About Us  |   Contact

THURS. UPDATE: Coroner report on Aguayo Jr, Mania, Hall of Fame, Kevin Owens, Finn Balor

By dave@wrestlingobserver.com">Dave Meltzer
The biggest week of the year is here.

Smackdown tonight on Syfy at 8 p.m.

Jimmy Uso vs. Fernando vs. Big E vs. Cesaro

Daniel Bryan & John Cena & Roman Reigns & Mark Henry vs. Big Show & Kane & Seth Rollins & Bray Wyatt

        Much of the show will air from Fan Axxess.  They also taped a segment with A.J. Lee & Paige vs. The Bella Twins that was very interesting and got over with the live crowd.

This is today's schedule

5 p.m. local time WWE Fan Axxess featuring a tournament with Hideo Itami, Tyler Breeze, Finn Balor and Adrian Neville with the winner getting into WrestleMania in the Andre the Giant Battle Royal

6 p.m. Shawn Michaels book signing at Barnes & Nobles on Stevens Creek Blvd.

6:30 p.m. Walemania at the Taste Night Club in Santa Clara.  There will be a live podcast with myself, Konnan, Rey Mysterio Jr. and Court Bauer.  You must be 18 to attend.  Grammy nominated hip hop artist Wale (who is a big wrestling fan, he and I spent a long time talking WWE business just a few days ago) will be performing.

8 p.m. Mick Foley comedy show at Cobb's Comedy Club in San Francisco.  Check for ticket availability.  Last I heard there were only six tickets left.

8 p.m. Evolve iPPV at www.WWNLive.com at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

Drew Galloway vs. P.J. Black for the Evolve title

Johnny Gargano vs. AR Fox for the Open the Freedom Gate title

Drew Gulak vs. Timothy Thatcher

Ricochet & Rich Swann & Uhaa Nation vs. Caleb Konley & TJ Perkins & Brian Cage

Chris Hero vs. Ethan Page

Tommy End vs. Biff Busick


The newest issue of Figure Four Weekly is up on the site for subscribers (subscribe here) with a look at the current state of wrestling content piracy in light of recent developments like Tommy Dreamer's Facebook post and the arrest of WWE/UFC show capper "Sir Paul," as well as early notes on the death of Perro Aguayo Jr. and all of the usual reviews and international news.

Also, now available for the first time on Kindle (meaning Kindle devices and anything with the Kindle app) is Fall Guys, the seminal 1937 book that has been described as being like the 1930s version of the Wrestling Observer. It was surprisingly not on Kindle already, so we put together a nice version with a full table of contents w/ chapter marks, proper formatting on everything, etc. Right now it's available from the AmericanCanadian, and Australian Amazon/Kindle stores OR you can also buy it from anywhere in the world on PayHip, who will provide you with both Kindle and ePub (every other e-reader) format files, and you can either sideload them to your device or have them email it to your Kindle. 


One of the year's biggest issues of the Observer is out this week, looking at WrestleMania, plus an extensive look at the life and death of Perro Aguayo Jr., the Brock Lesnar decision in depth, a look at the build to WrestleMania, Kevin Nash biography and more.

The new issue of the Observer: Mar. 30, 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Perro Aguayo Jr. bio & AAA’s nightmare week, Brock Lesnar re-signs with WWE, WrestleMania weekend preview

Website subscriptions, which include access to both current and older newsletters as well as every audio show in the history of the site as low as $9.99 per month!

You can also order the print Observer right now and get it delivered to your door via mail, by sending your name, address, Visa or Master Card number and an expiration date to dave@wrestlingobserver.com">dave@wrestlingobserver.com

You can also order at www.paypal.com directing funds to dave@wrestlingobserver.com 
Rates are:
For the United States, it is $13 for 4 issues, $32 for 12, $61 for 24, $101 for 40 and $131 for 52. In Canada and Mexico, rates are $14.50 for 4, $35 for 12, $67 for 24, $111 for 40 and $144 or 52.  In Europe, you can get the fastest delivery and best rates by sending to moonsault@mediaplusint.com  For the rest of the world, rates are $16.50 for 4, $44 for 12, $85 for 24, $141 for 40 issues and $183 for 52.
If you order by mail with a check, cash or money order (P.O. Box 1228, Campbell, CA 95009-1228), you can get $1 off in every price range.
The Wrestling Observer ranges weekly from 35,000 to 50,000 words covering pro wrestling and MMA internationally. Each issue has coverage and analysis of all the major news, plus every issue breaks major news stories before the Internet sties and has the most complete look at the pro wrestling and MMA business anywhere, plus history pieces available nowhere else.
The tragic death of Perro Aguayo Jr. is looked at in the current issue.  We look at his first match, the family, the famous T-shirt, his career title history, the night of his death, exactly what happened in the match, with comments from the doctor, the commission, what happened at the hospital, the coverage,, the public reaction, and a look at his career and his biggest matches, as well as the Mistico vs. Aguayo boom period, the Perros Del Mal promotion, the cancer story, Hector Garza and the return to AAA.

We also look at Brock Lesnar's WWE deal including details of his new contract, details of UFC's offer, why he said  he made the choice he did, why WWE was so adamant about him signing on Monday and how did the impasse get broken, plus tons of comments by Lesnar from ESPN and about his offers, as well as the reaction from Dana White, and how that affects WWE booking.

We also have a look at WrestleMania and all of the events taking place during the week.

We also have notes on Dwayne Johnson and him answering about a Brock Lesnar bout, can such a bout set the all-time WWE attendance record, Roman Reigns talks a match with The Rock and his thoughts on it, the WWE's new tie-in with NBC Universal and promotional ideas and more WrestleMania news.

We also look at the Tapout deal with WWE, Kevin Owens in NXT, a fifth generation McMahon in pro wrestling, what is planned after WrestleMania, does Bill Goldberg want to wrestle in WWE and the answer may surprise you, Dolph Ziggler talks his fate, Chael Sonnen and WWE, Smackdown sound changing, as well as business notes from the last week an highlights of all the weekend live events.     

We also have an article on the career of Kevin Nash, including where the name Diesel came from, how he got into WWF, how he started in WCW, the masters Blasters, Oz, the status of WCW when Nash first started and Jim Herd, the move to WWF, his rise to the to and title run, the NWO, his money, his WWF return, his injuries and his legacy.

We also look at this year's NCAA Division I wrestling tournament, including the record attendance, ratings and the major highlights.

We also look at the latest UFC show, including the controversial referee call and the possible end to Josh Koscheck.

We've got coverage of the return of Rey Mysterio and AAA's Rey de Reyes show.

The Observer is the world's most detailed weekly pro wrestling publication, in its 32nd year of publication, and is read by the biggest names in the pro wrestling, industry, MMA industry, sports world and on Wall Street.
We also have our regular features such as the most complete look at ratings, plus results of the major house show events each week in pro wrestling and MMA, and complete inside rundowns of all the TV shows.
Also in this week's issue:

--A look at CMLL"s Dos Leyendas show

--A booking decision that may have to be changed as far as a major stipulation loser for reasons probably never involved before in a decision in history

--What happened to the TNA/Wrestle-1 tie up

--Two All Japan title changes

--Pro Wrestling NOAH tag team tournament details

--New Americans coming to NOAH

--Update on Invasion Attack this year

--Notes on what is coming up on New Japan World

--Angle for Styles vs. Ibushi

--Notes on New Japan title matches and a look at the company's two big shows this week

--Yoji Anjo retirement show and what he's most known for

--Fujinami vs. Funaki teacher vs. student match

--Samoa Joe talks his past and future

--Business notes on Alberto El Patron

--More on Jeff Jarrett opening up a promotion

--Jim Duggan honored

--Inaccuracies in Foxcatcher movie

--Latest from Puerto Rico

--Son of major 80s star makes debut

--Lots of notes on upcoming angles on Lucha Underground

--Kurt Angle contract notes

--Angle talks Brock Lesnar

--Notes on Jeremy Borash starting on the Howard Stern show

--TNA injury and contract signing updates

--Details behind the Rousey vs. Correia fight

--Why the fight is so interesting

--UFC injury notes

--More on UFC coming to New York

--Fine and suspension of Hector Lombard

--UFC's crazy week for Fight week

--Injuries to both Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos after their fight

--New Invicta show

--Reality show on a major show in UFC starts airing

--Lots of new UFC fights under consideration

--Update on Bellator's Shamrock vs. Kimbo fight

--The incredible money behind Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

--Bill Goldberg talks his next project as well as why he turned down a kickboxing match with Alberto El Patron

If you are a new subscriber ordering 24 or more issues, you can get one free classic issue of your choice sent to you today.  With a 40 issue subscription, you can get two free classic issues sent to you today.
New subscribers ordering 24 or 40 issues have to let us know what major stories of the past 11 years you are most interested in and we'll send the issue with the best coverage of that story. We've got coverage of every major PPV event and world wide spectacular, every major star switching promotions, histories of companies like FMW, Rings and New Japan, retirement and obit issues of every major star who fits into those descriptions over the past 11 years, as well as our biggest issue every year, the annual awards issue, and our most controversial issue of every year, the Hall of Fame issue.
Our most requested issues in our history are:
*November 17, 1997 (full details of everything leading to the most famous wrestling match finish of modern times at the Survivor Series plus a history of in-ring double-crosses)
*December 21, 1998 (the complete Vince McMahon-Bret Hart conversation right before the Survivor Series match so you'll know exactly what was said--the conversation played in edited form both on the inaugural broadcast of Confidential as well as in Wrestling with Shadows, but everything that was said between the two about the match that was going to take place that same night)
*August 1, 1994 (the most detailed coverage anywhere of the Vince McMahon steroid trial, an issue praised in numerous newspaper article and Sex, Lies and Headlocks)
*March 26, 2001 (death of WCW and history of pro wrestling on the Turner networks)a
*October 22, 2001 (why the adult audience has left pro wrestling in such great numbers and what needed to have been done to save them)
*July 8, 1991 (Ric Flair leaves WCW as world champion/Zahorian steroid trial)
*February 8, 1993 (the life and times of Andre the Giant)
*May 13, 2002 (the life story of the most incredible pro wrestling career ever, a look at Lou Thesz, in one of the largest issues of our history)
*January 27, 2003 (part one of the two-part series covering the career and life of The Sheik)
*February 3, 2003 (Part two on The Sheik including thoughts from people who worked with him and where he stands historically)
*March 24, 2003 (history of the WWWF title, inside behind the Sammartino, Backlund and Backlund era)
*April 21, 2003 (history of WWF continues with the expansion nationally, the death of the regional territories and the rise of Hulk Hogan)
*May 12, 2003 (The life and death of Elizabeth and the rise of fall of Lex Luger)
*June 9, 2003 (Part 1 of history of WWF vs. WCW wars and what many say was the greatest year in U.S. wrestling; plus a look at Fred Blassie)
*June 16, 2003 (Freddie Blassie through the eyes of his biggest rivals and friends)
*July 28, 2003 (Part 2 of the history of the WWF vs. WCW war and the plans to make new superstars in the early 90s, what happened, and the night where the three biggest wrestling companies in the world combined for a joint show and what happened)
*August 25, 2003 (2003 Hall of Fame issue with huge profiles on the controversial career of Shawn Michaels, Chris Benoit as well as historical features on Earl Caddock and Francisco Flores)
*September 22, 2003 (Part 3 of the history of the WWF vs WCW war with the seeds that caused the collapse of the industry in the 90s, Zahorian trial, Gulf War controversy, Flair leaves WCW while holding world title and much more)
*October 27, 2003 (The fascinating life of Stu Hart plus the story of Road Warrior Hawk)
*January 19, 2004 (2003 Awards issue)
*February 2, 2004 (History of Toronto wrestling, Jack Tunney life story, Royal Rumble and Battle Royal history)
*February 23, 2004 (History of Guerrero family with Eddy's win over Brock Lesnar)
*March 1, 2004 (History of WWF continues with the period that brought the company down in early 1992, the mistakes, the real stories and how the business changed)
*March 8, 2004 (History of Wrestlemania, its greatest matches and best and worst shows as voted both by wrestlers and non-wrestlers and Wrestlemania history books)
*July 5, 2004 (A look behind the scenes and Ric Flair's book and his background with Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan)
*July 12, 2004 (A look at more on Ric Flair's book and his comments on Bruno Sammartino, Bret Hart and Mick Foley)
*August 16, 2004 (History of the Olympians in pro wrestling)
*August 23, 2004 (2004 Hall of Fame issue and biggest issue of the year with huge profiles on Kazushi Sakuraba, Undertaker, Bob Backlund, Masahiro Chono, Ultimo Dragon, Kurt Angle and Tarzan Lopez--this counts as one issue if you are asking for a free issue, but ordered separately, due to size, is $6 in North America and $7 overseas)
*October 4, 2004 (the life and times of Big Bossman; as well as details of the life and times of one of the most influential men world wide in pro wrestling history, Jim Barnett)
*November 15, 2004 (the full story of what happened between Kurt Angle and Daniel Puder, plus coverage of the most important week in the history of TNA)
*January 24, 2005 (2004 Awards issue, Rock and WWE part company)
*March 14, 2005 (the 50 biggest money players in the history of WWF and a look at their Hall of Fame)
*May 9, 2005 (the life and times of Chris Candido)
*June 20, 2005 (The full story behind Paul Heyman and the death of ECW, as well as coverage of One Night Stand, Hardcore Homecoming and behind the scenes of both shows)
*July 18, 2005 (death of Shinya Hashimoto and his records with a look at the fall of New Japan, the Matt Hardy angle, tons of WWE firings, Cornette firing in detail as well as problems of a WWE developmental territory in our biggest news issue of the year which is a double-sized issue and would be $6 on its own and $7 overseas)
*August 24, 2005 (2005 Hall of Fame issue with career profiles of Paul Heyman, HHH and Freebirds plus debut of MMA Hall of Fame)
*September 12, 2005 (History of Mid South Wrestling)
*October 10, 2005 (Life and Times of the Ultimate Warrior)
*November 21, 2005 (Life and Times of Eddy Guerrero and Crusher, double issue $6 on its own and $7 overseas)
*December 5, 2005 (The Eddy Guerrero special issue, double issue $6 on its own, $7 overseas)
*January 9, 2006 (The life and times of Superstar Billy Graham, plus New Year's Eve 2005 coverage)
*January 16, 2006 (2005 Awards double issue, $6 or $7 overseas)
*April 3, 2006 (Story of Ann Calvello and the history of Roller Derby--many called this the best issue of the Observer ever)
*April 10, 2006 (Behind the scenes at the 2006 Wrestlemania/Hall of Fame week)
*July 24, 2006 (The History of the Von Erichs and World Class Championship Wrestling--the most unreal story ever in wrestling)
*September 4, 2006 (The Rise and Fall of Kurt Angle; 2006 Hall of Fame inductions of Eddie Guerrero, Paul Bowser, Masakatsu Funaki, Aja Kong and Hiroshi Hase including tons of wrestling history around the world from the 20s through the 60s, the evolution of working to not working in Japan, and a look at Guerrero in hindsight, double issue $6 or $7 overseas)
*October 9, 2006 (A look back nine years later at the life and legacy of Brian Pillman with tons of inside information about what made him tick as his real objectives)
*November 15, 2006 (History of WCW part one, Eric Bischoff's book and how the industry was changed forever)
*November 20, 2006 (History of WCW part two, Why Jim Ross left WCW, How Bischoff changed the company, signing of Hulk Hogan, Beginning of Nitro, Jesse Ventura, Brian Pillman, Chris Jericho and signing Wrestlemania planned celebrity away)
*November 27, 2006 (History of WCW part three, When Bischoff challenged McMahon to fight; Truth and fiction around Bret Hart signing with WCW and why it didn't click)
*December 6, 2006 (details behind Pride's offers to sell promotion and Part four of History of WCW part four, Hogan-Goldberg match and why there was no rematch, WCW loses NBC network deal in 1999 and the real reasons the company fell apart)
*January 22, 2007 (2006 Awards issue, double issue $7 on its own, $8 overseas)
*February 14, 2007 (Life and Times of Bam Bigelow)
*March 5, 2007 (WWE begins plans that will change the business)
*March 12, 2007 (Life and Times of Mike Awesome)
*March 19, 2007 (Life and Times of Ernie Ladd)
*April 4, 2007 (Life and Times of Badnews Allen Coage--which many are calling one of the best issues in history)
*July 2, 2007 (Part one of the Benoit double murder-suicide)
*July 5, 2007 (Part two of the Benoit double murder-suicide)
*July 10, 2007 (Part three of the Benoit double murder-suicide)
*July 19, 2007 (Part four of the Benoit double murder-suicide)
*July 23, 2007 (Part five of Benoit double murder-suicide)
*July 25, 2007 (Part six of Benoit double murder-suicide)
*August 15, 2007 (The legend of the God of Japanese wrestling and his influence on MMA, Karl Gotch)
*October 15 (2007 Hall of Fame double issue, $7 on its own, $8 overseas including inductions of The Rock, Tom Packs and the original Strangler Lewis)
*November 12, 2007 (Life and times of Fabulous Moolah and history of U.S. women's wrestling) .
*December 31, 2007 (History of Ric Flair and the heyday of wrestling at the Greensboro Coliseum)
*January 21, 2008 (2007 Awards issue, double issue $7 on its own, $8 overseas)
*March 17, 2008 (Life and times of Johnny Weaver)
*March 24, 2008 (Life and times of Gary Hart)
*April 10, 2008 (Farewell to Ric Flair; My thoughts, Shawn Michaels talks of Flair's meaning to him; Hall of Fame; Wrestlemania double issue, $7 on its own, $8 overseas)
*August 11, 2008 (Ric Flair leaves WWE; Updated history of pro wrestlers and MMA fighters who went to the Olympics)
* September 8, 2008 (2008 Hall of Fame double issue, $7 on its own, $8 overseas; part one of Killer Kowalski bio)
* September 15, 2008 (Life and Times of Evan Tanner)
* September 22, 2008 (The amazing career of Killer Kowalski, one of our most in-depth bios)
You can also order any of these issues on their own for $4 in North America or $5 overseas.
We now have available personally autographed copies of Tributes II, our latest book, as well as a DVD that comes with it talking more about the subjects in the book. The book covers the life stories of Lou Thesz, Wahoo McDaniel, Elizabeth, Fred Blassie, Road Warrior Hawk, Andre the Giant, Curt Hennig, Johnny Valentine, Davey Boy Smith, Terry Gordy, Owen Hart, Stu Hart, Gorilla Monsoon, The Sheik and Tim Woods..
To get all of those biographies as back issues of the Observer would be a $60 value today. This is a collection of some of the best Observer articles of the past several years in a hardcover, full-color format that is 239 pages. There is also a foreword by Bret Hart. The book price is $12.95 plus $3.50 for shipping costs in the U.S., $20 for shipping costs to Canada and $25 for shipping costs outside North America. You can order the book the same way you order the newsletter.

  • The autopsy report from the Baja California Attorney General's Office said that Perro Aguayo Jr. fractured his C-1, C-2 and C-3 vertebrae in his neck and passed away on the way to the hospital, which contradicted the report he was alive while at the hospital.  They could not pinpoint exactly what happened to do so, but said it was two different moments of impact and that no level or speed of medical treatment would have made a difference.  The Mexico City commission noted that Aguayo Jr. had been given a complete physical 15 days earlier (probably the night of the 3/6 AAA show in Mexico City) and he was fine.  (thanks to Cubsfan)
  • Rey Bucanero said he talked with Rey Mysterio Jr. and said Mysterio Jr. told him that he is leaning toward retirement.  Mysterio Jr. is scheduled to be in Santa Clara tonight which would be his first public interview and in San Jose later for Wrestlecon.
  • AAA will pay tribute to Aguayo Jr. on its 4/3 show in Xalapa.
  • PW Insider has reported that Eva Marie will be the host of the Hall of Fame show this year instead of the usual Jerry Lawler. 
  • I've seen a lot of ads on TV and I'm told in newspapers as well for WrestleMania in the past few days.
  • Sheamus is scripted and will be part of Sunday's show.
  • There are still seats available for tomorrow night's Observer get together at Fogo de Chao's in San Jose and the bus ride to the ROH show.  For more info contact f4wfan@hotmail.com
  • An interview I did on Perro Aguayo Jr.
  • Roman Reigns on KTLA
  • Regarding our talk on last night's show about Finn Balor going to the main roster, they have already taped an angle for Balor vs. Tyler Breeze in NXT and for an Owens vs. Finn Balor TV rematch, which could be on the May special.  That doesn't mean he won't be brought up, but they do have bookings for him going forward in NXT.
  • Toy State, a toy industry leader and innovator has reached an agreement with WWE for the Remote Controlled vehicle category for the North American market.  The first such toys will hit the market late this year.
  • There is a pre-sale going on right now for tickets for the 8/24 Raw, the day after SummerSlam, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.  The code is BKWWE  
  • CABMMA, the Brazilian commission, has overturned the result of the Leandro Silva vs. Drew Dober fight from Saturday night where the ref stopped it for essentially no reason.  It is now a no contest.         
  • Matches on the new WWE DVD release "Daniel Bryan:  Just Say Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes," scheduled for a 6/2 release

American Dragon & Shooter Schultz vs. Lance Cade & Brian Kendrick 2/8/00

Bryan Danielson vs. Jamie Noble 1/18/03 WWE television

Daniel Bryan vs. Chris Jericho 2/23/10 NXT

The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan 9/19/10

Big Show vs. Daniel Bryan 12/18/11

Big Show vs. Daniel Bryan 1/6/12

Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan 2/3 falls 4/29/12

C.M. Punk vs. Daniel Bryan with A.J. Lee referee 7/15/12

Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. Daniel Bryan & Kane 9/16/12

Daniel Bryan vs. Jack Swagger vs. Antonio Cesaro vs. Ryback 7/22/13

John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan with HHH referee 8/18/13

Daniel Bryan vs Randy Orton 3/17/14

Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton vs. Batista WrestleMania 4/6/14

Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns 2/22/15

7 p.m. The Best of Light Heavyweights

7:30 p.m. Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson

8 p.m. The Rise of Jon Jones documentary

9 p.m. Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira

10 p.m. History of the Light Heavyweight championship (as in post Frank Shamrock)

  • Tickets are available right now for the Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor fight on 7/11 in Las Vegas, which includes Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald.  Tickets are not sold out, but they are moving very quickly.
  • With all the stuff going on, it's been lost in the shuffle that both Bellator (Spike) and World Series of Fighting (NBC Sports) have shows tomorrow night.  Bellator has Joe Warren vs. Marcos Galvao for the bantamweight title from Thackerville, OK.  WSOF has Justin Gaethje vs. Luis Palomino and Thiago Silva vs. Matt Hamill from Phoenix.
  • I was told the WWE just comp'd a ton of UFC fighters for Sunday. 
  • UFC held a press conference yesterday in Calgary.  Not much media and it was to push ticket sales for the 7/11 show, with Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald appearing.  UFC's Tom Wright said that they hoped to be back in Calgary within the next year, hoping for a PPV show.  He said they were very happy with TSN, as UFC is in more homes now than on Sportsnet and he said he thinks MMA will be an Olympic sort some day, but not for a few decades (thanks to Ryan Pike)
  • Irish comedians Dara O'Brianin and Ed Byrne did a show traveling through Mexico where they met up with Shocker at Arena Mexico.  Both then watched a wrestling show there.  It is available on BBC iplayer in the U.K. (thanks to Matt Barker)
  • Daniel Cormier is expected to be attending the Jim Ross event on Saturday.   
  • Ricochet vs. Matt Cross vs. Joey Ryan has been added to tomorrow night's King of Indies show at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds and there will also be a Roland Alexander Memorial Battle Royal, because Roland Alexander loved Battle Royals.  
  • Ultimate Combat Wrestling on 3/28 in Union City, TN at 308 South 1st Street.
  • All Star Wrestling on 3/28 in Lewisburg, TN at 2224 Mooresville Highway.
  • AIWF on 3/28 in Johnson City, TN at the Carver Rec Center.
  • GCW on 4/4 at the Harmony Creek Community Hall with Rhino and Jennifer Blake.
  • Crucial Conflict Wrestling Group on 5/16 in Winston-Salem, NC at The Annex and 5/23 in Asheville  at the U.S. Celluar Center.
  • New England Championship Wrestling on 4/11 in Everett, MA at the Everett Rec Center.
  • Pro Wrestling Live on 3/29 in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK at the Darlaston All Action Centre which will feature a live giant screen broadcast of Wrestle Mania 31 and live matches form the PWL roster.
  • Pro Wrestling Live on 3/28 in Brownhills, West Midlands, UK at the Ogley Hay Working Men's Club and 3/27 in Bilston, West Midlands, UK at the Bilston & District Labour Club.
  • Awesome Kong appears on 3/28 for Dory Funk's BANG group in Ocala, FL for Bang A Mania at 7 p.m. featuring the Dory Funk Sr. Memorial Battle Royal.
  • New Style Wrestling on 3/29 in Mt. Pleasant, TN at 1131 1st Avenue North with every match a cage match.
  • 3PW on 4/11 in Las Vegas with Val Venis, D-Lo Brown, Sinn Bodhi and Shelly Martinez.     
  • Volador Jr. beat La Sombra to retain the UIPW title on Sunday in Cudahy, CA before about 200 fans, and they worked a long 2/3 fall match that was like they were in a major arena, which if you've ever seen those two in a major arena singles match, it's a ton of dives style match.
  • On Sunday's  Chilanga Mask show in Coacalco, Mexico, ACH wrestled Extreme Tiger (TNA's Tigre Uno) in the main vent and fans threw money in the ring and ACH was mobbed for photos by the fans.
  • An Evening with Jim Ross on 5/16 in Baltimore and Rams Head Live at 8 p.m.   Tickets are $22.50 in advance, $25 day of the show and $60 for VIPs.
  • CMLL from Monday night in Puebla:  Artillero & Super Comando & Policeman b Arkalis & Meyer & Zaeta Roja, Comandante & Dallys & Tiffany b Marcela & Princesa Sugei & Vaquerita, Kamaitachi & Okumura & Puma King b Delta & Fuego & Guerrero Maya Jr., La Mascara & Rush & La Sombra b Negro Casas & Rey Bucanero & Thunder, Ultimo Guerrero b Mistico-DQ (thanks to Kris Zellner)
  • Extreme Power Wrestling on Sunday in Fort Worth with Teddy Hart & Burrito & Laredo Kid vs. Difunto I & Psicosis & Silver Star.
  • The next AAA show is Wednesday in San Luis Potosi.  Interesting they are running San Luis Potosi without Alberto El Patron.
  • Promocionies Cholo in Tijuana tomorrow night at the Independence Gym has Mistico & Mr. Niebla & Oriental vs. Damian 66 & Halloween & Nicho.
  • Micro Wrestling Federation on Saturday night in St. Mary's GA at J's Pub & Chasers Nightlife
  • Hulk Hogan's Micro Championship Wrestling on 4/1 in Orlando at the Independent Bar. 
  • SWF on Friday night in Tullahoma, TN at 106 Southside St.
  • Pro Wrestling Phoenix on 3/28 in Council Bluffs, IA at the National Guard Armory.
  • X-Pac headlines for River City Wrestling on 4/3 at Turner Club in Kirby, TX.
  • One of the Rose Buds on Monday was Alicia Way, the ex-wife of Mikey Way of the band My Chemical Romance.
  • Jersey Championship Wrestling on 6/13 in Jackson, NJ at Six Flags features Mick Foley, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, Jake Roberts, Ted DiBiase, Jim Duggan, Ricky Steamboat, The Sandman and Tommy Dreamer.
  • WFC on 4/19 in Owasso, OK at the Sertoma Club Owasso.
  • GWN on 5/3 in Hamilton, ONT at the Ukrainian Cultural Center.
  • Great North Wrestling on 5/30 in Ottawa and the Earl Armstrong Arena with Brutus Beefcake and Hannibal.
  • Smash Wrestling on 5/17 in Toronto at the Franklin Horner Community Centre.
  • RSW on 4/18 in Lindsay, ONT at the Lindsay Collegiate and Vocational Institute
  • DWW from Sunday in Mississauaga, before 400 fans:  Will White b Jimmy Notts, Jennifer Blake b Leah Von Dutch, George Terzis b Tyson Dux, Josh Alexander won three-way over Jon Bolen and El Jefe, Stone Rockwell b Kongo Kong-DQ, Tyler Tirva b Phil Atlas, Kevin Nash & Randy Reign b Cody Deaner & RJ City.  Santino Marella was there.  They announced a 5/3 show with PJ Black vs Brian Cage in a TLC match. (thanks to Bob Kapur and Steven Ashe)   
  • Superkick'd on 5/23 in Pickering ONT at the Pickering Recreation Complex.
  • Josh Matthews interview
  • A.J. Styles and Luke Hawx confrontation
  • Washington Post on Brock Lesnar
  • Dr. Fred Hatfield talks working for Vince McMahon
  • An interview with William Regal from years ago


1967 - Rudy LeBelle beat Billy White Wolf in Melbourne to win the IWA tile

1971 - Antonio Inoki beat John Tolos in Los Angeles to win the United National title

1977 - Great Kusatsu & Animal Hamaguchi beat John Quinn & Kurt Von Hess in Tokyo to win the IWE tag title

1986 - Keiichi Yamada (Jushin Liger) beat Tatsutoshi Goto in Tokyo to win the New Japan Young Lions tournament

1987 - Masakre & MS 1 beat Cien Caras & Mascara Ano 2000 in Cuernavaca to win the Mexican national tag team titles

1995 - Manami Toyota beat Aja Kong in Yokohama to win the WWWA title

1996 - Tokimitsu Ishizawa beat Yuji Nagata to win the Young Lions tournament in Tokyo



NWA Ringside TV (Episode 4)

West Virginia Championship Wrestling TV (Episode 216)

Anarchy Wrestling TV (Episode 476)

Covey Pro Wrestling TV (Episode 198)

Canadian Wrestling's Elite TV (Episode 114)

Canadian Wrestling's Elite TV (Episode 115)

Victory Wrestling Showcase TV (Episode 96)

West Coast Wrestling Connection TV (Episode 43)


3/20/15 IMPACT in 60

The Question Mark:  Where Would You Live?  (Episode 1)

IMPACT Wrestling Unlocked:  IMPACT Top 5 Week of 3/20/15


CHIKARA Podcast-A-Go-Go (Episode 409)

POWW "Inside The Ropes (Episode 3)

Bret Hart Talks "March For Dimes", WWE Wrestlemania 31 & More

Elie Gonsalves Does "The Heyman Hustle"


3/23/15 Top 10 WWE RAW Moments

Sam Roberts Interviews Corey Graves

3/23/15 WWE RAW "Fallout"-SnoopMania Runs Wild

3/23/15 WWE RAW "Fallout"-Bill Simmons' Big Prediction

3/23/15 WWE RAW "Fallout"-Ryback Wants The Trophy

ESPN's Jon Gruden Predicts The Andre The Giant Battle Royal

WWE Canvas 2 Canvas-The Ultimate Warrior Runs To The Canvas


America's Most Liked Wrestling TV (Episode 3)

West Virginia Championship Wrestling TV (Episode 217)

World Association Of Wrestlings TV (Season 1, Episode 20)

SMASH Wrestling TV (Episode 44)


Preparing For War:  Rusev's Wrestlemania Workout

Rebuilding The Machine:  Ryback's Wrestlemania Workout

WWE 5 Things-5 Lost Wrestlemania Matches

Miz & Mizdow Talks To Will Farrell & Kevin Hart About Their Film "Get Hard"


The Candice & Joey Show (Episode 100)

Dad You Don't Work, You Wrestle (Episode 114)

Ringside Collectibles' "Ringside Or Riot" (Season 4, Episode 18)

AAW Pro Wrestling-Thank You Jimmy Jacobs


IMPACT Superlatives-Part 4

I'm WIth Spud Wednesdays (Episode 22)

TODAY'S WWE NETWORK  SCHEDULE (thanks to Bert Duckwall)

6:00 PM ET
WRESTLEMANIA TODAY - THURS 2015 Live from WrestleMania Axxess, WWE Superstars and Legends share insights featuring exclusive interviews with Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins.

8:00 PM ET
WRESTLEMANIA TODAY - THURS 2015 Live from WrestleMania Axxess, WWE Superstars and Legends share insights featuring exclusive interviews with Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins.

10:00 PM ET
SCHWARZENEGGER HHH THE INTERVIEW 2015 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Arnold Schwarzenegger and WWE Superstar Triple H sit down in this once-in-a-lifetime interview.

10:30 PM ET
WWE 24 The premiere episode of the original series, WWE24, takes you behind the spectacle of WrestleMania XXX and its most compelling stories.

11:00 PM ET
WRESTLEMANIA TODAY - THURS 2015 Live from WrestleMania Axxess, WWE Superstars and Legends share insights featuring exclusive interviews with Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins.


  Friday March 27

1:00 AM ET
SCHWARZENEGGER HHH THE INTERVIEW 2015 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Arnold Schwarzenegger and WWE Superstar Triple H sit down in this once-in-a-lifetime interview.

1:30 AM ET
WWE 24 The premiere episode of the original series, WWE24, takes you behind the spectacle of WrestleMania XXX and its most compelling stories.

2:00 AM ET
WRESTLEMANIA TODAY - THURS 2015 Live from WrestleMania Axxess, WWE Superstars and Legends share insights featuring exclusive interviews with Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins.

4:00 AM ET
STONE COLD PODCAST TRIPLE H WWE Hall of Famer and Icon Stone Cold Steve Austin will have a no holds barred LIVE interview with WWE Superstar Triple H!

5:30 AM ET
WWE 24 The premiere episode of the original series, WWE24, takes you behind the spectacle of WrestleMania XXX and its most compelling stories.

6:00 AM ET
WWE NXT The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow - this is NXT!

7:00 AM ET
WRESTLEMANIA TODAY - THURS 2015 Live from WrestleMania Axxess, WWE Superstars and Legends share insights featuring exclusive interviews with Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins.

9:00 AM ET
WWE NXT The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow - this is NXT!

10:00 AM ET
WWE BEYOND THE RING The story of WrestleMania is told from its early beginnings to the week-long spectacular it has become, drawing fans from around the world.

12:00 PM ET
WWE NXT The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow - this is NXT!

1:00 PM ET
LEGENDS HOUSE The Legends prepare for a roast of Roddy Piper. The group gets together for dinner, but lingering tensions threaten to disrupt the occasion.

2:00 PM ET
WRESTLEMANIA TODAY - THURS 2015 Live from WrestleMania Axxess, WWE Superstars and Legends share insights featuring exclusive interviews with Brock Lesnar and Seth Rollins.

4:00 PM ET
WWE SUPERSTARS WWE Superstars features the best of the best in matches you'll have to see to believe. You never know what to expect - so expect everything!

5:00 PM ET
JOURNEY TO WM 30: DANIEL BRYAN Exclusive all-access pass following WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan behind the scenes before, during, and after his WrestleMania journey.

6:00 PM ET
WRESTLEMANIA TODAY - FRI 2015 Live from WrestleMania Axxess, WWE Superstars and Legends share insights featuring exclusive interviews with Roman Reigns and John Cena.

8:00 PM ET
WRESTLEMANIA TODAY - FRI 2015 Live from WrestleMania Axxess, WWE Superstars and Legends share insights featuring exclusive interviews with Roman Reigns and John Cena.

10:00 PM ET
JOURNEY TO WM 30: DANIEL BRYAN Exclusive all-access pass following WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan behind the scenes before, during, and after his WrestleMania journey.

11:00 PM ET
WRESTLEMANIA TODAY - FRI 2015 Live from WrestleMania Axxess, WWE Superstars and Legends share insights featuring exclusive interviews with Roman Reigns and John Cena.