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We're looking for reports to dave@wrestlingobserver.com and newstips@wrestlingobserver.com for these shows tonight:

*WWE Raw in Calgary

*WWE SmackDown in Phoenix

*NXT in Winter Haven, FL

*ROH in Dearborn, MI (Champions vs. All-Stars show with Adam Cole & Bobby Fish & Young Bucks vs. Dalton Castle & Colt Cabana & Mark & Jay Briscoe, Jay Lethal vs Frankie Kazarian, Adam Page vs. ACH, Kamaitachi vs. Angel de Oro, Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley vs. Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser, Jay White vs. Donovan Dijak, Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu vs. Rhett Titus & Kenny King).

EVOLVE 70 ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT 8 P.M. EASTERN IN ORLANDO AT www.WWNlive.com

  • Timothy Thatcher vs. Ethan Page for the Evolve title
  • Chris Hero vs. Drew Gulak
  • Matt Riddle vs. AR Fox
  • Dustin vs. Fred Yehi
  • Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Tracy Williams
  • Victor Cruz vs. Jason Kincaid

Sunday we're looking for reports on these shows:

*WWE Raw in Colorado Springs, CO

*WWE SmackDown in Nampa, ID

EVOLVE 71 ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT 8 P.M. EASTERN TIME IN YBOR CITY, FL AT www.WWNlive.com

  • Timothy Thatcher vs. Drew Gulak
  • Chris Hero vs. Matt Riddle
  • Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Fred Yehi
  • Ethan Page vs. Sami Callihan
  • Dustin vs. Darby Allin
  • Tracy Williams vs. Jason Kincaid

Raw will be Monday night in Denver featuring the return of Bill Goldberg after 12 year. There will also be a SmackDown house show in Laramie, WY on Monday night.

SmackDown be Tuesday, also in Denver, featuring A.J. Styles vs. James Ellsworth for the WWE title and Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi.

Figure Four Weekly 10/10/2016: New details emerge in WWE concussion lawsuit filing - On Friday (October 7th), WWE filed a reply in support of their motion to dismiss Vito LoGrasso and Evan Singleton's concussion-focused lawsuit. In terms of new information, the most newsworthy passages concern the deposition of Vince McMahon, which has otherwise been sealed from public view... Subscribers click here to continue reading.

F4W YouTube Page: Tons of clips and full free audio shows that you can tell your friends about, and much more to come! Make sure you subscribe today!

Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Oct 17, 2016Details on the return of Goldberg to WWE, the return of Ronda Rousey to action in UFC, more.

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WON BACK ISSUE:,WON September 20, 1999: Eric Bischoff fired from WCW, Beyond the Mat review, more - Although wrestlers were singing "Ding, Dong, the Witch is dead," Friday night in Baltimore, when the word of Eric Bischoff's re-assignment within Turner (read that as a nice way of saying firing) reached the wrestlers, once the initial happiness wore off and reality set in, the reality is little has changed... Subscribers click here to continue reading.

Thursday News Update

WWE

PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING

  • This week's episode of TNA Impact was watched by 284k viewers, which was down from the 305k that watched last week’s show and continues a trend of declining ratings in recent weeks.
  • The Tennessean has an article on the tax lien filed against TNA by the Tennessee Department of Revenue.
  • Music magazine SPIN has a short story on the saga of Billy Corgan and TNA.
  • In his first post-WWE match, Ryback won the WrestlePro tag titles with partner Pat Buck against the Heavenly Bodies. WrestlePro streamed the match on Facebook. Ryback will face Dan Maff for WrestlePro tonight.
  • Ryback will also face Broken Matt Hardy for WrestleCade in a match for the promotion’s championship on November 26th in Winston Salem, NC.
  • Chris Hero vs. Katsuyori Shibata was announced for Global Wars UK night two on November 11th.
  • KFVS plugs a wrestling show tonight in Harrisburg, IL with Honky Tonk Man, Disco Inferno and Jimmy Hart.
  • A Catholic school is having a pro wrestling exhibition as a fundraiser in Dearborn Heights, MI.

UFC/MMA

  • UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden will have a four-hour main card on PPV.
  • Conor McGregor predicted that UFC 205 will break the company record for PPV buys, and said he’s almost certain the show will hit the two-million buy mark.
  • Jon Jones’ USADA arbitration hearing is set for Halloween in Los Angeles.
  • Combate Americas presented its first show with Alberto Del Rio as company president on UFC Fight Pass last night. Ricardo Rodriguez also did the ring announcing for the show. Frank Shamrock did play by play, with UFC women’s bantamweight contender Julianna Pena providing color commentary.
  • Women’s strawweight prospect Mackenzie Dern won her second straight pro fight on last night’s Legacy show on AXS TV, submitting Montana Stewart in the first round. Former UFC featherweight Damon Jackson won a decision over Levi Mowles in the main event.
  • Derrick Lewis will headline his first UFC show when he takes on Shamil Abdurahimov in a heavyweight fight in the main event of the Albany FS1 show on December 9th.

MISCELLANEOUS

Today in Wrestling History (10/15): Jerry Lawler captures championship gold

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