This Week in Pro Wrestling (4/11-4/17/11)

This week in wrestling or sports entertainment or whatever you want to call it we saw the abrupt retirement of the “Rated-R Superstar” Edge, who at the time was the World Heavyweight Champion who just 8 days ago defeated Alberto Del Rio at WrestleMania XXVII to retain the title. He delivered the news on Monday Night Raw and also on Friday Night Smackdown.
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But to finish up talking about Edge, I believe he’s one of the best performers I’ve seen and I’m not just saying this because he’s retired now but it’s one the those things that you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. But from the time he was labeled as a “tag team” wrestler with the Christian where they were with the Brood or when they became one of the best tag teams ever with alot of comedy skits with the famous “5 second pose”. Then he won the King of the Ring which elevated him until he won the Money In the Bank match at WrestleMania XXI meaning he could cash in the briefcase for a title match anytime within the next year, which he cashed it in on John Cena in January 2006 at the New Years Resolution PPV. It was the first of 11 world championships. He retired from competition because of a spinal injury which he had surgery back in 2003 where he had to get his spine fused. But you’re gonna be missed and maybe you’ll show up down the road on WWE TV.

So now for Monday Night Raw we saw Brie Bella win the Divas title with the help from her twin sister Nikki, while speaking of the divas we saw a vignette of Awesome Kong thumping a blonde baby dolls head off meaning she could debut as a monster which would be cool and the divas division need an upgrade and could be decent if booked right with Kong, Beth Phoenix, Natalya, Gail Kim, Melina and Michelle McCool. The other big news coming out of Raw was the debut of Sin Cara better known as Mistico around the world. The main event was a 5 man gauntlet match set up earlier by the anonymous GM when John Cena, Randy Orton, R-Truth, John Morrison and Dolph Ziggler argued who should face the Miz at the Extreme Rules PPV. The finish came when the Miz and Alex Riley attacked both John Cena and R-Truth and then the GM made it a triple threat match for Extreme Rules PPV between the Miz, John Cena and R-Truth. The order of the match seen Ziggler beat Orton when the Nexus distracted him and attacked him afterwards. R-Truth came out to face Ziggler next which saw Truth get the win and he also beat Morrison also. Which led to him and Cena being the final 2.

Now we talk about Friday Night Smackdown which saw Edge relinquish the title and then GM Teddy Long set up a 20 man battle royal to see who faces the #1 contender Alberto Del Rio at Extreme Rules in a ladder match. The match was won by the former tag team partner and best friend of Edge, Christian who came out to congratulate him. Also during Smackdown we’ve seen more tension between members of the Corre which consistence of Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel, who eliminated Barrett in the battle royal. Also we’ve seen tension grow between Layla and Michelle McCool who was seen in therapy and also showed more tension after Layla lost to Kelly Kelly. Smackdown also saw a great match between Rey Mysterio and Drew McIntyre.

Now onto TNA land where Impact took place on Thursday where the show opened up where Immortal led by Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff where in the ring Mr. Anderson came down and after dissing Hogan he was attacked and laid out. Later in the show Bischoff and Hogan called out Rob Van Dam asking him to join them and don’t get laid out like Mr. Anderson did earlier which prompted Sting to come out and try to talk RVD out of it. RVD leaves and Sting hits Bischoff with the Scorpion Death Drop and Hogan begs for Sting not to hit him. The main event saw Mr. Anderson in a gauntlet match against Immortal where Bully Ray beats him up until Sting comes out to save him and Abyss tries to attack Sting but he fights off him and Bully Ray with the bat ending the show and they have a PPV Sunday called Lockdown where all the matches are in a cage.

1. Three-Way Steel Cage Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship:
“The Icon” Sting (c) vs. Rob Van Dam vs. Mr. Anderson

2. Ultra Male Rules Singles Match:
Jeff Jarrett vs. Kurt Angle
Fall One: Pins Only
Fall Two: Submission
Fall Three: Escape the Cage

3. Title vs. Hair Cage Match
Madison Rayne (c) vs. Mickie James

4. Steel Cage Match:
Samoa Joe vs. D’Angelo Dinero

5. Lethal Lockdown:
Immortal vs. Fortune

6. Steel Cage Match:
Matt Morgan vs. Hernandez

7. Four Way Tornado Tag Team Steel Cage Match:
The British Invasion vs. Crimson & Scott Steiner vs. Eric Young & Orlando Jordan vs. Ink Inc.

8. X-Scape Match:
Amazing Red vs. Brian Kendrick vs. Chris Sabin vs. Jay Lethal vs. Jeremy Buck vs. Max Buck vs. Robbie E vs. Suicide

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