Friday, August 10, 2012

Booker T Announces Alberto Del Rio's Punishment For His Actions On Smackdown

WWE posted a video (Which can be found here) where Booker T announced that as punishment for his actions on Friday Night Smackdown, Alberto Del Rio has lost his title shot at Summerslam
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Shawn Michaels Announced For Monday's Raw

WWE announced Friday via Twitter that Shawn Michaels will appear on Monday's episode of Raw, the final episode before SummerSlam. Brock Lesnar issued a threatening warning to HBK on Monday's show that he would see him before SummerSlam. Michaels will be in Triple H's corner when he faces Lesnar at the pay-per-view event. Triple H is also advertised to appear at Raw, which will take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.
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WWE Says A.W. Was Terminated Due To "Offensive and Inappropriate Comments"

WWE announced Friday they have come to terms on the release of A.W. (a/k/a Abraham Washington) as of August 10, 2012, weeks after the boisterous personality made a rape joke on the July 30 episode of Raw. According to a company spokesman, A.W., whose real name is Brian Jossie, was terminated due to his continued use of offensive and inappropriate remarks in public settings following the ordeal.

A representative for WWE told Friday evening, "Unfortunately, Brian Jossie, playing the character of A.W. was terminated because he continued to exhibit poor judgment by making offensive and inappropriate comments on live television and on social media."

Jossie angrily spoke out against WWE via Twitter following the announcement, stating they "turned its back" on him.

"It was the #WWE that made me bold and now it has turned it's back on me," he said. "Just be normal shut up and be a yes man so you can collect your check and feel like your special. #SELLOUTS!! I remember a time when the WWE didn't care about breaking the mold but now everyone is so afraid of their own shadow. #RemeberTheFans. Thank you WWE for creating me and then killing me because I only portrayed what I grew up watching... The #WWE!!"
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Buggy Nova's FCW Name Revealed

The wrestler formerly known as Buggy Nova is now referencing herself as Skyler Moon on Twitter—her new handle is @SkYlerMoon_WWE. After signing a developmental contract with WWE in June, the young upstart appeared as Natalie, her real name, at Florida Championship Wrestling events.
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CM Punk Talks About Being WWE Champion, Jon Jones Controversy & "Combos" Commercial

WWE Champion CM Punk appeared on 670 The Score in Chicago on Friday and talked about a number of topics, including this thoughts on the state of the industry, every wrestling crowd being different, whether he's had his best match yet and filming a commercial for the snack "Combos."

Being WWE Champion: "Well, to me it means you're carrying the company, you're putting asses in seats, your kind of toeing the line, and you're a leader."

Having More Freedom As A Heel: "I think I'm more comfortable as a heel, for sure. I think it's across the board. Take comic books for instance. All the bad guys, they don't have rules they have to abide by. I think good guys anywhere in the world have a set of rules, maybe a code they have to follow. I think when you're a bad guy that all goes out the window and you get to have a little bit more fun."

Backstage Reaction To His Pipe Bomb Promo: "I'd never been that one hundred percent universally accepted in my life. It was all smiles and high fives when I went back there."

His Controversial Comment About Jon Jones's Nike Deal: "I have nothing against Jon Jones. You gotta love Twitter, don't you?"

If He Wanted To Be A Role Model: "No, no because it's too easy to screw up. I'm constantly saying that if kids can get anything positive out of me and my image, that's awesome. But I make mistakes and I do stupid stuff all the time too. So I'm not actively trying to portray myself as a role model. I'm definitely not telling kids, 'Do what I do, make sure you follow me.' There's no one right way in my opinion. Kids need to find out who they are and they can follow their own path."
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Impact Wrestling Results 8/9/12

Bully Ray starts us off by coming out to the ring with his Twittah Machine to proclaim himself the leader of the Bully Nation. Bubba says he learned something from Joseph Park, and that's that if there's enough evidence, it means someone's guilty, and all the evidence is pointing right at James Storm. He's going to prove that Storm is behind Aces & Eights, but first he's going to beat him and then go on to Hardcore Justice and win there too and get 20 points. He tells the crowd to stop booing because they know he's right, but Storm comes out to interrupt Bubba's monologue. He says that he didn't hear one fact come out of Bubba's mouth, and says he's tired of people pointing fingers at him and not taking him at his word. He'll say it again: he's had nothing to do with these attacks because he's more worried about winning the Bound For Glory Series, then going on to Bound For Glory to regain his title. Bubba's got him all riled up, and where he's from, you kick the crap out of people who cross the line, so what he's going to do now is draw a line and give Bubba until the count of three because he's going to cross that line and knock Bubba out. Bubba turns his hat around and tells Storm to start counting, but Bubba steps out of the ring at 3, so Storm tells him to take the message backstage and tell anyone who doesn't believe him that they can come out and fight him.

Suddenly, Aces & Eights shows up on the ImpactTron, sitting at a card table with a bunch of beers to tell the assholes (their word, not mine) that they found out that Sting gave them an open invitation to show up tonight. That's a dangerous thing to do, but they'll show up tonight and do things on their terms. Bubba says that this proves Storm's involved, and walks off while screaming at Storm.

Pope is backstage saying the Bound For Glory Series hasn't gone quite the way he imagined, but he's picking up 20 points this weekend because, if he makes it to the final four, he's going to Bound For Glory and bringing the title home to the Congregation.

Ken Anderson joins the announce team for our opening match...

Bound For Glory Series: Rob Van Dam vs Brutus Magnus

RVD hits the ropes and tries a shoulderblock, but doesn't budge Magnus. RVD tries the ropes again and Magnus quickly pounces and clotheslines RVD over the top rope to the floor. Magnus goes out after him, ramming RVD's back into the ring apron and then putting the boots to him before dumping him back into the ring for a 1 count. RVD comes off the ropes and tries a crossbody, but Magnus catches him in a bodyslam position, then pops him into the air into a vertical suplex and drops him. RVD goes to the ropes yet a fourth time, and finally connects with a leg lariat. Magnus catches a spinkick, but RVD catches him with a rolling leg cradle for 2 before superkicking Magnus' head off. RVD takes too long to play to the crowd and his monkey flip is countered to a hard clothesline, but he quickly recovers and takes Magnus down, then hits the Five Star Frogsplash for the win.

Winner: Rob Van Dam

The dumbass with the camera asks Bobby Roode if he's aware of the contract signing tonight, and he says that he hears there's some language in the contract his lawyer didn't like, and they might just not let him wrestle this weekend.

We look back at last week's baby shower for Crazy Crackhead Claire, and then we're off to the ring for some championship action!

World Tag Team Title Match: Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian vs TV Champion Devon & Garett Bischoff

Kazarian and Devon start off, with Devon getting the advantage and tagging out to Garett, who does fiery young babyface armdrags and hiptosses before tagging Devon back in for a double team on Daniels. Is Garett ever going to get any damn tights? Garett with an inverted atomic drop on Daniels, but a distraction from Kazarian on the floor allows Daniels to hit an STO and then hiptoss Kazarian into a legdrop on Garett for 2. The champs work Garett over for several minutes before tagging in Devon, who is a house of fire as he takes both champions out. Devon with a Rock Bottom for 2 on Kazarian, then he dumps Daniels to the floor and spears Kazarian out of his boots. Daniels comes into the ring with a title belt and Garett charges him, but Daniels backdrops Garett over the top rope to the floor. Devon hits a spinebuster on Daniels, but Kazarian gets the belt and knocks Devon out with it and covers for 3.

Winners: Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian

We look back at last week's conversation between Sting and Brooke Hogan where she wondered why Aces & Eights were picking on them before getting a delivery from Aces & Eights. We then go backstage to Sting and he says that he promised to take care of Brooke, and the best way to do that is by not having her here tonight. That sounds great to me! He's also calling out Aces & Eights once again tonight.

After a video package with each of the BFG Series participants talking about what it would mean for them to win the tournament, we go to the ring where Robbie E says that he's got five points, and that he's going to earn another 20 points by putting Jeff Hardy, the same guy he beat for those five points, through a table. He shows us the video of his win over Hardy, and he says that