Tuesday, 12 March 2013 12:42
We're also looking for reports from Sunday's Raw show in Loveland, CO and Smackdown in Milwaukee.
We're also looking for reports from these shows:
*Raw Friday night in Broomfield, CO
*Raw Saturday night in Colorado Springs
*Raw Sunday in Loveland, CO
*Smackdown Sunday in Milwaukee
Smackdown, Saturday Morning Slam and Main Event are taped on Tuesday in Fort Wayne.
-- Today is the 30th anniversary of the Slaughter-Kernodle vs. Steamboat-Youngblood match. One of the 2 most famous matches in the history of the Carolinas. You can watch the final minutes of this legendary match by clicking here.
-- No live Bellator this week. From Spike:
Bellator MMA's takes a week off to air Bellator 360 - Road To The Championships.
Road To The Championships is Bellator's review / preview show for season eight. The half hour special takes a look back at the season so far and at the tournament championships that lie ahead. Host Jimmy Smith takes us through the five current tournaments and breaks down each championship fight to take place over the next month on Spike. Guests include Fight Master coach Joe warren, lightweight world champion Michael Chandler, welterweight tournament finalist Ben Saunders, light heavyweight tournament finalist Emanuel Newton, Middleweight tournament finalist Doug Marshall and Bellator analyst Manny Rodriguez.
Bellator 360: Road To The Championships airs at this Thursday at 11pm.
-- Paul Bearer's two sons were backstage at Raw last night.
-- While John Cena wasn't on the show he was in the building last night, and teamed up with Ryback to beat the Shield vs. DQ in the post-show main event. Good guys hit the bad guys with all their finishers afterwards for good measure. They also did a deal right after the show ended where Undertaker and Kane went to the top of the ramp, turned their backs to the crowd and did the one fist salute to Paul Bearer's image on the TitanTron.
-- TV ads for next week's Smackdown taping in Cincinnati have Alberto Del Rio vs. The Big Show, The Shield vs. Sheamus, Randy Orton and Ryback, and an appearance by Chris Jericho.
-- Countdown to UFC 158 airs at 11 PM tonight. Heard the show is great. Would be tough not to be given the participants.
-- Luiz Dorea, Junior dos Santos' coach, said in an interview with Sherdog that this was the second time a JDS vs. Alistair Overeem fight had fallen apart, and thus in his opinion he believed Alistair didn't really want this fight.
-- Andre Arlovski told MMA Weekly that he wants to prove he deserves another shot in the UFC. Not sure I see that one happening at this point in his career. I suppose I also wouldn't have expected Mark Hunt to theoretically be fighting for a heavyweight title shot this May.
-- We have a new free interview up with Trina Michaels on the front page right now talking DGUSA, pro-wrestling, Mick Foley and the Hall of Fame, wrestling vs. adult films, and tons more.
-- Highlights from last week's Bellator show on Spike up here.
-- This is something else. Ben Henderson, reigning UFC 155-pound champion, doing a local BJJ tournament in the brown belt division.
-- Squeaky wheel gets the grease. Tito Ortiz tweeted today that UFC paid for his knee surgery.
-- Maria Menounos talks her pro-wrestling career and what she wants her name to be here.
-- Matt Hardy promo pushing Extreme Rising here.
-- The AAA coming to America press release was carried in a number of news outlets. Long story short, new working agreement and the possibility that they'll be on TV in the US sometime after January 2014 when the new El Rey Network launches on cable. People in lucha are cautiously optimistic, the operative word being "cautiously". We'll talk a lot more about this with Dr. Lucha Steve Sims on Figure Four Daily Wednesday.
-- Jim Ross' latest blog posting is up here.
-- TMZ story herelisting Hulk Hogan as one of a number of celebrities who have been contacted by the FBI about hackers trying to access their bank accounts.
-- JBL has a blog up hereabout his latest mountain climb, a near-disaster where two other hikers were killed.
-- Former Val Venis talks to Alex Jones about the Jack Swagger angle here. He's not thrilled.
-- Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, has signed an agreement to launch in Portugal on ZON on March 19, 2013, making the channel available to its significant subscriber base.
-- Platinum Championship Wrestling returns to Porterdale, Georgia on Saturday, March 16th! We're there every First and Third Saturday of the month! 2001 Main Street Porterdale, Georgia 30070
-- 1965 - WWWF World Champion Bruno Sammartino defeated Bill Miller via disqualification in Pittsburgh, PA.
1983 - Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood defeated Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle in a steel cage for the NWA World Tag Team Championship in Greensboro, North Carolina. NWA World Champion Ric Flair fought NWA US Champion Greg Valentine to a 60-minute time-limit draw
1983- Andre the Giant won a 20 man battle royal and WWF World Champion Bob Backlund pinned WWF IC Champion Don Muraco in a Texas Death Match at an event in Landover, Maryland
1983 - In Baltimore, Maryland, Rocky Johnson defeated Superstar Billy Graham by countout and Big John Studd defeated WWF World Champion Bob Backlund by dq.
1984 - Mr. Wrestling II defeated The Junkyard Dog in New Orleans, Louisiana to win the Mid South North American Heavyweight Title
1987 - NWA World Champion Ric Flair defeated the Great Wajima at an All Japan Pro Wrestling event at Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
1987 - Jim Crockett Promotions ran Sunrise, FL at the Musical Theatre. Barry Windham fought Lex Luger to a 20-minute time-limit draw; NWA Tag Team Champions Rick Rude & Manny Fernandez defeated Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson; NWA US Champion Nikita Koloff pinned Arn Anderson and NWA TV Champion Tully Blanchard defeated Dusty Rhodes via disqualification
1988 - In Chicago, Illinois; Randy Savage, WWF Tag Team Champions Rick Martel & Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion the Honkytonk Man, Bret Hart, & Jim Neidhart in a steel cage match
1989 - Jeff Jarrett & Kerry Von Erich defeated The Stud Stable, Robert Fuller & Jimmy Golden, to win the World Class Tag Team Titles.
1990 - Jerry "The King" Lawler defeated Jimmy Valiant in Memphis, Tennessee for the USWA Unified Heavyweight Title
1992 - Sting and Ron Simmons defeated WCW US Champion Rick Rude and Larry Zbyszko and Rick and Scott Steiner defeated Steve Austin and Bobby Eaton at a show in Camp LeJune, NC.
1993 - Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka defeated Glenn Osbourne in a tournament final in Radnor, Pennsylvania to become the ECW Television Champion.
1993 - in Erie, PA; Rick & Scott Steiner defeated the Beverly Brothers and WWF World Champion Bret Hart defeated Bam Bam Bigelow
1994 - in Dresden, Germany, 2 Cold Scorpio & Marcus Alexander Bagwell defeated Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma, Vader pinned Cactus Jack with the powerbomb. (match where Jack lost his ear) and Sting & Ricky Steamboat defeated WCW US Champion Steve Austin & Ron Simmons
1995 - in Denver, Colorado, WCW Tag Team Champions Harlem Heat defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell & the Patriot; Randy Savage & Sting defeated Avalanche & Big Bubba and WCW US Champion Vader defeated Jim Duggan
1999 - In Trenton, New Jersey; ECW Tag Team Champions - ECW TV Champion Rob Van Dam & Sabu defeated Buh Buh Ray & D-Von Dudley and Jerry Lynn defeated Lance Storm.
1999 - At Anaheim, CA WWF Tag Team Champions Owen Hart & Jeff Jarrett defeated Triple H & X-Pac and Steve Austin & Mankind defeated WWF World Champion the Rock & Kane in a Texas Tornado match
2000 - In Albany, New York WWF Tag Team Champions the Dudley Boyz defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy and Edge & Christian in an elimination match and The Rock & Kane defeated WWF World Champion Triple H & X-Pac
2000 - In Danbury, CT Lance Storm & Justin Credible defeated ECW Tag Team Champions Mike Awesome & Raven and Tommy Dreamer & Masato Tanaka in a Three-Way Dance to win the titles
-- Do you think wrestlers with TNA and WWE are employees or independent contractors
WWE wrestlers are employees, TNA wrestlers are independent contractors 17.0%
Independent contractors 9.9%
WWE wrestlers are independent contractors, TNA wrestlers are employees 1.1%
Who do you expect to win this fight?
Georges St-Pierre 85.5%
Nick Diaz 14.5%
Who should win between Rock and John Cena?
Who was the greatest wrestler in Montreal history?
Bret Hart 29.8%
Edouard Carpentier 18.9%
Killer Kowalski 8.1%
Lou Thesz 7.7%
Yvon Robert 7.2%
Mad Dog Vachon 6.8%
Rick Martel 5.7%
Hulk Hogan 4.5%
Dino Bravo 3.3%
Pat Patterson 3.3%
Johnny Rougeau 3.1%
Buddy Rogers 1.5%
-- On this week’s UFC TONIGHT, we have analysis, breakdowns, and predictions of the epic UFC 158: ST-PIERRE VS DIAZ card. Plus, Chael Sonnen has a response to these Jon Jones tweets from yesterday: "This will be Chael Sonnen's last chance at a title and I am going to train that way,” and “I will dominate my opponent in a way that no one has seen before …"
And, would you rather be Anderson Silva or Chris Weidman? Would you rather have Dan Henderson or Rashad Evans’ career? Would you rather be Renan Barao or Dominick Cruz right now? Our guys debate.
This week on UFC ULTIMATE INSIDER, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu masters Rener and Ryron Gracie break down Georges St-Pierre’shistoric arm bar against Matt Hughes at UFC 79, and provide the context for what makes GSP so great. Then Joe Rogan ranks the greatest feuds in UFC history.
Although he suffered a defeat in his welterweight championship fight, nothing has changed for Carlos Condit. He enters the prime of his career with renewed vigor and determination in anticipation of his showdown with rising star Johny Hendricks. Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix champ Daniel Cormier is one of several high profile Octagon newcomers. Cormier provides his expert analysis on his fellow Strikeforce fighters making the transition to the Octagon in The Takedown.
-- Upset Big 10 wrestler throws his medal in the garbage.