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MONDAY UPDATE: Bill DeMott's daughter passes, Myzteziz, Jonathan Coachman cryptic tweet

We're looking for your thoughts on today's New Japan King of Pro Wrestling show and Wednesday night's NXT show.  We're looking for your thoughts on both shows with a thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match to Dave Meltzer

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We're looking for reports on all three WWE shows in Saudi Arabia and NXT from Saturday  night in Winter Haven, FL.

Smackdown and Main Event will be taped in Cincinnati on Tuesday.  No John Cena on the show, so Roman Reigns and Randy Orton are the advertised headliners.

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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.


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Wrestling Observer Newsletter

An update on the status of Daniel Bryan is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter which is on the site right now and also can be subscribed to for home delivery.  We update his situation and how the decision on his future will be made shortly.  We also look at Daniel Cormier and the light heavyweight division and what the business notes say, the WWE's Madison Square Garden event with Brock Lesnar, TNA's Bound for Glory and world title tournament, Conor McGregor predicts the future once again, a pro wrestler is in the Japanese cabinet as well as our monthly look at the WWE and TNA's business indicators. 

We look at what Daniel Bryan said this past week regarding his future and how the decision will be made for him soon, and what he'd like to do if he wasn't working for WWE.

We look at Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson and the shadow over the light heavyweight division, the news coming out of UFC 192, and full coverage of the event with business notes, early PPV indicators and poll results.

We look at the WWE Network special from Madison Square Garden, Brock Lesnar's return, how the show was promoted, Chris Jericho's 25th anniversary as a pro wrestler and match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results.

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Monday Daily Update

  • Bryan and I will be back tonight with Wrestling Observer radio covering Raw, King of Pro Wrestling and the latest MMA and pro wrestling news.  You can send in a question for tonight's show to mailbag@wrestlingobserver.com
  • A really sad story, the daughter of Bill DeMott, 20-year-old Keri DeMott, was killed in a head-on car accident in Orlando at about 12:30 a.m. on Saturday morning.  We send our sympathies to the DeMott family.
  • Not sure what this means, but Jonathan Coachman tweeted "You have been asking for years and we are about to take another step.  So excited.  48 Hours."  The hint is "WWE joins us," to it sounds like a new WWE tie-up with ESPN, which has been talked about for some time, with all the coverage this year of WrestleMania and SummerSlam. 
  • Nothing really advertised for Raw tonight, but it'll be tough because not only is there a Pittsburgh Steelers vs. San Diego Chargers Monday night game, but the National League baseball playoffs have Game three of the New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers series which is the top two markets in the country.
  • To the surprise of nobody, Myzteziz did no-show Saturday night's card in Veracruz.  The fans were told at the start of the show that he wouldn't be there.
  • Jeff Jarrett's GFW is pushing that all four championships, the Global title, GFW tag titles, GFW women's title and GFW NEX GEN titles will be crowned at the 10/23 tapings in Las Vegas at The Orleans Arena.  
  • King Barrett, who is currently in a three-way program with Stardust and Neville on WWE undercards after his King of the Ring win went nowhere, has expressed interest in moving to the tag team division. In particular, Barrett said he'd like to form a team with Neville.
  • Latest episode of Fire Pro Podcast takes a look at the Playstation and Nintendo 64 era of video games, including WWE No Mercy
  • R-Truth opens for the Insane Clown Posse
  • El Santo to return to the big screen with five new films
  • Sage Northcutt, the much publicized UFC newcomer, is headed to TriStar gym in Montreal from Texas.
  • The "Sting"  Into the Light" DVD and Blu Ray will be released tomorrow.  I've heard it's already available in Canada.  It features a documentary that he's a big part of, plus matches starting with his debut in Memphis with the future Ultimate Warrior and in Mid South, as well as WCW, his debut in WWE and Mania match with HHH.
  • WWE stock has continued to rise, closing today at $19.94 per share, based on expectations of a good network number announcement at the end of the month.
  • Premier Wrestling on 11/28 in Gilroy, CA at the IFDES Lodge Portuguese Hall with a round-robin three-way tournament with Jeff Cobb (6-3-1) vs. Timothy Thatcher (4-2-1) vs. Joe Graves (2-1-1).  JR Kratos (9-2), the champion, faces Marcus Lewis (5-4) and there will be a women's tournament with Nicole Savoy (3-1), Kahmora (1-1), Raze (0-2) and Kikyo Nakamura (0-1).  Tickets are available at www.premierwrestle.com and save $5 in advance.
  • USWA on Saturday night in Jacksonville at the Maxwell Snyder Armory (the same building NXT runs) headlined by Dagon Biggs vs Martin Stone, plus Tim Zbyszko and Aaron Solow.
  • Superstars of Wrestling Fan Fest on 10/24 in Rome, GA featuring 40 wrestlers including DDP, Ron Simmons, Paul Orndorff, Scott Hall, Tommy Dreamer, Shane Douglas, Stevie Richards, Nikita Koloff, Sabu, Bobby Eaton, Gunner, Carlito, Marty Jannetty, Teddy Long, Shane Helms, Lord Humongous and Glacier.  There will also be a wrestling show that night.
  • Future Stars of Wrestling on Friday night at the Silverton Casino in Las Vegas headlined by Kevin Kross vs. Hammerstone, plus T.J. Perkins (Manik in TNA) vs. Willie Mack, Eli Drake, Kenny King, Reno Scum and Martin Causus from Lucha Underground.
  • Border City Wrestling on Saturday night in Windsor, ONT at St. Clair College features, Shane Helms, Lisa Varon (Tara/Victoria), Sonjay Dutt, Seiya Sanada, Bobby Roode, PJ Black, Moose, Johnny Swinger, a gauntlet match and the beginning of a tag team tournament.
  • Pro Wrestling Eclipse on 11/18 in Oshawa, ONT at the Legion Br. 43 with Xandra Bale vs. Jewels Malone in a falls count anywhere match.
  • Outlaw Wrestling on Sunday in Centralia, IL:  Frank Wyatt & Jake Parnell b Dusty LeVey & Slade Sludge, Manimal b Weylin the Mangler, J.J. Garrett won six-way over Mike Outlaw, Stephen Wolf, Farmer Billy Hills, Justin D'Air and Nick Doepp, Bo Gott & Duke Cornell b Danny Adams & Austin Blackburn, Matt Cage b Paco Gonzalez, Chris Mac b Alexandre Rudolph, Bull Bronson won three-way over Michael Elgin and Blake Belakis, Mikey McFinnegan & Zakk Sawyers b Brad & Brian Mercury, Ozzie Gallagher won four-way over Gary Jay, Jeff O'Shea and Cash Bordin, Devin & Mason Cutter over Deadly Dale & Idol Bane and Reed Bentley and John Wayne Murdoch (thanks to Patrick Brandmeyer).
  • Ken Anderson headlines for Santino Marella's Battle Arts Academy Destiny show on 12/6 at the Don Kolov Arena in Mississauaga, ONT, plus Ricochet, Dalton Castle and Kongo Kong.
  • Renegade Promotions on 11/8 in Burlington, ONT at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Centre with children under five free,headlined by Derek Wylde vs. Tyson Dux.
  • Superkick'd results from Saturday night in Toronto:  Michael Sissay b Holden Albright, Space Monkey & Mano del Diablo & Anton Alexiev b Dylan Bostic & Rae Lyn & RJ City, Young Myles & Lionel Knight b Mathieu St. Jacques & Thomas DuBois, Phil Atlas b Seiya Sanada, Tarik b Moose-DQ, Ethan Page NC Ashley Sixx, Ashley Sixx & Orlando Christopher b Ethan Page & Mike Rollins, Shane Sabre b Brent Banks.  Next show which is a Zombie Wrestling show on  10/30 at the Lithuanian Hall in Bloor West, plus an 11/7 show at the Great Hall in Toronto with Ethan Carter III.
  • Lucha TO on Sunday in Whitby, ONT was canceled.  They will be running an 11/8 show in Toronto with Vampiro, Pentagon Jr. and Drago.
  • Shimmer results from Sunday

VOLUME 78

Mary Elizabeth Monroe b Paloma Starr (dark match)

Solo Darling b Amanda Rodriguez

LuFisto b Veda Scott

Allysin Kay b Shazza McKenzie

Rhia O'Reilly b Leva Bates

Evie & Heidi Lovelace b Tessa Blanchard & Vanessa Kraven

Jessicka Havok b Kimber Lee

Courtney Rush b Liberty

Nicole Matthews b Mia Yim

Kay Lee Ray b Kelly Anne

Cheerleader Melissa & Yumi Ohka b Hiroyo Matsumoto & Makoto

Kellie Skater b Sonoko Kato

Madison Eagles b Nicole Savoy to retain the Shimmer title

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Leva Bates b Thunderkitty

Vanessa Kraven b LuFisto

Makoto b Marti Belle

Jessicka Havok b Sammi Baynz

Cheerleader Melissa & Yumi Ohka b K.C.Spinelli & Xandra Bale

Kay Lee Ray b Liberty

Shazza McKenzie won four-way over Allysin Kay, Mia Yim and Veda Scott

Heidi Lovelace b Kelly Anne

Crazy Mary Dobson b Saraya Knight

Sonoko Kato b Nicole Savoy

Hiroyo Matsumoto b Rhia O'Reilly

Daizee Haze & Kellie Skater & Lexie Fyfe & Madison Eagles b Kimber Lee & Lacey & Nicole Matthews & Portia Perez

  • A C.M. Punk written cartoon called "Drax," about Drax the Destroyer, will be released by Marvel on 11/4.
  • Absolute Intense Wrestling on Friday night in Cleveland at Our Lady of Mount Carmel school features Terry Funk, Ray Rowe DJ Zema Ion, Johnny Gargano, Cedric Alexander and more.
  • The Ben Askren vs. Luis Santos rematch will be on 11/13 in Kallang, Singapore at the Indoor Stadium for the One welterweight title.  The last match was freaky because Santos took Askren down a couple of times early in their first fight which ended with Santos unable to continue after an accidental eye poke.  Nobody had even taken Askren down in an MMA match that I could recall.
  • "Lion's Pride:  The turbulent history of New Japan Pro Wrestling" will be released in paperback and digital on 11/11 on Amazon and the Kindle Store.  The book written by Chris Carlton, who knows Japanese, talks about the history of pro wrestling in Japan.
  • Grand Slam Wrestling on 11/14 in Moosic, PA at the Youth Center.
  •  DK Publishing will be releasing a book called "UFC:  A Visual History" written by UFC's Thomas Gerbasi.  The book will be a 400-page hardback.
  • Eric Wayne of Memphis, the grandson of Buddy Wayne and son of Ken Wayne, debuts with CWE on 12/2 in Yorkton, Manitoba. 
  • New match at NWAClassics.com is Ernie Ladd vs. Mike "Grenade" Boyer.
  • Speedball Mike Bailey is off the Something Different show on Friday night in Toronto due to starting with AAA this coming weekend.  The top matches on the show at the Franklin Horner Community Center are Sonjay Dutt vs. Brent Banks and Franky the Mobster vs. Dalton Castle. 
  • Paul Heyman compares both Vince McMahon and C.M. Punk with Steve Jobs and Bill Gates
  • A story on Bolivian pro wrestling

ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY INTERNATIONAL (thanks to Graeme Cameron)

1967 - Mark Lewin beat King Curtis Iaukea in Sydney to win the IWA title and Mario Milano & Red Bastien beat Killer Kowalski & Skull Murphy to win the IWA tag titles

2003 - Jado won a Rumble Battle Royal for the vacant IWGP jr. title in Tokyo

2004 - The Predator (Sylvester Terkay) beat Mike Knox in Fukuoka to win the Zero-One U.S. title

2013 - Myzteziz won a Rumble in San Luis Potosi to win the Antonio Pena Cup