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  • WWE in Nottingham, UK, Bologna, Italy, Rome and today's show in Glasgow, Scotland
  • OTT yesterday in Dublin, Ireland
  • ROH tonight in Toronto
  • Evolve last night in Oak Lawn, IL
  • New Japan yesterday and today in Anaheim, CA

ROH TONIGHT FROM TORONTO AT 7 P.M. EASTERN ON HONOR CLUB

  • Bushi & Tetsuya Naito vs. Juice Robinson & Dalton Castle
  • Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky vs. Super Smash Brothers for tag titles
  • Jay Lethal vs. Kenny King for ROH title

Raw will be Monday from Kansas City with Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman and Stephanie McMahon on the show.

Smackdown, Mixed Match Challenge and 205 Live will be Tuesday from St. Louis with Bobby Lashley & Mickie James vs. Braun Strowman & Ember Moon, A.J. Styles & Charlotte Flair vs. The Miz & Asuka and Jack Gallagher & Drew Gulak vs. Akira Tozawa & Brian Kendrick.


F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: Recapping WWE Crown Jewel

WWE's return to Saudi Arabia ended up being almost as much of a mess as most expected it to be. A tag team main event with the combined age of 206, two of the promotion's biggest stars pulling out of the show, Hulk Hogan returning to WWE television without the company really promoting it in advance, Brock Lesnar once again becoming Universal Champion, and Shane McMahon winning the World Cup tournament were the most notable moments from a show that is on the list of the most controversial events in WWE history.


WON NEWSLETTER: November 12, 2018 Observer Newsletter: WWE Crown Jewel review, more 

The fallout of Crown Jewel is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Look at the returns of Hulk Hogan and Shawn Michaels, Brock Lesnar's new contract, Shane McMahon's World Cup win, the stock price, network cancellations, and Renee Young on tour.

Look at Survivor Series and TLC plans, plus match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results.

Read the run down of the UFC's schedule for the first three months of 2019, including the ESPN strategy to get people to subscribe to ESPN+, and plans for matches on the early shows of the year.

Also look at WrestleKingdom 2019, with the lineup announced, other matches expected, the tag team tournament, plus full coverage of Power Struggle with match-by-match coverage, star ratings and poll results.

Read coverage of the end of the overrun and what it means, WWE buying tape library, WWE stars get married this past week, Hulk & Linda Hogan TV special, new NXT Takeover match, details on the WWE tryouts in Germany and notes on those who were there.

Look at the career of Jose Lothario, one of the biggest stars in the history of Texas wrestling.

Run down UFC 230, including PPV numbers, TV numbers, lessons of the show, plus match-by-match coverage with poll results.


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SUNDAY NEWS UPDATE

Our weekend Observer radio show is up.

Last night's UFC show was 16th most searched for item on the Internet with 50,000 searches, which is somewhat low considering the Yair Rodriguez finish on Chan Sung Jung in a fight he was going to lose by decision with one second left was probably the greatest finish in UFC history. 

Cody will be undergoing an MRI tomorrow after his knee popped when he was pivoting on the Friday night show in Buffalo. He was able to work his match but the pop was loud and it was worse yesterday. He's off today's show in Toronto where he was to defend the IWGP U.S. title against Baretta.

Joey Ryan will also be undergoing an MRI tomorrow regarding a possible pec tear which would have happened on Wednesday. He had an X-ray on Friday and the doctor believed the pec was torn based on scar tissue, and it was all black and blue like a tear.

An update on Saturday's NXT Takeover show from Los Angeles. The show right now is scheduled for only four matches instead of the usual five because of the length of time all of the matches are expected to get, particularly the War Games match, plus they are doing a two of three fall women's title match with Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane. The Kassius Ohno vs. Matt Riddle match will still take place in Los Angeles, but it will be taped before Takeover starts and will air on the weekly TV show probably on 11/21 if not a later date. They are still taping one television show before Takeover even though they are also doing a television taping on 11/15 in San Jose.

One of the best matches of this year from Madrid, Spain, Zack Sabre Jr vs. A-Kid.

WWE

  • The WWE web site has an article on some wrestlers who served in the military. Yes, they list Randy Orton. No they don't list Ken Anderson. No, they don't talk about Orton's departure.   

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Stardom results from yesterday in Tokyo at Shinkiba: Tam Nakano & Natsumi b Hanan & Rina & Hina, Konami & AZM b Session Moth Martina & Natsu Sumire, Momo Watanabe & Utami Hayashishita & Bea Priestley & Chardonnay b Jungle Kyona & Kaori Yoneyama & Ruaka & Natsuko Tora, Mayu Iwatani & Saki Kashima won over Mary Apache & Hana Kimura and Kagetsu & Hazuki in a three-way to set up Kashima challenging Apache for the High Speed title. (thanks to Shannon Walsh)
  • Eve from Saturday in London, UK: Viper b Millie McKenzie, Charli Evans b Erin Angel, Jamie Hayter b Madison Eagles, Kris Wolf b Rhia O'Reilly, Command Bolshoi b Jetta, Toni Storm b Kasey.
  • Eve's second show from Saturday in London. They announced Rhia O'Reilly injured her knee on the first show and wouldn't be on this show. Viper b Madison Eagles, Command Bolshoi b Kasey, Toni Storm b Jetta, Charlie Morgan b Erin Angel, Kris Wolf b Charli Evans, Jamie Hayter b Millie McKenzie. Kathy Burke, a well-known British actress was at the show taking photos with the talent. 
  • The fourth show and finals were today: Madison Eagles b Charli Evans, Jetta & Erin Angel b Millie McKenzie & Command Bolshoi, Laura DiMatteo b Kasey, Jamie Hayter won the tournament in a three-way over Toni Storm and Kris Wolf, Nina Samuels won Eve title in a three-way over champion Charlie Morgan and Kay Lee Ray.
  • IPW announced Nick Aldis defending his NWA title at their 12/23 show in Maidstone, UK. Tickets are available right now and it is the company's biggest show of the year, called Undisputed II.
  • Wrestling Go from yesterday in Sydney, Australia: Kai Drake b Lee Morrow, Alex Irvine b Silvio Milano, Shazza McKenzie b JT Robinson, Prefects b Surf N Turf, Unsocial Jordan b Dolph Finn, Unsocial Jordan b Michael Spencer, Referee Nick b Unsocial Jordan, Massive Q won three-way over Jay Sorbert and Big Fudge, Tree Hugger Luchi b Party Boy Jax Jordan, Josh Gatt b Diego Retamales. Next show is 12/16 with Matty Wahlberg vs. Ricky South in a 30 minute Iron Man match plus Adam Brooks appears. (thanks to Kevin Chiat)
  • Sabotage Wrestling from last night in Austin, TX: Shane Sabre and Jody Threat co-won Rumble, Nikki Knight b Alejandra the Lion-DQ, Fuego del Sol b Eli Everfly, Baby D & Phoebe b Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo, Jody Threat b Shane Sabre, B-Boy b Erica Torres, Ricky Starks b Rocketboy Wilson, Shotzi Blackheart b Delilah Doom, Thunder Rosa b Sammy Guevara. (thanks to Shannon Walsh)
  • Combat Zone Wrestling from last night in Voorhees, NJ: They announced Rickey Shane Page was out due to an injury. Gary Jay b Kobe Durst, KC Navarro won over Jake Parnett, Evander James, Matt Travis and BMD, Anthony Greene b Space Monkey, Desean Pratt & Joe Gacy b Tim Donst & Alex Reynolds, Jordan Oliver b Andrew Everett, John Silver b Ethan Page, Masada b Dan O'Haire, Jimmy Lloyd & Mitch Vallen b Mister Claxton & Brandon Kirk in a weapons match. Next show is the annual Cage of Death on 12/9 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia as part of a Toys for Toys collection with MJF defending the CZW world title against Rickey Shane Page, and Mance Warner vs. David Starr.
  • AAW from last night in LaSalle, IL before a sellout of 400 fans: Paco & Mike Hartenbower & Kody Rice b Bucky Collins & Devin & Mason Cutter, Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett won four-way over Conor Braxton & Stephen Wolf, Dante Leon & Sage Cainan and Deonn Rusman & Joe Acer, DJZ won three-way over Myron Reed and Trey Miguel to earn a title mach, Quinn McKay b Allie Kat, Trevor Lee b Rich Swann 2/3 falls to keep the AAW Heritage title, Penta 0M & Rey Fenix b Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz, MJF b Mance Warner, Curt Stallion & Jake Something b Ace Romero & Marko Stunt, Kyle Rae b Allie Kat, Sami Callihan & Jessica Havok b Brody King & Jimmy Jacobs in a street fight. Next show is 11/24 in Chicago at the Logan Square Auditorium with Kimber Lee vs. Kyle Rae for the women's title, AR Fox & Myron Reed defend the tag titles against Laredo Kid & Rey Hours, Fred Yehi vs. Mance Warner and Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett vs. Jake Something & Curt Stallion.
  • Lester Quarles, who was a top heel manager in Roller Games in the 70s with the Texas Outlaws and Canadian Braves is battling colon cancer and undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Sally Vega and Larry Lewis have been visiting him at his rehab center in Las Vegas.  Lewis told people to ask for prayers for him. Quarles also skated in the 60s and was the younger brother of DeWitt Quarles, a Roller Derby star in the early 60s during the heyday of the Bay Bombers.
  • CWE tomorrow night in Moosomin, Saskatchewan with an appearance by Brutus Beefcake.

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