Tuesday, 14 January 2014 15:05
We're also looking for reports on Sunday night's TNA show in McMinnville, TN.
Smackdown and Main Event will be taped tonight in Worcester, MA.
-- Numerous outlets including MMAFighting.comare reporting the death today of Mauricio Zingano, husband of UFC 135-pound women's title contender Cat Zingano. Very sad story.
-- The Bryan & Vinny Show returns LIVE tonight on the F4WRadio stream at midnight Eastern/9 PM Pacific/5 AM UTC. You can stream through the giant LISTEN LIVE link on the front page. The stream is running with the latest free shows 24/7.
-- We've added a one-minute daily audio news update to the stream which airs throughout the day following every show. You can always check out the schedule for live shows here.
-- Anderson Silva starts physical therapy in LA today. He's focused on returning.
-- Regarding Chris Jericho and story in Winnipeg claiming he's returning to WWE, Adam notes, "They have also been running advertisements in Toronto of all places on digital ads in elevators saying the same thing." For whatever it's worth, both WWE and Jericho are insisting to people that they aren't coming back. The problem is it's the boy who cried wolf. Jericho will always insist he's not coming back no matter what, and obviously WWE is going to claim he's not coming back as well. I don't know if he is or not, but people will remain skeptical.
-- Raw post-match was weird. Randy Orton came out for a dark match with John Cena. Cena was supposedly at the hospital with his dad, so Orton said he won by forfeit. He started heading to the back and out came Cena. Cena wanted to fight. Orton said no and left. OK then.
-- Michael writes: I know this is earth shattering stuff here but Cena's uderwear was some type of fruity pebbles underwear. You could see the slogan in HD as he was getting in the ambulance.
-- Not sure if it's a title match, but as of last night Naomi vs. AJ was scheduled for Smackdown, so it's possible AJ will lose the title just prior to breaking the record set by Maryse. Looks like Road Dogg & Billy Gunn vs. Rhodes Clan for the tag titles as well.
-- If you heard the Ariel Helwani interview today (and if not, all of our interviews -- 5000 or more -- are available in the archives for members within 10 minutes of their live airing), I presume this was the GSP interviewhe was talking about where George was critical of how UFC handled his drug testing requests.
-- Brian writes: Noticed something on my Netflix account for the first time tonight and it could be something that will happen with the WWE Network as well. For a long time, I have had multiple family members using the same netflix account. Tonight, I was notified that no more than two users could be using the account at the same time. There was an option to upgrade to four users, cost of $7.99/mo vs. $11.99/mo. Netflix also has the options to add profiles to the same account for multiple users.
-- With Aces and Eights dead, Wes Brisco was released from TNA.
-- Austin Aries interview talking Genesis here.
-- There is an Indiegogo fundraiser for an MMA documentary called "Fighting in Plain Sight" here.
-- A trailer for Almost Human with Gina Carano up here.
-- Nicholas writes: Comedy Central has a show call @Midnight. They give a topic and people provide funny answers. There's a segment called hashtag wars where they give funny ideas for something. Tonight it was wrestling TV shows. After the show they have people tweet answers in leading up to tomorrow's show. So that said I saw CM Punk, Joey Styles, Colt Cabana and Tommy Dreamer taking part. I'm sure there's others who gave funny wrestling show names. Worth checking out.
-- Tons of upcoming UFC events:
Tickets On Sale This Week For Hendricks vs Lawler: UFC 171: Hendricks vs Lawler - Presented by MetroPCS Saturday, March 15 - American Airlines Center Dallas, TX
UFC Fight Club Presale Starts Wed. Jan. 15 - 10am CT
UFC VIP Packages On Sale Wed. Jan. 15 - 10am CT
UFC Newsletter Presale Starts Thurs. Jan. 16 - 10am CT PASSWORD: TEXAS
Public On-Sale Starts Fri. Jan. 17 - 10am CT
VIP Packages Available For UFC 169 and UFC 170: The UFC VIP Experience packages together your tickets with behind-the-scenes access to the official weigh-ins, backstage tours, meet & greets and autograph signings with top UFC stars and more!
Tickets On Sale Now For Upcoming Events
UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs Philippou Wed. Jan. 15 - Atlanta, GA
FOX UFC Saturday: Henderson vs Thomson Sat. Jan. 25 - Chicago, IL
UFC 169: Barao vs Faber Sat. Feb. 1 - Newark, NJ
UFC 170: Rousey vs McMann Sat. Feb. 22 - Las Vegas, NV
-- The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum is selling 50 front row all-access passes to the 2014 George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in advance of the event for $100. The George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame weekend is July 17-19 in Waterloo, Iowa. The 2014 George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame induction class includes Rick Steiner, Scott Steiner, Wilbur Snyder (posthumously), Dallas Page (Frank Gotch Award), Larry Hennig (Lou Thesz Award), Randy Couture (George Tragos Award), and Larry Matysik (Jim Melby Award).
-- New ROH markets, from Jeff:
Beginning this weekend ROH will begin airing in the following markets…
Saturdays at 12 midnight on WUHF
Saturdays at 10:30pm on KGBT
Saturday 12 Midnight on WFXL
Sundays @ 11PM on KVII
Columbia/Jefferson City, Missouri
Saturdays @ 1030PM on KRCG
Columbia, South Carolina
Saturdays @ Midnight on WACH
Saturdays @ 12PM on WPFO
Fridays @ 1AM on KOMO
Saturdays @ 1AM on KATU
Ottumwa, IA / Kirksville, MO
Saturdays at 12:30am on ABC KTVO and on KTVO.2 CBS Saturdays at 11pm.
-- Two nights before "World Series of Fighting 8: Gaethje vs. Patishnock" takes place this Saturday, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will re-air "Unstoppable: Best of World Series of Fighting." The two-hour special re-airs Thursday, January 16 at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT. MMA legend Bas Rutten and Todd Harris host the look back at the promotions first seven fights, which highlight several of the amazing fights the fight company held in 2013. "Unstoppable: Best of World Series of Fighting" is produced by Tupelo-Honey Raycom in association with WSOF Productions.
-- Giant day in history according to Brian Hoops:
1943 - Lee Wyckoff defeated Ed "Strangler" Lewis for the Kansas City Midwest Wrestling Association World Heavyweight Title in Kansas City, Kansas
1946 - Ernie Piluso defeated Red Berry to win the World Light Heavyweight Title in Hollywood, California
1958 - John DePaulo and Bobby Jones defeated Stan Mykietowich and Ted Stefanyk for the Madison Wrestling Club Tag Team Title in Winnipeg, Manitoba
1959 - The Red Hangman (Tom Rice) defeated Ramon Torres to win the San Francisco NWA Pacific Coast Heavyweight Title in Watsonville, California
1960 - Yvon Robert defeated Billy Wicks for the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title in Mobile, Alabama
1966 - Lorenzo Parente defeated Danny Hodge in Tulsa, Oklahoma to win the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title
1967 - Dale Lewis defeated Tim Woods for the AWA Nebraska Heavyweight Title in Omaha, Nebraska.
1970 - The Missing Link defeated Ripper Collins to win the NWA Hawaii Heavyweight Title in Honolulu, Hawaii
1977 - In Los Angeles, California, Dory Funk, Jr. defeated Chavo Guerrero for the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title
1977 - Mr. Wrestling and Mr. Wrestling II won the NWA Georgia Tag Team Title, defeating Gene and Ole Anderson
1982 - Eddie Gilbert and Ricky Romero defeated Jerry Brown and Ron McFarlane in Kansas City, Kansas for the NWA Central States Tag Team Title.
1982 - The All-American and Lumberjack #1 defeated Jody Arnold and Pedro el Grande to win the Western States Wrestling Alliance Western States Tag Team Title in Payson, Arizona.
1983 - Leo Burke defeated Bret Hart in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to win the Stampede North American Heavyweight Title
1989 - Ricky Santana defeated Profe for the WWC World Junior Heavyweight Title in Caguas, Puerto Rico. At the same event, The Ninja Express (Mr. Pogo and Kensuke Sasaki) defeated Huracaun Castillo, Jr. and Miguel Perez, Jr. to win the WWC Caribbean Tag Team Title.
1989 - Abbuda Dein defeated Top Gun (David Sierra) to win the NWA Pacific Northwest Television Title in Portland
1991 - Arn Anderson defeated Z-Man (Tom Zenk) for the WCW World Television Title in Marietta, Georgia
1991 - Jeff Jarrett won a tournament to win the vacant USWA Southern Heavyweight Champion in Memphis, Tennessee, defeating Brian Lee in the finals of the tournament.
1991 - Jerry Lynn defeated The Lightning Kid (Sean Waltman) for the vacant Pro Wrestling America Light Heavyweight Title in Fridley, Minnesota.
1991 - E.Z. Ryder defeated The Natural (Don Callis) to win the West Four Wrestling Alliance Canadian Heavyweight Title in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
1992 - At a television taping in Columbus, Georgia, Ron Simmons and Big Josh (Matt Borne) defeated The Young Pistols (Steve Armstrong and Tracy Smothers) for the WCW United States Tag Team Title.
1995 - John Hawk defeated Kevin Von Erich for the NWA North American Heavyweight Title in Dallas, Texas.
1995 - Tommy Rich and Doug Gilbert won the USWA Tag Team Title by defeating PG-13 (JC Ice and Wolfie D) in Memphis, Tennessee
1998 - Genichiro Tenryu defeated Nobutaka Araya in a tournament final to become the War J-1 Heavyweight Champion.
1999 - The Suicide Kid defeated Ian Rotten for the IWA Mid-South Heavyweight Title in Louisville, Kentucky
2001 - At the WCW Sin PPV in Indianapolis, Indiana; Chuck Palumbo & Shawn O'Hair defeated Kevin Nash and Dallas page to win the WCW World Tag Team Championship. Also, Shane Douglas defeated General Reaction to win the US Title.
2007 - At the TNA Final Resolution PPV in Orlando, Florida; Christian Cage defeated Sting and Abyss to win the NWA World Championship and Chris Sabin won the TNA X Division title over Christopher Daniels and Jerry Lynn.
2007 - Amazing Kong defeats Nanae Takahashi to win the AWA World Women's Title in Tokyo, Japan.
-- Over the Top Radio with Antonio Thomas up here.
-- Episode 2 of the Wrestling Eye podcast up here.
-- VINTAGE WRESTLING presents: WRESTLE BRAWL V Saturday January 18th at 730pm Sanford Salvation Army 700 West 24th Street Sanford, FL VIP seating $20, General Admission $15 and Children are $10
-- AJ Styles promo for an upcoming Dreamwave Wrestling show here.