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August 31 Wrestling Observer Radio: UFC 177: Dillashaw defends, Barao, Cejudo, Bethe, PWG, more~!

Wrestling Observer Radio returns with Dave Meltzer and Mike Sempervive talking all of the news in professional wrestling and mixed martial arts - led by last night's UFC 177 from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. We talk the whole show, including T.J. Dillashaw's bantamweight title defense over Joe Soto, what's next for him, could/would Dominick Cruz have taken the bout?, Joe Rogan's Renan Barào interview and the problem of weight cutting, the problem of Henry Cejudo, Correia puts a second horse to pasture; wants Rousey (and vice-versa), a beautifully creative chokeout by Yancy Medeiros, OneFC's Ben Askren and Shinya Aoki, Dana's mood, and, of course, what the gate receipts are. Plus, what the lineup is for tonight's PWG BOLA finale, the lineups for the next two big NJPW shows, and a little bit more. It's a fun 70-minute show to help make your Labor Day a little less laborious, so check it out~!



Aug 29 Breaking Audio: The doom of Renan Barao, UFC changes and fallout, more

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer is back with a breaking news update on what happened with Renan Barao, one of the most cursed UFCs of all time, fallout and more!

Aug 28 Observer Radio: Impact review, Smackdown tapings, Daniel Bryan, El Rey, Bonnar to Bellator, questions and more!

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer returns today to talk all the news in wrestling and mixed martial arts including Dave's review of Impact this week, Smackdown taping results, latest on Daniel Bryan, Wade Barrett and the El Rey Network, Stephan Bonnar signs with Bellator, Ultimate Fighter with the strawweight women, your questions and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Aug 27 Wrestling Observer Radio: Sherdog's Jack Encarnacao on WWE Network reality idea, UFC business thoughts, more

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer returns with special guest Jack Encarnacao of Sherdog to talk tons of different topics including his idea to help turn around WWE Network, the issues it would face, and more, plus tons of thoughts on UFC business, how to create stars, and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!


Aug 26 Observer Radio: Cena returns to Raw, TNA potential TV deal, Smackdown move, questions, tons more!

Wrestling Obsever Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer returns tonight to talk all the news in wrestling and mixed martial arts including the California earthquake, Raw from Monday with the Hall of Fame segment and return of Super Cena, TNA's potential TV deal we talked about Monday, Smackdown's move, UFC Saturday, your questions and tons more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

FREE TODAY! Aug 24 Observer Live: SummerSlam fallout, Lesnar, TNA and Smackdown moving days, calls, more!

Wrestling Observer Live with Bryan Alvarez and David Bixenspan returns today to talk all the news in wrestling and mixed martial arts including tons of thoughts on SummerSlam, the Lesnar fallout, Impact moving dates, Smackdown moving dates, your calls and more! Best of all this show is completely FREE, so please post the link or file elsewhere and help spread the word about wrestlingobserver.com! If you like what you hear, sign up for a subscription as we produce anywhere from 12-15 new radio shows every week, plus members have full access to over 6,000 archived audio shows dating back to 2005, plus hundreds of new and archived Wrestling Observer and Figure Four Weekly online newsletters. It's a steal, so sign up and join the fun!

Aug 24 Observer Radio: Recap of two UFC events, Dave on Paul Heyman DVD, Dave interviews Daniel Bryan, TNA ratings, questions and tons more!

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer returns today to talk all the news in wrestling and mixed martial arts including notes and results from TWO UFC shows Saturday, controversies in both, Dave's review of the Paul Heyman DVD, clips of Dave interviewing Daniel Bryan about the G-1, TNA ratings, tons of questions and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Aug 22 Observer Radio: STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN talks to Bryan and Dave for 90 minutes about everything wrestling and MMA!

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer returns today with STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN to talk tons of topics, everything under the sun from his wrestling days, his favorite historical footage to watch, movies and reality TV, and so much more. Over 90 minutes with one of the greatest of all time, so check it out~!

Aug 20 Wrestling Observer Radio: Impact extended, show review, Smackdown tapings, Shield doc, Eddie Alvarez, questions and more!

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer returns today to talk tons of news in wrestling and mixed martial arts including notes on Impact's "extension" through the end of the year, TNA review from Wednesday, Smackdown taping results, the Shield documentary, Eddie Alvarez to UFC, Dominick Cruz off the main card, your questions and tons more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Aug 19 Observer Radio: Raw Report, Dean Ambrose, Lesnar's new belt, Bully Ray update, questions and more!

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer returns tonight to talk all the news in wrestling and mixed martial arts including tons of thoughts on the post-SummerSlam Raw, Brock Lesnar's new belt, Daniel Bryan watches the G-1 tournament, Bully Ray and his future in TNA, your questions and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

Aug 18 Observer Radio: SummerSlam results, Brock vs. Cena, Rey on TripleMania, Del Rio, Bully leaving TNA?, tons more

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer returns tonight to talk all the news in pro-wrestling including tons of thoughts on Brock vs. Cena, future direction, SummerSlam results top to bottom, Rey Mysterio at AAA, Del Rio update, Dave's interviews with Hogan, Sting and Daniel Bryan, Bully Ray claims he's done with TNA and tons more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

FREE TODAY! Aug 17 Observer Live: SummerSlam preview, Lesnar vs. Cena, wrestling and MMA news, more!

Wrestling Observer Live with Bryan Alvarez and Mike Sempervive returns today to talk all the news in wrestling and mixed martial arts including tons of thoughts on this afternoon's biggest WWE PPV of the summer, SUMMERSLAM, live from LA with Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena. Plus, all the news in wrestling and mixed martial arts! Best of all this show is completely FREE, so please post the link or file elsewhere and help spread the word about wrestlingobserver.com! If you like what you hear, sign up for a subscription as we produce anywhere from 12-15 new radio shows every week, plus members have full access to over 6,000 archived audio shows dating back to 2005, plus hundreds of new and archived Wrestling Observer and Figure Four Weekly online newsletters. It's a steal, so sign up and join the fun!

Aug 14 Observer Radio: Bryan and Dave on Smackdown, Impact troubles, AAA, War Machine, Jones/Cormier, Chael, tons more

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer returns tonight to talk all the news in wrestling and mixed martial arts including tons of thoughts on the Smackdown tapings, trouble in Impact Wrestling, SummerSlam, TripleMania, Del Rio and Rey Mysterio, Dragon Gate USA, ROH stadium show, War Machine's latest, Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier, Chael Sonnen talks his test failures, your questions and more! A packed show as always so check it out~!

August 12 Observer BREAKING NEWS audio: Jon Jones out of UFC 178 plus Kevin Steen in NXT; Raw rating

On this Tuesday, August, 12th, we have a special edition of Wrestling Observer Radio: BREAKING NEWS EDITION with Dave Meltzer and Mike Sempervive talking the unfortunate training injury to UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones which required him to postpone his grudge match against Daniel Cormier to January 3rd, 2015.

We take a look at what it means for the momentum of their eventual encounter, the effects it may have on other shows and the fighters surrounding it (especially the big four PPV shows from November to January), Johnson-Caraiso, McGregor, Rousey, Carano, Coenen, and much more. We also briefly touch on the official announcement by WWE that Kevin Steen has joined NXT, as well as Hulk Hogan's birthday ratings present.

A half-hour of power administered via audio shower here at F4WOnline.com/WrestlingObserver.com



FREE TODAY! Aug 12 Observer Radio: Raw report, SummerSlam go-home, War Machine, Del Rio update, TNA schedule, your questions and more!

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer returns tonight to talk all the news in wrestling and mixed martial arts including tons of thoughts on Raw from Monday night, the SummerSlam go-home show, War Machine, what's up with Del Rio, TNA's schedule, your questions and so much more! Best of all this show is completely FREE, so please post the link or file elsewhere and help spread the word about wrestlingobserver.com! If you like what you hear, sign up for a subscription as we produce anywhere from 12-15 new radio shows every week, plus members have full access to over 6,000 archived audio shows dating back to 2005, plus hundreds of new and archived Wrestling Observer and Figure Four Weekly online newsletters. It's a steal, so sign up and join the fun!

FREE TODAY! Apr 10 Observer Live: New Japan G-1 finals, SummerSlam preview, Del Rio fired, tons more!

Wrestling Observer Live with Bryan Alvarez and Mike Sempervive returns tonight with tons and tons to discuss including full results of the G-1 Climax finals from Saturday night, New Japan going forward, WWE SummerSlam, what's going on with Alberto Del Rio and tons more! Best of all this show is completely FREE, so please post the link or file elsewhere and help spread the word about wrestlingobserver.com! If you like what you hear, sign up for a subscription as we produce anywhere from 12-15 new radio shows every week, plus members have full access to over 6,000 archived audio shows dating back to 2005, plus hundreds of new and archived Wrestling Observer and Figure Four Weekly online newsletters. It's a steal, so sign up and join the fun!

August 10 Observer Radio SIN LIMITE returns with 2.5 hours of everything

Wrestling Observer SIN LIMITE returns with Dave Meltzer and Mike Sempervive talking all the news in pro wrestling and MMA. Two-and-a-half hours of audio (which, after the fact, was cut into two parts because IT'S SO BIG, as well as being lo-fi due to being out of the office), beginning with the great main event that finished off the spectacular New Japan G-1 Climax tournament. It was a shaky last couple days, featuring some great matches - but also some questionable decision making, and we go over it all: the future of the company - Kazuchika Okada - wins his second G-1 final over Shinsuke Nakamura. Hiroshi Tanahashi knocks off A.J. Styles in in the semi-main with a very controversial ending. Answering a common question over the last year: has the Bullet Club jumped the shark? What do Jeff Jarrett and Scott D'Amore bring to the table? Tanahashi, Togi Makabe and Tomohiro Ishii's physical condition. An upcoming Yujiro-YOSHI-HASHI Never title program? The Vampire Chicken Tomoaki Honma. The very rushed preliminary bouts ending with a fantastic IWGP junior tag title match with Time Splitters and reDragon, and so much more. Plus, Alberto Del Rio's firing, what caused it, was it just?, his WWE postmortem and what may be next. Is the Nevada State Athletic Commission over-stepping its bounds when it comes to Chael Sonnen, and did Metamoris make a big mistake letting him grapple? The pathetic situation involving War Machine: a bad guy in so many ways. And then a big dip into the mailbag, with questions including - but not limited to: could Brock go back to UFC?, race, Bob Sapp in WWE, the story of Tanahashi and Nakamura. Did Heyman believe ECWWE could really succeed in 2006? Rating Sean Waltman. Vince Russo, the Blackjacks and the 1997 All Japan tag title tournament. Proof a "loser" can still draw, and much, much more.



Aug 8 Observer Radio: Bryan and Dave talk to Drew Galloway/McIntyre about WWE run, EVOLVE shows, future and more!

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer returns this afternoon with special guest Drew Galloway, AKA the former Drew McIntyre! We'll talk about his WWE career, memories of how it all went down, his future goals, working EVOLVE all weekend long, coming up at age 15 in Scotland, and so much more. Plus, an update on what's going on with Alberto Del Rio. A fun show as always so check it out~!

August 7 Surprise Observer SIN LIMITE: Part 2 - Dave and Mike talk the amazing G-1 and answering ?'s

After all of the hot action, emotion, and tingly feelings all over your bodies, we're almost at the end of the greatest Climax we've ever experienced. And not one thing typed there could be considered a double entendre. In the 70-minute part two of the impromptu Observer Radio SIN LIMITE, Dave and Mike talk New Japan's amazing G-1 Climax tournament, which wraps up with shows early Friday and Sunday morning (EDT) and. We take a look at how they got here, and where they could be going. So many possibilities for the next few months, as well as well into 2015. The amazing and awfully painful looking performances of Tomoaki Honma and Tomohiro Ishii, who is coming up short in the tournament?, Jado and Gedo as possible Hall of Fame bookers?, and a ton more. Plus, a dip into the mailbag with subjects like Rick Martel, the story of Curt Hennig winning the AWA title, the bit players in Vince-Trump, Ambrose-Rollins, "bicycling" television tapes in the territory days, what is the level of Paul Heyman's shadiness, and much more!



August 7 Surprise Observer SIN LIMITE: Part 1 - Dave and Mike talk SmackDown move?, UFC, ROH, Lucas

Wrestling Observer Radio SIN LIMITE returns with Dave Meltzer and Mike Sempervive talking all of the news in prowres/puroresu and MMA. An hour-long part one has topics that include - but aren't limited to: The possibilities of SmackDown moving to Thursday nights, the suprise cut of Mark Yeaton, Wall Street's interesting opinion on the company's current financial situation, the Network and thoughts on what they can, should - and probably will do. Continued TNA Impact Wrestling woes, uncertainty, and their positive TV momentum. Ring of Honor's next pay-per-view, and their situation with UStream. How big could/are Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier (and Conor McGreggor) make UFC 178? Plus, the passing of Gulf Coast superstar Ken Lucas, the horrid case of Josh Grispi, Mike Goldberg joins FOX NFL television coverage, and much, much more!