MON. UPDATE: Notes on tonight's Raw; Fight to the wire in NY, Batista, Foley, Biggest WWE star ever

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        We're looking for reports on tonight's Raw tapings from the Nassau Coliseum with dark matches and Superstars matches.  Remember, it's a three-hour show starting at 8 p.m. Eastern time.  Kelly Kelly in promoting the show said she expects a seven vs. seven Divas match.  Steve Austin will be the guest General Manager.  John Cena vs. The Miz is the advertised main event.  Andy Leavine was scheduled to be written into the show.
        We're also looking for reports on tonight's Impact tapings in Orlando.
        Tomorrow will be Smackdown and NXT tapings in Providence as well as the second night of Impact tapings in Orlando. 
        We're also looking for reports on yesterday's WWE house show in Madrid, Spain, as well as Saturday's Smackdown in Barcelona, Spain, Friday night's WWE shows in Florence, Italy, Syracuse, NY and TNA in Marion, IL, as well as Thursday night's WWE show in Turin, Italy.
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--It is crunch time in New York as MMA forces have until a week from today to get a vote on the Assembly floor for a bill that would legalize MMA in the state.  If that doesn't happen, as the session ends, they would have to start the process in both houses all over again.  UFC took out a full page ad in today's New York Post urging people to call their Assembly rep and ask them to support the bill and to call for a vote.  The ad says, "Be sure to tell them that you live in their district. Be firm but polite."
Dana White wrote an article in the New York Daily News today, saying it's time to allow MMA in New York.  "I won't pretend to be objective.  I run the UFC, the single most popular MMA promotion company.  White I think that our fans here in New York and the city would profit immensely from legislation it will also certainly affect my bottom line."  He talked about how if a fighter gets a concussion, they are forced out of training and matches for a specified time period, saying no other sport has that (actually commission regulated boxing and kickboxing do as well).  He said there has never been a serious injury in the history of UFC and said it was odd that New York allows and celebrates football which has had far more serious injuries while clinging to the idea MMA is legalized assault.   This article is at
Bad news was that a Siena College poll of registered voters that came out today was that 55% felt MMA should not be legalized as opposed to 39% which felt it should be legalized with 7% undecided.  As expected, younger voters were strongly in favor and older voters were strongly against.  This is the third time a major poll has been done in the last two years, and while this poll showed a gap closing by about 10 points from before, all three polls (one of which had a misleading question that could have skewed results and there is an argument this one did as well, while the other did not) showed a strong majority against legalization.
State Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, who is a supporter of the bill, wrote a story that came out today at
--Not that this is going to make much of a difference on the TNA buy rate, but the Heat vs. Mavericks game last night did a 15.0 rating based on the overnights.
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--Tonight's Raw was still being written tonight.  The expectation was they would have angles to set up two matches for Sunday's PPV.
--Expect Zack Ryder to get a big reaction when he appears on the show since it's from Long Island.
--Dave Bautista will be our guest on Wednesday's Wrestling Observer radio show. 
--Speaking of Dave Bautista, his new MMA gym will be having a grand opening on Saturday in Tampa.  Batista and Cesar Gracie are partners in the gym, and they, along with Nick Diaz will be signing autographs from 4 to 8 p.m.  The gym is called Gracie Fighter Tampa and is at 6333 N. Dale Mabry Highway.
--Without getting into any specifics of the story, Mick Foley wrote a long thank you upon leaving TNA at
--Juggalo Championship Wrestling on 6/30 has an iPPV from Clutch Cargos in Pontiac, MI.   Matches will be announced soon.
--ROH announced Eddie Edwards, Charlie Haas, Shelton Benjamin, Roderick Strong, Davey Richards, El Generico, Mark & Jay Briscoe, All Night Express, Chris Hero, Michael Elgin, Colt Cabana, Steve Corino, Adam Cole, Kyle O'Reilly, Tommaso Ciampa and Mike Bennett appearing on 7/8 in Richmond and 7/9 in Charlotte.  Haas & Benjamin will defend the tag titles in Richmond.
--Who do you expect to win this fight
Cain Velasquez 66.5%
Junior Dos Santos 33.5%
        Interesting because Dos Santos is the betting favorite.
--Best TV show of the past week
UFC 131 prelims 22.7%
Tough Enough final 21.4%
Smackdown 17.3%
Raw 12.5%
Impact 11.5%
Countdown to UFC 131 5.4%
CMLL 3.4%
AAA 2.4%
Inside MMA 1.4%
Maximum Fighting Championships 1.4%
MMA Live 0.7%
--Biggest star in WWE history
Hulk Hogan 48.8%
Steve Austin 24.8%
Bruno Sammartino 9.6%
The Rock 7.6%
Shawn Michaels 2.4%
Undertaker 1.7%
Bret Hart 1.5%
Superstar Graham 1.1%
Randy Savage 0.9%
HHH 0.7%
John Cena 0.5%
Roddy Piper 0.4%  
--For those in the Cincinnati area, interested in strength training with a different approach, there is a seminar on6/17 and 6/18 at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in Cincinnati with former NFL and major division I strength coaches Kim Wood (who is the person who came up with the Brian Pillman mid 90s wrestling character), Dan Riley, Mike Gittleson and Mike Asanovich.  For more info you can go to  Clinic is only $25.  I probably learned more about functional strength training from Wood than pretty much everyone else in my life combined and it's a completely different approach than you'd learn just about anywhere else.
--C.M. Punk retweeted someone writing "Why does something tell me that even though WWE will have Steve Austin and C.M. Punk under the same roof tomorrow they'll fuck it up."
--The Urban Wrestling Federation announced a PPV on 6/26 which is a tape of the 6/3 show at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan.  
--New York Wrestling Connection on 6/11 in Port Jefferson Station, NY:  Odie Montes b Marty Flames, J.T. Kasin b Tony Nese, K-Murda b Mikey Whipwreck, Syther b Kieran, Dickie Rodz & Nickie 6 b Francis Kipland Stevens III & Violet, K-Pusha b Spyder and Manny Martinez, King Mega & Alex Reynolds b Kenny Royal & DJ Pat, Stockade b Dimitrios Papadon, Apollyon & Rex Lawless b Tony Burma & Ryan Rush.  Next show is Saturday night in Deer Park, NY.
--Pro Wrestling Eclipse on 6/19 in North Oshawa, ONT for a 12:30 p.m. show headlined by  Davey Richards vs. Michael Elgin
--Live Pro Wrestling from Saturday night in Dorchester, ONT before 60 fans:  Supremo Fantastico b Jake O'Reilly, Michael Elgin b Brent B, Derek Wylde b Mike Rollins, Courtney Rush b Holly Hilton, Jon Bolen b Crazzy Steve, Jake O'Reilly & Michael Elgin b Brent B & Phil Atlas, Robbie McAllister b Reza Stars (thanks to Steven Ashe)
--Showtime All-Star Wrestling from Saturday night in Gallatin, TN before 325 fans:  Ryan Genesis b Jesse Emerson, David Young b Michah Taylor, Sigmon b Matt Korbaine, Jeremiah Plunkett b Chris Cane, Vinnie & Sonny Scarboni b Jeff Daniels & Jocephus-DQ, Ryan Genesis & Bryan Wilcott b David Young & Jesse Emerson, Derrick King b J.P. Magnum, Cody Melton b Drew Haskins in a loser leaves town, Crimson Tommy Mercer DCOR Chase Stevens, Tracy Taylor b Miss Rachel, Kid Kash b Chris Michaels to become SAW International champion (Gunner from TNA was the champion but he's not coming back to defend it).  Promoter Reno Riggins got into it with Kash to set up a return date in September, that also includes Mercer vs. Stevens in a cage match. (thanks to Larry Goodman)
--Platinum Championship Wrestling on Friday night in Avondale Estates at the Academy Theater
--Absolute Intense Wrestling on 6/26 at the AIW Arena in St. Gregory's Byzantine Hall in Lakewood, OH headlined by Johnny Gargano vs. Tim Donst, plus Sabu, Eddie Kingston and B.J. Whitmer.  This will take place after a CHIKARA show in the same building.
--All Pro Wrestling in the Bay Area has pulled out of KFTY-50, with the last show the one that aired on Saturday.  They will stay on TV on KAXV-14 in the Salinas area, but the TV that will be pushed is on the APW Youtube channel.  According to booker John LaRocca, they felt the combination of the increased price of being on the air plus the poor time slot, it was best not to do what they thought was wasting money, at least right now. 
--NWA MSW on Friday night in Sabine, WV at the Upper Laurel Fire Department headlined by Stro vs. Pitbull Bob Brown.  This isn't the more famous Bob Brown who passed away years ago.  They also run Saturday night in Alderson WV at the Community Center.
--Traditional Championship Wrestling from Saturday night in Fort Smith, AR before 250 fans:  Killer Nikels b Andy Dalton, Jacob Kilgore b Dustin Heritage, Bull Schmitt b Chas Cardington, Genetic Perfection b Danny Matthews & Galon Ramirez, Jimmy Youngblood b Jon Michael Worthington, Matt Riviera b Prince Al-Farat-DQ, Jeff Jett b Greg Anthony.  TV starts 7/9 on MY 5.2w at 11:30 a.m. in Northwest Arkansas and on Public Access Ch. 6 on Mondays at 7 p.m. in Russellville and Clarksville.  Bobby Eaton managed Anthony.  Next show in Fort Smith is 10/15 and will include appearances by Harley Race and Jerry Lynn.  They also run 8/6 in Clarksville at the Marvin Vinson Center with Rodney Mack, Doug Somers and Bobby Eaton. 
--Fight Card Entertainment runs Saturday night in Waukegan, IL at the Sundance Saloon for an MMA show.
--Yesterday at Arena Naucalpan:  Centurion & Dinmiac Black b Alan Extreme & Kenshin Black, Dr. Cerebro & Golden Magic & Micke Segura b Carta Brava Jr. & Comando Negro & Imposible, Los Oficiales b Black Terry & El Hijo del Pantera & Multifacetico, El Hijo del Fresero & Mascara Ano 2000 Jr. & Super Crazy b Angel & Pantera & Veneno, Freelance b Avisman in a hair vs. hair match (thanks to Kris Zellner) 

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