Full Extreme Rising: Card Subject to Change Results
Stevie Richards defeated Luke Hawx in title tournament quarterfinal; Matt Hardy attacked Hawk post-match
Rhino defeated Devon Storm in title tournament quarterfinal; plenty of awesome hardcore spots
Facade defeated Jay Bradley
Matt Tremont & BRIAN XL defeated Blue Balls (Balls Mahoney and Blue Meanie); Pitbull Gary Wolfe makes the post-match save
Greek Papadon defeats Little Guido
Jerry Lynn defeated Homicide; Lynn’s last match in Philadelphia; great match with an even better celebration of the ECW veteran’s career
Hijo De Rey Misterio defeated Bestia 666 in a two-out-of-three falls match
BLK OUT (Jeez & Ruckus) defeated The Gangstas, Briscoe Bros and The Dramaticos in a steel cage match
Matt Hardy defeated Sabu
Stevie Richards defeated Rhino; to become the first ever Extreme Rising World Heavyweight champion
Jay Bradley, who briefly competed as Ryan Braddock on SmackDown in 2008 and 2009, spoke with Steven Muehlhausen of SportsTownChicago.com about his time with WWE.
On WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis, Bradley said, “John is a master politician. He is a very good, cunning businessman. He runs WWE like it’s his company. Which I think is why Vince has him around for so long. Because he’s good at what he does. He takes the heat off of Vince. I couldn’t answer what he’s doing on TV, but if he’s playing a bit of a jerk, yeah its probably close.”
Bradley was also asked what WWE needs to do to recapture a “boom period.”
“Blow up Vince McMahon’s jet with him in it,” he laughingly says. “The whole upper echelon of WWE, which pretty much dictates this industry, needs to go.”
The former WWE Superstar also discusses joining Chicago based promotion Resistance Pro Wrestling. The entire interview is available here.