FRI. UPDATE: Giant weekend schedule, Lots of PPV updates including several new matches for next month, Total Divas update, UFC odds, Cesaro, Joint PPV planned for next year

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        Bellator tonight from Albuquerque:
Prelims on at 7 p.m. Eastern
Steve Garcia (135.1) vs. Shawn Bunch (135.6)
Eddie Larrea (180.5) vs. Rocky Ramirez (186)
Jesse Brock (135.3) vs. Adrian Cruz (135.4)
Luis Nogueira (135.9) vs. Frank Baca (135.3)
Volkan Oezdemir (205.3) vs. Josh Lanier (205.4)
Joseph Bryant (263.3) vs. Raphael Butler (259.8)
Desmon Green (146) vs. Angelo Sanchez (145.1)
Main card at 9 p.m. on Spike
Keith Berry (185.8) vs. Eugene Fadiora (184.6)
Mighty Mo (263.7) vs. Ron Sparks (261.2)
Ricardo Tirloni (155.2) vs. Tiger Saravskiy (155.1) in the lightweight tournament semifinals
Will Brooks (155.7) vs. Saad Awad (155.2) in the lightweight tournament semifinals
        Smackdown tonight on Syfy at 8 p.m.
Usos vs. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan
A.J. Lee vs. Nikki Bella in a non-title match
Los Matadores vs. Heath Slater & Drew McIntyre
Ryback & Paul Heyman vs. C.M. Skunk
Great Khali vs. Fandango
Daniel Bryan & Big E Langston & Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. Randy Orton & The Shield
        From Arena Mexico tonight at has prelims headlined by Mascara Dorada vs. Niebla Roja in a singles match starting at 9:30 p.m. Eastern time
        Also tonight is the Resurrection Fighting Alliance from Des Moines at Hy-Vee Hall on AXS TV at 10 p.m. Eastern time headlined by Mike Rhodes vs. Alan Jouban.
        Shine iPPV tonight from Ybor City, FL at 9 p.m. at
Rain vs. Hiroyo Matsumoto for the Shine title
Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakagawa vs. Allysin Kay & Ivelisse Velez
Jessicka Havok vs Saraya Knight last woman standing
Amazing Kong vs. Madison Eagles
Shann vs. Mia Yim vs. Savannah Summers
Nikki Storm vs. Nikki Roxx
Mercedes Martinez vs. Kimberly
Leva & Santana & Amber O'Neal vs. Sassy Stephie & Neveah & Jessie Belle Smothers
Su Yung vs Solo Darling
        UFC tomorrow from Manchester, England:
Prelims on Facebook at Noon Eastern time
Michael Kuiper (185) vs. Brad Scott (186)
Rob Whiteford (145) vs. Jimy Hettes (145)
Cole Miller (146) vs. Andy Ogle (145)
Jessica Andrade (134) vs. Rosi Sexton (135)
Andrew Craig (186) vs. Luke Barnatt (185)
Piotr Hallman (155) vs. Al Iaquinta (155)
Main card at 3 p.m. Eastern time on FS 2
John Lineker (128) vs. Phil Harris (125) - Lineker will be fined 20% of his purse for missing weight.  This is the third time in five fights in UFC that he's missed weight and at this point they have to force him to move to 135
Nico Musoke (186) vs. Alessio Sakara (185)
Jon Tuck (155) vs. Norman Parke (155)
Ryan Jimmo (204) vs. Jimi Manuwa (205)
Melvin Guillard (155) vs. Ross Pearson (156)
Mark Munoz (186) vs. Lyoto Machida (185)
        World Series of Fighting at 9 p.m. Eastern on NBC Sports
Justin Gaethje vs. Dan Lauzon
Jon Fitch vs. Marcela Alfaya
Carson Beebe vs. Marlon Moraes
Josh Burkman vs. Steve Carl to become the first WSOF welterweight champion
        Glory by Honor promoted by ROH is Saturday night in Chicago at the Frontier Fieldhouse:
Adam Cole & Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly & Matt Taven vs. Michael Elgin & Jay Lethal & Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander in an elimination match with a two hour time limit; If Cole is pinned, whoever pins him earns an ROH title shot
Kevin Steen vs. Michael Bennett
Paul London vs. Roderick Strong
Mark Briscoe vs. Silas Young
Jimmy Jacobs vs Adam Page
Homicide & Eddie Kingston vs. ACH & Tadarius Thomas
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Jessy Sorensen
        WWE has no house shows this weekend, with Hell in a Cell on Sunday from Miami:
Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton with Shawn Michaels as referee for the vacant heavyweight title in a Hell in a Cell
C.M. Punk vs. Ryback & Paul Heyman in a Hell in a Cell
Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena for the world title
Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns vs. Usos for the tag titles
A.J. Lee vs. Brie Bella for the Divas title
Los Matadores vs. Antonio Cesaro & Jack Swagger
Curtis Axel vs. Big E Langston for the IC title in the preshow match at 7:30 p.m.
        Raw will be Monday night in Orlando.  Vince McMahon is advertised for the show.
        Smackdown is Tuesday night in Tampa.  John Cena is advertised as wrestling Alberto Del Rio in a dark match on the show.
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        The new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter will be up on the site today with analysis pieces of where the UFC & TNA both stand coming out of the weekend and going forward.
        Our lead story looks at while profits are high and business is overall good for UFC, there are some causes for concern in recent weeks.  We look at the move to FS 1, ratings, PPV vs. boxing and what has 2013 in UFC shown about what does and doesn't work on PPV.
        We also look back at UFC 166, how the top stars come out of the show, view polls on the close fights, the show as a whole and full match-by-match coverage.
        We also look at TNA coming out of Bound for Glory, its biggest show of the year.  Unlike with UFC, profits are not high and business is not good.  We look at the changes on the horizon for 2014, how the new goals have to be different from the old goals, Hulk Hogan & Sting, TV tapings in Orlando, the PPV business, the house show business, injury updates and full coverage of  Bound for Glory.  We have poll results and star ratings on the show as well.
        We also talk WWE network, WWE stock prices, WWE Hall of Fame, a WrestleMania match where the first angle was shot three years ago now on the books, update on Rey Mysterio, why he wrestled and why he wasn't on Raw.  We look at the next PPV, the Big Show angle, updates on all WWE angles, former WWE wrestler accuses others of keeping her out, Jim Ross talks Undertaker's streak, time limits and no DQ tag matches.
        We also update the 2014 PPV schedule and changes for the new year, sports executives on how UFC, WWE and boxing are doing, Nowinski talks why WWE was awarded, changes in this past week's Raw show, the HHH interview and what may have been clever and what was counterproductive, what WWE is looking for with prospective new talent, Daniel Bryan talks Hall of Fame, training with Shawn Michaels, wrestling Shawn Michaels, the best wrestler he ever wrestled against and the name will surprise you, favorite opponents and who he credits for getting him over.  He also talks what he thinks about Total Divas.
        Chael Sonnen talks a recently signed WWE wrestler who he trained with, as well as business notes and highlights from the Mexico and U.S. tours from this past week.
        We also look at AAA's big event of the past week, the Heroes Inmortales show, the surprises, the jump and the enemies that became partners. 
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--The hard to explain and even harder to make sense situation out of what CMLL did on its big show this past week
--Surprising release
--Updates on an international group getting U.S. TV and plans
--Major Dragon Gate show and how that leads into the next major show that will air around the world on iPPV
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--All Japan prepares 41st anniversary show
--Tokyo Dome ticket notes
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--Update on next New Japan major show
--Wrestler critical of New Japan tournament feeling the top stars need to be in and aren't
--Notes on Hiroshi Tanahashi and Bret Hart together in the U.K. over the weekend
--A look at New Japan talent in the U.S. and U.K. over the past week
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--Notes on Michinoku Pro in the U.K.
--More on Dos Caras' Japanese retirement match
--Still active wrestling star turns 70
--Notes on the career of Dennis Hall
--Pointed comments made regarding the death of Calvin Knapp
--A look at a new attempt for indie groups to work together and goals
--Update on Low Ki
--Update on Tammy Sytch
--A look at the next major ROH show, a unique angle and Jesse Sorensen
--Kurt Angle talks rehab and follow-up
--Angle talks Hogan
--Background of new TNA TV announcer
--More on plans for UFC Super Bowl show
--Thoughts on UFC going to Mexico
--More on Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva
--Mike Pierce injuries
--More on secret meeting for Fedor vs. Lesnar
--New arena being talked about being built that would be the home of the biggest UFC shows going forward
--Notes on the next season of Ultimate Fighter
--Update on Ben Askren
--UFC signs some major foreign names including one of the world's most exciting fighters of the last decade
--Pro wrestling talk in TUF house
--Promotion of Bellator PPV
--Update on Bellator's last show and next show
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--Tito Ortiz just pulled out of the 11/2 PPV show for Bellator.  He was just on Off the Record in Canada yesterday promoting the show.  
--After today's show at Korakuen Hall, new matches challenged for the 11/9 PPV in Osaka are:
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tomohiro Ishii
Kazushi Sakuraba & Yuji Nagata vs. Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka
--The 11/6 New Japan iPPV show has the semifinals of the tag tourney
Gedo & Jado vs. Young Bucks
Valiente & Bushi vs. Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov    
--Added to the WWE 2K14 video game that comes out on Tuesday is a managers mode with Paul Heyman, Bobby Heenan, Mr. Fuji, Elizabeth, Mr. Perfect and Paul Bearer.
--E! has decided to debut the second season of Total Divas on 11/10.  It was originally to debut on 11/17. (thanks to Richard Wierzbowski)
--Today is the 10th wedding anniversary of Paul & Stephanie Levesque.  
--UFC odds from 5 Dimes
Lyoto Machida -380
Mark Munoz +315
Melvin Guillard -135
Ross Pearson +115
Jimi Manuwa -165
Ryan Jimmo +145
Jon Tuck +135
Norman Parke -155
John Lineker -380
Phil Harris +315
--New Japan has officially announced three iPPV shows in November
11/6 at Korakuen Hall
11/9 in Osaka
11/23 at Korakuen Hall
--They also announced joint shows with CMLL from 1/14 to 1/19 which will likely include one or two iPPV shows.
--Dewey Barnes on Impact is Devin Hodge, a Tennessee indie wrestler better known as White Tiger.  He works for TNA selling merchandise at house shows.(thanks to Trent Vandrisse)
--Bellator announced that all of its sponsorships for the PPV were sold out with Miller Lite, Dave and Busters, Reebok, Polaris RZR, Victory Motorcycles and Ryse:  Son of Rome for Xbox One.
--The WNC promotion in Japan announced a Halloween night show at Korakuen Hall headlined by Tajiri vs. Taka Michinoku for the WNC championship.
--An interview with Antonio Cesaro is at
--ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (thanks to Brian Hoops and Graeme Cameron)
1955 - Ronnie Etchison & Ray Thunder Stern beat Gene Kiniski & Lord James Blears in San Francisco to win the world tag tea titles
1961 - Lord James Blears beat Curtis Iaukea in Honolulu to win the Hawaiian title
1962 - Rayo de Jalisco beat Rene Guajardo in Mexico City to win the NWA middleweight title
1966 - Jose Lothario & Eddie Graham beat The Infernos (Frankie Cain & Rocky Smith) to win the world tag team titles in Tampa
1969 - Bronko Lubich & Chris Markoff beat Ciclon Negro & Sammy Steamboat in Tampa to win the Florida tag team titles
1972 - Jose Lothario beat Stan Stasiak in San Antonio to win the Texas title
1973 - Mike George & Jim Brunzell beat Great Togo & Tokyo Joe to win the NWA Central states tag titles
1974 - Mario Milano beat Lorenzo Parente in Sydney to win the WCW Brass Knux title
1974 - Victor Rivera & Dino Bravo beat Tony Rocco & Raul Reyes to win the vacant Americas tag team titles in Los Angeles
1976 - Jesse Ventura & Buddy Rose beat Dutch Savage & Jimmy Snuka to win the Pacific Northwest tag team titles
1978 - Ed Wiskoski & Buddy Rose beat Dean Ho & Ron Starr to win the world tag team titles in Sacramento
1980 - Jay Youngblood & Joe Lightfoot beat Rip Oliver & Fidel Cortez to win the Pacific Northwest tag titles
1982 - El Satanico beat Cesar Curiel to win the NWA middleweight title in Mexico City
1982 - Paul Jones beat Jack Brisco in Fayetteville to win the Mid Atlantic title
1982 - The Fabulous Ones, Stan Lane & Steve Keirn beat Koko Ware & Bobby Eaton to win the Southern tag titles in Memphis
1982 - David Shults beat Bob Armstrong in Birmingham to win the Southeastern title
1984 - Harley Race beat Hacksaw Higgins in Kansas City to win the Central States title
1985 - Wayne Farris (Honky Tonk Man) & Ron Starr beat Kerry Brown & Hubert Gallant in a tournament final to win the International tag titles in Calgary
1991 - Doc Dean beat Mal Sanders in Southampton to win the British lightweight title
1991 - Bison Kimura beat Suzuka Minami in Toyama to win the women's All Pacific title
1992 - Villano IV b Coolie SZ (Jado) in Tokyo to win the UWA super welterweight title
1992 - Dick Murdoch beat Invader I in Bayamon to win the Universal title
1998 - Rick Steiner in a handicap match beat The Giant & Scott Steiner to win the WCW tag titles at Halloween Havoc
1999 - Bret Hart beat Bill Goldberg in Phoenix to win the U.S.  title and Konnan & Billy Kidman beat Harlem Heat for the WCW tag titles
1999 - Tamon Honda & Masao Inoue beat Johnny Smith & Maunukea Mossman (Taiyo Kea) to win the All Asia tag title
2005 - Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro (Morrison) beat Road Warrior Animal & Jon Heidenreich in San Francisco to win the WWE tag titles
--The Orlando Sentinel has a story on Santana Garrett at,0,4534918.story
--Tickets are on sale now for Extreme Rising Unfinished Business on 12/28 at the Arena in Philadelphia at
--Birthdays today include Too Cold Scorpio (48), Perry Saturn (47), Rosa Mendes (34) and Atsushi Onita (56).
--George Becker was 85 when he passed away on this day in 1999.  Floyd Creachman was 46 when he passed away on this day in 2003 (thanks to Georgia Wrestling History)       
--Nikolai Volkoff talks starting out with Stu Hart, The Mongols, Fred Blassie, Bruno Sammartino and the Iron Sheik at
--UPW's Monster's Brawl tomorrow in Akron, NY at the Braun's Bar & Grill featuring Tatanka, Zema Ion, Shark Boy, Vader, Nasty Boys and Pepper Parks.
--Brian Ebersole is raising money for and among the prizes is to be one of his corner men at 11/16 at the UFC show in Las Vegas. 
Excellent 20.0%
Good 31.4%
Average 28.6%
Fair 8.6%
Poor 11,4%
        65.3% of those responding didn't see the show
Excellent 2.6%
Good 44.7%
Average 21.1%
Fair 7.9%
Poor 23.7%
        60.0% of those responding didn't see the show
Hell in a Cell 59.5%
UFC from England 27.2%
New Japan 11.2%
WSOF 3.7%
Bellator 5.0%
        20.7% said they are watching none of the above
He'll be okay, will never be the success of Vince McMahon but WWE will remain a strong TV business 27.6%
Has some major flaws, but pro wrestling is part of culture and nobody can fight WWE so he'll be propped up 17.2%
Until he's in full control and we see things, have no opinion 16.5%
He has some good ideas but not confident in him overall 10.2%
Not confident in him at all, doesn't seem to understand important concepts, but they'll survive at a lower level of popularity 10.0%
Fell very good about him, seems like he has a good head for business 8.7%
No confidence i him, pro wrestling at the level we know it will be over within five years of Vince McMahon not being in charge 8.5%
He's not the guy, but he'll be replaced and someone will come along to right the ship 1.3%
Boxing with Mayweather 52.3%
WrestleMania 39.7%
UFC 6.7%
Boxing with Pacquiao 1.3%
--Rob Van Dam, Daniel Bryan, A.J. Lee and Kaitlyn appear at the Ringsidefest tomorrow at Caroline's Comedy Club in New York
--A photo of Trish Stratus' baby is at http;//
--Pro Wrestling Battlarts from last night in Oshawa, ONT:  Black Serpent b Brent B, Higo El Bigote b Bry Sullivan, Marcus Maquis won over Johnny Wave and Carter Mason, Cody Deaner b Josh Alexander, Aide Prince & Abe Jackson b Gym Rats #2 and Scotty O'Shea & Alexandro Del Bruno, Leah Von Dutch b R.J. City, Ethan Page b Tyson Dux (thanks to Steven Ashe)
--A story on a former MMA fighter declared not guilty in a road rage incident is at,0,6928494.story
--AAW tonight in Merrionette Park, IL at 115 Bourbon Street with Shane Hollister vs. Eddie Kingston

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