Monday, October 15, 2012

Updated WWE Hell In A Cell Card

The WWE Championship Match at Hell in a Cell was made official tonight on Raw as Vince McMahon decided that CM Punk will defend his belt against Ryback. After both competitors signed their Hell in a Cell contract, Ryback delivered the Shell Shock to the WWE Champion.

As a result of the growing animosity between Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio, it was also announced that the two competitors will face off at the pay-per-view event. The Viper gave a surprise attack to Del Rio on SmackDown last week before RKO'ing Ricardo Rodriguez onto the announce table.

The announced card for Hell in a Cell, which takes place Oct. 28 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, is as follows:

* WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Ryback

* World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus vs. Big Show

* WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No vs. Tag Team Tournament Winners

* Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio
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Hulk Hogan To Sue Over "Sex Tape"

Hulk Hogan held a press conference this afternoon to announce the legal action he's taking over the unauthorized production and distribution of his infamous sex tape -- and he's looking for over $100 million from the parties involved.

Hogan's attorney David R. Houston said they're suing Gawker.com for $100 million in damages for leaking the sex tape footage.

The damages sought from Bubba The Love Sponge & Heather Clem were not specified, but their actions were called "illegal, outrageous, and exceeded the bounds of human decency."

Hogan is also looking for BTLS, Gawker.com and anybody else that has possession of the time to turn it over to be destroyed ASAP.

Hogan's legal team will continue to go after anybody else who shares the X-rated movie.


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Gail Kim Named #1 Womens Wrestler In The PWI 50

Gail Kim has earned the number one position in Pro Wrestling Illustrated's fifth annual "PWI Female 50" list, which ranks the top 50 women's wrestlers in North America from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. She succeeds Madison Eagles, who ranked No. 1 in last year's list.

Pro Wrestling Illustrated attributes their decision to ranking Kim as the top women's wrestler in North America to her record-breaking 210-day reign as TNA Women's Knockout Champion.

The full list will be revealed this Thursday when the annual issue is released via digital download. The magazine will hit newsstands later this month.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pro Wrestling Illustrated has revealed that Gail Kim has been named #1 in the 2012 PWI Female 50. The Female 50 will be available for digital download on Thursday, October 18, at www.pwi-online.com. It will be released on newsstands later this month.

This is the first time Gail Kim has earned this distinction. Prior Female 50 number ones have included Madison Eagles (2011), Michelle McCool (2010), Mickie James (2009), and Awesome Kong (2008).

“Gail Kim held the Knockouts title for 210 days during the evaluation period,” said PWI Senior Writer Dan Murphy. “She also held the Knockouts tag team title, and had a string of successful title defenses against the top women in TNA, including Mickie James, Tara, and Madison Rayne. Our congratulations go out to her.”

For more information, please visit www.pwi-online.com.

Pro Wrestling Illustrated has been recognized as the sport’s number one magazine since its inception in 1979. Founded by legendary publisher Stanley Weston, PWI set out on a course to alter the landscape of pro wrestling journalism. Over the years, utilizing the talents of the world’s finest writers, editors, photographers, and designers, PWI succeeded beyond Weston’s wildest dreams.
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Live Results for WWE Raw 10/15/12

Another week, another live Raw recap and yet more questions to be answered. Who will CM Punk choose to face in a Hell In A Cell match in 2 weeks? Will it be Ryback or Cena? Who will go to face Team Hell No for the tag titles at the upcoming PPV? And will Little Jimmy's voice have broken given that he's going through puberty at the moment? Keep it here to find out...

Recap of Punk's exit from last week and McMahon's ultimatum.

Pyro is off and we are underway with Raw from Nashville, opening with Big Show making his way down to the ring. He feels that the debate a few weeks back was fixed and says that he can block the Brogue kick as shown last week on Raw and how his WMD is more powerful. He's sick of being pestered about his 45 second title reign and calls out 'Mr 18 seconds' Daniel Bryan.

Cut to backstage with Bryan, Kane, Santino, Ryder & others and Bryan isn't moving. GM AJ appears and says that she's making the match. Bryan asks Kane that he's got his back. Kane just manically laughs at him. Cue 'No' chants from Bryan and Yes chants from the people backstage, including Little Jimmy. Bryan is making his way to the ring.

Match 1 - Big Show Vs. Daniel Bryan
Good little match, Bryan has the upper hand for most of the match, before a jump off the turnbuckle gets reversed into a chokeslam from Big Show for the win.
WINNER - Big Show

Kane's pyro hits and he comes out, laughing at Bryan. Show gets the WMD ready for Bryan, but Kane comes in the ring and stops Show in his tracks. Show then leaves the ring and exits the stage. Kane & Bryan continue to argue in the ring.

Back from break, and Paul Heyman is out introducing CM Punk with his announcement. He says that no-one should disrespect him as he's the best in the world. He then brings up McMahon and wants to shows the Universe what McMahon thinks Punk represents and shows the PPV poster with CM Punk as a devil. He then brings up his opponents, firstly Ryback and then John Cena. He teases the reveal, but then says he needs more time. Cue Vince McMahon's music and Vince is on the ramp. He says that as CM Punk hasn't chosen, then McMahon will have to decide instead. Later tonight, there will be a contract signing and CM Punk will find his opponent then.

We're back from break and Alberto Del Rio & Broudus Clay are in the ring, ready for a match it seems.

Match 2 - Alberto Del Rio Vs. Brodus Clay
Quick little match. Del Rio wins with the Cross Arm Breaker.
WINNER - Alberto Del Rio

CM Punk and Heyman are backstage discussing McMahon's decision to decide Punk's opponent. He wants to challenge Vince to another match tonight with the winner to choose Punk's opponent and asks him to set it up.

Team Co-Bro (Santino Marella & Zack Ryder) are making their way down to the ring, ready for their match coming up next.

We're back and the match is already underway with Co-Bro and the Prime Time Players.

Match 3 - Team Co-Bro (Santino Marella & Zack Ryder) vs. Prime Time Players (Darren Young & Titus O'Neil)
Quick match. Prime Time Players get the win.
WINNER - The Prime Time Players

Slater, McIntyre & Mahal hit the ring and cue up the music their new name the 3MB... so either this is a rip-off of 3-Count or it's the amount of shared computer memory that these guys have in their brains...

Replay of McMahon saying that he will decide Punk's opponent.

Vickie Guerrero's voice echoes around the arena and introduces Dolph Ziggler. He says that he deserves a shot at the WWE Championship and then cash in his briefcase to win the World Heavyweight Championship. David Otunga now says that he deserves a chance as well. AJ comes out and says she respects their opinions and thinks that they should be in a 2-on-1 handicap match. FEED ME MORE and Ryback's their opponent.

Match 4 - Dolph Ziggler & David Otunga (w/Vickie Guerrero) vs. Ryback
Dolph gets beaten down, tags in Otunga and leaves the ring with his briefcase and Vickie. Otunga gets Shellshocked and Ryback wins.
WINNER - Ryback

Heyman makes CM Punk's proposition to McMahon. McMahon accepts, but McMahon's opponent will not be Punk, it'll be Paul Heyman instead. So it looks like it's McMahon's choice then.

AJ is walking and backstage and runs into Matt Striker. He explains how he was attacked by Team Hell No on Smackdown and the crazy situation. The mention of crazy makes AJ go crazy herself and she puts Striker into a match with Kane later on.

Back from break and Antonio Cesaro is coming down to the ring to face Justin Gabriel.

Match 5 - Antonio Cesaro vs. Justin Gabriel
Looks like Antonio received a nasty bump in this match courtesy of a Justin Gabriel 450 Splash. Antonio, however manages to get the win with an uppercut and the Neutraliser.
WINNER - Antonio Cesaro

Matt Striker's in the ring, not happy with being there. Kane's pyro hits and he makes his way down to the ring.

Match 6 - Matt Striker vs. Kane
Striker tries to reason with Kane, and Kane wants to hug it out with Striker. They hug it out... which gets turned into a bear hug by Kane and a chokeslam finishes Striker off.
WINNER - Kane

Kane then conducts a post-match interview with Striker. Nice moment there. Kane then says he's the tag Team Champions.

Later, we will have a Divas Title rematch with Eve defending her belt against Layla. Up next however is MizTV, with special guest Kofi Kingston.

We're back with MizTV and The Miz introduces his guest, Kofi Kingston. Very interesting discussion between the two about how they have had to carry and help each other. Miz says Kofi has not many moments to his name and Kofi thanks Miz for pumping him up for Wednesday where he'll win Miz's Intercontinental title. They start attacking each other and Miz leaves. Cole then tells us that AJ has arranged a non-title match between the two for later on tonight.

Sheamus is now making his way down to the ring for a match. His opponent is going to be Wade Barrett, a rematch from last week's Raw.

Match 7 - Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett
Mid-way through, Big Show comes out with a chair. They then cut to break. Back from break and Show is now sat on the ramp on the aforementioned chair, seemingly scouting his opponent. Very good match here. The finish comes with Big Show pulling down the ropes as Sheamus is going towards them so a DQ decision is called.
WINNER by DQ - Sheamus

Sheamus manages to clothesline Big Show out of the ring, further building their match in 2 weeks.

Replay of McMahon's announcement for later on tonight. Cena meets with McMahon backstage and says that despite his injuries, he's ready to take on Punk.

Eve is out now and her Divas Championship match is up next.

Back from break, Layla is out now and the match is underway.

Match 8 - Divas Championship - Eve (c) vs. Layla
OK match here. Eve retains the title by pinning Layla, despite Layla's foot being on the ropes as the pin was counted by the referee.
WINNER - Eve

The decision for the WWE Title match and all it's permutations is up later.

Kane & Bryan arguing backsatge about whether it was funny earlier that Bryan lost to Big Show. Bryan then says that Kane should face Big Show next week.

Rhodes Scholars are making their way down to the ring and Cole mentions that, due to Mysterio falling ill with flu, the Tag Tournament final has now been rescheduled for next week's Raw. Their opponents for tonight will be revealed after the break.

Back from break and 3MB have seemingly invaded some music bar in Nashville. I seriously don't know why this is on. Anyways, we're back in the ring and their opponents are Primo & Epico.

Match 9 - Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes & Damian Sandow) vs. Primo & Epico (w/Rosa Mendes)
Decent match here with Rhodes & Sandow overpowering their opponents. The Terminus/Terminoose from Sandow gives them the victory.
WINNERS - The Rhodes Scholars

Miz vs Kofi is up next.

Back from break and Miz and Kofi are in the ring ready for their match.

Match 10 - The Miz vs. Kofi Kingston
Good little match, which ends with Kofi hitting Trouble In Paradise to get the win.
WINNER - Kofi Kingston

McMahon is making his way to the ring backstage so his announcement is next.

The ring is made up for the contract signing and Vince brings out the Champion, CM Punk, with Paul Heyman. He then introduces Punk's possible opponents, firstly Ryback and then John Cena.

John Cena then makes it clear that the best opponent for Punk to face is the one that he doesn't want to face and will keep hearing 'FEED ME MORE' over the next 2 weeks. He urges the crowd to chant along as Ryback signs the contract. So it will be Ryback facing Punk for the WWE Title in 2 weeks time. Ryback hits Punk's head into the table and hits the Shellshock on Punk. Ryback stands triumphant chanting FEED ME MORE as Raw fades to black.

Very interesting events tonight. Make sure you are back here next week as the road to Hell In A Cell makes its final Monday Night Raw stop in New Jersey. Until then... ASHLEY OUT.
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