Tuesday, 16 October 2012 14:27
By Bryan Alvarez
We're also looking for reports on Sunday's WWE house show in Knoxville as well as Friday night's show in Jonesboro, AR.
Smackdown will be tonight in Memphis. Jerry Lawler is scheduled to appear at the show.
-- UFC Tonight will have a lot of news on Jon Jones and the situation with his elbow.
-- Lots of audio on the front page already today including a new Wrestling Observer Radio covering Raw and tons of news, a new breaking audio with Dave Meltzer and I talking Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones coaching TUF and having a fight next year, and a new Figure Four Daily with Brady Malibu talking World of Hurt season 2 with Roddy Piper and his new TV show, the Gym, which airs across America in January. He's got another pilot being looked at by HBO and Showtime, so it's a good show to listen to in order to get perspective on someone you might be hearing a lot more about soon.
-- Miz was scheduled to undergo more tests this afternoon to determine whether he would defend the IC Title against Kofi Kingston at the WWE Main Event taping tonight before Smackdown. As of this morning, one person in WWE believed that he didn't suffer a concussion, only a head laceration. Footage of the kick Kofi laid him out with is on the front page right now.
-- Jerry Lawler, of course, will be at the show in Memphis tonight. Whether he'll appear before the live crowd on TV is another matter entirely.
-- There is video hereof Roger Gracie vs. Buchecha from this weekend's Metamoris BJJ iPPV. I saw this show and will talk about it in the new Figure Four Weekly that comes out tomorrow.
-- TMZ has a story hereon Bubba the Love Sponge and what he had to say about Hulk Hogan on his show today the day after Hogan filed a $15,000 lawsuit against him and the former Mrs. Love Sponge. Bubba claims Hogan begged him to sleep with his wife (Hogan claims the wife pressured him to have sex with her for years), and said he had never seen the tape, among things.
-- More on Hogan and Bubba here. This is going to get really ugly. Uglier.
-- Probably tomorrow, actually, as Bubba will be on Howard Stern to talk the situation.
-- Ricky Henry has written a new children's comic book called "Monster Wrestler" that I have written the forward to which you can check out and order here.
-- Thanks to Terri for pointing us to this interview with Edge regarding Haven.
-- Great article on Matt Hugheshere talking about his MMA career, admitting that at this point it looks like he's retired. Like Brock Lesnar, he wakes up every day and can't wait to get out on the farm.
-- Impact officially did an 0.9 rating this week.
-- The next season of Redneck Island with Steve Austin debuts on November 10th at 9:00 PM on CMT.
-- Daniel Cormier says he hopes he gets Frank Mir at Strikeforce's next proposed show in January. He had asked to coach opposite Jon Jones on Ultimate Fighter, but Jones didn't think he had a big enough name, and, well, we don't have to worry about that at this point.
-- Shane (not McMahon) noted: I just think its interesting with the Punk-Austin WWE 13 interview with JR that Punk has the belt because it was filmed in August and now its being released so they must have been pretty adamant that Punk keep the belt through this promotion so you would think he keeps it until the Rumble.
-- WWE is doing another Super Smackdown on Syfy on November 6th, though instead of airing live they'll be taping it earlier in the day from England. Ironically, even though it's SUPER Smackdown, most of the Raw crew can't be there since they'll be working a house show at the same time.
-- UFC Prelims from Saturday night rose slightly from the last show to 1.0 million viewers. Bellator was also up to 175,000 viewers for the final match of Eddie Alvarez before likely signing with UFC.
-- On the Road with Tammy Sytch trailer, filmed just before everything went downwith five arrests.
-- For the first time ever, the critically acclaimed Bloodstained Memoirs: Special Edition documentary will be made available on DVD in America and Canada. Bloodstained Memoirs: Special Editionhas teamed up with leading distributor Revolver Entertainment to present the Special Edition DVD where in addition to a brand new transfer of the documentary starring Chris Jericho, Great Muta, Roddy Piper, Rob Van Dam, Christian and Ultimo Dragon, you'll be able to watch newly created and archive special extras. Click any of the above links to order on Amazon.com.
-- Cody Deaner, who was a ton of fun to watch on Impact awhile back, is now up on Twitter @codydeaner. That's pretty much his only social media outlet at this point as he doesn't have a Facebook account.
-- Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart will be doing a signing together at Dave & Busters in New York on April 4th. All the info is up here.
-- For Final Battle on December 16th in New York at the Hammerstein ROH has announced Kevin Steen, Jimmy Jacobs & Steve Corino, Roderick Strong, Adam Cole, Michael Elgin, Davey Richards, Eddie Edwards, Jay Lethal, Briscoes, Kyle O'Reilly, Rhett Titus, BJ Whitmer, Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin so far.
-- MVP joins Konnan & Court Bauer on MLW Radio today talking about when he got into a fist fight with John Laurinaitis right before he was granted his release, rumors about his immediate WWE return, cornering Dave Bautista in his MMA debut, dealing with Brian Gewirtz, WWE Divas and a new TV project MVP is developing. Listen here.
-- On this week’s “UFC Tonight,” Host Todd Harris and Analyst Kenny Florian are joined in the studio by former Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans, who discusses who he wants to fight next and more. Also, Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo tells us when he’ll be ready to get back in the Octagon. We have updates on Stephan Bonnar’s future and Jake Shields suspension. And Chael Sonnen has a message for Jon Jones, plus much more. In this week’s “UFC Ultimate Insider,” flashback to the UFC on FX 5 event in Minneapolis as only Ultimate Insider can, where a title contender was crowned and others cemented their status as division elites. See why Carlos Condit’s Albuquerque roots define his success and get a tour of his hometown as he prepares for his UFC 154 showdown with Georges St-Pierre. Find out when, where and why fighters “flip the switch”; and Joe Rogan counts down the Ultimate 8 fast finishes.
-- IWA East Coast returns to the Kings Way Center in Nitro WV on Saturday October 27 at 7pm headlined by Goldust vs Chance Prophet! For the IWA EC Title: BJ Whitmer defends against Facade! A no DQ grudge match between Mad Man Pondo and Ron Mathis and much more
-- Daniel writes: USA Today reported on Monday that CM Punk will be writing the introduction to the forthcoming book that will collect all twelve issues of the Avengers vs. X-Men series published by Marvel. The hardcover edition of the collection will be released on November 7.
-- World’s Best Wrestling is proud to announce WBW: Pinnacle Saturday Nov 3rd, 2012 in Sardinia, Ohio at 116 College Ave in the old school gymnasium. Bell time will be 7 PM. Pinnacle will feature the finals and crowning of the first ever World’s Best Wrestling Champion. Also scheduled to appear is former WCW and TNA Impact Wrestling star Sharkboy.
-- James writes: These are the dates for ticket sales to UFC (Sotiropoulos vs Pearson) December 15 Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre at Gold Coast, Australia. UFC Fight Club Presale: Wednesday October 17 2012 @ 10.00 am. UFC Newsletter Presale: Thursday October 18 @ 10.00 am. Public On-Sale: Friday October 19 @ 10.00 am.
-- Josh writes: Colt Cabana is the guest co-host for Sklarbro County on the Earwolf.com site. The podcast is a mainstream sports show hosted by the Sklar brothers (Randy and Jason). The Sklar's regularly host the Jim Rome radio show, have a show on statistics on The History Channel, and countless other acting and comedy credits. The show has a strong following and this is a huge step up for Colt. You can listen to it here. He has a lot of interesting insight into the Punk vs. The Fan incident from last week and more.
-- Ed, Craig and Cutrer talk the news of the week here. Want to make sure to send condolences to Ed on the death of his cat, who he'd had for 19 years. Really sad.
-- CM Punk will be among those attending this year's Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, Nov. 30 - Dec. 2.