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We also have a look at the ratings of all the major television shows over the past week, how the segments individually did on Raw and Impact, and results from all the major arena events.
Also in this week's issue:
--A look at the Dragon Gate USA shows
--Build to major New Japan match
--New Japan's Taiwan tour
--Mid South Fan Fest
--History of Mid South Wrestling
--Bill Goldberg and Jim Ross speeches and notes
--ROH TV taping
--TNA taping schedule
--Why people in TNA remain nervous
--Several TNA injuries
--TNA creative updates
--John Gaburick talks about TNA
--Why Sonnen vs. Silva was moved
--Lots of UFC moves
--Cutting of Jake Shields
--Tons of new UFC fights
--Dana White's latest issues with the Diaz Brothers
--UFC star whose career was thought to be over may be fighting soon
--Lots of show over the next week
--Tons of new fights
--Ronda Rousey legal issues
--Update on Sting
--What can be done with Sting
--Talks about future WrestleManias
--Main Event off Ion
--Story behind people out of the company
--Update on Shane McMahon and his business and how it's doing
--Where was Ric Flair
--Legends Roundtable thoughts
--Stan Hansen's big moments in Japan
--The act that broke up on twitter
--Former NFL All-Pro signs with WWE to a unique deal
--Rollins talks the rise of Roman Reigns
--C.M. Punk update
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MONDAY'S NEWS UPDATE
--Bryan and I will be back tonight for Wrestling Observer radio. We'll be talking Raw, Ultimate Warrior, TNA and more. If you've got questions for tonight's show you can send them to
--DirecTV will no longer be carrying WWE PPVs. We'll have more on that later tonight. (thanks to Steve Murphy)
--The format for Raw tonight is an opening segment tribute to Ultimate Warrior, and a number of videos and testimonials throughout the show, but other than that, it will be a normal show with angles, unlike tribute shows in the past that were kept angle free.
--The WWE Network is doing another one week free special starting today. They need to push hard in a week where they have the chance to get some lapsed fans to try it because the stock is taking a hit based no the network numbers.
--It was four years ago today when Gene Kiniski passed away at the age of 81. Kiniski, a Hall of Famer, was one of the biggest stars in pro wrestling during the 50s, 60s and 70s, including three years as NWA world champion.
--FS 1 has a special tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern time looking back at the Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson fight with lots of never-before-seen footage before and after the fight.
--WWE will announce its first quarter business results including updates on all facets on 5/1.
--WWE stock fell 30 cents per share today to close at $19.99.
--Chris Jericho will be appearing on TBS' Deal With It TV show that airs at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night. It's a hidden camera prank show, and Jerichoh will be co-hosting a prank where they get someone to hide their identity after a run-in with mobsters reveals a clue about her past.
--The Titan Fighting Championships next show on CBS Sports was moved from 4/25 to 5/16 due to injuries.
--Stacy Keibler and husband Jason Pobre are expecting a daughter.
--Raymond Rowe and Hanson have signed ROH contracts. They are going by the tag team name War Machine.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST SHOW LEFT THIS MONTH?
UFC on 4/26 58.8%
New Japan on 4/19 23.9%
TNA on 4/27 11.6%
UFC on 4/19 5.6%
BEST TV SHOW OF THE PAST WEEK
UFC Tonight 1.4%
WHO IS PRO WRESTLING'S BEST WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION?
Daniel Bryan 75.9%
Kazuchika Okada 15.6%
Eric Young 3.3%
Adam Cole 1.6%
Yuji Nagata 0.7%
El Texano Jr. 0.5%
El Terrible 0.4%
--Amy Dumas (Lita) turned 39 today.
--The Times in the U.K. had a story today on Paige and her debut on Raw last week.
--Enzo Amore in WWE returned to training in Orlando after being out for months with a broken leg. The guy is a great talker.
--Regarding rumors apparently on Wikipedia that Luke Robinson had signed with WWE, we're told that is not the case.
--The ABC TV show "The Goldbergs" a sitcom set in the 80s about growing up in that era, will feature a storyline involving watching an early WrestleMania on 5/6.
--Christy Hemme and Ethan Carter III will be appearing in a Sean Patrick McGraw country music video for the song "I'm That Guy."
ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (thanks to Graeme Cameron and Brian Hoops)
1931 - In one of the more famous matches of the era, Ed Strangler Lewis beat Ed Don George to win the world title in Los Angeles. The story behind this match is that Lewis told George as they got in the ring that the title was changing hands, and they could do it the hard way or the easy way. I wonder if he knew that he was developing a line for Stephanie McMahon.
1959 - Ben & Mike Sharpe beat Chief Big Heart & Little Eagle to win the Texas tag team titles in Dallas
1962 - Kangaroo Kennedy beat Baron Von Heczy in Newcastle to win the Australian heavyweight title. This was the last title change in the history of the belt, as the local promotion was overwhelmed shortly after by the arrival of Jim Barnett and the WCW era
1971 - Terry Funk beat The Grappler (Johnny Walker) in Miami to win the Southern title
1976 - Angelo Mosca beat Tim Woods in the finals of a tournament to win the Mid Atlantic TV title
1980 - Bulldog Brower & Luke Graham are awarded the WWC North American tag titles after Gorgeous George Jr. left the promotion
1985 - Lola Gonzalez beat Jaguar Yokota in Mexico City to win the UWA women's title
1985 - Ray Steele beat Tony St. Clair to win the British heavyweight title
1986 - Johnny Saint beat Jon Cortez in London to win the world lightweight title
1989 - Tornado Negro beat Negro Casas in Tijuana to win the WWA welterweight title
1989 - Jerry Lawler beat Kerry Von Erich to win the World Class title
1995 - Rey Misterio Jr. & Octagon & Super Muneco beat Tony Arce & Vulcano & Rocco Valente in Mexico City to win the Mexican national trios titles
1996 - Rayo de Jalisco Jr. beat Apolo Dantes in Mexico City to win the CMLL heavyweight title
2004 - Villanos IV & V beat Emilio Charles Jr. & Scorpio Jr. in Acapulco to win the UWA tag titles
2005 - Ikuto Hidaka beat Super Crazy in Tokyo to win the AWA Int. jr. title and Ryoji Sai & Kohei Sato beat Shinjiro Otani & Masato Tanaka to win the Zero-One IC tag titles
2006 - Mistico & Negro Casas beat Averno & Mephisto in Mexico City to win the CMLL tag titles
2010 - Bison Smith & Keith Walker beat Takeshi Rikio & Mohammed Yone in Osaka to win the GHC tag titles
2011 - Masaaki Mochizuki beat Masato Yoshino in Tokyo to win the Open the Dream Gate title
--2CW Living on the Edge live iPPV for $9.99 on Friday night at 8 p.m. Eastern in Watertown NY features a 2CW title elimination match with Nick Ando, Isys Ephex, Colin Delaney, Dalton Castle, Gregory Iron and Dick Justice, plus A.J. Styles vs. Johnny Gargano, Mikey Whipwreck & Tajiri vs. AR Fox & Rich Swann, Matt Hardy vs. Jason Axe, Kevin Steen vs. Alex Shelley, Punisher Van Slyke & Kevin Graham vs. Sean Carr & Kage for the 2CW tag tiles, Jey Freddie vs. Rionne Fujiwara, Yusuke Kodama vs Cheech and more. It willl be available at http://www.2cw.com
--UK wrestler Marty Scurll of TNA British Bootcamp fame dislocated his shoulder last night. (thanks to Patrick Gronemann)
Shimmer results from yesterday in Berwyn, IL:
Dark matches: Pink Flash Kira b Angelus Layne, Alex Bernardino & Markus Crane b Archangel & Moondog Bernard, Mary Lee Rose b Stacy Shadows
DVD Volume 65 results: Veda Scott b Leva Bates, Christina Von Eerie b Angie Skye, Thunderkitty b Spider Lady, Courtney Rush & Evie & Heidi Lovelace b Jessicka Havok & Nicole Matthews & Portia Perez, Kana b Nikki Storm, Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakagawa b Saraya Knight & Rhia O'Reilly, Yumi Ohka b LuFisto, Leon & Ray b Kimber Lee & Cherry Bomb, Athena b Kay Lee Ray, Mercedes Martinez b Hikaru Shida, Cheerleader Melissa b Mia Yim to retain Shimmer title
DVD Volume 66 results: Leva Bates b Marti Belle, Nikki Storm b Christina Von Eerie, Kay Lee Ray b Kimber Lee & Leon & Nevaeh, Evie b Nicole Matthews, Yumi Ohka b Melanie Cruise, Veda Scott b Courtney Rush, Kana b Cherry Bomb, Heidi Lovelace b Jessicka Havoc, Mia Yim b Ray, LuFisto b Saraya Knight in a no DQ, no COR match, Hikaru Shida b Athena, Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakagawa b Cheerleader Melissa & Mercedes Martinez to retain the tag titles (thanks to Martin Bentley)
--IPW from Saturday night in Auckland, New Zealand Jakob Cross b TK Cooper, Britenay & Carmen Rose b Olivia Shaw & Bea Presley, James Shaw b Liger, Vinny Dunn NC Alfred Valentine, Liam Fury won a Rumble, Liam Fury b Curt Chaos (thanks to Steve Ogilvie)
--wXW from Friday night in Limbach, Oberfronha, Germany before 303 fans: Vincent Schild b Robert Kaiser, Big Daddy Walter b Da Mack, Aaron Insane & Kim Ray & Sasa Keel b Axel Tischer & Johnny Rancid & Zero Samurai, Svetlana Kalashinikova b Melanie Gray, Axel Deiter Jr. b Robert Schild, Absolute Andy & John Bad Bones Klinger b Karsten Beck & Sha Samuels
--wXw from Saturday night in Dresde, Germany before 361 fans: Bad Bones John Klinger b Sha Samuels, Robert & Vincent Schild b Robert Kaiser & Zero Samurai, Karsten Beck b Rick Baxter, Aaron Insane & Kim Ray & Svletlana Kalashnikova b Axel Dieter Jr. & Da Mack & Melanie Gray, Big Daddy Walter b Absolute Andy, Axel Tischer b Sasa Keel
--wXw from Sunday in Leipzig, Germany: Mitteldeutschland Cup tournament: First round--Da Mack b Robert Kaiser, Big Daddy Walter b Johnny Rancid, Karsten Beck b Vincent Schild, Axel Dieter Jr. b Robert Schild, Svetlana Kalashnikova b Melanie Gray, Absolute Andy & John Klinger b Sasa Keel & Aaron Insane, Axel Tischer b Kim Ray, Axel Deiter Jr. won four-way to win tournament over Big Daddy Walter, Da Mack and Karsten Beck.
--wXw had a fan convention and legends show on 4/26 in Oberhausen with Terry Funk, Vader, John Morrison, Harry Smith, Chris Masters, Steve Corino and Shane Douglas. Tommy End defends the wXw Unified title against Harry Smith plus Big Daddy Walter & Vader & Robert Dreissker vs. a trio that will include Chris Masters. Cima & Ricochet are booked for a 7/27 show. (thanks to Markus Gronemann)
--New England Championship Wrestling from Saturday night in Beverly, MA: El Todo Loco b Cody Ward, The end over Brandino Davis and Mike Mullet, Mike McCarthy & Beau Douglas b Johnny Thunder & Tim Lennox, Jimmy Preston b Dan Terry, Kasey Ray b Nikki Valentine, Antonio Thomas & Brad Hollister b Jeremy Prophet & Jack Maverick
--USWO from Saturday night in Millersvlle, TN: Charles Alexander b Chris Nortje, Johnny Gilbert & Big Time Bubba b Aaron Cross & Kevin Weatherby, Nick Stanley b Zack Hartnell, Fireball Roberts b David Knox, LT Falk b Psycho Medic-DQ, Dyron Flynn b TNT Mottley. next show is 5/3 at the SAWmill in Millersville, TN. (thanks to Jimmie Daniel)
--CMLL from yesterday in Guadalajara: Relampago Azul b Reycko, William Rock & Explosivo b Acertijo & Furia Nazi, Javier Cruz Jr. & Brillante Jr. & Black Metal b Ebola & Exterminador & Mugroos Vago, Rafaga & Kamaitachi & Demonio Maya b Fuego & Gallo & Smaker, Mistico & Rey Cometa b Okumura & Barbaro Cavernario (thanks to Kris Zellner and Steve "Dr. Lucha" Sims)
--I Believe in Wrestling from yesterday in Orlando: Chasyn Rance b Josh Hess & Jason Cade, Gabriel Black b Cameron Cross, Maxwell Chicago b Lizzie Parris, Brittany (TNA) b Joey Mayberry, Tristan Keali'i b Aaron Epic. Rhett Giddins b Tim Zybszko, Hercules Gomez b Chico Adams. Next show is 5/3 at 3 p.m., before an FIP event in the same building at 8 p.m. (thanks to Al Haft)
--All Star Wrestling on 4/26 in Cloverdale, BC at the Alice McKay Building headlined by Tommy Dreamer & Moondog Manson vs Kyle Sebastian & Collin Cuter.
--River City Wrestling on Saturday night in Seguin, TX at the Palace Theater featuring Hernandez, Masada and more.
--IWF on Saturday night in Nutley, NJ before 700 fans: Todd Pettingill hosted the show. Kevin Knight b Kasey Coresh, Anthony Bowens b Marc Corino, Marty Jannetty & Mike Dennis (managed by Jim Powers) b Shane O'Brien & Nicky Oceans, Tito Santana & The Gambler b Michael T Blake & Dr Hurtz, Phat Big Daddy Biggie Biggs b Justin Corino & Corey Havoc & Wayne Woo in a four-way, Roman Zachary b Tommy Dreamer to keep IWF title
--Kurt Angle is doing an autograph signing and meet and greet on Saturday at both 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Primos Collectibles in Winnipeg.
--Pro Wrestling Phoenix from Saturday night in Council Bluffs, IA: Derek Cornell b Stephen King, Geek Singh b Jeff O'Shea, Zac James b Blue Rocket, Hype Gotti & Abu Colossus d Jeremy Wyatt & Mark Sterling, Leslie Ray & Joey Daniels b Darren Russell, Branden Juarez b Ryan Slade, Matty Star b Bradley Charles. Next show is the 9th anniversary show on 5/17 at the National Guard Armory in Council Bluffs.