ECW results for July 15, 2008.

Highlights of Tony Atlas and Mark Henry from last week’s episode.

Tazz introduces Mark Henry and Tony Atlas.  Atlas puts over Henry and his strength.  To show how strong he is, Mark Henry bends frying pans with his hands.  Tommy Dreamer comes out, he wants to try to bend frying pans too.  Dreamer “tries” to bend the pan and then bashes it across Henry’s head.  The pan bends, Dreamer leaves the ring.

Teddy Long gives Tommy Dreamer the rest of the night off, because (to paraphrase) ECW is not Raw and he will not condone anarchy.

Mike Knox vs. Shannon Moore

Knox hits a sick looking Knox-out for the pin.

Chavo Guerrero (with Bam Neely) vs. Evan Bourne

Bourne does a pre-taped interview before the match: “I will defy the odds, because I defy gravity.”

Bourne hits moves I’ve never seen before and pins Chavo after a Shooting Star Press.

Tiffany and Colin Delaney talk backstage.  Tony Atlas and Mark Henry interrupt.  Mark Henry bear hugs Colin and tosses him onto some equipment.

The Miz and John Morrison (WWE tag champs) vs. the Hardys

Morrison hits the Moonlight Drive on Matt.  Morrison goes for the pin, but Jeff jumpts off the top rope and hits a Swanton bomb onto Morrison.  Matt Hardy rolls over and pins Morrison.

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WWE Night of Champions card and thoughts.

Triple Threat match for the ECW Championship: Kane (c) vs. Big Show vs. Mark Henry
WWE Championship: Triple H (c) vs. John Cena
World Tag Team Championship: Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Ted DiBiase and TBD
World Heavyweight Championship: Edge (c) vs. Batista
WWE Diva’s Championship: Natalya vs. TBD
This match will inaugurate SmackDown’s WWE Diva’s Championship by determining the first champion.
WWE Tag Team Championship: John Morrison and The Miz (c) vs. Finlay and Hornswoggle
WWE United States Championship: Matt Hardy (c) vs. Chavo Guerrero
WWE Women’s Championship: Mickie James (c) vs. Katie Lea Burchill
WWE Intercontinental Championship Chris Jericho (c) vs. TBD

The biggest question at this point is who will fill the blanks in some of these matches.  Three matches are missing an opponent.  Here are some possibilities:

WWE Divas title:  After this week’s Smackdown Six Diva tag match that Vickie Guerrero paid next to no attention to, I would think that the front runner to face Natalya is Vickie’s “wedding planner”  Alicia Fox.

WWE Intercontinental title:  The big guess is that Shawn Michaels will make a dramatic return to beat down Chris Jericho.  Another possibility would be a heel swerve by Jericho in which he lays down and lets Lance Cade pin him.  In one move, it puts over Cade, gives him a belt to get over, and frees up Jericho to feud over the World title.

World Tag Team Championship:  Assuming Ted Dibiasie’s partner will also be a second or third generation wrestler, there are a few possibilities in WWE.  It could still be DH Smith, and his draft move was just a swerve.  Cody Rhodes could be bought off and turn on Hardcore Holly.  Or, flying under the radar are two other 2nd generation wrestlers.  Deuce, recently traded to Raw, is the adopted son of Jimmy Superfly Snuka.  Also, Jesse from Smackdown is the son of the late Freebird, Terry Gordy.

We’ll find out tomorrow night.

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.

WWE Monday Night Raw Results June 23, 2008.

3 Hour Draft Edition of Raw

Live from San Antonio, TX.

Tonight’s password for the McMahon’s Million Dollar Mania is:  Night of Champions

The matches tonight will be interpromotional, the winner of the match gets one draft pick for his/her brand.

Triple H vs. Mark Henry

Triple H wins after hitting the Pedigree on Mark Henry.

Rey Mysterio is drafted to Raw.

Vince McMahon brings out Kelly Kelly, and gives away $100,000

Triple H and Rey Mysterio talk backstage.  John Cena interupts.  Cena and H have words.

Finlay and Hornswoggle vs Santino Marella and Carlito.

Finlay hits a Celtic Cross on Santino, followed up by a Tadpole Splash from Hornswoggle.  Hornswoggle pins Santino.

Jeff Hardy is drafted to Smackdown.

Randy Orton is watching tonight’s show backstage.

Vince brings out Randy Orton, who cuts a short promo.  Vince gives away $100, 000.

Ted Dibiasie joins the announcers for the next match.

Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes vs Chavo Guerrero and Bam Neely

Hardcore hits the Alabama Slam on Chavo for the pin.

CM Punk is drafted to Raw.

Chris Jericho trashes Shawn Michaels and introduces Lance Cade to the feud.  Shawn Michaels comes out and goes after Jericho.  Jericho knocks Shawn into the announce table, injuring Shawn’s face even more.

John Morrison and the Miz vs Curt Hawkins and Zach Ryder

Vickie Guerrero comes out and says that “in light of recent developments” the match has been changed.  The match is now:

John Morrison and the Miz vs the Hardys

John Morrison rolls up Matt Hardy and hooks the tights for the pin.

Matt Hardy is drafted to ECW.

Vince brings out Ric Flair.  Vince gives away $100,000.

The next match is an “announcers only” draft pick.

Melina and Mickie James vs Natalya and Victoria.

Melina injures herself falling off the ring.  The Divas all brawl on the outside, leading to a double disqualification.  Therefore, both shows get a draft pick.

Jim Ross to Smackdown.

Michael Cole to Raw.

Vince brings out Great Khali.  Vince gives away $100,000.

Edge vs John Cena

Edge and Cena fight outside the ring.  Cena comes back in the ring at the count of 9, Edge doesn’t make the count.  John Cena wins the match by countout.  Batista comes out and briefly fights with Edge.

Batista is drafted to Raw.

Backstage, Vince talks to Edge and Vickie Guerrero.  He reminds Vickie that no matter who is traded tonight, it doesn’t effect the card for Night of Champions.

MVP vs. Tommy Dreamer (with Colin Delaney)

MVP pins Dreamer after a mafia kick.

Umaga is drafted to Smackdown.

Umaga beats down Dreamer and Delaney.

JBL vs. Kofi Kingston

JBL hits the Clothesline from Hell for the pin.

Kane is drafted to Raw.

Vince gives away $100,000 to a random fan who is also in the live crowd.

15 Man Battle Royal.  Winning brand gets two picks.

from Raw: Triple H, John Cena, Kane, Batista, CM Punk

from ECW: Matt Hardy, John Morrison, the Miz, Shelton Benjamin, Chavo Guerrero

from Smackdown:  Big Show, Edge, Great Khali, Jeff Hardy, MVP

Everyone gangs up to eliminate the Great Khali.

CM Punk eliminates Shelton.

Batista eliminates John Morrison and the Miz

Big Show eliminates CM Punk.

Jeff Hardy eliminates Chavo Guerrero.

Matt Hardy eliminates MVP.

Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy fight.  Jeff eliminates Matt.

Edge and Batista go for spears at the same time, and accidently collide their heads into each other.  Batista gets busted open.

Triple H eliminates Jeff Hardy.

Big Show eliminates Batista.

Big Show eliminates Kane.

John Cena and Triple H eliminate the Big Show.

Edge runs Cena into Triple H, thus eliminating Triple H.  Edge then tosses Cena over the rope and onto Triple H.

Edge is the sole winner, Smackdown gets two draft picks.

Mr. Kennedy is drafted to Smackdown.

Triple H is drafted to Smackdown.

Vince gives away $500,000.  Suddenly, the entire stage collapses, trapping Vince underneath it.  All of the wrestlers still out by the ring rush towards him to try to lift the scaffolding up in order to let the EMTs get to Vince.  Vince is screaming for “Paul” (Triple H) and yelling that he can’t feel his legs as Raw goes off the air.

WWE – Smackdown taping results for June 20, 2008 show.

from PWInsider.com

Due to WWE upcoming overseas tour, the company has taped the next 2 weeks of SmackDown! shows in advance. Here are the full results for the June 20th edition of WWE SmackDown! from last night’s tapings in San Jose, California:

* MVP Lounge. Porter brags about being the best and being cool if he’s drafted away from Smackdown. He says management overlooks talent because they either don’t have an eye for talent or are to busy getting married. He can beat anyone, including La Familia. Vicky Guerrero comes out with Hawkins and Ryder. MVP says they had a deal that if he beat CM Punk last week, they would renegotiate his contract. Vicky says that was not the deal and she says if he wants competition then he’s got it. Its MVP vs. Kane tonight.

* Matt Hardy over Bam Neely by Twist of Fate. Charles Robinson threw Chavo Guerrero out during the match.

* Vignette with Chavo complaining to Edge about being thrown out by Charles Robinson in Neeley’s match. Edge promises him Robinson will be punished but Chavo must do him a favor and take care of Batista later in return. Edge will take care of Matt Hardy next week.

* Michelle McCool over Layla El as Natalya Neidhart watched on

* Backstage vignette: Vickie punishes Charles Robinson by telling him he will wrestle tonight.

* Vladimir Kozlov over Jamie Noble.

* Kane defeated MVP by countout. Mark Henry attacks Kane post match.

* Great Khali defeated Charles Robinson with the vice grip.

* Jesse and Festus defeated Deuce and Domino, who brawled before and after the bout.

* Finlay over The Miz.

* Chavo defeated Batista by countout. Edge was the special referee. Post match, La Familia attacked Batista.

WWE – Smackdown tapings Results for 6/13

SmackDown spoiler taped 6/7/08 to air 6/13/08 (Friday the 13th) from Fresno, CA
MVP’s VIP Lounge segment was taped prior to the official start of SmackDown.  Tonight’s guest is Rey Mysterio.  Rey gives the crowd an update on his condition and rehab.  He will be back real soon.   MVP makes a few racial remarks geared towards Mysterio and the majority of the crowd.  The segment ends with no physical encounter.
SmackDown opening credits.
Before the cameras resumed rolling, Hawkins and Ryder wheel Vickie Guerrero to the Ring.  We are going to have a contract signing.
SmackDown begins and the roof explodes.  The amount of heat directed toward Vickie was impressive.  I was sitting in the 4th row and I could not really hear Vickie’s promo.  Vickie calls out Batista.  She tells him that Edge already signed the contract.  She tells Batista that it is a standard contract but there were 2 amendments.  1st amendment, Batista has to win another match before he can face Edge at Night of Champions.  His next opponent will be The Great Khali.  Batista leaves the ring.  Vickie calls up to Batista and tells him the 2nd amendment is, he must defeat The Great Khali tonight or he will suffer the same fate as The Undertaker, he will be banned from WWE.
WWE Tag Team Champion John Morrison w/ The Miz def. Finlay w/ Hornswoggle.  One on one match where Morrison rolls up Finlay to get the win.
Mark Henry cuts a promo on The Big Show.  Showing the world what his face looks like now, and a picture of what he will do to the Big Show’s face. (Instead of 1 black eye Show will have 2 black eyes.)
Another promo, Edge and Vickie.  Edge talks about Night of Champions and makes references to the demise of The Undertaker.  CM Punk walks in.  He congratulates the couple.  He then brings up Money in the Bank.  The vignette ends with Punk saying he may just cash in MITB during Edge’s wedding.
Mark Henry def. Tommy Dreamer.  Henry hits his World’s Strongest Slam for the pin after a short match.
Now we go backstage to Edge and Vickie again who are now talking to a wedding planner.  MVP interrupts the two.  MVP wants to renegotiate his contract with Vickie.  Vickie is reluctant to do so, but she said if MVP did them a favor she would look into it.  Vickie and Edge asks MVP to take care of CM Punk.
Cherry def. Maryse.  With what appeared at first to be a single arm DDT but it might have been a double arm.  It was sloppy either way.
MVP def. CM Punk via DQ.  Crowd was very dead for this match.  This was easily the longest match of the night.  MVP gets control of Punk’s MITB briefcase.  While MVP was in the corner Punk hits the running knee driving the briefcase into MVP’s skull.  Punk celebrates to the crowd and that is when the referee turns around, sees the briefcase, and DQ’s Punk.
Chavo Guerrero and Bam Neely come out to the ring.   Chavo puts over Edge’s and Vickie’s wedding and then introduces the United States Champ, saying that he will beat him at Night of Champions.
WWE United States Champion Matt Hardy def. Chuck Palumbo.  Matt Hardy used his Twist of Fate for the victory.   Chavo then announces the winner of the match and the “loser at Night of Champions”, Matt Hardy.
Jesse and Festus def. Deuce and Domino.  Festus had one of the biggest pops of the night during the match.  Festus picks up the victory.
After the match, Deuce and Domino get into it with each other and a brawl takes place between the two of them.  Is this the end of the team of Deuce and Domino?
The Great Khali vs. Batista is next!
Batista def. The Great Khali.  Edge and Vickie watch the match from the entryway.  Batista hits a spear on Khali.
Dark Main Event:   Batista def. World Heavyweight Champion Edge and The Great Khali, in a 2-1 Handicap Match.  Batista hits the Batista Bomb on Edge for the victory.   Batista celebrates in the ring and with the crowd.

ECW on SciFi results for June 3, 2008.

from PWInsider.com:

ECW for June 3rd opened with security removing items from Armando Estrada’s office.  Armando asked what they were doing, and one of the men said they were told to do it by “the general manager”.  Armando said he was the general manager, then Theodore R. Long walked in and said “Not anymore, playa.  Holla, holla, holla.”  The ECW opening then aired.
Fatal Four Way with the winner to face ECW Champion Kane later tonight in a non-title match:  CM Punk vs. Tommy Dreamer vs. Chavo Guerrero vs. John Morrison.
Clips of the Singapore Cane match from One Night Stand was shown as Dreamer made his entrance.  This might have been done so we didn’t have to watch Dreamer walk out in his new (ugly) white and red pants.  Tazz and Mike Adamle talked about Big Show’s injury and whether he would be ready for his match with Kane at Night Of Champions.
Dreamer and Morrison paired off at the bell in one part of the ring while Punk and Chavo went at it in the other.  Morrison gave Dreamer a kick to the back, but missed a legdrop and Dreamer hit an arm drag and dropped an elbow.  Punk suplexed Chavo onto “Tommy Morrison” (that’s what Adamle said).  Punk went for a cover on Morrison, but Dreamer pulled him off.  Dreamer and Punk slugged it out while Chavo and Morrison brawled.  Punk ran over to Chavo and cradled him for a two count.  Morrison mounted Dreamer and pounded him.  Dreamer clotheslined Morrison to the floor, then hit a clothesline off the ring apron to the floor on him.  Chavo gave Dreamer a pescado.  Punk hit Chavo with a tope.
Punk tossed Chavo into the ring, but Morrison hit Punk from behind, then pulled out Chavo and dropped him face first on the apron.  Morrison tossed Punk into the ring, but Punk hit a jumping knee.  Morrison avoided a Punk bulldog and hit him with a springboard kick.  Morrison went for the cover on Punk, but Dreamer broke it up.  Dreamer and Morrison went into reversals, with Dreamer ending up applying the Texas Cloverleaf on Morrison.  Chavo broke it up and gave Dreamer the Three Amigos.  Chavo went to the top rope, but Morrison stopped him and set up for a superplex.  Punk jumped on the apron and knocked them down.  Morrison fell into the Tree of Woe, while Chavo got hung up in the ropes on the outside of the ring.  Dreamer gave Morrison a baseball slide kick.  Punk gave Dreamer a springboard clothesline.  Chavo pulled himself to the top rope and gave Dreamer a frog splash.  Punk grabbed Chavo and gave him the GTS and got the pin at the six minute mark.
Winner: CM Punk
Punk checked on Dreamer, then celebrated with his Money In The Bank briefcase.  The announcers noted that Punk had never wrestled Kane before.
Backstage, Theodore R. Long was showing the letter from the WWE Board Of Directors that made him the new ECW General Manager.  He said Armando couldn’t be an active member of the roster and General Manager at the same time.  Long also said he felt Armando was overpaid.  Armando asked Long to “work with him” and Long said he had a match for him tonight.  Armando asked who his opponent was, and Long said he had brought over Smackdown’s U.S. Champion, Matt Hardy, to face him tonight.
Kofi Kingston joined the announcers for the next match.
Shelton Benjamin vs. Matt Sydal.
The replayed Benjamin attacking Kofi last week during the introductions.  Benjamin gave Sydal a pumphandle slam at the start, then choked him against the ropes.  Sydal came back with a enzugiri, hurricanrana and a double flying knee to the chest form the top rope for a two count.  Benjamin kicked out and hit a flapjack, then brutalized Sydal, including a press slam into a gutbuster.  Benjamin flipped Sydal into the corner, then dragged him out and put him in an overhead wristlock.  Sydal fought up, but Benjamin hit him with a clothesline.  Benjamin tossed Sydal out of the ring, right in front of Kingston.  Benjamin came out of the ring and argued with Kofi.  Benjamin picked up Sydal for a powerbomb on the floor, then turned and threw him into Kofi instead.  Benjamin rolled into the ring as Sydal was counted out at the four minute mark.
Winner via countout: Shelton Benjamin.
Kofi got up and dove into the ring to attack Benjamin.  They brawled to the floor, and Adamle said that stupid “Yamakin’ me crazy” line.  Kofi went to whip Shelton into the steps, but Shelton reversed it and sent Kofi hard into the ringsteps.  Benjamin walked off while Kofi clutched at his shoulder.
United States Champion Matt Hardy vs. Armando Estrada.
Armando went for a kick at the bell, but Hardy caught it and gave Armando a clothesline.  They traded shots, with Hardy getting the better of it.  Matt slammed Estrada, then hit a second rope elbowdrop to the back of the head.  Matt hit the Twist Of Fate and got the pin in about a minute.
Winner: Matt Hardy.
Theodore R. Long came out on the stage, and said he was going to give Armando a chance to prove he was worth “all the money in his contract”.  Long introduced his opponent, Colin Delaney.
Colin Delaney vs. Armando Estrada.
Colin rolled up Estrada in La Magistral before the bell even rang.  It rang, and Armando kicked out at two.  Armando hit Delaney with a few shots, then went for a reverse suplex, but Colin floated over and rolled up Armando.  Armando’s feet hit the ropes, and Delaney grabbed the pants of Estrada, but the referee counted three anyway, ending this match even quicker than the last one.
Winner: Colin Delaney.
Matt Hardy got in the ring to raise the hand of Colin Delaney as Estrada rolled to the floor.
After the break, Armando was begging Theodore R. Long to not fire him.  Long noted that he lost two straight matches.  Armando said he would renegotiate his contract, but wanted to wait until the draft, saying he might go to Raw or Smackdown.  Long said he could remain as a wrestler in ECW, but he would not be under contract any longer.  Long said Armando had to earn his contract, just like Colin Delaney did.  Long left, but said he had one more word for Armando.  Armando turned, and Ron Simmons was standing there.  “Damn!”
A video package on today’s press conference and the million dollar giveaway was shown. Mike Adamle was shown filling out the registration form.  I think he entered a bunch of numbers for his address.
ECW Champion Kane vs. CM Punk (non-title).
Punk tried to grab Kane’s leg at the bell, but Kane shoved him away.  Punk grabbed a headlock, but Kane shoved him off and hit a shoulderblock.  Punk grabbed an armwringer, but Kane shoved Punk to the mat. Kane backed Punk into a corner, then worked him over with punches.   Punk came back with kicks and forearms, then clotheslined Kane over the top rope and to the floor.  Kane landed on his feet, and dragged out Punk.  Kane decked Punk with a right hand, then threw him back into the ring.  Kane rammed Punk into the turnbuckles and hit him with a forearm and an uppercut.  Kane choked Punk in the corner, then lifted him in a Hangman. Kane flipped Punk to the mat, but Punk got up and charged him with a knee to the gut.  Punk hit some knees to the head, but when he tried a jumping knee in the corner, Kane lifted him and dropped him across the top rope.  Kane gave Punk a big boot, knocking him to the floor as they went to break.
Back from the break, Kane had Punk in an abdominal stretch and was pounding him in the ribs.  Punk battled out and tried his own abdominal stretch, but Kane blocked it with a hiptoss.  Kane snap mared Punk and dropkicked him in the face for a one count.  Punk and Kane exchanged shots, then Kane began pounding Punk in the back.  Kane put Punk in a bodyscissors.  Punk struggled in the hold, then elbowed out.  Punk gave Kane some leg kicks, then Kane reversed a whip and went for a backdrop.  Punk dove over Kane into a sunset flip for a two count.  Punk hit some punches, but Kane decked him with an uppercut.  Kane went for a slam, but Punk floated over and pushed Kane into a corner.  Kane charged back with a clothesline for a two count, then put Punk back in a bodyscissors with an armlock.
Punk tried to fight out of the hold again, but Kane held him down, then released the hold and drove one leg across Punk’s face.  Punk came back with some kicks and punches, but Kane delivered one boot to the face and Punk went down hard. Kane missed a charge in the corner and Punk hit three consecutive jumping knees in the corner.  Punk went for the bulldog, but Kane lifted Punk and hit a back suplex for a two count.  Kane whipped Punk in a corner and charged, but Punk hit a boot to the face.  Punk hit a second rope bulldog for a two count.  Punk went for a whip, but Kane blocked it and hit a side slam.  Kane went to the top rope and hit a clothesline for a two count.  Kane called for a chokeslam.  Kane grabbed Punk, but Punk kicked him in the head to get him to release his grip.  Kane threw Punk over the top rope, but Punk held on and landed on the apron.  Punk went for a springboard clothesline, but Kane grabbed him by the throat.  Kane went for the chokeslam, but Punk reversed out and went to lift Kane for the GTS.  However, Punk’s back gave out on him, and he dropped Kane to his feet. Kane grabbed Punk and hit the chokeslam for the clean pin at the fourteen minute mark.
Winner: Kane.
John Morrison and the Miz ran out and attacked Kane.  Punk was kicked to the floor, and wasn’t seen again.  Kane tried to fight back, but Morrison gave Kane a running knee to the head.  Miz then gave Kane the Reality Check neckbreaker.  Miz and Morrison stood over Kane.  They showed some replays, and when they came back, Miz and Morrison were in the aisle staring back at Kane, who was lying on the mat, staring and Miz & Morrison, while smiling. That ended the show.