WWE Friday Night Smackdown Results June 27, 2008.

Vickie Guerrero introduces the new voice of Smackdown – Jim Ross!

Triple H comes out and puts over Smackdown, puts over Jim Ross, and hypes up Night of Champions.  Edge comes out.  Triple H and Edge face off, both with their respective belts.  They insult and one up each other for awhile.  Batista comes out, Triple H tosses Edge out of the ring where Batista spears Edge on the outside.  Batista then steals Edge’s title.

Kane and the Big Show vs. Mark Henry and MVP

MVP and Mark Henry have problems throughout the match.  MVP tries to leave, Mark throws him back into the ring.  Kane hits a choke slam on MVP for the pin.

Vickie is having a meeting with Alicia Fox.  Edge comes in and wants Vickie to do something to Batista so Edge can get his title back.

Finlay and Hornswoggle vs. Kurt Hawkins and Zach Ryder

Finlay hits the Celtic Cross on Hawkins, then Hornswoggle comes off the top rope with the Tadpole Splash for the pin.

Matt Hardy vs. Edge

After a good long match, Edge hits a spear on Hardy for the pin.

Jeff Hardy hype video.  Jeff returns to Smackdown next week.

Kelly Kelly, Michelle McCool, and Cherry vs. Maryse, Victoria, and Natalya

Vickie Guerrero is barely watching the match backstage, instead she is continuing to talk to Alicia Fox.  All six Divas brawl until Maryse rolls up Cherry for the pin.

Vladmir Kozlov vs. Domino

Kozlov hits a shouler tackle into Domino as Domino is coming off the top rope for the pin.

Rey Mysterio and Hornswoggle have a little interaction backstage.

Rey Mysterio comes out to say goodbye to Smackdown.

Batista vs. Umaga

Batista is about to pin Umaga when La Familia come out and jump him.  All the heels beat down Batista, Umaga just about destroys him.  Umaga is about to splash Batista when Triple H comes out for the save.  Batista and Triple H take out the heels.

Show ends.

Covers of the Week! (1 of 4)

These are the best covers out of all comics shipped June 25.

Apple Anthology GN

UDON ENTERTAINMENT CORP
by Various Straight from Korea comes a breathtaking new anthology series! From video games, to animation, to comics, Korean artists have touched all facets of modern media. APPLE lets these artists shine as their creativity flows through eye-popping artwork and wondrous original tales. Artist Hyung-Tae Kim (ROBOT, Magna Carta), is joined by dozens of Korea’s most talented creators.”

Archie Digest #245

ARCHIE COMICS

by Pat Kennedy, George Gladir, Tim Kennedy & Various Things get ‘hairy’ for Archie and Jughead when Reggie convinces them they’ll go bald just like their fathers! Can Dilton’s hair growth formula or the Internet’s ‘cure’ help our heroes tackle their ‘mane’ concern? Then, when Archie agrees to umpire a girls’ softball game, his eye is on more than the bats and ball! Plus, other new and classic tales, puzzles, pin-ups, and games!”

The Art of Animal Character Design

David’s Doodles

by David Colman

Finally, there is an art book above the rest. There are many animal drawing books out there, but none explain how to use the knowledge obtained from study in an actual trade craft. This book explores the methods, philosophies, and secrets of a top character designer in the animation industry when dealing with creating animal characters, both professional production samples and personal work make up the content.

Batman Gotham After Midnite #2 (of 12)

by Steve Niles, Kelley Jones

The Batman has been ambushed by a gang of thugs who want only one thing: the death of the Dark Knight Detective. But there is more to this nefarious plan than it seems. For at the stroke of midnight, the mysterious monster behind this gang wants to strike fear into the hearts of all the citizens of Gotham City!

Jack Of Fables TPB Vol. 3 – The Bad Prince

By:  Matthew Sturges, Bill Willingham, Tony Akins, Andrew Robinson, Andrew Pepoy, Russ Braun  

Jack’s now a wayward Fable in the heartland of America. Follow his extreme road stories as he reveals the secret of his former relationship with the illustrious Snow Queen (when he took her powers and became known as Jack Frost).

TNA Impact Results June 26, 2008.

Consequences Creed vs. AJ Styles

AJ pins Creed after a Styles Clash.

JB comes out and tells AJ that Kurt Angle is waiting in the parking lot for Karen.  AJ runs to the parking lot.

Backstage, security is seperating Kurt Angle from AJ and Karen.  AJ says he’ll protect Karen Angle.

Brother Ray vs. Christian Cage

Johnny Devine runs in and tries to hit Christian with a kendo stick.  Cage catches him and tosses Devine out of the ring.  Brother Ray uses the kendo stick on Cage, leading to a disqualification.  Ray and Devine beat on Cage.  Brother Devon and Tomko bring out a glass topped table.  Ray power bombs Cage off the top rope and through the glass table!  The heels pose, then leave when the EMTs come out to check on Christian.  Eric Young and Kaz come out to check on Christian (a little late, guys).  The EMTs place a towel on Christian’s back to “soak up the blood”.  Nice touch.

JB interviews Kevin Nash.  Samoa Joe interjects.

The Awesome Kong $25,000 Challenge:

“Danielle” signs up to face Kong.  During the match Shantelle Taylor shows up again.  Taylor yells at Kong, Kong shoves her.  Kong beats the hell out of Danielle until the merciful pin following the Awesome Bomb.  Taylor jumps into the ring and brawls with Kong until security seperates them.  Jim Cornette tells Taylor that that’s not how we do things in TNA.  Taylor asks to fight Kong, or Saed, she just wants one more chance.  Cornette brings her back to the office so they can talk about it.

TNA Knocked Out profile on Angelina Love.

Frank Trigg comes out and calls out AJ Styles.  AJ is backstage with Karen, who is trying to calm him down (and for some reason JB is there).  AJ leaves to go after Trigg.  AJ gets to the ring, Trigg leaves, and AJ sees what has been happening in the locker room.  Backstage, Kurt Angle confronts Karen.  He says he won’t lay a hand on Karen, but someone else will.  The Beautiful People attack Karen and put the paper bag on her.

World X Cup Tournament first round match.

Team International and Team TNA come out to watch the match.

Team Japan – Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino vs. Team Mexico – Ultimo Guerrero and Rey Bucannero

Rey and Ultimo pin Naruki after Rey jumps off the top rope and hits a top rope corkscrew senton onto Naruki who is placed accross Ultimo’s knees.

Lauren interviews Jay Lethal and So Cal Val.

Sonjay Dutt wants Val to be “set free”.  Val comes down to the ring to yell at Sonjay.  Jay Lethal runs down the ring to brawl with Sonjay until Dutt runs away.

JB interviews Booker T in his new “star” dressing room.

TNA Rough cut feature on Matt Morgan.

Tomko and Kurt Angle (and JB) talk backstage.  Tomko tells Kurt he’s gone too far and needs to get over Karen.  Team 3D show up and set Kurt up on some blind dates for next week.

“Knockout Bimbo Brawl” – a no-DQ, weapons are legal match.

Moose vs. ODB

Moose hits a double arm DDT onto a chair for the pin.

Kevin Nash vs. Booker T

(Samoa Joe is sitting at ringside)

Booker T pushes over Samoa Joe to take his chair.  Booker then hits Joe with that chair.  Joe gets up and goes after Booker.  Joe is in the ring and attempts to kick Booker, Booker moves and Joe hits Nash instead.  Booker tosses Joe out of the ring and pins Nash.  Kevin Nash and Samoa Joe have dissension in the ranks.

Show ends.

UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin card

Main Card

Preliminary Card

Affliction: Banned card

Live on Pay Per View on July 19, 2008.

Main card

Preliminary card

UFC: Silva vs. Irvin card

live and free on Spike TV on July 19, 2008.

Picture of Thomas Jane as Jonah Hex.

Not an official image yet, but maybe it will be:

Voices for the WONDER WOMAN DVD Movie.

from Aint It Cool?

On the “Batman: Gotham Knight” DVD due in two weeks, there’s a 10-minute featurette on the upcoming animated Wonder Woman DVD movie directed by Lauren Montgomery (“Superman Doomsday”) and based on the 1987 George Perez relaunch that pitted the Amazon princess against god of war Ares.

It’s been known for a few months (but not widely publicized) who landed the roles of Diana of Themyscira and Steve Trevor, but the featurette fills us in on three more key roles:

Keri Russell: Princess Diana
Nathan Fillion: Steve Trevor
Alfred Molina: Ares
Virginia Madsen: Hippolyta
Rosario Dawson: Artemis

Fans of the old Lynda Carter show know Steve is Diana’s flyboy love interest; Hippolyta is queen of the Amazons and Diana’s mom. Artemis is the Amazon who threatens to castrate Steve if he comes “within five yards” of Diana.

The featurette also reveals that the project’s writer is Michael Jelenic, whose credits include “The Batman” and “Legion of Super Heroes” Saturday-morning TV shows.

TNA Impact taping results for 7/3

from PWInsider.com:

*Impact opens with AJ Styles and Karen Angle in the ring. AJ challenges Kurt Angle to come out and face him but Team 3D attack him. Before they can put him through a table, Rhino makes the save and challenges Angle and 3D to face he, Styles and Christian Cage to a Full Metal Mayhem match at Victory Road.

*Don West and Mike Tenay interview LAX via satellite. Robert Roode and James Storm come out and rip on LAX. This sets up Roode and Storm vs. The Motor City Machineguns….

*Roode and Storm lose to the Machineguns, then handcuff and lash them. The referees and security try to stop them and get lashed as well. They drag Dave Penzer into the ring and lash him Jim Cornette comes out and says he is going to find the two angriest and meanest guys to face Storm and Roode.

*Moose defeated Roxxi, who was busted open around her eye during the bout.

*Rey Bucanero pinned Alex Kozlov in a World X Cup Match.

*Milano Collection AT pinned Curry Man.

*Kurt Angle comes out and complains his blind dates were horrible and calls out Team 3D Brother Ray says he lost his little black book so he used Devon’s and apologized. They bring out a hot girl named Sandy but Angle says all women are pieces of sh** and the Beautiful People attack her. Karen Angle comes out and tries to protect Sandy but gets surrounded. AJ Styles, Rhino, ODB and a few others make the save.

*Samoa Joe and Kevin Nash teasing dissension, defeated James Storm and Robert Roode. Sting’s music played and the lights flickered.

*Doug Williams defeated Masato Yoshino.

*Shantelle Taylor defeated TNA Knockout champ Awesome Kong in the $25,000 challenge to win the Knockouts title.

*In a World X Cup match, Kaz defeated Ultimo Guerrero.

*Booker T comes to the ring and calls out Samoa Joe. Booker says Kevin Nash is right and he can’t beat him. Booker runs down a list of names he has beaten in the past. Joe says he will beat Booker in Houston in front of his friends, family and wife. Sting’s music plays and he comes out and says he will be at Victory Road to see who wins.

*AJ Styles & Gail Kim & ODB defeated The Beautiful People & Kurt Angle. MMA star Frank Trigg attacked Styles. Kim got paperbagged.

Xplosion:

*LAX & Eric Young defeated Kip James & Petey Williams & Johnny Devine.

WWE – Complete 2008 WWE Supplemental Draft Results

The 2008 WWE Supplemental Draft is now complete. Below you will find full results.

1) Mark Henry drafted to ECW

2) Jamie Noble drafted to Raw

3) Trevor Murdoch drafted to Smackdown

4) Big Daddy V drafted to SmackDown

5) Deuce drafted to Raw

6) “The Canadian Bulldog” D.H. Smith drafted to SmackDown

7) Hornswoggle drafted to ECW

8.) Super Crazy drafted to ECW

9) Chuck Palumbo drafted to Raw

10) Brian Kendrick drafted to SmackDown

11) Matt Striker drafted to Raw

12) Maria drafted to SmackDown

13) Shelton Benjamin drafted to SmackDown

14) Finlay drafted to ECW

15) Carlito drafted to SmackDown

16) Layla drafted to Raw

17) Kofi Kingston drafted to Raw