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Daily Update: UFC Fight Night London, Stardom launches streaming service

Stardom launches worldwide streaming service

By Josh Nason

Stardom, the leading Joshi company in Japan, announced they are launching their own worldwide streaming service through YouTube, announced on their English Facebook page.

It will be $5 USD monthly with the idea of catering to English speaking fans as many of the non-Japanese wrestlers like Chelsea, Evie and Santana Garrett hosting "Tea Time With..." shows. Old shows are going up gradually with new shows going up a few days after happening.

From our Alan Counihan: “As far as women's wrestling goes, Stardom is generally considered by many to be the gold standard especially when it comes to full time touring companies. They offer a very colourful product backed up by incredible in-ring action. Their biggest star is Io Shirai, a very charismatic wrestler who has had some amazing matches lately with the likes of Kairi Hojo and the legendary Meiko Satomura.”

WWNLive.com has a Pro Wrestling Revolution IPPV tonight from San Fransisco with El Mariachi & Juventud Guerrera vs The Border Patrol, Silver King vs. El Vaquero Fantasma, Cristina Von Eerie vs. Kianna Rivera, Los Chicanos vs. "Kung Fu Hustle" of Willie Mack & Ultimo Panda,”Angel of Flight" Mike Mathews vs. El Campesino II, Anarkia vs. Estilo Mexicano vs. El Cazador vs. Gallo Tapado Jr., and “Papo Esco" Raul Escobar vs. Psymon Cross.

UFC Fight Night London is happening as you read this.
We have a ton of coverage on the site right now like our picks, DraftKings picks, a Will Cooling column, and our actual coverage of the show, presented by Mr. Cooling who is cageside for us tonight.

UFC ON FIGHT PASS AT 12:45 P.M. EASTERN TIME SATURDAY

Martin Svensson vs. David Teymur

Thibault Gouti vs. Teemu Packalen

Jarjis Danho vs. Daniel Omielanczuk

Rustan Khabilov vs. Norman Parke

Brad Scott vs. Krzysztof Jotko

Arnold Allen vs. Yaotzain Mesa

Scott Askham vs. Chris Dempsey

Marlon Vera vs. Davey Grant

Mike Wilkinson vs. Makwan Amirkhani

Brad Pickett vs. Francisco Rivera

Tom Breese vs. Keita Nakamura

Thales Leites vs. Gegard Mousasi

Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva

WWE/NXT has three shows tonight.

NXT runs their second show this weekend in Sebring, FL. Our JJ Williams will be on the scene there to provide results later on.

WWE runs two shows tonight, one in Louisville, KY (Dean Ambrose, Kevin Owens, Kalisto), and another in Cape Girardeau, MO (Kane, Bray Wyatt, Big Show, Braun StroMAN). We’ll take your results and notes to newstips@wrestlingobserver.com.

WWE / NXT WEEKEND HOUSE SHOW SCHEDULE

We're also looking for reports on all of the weekend's WWE and NXT shows. 

Tonight, WWE is in Denver (Kevin Owens vs. Dean Ambrose for IC title, Kalisto vs Alberto Del Rio for U.S. title plus A.J. Styles, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, Natalya, Paige and Sasha Banks) and NXT is in Largo, FL.

Saturday, WWE is in Louisville (Kevin Owens vs. Dean Ambrose; Kalisto vs. Alberto Del Rio) and Cape Girardeau, MO (Big Show & Kane vs. Wyatt Family, Rusev vs. Ryback, Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch), and NXT is in Sebring, FL.

Sunday, WWE has shows in Evansville, IN (Kevin Owens vs. Ambrose, Kalisto vs. Alberto Del Rio) and Jonesboro, AR (Big Show & Kane vs. Wyatt Family, Ryback vs. Rusev, Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch).

WWE Raw will be Monday in Nashville. Undertaker will be there and Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks is scheduled with the winner getting a title shot.

Smackdown and Main Event will be taped on Tuesday in Atlanta.


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  • In case you missed our Bellator 150 coverage, check it out here. Their next show is this Friday headlined by Darion Caldwell vs. Joe Warren.
  • Last night, they announced another show for 5/20 in Boise, ID, headlined by 185-pound champion Rafael Carvalho vs. Melvin Manhoef with Pat Curran vs. Georgi Karakhanyan in the co-main.

MISC

  • Pro Wrestling Revolution runs their Revolution II iPPV tonight from San Francisco’s John O’Connell High School on WWN Live featuring El Mariachi & Juventud Guerrera vs The Border Patrol, El Vaquero Fantasma vs. Silver King, women’s champion Cristina Von Eerie vs. Kianna Rivera, and more.
  • Our Dave Meltzer gave some thoughts on Donald Trump for this piece in the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
  • APW ran in Daly City, CA, Friday, headlined by Worldwide Internet champion Will Ceuvas beating Willie Mack, and Jody Kristofferson downing JR Kratos to win the title. Billy Gunn and Joey Ryan were also on the card.
  • “Exotic” Adrian Street’s life is being made into a movie.
  • Chris Daniels did an appearance on the PodNasty podcast talking Daniel Bryan’s retirement, the success of smaller guys in WWE, ROH, concussions, and more.

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