SUN. UPDATE: Punk apparently shaken up, Lawler talks Carrey, more on New Japan show, Death of Hennig & David Von Erich, Brisco's first Fla title, First New Japan Tokyo Dome sellout

By Dave Meltzer
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        We're also looking for reports on the following shows:
*TNA on Friday night in Bossier City, LA
*WWE from Friday night in Poplar Bluff, MO
*WWE from last night in Champaign, IL
*WWE from last night in Springfield, MO
*PWS from last night in Metuchen, NJ
        The much talked about episode of UFC Prime Time Rousey vs. Carmouche, airs today at 5:30 p.m. on Fuel.  The last two weeks of Ultimate Fighter air 9-11 p.m. tonight, and the 1/26 FOX special airs at 11 p.m.  All times are Eastern, three hours earlier for the West Coast.  

        Raw will be live from Nashville on Monday night.  The Rock is scheduled on the show.  Brock Lesnar is not at this point advertised for the show.
        Smackdown, Saturday Morning Slam and Main Event will be taped on Tuesday night in Little Rock.
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        We look at the issues that were being worked on, the drug testing issue, what the deal includes, as well as Sammartino's role in company history, and two other honors that were bestowed upon him of late, one of which is significantly bigger long-term than the WWE Hall of Fame.
        We also look at how the results at UFC 156 changed the direction of UFC's main events.  We look at how the different divisions changed, the heavyweight division, the Pettis vs. Aldo fight, the flyweight division, as well as the business notes on the show.
        We also look at all the close decisions and have reaction to them, as well a match-by-match coverage and the listed payoffs for everyone on the show.
        We've also got a look at TNA's departure from the Impact Zone in Orlando.  We look at the plans for television going forward, the plans for taped PPV shows going forward, will the Impact Zone be used and for how long, what happened the last time they tried to do television outside Orlando and more on the plight of the company.
        We also look at New Japan's "The New Beginning" PPV and the story behind all of the matches.
        We've also got a look at the NBC Sports deal with the World Series of Fighting, the next show and when it airs with the main matches, and why it's going to be a difficult venture.
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--Notes on crowning the new CMLL light heavyweight champion
--Serious injury from a botched move
--King of Flyers three-week tournament in Mexico
--International group making plans for U.S. expansion
--A look at the weekend AAA TV tapings
--Gape Sapolsky talks working with John Morrison
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--Notes on Reed Flair in Japan
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--NOAH newcomers
--New Japan attempts international expansion and details
--A look at New Japan's biggest show of the year
--New title contender created and probable New Japan anniversary show main event
--Upcoming iPPV notes
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--A look at the next strange Inoki Genome Federation lineup
--Legends gathering at Japanese show
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--Pro wrestling legend just inducted into Sports Hall of Fame
--Notes on National Pro Wrestling Day
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--Former pro wrestler and two twin sons of a former pro wrestler working together to market Vodka
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--Who wasn't at the tapings and why
--Build for the next iPPV show
--Jeff Hardy talks TNA vs. WWE
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--Notes on weekend TNA show
--Update on Dana White post surgery
--Thoughts on UFC rankings and the first official list
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--Future of fighters on this season's Ultimate Fighter
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--What happened with Dana White and Randy Couture and how Ryan Couture fits in
--New UFC matches
--More on the Bellator reality show
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--Unique method of booking fights for the season
--Notes on Couture deal
--Bellator champion signs with different promotion
--Business notes on the first Bellator show on  Spike
--Return of King Mo
--Women's boxing champ signs with Bellator
--Former WWE top level exec becomes CEO of new promotion
--Olympic gold medalist set to debut in MMA in a few weeks
--Another promotion folds
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Sunday's News Update
--Bryan and I will be back tonight covering the WWE Network, New Japan PPV, UFC Prime Time and more with Wrestling Observer radio.  You can send in questions for the show to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
--We haven't gotten an update on this, but at last night's WWE show in Springfield, MO, Miz lost control of C.M. Punk and dropped him on his head.  Punk was being checked out during the match by the trainer as he rolled to the wrong corner.  He did continue to wrestle but was shaken up.  According to WWE sources, all indications are that he is okay.
--Regarding the New Japan show, it's more than worth it just for the last two matches.  Definitely worth going out of your way to see the main event in particular at  It can't compare with the Tokyo Dome show, but that's an unfair standard.
--Jerry Lawler talks about dealing with Jim Carrey on Man on the Moon at (thanks to Shane Browne)
--Happy birthday to Lisa Varon (Tara in TNA) who turned 42 today.
--Today is the 10th anniversary of the death of Curt Hennig at the age of 44.  Hennig was one of the most talented performers of his era.  It was also 29 years ago today that David Von Erich died in Japan at the age of 25.  Both died under similar circumstances, in hotel rooms far away from home.  David Von Erich was one of the biggest stars in the business at the time of his death, and was in Japan to defend the United National title.  Former world champion and Hall of Famer Everette Marshall was 67 when he died 40 years ago today.
--Jim Ross talks Curt Hennig and David Von Erich at
--On this day in pro wrestling history by Brian Hoops
58 years ago:  Buddy Rogers & The Great Scott beat Stan Holek (later Stan Neilsen and Stan Lisowski) & Big Bill Miller to win the American tag team titles in Columbus, OH
48 years ago:  Johnny Valentine beat Dory Funk Sr. in Lubbock to win the North American heavyweight title
46 years ago:  Pedro Morales & Ricky Romero beat Hard Boiled Haggerty & El Shereef to win the WWA tag team titles at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles
43 years ago:  Jack Brisco beat fellow Hall of Famer Masa Saito in a battle of world class amateurs to win the Florida title for the first time.  Great Mephisto & Dante beat Sailor Art Thomas & Thunderbolt Patterson on that same show to win the Southern tag team titles
40 years ago:  Terry Funk beat Johnny Valentine at the KPLR Studios in St. Louis to win the Missouri State title.  Sam Muchnick was so furious that Funk used the ring bell to Valentine's knee in front of the ref for the finish, making the ref look bad, that he ordered them to take the belt off Funk ASAP
35 years ago:  Hector Guerrero pinned The Masked Canadian (Roddy Piper) to win the Americas title at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles
34 years ago:  Giant Baba beat Abdullah the Butcher at the Amphitheater in Chicago to win the PWF heavyweight title
33 years ago:  The Matador (Jerry Stubbs) & Mike Stallings beat Dennis Condrey & David Shults to win the Southeastern tag team titles in Knoxville
23 years ago:  New Japan's first-ever legitimate sellout of the Tokyo Dome (the day after a Mike Tyson heavyweight title defense only did a half-full arena) took place with Masa Saito beating Larry Zbyszko to win the AWA title on the show.  This show featured the match where Stan Hansen popped Big Van Vader's eye out, Genichiro Tenryu  & Mitsuharu Misawa (as Tiger Mask) beat Riki Choshu & George Takano, and Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi beat Shinya Hashimoto & Masahiro Chono with Lou Thesz as referee.  The show set what at the time was the all-time gate record at $3.2 million.
21 years ago:  Kamala beat Koko B. Ware to win the USWA world title in Memphis while Brian Christopher beat Tom Prichard to win the Texas title
17 years ago:  Abdullah the Butcher beat Mabel to win the Universal title in Caguas
--Gerald Brisco will be doing a talent evaluation camp as part of the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Hall of Fame weekend in Waterloo, IA.  The camp will be on 7/12 at Noon.  Each wrestler will get to work a match in front of Brisco and get an evaluation.  Cost is $200, with all money going to the Dan Gable Museum and Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame.  Last year's event was full within days of the announcement.  You need to send a resume, photo, height, age, name of trainer and career highlights to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   It's open to both men and women.
--CHIKARA Pro results from last night in Reading, PA before 175-200 fans:  Fire Ant & assailANT b Soldier Ant & DeviANT, Dasher Hatfield b Delirious, Batiri b Los Ice Creams, Jigsaw & Shard b Super Dunkerton & Icarus, Green Ant b Eddie Kingston in a non-title match, Kevin Steen & Young Bucks b 3.0 & Gran Akuma, Hallowicked b Chuck Taylor, Archibald Peck b Mr. Touchdown in a no DQ match (thanks to Annette Boyer)
--Future of Wrestling from last night in Deerfield Beach, FL:  Barrington Hughes & Sin City b MDK & Shane McLane & Erik Storme, Frank Stone over Chico Adams, Spanky Perez and Vinnie Ramagucci, JoJo & Derek Drexl b COD, Giant Puma b Shawn Prime, ERA b Aaron Agony & Milo Beasley, Santana Garrett b DiDi, Chasyn Rance b Max Stardom, Johnny Vandal b Mike Cruz, Anthony Michaels & Beastly Brody b Tech Squad, Sean Allen b Kory Chavis to keep FOW title.  Next show is 4/20.
--I Believe in Wrestling at 5 p.m. today at the Team Vision Dojo in Orlando with Lince Dorado, Chasyn Rance, QT Marshall, Santana Garrett and Tim Zbyszko. (thanks to Al Haft)
--Metro East Championship Wrestling from Saturday night in Wood River, IL:  Joey b Mauler McDarby, Mike Sydal over Bradley Charles and Billy McNeil, Chris Logan & Evan Money & Kyle O'Reilly b Davey Richards & Tony Kozina & Mark Sterling, Matt King b Chase King, Justin Reno b Jordan McEntyre-DQ, Shane Fury b Shorty Biggs, Eric Allen b Michael Elgin (thanks to Patrick Brandmeyer)
--NWA Southern All-Star Wrestling from Friday night in Millersville, TN with a sellout crowd of 200 fans:  Chris Bomb won Cage Battle Royal, Jocephus Brody b Hammer Jack in a cage match, Justin Nation b Hot Rod Biggs in a cage match, Drew Haskins & Jeremiah Plunkett b Jon & Trey Williams and Nick Iggy & Kerry Awful to win the Southern tag team titles, Chase Owens b Kevin Weatherby to keep NWA jr. title, Chris Michaels b Vordell Walker to win International title, Kahagas b Wolfie D to retain the NWA heavyweight title (thanks to Larry Goodman)
--Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling from last night in East Carondelet, IL before 220 fans:  Shorty Biggs b Brandon Gallagher, Brent Meyers b Max Archer, Kevin X b Big Texan-DQ, Alexander Rudolph b Jimmy Douglas, Dave Vaughn b Heath Hatton, Flash Flanagan b Brian James, Bull Schmidtt & Bobby D b Ron Powers & Jake Dirden, Ironman Kasa b Chas Wesson, Ricky Cruz b Gary Jackson (thanks to Larry Matysik)
--Lucha Xtreme TV from last night in Fresno:  Elemento b Will. Da Beast, J.R. Kratos & Brian Tannen b Suburban Commandos, Wise Guy b Sheik Khan Abadi-COR (thanks to Jon Southerland)
--Mike Lemaire scored three wins last night at the Hollywood Park Casino in Los Angeles to win the Road to Glory USA middleweight tournament.  Lemaire beat Evgeny Zotov via knockout at :48 of the second round; then beat Andrew Kapel via split decision after an overtime fourth round, and the knocked out Eddie Walker at 2:26 of the third round in a kickboxing tournament.
--Ring Wars Carolinas from last night in Fayetteville:  Jason Steel b Kris Nemesis and Sgt.. Major Paul Logan, Lou Marconi b Cueball Carmichael, Scotty Matthews b Akbar Muhammad, Hangtyme b Petey Bangz, J-Money, Revenge, Krazyhorse and Lil Brotha, Fantasia b Persephone, Dirty Sanchez b Caprice Coleman.  Next show is 3/2 in Lumberton, NC at the Indoor Flea Market.
--An episode of the old TV Series "Burke's Law" that featured Count Billy Varga, Gene LeBell and Frankie Avalon aired last night.
--Anarchy Wrestling TV tapings from last night in Cornelia, GA before 110 fans:  Bu Ku Dao & Blake Wilder & Bolt Brady b Brandon Parker & Kameron Kade & Mr. B, Joey Rhymer b Bobby Moore-COR, Bo Newsome b Todd Sexton-DQ, Najasism & Vandal b Jon & Trey Williams, Strykyn b CB Suwave, Team Anarchy b Team Elite in a Mega Rumble.  Next show is 2/23 with Nemesis & Shadow Jackson vs. Najasism & Vandal for the tag titles. 
--In John Finnegan's keeping records of all TV and PPV matches since November 2006, when Big Show beat Kane on Smackdown Friday night, it was his 100th televised win.  During that seven plus year period, the only people to have 100 TV wins were C.M. Punk, John Cena, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Kane, Jeff Hardy and Kofi Kingston.  The next person down the list is Rey Mysterio, at 91.
--CWF Mid Atlantic from last night in Gibsonville, NC before 200 fans:  Donnie Dollars & Mark James b Ray Kandrack & Mecha Mercenary, Chase Dakota b Matty de Nero, Roy Wilkins b Matt Smith, Lee Valiant b Xsiris, Arik Royal & Chiva Kid b Ben Tyler & Chet Serling, Ric Converse b Chris Lee, Arrick Andrews b Walter Eaton.  Next show is 2/22 featuring Kevin Steen, Eddie Edwards, Roderick Strong and Adam Cole. (thanks to Brad Stutts)
--Revolution Pro from last night in Sittingbourne, England:  Mark Haskins b El Ligero, Will Ospreay b Mike Hitchman, Colt Cabana over Dave Mastiff, T-Bone and Rampage Brown, Zack Sabre Jr b MK McKinnan (said to be a great match), Kris Travis & Martin Kirby b Lee & Jim Hunter, Marty Scurll b Rockstar Spud in a battle of TNA wrestlers.  Next show is 3/31 in Sittingbourne with Prince Devitt and Colt Cabana. (thanks to Martin Bentley)

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