THURSDAY UPDATE: WWE ADDS PPV MATCH; UFC BIG MATCH REMOVED; TNA PPV MAIN STIPS; TRUMP; ORTON; FLAIR
By Dave Meltzer
Impact tonight at 9 p.m. has:
*Petey Williams vs. Kaz for the X Division title
*Matt Morgan vs. Jimmy Rave
*Matt Morgan vs. Lance Hoyt
*Battle Royal--winner faces Taylor Wilde next week on Impact for the Knockouts title
*Eric Young vs. Johnny Devine vs. Sonjay Dutt
*Booker T vs. Consequences Creed in a stretcher match
Countdown to Anderson Silva vs. James Irvin airs on Spike at 11 p.m. after this show.
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Full details of what happened with Quinton Jackson's arrest, charges, what he was doing, as well as a report on numerous MMA arrests and problems in recent months is the lead story in this coming Monday's issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The issue is available right now to premium members of the site.
The story gives details of the police chase, accidents, eye witness reports, as well as notes on decisions Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta and UFC now have to make and WVWD (What Vince would do). We look at the political aspects of the decision making as well as why it's very important for Jackson to try and avoid a felony conviction because of how it could affect his career.
We also look at other fighters with recent arrests and issues with UFC ties.
We also have an update on MMA rules and how the Association of Boxing Commissioners has issued a statement regarding the rules they agreed to last week. We've got more on the new committee, who the key players on the committee are, and how the commissioners are looking at having unified North American rules for the sport.
We have more of a look at the pros and cons of more weight classes, as well as the reactions of California and Nevada to the rules talked about at the meeting.
We've got a complete rundown of TNA's Victory Road PPV, with poll results, business notes and a lot of questions that the people in the company were talking about after the show regarding crowd makeup. We look at how the audience was different than expected and big surprises about the reaction, and what the belief was that they signified.
We look at the main event booking, early buy rate indications and match-by-match coverage.
We've got more on the WWE announcing situation as well as a lot of news around the new Legends of Wrestlemania videogame.
We also have the major TV show reviews from the past week as well as notes regarding The Undertaker, the original Edge/Vickie angle and where it was to go, thoughts on where Raw is headed, new TV characters, a major store uses two WWE stars in a local ad they are considering for a national push in 2009. We've got notes on Chris Jericho talking about the difference in the locker room now from when he first came in.
We've got more on Ric Flair, Rey Mysterio, a national TV show award a WWE star is up for, schedule changes, best selling DVDs, a major star doing a turn that hasn't been teased on TV that at least this week's new house show bookings would indicate. We've got notes on more wrestlers about to return, an update on the business from the Latin American tour last week as well as business and rundown of all the WWE house shows this past week including new main events and main eventers being tried out.
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Also in the issue:
--A Hall of Fame candidate honored this week for 25 years in the industry and a major show built around it as well as many things done to honor him
--Update on the TV situation in Mexico
--Challenges for what would be the perhaps the biggest match of the year in pro wrestling outside WWE
--More on TNA talent working at Arena Mexico and how they are planned to be used
--More international stars WWE has talked with and one former WCW star says he would turn down an offer
--Update on AAA's next major event
--More on AAA's running two major U.S. house shows and a taped PPV event in the U.S.
--Former ECW star reported as coming in to book one of the world's oldest promotions
--Major area star attacked and robbed and gossip show makes fun of the wrestler and of pro wrestling because of it
--Notes on WWC's biggest show of the year featuring the Carlos Colon retirement ceremony and two current WWE stars and several recent stars as well as other international stars
--All Japan recruits star from another sport and gets some press, and why it's going to be difficult for the guy to make it
--Notes on major NOAH show including title change and what may be a prelude to a future Budokan Hall main event
--Hall of Famer files lawsuit against the company who made him famous
--Kurt Angle and A.J. Styles' matches in August in Japan
--Notes on the 2008 G-1 Climax tournament
--Notes on the destruction of the Spectrum in Philadelphia
--A look at the comeback of the Ultimate Warrior and prospects of him doing it in the U.S.
--Notes on death of former World Class manager
--Hulk Hogan in court against Linda and what happened, as well as notes on "Brooke Hogan Knows Best"
--Long-time pro wrestling personality who was a major office aid to one of the most famous Senators in modern politics
--Changes in TNA
--Matt Morgan and American Gladiators note
--Earl Hebner does a 180 on his viewpoint of the 1997 Survivor Series and his actions
--Notes on TNA power
--Frank Trigg signs for fight in Japan
--More on a celebrity TNA was wanting to push and how it fell apart
--More on Jeff Jarrett coming back to the ring
--Booker T talks about quality of life in TNA vs. WWE
--What foreign wrestlers got the most praise when appearing recently for TNA
--A.J. Styles teams with last year's Mania headliner
--A news story that may have a significant affect down the road on the economics of UFC as well as boxing
--UFC signs television deal in former MMA hotbed
--Official business numbers for the last UFC PPV show
--More notes on UFC PPV business for thus far in 2008
--What lessons the trending numbers seem to show about the value of Ultimate Fighter
--More on UFC overseas television changes
--Lots of upcoming UFC lineups and new matches
--Dana White talks about future changes when it comes to WEC and UFC
--Dream signs a fighter they hope to be the next major star
--Changes in the Elite XC promotion
--More on Donald Trump promoting Affliction
--More talk of major MMA heavyweight and a pro boxing career
--More on John McCarthy's leaving officiating
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--There are several reports out regarding a sale of the IFL's assets to UFC including something on mmapayout.com We've heard the rumors the past few days and Inside MMA tomorrow night is scheduled to report on the story. UFC wouldn't confirm them and no announcement is scheduled at least at this point. The company's only assets would be its tape library and a few top fighter contracts that have not been dropped.
--A four-way for the Smackdown tag titles with The Miz & John Morrison vs. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder vs. Jesse & Festus vs. Fit Finlay & Hornswoggle has been added to the Great American Bash. Should have been the Hardys, who aren't even booked on the show.
--The Thiago Alves vs. Diego Sanchez match earmarked for 10/18 in Birmingham, England will not be taking place on the show. The Thiago Silva vs. Lyoto Machida match announced yesterday was to take its place. We don't have an update yet on the status of Alves-Sanchez, other than the match has not been signed.
--Samoa Joe vs. Booker T for the 8/10 Hard Justice PPV will be a weapons match inside a cage
--Weigh-ins for Affliction banned are at 2:45 p.m. at the Honda Center with Donald Trump and Michael Buffer
--Trump was on Mike & Mike this morning. He said MMA was the oldest sport in the world. He said the show was sold out. I know that third row tickets for ringside were still available last night as were tickets in every price range. He said Fedor is the best fighter in the world. Well, he may be. He said boxing was hurt when they cut title bouts from 15 rounds to 12. He said MMA doesn't have the problem with fixed fights that boxing has. And host Mike Greenberg said MMA has a chance to go mainstream if people like Trump back it. (thanks to Mike Thomas)
--Affliction: Banned will not be airing Sunday night on Bravo in the U.K. as was originally planned. No word on when it will air.
--Randy Orton announced today on his web site that his wife Samantha gave birth on Saturday night to daughter Allan Marie Orton, 8 pounds 10 ounces, who was brought home on Tuesday. Congrats to the couple.
--Ryckon Stephens, the bodyguard of Brian Kendrick, who debuts on Smackdown tomorrow, will use the name Ezekiel
--Undertaker will be at the Affliction show on Saturday night during his hiatus. He's advertised as appearing at the company after party at Grove of Anaheim
--Poll on Fedor vs. Tim Sylvia and who you expect to win
Fedor Emelianenko 78.3%
Tim Sylvia 21.7%
--The World's Greatest Dad T-shirt with the WWE logo that the story about accused sexual predator Daniel Allen Everett of Clarkson, MI, was wearing in a photo that went everywhere was something WWE was pushing just prior to Father's Day. Between WWE and Toyo Tires (the tires Rampage Jackson had that blew out), this wasn't the best day for good marketing publicity. (thanks to Joseph Marcianti)
--Tristar Productions announced a Dinner with Kevin Nash for four-people on 7/30 at Gibson's Bar and Steakhouse in Rosemont, IL, five miles from the O'Hare Airport. It's being auctioned off with all the money going to the AIDS foundation of Chicago and the St. Jude Children's Hospital. For more info you can call Many Fuerst at 713-488-1108
--Batista is doing an autograph signing for Nutrabolics (a supplement company he endorses) on 8/9 in Montreal at the GNC store at St. Catherine West from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For details call 514-496-9816. He also appears 10/4 in the GNC Sore in Lougheed Mall in Burnaby, BC and you can call 604-444-3360
--The Florida Championship Wrestling TV tapings for tonight sold out hours ahead of time. The
building only holds 235 people. We're looking for reports. Matt & Jeff Hardy appear at the next taping. The wrestlers like Ric Flair, John Cena and Chris Jericho there tonight will not be wrestling, but only making appearances.
--PCW on Saturday night at the PCW Arena in Arlington, TX behind Six Flags Mall
--A tribute to the life of Bruiser Brody will be on the Great Canadian Talk Show hosted by Marty Goldstein today at www.kick.fm
--IWS on Saturday night in Montreal at Bogey's World Bar & Billiard headlined by Kevin Steen
--CZW on 8/9 in Philadelphia at the New Alhambra and 8/10 in Vineland, NJ at the Kashmir Gentleman's Club
--KYDA Pro Wrestling in Madison County, VA Tuesday night before 300 fans: Prince Malik b C.A. Elliott, Happy Tour b Mark Bravura & Bobby Shields-DQ, Sanchez b Uriah Condit (wonder where he got that name), Mitch Franklin NC Rhett Titus, Shorty Smalls NC Trayvon Burr, C.A. Elliott b Bubba, True Talent Inc. b Mitch Franklin & Rhett Titus, Joseph Brooks b Prince Malik (thanks to Mark Volzer)
--American Luchacore on 8/1 in Bellefontaine, OH at the Logan Company
--CMLL from Monday night in Puebla: Cerebro Negro & Negro Navarro & Mr. Rafaga b Asturiano &
Legionario & Tiger Rojo, Dark Angel & Lady Apache b Amapola & Raven Hiroka, Centella de Oro & Maximo & Stuka Jr. b Escandalo & Nitro & Policeman, Heavy Metal & Negro Casas & Mr. Niebla b Hector Garza & Hijo del Fantasma & La Mascara (CMLL trios champs in non-title match, setting up a title match this coming Monday), Dr. Wagner Jr. & Mistico b Perro Aguayo Jr. & El Terrible-DQ (thanks to Kris Zellner)
--El Hijo de Sicodelico has an autograph session on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at the Lucha Libre Gourmet Taco Shop at 1810 W. Washington St. in San Diego. For more info call 619-296-TACO
--Brooke Hogan's photo made page 6 of the New York Post gossip section today, more ripping on co-star Glenn Douglas Packard (you know, the gay roommate) saying he threw a tantrum at Club Mansion in Miami where a party was being held.
--CHIKARA on 8/9 in Reading, PA at the Riverside Beneficial Association; 8/10 in Philadelphia at the ECW Arena and 9/7 in Philadelphia at the ECW Arena
--Hoosier Pro Wrestling of Columbus, IN and J.D. Byriders team up for a fund raiser for the Love Chapel, local churches that help people with social service and hunger needs, including those victimized by recent floods. Show is Saturday at 4 p.m. at JD Byriders of National Road. Free event with four cans of food or nonperishable food items
--Grappling Entertainment Athletic Revolution tomorrow night in Brooksville, FL at the National Guard Armory with Jimmy Jacobs, Tyler Black Nigel McGuinness, Joey Ryan and more
--Rich Tate's Atlanta wrestling nostalgia:
38 years ago today: Paul DeMarco b Nick Bockwinkel via DQ, but won the Georgia title since it stipulated a title could change via DQ
35 years ago in Macon: Mr Wrestling II beat Bill Watts via DQ and Macon tag champs the Super Infernos lost the titles to Bob Armstrong & Bill Dromo
32 years ago in Griffin: Mr. Wrestling II beat Dick Slater in a 2/3 fall main event
30 years ago in Augusta: Thunderbolt Patterson beat Angelo Mosca via DQ in a Georgia title match and tag champs Ole Anderson & Ivan Koloff lost via DQ to Stan Hansen & Tommy Rich
29 years ago in Macon: Ivan Koloff beat Wahoo McDaniel in a strap match
28 years ago in Knoxville: Mark Lewin & Abdullah the Butcher beat Kevin Sullivan & Stan Hansen
26 years ago in Chattanooga; Paul Orndorff beat Buzz Sawyer and Mr Wrestling II beat Masked Superstar
25 years ago at the Omni: Mr. Wrestling II beat Larry Zbyszko via DQ and Buzz Sawyer beat Tommy Rich in a Texas death match
--LWO on 7/26 in Elmwood Park, NJ at the Elmwood Park American Legion
--Pro Wrestling Renaissance on 8/23 in Muncie, IN at the Delaware County Fairgrounds with Shark Boy vs. General Lee
--Tickets for a WWE show in St. Louis that has a presale starting tomorrow at 10 a.m. has a presale password of WWEPOINT for a card on 8/31