*Germaine de Randamie (144) vs. Hiroko Yamanaka (145(
*Adlan Amagov (186) vs. Keith Berry (186)
*Miesha Tate (136) vs. Julie Kedzie (135)
*Sara Del Rey vs. Mia Yim
*Kevin Steen vs. Homicide for ROH title
We've got a new double issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that will be up today on the web site. The issue looks back at the out of the ring life of Red Bastien, one of pro wrestling's greatest characters and workers of the 60s and 70s, has a full recap of UFC 150 including the Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar decision, the business of the show, a look at the two big December UFC shows that have been announced and the heavyweight title picture, a huge story on this year's G-1 Climax tournament, TNA Hardcore Justice and a breakdown of a ton of recent WWE signings and backgrounds of the guys.
Our lead story on Bastien talks about his in-ring trademarks, his training of Sting and Ultimate Warrior, how he had a hand in the start of Roddy Piper's career, his thoughts on Ray Stevens, story telling, Bryan Danielson, how he started his career, the car crash and more.
We also look at the judging of Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar round-by-round, a look at what UFC should do with the top lightweight contenders and where Edgar should fit in, the business of the show, why people did and didn't order the show as well as match-by-match coverage.
We also look at UFC's big December plans with a FOX special and the year-end PPV. We also look at the Alistair Overeem situation, why Cain Velasquez is getting the next title shot and Overeem's television explanation of his issues.
We look at Kazuchika Okada's win of the G-1 Climax tournament, Karl Anderson going to the finals, the booking of the tournament, New Japan vs. WWE in Sumo Hall this past week, how Hiroshi Tanahashi is viewed in Japan, a look at the signings of Katsuyori Shibata and Kazushi Sakuraba, how Sakuraba became such a big star in Japan and how he fell from the top, the Royce Gracie vs. Sakuraba background, as well as full coverage of Sunday's Sumo Hall G-1 finals and a history of the New Japan annual heavyweight tournament dating back to Antonio Inoki in 1974. We also have coverage of every G-1 match of the final week of the tour.
We also look at TNA's Hardcore Justice, the build to Bound for Glory, the Bound for Glory series update as well as match-by-match coverage with star ratings.
We also look at ROH's Boiling Point iPPV show as well as the attempts to rebuild the iPPV business after the three disasters in a row.
We also have a look at the many new signings by WWE from recent tryout camps, a look at who the people are, their backgrounds, why the company is so hot on going after former college football players and more.
We also look at Linda McMahon's senate race, what the current polls say after her primary win, what the other candidates say, her new strategy and how it involves wrestling, as well as notes from the McMahon family 2011 tax returns, how much the family made last year and how much tax they paid as well as charitable contributions. We also look at the new WWE television shows, plans for hyping next year's WrestleMania, thoughts on televised Countdown shows, new major WWE executive hires, firing of Brian Jossie, What wrestler was scared to death of media last week, cutting of Sofia Cortez, C.M. Punk DVD ones, 2013 Half of Fame, and what was the third most profitable WWE movie release of the past decade and the answer will fool most.
We also have notes on the meeting before Raw SummerSlam thoughts, will Shawn Michaels wrestle again, Who HHH is high on, WWE celebrity notes, more on Kharma firing, WWE/NBC contract, changes in developmental and the latest developmental tapings, DVD viewership of Raw 1,000, Ziggler talks SummerSlam and a look at the WWE's latest overseas tour with all the business numbers.
We also have Olympic games coverage of U.S. wrestling, Kyoko Hamaguchi's last stand, Kayla Harrison and more.
We also have a feature on several other former Olympic athletes who went into pro wrestling over the years.
The issue is up on the site today if you are a web site member. We also have a new back issue on the site from 1995 just put up talking about the announcement that WCW would go head-to-head with WWF on Monday night's and the beginning of the Monday Night Wars.
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--New Japan stars heading to Mexico
--Update on the new Mistico
--CMLL's tournament of champions over the next few weeks
--More on TripleMania and who the fans reacted to the biggest
--First TV after TripleMania and where the angles are going
--All Japan jr. title change and where it's going
--Pro Wrestling NOAH jr. tag title tournament, who was to win, what changed it and who is in each block
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--New Japan's next PPV show
--More on New Japan doing iPPV shows
--More on Alex Shelley's return to New Japan
--New Japan starts talks with an Olympic gold medalist
--Upcoming New Japan big matches
--Lots more on next year's WrestleMania week
--Gathering of the Juggalos report
--ICP threatens to sue the FBI and why
--More on Kamala, Wrestlers Rescue and background
--ROH may be facing some TV issues
--Davey Richards issues an apology
--Something to look out for in TNA
--C.M. Punk says something that gets under Kurt Angle's skin
--Who is Claire Lynch, background
--Eric Bischoff's new TV project
--Jon Jones Nike deal
--Catching up on a lot of UFC business
--More on the arrest of Mayhem Miller
--Cris Cyborg talks Ronda Rousey
--Viability of that match taking place
--Dana White talks middleweight division
--Hector Lombard explains his poor performance
--Anderson Silva making 174 or so
--Thoughts on a 115 pound weight class
--Josh Koscheck's problems with Javier Mendez chronicled on TV show
--Roy Nelson getting in Dana White's hair
--Update on Diego Sanchez
--Injury postpones Bellator featherweight title fight one more time
--Major Bellator signing
--Notes on MMA death
--Tim Sylvia vs. Andrei Arlovski
--Arrest of Frank Trigg
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Saturday's news update
--Jon Jones has openly said that he doesn't want to fight Lyoto Machida, and not only that, he's being honest about it. He said fighting Machida is a major risk with no reward. He noted that he made less money against Machida than he did against either Shogun or Rampage, and thus doesn't want to take the risk against someone who wouldn't be a big draw.
--U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood dismissed two counts in UFC's lawsuit against the state of New York. There are still five counts remaining. UFC has sued the state claiming it is unconstitutional that they are not allowed to run shows there. Wood threw out the Due Process claim and the Equal Protection claim, saying that the law banning MMA in New York in 1996 had a rational basis when it was passed and even today there is still a rational basis for the law. She also said she believes this is a matter more suited for the state legislature than the courts.
--Among those at the WWE's party on Thursday night were Jennifer Hudson, David Beckham, Ryan Lochte, Tyler Clary, Joe Buck, David Arquette and Maria Menounous. Among others attending included HHH, Sheamus, C.M. Punk, Brodus Clay, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Dolph Ziggler, Santino Marella, The Miz and most if not all of the Divas.
--Something is going on with Claire Lynch. They are wrapping up the storyline, probably next week with the paternity test segment, and she may already be gone from the promotion. We're waiting for confirmation on exactly what the situation with the actress playing the role, Julia Reilly.
--Gail Kim's wedding airs at 8 p.m. tonight on The Food Network. It's also replayed at 1 a.m.
--Tonight on Fuel will be the Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem fight at 9 p.m. and UFC 140 (Jon Jones vs. Lyoto Machida) at 10 p.m. The Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz II fight, still one of the biggest in UFC history, will be replayed at 1 a.m. tonight.
--Two more WWE developmental signings are Mercedes KV, a female wrestler, and Max Bauer, both from New England. Both have worked for Chaotic Wrestling and New England Championship Wrestling and other area promotions. They were part of a June tryout camp.
--There is a story on the death of his granddaughter at http://www.wate.com/story/19288443/
The story is really tragic. Amelia Keown was 16, had just got her drivers license, and was driving home after school to get her pom poms for dance practice when a car police were pursuing for speeding driven by John C Perkins, 44, hit Keown's car and both were killed. The police reported that Keown was wearing her seat belt and going at the speed limit. Classmates at her school, William Blunt High School in Maryville, TN, all were pink on Wednesday in honor of her since it was her favorite color.
--CHIKARA results from last night in Milwaukee at the Miramar Theater: The Batiri b Fire Ant & Green Ant & assailANT, Mysterious & Handsome Stranger b Tim Donst, Mr. Touchdown b Anthony Stone, Bravado Brothers won elimination match over Arik Cannon & Darin Corbin, Special Envoy and 3.0, Eddie Kingston b Shard in a non-title match, Jigsaw b 17-DQ, ACH b Jakob Hammermeier, FIST & Sugar Dunkerton b The Swarn & The Shard, Mike Quackenbush b Colt Cabana
Predict the rating for tonight's Strikeforce show
0.7 or less 21.5%
1.8 or more 10.7%
Quite the variety here
Poll on Impact
28.8% of those responding didn't see the show
--A story on T.J. Cook, who fights tonight on Showtime, talking about him not having a real training camp since he was in North Dakota working in an oil rig and his training would be 12-to-14 hour shifts followed by a run in the mountains, and some grappling with guys working on the oil rigs with him. Story is at http://www.ocala.com/article/20120818/SPORTS/120819727
--A story on one of the best pro wrestlers in the world today, New Japan's Fergal "Prince" Devitt is at http://sportsvibe.co.uk/
--Prime Wrestling on iPPV at 3 p.m. Eastern tomorrow on GFL.tv has Jimmy Jacobs vs. Johnny Gargano, Zach Gowen vs. Gregory Iron, Rhino vs. Jason Bane, Petey Williams vs. Matt Cross, Michael Facade vs. Gory and more.
--Len Ironside was appearing at the WrestleZone Battle of Nations show in Aberdeen, Scotland today. He was a top Scottish star in the 70s and ended up in politics in the 80s. He also has a book called "When You're Ready Boys--Take Hold! My Grappling Story" talking about his matches with the likes of Jackie Robinson, Jeff Kaye and Johnny Saint.
--TNA has a new 10 year anniversary line of Tristar trading cards.
--Tom Prichard talks about a camp he coached at last weekend in Tennessee and North Carolina and ripped on some trainers and recommended trainers at http://www.drtomprichard.com
--A note on something we had up on Thursday before being corrected. Kurt Angle's child would be his second with his current wife, not his first. He had a daughter born last year.
--BCW presents Can-Am Rising on 8/24 in Windsor, ONT at the Croatian Center featuring Cody Deaner, Scotty Turner, Jamie D and a main event of Tyson Dux vs. Phil Atlas.
--TNA has a BaseBrawl event on 9/1 at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie, MD with Bobby Roode, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Austin Aries, A.J. Styles, James Storm, Christopher Daniels, Kazarian, Kenny King, Zema Ion, Magnus, Mickie James and Gail Kim.
--This week's episode of Royal Pains on USA has an MMA storyline. Part of the storyline is that the MMA fight is at the Nassau Coliseum (the show is set in Long Island) and is promoted as the first time MMA was allowed in New York State. The show ends with the cast watching the fight on TV in the middle of the day, since the sun was shining bright. (thanks to Jeff Cohen)
--CMLL on Tuesday night in Guadalajara: Divino & Virgo b Evola & Hippie, Disturbio & Inquisidor b Leo & Sky Kid, Smaker over Arkangel de la Muerte, Black Metal, Escandalo, Triton, Demonio Maya and Starman in a Cibernetico for a shot at the Occidental middleweight title, Psicosis & Rey Escorpion b El Hijo del Fantasma & Sagrado-DQ, Mr. Niebla b Maximo (thanks to Kris Zellner)
--Pro Wrestling Phoenix tonight in Council Bluffs, IA at the National Guard Armory.
--Josh Wilcox interviewed Pat Kenney at www.1080thefan.com
yesterday talking TNA, ECW and football.
--Premiere Championship Wrestling from Thursday night in Winnipeg: Leo London & Mike Mission b Trent Nash & Cory Diamond, Moses Luke b Adam Knight, Scott Justice b Jay Walker, Antonio Scorpio Jr. b James Beaver, Mentallo & Tyler Colton b Mike Angels & Jackie Lee. Next show is 9/20 with Honky Tonk Man and Kenny Omega appearing.
--Former K-1 Grand Prix champion Remy Bonjasky returns after three years out to faced the other Anderson Silva in a kickboxing match on 10/6 in Brussels, Belgium promoted by Glory Sports at the Vorst National Arena. Gokhan Saki, Nieky Holzken, Filip Verlinden and Andy Ristie are also signed for the show.
--CZW on 9/8 in Voorhees, NJ at Flyers Skate Zone has Masada vs. El Generico for the CZW title, AR Fox vs. Dave Crist for the jr. title, Jake Crist & Sami Callihan vs. Super Smash Brothers and Rich Swann vs. Shane Strickland, as well as Devon Moore & Danny Hovoc defending the tag titles against Alexander James & Mr Tofiga.
--Hoosier Pro Wrestling on 9/1 in Columbus, IN at the 4-H Fairgrounds headlined by Flash Flanagan vs. Zombie Rob Ramer with a strap on a pole.
--There will be a Southern California Lucha Libre reunion show of the 1970s Hadco Plaza crew on 8/26 at Las Chivas Cafe at 2028 7th St. in Los Angeles at 5 p.m. on 8/26. Some of the wrestlers will be wrestling and others will just be appearing. Among those there will be the original Rey Misterio, Super Boy, Piloto Suicida, Gory Chavez, Al Murrieta, Los Chivos, Los Toritos, Pepe Ramirez, Rosa Salvaje, Halcon Blanco, Scarface, Mr. Averno (no relation to the current Averno), Capitan Oro, Principe Indu, Cosmos, Fisico Nuclear, Vandal Drummond, Gran Coloso, Piloto Nuclear, Apache, Jalisco I, Terror Chicano, Moctezuma, Franky Lima, Tornado Negro II, Corsario de Plata, Satan, Mr. Atomo, Dinamik, Loverboy and Chacal Rivera.
--SHIMMER is putting up a free match
with Madison Eagles & Sara Del Rey & Daizee Haze & Tomoka Nakagawa vs. Cheerleader Melissa & Ayumi Kurihara & Ayako Hamada & Serena Deeb.
--Championship Wrestling International on 8/17 in Adrian, MI: Legion b Almighty Sheik & Gran Akuma, Sebastian Rose b Apocalypse-DQ, Dave Duponte b Junkyard Dog Jr.-DQ, Andy Chene b Will Studd, Diamond Kouture b Kris Korvis (thanks to Leonard Brand)