Meltzer update: Tonight's line-up, CBS change, Gladiators cut, Dory wrestling again, more

By Dave Meltzer

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We're looking for your thoughts on tonight's WWE One Night Stand as well as tonight's WEC show, as well as last night's Elite XC show on CBS and Friday night's ROH show, so you can leave a thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match for each individual show at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Because I am on assignment for the WEC show in Sacramento, Todd Martin will be handling the live coverage of One Night Stand starting at 8 p.m. tonight. I will be providing updates here as much as possible during the WEC show.

Tonight's One Night lineup:
*HHH vs. Randy Orton in a last man standing match for the WWE title.
*Undertaker vs. Edge in a TLC match for the world title and if Undertaker loses, he supposedly has to retire
*Shawn Michaels vs. Batista in a stretcher match
*John Cena vs. JBL in a first blood match
*C.M. Punk vs. John Morrison vs. Chavo Guerrero vs. Tommy Dreamer vs. Big Show to in a Singapore Cane match to determine who faces Kane for the ECW title at the Night of Champions on 6/29 in Dallas
*Jeff Hardy vs. Umaga falls count anywhere
*Beth Phoenix vs. Melina in an I Quit match On paper this looks like a good show. Not sure how it will do on PPV.

WEC tonight with weigh-in weights:
Live TV matches
Urijah Faber (144.5) vs. Jens Pulver (145) for featherweight title
Miguel Torres (135) vs. Yoshiro Maeda (135) for bantamweight title
Kenneth Alexander (155.5) vs. Razor Rob McCullough (155.5)
Chuck Grigsby (204.5) vs. former NCAA champ Mark Munoz (205.5)

Donald Cerrone (155.5) vs. Danny Castllo (155)
Mike Brown (145) vs. Jeff Curran (144.5)
Will Ribeiro (135) vs. Chase Beebe (136)
Jeremy Lang (183.5) vs. Tim McKenzie (184.5)
Luis Sapo (170) vs. Alex Serdyukov (169.5)
Alexandre Nogueira (145.5) vs. Jose Aldo (145.5)
Dominick Cruz (135) vs. Charlie Valencia (135.5)

No WWE house shows this weekend because of One Night Stand. Raw will be like from Bakersfield on Monday night while Smackdown and ECW are taped on Tuesday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The Cousin Sal of the Jimmy Kimmel show vs. Santino Marella match will be taped on Tuesday for airing the following Friday.

We have a look at Vince McMahon's million dollar offer and part one of a look at what will be the most controversial wrestling book in years as lead items in this coming Monday's issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

We look at the wording of what Vince McMahon said, look at the draft and other changes in WWE plans as well as some backstage reaction to those changes.

We have the first part of our look at the book "Ring of Hell," looking at the portrayals of wrestlers, fans, the research what book it's comparable to, a look at some of the conclusions, wrestlers who destroyed their bodies, Japanese society and the long-term results of pro wrestling.

We have an update on a lawsuit filed against WWE that has now been concluded, as well as more on William Regal, a type of new wrestler WWE is looking for, recent WWE business notes and more on ideas for next year's Wrestlemania.

We also look at the Hogan family, the taped messages, the expected lawsuit from the Grazianos as well as the media coverage of the family.

We have more on the parting of Tito Ortiz and the UFC, looking at exactly what happened at the press conference, what the match with Lyoto Machida showed about Ortiz, business notes on the show as well as both the payoffs and some bonuses that haven't been released publicly, as well as preshow buy rate predictions that surprised me. We look at where Dana White was during the match, the crowd reaction to Sean Sherk, talks of UFC going to a major stadium, the return of Chuck Liddell and Anderson Silva, as well as match-by-match coverage and poll results of UFC 84.

We also have a look at what happened with CMLL and WWE went head-to-head with major shows and what is currently the No. 1 pro wrestling city in the world.

We've got more on Brock Lesnar and Heath Herring, and Mark Coleman's injury and future.

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--What former WWE star was TNA looking to sing and who got the spot instead

--A look at upcoming TNA TV shows

--Update on the Randy Couture case

--A jinxed PPV show

--Updates on ticket sales to all upcoming UFC shows

--Media destroys Dana White and why

--Dream middleweight tournament update

--K-1 Max tournament update

--More new Dream and UFC matches

--Update on Elite XC losses

--MMA stars on magazine covers

--Gary Shaw makes comment that he better not be taking literally

--Promoters argue B.J. Penn vs. Kimbo Slice

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--The final team for the TNA World X Cup, Team International, has been finalized as Doug Williams, Tyson Dux, Shawn Daivari and Alex Koslov. The tournament will start at the 6/9 TV tapings the day after Slammiversary in Memphis with all the international crew from Japan, Mexico, etc. in for the next two sets of tapnigs and the finals at the 7/13 Victory Road PPV

--There was a backstage deal last night in the press room where Brett Rogers made some comments about Kimbo Slice's performance and it led to some yelling and challenges. I guess if that's the next main event, you'll know that it was a pro wrestling angle. If it's not, then who knows.

--MVP, who is a big MMA fan, was at last night's show in Newark

--The original plan for a second CBS show on 7/26 appears to be off. There was a realization they simply don't have the star power to come back that fast. It really is a major key for this group's success, provided ratings come in at least decently for this first show, to sign Tito Ortiz, particularly after Kimbo Slice's value fell so greatly

--With the ratings down, American Gladiators has been cut from 90 minutes to one hour starting a week from tomorrow, airing from 8-9 p.m. which means no more crossover with Raw

--Due to a lot of technical problems yesterday, while we were able to log in for the Observer poll all the responses last night to Elite XC, we weren't able to post them. We will be posting tonight responses from all four big shows (ROH, Elite XC, WWE and WEC) so you can send to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

--Smackdown poll
Excellent 23.3%
Good 38.4%
Average 15.1%
Fair 10.5%
Poor 12.8% 53.3% of those responding didn't see the show

--The description for Wednesday night's Ultimate Fighter is "Jeremy May tries to sabotage one fighter's dream as the last quarterfinal gets underway. After, Tim Credeur fights Dan Cramer and Cale Yarbrough takes on favorite C.B. Dollaway, Dana sets the semifinal matches"

--Global Wrestling Alliance and Wrestling and Respect on 6/28 in Lima, OH at the UAW Hall with a free show, but you have to have a ticket. Tickets are available on Ragali's Pizza Village

--Funking Conservatory wrestler Will Power (Bill Spengler) was injured Thursday in an Industrial accident at work when his foot was crushed by a forklift that overturned on the job. He jumped off the forklift, but his foot was smashed by the overturning forklift and he's gone through a series of surgeries to save as much of the foot as possible. Best of luck to Will in his recovery.

--USWO from Friday night in Nashville before 60 fans Justin Spade won three-way over Dyronic and Intern, New York Gangster b Chris Norte, Cousin Jason X b Shane Smalls, T.J. Harley b Steven, Cowboy Bud Ellis b Tim Renesto-DQ, Mark Anthony b Chris Michaels to win USWO title, Damien Payne & L.T. Falk b Quinton Quarisma & J.C Crowe to win tag titles (thanks to Jimmie Daniel)

--Pro Wrestling Guerrilla announced these matches for their first national DVD release through Big Vision Entertainment: Bryan Danielson vs. Samoa Joe, Adam Pearce vs. Frankie Kazarian in a cage match, C.M. Punk vs. Super Dragon, A.J. Styles vs. Samoa Joe, Styles vs. James Gibson (Jamie Noble), Christopher Daniels vs. Jack Evans, Chris Bosh & Scott Lost vs. Quicksilver & Scorpio Sky, El Generico & Jack Evans & Frankie Kazarian & Super Dragon vs. Scott Lost & Ricky Reyes & Davey Richards & Joey Ryan, Super Dragon vs. Kevin Steen, Super Dragon & Davey Richards vs. Jack Evans & Roderick Strong, Joey Ryan vs. B-Boy, Cima vs. El Generico, Generico vs. Pac, Ryan vs. Human Tornado, Pac vs. Steen, Kaz Hayashi vs. Pac, Cima vs. Bryan Danielson, Briscoes vs. Pac & Roderick Strong, Pac & Strong vs. Steen & Generico, Generico vs. Danielson

--The National Enquirer has a story on Linda Bollea in this week's issue (thanks to Paul Kacprzak)

--UWA Hardcore Wrestling from last night in Bolton, ONT: Up in Smoke kept UWA tag titles over Derek Sylde & Jennifer Blake, Rip Impact won three-way over Logan Scott and Amasis, Jimmy Olson b Shane Hollister, Brodie Lee b Johnny Gargano, Ricky Reyes b Nick Watts, Sara Del Rey b Josh Abercrombie, Sabian b Drew Gulak, Lionel Knight b Trik Davis, Claudio Castagnoli b Chris Hero, Josh Prohibition b Dan Paysan. The singles matches are first round in the UWA Hardcore Grand Prix. Second round is tonight in Bolton. The company announced last night it would run shows on 7/12 (Derek Wylde retirement), 8/15 and 8/16 and then would be folding.

--C-4 Wrestling in Petawawa, ONT on Friday night: Jimmy Stone won three-way Shane Hawk and Tyler Logan, Jagged & Shane Matthews b Vin Gerard & Icarus, Rahim Ali b J. Rennalls, El Sombra b Beef Wellington, Cherry Bomb b Misty Haven, Matt Burns & Asylum b Player Uno & Stupefied, Larry Sweeney b Twiggy, Michael Von Payton b Extremo, Kevin Steen b Hallowicked

--George Steele will be appearing at the Gotham Super Collectors Show on 6/21 at the Holiday Inn on West 57th St. in Manhattan from 1-3 p.m.

--Boston Herald's gossip column had a mention of HHH & Stephanie at the luxury suites at the Verizon Center in Manchester, NH at the Van Halen concert apparently rocking out

--EWA on 6/20 at the Tall Cedar Hall in Parkville, MD with Jake Roberts

--AAA has a TV taping tonight in Merida with La Parka & Cibernetico & ? vs. Konnan & Zorro & Kenzo Suzuki and Mesias vs. Chessman, as well a Halloween & Extreme Tiger vs. Jack Evans & Teddy Hart

--Mexico City Arena Coliseo TV taping has Dos Caras Jr. & L.A. Park & Negro Casas vs. Rey Bucanero & Black Warrior & Universo 2000. Guadalajara has the 49th anniversary of pro wrestling at Arena Coliseo in the city with Heavy Metal & Alex Koslov & Shocker vs. Mr. Aguila & Mephisto & Tosacno. In an old-timers match in Coacalco, Mil Mascaras & Justiciero face Enrique Vera & Fuerza Guerrera. Naucalpan has Silver King & Rayman & Rayo de Jalisco Jr. vs. Ricky Cruz & L.A. Park & Mascara Ano 2000. Monterrey has Hector Garza & Volador Jr. vs. Diluvio Negro II & Pierroth (thanks to Kris Zellner)

--With attendance very strong (more than 2,000 paid) at the last game, the Bay Bombers old school Roller Derby has two mini-games on 6/28 and 6/29 in Pleasanton at the Alameda County Fair which are free to anyone who comes to the fair. They also have a 7/19 game at Alameda High School and 8/23 at Kezar Pavilion

--Jersey All Pro Wrestling from last night in Rahway, NJ before 425 fans for a show with excellent top matches: Gemini Trojans b Chase Devionese & Ron Vegas, Pinky Sanchez & ? b Siberian Nightmares-DQ, Angel Orsini b Nikki Roxx, Eddie Kingston & Slyck Wagner Brown b Logan Brothers, Grim Reefer won three-way over Azrael and Chris Hero, Kenny Omega b Danny Demanto in a good match, LAX b Monsta Mack & Havoc in a great match (LAX had both TNA & JAPW tag belts), and Booker T b Jay Lethal (both worked as faces, although Sharmell interfered as a heel

--good match) (thanks to Mike Omansky

--Even though the TV listings said otherwise, Elite XC did air last night on WJZ-TV in Baltimore live. All the TV listings had an Orioles game scheduled.

--EWF from last night in Marion, IN: Just Justin won Battle Royal, Dusty Dillinger b Tank Bruiser, Osyris b Kage, Matt Cavins won three-way over Bob and Dark Lion, Ric Cannon NC Just Justin, General Lee b Jerry Lawler-DQ

--There was a funny note at as the business reporter looked at WWE stock. They said the McMahons are in wrestling for love, not money, noting Vince only made $850,000 in salary and Linda made $500,000, noting that's very low compensation for heads of a company of that size. Of course they don't realize that Vince also makes $45 million per year in stock dividends, not saying that he doesn't love the business because its his obsession and in his own way.

--With Sabu being injured, the IWA Mid South show on 6/7 in Joliet, IL at the Hartman Rec Center has Chuck Taylor vs Ego Fantastico as the main event

--UCW from last night in Maryville, TN: J-mac b Ayatollah, Rip b Scotty Atomic Trooper T b Chris Sullivan-DQ, Death Row Inmates b Henry Hoss & Chester, Edward Idol b John Justice, Jeff Anderson, Robbie Race & Travis Sawyer & Keith Knox in a Tennessee War Games. Next show is 6/7 in Tazwell, TN (thanks to Gene Restaino)

--Dory Funk comes out of retirement for a match tonight in Ocala, FL teaming with Osamu Nishimura & Johnny Magnum & Ryan Mitchell vs. Antonio Thomas & Blain Rage & Shane Chung & Elvis Sharp at his show in Ocala, FL.

--PCW from last night in Arlington, TX: Thomas Bussey b Brandon Colins, Mace & James Johnson b Wally Darkmon & Action Jackson-DQ, Franco D'Agnelo b Apocalypse, Robert Evans b Matthew Palmer, Lance Hoyt b Brett Idol, Abyss b Mike Foxx-DQ (thanks to Rob Moore) {plug}

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