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Show notes for the weekend:
Tonight, we're looking for reports on:
 
* WWE in St. Louis (Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, New Day, Team BAD, Rusev, Ryback, Kevin Owens and Dudleys)
 
* NXT in Winter Haven, FL.
 
Tomorrow, we’ll be looking for reports from:
 
* WWE in Bloomington, IL (Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, New Day, Team BAD, Rusev, Ryback, Kevin Owens and Dudleys).
 
New Japan King of Pro Wrestling airs tomorrow night (Sunday night/Monday morning) at 3:00 a.m. ET a New Japan World with the debuts of Kevin Kelly and Matt Striker as the English announcing team:
 
Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask, Ryusuke Taguchi, KUSHIDA, & Mascara Dorada vs. Juice Robinson, Yohei Komatsu, Sho Tanaka, David Finlay & Jay White
Tomoaki Honma vs. Yoshi-Hashi
Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata, & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Hirooki Goto, Katsuyori Shibata, Kota Ibushi, & Captain New Japan
reDRagon vs. Roppongi Vice for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship
Kenny Omega vs. Matt Sydal for th IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
Shinsuke Nakamura, Toru Yano, & Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, & Bad Luck Fale
Togi Makabe vs. Tomohiro Ishii for NEVER Openweight Championship
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Tetsuya Naito for the Wrestle Kingdom IWGP HeavyweightChampionship match briefcase
Kazuchika Okada vs. A.J. Styles for IWGP Heavyweight Championship
 
Raw on Monday will be live from Chicago, so expect a show that, regardless of quality, is elevated by a hot crowd.
 
SmackDown and Main Event will be taped in Cincinnati on Tuesday.  Roman Reigns and Randy Orton are the advertised headliners.
 

Please send reports from major shows, recommended links, etc. to newstips@wrestlingobserver.com:

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Figure Four Weekly:

The newest issue of Figure Four Weekly is now up for subscribers (subscribe to the site here and get access to Figure Four, the Observer, tons of audio, and more) featuring details on all facets of Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker, including a better understanding of Gawker's defense, what else the judge has sealed to protect Hogan, and more. On top of that, we have all the usual stuff like Vinny's reviews and international news.

The recent FREE Figure Four Weekly is still up with a look at the crazy story of why Gawker thinks the FBI may have helped Hulk Hogan cover up his racist and homophobic comments. A judge has ordered the FBI to turn over the records of their investigation, and what Gawker is saying in court about what has and hasn't been turned over paints a very interesting picture.

Also, now available for the first time on Kindle (meaning Kindle devices and anything with the Kindle app) is Fall Guys, the seminal 1937 book that has been described as being like the 1930s version of the Wrestling Observer. It was surprisingly not on Kindle already, so we put together a nice version with a full table of contents w/ chapter marks, proper formatting on everything, etc. Right now it's available from the American, Canadian, and Australian Amazon/Kindle stores OR you can also buy it from anywhere in the world on PayHip, who will provide you with both Kindle and ePub (every other e-reader) format files, and you can either sideload them to your device or have them email it to your Kindle.

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Wrestling Observer Newsletter

An update on the status of Daniel Bryan is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter which is on the site right now and also can be subscribed to for home delivery.  We update his situation and how the decision on his future will be made shortly.  We also look at Daniel Cormier and the light heavyweight division and what the business notes say, the WWE's Madison Square Garden event with Brock Lesnar, TNA's Bound for Glory and world title tournament, Conor McGregor predicts the future once again, a pro wrestler is in the Japanese cabinet as well as our monthly look at the WWE and TNA's business indicators. 

We look at what Daniel Bryan said this past week regarding his future and how the decision will be made for him soon, and what he'd like to do if he wasn't working for WWE.

We look at Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson and the shadow over the light heavyweight division, the news coming out of UFC 192, and full coverage of the event with business notes, early PPV indicators and poll results.

We look at the WWE Network special from Madison Square Garden, Brock Lesnar's return, how the show was promoted, Chris Jericho's 25th anniversary as a pro wrestler and match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results.

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Saturday Daily Update

  • WrestlingObserver.com:

Myzteziz at Arena Mexico?

Details on his return.

Today in history.

  • You can see Myzteziz's Arena Mexico return on The Cubs Fan's YouTube channel. He'll be fulfilling his remaining AAA dates before presumably returning to CMLL proper and not just working on the outside Lucha Libre Elite shows at Arena Mexico. 
  • Also announced for the next Lucha Libre Elite show is Negro Casas & Blue Panther vs. Solar & Negro Navarro, which is about as good a legends match as could happen anywhere in wrestling right now.
  • The intro of the documentary that serves as the centerpiece of WWE's new Sting: Into the Light home video release is now on YouTube as a teaser. The set will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray this coming Tuesday and is available for pre-order now.
  • Dave has an article at MMA Fighting about BRACE MMA being added to UFC Fight Pass.
  • Make sure to check out Joe Gagne's weekly wrestler podcast roundup at Voices of Wrestling. He provides a valuable service for everyone with how crowded that space has become. The Chris Jericho anniversary podcast is even better than he says it is, though. Absolutely hilarious throughout and too short at close to two hours. If you need some visual aids for some of the characters mentiond, here's Manitoba indie wrestling legend The Tulip in action.
  • Devon Nicholson has a 35 minute shoot interview with Tom Prichard on his Hannibal TV YouTube channel.
  • Bill Apter put together a promo reel of the different wrestler promos for his excellent new book. Highly recommend this one.
  • SHIMMER's 10th Anniversary events begin tonight and will continue into tomorrow  at the Berwyn Eagles Club (6309 26th Street) in Berwyn, IL. Bell time on Saturday, October 10th is 10:00am (doors at 9:30am). Bell time on Sunday, October 11th is 12:00pm (doors at 11:30am). Volumes 76-79 of the SHIMMER series will be filmed during the course of the weekend, with two full DVDs worth of live matches each day.  Among those appearing on the events this weekend: SHIMMER Champion Nicole Matthews, SHIMMER Tag Team Champions Kimber Lee & Cherry Bomb (though injured, Cherry Bomb will still appear), Madison Eagles, Cheerleader Melissa, Kellie Skater, Portia Perez, Evie, Saraya Knight, Hiroyo Matsumoto, Heidi Lovelace, Rhia O'Reilly, Crazy Mary Dobson, Jessicka Havok, Vanessa Kraven, Tessa Blanchard, Courtney Rush, Yumi Ohka, Allysin Kay, Taylor Made, Thunderkitty, Makoto, Shazza McKenzie, LuFisto, Sonoko Kato, Liberty, Sammi Baynz, Veda Scott, Kellyanne, Marti Belle, Xandra Bale, and more! 

General admission seating is still available for both days of events, at a cost of $30 for each full day of taping (essentially $15 per full DVD worth of live matches). If you plan to attend, we strongly encourage the purchase of tickets in advance to guarantee admission on the chance of a sellout. Once we do, we cannot sell any additional tickets at the door on the day of the event. 
 

  • Steel City Pro Wrestling : SHOCK VALUE 2

Sunday, October 18 at 4:00pm - 7:00pm; Knights of Columbus 222 Queenston Road, Hamilton, Ontario. The Canadian Hybrid Championship controversy will be resolved, as challenger and former champion Beautiful BeaA will get her rematch with Champion Lionel Knight, with the title on the line. The Steel City Pro wrestling Tag team titles will be defended by the Choir of Chaos... vs.... The Gym Rats!!!! Steel City Pro Wrestling is developing a woman's title for next season. We've been showcasing woman's matches since last year at this time, and we've been keeping track in a tournament elimination style. This next bracket will feature two of the most respected women's competitors in all of Ontario: Xandra Bale & KC Spinelli.

 

  • AAW Pro Results from last Night 400 fans at the Sold Out Berwyn Eagles Club in Berwyn Illinois from Keith Lipinski: Allysin Kay defeated Mia Yim with a discus forearm (7:11), AAW Heritage Championship - Six Way Mayhem Match: Louis Lyndon submitted Greg Iron with the dragon sleeper to retain.  Shane Sabre, Markus Crane, Brett Gakiya, CJ Esparza (10:18), Heidi Loveless & Candice LaRae defeated Tessa Blanchard & Jessicka Havok when LaRae pinned Blanchard after a Loveless frog splash (8:55). Afterward Blanchard got into Havok's face blaming her for the loss, Havok clokeslammed Blanchard twice; Oi4K (Dave & Jake Crist) defeated ACH & Ricochet in a fantastic tag team match after a tandem tombstone piledriver on Ricochet, Last Man Standing Match:  Eddie Kingston defeated Tyson Dux after multiple backfists and a superplex onto a guardrail that was in the center of the ring propped up by four chairs.  Thumbtacks, chairs and a kendo stick were also used (19:04).  Afterwards Kingston motioned he wanted his AAW Heavyweight Championship back. The impressive Kongo Kong defeated Christian Faith with Greg Iron (4:49) after a big splash.  Afterward Iron berated Faith again on the mic, only to get pie faced by Faith who walked out on Iron afterwards, AAW Tag Team Championship Match:  The Hooligans (with Bucky Collins) retained over Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett after interference from Hooligans manager Bucky "Overalls" Collins and a spike piledriver on Mat Fitchett (11:04), Trevor Lee defeated Silas Young with a small package (15:01), AAW Heavyweight Championship Two out of Three Falls Match:  Ethan Page defeated Johnny Gargano to retain the championship (25:15).  Gargano tapped Page with the GargaNO escape for the first fall.  Page kicked the middle rope while Gargano was reentering the ring and then pinned him for the second fall.  Page retained after hitting two consecutive Spinning Dwaynes in the third and final fall.  As Voices of Wrestling put it "Incredible main event - legitimately great match that had the crowd going nuts throughout"

 
After the match, Gargano got a standing ovation from the crowd, only for Page to come back in the ring and beat him down again.  Candice LaRae ran in to stop Page, but as Page was about to get his hands on Candice, Trevor Lee and Louis Lyndon ran in to stop him.  Abyss and Team Tremendous make their AAW debuts on November 6 at 115 Bourbon Street.  More information on that show and a full recap coming later this week.

  • Jim Cornette will be appearing for Metro Pro Wrestling in Kansas City at the Turner Rec Center. A Q & A with Cornette will be from 4:30-6:00 and the live wrestling event starts at 7:30 pm.

  • Ronda Rousey will be appearing Monday morning on Live with Kelly and Michael on ABC at 9 am Eastern and Pacific.

  • In MMA news, Joe Warren of Bellator tested positive for marijuana after his decision win over LC Davis at Bellator 143. According to MMAWeekly, he is likely to receive a 90 day suspension. It’s not likely he would’ve fought in 90 days anyways. Emanuel Newton had a similar test failure in February and was back fighting at Bellator’s last tentpole show in September.

  • In other MMA drug test failures, two fighters on the Shooto Brazil 56 show, which aired on UFC Fight Pass, were suspended for two years, after failing for PED’s in post-fight test.

  • MMA Fighting is reporting that the Nevada State Athletic Commission will revisit the lifetime ban of Wanderlei Silva following his evasion of a May 2014 drug test at their hearing later this month. The outcome of this hearing will likely have some bearing on what happens with Nate Diaz’ appeal of his five year ban by the same Commission.

  • Former UFC and Strikeforce fighter Bristol Marunde fought on AXS TV Friday night, losing a Welterweight title fight in the main event of RFA 31 to Gilbert Smith, who appeared on TUF 17. One of the top non-UFC women’s strawweight prospects in the world, Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger, beat former Bellator and Invicta fighter Zoila Frausto in the co-main to win the group’s 115 lb title.

  • Another former UFC star, Kalib Starnes fought last night on a GFL.TV show, submitting Craig Hudson in the main event of XCessive Force FC 7, to win that group’s Heavyweight title. The show was fairly deep by regional MMA standards and is available on demand for $14.95

  • Fedor Emilianenko took to Facebook to deny that Jaideep Sing is his opponent for his return.

  • NWA Classics 24/7 has added a Midnight Express vs. Magnum TA and Mr. Wrestling II match from the Sam Houston Coliseum on 2-24-84 to its library