OVW TV 6-22-13: The Coaltion Continues to Wreak Havoc

The show began with Rob Terry calling out Jay Bradley and challenging him to a one-on-one match for the evening and he even put his #1 contendership to the OVW Heavyweight Championship on the line. Also, OVW Television Champion Randy Royal defended against one-half of The Gut Checkers Sam Shaw. Royal, unbeknownst to the referee, uses a chain to get the pin and the win to retain his championship and hides the chain under his arm; however, Royal’s former friend, Tony Gunn, comes out and busts Royal with the chain, prompting the ref to restart the match. At one point, The Coalition comes out and attacks Sam Shaw, leading to the disqualification win for Shaw. After other members of the OVW locker room come out to even the odds, during the melee, Shaw gets his head driven into the ring post and suffers some injuries to his head. Also, Heidi Lovelace confronts Taeler Hendrix about using her as a human shield the previous week on OVW TV. Taeler comes up with an excuse and tells Heidi if she wins her match for the evening, she will give her something special. Unfortunately, her opponent was the powerful Lei’D Tapa and Lei’D …

Doink the Clown Passes Away

It was reported on WWE.com that Matt Osborne, who wrestled under the name Doink the Clown, has passed away. He was currently working for WWE, making occasional appearances. He was also a 2nd generation superstar, the son of the late “Tough” Tony Borne, and was one of the most hilarious and memorable personas in wrestling history, he will be deeply missed and I hope he makes it into the WWE Hall of Fame one day.…

WWE Smackdown 6-21-13: Daniel Bryan Wins, But Is Not Happy

The show began with Daniel Bryan addressing his match being stopped on Raw a few nights ago due to suffering an injury that didn’t allow him to continue. Bryan has been obsessed with proving to everybody that he is not the “weak link”. After Randy Orton came out to tell Bryan that when helped him to his feet after their match on Raw and embraced him, that he respects Bryan for his guts and determination. Instead, Bryan took that sportsmanship as pity and was determined to prove himself in their rematch later on in the evening. Also, Wade Barrett got his Intercontinental Championship rematch after losing the championship to Curtis Axel at Payback the previous Sunday. It was a Triple Threat Match that also featured The Miz; Axel won the championship in controversial fashion when Miz had Wade Barrett locked in his signature submission hold “The Figure Four Leg-Lock” and Axel picked up the scraps by pinning Barrett to win the championship, so I felt that he needed to prove himself as Intercontinental Champion. During the rematch against Barrett, Axel did just that by hitting Barrett with his signature maneuver and pinning him for the 1-2-3 to retain his championship. …

Impact Wrestling 6-20-13: Sting Reveals the First Member of His New Main Event Mafia

On this edition of Impact Wrestling, two significant things took place. First, the Executive In Charge of the Knockouts Brooke Hogan invited the knockouts to the ring for her “State of the Knockouts” address. First, Brooke had One Dirty Bitch & her husband Eric Young give up the TNA Knockout Women’s Tag Team Championship. Due to the fact that Eric is a man, he and his wife were never officially champions; the championships now remain vacant. Then, Brooke announced that the following week on Impact Wrestling, TNA Knockout Women’s Champion Mickie James will finally defend against Velvet Sky. Brooke also announced that Taryn Terrell and Gail Kim will go one-on-one in a Ladder Match on an upcoming edition of Impact Wrestling; whomever wins that match becomes the #1 contender to the TNA Knockout Women’s Championship. Also, the previous week on Impact Wrestling, TNA Hall of Famer Sting announced that he would be forming the new Main Event Mafia, a faction that Sting was once a member of. The first member of Sting’s new Main Event Mafia was revealed to be soon-to-be TNA Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, another guy who was once a member of the Main Event Mafia. Who …

WWE Superstars 6-20-13: Divas Division Heats Up

I was in attendance at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan for this edition of Superstars. First, R-Truth went one-on-one with one-half of The Prime Time Players Darren Young (accompanied by the other half of The Prime Time Players Titus O’Neil). In the end, despite attempted interference from O’Neil, R-Truth was able to defeat Young. Also, in the main event, the team of Natalya Neidhart and Layla El faced The Funkadactyls (Naomi & Cameron Lynn). I am a fan of all these women and I was not sure which team to root for in this one. At one point in the match, things started to get a little intense between Natalya and Cameron, with their respective tag team partners stepping in and attempting to settle things down a bit. In the end, it was Natalya and Layla who emerged victorious. I would also like to point out that this was Matt Striker’s last show in WWE because his contract had expired on this day and WWE had decided not to renew his contract.…

WWE NXT 6-19-13: NXT Women’s Championship Tournament Continues

On this edition of NXT, it was another first-round match for the tournament to determine the first-ever NXT Women’s Champion when Sasha Banks faced Summer Rae, with Summer coming out on top and advancing to the second round. On the upcoming edition of NXT, the final first-round match will be between Emma and Aksana. While I am not a fan of either of these women, I will be rooting against Aksana. Also, new NXT Champion Bo Dallas announced that while he was not at this edition of NXT, he will be at the upcoming edition of NXT.…

WWE Main Event 6-19-13: The Shield Continues It’s Dominance

On this edition of Main Event, Justin Gabriel and The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) took on The Shield (United States Champion Dean Ambrose & WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & The Usos’ second cousin Roman Reigns). In the end, just as Gabriel was going to hit Ambrose with his signature maneuver “The 450 Splash”, chaos ensued when the other competitors got involved and it allowed Ambrose to recover and put a halt to Gabriel’s momentum. Ambrose then hit Gabriel with his signature maneuver “The Standing Bulldog” to get the pin and the win for his team. I definitely think that The Usos should get the next championship opportunity against Rollins & Reigns because The Usos have not only taken a stand against The Shield, but they are also way overdue for a reign as WWE Tag Team Champions. Also, Zeb Colter accompanied Antonio Cesaro to the ring for his match against Sin Cara and prior to the match, Colter said that he admires Cesaro for shedding his European roots to embrace being a “real American”. As I stated before, I am convinced that when Jack Swagger, the guy that Colter currently manages who is out with an injury, makes …

WWE Raw 6-17-13: Changes In the Air

I was in attendance for this edition of Raw that took place at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The show began with the new World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio (accompanied by his personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez). Del Rio addressed his actions from the previous night at the Payback Pay-Per-View event and was met with a chorus of boos from the WWE Universe. After all of this, Del Rio then stated that for the last few months, he has fought for the WWE Universe and all they did was disrespect him. After making this statement, it was clear that both Del Rio and Rodriguez had turned heel. They are then interrupted by CM Punk (accompanied by Paul Heyman); Punk then made it clear that he did not appreciate Del Rio’s posturing. Then, despite protests from Heyman, Punk went on to challenge Del Rio to a non-title match for later on in the show. Raw Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero (accompanied by her assistant Brad Maddox) came out and announced that the match would happen in the night’s main event. Also, after losing the Intercontinental Championship to Curtis Axel the night before at Payback, Barrett was scheduled to have …

WWE Payback 6-16-13: John Cena Survives Hell

In a match during the Payback Kickoff (Pre-Show), Sheamus O’Shaunessy defeated one-half of Team Rhodes Scholars Damien Sandow. As for the matches for the Pay-Per-View portion of Payback, WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn had retribution on her mind heading into her defense against former BFF AJ Lee; unfortunately, it was not to be because in the end, it was AJ who forced Kaitlyn to submit to her signature submission hold “The Black Widow” to become the WWE Divas Champion for the first time. After the heart-wrenching loss, Kaitlyn was consoled by fellow former WWE Divas Champions Layla El, Natalya Neidhart, and Alicia Fox, thus turning Alicia face. Also, United States Champion and Shield leader Dean Ambrose defended against Kane. In the end, when Kane attempted to hit Ambrose with his signature maneuver “The Chokeslam” through the announcers’ table outside the ring, it was Ambrose who countered by hitting Kane with a DDT and getting back in the ring to beat the referee’s ten count, thus beating Kane and retaining his championship via count-out. Also, Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett was originally scheduled to defend against both The Miz and Fandango in a Triple Threat Match; however, Fandango had suffered an injury during …

OVW TV 6-16-13: The Coalition Gets Outsmarted

The show began with Jay Bradley coming out to address the fact that OVW Owner “Nightmare” Danny Davis told him that he has to earn his opportunity at the OVW Heavyweight Championship. Bradley then said that he plans on doing that by going through every contender that is in line for an opportunity. After reminding everybody he took #3 in Ryan Howe out last week on OVW TV, he then issued an open challenge to #2 in OVW Television Champion Randy Royal. Randy Royal (accompanied by Tony Gunn) came out and had every intention of denying the challenge, until Gunn would accept on Royal’s behalf. I am not a fan of either one of these guys and I was not sure who to root against in this one. In the end, when Royal attempted to use a chain, Gunn snatched it from him; Bradley then hit Royal with his signature maneuver “The Boomstick” to get the pin and the win in this non-title encounter. I would like to point out that last week on OVW TV, during the match between Royal and Gunn, Royal feigned a heart attack to get the victory over Gunn, thus betraying his trust. My only …

WWE Smackdown 6-14-13: The Shield Finally Gets Beat As A Trio

On this edition of Smackdown, WWE Divas Champion Kaitlyn was scheduled to go one-on-one with Aksana in a non-title match; however, prior to the match, a replay from this past Monday on Raw was shown of AJ Lee revealing to Kaitlyn that the whole secret admirer thing was a ploy set up by her just to psyche Kaitlyn out. After Kaitlyn had noticed Aksana laughing about it, Kaitlyn snapped and relentlessly attacked her. While referee Rod Zapata was trying to restrain Kaitlyn, she responded by slapping him in the face. After Aksana had finally escaped Kaitlyn’s grasp, Kaitlyn broke down in the ring for the second time in one week. The match had never officially started. Later on, the Senior Advisor to the Smackdown General Manager (WWE Hall of Famer Booker T) Teddy Long, who is running Smackdown while Booker T is out with an injury, announced in a WWE.com Exclusive video that while he understood what Kaitlyn is currently going through, he made it clear that a competitor, male or female, is not allowed to put their hands on referees; therefore, Teddy said that he had no choice but to fine Kaitlyn $10,000 for her actions. Speaking of Booker …

Impact Wrestling 6-13-13: Who is the New Main Event Mafia?

The show began with General Manager Hulk Hogan telling everybody that after what had happened at the end of last week’s Impact Wrestling, Hulk gave her daughter and Knockouts Executive Brooke Hogan the night off. Hulk then went on to discuss the Bound For Glory Series; he announced that both Jeff Hardy and Bobby Roode had automatically been entered into the series, who both come out to the ring. The three men are then interrupted by Aces & Eights. TNA World Heavyweight Champion, President of The Aces & Eights, and Hulk’s estranged son-in-law Bully Ray, brings up the fact that not one member of Aces & Eights is entered into the Bound For Glory Series. Hulk then tells Bully that one member of Aces & Eights will end up qualifying by winning a Battle Royal that features only members of Aces & Eights later on in the show. Hulk also announced that next week on Impact Wrestling, it will be Open Fight Night, which allows anybody on the TNA roster to call out anybody and that person is required to fight. Hulk then said that the TNA Fans will get to vote on whether Jeff Hardy or Bobby Roode get …

WWE Superstars 6-13-13: Our Heroes Get Robbed

On this edition of Superstars, one-half of Tons of Funk Tensai (accompanied by the other half of Tons of Funk Brodus Clay & The Funkadactyls (Naomi & Cameron Lynn) went one-on-one with one-half of The Prime Time Players Titus O’Neil (accompanied by the other half of The Prime Time Players Darren Young). In the end, thanks to an assist from Darren Young, Titus O’Neil was able to defeat Tensai. Also, in the main event, one-half of Team Co-Bro Zack Ryder went one-on-one with the leader of 3MB Heath Slater (accompanied by fellow 3MB cohorts Drew McIntyre & Jinder Mahal). In the end, thanks to a distraction by both McIntyre and Mahal, Slater was able to defeat Ryder. It was definitely a travesty of how our heroes were robbed of their victories.…

WWE NXT 6-12-13: New NXT Champion

On this edition of NXT, the first round of the tournament to determine the first-ever NXT Women’s Champion continued when Bayley went one-on-one with Alicia Fox. I would like to point out that I am convinced that Bayley has turned face because of how she was acting all shy and nice around everybody both prior to and during the match. Unfortunately for Bayley, Alicia Fox came out victorious, thus advancing in the tournament. The first match for the second round of the tournament is now set; it will be Alicia Fox taking on Paige, who also won a first-round match two weeks ago on NXT. There are now two more first-round matches left, which continues next week on NXT. Also, in the main event, NXT Champion Big E Langston defended against #1 contender Bo Dallas. In the end, after accidentally pulling off the padding and exposing the steel turnbuckle, Dallas rammed Big E’s head into it and then hit him with his signature maneuver to get the pin and win to become the new NXT Champion. I would also like to point out that Dallas had also ended Big E’s undefeated streak on NXT.…

WWE Main Event 6-12-13: The Usos Bring Down the Funk

The show began with The Miz going one-on-one with one-half of Team Rhodes Scholars Cody Rhodes. The regular commentary team for Main Event is Josh Mathews, The Miz, & Ricardo Rodriguez, but since The Miz was in a match, Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett provided commentary with Josh Mathews throughout the show, with Ricardo Rodriguez being absent altogether for some reason. As for the match, The Miz was victorious. Also, in the main event, it was two fan favorite tag teams going at it as The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) faced Tons of Funk (Brodus Clay & Tensai) (accompanied by The Funkadactyls (Naomi & Cameron Lynn). In the end, it was The Usos who came out on top to end the program. I am a fan of both of these teams, but I was rooting for The Usos in this one. I also think that no matter which team walks out of the upcoming WWE Pay-Per-View event, Payback, as WWE Tag Team Champions, whether it’d be the defending champions Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns of The Shield or the unlikely pairing of Randy Orton and one-half of Team Hell No Daniel Bryan, The Usos should get the next opportunity at the …

WWE Raw 6-10-13: Triple H and Mr. McMahon At Odds, Stephanie McMahon Caught In the Middle

The show began with WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H going against his father-in-law, WWE Chairman, and CEO Vincent K. McMahon’s and Triple H’s wife Stephanie McMahon’s wishes by going one-on-one with Curtis Axel (accompanied by Paul Heyman). At one point, while Triple H had the match well in hand, Vince McMahon comes out and orders the timekeeper to ring the bell to end the match, then he tells ring announcer Justin Roberts to announce Curtis Axel as the winner as a result of a disqualification. Then, Triple H gives the order to restart the match. Afterward, Mr. McMahon gives the order to declare Curtis Axel the winner as a result of a forfeit. Then, Triple H gives the order to restart the match and declares it a 60-minute Iron Man Match. Lastly, Mr. McMahon comes out to declare Curtis Axel the winner once and for all by absconding the ring bell and microphone used by Justin Roberts, so that Triple H can’t restart the match again. Later on, Triple H speaks with his wife backstage and tells her that her father crossed the line. While Stephanie agreed with her husband, she begged him not to hurt his father-in-law. While …