WED. UPDATE: Lots of new UFC cards and matches, Rock on Raw, New WWE group name, Ratings, Jericho UK tour, Next WWE in MSG main bouts, Storm out of retirement, More trouble for THQ, Star of Raw



By Dave Meltzer
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        WWE Main Event tonight at 8 p.m. on Ion:
The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
Justin Gabriel vs. Wade Barrett
 
        The WWE episode of The Soup is at 9:30 p.m. tonight.
 
        On Fuel tonight, Ultimate Insider is at 7:30 p.m. and UFC 139, featuring Dan Henderson vs. Shogun Rua in a match of the year is at 8 p.m., followed by UFC Unrestricted, a documentary on the Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen rematch at 11 p.m. 
 
        Coverage of where WWE and UFC are going after the big weekend shows are the headline stories in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. 
       
        We look at WWE plans, both announced and in the planning stages, following up Survivor Series.  We look at the background of Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, where they came from and their respective strengths and weaknesses. 
 
        We look at the Survivor Series booking, who were the standouts, why booking of one performer has changed greatly, the card for the TLC PPV, plus a rundown of the show with poll results and star ratings.
 
        We also look at UFC in 2013, with a look at every division, including the women.  We look at the top contenders, which divisions have depth, which are lacking, as well as a look at the Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva proposed fight as well as Silva vs. Jon Jones, and how that affects both weight divisions.  We look at the questions regarding championship fights vs. big money fights.
 
        We look at the contenders who have a shot at being stars, and those who deserve shots but maybe don't have that, as well as who can make themselves stars coming up or bring their careers back.  We look at the weak divisions, as well as the questions regarding women being put in PPV main events.  We also look at the status of Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg and why most feel Cyborg will inevitably fight her.  We also look at the idea of Rousey as a coach on Ultiamte Fighter.
 
        We also look at the return of St-Pierre, questions answered and others not by his performance.  We look at the Patrick Cote vs Alessio Sakara controversy, as well as one of the most disagreed with decisions in a long time.  We also look at the business results of UFC 154, including not selling out in Montreal and why, the value of prim time, and thoughts on PPV and closed circuit numbers.
 
        We also have match-by-match rundowns from the show.
 
        We also update the MMA television landscape for 2013 when it comes to the games being played by FX and Spike, why nobody will confirm dates for January, a well as what is and isn't booked already.              
 
        We also look at a major project on the books for WWE next year.  Steve Austin talks about Austin vs. Hogan and who he thinks should be in he Half of Fame.  Edge talks why women in WWE leave so often.  We also look at why Miz turned face, who is booking house shows nowadays, who is able to get away with more, the story behind the Sammartino Hall of Fame reference, Linda McMahon gets more pub after her campaign and another match planned for Mania.  We also look at new names for WWE trained wrestlers and who they are, as well as more on WWE scouting, details of the last NXT tapings, and who people are highest on in developmental.  We also look at the developmental cuts and delayed viewership of Raw.     
 
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         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:
 
--Injury to the new Mistico
 
--New world title contender in CMLL
 
--Performer celebrates 55 years in the business
 
--Main event announced for AAA's Guerrera de Titanes
 
--Wrestler talks why he left promotion
 
--A look at the recent AAA TV tapings
 
--Big group vs. group main event in Japan
 
--Hall of Famer to return to Japan in December
 
--All Japan's big show for December
 
--Notes on Japanese wrestling's ability to draw outside the country
 
--A look at all the tag team tournaments going on
 
--Pretty actresses doing pro wrestling show in December
 
--Name wrestler opening restaurant this week
 
--A look at the Global League tournament
 
--Hall of Famer has to close his gym
 
--New Japan has two tournaments going on this week
 
--Notes on two newcomers to New Japan
 
--Hall of Famer gets award from international government
 
--Chinese giant set to debut
 
--80s legends battle in main event
 
--Notes on the death of Dwain McCullough, also known as the original Awesome Kong
 
--More on the death of Mike Graham
 
--Notes on the new TV show that Chris Jericho is hosting
 
--Where the idea of the show cam from
 
--Jericho's early 2013 schedule and availability
 
--Notes on the Extreme Rising show
 
--The injury to Matt Hardy
 
--The concept of the promotion and why even with drawing good crowds it's difficult
 
--Notes on the funeral of Brad Armstrong
 
--Longest matches of the last 50 years in New York
 
--Thoughts on NWA Hall of Fame class
 
--Notes on the legacy of Sputnik Monroe
 
--Notes on the 2013 Cauliflower Alley Club award and the club going forward
 
--Notes on the early days of Montreal wrestling
 
--Update on Jake Roberts training for a comeback match
 
--Funny Mil Mascaras story
 
--Where the Gorgeous George gimmick really came from
 
--A life in prison sentence given to a conspirator in a brutal murder of a Canadian pro wrestler
 
--More on Hulk Hogan's court battle over the sex tape and why the judge made the ruling he did
 
--TNA star returns after health scare
 
--Notes on future TNA TV schedule between now and the end of February
 
--Notes on TV tapings in the U.K.
 
--Notes on changing announcers jobs
 
--Why the different injury angles have been done
 
--Update on plans for Sting
 
--Who Kurt Angle thinks TNA has dropped the ball on
 
--Update on King Mo and what match he watches all the time
 
--Notes on the TNA weekend house show tour
 
--Update on the next UFC lineup for Seattle
 
--Notes on Shane Carwin's injury and the curse of being a coach on Ultimate Fighter
 
--Notes on turning down short notice fights
 
--Legal issues settled between two warring parties
 
--A look at a number of new fights
 
--Fighter announces retirement
 
--More UFC injuries
 
--Notes on the final Bellator show on MTV 2
 
--First eight matches announced for New Year's Eve in Japan
 
--A Christmas Eve show in Japan featuring 90s star vs. 00s star
 
--One of the most decorated heavyweight wrestlers to come to MMA debuts
 
--A look at what will be the biggest rivalry in college wrestling this year
 
--Olympic gold medalist turns down MMA offers
 
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*May 12, 2003 (The life and death of Elizabeth and the rise of fall of Lex Luger)
 
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*July 28, 2003 (Part 2 of the history of the WWF vs. WCW war and the plans to make new superstars in the early 90s, what happened, and the night where the three biggest wrestling companies in the world combined for a joint show and what happened)
 
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*July 5, 2004 (A look behind the scenes and Ric Flair's book and his background with Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan)
 
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*August 16, 2004 (History of the Olympians in pro wrestling)
 
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Wednesday's news update
 
--We have two episodes of Wrestling Observer radio today.  Already on the site is our annual Hall of Fame show with Bruce Mitchell.  We'll have our news show later tonight.  If you've got any questions for the show you can send them to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
--Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida will headline the 2/23 UFC show in Anaheim at the Honda Center.   
 
--The Rock is currently scheduled to be on the Raw show in Las Vegas the day after the Royal Rumble.
 
--Rumor has it that the group name for Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose will be The Shield.
 
--The 1/19 UFC show on FX headlined by Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping will be from the 11,000 seat Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  It will be UFC's first show in Sao Paulo since 1998.
 
--The Garcia sisters, better known as the Bella Twins, both turned 29 today.
 
--An interview with Eve Torres is at http://bit.ly/Qtl7th talking about running out of gas in Philadelphia, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and posing for Playboy.
 
--In the weekly cable ratings, ESPN won last week in prime time with an average of 3.18 million viewers, with Disney second at 2.87 million and USA third at 2.63 million.  FX was No. 8 at 1.50 million, with Syfy No. 21 at 979,000 and Spike was No. 23 at 832,000.  Raw's three hours last week were No. 11, No. 14 and No. 18 overall.  
 
--A teaser for the 2013 Barbie Blank/Kelly Kelly calender at https://facebook.com/BarbieBlankOfficialPage
 
--Chris Jericho's Fozzy schedule for the next week or so
11/23 in Cork, Ireland at Cypress Avenue
11/24 in Dublin at The Academy
11/27 in Stoke-on-Trent, UK at The Underground 
11/28 in Manchester at Moho Live
11/29 in Birmingham at Academy 2
11/30 in Glasgow at The Arches
 
--With the opening of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Nassau Coliseum is looking at renovating.  They are losing their main client, the New York Islanders, for the 2015-2016 season as they will move to the new building.  Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano is pushing for the Coliseum to be turned into a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex.  A proposal is expected to be put forth early next year.
 
--The top matches for the annual Christmas week show in Madison Square Garden on 12/26 is John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler and C.M. Punk vs. Ryback for the WWE title.
 
--Lance Storm comes out of retirement to face Jerry Lynn in one of Lynn's farewell matches on 2/6 in Rahway, NJ for Pro Wrestling Syndicate.  It is billed as Lynn's final match on the East Coast.   
 
--Dragon Gate USA's Black Friday sale actually starts right now at www.DGUSA.tv and www.WWNLive.com  All Dragon Gate DVDs are 50% off, for $10 until midnight Monday.  All Evolve DVD's are 33% off or $10 until midnight Monday.  All gear is 40% off until Midnight Monday.  There is also an early bird special on the 12/8 Evolve iPPV for $8.99 live or live plus on demand for $11.99.  The Best of CM Punk Volume 1 and Volume 2 are just $2.99.  All Dragon Gate USA and Evolve iPPVs at www.WWNLive.com from this year are 33% off and from previous years are almost 50% off for $7.99 all holiday season.  Shine iPPVs are 33% off for $9.99 all holiday season.
 
--Tom Prichard is opening a wrestling school in Knoxville in January called Next Level Training at 11210 Outlet Dr.  There is an open house and grand opening scheduled for 1/3 at 7 P.M.  Classes start on 1/7.  
 
--Jim Ross looks at Raw at http://www.jrsbarbq.com
 
--THQ's CFO, Paul Pucino left the company today.  THQ is desperately looking for new funding and noted today there is no guarantee a deal will be made.  Wells Fargo Capital Finance has agreed to give THQ until 1/15 regarding a $60 million loan that is due.
 
--Todd Duffee will be returning to the UFC on 12/29, facing Phil DeFries in a prelim match at UFC 155.  Duffee will fill the spot of Matt Mitrone, who was pulled from the show to headline the 12/15 card in Las Vegas against Roy Nelson, when Shane Carwin was hurt.
 
--Erick Silva tries to get back on the winning ways after his loss to Jon Fitch in Brazil, as he faces Jay Hieron on 2/2 in Las Vegas at UFC 156.
 
--Gegard Mousasi, a name not talked about much of late, talks going to UFC when Strikeforce shuts down at http://fcfighter.com/post/gegard-mousasi-says-hes-headed-to-the-ufc-and-can-beat-anybody  Well, anyone who doesn't take him down. 
 
--UFC officially announced the top four fights for 2/2 as Jose Aldo Jr. vs. Frankie Edgar for the featherweight title, Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, Rashad Evans vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Jon Fitch vs. Demian Maia for the annual Super Bowl show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.  Tickets are $750, $500, $350, $225, $125 and $75.  Tickets go on sale to Fight Club members on 11/28, newsletter subscribers on 11/29 and to the public at 10 a.m. Pacific time on 11/30.  Overeem's participation is pending approval of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
 
--Chris Nowinski was on Real Sports last night talking about concussions in football.  Nowinski advocated eliminating all hitting in practices. (thanks to Denis Gorman)   
 
WHO WAS THE BEST OF THESE HALL OF FAMERS?
Steve Austin 57.3%
Kurt Angle 20.1%
Nick Bockwinkel 11.5%
Farmer Burns 4.3%
Fritz Von Erich 2.5%
Steve Williams 2.5%
Stanislaus Zbyszko 1.4%
Wladek Zbyszko 0.5%
 
WHO WAS THE STAR OF RAW?
Titus O'Neil 29.8%
The mother of the child that was John Cena's second wish recipient 22.4%
C.M. Punk 17.8%
Paul Heyman 10.4%
Dolph Ziggler 5.3%
A.J. Lee 5.1%
John Cena 3.5%
Wade Barrett 2.8%
Daniel Bryan 1.8%
Big Show 0.7%
Sheamus 0.5%
 
WHAT DID YOU THINK OF RAW?
Excellent 4.2%
Good 31.5%
Average 29.6%
Fair 11.2%
Poor 23.5%
        15.6% of those responding didn't see the show
 
--Supreme Pro Wrestling on 12/16 in Sacramento with J.R. Kratos vs. Mustafa Saed in a lumberjack match
 
--Supreme Pro Wrestling results from Sunday in Sacramento:  Mike Hayashi b Brian Tannen, Joe DeSoul b D-Torch, Bobby Hart b Sir Samurai, Rik Luxury & Will Rood won four-way over Circumsesxy, Code Warriors and Cay Kurz & Virgil Flynn, Cjay Kurtz b Riv Timothy Thatcher b Drake Younger, J.R. Kratos b Mustafa Saed-COR
 
--CWE on 11/30 in Winnipeg at Southeast Collegiate with TV tapings for their local show that airs on Ch. 30 on MTS on Friday nights at 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
 
--The Willie Mack cooking show is really a spoof on a cooking show.  The show is called "Cooking Shit in the Microwave with Willie Mack."  It features guest spots by other wrestlers.
 
--Wrestling is Fun from Saturday night in Allentown:  Kobald b Fire Ant, Devastation Corporation  b Robert Backlund Jr. & James Garvin, Hallowicked b assailANT, Jaka b Gran Akuma Dasher Hatfield b Icarus, Juan Francisco de Coronado b Green Ant, ThunderFrog b Kodama-DQ, Mark Angelosetti b Mike Quackenbush.  Next show is 12/29.
 
--Jimmy Ambriz, who briefly worked for New Japan as a pro wrestler, and has done some MMA, will face Mohammed Abdel Karim in the main event on Friday's Super Fight League show fro Mumbai.  Cofeature is a women's fight with Puja Kadian against Canada's Charmaine Tweet.  The show streams live and free at www.YouTube.com/SFL at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Friday morning.
 
--SWA Eddie Brown Memorial show on Thanksgiving night in Lafayette, TN at the National Guard Armory
 
--34 years ago today, Tony Garea & Larry Zbyszko beat The Yukon Lumberjacks (Scott Irwin & Zarnoff LeBeouff) to win the WWWF tag team titles in Allentown (thanks to Brian Hoops)
 
--Lex Luger on Hardcore Pawn at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv5FK0fAjv8  The episode was actually taped over the summer. (thanks to Chris Cruise and Albert Caruana)
 
--The trailer for the movie "Snitch" starring Dwayne Johnson is at http://ca.ign.com/articles/2012/11/21/watch-first-trailer-for-dwayne-johnson-snitch (thanks to Ryan Pike)   
 
--Tokyo Monster Kahagas has a seminar on 12/1 at Noon at the XCW Wrestling Institute at 3737 Mingo Road Suite 505 in Denton, TX.  Cost is $40.  For more info  go to Facebook.com/xcwinstitute
 
--Rampage Pro Wrestling from Sunday in Warner-Robins, GA before 75 fans:  Anthony Andrews & Michael Stevens b Chris Jacobs & Zac Edwards, Mike Cruz b Mike Kross, Rob Adonis b Sylar Cross, Murder One & A.J. Steele b Cru Jones & Shaun Banks, Shane Marx & Jake Slater b Drew Adler & Steve Stiles, Vordell Walker b Francisco Ciatso, Kyle Matthews d Kory Chavis.  Next show is Fan Appreciation Night on 12/2.  All fans bringing a toy for donation can get in for $5.  The promotion is also doing a Brad Armstrong Memorial lightweight tournament. (thanks to Larry Goodman)
 
--Monday night in Puebla, Mexico before 2,000 fans:  Asturiano & Tigre Rojo Jr. b Espiritu Maligno & Siki Ozama I, Super Comando & Artillero & Apocalipsis b Genesis & Bengala & Super Halcon Jr., Magnus b Inquisidor, Astral & Fantasy & Ultimo Dragoncito b Demus 3:16 & Pierrothito & Pequeno Black Warrior, Stuka Jr. & Valiente & Brazo de Plata b Psicosis & Olimpico & Kraneo, Atlantis & La Mascara & La Sombra b Mr. Niebla & Negro Casas & El Terrible-DQ (thanks to Steve "Dr. Lucha" Sims and Kris Zellner)
 
--The annual CMLL bodybuilding contest takes place a week from tomorrow at Arena Mexico.
 
--Saturday night at Arena Neza:  Mr. Leo & Saruman & Turbo b Black Thunder & Super Colt & Vampiro Metalico-DQ, Dr. Cerebro & El Hijo del Pirata Morgan & Micke Segura b Henry & Neza Kid & Rey Lobo, Guerrero Mixteco b Comando Negro, El Hijo del Anibal & Ray Mendoza Jr. & Solar b Black Terry & Negro Navarro & Pirata Morgan, Blue Demon Jr. & Fuerza Guerrera b El Hijo del Santo & Villano IV-DQ
 
--Perros Del Mal promotion on Saturday night in Tlalnepantla:  Hagen & Diva Salvaje b Black Mamba & Ek-Balam, Daisuke Hanaoka & Ludark Shaitan b Douky & Sexy Lady, Shenti & Skayde b Argus & Mini Talisman, Celestial & Rocky Lobo b Cosmico & Lanceloth, Cibernetico & El Texano Jr. & Toscano b Perro Aguayo Jr. & Halloween & El Hijo del L.A. Park-DQ
 
--There is a Hector Garza benefit show on Saturday night in Mexico City headlined by Cibernetico & Dark Cuervo & Joe Lider vs. Perro Aguayo Jr. & Chessman & Original Psicosis. 
 
--BANG on 1/24 in Ocala, FL at the BANG TV Sound Stage with Dory Funk Jr. & Wes Brisco & Cory Weston & Johnny Magnum vs. Dave Schlenker (a local newspaper reporter) & Quinton Hitchcock & Brian Davis & Luke Knight.
 
--CZW on 12/8 in Voorhees, NJ at Flyers Skate Zone has a cage of death match with D.J. Hyde vs. Matt Tremont, Rich Swann vs. Shane Strickland, and Jake & Dave Crist vs. Jeez & Ruckus for the tag titles.  They also ask that you bring a new, unwrapped toy with you for donation to the local Toys for Tots program. 
 

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