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Smackdown Spoilers: Wrestling Death, Retirement & Shocking TNA News

By Sean Farrell

Well it’s time for the weekly pro-wrestling/entertainment news to begin, this week was much busier than that after Wrestlemania, as WWE lost a legend to injury and we also saw 3 wrestlers leave us for a better place. So let’s start off by sending our condolences out to the family and friends of these fallen stars to let them know the wrestling community is ONE family.

A memorial service will be held on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Union Baptist Church in Union, KY for Chip Fairway, whose real name is Brett Keen, who passed away in his sleep this weekend at the age of 38. He was trained by Les Thatcher and was a regular for the HWA and IWA Mid-South. He left the business to devote his full time to his children.

Frank Morin, who competed as “Stinky the Homeless Guy” also passed away recently due to complications of cancer. He was just 23. He was best known for wrestling in C*4 and ISW.

Pro wrestling manager Alex Whybrow, who performed as “Larry Sweeney” for Ring of Honor and numerous American independent promotions, has died at the age of 29. Reports came out stating that he had committed suicide. Whybrow suffered from bipolar disorder and had a breakdown in 2009, which he described as “the absolute worst event” of his life. He went through a long recovery process the following year, until this tragedy occurred.

With the wrestling world on fire after the retirement of Edge (aka Adam Copeland) as well, this week has been full of emotion. There is one thing good coming from this, and that is with Edge making the decision to walk away now, how many will follow in the future and how many lives did Edge save other than his own by being man enough to not be dumb about the severity of his condition?(which is very common in wrestling).

Edge will appear on Smackdown this Friday night but if you keep reading you can find out what happened already with the Spoilers and Results.

Kurt Angle is staying in TNA Wrestling as he reported that he will be signing a new deal with TNA.

“I’m signing a new deal with TNA,” wrote Angle. “We r working out the Kinks but I’m staying. So please tune in every thurs night.” Angle went one to reveal why he decided to stay with TNA also. “I gave it much thought,TNA is the Underdog.I feel I can Help Them go to the next Level.
WWE is the top CO. But being the Face of TNA is Great… “TNA has so much potential. I Believe in TNA. I Love Dixie Carter and I am staying. TNA wants to help me into Movies and Anglefoods.TNA is IT”


Alberto Del Rio comes out and says tonight is about Edge. Del Rio says it is his destiny to win the World Heavyweight Championship but not this way. He says Edge should just come out and present him with the belt. Teddy Long comes out and says it won’t be going down like that. Long informs Del Rio he’ll still fight in a Ladder Match at Extreme Rules for the belt but a new number one contender will be determined in a 20-man over-the-top battle royal later tonight.

Match-1 Ezekiel Jackson b. Kofi Kingston w/The Corre on commentary. After the match, Jackson gets on the mic and says he is the personification of domination and after the battle royal he will be the number one contender and everyone will know including The Corre.

LayCool are shown talking to a therapist about being a team but Michelle McCool doesn’t like it.

Cody Rhodes comes out and says beating,

Rey Mysterio at Wrestlemania isn’t enough. He says he is going to win the battle royal tonight and win the World Heavyweight Championship at Extreme Rules. Winning the title will be the only gratification for his disfigurement and he will not stop until he disfigures Mysterio’s face and gets vindication. Mysterio hits the ring and gives him a 619.

WWE airs the Awesome Kong vignette.

Match-2 Rey Mysterio b. Drew McIntyre after hitting the 619.

Backstage, Edge is getting an ovation from the Smackdown locker room. Edge and Kane shake hands.

Another Edge Goodbye Speech (NOT THE SAME FROM RAW) Edge comes out and gives a recap of his career. He says he is going to miss all of it. “Thank you” chants fill the arena just like on RAW. Edge says he wants to do his intro one more time, and talking about how great the WWE doctors are and says he’s taking his girl and going surfing. Edge is happy he got to say goodbye in Albany because it’s the place where he won his first championship. In fact, it was in a cab in Albany where Edge came up with the nickname Edge. He introduces his mother who is sitting in the front row and thanks her for all her support. To him his title has meant everything to him but the belt is not his. Edge says every fan holds a piece of it as he relinquishes the belt. Edge says it’s been a heck of a ride concluding another emotional speech.

Backstage, Alberto Del Rio interrupts Edge. Del Rio extends his hand but Edge stares him down. Del Rio smiles as Edge walks away.

Match 3- Kelly Kelly vs. Layla. Layla tries to do their entrance but Michelle McCool goes straight to the ring. Kelly wins via roll-up. McCool comes in the ring and shoves Layla across the ring and leaves.

They air a video package of WWE superstars commenting on The Undertaker vs. Triple H from Wrestlemania.

Main Event- 20-Man Battle Royal to face Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship in a Ladder Match at Extreme Rules. Participants include Big Show, Chris Masters, JTG, Yoshi Tatsu, Trent Barreta, Heath Slater, Ezekiel Jackson, Chavo Guerrero, Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Tyler Reks, Kofi Kingston, Drew McIntyre, Cody Rhodes, Curt Hawkins, Christian, Jack Swagger, Rey Mysterio, Brodus Clay and Kane. Justin Gabriel is eliminated by Barrett. Final four are Christian, Jack Swagger, Justin Gabriel and Rey Mysterio. Mysterio eliminates Gabriel then sets Swagger up for the 619. Michael Cole interferes and takes the 619 for Swagger. Swagger eliminates Mysterio. Christian eliminates Swagger to win the match. After the match, Edge comes out and celebrates with him. Edge and Christian pose in the ring as the entire WWE roster stand atop the ramp giving a standing ovation to end the show.

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