FRIDAY UPDATE: Big MMA/boxing weekend, Updates on Bagwell, UFC Brazil, Sting, Scott Steiner and more



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We're looking for reports on tonight WWE Raw house show in Huntsville, AL (C.M. Punk vs. Mark Henry, John Cena vs. Lord Tensai) and tonight's TNA house show in Ontario, CA at the Citizens Bank Business Arena (Bobby Roode vs. Rob Van Dam, Jeff Hardy vs. Kurt Angle, Mr. Anderson vs. Robbie E, Samoa Joe & Magnus vs. Christopher Daniels & Kazarian, Tara vs. Winter and Pope D'Angelo Dinero vs. Hernandez).

Tonight is Bellator from Casino Rama in Rama, ONT:

Prelims on Spike.com

Nathan Gunn (169.6) vs. Dom O'Grady (170)

Matt MacGrath (179.6) vs. Nordine Taleb (179.4)

Cosmo Alexander (155) vs. Lorawnt-T Nelson (155)

David Harris (134.8) vs Nick Kirk (135.6)

Will Romero (148.8) vs. Matt Veal (145)

Live on MTV 2 and Epix at 8 p.m.

Ryan Ford (169.8) vs. Luis Santos (170)

Damian Grabowski (241.4) vs. David Huckaba (255.4)

Bryan Baker (171) vs. Ben Saunders (171) in the semifinals for the welterweight title

Michael Chandler (156) vs. Akihiro Gono (155.6) in a non-title match

Tonight is also the final first round match of The Ultimate Fighter with Andy Ogle of Team Faber against Mike Rio of Team Cruz.

Saturday is headlined by UFC on FOX for a full day of fights, ending with the biggest boxing PPV of this year and maybe of the past several years headlined by Floyd Mayweather vs. Miguel Cotto. The show is from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ.

Facebook fights at 4 p.m. Eastern

Roland Delorme vs. Nick Denis

Mike Massenzio vs. Karlos Vemola

Prelims on Fuel at 5 p.m.

Dennis Bermudez vs. Pablo Garza

Danny Castillo vs. John Cholish

Luis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker

John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss

John Dodson vs. Tim Elliott

Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Johnson

Live on FOX at 8 p.m. (5 p.m. Pacific)

Lavar Johnson vs. Pat Barry

Alan Belcher vs. Rousimar Palhares

Johny Hendricks vs. Josh Koscheck

Jim Miller vs. Nate Diaz

Saturday night has a Raw house show in Knoxville, a Smackdown house show in Asheville and a TNA house show at Rabbobank Arena in Bakersfield, CA. Sunday has a Raw house show in Chattanooga, a Smackdown house show in North Charleston, SC and a TNA house show outdoors at Rawhide Ballpark in Visalia, CA.

Monday is Raw from the Greensboro Coliseum. Tuesday is Smackdown and NXT being taped in Roanoke.

        Between Brock Lesnar's first WWE match in years, the WWE stockholders meeting with tons of comments by Vince McMahon about the company's future, the life and times of 70s icon Chief Jay Strongbow, behind the drug test failure of Rey Mysterio and much more, there will be two issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter out this week.
 
        The first issue is already up on the site and the second will be up later today.  A back issue from 1995 is also up covering the life and times of Eddie Gilbert as well as the first ever Hulk Hogan vs. Vader major match. 
 
        Our lead story looks at the WWE Extreme Rules show, what Brock Lesnar brought to the table, why the company decided to beat Lesnar in his first match, what happened after the match ended, and why that decision all depends on what you believe Lesnar is there for.
 
        We look at how Vince McMahon was thinking, as well as looking at a lot of similar situations in wrestling history and how promotions handled them.  We look at what the response was, what the future is for Lesnar vs. Cena, a look at the numbers.  We also look at the business of the show, match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results from the show.
 
        We also look at the WWE philosophy that has become so strange and paranoid, as well as the success of the Youtube prelim fight.
 
        We also look at the change in the movie business philosophy, plans for movies, more plans for the network, Vince McMahon guarantees the company will grow over the next year and strange quoting of statistics.  A look at the real statistics when it comes to ratings and house shows for WWE this year.  We talk a lot of the business moves, a new television show being taped that is being kept secretive, PPV numbers, plans for a lot of upcoming movies, PPV on TV vs. Internet, UFC vs. WWE on PPV, WrestleMania outdoors and future of TV and movies.
 
        We also look at the life and times of Chief Jay Strongbow, including his career records and biggest matches.
 
        We've got notes on the suspension of Rey Mysterio, what happened, when the test took place, wrestlers who have two strikes, what the policy is regarding wrestlers who have two strikes and then leave, his previous violation and a look at the last few years of his career as well as his world title reigns.
 
        We also have a feature on the Extreme Reunion show over the weekend put on by Shane Douglas and Dr. Mark Keenan.  We look at the legacy of ECW, its unique popularity, the promotion going forward, the good, the bad, the business and the disasters that happened before, during and after the show.
 
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        Also in this week's issue:
 
--Update on Buff Bagwell and more details regarding his accident. 
 
--Death of independent wrestler Prince Malik
 
--Arrest of a former wrestler Whipper Watson Jr., the son of one of Canada's two most popular wrestlers in history.
 
--Jury overturns the verdict against Penthouse in the case of publishing nude photos of Nancy Benoit.
 
--More notes on the change in time slot of Impact and the good and bad of it
 
--Dixie Carter talks why PPV is declining
 
--Is PPV declining?
 
--More on the deal to get Ric Flair to attend the WWE Hall of Fame
 
--Dixie Carter talks the Garett Bischoff push, and compares his in-ring to several wrestlers on the roster
 
--Hulk Hogan threatens a lawsuit but nobody backs down
 
--Hogan says he's got new ideas for TNA going forward, and if they don't work, he's leaving
 
--Story behind cutting Anarquia
 
--Hogan's wife changes her story, says Hogan & Ed Leslie were not gay lovers
 
--Kurt Angle teams with Dwayne Johnson
 
--Sacrifice PPV lineup
 
--TNA weekend touring
 
--Notes on the next TNA television shows
 
--More on Nick Diaz's lawsuit against the Nevada State Athletic Commission
 
--What he's looking for and can he get it
 
--The whole medical marijuana controversy involving Diaz
 
--UFC fighter arrested for a DUI
 
--Main matches for UFC's debut in Calgary in July
 
--Updated info on UFC 147 in Brazil
 
--Early notes on UFC 150 in Denver
 
--Early notes on the August UFC show on FOX including storyline that will be built for the main event
 
--Thoughts on Mayweather vs. Cotto
 
--Notes on the New Jersey show on FOX
 
--Notes on what UFC is scaling the gate for and potentially its second biggest gate in history for Silva vs. Sonnen
 
--Dana White talks about bringing Sonnen to Brazil
 
--Fighter turns down an offered title shot
 
--Update on Rampage Jackson
 
--Lots of new fights and changes in cards due to injuries
 
--Dana White talks this season of Ultimate Fighter and ratings
 
--White criticized for talking gambling lines
 
--Update on contract situation with one of biggest stars of the past decade
 
--Chris Jericho's schedule for the summer
 
--More on the Bella Twins leaving
 
--Return of a star in a few weeks after knee surgery
 
--Wrestler in trouble for working too stiff
 
--Indie promotion without TV draws almost 4,000 fans with nostalgia lure bringing back 90s stars
 
--Wrestling PPV main event in jeopardy when world champion suffers legit biceps tear
 
--Wrestler on Bachelor like TV show doing a unique gimmick
 
--Karen Jarrett returns to wrestling managing Jeff
 
--Update on the Champion Carnival tournament
 
--Finals of NOAH's annual tag team tournament
 
--Two Hall of Famers meet for the first tie in a singles match
 
--Notes on the early days of Ricky Steamboat's career
 
--Notes on ROH Border Wars show
 
--ROH weekend show notes
 
--Notes on new TNA signee Alex Silva
 
--Dana White says he'll pull out of California if new bill passes, a look at the bill
 
--Marketing of Jon Jones
 
--Ronda Rousey challenged in grandstand play
 
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Friday News, Links and Notes

-- Junior Seau's family noted today that they will be donating Seau's brain to the Sports Legacy Institute to determine whether or not he was suffering from chronic traumatic encephelopathy. The former NFL linebacker committed suicide earlier this week.

-- Nick Hogan was granted an early release from his five-year probation today stemming from the John Graziano car crash in 2007. He served roughly 80 percent of the probation length.

-- John Lauranitis started working out in the ring this week.

-- Dana White confirmed the battle of the TUF Brazil coaches main event with Wanderlei Silva vs. Vitor Belfort for UFC 147 on June 23rd somewhere in Brazil. At this point, no location is finalized due to issues getting buildings related to both a UN conference and noise ordinances. Another note: White has a summit planned over the next month to address fighter behavior.

-- Charges against Scott Hall that he choked his girlfriend were dropped due to insufficient evidence.

-- Buff Bagwell is already out of the hospital although his jaw is wired shut, he has plates in his face, and he's still got a long road to recovery.

-- Watch the episode of NWA Hollywood where Colt Cabana wins the NWA Title from Adam Pearce.

-- Scott Steiner continues to rant.

-- Primo, Epico and Hunico have signed with Abraham Washington Enterprises in WWE storyline.

-- UFC 1 is coming to PPV in Australia.

-- Sting was added to WWE's alumni page recently. Hogan has been on that page for years despite being a headliner in TNA, so don't read too much into it other than they've got a DVD featuring him coming out soon. Dixie Carter fully expects for him to re-sign for another year when his current deal is up.

-- New interview on the life and times of Mick Foley.

-- Jake writes: I don't know if this is a telling tale as far as "Haywire" on DVD with Netflix goes or just my point of view as a Netflix customer. I've been with Netflix since 2008 and I have never seen big demand for new releases like this year so far. If you don't return a DVD by a Saturday or Monday, you're pretty much out of luck to get a new release the week something new is out for rent. "Moneyball" actually debut on Starz cable channel a couple weeks ago while it was still on my Netflix queue listed as "very long wait". I thought this was going to be the same pattern for "Haywire" because I didn't send stuff back until yesterday (Wed). Turns out I'll be getting it in the mail tomorrow without any delay! That could mean they have plenty of copies or there's little demand to rent it. I know the movie didn't have much fanfare when it was on the big screen.

-- Regarding Jim Miller and $10 of every walkout shirt going to help support his ailing nephew, a page detailing the foundation and charity auction is up.

-- Smackdown tonight has Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan (twice), Randy Orton & Big Show vs. Kane & Cody Rhodes, Kofi Kingston & Truth vs. Hunico & Camacho, Brodus Clay vs. Jack Swagger, Damian Sandow vs. Derrick Bateman, Layla vs. Natalya, and more.

-- Upcoming dates for Lylah Lodge, who is on the newest season of World of Hurt in Canada: May 4th WCWO in Indianapolis, IN (1151 Kentucky Ave) vs. Camron Star AND APW in Chesterfield, IN also vs. Camron Star, May 5th HPW in Columbus, IN with Stompin Steve vs. Camron Star and Damian Cole, May 6th UWF in Georgetown, KY vs. Heather Owens

-- "Chikarasaurus Rex: How to Hatch a Dinosaur", Chikara's next iPPV, takes place Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 Live at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, PA! Streaming live, worldwide via GFL.tv! Doors = 6:00 pm :: Belltime = 7:00 pm.

-- River City Wrestling presents FANdemonium on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Activity Center, 1630 Goliad Road in San Antonio, TX. The event will begin at 8 p.m. and the doors open at 7:30 p.m.

-- Latest episode of BRUISER TV is up.

-- East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) LIVE! Presents DIVIDE & CONQUER! Sat, May 5th, 2012 Greater Newark Boys’ & Girls’ Club 109 Glasgow Drive, Rt. 40 & #1 Positive Place Newark, DE 19702

-- Federation of Elite Wrestlers (F.E.W.) presents "BREAKING CURFEW" Saturday, May 12, 2012 The FIGHT House 2250 Pennsylvania St Fort Wayne. IN Doors open at 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM Bell time General Admission Tickets $7.00 in advance, $10.00 at the door

-- DDP is featured in this video that went viral this week.

-- Ed has the 200th episode of his show this week with himself, Craig, Cutrer and maybe some special guests.

What are your plans for Saturday night viewing?

UFC only 41.4%
Boxing only 7.5%
Both 14.7%
Neither 36.5%

Would you purchase Hulu if there was original WWE programming on it?

Yes 14.2%
No 81.6%
Already have it 4.1%

What fight on Saturday are you most looking forward to?

Miller vs. Diaz 56.5%
Koscheck vs. Hendricks 22.6%
Johnson vs. Barry 13.4%
Palhares vs. Belcher 7.5%

What are your thoughts regarding the 5/12 ROH iPPV show?

Am buying the show 24.4%
Not interested in ROH enough to spend money on it 21.6%
Will not buy a PPV on the Internet 19.8%
Was interested in ROH but not anymore 11.9%
Won't spend money on pro wrestling no matter what it is 10.7%
Would have bought it, but bought the last one and production ruined it 6.7%
Usually wouldn't consider buying an ROH show but this one looks good 3.0%
Would consider buying an ROH show but this one doesn't look good 1.8%

-- New Moon Rising Wrestling returns to the Woodbury American Legion on Sunday May 6th at 2:00pm Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased online or at the door the day of the show.

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