Week of 5/19/2014 - 5/25/2014 (Thursday - Sunday)

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    Date: May 22, 2014
    Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
    Commentators: Renee Young, Alex Riley, Rich Brennan

    It's the go home show for Takeover next week so odds are we're going to be seeing a lot about Tyson Kidd tonight. The other main story coming into tonight is the last chance for Bo Dallas. He's facing Big E. tonight and if he wins, he gets a future shot at the NXT Title. If he loses though, he's done in NXT forever. The ending should be fairly obvious at this point, but the reaction should be awesome. Let's get to it.

    We open with a recap of Bo's issues leading up to his match tonight.

    Bo Dallas vs. Big E.

    Before the match Bo talks about the love he has for his fans and accepts the title of Mr. NXT. Big E. is already doing the Five Count again and he's instantly more interesting than he's been for months. Dallas is quickly sent to the floor before a shoulder drops him with ease. Big E. does it again but this time he follows Bo to the floor. Dallas comes back with a knee to the ribs to take over and the big man is sent into the steps.

    Back in and we hit the front facelock on Big E. before taking a break. We come back with Big E. driving shoulders into Bo in the corner but walking into a suplex for two. The fans are singing He's Got The Whole World In His Hands as Bo stands over Big E. Back up and Big E. makes his come back with a clothesline and belly to belly suplex before just running him over again.

    There go the straps but Bo counters the Big Ending into a reverse DDT for two. The bulldog out of the corner is countered and Big E. gets two more off an overhead belly to belly. The Warrior Splash hits knees though and Bo nails the double arm DDT for another near fall. Bo throws his wrist tape down for a distraction and takes off the buckle pad, which is how he beat Big E. for the title last year. This time though Bo is splashed into the steel and the Big Ending means no more Bo at 8:50.

    Dallas of course cracks after losing while the fans sing the Goodbye Song. The freaking out continued during the break with the fans changing BO LEAVE! Bo grabbed the mic and said he strongly dislikes every one of them. They should have just bolieved and now they can just leave. Bo finally walks out.

    The announcers talk about Kidd vs. Neville for a bit.

    Kidd says he'll win next week.

    Sami Zayn says the loss last week isn't going to stop him. Tyler Breeze comes in and they mock each other until Sami challenges him for a match. Tyler agrees for Takeover.

    Paige vs. Tamina Snuka

    Non-title. Paige fights out of the corner to start and kicks Tamina in the ribs before screaming in her face. The fans chant Superfly as Tamina slams Paige down a few times. A running clothesline gets two on Paige and a forearm to the back puts her down. Tamina hooks a torture rack but it's more like a fireman's carry. Paige fights back and knocks Tamina to the mat, only to pull her right back up to knock her down again. Tamina picks her up and sits Paige on the top rope before knocking her ribs first onto the apron. Back in and the Superfly Splash hits feet and a small package gives Paige the pin at 6:00.

    Adam Rose vs. Camacho

    Rose charges right at him but gets hammered in the corner instead. That's fine for Adam as he charges at Camacho and takes him down with right hands. Camacho fights out of the corner and stomps Rose down. Fans: “PARTY POOPER!” A release butterfly suplex and a legdrop gets two but Rose gets all ticked off and Hulks Up. He hammers away with right hands and nails a spinebuster to set up a bronco buster. What appeared to be a Diamond Cutter is shoved away and Camacho runs to the floor. Camacho just takes the countout at 3:55.

    NXT Womens Title Tournament Semifinals: Natalya vs. Sasha Banks

    Charlotte isn't sure who she wants to win because she doesn't want to embarrass her friend but wants her to succeed. Natalya grabs a quick rollup for two and runs Sasha over for the same. Banks comes back with a running knee in the corner as Charlotte is cheering, but it's not clear for whom. We hit the chinlock on Natalya as Renee says Sasha realizes she's lost all her matches since Charlotte has been back. Not quite but the Divas don't always make a ton of sense. Natalya comes back with a butterfly suplex of her own and Sasha goes to the floor holding her leg. Back in and the Sharpshooter sends Natalya to the finals at 4:00.

    We run down the Takeover card. Zayn vs. Breeze is a #1 contenders match.

    Adrian Neville vs. Curt Hawkins

    Non-title. Renee goes to the same bagel shop as Hawkins. I love little lines like that as they sound like they could happen and we haven't heard them a million times before. Neville easily takes him to the mat but Hawkins pops back up and nails a clothesline to the back of the head. A suplex gets two on Adrian and we're already in the chinlock. Neville fights up and hits a missile dropkick to set up the Red Arrow for the pin at 2:23.

    Post match Tyson comes out and says he's the toughest competition Adrian has ever fought. Adrian says NXT is the future so he's the future. Therefore, at Takeover, the only member of Kidd's family to take home some gold will be Tyson's wife. “As usual.” Kidd stares him down to end the show. Neither came off like a heel here.

    Big E. b. Bo Dallas – Big Ending
    Paige b. Tamina Snuka – Small package
    Adam Rose b. Camacho via countout
    Natalya b. Sasha Banks – Sharpshooter
    Adrian Neville b. Curt Hawkins – Red Arrow

    Impact Wrestling
    Date: May 22, 2014
    Location: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida
    Commentators: Mike Tenay, Taz

    Last week's major development made me feel like I'm experiencing deja vu. Yet again there's a group teaming together, seemingly to take over TNA. This time it's MVP, Bobby Lashley and Kenny King hooking up with reasons left to be explained tonight. The main idea tonight is Dixie Carter coming to confront MVP and see where all this is going. I'm sure this is going to be thrilling. Let's get to it.

    The opening recap shows MVP turning a few weeks ago and then being joined by Lashley and King.

    The three villains arrive and run into Kazarian. He's on the phone and doesn't seem impressed so King beats Kaz down. MVP: “Was that necessary?” King: “No.”

    MVP, Lashley and King hit the ring with MVP offering to give the people a history lesson. He's a brilliant individual and it was because of his brilliance that he was able to bring in his friends and take power. Sometimes when you take power, blood must be spilled. Never again was he going to ask for permission to do anything because this is a business. At the end of the day, it's all about power, money and respect. MVP is now in control and everyone just has to accept it. Yes he has sold out arenas and he's done it again tonight.

    King says he couldn't believe it when MVP asked him to do this and takes credit for the exhibition match from a few weeks ago. Everyone was shocked and the same thing happened when he fought Lashley. Then MVP brought Lashley in at Lockdown because Lashley knew politics were a waste of time. MVP calls himself a god but here are the Wolves to interrupt.

    Davey quotes the money, power and respect line and says they don't have any respect for MVP anymore. MVP told them it was about heart and that's why they followed him at Lockdown. MVP gets them confused (King: “It don't matter!”) before saying he gave them this chance to get out of taking 15 hour bus rides in Japan to eat Ramen Noodles.

    They may have heart but to be where MVP is today, you have to be heartless. MVP threatens to send them back to the indies and the brawl is on. The Wolves are outnumbered and Lashley hits a big spear on Edwards. Davey is dragged up to the stage and speared off and through a table. King cackles like a witch.

    A ticked off Eric Young arrives.

    The Carters arrive.

    Davey has been taken to a hospital.

    Here's Eric Young to vent a bit. MVP cuts him off almost immediately and brings out Lashley and King. Young says the shame should be on him and then asks Lashley how he'll be able to explain this to his son. MVP holds Bobby back and says Lashley's son will be behind the wheel of a very expensive car then and won't care what Lashley did. The trio gets into the ring and Eric is ready to fight. It goes as badly as you would expect until Austin Aries runs out and helps Young fight them off.

    Aries grabs the mic and says he's one of the few that saw MVP for what he really was: a liar in cheap suits. Austin calls MVP out for a match and MVP accepts for later tonight. That's not all from MVP though as he's going to give Eric Young a match tonight. No opponent given but MVP says it's coming.

    Bram has gotten Magnus a falls count anywhere match with Willow tonight. Magnus says he's getting sick of this and punches Bram in the jaw. Bram laughs and says that's what they want. Magnus says he's crazy.

    Angelina is issuing an open challenge for a title shot. Gail Kim comes up to accept it but she's not allowed. Kim lays Angelina out and beats her up a bit.

    Here are the Beautiful People with Angelina saying all former Knockouts Champions are excluded from accepting.

    Knockouts Title: Angelina Love vs. Brittany

    Love jumps Brittany during her posing and takes over quickly. Brittany gets knocked down again but shoves Love out of the corner. A handspring elbow runs into Angelina's elbow but Brittany comes back with an O'Connor Roll, only to be distracted by Velvet. The distraction lets Angelina hit the Botox Injection for the pin at 3:28.

    Gail Kim comes out to prevent the makeover.

    Dixie is going to address MVP tonight. We knew that already.

    James Storm comes to see Mr. Anderson at a bar and a drinking contest begins.

    MVP vs. Austin Aries

    Aries jumps him from the apron but MVP sends him into the barricade to take over. They get inside with Aries in control and hitting a running elbow in the corner followed by raining down some right hands. MVP shoves him over the top and out to the floor before slapping Aries down. Back in and MVP misses a running kick in the corner and Aries goes for the leg. MVP blocks the brainbuster but gets caught by the running dropkick in the corner. Aries nails a second but Lashley runs in to break up the 450 for the DQ at 3:48.

    Aries gets beaten down until Young comes out as well. The champion gets beaten down until MVP announces Lashley as Young's opponent for later. Dixie comes out for the showdown because this story hasn't gotten enough TV time tonight. After a break Dixie yells at MVP for ignoring her and says she's never hurt anyone. “Except shoving Bully Ray through two tables....and breaking two of his ribs.”

    MVP says she's been banned from the Impact Zone but here's Bully to chase Dixie and Ethan off. MVP says Bully was banned from the building too but Ray gets in his face and says MVP is here because of Ray. Bully wants to know why they're picking on Eric Young, who has been here since day one and worked his way to the top to become World Champion.

    MVP asks when Bully started caring but King jumps Ray for the three on one beatdown. The trio leaves and the Carters come back. Dixie: “Ethan, get the tables.” Ethan: “Ok.” Ray tries to fight back but gets planted through the wood. Dixie gets to say she fears no one again. I really hope this is just a one off confrontation between MVP and Dixie, because the last thing I (and I think most TNA fans) want is another power struggle.

    Post break Ray limps after the Carters but they escape in a limo.

    Magnus vs. Willow

    Falls count anywhere. We get a quick video about Bram trying to unleash the beast inside Magnus, just in case this wasn't enough like Cena and Bray Wyatt already. Magnus misses a charge to the floor but blocks a dive with his knees. They fight in the aisle with Magnus still turning down the use of something metal. Back inside and Willow takes over with some legdrops but misses the Swanton.

    The Whisper in the Wind connects for two and a clothesline puts Magnus on the floor. Willow's slingshot splash lands for two more but Magnus clotheslines him down onto the ramp. Bram offers him the metal again and this time a shot to the ribs has Willow in trouble. Magnus can't bring himself to hit Willow in the back of the head though, allowing Willow to hit a Twist of Fate on the ramp for the pin at 4:58.

    Gunner tells Samuel Shaw he's been in an asylum before too.

    Eddie Edwards is back.

    After a break, Gunner is still in the asylum with Shaw. Gunner tells him a story about a friend of his who went through basic training with him. The friend went through something that sounds like PTSD and Gunner was the one there to help him get into a place just like this. That's why he understands what it's like for Shaw to be in here. In the end the guy got better and found himself. Gunner believes there's good inside Shaw and that he can get better. Shaw asks why he should trust Gunner. That's a good question, and Gunner says he'll prove his trustworthiness by trying to get Shaw out of the straitjacket.

    Here's Edwards to call out any member of the trio for a fight right now. King comes out and the brawl is on immediately. Edwards chokes him with a shirt and hammers away before they get in the ring. Kenny gets in a few shots with the mic to take over but Edwards avoids a moonsault. Edwards hits a suicide dive and rips at Kenny's face but gets sent into the steps. A high collar suplex puts Edwards down on the ramp and Kenny walks away. Eddie is holding his shoulder.

    The drinking contest is continuing and it appears that Anderson is cheating by drinking something without alcohol. Storm is on about his 12th beer.

    MVP comes up to Brian Hebner. He apologizes for King attacking Hebner recently and Brian accepts. MVP gives Hebner the main event match tonight and implies that Brian needs to help him. Hebner doesn't say anything.

    Back to the bar where Storm can barely talk and Anderson says he's totally sober. He's been drinking Near Beer and proceeds to beat Storm up. Anderson takes Storm outside and throws him into a trash can before putting the $100 bet in Storm's mouth.

    Eric Young says he's banged up but he learns from his mistakes. Tonight Lashley will learn that his biggest mistake was letting Young get up.

    Eric Young vs. Bobby Lashley

    Non-title. Eric starts fast but gets taken down and thrown to the floor, into the barricade. Back in and Lashley hammers away before bending Young's back over the ropes. A hard palm strike to the chest drops Young again and we take a break. Back with Lashley hitting a delayed vertical suplex for two before putting on a bearhug.

    Young fights back with a missile dropkick and the piledriver. No cover though as Young goes up, only to have to fight off King and MVP. It's not a DQ yet as Young gets crotched on the top. Lashley gets up and a spear sets up the powerslam for the pin at 10:33. Well at least it wasn't clean.

    Aries tries to make a save with a kendo stick but gets triple teamed as well. The trio stands tall to end the show.

    Angelina Love b. Brittany – Botox Injection
    Austin Aries b. MVP via DQ when Bobby Lashley interfered
    Willow b. Magnus – Twist of Fate on the ramp
    Bobby Lashley b. Eric Young – Powerslam


    Impact got a .87, up slightly from last week.

    Date: May 23, 2014
    Location: 02 Arena, London, England
    Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield

    It's the second straight show in this building as we wrap up the European tour. As is usually the case with Smackdown, this is just a holding show until we get back to America to find out what happens to Bryan and the title. Other than that we're likely to get a bit more on the Shield vs. Evolution match as we're closing in on their showdown at Payback. Let's get to it.

    Opening sequence.

    We open with Jimmy Hart, introducing Hogan to a WWE ring in England for the first time in over 20 years. Hogan says it's great to be back here like in the old days. Speaking of the old days, Hogan talks about Jimmy not being the same since he started living in the Legends House. Hogan explains the show and lists off the bigger names in the cast. That's about the past though and Hogan wants to look towards the future. The WWE Network is coming to the UK....at some point in the future. We're already on the road to Wrestlemania XXXI and that's about it.

    We look at Shield vs. Evolution over the last few months.

    Dolph Ziggler vs. Batista

    No DQ after Batista hit Ziggler low last week. Ziggler nails a dropkick to start and chokes Batista on the apron. Big Dave comes back with a huge spinebuster for two and Ziggler is already in trouble. The first weapon is brought in as Batista gets a chair but Ziggler takes it away. That's fine with Batista as he sends Dolph into the announce table and apron. Dolph sidesteps a charging Animal to send him into the barricade before clotheslining Batista into the timekeeper's area.

    We take a break and come back with Batista hitting the post with a chair. Dolph picks up the chair and blasts Dave in the back a few times to take over. Batista tries to walk away but gets forearmed in the back of the head and sent into the steps. Good brawl so far. Back in and Ziggler hammers away in the corner, making sure to wrap Batista's arm around the ropes so he can't hit Dolph low like he did last week. Nice job with the continuity.

    Ziggler rolls through the spinebuster into a sunset flip and the Fameasser gets two. A baseball slide knocks Batista over the announce table and the announcers get knocked out. JBL: “Michael quit loafing on the job! Just because you got hit by everything!” Batista reverses a whip into the steps and slams Ziggler down onto the steps. Ziggler uses a low blow of his own to counter a Batista Bomb onto the steps but misses a running Fameasser off the apron onto the steps. Dolph's knee is hurt so Batista throws him back in and nails the spear for the pin at 12:00.

    Batista powerbombs Ziggler post match.

    Bolieve! Tonight.

    Nikki Bella/Eva Marie vs. Funkadactyls

    Summer Rae is guest referee for the Total Divas special and is looking very good in the outfit. Nikki takes Naomi down with an armdrag to start as Cole tries to explain the stories on Total Divas. A facebuster puts Naomi down but Summer won't count at all. The Funkadactyls hit a double suplex and a double split legdrop before Cameron is in on her own to no reaction. Off to Eva whose outfit matches her partner. Summer still won't count, allowing Cameron to roll Eva up for a count that would make evil Teddy Long jealous and the pin at 1:58.

    Eva glares at Summer post match.

    Clip from the breast cancer rally with John Cena in attendance.

    Bo Dallas vs. Sin Cara

    Bo kneels in prayer before the match which JBL makes sure to point out. Before the match he talks about how we can all achieve our dreams if we just Bolieve. A quick armdrag puts Cara down and he jumps around in a circle to celebrate. They trade arm work with Dallas' armbar being quickly broken. Dallas drives a knee into Cara's face and a second one into the ribs. Sin Cara comes back with a flying headbutt and a springboard middle rope cross body. A Tajiri elbow gets two on Bo and a kick to the face drops him as well. Dallas avoids the Swanton and walks the corner for a bulldog and the pin at 3:35.

    Post match Bo helps Sin Cara up. “Keep trying. Maybe someday you can be like ME!”

    We've got Wyatts in the ring. Bray says he's seen the ups and downs of our world such as poverty and disease. When he closes his eyes he can hear us calling out to him. Most of us never have to see those horrible things, or only from our homes as we eat a bowl of cereal. Evil is real, even though we live in a bubble that is meant to be our home. We have become prisoners to society because that is what they want.

    As soon as eyebrows are raised, someone like John Cena is sent in to be our hope and tell us that everything is going to be afraid. It's our home and not a prison he says. Bray thinks Cena has lied to our children long enough. That's why he's been put here. Come gather around children and let's have a look. We see a clip of the Family destroying Cena to end Raw. Back live and Bray says the Cenation has infected us like the Plague.

    A simple ten count will get rid of everything Cena stands for and that's why Cena has recruited the Usos to be his new pawns. They'll be thrown on the front lines so Cena's crown doesn't get too dirty. Tonight Bray's brothers will show the Usos that a beast that does not fear cannot be tamed. There are worse things in the world than dying. When your city burned, Bray was there. When your lives crumble, Bray was there. And when John Cena falls, Bray will be there. Bray says he's always been and starts speaking in tongues. He drops to his knees and starts singing the song.

    Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio

    Non-title with Cesaro and Heyman on commentary. The bell rings and Cesaro offers to shake Sheamus' hand, allowing Del Rio to get in a cheap shot from behind. Heyman and Cole argue over what language Cesaro should speak on commentary as Sheamus hammers away in the corner. Del Rio comes back with a snapmare and low dropkick for one. Cesaro speaks all of his other languages as Sheamus comes back with a knee drop for a near fall of his own.

    The rolling fireman's carry and a clothesline put Del Rio on the floor as the announcers are talking about Jack Benny. Del Rio comes back with a wicked running enziguri on the floor to take over. Back from a break with Del Rio being sent to the apron but snapping Sheamus' throat across the top rope. Sheamus comes back with a knee in the corner but a Backstabber gets two for Del Rio.

    The Irish Curse gets the same for Sheamus but both guys miss their finishers. A low superkick gets two on the champion but Del Rio misses a charge and gets caught by the ten forearms to the chest. Back in and Alberto grabs the armbreaker but Sheamus gets his feet in the ropes. Cesaro goes after Sheamus and gets kicked in the face. He interferes again and that's a DQ at 9:31.

    Cesaro Neutralizes Sheamus on the floor. Heyman claims self-defense.

    We look back at Raw to see Stephanie demand that Bryan vacate the title next week.

    Here's Vickie Guerrero with something to say. She says people only know one side of her because she has great personal skills and is straight up gorgeous. She can also party with the best of them, so please welcome Adam Rose. JBL: “DON'T DO IT VICKIE! We need Glenn Close to get rid of that bunny!”

    Vickie snaps her fingers to the music and smiles a lot. Rose has a very important question for Vickie: is she a lemon or a rosebud? The fans think Vickie is a lemon and a YES chant starts up to confirm it. Vickie tells him to get out but Rose tries to give her his lollipop. Rose scares her enough that she falls off the apron and is carried off by the party.

    The Usos talk about Adam Rose for a bit before saying unlike the Wyatts, they're a real family, back to when they were baby Usos playing in the sandbox. They bring in their brother from another mother, John Cena. Cena sounds like he's imitating various people's promos, such as Hawk (WELLLLL) and Hogan (“Let you tell me something brother”. Yes I meant to type it that way) and is a bit off at the same time.

    He has some things he needs to put on his chest and he knows who makes the pants around here. Listen to him when he's watching you because it's time to put the dinner to bed and go hunting for babies. Jey: “We have no idea what you're talking about.” Cena: “Maybe I do or maybe I do.” The point is anyone can talk but actions speak louder than words. They do that weird chest pounding thing as they walk away.

    Usos vs. Wyatt Family

    Non-title with Cena and Bray as seconds. Harper stands there with the blank look on his face so Jey shouts at him. Luke takes him into the corner but the Usos make a blind tag, allowing Jey to kick Harper into a sunset flip for two. Rowan comes in but gets chopped up against the ropes. The Usos make more tags to double team Rowan and Jey cross bodies him out to the floor as we take a break.

    Back with Jimmy dropkicking Rowan down and stomping away but Erick easily fights back and brings in Harper. Luke gets kicked in the ribs but sidesteps a charging Jimmy to send him throat first into the middle rope. Back to Rowan for the knuckle skull crush as the fans are singing the song. Harper comes in again as the announcers argue over whether Bray said he was evil or not.

    A superplex attempt is countered and Jimmy nails a Whisper in the Wind, allowing for the hot tag to Jey. Everything breaks down and Jey hits the running Umaga attack in the corner but gets kicked in the face by Harper. Harper goes to the floor and gets taken down by the suicide dive. Jey dives over the post to take out his brother and Harper at the same time. Back in and Jey loads up the Superfly Splash but Bray shoves him off the top for the DQ at 10:05.

    Cena gives Rowan an AA and stares down Wyatt. Bray teases getting in but backs off to end the show.

    Batista b. Dolph Ziggler – Spear
    Funkadactyls b. Nikki Bella/Eva Marie – Rollup to Eva
    Bo Dallas b. Sin Cara – Corner bulldog
    Sheamus b. Alberto Del Rio via disqualification when Cesaro interfered
    Usos b. Wyatt Family via DQ when Bray Wyatt interfered





    Quick Results

    Monday Night Raw
    Cesaro b. Sheamus – German suplex
    Big E. b. Ryback – Big Ending
    Rusev b. Heath Slater – Accolade
    Rob Van Dam b. Alberto Del Rio – Rollup
    Seth Rollins b. Batista via DQ when HHH interfered
    Alicia Fox b. Paige – Kick to the ribs
    Dolph Ziggler vs. Mark Henry went to a time limit draw
    John Cena b. Luke Harper via DQ when Erick Rowan interfered

    Big E. b. Bo Dallas – Big Ending
    Paige b. Tamina Snuka – Small package
    Adam Rose b. Camacho via countout
    Natalya b. Sasha Banks – Sharpshooter
    Adrian Neville b. Curt Hawkins – Red Arrow

    Impact Wrestling
    Angelina Love b. Brittany – Botox Injection
    Austin Aries b. MVP via DQ when Bobby Lashley interfered
    Willow b. Magnus – Twist of Fate on the ramp
    Bobby Lashley b. Eric Young – Powerslam

    Batista b. Dolph Ziggler – Spear
    Funkadactyls b. Nikki Bella/Eva Marie – Rollup to Eva
    Bo Dallas b. Sin Cara – Corner bulldog
    Sheamus b. Alberto Del Rio via disqualification when Cesaro interfered
    Usos b. Wyatt Family via DQ when Bray Wyatt interfered

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