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The Latest from the F4W Staff

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Paige: 'Rumors that I'm leaving the WWE are completely false' - Paige says she is staying in WWE and also attempts to explain her wellness failure.

7 Days In Punk: CM Punk's unforgettable ride to UFC controversy - Relive #PunkWeek in this summary of the craziness that was CM Punk's first and possibly only fight in the octagon. Josh Nason recaps the week.

Daniel Bryan: 'I honestly do' hope to wrestle again - Bryan speaks candidly. Joe Currier tells you about it.

WOL: Raw fallout, Heath Slater to sign, Randy Orton issues, more! 9/13 - Find out if Slater achieved his dream of signing with Smackdown and being able to purchase his above ground pool, from Bryan Alvarez, host of Wrestling Observer Live.

WWE SmackDown live results: The AJ Styles era begins - Styles achieved another milestone by winning a WWE singles title. See where he goes from here. Bryan Rose has the action for you.

AJ Styles vs. John Cena vs. Dean Ambrose set for WWE No Mercy - Can John Cena achieve his dream of tying Ric Flair's record of 16 world title reigns? He'll get his chance at WWE No Mercy. Joe Currier gives you the details.

UFC 203 prelims ratings solid, but not at UFC 202 levels - Usually a strong predictor of the buyrate, UFC 203 could do more buys than expected. Ace Fontaine breaks it down.

B&V&C: Shawn Michaels stuffs his shorts, Bret Hart has worst match of his career, more! 9/13 - Craig joins the gang as the trio discuss HBK and Bret "Hitman" Hart in this retro edition of the show.


Figure Four Weekly, 9/12/2016: More on the Last Battle of Atlanta, wrestling Holy grails, and WWE's video library - The release of the Last Battle of Atlanta on WWE Network, discussed here last week in advance of it dropping, was met with mixed reaction online. The namesake match itself, Tommy Rich vs. Buzz Sawyer in a cage (with a roof on top for the first time in wrestling history) had become legendary more due to magazine hype and the lack of available footage than anything else... Subscribers click here to continue reading.

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Wrestling Observer Newsletter, September 12, 2016: CM Punk making UFC debut, PWG Battle of Los Angeles review, more - A 19-month journey will come to an end, or to a new beginning on 9/10 when Phil Brooks, better known as C.M. Punk, steps into the cage in one of the biggest matches on the UFC 203 PPV card. While many people have tried to make analogies, using names like Brock Lesnar or James Toney, there is really nothing in UFC history really comparable to this. It was a weird experiment that many had written off as a failure six months into the story... Subscribers click here to continue reading.


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WON Back Issue, August 23, 1999: WCW Road Wild review, NJPW G1 Climax results, plus tons more - Steve Austin has become the subject of a lot of talk in the past week, with his various injuries, his probable, maybe almost assured dropping of the WWF title at SummerSlam and stories regarding him becoming harder to deal with... Subscribers click here to continue reading.



WEDNESDAY NEWS UPDATE

And your first ever CWC champion is...

 

WWE

A solid guess...

  • The Cruiserweight Classic concludes live on the WWE Network tonight at 9 p.m. ET with both the tournament semifinals and finals. Zack Sabre Jr. faces Gran Metalik in one semifinal, and TJP battles Kota Ibushi in the other. Also scheduled for the show, Johnny Gargano will team with Tommaso Ciampa against opponents that have yet to be announced.
  • In a video update about his progress after undergoing shoulder surgery, Finn Balor said he hopes to be back in time for WrestleMania.
  • As was announced on SmackDown last night, Jack Swagger is now a member of the show’s roster. Swagger is the first talent to change brands since the WWE Draft.
  • Becky Lynch talks about her journey to the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
  • WWE uploaded a previously unreleased match from the most recent Cruiserweight Classic tapings between The Bollywood Boyz and Sean Maluta & Ariya Daivari.
  • Daniel Bryan was on FOX29 chat show "The Q". 
  • CNN has an article on WWE’s foray into china focusing on newest Chinese signee Wang Bin.
  • Here is another article on the passing of Lord Littlebrook.

PRO WRESTLING

ROH Champion Adam Cole... BAY BAY!

UFC

Kelvin Gastelum replaces Robbie Lawler at UFC 205

  • ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported that he’s confirmed with Dana White that Cowboy Cerrone will face Kelvin Gastelum on November 12th at Madison Square Garden. Cerrone appeared set to face Robbie Lawler at the show before Lawler had to pull out of the event.

VARIETY

  • Yankee stadium will be hosting a double header of a different sort come this November 4. The stadium will be hosting a Rutgers wrestling meet followed by a Rutgers football game. Let’s hope the weather plays nice or that could be one freezing wrestling meet.

EVENTS CALENDAR: Friday 9/16 - Sunday 9/18

Friday 9/16 - Ring of Honor: Reloaded Tour; Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE, 7:30 pm. Tickets.

Friday 9/16

  • All Star Wrestling; Squamish, BC, Totem Hall, Stawamus Rd, Garibaldi Highlands, BC V0N 1T0, Canada. Tickets.
  • AAW: 115 Bourbon Street (3359 w 115th Street Merrionette Park, IL). Tickets.
  • Pure Wrestling Association: Lake Cowichan, British Columbia
  • Smash vs Progress: Uncensored; Oshawa Music Hall, Oshawa, Ontario. Must be 19+ to attend.
  • Pure Wrestling Association: Private Event in Ontario
  • SuperKickd’d Pro Wrestling at 7:30 PM - 10 PM, The Great Hall Toronto, 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H3
  • All Pro Wrestling on 9/16 in Daly City, CA at the Bayshore Community Center features Sabu vs. The Almighty Sheik, Willie Mack & B-Boy vs Reno Scrum, plus Jody Kristofferson, JR Kratos, Marcus Lewis and Dylan Drake in a four way for the Universal title.

Saturday 9/17

  • UFC Fight Night, Poirier vs. Johnson: Hidalgo, Texas, State Farm Arena
  • ROH: Reloaded Tour; Lockport (Buffalo), NY, 7:00 pm. Tickets.
  • NWA Smoky Mountain Wrestling on in Kingsport, TN at the Civic Auditorium
  • Pure Wrestling Association: Alpine Club, Kitchener, Ontario
  • Pure Wrestling Association: Courtenay, British Columbia
  • SMASH VS PROGRESS: Smash Wrestling welcomes our friends from Progress Wrestling. Mark Haskins and Jack Gallagher (Cruiserweight Classic), Zack Sabre Jr. Mark Andrews and more will be part of the Progress Wrestling team in a Smash vs. Progress Canada vs. UK show in Toronto at the Franklin Horner Community Center.

Sunday 9/18

  • Pure Wrestling Association: Gold River, British Columbia
  • Alpha-1 Wrestling presents #‎Matrats2
  • NWX presents School's Back In Session at the CWF Wrestling School on 20 Hartzel Rd in St Catharines, ON. Holden Albright vs. Joey Paradice (c) for the NWX Heavyweight Championship. Get your tickets by calling 289-687-5610.

Daily Pro Wrestling History (09/14): TNA No Surrender 2008


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