WWE Extreme rules results 2013

The 2013 WWE Extreme Rules pre-show kicks off from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Renee Young welcomes us as fans file into the arena. Renee is at a desk with Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett, Titus O’Neil and Mick Foley. Barrett says he’s most looking forward to Randy Orton vs. Big Show and talks about their match. Titus talks about the Sheamus vs. Mark Henry Strap Match. Foley says he’s most looking forward to John Cena vs. Ryback.

– We get a promo video for Cena vs. Ryback.

– Renee and the Superstars talk more about Cena vs. Ryback. Foley says Cena has proved nobody is stronger than him but Foley wonders if Cena can win with the injury. Renee plugs an Extreme Rules poll on WWE’s Facebook page tonight. This is where WWE’s stream freezes up.

– The stream picks up on WWE’s website and they are talking about the Dean Ambrose vs. Kofi Kingston match but they’re experiencing some major technical difficulties. We come back and see the steel cage hanging above the ring. Renee talks about Triple H vs Brock Lesnar and we cut to a promo video.

The Miz vs. Cody Rhodes

WWE’s pre-show show streams are still lagging bad as we go to the ring. Cody Rhodes is out first followed by The Miz. Josh Mathews and Tony Dawson are on commentary.

They go at it and Miz takes control early on. It’s hard to follow the action with these feed problems. Cody turns it around and drops Miz on his face for a 2 count. Cody with more offense and another pin attempt. Cody with stomps to the gut. Cody takes Miz back down with a knee to the gut. Cody with a submission now. Miz turns it around but gets taken back to the mat. Miz fights out and rolls Cody up. Cody comes right back with a clothesline. Cody with a 2 count. Cody with a body scissors on the mat.

Miz starts making a comeback. He charges and misses int he corner but ends up rolling Cody for a 1 count. Miz hits the backbreaker but Cody blocks the neckbreaker. Miz counters that with kicks to the heads. Cody blocks the Figure Four. Another Cross Rhodes blocked by Miz. Cody with a boot to the face. Cody comes off the corner but Miz catches him in the Figure Four. Cody taps to end the match.

Winner: The Miz

– We get a look back at Brock Lesnar beating up John Cena at last year’s Extreme Rules. – We go back to Renee, Barrett, Titus and Foley. Foley says he’s anticipating huge moments tonight. We see Michael Cole making his way out for commentary. Titus predicts some title changes tonight. JBL is shown coming out for commentary next and the crowd pops big for him. Barrett says tonight will be a “hospital night” as Jerry Lawler comes out for commentary to another big pop. Foley puts over the Lesnar vs. Triple H match. Renee tells us how to watch the pay-per-view and plugs the post-show. That’s it for the pre-show.

– The 2013 WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view opens up with a video for Ryback vs. John Cena. We shift focus to the Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar steel cage match.

– We’re live from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis as the pyro goes off and Michael Cole welcomes us to a sold out Extreme Rules.

Chris Jericho vs. Fandango

We go right to the ring and out comes Chris Jericho for tonight’s opener. Jericho comes out to a big pop. Fandango is out next with his dancer Summer Rae.

We get a look at Jericho’s WrestleMania 29 loss as Fandango and Summer Rae dance out. Jericho doesn’t look impressed as Fandango and Summer do their entrance. They lock up and Jericho takes it to the corner. The referee breaks them up and they lock up again. Jericho goes back to the corner and Fandango shoves him. Jericho slaps Fandango. Fandango runs over him with a shoulder. Jericho nails a dropkick and a back elbow. Fandango blocks a chop and rolls out to the floor for a breather. Jericho comes out after him but Fandango makes it back in first. Jericho with another back elbow. Jericho with a kick to the chest and a sliding kick to send Fandango back to the floor. Jericho leaps from the top out to the floor and takes out Fandango on the floor. Jericho stands on top of the announcers table and poses for the fans.

They come back in the ring and Fandango stomps away on Jericho. Jericho fights back with kicks and a knee to the face. Jericho kicks Fandango back out of the ring. Fandango comes back in and Jericho goes back to work. Jericho runs into a big boot. Fandango covers for a 2 count. Fandango with forearm shots and a kick to the face while Jericho is stuck in the ropes. 2 count. Fandango with a headlock now. It looks like they botch a sequence and Fandango covers for 2. Fandango comes in with a springboard leg drop for 2. Fandango with another headlock. Jericho fights out with a back drop. Jericho comes back with a shoulder tackle. He goes to the top and comes crashing down with a big right hand. Jericho with a bulldog and Walls of Jericho attempt. Fandango blocks it but runs into a boot. Jericho goes to the top and nails a crossbody but Fandango rolls through for a 2 count. Fandango with a kick to the face and another 2 count.

Fandango drops Jericho and goes to the top for the big leg drop but Jericho moves. Jericho nails a Lionsault and covers for a close 2 count. Jericho with a kick to the head and big chops in the corner. Fandango counters in the corner with a roll up. Jericho breaks it and locks in the Walls of Jericho. Fandango makes it to the bottom rope and breaks the hold. Jericho blocks a boot but gets dropped with a kick to the back of the head. Fandango goes to the top but gets caught in mid-air with a Codebreaker for the win.

Winner: Chris Jericho

– Josh Mathews is backstage with Sheamus and asks him how he’s going to drag Mark Henry around the ring and win tonight’s match. Sheamus says he’s not like those trucks Henry pulled, he hits back. Sheamus says everyone will see what happens when The Celtic Warrior goes extreme.

– More hype for Ryback vs. Cena.

WWE United States Title Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Kofi Kingston

We go to the ring and out first comes WWE United States Champion Kofi Kingston. Out next comes Dean Ambrose with Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns through the crowd. Reigns and Rollins head back up the stairs as Ambrose comes to the ring by himself.

They lock up and trade holds to start the match. Ambrose drops Kofi with a big clothesline. Ambrose with a quick elbow drop for a 1 count. Ambrose with a neckbreaker for another pin attempt. Ambrose keeps control and drops Kofi for another pin attempt. Ambrose taunts Kofi now. Kofi fights back with rights but Dean catches him in mid-air and applies a chicken-wing submission. Ambrose drops to the mat and tries to make Kofi tap.

Kofi comes back with a dropkick and a big right hand. Kofi goes for the Boom Drop and nails it. Ambrose dodges Trouble In Paradise. More back and forth. Kofi nails SOS for a close 2 count. Kofi goes to the top but Ambrose cuts him off. Ambrose goes for a superplex but Kofi fights him off and to the mat. Ambrose runs back up and cuts Kofi off again. Ambrose nails a double underhook superplex but Kofi kicks out at 2. Kofi with a big kick in the corner. Kofi springboards in and covers Ambrose for 2. Ambrose ends up on the apron. Ambrose gets hit with Trouble In Paradise and falls outside of the ring. Kofi brings him back in the ring and covers for a 2 count. Ambrose with a roll up for 2. Kofi with another kick. Ambrose ducks Trouble In Paradise and drops Kofi on his face for the win and the title.

Winner and New WWE United States Champion: Dean Ambrose

– After the match, Ambrose celebrates with the title as Reigns and Rollins return to the ring for a celebration.

– We get a look at the Sheamus and Mark Henry feud.

Strap Match: Sheamus vs. Mark Henry

We go to the ring and Lilian Garcia does the introductions. Mark Henry is out next followed by Sheamus. There are lights on top of the ring posts that will light up when each man touches the corner. The referee gives Henry one end of the strap and he throws the other end at Sheamus. Sheamus kicks it back to Henry. Sheamus finally straps in and here we go. Sheamus pops the strap at Henry’s face a few times to start the match. Henry steps on the strap and Sheamus makes him fall by pulling it.

They go at it now. Sheamus makes it to one corner and the light lights up. Henry drops him and the referee calls for the lights to be reset. More back and forth and they end up outside of the ring. Sheamus starts tagging lights from the apron and hits three of them. Apparently this is legal. Henry knocks Sheamus off the apron with a big right hand and the lights are reset. Henry brings Sheamus back in over the top rope with the strap. Henry starts whipping Sheamus now. Henry scoops Sheamus on his shoulder and starts tagging lights. Sheamus is tagging the lights also and three for each men are lit up. They go to the mat and the lights are reset again. Sheamus makes a comeback and takes Henry down. Sheamus drops a bunch of knees and starts whipping Henry.

Sheamus tries to get all the lights again but Henry stops him and sends him out to the floor. They brawl outside of the ring now. Sheamus straps Henry to the ring post and stomps away on him. Sheamus pulls Henry into the ring post face first with the strap now. Henry rolls back in the ring and Sheamus follows. Sheamus starts touching corners again. Henry stops him at the fourth corner. Sheamus blocks a World’s Strongest Slam and nails a Brogue Kick to hit the fourth corner for the win.

Winner: Sheamus

– AJ Lee is backstage on the phone with Dolph Ziggler when Kaitlyn walks up. Vickie Guerrero told Kaitlyn that AJ is too distraught over Dolph’s injury to face her in a title match. AJ says Kaitlyn should be focusing on her secret admirer. Kaitlyn disses Dolph and they have words. AJ calls her a pig and Kaitlyn runs back to attack her. They brawl on the floor when The Bella Twins and Tamina Snuka come to watch the fight. Referees try to pull them apart but they keep going at it. Finally they’re separated and we cut to a WrestleMania 29 DVD promo.

– We get hype for tonight’s #1 contender’s match and see how Dolph Ziggler was injured.

#1 Contender’s I Quit Match: Jack Swagger vs. Alberto Del Rio

We go to the ring and out first comes Jack Swagger with Zeb Colter. Colter says America is going down the toilet but we have a ray of light in Jack Swagger. Colter talks about the IRS targeting certain political groups. Colter rants about the government wiretapping the “lamestream” media. Colter starts ripping the St. Louis Cardinals and says they should be called the Caribbean Cardinals because of the roster. Colter says tonight, Swagger will make Alberto Del Rio quit in two languages then they will ship him off to where he came from. Colter says then they will go hunting for Dolph Ziggler and the World Title. Swagger’s America has begun, Colter says. Ricardo Rodriguez is out next to begin the introduction for Alberto Del Rio.

Swagger strikes first but Del Rio blocks him and they go at it. Del Rio clotheslines Swagger to the floor and dives through the ropes, taking him out. Del Rio goes under the ring and brings out a kendo stick. Del Rio misses and Swagger sends him into the barrier. The referee checks on Del Rio twice to see if he wants to quit as Swagger has the stick against his throat. Del Rio blocks a backdrop and sends Swagger into the steel steps. The referee asks Swagger if he wants to quit. Del Rio slams Swagger’s arm into the steps and Swagger still won’t quit. Del Rio continues working on the arm. They come back in the ring and Swagger beats Del Rio down with a kendo stick. Swagger bends Del Rio’s body around the ring post but Del Rio still won’t quit.

The crowd chants for Ziggler as Swagger keeps control of Del Rio. Del Rio still won’t quit after Swagger works on his ankle. Del Rio blocks a kendo shot but Swagger clotheslines him. Swagger wraps Del Rio in the ropes and beats him with the kendo stick but he still won’t quit. Swagger wails away with the kendo stick. Del Rio hesitates but doesn’t give up. Del Rio with an armlock on the ropes now. Swagger won’t quit and knocks Del Rio out to the floor. Swagger welcomes us to his America. Swagger grabs a steel chair and brings it in the ring. Del Rio runs up and kicks Swagger in the head on the apron. Del Rio fights back but Swagger kicks him down. Swagger taunts Del Rio but he still won’t give up. Swagger misses a running boot and Del Rio nails two clotheslines. Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Del Rio with the super kick to the jaw. Swagger says no to giving up just yet.

Del Rio ties Swagger up in the ropes and wails away on him with the kendo stick now. Swagger says no to quitting and Del Rio hits a Backstabber. The crowd gets behind Del Rio as he readies for the cross armbreaker. Swagger blocks it and nails a big slam. Swagger nails a Swagger Bomb to the back. Swagger hits the gutwrench powerbomb but Del Rio doesn’t want to quit. Swagger nails another gutwrench powerbomb but Del Rio won’t give up. Del Rio applies the cross armbreaker out of nowhere but Swagger won’t quit. Swagger turns it into the Patriot Lock but Del Rio won’t quit either. Swagger falls back on the ankle but Del Rio still won’t give up. Del Rio tells Ricardo not to throw the towel in. Zeb interferes, throws a towel in and makes it look like Ricardo threw it in. The referee sees this and thinks Ricardo threw in the towel for Del Rio.

Winner and New #1 Contender: Jack Swagger

After the match, another referee runs out and explains what happened. The referee goes to the timekeeper and asks the truck to replay what happened. He watches on a monitor and sees what really happened. He says if Del Rio can continue, the match will re-start. The match is restarted after Del Rio is able to get to his feet. Swagger goes right back to the leg and works him over. Del Rio nails a superkick to the arm. Del Rio hobbles over and applies the cross armbreaker. Swagger almost quits but counters the hold. Del Rio locks it in tighter and Swagger finally quits.

Winner and New #1 Contender: Alberto Del Rio

– Josh Mathews is backstage with Ryback. He says Cena is a liar and won’t get up tonight because he won’t let him. Ryback says he rules tonight.

Tornado Tag Team Title Match: Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan

We go to the ring and out first comes WWE Tag Team Champions Kane and Daniel Bryan. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns come through the crowd next.

The match starts and everyone goes at it. Everyone is legal at the same time in this match. Bryan and Rollins go at it. Bryan with a big clothesline and a surfboard submission as Kane stomps on Reigns. Kane with a double team kick to Rollins for a 2 count. Reigns decks Bryan and goes to work on Kane in the corner. Rollins joins in before going back at it with Bryan. Reigns and Rollins double team Bryan for another 2 count. Rollins goes back to work on Kane. The Shield keep control for several minutes. They go for a super powerbomb out of the corner but Bryan counters and sends Reigns to the mat. Kane grabs Reigns and Rollins by their throats and sends them both out to the floor. Bryan runs the ropes and dives out onto them.

Kane follows and they bring it back in the ring. More double teaming by Team Hell No. Bryan with a powerslam. Kane and Bryan both go to the top. Kane takes out Rollins and Bryan hits him with a headbutt. Kane covers for a 2 count as Reigns breaks the pin. Bryan and Reigns go at it now. Reigns goes a big Samoan Drop but Bryan tries to roll him up. Bryan blocks a counter and applies the No Lock on Reigns. Kane stops Rollins from coming in. Rollins fights his way in and breaks the No Lock. Kane chokeslams Rollins. Reigns spears Kane. Reigns beats Bryan down in the corner and talks trash. Kane makes the save and nails Reigns with right hands. Kane goes for a slam but Reigns shoves Kane into Bryan in the corner. Reigns super kicks Kane. Kane grabs him for a chokeslam but Rollins makes the save off the top rope. Reigns hits Kane with another spear and covers for the 2 count as Bryan makes the save. Bryan with kicks on Reigns now. They hit a big double team move on Bryan for the win.

Winners and New WWE Tag Team Champions: Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns

– After the match, Ambrose comes out to join in on the celebration. The Shield pose with the WWE Tag Team Titles and WWE United States Title.

– We go to Renee Young, Mick Foley, Titus O’Neil and Wade Barrett to talk about what’s happened on the pay-per-view so far.

Extreme Rules Match: Big Show vs. Randy Orton

We go to the ring and out first comes Big Show. Randy Orton is out next to a massive pop from the hometown crowd.

Orton starts off and takes Show to the corner. Show runs over him with a big shoulder tackle. Show sends Orton to the floor but Orton strikes him with a kendo stick. Orton wails away. Show comes back with a big body shot and a headbutt. Show takes control on the floor now. Show tears up the kendo stick and takes Orton to the announcers table. Orton counters and shoves Show face first into the ring post. Orton pulls a ladder from under the ring but Show superkicks it into his face. Show brings it back in the ring and throws Orton shoulder first into the ring post. Show goes to work on Orton’s arm now.

Orton turns it around and staggers Show. More back and forth. Orton nails a dropkick and Show goes down. Show keeps control and brings a ladder in the ring. He also brings two steel chairs in. Show props the ladder up on top of the two chairs. Show nails a sideslam and covers for a 2 count. Show lays Orton on top of the ladder and goes to the second rope. Show goes to hit a big splash but Orton moves and Show crashes through the ladder. Orton covers for a 2 count. Orton works Show over to the apron and this time nails a top rope draping DDT. Orton gets the crowd hyped and nails a RKO but Show kicks out at 2.

They go back to the floor and Orton smacks Show in the back with a chair several times. Show rolls back in the ring and Orton follows with the chair. Orton hits Show in the chest with the chair. Orton goes for another shot but Show spears him. Orton with a kick to the face and a RKO on top of the steel chair. Orton waits for Show to get up. Orton looks around and hears the voices. Orton brings back the punt kick and nails Show in the head with it. Orton covers for the win.

Winner: Randy Orton

– We get a promo for tonight’s WWE Title match.

Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Title: Ryback vs. John Cena

We go to the ring and out first comes Ryback. Out next comes WWE Champion John Cena to a nice pop from the crowd. We get formal introductions before the bell.

They lock up and Ryback goes to a headlock. They run the ropes and Ryback hits a big shoulder. More back and forth. Ryback drops Cena with another big shoulder but Cena makes it up. The “Goldberg” chants start up. They lock back up and Ryback goes to another headlock. They run the ropes and Cena drops Ryback with a shoulder now. Cena takes Ryback to the corner and then nails a bulldog. Ryback runs right over Cena but he makes it up before the 10 count. Ryback with shoulder thrusts in the corner now. Cena fights him off. Ryback runs into big boots. Cena leaps out of the corner but Ryback catches him and nails a big powerslam. Cena makes it up before the 10 count.

Ryback continues to dominate Cena but he keeps getting up before the referee counts to 10. Ryback presses Cena high in the air and holds him before slamming him on the mat. Ryback nails a big powerbomb and continues posing as Cena is counted by the referee. Cena ducks a shot and sends Ryback over the top rope to the floor. Cena brings a table from under the ring as the referee counts Ryback. Cena brings the table in the ring and goes for an Attitude Adjustment. Ryback blocks it and nails a sitdown jawbreaker type move on Cena. The referee counts Cena as Ryback lays the table in the corner. Cena fights back with rights and lefts. Cena ducks a clothesline and nails a shoulder. Ryback catches Cena in mid-air and nails a fall-away slam through the table. Cena crashes hard and the referee begins the count.

Cena makes a comeback and nails the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Ryback blocks the AA and takes Cena back down with a big shoulder to the gut. Cena makes it back up at the 8 count. Ryback misses a powerbomb and Cena slides through. Cena nails a powerbomb of his own. Ryback makes it up at the 8 count but falls back down. Ryback gets back up but Cena leaps on him. It looks like Cena was going for the hurricanrana but they didn’t make it. Cena holds onto Ryback and it gets a little awkward. Ryback powers up and slams Cena. Ryback nails the Meathook clothesline and the count begins on Cena again. Cena ducks a clothesline and applies the STF. Cena finally breaks the hold, leaving Ryback out on the mat. The referee begins the count as Cena brings a table in. Cena sets the table up as Ryback gets to his feet at 9. Ryback slams Cena on his face by his neck. Ryback goes for Shellshocked but Cena slides out and nails an AA through the table. Cena makes it up and Ryback is back up at 9. Cena goes to the top but Ryback cuts him off. Ryback nails Shellshocked.

Cena barely gets up before the 10 count. Ryback drops him in the corner and pulls his ankle into the ring post. Ryback grabs a chair and goes for the ankle but Cena kicks him. Cena tackles Ryback through the barrier and into the timekeeper’s area. The referee begins counting both men but they get up. They fight out into the crowd with Ryback in control. Ryback slams Cena’s face into a wall and picks up part of what looks like a hockey wall. Ryback decks Cena in the head with it. Cena makes it up and applies a sleeper hold. Ryback walks through the production area with Cena on his back. Ryback goes down in the sleeper. Cena rolls off, gets up and the referee begins to count. Ryback makes it up before the 10 count and Cena goes back to work on him. Cena puts Ryback on top of a table. Cena climbs up on to a short balcony with the fans. Cena leaps out with an elbow and puts Ryback through the table. Cena gets up as does Ryback. Ryback falls back down and the referee starts to count. Cena repeatedly sprays Ryback with a fire extinguisher. They make their way onto the stage. Cena sprays the extinguisher empty and decks Ryback in the head with it. Ryback goes to one knee but gets back up. Cena looks shocked. Cena decks him with another extinguisher shot to the head. Ryback makes it to his feet and Cena can’t believe it. Cena goes for an AA but Ryback slides out. Ryback rams Cena through part of the stage lighting and some of the lights explode. Cena and Ryback are nowhere to be seen. The referee runs around the stage as we go to replays. The cameras go to the back and both men are down with trainers and referees. They’re asking for paramedics and stretchers. Cena falls off a structure his body was laying on. Cena is put in a neck brace and loaded on a stretcher, after they lift the metal rigging that he fell under. The crowd boos. Ryback is helped to his feet and walks away with a referee. Fans chant for Mick Foley. They finally get Cena loaded on the stretcher. We go back to replays of what just happened.

– We get a promo for tonight’s main event as the steel cage begins to lower around the ring.

Steel Cage Match: Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar

The announcers hype a new taller, re-enforced steel cage for tonight’s match. We go to the ring and out first comes Triple H. Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman are out next. Lesnar gets pyro before making his way to the cage. They go right at it when the bell rings. HHH hits an early spinebuster after some offense. Lesnar blocks a Pedigree and backdrops HHH into the steel.

Lesnar takes over control and works HHH around the cage. Lesnar tosses HHH across the ring and into the steel several more times. Lesnar jogs around the ring and waits on HHH to get up. HHH blocks a shot and sends Lesnar face first into the steel. HHH with big right hands and a jumping knee to the face. Lesnar comes right back with another big throw. Lesnar tosses HHH into the steel again. Lesnar charges with a high knee but HHH moves and Lesnar hits his knee on the steel. Lesnar sells the knee injury now. Heyman tells him to shake it off. Lesnar meets HHH on the top. Lesnar with a massive powerslam but he goes down on the hurt knee. Lesnar yells to Heyman.

Lesnar locks in the kimura lock but HHH fights out by hitting the knees. Lesnar stops HHH with a big clothesline. Heyman opens the cage door for Lesnar to exit. HHH tries to escape but Heyman shoves the referee and shuts the door on HHH. Lesnar nails a F5 on HHH for a close 2 count. Lesnar tells Heyman to get him a steel chair. Lesnar goes to work on HHH with the chair now. Lesnar is still complaining to Heyman about his knee. Lesnar goes for another F5 but his knee buckles. HHH comes back and takes Lesnar down by his knee. HHH gets up and uses the chair on Lesnar now. Heyman begs HHH to stop. HHH focuses on the injured knee and takes Lesnar to the corner. Lesnar locks in the kimura out of nowhere.

HHH goes for the Figure Four and locks it in. They battle while in the hold and Lesnar looks to turn it around. Lesnar starts climbing the cage as Heyman cheers him on. Lesnar makes it to the top of the cage but HHH stops him with a chairshot to the injured knee. HHH climbs up and they fight on the cage wall. HHH sends Lesnar to the mat. HHH smiles and reaches up to the top of the cage, pulling out a steel sledgehammer. Lesnar nails HHH and brings him back to the mat. Lesnar grabs the sledgehammer but HHH ducks. HHH goes for the Sharpshooter and locks it in. Heyman runs in the cage and HHH breaks the hold. HHH nails Heyman with a Pedigree. HHH decks Lesnar with the sledgehammer and hits a Pedigree on him. HHH covers for a close 2 count. HHH grabs the sledgehammer but Heyman hits a low blow from behind and HHH goes down. Lesnar grabs the sledgehammer and nails HHH in the jaw with it. HHH lays motionless as Lesnar limps around him. Lesnar yells and lifts HHH up. Lesnar nails a F5 and covers HHH for the win.

Winner: Brock Lesnar

– After the win, Lesnar lays the sledgehammer on top of Triple H’s chest. Lesnar limps out of the cage and we go to replays. We come back and Triple H is being tended to by trainers. Lesnar stops and smiles on the ramp before limping to the back. Heyman has been helped up the ramp by referees. Heyman raises Lesnar’s arm as we go back to Renee Young, Wade Barrett, Mick Foley and Titus O’Neil to kick off the pre-show.

– We go back to the ring where Triple H is being helped up. We get more replays. Extreme Rules goes off the air with Triple H leaving the ring, helped by WWE trainers.



SmackDown RESULTS 5/01/13

Dark Match:

* Natalya beat Alicia Fox


* SmackDown opens with Randy Orton talking about the Royal Rumble. Sheamus comes out and they argue about who will be the last one. Big Show and Antonio Cesaro come out to interrupt. Booker T makes Orton and Sheamus vs. Show and Cesaro for tonight’s main event.

* The Miz beat Heath Slater.

* Natalya, Hornswoggle and The Great Khali beat Primo, Epico and Rosa Mendes.

* Wade Barrett beat Kofi Kingston to retain the Intercontinental Title.

* Tamina Snuka beat Layla.

* Randy Orton and Sheamus beat Big Show and Antonio Cesaro. Orton and Sheamus had a staredown to end the show.


RAW 1/1/2013

Dark Match:

* Alex Riley beat local wrestler Mark Jinks

RAW, Airing New Year’s Eve:

* The theme for tonight’s show will be Champion’s Choice.

* They set up MizTV to kick off RAW. The Miz reveals that Vickie Guerrero has made all titles on the line tonight. He brings out his guest John Cena. Tonight’s RAW is Champion’s Choice and the champions will get to choose their challengers. Nothing is said yet about CM Punk defending the WWE Title.

Cena is interrupted by Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow. Cena mentions WashingtonRedskins quarterback RGIII and he is in the crowd. A RGIII chant breaks out. Miz and Cena vs. Rhodes Scholars is up next.

* The Miz and John Cena beat Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes in around 20 minutes. Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment on Sandow for the win.

* United States Champion Antonio Cesaro cuts an anti-USA promo and chooses to defend his title against Sgt. Slaughter. Cesaro gets the win with a Neutralizer. He hits a second Neutralizer on Slaughter after the match.

* Later tonight will be a New Years toast between AJ Lee and Dolph Ziggler. John Cena is invited.

* Ryback vs. The Shield in a handicap match is announced for later.

* There’s a backstage segment with Kane, Daniel Bryan and 3MB but the Titantron goes dark during it.

* Kane and Daniel Bryan will defend the WWE Tag Team Titles against Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre. Jinder Mahal is at ringside. Kane and Bryan get the win, then do air guitar in the ring.

* CM Punk, Paul Heyman and a doctor come to the ring. The doctor is here to confirm that Punk is really injured and they show x-rays on the Titantron.

Punk talks about his title reign and all the injuries he has suffered. Punk brings up his WWE Title match against Ryback for January 7th. The doctor says he can’t clear Punk to wrestle and then Vince McMahon interrupts to a big pop. Vince wishes everyone Happy New Year and overrules the doctor, saying the match will happen and will be a TLC match.

Vince wonders if Punk has been conspiring with The Shield and Brad Maddox. Vince goes on to say that WWE doctors will evaluate Punk and if he can’t wrestle on January 7th, then Heyman will have to face Ryback in the TLC match.

* Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler is up next. Big E Langston and AJ Lee are at ringside. They wrestle for about 15 minutes until The Shield attacks and it’s over. The Shield stand over Sheamus after beating him down. They leave through the crowd. Ziggler, AJ and Langston left as soon as The Shield attacked.

* Backstage segment with Punk, Heyman and Brad Maddox. Maddox asks for a job but Heyman tells him to get out.

* Backstage segment with Kofi Kingston and Wade Barrett.

* Eve Torres comes out and wants to defend the Divas Title against Mae Young. Mae isn’t here so Eve wants a forfeit. Kaitlyn comes out instead and beats Eve down until she escapes and runs to the back.

* Big Show comes out and wants to defend his World Heavyweight Title against Ricardo Rodriguez. Alberto Del Rio is in the suit at ringside while Ricardo comes in driving his car. Del Rio ends up making the save and attacks Big Show. Ricardo did get some shots in but Show wins by DQ.

* Kofi Kingston comes out next to a big pop to defend the Intercontinental Title against Wade Barrett. Barrett gets the win and the title after a solid match.

* After the match, Josh Mathews interviews Barrett in the ring. Barrett warns the WWE locker room to watch out for him in 2013.

* Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns make their way through the crowd for the handicap match against Ryback. Ryback comes out to a big pop but The Shield attack him on the ramp. Sheamus comes out to make the save and no bell has rang yet. Randy Orton is out next for the save and he gets the biggest pop of the night.

The Shield escape through the crowd. Orton, Sheamus and Ryback stand tall in the ring. The match never officially started.

* The New Years toast with AJ and Ziggler is up next. Cena is invited. Ziggler comes out in a tuxedo and AJ is in a dress. Langston is in regular wrestling gear. They toast the New Year and Ziggler shows clips of Cena’s bad year like the Brock Lesnar slam, getting knocked out by Big Show and others. Dolph un-invites Cena and tells Langston to guard the ring.

AJ and Ziggler kiss but Cena comes out and interrupts. Cena admits he had a bad year but points out AJ’s many relationships. Cena shows a pic of AJ’s many illegitimate children on the big screen and it’s a bunch of babies with various Superstars and Legends heads photoshopped onto them. Cena goes on a long rant about Dolph and then announces he will be in the 30-man Royal Rumble match. Cena promises to win the WWE Title in 2013. Cena toasts AJ and Dolph and then a bunch of fake human waste falls from the rafters and splashes all over the ring, AJ and Ziggler. They throw a fit in the ring as Cena’s music hits and RAW ends.


SMACKDOWN 4/1/2013

 The Miz defeated Heath Slater
 Great Khali, Hornswoggle and Natalya defeated Primo, Epico and Rosa Mendes
 Intercontinental Championship: Wade Barrett (c) defeated Kofi Kingston
 Tamina Snuka defeated Layla

 Sheamus and Randy Orton defeated Big Show and Antonio Cesaro



We look back at the last several weeks as Aces & Eights targeted Kurt Angle and got involved in last week’s World Title match between Jeff Hardy and Austin Aries, which ended because of interference from Bobby Roode.

Bully Ray starts the show off by saying it’s no secret that he and Hulk Hogan don’t get along, but he wants to know what it’ll take to earn Hogan’s trust. He has nothing but respect for Hogan, but he wants to call him out here, not to fight, but to talk. Hogan’s music hits, but Brooke comes out to the ring instead and tells Bubba that her father isn’t here. She tells “Mark” that he knows, Bubba asks how he knows and she says she’s not sure, but she says this isn’t where to settle it. She says they need to talk to Hulk privately so she can show her dad that Bubba’s the man she knows he is. “Mark” steps out of the ring and walks off, Brooke comes after him to try and talk, but the annoying TNA cameramen won’t get out of their faces so they just walk off.

It’s Open Fight Night, and that means that any challenge has to be answered no matter what! Austin Aries comes out to the ring (apparently just missing Bubba and Brooke in the back on his way out) and says he’s going to make this short and sweet. Everyone saw that he had Hardy beat and that he should be the TNA World Champion right now, but the man he’s about to call out screwed him, and that’s Bobby Roode. Aries says he can’t be mad at him because he did the same thing to him and now they’re even. But tonight, they’re going to settle things in the ring like men and see who deserves to be the World Champion and who deserves to face Jeff Hardy for the title. They’re not going to do it right now because the only place Austin Aries and Bobby Roode should be wrestling is in the main event, and since this is the last main event of 2012, let’s take the two greatest wrestlers in the universe to determine who will take out Jeff Hardy once and for all. Great promo!

Samoa Joe comes out and says he came here to pick a fight, so since Aces & Eights likes to send someone out to hit people in the head with a hammer, he’s going to see how hard he hits face to face and calls out the big masked man from Aces & Eights so he can choke him out and take his mask off.

Samoa Joe vs ??????

Joe jumps the big man as soon as he gets in the ring, pummeling him with punches and kicks and nailing him with a leaping enziguiri. Joe goes for the mask, but the big man sticks his thumb in Joe’s eyes and runs him over with a clothesline. The big guy puts Joe over the middle rope and gives him the Boss Man Straddle for 2, then goes to a rear chinlock. Joe escapes anddodges a charge, then sits the big man on the top rope and goes for the Muscle Buster. The big guy blocks, but Joe hits a Manhattan drop, a running big boot, and a back senton. Joe gets the rear naked choke right in the middle of the ring and the big man goes out.

Winner: Samoa Joe

Joe motions that he’s going to take the hood off, but the rest of the gang runs in and Joe hits the bricks. Aces & Eights makes angry faces at Joe as he backs his way up the ramp.

Robbie E and Robbie T are backstage and they get into a confrontation with Jesse Godderz. Robbie E says that since tonight is Open Fight Night, they should have a Bro Off. Okay.

Kenny King is backstage telling Christian York that he’s impressed with the way he came in and took it to everyone because it’s so much like the way he came in. He knows Rob Van Dam is going to call someone tough out tonight, so he tells Christian to watch and take notes. King walks off and York shakes his head and wonders where they find these guys.

Robbie E and Robbie T come out to the ring where E tells us that it’s Open Bro Night, and he’s calling out the fake Robbie E, Jesse Godderz. He tells Jesse to get out here so he can show him what it’s like to be a real bro. Jesse comes out and tells E that he can refer to him as Mr Pectacular, but E reminds him that this is a Bro Off, and there’s three rules in a Bro Off: 1)it’s every Bro for himself, B)everything he does has to end in a bro. Since E is the Bro veteran, bro, he’s going to go first, bro, so he tells the DJ to hit his music, bro.

Bro Off: Robbie E vs Jesse Godderz

Robbie E’s music hits and he dances. E tells Jesse to top that, Bro. Jesse’s music hits and he does his Chris Masters posing routine while Tara drools and fondles him. Jesse tells E that this is how you Bro Off…dude. E says it wasn’t as bad as he thought it’d be, but there’s two problems: it’s bros not hos (meaning Tara), and number three is that Jesse is automatically disqualified because he ended with dude instead of bro, Bro. So the winner of the 2012 Bro Off is…wait a minute, Robbie T grabs the microphone and says there’s one more bro to go. T flexes to Jesse’s music, but then some new music hits and he does back rolls, one armed pushups, and pumps his fist at the crowd. Jesse and Robbie E’s jaws are on the ground as he takes the microphone out of E’s hand and goes “BRO!” T walks up the ramp as Jesse, Tara, and E stare at him in shock.

Winner: Robbie T

Rob Van Dam is backstage, and he’s…WALKING!

Rob Van Dam comes out to the ring and says that his efforts have obviously elevated the X Division, and this next X Division competitor is having everyone rave about his moves and his athleticism, so come on out to the ring…Christian York! We see backstage as King looks shocked that RVD didn’t pick him, and York does an in your face at King and comes out to the ring for…

X Division Title Match: Rob Van Dam vs Christian York

They go back and forth right off the bat with a fast paced exchange, RVD goes for the stepover leg lariat but York counters to a half nelson suplex. York hits a flying headscissors that sends RVD out to the floor, then quickly rolls him back inside and comes off the top rope with a missile dropkick. York hits a rolling neckbreaker on RVD for a close 2, RVD whips York to the corner and goes for the rolling monkey flip, but York drills him in the face with a knee to block the move and goes up top and hits a double stomp to the back of RVD for another close 2. RVDdodges a charging cannonball in the corner and counters a flying headscissors to a side suplex. York kicks out of a split legged moonsault at 2, but RVD follows up with a springboard thrust kick and then Rolling Thunder. RVD goes to the top rope and hits the five star notebook splash for the win.

Winner: Rob Van Dam

We go to the Aces & Eights clubhouse where Devon again says that the guy he has in mind tonight is a prima donna, but can be a big help to the group if they decide to bring him in. Doc comes in with a couple of girls and Devon asks him if he thinks they’ll do for tonight.

We then check in on Joseph Park’s progress at OVW where Park says he came from a long line of fighters like his brother Chris and his great grandfather Jebediah, who fought George Hackenschmidt in a bare knuckle fight and almost won. Danny Davis says he doesn’t want to crush anyone’s dream, but he sucked except when he got that nosebleed and went nuts last week. If he can channel that, he’s on to something because it got his attention.

Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian are at the merch stand seeing that they still have no merch there even though they have Kurt Angle shorts. The annoying cameraman asks them what their plan for tonight is, and they made their usual evasive answer before dumping AJ Styles’ t-shirts in the trash.

We look back at last week when Hulk Hogan told us to vote for TNA’s Wrestler of the Year, then Bobby Roode says that he knew Aries would call him out because he’s so predictible. He’s going to beat Aries and then go on to Genesis to beat Hardy for the title like he should have at Final Resolution.

By the way, Sting is coming back on 1-3-13 and he wants Doc!

Christopher Daniels comes out to the ring and says that he knows they told the fans that he and AJ Styles were doing it one last time at Final Resolution, but they really meant one last time until the next time. He gives the fans what they want, so he’s calling out AJ Styles! Frankie Kazarian comes out dressed like AJ Styles and does a dead on impersonation of him where he says he’d love to fight Daniels one more time, but he knows he can’t beat him. Daniels beat him with his own Styles Clash, and he’s just some dumb hick from Georgia and Daniels is from Cali-frickin’-fornia. This has been the worst frickin’ year of his life, so he’s going to go find Claire Lynch, but Daniels interrupts him and says that nobody wants to see that. He apologizes to the fans for not giving them Styles vs Daniels one second last time, but they can feel free to worship them now. Chavo Guerrero Jr and Hernandez come out and say they can make fun of people having a bad 2012, but Chavo and Hernandez had a pretty good 2012 since they beat them for the TNA World Tag Team Title. They’re going to finish 2012 with their foot up Daniels and Kazarian’s rears. They enter the ring, the bell rings, and we’re off!

TNA World Tag Team Title Champions Chavo Guerrero Jr & Hernandez vs Bad Influence

The champions tear right through Daniels and Kazarian, with Hernandez hitting a splash on Kazarian for 2. Daniels tags in and he gets ping ponged between the champions before Hernenadez pops him up into an overhead release suplex. Daniels is in the wrong part of town as Chavo stomps him down and Hernandez chokes him from the floor. Hernandez comes in and hits a splash in the corner on Daniels and then backdrops him almost to the moon. Daniels begs for mercy as we go to commercial.

We’re back and Chavo is dumping AJ…er, I mean Kazarian to the floor as Hernandez has Daniels up in a really long delayed vertical suplex. Hernandez tackles Kazarian off the apron and then clotheslines Daniels out to the floor. He quickly rolls Daniels in and goes for a slingshot shoulderblock, but Kazarian pulls Daniels out of the way and Hernandez crashes and burns. Now Hernandez is in trouble and Bad Influence tag in and out while working the big man over. Daniels and Kazarian hit a series of double teams and repeatedly go after Chavo to draw him into the ring and prevent Hernandez from making a tag. Hernandez finally shoves Daniels across the ring and hits a Pounce to create some space and make a tag to Chavo, who comes in and cleans house on Kazarian. Chavo with a flying headscissors and a big monkey flip, followed by a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for 2. Chavo with his uncle’s Three Amigos on Kazarian, but Daniels and Kazarian hit a Hart Attack on Chavo for 2. Hernandez comes in and dumps both of them to the floor and the champions take them out with stereo dives, then Chavo rolls Kazarian inside and hits a slingshot rolling senton for 2. Kazarian goes for AJ’s springboard forearm, but Chavo dodges and hits a top rope frogsplash for the win.

Winners: Chavo Guerrero Jr & Hernandez

Jeff Hardy is backstage telling the cameraman that he has all the respect in the world for Aries and Roode in the ring, but no respect at all for them outside the ring. Revenge is coming real soon, but he’ll enjoy watching the two of them beat the hell out of each other tonight.

Gail Kim comes out and says she knows exactly who she’s calling out. 2012 was her year and she was the longest reigning Knockouts Champion until someone came along and scored a fluke victory. She’s ready to end that chapter and erase those memories before she regains her gold in 2013, and she’s calling out Miss Tessmacher.

Gail Kim vs Miss Tessmacher

Gail goes right after Brooke’s arm, but Tessmacher gets a quick jackknife rollup for 2, then dodges a charge in the corner and unloads with forearms and stomps in the corner. Brooke gives Gail a stinkface, then knocks her to the floor when Gail tries to roll to the apron to escape. Brooke rolls her right back in but gets caught with a DDT, then Gail hits a back suplex for 2. Brooke blocks a top rope Frankensteiner and she gets Gail in a hanging Dragon Sleeper on the top rope, then releases Gail and wipes her out with a top rope clothesline for 2. Gail catches Brooke with a boot to the face and whips her to the corner for the charging crossbody. Now Gail rubs her ass in Brooke’s face and goes for another back suplex, but Brooke converts it to a bulldog. Brooke nails Gail with a series of running clotheslines and forearms, then nearly turns Gail inside out with a Frankensteiner. She mounts Gail in the corner and goes “OH YEAH GAIL UH UH UH” while humping her face. What a sense of humor that Brooke has. Brooke hits an inverted bulldog and then goes to the top, but takes so long that I just know whatever she’s going to try won’t work. Indeed, Gail rolls out of the way of Brooke’s top rope elbowdrop and hits Sole Food for the win.

Winner: Gail Kim

Austin Aries is backstage, and he’s…WALKING! Bobby Roode is also backstage, and he’s…ALSO WALKING!

Bobby Roode vs Austin Aries

Roode takes Aries to the corner and tries a right hand, but Aries ducks out of the way. Aries says it’s cool, then they tie back up and do some mat wrestling. They end at a stalemate and Roode tries for a handshake, Aries takes it and they both kick each other in the gut. Roode hits the ropes and Aries tries a leapfrog but appears to hurt his knee. Roode says he’s not buying this crap, and he kicks Aries in the knee and tries a spinning toehold. Aries kicks Roode off to the floor, dances around to show that the knee is fine, and he gets ready to try a dive to the floor, but Roode pops back in the ring and they go nose to nose. We go to commercial, but not before we go INSIDE JEFF HARDY’S HEAD!!! He’s at ringside surrounded by animals (as he says) as he watches two men who don’t deserve to challenge for the World Title.

We’re back, and Roode and Aries are trading back rakes until Roode gets a vertical suplex. Aries dodges a kneedrop and then dropkicks Roode’s knee out from under him. Roode dodges an elbowdrop, and this match is so even that I just know they’re going to do some kind of draw and make it a three way at the PPV. Roode goes for a superplex, but Aries blocks and they box each other’s ears repeatedly on the top rope, then thumb each other in the eyes before going back to boxing their ears. Aries finally gets three ear boxes in a row to knock Roode off the top, but Roode dodges a missile dropkick and tries a spear. Aries sees him coming and hooks him into the Last Chancery, but Roode goes to the eyes to escape and gets Aries in a Crippler Crossface. Aries goes to Roode’s eyes to get out and they trade punches and chops, Roode begs for mercy and tries a rollup with his feet on the ropes. The referee sees and stops the count, and Roode takes too long arguing with the referee and allows Aries to roll Roode up with a handful of tights. The referee sees again and stops the count, and Roode hits a spinebuster for 2. Roode tries to use a chair on Aries, but the referee takes it away and opens Roode up to a roaring forearm from Aries that gets 2. Now Aries gets the chair and the referee takes it away, so the referee finally has enough and loses his mind yelling at both men that he’s sick of this crap. Aries and Roode look at each other and then hit stereo kicks to the referee before dumping him out to the floor. They share a brief look of satisfaction before racing each other to the chair. Jeff Hardy’s music hits, and he comes in through the crowd and lays out both men. Hardy’s music is playing, so I guess we’ll call this…



The tenth edition of WWE’s “Tribute to the Troops” special opened with Justin Roberts mid-ring introducing a pre-recorded holiday video message from President Obama thanking the troops for their service.

The show transitioned to a video package highlighting ten years worth of interaction with soldiers, ten years worth of WWE Stars who have been part of the event, and a preview of this year’s edition.

Back in the arena, Michael Cole introduced the show and noted WWE Week continues with the most patriotic show of the year. JBL commented on the significance of the event before Cole plugged tonight’s main event of John Cena vs. U.S. champion Antonio Cesaro.

On-camera, Cole and JBL were shown on-camera. Cole thanked JBL for his idea to start the Troops specials, then Sheamus’s music played to set up the first match of the show. After Sheamus came out, Randy Orton’s music was heard for what seems like the first time in a very long time with all of the WWE TV content that has been produced the past two weeks without Orton involved. Dolph Ziggler was out first for the heel team, followed by Big Show. Before the bell sounded, WWE showed Virginia governor Bob McDonnell ringside.


The announcers noted Orton’s separated shoulder injury to keep consistent with TV storylines with this show taped out of sequence. After two minutes of back and forth, Show and Ziggler decided to bail from the ring. They were counted out.

WINNERS: Sheamus & Orton via count-out

Smackdown GM Booker T walked out and said this match isn’t ending like that. Booker said the match will re-start after the break.


Back from break with the action in progress, the faces were in control of the action. Sheamus and Orton exchanged tags wearing down Ziggler as Show half-hearted extended his hand for a tag. The faces continued to work on Ziggler as the announcers discussed WWE’s past trips overseas for the Troops. Ziggler eventually cheated to take control to bring in Show with the “cannonball-sized head.” Cole said he was just trying to be relevant, to which JBL replied that he should have brought up muskets.

Orton tagged in for Ziggler, then landed right hand strikes to Show’s cannon-ball sized head and suddenly sold a wrist/arm injury. The action came to a halt as the wrestlers appeared to call an audible with Orton injured. The heels allowed Orton to tag in Sheamus, who came in hot on Show. Sheamus then offered a Feat of Strength with White Noise on Show, but Ziggler broke up a pin. Orton then very gingerly RKO’ed Ziggler. Orton followed with a very ginger RKO to Show, who leaned into Orton to help him deliver it. Sheamus then measured Show for a Brogue Kick, and he connected. Show fell over like a tree and Sheamus for the pin and the win.

WINNERS: Sheamus & Orton

Up Next: Flo Rida performs.

Fergie offered a holiday message. Next were four members of the Fab Five gymnastic team from the Olympics. McKayla seemed impressed.

The Muppets interrupted Layla as she was preparing for a match.

Flo Rida performed “Let It Roll.”

Josh Mathews brought in John Cena to reflect on ten years of doing Troops. Cena said it’s always an honor and a privilege to say thank you the best way he knows how: inviting everyone to be part of the WWE Universe for one night. Cena said the Universe is fueled by excitement and this military audience provides freedom. Cena said the show is just getting started.

Ryback vs. Alberto Del Rio

Back from break, Alberto Del Rio was shown rolling up by the entrance ramp honking his horn like a heel in his Car of the Week. Del Rio pumped his fist repeatedly before WWE showed footage of Del Rio greeting soldiers earlier in the week to play him up like a face. In the ring, Del Rio said they pay tribute to the troops today. He said he would also like to acknowledge Ricardo Rodriguez because today is his birthday. He asked the crowd to help the crowd sing to Ricardo. Suddenly, Ryback’s music played ready to be fed birthday cake. WWE showed clips of Ryback interacting with soldiers during Tribute Week before the bell sounded.


Ryback quickly press-slammed Del Rio into the air before Ricardo hopped on the ring apron to yell at the ref. This brought over Ryback, who was then blind-sided by Del Rio. Ryback started to mount a comeback, so Ricardo entered the ring to try to hop on Ryback’s back. This caused a DQ, then Ryback cleared Del Rio from the ring. Ricardo ate Shell Shock for his troubles as Cole sang Happy Birthday. Ryback’s music played, but he wasn’t done. Ryback scooped up Del Rio and dropped him with Shell Shock.

WINNER: Ryback via DQ

Leading into break, a spot aired for WWE’s partnership with Slim Jim to make donations to the military. It consisted of male stars and Kaitlyn hanging in parachutes.

Back in the arena, Kid Rock performed “Let’s Ride.”

Backstage: Josh Mathews knocked on Kermit’s locker room door, but Fozzy met him at the door. Fozzy noted Kermy is nervy about appearing on Miz TV, then Muppets critics Statler and Waldorf cracked a joke about Miz TV.

The Miz came out dressed to wrestle. Miz welcomed Kermit the Frog to Miz TV to expose his scandalous lifestyle. Miz then brought out Kermit to stand behind a platform. Miz said he wants to expose Kermit, to which Kermit responded that he’s already naked. Miz demanded to get to the bottom of Kermit’s scandalous lifestyle regarding his on-again, off-again girlfriend. Kermit avoided the question by saying he thought Miz was a good guy now. Miz said he’s not a good guy, nor a bad guy, but Miz.

Miz then welcomed out Miss Piggy to continue this Maury Moment. Piggy walked out on-stage to stand next to Kermit and declare her presence. Miz asked Kermy point-blank if he loves Piggy and wants to marry her. Kermy stammered before calling themselves a simple frog and lovely pig who love each other. Miz said if that’s the case, then Kermit should take Piggy’s hand in marriage. Before anything could go down, Damien Sandow’s music interrupted. “Hallelujah!” Kermit said, then tried to back-track on being excited about Sandow’s interruption.

Sandow said he is outraged by this, then asked what happened to Mr. Mizanin. Sandow said Miz used to inspire people and now he is talking to a frog and a pig. Sandow said he knows for a fact that the troops are not inspired by Piggy. Sandow said if his calculations are correct – and they are – 78 percent of the troops have replaced pictures of them with a picture of him. Sandow said he has no idea why anyone would want to marry Miss Piggy. Well, except for Miz. Sandow said the two of them are obnoxious, over-rated hams. Piggy replied that this “bearded weird-o” is about to get a world of hurt. Miz tried to calm her down, then approached Sandow and dropped him with a left hand. Miz celebrated defending Piggy’s honor to close the segment.

Back live, Cole and Cole reset the show. Suddenly, Miz vs. Sandow was happening in the ring.


JBL offered several pig and frog jokes as Miz and Sandow felt each other out early on. Miz landed ten punches to the head, then dragged Sandow to the outside. Miz dropped Sandow throat-first across the guardrail, then high-fived ringside fans. Back in the ring, Sandow took control of the action. Miz then came back with a flapjack as Kermit and Piggy cheered from the stage. Miz then looked toward the stage and wanted Reality Check, but Sandow blocked and nailed his spinning neckbreaker. But, Miz countered a lazy pin attempt into a crucifix pin for the win.


Still to come: More from Flo Rida.

Video: Miami Heat’s LeBron James, D-Wade, and Chris Bosh offered a message from the NBA Champs to the troops on behalf of WWE. Next was Katie Couric with a message.

Flo Rida performed “Wild Ones” from WrestleMania 28 season. Flo noted he performed the song down in Miami at WM28.

Cole and JBL shared Tribute to the Troops memories. They threw to a video that went back to the very first Troops special featuring Taker, Rock, Michaels, Austin, a new star John Cena, and McMahon. The video transitioned to clips through the years.

Kane and Daniel Bryan were shown staring at each other. Bryan noted they have to pick a tag partner to face 3MB tonight, then Bryan suggested they pick Little Jimmy. R-Truth jumped in and told a story about Little Jimmy before noting that he will fill in tonight. Truth walked off, then Kane blamed Bryan for this. Kane walked off, then Bryan shouted that it’s not his fault. No! No! No! Bryan heard a voice over his shoulder shouting Yes! It was the red Muppet, who engaged him in a Yes! / No! battle. The muppet left, then a puppet dressed as a goat walked in and noted Bryan is his cousin.

R-Truth was on his way to the ring for a six-man tag match. Kane and Daniel Bryan then came out to join Truth for the match. 3MB was out next, leading to JBL unloading about their musical claims.

R-TRUTH & WWE tag champions KANE & DANIEL BRYAN vs. 3MB (HEATH SLATER & DREW MCINTYRE & JINDER MAHAL) — six-man tag match

Mahal controlled Bryan early on JBL and Cole traded barbs about dancing and music. Kane then took a key tag for Bryan and dropped Mahal with a chokeslam. Truth tagged in, surprising Kane, and nailed Little Jimmy on Slater for the win. Kane acted stunned, then Truth asked Kane to do his pyro celebration. Kane obliged, then Truth jumped up and down. JBL quipped that he has more heat than Cole. He then noted this is ridiculous; would John Madden ever have to analyze Brett Favre’s imaginary friend?

WINNERS: Team Truth

Up next: Kid Rock performs again.

Video package: Hire Heroes. Good program to help soldiers trying to return to normal civilian life after most went straight from high school to the military.

Kid Rock thanked the soldiers and their families in the crowd, then WWE for the Tributes show. Rock then performed “Born Free.”

Josh Mathews brought in U.S. champion Antonio Cesaro for an interview. Mathews asked him about facing Cena in the main event tonight. Cesaro instead said this show should be held in his home country where they are neutral. Cesaro said every country, including this one, wishes they could be Switzerland. Just like every Superstar, including Cena, wishes they could be him.

Cena was shown marching down the hallway. He stopped, turned, saluted someone (or some thing) off-camera, then walked off. WWE revealed Cena saluting Sam the Eagle from the Muppets leading to the final break.

Kellan Lutz from Twilight provided a Troops message. Sharon Stone was next.

Antonio Cesaro was already in the ring back from break. Cole said Cesaro does not plan to be neutral tonight, but superior. JBL then digged Mathews by asking which Muppet interviewed him. Before the main event, the Muppets came back to the Miz TV set to introduce John Cena for the main event.

JOHN CENA vs. U.S. champion ANTONIO CESARO — non-title match

Cena ripped off his shirt and tossed it to the crowd to wild cheers, prompting JBL to quip that he used to get a similar reaction when he teamed with Ron Simmons. The fight quickly moved to the entrance ramp, but Cena dragged Cesaro back into the ring. Cena ate a boot to the chest, though, giving Cesaro control of the match. The announcers discussed Cena’s current storyline having issues with A.J. Lee and Dolph Ziggler as Cesaro worked over WWE’s top star.

The show went into an over-run period at this point. Cesaro then tried to bang Cena into the announce table, but Cena blocked. But, Cena ate the ring steps moments later. Cesaro sneered into the crowd, then yanked Cena back into the ring to cover him for a two count. Cesaro followed with a sidewinder slam to continue the attack. Cena made his comeback moments later, did You Can’t See Me, dropped the Five Knuckle Shuffle, and measured Cesaro for the end. Cena nailed the Attitude Adjustment, then pinned Cesaro for the win.

WINNER: Cena at 5:10. Relatively significant spotlight for Cesaro mixing it up with Cena in a TV main event.

The stars and Divas came out on-stage to thank the troops as Cena led the group from inside the ring. Cena saluted the crowd, looked toward the stage, and took a mic. In the ring, Cena called it a great night. Cena thanked the Muppets, Kid Rock, and Flo Rida. He then thanked an important group of people tonight – the men and women and husbands and wives and children that make up the foundation of America. Cena said they all want to thank them. He asked the entire crowd to stand and be recognized.

The Troops music played and WWE showed various soldiers in the crowd. The music stopped, then Cena noted there’s one more thing tonight. Mid-card wrestlers dressed as reindeers led Santa Claus out on-stage. Is this the bridge to promote next Monday’s Raw? As Santa made his way out on a sleigh, the wrestlers spilled down from the stage to pose with troops and families. Cena was shown throwing t-shirts into the crowd as Cole signed off eight minutes the past of the top hour.


– Thanks to Brie00xx for the following WWE RAW spoilers from tonight’s tapings in Pittsburgh. These will air on December 24th:

* Santa Claus opens RAW but Alberto Del Rio comes out and hits him with his car. They do a stretcher job and take Santa away in an ambulance.

* Kane beat Cody Rhodes.

* Kaitlyn, Layla, Alicia Fox and Natalya vs. Rosa Mendes, Eve Torres, Tamina Snuka and Aksana in a Divas Little Helper’s Match is up next. The Divas are all dressed in Christmas gear. Kaitlyn pins Eve for the win.

* Big Show vs. Sheamus in a Lumberjack Frost Match is next. The guys around ringside are Tyson Kidd, Justin Gabriel, Darren Young, Titus O’Neil, Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, Tensai, Brodus Clay and The Usos. Sheamus won with the Brogue Kick and everyone brawled after the match.

* David Otunga comes out as Alberto Del Rio’s lawyer after he hit Santa Claus earlier. This leads to Otunga vs. Zack Ryder. Ryder gets the win.

* Wade Barrett and Antonio Cesaro vs. The Miz and Kofi Kingston is up next. Miz and Kofi get the win.

* Brad Maddox vs. The Great Khali is next. Hornswoggle comes out dressed as an elf. Khali gets the win with a chokeslam. He and Hornswoggle sing Merry Christmas until CM Punk comes out and interrupts.

Punk rants on Ryback and wants him punished for causing the injury. Heyman grabs the mic and does his usual speech putting Punk over as champion. Ryback interrupts him to a big pop. It was announced that Ryback vs. Punk on January 7th will be a TLC match.

* Daniel Bryan beat Damien Sandow by submission.

* The Usos, Brodus Clay, Tyson Kidd, Justin Gabriel and Santino Marella vs. 3MB, Darren Young, Titus O’Neil and Tensai is up next. Team Usos get the win.

* The crew sets up Christmas trees and presents around the ring. Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena in a Miracle on 34th Street Fight is up next.

Good entertaining match for Christmas. Cena got the win. They had different weapons and items in the presents at ringside. Ricardo Rodriguez got involved. Mick Foley came out as Santa Claus and swung a bag of toys at Ricardo before Cena got the win. Foley Claus passed out presents as Cena gave a speech to the fans and the WWE crew.


Tonight’s WWE Super SmackDown opens up with a look at Big E Langston debuting on RAW and attacking John Cena plus Big Show and Sheamus.

– We’re live from Pittsburgh as Josh Mathews welcomes us. We go right to the ring to The Miz for another episode of MizTV. Miz brings out his guests – Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee. They come out together and Big E Langston is with them. They stop and kiss before heading down to thering.

Miz asks AJ why and she asks why did John Cena play with her heart. AJ thought their kiss was the start of something beautiful but she was wrong. She says Cena was just playing with her heart and emotions. The crowd chants “AJ’s crazy” and she gets upset. AJ says Cena wanted to keep her hidden like his dirty little secret. AJ says Cena was supposed to be different from CM Punk and Daniel Bryan. AJ says Cena broke her heart so she helped Ziggler break Cena. Miz asks Ziggler if he’s aboard the crazy train and Langston steps in between them. AJ introduces Big E Langston. She says he’s a friend of hers and hates when people use the crazy word to describe her. AJ tells her to skip around the ring while he thinks of an apology. Ziggler speaks now and calls Miz clueless.

Ziggler says AJ is passionate, not crazy. He learned that when she gave him the hottest kiss in RAW history and then brought Big E Langston in. Ziggler says he stole the show and Cena’s girlfriend. Miz says they deserve each other. Miz knocks Ziggler and Ziggler just backs away. Langston levels Miz with a huge short arm clothesline. Langston scoops Miz and hits his finisher, the same one he used on Cena. AJ skips around Ziggler and Langston as they stand over Miz. We see JBL is on commentary with Michael Cole and Mathews.

– Booker T is backstage when Teddy Long walks up. Long has someone he wants Booker to give a shot to and it’s Brad Maddox. Booker says he doesn’t trust Maddox and Teddy asks him if he’s afraid of a little controversy. Teddy says the kid is hungry and is trying to earn a contract. Booker tells Teddy to inform Maddox he will learn of his opponent right before the match.

Damien Sandow vs. Sin Cara

Damien Sandow is out next and he has Cody Rhodes with him. Out next comes Sin Cara. Rey Mysterio’s music hits to come out next but he never shows up. The bell rings and they lock up. They break and go at it again. Cara with kicks. Cara misses the back elbow and Sandow goes to the floor becoming back in. More back and forth. Cara with a big arm drag and a springboard dropkick.

Cara takes out Sandow but gets pulled to the floor by Rhodes. Sandow brings it back in thering for a 2 count. Sandow works Cara over and suplexes him for a 2 count. Sandow goes on but misses the Elbow of Disdain. Cara rolls him up for 2. Sandow with a clothesline and more shots to the head. Sandow works Cara over on the apron now. Sandow with another 2 count. Cara fights up and out. Sandow charges in the corner but Cara moves. Cara with kicks and punches. Cara with a big springboard back elbow. Cara with a hurricanrana and more kicks. Cara with a high crossbody for another 2 count. Cara dropkicks Sandow and he goes to the floor. Cara leaps out and dives onto Sandow and Cody on the floor. We see Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins coming through the crowd. They slide Rey Mysterio’s mask into Cara. Sandow takes advantage and hits the neckbreaker for the win.

Winner: Damien Sandow

– After the match, The Shield enter the ring and beat Cara down. They hold Cara down while Rollins goes to the top and comes down with a knee drop on Cara’s injured knee. The Shield leave as officials check on Cara.

Santino Marella vs. Tensai

We go to the ring and out first comes Santino Marella. Out next is Tensai and he’s ready to fight after being made fun of at The Slammys. The fans start chanting “Albert.” Tensai drops Santino first and starts working him over. Santino gets dropped on his face and Tensai drops an elbow. Tensai talks some trash and smacks Santino before taking him to the corner for more.

Tensai goes on and gets a 2 count. Tensai drops Santino with a headbutt and drops another elbow. He does the same sequence for another 2 count. Santino finally fights back and scoop slams Tensai. Santino with a headbutt. Santino pulls out the Cobra but Tensai blocks it and applies a sleeper hold. Santino tries for the Cobra again and breaks the hold. Santino hits the Cobra but it does nothing. Tensai drops him. Tensai goes for a splash but Santino moves and rolls him up for the win.

Winner: Santino Marella

– The announcers discuss The Shield before showing footage of Superstar of the Year at RAW, including Ric Flair’s return and CM Punk appearing. We see The Shield attacking Flair and then Ryback, Kane and Daniel Bryan making the save.

– Team Hell No are backstage with Kofi Kingston. Kane says Kofi needs eyes in the back of his head for their match tonight. Kofi tells them he needs to get his hands on Wade Barrett. Bryan is still upset about not winning the Slammy for “LOL Moment” last night.

Wade Barrett, Darren Young and Titus O’Neil vs. Kane, Daniel Bryan and Kofi Kingston

We go to the ring and out first comes Wade Barrett. His partners Darren Young and Titus O’Neil are out next. Out next comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston followed by Tag Team Champions Team Hell No.

Titus and Kofi start things off. Kofi goes right to the floor and attacks Barrett. They come back in the ring and Young tags in. Kofi unloads and tags in Bryan for some double teaming. Bryan with kicks in the corner. Bryan with a submission until Kane tags in with a big dropkick. 2 count on Young. Kane takes Young to the corner until Bryan comes back in to take control. Young counters and drops Bryan over the top rope. Barrett comes in and starts stomping on Bryan.

Kofi finally comes in and unloads on Barrett. Kofi hits the Boom Drop. He calls for Trouble in Paradise but Young distracts him and Barrett knocks him to the floor. Titus tosses Kofi hard into the fan barrier. Titus brings Kofi back in the ring and works him over. Young also tags in and keeps up the assault on Kofi. Barrett comes in for a bit of double teaming. Barrett unloads with knees to the gut. 2 count by Barrett. Young comes back in and Kofi fights back. Kofi finally hits a DDT out of the corner on Young. Kane tags in and cleans house. Kane clotheslines Titus and then dodges one. Kane with the big sidseslam and a 2 count. Team Hell No get the win.

Winners: Kofi Kingston and Team Hell No

– Sheamus and John Cena are backstage. Cena says they need to focus on tonight. Cena says Big E Langston might be the strongest guy in WWE. Sheamus asks what’s up with Cena and AJ. Cena whispers something and it surprises Sheamus. Cena whispers some more and Sheamus chuckles. Sheamus is surprised at something else but Cena say she was just kidding.

– We go to the ring and out comes WWE Champion CM Punk with Paul Heyman. Punk makes his way down the ramp on crutches.

Punk talks about 394 days as WWE Champion. Punk disses the fans for not voting him as Superstate of the Year. He’s also upset that Cena gave the Slammy to Ric Flair. Punk says Flair is back just to make a paycheck for his alimony. Punk calls Flair a loser. Punk says he is a real man, the gold standard. Punk says he has set the bar so high that nobody else may touch it. Punk says he has been carrying WWE on his back. Punk goes on but is interrupted by Ryback’s music.

Ryback takes a mic and Punk keeps him at bay with the crutches. Heyman reminds Ryback that Punk isn’t medically cleared to compete. Ryback says he will be, according to doctors. Ryback says he has his sights set on the first RAW of 2013. Ryback says he will become WWE Champion. The fans chant “feed me more” as Punk looks on. Punk and Heyman leave as Ryback poses in the ring.

Ryback vs. Antonio Cesaro

Ryback waits in the ring as WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro comes out.

They lock up and Cesaro goes to a headlock. Ryback shoves Cesaro out of the ring. Cesaro comes back in and tries for a roll up but Ryback blocks it and slams his head into the mat repeatedly. Cesaro comes back again and hits the big uppercut. Cesaro ducks a clothesline but gets hit with a Thesz Press and a splash. Cesaro rolls out of the ring and goes to get his title. Ryback grabs him on the floor but Cesaro slides out and shoves him into the steel steps. Ryback makes it in the ring at 9. Ryback takes back control but runs into the ring post. Cesaro with a big uppercut from the corner for a 2 count.

Cesaro with another headlock and more offense. Ryback snaps and nothing is hurting him now. He runs over Cesaro. Ryback ends up hitting Shell Shocked for the win.

Winner: Ryback

– Kaitlyn is backstage walking. AJ walks up and wishes her good luck. They end up arguing and Kaitlyn says AJ makes it hard to be her friend. AJ starts crying. Kaitlyn says she has a title match to get to and starts to walk away. AJ attacks her from behind and they start brawling. Officials pulls AJ away as she screams.

WWE Divas Title Match: Kaitlyn vs. Eve Torres

We go to the ring and out first comes WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres. Out next comes Kaitlyn, still recovering from the brawl with AJ a few minutes ago.

Eve drops Kaitlyn to start the match and slams her head into the mat. Eve goes on and kicks her in the stomach then takes her down again. Eve with a 2 count. Eve puts the boot to Kaitlyn’s face and hits a back splash for 2. Eve uses the ropes to choke Kaitlyn before knocking her out to the floor.

Eve brings it back in the ring and keeps Kaitlyn on the mat. Kaitlyn tries for a comeback but Eve blocks it and goes for another pin attempt. Kaitlyn finally breaks free and rolls Eve up for 2. Kaitlyn with another roll up. Kaitlyn with a roll up from the second rope for a close 2 count. Kaitlyn scoop slams Eve and takes her down with a shoulder tackle. Another 2 count by Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn drops Eve with an inverted DDT but still can’t get the win. Eve blocks a Samoan Drop but Kaitlyn dropkicks her from the apron to the floor. Kaitlyn leaps out onto Eve and takes her down on the floor. Kaitlyn slams Eve into the announce table and brings it back in the ring. Kaitlyn goes up top but Eve grabs the referee’s ankle. Kaitlyn tries to pull her but Eve won’t let go so the referee falls down. The referee calls for the bell and that’s it.

Winner by DQ: Kaitlyn

– AJ is backstage with Langston and Ziggler. She’s upset about earlier. Big Show walks up and threatens Ziggler if he tries to cash in. Langston goes to step up but AJ tells him no. Show says he will knock Ziggler out if he even thinks he’s trying to cash in tonight.

– We see footage of Ziggler almost cashing in on RAW.

Brad Maddox vs. Brodus Clay

Brad Maddox comes out saying his own name over and over. He says nobody will ever forget his name after tonight because he will win his match and claim his WWE Superstar contract. Out comes his opponent Brodus Clay with Cameron and Naomi.

Clay starts off and beats Maddox down. We see Booker and Teddy watching backstage. Maddox fights his way back in and gets a 2 count. Clay ends up getting the win with his finisher.

Winner: Brodus Clay

– After the match, The Shield hit the ring and beat Clay down. They hit Clay with the triple powerbomb.

Dolph Ziggler and Big Show vs. John Cena and Sheamus

We go to the ring and out comes Dolph Ziggler with Big E Langston and AJ Lee. His partner is out next – World Heavyweight Champion Big Show. Sheamus is out first for his team followed by John Cena.

Cena and Ziggler start the match off. Ziggler shows off but Cena drops him with a right hand. Ziggler tags in Show. Show takes control of Cena as Langston and AJ look on. Show steps on Cena a few times. Show waits on Cena to get up and drops him with a headbutt. Show taunts Sheamus and tags in Ziggler. Ziggler drops a bunch of elbow drops on Cena, blows AJ a kiss and then drops the final elbow for a 2 count. Ziggler with a neckbreaker and a headlock.

Cena backdrops Ziggler but can’t make the tag as Show comes back in. Show with a back splash in the corner and Cena goes back down. Ziggler comes back in but misses int he corner. Sheamus finally gets the tag and runs over Ziggler. Sheamus with a knee lift that sends Ziggler to the apron. Sheamus hits forearms to the chest and goes for White Noise but drops Ziggler to punch Show. Sheamus goes for the Cloverleaf but Ziggler kicks him out of the ring. Show runs over Sheamus with a clothesline on the floor. Show brings Sheamus back in the ring and hits a big chop to the chest. Show with shots to the gut now. Sheamus fights back again but Show drops him again.

Sheamus finally fights to his feet but Show knocks him down with a shoulder. Ziggler comes in for a 2 count. Back and forth action until Ziggler hits the leg drop for a 2 count. Show comes back in and keeps control of Sheamus. Show goes for a chokeslam but Sheamus counters and turns it into a DDT. Cena comes in and unloads on Ziggler. Sheamus and Show end up brawling up the ramp. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Ziggler hits Zig Zag for 2. Ziggler argues with the referee and turns around to an AA. Cena turns around to a big shot from Big E Langston for the DQ.

Winners by DQ: John Cena and Sheamus

– Langston lays Cena out with the same move he did on RAW. Langston stands over Cena as AJ skips around them. AJ helps Dolph up and they start kissing as Langston stares straight ahead. AJ skips back around Langston, Ziggler and a fallen Cena as we go to replays. Super SmackDown goes off the air with AJ mocking Cena in his face.

TNA Final Resolution PPV Results – 12/9/2012

 The 2012 TNA Final Resolution pay-per-view kicks off with a Jeff Hardy video package for tonight’s main event.

– We’re live from the Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida as the pyro goes off. Todd Keneley welcomes us to the pay-per-view and he’s joined by Mike Tenay and Taz.

– We go to the ring and out comes James Storm.

Storm says he isn’t scheduled to be here tonight but that won’t stop him from having some fun with the fans. Storm shows footage from Impact of the Aces & 8s beatdown where he saved Jeff Hardy. Storm says he’s here to ruin Bobby Roode’s celebration party and whoop his ass. Storm calls Roode down to the ring. Out comes Kazarian instead.

Kaz says Daniels will beat AJ Styles tonight and starts ripping into Storm, calling him a big cry baby. Kaz calls Storm a drunk and the crowd cheers. Kaz says it’s time Storm cut the cheap dime store Toby Keith routine, saddle up, get on his horse and ride off into the sunshine. They keep talking and Storm challenges Kaz to come in the ring. Kaz says he’s not here to fight and there’s not even a referee. Storm says he doesn’t need a referee and leaves the ring to go after Kaz. A referee comes out and backs Kaz down to the ring. Storm and Kaz go at it at ringside now.

Kazarian vs. James Storm

The match is now official as they go at it in the ring. Storm keeps control but Kaz turns it around and nails a big clothesline. Kaz with a reverse neckbreaker and a 2 count. Kaz goes on and dumps Storm out to the floor. Kaz works Storm over on the steel steps. Kaz goes to the apron and comes off with a double ax handle shot. Kaz covers for a 1 count.

Storm fights out of a hold but Kaz takes him back to the mat. Storm comes back and unloads. Storm with a double underhook for a 2 count. Storm ends up hitting the Last Call superkick for the win.

Winner: James Storm

– After the match, Storm takes the mic and celebrates with a beer.

TNA X Division Title Match: Kenny King vs. Rob Van Dam

We go to the ring and out first comes Kenny King. The TNA X Division Champion Rob Van Dam is out next.

Back and forth to start the match. King with a kick and early 2 count. RVD goes to the floor to re-group. RVD comes back in with kicks and a leg whip. Lots of back and forth in the match. RVD gets the win and retains his title.

Winner: Rob Van Dam

– Jeremy Borash is backstage with Daniels. He cuts a promo on AJ Styles and says he is the better man.

TNA Tag Team Title Match: Matt Morgan and Joey Ryan vs. Hernandez and Chavo Guerrero

We go to the ring and out first comes Joey Ryan. His partner Matt Morgan is out next. Out next are the TNA Tag Team Champions Hernandez and Chavo Guerrero. Ryan starts the match off with Chavo.

Back and forth with Ryan and Guerrero. Morgan comes in as does Hernandez and they face off. They have words and try to knock each other down. Hernandez gets dropped by a discus clothesline. Hernandez comes back and hits a huge standing suplex, holding Morgan in the air for a while. Morgan makes the tag to Ryan but he comes up short with Hernandez. Chavo comes back in and goes at it with Ryan. Morgan grabs Chavo and slams him face first into the turnbuckle. Ryan covers for a quick pin attempt.

Morgan comes in and goes at it with Guerrero now, keeping control. Morgan hits a big sideslam and tags in Ryan for another pin attempt. Morgan comes back in and they keep control of Guerrero. Another tag to Ryan. Chavo fights back this time. Hernandez comes in and drops Ryan. Hernandez with a big backbreaker on Ryan and a 2 count. Hernandez ends up sending Morgan to the floor and dropping Ryan. Chavo tags in and hits the frogsplash on Ryan from the top but Morgan pulls the referee out of the ring for the DQ.

Winners by DQ: Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez

– After the match, Chavo leaps out but Morgan catches him and rams him into the ring post. Hernandez comes leaping over the top rope and takes out Morgan. Hernandez and a referee check on Guerrero at ringside.

– Austin Aries is backstage with JB. He says his road back to the TNA World Title begins with Bully Ray tonight. We get a promo video for their match.

Austin Aries vs. Bully Ray

We go to the ring and out first comes Austin Aries. Bully Ray is out next and he’s ready to fight.

Aries stalls some to start the match and goes to the floor when Ray charges. Aries dodges a lock up again and goes to the corner. Ray tells him to bring it and they lock up. Ray takes it to the corner but misses a shot as Aries ducks again. Aries stalls some more and goes back to the floor. Aries comes in and Ray hits a big gutwrench suplex. Ray works Aries over and beats him down in the corner. Ray with a hard whip into the corner and a big clothesline. Ray with a backdrop.

Aries turns it around and hits a missile dropkick to the leg from the top. Aries with more offense and a pin attempt. Aries with kicks to Ray’s back now. Aries goes to the top and elbows Ray’s back for another pin attempt. Aries keeps control of the match for several minutes. Ray fights out of a hold but Aries cuts him off. Aries mocks Hulk Hogan now. Aries drops a leg and covers for 2. Ray makes a comeback and goes to the top. Aries cuts him off and climbs up for a superplex. Ray shoves him to the mat and hits a big missile dropkick. Ray ends up on the floor now. Aries tries to dive through the ropes but runs into a big boot. Ray comes back in with a 2 count.

More back and forth. Ray hits the Bully Cutter for a 2 count. Ray clears the ring and the fans want tables. Ray goes to the floor but Aries trips him face first into the steel steps. Ray is busted open now. Ray tries to crawl back in the ring but Aries leaps off the top and knocks him off the apron. Aries beats Ray in the face while he’s on the apron. Brooke Hogan runs down and tends to a bloody Bully on the apron. Aries hops down off the top and grabs Brooke by the arm. Aries drags Brooke in the ring and yells at her. Aries corners Brooke and yells at her. Ray comes in and throws Aries to the floor. Hulk Hogan comes out now as Ray checks on Brooke.

Ray tells Hulk to get Brooke out of here. While Ray is distracted, Aries comes from behind and hits a low blow for the win.

Winner: Austin Aries

– We get a look at Velvet Sky’s return. JB is backstage with Tara and Jesse. Tara says Velvet is barely back and it should still be all about her. Tara talks about winning tonight. Tara addresses Mickie James and says she’s going to beat her so bad she will be embarrassed to show her face.

TNA Knockouts Title Match: Mickie James vs. Tara

Taryn Terrell is the referee as Mickie James makes her way out first. The TNA Knockouts Champion Tara is out next with Jesse. Jesse presses her and they kiss before we get the bell.

They lock up and go back and forth. Tara takes control and works on the arm. Mickie tries to turn it around but Tara slams her by her head. Mickie does turn it around and slams Tara by her hair now. Jesse checks on Tara as Taryn tells them to break it up. Mickie comes from behind with a bridge for 2. Mickie with a Northern Lights suplex for 2. Tara rams her back into the corner and then beats her down. Mickie turns it back around but Jesse pulls Tara to safety. Mickie hits them and breaks it up before bringing Tara back in.

Tara turns it around and they end back up on the floor. Tara works Mickie over on the floor and brings it back in the ring. Tara goes for the Widow’s Peak but Mickie counters with a roll up but Jesse is arguing with Taryn. Tara with the sidewalk slam for a 2 count. Tara with a body scissors now. Mickie fights back and hits a series of clotheslines. Mickie with kicks and an enziguri for a 2 count. Mickie tosses Tara out of the ring but Jesse catches her. Mickie goes to the top and splashes onto Tara. Mickie brings it back in the ring. Jesse runs up but she kicks him off the apron. Tara takes advantage and hits the Widow’s Peak for the win.

Winner: Tara

– JB is backstage with Bobby Roode. He asks what Roode’s relationship with Aces & 8s is. Roode takes offense and talks about what he’s done and about getting the World Heavyweight Title back. Roode says he will get it back tonight and prove that it pays to be Roode. Roode says he is a business man and his business tonight is the World Title. Roode says money talks and bullshit walks, apparently referring to Aces & 8s.

– We get a video package on Aces & 8s.

Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, Garrett Bischoff and Wes Brisco vs. Aces & 8s

We go to the ring and out first comes TNA Television Champion Devon, Doc and 2 masked men representing Aces & 8s. Out next comes the team of Kurt Angle, Wes Brisco, Samoa Joe and Garrett Bischoff. Joe rushes the ring and they escape to the floor.

Aces & 8s stall to start the match. Devon attacks Angle from behind and beats him down to kick things off. Devon beats Angle around the ring but he turns it around and does the same. Doc and Joe tag in and go at it now. Joe unloads on Doc and tags in Bischoff. Doc turns it around on Bischoff and takes him to the corner. One of the masked men tags in and beats Bischoff down. Garrett makes a comeback and works on the arm of the masked man. Garrett catches a big forearm shot and goes down. Garrett makes another comeback and tags in Brisco for some double teaming. The masked man blocks a bulldog and tosses Brisco to their corner. The other masked man tags in and takes control of Brisco until he hits a flapjack.

Joe tags in and unloads but ends up on the floor as Aces & 8s beat him up some. Devon tags in and hits a bunch of right hands in the corner. Doc comes back in and keeps Joe down on the ropes. One of the masked men comes over and chokes Joe with the middle rope while the referee is distracted. Doc with a big suplex and a headlock on Joe. Joe fights out but Doc drops him with a big back elbow for a 1 count. Doc takes Joe back to the corner and tags in Devon. Devon takes Joe to the mat and works on his neck now. Joe fights up and out but Devon hits the elbow to the face for 2. The bigger masked man tags himself in and keeps the assault on Joe going. Joe goes back to the corner and gets beat down with right hands again.

The other masked man comes in and Joe takes them both out. Angle tags in and clotheslines them, then hits Devon on the apron. Angle with a crossbody on one of the masked man. Doc comes in but Angle back suplexes him. Angle tosses the other masked man across the ring with a belly to belly. Angle covers for 2 but Devon comes in. Everyone else comes in and there’s a big brawl now. Doc goes at it with Angle while everyone else goes to the floor. Doc chokeslams Angle. Brisco hits a crossbody from the top on Doc. The masked man drops Brisco. Bischoff comes in with a DDT on the masked man. Devon slams Bischoff but Joe runs over Devon with a kick. Joe goes at it with the other masked man but dives through the ropes and takes out Devon. Angle with a t-bone suplex on the smaller masked man. Angle applies the ankle lock but Doc comes in with a hammer. Bischoff stops him from using the hammer. Brisco comes in and spears Doc. Angle with the Angle Slam on the bigger masked man for the win.

Winners: Kurt Angle, Wes Brisco, Garrett Bischoff and Samoa Joe

– JB is backstage with AJ Styles to talk about his last match ever with Daniels tonight. Styles talks about how everyone has doubted him in 2012. He says there is no wrestler in TNA more consistent than him.

– We get a video package for Daniels vs. Styles.

Daniels vs. AJ Styles

This match is billed as the last match between these two. Out first comes Daniels. AJ Styles is out next.

Back and forth to start the match. Daniels works on the arm but AJ counters and does the same. They trade holds and Daniels sends AJ to the mat. AJ drops Daniels with a big clothesline and then a kick to the back. AJ with a dropkick. AJ with chops in the corner now. AJ keeps control now with the Indian Deathlock.

AJ takes it to the apron and snap suplexes Daniels onto it. Daniels turns it around and drops AJ on the apron, sending him to the floor. Daniels slams AJ hard onto the steel steps. Daniels brings it back in the ring and keeps control for several minutes. AJ fights out and kicks him in the face. Daniels counters with a kick to the face of his own and more kicks. 2 count by Daniels. Daniels with another suplex as he works on the arm. Daniels with a moonsault.

Daniels with a big tilt-a-whirl slam and more work on AJ’s arm. They run the ropes and collide in mid-air. AJ hits bad and he’s busted open above his eye now. AJ goes for another comeback but Daniels drops him. Daniels goes for the Best Moonsault Ever but misses. AJ comes off the top with a big forearm and clotheslines now. AJ with the rack into a slam for 2. Lots more of the same. Daniels ends up getting the win after using the Styles Clash.

Winner: Daniels

– We get a video for tonight’s main event.

TNA World Heavyweight Title Match: Bobby Roode vs. Jeff Hardy

We go to the ring and out first comes Bobby Roode. The TNA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy is out next. We get formal ring introductions from JB.

Roode strikes first and beats Hardy down. Roode stomps away and goes for a quick pin attempt. Roode takes control early on and has words with the referee. Hardy turns it around and kicks Roode down in the corner. Hardy with a head scissors takedown and a big backdrop. Roode manages to scramble out of the ring to re-group. Hardy kicks him back into the barrier. Hardy splashes out over the top and lands on Roode and the floor.

Hardy brings it back in the ring with rights and lefts in the corner. Hardy keeps it up but Roode turns things around. Roode drops a big knee for a 2 count. Roode keeps control and keeps Hardy down on the mat now. Roode with big shots to the back and more stomps. Roode keeps Hardy down with a headlock now. Hardy finally fights out but Roode drops him with a back elbow. Roode slams Hardy and goes to the top. Hardy gets his boots up and starts making a comeback. Hardy with a 2 count. Hardy ducks two clotheslines but ends up missing a move and flies out to the floor, landing hard.

Roode slams Hardy into the steel steps now. Roode brings it back in the ring and covers for 2. Hardy comes out of a headlock but Roode keeps him grounded. They get to their feet with Roode still in control. They trade shots. Hardy with rights and clotheslines. Hardy with an atomic drop and a leg drop between the legs. Hardy kicks Roode back and goes to the top. Hardy with a big splash for 2. More back and forth. Hardy hits a Whisper in the Wind for a 2 count. More back and forth. Roode hits the spinebuster for a close 2 count. Hardy hits a Twist of Fate but Roode rolls out to the floor.

They brawl at ringside. Roode brings it back in for a 2 count after a hard shot on the fan barrier. Roode takes Hardy to the top for a superplex but Hardy fights him off and to the mat. Hardy hits the Swanton but can’t make the cover just yet. Roode spears Hardy and covers for a close 2 count. We see Aces & 8s appear now. Roode screams at them to come down but they don’t. Roode turns around to a Twist of Fate and Hardy gets the win.

Winner: Jeff Hardy

– After the match, all of Aces & 8s storm the ring and beat Jeff Hardy down. Roode gets up and he’s upset. He says he paid them to help him become champion. They beat Roode down now. Doc hits a big chokeslam after one of the masked men nails a right hand to the jaw. Final Resolution goes off the air with Aces & 8s standing tall.