The Latest from the F4W Staff
- UFC Fight Night 120 live results: Dustin Poirier vs. Anthony Pettis
- Michael Bisping to replace Anderson Silva at UFC Shanghai
- Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn returning for Tuesday's WWE SmackDown
- RevPro Global Wars UK results: Minoru Suzuki vs. Matt Riddle
- Impact Wrestling TV taping results: Title changes, career match, more
- WOR: Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer interview WALTER 11/10
- WOL: Filthy Tom in studio, Seth Petruzelli, Lucha Underground, news and more! 11/10
- Wrestling Weekly: Les recaps his week at the WWE Performance Center 11/10
- DragonKingKarl Classic Wrestling Show: The end of the 1930s 11/10
We're looking for reports from WWE Raw in Mannheim, Germany, Smackdown in Padova, Italy, ROH in Fort Lauderdale (Kenny Omega & Young Bucks vs. Dalton Castle & Jay Lethal & Kenny King, Cody vs. Rocky Romero for ROH title, Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley vs. TK O'Ryan & Vinny Marseglia for ROH tag titles, Shane Taylor vs. Punishment Martinez, Adam Page & Marty Scurll vs. Baretta & Chuckie T vs. Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian, Matt Taven vs. Flip Gordon, Brandi Rhodes vs Rain) and NXT in Riverside, CA and Fort Pierce, FL to email@example.com.
UFC FROM NORFOLK, VIRGINIA
FS1 at 8 p.m. Eastern time
- Nina Ansaroff (115) vs. Angela Hill (115)
- Sage Northcutt (155.5) vs. Michel Quinones (155)
- Tatiana Suarez (115) vs. Viviane Perreira (114.5)
- Marlon Moraes (136) vs. John Dodson (135.5)
- Clay Guida (155) vs. Joe Lauzon (155)
- Raphael Assuncao (135.5) vs. Matthew Lopez (138.5)
- Cezar Ferreira (185) Vs. Nate Marquardt (185.5)
- Junior Albini (265.5) vs. Andrei Arlovski (244)
- Diego Sanchez (170) vs. Matt Brown (171)
- Anthony Pettis (155.5) vs. Dustin Poirier (156)
COMBATE AMERICAS FROM CANCUN, MEXICO ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK AT 11:30 P.M. EASTERN
- This will feature a one-night eight-man bantamweight tournament
Sunday we're looking for reports from the Smackdown house show in Florence Italy and ROH in Lakeland, FL (Kenny Omega & Young Bucks vs. Rocky Romero & Baretta & Chuckie T, Matt Taven vs. Jay Lethal, Adam Page vs. Flip Gordon, Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian vs. Shaheem Ali & LSG, Beer City Bruiser vs. Marty Scurll, Mandy Leon vs. Stella Grey).
Raw is Monday from Atlanta. Roman Reigns returns on the show and there will be a three-way with Bayley vs. Mickie James vs. Dana Brooke for the final spot on Team Raw for the Survivor Series.
Smackdown and 205 Live will take place Tuesday from Charlotte. Matches announced are New Day vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin vs. Sin Cara and Natalya vs. Charlotte Flair for the women's title.
In a match that seemed impossible not all that long ago and was still pretty shocking when the announcement was made, Chris Jericho will face Kenny Omega for New Japan Pro Wrestling at the Tokyo Dome on January 4th. That was confirmed in a video at NJPW's Power Struggle event last weekend after Omega had defeated Trent Barreta to retain the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship.
WRESTLING OBSERVER NEWSLETTER:November 13, 2017 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Chris Jericho makes surprise return to NJPW, GSP returns, more
The story of how the Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho match came to be, including what is and isn't true regarding Jericho's contract with WWE, is one of the lead stories of a loaded up double-issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. This issue also has coverage of UFC 217, NJPW Power Struggle and Impact Bound for Glory, an update on Survivor Series, a look at the career of Manami Toyota, and the last two months of business breakdowns for WWE, ROH and Impact.
The lead story details the announcement of Jericho vs. Omega, the video, the twitter feud, where the idea of the match came from and the steps that had to be taken to get it approved. Look at Jericho's last WWE contract, what the nature of the NJPW deal really is, Omega's NJPW contract and when it expires and his thoughts on 2018, and why NJPW made the match.
Check out the business of New Japan World, the lineup for the Tokyo Dome and why the matches are taking place, the goals for the Tokyo Dome, the NJPW return to the U.S. and pitfalls of the date and place, as well as a look the upcoming NJPW tag team tournament and full schedule.
Look at the return of GSP, the MSG UFC show, the three title changes, the PPV numbers, the live numbers, TV numbers, and other business notes. Plus, look at the future for the three weight classes impacted by the title changes and the reality of the GSP performance, full coverage of the show with poll results.
Read the update on Survivor Series, the Owens-Zayn incident that resulted in them being sent home, the updated card, ticket sales, and this week's WWE title change backstory.
This issue has an update on the concussion lawsuit including new claims by attorney Konstantine Kyros about wrestlers who have suffered from CTE and living wrestlers having problems with dementia, more on Ric Flair's 30 for 30, lots of news on the departure of Austin Aries from WWE, the common theme of those being let go, WWE star gets a new TV non-wrestling show and why this War Games is really nothing like the original.
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It will go down in history as the single most famous finish of a pro wrestling match in the modern era. Twenty or 30 years from now this story, more than any famous wrestler jumping promotions, more than any prominent death, and more than any record setting house, will be remembered vividly by all who watched it live, and remembered as legendary from all who hear about it later. Through the magic of videotape, the last minute of this match will live forever, and be replayed literally millions of times by tens of thousands of people all looking for the most minute pieces of detail to this strange puzzle.
SATURDAY NEWS UPDATE
- WWE uploaded a video focusing on AJ Styles and his day in Manchester where he won the title on SmackDown last week.
- While on WWE’s European tour, Styles cut a promo on Brock Lesnar and compared their matchup to David vs. Goliath.
- Paige, who had been dating Alberto El Patron, claimed to now be single in a video that she posted on Snapchat.
- WWE 365, which is focused on a year in the life of a wrestler, will be debuting on the WWE Network after Survivor Series. Kevin Owens is expected to be featured in the episode.
- To promote “Daddy’s Home 2,” John Cena did a video responding to comments made about him on IGN’s website.
- Mike Mooneyham has a story on Ric Flair and how his fame and fortune came at a high cost.
- Becky Lynch recorded a video congratulating a pair of fans who got married today.
- Daniel Bryan and Dan Ryckert of the Giant Bomb video game website took the “One Chip Challenge” where they try to tolerate eating a spicy tortilla chip.
- James Ellsworth was laid out by the SmackDown women's division again at WWE's house show in Milan, Italy.
- NXT roster members discussed their dream War Games partners.
- DSport in India, which also carries ROH and Lucha Underground, indicated that NJPW is coming to the station soon.
- Kazuchika Okada wrestled Slex at Melbourne City Wrestling’s November Rain show today. Bad Luck Fale also announced Gino “Juicy” Gambino as a member of Bullet Club Down Under.
- In an interview with CBS Local Sports, Joe Koff reiterated that ROH will be launching an on-demand/streaming service in the first quarter of 2018. Koff said that they tested streaming events on last month’s Global Wars tour. When asked about pay-per-views, Koff noted that they might continue to have traditional PPVs but said the entertainment world is heading towards a streaming model.
- Simon Grimm (formerly Simon Gotch in WWE) debuted for ROH at their show in Fort Lauderdale tonight and will also be appearing in Lakeland for them tomorrow.
- Ratings for the first episode of Impact since Bound for Glory were down from the previous week’s go-home show. Impact averaged 250,000 viewers after doing 275,000 the week prior.
- The Chicago Tribune interviewed Billy Corgan about his plans for the NWA.
- After Frankie Edgar was forced out of the show due to injury, Jose Aldo will challenge for Max Holloway’s featherweight title at UFC 218.
- Referee Marc Goddard posted on Twitter after his incident with Conor McGregor at Bellator 187: “I operate with integrity, belief and values. I hold MMA in a deep rooted place in my life and have considered myself most fortunate to have done so for so long. Family first. Everything else second. Respect.”
- The president of the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports said McGregor jeopardized the safety of the participants in the fight and assaulted the referee and a Bellator staffer at the show.
- Fedor Emelianenko vs. Frank Mir is scheduled for the first round of Bellator’s heavyweight title tournament.
Today in Professional Wrestling History: The Revival win NXT tag titles
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