They battled on the floor.  Bestia nailed Pescadilla over the back with a chair.

Bestia went for a dive out of the ring but Pescadilla nailed him in the face with a chair.  Bestia was busted open.  The place chanted "ECW".   Pescadilla tossed a few chairs into the ring.   They battled on the outside.   Bestia was tossed over the rail into the crowd.  He was then nailed with a trash can.

Back in the ring, Pescadilla nailed a moonsault off the center turnbuckle for a two count.  The crowd began clapping for them to rally them on  Bestia caught him in a forward roll for a two count.   He nailed Pescadilla in the corner with a chop, then nailed a muscle buster for a two count.  The crowd chanted, "Si!"

 of chairs.  Pescadilla nailed a  droptoehold into a chair.   They set up a bunch.  Bestia hit a sunset flip powerbomb off the ropes into the chairs.  He then nailed a standing moonsault for the pin.

Your winner, Bestia 666!

Extreme Respect Match: Luke Hawx vs. Stevie Richards

Hawx took the mic when he hit the ring.   The crowd chanted, "shut the f***up."  He said that he wanted to be real with everyone because he was nervous to be here because AIDS was so popular with the community (referencing the gay pride march last week) and he was worried about sharing a locker room with those drug addicts.  He said that Shane Douglas should stick his pencil up his ass and introduced Sylvester Turkay to watch his back.

Big "Stevie" chant for Richards.   Hawx got into a lot of fans' faces and plays heel really well. They locked up and Hawx tied up Richards in the corner.  He took Richards to the mat with a waistlock.  Richards responded by throwing him to the mat.   Richards worked over Hawx's arm.  Hawx responded by trying to take him down to the mat but Richards got the better of it and Hawx rolled to the outside.

Richards hiptossed him over and went for a cross arm breaker  Hawx got the ropes.  Richard and Hawx faced off.  Hawx was slapped.  Hawx nailed a series of kicks on Richards, sending him into the corner.  Hawx nailed him with a series of shots in the corner  and nailed a running rana off the top into the ring.  The crowd chanted, "You still suck."

Hawx covered Richards for a two count.  He slammed Richards and covered him for several two counts.  He drilled Richards with a series of shots across the back.  Hawx slammed him again and tried for a moonsault, but Richards pulled his knees up.

Richards cleaned house with clotheslines and kicks.   Richards clotheslined Hawx again, then nailed a sideslam.   Turkay got on the ring and distracted the referee as Richards nailed the Steviekick.  John Finnegan wasn't in position to make the count.  Turkay and Hawx worked over Stevie and Enter Sandman hit.

The Sandman made his grand entrance.    When he hit the ring, he caned Turkay in the head several times and nailed the White Russian Legsweep.  Sandman left, which allowed Hawx, who ran off, to return and use the cane on Richards for the pin.

Your winner, Luke Hawx!

Decent match.  Hawx is a hell of a talker.  The crowd loved the Sandman stuff but turned on the finish big-time chanting "Bullsh**."

Still to come:

Homicide vs. Devon Storm

They went back and forth with some good wrestling and counters.   Homicide caught him with a headscissors and choked him against the ropes.  Homicide chopped him hard in the corner a number of times.  Storm fired back with a series of chops

Homicide whipped him into the corner but was caught and kicked off,.   Storm nailed a slam and a Vader splash off the corner.  Homicide fought him off and snapmared him over   Homicide nailed a tornado DDT for a two count.

Homicide went for the Cop Killer but Storm turued it into a Northern Light suplex.  Storm and Homicide battled back and forth.  Storm caught him with an overhead suplex and a Northern Light Suplex for a two.   Storm dropkicked Homicide through the ropes to the floor.  He dropped Homicide across the guard rail.

Storm grabbed a piece of guard rail and slammed Homicide atop of it.  He returned to the ring and hit a splash over the top atop of Homicide on the rail.   Homicide fought back and hit a flip off the apron to the floor.

Back in the ring, Homicide nailed a neckbreaker for a two count.  Homicide nailed a lariat for another two.  Homicide tied up Storm in a submission hold.  When he was released, Storm slammed Homicide into the turnbuckles and chopped him hard in the corner.

Homicide was snapmared onto the railing, which was now in the ring and bridged between two chairs.  Storm nailed an Asai Moonsault onto Homicide.  Storm covered Homicide for a two count.   Homicide brought another piece of rail into the ring.   Homicide beats the hell out of Homicide with a chair.  He went to nail him against but Storm blocked it and monkey flipped him with the chair,  Storm nailed a DVDR on the chair for a two count.

Storm worked over Homicide and came off the top with a splash for a two count.   Homicide went for a top rope rana but Storm didn't roll through.  He finally caught Storm with the Ace Crusher for the pin.

Your winner, Homicide!

Really, really great physical match.  The crowd gave Storm a standing ovation after. He was bleeding bad from the ear and near his eye. Storm went down in the aisle afterward and was helped to the back by doctors.

Jerry Lynn vs. Matt Hardy

They did some nice mat wrestling early.  Lynn caught Hardy with a doubke leg takedown and pulled him out of the ring.   They battled on the outside  in the corner of the guard rail.

Hardy dropped Lynn across the rail and went to nail him with a chair but Lynn kicked it away.  Lynn fought off Hardy and nailed a tornado DDT off the guard rail to the floor.

The battled  back to the ring, where they fought over a suplex on the apron.  Lynn suplexed him into the ring and ascended to the top.  Hardy caught him and they battled on the top.  Lynn nailed a sunset flip into the ring for a two count.

They battled on the apron.  Lynn hit a guillotine legdrop through the ropes on Matt.  They battled on the apron and Hardy hit the Sidewinder on Lynn through a table.

They made their way back to the ring and battled back and forth.  Hardy nailed the Twist of Fate.  Lynn kicked up at two.  Homicide came out and got involved.  Reby Sky hit the ring and jumped on his back.  Atlas Security pulled her out and held down Homicide.

Hardy came off the top with an elbow across Jerry's back.  Hardy nailed a legdrop off the ropes for a two count.   He brought another table into the ring and placed it in the corner.   Lynn drilled him with a DDT for a two count.

Lynn went for the cradle piledriver.  Hardy turned it into a Twist of Fate.  Lynn escaped and did a forward roll for a two count.   Hardy nailed another sideslam.  Hardy tried to send Lynn into the table but he slipped out of the way.  Lynn whipped him into the corner and nailed a Frankensteiner off the top.

Hardy and Lynn went back and forth until Lynn speared Hardy through a table for a two count.  Great false finish.  The war continued until Hardy nailed a Twist of Fate with a chair wrapped around Lynn's neck for the pin.

.  Your winner, Matt Hardy!

Another really good physical match.  Hardy worked the hardest I've seen him on the independents to date and did a lot of hard hitting bumps I wouldn't have expected out of him.

After the match, Hardy took the mic and told Lynn to stand up high before his people.  The fans and Hardy chanted "Thank you Jerry."   Hardy said that when he knew he was going to Extreme Rising, he knew it was a hostile crowd and he knew he had his hands full with Lynn.  He said the only words he had and he means this from the bottom of his heart - Thank you.

Lynn said that he hears a lot of thank you Jerrys but he wanted to thank you.  Lynn said that Hardy has come a long a lot in leaps and bounds and he's proud of him.   Hardy said that he asked for one favor.of Lynn.  He asked that Lynn make it a three way dance so Hardy can get his hands on Homicide for what he did to Reby Sky.  The crowd chanted "Yes" Lynn said that the people have spoken and Hardy has "f***ing got it."

Fun Lucha match.  They worked really hard.

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New FCW Diva's Champion Crowned

According to live reports, Caylee Turner defeated Raquel Diaz to become the new FCW Divas Champion.
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Backstage Reaction To Ryback

According to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE officials have been impressed with Ryback's crowd reactions at live events. Besides the Goldberg chants, the feeling is that the fans are starting to like Ryback and chant his "feed me more" lines.
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WWE Superstar To Stop Using Twitter

Over on Twitter, Cody Rhodes has announced that he will stop using the social media site as it's "not for him"
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Vintage Collection Summary: UK & Irish Superstars‏

WWE Vintage Collection on June 29th, 2012 featured these matches & segments:

Fit Finlay vs. Psychosis
WCW Thunder - June 4th, 1998

Lord Steven Regal & Bobby Eaton Become Partners
WCW Saturday Night - March 18th, 1995

The Blue Bloods At A Restaurant
WCW Saturday Night - March 25th, 1995

The Blue Bloods vs. The Nasty Boys
WCW Great American Bash 1995

The British Bulldogs vs. Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik
WWF Prime Time Wrestling - November 5th, 1985

Chris Adams vs. Dave Taylor
WCW Saturday Night - January 17th, 1998

Lord Steven Regal vs. Davey Boy Smith
WCW Halloween Havoc 1993

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