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Daily Update: TNA Bound for Glory woes, Noble stabbed, ROH ASE VIII


Regarding TNA, this is what we know. The talent has been told to come to Orlando and that everything is on. Nobody knows who is paying for it. Nothing has been announced regarding a sale. Nobody has officially said the shows are on, particularly Bound for Glory, but talent is under the impression that the shows are on.

Drew Galloway is off the show Sunday. No word on who will face Aron Rex in the finals of the Grand Championship tournament. Galloway will be on the show in some form most likely, but isn't able to wrestle due to a neck injury.

Stories regarding flights being canceled to Bound for Glory as far as we can tell are untrue. Everyone we're aware of who would be booked on the show is still booked on the show in some form or another.   


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We're looking for your thoughts on tonight's ROH PPV as well as Sunday's TNA PPV with thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match to Dave@WrestlingObserver.com.


    • Adam Cole vs. Michael Elgin for the ROH heavyweight title
    • Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian vs. Young Bucks vs. Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley in a ladder match for the ROH tag titles
    • Bobby Fish vs. Donovan Dijak for the ROH TV title
    • Jay Lethal vs. Tetsuya Naito
    • Dragon Lee vs. Kamaitachi
    • Mark & Jay Briscoe & Toru Yano vs. ACH & Kushida & Jay White in the trios tournament first round
    • Kyle O'Reilly vs. Hangman Page
    • Rhett Titus & Kenny King vs. Dalton Castle & Colt Cabana vs. War Machine vs. Keith Lee & Shane Taylor with the winners becoming top contenders for the tag team title
    • Silas Young vs. Evil vs. Will Ferrara (dark match not no PPV)

    Dave Meltzer has live results here.


    • Ricky Starks & Danny Ramons vs. Josh Woods & Kavron Kanyon
    • Nick Cutter vs. Earl Cooter
    • Greg Glover vs. Donovan Danhaseun
    • Odinson vs. Jon Davis vs. Deimos vs. Monster Tarver vs. Jody Kristofferson vs. Rhett Giddens
    • Drennen vs. Teddy Stigma last man standing
    • AR Fox vs Sammy Guevera
    • Martin Stone vs. Nathan Cruz to Florida heritage title
    • Devin & Mason Cutter vs. Jason Cade & Aaron Solow for FIP tag titles
    • Fred Yehi vs. Caleb Konley for FIP title


    • Kenny Omega vs. Kushida for IWGP jr. title
    • Shinsuke Nakamura vs. A.J. Styles for the IC title


    • Ultimo Dragoncito & Shockercito vs. Demus 3:16 & Pierroth
    • Sanely & Lluvia & Silueta vs. Dallys & Tiffany & Reyna Isis
    • Guerrero Maya & Titan & Rey Cometa vs. Hechicero & Vangellys & Bobby Z 
    • Maximo Sexy & Marco Corleone & Johnny Idol vs. Mr. Niebla & Mephisto & Ephesto
    • Mistico & Caristico & Valiente vs. Ultimo Guerrero & La Mascara & Euforia
    • Volador Jr. vs. Cavernario for the King of the Aire trophy


    • Kelly D'Angelo (0-0, 115.8) vs. Emily Whitmire (1-0, 115.9)
    • Joey Miolla (8-2, 145.7) vs. Trenton Brown (7-2, 146)
    • Adam Osmoe (4-0, 156.1) vs. Zach Fears (5-2, 156.5)
    • Hugh Pulley (6-2, 155.7) vs.Drakkar Klose (5-0-1, 155.9)
    • Ken Porter (9-2, 125.9) vs. Nick Urso (8-2, 125.5)
    • Thiago Moises (8-1, 154.8) vs. Zach Freeman (8-1, 154.9)

    NXT runs tonight in Orlando.

    We're looking for reports on Saturday on the WWE Smackdown brand show in Las Vegas (John Cena will headline), NXT in Largo, FL and ROH TV tapings in Lowell, MA (Mark & Jay Briscoe vs. Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian, Tetsuya Naito & Evil vs. Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley, Shane Taylor & Keith Lee vs. War Machine, Toru Yano vs. Michael Elgin, Kyle O'Reilly vs. Jonathan Gresham and a three-way with a Bullet Club Team, a Kingdom Team and The Cabinet (Rhett Titus & Kenny King & Caprice Coleman) as part of the trios tournament to NewsTips@WrestlingObserver.com.


    Fight Pass at 7:15 p.m. Eastern

    • Kelly Faszholz vs. Ketlen Vieira
    • Curtis Blaydes vs. Cody East
    • Ion Cutelaba vs. Jonathan Wilson
    • Nate Marquardt vs. Tamdan McCrory

    FS 2 a 9 p.m.

    • Keita Nakamura vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos
    • Shamil Abdyurakhimoid vs. Walt Harris
    • Hacran Dias vs. Andre Fili
    • Joachim Christensen vs. Luis Henrique da Silva

    FS 1 at 11 p.m.

    • Louis Smolka vs. Brandon Moreno
    • Josh Burkman vs. Zak Ottow
    • Will Brooks vs. Alex Oliveira
    • John Lineker vs. John Dodson

    Sunday has WWE in Ontario, CA with a Smackdown brand show.


    • Bobby Lashley vs. Ethan Carter III in a no rules match for the TNA title
    • Aron Rex vs. ? in the finals for the Grand championship
    • Matt & Jeff Hardy vs. Abyss & Crazzy Steve in the Giant War for the tag team titles
    • Maria Kanellis vs. Gail Kim for Knockouts title
    • Mike Bennett vs. Moose
    • X Division title match
    • Rumble Gauntlet for a TNA title  shot
    • Gail Kim Hall of Fame ceremony

    Raw will be Monday night from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks for the women's title and T.J. Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick for the cruiserweight title have been announced for the show. There is also a Smackdown house show in Palm Springs, CA on Monday.

    Tuesday has Smackdown tapings in San Diego.

    The Raw crew heads to Santiago, Chile for a Wednesday show.    

    Figure Four Weekly, 9/26/2016: The unlikely story of TJ Perkins (Part II) - When T.J. Perkins went to Florida Championship Wrestling without a WWE contract in 2009, it was a very different picture from how Ohio Valley Wrestling treated non contract talent before FCW took over for it as the primary developmental promotion. Subscribers click here to continue reading.

    F4W YouTube Page: Tons of clips and full free audio shows that you can tell your friends about, and much more to come! Make sure you subscribe today!  

    Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Oct 3, 2016: TNA at a crossroads, WWE Clash of Champions review, more - Details on the tumultuous situation TNA is in, a review of WWE Clash of Champions, more... With Bound for Glory and television tapings scheduled this week, the expectation was that TNA would be sold by now, although that’s been the feeling for weeks and at press time it still hasn’t happened... WWE’s first Raw-exclusive PPV, the Clash of Champions, was a mostly good show, but because they are running so many PPVs, it had the feeling of ordinary and not at all special... The first fight between UFC champions in different weight classes in nearly eight years will headline the company’s 11/12 debut in Madison Square Garden, which, unless a rash of injuries crop up, is the deepest card in terms of talent in company history... Subscribers click here to continue reading.

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    WON Back Issue, September 6, 1999: Week of both high and low ratings, doctor under investigation for prescribing drugs to wrestlers, more - The television season of wrestling overexposure began this past week with both good and bad news. But when the numbers came in, virtually all the good news was limited to the World Wrestling Federation. Subscribers click here to continue reading.


    Bryan and I will be back tonight talking ROH All-Star Extravaganza and the latest pro wrestling news with Wrestling Observer radio. We will also have another show on Sunday night, but unless something changes, we don't have plans for a Saturday night show.

    The story of James Gibson (Jamie Noble) being stabbed twice and hospitalized is correct but. Pro Wrestling Sheet reported the story this morning and WWE sources confirmed the story is accurate and the company was also hoping to get more details. The Mercer County (West Virginia) Sheriff's Office is listed as saying Gibson returned home this morning after a long drive (Cleveland most likely) and left the house to get a snack while his girlfriend took a bath. Upon his return to his Mobile home park, a driver pulled up behind his car and started yelling at him for cutting him off on the road. The story is that Gibson apologized but the two men in the other car continued to yell at him. Gibson took one of them down and two more men got out of the car and one pulled out a knife and stabbed Gibson in the upper back and mid-spine before they sped off. Gibson was rushed to the emergency room. The story said he was no longer in the emergency room but still was hospitalized.

    WME IMG has announced the following names as new partial owners of the UFC:

    • Abel Tesfaye
    • Adam Levine
    • Anthony Kiedis
    • Ben Affleck
    • Calvin Harris
    • Cam Newton
    • Conan O'Brien
    • Flea
    • Guy Fieri
    • Jimmy Kimmel
    • Li Na
    • LL Cool J
    • Maria Sharapova
    • Mark Wahlberg
    • Michael Bay
    • Rob Dyrdek
    • Robert Kraft
    • Serena Williams
    • Sylvester Stallone
    • Tom Brady
    • Trey Parker
    • Tyler Perry
    • Venus Williams

    Terms of specific investments weren't named. I think if anything, it's interesting that Dwayne Johnson was not on the list since they are almost all WME clients and unlike most on that list, Johnson is a legitimate fan of the product and friends with Dana White. 

    Michael Elgin may become the first person ever to headline a PPV in the U.S. and Japan within a seven day period, which will make for an interesting trivia note, since he headlined the Destruction in Kobe on Sunday and is headlining ROH All-Star Extravaganza tonight. You have to remember that PPV wasn't a thing in Japan in the early 90s when Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan would headline in the U.S. and Tokyo Dome shows.

    UFC Headliner John Lineker missed weight for the fifth time in the UFC coming in at 136.5 pounds today. He had been forced to move up from 125 after failing to make weight four times. He will be fined 20 percent of his purse. This probably also takes him out of the running for a title shot should he win tonight. Alex Oliveira, scheduled at 155, weighed in at 161.5 pounds. The commission ruled on Oliveira that he will be weighed in before the fight tomorrow and not allowed to fight unless he's less than 175 pounds. Hacran Dias also missed weight at 148.5 pounds.


    • The Royal Rumble will be held on 1/29 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, the same building that they drew 60,525 fans in (48,014 paid) in 1997, so this is the 20th anniversary of that event. Tickets go on sale on 10/14 for the Alamodome show.
    • The Bellas, John Cena and Daniel Bryan were all over New York media today promoting the debut of Total Bellas on Wednesday night on E!
    • The company has announced shows on 11/3 and 11/4 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. They will be Smackdown brand events prior to the usual November European tour.
    • More 1993 and 1994 ECW episodes have been added to the WWE Network. Some apparently were taken from old VHS tapes because the masters are either unusable or not there. The September 28, 1993 and October 5, 1993 episodes are actually identical. What is listed as the November 8, 1994 issue is actually the November 1 issue. The real November 8 issue wasn't uploaded as of yesterday.
    • A story on Titus O'Neil is here.
    • A Donald Trump story in the Washington Post that mentions Fred Blassie is here.


    • A big story on Christopher Daniels leading into tonight's PPV show is here.
    • ​Inside MMA has its final show after nine years at 12:30 a.m. Eastern time tonight on AXS TV. Mauro Ranallo, Bas Rutten, Kenny Rice, Ron Kruk, Michael Schiavello and Pat Miletich will all talk about the history of the longest-lasting MMA show on television which ends after nine years and more than 400 episodes.    
    • Josh Gross has an interesting read on the Rizin show from last weekend and talking about the end of Pride Fighting Championships.
    • The several weeks of New Japan on AXS airing Tokyo Dome matches starts tonight including the Shinsuke Nakamura vs. A.J. Styles match.
    • Glen "Kane" Jacobs spoke with students of Richard Yoakley Alternative School in Knoxville, TN today about bullying, and awarded a student the "The Kind Student" award for outstanding acts of kindness. A teacher at the school, Chris Nelson of Tosh.0 Crazed Sting fan fame, set up the assembly. 
    • MCW Pro Wrestling tomorrow night in Hollywood, MD at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department featuring Scott Hall and cage matches with Drolix vs. King McBride and Ken Dixon vs. Brandon Scott.
    • ALL PRO WRESTLING presents #HalloweenHellXX on Friday October 14th in Daly City, CA. with War Pig Jody Kristofferson vs. MVP for the Universal title, Reno Scum vs. Battle Royal winners for the tag title, Rik Luxury vs. Will Cuevas for the Internet title, JR Kratos vs. Matt Hardy, Joey Ryan vs. Matt Carlos, Nicole Savoy vs. Shotzi Blackheart plus Jeff Cobb and Jacob Fatu. 
    • CWE tonight in Winnipeg at the Holy Cross Gymnasium with a four-way TLC match for the CWE title with Anderson Tyson Moore, Jason Kincaid, Chase Owens and Adam Knight, plus Nick Aldis defends the GFW title against Danny Duggan.
    • CWE results from last night in Gladstone, Manitoba: Danny Duggan b Math Magician, Mr. Inkredible b Jacob Creed-DQ, Shane b Travis Cole, Chase Owens & Tony Kozina won four-way over Anderson Tyson Moore & Jason Kincad, Nick Aldis b Bobby Collins to keep the GFW title. Next show in Gladstone is 1/19 featuring ACH.
    • The Tuff N Uff show tonight in Las Vegas outdoors at the Downtown Henderson Nevada Plaza is free on YouTube tonight starting at 10 p.m. Eastern time.
    • Dick Togo will be coming to Evolve for a 12/11 show in Melrose, MA.
    • Added to the AAW 10/7 show in Merrionette Park, IL at 115 Bourbon Street besides the first round of the Jim Lyman Memorial tournament will be a death match for the AAW title with Pentagon Jr. defending against Sami Callihan, plus a Jessicka Havok vs. Heidi Lovelace match with the winner facing Nicole Savoy for the Heat of Shimmer title on 11/4.
    • There will be a Gypsy Joe fund raiser on Sunday in Tullahoma, TN with every dollar donated up to $1,000 being matches by Scott Hensley. They are trying to repay $2,000 still owed in expenses for Gypsy Joe's funeral.
    • TONIGHT VFW Vets Hall post 7263 in Santa Cruz, all ages and 6 big matches! VFW post 7263, 2259 7th ave, Santa Cruz, CA. MAIN EVENT: R2 Cool vs Seabass in a tables match. Tickets $10 kids, $15 adults, $25 front row. Buy online. Facebook event page. Doors 730p. Show 8-10p. Outdoors so dress accordingly.



    Friday 9/30 - Sunday 10/2

    Friday 9/30

    • ROH: All-Star Extravaganza Weekend Day 1; Lowell (Boston), MA, Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 9:00 pm (PPV).
    • FIST Combat at the VFW in Santa Cruz. For more information go to ComedySuplex.com.
    • CWF presents Live Pro Wrestling at CWF Studios on 20 Hartzel Rd in St Catharines, ON. 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM.
    • Empire State Wrestling's event will be in Salamanca, NY on September 30, 2016 featuring former World Wrestling Entertainment superstar Adam Rose. Direct all inquiries to eswoffice@yahoo.com.
    • FIP returns to Orlando, FL at Gods & Monsters with a huge title match. It will be FIP World Heavyweight Champion Fred Yehi defending against the former champ, Caleb Konley. Yehi defeated Konley in a controversial match to win title, now Konley will get his rematch. Go to www.FullImpactPro.com for more info.


    Saturday 10/1

    • ROH: All-Star Extravaganza Weekend Day 2; Lowell (Boston), MA, Lowell Memorial Auditorium, 6:00 pm (TV Taping). Tickets.
    • Cross Body Pro Wrestling Academy "The Beginning"! 69 Agnes St in Kitchener! Tickets are $10 and will be available at the gym.
    • VCW SOCKTOBERFEST: Super Wonder Gallery, 876 Bloor St W, 7pm Doors 8pm Bell, $15 in advance at Sonic Boom Records & CD"s and Eventbrite.com
    • HPW Wrestling in Columbus, IN, featuring Jimmy Valiant’s final appearance with the promotion.
    • MCW Presents "Autumn Armageddon 2016" Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department, 7:30PM Bell Time, Doors open at 6:00, 24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood, MD 20636 - A Special Meet & Greet with WWE Hall Of Famer Scott Hall and all of the stars of MCW Pro Wrestling. Pre Show Meet & Greet stars at 6:30PM. You MUST have an event ticket in order to enter the pre show meet & greet.

    Sunday 10/2

    • Destiny wrestling teams up with Global Force to present
    • Northland Wrestling presents the Miller Memorial Cup: 3 PM - 6 PM École publique Odyssée 7e-12e année, 480, av. Norman, North Bay, Ontario P1B 0A8 - A portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to the athletes of the Special Olympics in North Bay.
    • GWN Championship Wrestling: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 241 Kenilworth Avenue North, Hamilton, Ontario.
    • NWX presents Live Pro Wrestling CWF Training Facility 2:30 PM - 5 PM, 20 Hartzel Rd, St Catharines, Ontario, call 289-687-5610 for tickets. Holden Albright vs. Joey Paradice (c) - Hardcore Match for the NWX Northern Lights Heavyweight Championship.
    • GLOBAL SHOWDOWN. bell time 7pm. Tickets.

    Daily Pro Wrestling History (09/30): Kane defeats Chris Jericho for the I-C title

    In honour of Hispanic Heritage month, David Garcia has created a special video tribute to our divine Hispanic emperor Bryan Alvarez. It is an amazing video that pays homage to "one of the most forgettable performers to set foot in any ring..." If you haven't had your fill of Bryan "Super Chico" Alvarez after that three minute clip, check out The Death of WCW by Bryan Alvarez and RD Reynolds! It is now available as an audiobook through Amazon.com and Audible. Bryan did the narration for the book and it runs almost fifteen hours, so grab yours today!