Brady Hicks has been writing about wrestling for more than 15 years, for Web sites, newspapers, and magazines. He is a contributing writer for Pro Wrestling Illustrated, and the host of his renowned wrestling radio program, IN THE ROOM.
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12/23/11–Michael Elgin p TJ Perkins with a powerbomb into the corner and a spiral bomb …. Tomasso Ciampa b Jimmy Rave … Jay Lethal d Mike Bennett (with Maria Kanellis and Brutal Bob) and El Generico in a three-way elimination match to retain the ROH TV Title, when Bennett p Generico with a rolling reverse cradle, holding the tights, and Lethal p Bennett with a Lethal Injection …. Kevin Steen b TBH.com’s own Steve Corino with a low blow and package piledriver onto four chairs, with Jimmy Jacobs serving as referee … The Young Bucks d The Bravado Brothers, Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander, The All Night Express, and Adam Cole & Kyle O’Reilly in a gauntlet match … Roderick Strong (with Truth Martini) b Chris Hero with a Sick Kick … The Briscoe Brothers b Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin after a Doomsday Device on Haas … ROH Heavyweight Champion Davey Richards d Eddie Edwards to retain the title.
NewsWire Flash Commentary: An excellent show, by all accounts. Definitely worth checking out on GFL. Oh, and Maria is now a heel and in ROH?!? Wow. I need to keep up with this promotion better.
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I Quit Match: WWE World (Raw) Champion John Cena vs. The Miz (with Alex Riley) I really hope I’m wrong with what I expect will happen. Miz says Riley will fight. He also says I Quit like three times in a promo, after the bell rung. So technically the match was over right away. Something tells me Miz will be saying it again in about 20-25 minutes. Hahahaha, Cena tossed into the metal barrier and when the ref asks him he looks up matter-of-factly and says, “Nope.” They do a bunch of goofy stuff like this, with Miz keep telling him, “John I have a weapon, here is a chance for you to not have so much pain put upon you,” and such, and Cena replying, “You hit like a girl.” Eventually, Cena comes back, only to be beaten down again. Miz asks a kid at ringside to tell Cena to reply. Kid screams never. I’M READY TO QUIT. HAHAHAAHA. THEY STOLE THE ROCK/FOLEY ENDING!!! Wait, they got caught. Man… Cena wins with an STF [27:46].
Fresno, CA–CM Punk pins John Morrison [2:48] with a GTS … The Bella Twins defeat Eve Torres and Gail Kim [3:11] when Nikki Bella pins Torres … Mark Henry pins Sheamus [3:44] with a World’s Strongest Slam … WWE (Raw) World Champion The Miz and John Cena defeat WWE World Tag Champions Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel [3:48] to win the titles when The Miz pins Slater with a Skull Crushing Finale … Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel beat WWE World Tag Champions John Cena and The Miz [7:46] to reclaim the titles, when Slater pins Cena after interference from The Miz.
Oakland, CA–Alberto Del Rio submits Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston [10:29] with an armbar in a non-title match …Smackdown Elimination Chamber match: The Big Show pins Wade Barrett [18:47] with a knockout punch … Kane pins Show [20:15] with a chokeslam … Kane pins Drew McIntyre [21:08] with a chokeslam … Edge pins Kane [22:49] with a spear … Edge pins Rey Mysterio [31:07], catching him with a spear when he leaps off the top turnbuckle, to retain his World (Smackdown) Championship … Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel defeat Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov to win the WWE World Tag Championship [4:58] … WWE (Raw) World Champion The Miz (with Alex Riley) pins Jerry Lawler [12:08] with a Skull Crushing Finale … Raw Elimination Chamber Match: Randy Orton pins CM Punk [8:44] with an RKO; Punk is reinstated in the match by the Raw General Manager when his pod malfunctions … Sheamus pins R-Truth [17:16] with a bicycle kick … CM Punk pins Randy Orton [21:17] with a GTS … John Morrison pins Sheamus [25:02] after hitting him with a kick from the roof of the cage … Punk pins Morrison [32:42] with a GTS … John Cena pins Punk [33:00]. Pictured: Trish Stratus.
San Diego, CA–Edge, John Cena, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, R-Truth, and John Morrison defeat CM Punk, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, Wade Barrett, Drew McIntyre, and Kane [20:22] when Edge spears and pins Ziggler … Maryse and Layla El (with Michelle McCool) beat Diva’s Champion Eve Torres and Beth Phoenix [2:27] when Layla pins Torres, following interference from McCool … WWE (Raw) World Champion The Miz pins Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston [7:55] after interference from Alberto Del Rio … World Tag Champions Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov defeat Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel by disqualification [3:11], after interference by The Corre … Edge pins Dolph Zigger [2:46] with a spear to win the World (Smackdown) Heavyweight title.
Orlando, Florida–Hernandez pins Douglas Williams [1:55] with a Border Toss … X Champion Kazarian defeats Robbie E by disqualification [1:58] after interference from Cookie … Matt Hardy pins AJ Styles (with Ric Flair) [3:19] with a Twist of Hate, following interference from Flair … Sarita and Rosita vs. Angelina Love and Velvet Sky [3:17] when Sarita pins Sky … TNA World Champion Jeff Hardy pins Rob Van Dam [11:10] with a Twist of Hate, in a match with Mr. Anderson serving as guest referee.
Anaheim, CA–CM Punk pins John Cena [10:47] with the GTS … Diva’s Champion Eve Torres pins Natalya [3:36] in a Lumberjill Match after countering a rollover crucifix … WWE (Raw) World Champion The Miz (with Alex Riley) pins United States Champion Daniel Bryan [11:34] with a Skull Crushing Finale … MORE “LIVE” COVERAGE TO FOLLOW.
Green Bay, WI–Alberto Del Rio submits Kofi Kingston [5:24] with his armbar … Justin Gabriel (with The Corre) pins WWE World Tag Champion Vladimir Kozlov (with Santino Marella) with a 450 Splash [2:17] … Drew McIntyre pins Chris Masters [1:05] with a Future-Shock DDT … Wade Barrett pins Rey Mysterio [10:26] after delivering his Wasteland fireman’s forward slam … Kane chokeslams and pins JTG [1:38] … Diva’s Champion Eve Torres defeats Layla El (with Michelle McCool) [2:56], pinning her after reversing her cover … World (Smackdown) Heavyweight Champion Edge pins Dolph Ziggler [8:11], using the banned Spear, in a match in which Vickie Guerrero served as guest referee.
WWE World Tag Champions Vladimir Kozlov and Santino Marella defeat Husky Harris and Michael McGillicutty, when Marella pins Harris following a Cobra [7:49] … United States Champion Daniel Bryan (with Gail Kim) beats Tyson Kidd by submission [1:43], using his La Bell Lock … World (Smackdown) Heavyweight Champion Edge pins WWE (Raw) World Champion The Miz (with Alex Riley) [8:57] with a spear …LayCool defeats WWE Diva’s Champion Eve Torres and Natalya [2:36] when Layla El pins Eve following a second-rope, flip stunner … Jerry “The King” Lawler wins a seven-man Raw Rumble match [18:18], last eliminating. CLICK BELOW FOR DETAILED STATS