MON UPDATE: Ross surgery, debate tonight, Austin TV tonight and talks about another match, ROH cuts
We're looking for your thoughts on last night's Hell in a Cell show, so you can leave a thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match to
We're looking for reports from the live Raw in Wichita tonight, with dark matches, Superstars matches, estimated attendance anything notable not on the TV show. They are advertising Randy Orton vs. John Cena vs. Sheamus locally, as the dark match. The big things on the show is Edge has to apologize and John Cena has to put on a Nexus armband. Johnny Knoxville appears as guest host.
We're looking for reports from Friday and Saturday night's ROH TV tapings in Philadelphia, the Friday night Northeast Wrestling show in Waterbury, CT, as well as last night's TNA house show on Charleston, SC.
Smackdown will be taped on Tuesday night in Topeka featuring Vickie Guerrero vs. Kaitlyn.
ROH tonight at 8 p.m. on HDNet
*Eddie Edwards vs. Kenny King for TV title
*Tyler Black vs. Mike Sydal
*El Generico vs. Davey Richards
Lots of TV tonight. Besides Raw and ROH, the WEC show from last Thursday night with the Donald Cerrone vs. Jamie Varner and Jose Aldo Jr. vs. Manny Gamburyan matches airs at 9 p.m. Eastern and 6 p.m. Pacific on Versus. UFC also airs an old Fight Night (Nate Diaz vs. Melvin Guillard main event) on Spike at 7 p.m.
Several major shows from around the world highlight today's issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The issue, up on the site right now, covers the background and controversies surrounding and following UFC 119, including a business analysis of the show, what the fighters said, a look at the judging, what the people thought about the judging, match-by-match coverage and poll results.
We look at what Dana White said about Frank Mir after the show, the story behind Cro Cop's performance, the Dunham-Sherk judging and the prelims.
We also have a look back at the life and career of Jorge "El Gigante" Gonzalez, the tallest man ever to participate in pro wrestling. We look at some of the other taller athletes in the sport, and why some clicked and others didn't, including what made Andre the Giant so different from the rest of the pack. We look at how Gonzalez got into pro wrestling, his debut, his run with Ric Flair for the world title and how it did, as well as his WWF and Japanese run, as well as why his career was so short. We look at how timing affected what could have been his biggest run.
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We also have the controversy going in both behind the scenes and in the public regarding Mistico and CMLL management, including what was said publicly, and how it went down privately regarding Mexico's biggest star of the past five years. We also look at what Paco Alonso said in a closed door meeting to talent as to why he thinks business is down, and why that's probably not the case.
We also have coverage of the Bret Hart appreciation night at Madison Square Garden, the struggles of the Dream promotion to make MMA relevant again in Japan as well as a look at a prime time network special with a boxing doubleheader and how it did.
We've also got coverage of NOAH's return to Budokan Hall. We look at the company's biggest problem, as well as a hot tag team tournament with wrestlers from a number of different companies joining in scheduled for a few weeks from now.
We also have more on Christian's injury and talks regarding his return, more talk of matches at Mania for this year, more on Matt Hardy, update on another wrestler suspended, Update on Ricky Steamboat and Jim Ross' heath issues, Linda McMahon race, talk of a Survivor Series big match, Dwayne Johnson on what he'd do if MMA was around, note on Nexus and NXT, reaction to wrestling by sports fans, Trevor Murdoch has a lot to say about Lance Cade, some hiring and firings this week, business notes from the past week as well as a look at the weekend house shows.
We also look at the ratings for every national MMA and pro wrestling television show in the U.S., as well as the segment-by-segment numbers for the major shows.
We also have results of all the major arena events around the world over the past week.
We also have our look at the major TV show reviews.
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--Jim Ross is going in for a stent to be put in his heart just as we are writing this and we with him a quick recovery.
--The Linda McMahon/Richard Blumenthal debate takes place at 7 p.m. Eastern time tonight. The debate will air on Foxnews.com
--Linda McMahon, in order to shake Blumenthal up before the debate, started airing a new TV commercial today showing a 2003 speech where Blumenthal said, "When we returned, we saw nothing of this gratitude," in talking about Vietnam, where he never served, with the commercial ending, "If he lied about Vietnam, what else is he lying about?" The New York Times story on it is at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/05/nyregion/05conn.html?_r=1&hp
--We have a big week on the site when it comes to audio. I'm going to be doing six shows over the next eight days, not to mention the tons of shows Bryan and others will be doing. We'll cover Raw and you can also send e-mail questions to the show at
for tonight. Wednesday we'll have our mid-week show and am working on a guest. Friday we'll have a special show with Mick Foley as a guest. Saturday night we'll have coverage of the Strikeforce event on Showtime featuring the K.J. Noons vs. Nick Diaz grudge match. And Sunday night we'll have coverage of Bound for Glory from TNA.
--The episode of "Chuck" featuring Steve Austin and Stacy Keibler airs tonight at 8 p.m. on NBC.
--More Spike notes for this week's UFC programming. Wednesday is the big night with Unleashed matches from 7-10 p.m., followed by Ultimate Fighter, and then part one of the Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez prime show. It airs at 11 p.m., replays immediately, and then airs on Thursday night after the TNA block at just after midnight (12:08 a.m.). A 30 minute All Access special with Brock Lesnar airs Thursday night after the Velasquez vs. Lesnar prime time replay.
--Husky Harris and Michael McGillicutty were the wrestlers who interfered in last night's Wade Barrett win over John Cena.
--This won't help the Hell in a Cell number. The New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears game last night on NBC did a 14.2 rating and 22 share on the overnights, the highest rating for an NFL game in October in ten years. Interestingly, the show only did a 15.4 rating in the New York market, 12th among the major markets. It did a 39.7 and 54 share in Chicago.
--For those who have Comcast, here is the new channel number for HDNet
Philadelphia - 897
Chicago - 289 or 291
Rockford - 928
Salem/Quincy, MA - 928
Seattle - 707
Portland, OR - 798
If you know any others, please let us know and we'll post them.
--There is a new Steve Austin interview in the U.K. Sun at http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/wrestling/
He teases that he's healthy and he could wrestle again and used the term "Never say never." about it. Interesting is that he said he now wishes he could have done a run with Hulk Hogan.
--The Blumenthal campaign today pushed that WWE received $10 million in tax credits from the state of Connecticut, an incentive for filming television in the state done to create new jobs, but instead the WWE cut 10% of its work force that year.
--A New York Times story by Nate Silver analyzes various elections. When it comes to Connecticut the claim is both major polls have shown favorable Republican numbers in other races and he believes the race is not as close as has been suggested. However, he said that odds showing Linda McMahon with less than a 10% chance to win are too low and he'd bet on her given those odds.
--Comcast cable was out in Santa Cruz county in California yesterday from 1-7 p.m., so people couldn't have seen the PPV live (they could have purchased a replay).
--Spike TV sent out a press release listing Stephan Bonnar vs. Igor Pokrajac and Demian Maia vs. Kendall Grove as the two main events for the 12/4 show that features the championship match for this season's Ultimate Fighter series. The show will go head-to-head with Strikeforce on the same night.
--There is no Bellator live show on Thursday. They are doing a season highlights show and then finishing up with three straight major shows starting 10/14.
--Akira Tozawa & Jon Moxley vs. BxB Hulk & Homicide was annoucned for the Dragon Gate USA show on 10/30 in Rahway, NJ.
--The Wii version of the AAA video game has been delayed until November. The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions hit stores on 10/12.
--ROH is cutting back on the numbers of talent being booked on shows which is why several wrestlers, including Necro Butcher and Austin Aries, are not being used for a while.
--Lots of the WWE wrestlers were at the Texas vs. Oklahoma football game. Jim Ross of course was on the Oklahoma sidelines. Mark Henry and Cody Rhodes were on the Texas sidelines. Other wrestlers were in the stands on the Oklahoma side. Mark Nulty noted on Wrestling Classics a couple of days ago that this game, which is a religion in those two states, will be the first one Scandor Akbar (a Texas high school and college football trivia machine) and Jack Brisco will have missed. (thanks to Timothy Hervey)
--Thumbtack Jack, known in the U.S. for death matches in CZW and IWA East Coast, suffered a broken sternum in a match with Masada on 10/2 in Oberhausen Germany when he tried to reverse a power bomb into a Frankensteiner and hit his head on the mat similar to how Sabu fractured his neck against Chris Benoit in ECW. He continued the match, but was in great pain after it was over, was rushed to the hospital and put through a battery of tests and told him he was lucky he didn't end up paralyzed. He said last night that he was done with wrestling for good. (thanks to Robert Sixt)
--Best TV show of the past week
Ultimate Fighter 10.6%
K-1 World Grand Prix 9.9% - considering how few get the station and that it started at 2 a.m., this number is super impressive
Inside MMA 1.1%
--Best of these wrestlers?
Ricky Steamboat 72.7%
Bob Backlund 10.4%
Andre the Giant 7.7%
Jimmy Snuka 3.0%
Gypsy Joe 2.1%
Archie The Stomper Gouldie 1.9%
Blackjack Mulligan 1.8%
Tor Kamata 0.4%
--Matt Diaz of the Atlanta Braves was on ESPN First Take today and asked about tripping a fan who ran on the field, which allowed security to catch the kid. He said he wanted to spear him like Goldberg, "but lawsuits kept flashing in my mind, so I just stuck out my foot and let him trip." (thanks to John Patton)
--Platinum Championship Wrestling on 10/6 in Atlanta at The Masquerade headlines with Davey Richards.
--Great Canadian Wrestling on 10/9 in Oshawa, ONT at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall
--Bob Orton Jr. beat Brandon Graves on an Independent Hardcore Wrestling show on Saturday night in Red Bud, IL. Bob Jr., Randy's father, is 59.
--Lance Storm talks all kinds of subjects like The Miz, the most demanding physically guy he worked with, training, working out, Bubba Dudley, Michael Cole and favorite authors at http://www.stormwrestling.com/100310.html
--On Eastbound & Down on HBO lst night, Kenny Powers made his debut in the Mexican baseball league and came out to Hulk Hogan's "Real American" theme song, which is hilarious if you think about it. (thanks to Jesse Otawka)
--NWS on Saturday night in Manville, NJ at the VFW Hall headlined by Val Venis, Dawn Marie and Tammy Sytch.
--NWS on Friday night in Stirling, NJ: Paco Libro & Manuel Moore b Mikey Pacifica & Joey Janela, Nigerian Nightmares b BS Express, B. Fehrm b J.D. Smoothie, Corey Havoc DDQ Jeff Guerrero, Nicky Oceans & Corvis Fear & Brittney Savage b Mike Dennis & Judas Young & Snookie Fly, Jim Duggan b Stevie Richards
--NWS on Saturday night in Brick, NJ: J.D. Smoothie over Tino and Slayer, Hasheem Ali b Kenny Doane, Nicky Oceans vs. Judas Young vs. Rhett Titus was a draw, Nigerian Nightmares & Princes Sheeta b A.C. Kewl & Preacher & Arlene, Ray-Ray Marz b Corey Havoc, Jim Duggan b Danny Inferno
--Legends of the Ring on 10/15 and 10/16 in Monroe, NJ at the Crowne Plaza Hotel has Rick & Scott Steiner, Torrie Wilson, Tony Atlas, Joey Styles, Tim White, Jim Cornette, Gregory Helms, Ro-zee, Haku, Tonga Kid, Chelsea, Hector & Mando & Chavo Sr. Guerrero as will as vendors are bringing Booker T, Dennis Condrey, Bobby Eaton, Billy Gunn, Road Dogg, U-Gene, Al Snow, Matt Bourne, Tammy Sytch, Paul Burchill, Sylvester Terkay, Serena Deeb, Becky Bayless, Robbie Eckos, Isis the Amazon and more. They are also doing a Jim Cornette roast for DVD that weekend.
--Taylor Wilde posted on twitter that she's off to England for a few weeks. Guess that means not the live TV, Bound for Glory or the next several weeks of TV.
--IPW in Papatoetoe, New Zealand from Saturday night: Justin Decent b Lil T, Kazuki & Link Van Haggard b Joseph Kinkade & Mischa Ivanoff, Jordan Invincible b Alfred Valentine, Harley & Rocketman & Jesse Astro b Danny Jacobs & Elias & Britenay, Jon E. King b Liam Fury, Kiwi Express b Saint Chaos-DQ, Alexander b Liger, Dal Knox b A-Class (thanks to Steve Ogilvie)
--Forgotten Championship Wrestling on 10/30 in Brooklyn, NY at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church has both a convention and a show with Jimmy Snuka, Awesome Kong, Amazing Red, Romeo Roselli, Sonjay Dutt and Little Guido Maritato.
--New Era Wrestling on 10/9 in Shelbyville, IN at the Boys Club
--CHIKARA has its annual Torneo Cibernetico on 10/23 in Easton, PA with Ares, Claudio Castagnoli, Tursas, Daizee Haze, Pinkie Sanchez, Tim Donst, Delirious, Sara Del Rey, Ultramantis, Mike Quackenbush, Jigsaw, Stigma, Icarus and more.
--XICW 10 year anniversary show on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at The Ritz in Warren, MI with Axl Rotten, Petey Williams and Zach Gowen.
--Pro Wrestling Superstars debuts on 10/23 in Jacksonville, NC with Shelton Benjamin vs. Christopher Daniels plus Mickie James, Tommy Dreamer, Paul London and El Generico at the Commons Rec Center