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We're looking for reports on  the final day of the WWE European tour, with the Raw crew in Cardiff, Wales and Smackdown in Berlin, Germany, as well as NXT shows in Philadelphia and St Petersburg to newstips@wrestlingobserver.com.

We're also doing a weekend poll for Money in the Bank, so you can leave a thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match to dave@wrestlingobserver.com.

NEW JAPAN WORLD PRO WRESTLING AT 8 P.M. EASTERN TONIGHT ON AXS TV (Three hour show)

  • Jeff Cobb vs. Taichi for Never Open weight title
  • Tomohiro Ishii vs. Evil
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Seiya Sanada for IWGP title
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi - Last year's Dontaku main event where Okada was going for the all-time title defense record against the previous record holder

CMLL ARENA MEXICO  TONIGHT AT 9:30 P.M. EASTERN ON THE CMLL FACEBOOK PAGE

  • Magia Blanca & Star Jr. vs. Akuma & Espanto Jr.
  • Kaho Kobayashi & Marcela & Sanely vs. Amapola & Metalica & Tiffany
  • Esfinge & Rey Cometa & Triton vs. Felino & Tiger & Hechicero
  • Soberano Jr. vs. Negro Casas
  • Euforia & Gran Guerrero & Ultimo Guerrero vs. Ephesto & Mascara Ano 2000 & Mephisto
  • Caristico & Mistico & Volador Jr. vs. Cuatrero & Sanson & Cavernario

IMPACT AT 10 P.M. EASTERN TONIGHT ON PURSUIT CHANNEL AND TWITCH

  • Su Yung vs. Rosemary in a Demon collar match
  • Women's Battle Royal
  • Killer Kross vs. Eddie Edwards

NEW JAPAN BEST OF THE SUPER JUNIORS AT 5:30 A.M. SATURDAY MORNING FROM YAMAGATA ON NEW JAPAN WORLD

  • Yota Tsuji & Bandido vs. Taichi & Douki
  • Phantasmo & Gedo vs. Jado & Robbie Eagles
  • Juice Robinson & Will Ospreay & Ren Narita vs. Rocky Romero & Yoh & Shota Umino
  • Ryusuke Taguchi & Toa Henare vs. Tetsuya Naito & Bushi
  • Sho vs. Taka Michinoku
  • Tiger Mask vs. Marty Scurll
  • Titan vs. Taiji Ishimori
  • Dragon Lee vs. Jonathan Gresham
  • Shingo Takagi vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru

We're looking for reports on Saturday's NXT shows in Belair, MD and Sanford, FL to newstips@wrestlingobserver.com.

UFC FROM ROCHESTER, NEW YORK AT 5 P.M. EASTERN ON ESPN+

  • Julio Arce (145.6) vs. Julian Erosa (146)
  • Zak Cummings (185.8) vs. Trevin Giles (185)
  • Patrick Cummins (205.2) vs. Ed Herman (206)
  • Michael Trizano (145.6) vs. Grant Dawson (145.8)
  • Danny Roberts (170.6) vs. Michel Pereira (170.6)
  • Desmond Green (155.2) vs. Charles Jourdain (153.6)
  • Aspen Ladd (135.4) vs. Sijara Eubanks (134.8)
  • Davi Ramos (156) vs. Austin Hubbard (155.4)
  • Charles Oliveira (154.2) vs. Nik Lentz (155.6)
  • Vicente Luque (170) vs. Derrick Krantz (170.2)
  • Megan Anderson (145.8) vs. Felicia Spencer (145.6)
  • Antonio Carlos Jr. (185.6) vs. Ian Heinisch (185.6)
  • Rafael dos Anjos (170.4) vs. Kevin Lee (170.2)

MLW FUSION ON BEINSPORTS AT 9 P.M. EASTERN

  • Rich Swann vs. Brian Pillman Jr.
  • Barrington Hughes vs. Jacob Fatu

NEW JAPAN BEST OF THE SUPER JUNIORS AT 2 A.M. EASTERN LATE SATURDAY NIGHT FROM YAMAGATA ON NEW JAPAN WORLD

  • Yota Tsuji & Sho & Titan vs. Yuya Uemura & Shota Umino & Jonathan Gresham
  • Juice Robinson & Tiger Mask vs. Dragon Lee & Toa Henare
  • Taiji Ishimori & Gedo & Jado vs. Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taka Michinoku
  • Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi vs. Marty Scurll & Brody King
  • Rocky Romero vs. Ren Narita
  • Bandido vs. Douki
  • Phantasmo vs. Robbie Eagles
  • Will Ospreay vs. Yoh
  • Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Bushi

WWE MONEY IN THE BANK FROM THE XL CENTER IN HARTFORD, CT, ON SUNDAY AT 6 P.M. EASTERN ON THE WWE NETWORK

  • Seth Rollins vs. A.J. Styles for Universal title
  • Kofi Kingston vs. Kevin Owens for WWE title
  • Men's Money in the Bank match: Randy Orton, Drew McIntyre, Ricochet Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Ali, Finn Balor and Andrade
  • Women's Money in the Bank match: Natalya, Dana Broke, Naomi, Nikki Cross, Bayley, Mandy Rose, Ember Moon and Carmella
  • Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans for Raw women's title
  • Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair for Smackdown. women's title
  • Roman Reigns vs. Elias
  • Shane McMahon vs. The Miz cage match
  • Samoa Joe vs. Rey Mysterio U.S. title
  • Tony Nese vs. Ariya Daivari cruiserweight title
  • Daniel Bryan & Rowan vs. Usos non-title

There is also a Sunday NXT house show in Asbury Park, NJ.

Raw will be Monday night in Albany, NY.

Smackdown and 205 Live will be Tuesday night in Providence, RI. The only match announced is Lucha House Party vs. Singhs.

NEW JAPAN BEST OF THE SUPER JUNIORS WEDNESDAY AT 5:30 A.M. EASTERN AT TOKYO KORAKUEN HALL ON NEW JAPAN WORLD

  • Taiji Ishimori vs. Taka Michinoku
  • Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Robbie Eagles
  • Titan vs. Jonathan Gresham
  • Rocky Romero vs. Yoh
  • Tiger Mask vs. Dragon Lee
  • Bushi vs. Douki
  • Sho vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Bandido vs. Ren Narita
  • Marty Scurll vs. Shingo Takagi
  • Will Ospreay vs. Phantasmo

F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: Goldberg vs. Undertaker set for WWE's return to Saudi Arabia

With less than a month until the show, WWE has revealed the name and announced the first three matches for their return to Saudi Arabia.

The third show in WWE's controversy-filled 10-year deal with the Saudi General Sports Authority will take place at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah on Friday, June 7. It will air live on the WWE Network and is titled "WWE Super ShowDown," which is the same name the company used for their event in Melbourne, Australia last October.


WON NEWSLETTER: May 20, 2019 Observer Newsletter: AEW announces TV deal with TNT  

A look at the new AEW television deal with TNT and other aspects of starting up is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Look at the detail of the two nights being considered and the arguments for each night, international television, streaming, why the price is what it is, and how long talks have been going on for the TNT deal.

Read a lengthy bio on Silver King, a breakdown of what happened in the ring when he passed away and what lessons can be learned by it. Look at the start of his career, and his going to All Japan as a teenager.

Read the updates on the next two WWE PPV shows.

Read a detailed article on Lars Sullivan, from his background, to his fine, to the questions asked, to what got him in trouble, why he was fined now, why he wasn't before and a lot of the questions regarding all this.

Also look at changes to WWE Network, Vince McMahon talks the move to FOX, WWE gets award nominations, tons of new news on the XFL, what happens to Vince McMahon when the XFL starts, why Percy Watson left the company, and an update on the Mauro Ranallo's situation.

Have a look at the legend of Tom Magee, the match with Bret Hart and the WWE documentary.

Read complete coverage of UFC 237 with match-by-match coverage and poll results.


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FRIDAY NEWS UPDATE

AEW tickets for the Fyter Fest show on 6/29 in Daytona Beach, FL went on sale at 6 p.m. Eastern on Ticketmaster for a password protected presale. The password you can use for tickets is: AEWJEB

Alexa Bliss's injury is officially listed by WWE as undisclosed. Of late, undisclosed has usually meant concussion and that term has been used in some reports of the injury.

The fact Double or Nothing is on FITE TV outside the U.S. was officially announced earlier today.

Shinsuke Nakamura is in a national TV Noodles ad in Japan.

New Japan announced Toru Yano and Taiji Ishimori for the 6/29 show in Melbourne, Australia.

WWE

  • Latest odds at www.BetOnline.ag for Sunday:
    • Becky Lynch -170
    • Charlotte Flair +130
    • Becky Lynch -500
    • Lacey Evans +300
    • Seth Rollins -400
    • A.J. Styles +250
    • Kofi Kingston -200
    • Kevin Owens +150
    • Men's MITB
    • Drew McIntyre -150
    • Andrade +250
    • Finn Balor +1000
    • Ali +1000
    • Sami  Zayn +1000
    • Baron Corbin +1200
    • Randy Orton +1200
    • Ricochet +1600
    • Women's MITB
    • Mandy Rose +225
    • Bayley +275
    • Ember Moon +300
    • Carmella +1000
    • Dana Brooke +1000
    • Naomi +1200
    • Natalya +1200
    • Samoa Joe -250
    • Rey Mysterio +170
    • Roman Reigns -340
    • Elias +220
    • Miz -500
    • Shane McMahon +300
  • Matt Bloom and Canyon Ceman were in Singapore this past week scouting at Singapore Pro Wrestling.
  • Shannon Moore was coaching at the Performance Center this week.  
  • The Bella Twins were on The Talk on CBS today. They were called former wrestlers.

UFC

  • Arnold Berdon, the husband of UFC fighter Rachael Ostovich, was sentenced to four years probation from his no contest plea in a second degree assault charge from November. Ostovich said she forgave her husband and did not ask for jail time. Honolulu prosecuting attorney Robert Rawson was seeking five-years in prison for Berdon. Ostovich also filed for divorce and will get full custody of her six-year-old daughter. Berdon will be allowed supervised visits and the possibility of custody after completing anger management and domestic violence intervention courses.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • UFC announced today that they will have 19 live events over the next 15 days of Fight Pass. This is the schedule:
    • Glory 65 held earlier today
    • Lou DiBella's Broadway boxing at 8:30 p.m. Eastern tonight
    • Cage Fury Fighting Championships at 9 p.m. Eastern tonight. C.M. Punk is doing commentary for this show.
    • Cage Fury Saturday night at 10 p.m. Eastern with C.M. Punk, John Morgan and Jessica Penne on commentary
    • Absolute Muay Thai from Bangkok Saturday night late at 1 a.m.
    • Absolute Muay Thai from Bangkok Monday at 9 a.m. Eastern
    • Absolute Muay Thai from Bangkok on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. Eastern
    • Alaska Fighting Championship on Wednesday at midnight Eastern
    • Roy Jones Jr. boxing on Thursday at 10 p.m. Eastern
    • TKO MMA from Canada at 8 p.m. on 5/24
    • Polaris Jiu Jitsu on 5/25 at 4 p.m. Eastern headlined by Urijah Faber vs. Nicky Ryan
    • Pancrase from Japan on 5/26 at 3 a.m. Eastern
    • Eddie Bravo's Combat Jiu Jitsu at 9 p.m. on 5/26
    • Absolute Muay Thai from Bangkok on 5/27 at 9 a.m. Eastern
    • Absolute Muay Thai from Bangkok on 5/28 at 7:30 a.m. Eastern 
    • Warrior Xtreme Cagefighting from  Michigan on 5/29 at 8 p.m.
    • CES MMA on 5/31 at 9 p.m. Eastern featuring Nick Newell and John Gotti III
    • Lou Neglia's Ring of Combat on 5/31 at 10 p.m. Eastern
  • Scott Steiner vs. Joey Ryan headlines tonight in Traverse City, MI for MCPW at the Grand Traverse County Civic Centre. Mad Man Fulton and Jake Crist are also on the show.
  • Women of Wrestling held a secret television taping last night. It was a secret to prevent results from getting out. So you do a show with almost no fans because of fear of results getting out.
  • Rise tonight at 11 p.m. Eastern on Fite TV for $9.99 features Rosemary vs. Cherry Bomb, Zoe Lucas vs. Aerial Monroe, Mercedes Martinez vs. Madison Rayne, Shotzi Blackheart vs. Miranda Alize, Raze vs. Big Mama plus an elimination match with Killer Baes & Heather Monroe & Laura James & Taya Valkyrie & ? vs. Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo & Nicole Savoy & ?. 
  • Ultimo Dragon faces Matt Cross on 6/1 in Toronto for Smash Wrestling.
  • Legacy Fighting on 6/28 at The Sylvee in Madison, WI on AXS TV headlined by Isaac Steele (7-1) vs. Mark Lemkminger (8-1) in a welterweight fight.

Daily Pro Wrestling History: Bruno Sammartino wins WWWF title from Buddy Rogers


F4W Empire Convention Info:

  • Ed in San Antonio presents PODER~! at the FSW arena on Friday 5/24 - Showtime is at noon - Main event: Bryan Alvarez vs. Logan Stunt
  • Empire dinner on Friday 5/24 at 8:30 p.m. at Texas de Brazil - Price is $82 - All you can eat meat and salad, sodas, tea, and coffee, plus dessert included
  • Empire suite party on Friday 5/24 for those who were not able to get the Q&A package - Price is $25

Purchase tickets here


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