MON. UPDATE: TNA & WWE taping news, Foley TV, Helms rips on Michaels, TV tomorrow, Tiffany on indie
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We're looking for reports also from Louisville tonight for Raw with Superstars matches, dark matches and anything that wouldn't be evident from watching the live show. We're also looking for reports from the Impact tapings tonight in Orlando.
We're also looking for reports on the Saturday night WWE house show in Jackson, TN and yesterday's WWE show in Ontario, CA,.
Tuesday has Smackdown and NXT from Dayton while TNA tapes another episode of Impact in Orlando.
ROH on HDNet at 8 p.m.
El Generico vs. Bobby Shields
Eddie Edwards vs. Colt Cabana for the TV title
Davey Richards vs. Erick Stevens
Countdown to GSP vs. Koscheck airs on Spike at 7 p.m. tonight.
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With our special feature on the history of pro wrestling on Thanksgiving, we've got a double issue of the Wrestling Observer out today on the site. We will also have a back issue from 1993 up later this week. This week's issue also has a rundown of this year's King of the Ring show, Jerry Lawler's birthday party, the death of El Hijo de Cien Caras and Kantaro Hoshino and a profile on the only pro wrestling superstar ever to leave pro wrestling, win a national legitimate wrestling championship and then be declared ineligible for the Olympics.
We've also got updated WWE and UFC PPV numbers, including just how bad Bragging Rights did, as well as updating previous figures.
Our lead story goes back to Starrcade 83 and looks at the Thanksgiving pro wrestling tradition in cities like Greensboro, Minneapolis, Dallas, Atlanta and New Orleans. We look at the origins of pro wrestling on closed-circuit television, a look back at the Thanksgiving night shows that changed the industry forever, the story behind the death of Jim Crockett Promotions, and how Vince McMahon nearly destroyed Starrcade once, and pretty much succeeded in doing so four years later.
This is a major feature looking at some of the biggest events of the 60s, 70s and 80s, as well as the story of the death of the Thanksgiving wrestling tradition. We look at the first major Thanksgiving show, the first pro wrestling event ever at the Greensboro Coliseum, the battle in the infancy of PPV and the battle plan of Vince McMahon's original national expansion.
We also look back at the most famous Thanksgiving events of all-time, the heydays of World Class and Mid South Wrestling and the final Thanksgiving major shows.
We also have a look at Jerry Lawler's week, the TLC match against The Miz, Michael Cole, what happens next, and the King of the Ring tournament.
We've got additional notes on the death of El Hijo de Cien Caras, who he was, and the updated theories on why he was killed.
We also look at the death of Kantaro Hoshino, a look back at his heyday, his most famous matches, and his career. We look at what was once the longest match in the history of Japanese wrestling, the Hoshino vs. Danny Hodge title match, and what show legendary shows was Hoshino in the semifinal of. We also look at his days since retiring as a full-time wrestler, including his run as a heel manager.
We've got more on MMA judging, what the PPV numbers of UFC 123 show about who was the top star, as well as a story behind the scenes that is costing MMA fighters significant money because of the changing nature of sponsoring fighters.
We've also got a feature on the new season of NXT, running down the six new competitors with a scouting report on each. We also look at the surprises regarding the list, as well as Kaitlyn's winning of season three.
We also have a look at the TNA tour of Abu Dhabi this past week.
We've also got more on the next WrestleMania, injury and business updates from WWE including the video game, casting for Tough Enough, more on writers being gone, the WWE TV Network, Shawn Michaels signs new endorsement deal, longest running WWE champions, best selling DVDs for this year and a second big holiday show in New York.
We also have a current and a past UFC fighter talking about going to WWE, as well as more on Jim Ross and the announcing situation
We also look back at the career of Yoshiaki Yatsu, one of the biggest stars of the 80s in Japan.
We also have an in-depth look at the ratings of all the national shows this past week, including how every segment on Raw and Impact did, as well as match by match of every UFC televised event.
We also have our usual weekly features with results of the major arena shows from around the world, and the major TV show rundowns and reviews.
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--A series of annual bodybuilding contests for pro wrestlers
--How to get audio and video of major show each week in Mexico minutes after it ends
--A look at both major shows in Mexico this week
--Update on All Japan's annual Real World Tag League tournament
--Update on NOAH's last major show of he year
--Kings of Wrestling in NOAH
--Senator announces she is going to restart her wrestling company that she left when she went into politics
--Update on Bobby Heenan
--The Nancy Benoit nude photos court case
--Notes on Dwayne Johnson's movie career
--Johnson talks publicly for the first time about the Peter Maivia/Billy Robinson fight
--Lots of TV appearances by wrestlers upcoming
--More wrestlers looking at doing stand-up comedy
--A look at the onetime world heavyweight wrestling champion who was one of the greatest athletes of his era
--Update on TNA television situation overseas
--TNA regular who isn't expected to be long for the company
--Update on Desmond Wolfe
--More on ticket sales in Montreal for GSP vs. Koscheck
--Randy Couture's next movies
--Nate Marquardt responds to Dana White's remarks
--Strikeforce's next attempted step
--Why there are going to be more head-to-head conflicts in 2011
--Update on Herschel Walker fighting
--Challengers for Cris Cyborg
--Update on Gilbert Melendez
--Ken Shamrock and Bob Sapp fight over the weekend
--Former UFC fighter gets extended prison time
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--No injuries coming out of the Final Resolution show. Jeff Hardy and Samoa Joe at last word were both scheduled for the TV tapings this week, as well as Ric Flair. Hulk Hogan will be off as long as they are selling the stipulation of his injunction that keeps him out of the company. The first part of the show was very good but the last three matches fell flat.
--Randy Orton was off this past weekend's house shows due to his neck injury, which on TV they are selling as a knee injury. Not sure when he's due back on house shows but he is supposed to be doing TVs, particularly since Orton vs. Miz is scheduled as the main event for the TLC show on 12/19.
--Mick Foley is scheduled to be on the Last Call with Carson Daily show on Friday night. (thanks to Adam Lebow)
--TNA will be doing all its tapings for the next PPV this week. They tape through Friday, so that everyone can have the next month off. After Friday, TNA won't have any shows until a 1/6 house show in Wallingford, CT, and the Genesis PPV is 1/9.
--Shane Helms on his weekly web show totally ripped on Shawn Michaels. He called Michaels his least favorite wrestler of all-time saying that even though Michaels was one of his idols growing up, he let him down as a person meeting him, calling him the biggest hypocrite in the wrestling business and said about Michaels' religion, "his whole religious gimmick is a fucking work." Later he called Michaels one of the biggest drug users in the history of the business, and said he had snorted more cocaine and done more steroids than anyone in wrestling. I kind of doubt that one.
--The Strikeforce show from Saturday will be replayed at 10 p.m. tomorrow night on Sho 2.
--Dragon Gate USA tickets for the two Atlanta shows WrestleMania weekend have started off strong. It's the fastest selling show they've had in a while.
--The K-1 World Grand Prix, which is traditionally one of the biggest events of the year in Japan, airs live on HDNet late Friday night.
--Bryan and I will be back tonight with Wrestling Observer Radio with Raw coverage as well as taking questions at
--An update on Tuesday's A&E show Bob Saget with the Dragon Gate USA footage. The show is now scheduled for 11 p.m. instead of the originally scheduled 10:30 p.m. One person who has seen the show said that a lot of people who thought they were going to be on the show will end up being pretty disappointed.
--Not that this is going to make much difference in the buy rate for last night's show, which is likely to be not good at all, but the Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens game head-to-head did a 14.6 in the metered markets (final numbers will be out later).
--For Saturday, when it comes to major sports going against the UFC & Strikeforce shows, the Florida State vs. Virginia Tech game on ESPN did a 2.01 metered market rating, the Connecticut vs. South Florida game on ESPN 2 did a 0.79 metered market rating and the Oklahoma vs. Nebraska game on ABC did a 5.3 metered market rating. The SEC game on CBS that wasn't in prime time did a 6.4 not going against the MMA shows.
--Stacy Keibler will be a guest on Wednesday night's episode of Blue Mountain State on Spike that airs at 11 p.m. She appears as one of the players has a dream about life in the future and in his dream Stacy Keibler is his wife.
--Former WWE wrestler Tiffany, going by her real name of Taryn Terrell, will face Alissa Flash on 2/5 in San Francisco at the O'Connell High School Gym.
--Best TV show of the past week
Ultimate Fighter final live 7.5%
Inside MMA 2.8%
Ultimate Fighter 2.8%
--Who should get the next show at Rafael Feijao for the Strikeforce light heavyweight title?
Dan Henderson 68.7%
King Mo 15.4%
Gegard Mousasi 9.8%
Mike Kyle 6.1%
Interesting that Strikeforce did a similar poll on the air and Kyle finished first.
--A note from yesterday's report on the show in Mt. Pleasant, MI by World Pro Wrestling. The attendance was 3,000 and The Road Warrior who was on that show facing Rick Steiner was not Joe Laurinaitis but another guy doing the gimmick. They also reportedly did announce before the show that Roddy Piper wouldn't be there and offered refunds. (thanks to Leonard Brand)
--On Saturday's "That Metal Show" on VH1 Classic, a member of the audience won a prize for stumping host Eddie Trunk, which was a WWE DVD. Apparently the guy wasn't pleased with his prize and the crowd started laughing. Trunk (who is friends with Chris Jericho) just told the guy to pick a new prize. Was told it really made wrestling look uncool. (thanks to Jeff Gagliardo)
--NZWPW and IPW combined show on Friday night in Levin, New Zealand: Rufguts b Mischa Ivanoff, Link Van Haggard won four-way over Johnny Idol, Mickey Rave and Rocketman, Tykade b Axo, Dal Knox & J.C. Star & Travis Banks b Vinny Dunn & A-Class & Ninja Fury, Misty & Rehua b JPE & Liger, Tykade won Battle Royal (thanks to Steve Ogilvie)
--Vanguard Championship Wrestling from Saturday night in Suffolk,VA before 200 fans: Lutz Memorial tournament: Roderick Strong b Chris Escobar, Steve Corino b Phil Brown, Caleb Konley b Chase Stevens, Bolo Yung (Dirty Money in OVW) b C.W. Anderson, Steve Corino b Roderick Strong-DQ (Eddie Guerrero fake belt shot finish), Bolo Yung b Caleb Konley, John Kermon NC Austin Aries, J-Sinn & Lance Lude b Austin Aries & John Kermon, Bolo Yung b Steve Corino to win the tournament (thanks to Tim Noel)
--Rampage Pro Wrestling TV tapings from Saturday night in Warner-Robins, GA for a TV taping: Mike Posey over Anthony Andrews and Bobby Moore, Ace Haven & Scott Spade b Brandon Collum & Johnny Viper, Dark City Fight Club b Ace Haven & Scott Spade, Adrian Hawkins & Michael Stevens & Drew Adler b Corey Hollis & Chip Day, Dark City Fight Club d Murder One & A.J. Steele going to a TV time limit draw at 21:11 to retain the NWA tag titles, Jay Fury & Nemesis b Aaron Epic & Ninja #9, Mr. Jones b Blain Rage, J-Rod b Cru Jones & Shaun Banks-DQ, Jimmy Rave NC Kyle Matthews. Next show is 12/18 with a 10 man elimination tag team match. (thanks to Larry Goodman)
--NWS on Friday night in Kenilworth, NJ: Nick Gregory b Paco Loco, J.D. Smoothie b Snake Eyes, Justin Blackwell b Corvis Fear, Julio Dinero b B. Fehrm, Steve Gipke b Antony Scorace, Julio Dinero b Val Venis, Mike Dennis & Joey Janella & Martie Belle b Steve Scott & Nick Talent & Brittney Savage
--NWS on Saturday night in Woodbridge, NJ: Corey Havoc & Nicky Oceans b Justin Blackwell & Nick Gregory, Nick Napoleon b Paco Libro, J.D. Smoothie & Chris Steeler b Mike Dennis & Joey Janela, Pat Budk d Corvis Fear, Val Venis b Julio Dinero
--Pro Wrestling World 1 from yesterday in Jackson, NJ before 175 fans: Kid America & Bobby Shields b Steve & Colby Corino, Adam Cole d Sam Shields, Kid America b Monster C, Sam Shields b Super Sweet, Adam Cole b Bobby Dempsey, Ryan Sawyer b Damian Dragon, Colby Corino & Roxie Cotton b Reiko & Richard Guilla & Sumie Sakai when Corino pinned Guille so Denver Street has to leave World 1 for one year, Chris Rockwell b Steve Corino, Adam Cole b Ryan Sawyer to win the third annual Shinya Hashimoto Memorial Cup
--CHIKARA ends its season on Sunday at 4 p.m. in Reading, PA at the Goodwill Beneficial Association with Mike Quackenbush & Jigsaw vs. Claudio Castagnoli & Ares
--NWA Championship Wrestling on 12/10 in Chattanooga area at the Daisy Church of God Rec Center in Soddy Daisy with kids under six free
--UWC on Saturday in Pemberton, NJ in the Toys for Tots fund raiser in which they collected more than 900 toys and 16 bicycles, for a show featuring the return of Tom "Reckless Youth" Carter. Show drew 350 fans: Mighty Mo (clearly not the more famous one) & Fierce Fuego & Bori Guana b Billy Lassiter & Ripper, Taylor Nicole b Joe Rules, Warhead b Legion, Justice Garrison & Ryan Blackheart b Dave Patera & Philly Madison, Silly Billy won a Rumble, Biggie Bigggs over Twiggy Ramirez and Reckless Youth to win the UWC heavyweight title. Next show is 1/15 in Browns Mills, NJ at the Fire House.
--The movie "They Live" starring Roddy Piper from 1988 will be playing at the 92YTribeca theater in New York on Friday night.