Tommaso Ciampa attacked his former teammate Johnny Gargano after NXT TakeOver: Philadelphia. Photo from WWE.comJohnny Gargano’s night went from bad to worse at NXT Takeover: Philadelphia.Just moments after narrowly losing to Andrade “Cien” Almas in their NXT Championship match Sunday (Manila time) at Wells Fargo Center, the charismatic cruiserweight was nailed with a crutch to the back by his former DIY teammate Tommaso Ciampa as he ended the night on a pile of heap.ADVERTISEMENT Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gargano showed how big his heart is as he kept himself in step of Almas for the entirety of the match and almost claimed the biggest prize in the developmental ranks if not for the interference of Zelina Vega.Luckily for him, his wife Candice LeRae came to the rescue and evened the odds, chasing the Vega out of the ring.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkUnfortunately, Gargano was just at the wrong place at the wrong time as Almas pushed him to the ring post while they were on the ring apron and nailed the killer running double knee smash and followed it up with the elevated hammerlock DDT to score the three-count.Aleister Black also topped Adam Cole in a hellacious Extreme Rules match after catching the leader of the Undisputed Era with the Black Mass. The former champs already nailed the current titlists with the Super Collider, but O’Reilly was able to reverse the powerbomb attempt as he head-scissored the injured Akam to his partner Rezar and rolled him up for the three-count.The Velveteen Dream also came out on top of Kassius Ohno after nailing a Death Valley Driver and hitting a Purple Rainmaker for the victory.Stories, however, weren’t limited in the ring for the night as independent scene standouts Trevor “Ricochet” Mann, EC 3, and War Machine were all spotted at ringside, potentially signaling their signing with the company.powered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Mercito Gesta loses title fight to Jorge Linares Black was primed to get the victory after dropping Cole from a fireman’s carry to the back of two steel chairs and hitting a dropkick, but his foes cohorts Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish stopped the three count and nailed Black with the Enter the Dragon.SAnitY would make the save to set the stage for Black hitting a double knee stomp on Cole onto the announce table before the two recovered and finished the match in the ring.Ember Moon survived a tough challenge from Shayna Baszler as she retained her NXT Women’s Championship despite an injured left arm as she reversed her challenger’s armbar to a rollup.Frustrated with the result, Baszler went berserk as she attacked Moon and locked her in a Kirifuda Clutch twice.The Undisputed Era also edged the Authors of Pain to keep their NXT Tag Team Championships.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
That prompted questions and praise for the former U.S. district judge from New York, who is an adviser to Rudy Giuliani’s presidential campaign. Some legal conservatives and Republicans have expressed reservations about Mukasey’s legal record and past endorsements, and said some groups have been drafting a strategy to oppose him. Others hailed Mukasey’s record. “He is really tough as nails. He was a really first-rate, brilliant judge, and he’s got impeccable conservative law-and-order values,” said Jay Lefkowitz, a former domestic policy adviser at the Bush White House who handled Justice Department issues. “I think he would be very well-positioned on national security issues, on prosecuting the War on Terror. He would be coming from outside the White House and … could restore confidence in the department.” Mukasey also has boosters among some of Bush’s toughest Democratic critics. WASHINGTON – Conservatives on Saturday lined up for and against potential attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey, the man they believe has ascended to the top of President George W. Bush’s list of replacements for Alberto Gonzales. Earlier in the week, Democrats in the Senate threatened to block confirmation of another prospect – Theodore Olson, a longtime GOP ally and former solicitor general who represented Bush before the Supreme Court in the contested 2000 presidential election. The behind-the-scenes battle over who will succeed Gonzales heated up over the weekend as the president, who was at Camp David, moved closer to announcing his choice. So far, the White House has stayed quiet about who will replace Gonzales. An announcement is expected this week, and some legal conservatives and Republicans told The Associated Press that the White House appeared to be signaling that Mukasey was Bush’s pick. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., previously recommended Mukasey for a Supreme Court vacancy. In June 2005, the liberal Alliance for Justice put Mukasey’s name on a list of four judges who, if chosen for the Supreme Court, would show the president’s “commitment” to picking someone who could be supported by both Democratic and Republican senators. Nan Aron of the alliance said if Bush nominated Mukasey, the Senate would view it as a “conciliatory” act.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!