We're looking for reports on Friday night's Raw house show in Macon as well as today's Raw show in Florence, SC and Smackdown show in Greenville.
Monday has Raw in Raleigh featuring ZZ Top as guest hosts and Tuesday has Smackdown in Richmond featuring C.M. Punk vs. Jeff Hardy in a non-title match. TNA is taping Monday through Wednesday in Orlando.
Tonight's Victory Road lineup from Orlando:
*Kurt Angle vs. Mick Foley for the WWE title - Angle has a pulled groin and has been in a lot of pain the past few days. He was at the house show last night in Winston-Salem, but didn't wrestle. This is going to be a struggle because as a main event, you'd think they'll need 15 minutes
*Sting vs. Samoa Joe - Taz will probably debut at the finish of the match
*A.J. Styles vs. Kevin Nash for the Legends title
*Beer Money vs. Scott Steiner & Booker T for the tag team titles
*Tara vs. Angelina Love for the Knockouts title
*Team 3-D vs. British Invasion for the IWGP tag team titles - Don't expect a title change here
*Abyss vs. Dr. Stevie
*Daniels vs. Matt Morgan
*Sharmell vs. Jenna Morasca
Don't expect a lot of classic wrestling matches out of this show. The show is going to be largely storyline oriented to make up for the clear weaknesses in the lineup. As of the last word, which was last night, Bobby Lashley wasn't scheduled on the show tonight, but it scheduled for the TV's starting tomorrow. It wouldn't shock me for him to make a last second cameo but it wasn't scheduled.
We will have live coverage of the show on the site starting at 8 p.m. Eastern time.
Dream airs tonight at midnight Pacific and 3 a.m. Eastern on HDNet live from the Saitama Super Arena
*Tarec Saffiedine vs. Seichi Ikemoto
*Hayato Sakurai vs. Marius Zaromskis in the welterweight tournament
*Andre Galvao vs. Jason High in the welterweight tournament
*Andre Dida vs. Katsunori Kikuno
*Melvin Manhoef vs. Paulo Filho
*Yoon Dong Sik vs. Jesse Taylor
*Shinya Aoki vs. Vitor Ribeiro
*Welterweight tournament finals
There are five hours of Unleashed tonight on Spike from 5-10 p.m. The first hour features Matt Hughes, including his match with Frank Trigg that is considered one of the greatest fights in UFC history, and Rich Franklin. Hour two is all Rich Franklin. Hour three is headlined by Anderson Silva vs. Travis Lutter. Hour four is headlined by Anderson Silva vs Franklin. Hour five is all Anderson Silva.
All subscriptions to the newsletter and web site for more than one month will include what is traditionally our most talked about and best selling issue of the year, the 2009 Hall of Fame issue. Starting this coming week in the Observer we are doing an historical look at the biggest draws in history and in looking at those numbers, a number of names come up as potentially overlooked candidates. We'll have more in that direction over the next few weeks as well as a Hall of Fame preview issue after all the ballots are cast but before the Hall of Fame issue itself. So several special issues are coming over the next six weeks.
A look back at UFC 100 weekend, the Brock Lesnar controversy, early PPV numbers, live numbers and other facts and figures on the show, along with full coverage of the show, as well as a history piece on Japanese women's wrestling history are among the main stories in this coming Monday's issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
The issue is available today for subscribers to the web site.
Our lead story looks at the biggest week in the history of MMA in North America. We talk about not only UFC 100, but what was going on in Las Vegas, the fan expo, the Hall of Fame ceremony, early PPV returns, a list of the biggest PPV events in the history of the genre, and tons of other business notes coming out of the show.
We also look at the reaction to Brock Lesnar, the mocking of him, what happened, with tons of comments from different people regarding what happened. We look at the press conference, Fedor, match-by-match coverage, pay for everyone on the show, and poll notes on the show.
We also have a look at the 70s and 80s phenomenon of Japanese women's wrestling and a look back at the Matsunaga Brothers and whether they should be in the Hall of Fame.
We look at the peak of business, the biggest women's wrestling show in history and what the day was like, a look at the brothers themselves, the history of their world championship, the legend of Mildred Burke, the first big women's star in Japan, the peak of The Beauty Pair and the Crush Gals and the marketing concept behind them, the peak of the Crush Gals, how the next generation was different and what killed women's pro wrestling in Japan.
We also have an update on the future of Jeff Hardy, Edge, changes in WWE creative, Jerry Lawler's mayoral race, return of Shawn Michaels and Undertaker, John Cena's wedding, the 2010 WWE Hall of Fame, more on the business of this year's Wrestlemania, update on Night of Champions, new WWE signing, best selling DVDs, and update on web site business.
We've got an update on WWE marketing success toward Hispanics, Lita and Torrie Wilson talk about their thoughts on the company and doing Wrestlemania and where their lives are going, new PPV locations, updates on some new wrestlers, more on Miz vs. Morrison, as well as the end of the last overseas tour.
We also look at what will probably be the only major show this year that will have both TNA and WWE talent on the same bill.
We also have our usual results from the major league arena events held around the world of the past week as well as the major TV reviews.
We've got our usual in-depth look at the ratings of all the major WWE, TNA and UFC television shows this past week. We look at segment-by-segment of Raw and Impact as to what segments gained and lost viewers.
The Wrestling Observer ranges from 25,000 to 40,000 words covering pro wrestling and MMA all over the world.
Each issue has coverage and analysis of all the major news, plus every issue breaks major news stories before the Internet sites
and has the most complete look at the business as a whole anywhere.
We also have our usual weekly features, including the most detailed look at the ratings of the major shows, including what segments gained and lost viewers, results from the major league arena events over the past week, and the major TV show reviews.
Also in this week's issue:
--More on the deaths of La Parkita and Espectrito II and a new twist
--Latest talk of the Anniversary show main event for CMLL
--After a big retirement ceremony, a Hall of Famer does, what else, but come out of retirement
--One of 90s biggest stars suffers broken back in a strange non-wrestling related incident
--AAA international business
--AAA idea for a new television show
--Update on changes in Pro Wrestling NOAH in the wake of the Misawa death
--A look at NOAH's junior heavyweight tag team tournament
--G-1 Climax tournament news
--Former WWE stars as tag team in Japan
--Misawa related news in sports like sumo and baseball
--90s superstar returns to wrestle in Japan
--Inventor of one of today's most popular holds announces retirement
--Build to a mask vs. mask match between two of the biggest name masked stars of the last 20 years
--The ultimate wrestling fan fest
--RVD debates about legalization of pot
--Lou Thesz Hall of Fame induction ceremony news and a look at the legends who were inducted
--Update on Brian Blair situation
--Former WWE star sentenced to jail
--Hulk Hogan and The Rock updates
--ROH business changing
--New ROH matches for upcoming shows
--ROH star wrestles all-time technical wrestling legend
--Update on TNA PPV shows
--TNA vs. WWE head-to-head PPV vs. TV taping
--What TNA was able to avoid on all but one PPV date for the rest of the year
--Update on TNA Victory Road show
--Foley concerned about his match with Angle
--Hogan talks TNA
--Funny Angle comments
--A look at Angle's movie efforts
--Angle talks Vince McMahon and Dixie Carter
--TNA hiring and TNA firing
--TNA house show coverage
--UFC star arrested on two felony counts
--Rival promoter gets access to UFC books
--Story behind Mirko Cro Cop coming back to UFC
--Changes made to get him into the mix
--What match is planned to be promoted as the biggest grudge match of 2009
--Lots of new UFC matches
--Dana White gets honored
--More talk of UFC international expansion
--Dana White responds when asked about fighting Tom Atencio
--Lorenzo Fertitta talks Fedor
--UFC magazine sales
--Next featherweight title fight
--Video game wars
--Ultimate Fighter TV show update
--Observer poll on greatest matches in UFC history
--TV show this week draws huge rating and why it did so
--K-1 Max World Grand Prix finals bracketing
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*November 17, 1997 (full details of everything leading to the most famous wrestling match finish of modern times at the Survivor Series
plus a history of in-ring double-crosses)
*December 21, 1998 (the complete Vince McMahon-Bret Hart conversation right before the Survivor Series match so you'll know exactly what was said--the conversation played in edited form both on the inaugural broadcast of Confidential as well as in Wrestling with Shadows, but
everything that was said between the two about the match that was going to take place that same night)
*August 1, 1994 (the most detailed coverage anywhere of the Vince McMahon steroid trial, an issue praised in numerous newspaper article
and Sex, Lies and Headlocks)
*March 26, 2001 (death of WCW and history of pro wrestling on the Turner networks)
*October 22, 2001 (why the adult audience has left pro wrestling in such great numbers and what needed to have been done to save them)
*July 8, 1991 (Ric Flair leaves WCW as world champion/Zahorian steroid trial)
*February 8, 1993 (the life and times of Andre the Giant)
*May 13, 2002 (the life story of the most incredible pro wrestling career ever, a look at Lou Thesz, in one of the largest issues of our
*January 27, 2003 (part one of the two-part series covering the career and life of The Sheik)*February 3, 2003 (Part two on The Sheik including thoughts from people who worked with him and where he stands historically)
*March 24, 2003 (history of the WWWF title, inside behind the Sammartino, Backlund and Backlund era)
*April 21, 2003 (history of WWF continues with the expansion nationally, the death of the regional territories and the rise of Hulk
*May 12, 2003 (The life and death of Elizabeth, and the rise of fall of Lex Luger)
*June 9, 2003 (Part 1 of history of WWF vs. WCW wars and what many say was the greatest year in U.S. wrestling; plus a look at Fred Blassie)
*June 16, 2003 (Freddie Blassie through the eyes of his biggest rivals and friends)
*July 28, 2003 (Part 2 of the history of the WWF vs. WCW war and the plans to make new superstars in the early 90s, what happened, and the
night where the three biggest wrestling companies in the world combined for a joint show and what happened)
*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)
*February 2, 2004 (History of Toronto wrestling, Jack Tunney life story, Royal Rumble and Battle Royal history)
*February 23, 2004 (History of Guerrero family with Eddy's win over Brock Lesnar)
*March 1, 2004 (History of WWF continues with the period that brought the company down in early 1992, the mistakes, the real stories and how the business changed)
*March 8, 2004 (History of Wrestlemania, its greatest matches and best and worst shows as voted both by wrestlers and non-wrestlers and
Wrestlemania history books)
*July 5, 2004 (A look behind the scenes and Ric Flair's book and his background with Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan)
*July 12, 2004 (A look at more on Ric Flair's book and his comments on Bruno Sammartino, Bret Hart and Mick Foley)
*August 16, 2004 (History of the Olympians in pro wrestling)
*August 23, 2004 (2004 Hall of Fame issue and biggest issue of the year with huge profiles on Kazushi Sakuraba, Undertaker, Bob Backlund,
Masahiro Chono, Ultimo Dragon, Kurt Angle and Tarzan Lopez--this counts as one issue if you are asking for a free issue, but ordered
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*October 4, 2004 (the life and times of Big Bossman; as well as details of the life and times of one of the most influential men world
wide in pro wrestling history, Jim Barnett)
*November 15, 2004 (the full story of what happened between Kurt Angle and Daniel Puder, plus coverage of the most important week in the
history of TNA)
*January 24, 2005 (2004 Awards issue, Rock and WWE part company)
*March 14, 2005 (the 50 biggest money players in the history of WWF and a look at their Hall of Fame)
*May 9, 2005 (the life and times of Chris Candido)
*June 20, 2005 (The full story behind Paul Heyman and the death of ECW, as well as coverage of One Night Stand, Hardcore Homecoming and
behind the scenes of both shows)
*July 18, 2005 (death of Shinya Hashimoto and his records with a look at the fall of New Japan, the Matt Hardy angle, tons of WWE firings,
Cornette firing in detail as well as problems of a WWE developmental territory in our biggest news issue of the year which is a double-sized issue and would be $6 on its own and $7 overseas)
*August 24, 2005 (2005 Hall of Fame issue with career profiles of Paul Heyman, HHH and Freebirds plus debut of MMA Hall of Fame)
*September 12, 2005 (History of Mid South Wrestling)
*October 10, 2005 (Life and Times of the Ultimate Warrior)
*November 21, 2005 (Life and Times of Eddy Guerrero and Crusher, double issue $6 on its own and $7 overseas)
*December 5, 2005 (The Eddy Guerrero special issue, double issue $6 on its own, $7 overseas)
*January 9, 2006 (The life and times of Superstar Billy Graham, plus New Year's Eve 2005 coverage)
*January 16, 2006 (2005 Awards double issue, $6 or $7 overseas)
*April 3, 2006 (Story of Ann Calvello and the history of Roller Derby--many called this the best issue of the Observer ever)
*April 10, 2006 (Behind the scenes at the 2006 Wrestlemania/Hall of Fame week)
*July 24, 2006 (The History of the Von Erichs and World Class Championship Wrestling--the most unreal story ever in wrestling)
*September 4, 2006 (The Rise and Fall of Kurt Angle; 2006 Hall of Fame inductions of Eddie Guerrero, Paul Bowser, Masakatsu Funaki, Aja Kong and Hiroshi Hase including tons of wrestling history around the world from the 20s through the 60s, the evolution of working to not working
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*November 15, 2006 (History of WCW part one, Eric Bischoff's book and how the industry was changed forever)
*November 20, 2006 (History of WCW part two, Why Jim Ross left WCW, How Bischoff changed the company, signing of Hulk Hogan, Beginning of Nitro, Jesse Ventura, Brian Pillman, Chris Jericho and signing Wrestlemania planned celebrity away)
*November 27, 2006 (History of WCW part three, When Bischoff challenged McMahon to fight; Truth and fiction around Bret Hart
signing with WCW and why it didn't click)
*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)
*January 22, 2007 (2006 Awards issue, double issue $7 on its own, $8 overseas)
*February 14, 2007 (Life and Times of Bam Bam Bigelow)
*March 5, 2007 (WWE begins plans that will change the business)
*March 12, 2007 (Life and Times of Mike Awesome)
*March 19, 2007 (Life and Times of Ernie Ladd)
*April 4, 2007 (Life and Times of Badnews Allen Coage--which many are
calling one of the best issues in history)
*July 2, 2007 (Part one of the Benoit double murder-suicide)
*July 5, 2007 (Part two of the Benoit double murder-suicide)
*July 10, 2007 (Part three of the Benoit double murder-suicide)
*July 19, 2007 (Part four of the Benoit double murder-suicide)
*July 23, 2007 (Part five of Benoit double murder-suicide)
*July 25, 2007 (Part six of Benoit double murder-suicide)
*August 15, 2007 (The legend of the God of Japanese wrestling and his influence on MMA, Karl Gotch)
*October 15 (2007 Hall of Fame double issue, $7 on its own, $8 overseas including inductions of The Rock, Tom Packs and the original
*November 12, 2007 (Life and times of Fabulous Moolah and history of U.S. women's wrestling) .
*December 31, 2007 (History of Ric Flair and the heyday of wrestling at the Greensboro Coliseum)
*January 21, 2008 (2007 Awards issue, double issue $7 on its own, $8 overseas)
*March 17, 2008 (Life and times of Johnny Weaver)
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--The induction parade for Ron Simmons going into the College Football Hall of Fame took place yesterday in South Bend, IN. They had a parade downtown for Simmons and the other 20 inductees. Simmons joins Ron Pritchard, Bronko Nagurski, Leo Nomellini and Steve McMichael as pro wrestlers in the college football Hall of Fame. His actual induction took place in December.
--Georges St. Pierre won't be needing surgery on his torn abductor muscle and will be able to start back training in a few weeks.
--The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, has a story on UFC 100 at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/ufc-feeds-that-primal-urge/article1 223181/ It claimed the UFC franchise was worth $1.5 billion. I don't know where they come up with those numbers, but that would make it one of the most valuable franchise in sports, and I don't think it deserves that distinction.
--From Phil Mushnick's New York Post column today: "ESPN doesn't suddenly start paying attention to something by accident. The Recent attention it has showed on Ultimate Fighting Championship matches and UFC boss Dana White smells like bigger business on the come."
--Bruce Baumgartner talks UFC at http://news-press.com/article/20090718/SPORTS01/907180365 He said when he got out of college, he had offers from pro wrestling, the NFL and the original UFC (Not sure what he's talking about, he graduated in 1982 and UFC didn't start until 1993, although there was Pittsburgh based group in the 80s that tried to do what UFC later did). He put over Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar, but that if he was coming out of college, he'd have still turned down UFC, saying he loves wrestling and not other sports.
--There is a story about Abyss doing a photo shoot while he was on his European tour, but really about a Greek model in a red bikini at http://www.showbizireland.com/news/july09/16-georgias-a-monster-wrestler. shtml
--It's not on the website, but today's Newsday has an article on Frank Mir. Mir said he's disappointed by how Lesnar acts bringing his wrestling tactics into MMA, while at the same time cutting a promo on Lesnar. "If I were a parent who was watching this for the first time, I wouldn't want by children to be involved in this. I almost didn't want to be involved in this." Yeah, because any responsible parent would otherwise want their children involved in this. Mir said he refuses to accept any apology from Lesnar because he believes that was his true nature. Mir said he doesn't like how Lesnar insults people, saying "I think he's an extraordinary insecure person who isn't very smart to begin with and he insulted all those people," and said Lesnar's fight strategy was "cowardly" and "one dimensional." He also said Lesnar was a big fat (yes) guy who doesn't have nearly the athleticism he possesses. I guess that means Lance Storm is buying the rematch if Mir doesn't get beaten in his next fight.
--Mike Mooneyham writes about getting the James Melby award at the recent Thesz/Tragos Hall of Fame induction ceremony at http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2009/jul/19/mooneyhams_journey_comes_f ull_circle/
--Poll on Smackdown
28.5% of those responding didn't see the show
--Who do you think was the biggest drawing card of the 70s
Bruno Sammartino 35.2%
Andre the Giant 30.2%
Ric Flair 8.9%
Antonio Inoki 8.3%
Superstar Billy Graham 4.4%
The Sheik 4.1%
Dusty Rhodes 3.8%
Jerry Lawler 3.0%
The Crusher 1.2%
Bob Backlund 0.9%
--IHWE from yesterday in Fort Worth: Texas Red b Bryan Lewis, Dr. Knuckles b Syar the Magician, Spoilers 2000 b Sara Frost, Logan b Zero, Michael Perry & SB1 b David Fuller & Texas Red & Livewire & Chris Richter & Carrion Arcane & Spoiler 2000. Next show is 7/25 (thanks to David Farmer)
--Adam Firestorm has an article on how NASA taped over the Lunar landing tapes and how all the promoters taped over their wrestling tapes at http://www.adamfirestorm.com/af/2009/07/18/video-nasa-and-wrestling/
--Yesterday was Carlos Colon's 61st birthday
--Wednesday night in San Luis Potosi before 5,000 fans Cosaco Loco & Fray Juanito & Oro Azul b Capitan Furia & Coyote Azul Jr. & Super Kiss, Migra I was the last guy left in a cage of death. It ended up with Migra I & II both unmasking as Carlos & Eric Sanchez, Aero Star & Fabi Apache b Boy & Sexy Star, Dark Cuervo & Dark Escoria & Dark Ozz b Alan Stone & Charly Manson & Elegido, Mesias & La Parka b Silver King & Zorro-DQ (thanks to Kris Zellner)
--AAA has a TV taping today in Zapopan with Charly Manson, Cibernetico, Mesias, Octagon, La Parka, Chessman, Electroshock, Silver King, Kenzo Suzuki and Zorro all battling for the No. 1 contendership for Dr. Wagner Jr.'s AAA Super Mega title. CMLL runs Arena Coliseo with Mistico & Toscano & Hector Garza vs. Atlantis & Negro Casas & Mr. Niebla. Guadalajara has Blue Panther & Ray Mendoza Jr. vs. Ultimo Guerrero & El Texano Jr. Puebla tomorrow has Ultimo Guerrero vs. Garza for the CMLL heavyweight title. Arena Mexico on Tuesday has Averno vs. El Hijo del Fantasma for the CMLL middleweight title. There is also a special Arena Mexico afternoon show today with Mistico & Hector Garza & Volador Jr. vs. Atlantis & Negro Casas & Ultimo Guerrero. Monterrey has Alan Stone & Argenis & Super Fly vs. Dark Cuervo & Dark Escoria & Dark Ozz. Nuevo Laredo has Intocable & Juventud Guerrera & L.A. Park vs. El Hijo del Solitario & Olimpico & Pirata Morgan
--TCW from last night in Tulalip, WA: Derek Drexl b Paul Raze-DQ, Dash Ventura b Azul Angel, J-Sinn Sullivan won Rumble, Dr. Kliever b Aaron Bolo-DQ, Cadillac Callis & Wild Card b Johnny Obsession & Christopher Ryseck. Next show is 9/5 in Marysville, WA (thanks to Charles Short)
--APW from last night in Hayward: Derek Sanders won 15 man Rumble, Oliver John & Malachi NC Vinny Massaro & Dalton Frost, Timothy Thatcher b Kid Omega in title vs. mask, unmasking as Shane Patterson, 25, wrestling 10 years (a Lucha Libre style unmasking), Dylan Drake b Mr. Wrestling #4 (thanks to John LaRocca)
--IWF from last night in West Paterson, NJ: Kareem West b Mad Dawg Jenkins, Justin Corino b Nick Sabre, Kevin Knight b Chris Steeler
--NCW from last night in Greenville, SC: Big Ragu b Donovan Cruze, Matt Burnz b Squeaks the Clown, Sgt. Chaos b Revolution, Stoney Hooker b Brice Anthony, Norton Lewis & Boomer Payne b Ace Armstrong & Mike Madden (thanks to Thomas Simpson)
--Ed and Cutrer talk the greatest tag teams of all-time at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Edward-Loredo
--Stellar Wrestling Showcase on 7/24 in Prescott, ONT at the Royal Canadian Legion
--A story on Lucha Va Voom is on the front page of today's Los Angeles Times arts and books section