No Way Out 2012 Results and Photos

Intercontinental Championship Match
Christian vs. Cody Rhodes

They lock up and Cody with a side head lock. Cody with a shoulder tackle. Cody with a kick and punch followed by more kicks to Christian. Christian with shoulder tackles and Cody backs into the corner. Cody pushes Christian and Christian punches Cody. Cody goes to the apron and Cody with a shoulder. Cody tries to suplex Christian to the floor but Christian with a punch and then he slides between Cody’s legs and pulls him off the apron.

Christian with a baseball slide and then Cody avoids Christian on the apron and Cody trips Christian. Cody drops Christian’s arm on the top rope and gets a near fall. Cody with knees to the arm and elbow and then he stomps on the elbow and gets a near fall. Cody with a key lock but Christian with punches.

Christian with an Irish whip but Cody avoids Christian when Christian charges into the corner. Christian trips Cody and appears to prepare to pull Cody into the ring post but Christian takes too long and Cody pulls Christian into the ring post.

Cody with a knee to the midsection and Cody with a gourdbuster for a near fall. Cody puts Christian’s arm in the ropes and then he punches and kicks the champion. Cody with a snap mare and then he works on the arm with a submission.

Cody punches Christian and then he puts Christian on the turnbuckles. Cody sets for a superplex but Christian knocks Cody to the mat. Cody avoids a tornado DDT by pushing Christian off the turnbuckles and he lands on the apron and the floor. Christian sends Cody into the ring steps.

TNA Slammiversary 2012 Results

Hulk Hogan came back out to the ring. Hogan said he had a surprise for everyone and introduced Christian Cage aka WWE Intercontinental champion Christian. Cage was in street clothes and made his way to the ring, with his old TNA theme music. Taz said he was shocked to see him and that he hasn’t seen him in forever. Cage saluted the audience. The crowd chanted, “Welcome back.”

Christian took the mic and asked if anyone can guess the question he was asked the most this week. He was asked if he would be appearing on Slammiversary. The crowd chanted, “Yes!” Cage asked who would have thunk it – Cage standing right here in a TNA ring. He started talking and stopped, counting how many corners they had. He said the last time he was here, there had a few more corners. He said that there may be changes in the ring and in the competitors and who competes but the one thing that hasn’t changed are the fans, who have stuck by the company through thick and thin for years.

Cage said that the fans gave TNA the chance to exist and asked everyone to stand and give themselves a round of applause. He then introduced the #1 moment in TNA History, and it was the night Sting returned in January 2006. Christian def. Cody Rhodes (New Intercontinental Champion)

RALEIGH, N.C. – After his shocking return and impressive victory in the “People Power” Battle Royal earlier in the night, Christian seemingly had his sights set on Santino Marella’s United States Championship. However, after catching Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes doing some good, old-fashioned trash talking backstage to Eve where the second generation Superstar said he would “embarrass” Christian if the two went head-to-head, Captain Charisma decided to throw a bit of a curveball and challenge Rhodes for his beloved title instead.

Rhodes, who has held the title since his Extreme Rules victory over former WWE Superstar Big Show, was cocky right up to the moment the bell rang on his unexpected title defense. When his entrance music played, Rhodes made a final statement before taking on Christian, saying he is a better man than his opponent.

Christian was unfazed, however, and his sights were set squarely on Rhodes and his Intercontinental Title.

The younger Rhodes got off to a fast start against Christian, whose stamina was called into question after his long layoff and a hard-fought Battle Royal victory earlier in the night. Rhodes was relentless, slamming his opponent into the steel stairs at ringside and then hammering away at the former champion. Christian Wins 20-Man Battle Royal

RALEIGH, N.C. – Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes and United States Champion Santino Marella kept a close eye on The Great Khali, The Miz and David Otunga as they battled in the 20-Man Over-the-Top Rope “People Power” Battle Royal that kicked off WWE Over the Limit – and with good reason.

The winner of the melee, which was announced by Executive Administrator Eve in an effort to end a running dispute between Rhodes and Santino about the prestige of their respective championships, would be granted a Title Match later in the night to challenge for his choice of either the Intercontinental or the U.S. Championship.

If the announcement of the Battle Royal itself and the promise of an unexpected title match weren’t exciting enough, the sound of Christian’s entrance music sent shockwaves through the WWE Universe members in attendance.

Christian had not appeared in WWE since the March 16 episode of SmackDown, where he delivered a special edition of “The Peep Show.” Before that, Christian was taken out by WWE Champion CM Punk on Raw SuperShow just days before Captain Charisma was to take part in the six-man tag match as a member of Team Johnny at WrestleMania XXVIII. That match against Punk ended in a no contest and Christian re-aggravated a prior neck injury thanks to an overlong Anaconda Vise by the champion.

Christian’s arrival sent the WWE Universe into a frenzy, and also left Rhodes and Santino clearly shaken as the two champions exchanged a worried glance at ringside when Captain Charisma made his entrance. When the bell rang, the ring was literally overflowing with Superstars as Drew McIntyre, Ezekiel Jackson, William Regal, The Usos and others all battled for a title opportunity.

Over The Limit 2012 Results and Photos

We opened live with the Battle Royal. No opening, just live with the match. Santino Marella and Cody Rhodes are sitting ringside waiting to see which of them will be defending their title kater.

Order of elimination: Heath Slater, Michael McGuillicuty, JTG, Yoshi Tatsu (who took a suplex over the top to the floor and looked to have broken his ankle in the process), Ezekiel Jackson, Jey Uso, Drew McIntyre, Curt Hawkins, Tyder Reks, Jinder Mahal, Great Khali (tossed out by Miz, Titus O’Neal and Darren Young), Titus O’Neal, William Regal (LOTS of boos when he was tossed).

There was a nice exchange between The Miz and Alex Riley leading to Riley being tossed to the floor when he was caught climbing the ropes and then kicked off. Tyson Kidd unloaded with a lot of dropkicks and kicked David Otunga as he charged. Miz tossed Kidd but Kidd skinned the cat and tried to pull Miz over. Otunga kicked Kidd and sent him to the floor. The 90 seconds they put the spotlight on Kidd was great. No reason not to showcase him more.

The last three were Christian, Miz and David Otunga. Christian tried to fight them off but was overwhelmed. Otunga locked on a full nelson, leaving Christian open for Miz to nail him with running elbows.

They worked over Christian in the corner. Miz missed his running clothesline in the corner. Otunga went for a slam over the shoulder but Christian landed on his feet and tossed Otunga out.