SUN. UPDATE: More from UFC 142, Gina Carano, Hall of Fame candidates, 2 injuries, Mania, Vince



 
 
        We're also looking for reports on Thursday night's TNA show in Wallingford, CT, last night's Evolve show in Philadelphia, last night's TNA show in Reading, PA, and today's Raw house show in Oakland and a Smackdown house show in Prince George, BC.
 
        Monday is the live Raw from Las Vegas, featuring Chris Jericho not talking, Kane and John Cena continuing their terrible angle, Brodus Clay actually being there and Zack Ryder being out with a worked injury most likely.  Perez Hilton will be there as a guest ring announcer for a Divas match, which I guess guarantees there will be a Divas match.  
 
        Tuesday will be Smackdown from Las Vegas.
 
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        We also have comments from other women fighters in discussion of both Cyborg and the issues with drugs in the sport.
 
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        We also have notes on the Royal Rumble show, Punk at the next UFC on FOX, a change in the 2012 PPV schedule, scalpers report on Mania tickets, Beth Phoenix vs. Chelsea Handler, John Cena Fruity Pebbles tie-in, Legends House, WWE signs second generation wrestler, first wrestler from the recent season of Tough Enough to make the main roster, using FCW guys on the house show tours, as well as business notes from the past week and highlights from all the weekend house shows.
 
        We also have a feature looking back at the 30 year mark since the final show promoted by Sam Muchnick, the most powerful figure in the pro wrestling industry over a 25 year period.  We look back at the rise of Muchnick, the difference between Muchnick and Vince McMahon, a look at his last show, and Larry Matysik, who was Muchnick's protege, talks about that final night.
 
        We also have a look at one of the most unique pro wrestling events ever, the Bull Nakano retirement show held this past week in Tokyo, including the surprise ending to the show.
 
        We have a rundown of TNA's Genesis PPV, with coverage of all the matches, star ratings and poll results.
 
        We also have coverage of the most recent Strikeforce show, the unique position the fighters are in, why there are no bonuses at Strikeforce shows, match-by-match coverage, ratings and poll results, as well as pay records.
 
        We also have ratings for all the national shows for the past week, who is and isn't watching and how each segment on Raw and Impact over the past two weeks gained or lost audience.   We look at how the segments with Chris Jericho, Brodus Clay, and changing a tire during a wrestling show all did.

        We also have our regular weekly features with results of all the major arena events around the world, as well as all the major TV show
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         Also in this week's issue:
 
--One of world's top wrestlers came close to switching promotions, find out how close
 
--Hall of Famer hits 33 years for his active career and still a headliner
 
--Issues with AAA and U.S. television
 
--First AAA TV taping of 2012
 
--Update on Abdullah the Butcher in Japan
 
--ROH wrestlers headed for lengthy stint in Japan
 
--A look at the CMLL & New Japan joint shows coming next week
 
--What promoter is talking about Brock Lesnar vs. Fedor, and the rules they are looking to put it under
 
--A look at WWC's first weekend of the year and international names coming in
 
--John Morrison returns to wrestling in a few weeks 
 
--More on the Kevin Nash/Ultimate Warrior front
 
--End of wrestling at the old ECW Arena
 
--Crazy Jesse Ventura story
 
--OVW sells out, what storyline does it
 
--Former WWE wrestler looks to start doing MMA in Japan
 
--The 1975 world championship discussion
 
--Huge match coming to TV next week
 
--More ROH TV outlets
 
--ROH TV taping notes and future storylines
 
--Notes on TNA taping in London
 
--Details of the taping schedule leading to Against All Odds
 
--Current Against All Odds lineup
 
--Jesse Neal talks about his post-military trauma issues, and leaving TNA
 
--Kurt Angle says different things about going to the Olympics
 
--Angle talks problems in TNA
 
--TV show character modeled after one of the most famous pro wrestlers returns in a few weeks
 
--Abyss talks losing his mask
 
--TNA new TV deals
 
--Notes on recent TNA house shows
 
--Lots of upcoming UFC notes
 
--UFC schedule through August
 
--A look at fighter pay in UFC and Lorenzo Fertitta talks to ESPN about the subject
 
--Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey
 
--Looking at the star power of women fighters
 
--One of the great fights in history may be rematched  if one of the fighters wins his next fight
 
--A look at the next UFC show
 
--Dana White talks Brock Lesnar and WWE
 
--Notes on ticket sales to upcoming shows
 
--UFC kicks off on Fuel
 
--Update on B.J. Penn
 
--Tons of new UFC fights
 
--Story behind new MMA TV show
 
--MMA champion gets Hall of Fame induction at his college
 
--What happens in Japan after New Year's Eve show
 
--Former UFC title contender sentenced to 42 months in prison
 
--Former major woman's wrestling star faces daughter of movie legend in an MMA fight in Japan
 
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*August 25, 2003 (2003 Hall of Fame issue with huge profiles on the controversial career of Shawn Michaels, Chris Benoit as well as
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*July 5, 2004 (A look behind the scenes and Ric Flair's book and his background with Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan)
 
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*August 16, 2004 (History of the Olympians in pro wrestling)
 
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--The movie "Haywire" with Gina Carano is killing it with critics.  Last I saw reviews were 91% positive.  It opens on Friday.
 
--In picks from last night, I went 4-1, Mike Sawyer, Mike Sempervive and Oliver Copp went 3-2 and Todd Martin and Josh Nason went 2-3.  Everyone should have been one better because everyone picked Erick Silva over Carlo Prater and that decision was an outright robbery.  At worst it should have been ruled a no contest, not a DQ.
 
--Dana White, as expected, paid Silva his win bonus.  He's going to be booked as if he won the fight.  Dana White suggested Silva appeal the fight.  Marc Ratner of UFC served as the commissioner so he would decide upon the appeal. 
 
--If you think about this, this is completely insane.  Last night Vitor Belfort went into the cage of 206 and Anthony Johnson at 211.  So why did both cut to 185, taxing their kidneys, hurting their cardio for the fight (Johnson lost because the stress of everything on his body caused him to gas out in the first round even with some mind-boggling officiating in that fight) and in one case leading to a significant health issue and making for a fight with fighters who were at less than peak shape?   
 
--Johnny Gargano was hospitalized last night after the Evolve show due to an injury but no other details are available other than he was released and is back home according to pwinsider.com  He had to be helped to the back after his match with Ricochet. 
 
--Should changes be made to rules regarding weigh-ins as they are now structured?
Yes 75.8%
No 24.2%
 
--Which of these names most belongs on the Hall of Fame ballot?
Arn Anderson 49.3%
Brian Pillman 9.8%
Booker T 9.3%
Kevin Sullivan 7.0%
Jeff Jarrett 5.0%
Diamond Dallas Page 3.9%
Koji Kanemoto 3.6%
Jim Duggan 3.4%
Kamala 3.4%
Los Misioneros de la Muerte 2.1%
Los Brazos 1.8%
Pirata Morgan 1.5%
 
--Which of these men most belongs on the Hall of Fame ballot?
Rob Van Dam 25.0%
Junkyard Dog 17.8%
Big Show 11.9%
Bill Dundee 9.4%
Honky Tonk Man 8.5%
Jerry Brisco 7.3%
George Steele 6.0%
Nikita Koloff 5.6%
Austin Idol 3.8%
Ivan Putski 1.7%
Tony Atlas 1.5%
Jos LeDuc 1.5%
 
--Which of these men most belongs on the Hall of Fame ballot?
Magnum T.A. 40.2%
Art Barr 13.5%
Angelo Mosca 12.0%
Yoshihiro Takayama 11.8%
Satoshi Kojima 10.1%
Cibernetico 4.3%
Fuerza Guerrera 3.6%
Pierroth Jr. 1.5%
Jerry Estrada 1.3%
Latin Lover 0.9%
Kato Kung Lee 0.4%
La Fiera 0.4%
 
--Poll on Smackdown
Excellent 30.0%
Good 49.4%
Average 10.0%
Fair 3.8%
Poor 6.9%
        35.5% of those responding didn't see the show 
 
--Chuck Langerman's daily wrestling trivia concerns Scott "Raven" Levy.  Levy grew up in South Florida watching Florida Championship Wrestling and wanted to be a pro wrestler.  He went to Lake Worth Community High School and graduated in 1982.  He went to school with former NBA star Otis Thorpe.  Levy by his own admission was an average athlete and attended the University of Delaware, and studied criminal justice, and planned on being a lawyer.  After reading about Larry Sharpe's Monster Factory in Sports Illustrated, he enrolled in the school in Paulsboro, NJ and started his career in the Memphis territory under the name Scotty the Body.
 
--Between Miss America and the NFL playoffs, nothing from last night's UFC show trended on Google.  I wouldn't have expected anything different. 
 
--The theme song for this year's WrestleMania is "Invincible" by Machine Gun Kelly (thanks to Cohen Morrison)
 
--The Greenwich Times in the gossip section made a mention of Vince McMahon being spotted behind the wheel of a new Bentley with dealer plates last week.
 
--Phil Mushnick ripped on Rick Santorum for his affiliation with WWE. He made fun of him for being a family values candidate while working for WWE, endorsing Linda McMahon two years ago and appearing on Don Imus.
 
--Crossfire Entertainment from last night in Nashville:  L.T. Falk b Chrisjen Hayme, Shane Williams b Shane Eden, David Young & Sigmon b Cassidy Riley & Chase Stevens, Jessicka Havoc b Allysin Kay, Wolfie D b Brian Christopher, Hammerjack b Rhino, Kid Kash b Jerry Lynn, Carlito Colon b Chris Masters, Big Bubba Perry b Arrick Andrews (thanks to Lekisha Oliver) 
 
--SICW from last night in East Carondelet, IL before 205 fans:  Waco b Chase King, Jamie Lytle b Tony Raze, Jeff Vernetti b Max Archer, Kevin X b Dave Vaughn-DQ, Sean Vincent d Chris Hargas, Ricky Cruz & Gary Jackson b Big Texan & Ron Powers 2/3 falls (thanks to Larry Matysik)     
 
--All Pro Wrestling from last night in Hayward:  Dylan Drake b Mickey Jay, Will Rood b Alexis Darevko, Matt Carlos b Flex Owens, Dos Perfectos b Jody Kristofferson & Dalton Frost to keep tag titles, Billy Blade b Mr. Wrestling IV, Boyce LeGrande b James Watkins-DQ, A.J. Kirsch & Eric Watts (from Tough Enough) b Corvus & Omega, Rik Luxury b Vennis DeMarco, Timothy Thatcher b Adam Thornstowe, Jody Kristofferson won Battle Royal to get a title shot, Jody Kristofferson b Jeckles to win APW Universal title.  Kris Kristofferson was in attendance at the show which ended with all the babyfaces celebrating in the ring with Jody and his family.  Flex Owens suffered a concussion and was taken to the hospital after spiking himself but is okay.  Eric Watts was in great shape as compared to Tough Enough.
 
--The Miami Herald has a story on Jeff Hardy overcoming his addiction issues.
 
--More names added to the WrestleReunion in Los Angeles 1/27 to 1/29 are Sara Underwood of G4's Attack of the Show (2007 Playboy Playmate of the Year), Ken Shamrock and Sid Vicious.  Shamrock and Dan Severn will be there together and you can take photos with both.  Davey Richards vs. Harry Smith has been added to the Saturday night show. (thanks to Daniel Short)
 
--XFC on 2/10 in Knoxville at the City Coliseum for an HDNet show headlined by Drew Fickett vs. Jamie Varner and Nicolae Cury vs. Corey Hill.      
 
--USWO from Friday night in Nashville:  L.T. Falk b Tim Renesto (who has to be one of the last active regular wrestler who dates back to the territory days, certainly the last from the old California territories besides guys like Mil Mascaras, Dos Caras and Canek), Josh Crow b Jason Xavier, Jessie Belle Smothers b Miss Rachel, Bryan Casey b Nick Iggy, Chrisjen Hayme b Damien Payne, Jocephus b Mike Jablonski, Gary Valiant b Allen Shepard (thanks to Jimmie Daniel)
 
--Millennium Pro Wrestling from last night in Simi Valley, CA:  Hector Canales b Jarek Matthes, Hobo b Hell Kid, Omar Slam Duncan & Whiskey First MacIntosh b Barroom Saints-DQ, Nikki the New York Knockout b Thunder Kitty, Logan X NC Sean Christian, Fern Owens & ? b ?, Riki Ataki b Dr. Vandal Drummond, Bo Cooper b Ryan Taylor, Mario Banks won Battle Royal.  They dedicated the Battle Royal to former Souther California promoter and publicist Jeff Walton (thanks to Scott Walton)
 
--Pro Wrestling Evo from last night in Concord, NC before a sellout 175 fans:  Zack Salvation b John Skyler, Cedric Alexander b Kirby Mack, Caleb Konley b Joey Silvia, Jake Manning b Arik Royal, Zack Salvation b Cedric Alexander, Jake Manning b Caleb Konley, Kirby Mack won six-way elimination over Joe Black, Trevor Lee, Chivas Kid, Ben Tyler and Robyn Golphin, Zack Salvation b Jake Manning in a loser leaves town match (thanks to Jeremy Polk)
 
--In Your Face Wrestling from last night in Ballston Spa, NY:  Shiloh Robinson over Foxx Vinyer, Mike Anthony and Robert Coleman, Ian Daniels b Good Lord Willing, Scott Scarsdale & Guilliaume deSade & War b Viper & Bert Williams & Northern Studd, Sgt. Fury & Vigo b Savage Wolves, Roman Dominguez b Nocturne, Ricky Williams  Jamar Justice b Adam Badger & Michael Monroe, Pierre Vachon b Drake Evans.
 
--NWA Anarchy TV taping results from yesterday in Cornelia, GA:  Jacob Ashworth b Jeff Lewis, Skirra Corvus over Dustin Knight, Andrew Pendleton and Bobby Moore, Azrael b Shadow Jackson, Tommy Daniels b Joey Rhymer, Seth Delay b Skirra Corvus, Sevyn & Lane Vasser b Slim J-DQ (handicap match for tag titles when Brian Casanova no-showed), Anthony Henry b Bo Newsome in fans strap match,  Next show is 1/28 with Shaun Tempers vs. Billy Buck for the NWA North American title.
 
--NWA Ring Warriors on 1/18 in Fort Lauderdale at the National Guard Armory with Dark City Fight Club & Vordell Walker vs. Head Bangers & Billy Gunn as the main event.
 
--Mark Radich ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) is looking for DVDs of ROH TV shows from 11/12 to 12/31.
 
--Future Stars of Wrestling debuts on iPPV for $9.99 with Alkatrazz vs. Eugene in the main event plus Sinn Bodhi, Jody Kristofferson, Michael Modest and Disco Inferno.
 
--NWA Rampage Pro Wrestling on 1/22 in Warner-Robins, GA at 3 p.m. for a TV taping.
 
--Empire Wrestling on Friday night in Avondale Estates at the Academy Theater
 
--Mountain State Wrestling from last night in Rand, WV:  Shaeheem Ali b Harry Sanchez, Pitbull Bob Brown & Big Buddy Love b Nero & War Machine, Boris Dragoff b Maestro-DQ, Scott Raines b Nero, Ricky Sane & Billy Lit b Bad Karma & Scott Raines & Shaeheelm Ali, Lance Erickson b Johnny Blast to win heavyweight title.  Next show is 3/17 in Rand, WV. (thanks to Leonard G. Sims II)
 
--Tulalip Championship Wrestling from last night in Marysville, WA at the Pacific rim:  Sid Sylum won Rumble, Dave Turner b Kellen Raeth, Brickhouse Bereta over Christopher Ryseck and Azeem the Dream in a three-way, Aaron Bolo b Jorel Nelson-DQ, Cole Bishop b Calibur X, Malia Hosaka b Su Yung (a one-time girlfriend of Jerry Lawler), Azul Angel b Sid Sylum (thanks to Charles Short)
 
--CWE on 1/27 in Winnipeg at the Polish Fraternal Hall
 
--AAPW in Marion, IL last night before a full house of 400 fans:  Heath Hatton b Greg Anthony, Pokerface b Matt Cross, Bull Brunson b Jay Spade, Mississippi Madman & K.C. Jackson b Roscoe Dwayne Harris & Bull Bronson, Pac b El Generico, Stacy O'Brien b Rebecca Raze, Eric Wayne b Colt Cabana, Kevin Hunsperger b Mike Masters, Edmund McGujire b Ax Allwardt (thanks to James Rossiter) 

Long-term, what are your thoughts on Lucha Underground?

 

What did you think of Wednesday's Ultimate Fighter TV show?

 

What did you think of TNA Impact?

 

What did you think of Lucha Underground last night?