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We're looking for reports on these weekend shows:

  • WWE Raw last night in Anaheim
  • WWE Smackdown last night in Denver
  • WWE Raw tonight in San Diego
  • WWE Smackdown tonight in Salt Lake City
  •         We're looking for reports to newstips@wrestlingobserver.com


  • Lady Shani vs. Keyra vs. Chik Tormenta for the Reina de Reinas title
  • Faby Apache vs. El Hijo del Tirantes
  • Mamba & Maximo vs. Australian Suicide & Sammy Guevera
  • Laredo Kid & Taya Valkyrie vs. Daga & Tessa Blanchard
  • Aerostar & Pagano & Puma King vs. Chessman & Killer Kross & Monsther Clown
  • La Parka & El Hijo del Vikingo & Myzteziz Jr. vs. La Hiedra & Rey Escorpion & El Texano Jr.
  • Young Bucks vs. Pentagon Jr. & Fenix for AAA tag titles
  • Blue Demon Jr. & Black Taurus vs. Psycho Clown & Dr. Wagner Jr.


  • Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura
  • Yuji Nagata & Shota Umino vs. Tomoaki Honma & Toa Henare
  • Kota Ibushi & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima & Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask vs. Tetsuya Naito & Evil & Sanada & Shingo Takagi & Bushi
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Juice Robinson & Mikey Nicholls & Ren Narita vs. Jay White & Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa & Taiji Ishimori
  • Togi Makabe & Toru Yano & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. El Phantasmo & Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi for Never six man titles
  • Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii & Yoshi-Hashi & Sho & Yoh vs. Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr. & Lance Archer & Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru in an elimination match

Raw will be Monday from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. There is no Smackdown house show on Monday night. Raw has Baron Corbin making his choice to be referee of his match with Seth Rollins at Stomping Grounds, plus a five-way for a shot at  Samoa Joe's U.S. title with Braun Strowman, The Miz, Bobby Lashley, Ricochet and Cesaro. Daniel Bryan is also on the show.

Smackdown and 205 Live will be taped on Tuesday in Ontario,CA. Announced so far is A Moment of Bliss segment with Bayley as guest as well as Dolph Ziggler vs. Xavier Woods.

F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: WWE's Super Showdown embarrassment  

The ending of Super ShowDown brought a scary end to what was an embarrassing night for WWE.

Goldberg vs. The Undertaker reinforced the amount of risk that exists when you put two 50-year-old wrestlers against each other. The match was laid out exactly as it should have been and was on its way to being good, but things fell apart when Goldberg got knocked out.

Goldberg (who already had a mark on his forehead going into the match) got busted open when he went for a spear into the corner and rammed his head into the post less than three minutes in. From there, things only got worse.

WON NEWSLETTER: June 17, 2019 Observer Newsletter: Scary incidents in the ring, NJPW Dominion review

A look at Undertaker vs. Goldberg, Naito vs. Ibushi and why referees and doctors need to be stopping matches when talent is legitimately hurt is the lead story in the new issue of the Observer.  Look at how small independents are ahead of the game when it comes to precautionary measures involving talent this past week.

Read complete coverage of New Japan Dominion, WWE Super Showdown and UFC 238, with business notes, poll results, match-by-match coverage and star ratings for the pro wrestling shows.

Look at the injury situation and risks, look back at the Undertaker vs. Mick Foley Hell in a Cell match and what resulted from that, and the heyday of All Japan Pro Wrestling.

Look at what happened with the attempt to put on a women's match in Saudi Arabia, the silliness of TV coverage in the past and not allowing women to wrestle there, and more behind the scenes at the show.

Also look at the upcoming G-1 Climax tournament and who to expect to be in it, TV coverage in the U.S. expanding, the newcomers to G-1, who is out from last year, the new Super J Cup tournament, a history of the Super J Cup, G-1 announcement plans and New Japan going to Australia.

Look at a wrestling television show being voted on for a nomination for a major award, John Cena's future, FS 1 talk show on wrestling, HHH working in Japan and latest cards, and a Sasha Banks update.

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We have one weekend show up with Garrett Gonzalez and myself talking AEW ticket sales, AAF folding and the meeting they had with Vince McMahon before the season started, the back story behind the Antonio Inoki vs. Willie Williams match in 1980 and a lot of other news. Bryan and I have a weekend show tonight and you can send questions to mailbag@wrestlingobserver.com. The Inoki vs. Williams match is available on New Japan World (make sure to get the 1980 match and not the 1997 rematch).

Happy Father's Day to everyone.

Northeast Wrestling had a free show with park admission at Six Flags in Jackson, NJ last night with 3,800 fans attending: Darby Allin won Battle Royal, Private Party won over Insanely Rude and The Amazing Graysons, Karissa Rivera b Tasha Steelz, Wrecking Ball Legursky won over Brad Hollister and Mike Verna, Darby Allin b JT Dunn for the NEW title, Big Cass b Thirllride, Jon Moxley b Big Cass.

For the weekend, Tyson Fury had 500,000 Google searches for fourth place yesterday. Bellator's Madison Square Garden show had 100,000 for sixth place on Friday. AEW did not crack the top 20 on Friday even with the big ticket sale day.

Davey Boy Smith Jr. has left New Japan, but any stories he's going to ROH aren't true. 

Stardom announced its members for the 5 Star Grand Prix tournament this year: Mayu Iwatani, Arisa Hoshiki, Saki Kashima, Tam Nakano, Hana Kimura, Konami, Jungle Kyona, Momo Watanabe, Utami Hayashishita, Bea Priestley, Kagetsu, Hazuki, Andras Miyagi, Natsu Sumire, Natsuko Tora, Jamie Hayter, Avary and Kasey Owens.


  • WWE executives Stefan Kastenuller, SVP & Group GM EAEM and Tracy Keenan, VP and GM are guest speakers at SportsPro OTT Summit in Madrid in November. (thanks Jose Gonzalez)


  • PCW on Friday night in San Pedro, CA before a sellout and turn away crowd: TJP b Chris Brookes, Schaff b 3 guys, Brian Pillman Jr. b Douglas James, Mil Muertes b Sami Callihan to keep his heavyweight title, Tessa Blanchard b Jordynne Grace to keep the women's title (said to be great), Jake Atlas b Trey Miguel to keep the light heavyweight title, Josef & Jacob Fatu b Pentagon Jr. & Rey Fenix to keep the tag titles. (thanks to Russell Griffith)
  • A fan jumped the guard rail on this show and went after Josef & Jacob. Fatu knocked him down and kicked him and security rushed around. Fatu threw a chair at him after.
  • EPW from last night in Bunbury, Western Australia: Gavin McGavin won Battle Royal, Tyler Jacobs & Chadwick Jackson b Del Cano & Toro Blanco, Kiel Steria b Tipene, Davis Storm b Bobby Marshall, Street Gang Hooligans b Untouchables to keep tag titles, Jay Taylor b Taylor King, Michael Morleone b Gavin McGavin. (thanks to Kevin Chiat)
  • ExpoLucha takes place 8/17 in San Diego at San Diego City College. The show features Penta 0M & Rey Fenix vs. Jack Evans & Teddy Hart, Juventud Guerrera vs. T.J.Perkins vs. Rey Hours vs. Flamita, Drago & Aerostar vs.Aeroboy & Septimo Dragon, Psicosis & Black Taurus & Demus vs. Daga & Ryan Kidd & Tiago, Joey Ryan & Ruby Raze vs. Peter Avalon & Christian Von Eerie. Also appearing include Human Tornado, La Mascara, Laredo Kid, Vinny Massaro and Seprentico. The actual Expo is 8/17 and 8/18 at the Harry West Gym on the SDCC campus.
  • Wrestling Go last night in Sydney, Australia: Bel Pierce b JT Robinson, Jessica Troy won four-way over Jax Jordan, Sam Osborne and Silvio Milano, John Whelan & Josh Gatt b Donnie Mako & Jay Sorbet, Massive Q b Harley Wonderland, Ricky South b Shazza McKenzie, Artificial Jude & Jude London b Giant Juan & Tough Juan, Robbie Eagles d Kai Drake 20:00 draw. (thanks to Kevin Chiat)
  • Stardom from today at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo: Leo Onozaki b Hina, Death Yama-San & Bobbi Tyler & Ruaka b Saki Kashima & Zoe Lucas & Saya Iida, Bea Priestley & AZM b Mayu Iwatani & Starlight Kid, Hana Kimura & Jungle Kyona & Konami b Kagetsu & Natsu Sumire & Andras Miyagi, Momo Watanabe & Utami Hayashishita b Hazuki & Natsuko Tora, Arisa Hoshiki b Tam Nakano to keep Wonder of Stardom title. (thanks to Shannon Walsh and wrestlingwithdemons.net and Tomi Yamada)
  • Smash Wrestling on 7/6 in Toronto at the Franklin Horner Community Center. They also run 7/7 in London, ONT at Music Hall.
  • House of Hardcore tonight in Kingston, ONT has Willie Mack vs. Sami Callihan for the TV title with Jimmy Korderas as referee, Tommy Dreamer & Billy Gunn vs. Tyson Dux & Tarik, Madison Rayne vs. Jessie Mack vs. Beautiful  Beaa vs. Addy Starr, a Battle Royal plus Swoggle.
  • A story on a U.S. airman who is a pro wrestling champion in South Korea. (thanks to Mike Kuzmuk)

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