Tuesday, 05 May 2009 08:07
Smackdown, ECW and two Superstars matches will be taped tonight in Pittsburgh at Mellon Arena.
TNA has another set of tapings tonight in Orlando.
Today's issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter features part one of a two-part feature on Buddy Rose. We also run down the WWE scene in detail coming out of Backlash, the new changes with the new rosters and a look at Judgment Day.
We've also got updates on Jeff Hardy's situation, Matt Hardy's injury, full coverage of one of the best received WWE PPV shows in a long time, as well as a detailed look at the UFC middleweight and light heavyweight scene, a look at Reid Flair and his issues and Dana White teases a big surprise.
The issue is available now on the web site for premium subscribers as well as you can get the Observer via print subscription with details below.
We look at early reports on the death of Buddy Rose, including what he was best known for, his most famous programs, the legend he was compared to early in his career and his interaction with some of the biggest stars in wrestling over the past 35 years. We look at a long forgotten incident at the Cow Palace that was unheard of at the time, one would think should have gotten him blackballed out of wrestling, and in fact, did no damage to his career. We look at the paradox of Rose, what isn't reported about his appearance at the first Wrestlemania, growing up and his early career.
We examine the WWE title situation coming out of Backlash and the moves made at the show. We look at Judgment Day, where the HHH angle looks to be going, an update on Jeff Hardy's situation with WWE, match-by-match coverage, business, star ratings and poll results on the show.
We also have an update on how the swine flu has affected the wrestling scene in Mexico, and the scene in general there, and just how unusual cancelling big shows have been.
We've got notes on Reid Flair's arrest and strong thoughts regarding his situation.
We've got a feature on UFC big match booking, looking at early returns on the UFC 97 buy rate, the new major matches UFC has put together for shows this summer, how the Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin fight being put together went down and thoughts on how it will go and booking of Silva from here. We also look at talks about Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre, as well as where Fedor Emelianenko stands in the equation, as well as how these matches down the line affect the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions.
We look more at the draft and who knew what, why WWE has made so many cuts even though business is profitable, we look at what leading analysts have said about the WWE business and which areas there is concern with. We also look at how much Kevin Dunn earned last year and minor good news regarding the movie "12 Rounds."
We've also got an update on Trish Stratus, a Mysterio ratings note, a funny story about how an entire movie had to be moved to accommodate a WWE wrestler's schedule, the WWE sends out one of the world's most misleading press releases, more on the Punk-Kane botched finish, Bret Hart talks about Shawn Michaels and inducting him into the Hall of Fame, what network was shooting footage at Backlash for a non-wrestling related story, and notes on the announcing at PPV shows going forward. We also have a rundown of the best selling wrestling and MMA DVDs, and a rundown of every show this past week during the lucrative European swing, including the creation of a new tag team.
We also have an update on Bobby Lashley's activities, Jeff Jarrett talks Vince McMahon, what incident that took place a decade ago in reality probably led to TNA being formed, a look back at the Jarrett-Steve Austin problems, a new role being discussed for Taz in TNA after his first role ends, more on the Lockdown crowd, notes on the debut of Sarah Stock and Amazing Red, what wrestlers were being talked about backstage about being called at the last minute for the recent TV tapings as well as Mick Foley's next book, his thoughts on being world champion and one of his favorite promos. We also have notes on the TNA weekend business.
We also have a lot more in looking at Chuck Liddell's retirement, particularly after early PPV numbers came in, and lots more Dana White controversy.
We also have our usual weekly features including ratings of all the major shows, as well as breakdowns regarding who watches, the age group that watches, and segment-by-segment for the major shows. We also have results from the major league arena events held throughout the world including the WWE European tour with every show, as well as the major TV reports.
The Wrestling Observer ranges from 25,000 to 40,000 words covering pro wrestling and MMA all over the world.
Also in this week's issue:
--Hall of Famer puts up mask next week
--Major injury to the namesake of a WWE superstar
--Death of former Texas territorial wrestler
--Notes on Triple Mania coming up
--A huge series of controversies regarding a main event on one of the year's biggest shows and the governing athletic commission and their explanation of the double standard
--The last round of Konnan/Juventud Guerrera publicity
--AAA looking to bring in great Japanese high flyer
--More on wrestlers leaving AAA
--Former WWE stars forming a tag team in Japan
--More on Dragon Gate's U.S. arrival
--All Japan tag tourney finals and next Triple Crown match
--Veteran star honored for 35 years as a full-time pro wrestler
--What Canadian stars got strong reviews in Japan this past week
--Update on the NOAH tag team tournament
--Rare champion vs. champion match in NOAH set for a few weeks
--Two retirements this past week
--The death of Memphis TV wrestling
--A TV station anniversary and how a local wrestling institution fit into the coverage
--Return of Terry Funk
--A major endorsement deal in the negotiating stage with Ric Flair
--Notes on the NFL draft involving the son of a pro wrestling legend, and the grandson of a 60s star from a famous family
--Former WWE diva will star on a short-term network reality show
--Promoters talk about closing their promotion
--Famous actor's son getting into pro wrestling
--Former WCW 90s star up for the post of athletic director at a major college
--Forgotten trivia about a major television actress in the 70s who it is almost completely unknown started her career as a wrestling diva, and how one of the biggest stars of this generation benefited from it as she was married to a major Hollywood director
--What ROH needs for television going forward and what the HDNet TV show has taught us
--Updates on ROH injuries
--Notes on a major ROH contract that is about to expire
--Notes on the next ROH PPV show
--A look at the weekend ROH house shows
--Jarrett talks about who he thinks will be future TNA stars
--A look at Bobby Lashley's MMA schedule
--Funny story regarding new name of TNA wrestler
--White talks more about Loretta Hunt
--Thoughts on White talking about Fedor
--White talks about sponsors
--Notes on some major media pieces coming on White
--Thoughts on the next UFC show
--An argument between two of the top light heavyweights who may fight later this year at the UFC offices
--What international superstar was in the background during the filming of Ultimate Fighter
--Lots of business news regarding UFC in Canada and the U.K.
--More new UFC matches
--TUF star cut
--Why the next Ultimate Fighter finals on Spike are going to be different from those in the recent past
--A look at the biggest international marquee MMA event in several months, updates on the lineup and the star power not announced they are working on for the show
--A look at the last K-1 show
--Update on the next few Strikeforce shows
--More on the Gina Carano contract
--Major promoter who is going to fight in June maybe on PPV
--Changes in California State Athletic Commission
--Hype shows win Emmy Awards
--Former UFC star and pro wrestling star fights this weekend
--Former Hodge trophy winner has second pro fight
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*August 25, 2003 (2003 Hall of Fame issue with huge profiles on the controversial career of Shawn Michaels, Chris Benoit as well as historical features on Earl Caddock and Francisco Flores)
*September 22, 2003 (Part 3 of the history of the WWF vs WCW war with the seeds that caused the collapse of the industry in the 90s, Zahorian trial, Gulf War controversy, Flair leaves WCW while holding world title and much more)
*October 27, 2003 (The fascinating life of Stu Hart plus the story of Road Warrior Hawk)
*January 19, 2004 (2003 Awards issue)
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*February 23, 2004 (History of Guerrero family with Eddy's win over Brock Lesnar)
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*July 5, 2004 (A look behind the scenes and Ric Flair's book and his background with Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan)
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*August 16, 2004 (History of the Olympians in pro wrestling)
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*May 9, 2005 (the life and times of Chris Candido)
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*December 6, 2006 (details behind Pride's offers to sell promotion and Part four of History of WCW part four, Hogan-Goldberg match and why there was no rematch, WCW loses NBC network deal in 1999 and the real reasons the company fell apart)
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-- MVP appeared on The View today. They had a bunch of clips of him and Sherri Shepherd which were shot last week before the tapings. He came out and talked about how she helped him win the Dolph Ziggler match, then gave her the belt to wear, which they made fun of, calling it her new chastity belt. Barbara Walters talked about how WWE had women in positions of power, and MVP talked about Linda being CEO and Stephanie "calling the shots" backstage. Well, Vince calls the shots, but she is head of creative. He claimed 40% of WWE viewers were women. I guess that's possible, but Raw last week skewed 68% male.
-- Don't forget ECW tonight moves to 10:00 PM EST. Didn't do all that great a job hyping it up on Raw last night.
-- Contrary to reports on a few entertainment web sites, Dwayne Johnson is not doing a 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea remake or playing Captain Nemo. His next project is a Disney action movie that will be announced soon which starts filming in early 2010.
-- Smackdown did a 1.9 this week. This was the number that caused Vince to lose his mind several weeks back. Not sure if it'll be the same now since they did a 1.6 last week.
-- UFC officially cut Jason MacDonald today.
-- If you haven’t checked it out yet, we were joined by Konnan for all of last night’s Wrestling Observer Radio show recapping Raw and talking all the news in pro-wrestling and MMA both here in the US and in Mexico. A great show. We’ll also be posting a new Figure Four Daily with Bill Douglas, who has been a very important part of the California State Athletic Commission for several years now and is leaving that post later this month. We’ll talk his memories, changes he spearheaded, plus some current events such as Mrs. Cyborg’s struggle to make weight for the last Strikeforce show. And last but certainly not least, we’ll be joined on Wrestling Observer Radio tomorrow by a very special guest, none other than JAMES E. CORNETTE, to talk all sorts of subjects including his recent commentaries. Audio wise, you won’t find many better weeks to sign up.
-- Tyler Black, who is out with a neck injury, said he hopes to be back in action for the May 29th ROH show in Philly.
-- As of press time, everything in lucha is pretty much still on hold until the government gives the "all-clear" sign, which is expected to happen tomorrow. CMLL and Perros del Mal are still expected to run shows against each other this Friday in Guadalajara.
-- National Wrestling Superstars announced that Miss April had signed a WWE developmental deal. She also happens to be the girlfriend of Jay Lethal.
-- Tito Santana will be Live on on Sirius XM Radio Channel 127, at 4:15PM on Tuesday May 12th on their show "Busted Open". Thanks to David Frederick.
-- STREET WARRIOR, the latest project by former WWE writer Alex Greenfield, debuts on Spike TV this Sunday, May 10th, at 10:00 PM, directly after the UFC Unleashed show with Liddell vs. Evans. Trivia note. Greenfield wanted both JBL and Mark Henry to have roles in this film and both ended up auditioning. Vince McMahon, however, put the kibosh on it, apparently because he refused to have his talent involved in anything that would end up airing on Spike TV.
-- As noted yesterday, Bob Sapp vs. Bobby Lashley is official for June 27th at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, MS. The show will air on PPV. Will be interesting to see if TNA promotes it, because that's a dangerous fight for Lashley that he could very well lose.
-- Paul Kacprzak writes: The new June 2009 issue of MAD magazine has two wrestlers in it. Andre the Giant is featured as a "Dead Celebrity Apprentice" spoof of the Trump show. In the section covering issues # 201 to 300 they have a picture of Hogan in the 1980s holding Alfred E Neuman. This is the 500th issue of Mad Magazine which is why they have flashbacks to old issues.
-- More with Batista on his return and potential retirement is up here
-- Latest polls:
What May show are you most looking forward to?
WWE Judgment Day 25.4%
UFC 98 44.0%
TNA Sacrifice 14.6%
Dream 5/26 show 16.0%
What do you consider the real Judgment Day main event?
Orton vs. Batista 35.6%
Edge vs. Jeff Hardy 64.4%
Who do you expect to win this match?
Bob Sapp 38.6%
Bobby Lashley 61.4%
-- The pre-sale for TNA Slammiversary on June 21st from the Palace of Auburn Hills started today. The code word is SEVEN.
-- Line-up for the Greatest Tag Teams DVD WWE is putting out soon, courtesy Silvervision. It should be noted that the hosts for the DVD are, of course, Miz and Morrison, who they just split up. Awesome. You can pre-order the DVD by clicking here
Introduction by The Miz & John Morrison
Miz & Morrison – Chemistry Between Two Individuals
British Bulldogs vs. Hart Foundation
Madison Square Garden September 23, 1985
Title vs. Title Match
Steiner Brothers vs. Hiroshi Hase / Kensuke Sasaki
Japan Supershow March 21, 1991
Miz & Morrison – Daredevils
Outstanding Aerial Achievement by a Tag Team
2 out of 3 Falls Tag Team Match
Killer Bees vs. Demolition
Houston, TX October 9, 1987
# 1 Contender Match
Edge & Christian vs. Hardy Boys
King of the Ring June 27, 1999
Miz & Morrison – Chick Magnets of the ‘80s
Country Whipping Tag Team Match
Fabulous Freebirds vs. Kerry Von Erich / Kevin Von Erich
World Class Championship Wrestling October 1983
Best Brotherly Duos
Funk Brothers vs. Brisco Brothers
Championship Wrestling From Florida
WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
Harlem Heat vs. Steiner Brothers
Hog Wild August 10, 1996
NWA United States Tag Team Championship Match
Fantastics vs. Midnight Express
Great American Bash July 10, 1988
Anything Goes, Falls Count Anywhere Street Fight
Public Enemy vs. Nasty Boys
SuperBrawl VI February 11, 1996
Miz & Morrison – Rocking Your World
Rockers vs. Brain Busters
Madison Square Gard en March 18, 1989
Miz & Morrison – Demolishing the Competition
WWE World Tag Team Championship
Strike Force vs. Demolition
WrestleMania IV March 27, 1988
WWE World Tag Team Championship
Mike Rotundo / Barry Windham vs. Iron Sheik / Nikolai Volkoff
WrestleMania March 31, 1985
Miz & Morrison – Get the Tables!
Championship Unification Steel Cage Tag Team Match
Dudley Boyz vs. Hardy Boys
Survivor Series November 18, 2001
WCW World Tag Team Championship Match
Outsiders vs. Harlem Heat
Halloween Havoc October 27, 1996
Miz & Morrison – Power… Horses
Arn Anderson / Tully Blanchard
NWA World Tag Team Championship Match
Sting / Nikita Koloff vs. Arn Anderson / Tully Blanchard
Great American Bash July 10, 1988
Tribute to the Classics
Nick Bockwinkel / Ray Stevens vs. Red Bastien / Billy Robinson
AWA All Star Wrestling December 1972
Miz & Morrison – The Greatest Tag Team of the 21st Century
The Miz & John Morrison
The Miz / John Morrison vs. Rey Mysterio / Shawn Michaels RAW November 17, 2008
WWE World Tag Team Championship
Rougeau Brothers vs. Hart Foundation
Boston Garden March 7, 1987
The Fabulous Freebirds – “Badstreet, USA” Music Video
Animal Advice from the British Bulldogs
Primetime Wrestling – August 31, 1987
Gene Okerlund Visits the Hart Foundation Headquarters
Coliseum Home Video Exclusive – 1987
Camouflage, Bushwhacker Style
Superstars – December 10, 1988
Gene Okerlund Interviews Demolition
Wrestling Challenge – July 7, 1990
The Legion of Doom Return to Chicago
Superstars – April 11, 1992
The Cutting Room Floor: Los Conquistadors
The Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection Break Up?
Raw – October 4, 1999
D-Generation X and the Meaning of Controversy
Cyber Sunday – November 5, 2006
John Morrison & The Miz – “Mizfits & Mofos” Music Video
Miz & Morrison – Reeking of the Most Awesomeness
Edge & Christian
Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match for the WWE World Tag Team Championship
Edge & Christian vs. Dudley Boyz vs. Hardy Boyz
SummerSlam August 27, 2000
Rock ‘N’ Roll Express
NWA World Tag Team Championship
Rock ‘N’ Roll Express vs. Ivan Koloff / Khrusher Khruschev
World Wide Wrestling July 9, 1985
Miz & Morrison – Oh You Didn’t Know?
New Age Outlaws
WWE World Tag Team Championship
New Age Outlaws vs. Rock ‘N’ Sock Connection
Armageddon December 12, 1999
Blockbuster Tag Teams
D-Generation X vs. Edge / Randy Or ton
Cyber Sunday November 5, 2006
Miz & Morrison – Technical Masterminds
World’s Greatest Tag Team
Los Guerreros vs. World’s Greatest Tag Team
SmackDown! December 11, 2003
Tournament Cup Finals
Tully Blanchard / Lex Luger vs. Nikita Koloff / Dusty Rhodes
Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament April 11, 1987
Miz & Morrison – Ohh, What a Rush!
Legion of Doom vs. Money Inc.
SummerSlam August 29, 1992
Miz & Morrison – Saving the Best for Last
-- PWG runs DDT4 on May 22, 2009 at 8:00PM at American Legion Hall #308 in Reseda, CA.
-- Wrestler's Rescue sent this in: Wrestlers Rescue would like to thank current TNA world champion/Best selling author/”Hardcore” legend/former SmackDown color commentator/future “Hall of Famer” Mick Foley for his contribution to Wrestlers Rescue’s efforts in the Dr. Death campaign to procure a “hands-free” device for “Dr. Death” Steve Williams. He has donated an autographed flannel and the WWE "SummerSlam ’08" t-shirt worn underneath for one lucky auction winner to add to their collection. He wore these items on his last televised appearance for the WWE (July 29th, 2008). This item will make a great addition to any collection of rare wrestling memorabilia and/or fan of this world renown wrestling superstar. The price on these items will start at $150.00 US, on May 11, 2009. For more information on this auction and many other rare items, go to http://www.wrestlersrescue.org.
-- PWS will hold shows on May 8th in Burlington, NC at the Carolina Sports Arena with Petty Williams and Elijah Burke, then on May 9th in Kingstree, SC at National Guard Armory with Elijah Burke. Tickets for these two shows are available at pwsprowrestling.com for $10 or $15 at the door. May 16th in Sharon, SC with Scotty 2 Hotty, David Flair, and George South Sr. for an outdoor Fundraiser for the Sharon Fire Department at the Sharon Community Center tickets available at the show.
-- WWE Trainer Tom Prichard returns to the IWF Wrestling School June 26-27-28, 2009 for the 8th Annual Three-Day Clinic, Seminar & WWE Tryout in West Paterson NJ. More info is up here. Honky Tonk Man also has a clinic there June 23rd. I've been to clinics with both of these guys and they are a lot of fun. No bullshit, just the way it is.
-- NWA-MSW, Friday May 8th, Matoaka, WV, Matoaka Community Building. Belltime: 7:30 pm est.
-- Pro Wrestling Fusion and NWA Midwest Present "OUR 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY BASH! VAMANOS BANG! BANG!” Saturday - MAY 16, 2009, Ft. Pierce PAL Center, 1401 North 2nd Street, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950. Prince Iaukea works this show. Seriously, Prince Iaukea.
-- Ed in San Antonio has an interview with Roderick Strong up here