Friday, 04 April 2014 10:14
We're looking for reports on:
*Tonight's ROH Supercard of Honor from the Alario Events Center in Westwego, LA
*Happenings, Q&As and other news from today's Mid South Fan Fest
*The wrestling show at tonight's Mid South Fan Fest in Chalmette, LA (Angelina Love, Tommy Dreamer, Bill Dundee, Ricky Morton, Robert Gibson, Elijah Burke, Lance Hoyt (Archer), Chris Adonis (Masters) and stars of Traditional Championship Wrestling
*Tonight's Dragon Gate USA Open the Ultimate Gate show from the McAlister Center in Tulane University
*Tonight's TNA house show in Macon, GA (Magnus vs. Bobby Roode, Bro Man vs. Wolves for tag titles, Madison Rayne vs. Gail Kim for Knockouts title, James Storm vs. Gunner. Ken Anderson vs. Samuel Shaw and Manik vs. DJ Zema Ion)
*A Wrestling Odyssey at www.wwnlive.com
We're also looking for reports from last night's TNA show in Augusta, GA.
Tonight's ROH lineup
Adam Cole vs. Jay Briscoe ladder match for the ROH title
Kevin Steen vs. Michael Elgin - winner to get an IWGP title match with
Kazuchika Okada on 5/17 in New York
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Jay Lethal for TV title
Mark Briscoe vs. Michael Bennett no DQ
Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly vs. Hanson & Raymond Rowe vs. Rocky Romero &
Alex Koslov - winner face Young Bucks for ROH tag titles 5/17 in New York
Matt Taven vs. ?
Silas Young vs. RD Evans
The card for tonight's Dragon Gate USA show at 9 p.m. Eastern at www.wwnlive.com
Johnny Gargano vs. Ricochet for Open the Freedom Gate title
Chris Hero vs. Masato Tanaka
Low Ki vs. Trent Baretta
Bravado Brothers vs. Anthony Nese & Caleb Konley
Chuck Taylor & Drew Gulak vs. Fire Ant & Green Ant
AR Fox vs. MR. A
Rich Swann vs. Biff Busick
Fan Axxess at 6 p.m. at the New Orleans Convention Center has Big E, Trish Stratus The Miz, Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan, Luke Harper, Ricky Steamboat and Titus O'Neal .
Smackdown tonight is mostly a recap and features show
Dolph Ziggler vs. Titus O'Neil
Los Matadores vs. Jack Swagger & Cesaro
Bellator tonight from Reno, NV
7 p.m. on Spike.com
Benito Lopez (125.9) vs. Oscar Ramirez (126)
Jason Powell (155.2) vs. Sinjen Smith (155.1)
Freddie Squitania (238) vs. Josh Appelt (242.9)
James Terry (170.3) vs. Rick Reeves (170.1)
9 p.m. on Spike
Johnny Cisneros (192.6) vs. Mikkel Parlo (193.5)
Volkan Oezdemir (205.6) vs. Kelly Anudsn (205.8)
Herman Terrado (170) vs. Justin Baseman (170.9)
Vitaly Minakov (253.4) vs. Cheick Kongo (232.8) for Bellator heavyweight title
Legacy Fighting Championships from tonight in Albuquerque at 10 p.m. Eastern on AXS
Lenny Lovato vs. Kamaru Usman
Clint Roberts vs. Martin Sano
Enrique Briones vs. Adrian Cruz
Ray Borg vs. Nick Urso
Flavio Avaro vs. Donald Sanchez
Holly Holm vs. Juliana Werner for women's bantamweight title
Saturday is headlined by the WWE Hall of Fame on the WWE Network, WrestleCon all day at the Sugar Mill in New Orleans, ROH TV tapings at 2 p.m. at the Alario Center in New Orleans (Adam Cole & Matt Hardy & Michael Bennett vs. Kevin Steen & Mark & Jay Briscoe, Tommaso Ciampa vs. Roderick Strong for TV title, Rocky Romero vs. Michael Elgin, Alex Koslov vs. Jay Lethal, BJ Whitmer vs. Cedric Alexander, Andrew Evans vs. ACH), TNA in Dalton, GA, Dragon Gate USA Mercury Rising at 9 p.m. at www.wwnlive.com, and Shimmer at 4 p.m. on www.wwnlive.com with Cheerleader Melissa vs. Lufisto in a 2/3 falls match with a 90 minute time limit.
New Japan's Invasion Attack iPPV starts at about 2:30 a.m. Eastern and 11:30 p.m. Pacific late Saturday night from Sumo Hall in Tokyo, the company's biggest show since the Tokyo Dome at www.ustream.tv/njpw/1972
Young Bucks vs. Kota Ibushi & Desperado for IWGP jr tag titles
Togi Makabe & Yuji Nagata & Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Minoru Suzuki & Taka Michinoku & Taichi
Rob Conway & Jax Dane vs. Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan for NWA tag titles
Daniel & Rolles Gracie vs. Toru Yano & Takashi Iizuka
Prince Devitt vs. Ryusuke Taguchi loser leaves town
Kazuchika Okada & Yoshi-Hashi vs. Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga
Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tetsuya Naito for Never title
Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows vs. Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata for IWGP tag titles
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for IC title
And the biggest pro wrestling show of the year is WrestleMania on Sunday on PPV and the WWE Network with a preshow at 5 p.m. and matches from probably 6:30 p.m. Eastern time to 11 p.m.
Usos vs. Los Matadores vs. Jack Swagger & Cesaro vs. Curtis Axel & Ryback for tag titles
30 man Andre the Giant Battle Royal
14 Divas one fall everyone in the ring match for Divas title
New Age Outlaws & Kane vs. The Shield
John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt
Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar
Daniel Bryan vs. HHH
Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Bryan-HHH winner for WWE title
Raw will be Monday at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
Dragon Gate has an iPPV Tuesday morning at 5:30 a.m. EST, 2:30 AM PST at http://www.ustream.tv/DragonGate
Super Shisa, Shachihoko BOY vs. Kenichiro Arai, Chihiro Tominaga
Gamma, Ryotsu Shimizu vs, CIMA, Kotoka
Falls Count Anywhere Match: Don Fujii vs. Yosuke?Santa Maria
2 Count & 3 Escape Rules: Masaaki Mochizuki vs. U-T
Genki Horiguchi H.A.Gee.Mee!!, Jimmy Susumu vs. Mondai Ryu, Kzy
Special Singles Match: YAMATO vs. Uhaa Nation
4 Unit Battle 4 way 6 Man Tag Team Match: Masato Yoshino, Akira
Tozawa, Shingo Takagi vs. Naruki Doi, BxB Hulk, Cyber Kong vs. Jimmy
Kanda, Jimmy Kagetora, Mr. Quu Quu Tanizaki Naoki Toyonaka Dolphin vs.
T-Hawk, Eita, Flamita
Smackdown and Main Event will be Tuesday in Lafayette, LA at the Cajun Dome.
-- I went to JR's one-man show (well, two-man show as there was a surprise appearance by Stone Cold Steve Austin) last night at the House of Blues. It was a really fun show, and if he comes to your area you should check it out. The venue was just PACKED, like almost literally -- LITERALLY -- people hanging from the rafters, and they all appeared to be having a great time. First part was Ross telling stories and then they did a long Q&A with the fans. Austin, and this should shock nobody, is a really great public speaker, was hilarious, was having a ton of fun, and all I could think when it was over was that Ross and Austin as a duo need to be doing more shows like this, or Austin needs to be doing his own shows as well. Everyone there seemed to be having a great time and went absolutely nuts when they brought out Austin even though I don't think it was much of a secret that he was there for that show. Jim Cornette was also there for the first show as well and people said he was great too.
-- Been running into everyone everywhere. It's awesome to see so many people here. Please stop and say hi if you see me. For all the info on where we're all going to be as part of the WON/F4W empire, check out Ed's Facebook page here.
-- Latest on Kenneth Nida, aka Barrock on the board, is that he's been moved to a normal room and is out of the ICU, so things are looking very good. He's doing therapy to help with his speech and we're going to hopefully get a bunch of people out there to see him this weekend. Check the Facebook page for more info.
-- As far as wrestlers, everyone and their mother is here.
-- Variety bullish on WWE.
-- All of the WWE Hall of Fame rings are up here. Scott Hall's ring says "SCOTT HALL" and not "RAZOR RAMON", which should soothe some of your souls.
-- Article on Austin in the Boston Herald here.
-- Daniel Bryan daily journal leading to WrestleMania up on WWE.com here.
-- Dave has a good article up about Brock Lesnar and the what-ifs of his career here.
-- I've got tons of stuff up on my Twitter, including the photo that everyone was talking about today where some kid saw Randy Orton washing his hands in the bathroom and decided now was a GREAT time to snap a photo. I'll be tweeting throughout the week all sorts of things @bryanalvarez
-- Hoping to have the first of many audio shows up this afternoon. At least one a day until I come home is the plan, so follow me on Twitter @bryanalvarez for live show times. They'll all be up on the front page for subscribers to download as well.
-- Clips of Gina Carano on Arsenio Hall claiming she's ready to make her return to the Octagon here.
--Dave Batista talks his return to the Washington Post at http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/batista-is-fine-with-getting-booed-heading-into-wrestlemania--at-least-most-of-the-time/2014/04/04/0cd228c4-bbfc-11e3-96ae-f2c36d2b1245_story.html
-- UFC is paying to have both Jon Jones and Glover Texeira randomly tested for drugs leading up to their 205-pound title fight. Both guys have already been tested at least once. Jones said he's wanted this for a long time.
-- For those who love Lewis' songs on the Bryan & Vinny Show, I have been alerted that HE SHALL RETURN.
-- Masato Masuda, creator of both "Pro Wrestling" and "Fire Pro Wrestling" video games, died at 48 yesterday. Big story on it here, and this is one a lot of people are talking about since they loved the games. I don't play video games anymore, but when I was 11 I LOVED the Pro Wrestling game on the Nintendo. Masuda created that game from scratch apparently all by himself at the age of 20.
-- Cowboy Bob Kelly talks Paul Bearer and more here.
-- Leonardo writes: Thursday night (well technically Friday) on Comedy Central's @Midnight there was a WM plug. The show has a section called "hashtag wars" in which the host names a theme and the participants (celebrities, mostly comedians) made hashtags about it. In honor of the 30 years of WM they did a "#WorseWrestlers" deal. Among others they mention: "Andre The Giant Pussy", "Reasonable Roddy Piper", "Bret The Shitman Hart", "The Iron Deficiency Shiek" "The Jizz" and "Brooke Hogan" (that was the funniest). From the host, to the participants, to the fans, everyone seemed to knows what they were talking about and enjoyed it. Also of note is that Comedy Central is pushing hard their App which is free and have all their shows. It's like they copy WWE way of promoting.
-- For those who want to help Adam Pearce in his goal to become a Padres announcer, here's the info: Starting at 3pm pacific TODAY and running through 5pm pacific on MONDAY, fan voting will be open and will narrow the field from thirty to ten. The ten moving on will call more games next week. There are TWO ways to vote. 1. ON THE PADRES WEBSITE: Go to http://padres.com/announcer and select #23 Adam Pearce. 2. ON TWITTER: Using the hashtag #PadresPA23. Example: "I vote for #PadresPA23 @ScrapDaddyAP".
-- Daniel writes: Finally got word from tech support that people trying to use Samsung tablets and a few other Android tablets to view the WWE Network are going to be disappointed, seems they are having a hard time getting the network to play correctly on these devices. The main issue people are having is when the TV rating screen plays, something happens and you will just see a black screen and hear the audio. The few items that do not have the TV rating appear in the beginning seem to play fine, but unfortunately that is very few items. Figure let you update the subscribers.
-- WHICH OF THESE WAS THE BEST WRESTLEMANIA MATCH?
Randy Savage vs Ricky Steamboat 29.7%
Kurt Angle vs. Shawn Michaels 17.7%
Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart 16.8%
Edge & Christian vs. Dudleys vs. Hardys 7.0%
Hulk Hogan vs. The Rock 5.0%
Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels 4.6%
Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit 3.9%
Randy Savage vs. Ultimate Warrior 3.9%
Hulk Hogan vs. Ultimate Warrior 3.7%
Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho 3.3%
Undertaker vs. C.M. Punk 2.4%
Edge vs. Mick Foley 2.2%
WHICH OF THESE WAS THE BEST WRESTLEMANIA MATCH?
Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin 50.4%
Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels I 20.1%
Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon ladder match 6.1%
Chris Benoit vs. Shawn Michaels vs. HHH 4.9%
Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels II 4.5%
Rock vs. Steve Austin II 4.3%
Ric Flair vs. Randy Savage 4.3%
Undertaker vs. HHH II 2.0%
Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar 1.6%
Money in the Bank WM 21 1.2%
Undertaker vs. Edge 0.4%
Undertaker vs. HHH I 0.2%
WHO WINS THIS FIGHT?
Daniel Cormier 84.6%
Dan Henderson 15.4%
WHAT UFC FIGHT WOULD DO THE MOST BUSINESS
Ronda Rousey vs. Gina Carano 54.9%
Ronda Rousey vs. Cris Cyborg 29.8%
Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 8.1%
Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort 3.9%
Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier 3.6%
-- IWF returns Saturday, April 12 in Nutley, NJ with our 17th Annual Spring Event to benefit Relay For Life. Tickets ON-SALE now as WWE Legends Tommy Dreamer, Tito Santana,Marty Jannetty & Jim Powers unite for charity. Also, the new IWF Centre in Nutley hosts birthday parties, and the next IWF Wrestling School beginner class starts May 1.
-- Interview with Rosita on Smartasses Radio here.
-- Today in history with Brian Hoops:
1969 - The Assassins (Jody Hamilton & Tom Renesto) defeated El Mongol & Louie Tillet in Atlanta, Georgia in a tournament final to win the NWA Georgia Tag Team Title.
1984 - Jack & Jerry Brisco defeated Wahoo McDaniel & Mark Youngblood for the NWA World Tag Team Title in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
1993 - Wrestlemania IX is held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Yokozuna, with Mr. Fuji pinned Bret Hart to win the WWF championship then lost the title to Hulk Hogan in an impromptu match.
1994 - Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Shinya Hashimoto for the IWGP Heavyweight Title in Hiroshima, Japan.
1998 - Rob Van Dam defeated Bam Bam Bigelow for the ECW World Television Title in Buffalo, New York
1998 - Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Kensuke Sasaki for the IWGP Heavyweight Title in Tokyo, Japan
-- Chris Jericho's band Fozzy WEDNESDAY, MAY 7 at the CHAMELEON CLUB in Lancaster, PA. Doors open at 6:30 pm. All ages admitted / 21 to drink.
-- PAID Promotions Wrestling presents Aftermath Sunday, April 13, The Globe Arena, Christie Way, Westgate, Morecambe, Lancashire 4.30pm start, 4pm doors