SUN. UPDATE: Hell in a Cell, tickets, last night's UFC, Melendez update, UFC Countdown, Austin
We're looking for your thoughts on tonight's WWE Hell in a Cell PPV, as well as last night's UFC on Versus show, so you can leave a thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match to
*John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. C.M. Punk for WWE title in Hell in a Cell
*Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton for World title in Hell in a Cell
*Sheamus vs. Christian
*Kelly Kelly vs. Beth Phoenix for Divas title
*Sin Cara vs. Sin Cara
We have a preview of the show in the Saturday update. We will have live coverage starting at 8 p.m. Eastern time here on the site.
There will likely be one or two matches added today.
Raw will be live tomorrow in Lafayette, LA. Smackdown and NXT will be taped on Tuesday in Biloxi. We're going to be looking for reports on both shows.
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The new issue of the Observer talks about plans for the WWE network going forward. We look at what it appears WWE wants out of the network, notes on the survey they have taken for the network, the idea of WrestleMania and the other big four shows on the network as well as a look at how those shows would have to change if they were removed from PPV.
We also look at the future of PPV, the Mayweather fight and what it said about PPV today, the irony of what Vince McMahon told me about PPV many years ago and how it appears he was completely right, but he's doing it completely different. We also look at the wrestling on TV, the success and subscriber base for WWE 24/7, money spent on WrestleMania, UFC's talk of its own network and how WWE and UFC are taking opposite approaches in a similar situation when it comes to business.
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--Notes on the 78th anniversary shows in both Mexico City and Guadalajara
--Indie tries running a 14,000 seat arena using former WWE stars vs. Mexican legends
--Return of Arturo Rivera
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--Trial begins regarding the murder of an 80s wrestler that is largely forgotten about
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--What all-time legend has his back against the wall in his next match and needs a win or won't be booked again in UFC
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--What building UFC will attempt to break its all-time attendance record in
--Update on Vitor Belfort
--This week's UFC show
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--Lots of new UFC matches
--A major contract clause that will prevent a major television move from taking place
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--Bellator bantamweight tournament notes
--Fighter linked to three different rapes
--TV show is going to switch dates and go live starting very soon
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--Some notes on tonight's show. Reports are that Jim Ross will be doing the broadcast tonight, although these plans also change frequently. the last time he was scheduled, which was SummerSlam, they made a last second change and put Booker T in.
--The Smackdown title match finish at last word is the same as was planned a few days back. The Raw title match finish has changed for what it's worth, or least had as of three hours before this was being done.
--Bryan and I will be back tonight after Hell in a Cell with coverage of the show, plans for Vengeance, weekend news and we will be taking a lot of questions, so if you've got any questions regarding either pro wrestling or MMA, you can send them to
We've got a show up right now covering last night's UFC and previewing tonight's show, as well as talking TNA and other news. We'll have another show tomorrow night after Raw.
--Didn't get the advance for tonight's show, but as of this morning, you could get four third row seats together. This were seats facing the camera, not on the camera side, which makes it even worse. Well, that's what they employ seat runners for.
--For last night, in the staff picks, Mike Sempervive was first with a 4-1 record, Josh Nason, Todd Martin and myself were 3-2 and Oliver Copp and Mike Sawyer were 2-3.
--Last night's show will be replayed on Wednesday at 9 p.m. Eastern time on Versus
--Just for a clarification on what was and wasn't said last night regarding Gilbert Melendez. Dana White said he would be in UFC as soon as possible. He said it could be his next fight in UFC, which would cancel his 12/17 fight with Jorge Masvidal on the final Strikeforce show of the year. But that was never said. Right now everything is up in the air. Neither Melendez, nor his management, have even been contacted about a move to UFC, but obviously he's going where Zuffa wants him.
--The Countdown to UFC 136 special will be airing on Spike tomorrow night right after Raw at 11 p.m. This countdown features the return of Chael Sonnen.
--Wrestling Observer Live on Sirius Ch. 94 at 6 p.m. Eastern today talking UFC, Hell in a Cell and other news.
--Regarding questions as to why El Generico was not at the ROH TV tapings last night, it was because he was booked this past weekend for wXw in Germany.
--Lance Storm answers a lot of questions, including a Vince Russo booking idea for him in WCW, thoughts on Sheamus, promoting Daniel Bryan and toughest cities to perform in at http://www.stormwrestling.com/100111.html
--Chuck Langerman's daily wrestling trivia notes that Devon Hughes (Devon of TNA) graduated from New Rochelle High School in New York in 1990. He comes from a religious family. His father was a bishop. His mother was a pastor. That explains the brief and forgettable Devon character that featured the WWF debut of The Deacon Dave Batista. Some notable graduates of New Rochelle are Ray Rice, a running back on the Baltimore Ravens, actor Richard "Shaft" Roundtree, reporter Andrea Mitchell, and golf coach Butch Harmon Jr., who at time was the coach of Tiger Woods.
--What was the best wrestling territory of the 80s
Jim Crockett Promotions 26.7%
Mid South Wrestling 14.4%
World Class Championship Wrestling 12.0%
St. Louis 2.5%
--Poll on Impact from Thursday
47.7% of those responding didn't see the show
--There were some problems on various stations when it comes to the ROH television show. On WPMY in Pittsburgh, the 5 p.m. show last night was a repeat of last week's show. In at least another market, the midnight show last night aired the first week's show instead of the second week's show. This was after the second week's show aired last week. (thanks to Mark Black and Thomas Bugg).
--Also problems with the UFC overseas. In the U.K. reader Matt Casper said he recorded the show on Premiere Sports Channel. The show was listed as free to air at 2 a.m., but when he went to watch the show today, it was a blank screen telling him he had to subscribe to watch that specific show. In Australia, the show was pulled from OneHD at the last minute. It was a supposed to air live. It was instead moved until later this week, I believe on Thursday. (thanks to Dane Stoffberg)
--The Soup on E had both wrestling and MMA references. They made fun of Michael Cole's line about anal bleeding for Jerry Lawler from Raw, and made fun of Marcus Brimage saying that he farted on Ultimate Fighter (thanks to Denis Gorman)
--T.J. Cook will be in one of the Showtime fights on the 11/18 Strikeforce Challengers show. He doesn't know his opponent yet. (thanks to John Patton)
--Two undercard fights not yet announced for Bellator this coming Saturday night in Miami, OK at the Buffalo Run Casino features Myron Dennis (6-0, a local champion kickboxer from Oklahoma City) vs. Raphael Davis (10-2, former College wrestler from California from the IFL) and Levi Avera (16-9) vs. David Rickles (8-1), a hot area prospect.
--I have no idea why, but a web site on social media in listing the ten most ridiculous tweets of the week listed Tim Kennedy at No. 3 when he said, "Just rewatched the Ortiz vs. Mayweather fight. I might dislike Floyd Mayweather almost as much as I dislike Bisping." Don't ask me why that was put in that position.
--Hoosier Pro Wrestling from last night in Columbus, IN before 165 paid: T.J. Kemp b Bobby Black, Cooter Campbell & Rob Royale b Nic Noble & Aaron Abrams, Ricky Ruckus b Eric Draven, T.J. Powers b Damien Cole, Stompin Steve & Dustin Bostic NC Cooter & Fast Eddie, TVZ over Donny Idol & Fuji Brown, Shawn Cook b Flash Flanagan, J.D. Marioini b Diceman Ronnie Vegas. Next show is 11/5 which is the company 13th anniversary show, and will feature U-Gene (thanks to Jerry Wilson)
--NAWA Big Time Wrestling from last night in Waxahachie, TX: Randy Wayne b Billy Club and Joe Pearce, Fair Kitty b Diva Debra, Nobe Bryan b Max Muscles, Cowboy Adam & Tim Storm b Li Fang & Machiko, Nobe Bryant b Randy Wayne (thanks to Rob Moore)
--In Your Face Wrestling on 11/12 in Ballston Spa, NY at the Community Center.
--World Wrestling Coalition on 10/8 in Aberdeen, OH at the Municipal Building.
--Marty Jannetty will be appearing at an autograph signing on 10/8 in Monroe, NJ at the Legends of he Ring 13 at the Crowne Plaza at 10:30 a.m. For more info call Debbie at 973-985-9925.
--Traditional Championship Wrestling announced Throwdown in Downtown 7 on 10/15 in Fort Smith, AR. Matt Borne as Doink the Clown will be replacing Harvey Wippleman on the show.
--We're looking for an e-mail address of Bay Area Wrestling promoter Kirk White.
--Dory Funk Jr.'s BANG on 10/15 in Ocala, FL at the BANG TV Sound Stage with Dory Funk Jr. & Cory Weston & Jayson Falcone vs. Luke Spencer & Shane Chung & Blain Rage.
--"Fast Five" will be playing for one week, through Thursday on various AMC Theaters on IMAX screens. (thanks to Daniel Short)
--wXw from Friday in Oberhausen, Germany before 297 fans: Bad Bones b Karsten Beck, Emil Sitoci b Chris Rush, Masada b Kim Ray, Jon Ryan b Freddy Stalhl, Axeman b Chuck Taylor, Jay Skillet & Jason Hendrix b Adam Cole & Drew Gulak, Big Van Walter & Anthony Zeus b Yoshito Sasaki & Yuko Miyamoto, Dick Togo b Marty Scurll, Sami Callihan b El Generico (thanks to Timo Knopf)
--Everyone should send Doc Young, who produces Bryan's radio shows at
best wishes. He's been in rough shape physically for some time and hospitalized, but he continues to keep us updated regularly.
--During the second period of Friday night's Islanders vs. Devils NHL preseason game in Newark, NJ, when there was a big fight between Matt Martin and Mark Fraser, they played Steve Austin's entrance music (thanks to Denis Gorman)
--Pro Wrestling Evo on 10/8 at the Cabarrus Arena Atrium with Zack Salvation vs. Kyle O'Reilly and Kirby Mack vs. Caleb Konley.
--IHW from last night in Red Bud, IL: Shorty Biggs b Steven Kennedy, Mephisto & Justin Wade & Dave Osborne b Devin & Mason Cutter & Neil Diamond Cutter, Great Cheyenne b Rebecca Raze, Ace Hawkins b Brandon Espinosa, Mike Sydal b Great Malaki, Ace Roberts over Rebelucha and Bradley Charles, Billy McNeil b Cameron Cage (thanks to Patrick Brandmeyer)
--Shimmer DVD taping results from last night in Berwyn, IL: Nikki Roxx b Kellie Skater, Mercedes Martinez b Davine Rose, Haily Hatred b Kalamity Sara Del Rey b Yumi Ohka, Kana b Mia Yim, Ayako Hamada & Ayumi Kurihara b Daizee Haze & Tomoka Nakagawa to winthe tag team titles, Neveah b Ashley Lane (Madison Rayne using her old name), Cheerleader Melissa b Britani Knight, Portia Perez b Jessie McKay, Saraya Knight b Allison Danger 2/3 falls in World of Sport rules, Hiroyo Matsumoto b Nicole Matthews, Madison Eagles b Serena Deeb to keep the Shimmer title, Mercedes Martinez b Leva Bates, Mean Libra & Melanie Cruise b Hailey Hatred & Kalamity, Tomoka Nakagawa won four-way over MsChif, LuFisto and Kellie Skater, Yumi Ohka b Courtney Rush, Portia Perez b Davina Rose, Nevaeh & Sassy Stephie b Ariel & Nikki Roxx, Cheerleader Melissa b Christina Von Eerie (TNA), Athena over Jessie McKay and Mia Yum, Nicole Mathews b Serena Deeb, Ayako Hamada & Ayumi Kurihara b Britani & Saraya Knight to keep tag titles, Kana b Sara Del Rey, Madison Eagles b Hiroyo Matsumoto to keep Shimmer title. There is another taping today with Melissa vs. Kana and Deeb vs Perez. (thanks to Martin Bentley)
--Tulalip Championship Wrestling from last night in Marysville, WA: Ethan HD b Dave Turner, Christopher Ryseck b Brickhouse Bereta, Dash Venture b Azeem the Dream, Hoss Tull & Mike Santiago b Aaron Bolo & Damon James, Azul Angel b Kellen Raeth. Next show is 10/15 in Marysville at the Pacific Rim Restaurant (thanks to Charles Short)