SUN UPDATE: IPPV tonight featuring stars from many promotions, More from last night's FOX show, Dana White, Jon Jones, WWE releases new Fandango music, Morrison vs. Steen, Greatest Woman wrestler poll, War Game DVD listing



 

We're also looking for reports on today's Raw show in Geneva, Switzerland, today's Smackdown show in Sheffield, England, yesterday's Raw show in Paris, as well as TNA's weekend shows in Massena, NY on Friday, Rouses Point, NY last night and Barre, VT today, all to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
There is an iPPV tonight at www.highspots.com from the Coliseum in San Juan:

El Texano Jr. vs. Ricky Banderas (Mesias) for the AAA Mega heavyweight title
Oliver John vs. Blue Demon Jr. for the New Revolution world title
20 man Battle Royal to create the first WWL world champion
Samoa Joe & Adam Pearce vs. Christopher Daniels & Kazarian (this will not air on the iPPV)
Bobby Roode vs. James Storm (this will not air on the iPPV)
Alyssa Flash (Cheerleader Melissa Anderson) vs. Ivelisse Velez for the PWR women's title
Monster Pain vs. Demento
Sexy B & Mr. E vs. Panama Jack Daniels & Mega Star
Mini Chupacabra vs. Pierrothito
Steve Corino vs. Colt Cabana
Rico Casanova vs. Tokyo Monster Kahagas
El Hijo de Rey Misterio vs. Octagon Jr. vs. Axel vs. El Sicodelico Jr. for the Zero One Mexican title
Laredo Kid & Hombre sin Miedo & Estaris vs. Hammett & Noriega & Lince Dorado
Hercules Gomez vs. Ash
The SATs vs. Erick Scorpion & Michael Tarver
Cruzz vs. Nick Romano
 
Raw will be from the O2 Arena in London with Undertaker & Kane & Daniel Bryan vs. The Shield in the main event.  Tuesday has Smackdown in London with Undertaker working in a dark match, while there will be a Raw house show on Nottingham, England.
 
THE LATEST OBSERVER: WWE HALL OF FAME ISSUE

We've got a huge focus on the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony and careers and backgrounds of all inductees as the lead story in this week's issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.  We've got both the current issue along with a major back issue from early 1996 on the site right now.  The back issue covers the period leading to the changes in wrestling that would fuel the rise of the Monday Night Wars and take the business eventually to its highest modern level of popularity.
 
        We look at the Class of 2013, looking at the crowd reaction, an overview of the show, credibility of the WWE Hall of Fame, what HHH said about bringing Bruno Sammartino in, as well as what happened behind-the-scenes with Sammartino and Vince McMahon, the hype, the reality, the booing, the standing ovations and more.
 
        We also have with it the complete Madison Square Garden record of Bruno Sammartino, covering every match he had in the arena, from his 1960 debut, through his two title reigns, through his final match in the building in 1986.  We look at the opponents, results, attendance and more.
 
        We also go through the high points of every speech, what was and wasn't true, as well as a career background of everyone put in.  It's the most in-depth WWE Hall of Fame coverage available anywhere.
 
        We also look at the most recent UFC show in Las Vegas, including the Cat Zingano vs. Miesha Tate womens fight, reaction to the stoppage, more on the ratings for the show and where it did well, as well as full coverage of the show with details of every match, as well as how much all the fighters earned.
 
        We also have an update on Dwayne Johnson, more on HHH's injuries suffered in the Brock Lesnar match, more on the Extreme Rules show and current planned lineup, update on C.M. Punk, notes on movies with wrestlers, Jack Swagger's legal issue, Fandango music, WWE being sued by former producer, WWE not only confiscate signs but doesn't want people with offending signs in front of the camera any longer, Ziggler personal life, new main events scheduled for next month, Bret Hart talks current WWE product and more.
 
        We also look at UFC's move of almost all its live TV main shows to Fox Sports 1 in August.  We look at FS 1's plan for UFC night weekly and what that will entail, and look at the long-term and short-term of it.
 
        We also have a look at Kenta Kobashi's retirement, his career highlights, the record he set that will almost surely never be broken regarding being a Hall of Famer, his big title run from 2003 to 2005, and bringing it to May 11th when he has his retirement match.
 
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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 and Impact 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:
 
--Notes from this past week's show at Arena Mexico
 
--The annual Gran Alternativa tournament in Mexico City
 
--New Mexican national welterweight title tournament
 
--American indie stars being brought to Mexico City next week to headline at a major arena
 
--Notes on the last AAA TV tapings
 
--One of Mexico's all-time biggest draws says he's going to try for a final comeback run
 
--Notes on one of Dragon Gate's biggest shows of the year coming in two weeks
 
--Big stars from other promotions come to Dragon Gate this past week
 
--The Dragon Gate Ultimate Six Way event
 
--Update on injuries to Naomichi Marufuji
 
--Update on the current tag team tournament and results from all the matches
 
--Injury to one of the best worker in the business keeps him out of action
 
--Death of someone who changed the course of pro wrestling history more than almost anyone ever in the business, the man who committed an infamous murder.
 
--Update on the health and a look at the career of Dutch Savage
 
--Woman star announces her retirement in her 30s due to a stroke
 
--A look back at the death of Jimmy Snuka's girlfriend 30 years ago as it was brought up in his autobiography, with more based on how things were reported and what came out later
 
--75th anniversary of the first ever pro wrestling match on television
 
--Crazy advertising
 
--Controversy follows big indie show with Kevin Nash, Mick Foley and others.  What happened at the end
 
--Former WWE performer announces retirement
 
--More on the next ROH iPPV
 
--Maria Kanellis talks her future
 
--Notes on Bound for Glory
 
--A look at TNA's last television taping.
 
--Ronda Rousey talks Fallon Fox
 
--Lots of notes on the tryouts for the Ultimate Fighter's next season featuring more name fighters than any tryout in history
 
--Lots of new fights announced
 
--More on Jones vs. Sonnen
 
--Update on Liz Carmouche and her furniture
 
--Two new TV deals announced
 
--Champion boxer moving to MMA because of more money
 
        New subscribers ordering 24 or 40 issues have to let us know what major stories of the past 11 years you are most interested in and we'll send the issue with the best coverage of that story. We've got coverage of every major PPV event and world wide spectacular, every major star switching promotions, histories of companies like FMW, Rings and New Japan, retirement and obit issues of every major star who fits into those descriptions over the past 11 years, as well as our biggest issue every year, the annual awards issue, and our most controversial issue of every year, the Hall of Fame issue.
 
        Our most requested issues in our history are:
 
*November 17, 1997 (full details of everything leading to the most famous wrestling match finish of modern times at the Survivor Series plus a history of in-ring double-crosses)
 
*December 21, 1998 (the complete Vince McMahon-Bret Hart conversation right before the Survivor Series match so you'll know exactly what was said--the conversation played in edited form both on the inaugural broadcast of Confidential as well as in Wrestling with Shadows, but everything that was said between the two about the match that was going to take place that same night)
 
*August 1, 1994 (the most detailed coverage anywhere of the Vince McMahon steroid trial, an issue praised in numerous newspaper article and Sex, Lies and Headlocks)
 
*March 26, 2001 (death of WCW and history of pro wrestling on the Turner networks)
 
*October 22, 2001 (why the adult audience has left pro wrestling in such great numbers and what needed to have been done to save them)
 
*July 8, 1991 (Ric Flair leaves WCW as world champion/Zahorian steroid trial)
 
*February 8, 1993 (the life and times of Andre the Giant)
 
*May 13, 2002 (the life story of the most incredible pro wrestling career ever, a look at Lou Thesz, in one of the largest issues of our
history)
 
*January 27, 2003 (part one of the two-part series covering the career and life of The Sheik)
 
*February 3, 2003 (Part two on The Sheik including thoughts from people who worked with him and where he stands historically)
 
*March 24, 2003 (history of the WWWF title, inside behind the Sammartino, Backlund and Backlund era)
 
*April 21, 2003 (history of WWF continues with the expansion nationally, the death of the regional territories and the rise of Hulk Hogan)
 
*May 12, 2003 (The life and death of Elizabeth and the rise of fall of Lex Luger)
 
*June 9, 2003 (Part 1 of history of WWF vs. WCW wars and what many say was the greatest year in U.S. wrestling; plus a look at Fred Blassie)
 
*June 16, 2003 (Freddie Blassie through the eyes of his biggest rivals and friends)
 
*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)
 
*August 25, 2003 (2003 Hall of Fame issue with huge profiles on the controversial career of Shawn Michaels, Chris Benoit as well as historical features on Earl Caddock and Francisco Flores)
 
*September 22, 2003 (Part 3 of the history of the WWF vs WCW war with the seeds that caused the collapse of the industry in the 90s, Zahorian trial, Gulf War controversy, Flair leaves WCW while holding world title and much more)
 
*October 27, 2003 (The fascinating life of Stu Hart plus the story of Road Warrior Hawk)
 
*January 19, 2004 (2003 Awards issue)
 
*February 2, 2004 (History of Toronto wrestling, Jack Tunney life story, Royal Rumble and Battle Royal history)
 
*February 23, 2004 (History of Guerrero family with Eddy's win over Brock Lesnar)
 
*March 1, 2004 (History of WWF continues with the period that brought the company down in early 1992, the mistakes, the real stories and how the business changed)
 
*March 8, 2004 (History of Wrestlemania, its greatest matches and best and worst shows as voted both by wrestlers and non-wrestlers and Wrestlemania history books)
 
*July 5, 2004 (A look behind the scenes and Ric Flair's book and his background with Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan)
 
*July 12, 2004 (A look at more on Ric Flair's book and his comments on Bruno Sammartino, Bret Hart and Mick Foley)
 
*August 16, 2004 (History of the Olympians in pro wrestling)
 
*August 23, 2004 (2004 Hall of Fame issue and biggest issue of the year with huge profiles on Kazushi Sakuraba, Undertaker, Bob Backlund, Masahiro Chono, Ultimo Dragon, Kurt Angle and Tarzan Lopez--this counts as one issue if you are asking for a free issue, but ordered separately, due to size, is $6 in North America and $7 overseas)
 
*October 4, 2004 (the life and times of Big Bossman; as well as details of the life and times of one of the most influential men world wide in pro wrestling history, Jim Barnett)
 
*November 15, 2004 (the full story of what happened between Kurt Angle and Daniel Puder, plus coverage of the most important week in the history of TNA)
 
*January 24, 2005 (2004 Awards issue, Rock and WWE part company)
 
*March 14, 2005 (the 50 biggest money players in the history of WWF and a look at their Hall of Fame)
 
*May 9, 2005 (the life and times of Chris Candido)
 
*June 20, 2005 (The full story behind Paul Heyman and the death of ECW, as well as coverage of One Night Stand, Hardcore Homecoming and behind the scenes of both shows)
 
*July 18, 2005 (death of Shinya Hashimoto and his records with a look at the fall of New Japan, the Matt Hardy angle, tons of WWE firings, Cornette firing in detail as well as problems of a WWE developmental territory in our biggest news issue of the year which is a double-sized issue and would be $6 on its own and $7 overseas)
 
*August 24, 2005 (2005 Hall of Fame issue with career profiles of Paul Heyman, HHH and Freebirds plus debut of MMA Hall of Fame)
 
*September 12, 2005 (History of Mid South Wrestling)
 
*October 10, 2005 (Life and Times of the Ultimate Warrior)
 
*November 21, 2005 (Life and Times of Eddy Guerrero and Crusher, double issue $6 on its own and $7 overseas)
 
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*April 10, 2006 (Behind the scenes at the 2006 Wrestlemania/Hall of Fame week)
 
*July 24, 2006 (The History of the Von Erichs and World Class Championship Wrestling--the most unreal story ever in wrestling)
 
*September 4, 2006 (The Rise and Fall of Kurt Angle; 2006 Hall of Fame inductions of Eddie Guerrero, Paul Bowser, Masakatsu Funaki, Aja Kong and Hiroshi Hase including tons of wrestling history around the world from the 20s through the 60s, the evolution of working to not working in Japan, and a look at Guerrero in hindsight, double issue $6 or $7 overseas)
 
*October 9, 2006 (A look back nine years later at the life and legacy of Brian Pillman with tons of inside information about what made him tick as his real objectives)
 
*November 15, 2006 (History of WCW part one, Eric Bischoff's book and how the industry was changed forever)
 
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*November 27, 2006 (History of WCW part three, When Bischoff challenged McMahon to fight; Truth and fiction around Bret Hart signing with WCW and why it didn't click)
 
*December 6, 2006 (details behind Pride's offers to sell promotion and Part four of History of WCW part four, Hogan-Goldberg match and why there was no rematch, WCW loses NBC network deal in 1999 and the real reasons the company fell apart)
 
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*April 4, 2007 (Life and Times of Badnews Allen Coage--which many are calling one of the best issues in history)
 
*July 2, 2007 (Part one of the Benoit double murder-suicide)
 
*July 5, 2007 (Part two of the Benoit double murder-suicide)
 
*July 10, 2007 (Part three of the Benoit double murder-suicide)
 
*July 19, 2007 (Part four of the Benoit double murder-suicide)
 
*July 23, 2007 (Part five of Benoit double murder-suicide)
 
*July 25, 2007 (Part six of Benoit double murder-suicide)
 
*August 15, 2007 (The legend of the God of Japanese wrestling and his influence on MMA, Karl Gotch)
 
*October 15 (2007 Hall of Fame double issue, $7 on its own, $8 overseas including inductions of The Rock, Tom Packs and the original Strangler Lewis)
 
*November 12, 2007 (Life and times of Fabulous Moolah and history of U.S. women's wrestling) .
 
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*March 17, 2008 (Life and times of Johnny Weaver)
 
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*August 11, 2008 (Ric Flair leaves WWE; Updated history of pro wrestlers and MMA fighters who went to the Olympics)
 
* September 8, 2008 (2008 Hall of Fame double issue, $7 on its own, $8 overseas; part one of Killer Kowalski bio)
 
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SUNDAY NEWS, NOTES AND LINKS
 
--Jordan Mein suffered a broken nose as well as a fractured orbital bone in the first round of his UFC on Fox fight against Matt Brown.  Brown admitted that he was just about finished by that body punch that put him down late in the round.
 
--If you missed last night's show on FOX, it is replayed tonight at 11 p.m. on Fuel. From start to finish, last night's show was one of the best.  It reminded me of the Strikeforce show in San Diego a few years back with Gilbert Melendez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri and Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley where the top matches looked good and ended up being better, but the undercard had one killer fight after another.  Here, it wasn't so much the undercard fights being great as much as the finishes.
 
--A number of FOX affiliates last night cut away after the main event ended but before the announcement of who won. That's insane and really shows a lack of respect for the product since they would never cut away from a baseball game before it ended that was a lot lower rated.  We're aware of it happening in Boston and Shreveport, but are not sure what other markets that took place in.  Toronto viewers who get FOX out of Boston also didn't see who won, although they did have a Canadian feed which would have. On Observer Radio last night when talking about it, I mentioned the Jets vs. Raiders NFL game and said it was in the early 70s.  The game was actually in 1968.
 
--Dana White is going to Boston late this week to attempt to meet with some of the victims of the bombing at the Boston Marathon.
 
--WWE has just released a new version of the Fandango entrance music.  It's sped up and has a disco beat.  The idea seems to be to get people to dance to it. (thanks to Stephen Lyon)    
 
--The New York Times ran a lead story today on Jon Jones. (thanks to Dennis Gorman)
 
--For those who were there live and those who watched on PPV, we're looking for feedback on the Barbed Wire City documentary.  I've seen it and will talk about it on our next audio show.  It was announced that the old ECW Arena, where the premiere took place, would be opening for wrestling again later this year.  Shane Douglas, Blue Meanie, ref John Finnegan, ring announcer Bob Artese and Ronnie Lang from Atlas Security were at the premiere along with a Q&A with John Philipavage and Kevin Kiernan, who put it together.
 
--Alan Belcher claims there will be at least one time during his fight this Saturday with Michael Bisping where he will drop his hands and give Bisping a free shot. Sounds cool, but as anyone who watches boxing knows, that's a lot less impressive than it sounds.  The punches that hurt you aren't the ones who see coming and brace yourself for the impact from. 
 
--Ed Leslie, the former Brutus Beefcake, turned 56 today. Axl Rotten turned 42 and Jay Lethal turned 28.
 
--"G.I. Joe: Retaliation" was No. 5 at the box office this past weekend taking in another $5.8 million.  It was No. 6 in Australia.  "The Call" was No. 15 at $875,000
 
--2CW iPPV from last night in Watertown, NY before 900 fans:  Steve McKenzie & Loca Vida b Pete D. Order & Dick Justice & Eric Timmins,  Slyck Wagner Brown b Colt Cabana, Bin Hamin & Matt Milan b Zachary Springate III, Colin Delaney b Dalton Castle, Masada b Spike Dudley, Punisher Van Slyke & Kevin Graham won tag team Battle Royal, Sami Callihan b Matt Hardy (best match of the night, Hardy looked good), Cherry Bomb & Pepper Parks b Christina Von Eerie & Jimmy Jacobs, Isys Ephex b Jason Axe in a stairway to hell match to keep 2CW title, John Morrison b Kevin Steen (thanks to David Rude)
 
ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (thanks to Graeme Cameron and Brian Hoops)
1957 - El Espectro beat Bobby Bonales to win the Mexican national light heavyweight title
1969 - Jackie Pallo beat Bert Royal in Nottingham, England to win the British Mid-heavyweight title
1972 - Ray Mendoza beat David Morgan in Mexico City to win the NWA world light heavyweight title
1973 - Giant Baba beat Mark Lewin to win the Champion Carnival tournament
1977 - Alfonso Dantes beat Chavo Guerrero in Mexico City to win the NWA world light heavyweight title 
1979 - Mike George beat Jerry Stubbs in New Orleans to win the Louisiana State title
1980 - Ken Patera beat Pat Patterson in Madison Square Garden to win the IC title 
1980 - Big John Quinn beat Wayne Bridges in London to win the Joint Promotions version of the world heavyweight title
1982 - Bruiser Brody beat Dory Funk Jr. in Osaka to win the International heavyweight title
1982 - Gran Hamada beat Perro Aguayo in Tokyo to win the WWF light heavyweight title 
1983 - Jim Breaks beat Steve Gray to win the British lightweight title
1984 - Ricky Steamboat beat Dick Slater in Greensboro to win the U.S. title 
1991 - Esther & Cinthia Moreno beat Estuko Mita & Mima Shimoda to win the Japanese women's tag team titles
1993 - Stan Hansen beat Mitsuharu Misawa to win the Champion Carnival tournament
1994 - Mr. Pogo & Hisakatsu Oya beat The Gladiator (Mike Awesome) & Big Tytan (Rick Bogner) to win the FMW World Brass Knux tag team titles
1998 - Zap I (Kaoru Ito) beat Takako Inoue in Osaka to win the Women's All-Pacific title'
2002 - Hulk Hogan beat HHH in Kansas City at the Backlash PPV to win the WWF world title
 
--Jim Ross talks WWE announcing and last night's UFC show at www.jrsbarbq.com  He had Melendez 48-47 by the way
 
WHO WAS THE GREATEST U.S. WOMAN WRESTLER OF ALL-TIME?
Trish Stratus 36.0%
Mildred Burke 21.0%
Fabulous Moolah 18.3%
Sherri Martel 5.9%
Gail Kim 4.9%
Madusa Micelli 4.0%
Awesome Kong 3.0%
Victoria 2.2%
June Byers 2.0%
Mae Young 1.5%
Penny Banner 0.7%
Vivian Vachon 0.5
 
WHO DO YOU EXPECT TO WIN THIS FIGHT?
Michael Bisping 70.7%
Alan Belcher 29.3%
 
WHICH OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS DO YOU BELIEVE HAS THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF PED USAGE?
UFC 44.6%
WWE 31.0%
TNA 24.4%
 
POLL ON SMACKDOWN
Excellent 4.3%
Good 33.3%
Average 30.4%
Fair 15.9%
Poor 15.9%
        51.1.% of those responding didn't see the show
 
--WWE's November tour dates for Europe
 
Raw
11/6 in Belfast
11/7 in Dublin
11/8 in Brussels
11/9 in Birmingham
11/10 in Cardiff
11/11 in Manchester (TV)
11/12 in Newcastle
11/13 in Zurich
11/14 in Roeun
11/15 in Marssielles
 
Smackdown
11/7 in Barcelona
11/8 in Gdansk
11/9 in Munich
11/10 in Glasgow
11/12 in Manchester (TV)
11/13 in Nottingham
11/14 in Leeds
11/15 in London
11/16 in Minehead
 
--John Layfield, Michael Cole and Tony Dawson did an appearance at the Metro Bank in Earls Court in London this afternoon.  The only promotion of the event was on their various Twitter accounts.  They were supposed to be there at 2:30 p.m. but ended up caught in traffic.  By 3:15 p.m., there were 20 people there, not including the manager of the bank.
 
--St. Louis Anarchy Wrestling from Friday night in Alton, IL:  Jojo Bravo & Thomas Shire won over Darren Dean & Aaron Solo and Jordan Lacey & Alex the Big Owl, Bolt Brady b Barrett Brown, Brandon Espinosa & Angelus Layne b Reed Bentley & Heidi Lovelace, Donovan Ruddick b Adam Raw, Kyle O'Reilly b Davey Vega, Arik Cannon NC Jojo Bravo, Devin & Mason Cutter b Evan Gelistico & Gerald James, Dan Walsh b Darin Childs, Davey Richards b ACH, Darin Corbin b Mat Fitchett (thanks to Patrick Brandmeyer)
 
--This is the match listing for the upcoming War Games DVD that WWE is putting out
7/4/87 Dusty Rhodes & Road Warriors & Nikita Koloff & Paul Ellering vs. Ric Flair & Lex Luger & Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard & J.J. Dillon
7/31/87:  Rhodes & Road Warriors & Nikita Koloff & Paul Ellerimg vs. Flair & Luger & Anderson & Blanchard & War Machine--Ray Traylor, not the porn star nut that was in UFC
7/10/88 Road Warriors & Steve Williams & Ron & Jimmy Garvin vs. Kevin Sullivan & Mike Rotunda & Al Perez & Ivan Koloff & Russian Assassin
7/16/88 Rhodes & Luger & Nikita Koloff & Williams & Ellering vs. Flair & Barry Windham & Arn Anderson & Blanchard & Dillon
7/23/89 Road Warriors & Midnight Express & Williams vs. Freebirds & Samoan Swat Team
2/24/91 Flair & Sid Vicious & Windham & Larry Zbyszko vs. Sting & Brian Pillman & Steiner Brothers
5/17/92 Sting & Nikita Koloff & Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Steamboat & Windham vs. Arn Anderson & Bobby Eaton & Steve Austin & Larry Zbyszko & Rick Rude
9/19/93 Sting & Davey Boy Smith & Dustin Rhodes & Shockmaster vs. Vicious & Harlem Heat & Vader
9/18/94 Dusty & Dustin Rhodes & Nasty Boys vs. Terry Funk & Arn Anderson & Bunkhouse Buck & Col. Rob Parker
9/17/95 Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage & Lex Luger & Sting vs. Kamala & Zodiac & Shark & Meng
9/15/96 Hulk Hogan & Scott Hall & Kevin Nash & ? vs. Ric Flair & Arn Anderson & Sting & Lex Luger
9/14/97 Kevin Nash & Buff Bagwell & Konnan & Syxx vs. Flair & Steve McMichael & Chris Benoit & Curt Hennig
9/13/98 DDP & Roddy Piper & Ultimate Warrior vs. Hogan & Stevie Ray & Bret Hart vs. Nash & Sting & Luger
9/4/00 Sting & Booker T & Bill Goldberg & Bryan Clark & Brian Adams vs. Nash & Jeff Jarrett & Scott Steiner & Ron & Don Harris
 
--Big Time Wrestling on 5/11 in Newark, CA at the High School has a live show with Carlito vs. Chris Masters, Shelton Benjamin vs. Kimo plus Honky Tonk Man, Colt Cabana, Mickie James and Winter.  They also have an all-day convention from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with all the listed names as well as Roddy Piper, Terry Funk, Bret Hart and Lanny Poffo.
 
--In Your Face Wrestling on 5/4 in Ballston Spa, NY at the Community Center with Jesse Neal.     
 
--Texas All-Star Wrestling on 4/26 in Humble, TX at the Coaches Sports Bar billed as the retirement match of Scoby Gober.
 
--Yesterday was the 14th anniversary of the death of Rick Rude.
 
--Monday's results from the Cauliflower Alley Club wrestling show put on my a combined effort of Vendetta Pro Wrestling, Gold Rush Pro Wrestling, All Pro Wrestling and Traditional Championship Wrestling:  Billy Blade b Willie Jack, Kincaid b Brian Kendrick, Cheerleader Melissa b Shelly Martinez, Dave Dutra b Will Rood, J.R. Kratos b Gangrel, Allie Parker & Bambi Hall & Tab Jackson & Andre the Giant & Santana Garrett b Rosa Negra & Raven Lake & Melissa Coates & Sexy Samantha & Kat Von Heez, Adam Thornstowe b Chupacabra, Matt Riviera b Brian Blair, Dylan Drake b Drake Younger, Matt Carlos & Rik Luxury won over Nathan Graves & A.J. Kirsch, Cyanide & Vintage Dragon, J.D. Horror & Sledge, Julian Cash & Kevin Devine, Bestia 666 & Damian 666 and Suburban Commandos, Greg Anthony b Michael Barry to win the Traditional championship Wrestling International title, Sinn Bohdi won Battle Royal. (thanks to Brian Wescott)
 
--Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling from last night in Fairmont Hills, IL before 190 fans:  Brandon Gallagher b Keith Smith, Max Archer b Jay Parnell, Chris Hargas b Alexander Rudolph, Dave Vaughn b Chaz Wesson, Moondog Rover b Ax, Ironman Kasa b Heath Hatton-DQ, Gary Jackson & Bobby D b Ron Powers & Big Texan-COR, Chaz Wesson b Dave Vaughn in finals of St. Louis Style Battle Royal (thanks to Larry Matysik)
 
 
--Hoosier Pro Wrestling on 5/4 in Columbus, IN at the 4-H Fairgrounds with Rob Conway vs. Eugene
 
--Josh Reddick has given up on his bet with Daniel Bryan, cutting his beard. (thanks to Troy Cummings)
 
--Pro Wrestling Freedom from last night in Corbin, KY:  Cash Flo & Scotty Vicious & Johnny Long & Jimmy Fletcher & Maxx Mizery b Mickie Knuckles & Kerry Awful & Alex Zane & Miguel Sanchez & John Noble, Menace b Jamie Northstar, Dustin Rayz b Ryan Dookie, Nasty Russ b Shane Mercer, Kyle Matthews b Jordan Kage, Dustin Rayz b Menace, Kyle Matthews b Nasty Russ, Jason Kincaid b Chuck Taylor, Kyle Matthews b Dustin Rayz to win eight man tournament and become the first PWF champion
 
--SCW from last night in Paulsbo, WA:  Victor Price & Von Hess & Kevin Sullivan b Dave Turner & Iron Buddah II & Kellen Raeth, Randy Zellers b Adam Simms, Badd Blood b Randy Zellers, Sonico b Demarcus James, Von Hess b Sonico, Mean Mark & Dale Houston b Fallen & Ian Bear, Exile b Hot Hands Mendoza.  Next shows are 5/4 and 5/5 in Bremerton, WA at La Pobalnitas Restaurant.  5/4 has free shows at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.  5/5 is also a free show (thanks to Charles Short)
 

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