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Friday Update: Mistico's new ring name, Mayhem Miller arrested again

We're looking for reports on tonight's WWE house show in Merida, Yucatan (Undertaker, Kane, Ric Flair, Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, Chris Jericho, Sheamus, Cesaro, Bray Wyatt), tonight's NXT show in Tampa, tonight'sStardom show in Covina, CA and last night's NXT show in Cocoa Beach at Dave Meltzer

Very quiet weekend with no major events.

New Japan World Pro Wrestling returns is on one hour earlier tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern

Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Minoru Suzuki can only end via submission or knockout

Togi Makabe vs. Tomohiro Ishii for Never Open weight title

These are matches from Wrestle Kingdom 9 from 1/4 at the Tokyo Dome.  This was Suzuki's last match with New Japan.

Legacy Fighting on AXS at 9 p.m. Eastern

Brad Taylor (181.6) vs. Jared Gooden (180.4)

Josh Millwood (156) vs. Chazz Walton (155.4)

Jamie Picket (184.4) vs. Doug Usher (186)

Josh Blyden (145.8) vs. Nick Sprayberry (146)

C.J. Hamilton (133.8) vs. Braneley Furr (135.4)

Wesley Barnes (171) vs. David Vitkay (170.8)

Jordan Rinaldi (155.7) vs. Clay Harvison (157.6)

Saturday has WWE at Arena Ciudad in Mexico City (Undertaker, Ric Flair, Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, Kane, Chris Jericho, Bray Wyatt) and Lubbock, TX (John Cena vs. Seth Rollins 30 minute Iron Man match for U.S. title, plus Dolph Ziggler, Rusev, Ryback, Kevin Owens).

World Series of Fighting on Saturday night at 9 p.m. Eastern on NBC Sports Network

Magomed Bibulatov vs Donovan Frelow for flyweight title

Matt Hamill vs. Vinny Magalhaes

Tom Marcellino vs. Nick Newell

Blagio Ivanov vs. Derrick Mehmen for heavyweight title

Jon Fitch vs. Yushin Okami

Evolve on iPPV at 7 p.m. Eastern Saturday from LaBoom in Woodside, Queens, New York

Johnny Gargano vs. Ethan Page I Quit match, if Gargano loses, he leaves the promotion (which if that happens, would signal he's headed to WWE)

Timothy Thatcher & TJ Perkins vs. Trent Baretta & Rocky Romero

Drew Gulak vs. Trevor Lee - winner faces Thatcher for the title the next night

Anthony Nese vs. Andrew Everett vs. Matt Cage vs. Peter Kassa

Tracy Williams vs. Willie Mack

Matt Riddle vs. Jonathan Gresham

Sunday has WWE at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico (Undertaker, Ric Flair, Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, Kane, Chris Jericho, Bray Wyatt) and Abilene, TX (John Cena vs. Seth Rollins 30 minute Iron Man match plus Dolph Ziggler, Rusev, Ryback, Kevin Owens).

Evolve on iPPV at 8 p.m. Eastern Sunday from The Deer Park, NY Sportatorium

Timothy Thatcher vs. winner Drew Gulak or Trevor Lee on Saturday 

Rocky Romero & Trent Baretta vs. Anthony Nese & Caleb Konley

Willie Mack vs. loser of Gulak vs. Lee from Saturday

TJ Perkins vs. Tracy Williams

Matt Riddle vs. Chris Dickinson

Andrew Everett vs. Peter Kassa

Ethan Page vs. Matt Cage

Monday has Raw from Dallas, TX with the go-home show for Hell in a Cell, with Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels and Steve Austin all in town, plus the Austin podcast with Brock Lesnar.

Tuesday has Smackdown tapings in Austin, TX with Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt and Sheamus as the headliners.


Figure Four Weekly:

The newest issue of Figure Four Weekly is now up for subscribers (subscribe to the site here and get access to Figure Four, the Observer, tons of audio, and more) featuring details on all facets of Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker, including a better understanding of Gawker's defense, what else the judge has sealed to protect Hogan, and more. On top of that, we have all the usual stuff like Vinny's reviews and international news.


Wrestling Observer Newsletter

A complete look at Mistico/Myzteziz/Original Sin Cara and his leaving AAA, and what it means to the Mexican scene, and his history including WWE is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.  We also look at NXT Takeover, full details behind the new Rizing Fighting Championships in Japan including what role pro wrestling will play and the Hall of Famer scheduled to headline, New Japan's going forward with notes on upcoming shows and King of Pro Wrestling, Rusev & Lana and the TNA title tournament.  CLICK HERE FOR A FULL WRESTLING OBSERVER PREVIEW

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  • Luis Urive held another press conference today saying his new ring name will be Mistic 2.0. 
  • Completely insane former UFC fighter Jason "Mayhem" Miller was arrested in Orange County earlier today.  According to TMZ, police were called to respond to a disturbance between Miller and two women.  When they arrived, they claimed Miller was aggressive and uncooperative and attacked the officers.  He threw a piece of ceramic tile at them, as well as threatened them with a fire extinguisher and metal pole.  After Miller refused to calm down, they hit him with a taser.  Eventually after fighting off several officers for eight minutes, he was subdued and arrested for assault with a deadly weapon on an officer and is now being held on $50,000 bond.
  • Here’s an ESPN produced comedy bit of Ronda Rousey training in an interesting outfit.
  • Jerry Lawler at the New York Comic Con did an interview where he said there was a good possibility that Smackdown may be going live.  WWE wants significant changes to Smackdown come January.
  • WWE sent out an e-mail for tickets for Raw, which means they aren't sold out, pushing John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Steve Austin and Undertaker as appearing.  Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels are also  named in the ad.  It says something about the company's own belief in its own stars when they push six guys for late sales, and only one is a full-time guy.  The sad part is that they probably aren't wrong.
  • Paige will be on Conan O'Brien on TBS on Thursday night to push the WWE 2K 16 video game release.
  • Rob Van Dam vs. Frankie Kazarian headlines for Big Time Wrestling's 19th anniversary show in Newark, CA at the Memorial High School Gym.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays game on Wednesday night drew 4.8 million viewers in Canada and peaked at 8.1 million, which for that country are ridiculously high numbers.  The point being, that in Canada, Raw is not going to do very well going head-to-head with the Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals game.  Raw has to go against both baseball playoffs and the NFL on Monday. 
  • ESPN's 30 for 30 show on Tuesday night will be about the Schultz brothers, Mark & Dave, who were the characters in the "Foxcatcher" movie. 
  • Davey Boy Smith Jr. announced that he now has the ownership and trademark to the name The British Bulldog.  
  • Conor McGregor is making a number of appearances this weekend to promote homeless shelters and has made a personal donation of $57,000.  He will be in Cork at the Savoy on Saturday and on Monday and Tuesday will be doing a Q&A at Wright Venue in Dublin.
  • The 2CW promotion based in upstate New York announced it will be closing at the end of this year. 
  • Championship Wrestling from Hollywood is moving to a Saturday at 4 p.m. time slot on KDOC-TV.
  • Maryland Championship Wrestling tonight in Felton, DE at the Delaware Auto Exchange with Matt Hardy, Mickie James, Road Warrior Animal and Patrick Clark.  The main event has Bruiser & Hardy vs. King McBride & Ken Dixon, while James is in a four-way with Jessie Kaye, Amber Rodriguez and Kimber Lee.
  • Sabu will face Abyss in a Monster's Ball match and Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards vs. Bobby Roode & Austin Aries have been announced for Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore promotion on 11/14 in Queens, NY at the Elmcor Center.  Dreamer faces Ethan Carter III in a street fight and Chris Hero faces Tajiri also on the show.
  • CMLL from Tuesday night in Guadalajara:  Mr. Trueno & Rey Trueno b Explosivo & Metatron, Gallo & Robin & Stigma b Arkangel de la Muerte & Canelo Casas & Malefico, Misterioso Jr. & Pierroth & Sagrado b Blue Panther Jr. & Pegasso & Starman, Gran Guerrero & Kraneo & Ultimo Guerrero b Dragon Rojo Jr. & Polvora & Bobby Zavala, Negro Casas & Shocker b La Mascara & Volador Jr.. to retain the CMLL tag titles when Mascara turned on Volador.
  • Indie with AAA stars on Monday night in Oaxaca at the soccer stadium:  Dinastia & Mascarita Sagrada & Mini Drago b Mini Charly Manson & Mini Histeria & Mini Psicosis, Fabi Apache & Goya Kong b Mari Apache & Taya Valkyrie, Alberto El Patron & Blue Demon Jr. & La Parka b Cibernetico & Chessman & Averno, Australian Suicide & Drago & Elegido b Black Mamba & Estrella Divina & Pasion Kristal, El Hijo del Fantasma & El Texano Jr. & Zorro b The Psycho Circus.
  • Fenix vs. Laredo Kid vs. Pentagon Jr. in a three-way headlines a Sunday show in Benbrook, TX at the Camp Bowie Bingo Hall.
  • AAA has a TV taping tomorrow night in Reynosa headlined by Rey Mysterio Jr. & Psycho Clown vs. Johnny Mundo & ?, Jack Evans & Angelico & ? vs. El Hijo del Fantasma & El Texano Jr. & ?, and The Hell Brothers vs. two clowns & La Parka.
  • Undertaker will be appearing at Wizard World in Tulsa on 10/24 from 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Victory Commonwealth Wrestling on 10/29 at Reaper's Mansion in Ajax, ONT.
  • Raven will be doing a seminar on Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the Pro Wrestling Syndicate school in Rahway, NJ for $25.  For more info, go to www.ProWrestlingSyndicate.com
  • Chaotic Wrestling on Saturday night in Stoneham, MA at the high school with a four-way elimination match with Julian Starr defending his Chaotic title against Chase Del Monte, Donovan Dijak and Adam Booker.
  • There is a Pro Wrestling Revolution Lucha Libre show on Saturday night at 5 p.m. in Napa, CA at the Expo Chardonnay Hall with Atlantis, Octagon, Rey Bucanero, Pirata Morgan, Bestia 666, Rey Hours and more.   
  • A unique match at NWAClassics.com posted today is Mil Mascaras vs. Masked Superstar.
  • 41 years ago today in Miami Beach, Dusty Rhodes beat Terry Funk in an I Quit match, Eddie & Mike Graham beat Dick Slater & Toru Tanaka via DQ in a Florida tag team title match, Johnny Gray & Mike Pappas beat The Hollywood Blondes, Jerry Brisco drew Pak Song, Don Muraco beat Greg Valentine, Bob Backlund beat Dennis Stamp, Mongolian Stomper beat Vic Rossitani and Frankie Hester beat George McCreary. (thanks to Barry Rose)
  • Scott Hall was backstage at the NXT show in Cocoa Beach, FL.  Hall is really smart about a lot of little things that come to performing, and it's always good to see him in these situations because hit means he's doing well.
  • Here’s a blurb on Mexican wrestling coming to Napa Valley this weekend.
  • Rob Van Dam vs. Amazing Red headlines for Red's House of Glory wrestling a week from tonight in Jamaica, Queens at Club Amazura.
  • The Steiner brothers are opening a new Shoney's in Acworth, GA and there is a video of the demolishing the previous building
  • Matt Farmer talks to Jim Cornette about the history of pro wrestling in the Pacific Northwest
  • A story on the Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone lightweight title match on 12/19 in Orlando
  • A story on Lamar Odom that mentions pro wrestling
  • A New York promotion is in trouble with the commission for using a podiatrist as the physician at ringside
  • Former wrestler Buddha Khan now does an oldies radio show.  Khan, as best I can tell, was the only modern era performer to do both Roller Games and pro wrestling at around the same time.
  • WWE's web site promoting top stars of Evolve as future prospects as part of their new working agreement


1963 - El Santo & Rayo de Jalisco beat Los Espantos to win the Mexican national tag tam titles

1967 - Killer Kowalski & Skull Murphy beat Mario Milano & Red Bastien in Sydney to win the IWA tag titles

2001 - Pierrothito beat Ultimo Dragoncito in Mexico City to win the CMLL minis title

2004 - Naomichi Marufuji beat Jun Akiyama in Tokyo to win the GHC open weight title

2011 - Ricky Marvin beat Satoshi Kajiwara to win the GHC jr. title and then vacated it, and Kotaro Suzuki & Atsushi Aoki beat Yoshinobu Kanemaru & KENTA to win the GHC jr. tag titles in Tokyo