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        Main Event tonight at 8 p.m. on Ion
Santino Marella vs. Damien Sandow
Prime Time Players vs. Erick Rowan & Luke Harper
Curtis Axel vs. Zack Ryder non-title
Brodus Clay & Sweet T vs. Jack Swagger & Antonio Cesaro
        Tonight on FS 1 is UFC Tonight at 7 p.m., Ultimate Insider at 8 p.m., UFC Velasquez vs. Dos Santos countdown at 8:30 p.m., last week's Ultimate Fighter at 9 p.m. and the new episode of Ultimate Fighter at 10 p.m.
        The situation with Hulk Hogan and updates on TNA, as well as a look at New Japan as it heads into the stretch drive for its biggest show of the year, are the lead stories in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that is up on the site today.  We also have updated PPV information and a look at the best in-ring performers in pro wrestling over the past two plus decades.
        Our lead story looks at Hulk Hogan and TNA, both the angle, the reality, and why everyone should be skeptical of almost anything that comes out.  We look at the obsession with the swerve, the situation with Eric Bischoff, questions being asked by those in the company, the Hogan era of TNA, the successes and the failures.  We look at the value in theory of Hogan and how much turned out.  We also look at others who are gone from TNA and their situations.
        We also have the Bound for Glory lineup for TNA and the goals for the matches as well as questions facing the company going forward.
        We also have a look at New Japan going into one of its biggest shows of the year, the Kings of Pro Wrestling event at Sumo Hall.  We look at how this show will affect the Tokyo Dome main event and what the arguments are for the various combination of matches that could headline.  We look at the record of Hiroshi Tanahashi, the status of Kazuchika Okada as well as a rundown of all the matches on the show and their back stories.
        We also have full coverage of the New Japan Destruction show, with match-by-match rundowns, star ratings and poll results.
        We also have more on the build to WrestleMania, WWE makes a major office hire, the Bryan Danielson/Brie Bella engagement, Vince McMahon TV return, lots of injury updates, several new contract signings, as well as who hasn't been signed that tried out.  We also have a look at the potential future of a character booked in a way he can't stay long-term, a look at the Battleground show, notes on the biggest match ever held at the Superdome in New Orleans and why Dusty Rhodes' interviews feel so much different than all but a few.
        We also look at leaks, DVD sales, John Cena's return along with business notes from the past week and highlights from all the weekend house shows.     
        We also look at the career of Gene Petit, his background, how he got into pro wrestling, why he used the name Gene Lewis, who was Dale Lewis, how a one year run in WWF gave him more than a decade of indie bookings and his difficult life after wrestling ended.
        We also have a look at the wrestlers who have had the most **** matches on major WWF, WWE, ECW, ROH, TNA and WCW shows over the past 27 years.  We look at who is and isn't in the Hall of Fame from that list, and who isn't No. 1, but would almost surely be if many of their most prominent matches were counted. 
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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 this past week 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:
--A long time pro wrestling major network deal in a very difficult situation
--A second national TV deal also seems dead
--CMLL tag team tournament update
--Heat on wrestler likely for showing up at rival promotion show
--Major AAA stars robbed at gunpoint
--Lineup for AAA's Heroes Inmortales tribute to Antonio Pena show
--Identity of a new hot babyface
--Wrestler about to get biggest career push needs surgery
--Former WCW star getting another last chance to get his act together
--Dragon Gate tag team tournament notes
--Notes on NOAH's annual Global League singles tournament, including lineups for the tour's biggest shows
--Changes in the hierarchy at New Japan Pro Wrestling
--Notes on New Japan profits for this year
--Wrestler trying to gain weight to become a legitimate heavyweight
--What program that was set up involving a Japanese and U.S. title is up in the air due to a major injury.
--Grandson of one of the biggest stars in wrestling history about to debut on a major tribute show
--Antonio Inoki's latest promotion
--Movie on famous wrestling murder release date changed
--Note on WWC video tribute piece
--Attitude era star looking at returning for regular bookings
--What famous entertainer was inspired by Bam Bam Bigelow
--Update on the whereabouts of Maven Huffman
--How Pedro Morales got his first really big career break in California
--Story on the man chosen as the replacement for Haystacks Calhoun and why it never worked out
--Wrestler elected to parliament, but nobody knew he was a pro wrestler
--Notes on ROH's latest shows and next big shows
--More changes in TNA
--Jim Ross talks about TNA
--Update on Gut Check
--Update on Jeff Jarrett
--A look at the recent TNA TV tapings
--The decision to go with Glover Teixeira as the next light heavyweight title contender
--Looking at the arguments of Teixeira vs. Gustafsson for the next Jon Jones fight
--Why one of UFC's biggest events of 2014 looks to be a very difficult local sell
--Ticket sales for upcoming UFC events
--Promotion of Silva vs. Weidman
--Note on Ultimate Fighter China
--Lots of injury updates
--Update on Michael Bisping, Gegard Mousasi and others
--Lots of new UFC fights and card changes
--The cutting of Yushin Okami and what it says
--Update on GSP vs. Johny Hendricks drug testing battle
--Who Anderson Silva says he will retire before fighting
--Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen angle at the Mr. Olympia
--Next UFC card
--Notes on this season of Ultimate Fighter and Tarverdyan vs. Hallman
--Rundown of last Bellator show
--Joe Warren health situation
--How Lavar Johnson got his suspension cut
--Story behind the first weight cutting death in modern MMA history
--What former Strikeforce fighter had a close call with weight cutting
--How much will Floyd Mayweather make out of his last fight
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*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)
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--Bryan and I will be back tonight talking Ultimate Fighter, Smackdown, NXT, the Battleground PPV as well as taking questions you can send to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
--Presale tickets for the 12/7 WWE show at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento are available now using the code 2WWELIVE
--It's notable WWE is running the arena seven days before UFC does.
--The World Series of Fighting sent out a release that they have acquired Canada's Aggression Fighting Championship promotion.  The new promotion will be called World Series of Fighting Canada and will debut with a show on 12/7 in Vancouver at the PNE Agrodome with Anthony Johnson vs. Mike Kyle as well as a middleweight tournament bout with Jesse Money vs. Elvis Mutapcic.  The show will air on NBC Sports Network.
--Jesse Ventura was on Howard Stern today.  Ventura was plugging his new book on the Kennedy assassination and tried to recruit Stern to be his running mate when he runs for President.  He was serious, too.  Ventura claimed there's no way Lee Harvey Oswald killed Kennedy.   
--Cage Warriors will air live at 4 p.m. Eastern time Saturday on The Fight Network in Canada, Portugal, Turkey, Angola and Mozambique.  The show comes from The Forum in London.   
1959 - Ray Gunkel beat Fred Blassie in Atlanta to win the Southern title
1963 - Jan Madrid beat Don Fields in Pensacola to win the Gulf Coast title
1974 - Jumbo Miyamoto & Junko Sasaki beat Jackie West & Jane Sherrill in Takamatsu to win the WWWA womens' tag team titles
1975 - Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi beat The Hollywood Blonds, Buddy Roberts & Jerry Brown in Osaka to win the North American tag team titles
1976 - Ted & Jerry Oates beat Great Kojika & Motoshi Okuma in Tokyo to win the All-Asia tag team tiles
1979 - In what was one of the biggest upsets at the time, Ryuma Go pinned Tatsumi Fujinami to win the WWF jr. heavyweight title in Osaka
1981 - Jack Brisco beat Ted DiBiase in St. Louis to win the Missouri State title
1985 - The only NWA vs. AWA title match with Ric Flair vs. Rick Martel took place at Budokan Hall in Tokyo, ending in a double count out in 36 minutes
1989 - Demoliton beat Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard to win the WWF tag titles in Wheeling, WV
1989 - Tony Anthony won a tournament in Memphis to become the Southern champion
1990 - Kyoko Inoue pinned Takako Inoue (not related) to win the Japanese women's jr. title
1993-  Sabu beat Shane Douglas in Philadelphia to win the ECW title
1994 - Shu El Guerrero & Scorpio Jr. & Villano V beat El Signo & Negro Navarro & Rocky Santana to win the UWA trios titles in Naucalpan
2000 - Booker T beat Jeff Jarrett at the Cow Palace in San Francisco to win the WCW title
2011 - Alberto Del Rio beat John Cena and C.M.Punk in Hell in a Cell to win the WWE title.  Beth Phoenix also beat Kelly Kelly that night to win the Divas title  
--Great White North Wrestling from Sunday in Hamilton, ONT before 200 fans:  Rex Atkins d Jimmy King, Kaitlin Diemond over Beautiful Brea and Jodi D'Milo, Mike Emery b James Masterson, Danger Boy over Time Copeland and Bam Bam Giovanni, CK Savage & Dave Clark b Tommy Burch & Ruin.  Next show is 11/24 (thanks to Steven Ashe)
--Roberto Gutierrez Frias, best known as El Dandy, billed as the Idol of the women, who was one of the big stars when wrestling got huge about 25 years ago in Mexico, turned 51 today.  In the U.S., he was immortalized by a Bret Hart interview where he told Gene Okerlund, "Who are you to question El Dandy?"
--Added to the 10/26 WSOF show in Coral Gables, FL is Luiz Buscape Firmino (16-6) vs. Jacob Volkmann (16-4), Nick LoBosco (6-0) vs. Fabio Mello (11-6) and Alexandre Pimentel (12-1) vs. Jade Porter (9-3).  the show is headlined by Josh Burkman vs. Steve Carl for the welterweight title.
Daniel Bryan 38.8%
C.M. Punk 20.6%
Paul Heyman 16.4%
Dusty Rhodes 9.2%
Big Show 7.2%
Randy Orton 3.0%
Cody Rhodes 1.7%
Stephanie McMahon 1.5%
Ryback 1.5%
WWE SummerSlam 32.6%
New Japan 8/4 18.6%
UFC 165 18.0%
New Japan 8/11 8.7%
WWE Night of Champions 6.4%
CMLL 80th anniversary show 5.2%
UFC 164 3.5%
New Japan 8/10 3.5%
New Japan Destruction 2.9%
New Japan 8/2 0.6%
Kazuchika Okada 63.6%
Hiroshi Tanahashi 36.4%
Daniel Bryan 79.4%'
Randy Orton 20.6%
Excellent 4.5%
Good 20.1%
Average 31.3%
Fair 17.9%
Poor 26.3%
        19.4% of those responding didn't see the show
--The wrestling fan who hosts the TMZ TV show on Monday night was wearing an "Employ Joey Ryan 2013" T-shirt.  This led to a debate over who was a bigger star, Paris Hilton or Hulk Hogan. 
--AAA from Ciudad Juarez from Sunday before 3,000 fans:   Skybird & Pequeno Poluchin b Mini Fussion & Tiburon, Ultimo Vikingo & Paya Loco b Espectro III & Rabia, Kung Fu Panda & Vary & Ghost Ryder b Peluchin Maldad & Espartaco & Canelo Villa Jr., Pimpinela Escarlata & Cassandro & Pagano b Trimegistro & Angel Negro & Akanthus, Fenix & Drago & Aereo (Juarez wrestler) b Psycho Circus-DQ, La Parka & Cibernetico b Silver King & Silver King Jr. & El Texano Jr.  They announced El Hijo Del Santo and Blue Demon Jr. for the 10/27 show. (thanks to Albert Cerda)
--MsChif and Chrstina Von Eerie were added to the next Shimmer DVD tapings on 10/19 and 10/20 in Berwyn, IL at the Eagles Club.
--Lion Fights returns to AXS on 11/1 at 10 p.m. from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.  World Muay Thai champion Malaipet Sasiprapa faces French champion Fabio Pinca, plus Lion fights women's featherweight champion Tiffany Van Soest faces French champion Magali Foroni.
--All American Wrestling from Friday night in Berwyn, IL:  Colt Cabana & Juntai Miller b Dan Lawrence & Markus Crane, ACH b Christian Rose, Marion Fontaine & Louis Lyndon b Zero Gravity, Eddie Kingston b Jimmy Jacobs, Ethan Page & Josh Alexander b Davey Richards & Kyle O'Reilly, Heidi Lovelace b Jordan McIntyre, Silas Young b Eddie Edwards, Michael Elgin b Keith Walker, Shane Hollister b Arik Cannon (thanks to Thomas Rude)
--CZW on Friday night in Philadelphia at the Vogt Rec Center has Devon Moore vs. Joe Gacy, Matt Tremont vs. Drew Blood and Latin Dragon vs. Xavier Cross.
--CMLL on Monday night in Puebla:  Siki Ozama I & Centauro de Fuego b Black Tiger Sr. & Aguila Egipcia, Tiffany & Princesa Blanca & Princesa Sugei b Goya Kong & Luna Magica & Dalis la Caribena, Felino & Puma King & Tiger b Sagrado & Stigma & Stuka Jr., Atlantis & Shocker & Blue Panther b Black Terry & Solar & Negro Navarro, La Sombra & La Mascara & Angel de Oro b Mephisto & Ephesto & Ultimo Guerrero.  Monday will have Mephisto defending his Mexican national light heavyweight title against La Mascara.
--CMLL on Tuesday night in Guadalajara:  Black Metal & Esfinge b Sadico & Demonio Maya, Electrico & Astral b Pequeno Olimpico & Pequeno Violencia, Fuego & Delta & Guerrero Maya Jr. b Sangre Azteca & Okumura & Namajague, Psicosis & Misterioso Jr. & Negro Casas b El Hijo del Fantasma & Stuka Jr. & Blue Panther, Marco Corleone & Mistico & Blue Panther El Terrible & Rey Bucanero & Vangelis-DQ.  This coming Teuday's main event is El Terrible vs. Marco Corleone in a non-title match
--Legends of the Ring on Saturday in Monroe, NJ at the Crowne Plaza Hotel will feature such performers as Howard Finkel (MC), Dusty Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat, Roddy Piper, Jake Roberts, Bob Orton Jr., Bruce Prichard, Vampiro, Ivan Koloff, Ricky Morton, Robert Gibson, Lisa Marie Varon, Lilian Garcia, Steve Blackman, Matt Striker, Low Ki, Joseph Park/Abyss, Justin Credible, Ron Simmons, John Layfield, Kevin Nash, Steve Lombardi, Havey Whippleman, Taelor Hendrix, Tammy Sytch, Ken Patera, Steve Keirn, Sandman, Jim Cornette, Chris Harris, ODB, Missy Hyatt, Karen Jarrett, Ted DiBiase Jr., Melina, King Kong Bundy, Paul Roma, Davey O'Hannon, Rosita and Jimmy Snuka.
--C.W. Anderson doing an interview to promote a match with Matt Hardy at
--Ian McCall went on a twitter tirade against homeless people yesterday  Maybe not the best idea. 

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