SUN. UPDATE: Rock talks Mania injury, Latest on Jones vs. Sonnen, MMA champ wins pro wrestling major world title today, Bellator champ KO'd in non-tite match, New Japan & CMLL world champ form tag team tomorrow



By Dave Meltzer
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        We're looking for reports on today's WWE house shows with Raw in Rockford, IL (C.M. Punk vs. John Cena vs. Big Show) and Smackdown in Rochester, MN (Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio Last Man Standing; Randy Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler) at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
        We're also looking for reports from last night's Raw show in Peoria.
 
        The live Raw will be Monday night in Milwaukee.  HHH will be returning to start the build for Brock Lesnar's next match.
 
        Smackdown will be taped on Tuesday night in Green Bay.
       
        The new Ultimate Fighter Brazil airs at 9 p.m. tonight on Fuel.  Prior episodes air from 5-7 p.m.  Prelims for UFC 150 air at 11 p.m.
 
        Our annual SummerSlam issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is out this week, covering one of the year's biggest MMA shows, as well as a look at what has the potential to be the biggest women's fight of this era with Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg, what both have been saying and why right now, based on what they are saying, it may never happen.  We also look at the business of the Strikeforce show, ratings, what they said, and coverage of the event.  We also have notes on the new television deal to bring K-1 to Spike TV, as well as coverage of a pro wrestling show featuring one of the best matches of the year, a promotion most have never heard of that just drew more than 10,000 people to a major arena for a gimmick oriented event, the annual DDT mega show.
 
        Plus,we've got our 2012 TNA roster directory, going through the entire roster of the promotion, with real names, ages, years pro, and backgrounds in sports and entertainment.
 
        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 beginnings of what ended up as the Monday Night Wars.
 
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        Our lead story looks at SummerSlam, including what was expected, not expected, where the finish of the main event came from, business of the show, booking as well as match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results.
 
        We also look at plans for Night of Champions in September.
 
        We go in depth on the proposed Rousey vs. Cyborg fight, including politics behind where it can air, if it can air on PPV, whose decision that comes down to, as well as whether the match can happen or not. We've got extensive comments from both about where they stand in the argument, as well as where Rousey's career can go if the fight never takes place.
 
        We also look at the show, including Rousey's career, what the rating meant, ticket sales, the Tate vs. Kedzie fight and Tate's comments after.
 
        We also have an update on Linda McMahon's campaign and WWE feuding in words with her opponent, Chris Murphy.  We've got notes on the discovery of the original WWWF title belt and a background in 1963 of how the title first came to being.  We've got notes on the legal settlement and why the scratch logo is back on old WWF footage.  We have notes on a Punk/Austin face-to-face interview session.  We've got an update on Mark Henry's return, more on the WWE/Scooby Doo movie idea, tons more on new WWE signings and cuts, including one member of the U.S. Olympic team that is in talks.  We've got more on the roster for WWE 13, and the latest on C.M. Punk vs. AW on AW's firing.
 
        We also have notes on the WWE web site, the WWE You tube channel, Jim Ross talks origination of one of pro wrestling's mast famous gimmicks, Paul Heyman talks his WWE run, coverage of a WWE minor title change as mainstream, the next show in Madison Square Garden and A.J. talks about how she got into WWE.
 
        We also look at plans for K-1 on Spike TV as well as Spike.com for the next several months and into 2013.  We look at the lineup for the first show in Los Angeles, as well as K-1's rival as the big kickboxing league, Glory Sports.
 
        We also have coverage of the crazy DDT promotion and how it drew one of the biggest non-WWE, New Japan, AAA or UFC crowds of 2012, as well as the main event that is getting talked about as one of the year's best bouts.
 
        We also have an update of just how many homes all of the major cable providers that have pro wrestling or MMA programming are really in right now.  
 
         We also have a look at the ratings of all the major shows and complete details on how every segment of Raw and Impact this past week did.  We look at what segments gained and lost viewers
 
        We also have results from all the major league arena events over the past week as well as a look at all the major television shows.
 
Also in this week's issue:
 
--Wrestler wins a court case to give him the right to use one of the most famous names in wrestling history in a battle with a family member
 
--A look at CMLL's anniversary month and some of the big events on it
 
--A look at feuds being built up for the month
 
--Notes on the first night of the annual CMLL Champion of Champions tournament
 
--What major world champion has become a surprise entrant into the tournament
 
--How the new Mistico is drawing
 
--What the promotion is charging to get bookings with the new Mistico
 
--How much Sin Cara made at his peak as Mistico in Mexico
 
--American stars headed to Mexico for a major show
 
--A look at this past week's AAA TV taping
 
--Dragon Gate fills vacated title
 
--All Japan makes an offer for one of pro wrestling's all-time greats to be part of a legends tag team
 
--A look at All Japan's major show this week that celebrates Kaz Hayashi's 20th year as a pro wrestler
 
--Samoa Joe & Magnus return to Japan to defend their tag titles
 
--Notes on newcomers to Japan
 
--Notes on the NOAH jr. heavyweight tag team tournament
 
--Notes on the upcoming Yuji Nagata 20th year anniversary show
 
--Prince Devitt talks about New Japan in comparison to WWE and TNA
 
--The son of one of pro wrestling's biggest stars turns in his golf clubs to go to the Snake Pit
 
--Former WCW star running for mayor
 
--Dave Bautista's biggest acting role to date
 
--Former WWF star in the 80s now in jail
 
--Reality show star's death notes he did some pro wrestling
 
--Documentary on the history of ECW
 
--Return of Davey Richards to ROH and possible storyline
 
--Notes on ROH television tapings
 
--Why the Claire Lynch angle changed directions
 
--Early estimate on Hardcore Justice on PPV
 
--TNA injury notes
 
--Update on the Bound for Glory series
 
--Update on Sonjay Dutt in TNA
 
--Notes on Bound for Glory
 
--Taryn Terrell's TNA debut
 
--Notes on the new Gut Check competitor
 
--Notes on the Gail Kim wedding on television
 
--Former TNA wrestler with a big push sent to OVW
 
--TNA weekend house show notes
 
--The latest on Jon Jones vs Chael Sonnen and how likely that match is to happening
 
--Jones explains why he made the comments he did regarding Lyoto Machida and facing him again
 
--Notes handicapping Jones vs. Dan Henderson
 
--More on UFC 150 numbers
 
--Frankie Edgar's move to featherweight
 
--Thoughts on who Edgar's first opponent could be and where it could take place
 
--Dana White talks Anderson Silva vs. GSP one more time
 
--Update on the UFC lawsuit in New York, trying to be able to run events in the state
 
--Another UFC fighter arrested and being held
 
--Who will be on TRT at the next UFC event
 
--Thoughts on the UFC lightweight division with Edgar moving out
 
--UFC fighter safes a drowning person
 
--Urijah Faber talks future
 
--Jason Miller talks about the incident
 
--New UFC and Strikeforce fights
 
--UFC star training movie star in a major upcoming movie where he'll play the role of a former gold medalist
 
--Notes on the Bellator weekend show as well as a title match announced
 
--Shinya Aoki returns to action
 
--The Secretary of State in Nevada does his first, and he says his last, MMA fight
 
--A new promotion gets a U.S. TV deal
 
--More on Batista's MA debut
 
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Sunday's news update
 
--Bryan and I will be doing a rare call-in show tonight at around 10 p.m. Eastern time and 7 p.m. Pacific.  Details on how to call up will be on the site at about that time.  You can also send e-mail questions for the show to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
--Dwayne Johnson tweeted last night during the airing of the NBC music video of the Rock vs. Cena WrestleMania match that "Cena leaps 15 feet and crashes down on the back of my neck - tearing my right hamstring.  Intense pain.  I finished the match."  That was the leg slice off the top rope spot. 
 
--The latest twist to the Jones vs. Sonnen story.  On Aug. 17, Jones was on the Abe Kanen radio show and largely complaining about Chael Sonnen, saying this isn't pro wrestling and he doesn't deserve a title shot.  Kanen basically argued back and said that Sonnen has nothing for you and you'll make more money fighting him than anyone, so why not just beat him.  Jones then said, "I totally agree and I'm not sitting here saying that I won't take the fight.  I would take the fight in a heartbeat."  
 
--Masakatsu Funaki beat Jun Akiyama earlier today in Tokyo to win the Triple Crown.  This puts Funaki with Brock Lesnar and Dan Severn as people who have won world titles in both pro wrestling and MMA. 
 
--Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas, considered one of the top in the world, was knocked out cold last night in Brazil by Tyson Nam at 1:40 with a right hook in a non-title match.
 
--Coverage of UFC was the fourth most searched for news story in the U.S. on Friday following the Empire State Building shooting (by far No. 1), Adrian Gonzalez and Guild Wars 2.  Interesting that it was on Friday and not Thursday.  On Wednesday, the fifth most searched for story was Amy Schumer talking about her relationship with Dolph Ziggler.  
 
--Ronda Rousey was on Sports Center on Friday cutting promos on Cris Cyborg's steroid use and (surprise) how Jon Jones shouldn't have turned down the fight with Chael Sonnen.  She said if Dana White told her on short notice she had to fight Cyborg and be there in 40 minutes, "I'd say I'll be there in ten minutes just so I can stretch first." 
 
--Tuesday will be the 25th anniversary for one of the bigger wrestling shows in the history of Houston, the Paul Boesch retirement show at the Sam Houston Coliseum with the last show with Boesch as the official promoter of record, and the end of the television show Houston Wrestling after nearly 40 years.  That was quite the interesting night, where Verne Gagne and Lou Thesz appeared at a WWF show, Bruno Sammartino had the next to last match of his career (his final match was the next day in Baltimore) although nobody knew it at the time.  It was one of the worst rain storms every that night.  Ted DiBiase and Paul Boesch ended up getting Jim Duggan his job back indirectly after Vince McMahon said he would never bring him back.  Not that he eventually wouldn't have been brought back but it would have taken a while longer, and Duggan may have gone to WCW which was calling at the time.  (thanks to Mike Gunter, who attended the show with me back in 1987)
 
--Petey Williams, the former TNA star, turned 31 today.
 
Who is most at fault for what happened to UFC this past week?
Jon Jones 49.6%
Dana White 21.2%
Greg Jackson 17.7%
Dan Henderson 7.3%
Chael Sonnen 1.9%
Lorenzo Fertitta 1.5%
Lyoto Machida 0.8%
 
Which choice is preferable?
Once Jones was announced for Toronto, he had to fight in Toronto and Machida missed the big picture 48.9%
UFC should have booked Jones vs. Machida in October or November 37.4%
Jones vs. Belfort in September was preferable to Machida 13.8%
 
Poll on Smackdown
Excellent 14.3%
Good 31.4%
Average 27.1%
Fair 11.4%
Poor 15.7%
        42.6% of those responding didn't see the show 
 
--The Ultimate Fighter:  Australia vs. UK show debuts on 9/19 at 7:30 p.m. on the Australian version of FX.  We still don't know where the show will be airing in the U.K. (thanks to James Stanios) 
 
--There is a fund raiser going on at http://fundafighter.com/fighters/dan-miller/ to help raise money for Danny Miller's kidney transplant that takes place in a few weeks.  Danny Miller is the son of UFC fighter Dan Miller, who had to pull out of his match in Toronto (and if you know anything about the Miller brothers, they are the legit guys who never say no to a fight, never pull out of a fight) because the surgery was scheduled the same week as his fight.  Last I heard they had raised $5,000.
 
--A video from Japan regarding the Kenny Omega vs. Kota Ibushi match from last week is at http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xswwun_kota-ibushi-c-vs-kenny-omega-ddt_sport
 
--Kenny Omega returns to the North American rings on 9/20 in Winnipeg for Premier Championship Wrestling at the Doubles Fun Club for the company's 10th annual Back to School Bash.
 
--This was an e-mail that went around several in WWE a few days ago.  It's not really that funny, but it was how WWE would have handled the UFC situation of this past week
*A mysterious person in a car takes out Jones, later revealed to be Lyoto Machida
*Dana White signs Ronda Rousey as General Manager of UFC, she orders Jones to fight Sonnen or he'll be stripped of the title
*Jones accidentally makes a Kobe Bryant joke, gets fired and stripped of the title
*Jones tells Sonnen he won't fight him at UFC 151, but if he beats a mystery opponent, he'll get a title shot.  Anderson Silva is the mystery opponent.  Jones tells Sonnen that he can't ever win the big one.
*C.M. Punk is made special referee of the Jones vs. Sonnen fight.  Roddy Piper implores Punk of the honor of the title and not to cheat and give his friend the title
*No announcement made, the injury is kept secret, at the start of the show, Henderson is doing an interview and is taken out by Shogun.
*Chael should go to Jones' house and tear it up like the Orton vs. HHH angle a few years ago
*Sonnen photoshops pictures of Jones in ADIDAS merchandise, puts them in an envelope, and threatens to show the pictures to NIKE if he doesn't get the match
 
--More Ontario fair shows.  9/13 at the Kingston, ONT Fair at 5 p.m. has a show with Bushwhacker Luke and Michael Elgin.  9/15 in Wyoming, ONT has a show at the Wyoming Fair with Phil Atlas, Derek Wylde, Bushwhacker Luke and Shawn Spears.  9/16 at the Port Hope Fair at Noon has Shawn Spears and Bushwhacker Luke.  9/22 at the Statford Fair has Highlander Robbie McAllister.
 
--UWE on Wednesday in Tlalnepantla, before a full house of nearly 2,100:  Angel de la Noche & Angel de Amor & Mr. Flama b Casi Muerto & Decandente & Psicopata-DQ, Princesa Blanca & Princesa Sugei b Estrellita & Goya Kong, Chucho el Roto & Iron Love b Epitafio & Leviathan and Judas el Trador & Rey Krimen to win the AULL tag titles, Los Villanos b Negro Navarro & Robin Maravilla & Rocky Santana, Atlantis & La Mascara & Mistico b Mephisto & Rey Escorpion & Ultimo Guerrero
 
--Hiroshi Tanahashi (IWGP heavyweight champion) and El Terrible (CMLL heavyweight champion) are partners in a trios match tomorrow night in Puebla teaming with Rey Bucanero vs. Atlantis & Diamante Azul & Rush.  The two wrestle each other in a rare world heavyweight champion vs. world heavyweight champion match on Friday.
 
--Lucha Libre Xtreme from last night on TV in Fresno:  Bobby Hart b D-Torch, Supercabra b Crimson Plague, Suburban Commandos b Mike Rayne & Wiseguy-DQ, J.R. Kratos b Vinny Massaro (thanks to Jon Southerland) 
 
--Maryland Championship Wrestling from last night in Dundalk, MD:  Josh Daniels b Ricky Reyes, Adam Flash & Ronnie Zukko b Napalm Bomb & Ken Phoenix, Lance Anoai (third generation Anoia family member) b Mustafa Aziz Daniels, Alexander James b Shawn Patrick, Nui Tofiga b Cobian, C-Fed & G-Fed b G-Starr Drolix & Marcus Streets in a street fight, Adam Cole b Ryan McBride, Mark & Jay Briscoe b Ruckus & Derek Frazier (thanks to Jessika Heiser) 
 
--USWO from Friday night in Nashville:  Kerry Awful b Keith Courageous, Justin Grandberry b White Tiger, Big Time Sexy b Hot Rod Biggs, Chrisjen Hayme d Drew Haskins, Nick Iggy b Josh Crow, Jocephus & Damien Payne b Wolfie D & Drew Haskins (thanks to Jimmie Daniel)
 
--GOUGE had two shows yesterday.  The afternoon show in Durham:  Jimmy Jack Funk Jr. b Alex Adonis, La Sirenita de Tijuana b Seoul Crusher, Lou Marconi b Seymour Snott, La Abandonada b Kid Vega, Frank Stalletto & Mickey Gambino b Jahemm the Dream & Mike West. . . Evening show in Raleigh:  Seymour Snott b Alex Adonis, Jaheeem the Dream & Crumb the Bum b Leatherface & Michael Myers, Jimmy Jack Funk Jr. b Otto Schwanz, Frank Stalletto & Mickey Gambino b Seymour Snott & El Hijo del Generico, Lou Marconi b Mike West