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  • Raw Friday night in Reading, PA
  • Impact last night in Windsor, ONT
  • Smackdown last night in Columbus, GA
  • ROH tonight in Lowell, MA
  • Raw tonight in Orlando
  • Smackdown tonight in Pensacola

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  • Marty Scurll & PCO & Brody King vs. Tracy Williams & Mark Haskins & Bandido for the ROH trios titles
  • Rush vs. Dalton Castle
  • Dragon Lee vs Kenny King
  • Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs. Beer City Bruiser & Brawler Milonas vs. Mark & Jay Briscoe for ROH tag titles
  • Matt Taven & T.K. O'Ryan & Vinny Marseglia vs. Jay Lethal & Alex Shelley & Jonathan Gresham
  • Shane Taylor vs. Eli Isom for TV title
  • Silas Young vs. P.J. Black

Raw is Monday in Tampa with the Raw Reunion special featuring appearances from dozens of wrestlers from the past including Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, Ric Flair, DX (HHH, Shawn Michaels, Sean Waltman and Road Dogg) and tons of others.  There is also a Smackdown house show in Fort Myers, FL.

Tuesday has Smackdown and 205 Live tapings in Miami.

F4W NEWSLETTER: Recapping WWE Extreme Rules

Joseph Currier recaps Extreme Rules, which saw Brock Lesnar cash in to again become Universal Champion.

Sunday's Extreme Rules pay-per-view ended with Lesnar cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase on Seth Rollins to win the Universal title. After Rollins & Becky Lynch defeated Baron Corbin & Lacey Evans in the main event, Lesnar and Paul Heyman came out with the briefcase. Rollins charged at Lesnar, but Lesnar gave him two German suplexes. The bell rang to start the match -- and Lesnar hit an F5 to again become Universal Champion.

Rollins will get his rematch for the Universal title at SummerSlam next month. He won a number one contender's battle royal on the post-Extreme Rules edition of Raw, defeating Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, Corbin, Rey Mysterio, Sami Zayn, Big E, Bobby Lashley, and Cesaro.

Rollins' three-month reign as Universal Champion ended up being pretty lackluster. It started strong with a great defense against AJ Styles, but Rollins' matches were only as good as his opponents allowed them to be. It's difficult to succeed when the majority of your PPV title defenses are against Corbin.

WON NEWSLETTER: July 22, 2019 Observer Newsletter: SummerSlam takes shape, Fight for the Fallen review, more

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We have two weekend shows up, a show with Garrett Gonzalez going in-depth on the ROH/AEW television situation, as well as on the first two nights of G-1 at Korakuen Hall, and last night's show with Bryan Alvarez talking G-1, WWE this week and UFC.

Aleksei Oleinik suffered a fractured right leg last night according to Ariel Helwani in his 12 second loss to Walt Harris.

For weekend Google trends, the Manny Pacquiao win over Keith Thurman had more than 2 million searches making it the biggest thing of the weekend along with Mahershala Ali.  For yesterday, Greg Hardy was the ninth most searched for term with 100,000, which even when the novelty of his fighting should wear off, tells you why they continue to book him in high profile situations even when it brings the company heavy criticism.

Scheduled for Smackdown on Tuesday is Shane McMahon addressing Kevin Owens, Kofi Kingston announcing his SummerSlam opponent (presumably Randy Orton) and Charlotte Flair vs. Ember Moon. So there is no Daniel Bryan announcement being promoted.

The New York Times has a story on Cassandro including the trailer for the documentary on his life.


  • Mick Foley, who is among the cast of characters on Raw tomorrow night, appeared last night on TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress" show.
  • Scott Hall, who is also on Raw tomorrow night, was at the NXT show in Lakeland coaching the talent, particularly the debuting Jordan Omogbehin.
  • John Cena is currently working on the movie "Suicide Squad 2" which is why he's not scheduled for Raw. 
  • The stipulation where if Baron Corbin & Lacey Evans lost last Sunday to Seth Rollins & Becky Lynch where they could never get a title shot lasted five days, with Lynch defending against Evans the last two nights.
  • Add Maryse to the list of those scheduled for Raw tomorrow.
  • Uncle Bob (Sgt. Slaughter) promoting his appearance on Raw tomorrow. (thanks to Barry Warner)


  • Stardom from yesterday in Osaka:  Bobbi Starr b Starlight Kid, Jamie Hayter & Natsuko Tora b Arisa Hoshiki & Saya Iida, Hana Kimura & Jungle Kyona & Konami b Bea Priestley & Momo Watanabe & Leo Onozaki, Utami Hayashishita b Zoe Lucas, Death Yama-san won three-way over Hazuki and AZM to win the High Speed title, Kagetsu & Natsu Sumire & Andras Miyagi b Mayu Iwatani & Tam Nakano & Saki Kashima to win the Artist of Stardom trios titles.  Hazuki & Tora & Hayter issued the next title challenge. (thanks to Shannon Walsh and
  • Southern Pro  Wrestling on 8/23 in Ocoee, FL with Dasha (Gonzalez, formerly Fuentes) as guest host plus Rich Swann, Sean Maluta vs. Josh Woods, Ivelisse vs Amber Nova, the Dudley Twins (D-Von's sons) and Larry Zbyszko.
  • Melbourne City Wrestling drew a sellout of 700 fans earlier today:  Tome & Stevie Filip b The Velocities to keep the tag titles, Jake Andrewwartha b Jax Jordan, Kellyanne & Jessica Troy won three-way over Indi Hartwell & Steph DeLander and Xema & Kingsley, Matty Wahlberg won three-way over TK Cooper and Dowie James, Danny Psycho b Lochy Hendricks to win vacant Intercommonweathth title, Slex b JK Moody, Adam Brooks won Ballroom Brawl Rumble.
  • GOUGE from last night in Raleigh, NC:  Snooty Fox b Bellamy Koga, CW Anderson b BlackZilla, Cowboy Coojaye b The Goat to win jr. title, No Direction DCOR Seymour Snott & Waylon Maze, Jimmy Valiant b Admir Al Akbar, Jimmy Jack Funk Jr. b Otto Schwanz
  • Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling from last night in East Carondelet, IL:  Sean Vincent b Jake Law, Shawn Santel & Mauler McDarby b Bobby D & Chris Wade, Ken Kasa b Keith Smith Jr., Attila Khan b Mecha Mercenary via forfeit, Curtis Wylde b Billy McNeil, Flash Flanagan b Damion Cortese in a no DQ match, Big Texan & Waco b Gary Jackson & Sid Holland, Ricky Cruz b Christopher Hargas (thanks to Patrick Brandmeyer)
  • An article on pro wrestling in Bolivia (thanks to Lee Wall)

Daily Pro Wrestling History: The Rock wins Undisputed title at Vengeance 2002