SAT. UPDATE: Gulf Coast star Duffy passes away,UFC & CZW shows tonight, Last night's Fandango rundown, Terry Funk wins ECW title anniversary plus Funks vs Briscos, Diesel vs. Razor, Greatest Mexican & Japanese star

By Dave Meltzer
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        The major show of the weekend is today's UFC show from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas:
Facebook fights at 5:30 p.m.
Sam Sicilia vs. Maximo Blanco
Justin Lawrence vs. Daniel Pineda
Cole Miller vs. Bart Palaszewski
Fuel at 7 p.m.
Clint Hester vs. Bristol Marunde
Dylan Andrews vs. Jimmy Quinlan
Luke Barnatt vs Collin Hart
Kevin Casey vs. Josh Samman
FX at 9 p.m.
Bubba McDaniel vs. Gilbert Smith
Travis Browne vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano - Winner coaches the next season of Ultimate Fighter and gets the next shot at Ronda Rousey
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Uriah Hall for the TUF championship
Urijah Faber vs Scott Jorgensen
        Raw is Monday in Greenville, SC at the Bi Lo Center.  Nothing has been announced for the show other than C.M. Punk will be back doing a promo and they'll follow up on Cena vs. Ryback. 
        Smackdown, Main Event and Saturday Morning Slam will be taped on Tuesday in Knoxville.        
        One of the year's biggest issues, the annual WrestleMania issue of the Observer is out and up on the web site.  You can also order the print version.  It's a double issue that covers Mania and most of the other major events that took place over the past week.  Because there is so much, even with a double issue we couldn't cover every major show, so we'll have more next week.  In addition, a new back issue is up from 1996, including coverage of one of the great pro wrestling shows of all-time, the second Super J Cup.
        Our lead story looks at WrestleMania, including business records, attendance, where it stands on the all-time WWE list, legit attendance at the biggest WrestleManias of the past, live gate records, what WWE claimed as records, the 25 biggest pro wrestling and MMA gates in history in North America, a listing of WWE's biggest PPV shows to date, and how many buys on PPV does this show need to get to break the all-time revenue record for a single pro wrestling event.
        We look at the problems associated with the show, why one early indicator points to huge numbers, why different people loved and hated it live, the ordering problems on PPV, the Internet issues, how that changed aspects of the show, as well as a rundown of the entire show.  We look at the complaints about the show, why writing wrestling is so difficult, what the plans were for Raw for The Rock, questions about his future, his potential Mania matches and what is planned, why  Brock Lesnar and C.M. Punk weren't at Raw, the Dolph Ziggler title win, the Fandango craze, what happened in Boston, the two IC title changes, WWE plans for post-WrestleMania including an angle shot backstage.
        We also have match-by-match coverage with star ratings on WrestleMania the New Japan Invasion Attack show and ROH Supercard of Honor.
        We've also got coverage of where New Japan goes next on PPV after this past weekend, look at the title change to Kazuchika Okada, what next for Hiroshi Tanahashi and a complete look at the show.
        We also look at how ROH did with its show, as well as a look at the Border Wars card and future of talent like Maria Kanellis and Karl Anderson.
        We also have a look at WrestleCon, which looks to no become an annual part of WrestleMania weekend.
        We also look at news regarding the new developmental facility for WWE, an announcement made by Stephanie McMahon that blind sided WWE's partners, Stephanie McMahon talks the future of the company, why there is a business reason for Dwayne Johnson to return to Raw long before he does his next match, new Monday night sports programming against Raw, Owen Hart lawsuit settled, John Cena talks Dwayne Johnson and other WWE stars when it comes to ambition, HHH talks about getting Bruno Sammartino and Vince's reaction, a look at Sammartino's stadium matches in Jersey City and New York, Daniel Bryan talks current wrestling and what frustrates him, C.M. Punk talks about his theory regarding the WWE title and why Rock shouldn't have been champion, his thoughts on their matches, thoughts about dream opponents and more.  Also, Dwayne Johnson talks why he came back, the storyline, plus we look at updates on movies with wrestlers, Shane McMahon, newcomers and returnees to WWE, and more.   
        We also look at the records set over the weekend in UFC's Fuel card from Sweden, including a look at the firsts of the main event, how viewership habits have changed greatly over the past year, business notes on the show and the creation of a new potential superstar.
        We also have a lot more on the life of Reid Fliehr, Ric Flair's involvement in his life, his issues with drugs and the law, his trip to Japan, the funeral and more.
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        We also have a look at the ratings of all the major shows as well as details of how every segment on Raw did and what 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:
--Former WWE star in serious auto accident
--One of AAA's biggest stars claims he's going back to CMLL
--Notes on the 70th anniversary of pro wrestling at Arena Coliseo in Mexico City
--Notes on the person who was there for the 70th show as well as the first show
--Notes on the upcoming Gran Alternativa tournament
--Update on Hector Garza
--Notes on TripleMania
--A look at new AAA stars
--All Japan's junior heavyweight tag team tournament
--New trainees from North America coming to Pro Wrestling NOAH
--One of the best workers in the world about to return form knee surgery
--A look at the big show preluding the New Japan PPV
--Talks about a major show for December
--Updates on Scott Hall
--The first closed circuit pro wrestling show anywhere in the world and who was on top
--Update on Dave Bautista
--Strange situation with Sabu at a weekend show
--Sean Waltman talks his issues
--Update on Rick Bassman's book
--An iPPV this coming week featuring stars from all over the world
--More on the termination of Grizzly Redwood
--More cities will be getting ROH programming
--A look at the next several weeks of ROH television as well as the next PPV top matches
--Rob Van Dam's future
--More Hogan mythology
--Hogan talks Cena going heel
--Upcoming dates and places for TNA tapings
--TNA star set to return
--More on Ivelisse Velez
--Notes on TNA's show in New York over WrestleMania weekend
--Updated PPV numbers for St-Pierre vs. Diaz
--More on UFC television in the U.K.
--Notes on this week's UFC show
--Notes on final episode of Ultimate Fighter
--Notes on the suspension of Matt Mitrione
--Lorenzo Fertitta talks expanding drug testing
--Lineup for UFC's debut in Winnipeg
--Notes on upcoming UFC PPV events
--New UFC fights
--A look at Bellator's reality show
--Live Bellator events going forward
--When King Mo fights again
--Bellator first season notes
--Notes on Bellator's season finale show
--Notes on the last Invicta show and main event for the next show
--Shinya Aoki captures championship
--Notes on one of Canada's major sports stars debuting in MMA
--Japanese MMA star may compete for U.S. in the Olympics
--Notes on the fighter who passed away this past week
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Saturday's News Update
--Bryan and I will be back tonight covering today's UFC show and the latest from pro wrestling with Wrestling Observer radio tonight.  We'll also be taking e-mail questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
--Don Duffy, a star in Gulf Coast Wrestling in the 60s and 70s, real name Donald Quigley, passed away at 5:15 a.m. Eastern time today from colon cancer.  Don Duffy was noteworthy for his appearance in the movie "Wrestling Queen," about the late Vivan Vachon.

--A note regarding tonight's UFC TV show.  If you are on the West Coast, the show obviously on satellite will air live, but if you get cable, I believe the show airs at 9 p.m. and not 6 p.m.  FX will be airing the show for three hours, and then immediately air the replay at midnight.
--Combat Zone Wrestling has a live iPPV tonight at 7:30 p.m. for Best of the Best XII at
First round matches have
Alex Colon vs. Shane Strickland vs. Rich Swann
Caleb Konley vs. Biff Busick vs. Jon Gresham
Shane Hollister vs. Alex Reynolds vs. Tommy End
AR Fox vs. Chiva Kid vs. Uhaa Nation
Plus a non-tournament match with Adam Cole vs. Sami Callihan and D.J. Hyde vs. Michael Dante
--Today's Fandango stories are that they played his song at last night's Kansas City Royals baseball game and at the Rangers FC (Scotland) soccer game.
--Top Rope Pro Wrestling tonight at 8 p.m. in Waynesboro, VA at the High School
--Jim Ross on his blog in talking about matches he was voicing over for the Mid South DVD mentioned a 40 minute long Ric Flair vs. Terry Taylor NWA title match from the Superdome.     
TODAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (thanks to Graeme Cameron and Brian Hoops)
1960 - Hard Boiled Haggerty & Paul Vachon beat Lord James Blears & Herb Freeman in Honolulu to win the Hawaiian tag team titles
1963 - Kay Noble beat Kathy Starr to become the AWA women's champion
1964 - Enrique Torres & Bearcat Wright beat Kinji Shibuya & Don Leo Jonathan to win the Canadian Open tag team titles in Vancouver
1965 - Kurt & Karl Von Brauner beat Jackie Fargo & Mario Milano to win the world tag team titles in Nashville
1970 - Gene Kiniski beat Mark Lewin to win the Pacific Coast heavyweight title in Vancouver
1970 - Bob Geigel & The Stomper (Archie Gouldie) beat Killer Karl Kox & KO Box to win the North American tag team titles in St. Joseph, MO
1971 - Jack & Jerry Brisco beat Dory Funk Jr. & Terry Funk to win the Florida tag team titles in Tampa
1974 - Ripper Collins beat Jimmy Snuka to win the Pacific Northwest title
1977 - Roddy Piper beat Chavo Guerrero in Los Angeles to win the NWA world light heavyweight title
1980 - Ole Anderson beat Killer Karl Kox in Knoxville to win the Southeastern title     
1980 - Antonio Inoki beat Tiger Jeet Singh in Mexico City to win the UWA heavyweight title
1980 - Gringo beat El Signo in Monterrey to win the UWA welterweight title
1983 - El Satanico beat El Jalisco in Mexico City to win the NWA middleweight title
1983 - Brad Armstrong & Terry Allen (later Magnum T.A.) beat The Kangaroos (Don Kent & Johnny Heffernan) to win the Global tag team titles in Miami.  That show was headlined by Ric Flair going to a 60:00 draw with Barry Windham
1983 - Ted DiBiase & Mr. Olympia beat Tiger Conway Jr. & Mr. Wrestling II to win the Mid South tag team titles in Shreveport
1985 - Mega Maharishi (Ed Wiskoski) & Kendo Nagasaki beat Don Running Bear & Billy Two Eagles to win the Pacific Northwest tag team titles      
1989 - Devil Masami & Meiko Tsurugi beat Harley Saito & Miss A (Dynamite Kansai) in Tokyo to win the JWP women's tag team titles
1991 - El Egipicio beat Rayo de Jalisco Jr. in Puebla to win the Mexican national heavyweight title
1994 - Diesel (Kevin Nash) beat Razor Ramon (Scott Hall) to win the IC title in Rochester, NY
1997 - Terry Funk beat Raven to win the ECW title after winning a three-way over Sandman and Stevie Richards to be No. 1 contender on the first Barely Legal PPV.
Mitsuharu Misawa 36.2%
Kenta Kobashi 30.7%
Keiji Muto 20.4%
Hiroshi Tanahashi 4.1%
Shinya Hashimoto 2.2%
Toshiaki Kawada 2.2%
Genichiro Tenryu 1.9%
Masahiro Chono 1.7%
Kensuke Sasaki 0.6%
El Hijo del Santo 24.9%
Konnan 21.0%
Mistico 20.1%
L.A. Park 11.7%
Perro Aguayo Sr 5.5%
Dr. Wagner Jr. 5.2%
Vampiro 3.9%
Atlantis 3.2%
Ultimo Guerrero 3.2%
Perro Aguayo Jr. 1.0%
Cibernetico 0.3%
Success 43.4%
Middle ground 41.3%
Failure 15.3%
Excellent 23.8%
Good 44.4%
Average 12.6%
Fair 6.6%
Poor 12.6%
        30.1% of those responding didn't see the show
--PCW from Wednesday night in Brandon, Manitoba:  Lucha Locale b Leo London, Kenny Omega b Kraven Sicario, Honky Tonk Man NC Adam Knight, David London b T.J. Bratt, Scott Justice b James Beaver, Honky Tonk Man & Chad Tatum b Kenny Omega & Adam Knight.  Next show is 4/12 in Winnipeg at Rookie's Sports Bar.
--Brian Soscia talks to Hornswoggle at and Paul Heyman at
--In Your Face Wrestling on 5/4 in Ballston Spa, NY at the Community Center featuring Jesse Neal.
--The Sydney Morning Herald today has a mini obituary on Bill Moody/Paul Bearer (thanks to James Stanios)
--VPW in Centerach, NY on 4/20 at the VFW Post 4927 with a 2/3 fall match with Ricky Reyes vs. Amazing Red.

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