MON. UPDATE: Cage match at tonight's tapings, SummerSlam, Spike announces special, UFC sub

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        The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio for the WWE title is the announced match, but a lot of people seem to think HHH will overrule the tournament tonight.  HHH will be on tonight's show and tie last weeks' show ending angle with Vince McMahon to C.M. Punk in some form.
        Impact tonight has Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson in a cage match, RVD vs. Gunner in a Bound for Glory series match and Bully Ray vs. Crimson Goldberg in a Bound for Glory series match. 
        We're also looking for reports on Sunday's WWE Raw show in Upper Marlboro, MD, Saturday's Raw show in Wildwood, NJ, Saturday night's TNA show in Harrington, DE, Friday night's TNA show in Winston-Salem, NC and Thursday night's TNA show in Salem, VA.

        Tuesday has Smackdown and NXT being taped in Philadelphia, while a second night of Impact tapings will be in Orlando. 
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--Tonight's Raw will be very eventful as the plans were for the top two matches for SummerSlam to be made clear.
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--While this has been known, Spike made the official announcement today of UFC 138 from Birmingham, England, on same day tape delay starting at 8 p.m. on Spike (interesting because Spike has traditionally done better ratings with 9 p.m. starts).  Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz in a five-round fight is the main event, plus announced is Brad Pickett vs. Renan Barao in a very significant bantamweight match since Pickett has a win over No. 1 contender Demetrious Johnson.  Also announced is Paul Taylor vs. Anthony Njokuani.
--Saturday night's Strikeforce event airs live in Canada at 10 p.m. Eastern on the Super Fights Channel.  It airs on Showtime live in the U.S. from Chicago with five fights, Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson, Marloes Coenen vs. Miesha Tate for the women's welterweight title, Robbie Lawler vs. Tim Kennedy, Paul Daley vs. Tyron Woodley and Scott Smith vs. Tarec Saffiedine.
--Irv Muchnick talks to Mike Benoit about the NFL's Class Action suit and said he's considering organizing a class action suit against WWE at
--I think UFC is going to stop booking Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara.  The third attempt to put this fight together, this time on the 8/6 show in Philadelphia, has failed with Sakara suffering a torn ACL that needs surgery and he'll be out six to eight months.  Constantinos Philliipou is expected to be the sub. 
--The Miz will appear on George Lopez Tonight on TBS on Wednesday.
--There will be an official announcement on Wednesday of the Canelo Alvarez vs. Alfonso Gomez WBC super welterweight title match on 9/17 in Las Vegas, which will be on the same card as Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Victor Ortiz.  The press conference will be at the PlazAmecas Mall in Houston.  They also have a press conference at Noon tomorrow at the Los Angeles Public Library. at Cafe Pinot Restaurant.
--Mike Mooneyham has a very good story on John "Mr. Wrestling II" Walker at arts-fans/  The story about him being invited to President Carter's inauguration and turning it down because he refused to take off his mask was all true.
--Very good interview with Chavo Guerrero Sr. talking about his career at
--UFC tickets for 9/17 in New Orleans at the Convention Center for a Spike show headlined by Jake Ellenberger vs. Jake Shields and Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald go no sale on Thursday at 11 a.m., with a Friday newsletter pre-sale and they go on sale to the public on Saturday.  
--Fox News has an article on Gina Carano at (thanks to Jeff Gagliardo)
--Greatest Japanese wrestler of all-time poll
Kenta Kobashi 26.4%
Mitsuharu Misawa 24.5%
Antonio Inoki 15.1%
Keiji Muto 10.8%
Rikidozan 9.7%
Jumbo Tsuruta 5.9%
Shinya Hashimoto 2.2%
Toshiaki Kawada 1.6%
Masahiro Chono 1.3%
Giant Baba 1.1%
Riki Choshu 1.1%
Nobuhiko Takada 0.3%
--Poll on Bellator from Saturday
Excellent 8.3%
Good 41.7%
Average 19.4%
Fair 13.9%
Poor 8.3%
        68.9% of those responding didn't see the show
--Best TV show of the past week
Raw 60.9%
Smackdown 12.5%
Impact 9.4%
Strikeforce Challengers 4.7%
CMLL 4.7%
Bellator 3.6%
Inside MMA 3.1%
MMA Live 1.0%
--The UFC Octagon Nation Tour comes to the X Games in Los Angeles with Dominick Cruz, Javier Vazquez, Ross Pearson and Alexander Gustaffson singing autographs at the X Fest.  Vazquez will be there Thursday 2-4 p.m, Cruz and Pearson on Friday 3-5 p.m. and Cruz & Gustaffson Saturday from 1-3 p.m. 
--Dave Bautista's new movie, "House of the Rising Sun" is available on Netflix and Redbox. (thanks to Brian Henke)
--WWE Smackdown will be taped on 12/6 in Jacksonville at the Veterans Memorial Arena (thanks to Devin Cutting).
--Evolve tomorrow night from BB King's Blues Club & Grill in Manhattan and live on iPPV on has Johnny Gargano vs. Chuck Taylor, Sami Callihan vs. Fit Finlay, Bobby Fish vs. Jon Davis, Cheech & Cloudy vs. Larry Dallas' mystery team, Super Smash Brothers vs. Facade & Jason Gory, Lince Dorado (subbing for Shiima Xion who is still in Mexico) vs. Pinkie Sanchez, Tony Nese vs. John Silver, Silas Young vs. Suger Dunkerton and Eric Ryan vs. Bobby Beverly.  There will also be a pre-show put on by NYWC.
--Shawn Michaels' MacMillan River Adventures is now on Facebook. (thanks to Carl Dantes)
--Gregory Iron, the wrestler that C.M. Punk talked about on Saturday at the AAW show is on twitter at!/GregoryIron
--An interview with Justin Deming, who tattooed a WWE title belt around his stomach is at    
--NWA Rampage Pro Wrestling from Sunday in Warner Robins, GA before 150 fans:  Anthony Andrews b Chris the Cop, Bobby Moore b Drew Adler, Bull Buchanan won four-way over Rob Adonis, Luke Gallows and J-Rod, Caleb Konley & Cedric Alexander & Jimmy the Kid b Mike Posey & Corey Hollis & Chip Day, Jeremy Vain d Frankie Valentine, Cru Jones & Shaun Banks won four-way over Murder One & A.J. Steele, Kyle Matthews & Ace Rockwell and Jimmy Rave & Sal Rinauro.  Next show is 8/7 with Davey Richards, Adam Pearce and Colt Cabana announced.  Richards will face Rave.  Jeremy Vain faces Cabana. (thanks to Larry Goodman)
--David Sierra (Cuban Assassin) celebrates his birthday on Wednesday night at his restaurant, Crazy Dave's Sports Bar in Largo at 7 p.m.  Several area wrestlers are expected to be there and it's open to the public.
--IPW from Saturday night in New Plymouth, New Zealand before 330 fans:  Jordan Invincible b Pat Schisk, J.C. Star & Travis Banks b Liam Fury & Ant, James Shaw b Double D, Kazuki & Link Van Haggard & Pirate Burns b Alfred Valentine & Dominic LaFauce & Elias, Megan-Kate won three-way over Evie and Britenay, Smack Industries b St. Chaos, Rocketman b Danny Jacobs, Dal Knox b Vinny Dunn (thanks to Steve Ogilvie)
--Mickie James will be appearing at PCW The Gathering on 9/23 in Preston, Lancashire England at the Lava & Ignite Club
--John Layfield talks Tiger Woods, Al Del Rio and Amy Winehouse at  He asked he's asked about Del Rio stealing his gimmick and he said that's fine given he stole it from Ted DiBiase and Larry Hagman.
--DOA on Sunday in Portland, OR:  J-Sin Sullivan b Bubba Blanchard, Ricky Gibson & Patrick Large b Left Coast Casanovas, Mike Santiago b C.J. Edwards, C.J. Edwards b Big Ugly, Ethan HD b Quiz.  Next show is 8/21 with a War Games (thanks to Mike Sweetser)
--NWA Anarchy from Saturday night in Cornelia, GA:  Strykyn & Dany Only b C.B. Gibson & Tommy Daniels, Aden Chambers won over Billy Buck and Bo Newsome, Shaun Tempers b Skirra Corvus, Henry & Knight b Kilgore & Ramirez, Steven Walters over Brody Chase and Jeff Lewis, Jacob Ashworth b John Skyler, Vasser & Dangerous & C.B. Gibson & Tommy Daniel b Mayne & Boykins & Andrew Pendlelton & Bryan Casanova, Kimo & Mikal Judas (Murphy of Gunner & Murphy game) b Seven & Azreael.  Next show is 8/13 (thanks to Bill Behrens)
--CHIKARA on Saturday night at 7 PM. in Reading, PA features Johnny Saint vs. Johnny Kidd, Mike Quackenbush vs. Claudio Castagnoli plus El Generico, Chuck Taylor, Johnny Gargano, Sara Del Rey, Eddie Kingston and Mima Shimoda appear.  If you are anywhere near Reading on Saturday or Philadelphia at 4 p.m. Sunday and have never seen Johnny Saint wrestle, you really should do so.
--Ed and Cutrer talk with Pat Tanaka, who was one of the best and most underrated workers in the business in the late 80s, at
--NWS from Saturday night in Island Heights, NJ:  A.C. Kewl b Sy Bootsie, Steve Zapf b Soul Assassin, Ray Ray Marz b Rampage Rogers-DQ, Core Havoc b Johnny Ringo, Slayer b Bobby Youngblood, Monsta Mack & Nicky Oceans & J.D. Smooth DDQ Manu (former WWE wrestler) & Ali & Father Oz.  They announced a return to the area for a show in October in Brick, NJ with Devon Dudley.
-- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it is looking for info if there are any independent groups running in Cooperstown, NY.
--Gulas Old School Wrestling on Saturday night in Nashville at the NWA Arena features Jerry Lawler & Bill Dundee vs. Shane Williams & Chase Stevens in the main event.  Jackie Fargo, the biggest drawing card ever in Nashville, will also be there for a 6 p.m. Meet and Greet.
--Fight Night on the Strip on 8/23 in West Hollywood, CA at The Key Club with pro wrestling matches plus live music with Tyranny, an 80s rock band.  Rocky Romero, Eric Watts (Tough Enough) and Lizzy Valentine headline.
--Traditional Championship Wrestling on 10/15 in Fort Smith, AR at the Events Center will have both Harley Race and Harvey Wippleman appearing.  Jerry Lynn will be wrestling.  Fit Finlay has signed for this group for a 12/3 show.  Their TV show is on-line at

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