SAT. UPDATE: WWE results, new promotion starts on Spike, Vampiro, Hogan, Lashley, Shamrock and Dana go at it, Who should TNA sign



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        We're looking for reports on tonight's New Japan iPPV from Kobe, so you can leave a thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
        We're also looking for reports on these shows:
 
*WWE tonight in Dallas, TX (Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan; C.M. Punk vs. Curtis Axel)
*WWE tonight in Huntsville, AL (Alberto Del Rio vs. Rob Van Dam)
*WWE Friday night in Denver
*ROH tonight in Hopkins, MN at the Eisenhower Community Center (Honor Rumble, winner faces Adam Cole for the title later that night, Matt Taven vs. Davey Richards vs. Roderick Strong for the TV title, Jay Lethal & Michael Elgin vs. ACH & Tadarius Thomas, Mark Briscoe vs. Silas Young, Kevin Steen vs. Jimmy Jacobs, Eddie Edwards vs. Michael Bennett, Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish vs. Josh Alexander & Ethan Page)
 
        Sunday's big event is the New Japan Destruction PPV that airs at www.ustream.tv/channel/njpw/1972 live from Kobe.  It starts at 3 a.m. Sunday morning Eastern time and midnight Saturday night Pacific time.
Tiger Mask & Bushi & Takaaki Watanabe vs. Takashi Iizuka & Yujiro Takahashi & Yoshi-Hashi
Alex Shelley & Kushida vs. Taka Michinoku & Taichi for the No. 1 contendership for the IWGP jr. tag titles
Rob Conway vs. Jushin Liger for the NWA heavyweight title
Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma & Captain New Japan & Mascara Dorada vs. Karl Anderson & Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga & Rey Bucanero
Minoru Suzuki vs. Toru Yano
Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Kazushi Sakuraba & Katsuyori Shibata
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Prince Devitt in a Lumberjack match
Masato Tanaka vs. Tetsuya Naito - Never championship vs. Tokyo Dome title match main event
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Shelton Benjamin for IC title
Kazuchika Okada vs. Satoshi Kojima for IWGP heavyweight title
 
        WWE also runs Sunday at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans  with Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan and  C.M. Punk vs. Curtis Axel.
       
        Raw will be Monday in Biloxi, MS.  The big angle will be the Rhodes family's confrontation with the McMahon family to set up the Rhodes Family vs. Shield match down the line.  Los Matadores also debut on the show. 
 
        Smackdown and Main Event will be taped on Tuesday night in Baton Rouge, LA. 
 
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--CMLL business post-anniversary show
 
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--Brother of WWE performer debuts in Dragon Gate
 
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SATURDAY'S NEWS UPDATE
 
--A replay of this week's Ultimate Fighter airs tonight at 8 p.m. on Fox Sports 1.
 
--Glory, the new promotion on Spike (starting next month) has a middleweight tournament tonight in Ontario, CA at the Citizens Bank Arena.  It airs on  The Fight Network in Canada and will air on CBS Sports Net tomorrow night in the U.S.
 
--The introduction to Glory will air on Spike right after Impact on Thursday night.

--Vampiro announced that he won't be coming back for season two of ICP's ICP theater TV show on Fuse.  Vampiro said he would be wrestling in Europe.  He asked for Kevin Gill to replace him on the show. 
 
--Inside MMA didn't air on AXS last night.
 
--On AXS on Wednesday night in the viral video of the day, they aired a video of the ECW chair throwing incident where Terry Funk got peo-people to fill the ring with chairs. (thanks to Jeff Beecher)
 
--Hulk Hogan was named Grand Marshall of the Super Boat National Championships that takes place this weekend in Clearwater, FL. 
 
--WWE results from last night in Denver
Santino Marella b Fandango
Natalya b Brie Bella
Dean Ambrose b Zack Ryder to retain U.S. title
Big Show b Antonio Cesaro
Big Show b Jack Swagger
Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns b The Miz & Kofi Kingston and Brodus Clay & Sweet T in a three-way
C.M. Punk b Curtis Axel non-title
Daniel Bryan b Randy Orton
 
--Bobby Lashley attended the WWE show in Denver, as he lives in the area.
 
ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (thanks to Graeme Cameron and Brian Hoops)
1928 - Clarence Ecklund beat Ad Santel in Melbourne, Australia to quality for the finals of the world light heavyweight title tournament held in Australia over the second half of the year which featured some of the best light heavyweights in the world at the time including Ted Thye, Hugh Nichols, Pinky Gardner and Mike Yokel as well as Australia's Billy Meeske.
1964 - Don Leo Jonathan & Roy McClarity beat Al Costello & Roy Heffernan in Montreal to win the Canadian Open tag team titles
1969 - Rusher Kimura & Great Kusatsu beat Jack Clayborne & Dr. Death (Moose Morowski) in Nagasaki t win the TWWA European tag team titles
1972 - Tim Woods beat Jack Brisco in the finals of a tournament in Tampa for the Florida TV title
1979 - Mike George & Bob Sweetan became the first Mid South tag team champions.  It started as a tag Battle Royal in Shreveport.  George (whose partner was Sweetan) faced Buck Robley (whose partner was Bill Watts).
1980- The Sheepherders beat Matt Borne & Buzz Sawyer to win the Mid Atlantic tag team titles in Charlotte
1981 - Tommy Rich beat Masked Superstar (Bill Eadie) in Augusta to win the National heavyweight title
1985 - The first SuperClash show was held in Chicago
1986 - Ivan Koloff & Khrusher Khrushchev won the U.S. tag titles in an elimination match beating Dutch Mantell & Bobby Jaggers in tehe finals. 
1986 - Buddy Roberts beat Terry Taylor in Oklahoma City to winthe UWF TV title
1990 - Steve Wright (Alex's father) beat Fit Finlay in Hannover to win the CWA middleweight title
1995 - Psicosis beat Rey Misterio Jr. in Mexicali to win the WWA welterweight title
1997 - Masato Tanaka beat The Gladiator (Mike Awesome) to win the FMW World Brass Knux title
 
--Ken Shamrock and Dana White went at it on Twtter last night.  Shamrock said how much White had changed.  White said how Shamrock owes him money. Shamrock asked White why he badmouths himself, his brother Frank, Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture and Rampage Jackson.
 
--Takeya Mizugaki vs. Nam Phan has been added to the 12/7 UFC show in Brisbane, Australia
 
WHO IS THE STRONGEST OF THESE HALL OF FAME CANDIDATES?
Bill Apter 29.2%
Jim Crockett Jr. 21.4%
Carlos Colon 13.2%
Rollerball Rocco 10.1%
Johnny Saint 6.3%
Domenic DeNucci 4.7%
Spyros Arion 4.4%
Killer Karl  Kox 4.1%
Mark Lewin 4.1%
Dave Brown 1.3%
Johnny Barenad 0.6%
Mario Milano 0.6%
 
WHICH OF THESE PEOPLE SHOULD TNA MAKE THE MOST EFFORT TO SIGN?
Jim Ross 40.0%
A.J. Styles 34.6%
Hulk Hogan 18.8%
Sting 2.3%
Mickie James 2.1%
Devon 1.5%
Ken Anderson 0.6%
 
WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING ON WATCHING THIS WEEKEND?
New Japan 29.3%
Bellator 19.7%
        53.7% say they are watchig neither show.
 
POLL ON IMPACT
Excellent 7.9%
Good 22.0%
Average 22.8%
Fair 11.8%
Poor 35.4%
        34.9% of those responding didn't see the show
 
--Former WWE Tough Enough final three Jeremiah Riggs lost a split decision to Peter Aspenwall at last night's Bellator show.  It was in the prelims off television.
 
--Lance Storm talks current Raw booking at http://www.stormwrestling.com/092713.html
 
--There will be a touring Iron Sheik roast on 11/6 in Kingston, ONT, 11/7 in Toronto and 11/8 in Hamilton.  Among those appearing roasting the Iron Sheik will be Gilbert Gottfied, Mike Lawrence and many Toronto personalities.
 
--The TV show DJ Skee Live on AXS that airs tomorrow at 9 a.m. has a segment on Phil Davis about 28 minutes into the show (thanks to Jeff Beecher)  
 
--Rampage Pro Wrestling in Georgia is for sale. 
 
--More on Sinclair buying new stations that ROH may wind up on at http://thetmies-tribune.com/news/business/wolf-tv-parent-sold-for-90m-1.1559224 (thanks to Mike Falcone)  
 
--Future Stars of Wrestling at http://youtub.e/wn7DsEei1P0 has a show with Kenny King, Anthony Nese, Brian Cage, Johnny Goodtime and Eugene.
 
--Mick Foley was in Dubai at the Games 13 Dubai show the last few days to promote the WWE video game.
 
--Pro Wrestling Battlarts from Thursday night in Oshawa, ONT:  Brent Banks b Aiden Prince, Seleziya Sparx b Xandra Bale, Shane Sabre b Sebastian Suave, Abe Jackson b Scotty Turner-DQ, John Wave over Marcus Marquez, Black Serpent and Carter Mason, John Greed b Phil Atlas, Tyson Dux & Cody Deaner & Abe Jackson b Ethan Page & Josh Alexander & Scotty turner.  Next show is 10/24 at the Polish Alliance Hall in Oshawa with Ethan Page vs. Tyson Dux for the open weight title and Cody Deaner vs. Josh Alexander. (thanks to Steven Ashe)
 
--Shine from last night in Ybor City, FL:  Su Yung won four-way over Taelor Hendrix, Rosa Negra and Xandra Bale, Nikki Roxx b Leah Von Dutch, Sassy Stephhie & Jesse Belle Smothers b Santana Garrett & Amber O'Neal, Mercedes Martinez b Solo Darling, Neaah b Lev bates, Mia Yim b Nikki Storm, Ivelisse Velez & Allysin Kay b Jessicka Havoc & Amazing Kong, Rain b Angelina Love to retain SHINE title (thanks to Al Haft and Chris GST)
 
--CWE on 10/10 in Neepawa, Manitoba at the Yellowhead Arena featuring Gene Snitsky.
 
--Southern All-Star Wrestling from last night in Millersville, TN:  Hot Rod Biggs b Big Time Sexy, Jocephus b LT Falk, Jason Kincaid b Charles Alexander, Kevin Weatherby b Lance Erikson,.Team Mayhem b Doug Gilbert & Bill Dundee, Chase Stevens b Chris Michaels
 
 
 
 
 

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