Friday, July 27, 2012

*Spoiler* Results For NXT- First NXT Champion Crowned


Credit:PWInsider

Episode 1

The taping itself
started with a video from Dusty Rhodes hyping up the championship match.


- Derek Bateman vs Antonio Cesaro (w/ Aksana)
Cesaro won with
the Neutralizer.

During the match there was a few “Shave Your Legs” chants directed at Cesaro.


- Tamina Snuka vs Sofia Cortez

Snuka won with the Superfly Splash.

After the match, Raquel Diaz attacked Tamina and drew an L on her forehead with
lipstick.


- Kassius Ohno vs Jake Carter
Ohno won with the
Rolling Elbow.

After the match, Ohno continued attacking Carter until Richie Steamboat came out
for the save.


- Michael McGillicutty and Johnny Curtis vs Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel

Gabriel got the pin after hitting a double team powerbomb / neckbreaker on
Curtis.


Byron Saxton had an interview segment in the ring with Seth Rollins and "The
Punjabi Nightmare" Jinder Mahal.  Rollins cut a promo about how hard his life
was growing up and how wrestling saved him. That was why his dream is to one day
be a champion in the WWE. Mahal started cutting his promo in Punjabi, before
speaking in English. He said Rollins was a born loser, but winning the NXT
Championship is Mahal’s birthright. They then brawled until Rollins drove Mahal
off.


Episode 2


- Jason Jordan and Mike Dalton vs Hunico and Camacho
Hunico won with
the Angle Slam on Dalton.

The Usos cut a promo challenging The Ascension to a fight. The Ascension jumped them from behind and left after hitting Total Elimination on both Jimmy and Jay.


- Big E Langston vs Jake Donovan
Langston killed
Donovan and quickly beat him with the Big End.


- Gold Rush Tournament Finals to crown the first NXT Champion - Seth Rollins vs
Jinder Mahal
Rollins won with
the Black Out.


Before the match, Howard Finkel did the ring announcing, the whole roster came
out on stage to watch, and Dusty Rhodes brought the belt into the ring.

After the match, Rhodes presented Rollins with the belt and HHH came down to
congratulate him as well. All the babyfaces then came down to join Rollins’
celebration.


Mid-Taping Dark Match

Brodus Clay squashed an unnamed jobber.
After the match
Clay danced with Cameron, Naomi and some kids from the crowd.


Episode 3


- Richie Steamboat vs Kassius Ohno

Steamboat won via DQ after Ohno kept poking him in the eyes.


After the match, Ohno attacked Steamboat and hit the rolling elbow to the back
of the head. Once Ohno left, Ricky Steamboat came out to check on Richie. He
also berated the refs for letting that happen.


- Audrey Marie vs Paige
Paige won with the
Knight Light.


- Percy Watson vs Leo Kruger

Kruger won with a neckbreaker into a reverse side russian legsweep.

JR interviewed
Seth Rollins. He talked about overcoming all the obstacles in his life. He said
he would welcome all challengers as a fighting champion.


- The Ascension vs The Usos
Cameron won with
Velvet Noise on Jay.


Dark Match Main Event


- Big Show vs Alex Riley
Big Show won with
the KO punch.
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Audio: Running The Ropes 7/27/12 Archived

http://archive.org/download/RunningTheRopes7-26-12/Rtr7-26-12.mp3 Following a week's break, Running The Ropes is back! And not a moment too soon as history was made on Monday as Raw reached it's huge 1,000th episode! All the glitz, glammer, flub ups, and nostalgia get a great breakdown from the guys! Who knew they would bring back the hand? Where was Stone Cold? Who showed up on Raw? How the heck did they get JBL off the mountain in time to get to St. Louis for the show? All these questions will be answered! Down south, in TNA, the guys discuss the newest accused connection between James Storm and the Aces and 8s. Hulk Hogan wasn't there this week so Sting is left in charge to take care of business. Kenny King gets his X-Division title shot and so much more! All this plus this week's big news headlines on the official podcast of the Unchained Wrestling Network, Running The Ropes! Also on the SNS Radio Network at SNSRadioNetwork.com and now a part of WrestlingRambles.com!
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Great Khail Has Tumor Removed


Credit:  http://triblive.com/

International wrestling star Dalip Singh — who goes by the ring name The Great Khali — successfully underwent surgery at UPMC Presbyterian to remove a tumor from his pituitary gland, according to hospital officials.

Singh, 39, made his debut with World Wrestling Entertainment in 2006 and became the World Heavyweight Champion in 2007. He has appeared in a number of TV shows and feature films.

The tumor removed during a four-hour procedure on Wednesday led to the growth spurt that caused Singh to achieve a height of 7 feet, 1 inch and a weight of 347 pounds, according to UPMC neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Maroon, who led the surgical team.

Maroon said Thursday the tumor causes a condition called acromegaly, which can be fatal if left untreated. The pituitary gland is a pea-sized organ at the base of the brain.

The wrestler Andre the Giant, who was 7-feet 4-inches tall and weighed nearly 500 pounds, was afflicted by the same condition. He died in 1993 of congestive heart failure at 46.

“As part of our ongoing wellness evaluation, we are happy that The Great Khali had successful pituitary surgery, and we look forward to him returning to the ring in the near future,” said Adam Hopkins, a spokesman for WWE, based in Stamford, Conn.

Singh declined to be interviewed because he is having difficulty speaking as a result of the surgical packing placed in his nasal cavity during surgery, said Susan Manko, a hospital spokeswoman.

Singh is expected to recover within three months, said Maroon, who has been the Pittsburgh Steelers’ neurosurgeon since 1977 and was named WWE’s medical director in 2008.

Maroon’s surgical team, which included Dr. Paul Gardner and Dr. Carl Snyderman, used a minimally invasive procedure pioneered at UPMC in which the tumor was removed through Singh’s nostril.

Manko said the wrestler is expected to be released over the weekend.

Singh is a native of Punjabi, India, where he worked as a laborer and as a police officer, according to postings he made on social networking sites.

Before signing with WWE, Singh wrestled for All Pro Wrestling and with New Japan Pro Wrestling.
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