Main Event For Live Smackdown Announced, Sd Star On Twitter

A suit pitting CM Punk in opposition to The Undertaker has been announced for fri.’s live SmackDown debut on Syfy.
Additionally introduced for the display is Alberto Del vs. Rey Mysterio and appearances by John Cena and The Nexus.
— For those unaware, Alberto Del Rio’s non-public ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez, has lengthy had an account on Twitter. His Twitter deal with is positioned at RRWWE.
He turned into recently brought to the SmackDown roster web page on WWE.Com and is as a result taken into consideration a complete fledged WWE celeb.
— the subsequent matches had been announced for day after today night’s episode of WWE Superstars on WGN the united states:
* Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger
* The Bella Twins (with Jamie) vs. Jillian & Alicia Fox (with Maxine)

Update: The Very Latest On Matt Hardy’s Wwe Status

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Matt Hardy and WWE remain at a stalemate in which his reputation is worried.
WWE, on the one hand, wants Matt Hardy to cope with the troubles he has, but Hardy, however, does not. Hardy reportedly keeps to push for his release from WWE, however the agency does not want to provide it in order that he doesn’t come to be going to to paintings for TNA.
Assets are claiming that Hardy’s situation has slipped below the radar as of past due due to WWE’s current disturbing touring agenda. However, his scenario is reportedly set to be addressed after this Sunday’s Hell in a cellular PPV.

The Lucha Report For September 29

Diario Record reported yesterday that Mistico had some informal talks with Marisela Pena about jumping to AAA as early as this Friday for the Heroes Inmortales show at Ciudad Madero. AAA Vice President Dorian Roldan went on Twitter almost immediately and denied the reports saying that no one in the company has talked to Mistico about jumping to them and this story is false. Mistico isn’t booked at Arena Mexico on Friday and Diario Record has been Mistico’s soapbox recently so this seems to me that Mistico is using them to send a message to EMLL that he is very angry and that anything could happen. I seriously doubt Mistico will jump any time soon.


EMLL 9/27 – Arena Puebla
1. Asturiano/Black Tiger/Tigre Rojo Jr. beat Fuerza Chicana/Sauron/Siki Osama
2. Pequeno Olimpico (subbing for Pequeno Violencia)/Pierrothito/Universito Dos Mil defeated Bracito de Oro/Mini Fantasy/Shockercito then Bracito turned on his teammates after the match and shook hands with Pierrothito.
3. Fabian el Gitano/Rush/Valiente beat Demus 3:16/Misterioso II/Sangre Azteca
4. Negro Casas/Mr. Niebla/Volador Jr. defeated Mascara Dorada/Mistico/Toscano when Negro used a Casita on Dorada and after the match, Volador ripped off Mistico’s mask.
5. CMLL Middleweight Title: Jushin Thunder Liger beat La Sombra to retain his title.

EMLL 9/28 – Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
1. Angelo & Thunder Boy beat Acertijo & Templario and Acertijo was stretchered out.
2. Angel del Mal & In Memoria defeated El Divino & Idolo
3. Black Metal & Leo beat Drago & Evola
4. Blue Panther/Maximo/Sagrado defeated Dragon Rojo/Euforia/Ultimo Guerrero by DQ when UG fouled Panther.
5. La Sombra beat Mr. Aguila

EMLL 9/28 – Arena Mexico
1. Los Rayos Tapatios I y II beat Apocalipsis & Disturbio
2. Nitrito/Pequeno Warrior/Pierrothito defeated Bam Bam/Electrico/Ultimo Dragoncito (subbing for Tzuki)
3. Fuego/Metro/Stuka Jr. beat Arkangel de la Muerte/Escandalo/Loco Max by DQ when Escandalo ripped off Metro’s mask.
4. Hector Garza/Ray Mendoza Jr./Olimpico defeated Hijo del Fantasma/Rotoporky/Toscano
5. La Mascara/Mistico/”Strongman” Jon Anderson beat Los Sicarios del Infierno (Averno y Mephisto)/Volador Jr. with Mascara going over Volador and wanting a shot at the Mexican National Lt. Heavyweight Title next week.

IWRG 9/26 – Arena Naucalpan
1. Guizmo & Volariz beat Fly Star & Guerrero Dos Mil
2. Jack & Super Halcon Jr. defeated Epidemia & Nemesis
3. Dinamic Black/Eragon/Freelance beat Carta Brava Jr./Comando Negro/Magia Negra
4. Billy Boy/Decnis/Espiritu defeated Los Cerebros Terribles (Black Terry/Cerebro Negro/Dr. Cerebro)
5. The Psycho Circus (Monster Clown/Murder Clown/Psycho Clown) beat Los Oficiales (AK-47/Fierro/911) by DQ when 911 fouled Psycho.



10/1 – Centro de Convenciones de Ciudad Madero (Heroes Inmortales IV)
1. Crazy Boy/Esther Moreno/Octagoncito/Pasion Kristal vs. Tigre Cota/Jennifer Blake/Mini Psicosis/Yuriko
2. AAA Mixed Tag Titles: Alex Koslov & Christina von Eerie © vs. Fabi Apache & Pimpinela Escarlata
3. Hardcore Handicap Match: La Hermandad 187 (Joe Lider y Nicho el Millionario) vs. Damian 666/Halloween/Konnan
4. Por la Copa Antonio Pena plus the loser must be shaved or unmasked: Aero Star/Elegido/Laredo Kid/Super Fly vs. Alan y Chris Stone/Billy Boy/Decnis
5. Steel Cage Match w/War Games rules: Cibernetico/Heavy Metal/Octagon/La Parka Jr. vs. Electroshock/Hernandez/L.A. Par-K/Zorro
6. AAA Mega Heavyweight Title: Dr. Wagner Jr. © vs. Silver Kain
7. El Mesias vs. Perro Aguayo Jr.


10/2 – Auditorio Celco de Huixquilucan
1. ?
2. Triangular de Parejas: Flamita & Tribal vs. Hormiga & Zumbi vs. Dinamic Black & Tigre Cota
3. 4 Way Dance: Aereo Boy vs. Daga vs. Eterno vs. Extreme Tiger
4. Violento Jack vs. Paranoico
5. Ambulance Match: Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs. Silver King & Ultimo Gladiador

10/3 – Arena Naucalpan
1. ?
2. ??
3. Fabi Apache & Octagoncito vs. Sexy Star & Mini Abismo Negro
4. Los Exoticos (Pasion Kristal/Pimpinela Escarlata/Polvo de Estrellas) vs. The Psycho Circus (Monster Clown/Murder Clown/Psycho Clown)
5. Torneo de Parejas: Crazy Boy & Joe Lider vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. & La Parka Jr. vs. Chucho el Roto & Iron Love vs. Electroshock & Silver Kain vs. Hijo del Cien Caras & Mascara Ano Dos Mil Jr. vs. Mexico’s Most Wanted (Damian 666 & Halloween)


10/1 – Arena Mexico
1. Astro Boy & Metalico vs. Camorra & Semental
2. Los Angeles Celestiales (Angel Azteca Jr./Angel de Plata/Angel de Oro) vs. Los Cancerberos del Infierno (Cancerbero/Raziel/Virus)
3. Lightning Match: Diamante vs. Euforia
4. La Mascara/Mascara Dorada/La Sombra vs. La Triada del Terror (Averno/Ephesto/Mephisto)
5. Blue Panther/Hijo del Fantasma/”Strongman” Jon Anderson vs. Damian el Terrible/Hijo del Texano/Jushin Thunder Liger
6. La Peste Negra (Negro Casas/Mr. Niebla/Rey Bucanero) vs. Mr. Aguila/Charly Manson/Volador Jr.

10/3 – Arena Coliseo
1. Metatron & Tigre Blanco vs. Cholo & Mortiz
2. Dalis la Caribena/Goya Kong/Lluvia vs. Princesa Blanca/La Seductora/Seuxis
3. #1 Contenders Tournament for the Arena Coliseo Tag Titles – Participants: Angel Azteca Jr. & Guerrero Maya Jr./Angel de Oro & Angel de Plata/Molotov & Sensei/Pegasso & Rey Cometa/Durango Kid & Escorpion/Escandalo & Nitro/Euforia & Nosferatu/Los Hombres del Camoflaje (Artillero y Super Comando)
4. La Mascara/Mascara Dorada/La Sombra vs. Atlantis/Dragon Rojo/Ultimo Guerrero

10/3 – Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
1. Hijo del Javier Cruz & Thunder Boy vs. Nube Roja & Templario
2. Silueta vs. Princesa Maya
3. Dark Angel/Lluvia/Marcela vs. Amapola/Estrellita/Tiffany
4. Occidental Lt. Heavyweight Title: El Gallo © vs. Felino
5. Hijo del Fantasma/Sagrado/Toscano vs. Negro Casas/Mr. Niebla/Psicosis

10/4 – Arena Puebla
1. Blue Center & Centella de Oro vs. Centauro de Fuego & Mr. Rafaga
2. Metalico/Metatron/Starman vs. Apocalipsis/Disturbio/Inquisidor
3. Bam Bam/Electrico/Shockercito vs. Bracito de Oro/Pequeno Olimpico/Pierrothito
4. Maximo/Rush/Valiente vs. La Triada del Terror (Averno/Ephesto/Mephisto)
5. La Mascara/Mascara Dorada/Mistico vs. Atlantis/Mr. Niebla/Ultimo Guerrero

10/5 – Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
1. Tondar vs. Titanio
2. Astaroth & Hierro vs. Angel del Mal & In Memoria
3. Black Metal & Palacio Negro vs. Exterminador & Malefico
4. Fabian el Gitano/Metro/Rush vs. Shigeo Okumura/Vangelis/Nobuo Yoshihashi
5. Mistico/Rotoporky/La Sombra vs. La Triada del Terror (Averno/Ephesto/Mephisto)

10/5 – Arena Mexico
1. Freesbee & Principe vs. Cholo & Semental
2. Astral/Pequeno Olimpico/Shockercito vs. Pequeno Violencia/Pequeno Warrior/Universito Dos Mil
3. Fuego/Sagrado/Stuka Jr. vs. Demus 3:16/Polvora/Virus
4. Atlantis/Dragon Rojo/Ultimo Guerrero vs. Mr. Aguila/Hector Garza/Olimpico
5. CMLL Lt. Heavyweight Title: Volador Jr. (c) vs. La Mascara

10/12 – Arena Coliseo de Guadalajara
1. Astral/Mascarita Dorada/Ultimo Dragoncito vs. Pequeno Olimpico/Pequeno Warrior/Pierrothito
2. Dalis la Caribena/Luna Magica/Marcela vs. Estrellita/Seuxis/Tiffany
3. Fabian el Gitano/Fuego/Metro vs. Los Cancerberos del Infierno (Cancerbero/Euforia/Raziel)
4. Maximo/Rush/Toscano vs. Dragon Rojo/Los Sicarios del Infierno (Averno y Mephisto)
5. Hijo del Fantasma/Mistico/Rotoporky vs. Atlantis/Rey Bucanero/Ultimo Guerrero


9/30 – Arena Xalapa
1. ?
2. ??
3. Los Exoticos (Nygma/Polvo de Estrellas/Yuriko) vs. Billy Boy/El Brazo/Decnis
4. La Fuerza Aerea (Aero Star/Laredo Kid/Super Fly) vs. The Psycho Circus (Monster Clown/Murder Clown/Psycho Clown)

10/2 – Arena Neza
1. Chacalo/Munrra/Reptillo vs. Los Hermanos Muerte I y II/Malevolo
2. Chico Che/Dinamic Black/Principe Neza vs. Carta Brava Jr./Chamaco Davilla/Vampiro Metalico
3. Starman/Ultraman/Ultraman Jr. vs. Arkangel de la Muerte/Dr. X/Escandalo
4. Hijo del Fantasma/Mascara Dorada/Stuka Jr. vs. El Poder Mexica (Dragon Rojo/Misterioso II/Sangre Azteca)
5. La Peste Negra (Felino/Negro Casas/Mr. Niebla) vs. Mr. Aguila/Hector Garza/Olimpico

10/2 – Unidad Deportiva de Fortin
1. ?
2. ??
3. Fabi y Mari Apache vs. Jennifer Blake & Sexy Star
4. El Mesias & La Parka Jr. vs. Electroshock & Zorro

10/3 – Arena Coliseo de Coacalco
1. Albatros/Aramis/Drigger vs. Marduck/Nino de Fuego/Rey Dinamico
2. Impulso/Wotam/Ztizan vs. Epidemia/Forastero/Stigma
3. Mascara contra Caballera: Kalibus vs. Angel de Tijuana
4. Justiciero/Negro Navarro/Trauma I vs. AK-47/Cyborg/911
5. Mr. Potro & Trauma II vs. Judas el Traidor & Magnifico

10/3 – Arena Pavilion del Norte de Saltillo
1. ?
2. ??
3. Mascara contra Caballera: Angel Volador vs. Eclipse
4. Super Libre: Green Demon vs. Super Parka
5. Metro & Stuka Jr. vs. Misterioso II & Sangre Azteca

10/3 – Lienzo Charro Sermeo de Guadalajara
1. Mascarita Sagrada & Octagoncito vs. Mini Histeria & Mini Psicosis
2. Gran y Mari Apache vs. Billy Boy & Jennifer Blake
3. Aero Star & Super Fly vs. El Brazo & Decnis
4. Elegido/Gronda II/Octagon vs. Cuervo/Ozz/Vampiro

10/6 – Salon Quinta Caporales de Comonfort
1. ?
2. ??
3. Gran y Mari Apache vs. Billy Boy & Cinthia Moreno
4. Crazy Boy & Extreme Tiger vs. Alan Stone & Escoria
5. Joe Lider & La Parka Jr. vs. Electroshock & Silver Kain

10/7 – Gimnasio Agustin Millan de Toluca
1. Mascarita Divina & La Parkita vs. Mini Histeria & Mini Psicosis
2. El Brazo/Gato Eveready/Fabi Apache vs. Decnis/Psicosis III/La Hechicera
3. Aero Star/Argenis/Super Fly vs. Cuervo/Espiritu/Ozz
4. El Mesias & La Parka Jr. vs. Electroshock & Silver King

10/10 – Plaza de Toros de Tepeapulco
1. Octagoncito & La Parkita vs. Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Psicosis
2. Fabi y Mari Apache vs. Cinthia Moreno & Sexy Star
3. Extreme Tiger & Nicho el Millionario vs. Cuervo & Ultimo Gladiador
4. Cibernetico/Octagon/La Parka Jr. vs. Black Abyss/Chessman/Hernandez

10/16 – Palenque de la Feria de Ciudad Valle
1. Mascarita Divina & Octagoncito vs. Mini Abismo Negro & Mini Psicosis
2. Aero Star & Fabi Apache vs. Billy Boy & Sexy Star
3. Los Exoticos (Pasion Kristal/Pimpinela Escarlata/Polvo de Estrellas) vs. The Psycho Circus (Monster Clown/Murder Clown/Psycho Clown)
4. El Mesias & La Parka Jr. vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. & Silver Kain


10/16 – Deportivo Tlalli de Tlanepantla
1. Low Rider vs. Black Fire
2. Daga & Fantasma de la Opera vs. Eterno & Freelance
3. Cuadrangular de Parejas por la IWL Tag Titles: Aero Boy & Violento Jack vs. Pesadilla & Ragde
4. Cuadrangular de Parejas por la IWL Tag Titles: Las Traumas I y II vs. Heddi Karouhi & Naruto
5. 6 Way Elimination Match por la IWL Continental Title – Participants: Alebrije/Hijo del Lizmark/Marco Corleone/Monsther/Oriental/Super Nova
6. Por la Copa Mundial: Blue Demon Jr. vs. Showtime Summers


9/30 – Arena Naucalpan
1. Dinamic Black vs. Magia Negra
2. Eragon & Freelance vs. Carta Brava Jr. & Comando Negro
3. Chico Che/Dr. Cerebro/Tony Rivera vs. AK-47/Guerrero Negro/911
4. Fabi y Mari Apache vs. Biba Kasai & Kitzune Nanuco
5. Christian (the new jacked up guy from Argentina)/El Mesias/Trauma I vs. Chessman/Silver Kain/Ultimo Gladiador


10/3 – Poliforum Juan Gabriel de Ciudad Juarez
1. Baby Star & Zahura vs. Estrella Diabolica & Princesa Guerrera
2. Hermes Jr./Metro/Perrush-K vs. Dark Warrior/El Imperial/Pantera Asesina
3. Angelix & Genesis Jr. vs. Escoria & Espiritu
4. Aereo/Argenis/Extreme Tiger vs. Mr. Alfa/Hijo del Super Angel/Rey Guerrero
5. Nicho el Millionario vs. Zorro


10/2 – Arena Juba de Reynosa
1. ?
2. El Bronco/Magnifico/Rey Patriota vs. Chamaco Ortiz/Super Boy/Turok
3. Las Imagenes II y III/Olimpo vs. Los Ahijados del Yuma I y II/Luminoso
4. Asterisco Jr. vs. Halcon de Oro
5. Elegido/Laredo Kid/Octagon vs. Alan Stone/Chessman/Pimpinela Escarlata


10/2 – Auditorio Municipal de Huejutla
1. Academico & Rayo Huasteco vs. Muerte Nocturna & Piloto Infernal
2. Neurosis vs. Black Star
3. Logan & Nocturno vs. Capricornio & Serval
4. Marco Rivera & Sexy Man vs. Diva Salvaje & Miss Gaviota
5. Axel/Pierroth II/Super Cuate vs. Cien Caras Jr./Hijo del Canek/Mascara Ano Dos Mil Jr.


10/2 – Arena Lopez Mateos
1. Cassandra & Vanelly vs. Dama X & Xena
2. Astro Boy II/Hijo del Pantera/Mascara Oriental/Zairus vs. Los Toxicos (Chapuline Negro/Epidemia/Heavy Boy/Ulises Jr.)
3. Chucho el Roto/Iron Love/Yakuza vs. Los Mohicanos I y II/Piel Roja
4. Las Saetas del Ring (Aguila Solitaria/Ciclon Ramirez/Pantera) vs. The Killer Family (Rey Krimen/Sepulturero/Terry Dos Mil)
5. El Trio Fantasia (Super Muneco/Super Pinocho/Super Raton) vs. Los Diabolicos (El Bronco/Romano Garcia/Rocky Santana)
6. Blue Panther/Mil Mascaras/Rambo/Scorpio Jr. vs. Charly Manson/Histeria/Olimpico/Psicosis


10/1 – Auditorio Municipal de Tijuana
1. Abejorro/Flecha Roja/Transformer vs. Astucia/El Mofles/Pensamiento Negro II
2. Camaleon Negro/Viento/Zarco vs. Clasico/Kenoe/X-Torm
3. Angel Metalico/Extassis/Horus/Zaeta vs. Mr. Maldito/Maquiavelico/Platino/Tony Casanova
4. Hijo del Huracan Ramirez & Hijo del Rey Misterio vs. Angel Blanco Jr. & Hijo del Fishman
5. Dos Caras/Solar I/Super Astro vs. Black Terry/Kendo/Negro Navarro



10/3 – Club Woodies in Escondido, California
1. ?
2. Black Mamba & Poison vs. El Guerrillero & Super Comando
3. Maravilla Azul & Mexus vs. Amnesia & Hades
4. Blood Eagle & Solar I vs. Negro Navarro & Steve Pain
5. Dos Caras/Horus/SoCal Crazy vs. Angel Blanco Jr./Maquiavelico/Tony Casanova


10/10 – Salon Mission Valley in El Paso, Texas
1. ?
2. ??
3. ???
4. ????
5. Hijo del Santo vs. Blue Demon Jr.


10/3 – North Austin Event Center in North Austin, Texas
1. ?
2. Rey Lancer/Sangre Chicana Jr./Skayderman vs. Black Killer/Estrella Universal/Karla Maria
3. Mascarita Dorada & Octagoncito vs. Pequeno Violencia & Pierrothito
4. Hombre sin Miedo/La Diabolica/Sexy Flor vs. Histeria/Rossy Moreno/Tiffany
5. Relevos Increibles: La Mascara/Rotoporky/Oriental vs. Volador Jr./Mr. Aguila/Charly Manson
6. Mistico/Shocker/La Sombra vs. Atlantis/Rey Bucanero/Ultimo Guerrero


10/3 – Aragon Music Hall in Pharr, Texas
1. ?
2. ??
3. ???
4. ????
5. Hijo del Santo & Sangre Chicana Jr. vs. Hijo del Espanto & Pirata Morgan

Pee-wee Herman Hosting Raw – Hbo Star No Longer Scheduled

The official WWE website has announced that comedian Pee Wee Herman will be hosting the November 1st episode of Monday Night RAW from the Nassau Coliseum in New York. The statement reads:

“Pee-wee Herman is taking time off from performing on Broadway in The Pee-wee Herman Show to come out to the Nassau Coliseum where he’s sure to make some new friends and create some chaos with WWE.

Never has such mayhem been caused on Monday Night Raw by a man in a red bowtie. Pee-wee Herman will turn Raw into his Playhouse on Nov. 1.”

It’s worth noting that actor Danny McBride (star of HBO’s “Eastbound & Down”) is no longer listed as the scheduled guest host for October 11th.

Here’s the updated list of scheduled hosts:

Oct. 4, 2010: Johnny Knoxville

Oct. 18, 2010: Bobb’e J. Thompson

Oct. 25, 2010: Toby Keith

Nov. 1, 2010: Pee-wee Herman

Jr Having Heart Surgery, Lita Working On Tv Show, Nxt Update

WWE hall of Famer Jim Ross posted a observe on his Twitter page that he will be present process coronary heart surgical treatment inside the near future to have a stent put in one among his heart arteries. Ross wrote:
“I’m going to be high-quality. I’m very positive and could continue to be such. My basic fitness is better than it has been in years… No, my heart stent wasn’t predicted, but no hill for a stepper. Short sanatorium live if all goes properly Monday and it will.”
The method isn’t always taken into consideration to be too invasive and Ross downplayed the seriousness of the state of affairs, promising to be at an Oklahoma college football game inside the near future.
— WWE has showed that the the rest of NXT Season 3 will air on the professional organisation internet site starting subsequent Tuesday night. Subsequent week will see the primary Diva elimination.
— Former WWE Diva Lita is operating on a brand new tv display that is a “horror-based totally level display.” Lita is featured in the new issue of revolt Ink magazine, which says that Lita is “shooting a tv pilot for the horror-based totally level display she performs, near her home base inside the ATL area.”

Update On Tna Partnering With Aaa

TNA Ambassador Jeff Jarrett turned into upbeat after spending a couple of days in Mexico assembly with AAA officials. He posted on Twitter:
“great conferences the final two days in Mexico metropolis. 2011 looks interesting for TNA in Mexico…”
As we formerly said, it seems the 2 corporations are looking to do a talent exchange and probable co-sell a few indicates across the border.


Play.Com are selling a unique “Lord of Darkness” version of upcoming WWE online game Smackdown vs raw 2011. You get the Ministry of Darkness Undertaker in-game gown, WWE Unforgiven 2007 on DVD and an Undertaker art card.
– Press launch:
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Because the sunrise of time the powers of correct and evil were locked in never-ending warfare and the firstborn kids of mild and darkness were reincarnated again and again. In each new era these youngsters are amongst the mightiest warriors of the age, one destined to shield and the alternative destined to spoil. Now, in the current, wherein else could these champions be located than inside the ranks of the WWE? War strains could be drawn as the high-quality (and worst) in sports leisure fight for the most important prize of all… the future of the human race!
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Jeff Hardy Bashes Cena/nexus, Cena Tweets Again On Nexus

Following last night time’s TNA certain For Glory PPV, Jeff Hardy posted the subsequent on his Twitter account after a fan called him out for turning heel: “might u admit it’s strongerThanThatWackAssNexusTeaseWithCena?”
– the following is a brand new tweet from the official Twitter page of WWE celeb John Cena: “CeNation. Nexus has restricted my involvement. Please do now not free wish. Adapt and conquer.”


ROH Wrestling sent out the following today:

– El Generico vs. Kevin Steen – Final Battle 2010 Hype Video:

New Match for Final Battle 2010:

It’s been nearly a year since Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli declared their return to tag team competition at the expense of the newly crowned champions, Jay & Mark Briscoe, at “Final Battle 2009”. Four months later, at “The Big Bang”, the KoW bested the brothers and claimed the ROH World Tag Titles as their own. Their return bout at “Death Before Dishonor VIII” was a bloody violent affair in which the Kings retained the belts through some creative use of the “loaded” elbow pad. And their 3rd title bout, coming up on HDNet”, again saw Chris & Claudio walk out with the belts after some assistance from Shane Hagadorn. Three matches with the belts on the line, and all three with the same result. Besides those three bouts, the ROH faithful have seen singles wins traded back-and-forth as well as involvement from Sara Del Rey, Shane Hagadorn, and Mike “Papa” Briscoe that has turned a title chase into something far more personal.

Now despite the methods in which the KoW have beaten the Briscoes, the fact remains that they have beaten the Sandy Fork natives on three separate occasions with those belts on the line. As such, and as evidenced by the upcoming bout in Chicago Ridge, ROH officials have determined that the Briscoes will not receive another title shot at the Kings. But, as witnessed this weekend in Philadelphia, the Kings and Hagadorn boast they will defend the belts against any team that can beat them in a non-title match.

With that in mind, and in light of the intensely personal animosity that has developed, Executive Producer Jim Cornette declared “The Kings will face Jay & Mark Briscoe at ‘Final Battle 2010’ in non-title action. Not only that but in addition both Shane Hagadorn and Papa Briscoe will take part in this match as well! It will be a 6-Man Tag pitting The Briscoe Family against The Kings of Wrestling & Shane Hagadorn!”

“There is an obvious vendetta Jim Cornette has against The Kings of Wrestling.” stated Chris Hero, “He continues to give his boys chance after chance to prove they can hang with the Kings, and now he wants to force our Ace into a match as well? Old man Briscoe shouldn’t be wrestling, he should be in jail for assault! Instead Jim threatens us…threatens me…well the Kings don’t respond well to threats. The hell unleashed on the Briscoe family at ‘Final Battle’ is all going to be on your head Jim. I want everyone to remember that when the Briscoe clan celebrates their Christmas in the hospital!”

The Briscoe Family vs. The Kings of Wrestling & Shane Hagadorn, “Final Battle 2010”, December 18th, get your tickets here:!


Hey, what’s going on, marks and marquettes (SP)?  I’m Derek Ruttle and this is the first edition of my column, Blood On The Canvas here on PWMania!  Thanks for checking it out and feel free to comment, disagree and stir up a debate or two with yours truly.

For my first column, I simply grabbed my latest one that I wrote last Thursday, September 30.  Some of the statements may appear to be dated as the Hell in a Cell PPV and last night’s Raw are now in the books, but I hope you’ll dig it enough to keep checking it out as time goes on.  Peace!

Look!  Up in the sky!  It’s a bird, it’s a plane!  No, it’s the inflated opinions of a wrestling fan with too much time on his hands!

Yep, it’s another edition of the Mixed Bag, where I’ll rant and spew my venomous views on the current landscape of wrestling.  As always, I welcome your own thoughts and discussions so shoot me an email or hit up Blood on the Canvas on Facebook.  Look for the ultra close-up shot of a bloody Steve Austin from WrestleMania 13 as the page photo!

–  First off, let’s get this Matt Hardy business out of the way.  Everybody with a desk or laptop has been talking about it, so I’ll throw my two cents in.  I think the guy is just attention-starved.  I can’t pinpoint what exactly the situation is backstage in the WWE, but the popular notion seems to be that he’s either trying to get himself legitimately released or he’s working everyone in what will ultimately be a setup for his return to Smackdown.  I’m personally inclined to believe the latter because I think it would be a huge coup for a wrestler to make the entire dirtsheet and smart mark audience think he wanted out of a company, only to return in a hot angle surrounded by so much fanfare.  But what’s he really got to be pissed off about?  And why exactly has he garnered all this office heat in the first place?  Far as I can remember, Matt has always had a YouTube account where he spoke his mind.  One apparent reason is that he’s put on weight in recent months, but is that really what may get him fired in the very near future?  I don’t buy it.

As far as Hardy being mad about the lack of a decent push, well, let’s be honest, it’s because Matt sucks on the mic and can’t carry a feud.  He has charisma but when it comes to taking the ball and running with it, Hardy fumbles.  His feud with brother Jeff should’ve felt like a bigger deal than it did, and going back even further, his mega-hyped feud with Edge in 2005 faltered because Matt dropped the ball in keeping heat between them.  If Matt really wanted out of WWE, or any other wrestler did for that matter, I truly don’t believe they would take to YouTube and start ranting away about wanting out.  I think Matt is a huge mark for himself and these videos are pretty over the top, but what’s he doing at the end of the day?  He’s doing what every other mid-card wrestler wants the fans to do – he’s getting them talking about him.  Good, bad, positive, negative, it doesn’t matter.  Hardy is getting his name out there while Vince McMahon keeps him on the bench.  You don’t see everybody unloading in message boards about anyone currently on the sidelines;  Joey Mercury, Christian, hell, even Triple H.  Long story short;  we’ll be seeing Matt back on Friday nights pretty soon.

–  Speaking of Triple H, I see he now holds an executive position with WWE, serving as a Senior Advisor to Vince on creative direction.  Wait, hold up, you hear that?  I think that’s the sound of a million Hunter haters crowing about politics!  In all seriousness, I think there’s nobody better suited for the position than The Game.  For one, he’s a senior wrestler in the company and has seen its ups and downs almost more than anyone.  Second, he has an obvious knack in seeing who can be a huge star.  Do the names Batista, Randy Orton and Sheamus ring a bell?

–  So the WWE brings back Paul Bearer, and automatically the collective thinking of the IWC turns to The Undertaker’s retirement.  Again, this is something else I don’t buy.  It was a nice move by WWE to bring back Paul, as he has obvious ties to both Taker and Kane in their current feud, but I don’t see this as an omen that the Dead Man is calling it a day in the next few months, or at WrestleMania 27.  I’ve always believed that the IWC underestimates the shape Taker is in;  sure, he’s reaching 50 years old and his very physical style has caught up to him in the last few years, but Mark Calaway has always been able to retain the character’s image by not overexposing it and committing to every house show and every TV taping on the schedule.  I definitely see Taker holding on until Mania 28 where he could retire with an incredible 20-0 winning streak.  My only hope is that that Mania is indeed held at the former Skydome in Toronto, so I can attend.

–  I’m still not fully sold on Alberto del Rio.  Show me a solid, 10-15 minute match on TV or PPV that tells a good story and I may just hop on the bandwagon with the rest of you.  Right now, I’m just hearing a lot of talk and little action.

–  Bad timing for Christian to be injured.  I was really hoping he’d get some much-needed exposure in a decent feud with del Rio.  Hope he can get back by either the Rumble or in time for Mania.

–  How bad does Edge need to go to Smackdown?  The poor guy hasn’t had a consistent angle or feud since his programs with Jericho and then Orton.  All summer and so far this fall, he’s just been a guy who’s “there” on Raw.  Throw him in the middle of the show or throw him in the main event, but Edge’s lack of direction scares me.  He said it best on Raw this week:  “We go from Steve Austin stunning Vince McMahon to Edge arguing with a computer!”

–  Is CM Punk ever gonna grow his hair back out?  He seems to like the ‘Christian Bale as John Connor in T4’ look.

–  I’ve been loving everything that Kane has been doing in the last four months.  It only took until the age of 43, but WWE decided to finally do something right with him!

–  There better be blood at Hell in a Cell.  PG or no PG, you don’t half-ass a Cell match and some feuds require the office policies to be bent, such as Taker vs Kane.

–  Why does John Cena need to avenge every clean pinfall loss he takes, even overdoing it?

–  Chris Jericho isn’t leaving WWE.  Trust me.

–  If The Miz hasn’t cashed in his MITB case and had a run with the WWE Title before the biggest show of the year, then Miz vs Taker at Mania sounds very intriguing.

–  Speaking of Miz, I’ll admit that I was wrong with my original assessment of him about a year and a half ago.  I was one of those people that thought John Morrison would easily be the bigger star of the two, but it looks like Miz is reaching that plateau first.  He definitely deserves it, and I still say he’s got the best music in WWE right now!

–  On the topic of Morrison, at last it looks like WWE is finally doing something constructive with him.  That match he had with Sheamus a couple weeks back on Raw was very good and reminiscent of those Hardcore Title matches in the Attitude Era, where matches took place everywhere except the ring.  It’s too bad that both WWE and John to an extent dropped the ball about a year ago with him, seeing how he was having excellent matches with the likes of Jericho, Edge, Punk and World Champion Jeff Hardy.  He even pinned Punk on two occasions when Punk was World Champ.  But that’s the past and now is here.  I like his more serious demeanor and he’s really pulled back on the flashy spots.

–  I think it was too soon to put the WWE Title on Randy Orton.  Yes, he’s definitely the biggest face on Raw right now and he’s pretty much the Stone Cold of the PG era, but the trigger was pulled prematurely, in my book.  I would’ve had Sheamus retain at Night of Champions by pinning Orton, but then Randy would get another shot at Hell in a Cell and win it there.  Make one of these random, B-show PPVs have some meaning after Orton continually chases the gold.

–  I support the idea to unify the World and WWE Titles, but not the Intercontinental and United States belts.  If Raw and Smackdown are still meant to be separate brands, then both shows still need a respective mid-card Champion.  WWE needs to go back to how the IC Title was regarded in the 80’s and 90’s – a stepping stone to the World Title.  The IC and US Titles need to be held almost in that same regard, only that to the mid-card talent, those are THEIR World Titles.

–  I literally laughed out loud at how ridiculously overboard Vince is going with this PG content after he had the divas parade around the ring in bathing suits straight out of 1955.

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