SUN. UPDATE: Major stat on indie circuit, Carter talks new programming and denies sale, Hunt injured in war, Slammy Award nominations, New WWE card, Stars at FB game, Best heavyweight fight, Shows from all over the world

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        Sunday is also AAA's Guerra de Titanes from Tepic
Dinastia & Ludxor & Venum vs. Gran Apache & Machine Rocker & Mini Charly Manson
Jack Evans & Fenix & Angelico vs. Pentagon Jr. & Steve Pain & ?
Pimpinela Escarlata & Taya Valkyrie & Black Mamba & Jennifer Blake vs. Fabi Apache & Pasion Kristal & Yuriko & ? - Escape the cage rules, last person in loses hair
Blue Demon Jr. vs. Electroshock for Latin American heavyweight title
Psycho Circus vs. El Hijo del Fantasma & Silver King & El Texano Jr. for AAA trios title
Cibernetico & Perro Aguayo Jr. & Mesias & La Parka vs. Daga & Jeff Jarrett & Psicosis & Parka Negra managed by Karen Jarrett
        WWE has house shows on Sunday in  Spokane, WA and Yakima, WA.
        Raw will be the Slammy Awards show on Monday night in Seattle.
        Main Event and Smackdown are taped Tuesday night in Portland at the Coliseum.
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        We also have part two of our feature on the life and times of Mad Dog Vachon.  In this feature, we talk with Baron Von Raschke about his friend of 47 years, how Vachon helped so many people get their big breaks including Pat Patterson.  We look at Von Raschke's first career break as Vachon's tag team partner in Montreal, how he got the Baron Von Raschke name, what Vachon idea led to the first wrestling sellout at the Omni and the second half of Vachon's career.
        We look at Vachon's babyface run during the last glory period of the AWA, his appearance on Wide World of Sports, his run during the Hulk Hogan era, the story of when he opened the door on an airplane in flight, his legendary promos, his drawing power, and whe he first showed signs of being a star.
        We look at Vachon boxing Jersey Joe Walcott, his two WWE PPV appearance after he retired, his biggest AWA matches as a heel, the death of Grand Prix Wrestling, his time in Japan, his biggest feuds, Super Sunday in St. Paul, the death of the AWA, Vachon's WWF run, his being a cultural icon in Quebec, losing his leg, Celine Dion, TV commercials and more on the Vachon wrestling family.
        We also look more at some of his most famous matches.
        We also look at WrestleMania in 2015, WWE Network, Tribute to the Troops, return of Michael Hayes, who is making the major WWE decisions, Sin Cara, WWE stock and its future, WWE star engaged, Slammy Awards, Ziggler, DVD sales and what WWE is advertising is happening next.  We also look at a new talent signing, a new football player trying out, and the 2000 WrestleMania.
        We've got an update on UFC fighter Shane Del Rosario.
        We also have a lot of exclusive details on the new UFC digital channel.  We look at what will be on the channel, when it will start, the first three cards broadcast live, how it will change coverage of every UFC show and more.
        We've also got coverage of the Ultimate Fighter finals.
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Also in this week's issue:
--Latest from Arena Mexico
--Mexican national title change
--More on AAA's U.S. expansion ideas
--Why things are so much different now than 20 years ago when AAA was huge in many U.S. markets
--Why AAA is guaranteed a sellout for Guerra de Titanes this week
--Next Dragon Gate title match
--Coverage of the All Japan and New Japan tag team tournaments
--Update on Tokyo Dome show 
--Lots of new PPV dates announced for 2014
--New Japan iPPV show notes from this week
--A big tournament special live show that features stars from MMA, sumo, pro wrestling, baseball, UFC and more
--President of major MMA promotion will be doing a pro wrestling match this month
--First time Hall of Fame father teams with his son announced
--Update on Dynamite Kid
--More on all the talk shows coming to the U.K.
--A look at the wrestling business career of Joyce Farhat, the wife of The Sheik
--Former WWE star doing a documentary
--Two wrestlers over the age of 65 headlining another major show
--Family tournament
--End of a 22 year old wrestling promotion
--Starrcade lives, sort of
--More on Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards, and story behind his being gone from ROH
--Major newcomer headed to ROH for Final Battle
--TNA's top storyline
--TNA total lack of quality control
--Background of Le'D Tapa
--Notes on a lot of new TNA PPV matches upcoming
--Update on Matt Grice
--Next UFC show
--Anthony Pettis injury update
--Disappointing FOX lineup
--Update on Ben Askren
--UFC TV schedule for the new year
--Tons of new UFC fights
--A look at the major MMA shows of the weekend 
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--Bryan and I will be back tonight talking all the weekend news plus taking questions that can be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
--A.J. Styles is taking indie bookings at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   He's starting to look for regular dates in the first quarter of 2014.
--As it turned out, Mark Hunt broke his right hand in two places, which is why he was throwing so many elbows late in fight on Saturday (Friday in the U.S)   
--Dixie Carter says TNA is not for sale and Billy Corgan wasn't buying (I said from day one Billy Corgan was not a serious buyer) at  She said that their new 24/7 programming idea is the next thing to challenge WWE because they don't have enough hours  a week of programming.  Hey, that's what she said.
--Sgt. Slaughter gave a motivational speech to the Wheeling Nailers minor league hockey team at
--A columnist in Bismark, ND talks about the old AWA and Mad Dog Vachon at
Lots more Slammys fun. 
Trending Now Hashtag of the year (presenters Rhodes Brothers):  Believe In The Shield, Follow the Buzzards, Best for Business, We the People
Beard of the year (presenter Santino Marella):  Daniel Bryan, Wyatt Family, Damien Sandow, Zeb Colter
This is Awesome Moment of the Year (presented by Christian):  Ziggler wins world title, Bryan wins WWE title at Night of Champions, Big Show knocks out HHH, Kofi Kingston hopping on chair during Royal Rumble
Breakout Star of the Year (presented by John Laurinaitis):  Wyatt Family, Big E Langston, Fandango, The Shield
What a Maneuver Award:  Daniel Bryan running knee; A.J. Lee black widow, Roman Reigns spear, Antonio Cesaro giant swing
Faction of the Year:  The Shield, Wyatts, Real Americans, 3MB
Best Superstar Return:  RVD, Goldust, Bella Twins, Bruno Sammartino, Chris Jericho
Couple of the Year:  HHH & Stephanie, Fandango & Summer Rae, Tyson Kidd & Natalya, Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella, John Cena & Nikki Bella, Naomi & Jimmy Uso
Tag Team of the Year:  The Shield, Prime Time Players, Usos, Rhodes Brothers, Real Americans 
Feat of Strength of the Year:  Cesaro giant swing on Khali, Ryback shell shock on Mark Henry, Shield triple power bomb Big Show, Henry pulls two trucks
Quote of the Year:  "Paul, say something stupid," - Brock Lesnar; "Rise above this" - Damien Sandow; "One stipulation, I'm in my boys corner and I'll be your huckleberry" - Dusty Rhodes, "Paulcano eruption"
Best Dancer:  Fandango, R-Truth, Summer Rae, Funkadactyls, Khali, Miz
Favorite Web Show:  Inbox, 30 Second Fury JBL & Cole Show, WWE Top 10
Best Crowd:  Raw after WrestleMania, Payback in Chicago, SummerSlam in Los Angeles, Raw in London
Catch Phrase of the Year:  Yes, That's What I Do, Fandango, Follow the Buzzard, We the People, Believe in The Shield
--The 12/28 show in Newark, NJ has changed again this week with Cena & Mysterio vs. Orton & Del Rio, and Show vs. Kane in a cage match with Booker T as ref.  It'll likely change 2-3 more times.   
--Former Port Vale goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson, a bodybuilder, has signed a developmental contract with WWE at (thanks to Wesley Jones)
--Some birthdays today include Gama Singh (59), Ken "Slick" Johnson (56), Hall of Famer Toshiaki Kawada (50), Michael Cole (45) and Jimmy Rave (31) (thanks to Georgia Wrestling)   
--Urijah Faber and Joseph Benavidez were at the San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks game and sown on camera.  It was on FOX, where they are the two local headliners this coming Saturday night on the UFC show.  Sheamus and Booker T were there as well, and I believe others from WWE.  Not sure if they were shown on  TV or not. (thanks to David Kaplan)
--Total Divas at 10 p.m. tonight features the death of Natty & TJ's cat Gizmo from their wedding.
Excellent 10.7%
Good 39.3%
Average 26.8%
Fair 3.6%
Poor 19.6%
        51.7% of those responding didn't see the show
Frye vs. Takayama 31.5%
Hunt vs. Silva 23.2%
Lesnar vs. Carwin 12.7%
Fedor vs. Cro Cop 12.4%
Couture vs. Sylvia 5.2%
Velasquez vs. Dos Santos II 3.4%
Sapp vs. Nogueira 3.4%
Shamrock vs. Frye 3.0%
Couture vs. Rizzo I 2.2%
Couture vs. Nogueira 1.9%
Smith vs. Coleman 1.1%
Excellent 66.1%
Good 26.7%
Average 1.8%
Fair 1.8%
Poor 3.7%
        27.3% of those responding didn't see the show
ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (thanks to Graeme Cameron and Brian Hoops)
1959 - Billy Wicks beat Pancho Vila in Pensacola to win the Gulf Coast title
1971 - Domenic DeNucci beat Waldo Von Erich to win the NWF world title in Buffalo
1971 - The Alaskans, Frank Monte & Mike York, beat The Australians, Ron Miller & Larry O'Day to win the Florida tag team titles in Miami
1974 - Tatsumi Fujinami beat Masashi Ozawa (Killer Khan) to win the Karl Gotch Cup
1978 - Andre the Giant & Ron Miller beat Ox Baker & Butcher Brannigan in Sydney to win the Austra Asian tag team titles
1978 - Pak Choo (Kengo Kimura) beat Faraon in Mexico City to win the NWA light heavyweight title
1983 - Antonio Inoki & Hulk Hogan, The Dream Team, beat Dick Murdoch & Adrian Adonis to win the Madison Square Garden tag team tournament, which took place in Tokyo.  I wonder if they have a Budokan Hall tournament that takes place in New York
1990 - Tony Anthony & Doug Gilbert beat Jeff Jarrett & Cody Michaels in Memphis to win the USWA tag titles
1991 - Kyoko Inoue & Toshiyo Yamada beat Aja Kong & Bison Kimura to win the WWWA tag titles
1994 - Harlem Heat beat Buff Bagwell & The Patriot to win the WCW tag titles in Atlanta 
1996 - Kyoko Inoue beat Manami Toyota to win the WWWA title     
2001 - Psicosis beat Juventud Guerrera to win the WWAS cruiserweight title in Glasgow, Scotland
--FWE from last night in Corona, Queens, New York before 450 fans:  Colt Cabana b Eric Young, John Hennigan (Morrison) b Petey Williams, Tony Nese b Brian Kendrick, Sonjay Dutt b Chuck Taylor, Taelor Hendrix b Chrstina Von Eeerie, Angelina Love DCOR Ivelisse Velez, Ted DiBiase Jr. b Matt Morgan-COR (DiBiase Jr. paid Morgan to leave and lose via count out), Trent Baretta won four-way over Jorge Santi, Shane Strickland and Alex Reynolds, Young Bucks won elimination match over Joey Ryan, Rhett Titus, Candance LaRae, Adrenaline Express, Jigsaw, Wes Draven and, Orange Cassidy, Tony Nese b Ted DiBiase Jr., Tony Nese b John Hennigan to win tournament with help from Matt Morgan (thanks to Stephen Yang)
--Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields has been added to the 3/15 UFC PPV show from Dallas.
--Adrenaline Championship Wrestling from last night in Millersville, MD:  Diaz b Robbie Mireno-DQ, Kacee Carlisle b Rebecca Payne & Holli Quinn in a handicap match, Doyle Day & Mac Williams b T Jay Sykes & JT Smooth, Desert Storm b Super Phoenix, Rayburn & Shaun Cannon b Pat Anthony & Bob Starr, Louis G Rich b Ghozt the Demented, Pretty Ugly b Hellcats in a cage match, Kindred b Skull & Prodigy in a Triple Threat match (thanks to Joe Burrows)
--Wrestling Cares Association from last night in Culver City, CA:  Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov b Ballard Brothers, Drake Younger b DJ Hyde, Oliver John & Timothy Thatcher b Ryan Taylor & Scorpio Sky, Johnny Gargano b Papadon, Katarina b Tracy Taylor, Oliver John & Timothy Thatcher NC Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov in the finals of the tag team tournament with a rematch set for 1/18), Adam Cole b Steve Anthony.  Next show is 1/18 in Gardena, CA (thanks to Scott Walton)
--Mid Missouri Wrestling Alliance from last night in St. Louis:  Stevie K won Battle Royal, Brian James (not Road Dogg) b Brandon Gallagher, J-Mal Swagg b Moondog Rover-DQ, Jimmy D b A.J. Williams, Andrew Wilder won three-way over Ace Hawkins and Da'Marius Joes, Abe & Gabe b Jackson Whitechapel & Freddie Fury, Brandon Espinosa b Dave Osborne-DQ, Brian James b Brandon Espinosa, Gary Jackson b Mephisto in a chain match (thanks to Patrick Brandmeyer)
--Dream Wave Wrestling from last night in LaSalle, IL:  Zero Gravity b Arik Cannon & Darin Corbin, Chris Castro b Ricochet, Cousin Bobby b Waylon, Marcus Crane & Alex Castle b Tyler Priegel & Matt Knucks, Dan Lawrence & Judd the Janitor and Vic Capri & Arya Daivari, Reed Bentley b Marshe Rockett, Nick Brubaker b Matt Cage, Prince Ali b Chris Hero, Beck Family b Gangrel & Luther & Yarbo, Christian Rose b Shane Hollister.  The 2/1 show has Christian Rose vs. A.J. Styles and Zero Gravity vs. Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards (thanks to Chris GST)
--USWO from last night in Millersville, TN before 38 fans:  Aaron Cross b Big Time Sexy, Charles Alexander b Josh Crow, Miss Rachel b Leilani Kai, Mike Jablonski b Zack Hartnell-DQ, Miss Rachel b Sex Kitten Kathy, Chris Michaels b TNT Mottley, Dyron Flynn & Chris Norte b LT Falk & Justin Grandberry.  Next show is 1/11 at the Saw Mill (thanks to Jimmie Daniel)
--FIP results from last night in Ybor City, FL:  David Starr b Josh Hess, Jon & Trey Williams b Eddie Graves & Teddy Stigma, Earl Cooter b Maxwell Chicago-DQ, Lince Dorado NC Jesus DeLeon, Lince Dorado & Pinkie Sanchez b Big Saso Rivera & Jesus DeLeon, Johnny Vandal b Latin Dragon, Rich Swann & Roderick Strong b Andrew Everett & Caleb Konley, Leva Bates b Su Yung, Los Ben Dejos b Lance & Harlem Bravado
--Lucha Xtreme TV from last night's show in Fresno:  JR Kratos b Super Tiger, General Pogo b Stu Sharpe, Johnny Plinko b Johnny Dynamo, Manny Fernandez & Mike Rayne b Suburban Commandos-DQ.  Next taping is 12/14 in Elk Grove, CA at the Pins & Strikes Entertainment Center (thanks to Jon Southerland)
--Hoosier Pro Wrestling from last night in Columbus, IN before 125 fans:  Fuji Wildman b Ram Jam, TJ Powers b Dash Venture, Stompin Steve b Cousin Cooter, Donny Idol b Eddie Felson, Chris Morrus & Blue Bomber b Damian Cole & Aaron Anarchy, Tom Van Zant & TJ Kemp NC JD Marioni & Troy Van Zant.  Next show is 1/4 (thanks to Jerry Wilson)
--Big Time Wrestling from last night in Newark, CA before 400 fans:  Vinny Massaro b Sione, Victor Sterling b Shannon Ballard, Tony Vargas & Shane B b Lil Emperor & Mero Mero Kaka Meng, Jason Styles b Ryan Von Kool-DQ, Frankie Kazarian b Kimo, Shane Kody NC Almighty Sheik in a street fight ending in a dressing room emptying pull apart.  Next show is 1/24 with a Battle Royal featuring the debut of the Roy Shire Cow Palace Battle Royal trophy (promoter Kirk White bought the original trophy from Dorothy Shropshire, Roy's widow)
--Empire Wrestling Federation from Friday night in San Bernardino:  Richie Slade b Seville the Thrill, Uday Ukleja b Sebastian Ice, Ryan Taylor & Mondo Vega b Von Dooms, Joey Barone b SoCal Crazy, Tommy Wilson & Tyshaun Prince & Raunchy Rico & Brute Baretto b Ironman & Patient Zero & Killa Gorilla & Uptown Andy Brown (thanks to Frank Mott)   
--UIPW on 12/29 in Scarborough, ONT at the Rockpile East Night Club headlined by Josh Alexander vs. John Greed.
--New England Championship Wrestling from Friday night in Beverly, MA:  Kasey Ray b Mistress Belmont-DQ, Mike McCarthy b Johnny Thunder, Brad Hollister b Johnny Vegas, Jack Maverick b Tim Lennox, Mark Shurman & Scotty Slade b Brickhouse Baker & Beau Douglas, Antonio Thomas & Slyk Wagner Brown & Nick Shepherd b Sean Burke & Jeremy Prophet & Genesis
--Revolution Pro Wrestling from today in Sittingbourne, Kent, UK:  Paul Robinson & Will Ospreay b James Davis & Rob Lynch, Rampage Brown b Dave Mastiff, Marty Scurll b Uhaa Nation, Mark Andrews b Sha Samules, Kris Travis & Martin Kirby b Lord Gideon Gray & Rishi Gosh, Mary Scurll won tournament final over Ligero, Rampage Brown and Mark Andrews.  By winning, this sets up Scurll vs British heavyweight champion Colt Cabana on 3/15 in York Hall, Bethnal Green, London.  Ric Flair and Ricochet will also be there.  They also have a show on 3/16 in Sittingbourne, UK with Young Bucks and Sonjay Dutt. (thanks to Martin Bentley)  

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