Tuesday, 03 July 2012 14:16
By Bryan Alvarez
Smackdown will be billed as The Great American Bash, and air live on Tuesday at 8 p.m. on Syfy, from Corpus Christi. There will be four more Money in the Bank qualifying matches, a Battle Royal featuring the big names like John Cena, C.M. Punk and Big Show, as well as Great Khali & Layla vs. Antonio Cesaro & Aksana.
We're also looking for reports on WWE house shows on Friday night in Monroe, LA, Saturday night in Lafayette, LA, Evolve from Jacksonville, FL and Extreme Rising from Philadelphia.
-- Jon Jones appeared in court today and requested more time to complete a drug and alcohol abuse program stemming from a May 26th DWI. He said he is taking classes near his home. The added time will delay his sentencing.
-- Don't forget Smackdown is live tonight with the Great American Bash theme. Regarding the battle royal we talked about with all the stars last week, with the question being what the point of it was, the winner will be next week's Raw GM. They story is that the new permanent Raw GM will be announced on Raw 1,000. There will also be Money in the Bank qualifiers.
-- Countdown to UFC 148, which is said be excellent, debuts on FUEL tonight.
-- A great quote from Anderson on Saturday's fight and their first encounter: "He took me down, he is good at wrestling. Okay. Good. But I punch him in the face ‘BAP! BAP! BAP! BOOM!’ and that is it. I win. That’s it. No different from the first fight on Saturday. I win!"
-- UFC Ultimate Insider tonight on FUEL has, among things, Rener and Ryron Gracie breaking down and explaining the triangle armbar that Silva used to beat Sonnen with two minutes left in the last round of their first fight.
-- In the new Spider Man movie, without spoiling too much, Peter Parker gets the idea for the mask when he ends up inside a wrestling ring and finds himself surrounded by posters of masked luchadors.
-- The 1,000th Raw commercial that is on the front page right now was actually produced by the USA Network and not WWE. Perhaps the USA Network should be writing Raw, and not WWE.
-- John Lauranitis did a run-in after Raw last night and Cena beat him up with a chair.
-- Added to the list of those appearing at the 1,000th Raw are Bret Hart, who was the WWF Champion on the first-ever episode of Raw in 1993. Rey Mysterio and Mark Henry are also expected there, though that announcement has not been made official yet.
-- There is a very interesting interview with Bobby Roode heretalking about how upset he was when he found out the finish had been changed by Hulk Hogan at Bound for Glory, but how in the end it was for the best and happened for a reason.
-- Silas Young, who was dropped from DGUSA this weekend after no-showing events, was just announced as appearing at future ROH events.
-- Doink last night was played by Brooklyn Brawler.
-- Cabana vs. Pearce in their Seven Levels of Hate NWA Title series continues this week. From the promoter: Steel Domain Wresting (SDW) in Minneapolis-St. Paul welcomes the “Seven Levels of Hate” Series to the Hopkins Pavilion, this Saturday, July 7th, 2012 and is making the entire card available on internet pay-per-view through the SDW website at http://www.steeldomainwrestling.com. The event, scheduled to begin at 7:30pm will feature Stage Three in the explosive “Seven Levels of Hate” series between current NWA World Heavyweight Champion Colt "Boom Boom" Cabana and former four-time titleholder "Scrap Iron" Adam Pearce. Pitted against one another in an "I Quit Match”, Cabana and Pearce will continue their best-of-seven series that Cabana leads 2-0. The price of the event is set at $7.77 on internet pay-per-view, a reduced rate in recognition of the “Seven Levels” series and this 7/7 event date. The card is also loaded with top independent talent, including a match between the Honky Tonk Man and local veteran Mitch Paradise. On the line for Paradise is a potential top seed in the upcoming Steel Domain Heavyweight Title Tournament. Paradise is a former five-time SDW champion and is looking for a sixth run with the belt.
-- ROH is also doing a sale: Starting at noon today and running through Sunday night July 8th at midnight, Ring of Honor Wrestling is bringing to you its annual Fourth of July sale!!! This offer includes a special Buy 2, Get 1 Free deal on all ROH DVD’s from 2011 & 2012 (including compilations), 20% Off all apparel (35% off for ringside members), and a special bonus offer with all merchandise orders over $100. More info at rohwrestling.com.
-- RF Videois also doing a holiday 30% off everything sale.
-- While we're at it: Masked Republic 4th of July Sale: Code MSK40OFF gets you 40% off your entire order at LuchaShop.comincluding all t-shirts, dvds, and more through the weekend.
-- Arianny Celeste signed with Glenn Robinson and Authentic Sports Management.
-- What do you think should be the Aries vs. Roode finish?
Roode wins in heel fashion 40.4%
Roode wins clean 19.5%
Aries wins the title 18.6%
A non-finish to build up a PPV rematch where Roode wins 13.6%
A non-finish to build up a PPV rematch where Aries wins 5.7%
A non-finish and do the rematch on TV 2.2%
Should Wanderlei Silva be put in the UFC Hall of Fame?
Who is the best actor among wrestlers?
Dwayne Johnson 63.2%
Roddy Piper 11.5%
Jesse Ventura 6.6%
Terry Funk 5.2%
Steve Austin 2.8%
Mike Mazurki 2.6%
Hulk Hogan 1.7%
John Cena 1.2%
Big Show 1.2%
Kevin Nash 1.1%
Bob Sapp 0.5%
Who is the best prospect in WWE developmental?
Dean Ambrose 33.5%
Seth Rollins 20.4%
Kassius Ohno 15.8%
Husky Harris/Bray Wyatt 13.2%
Richie Steamboat 11.2%
Bo Dallas 1.3%
Rick Victor 0.9%
Big E Langston 0.4%
Leo Kruger 0.1%