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Daily Update: NXT TakeOver London, New Day unicorn horns

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NXT TakeOver London happened in the middle of the day today!  Check out Dave Meltzer's coverage.  From what is being seen on social media and other feedback it is a good show, so you should check it out!  NXT TakeOver: London has a prime time replay at 8:00 p.m. ET on WWE Network, but it will already be available on demand by that point.

Other TV Tonight:

UFC Tonight airs tonight at a special broadcast time of 6 PM EST.

Impact Wrestling airs at 11:00 p.m. ET (no replay or west coast prime time showing) on Destination America continues the TNA World Title series in the last episode on the network.

ROH at midnight ET/PT on COMET is headlined by Roppongi Vice vs. ACH & Matt Sydal..

Figure Four Weekly

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Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Coverage of the biggest weekend in UFC history, the stories behind the big matches, scouting the fighters, the business and handicapping the fights is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.  We look at the promotion of the show, how changes in the UFC can affect the major fights, little things in each fight that haven't beentalked about, fugure for the winners and much more is looked at.

We also look at the New Japan Tokyo Dome show, the New Japan tag team tournament, what's new with A.J. Styles and his schedule, the controversy over the winners of the tournament and how it played out, New Japan business this past month and going forward, tournament standings and a rundown of the shows this past week.

We also have an update on Sting and his condition coming off the match with Seth Rollins, something to watch for about a very significant WWE employee, WWE increasing security at leve events, WWE putting up lots of new content on the network, why the Stampede tapes were taken down, Alberto Del Rio blames AAA for his not coming back and losingg the title, why the time-line of what he says doesn't add up, another new franchise movie idea for Dwayne Johnson, NXT house shows from the past week as well as all the WWE house shows of the past week and the business from the last week.   

We've got a look at this year's Tokyo Sports pro wrestling awards, all the winners, how the balloting went down, as well as a list of every MVP dating back to 1974, and why different people won the awards and the nature of the politicas behid the awards.

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TODAY'S DAILY UPDATE

Pro Wrestling

  • Regarding the story of Rock filming the new Baywatch movie in Georgia in March and April and how it will affect WrestleMania, it has been known for some time that there was almost no chance he was actually wrestling a match on the show.  As with most years, they will probably try to figure out a way to have him make a non-wrestling appearance, but an actual match is pretty much out the window.  Hunter vs. Rock was the original plan, and Hunter vs. Seth Rollins was the back-up plan, and both are obviously out.
  • Smackdown is live this coming Tuesday night and the company has announced New Day vs. Lucha Dragons for the show.  
  • Speaking of New Day, you couldn't buy any of the unicorn horns last night at Smackdown.  If you go to the WWE Shop site, they're backordered.  Not sure how many they originally produced but they have apparently sold like crazy.
  • Finn Balor talked with Kevin Gill about transitioning from NJPW to NXT, the demon makeup, and more.
  • Kurt Angle talked his TNA retirement, the possibility of working a Wrestlemania one day, and the move to POP TV.
  • Mike Quackenbush spoke about his philosophy on booking Chikara.
  • Real Pro Wrestling debuts on 1/15 in Port St. Lucie, FL, at the Community Center.
  • Vanguard Championship Wrestling is trying to help stop homelessness.
  • If you haven't checked it out, we have had some great Ring of Honor guests on Wrestling Observer Live the last three days, Raymond Rowe of War Machine on Monday (challenging for the Tag Titles on Friday's Final Battle PPV), Michael Elgin on Tuesday (challenging Moose, and also facing Jay Lethal likely for the ROH World Title at the New Japan Tokyo Dome on July 4th), Lethal today, and we've got Jay Briscoe and Adam Cole scheduled for the next two days.
  • Lethal in the interview today noted that ROH is trying to rebrand the title as the "ROH World Title" and not the "ROH World Heavyweight Title" since the feeling is that most of the wrestlers in the company are not heavyweights.  What's funny is Lethal is almost 220 and didn't consider himself a heavyweight, however in UFC if you are over 205 pounds, you are a heavyweight.  Heavyweight is not 265, that's the upper limit -- 266 is superheavyweight and heavyweight is 206-265 pounds.

UFC/MMA

  • Bovada already has odds up for a Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo rematch and Conor is only a slight favorite, -160 vs. +130. It's still to be determined what happens to Mr. McGregor, but we should get some clues after this Saturday's UFC on FOX show headlined by lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone.
  • Combate Americas is running their second MMA show tonight on NBC Universo starting at 11 pm eastern. Lucha Underground/AAA star Konnan will be doing commentary, presumably for the Spanish broadcast. The card is mostly unknown fighters, with Liz McCarthy likely being the most familiar name to casual fans as she's fought a couple of times for Invicta. There is no advertised main event for the show, which will also air on the Fight Network in Canada. Rey Misterio is a brand ambassador for the group but it hasn't been announced if he'll appear on the show.
  • WSOF will follow-up the spectacle that was WSOF 25 with another show Friday night on NBC Sports Network. The show takes place at the Chelsea in the Cosmo in Las Vegas, the same venue that hosted UFC shows last Thursday and Friday night. Team Alpha Male fighter Lance Palmer defends the Featherweight title in the main event against Brazilian Alexandre de Almeida. “Gentleman” Josh Hill of TUF fame (nephew of “Gentleman” Jerry Valiant/”Stomper” Guy Mitchell) and recent UFC cut Robbie Peralta will also fight on the show, which returns to it's regular 9 pm eastern time slot after being bumped back to 11 o'clock for their last outing. The Fight Network will also be broadcasting this show with the prelims streaming at WSOF.com

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