SUN. UPDATE: Preview of TNA PPV, MMA fighter dies after match last night, U.S. wins a wrestling gold, New WWE signing, G-1 finals, Steiner & Vader team tongiht on iPPV, Vickie Guerrero talks Nash, Should AW have been fired?
By Dave Meltzer
We're looking for your thoughts on tonight's TNA Hardcore Justice PPV as well as last night's UFC 150 and ROH Boiling Point shows so you can leave a thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match to
We're also looking for reports on today's WWE house shows with Raw in Texarkana, AR and Smackdown in Taipei, Taiwan.
Tonight's TNA's Hardcore Justice PPV from Orlando starting at 8 p.m.
*Zema Ion vs. Kenny King for the X division title - These two had a good match on TV so by all rights they should be able to do it again here.
*Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez vs. Gunner & Kid Kash - It appears the role of this match is to establish Guerrero & Hernandez as a regular tag team in an attempt to reach the Hispanic market, and program them with Christopher Daniels and Kazarian at some point.
*Miss Tessmacher vs. Madison Rayne for the Knockouts title - Match on paper doesn't look good. The key in the storyline is will Earl Hebner as referee cheat Tessmacher out of her title
*Mr. Anderson vs. RVD vs. Pope vs. Magnus in a falls count anywhere Bound for Glory series match for 20 points - Just a four way falls count anywhere gives you a lot of leeway on what you can do. While it's not the best on paper of the three bouts, it should be good.
*Jeff Hardy vs. James Storm vs. Bully Ray vs. Robbie E in a tables match in the Bound for Glory series for 20 points - With the exception of Robbie E, you've got the most popular wrestler in the company, the guy being pushed as top babyface, a strong heel and Robbie E. Also should be good on paper and there was a tease that Aces and 8s will get involved, since they promised to get Bully Ray, and this match involves Storm so they'll probably do something to save him to put the idea that Storm is behind them even stronger.
*Kurt Angle vs. A.J. Styles vs. Christopher Daniels vs. Samoa Joe in a ladder match in the Bound for Glory series for 20 points - This has potential to be excellent. Styles, Daniels and Joe have in three-ways had some of the best matches in company history. Adding in Angle, who also has been in some of the best matches in company history, only makes it stronger. The ladder historically in TNA hasn't been as big a deal in great matches like WWE, but on paper this one is great.
*Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode for the TNA title with no rematch - They had a strong match last time. If this is really a no rematch bout, than Roode would be expected to take the title. If they come directly after the ladder match, that could be a handicap getting started if there is no buffer segment.
I don't sense a lot of interest in the show, and with the Olympics and how it's been promoted, it's unlikely to do well. But with the exception of the women's match, everything on paper looks solid to very good. This could be a real sleeper of a show, depending on how the three-way gimmick matches come across and build as the night goes on.
Monday is Raw in Dallas at the American Airlines Center. HHH, Shawn Michaels and Brock Lesnar are scheduled for the show.
Smackdown will be taped on Tuesday in Austin.
We have our look at WWE quarterly financials as well as profitability of each sector as our lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. We cover the WrestleMania quarter, including breaking down the financial numbers of the show, including how much more or less than wrestlers made from the show compared with the previous two years, company projects on profits for the rest of the year, as well as Vince McMahon and George Barrios talk the company's future.
We look at Vince McMahon's appraisal of the quarter, what was up, what was down, who and what they credited the increase in PPV to, update on network expenses, the difference in the current business model with that of the past, a look at the production of television in the fall, what the company says will be the result of adding a new TV show and a third hour of Raw and more.
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--Independent wrestler sentenced to 15 years in prison due to a sexual assault
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--Update on TNA's schedule
--Hardcore Justice update
--Booking of James Storm looked at
--Upcoming TNA advertising perhaps giving away a major name debuting
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--Update on the Bound for Glory series
--A look at the weekend TNA house show
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--More on Rory MacDonald's cut
--A look at Velasquez vs. Overeem, and who gets the next title shot
--Update on lots of new UFC and Strikeforce matches
--A look at UFC 150
--Donald Cerrone looking past Melvin Guillard
--Dana White talks Forrest Griffin, Chris Leben, Matt Hughes, Nate Diaz and drug testing
--A look at Anderson Silva's prospective opponents
--Lorenzo Fertitta on the background of making Mir vs. Cormier
--Drug testing the Toronto show
--More on Josh Koscheck's injury
--Dana White changes his tune on TRT
--Roy Nelson on Alistair Overeem
--White's talks with Nate Diaz
--Plans for UFC's next show in Minneapolis
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--Update on Georges St. Pierre
--Arrest of a member of Chael Sonnen's camp
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Sunday's news update
--Bryan and I will be back tonight with Wrestling Observer radio, covering TNA Hardcore Justice, more from WWE and UFC as well as taking your questions to
--Tyler Mims, a 30-year-old amateur MMA fighter, was pronounced dead last night after a fight in Patriots Point, SC. Mims had finished his fight and was being monitored at the arena, the Omar Shrine Center, and he became unresponsive and was rushed to Medical University Hospital in Charleston and pronounced dead at 9:27 p.m. The show was being broadcast as a live on-line show, but as soon as the death was announced, the feed was stopped and the rest of the show was canceled. This is believed to have been the fourth death of a fighter shortly after a fight in the history of MMA in the United States.
--Mike Sempervive will have more on this later, but congrats to Jake Varner for giving the U.S. its second gold medal in wrestling, winning at 185 pounds in freestyle wrestling. Varner is a big WWE fan and with this gold medal, I can see him following in the footsteps of Kurt Angle in pro wrestling. Varner beat Valerii Andritsev of the Ukraine in straight periods 1-0, 1-0.
--Ultimate Fighter Brazil airs from 9-11 p.m. tonight on Fuel, followed by the prelims for last night's show at 11 p.m. and UFC Tonight at 1 a.m.
--Kazuchika Okada did defeat Karl Anderson in the finals to win the G-1 Climax tournament earlier today.
--Juggalo Championship Wrestling runs tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern time at www.psychopathiclive.com
for a $14.95 iPPV show featuring:
*Battle Royal with Carlito, Chris Masters, Bobby Lashley, Sean Waltman, U-Gene, Shockwave the Robot, Zach Gowen and more
*Scott Steiner & Big Van Vader form a tag team for the first time ever
*Ring Rydas vs. Headbangers vs. Mad Man Pondo & Necro Butcher vs. Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson for the JCW tag team titles
*John Morrison vs. Matt Hardy vs. Shane Helms
*Vampiro vs. Colt Cabana
*Corporal Robinson vs. Rude Boy
*2 Tuff Tony vs. Kongo Kong for the JCW heavyweight title
--Last night in the UFC picks, me, Oliver Copp, Mike Sempervive, Mike Sawyer and Todd Martin were all 4-1 while Josh Nason was 3-2. Everyone except Sempervive had Justin Lawrence over Max Holloway. Sempervive's only miss was Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson, so in reality he should have won the night with a 5-0 score and the rest of us should have been 3-2.
--UFC 150 got about 50,000 unique searches yesterday. For a comparison, UFC 148 got 1 million and UFC 149 got 100,000. We've got a lot of reports of crowds at bars being way down from usual.
Should Brian Jossie have been fired?
He should have been spoken with about exhibiting common sense, but not fined or fired 37.3%
Should have been fined, not fired 31.4%
Should have not been reprimanded or spoken with at all 11.6%
Should have been fired at the time the incident happened 10.9%
Yes, should have been fired this past week 8.9%
Should Alistair Overeem have gotten an earlier hearing so he could fight on 12/29?
Yes, contingent on passing drug tests all year 13.8%
Poll on Smackdown
44.5% of those responding didn't see the show
--The final TNA PPV before Bound for Glory will be No Surrender on 9/9 from Orlando, which will have the finals of the Bound for Glory series.
--Dwayne Johnson was in London visiting with the U.S. Olympic team in the past few days.
--Vickie Guerrero wrote about Kevin Nash, saying" Comments from Kevin Nash, in laws or anyone else about Eddie, me or my girls just shows how insecure and unhappy they live." Interesting the in laws comment. That would appear to be the Chavo Guerrero Sr. post where he defended Eddie.
--Reuters ran a story today on yesterday's WWE show in Shanghai. The story noted most were seeing their first live show, but they knew the characters. Tickets ranged from $47.17 to $235.85 for ringside. It was noted that pirated content of WWE is popular noting it's more violent.
--In the movie, "The Campaign," the small role The Miz has is he's shown during a big campaign speech as a face in the crowd applauding (thanks to Barry Werner)
--Velvet Sky will be doing a charity autograph signing on 8/25 at the Hudson Valley Renegades baseball game at Dutchess Stadium with 100% of the money going to the Renegades Pitch for Kids fund. For $10 you can get one autograph and one 8x10 with her. For more info you can e-mail
--Reader Mike Millerick who was doing a charity event for St. Mary's Dining Room in the Stockton area, noted that a Batman sketch drawn by Jerry Lawler donated by Michael Kingston of the Headlocked comic book was the highest auction item at $170. About 4,000 people turned out for the event.
--Reader Rich Kramer noted he was at a minor league baseball game of the Lakewood, NJ Blueclaws last night and bumped into Bill Dundee, who was there doing advance work for Cole Brothers circus. Dundee now works for the circus, which is coming to the stadium next week.
--Lucha Xtreme on TV in Fresno last night before about 50 fans: Brian Tannen b L.J. Summers, J.R. Kratos b Supercabra, Wiseguy b Shinobi, Mariachi b Shiek Khan Abadi. They are doing a live taping on 9/8. (thanks to Jon Southerland)
--World of Hurt Wrestling ran a special show in Glens Falls, NY bringing in Jim Duggan in his first match in the city he grew up in since 2000. The event honored James Duggan Sr., his father who was the longtime chief of police, and the Mayor of Glens Falls declared it Jim Duggan day. J.P. Black b Steve Kruz, Vigo won Battle Royal, ShadoKat & Mirage b Papa Terry Kadillac & Orion, Punk b Hoss, Chuck Deep & Brad Wesley b Kyle Brad & Bert Williams, Jim Duggan b Vince Beach, Shane Alden & Virus & Swinger Sidusky b Danger & Jeff Starr & Jim Tanner. A fan, who may have been a special needs kid, attacked manager Kenny Casanova and had to be pulled off him. Casanova received minor injuries, mainly scratches on his left shoulder.
--Charity Appeal Wrestling Shows on 8/24 in Luton, Bedfordshire, U.K. at The Hightown Club with all profits going to the Firefighters Charity.
--IWA East Coast on 8/18 in Dunbar, WV at the Kanawha County Fair with Mad Man Pondo, Irish Airborne and Chance Prophet. Also on 9/29 in Nitro, WV they have a show headlined by Matt Hardy vs. Masada.
--Future of Wrestling from last night in Deerfield Beach, FL: Dash Maverick b Erik Storme, Chasyn Rance b J.D. Amazing, System b Angry Nerds, La Rosa Negra won three-way over Santana Garrett and Christina Von Eerie, Hardliners b Derek Drexl & Jo JO, Joker b Robin, Jesse Neal b Beast Brody, Tommy Vandal won four-way over Aaron Agony, Anthony Michaels and Sean Allen. Next show is 9/29. (thanks to Al Haft)
--Mid Missouri Wrestling Alliance from last night in St. Louis: Ken Kasa b Jimmy D, Brian James b Mauler, Gary Jackson b Dave Vaughn-DQ, Max Archer b Johnny Courageous, Max Archer b Sean Vincent-DQ, Dave Osborne b Tony Raze, Dave Osborne won Battle Royal (thanks to Patrick Brandmeyer)