MON. UPDATE: Raw preview, Fedor future, UFC retirement, ROH signing, Angle vs. Lesnar, Finlay,Cena

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        We're looking for live reports from the Raw taping in San Jose with dark matches and Superstars matches, as well as from the Impact tapings tonight in Orlando.  We're also looking for reports on yesterday's WWE house show in Stockton.

        Scheduled for Raw tonight is the C.M. Punk vs. John Cena title match contract signing, plus Cena and Punk each have singles matches.  For what it's worth, Punk worked yesterday with Alberto Del Rio, and they often will have the guys working on Raw do a Sunday house show.  It also just could have been Punk had nobody else to work with since Cena was doing the Teen Choice awards with Miz.
        Tuesday is Smackdown and NXT from Sacramento.  Several Raw wrestlers are scheduled for this show including Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio.  Sin Cara also returns on this show.   There is also an Impact taping on Tuesday in Orlando, and a third Impact taping for Wednesday in Orlando. 
        The big question about the long-term future of Strikeforce and why UFC is now going to have to address the issue very shortly is one of the lead stories in one of two issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter out this week.
        We look at the future of both Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson coming off their big fight, the contract situation, and what decisions about their future need to be made.  We also look at the show, the business of the show, the marketability of both men, as well as whether it was a success or failure in the first major women's MMA title fight under the Zuffa banner.  We also look at the figure direction of Strikeforce fights coming off the show, the championship situation, as well as have comments from Emelianenko about his future, and Emelianenko, Herb Dean and Henderson about the stoppage.
        We also have match-by-match coverage and poll results from the show.
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        We also have more on the fallout of the Zuffa/Golden Glory impasse and the victims, both innocent and other, in the crossfire.

        We also have a historical piece on the NWA world heavyweight championship and the 60:00 draw.  We look at the wrestlers who were in the most 60 minute world title matches during their career and also look at the few 90 minute matches.
        We also have a rundown of AAA's No. 2 event of the year, Verano de Escandalo, with business notes, match-by-match coverage and how the TNA stars like Jeff & Karen Jarrett, Samoa Joe, Abyss and Mickie James performed, as well as a major return, the future of Jarrett's title run and the booking.
        We also have an update on how WWE's Capitol Punishment did on PPV, as well as major numbers changes in the reporting of two recent shows.  What did the experiment of putting R-Truth in a PPV main event deliver, how it compared with last year and what are now the four lowest bought shows in North America of the modern era.
        We also have an update on the G-1 Climax tournament, update Hardcore Justice, more on the Bound for Glory series as well as a couple of wrestling weddings.
        We also look at Dana White's comments to Sports Illustrated about the current state of UFC, his role in Strikeforce, what he says about declining ratings and PPV numbers as well a twitter vs. Internet.
        We also have notes on Brock Lesnar's WWE non-wrestling deal, WWE DVD sales and WWE sub site traffic.
        We also look at how well the term sports entertainment has been picked up by the public and why it only makes talent look bad when they use the term.
        We also look at Jeremiah Riggs' talking about not making it to FCW.
        We also have an update on SummerSlam, another reason why The Rock will be at Survivor Series, an update on Mick Foley in WWE, will Foley wrestle again, more on Sin Cara, an update on the stealing stuff from the Smackdown wrestlers bags when they were in South Africa, the next UFC vs WWE head-to-head battle, C.M. Punk talking about why he changed his mind, his thoughts on the reaction to the angle, ratings, and why his reaction to telling people to wait until the story plays out doesn't work in today's environment.  We also look at the major problems in writing, the last super successful title feud and how it was nearly destroyed, and the time even Steve Austin couldn't prevent ridiculous booking from ruining a potential money feud.  Punk also talks about what kind of match he doesn't ever want to do again, and who his favorite performer is.
        We also have notes on a future WWE title change, as well as this week's talk about bringing back an old pr wrestling role, as well as an update on Undertaker and SummerSlam ticket notes.
        We also have more on the health of John Morrison and why he came back, as well as Morrison talks last year's WrestleMania and Trish Stratus, what WWE star is expecting, as well as business notes from the past week in WWE and highlights of all the house shows.
        We also look at the problems between UFC and Golden Glory and why what happened this past week with the releasing of Alistair Overeem and Marloes Coenen took place.
        We also have our annual TNA roster directory, with the list of all performers in the company real names, age, years pro and sports and entertainment backgrounds. 
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--Wrestler mad that a promotion he isn't with used his family name and trademark for a tournament
--Hair match draws near sellout
--U.S. promotion looking like it will drop PPV
--A look at this past week's All Japan big show
--Wrestler turns politician returns to the ring next week
--Weight lifter set for pro wrestling debut
--Notes on a new junior heavyweight tournament
--Kenta Kobashi's next match back
--Jr. heavyweight tag team tournament notes
--Son-in-law of arguably the most influential wrestler in history is linked to national steroid scandal
--Nine-year-old in popular youtube wrestling match
--Lots of notes on the Devon Nicholson lawsuit against Abdullah the Butcher
--More on Nicholson's background
--Butcher responds to the charges
--Update on Abdullah's health
--Chris Jericho goes into business with baseball and football star
--The biggest legends show in history talked about
--Notes behind Adam Pearce winning the NWA title again
--A look back at when one of WWF's biggest stars refused to work in certain cities and why
--What wrestler lost his job in WWF due to loyalty to another promoter
--Urban Wrestling Federation next PPV
--Rock star starts wrestling company
--Hall of Famer scheduled for first U.S. tour in 16 years
--Update on big CHIKARA show
--Fit Finlay does indie tournament
--Update on Hurricane Helms
--Death of Judy Sowinski
--Note on criminal charges against former WWE star
--Notes on ROH's first TV taping of the Sinclair era
--Bellator's middleweight tournament
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--Update on Brett Rogers after his recent arrest
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--What state is it currently a criminal offense to attend an MMA show
--Something in another sport causing officials to talk about banning MMA in one of its hotbeds
--TNA stars in movie
--TNA star wants to open new business
--Notes on TNA house shows and business
--Thoughts on upcoming UFC show
--UFC star gets two major league sponsors
--Cris Cyborg update
--Olympic silver medalist signs with Zuffa
--Movie planned on the life of UFC star
--Lots of new UFC matches
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--M-1 Global sent out a press release today saying that Fedor Emelianenko would fight again, as if there was any doubt.  They talked about fighting in Russia as well as potentially on New Year's Eve in Japan.
--Matt Hamill on his web site today announced his retirement as a fighter.  It was also at  As of a few hours ago, Hamill had not told Dana White about his decision.
--Jay Lethal has signed with ROH.
--It was interesting the way the Teen Choice awards were in the sense John Cena and Miz went up together like they were two guys who are on the same television show, as opposed to a heel and babyface in wrestling.  You can see it at
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--Best TV show of the past week
Raw 40.8%
Smackdown 13.0%
UFC 133 prelims 12.0%
Countdown to UFC 133 9.6%
Impact 9.2%
CMLL 5.5%
Dream 4.8%
Inside MMA 4.1%
MMA live 1.0%
Should Dennis Hallman get fired?
Yes 49.2%
No 50.8%
--Should Yoshihiro Akiyama be cut?
Yes 42.5%
No 57.5%
--Should Matt Hamill be cut?
Yes 42.7%
No 57.3%   
--Not that this probably makes much of a difference, but the Yankees vs. Red Sox game last night did a 3.6 metered market rating going against the TNA PPV show.
--Next Monday's Raw will go against the return of Monday Night Football on ESPN.  Usually preseason games don't hurt the Raw rating, but you can expect a .3 or so drop generally when the regular season starts.  There may be more interest than usual with the New York Jets and Plaxico Burress.   
--A Sheamus interview in the Huffington Post is at  He doesn't say much other than he hates bullies.  I think he especially hates the kind who drink other people's protein shakes.  
--An interview with Edge at dge-copeland/ (thanks to Terri Bey)
--The complete 60 minute Iron Man match with Brock Lesnar vs. Kurt Angle from 2003 is on the Greatest Superstars of the 21st Century DVD. 
This match a match on Smackdown.  The entire match, including the portions that didn't air due to commercials, is on the DVD.  There are several spots including Lesnar throwing a water bottle at Michael Cole that never made it to television (thanks to Matt Heckel)
--Scott Wallask, in preparation for Friday night's Bob Backlund vs. Ken Patera match, probably their first meeting in about 30 years, looks back at their most famous match at
--IWA East Coast on 9/20 in Nitro, WV at the Kings Way Center features Sean Waltman, Necro Butcher, Sami Callihan and Mad Man Pondo.
--European wrestler Bad Bones (John Kay) who has been back for two weeks after leg surgery, is currently working for Big Japan Pro Wrestling with Austrian newcomer Robert Dreisseker
--wXw on Saturday in Oberhausen, Germany features Big Van Walter defending the title against Axeman, Fit Finlay vs. Jon Ryan plus Arik Cannon, Darin Corbin, Jonathan Gresham, Willie Mack and Drew Gulak from the U.S. are on the Saturday and Sunday shows.  Dick Togo appears on 9/30.
--Top Catch on 10/29 in Dinslaken, Germany has Fit Finlay vs. Chris the Bambikiller and Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Bad Bones, as well as former WCW star Cannonball Grizzly (P.N. News) vs. Big Van Walter (thanks to Markus Gronemann)
--The next Tijuana show at Auditorio Municipal is Friday night with a ladder match featuring Dr. Wagner Jr. & Dr. Wagner III vs. L.A. Park & El Hijo del L.A. Park (thanks to Kris Zellner) 
--NWS Chris Candido Memorial J Cup from Saturday night in Keansburg, NJ:  Devon Moore won three-way over Chris D'Andrea and Nick Talent, Jersey Kidd won three-way over Mike Donovan and Steve Scott, Chris Steeler won three-way over B.Fehrm and J.D. Smoothie, Nicky Oceans on three-way over Mike Dennis and Johnny Knockout, Devon Moore b Jersey Kidd, Nicky Oceans b Chris Steeler, Tommy Dreamer & Johnny Candido (Chris' younger brother b Corey Havoc & Rampage Rogers, Nicky Oceans b Devon Moore to win the Candido J Cup.
--Today's trivia from Chuck Langerman, Jerome Young, who later became New Jack, graduated from Therrell High School in Atlanta where he was a strong safety and known for being one of the hardest hitters in the city.  He went to high school with Sedale Threatt, who played 15 seasons in the NBA, and took over as starting point guard on the Lakers when Magic Johnson retired the first time.  Young played college football at Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University), and had NFL aspirations, but injured his ankle and ended up as a bounty hunter.
--3XW has the King of Des Moines tournament on 8/26 in Des Moines at All Play
--WrestleZone on Saturday night in Stonehaven, Scotland:  Johnny Lions b Brother Skelly, Sterling Oil b Los Cystos, Shawn Johnson b James Midas, Bingo Ballance  b Blue Thunder, Scotty Swift & Zach Dynamite b Mr. Malice & Crusher Craib, Damien b Bryan Tucker (thanks to Bryan McKellar)
--Family Wrestling Entertainment on 8/20 in Manhattan, NY at the 3 Legged Dog Studios headlined by a three-way with Jay Lethal vs. Charlie Haas vs. Eric Young and Jillian Hall vs. Jackie Gayda-Haas
--There is an article about yesterday's WWE house show in Stockton, at
--WSU results from Saturday night in Union City, NJ:  Allsyn Kay b Niya, Tina San Antonio and Marti Belle Niki Syx b Barbie, Jana & Jessie Brooks b Jennifer Cruz & Monique, Serena Deeb b Annie Social, Sassy Stephanie b Amber, Gabby Gilbert b Violet, Brittney Savage b Amy Lee, Mercedes Martinez b Lexus in 73 minutes, Annie Social b Monique, Gabby Gilbert b Rick Cataldo, Amber & Lexus b Jana & Jesse Brooks, Nikki Syx b Niya Sassy Stephanie NC Allisyn Kay, Sassy Stephanie & Allisyn Kay b Belle Saints, Serena Deeb b Rain, Brittney Savage b Jennifer Cruz, Alicia NC Jessicak Havok in last woman standing.  Amy Lee retired at these tapings and was given a sendoff.
--CHIKARA Young Lions Cup on 8/27 and 8/28 at the Palmer Center in Easton, PA.
--Tito Santana and Jim Powers are doing a Pro Wrestling Fantasy camp on 9/24 at 1 p.m. at the IWF Centre in Woodland Park, NJ.  For info you can call 973-345-7745.
--The award winning play on pro wrestling, "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity" makes its West Coast debut at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, across the street from UCLA, running from 8/30 to 10/9.  You can get first and second row for $28 through 9/18 at using the promo code CD30LW (thanks to Chris Goldrup)
--Traditional Championship Wrestling from Saturday night in Clarksville, AR before a packed house of 450 fans:  Tim Storm b Galan Ramirez, Chas Cardington b Prince Al-Farat, Genetic Perfection b Southern Sex Appeal, Jeff Jett b Dustin Heritage, Jon Michael Worthington b Jimmy Youngblood, Killer Nikels b Rodney Mack, Greg Anthony b Jacob Kilgore, Matt Riviera & Tim Storm b Genetic Perfection.  Doug Somers no-showed the card.  Bobby Eaton was there as a manager.  10/15 in Fort Smith, AR at the Events Center has Greg Anthony vs. Jerry Lynn plus Harley Race and Harvey Wippleman are scheduled. 
--CWE on 8/28 in Winnipeg at the Polish Fraternal Hall featuring Roderick Strong. 
--Naruki Doi and Akira Tozawa will be doing a seminar on 9/9 in Indianapolis.  For more info go to
--There will be a press conference tomorrow with Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson to talk about their 10/15 PPV boxing match   

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