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        TNA presents Victory Road tonight from Orlando:
*Sting vs. Jeff Hardy for the TNA title - This is going to be a big test for Hardy because Sting at almost 52 with a lot of injuries is very limited in what he can do.  They've hid it well on his return, but this time he's going to have to do a longer match, plus going on last is tough.  At least he won't have to directly follow either Kurt Angle or most likely A.J. Styles.
*Rob Van Dam vs. Mr. Anderson for the Lockdown title shot
*Beer Money vs. Ink Inc. for tag titles - An interesting note is that Ink Inc. were still babyfaces on TV on Thursday, but they've worked as heels against Beer Money on the house shows.  This should be a good match.
*Matt Hardy vs. A.J. Styles - Big test for Matt because a PPV match with Styles, especially on this show, needs to be good
*Ultimate X with Kazarian vs. Jeremy Buck vs. Max Buck vs. Robbie E for the X title - These matches are usually very good.  Just too bad they are going in with zero hype or build.
*Angelina Love & Winter vs. Sarita & Rosita for the Knockouts tag title.  Another set of champions who don't get along well. 
*Matt Morgan vs. Hernandez in a first blood match.  I'm not much of a fan of first blood matches and they usually give meaningless finishes.  These two have gotten high marks over the weekend for doing better matches than you'd think.
*Tommy Dreamer vs. Bully Ray.  Theses two are opening and will probably do a brawl.  They've got experience in knowing how to get the match story over.  Obviously this builds to Ray vs. Devon going forward and this is just a break in that feud.
*Kurt Angle and Jeff Jarrett will probably have a confrontation at the end of several vignettes regarding Karen and Jeff's honeymoon, which will be part of the show.
        We'll have live coverage on the site starting at 8 p.m. Eastern time.  The show doesn't look bad, but most of the matches are going in with very little build.
        Raw is live on Monday night from St.. Louis at the Scottrade Center with Trish Stratus returning to Raw to face Vickie Guerrero and if Vickie loses, she must leave Raw, Daniel Bryan defends the U.S. title against Sheamus, and Sheamus loses, he quits something or other, plus Snooki will be the guest host.  The dark match is Cena & Orton & HHH as a trio against Miz & Punk & Sheamus with Michael Cole as referee.
        Smackdown and NXT are taped on Tuesday in Kansas City at the Sprint Center.
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--After their teaming on Smackdown, Edge & Christian teamed up for the first time at a house show in years last night in Cedar Rapids beating Alberto Del Rio & Brodus Clay on top. 
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--Jim Ross talks the UFC buying Strikeforce at   "Perhaps UFC decision makers can do what others  in similar roles in other genres have been unable to do and that is manage their own competition as they indicate they want to do."  Boy does that bring back memories.  Ross felt they have to avoid the urge to promote too many PPV events.
--Monday's Raw was not sold out but all the floor and second deck seats are gone.  After WWE had no sold out shows for months with the exception of the Royal Rumble, Raw is on a string of three straight sold out Mondays.
--Erick "Heavy Metal: Casas spent seven hours in jail on Friday after blowing a .45 in a breathalyzer test when he was pulled over weaving lanes and looking suspicious.  He was sentenced to 30 hours in jail and will have to set up time to serve his remaining 23 hours.  Casas headlines Friday night's Rey de Reyes show in a hair match against Electroshock. 
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Yes 33.8%
No 66.2%
--What did you think of Smackdown?
Excellent 11.4%
Good 40.0%
Average 25.7%
Fair 7.6%
Poor 15.2%
        40.3% of those responding didn't see the show
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There is no such thing as oversaturation 16.5%
I have no interest in MMA 13.2%
There isn't too much now, but there can be too much 26.9%
Already past that point, I skip more shows than ever before 43.4% 
--More from Mr. Good Timing Paul Daley:
"Not sure what I'm gonna do right now, honestly, fight for the Strikeforce and be Strikeforce champ, put money in Zuffa/Dana White's pockets?  Or fight here, in the UK for BAMMA, who appreciate my brand, and have my loyal fans, family and media support me.  For real.  I have a great deal at BAMMA and make just as much money, believe it or not, as I do in the USA.  They appreciate my services and what I bring to the company.  There is still a lot of competition out there, not all the best fighters are with UFC/Strikeforce, just they get the most recognition." 
--Dave's words to the wise.  If you are with Strikeforce and you are mad at this deal, that is for your agent to handle with the company, don't go on twitter and for God's sake don't do it this week without thinking.  And also, think long-term.  Companies fold all the time and fighters come and go.  Unless you have a history of drawing big money or are set for life, what you think is here today when it comes to options, may not be there tomorrow.  Don't be that guy.        
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--Mike Mooneyham reviews the Road Warrior Animal autobiography at 
--Kenny Layne aka Kenny King in ROH appeared on "Baggage" on the Game Show Network on 3/9.  He lost his shoes and shirt in a modern version of The Dating Game. (thanks to Mike Bowes)
--ASW from Friday night in Tampa:  Roman Wright b Leo Gold, Deathrow Jethro b Romeo Kaveo, John Allen b D. Lee, Aaron Kanye Epic b Teigan James, Eddie Taurus b Mike Cruz, Kennedy Kendrick b Josh Rayne, Biff Slater b PR Hound Dog (thanks to Alan Wojcik)
--Platinum Championship Wrestling from Friday night in Avondale Estates, GA:  Jon Williams & Trey Williams b Warhorses #2 & #7, Pandora b Aisha Sunshine-DQ, Thomas Johnson b De La Vega, Mason b Campus Strike Force, Zach Daniels & Chad Silva b Brian Blaze & Geter, Vandal b Phantom, Curry Kid b Brandon Kage, Shane Marx NC Lee Roy (thanks to Stephen Platinum)
--Big Time Wrestling from Friday night in Newark, CA before 400 fans:  Victor Sterling b Tony Vargaza, Davina Rose b Lucky O'Shea, Aaron Solow & Shane Cody b Chico Navarro & Hop Sing Lee, Kimo b Joey Ryan, Jason Styles b RVK and Carlito, Paul London b T.J. Perkins - Carlito got good reviews here, said he's in shape and looks good, and flew around and did far more than in WWE.  Usually it's the opposite.  London vs. Perkins was a very good main event, although too practiced looking in spots. (thanks to Jim Davis and Derek Sousa)
--There were huge lines yesterday in Middletown, NY for the Shawn Michaels autograph signing.  People camped out from 8:30 a.m. to get in line.
--Great Lakes Championship Wrestling on Saturday night in Cedarburg, WI at Circle B with Scotty 2 Hotty & Raschke Brown vs. Love machine & Mason Quinn.
--Stars of Wrestling California on 4/16 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds has Kamala, Honky Tonk Man, Koko B. Ware, Vic Grimes, Martin Kleba from Pirates of the Caribbean and former 80s Roller Games star Ice Box. 
--PWF Northeast on 3/19 in Providence, RI at the Davey Lopes Rec Center features Brandon Locke vs. Mike Bennett 
--EWF X8 tournament from last night in Converse, IN:  First round:  Hillbilly Jedd b Ox Sawyer, Flash Flanagan b Osyris, Jake Omen b Just Justin, Jimmy Yang b Dylan Bostic, Cameron Starr over Haley Rose and Grace Monroe, Semifinals:  Hillbilly Jed b Flash Flanagan, Jake Omen b Jimmy Yang, Andy Santos b Matt Cavins, Finals:  Jake Omen b Hillbilly Jed to become EWF champion.  Omen becomes the first person to win the tournament two straight years.  Next show is 4/16 headline by Billy Gunn.
--Millennium Pro Wrestling from last night in Simi Valley, CA:  Chris Kadillak b Peter Avalon, Brian Cage b Freddy Bravo, Fern Owens b Terez, Nikki the New York Knockout b Amanda, Anchors Away b Mario Banks & Whiskey Fits MacIntosh, Bo Cooper b Hobo & Hanes Classic, Spector b Hell Kid, Logan X b Jarek Matthews, Rocky Romero & Akira Tozawa b Ryan Taylor & Brandon Parker.  Next show is 5/7 at Yankee Doodles in Simi Valley (thanks to Scott Walton and Dan Farren).
--NWA Anarchy from last night in Cornelia, GA:  Youth Gone Wild b Aaron Epic & Josh Rayne, Mike Posey & Corey Hollis & Chip Day b Jacob Ashworth & Lane Vasser & Johnny Dangerous, Andrew Alexander & Billy Buck NC Hate Junkies, Shaun Tempers b Brody Chase & Seth Delay, Bo Newsome b C.B. Gibson, Slim J NC Azrael, Aden Chambers b Skirra Corvus & Jacob Ashworth, Shadow Jackson & Ace Rockwell b Sev7n & Jay Fury (thanks to Bill Behrens)
--Anarchy Championship Wrestling from last night in O'Fallon, MO:  Dingo b Partio, J.C. Bravo & Chingo won four-way over Devin & Mason Cutter, Slim Sexy & Jordan Lacey and Black Rocker & Jack O. Lantern, Franco D'Angelo b Matt Fitchett, Lady Poison b Athena, Shorty Biggs & BillyMcNeil b Khris Wolfe & Sky DeLacrimosa, Shawn Vexx b Darin Childs, Matthew Palmer b Davey  Vega, Rachel Summerlyn & Jessica James won three-way over Portia Perez & Super Electro and MsChif & Daizee Haze, J.T. LaMotta b Delirious, Dan Walsh & ACH & Scott Summers & Matt Fitchett b Evan Gelistico & Pierre Abernathy & Dingo & Gerald James (thanks to Patrick Brandmeyer)
--Universal Independent Wrestling in Villa Rica, GA from last night:  Josh Storm b Kyle Matthews,. Doc Hayward b Brad Lynch-COR, Billy Knight & Terry Lawler b Spike & Hammer, Frankie Valentine b Sal Rinauro, X-Pac b Stupid, Doug Somers & Bull Buchanan NC Murder One & Rob Adonis (thanks to Larry Goodman)
--NWS from last night in Old Bridge, NJ:  Spyral won three-way over Joey Janela and J.D. Smothie, J.T. Highlander b Ricky Roxx, Nigerian Nightmares b B.Fehrm & Sucio Sanchez, Nicky Oceans DDQ Jersey Kid, Jeff Guerrero b Corey Havoc, Tito Santana b Danny Doring
--Tulalip Championship Wrestling from last night in Marysville, WA:  Quiz won Rumble, K.C. Spinelli b Nate Andrews, Aaron Bolo b Damon James, Nick Price b Azul Angel, Exile & J-Sin Sullivan NC Kellen Raeth & Christopher Ryseck, Cole Bishop b Quiz.  Next show is 4/2 in Tulalip, at the Tribal Center and 4/9 in Marysville, WA at the Pacific Rim (thanks to Charles Short)
--World 1 Sports on 3/20 at 12:30 p.m. and later at 2 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus in Jackson, NJ.   First is a women's show and second a men's show including Delirious, Adam Cole, Bobby Dempsey, Lance Bravado, Colby Corino and more.

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