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By Bryan Alvarez | bryan@wrestlingobserver.com | @bryanalvarez

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A story about the life and career of Buddy Landel, plus the Jose Aldo injury, Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock and whether it was or wasn't real and Cora Combs and the last link to the heyday of U.S. women's wrestling are the main stories in the June 29 issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

The Latest Wrestling Observer June 29, 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Buddy Landel obituary, Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice coverage

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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.

We first look at the injury to Jose Aldo Jr. and thoughts on the 7/11 fight with Conor McGregor.  We look at the different options UFC had in this situation.

We've got a major story on the life and career of Buddy Landel.  We look at the circumstances of his death, why Landel never reached the level of success his ability should have gotten him, his life before and after wrestling, and the story that, at the age of 24, changed the direction of his career.

Landel talked about getting fired from Crockett Promotions at what turned out to be the high point of his career, examine the talk of his being given the world title at the time, as well as his own very candid thoughts about if he had won the title.  We look at what was planned for him, and how his firing changed the entire history of the business because it in a roundabout way led to the creation of the Four Horseman.

We look at the situation with Crockett Promotions in the middle of a hot period in 1985, the Starrcade 85 show, and the Flair vs. Rhodes program.  We look at the story behind Landel's statement that he and Flair broke Elvis' attendance record in Raleigh and the true story of that night.

We also look at his run in Tennessee including the last sellout at the Mid South Coliseum and the angle leading to that, as well as the famous 27 fall Texas death match that was among the best matches of the 80s. We look at his start in sports, growing up as a fan, and how Landel got into pro wrestling.  We look at his early years, his first push, the creation of the Nature Boy gimmick, working with Junkyard Dog in Mid South, his return to Crockett Promotions and why he never got another chance, what Buddy Rogers told him, and the last stages of his career and life after wrestling.

We also look in depth at the Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock right.  We look at different kinds of works, and the ones that could not have happened and the ones that could have.  We look at what the person closest to the action said about it, as well as a look at the background of Ken Shamrock.

We also have a lot more about the records set for the fight, as well as future matches that both or either could do going out of this.  We also look at other business notes for the show, as well as Bellator's next major event in September, and full coverage of the TV event.

We also have an update on Daniel Bryan, Bret Hart talks Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns and others, Dolph Ziggler's future prospects, Talk of another NXT live special this summer, More on the next WWE network special show, notes on a former tag team of the year candidate team that WWE is looking at getting, more on Tough Enough, as well as Dwayne Johnson projects and injuries to Jamie Noble, Erick Rowan and Tyson Kidd.

We also have notes on why Randy Orton wasn't at TV this past week, frustration from the inside on WWE creative, Hogan talks WrestleMania, Shawn Michaels in a movie, WWE house shows, the sad plight of Chyna, as well as a look at the weekend NXT and WWE house shows as well as weekend business.

We also have coverage of the ROH Best in the World PPV show, and where the company is headed.

We've also got a story on the life of Cora Combs, the last link to the Billy Wolfe/Mildred Burke glory days of women's wrestling.  We look at her career, her decision in the promotional split that ended up taking the women's side of wrestling down, the Moolah years, being in the first woman's match ever held in New York and the story behind it.  We also look at the last period of her career, as Lady Satan, working against her daughter, as well as look at some of the oldest wrestlers of all-time and the oldest living wrestles..

We've also got full coverage of the weekly UFC show in Germany and the rise of Joanna Jedrzejczyk.  We look at her unique stardom, as well as other coverage of the show.

We also have notes on how the WWE's Payback PPV did and where the PPV business currently stands.

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Also in this week's issue:

--More on AAA's Verano de Escandalo show

--Former WWE star signs major deal as a brand ambassador with one of the biggest movie companies in the world and his duties

--Another former WWE star working big shows in AAA

--Notes on future AAA shows

--Ricochet returns to Japan

--Notes on the next Dragon Gate iPPV show

--Final event of the Mitsuharu Misawa Memorial tour

--Notes on the upcoming NOAH GHC jr. tournament

--More G-1 Climax notes as far as TV goes

--New Japan heads to Singapore

--Notes on Dusty Rhodes and Tommy Rogers

--More on Global Force Wrestling

--Lots of PWG notes

--Notes on Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore show

--Pro wrestling returns after 20 years to one of its most famous former arenas

--More on Lucha Underground

--Notes on upcoming ROH shows

--A look at the next month of ROH television

--More on people leaving TNA

--Story behind Hernandez coming to TNA

--More on TNA PPV show

--TNA wrestlers appear on Destination America programming

--UFC press conference coming

--Major official leaves UFC

--Lots of new UFC fights

--More talk about UFC events in the future in Mexico City

--Why Dana White didn't go to the UFC show in Germany

--Dana White talks about a reality show he's filming

--Latest on the heavyweight title picture

--Lots of changed matches on the UFC shows

--UFC injury updates

--Lots of new UFC fights

--Stiffest MMA suspension to date to a former champion

Today's News, Notes and Links
  • If you are a subscriber and a fan of wrestling history, THIS IS THE MONTH FOR YOU. Karl Stern is doing his annual July blitz of 30 shows in 30 days, and this year the theme is historical bios. Every day he'll have a new show up highlighting the career of a famous historical wrestler, dating all the way back to the pioneer era. First on the docket is William Muldoon. Each show is full length, about an hour long, and you can check out the shows on the front page or in the audio archive.
  • In a shocker, at least if you haven't been paying any attention at all, WWE announced that July is a FREE MONTH~! for first-time subscribers or people who can figure out how to get a new email address.
  • In another shocker, at this moment the Authority is scheduled to be back on Raw Monday.
  • Also, if you missed it, Dave and I did a breaking news audio last night on Jose Aldo pulling out of his fight with Conor McGregor, plus tons of notes on the terrible Raw ratings from Monday night. We've got Observer Live, Observer Radio and Figure Four Daily with Lance Storm all coming up later today.  Breaking News: Jose Aldo out of UFC 189, Conor McGregor to fight Chad Mendes
  • I will be doing a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Thursday afternoon/evening 4:00 PT/7 ET. For more information, click here.
  • I have to say I love that we live in a world where it appears the sole method of communication between Reebok and angry UFC fighters is Twitter.
  • I'll be interested to see the two-hour Raw rating from Tuesday night, which was set up to try to boost the Tough Enough rating. I doubt it had any bearing whatsoever on Monday's rating, but I do know that I knew they were doing it in advance, and if this wasn't my job I'd have chosen the two-hour version over the three-hour version.
  • The Conor McGregor fight change is the top sports story on the main Irish TV news program this evening. Thanks to Shane.
  • Conor on Aldo: "If a man is scared for his life, we cannot force him to step inside and face me. I feel he's afraid. The doctors have cleared him to fight, it's a bruise, but he has still pulled out. Rightfully so, the belt should be taken from him and we should contest for the interim belt or, in my opinion, the real belt."
  • There is a Conor interview herewhere he rants about how everyone says he's all talk, but of the two of them he's the guy still ready to fight and Aldo has pulled out.
  • Ronda Rousey promo heresaying she's never wanted to beat someone as badly as she wants to beat Bethe Correia. Even Bryan Caraway?
  • Dave has a story up hereabout this past weekend's UFC Fight Night ratings.
  • The CSAC did a surprise drug test of every single fighter based in the US who is scheduled to fight on the July 15th show.
  • Mexico notes from Kris Zellner:
  • * AAA officially announced today that Triplemania will take place on August 9th at Arena Ciudad de Mexico City.
  • * Chilanga Mask announced last night that Raymond Rowe will be meeting El Barbaro Cavernario in a Submission Match at their show at Arena Coliseo de Coacalco on 7/19.
  • Disney/Marvel announced the new series CM Punk is writing about features the Drax character that Batista plays in Guardians of the Galaxy. Have to love that tagline as a play on Punk's best in the world ("Best in the Galaxy"). Thanks to Michael O'Brien.
  • JJ Dillon talks memories of the American Dream Dusty Rhodes.
  • Maria Kanellis interview for Channel Guide Magazine.
  • Z STORM, the action-packed Hong Kong crime thriller film from legendary Director David Lam (First Shot), debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD August 18 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The story revolves around Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and its investigation of a charity fund that has become involved in a Ponzi scheme. Z STORM stars Louis Koo (Drug War, Election), Gordon Lam (IP Man), Dada Chan (Flirting in the Air), Michael Wong (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Lo Hoi Pang (Iceman, Drug War) and Liu Kai Chi (Stool Pigeon). Bonus materials include a making-of featurette and interviews with key cast members.
  • EVOLVE announced that Chris Hero will compete on every one of the group's shows all summer.
  • Renowned wrestling artist, Rob Schamberger, also known as the Artist of Champions, returns to Waterloo, IA to celebrate the 2015 induction ceremonies at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum with a new body of work that includes 28 donated paintings and a 12’ x 8’ mural that will be displayed in the museum. Over the past several weeks, Schamberger has focused on creating a new collection of 28 paintings that depict the 2015 Hall of Fame honorees and past inductees, including Kurt Angle, Verne Gagne, Beth Phoenix, John “Bradshaw” Layfield and many more. Schamberger will donate the full collection to the museum, adding to several pieces of his work that are already on display.
  • Vikram writes: I have released a wrestling documentary titled The Old Boys last week. You guys mentioned it on your news feed when I released the trailer few months ago and I would like to thank you for that. I was hoping if The Old boys could get a mention of it's release on your news feed? It features never before seen interviews and footage with Roddy Piper, Bret Hart, Jake Roberts, Scott Hall, Dynamite Kid, Davey Boys Smith, Demolition, Animal, Honky Tonk Man, Marty Jannetty, Ted DiBiase, Iron Sheik, Terry Funk, Paul Roma and so many more. It is a film about the behind the scenes in the 80's and 90's. It is available to buy on DVD and ON DEMAND at www.theoldboysmovie.com
  • My main man Emerson notes: Could you please plug this week's edition of the Wrestling Outsiders Podcast either today or tomorrow? It's tomorrow night at 10pm EST and we will be joined by former TNA personality and Survivor: Pearl Islands contestant Jonny Fairplay! The link to the site is BlogTalkRadio.com/WrestlingOutsiders
  • Booker T, Ariane Andrews, and Virgil have been announced as doing signings in the giant Autograph Section all four days of the San Diego Comic Con from July 9-12. All three are scheduled to do signings for half the day on all four days with Booker and Ariane sharing the same time schedule (2:30pm-7pm Thur-Sat and 1:30pm-5pm Sun). All three are listed in separate tables, though Booker and Ariane will probably be next to each other. Thanks to Daniel Short.

Today in History with Brian Hoops:

1933 - In Des Moines,Iowa; John Pesek beat Henry Graber in 2 straight falls and Alan Eustace drew Abe Kashey.

1934 - In Waterloo, Iowa; Bronko Nagurski beat Earl Wampler (Wampler was a late substitute for Ray Steele).

1940 - At Riverview Park in Des Moines, Iowa; World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown defeated Allen Lovelock

1942 - At Riverview Park in Des Moines, Iowa; World Heavyweight Champion Orville Brown defeated Ray Steele 2 falls to 0, Tom Zaharias beat Carlos Rodriquez 2 falls to 0 and Jack Kennedy and Cowboy Luttrall went to a 30 minute draw. According to the Des Moines Register, Steele was called a “stablemate of Bill Longson, the National Wrestling Association’s champion” and Brown was “recognized by the Midwest Wrestling Association as its world champion.”

1949 - Cavernario Galindo defeated Tarzan Lopez for the Mexico National Light Heavyweight Title in Mexico City, Mexico

1950 - Leo Wallick defeated Bob Cummings to win the Pacific Coast Wrestling Junior Heavyweight Title.

1958 - Fritz Von Erich and Hans Hermann defeated Doc and Mike Gallagher in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the Minneapolis version of the NWA World Tag Team Title

1961 - Steve Stanlee defeated Frankie Talaber to win the Ohio Heavyweight Title in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

1962 - Rikidozan and Toyonobori defeated Mike Sharpe and Buddy Austin to win the JWA All Asia Tag Team Title in Osaka, Japan

1963 - Arthur Riccaldo defeated Norman Walsh to win the European Heavyweight Title in Beaumont, England.

1965 - At Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas; Cowboy Bob Ellis and Sonny Myers beat Bob Geigel and Dutch Savage and Johnny Valentine drew Pat O’Connor.

1966 - Michiaki Yoshimura and Giant Baba defeated Killer Karl Kox and Eddie Graham in Hiroshima, Japan, for the JWA All Asia Tag Team Title.

1966 - Mark Lewin and Dominic DeNucci defeated Larry Hennig and Harley Race to win the International Wrestling Alliance World Tag Team Title in Sydney, Australia.

1966 - Rene Guajardo defeated Jerry London to win the NWA World Middleweight Title in Monterrey, Mexico

1967 - Tamaya Soto and Great Yamaha (Kantaro Hoshino) defeated Billy and Jimmy Hines for the Mid-America version of the NWA World Tag Team Title in Chattanooga, Tennessee

1968 - Abdullah the Butcher and Armand Hussein defeated Don Leo Jonathan and Haystacks Calhoun to win the Vancouver version of the NWA Canadian Tag Team Title in Vancouver, British Columbia.

1970 - Billy Robinson and Johnny Barend defeated Pedro Morales and Bing Ki Lee for the NWA Hawaii Tag Team Title in Honolulu, Hawaii.

1970 - The Mysterious Medic defeated Bob Kelly to win the NWA Gulf Coast Heavyweight Title in Mobile, Alabama.

1970 - Bull Ramos defeated Terry Funk for the NWA Western States Heavyweight Title in Lubbock, Texas.

1971 - Patty O'Hara and Texas Red defeated Jumbo Miyamoto and Aiko Kyo for the WWWA World Tag Team Title in Tokyo, Japan.

1971 - Sputnik Monroe defeated Len Rossi to win the NWA Southern Junior Heavyweight Title.

1971 - In Kansas City; Bob Ellis & Rufus R. Jones & The Viking defeated Buddy Austin & Bob Orton & Tor Kamata via DQ and Harley Race defeated Baron Von Raschke in three falls

1971 - Bobby Duncum defeated Bob Roop for the NWA Florida Brass Knuckles Title in Jacksonville, Florida.

1972 - Len Rossi and Bearcat Brown defeated Don and Al Greene for the NWA Mid-America Tag Team Title in Chattanooga, Tennessee. At that same event, Sputnik Monroe and Tommy Gilbert defeated Ron and Don Wright to win the NWA Tennessee Tag Team Title

1972 - Sarah Lee defeated Aiko Kyo to win the WWWA World Singles Title in Tokyo, Japan

1973 - Before 6,182 fans in Green Bay, Wisconsin; AWA Tag Team Champions Nick Bockwinkel & Ray Stevens beat The Crusher & Wahoo McDaniel in 2 out of 3 falls, Billy Robinson beat Lars Anderson by dq, Ivan Koloff beat Ken Patera and Geoff Portz beat Rene Goulet.

1976 - In Dixon, Illinois; Larry Hennig & Greg Gagne & Jim Brunzell beat Nick Bockwinkel & Blackjack Lanza & Bobby Duncum, Baron Von Raschke beat Bull Bullinski, Buddy Wolff beat Buck Zumhofe and Peter Maivia beat George Gadaski

1977 - Texas Red (Red Bastien) defeated Mando Guerrero for the NWA Americas Heavyweight Title in Los Angeles, California.

1978 - Invader I defeated Dick Steinborn to win the WWC Caribbean Heavyweight Title in Caguas, Puerto Rico

1978 - El Nazi defeated Raul Mata for the Mexico National Heavyweight Title in Monterrey, Mexico.

1979- In Green Bay, Wisconsin; AWA Tag Team Champions Verne Gagne & Mad Dog Vachon beat Nick Bockwinkel & Bobby Duncum, Greg Gagne beat Ray Stevens on a reverse decision dq, Super Destroyer Mark II beat Billy Robinson and Paul Ellering drew Jesse Ventura.

1980 - Mr. Hito and Mr. Sakurada defeated Kevin and Kerry Von Erich to win the vacant World Class American Tag Team Title in Amarillo, Texas

1984 - Ron Garvin defeated Jake Roberts for the NWA World Television Title in Atlanta, Georgia. At the same show, The Spoiler defeated Brad Armstrong to win the NWA National Heavyweight Title

1984 - Killer Brooks defeated Bobby Jaggers to win the Southwest Championship Wrestling Southwest Heavyweight Title in San Antonio, Texas

1988 - Kevin and Kerry Von Erich defeated Iceman Parsons and Terry Taylor for the World Class Tag Team Title in Dallas, Texas

1989 - Joe Malenko won the AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Title by defeating Mitsuo Momota in Omiya, Japan.

1991 - WCW strips Ric Flair of the WCW World Heavyweight Title.

1994 - Chris Adams defeated Rod Price in Dallas, Texas to win the GWF North American Heavyweight Title

1996 - Jerry Lawler and Bill Dundee defeated Flex Kavana (The Rock) and Bart Sawyer to win the USWA Tag Team Title in Memphis, Tennessee

2000 - The Headbangers (Mosh and Thrasher) defeated Rudy Boy Gonzalez and Bonecrusher to win the Texas Wrestling Alliance Tag Team Title in San Antonio, Texas.

2003 - At a SmackDown taping in Rochester, New York, Team Angle (Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas) defeated Eddie Guerrero and Tajiri to win the WWE Tag Team Title

TODAY'S PRO WRESTLING VIDEOS (thanks to Thomas Rude)


WWE Network:  Triple H And Sting Recall Recall The Most Pivotal Moments Of The Monday Night Wars

6/29/15 WWE RAW "Fallout"-The Miz Has It All Figured Out

6/2915 The Prime TIme Players Chat With Washington Mystics' Ivory Latta And Stefanie Dolson

WWE Canvas 2 Canvas:  SGT. Slaughter Hits The Canvas

6/30/15 WWE Tough Enough Digital Extra:  Daniel Bryan Shares His Experience

6/30/15 WWE Tough Enough Digital Extra:  Mada Unloads On Tanner

6/30/15 WWE Tough Enough Digital Extra:  Lita Warns Amanda That She Needs To Stand Out

6/30/15 WWE Tough Enough Digital Extra:  The Coaches Predict Who Will Rise To The Challenge

6/30/15 WWE Tough Eough Digital Extra:  Into The Wild

WWE Fury:  28 Tombstones That Will Put You In The Ground

6/29/15 WWE Exclusive:  Bo Dallas Stays Positive After Hitting Rock Bottom

6/29/15 Top 10 RAW Moments


Top 5 Moves OF Blaster McMassive

CHIKARA Podcast-A-Go-Go (Episode 422)

Shawn Michaels And Bret Hart On "The Apter Chat"


West Virginia Championship Wrestling TV (Episode 234)

6/27/15 Southern States Wrestling TV

West Coast Wrestling Connection TV (Episode 57)

Anarchy Wrestling TV (Episode 490)

6/28/15 NWA Southern All-Star Wrestling TV


Action Coast Empire TV (Episode 5)

3XWrestling "All Stars Of The Midwest" TV (Episode 22)

America's Most Liked Wrestling TV (Season 1, Episode 10)

Covey Pro Wrestling TV (Episode 212)


The Question Mark (Episode 14)

Jeff Jarrett After #Slammiversary-What's Next For The KOTM Championship?

What Is Next For Angelina Love?

Micah Discusses The Chance That The Rising May Be Forced To Break Up


Pro Championship Wrestling "Pandemonium 2015"


12:00 AM ET
WWE UNFILTERED WITH RENEE YOUNG Renee's back! Join the Unfiltered host for an exclusive interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the cast of Terminator Genisys!

12:15 AM ET
TOTAL DIVAS Brie and Bryan get married, and Nikki's marriage is finally exposed to John. The Divas compete at WrestleMania for the Diva's Championship.

1:00 AM ET
TOTAL DIVAS Nikki plans a future without boyfriend John Cena. Eva's life is turned upside down when she must decide between family and her husband.

2:00 AM ET
WWE BEYOND THE RING Relive the classic feuds with John Cena himself as he gives insight into the rivalries that defined his WWE legacy!

4:00 AM ET
RAW FLASHBACK In an epic confrontation the Undertaker teams with Diesel and Shawn Michaels to battle some of Jim Cornette's devastating clients.

5:00 AM ET
RAW FLASHBACK Bret Hart battles Dr. Isaac Yankem in a Steel Cage in the main event. Plus Hunter Hearst Helmsley, The Smoking Gunns, and much more.

6:00 AM ET
PRIME TIME WRESTLING Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan shows his holiday spirit as he and Gorilla Monsoon host an exciting Thanksgiving edition of Prime Time Wrestling!

7:35 AM ET
HULK HOGANS ROCK N WRESTLING On this Rock 'n' Wrestling, Hulk and the gang must prove Andre the Giant's innocence when he is accused of stealing at a costume party.

8:00 AM ET
WWE THE BASH 2009 Randy Orton defends WWE Championship in Three Stages of Hell match vs Triple H. CM Punk defends World Title vs Jeff Hardy.

11:00 AM ET
OLD SCHOOL Old School Card from Philly features Bob Backlund defending the WWWF Title against Spiros Arion. Bruno Sammartino vs. Ken Patera and more.

12:00 PM ET
RAW FLASHBACK Razor Ramon defends his Intercontinental title against Yokozuna. Plus, Jeff Jarrett, Fatu, and a tribute to the career of Shawn Michaels.

1:00 PM ET
CLASH OF THE CHAMPIONS Clash of the Champions XXVII features Sting and Ric Flair battling to unite the World Heavyweight Championships and much more.

3:00 PM ET
WCW MONDAY NITRO 'Macho Man' Randy Savage battles The Giant in the main event. Ric Flair faces Eddie Guerrero. Madusa makes a shocking announcement.

4:00 PM ET
RAW FLASHBACK Razor Ramon defends his Intercontinental title against Yokozuna. Plus, Jeff Jarrett, Fatu, and a tribute to the career of Shawn Michaels.

5:00 PM ET
WCW GREAT AMERICAN BASH 1995 WCW's annual summer spectacular features Nature Boy Ric Flair taking on Macho Man Randy Savage. Sting faces Meng for the U.S. Title.

8:00 PM ET
WCW MONDAY NITRO 'Macho Man' Randy Savage battles The Giant in the main event. Ric Flair faces Eddie Guerrero. Madusa makes a shocking announcement.

9:00 PM ET
RAW FLASHBACK Razor Ramon defends his Intercontinental title against Yokozuna. Plus, Jeff Jarrett, Fatu, and a tribute to the career of Shawn Michaels.

10:00 PM ET
SWERVED R-Truth gets a lesson in gym safety, a frisky granny invades Axxess and Kofi locks the champ out of Extreme Rules.

10:30 PM ET
FINN BALOR: THE DEMON REVEALED An in depth look inside the life, career and future of NXT Superstar Finn Balor.

11:00 PM ET
WCW MONDAY NITRO 'Macho Man' Randy Savage battles The Giant in the main event. Ric Flair faces Eddie Guerrero. Madusa makes a shocking announcement.