WED. UPDATE: Tickets to UFC's biggest show of year, Jon Jones injury update, next foe talk, Notes for Monday's Raw, Star of Raw, U.S. group headed to Europe, Someone impersonating wrestler and taking bookings
By Dave Meltzer |
Main Event tonight at 8 p.m. on Ion
Usos vs. Big E Langston & Fandango
Big Show vs. Damien Sandow
Curtis Axel vs. Justin Gabriel in a non-title match.
Among the other TV tonight is UFC Tonight at 7 p.m. on FS 1, and the new episode of Ultimate Fighter at 10 p.m. on FS 1.
We've got two new issues of the Observer on the site today. We've got a back issue talking about the Monday Night Wars and the UFC debut of Mark Coleman from 1996, as well as everything that was going on in pro wrestling around the world at the time.
The new issue out today looks at how WWE has marginalized so much of the roster and what the results have been, including a report on how SummerSlam did financially, a look back at how it did dating back to the early 90s, the push of Daniel Bryan, how business indicators for pro wrestling have changed, complete monthly business breakdown, the plight of Dolph Ziggler, Rob Van Dam, why Van Dam was used the way he was, and recent injury scares.
We also look at the Battleground show as it stands, and what title match is dead.
We also look back at the lessons of Mayweather vs. Alvarez, with a complete business rundown on the biggest combat sports event ever in the U.S. We look at early PPV projections, how much Mayweather is expected to make with all his revenue streams from the fight, the biggest PPVs in history, how Alvarez is being protected in Mexico, and why this event turned out as big as it did.
We also look at UFC 165, and the Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson instant classic fight. We examine the judging, the fight stats, look back at key moments in the fight, including what won Jones the fight. We look at the business indicators and the obstacles this show had. We've also got match-by-match coverage with poll results on the show, as well as who readers thought won the main event.
We've also got a look at ROH's latest attempt to stream their show live, what went wrong this time, a look at who has succeeded and failed when it comes to streaming iPPV shows, as well as a complete look at the Death Before Dishonor show in Philadelphia.
We also have more on the Jim Ross situation, timing of the release, why so few have publicly talked about it, and his future.
We also look at what happened with Dolph Ziggler, Steve Austin responds to questions about next year's WrestleMania, the original plan for him and how it has changed and a minor twist on all of that.
We also have more on the medical treatment Rey Mysterio is going through, his current condition and when his return is now targeted.
We also look at NXT, comments by Chris Jericho about the current angles, a release that went under the radar, reason behind other releases and business notes and highlights of all the weekend events.
We've also got a story on Angelo Savoldi, who was the oldest living pro wrestler when he passed away at the age of 99 this past week. We look at his time as a stockholder in the WWWF, how he broke into pro wrestling, where the Angelo Savoldi name came from, as well as his pro wrestling heyday in Oklahoma. We look at his most famous program with Danny Hodge, including the night Hodge's father stabbed Savoldi in 1960.
We also have a feature on Hall of Fame candidate Pedro Morales, a former WWA and WWWF champion who was honored this past week in Puerto Rico.
We also look at the WWC 40th anniversary show in Bayamon, including how the show was promoted, media coverage, how the debut of Sting went and match-by-match coverage.
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--CMLL business post-anniversary show
--One of the reasons CMLL fans boo La Sombra
--Notes on the latest tag team tournament
--New foreigners in AAA
--Brother of WWE performer debuts in Dragon Gate
--Former wrestler turned senator does a run in at a house show
--Update on Keiji Muto's Wrestle-1 promotion
--Notes on All Japan's attempt to put together a show at Sumo Hall in October
--The latest on Low Ki being out of a promotion
--Pro wrestler nearly has a physical confrontation with MMA fighter
--A look at Pro Wrestling NOAH's loaded big show lineup
--A look at this year's Global League tournament with key outsiders coming in
--A look at this week's New Japan PPV show and buildup
--Date for New Japan's December PPV show
--What former MMA superstars does Kazushi Sakuraba want to bring to New Japan and which one can't do it any time soon
--Why the L.A. Park vs. Dr. Wagner Jr. mask match didn't take place and why it's been so difficult to put together
--The lame cover reason given
--One of year's biggest indie shows and notes including a former member of the New York Yankees wrestling
--Pro wrestler battling illness for years wants to come back and do MMA and wrestle in the Olympics
--More on the arrest of former WWF wrestler Duke Droese
--Latest wrestling wedding
--Update on the Briscoes in ROH
--A look at upcoming ROH television
--More on the Dixie Carter/A.J. Styles angle
--A look at the first time Hulk Hogan was supposed to come to TNA
--More TNA departures
--Dana White predicts upcoming show will break UFC 100 records
--A look at UFC's next card on FOX
--More on this season's Ultimate Fighter show and ratings of the show
--Notes on how Ronda Rousey has come across on the show
--Tons of new UFC fights
--Update on Dominick Cruz
--Worth of the Fertitta brothers and where they rank among the richest men in the U.S.
--Chael Sonnen gets nailed for remarks on TV sport show
--Dana White says upcoming fight on 20th anniversary show will be loser out of the UFC
--Nate Diaz says he can't fight on his next scheduled date because of high school reunion
--Former NCAA heavyweight runner-up signs with UFC
--A look at a ton of different TV shows Bellator will have on Spike in October
--Update on Fight Master's fuure
--Bellator PPV talk
--Update on Ben Askren's contract situation
--A look at Bellator's international deal
--Bellator talks doing shows outside North America and where they are targeting for next year
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WEDNESDAY'S NEWS UPDATE
--Bryan and I will be back tonight with Wrestling Observer radio, covering tonight's TV, as well as the latest pro wrestling and MMA news, as well as taking your e-mail questions to
--Tickets for UFC 168 went on sale today to Fight Club members and go on sale tomorrow for newsletter subscribers. Tickets are available to the public on Friday. Ticket prices range from $1,000 down to $100. This is expected to be the biggest show of the year, with Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva, Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate and Josh Barnett vs. Travis Browne as the big three fights.
--Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta were meeting today to decide on whether to put Jon Jones against Alexander Gustafsson or Glover Teixeira next. Because White believes that Jones won the fight, that does up the odds it's Teixeira and the decision should be made clear soon
--Jon Jones was feared to have suffered a bad foot injury in the fight, but he had X-rays done and there is no break or fracture, just soreness.
--If you want to buy tickets right now, there is a pre-sale code you can use at Ticketmaster which is UFC7YO8K8RSRJ
--Cody & Dustin Rhodes are scheduled for Raw on Monday.
--C.M. Punk was at today's Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field and was shown on WGN. (thanks to Brian Henke)
ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (thanks to Graeme Cameron and Brian Hoops)
1964 - Don Fargo beat Sputnik Monroe in a no DQ match to win the Georgia title in Atlanta
1970 - Bobby Shane & Doug Gilbert beat The Assassins to win the Georgia tag team titles in Atlanta
1973 - Missouri Mauler beat Ray Candy in Atlanta to win the Georgia title
1977 - Canek beat Lou Thesz in Mexico City to win the UWA world heavyweight title
1977 - Jimmy Valiant won a tournament in Louisville to win the Southern title
1978 - Thunderbolt Patterson beat Angelo Mosca in Augusta, GA to win the Georgia title
1979 - Killer Karl Kox beat Tommy Rich in the finals of the tournament in Macon, GA to win the Macon title
1981 - Fishman beat Perro Aguayo in Los Angeles to win the WWF light heavyweight title
1983 - Brett Wayne Sawyer beat Larry Zbyszko in Atlanta to win the National title
1985 - Terry Taylor beat Black Bart in Atlanta to win the National title
1995 - Great Sasuke beat Stevie Jay in Akita to win the British Commonwealth junior heavyweight title
--80s star Jimmy Garvin turned 62 today. His peak was probably during the heyday of World Class Championship Wrestling with his feud with Chris Adams over the American title. Check out You Tube for the segment where Jimmy Garvin had to work for David Von Erich for a day on his ranch. David couldn't act very well but Jimmy was tremendous.
--Dana White, in response to comments made about him by Ken Shamrock, is vowing to go after Shamrock for the $175,000 in legal costs that Shamrock was ordered to pay UFC after a breach of contract lawsuit failed.
--After Tito Ortiz invited Ken Shamrock, Frank Shamrock, Randy Couture and Rampage Jackson to attend the UFC's 20th anniversary show, saying he'll buy the tickets, Dana White called the five guys "The Superfriends" and told them they were welcome at the show, but they would have to buy their own tickets. Randy Couture joked that he feels sorry for the security if they are sent to remove them.
WILL UFC 168 CRACK 1 MILLION BUYS?
WHO WAS THE STAR OF RAW?
Daniel Bryan 55.2%
C.M. Punk 32.0%
Paul Heyman 4.3%
Stephanie McMahon 4.1%
Randy Orton 2.4%
POLL ON RAW
14.5% of those responding didn't see the show
--New South Wrestling on Saturday night in Clarksville, TN: Psycho Medic b Convict, Mary Kelly b Miss Rachel, Terry England & Richard Lowe b Team America, Ali Shabbaz b Anthony Wayne, Chris Michaels b Charles Alexander, L.T. Falk b Derek Neal-DQ (thanks to Lekisha Oliver)
--NWA Texoma Wrestling on Sunday in Sherman, TX: Jerome Daniels b Montego Seeka, Scott McKenzie DCOR Prince Al Farat, Bree Ann b Miss Diss Lexia-DQ, Rock Star Mafia b Genesis, Paul London b Gregory James, Mike Foxx b Tim Storm (thanks to Rob Moore)
--CZW on 9/28 in West Bridgeford, UK at the Rishville Arena, 9/29 in Hoddesdon, Herfordshire at the Broxbourne Civic Hall and they are part of the World Triangle League 10/3 to 10/6 in Oberhausen, Germany. Drew Gulak, Drake Younger, AR Fox and DJ Hyde will be on the U.K. shows.
--Dave & Jake Crist and Danny Havoc represent CZW on a Big Japan Japanese tour from 10/3 to 10/20.
--Bellator announced this TV lineup for 10/11 in Wichita at the Kansas Star Arena
Dave Rickels (14-2) vs. J.J. Ambrose (19-4)
Justin Wilcox (12-5) vs. Joe Taimanglo (19-4) for the featherweight tournament semifinals
Fabricio Guerrero (18-1) vs. Patricio Pitbull (18-2) for the featherweight tournament semifinals
Aaron Rosa (17-5) vs. Mikhail Zayats (21-7)
--The Fight Network in Canada is airing a show on Monday nights called Fighting Spirit Wrestling, which is old New Japan matches. The show this week has Minoru Suzuki vs. Giant Bernard and Tajiri vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi. (thanks to Mike Jenkinson)
--Riot Pro Wrestling from Saturday night in Palm Bay, FL: Oso Panda & Freight Train b Josh Hess & Rhett Giddins, Aaron Epic b Chico Adams, Alan Stratton b Chico Adams, Santana Garrett over Chasyn Rance, Jason Cade & Jayson Falcone & Josh Hess & Ash Maybrook & Willie Brown & Gabriel Black to win cruiserweight title, Jesse Neal b Jesus DeLeon, J.D. Amazing b Irish Jack. Next show is 10/19 (thanks to Al Haft)
--Hoosier Pro Wrestling on 10/5 in Columbus, IN at the 4-H Fairgrounds with Jillian Hall vs. Jesse Belle Smothers as the main event.
--Total Divas starts on Pay TV in Australia on 10/17 in the Thursday at 8:30 p.m. time slot on the E! channel. (thanks to James Stanios)
--The PBS show Voces had an episode on the history of pro wrestling in Mexico, with some good segments on individual wrestlers (thanks to Paul Verlander)
--Arn Anderson was referenced on Tuesday night's Tosh.0 show on Comedy Central. (thanks to Bill King)
--Glory, which starts next month on Spike, has a live show at the Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, CA on Saturday (it will air Sunday at midnight Eastern on CBS Sports Network. The show features a one-night middleweight world championship tournament with Artem Levin (45-3-1) vs. Jason Wilnis (19-2-1) and Kengo Shimizu (16-3) vs. Joe Schilling (14-4). The show also features Robin van Roosmalen (29-5), the No. 2 contender for the lightweight title faces Shemsi Beqiri.
--In Canada, The Fight Network will be airing Glory live at midnight Eastern time.
--IGF on 9/28 in Nagoya features Naoya Ogawa vs. former kickboxer Hiromi Amada and Kendo Ka Shin vs. Bob Sapp, plus the famous cross-dressing kickboxer Yuichiro Nagashima faces the latest Black Tiger.
--Apparently there is somebody pretending to be Shannon Moore on Facebook and twitter exchanges with promoters and Moore believes he's being promoted on at least three shows that he knows nothing about and never agreed to do. Moore wants all promoters to know that he's not active on either Facebook or twitter, and his bookings are all done through Bill Behrens at www.sbibookings.com
--CMLL Monday night in Puebla: Blue Center & Fuerza Chicana b Meyer & Paris, Electrico & Shockercito & Ultimo Dragoncito b Nitrito & Pequeno Warrior & Sauron, Misterioso Jr. & Namajague & Okumura b Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. & Titan, Blue Panther & Brazo de Plata & Diamante Azul b El Terrible & Pierroth & Vangelis, Marco Corleone & La Mascara & Rush b Averno & Mephisto & Ephesto. La Mascara then challenged Mephisto for his Mexican national light heavyweight title.
--CMLL from last night in Guadalajara: Camaleon & Sensei b Demonio Maya & Sadico, Arkangel de la Muerte & Canelo Casas & Hooligan b Black Metal & Gallo & Leo, Estrellita b Amapola to retain Mexican national women's title Blue Panther & Brazo de Plata & Titan b Pierroth & Polvora & Rey Escorpion, La Mascara & Maximo & Rush b Averno & Dragon Rojo & Negro Casas-DQ (thanks to Steve "Dr. Lucha" Sims and Kris Zellner)
--Barbie Blank, formerly Kelly Kelly, has a role in a movie out called "Angel Investors."
--Chaotic Wrestling on 9/27 in Lowell, MA at the Polish American Veterans Club.
--The fist annual Rocks Off Pro Wrestling Film Festival announced two new movies showing at the Kraine Theater in New York:
Sadermania on 11/23 at 11 a.m., the story of Chris Sader, the world's No. 1 Hulk Hogan fan
Barbed Wire City: the Story of ECW on 11/23 at 4 p.m. with a post show Q&A with directors John Philipavage, Kevin Kiernan and ECW fan Tony Lewis as well as some ECW stars.