The Latest News
- Impact Wrestling viewership down five percent this week
- Tegan Nox undergoes knee scope, posts injury update
- NXT Milwaukee live results: Ciampa vs. Velveteen Dream
- MLW Middleweight title vacated, ladder match to decide new champ
- Press conference segment announced for WWE Raw
- WWE Buenos Aires live results: Ronda Rousey vs. Nia Jax & Tamina
- Finals confirmed for NJPW World Tag League 2018
- NJPW World Tag League results: The finals are set
- Impact Wrestling results: Impact & Valkyrie vs. Moose & Blanchard
The Latest Audio
- WOL: TLC tables match, RAW books baffling segment, DR. LUCHA!, more! 12/7
- Left My Wallet: Mike Quackenbush on everything G.I. Joe 12/7
- JNPO: 2018 MMA Year In Review, pt. 1 12/7
- B&V&G: Granny, NXT, THURSDAY NIGHT POTPOURRI! 12/7
We're looking for reports from tonight's WWE show in Buenos Aries, Argentina (they are running two straight nights at the famed Luna Park), as well as tonight's NXT show in Green Bay and tonight's NXT show in Fort Pierce, FL to email@example.com.
We are doing two polls this weekend, both on Saturday night, for the UFC show in Toronto and the New Japan show that immediately follows after from Iwate which is the finals of the tag team tournament. You can leave a thumbs up, thumb down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW JAPAN WORLD PRO WRESTLING ON AXS TV TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. EASTERN
- Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Desperado vs. Sho & Yoh vs. Shingo Takagi & Bushi in the finals of the Super junior tag team tournament
- Tetsuya Naito vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
LEGACY FIGHTING TONIGHT AT 9 P.M. EASTERN ON AXS TV FROM PRIOR LAKE, MINNESOTA
CMLL FROM ARENA MEXICO TONIGHT AT 9:30 P.M. EASTERN
- Robin & Super Astro Jr. vs. Coyote & Grako
- Marcela & Lluvia & Jarochita vs. Amapola & Reyna Isis & Metalica
- Soberano Jr. & Flyer & Audaz vs. Dragon Rojo Jr. & Polvora & Templario
- Volcano & Kraneo & Stuka Jr. vs. Euforia & Gran Guerrero & Bestia del Ring
- Atlantis & Valiente & Diamante Azul vs. Rush & El Terrible & Cavernario
- Volador Jr. vs. Ultimo Guerrero
Saturday has a Smackdown house show in Winnipeg plus NXT shows in St. Paul, MN and Venice, FL. We're looking for reports on those shows to email@example.com.
UFC PPV SATURDAY NIGHT FROM TORONTO'S SCOTIA BANK CENTRE
Fight Pass at 6 p.m. Eastern
- Devin Clark (205) vs. Aleksander Rakic (206)
- Diego Ferreira (155.75) vs. Kyle Nelson (155.5)
- Chad Laprise (171) vs. Dhiego Lima (170.25)
- Brad Katona (135.5) vs. Matthew Lopez (135.5)
FS1 at 8 p.m.
- Eryk Anders (186) vs. Elias Theodorou (184.5)
- Katlyn Chookagian (125.75) vs. Jessica Eye (126)
- Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155.75) vs. Gilbert Burns (155.75)
- Nina Ansaroff (115.25) vs. Claudia Gadelha (115.5)
PPV at 10 p.m.
- Jimi Manuwa (204.75) vs. Thiago Santos (205.75)
- Kyle Bochniak (145) vs. Hakeem Dawodu (145.75)
- Gunnar Nelson (170.25) vs. Alex Oliveira (171)
- Valentina Shevchenko (123.5) vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk (123.75) for vacant women's flyweight title
- Max Holloway (144.5) vs. Brian Ortega (144.75) for featherweight title
ALL JAPAN TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT SUNDAY MORNING AT 3 A.M. FROM OSAKA
- Hokuto Omori vs. Black Menso-re
- Takao Omori & Ultimo Dragon & Hiroshi Moriya vs. Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato & Yusuke Okada
- Tajiri & Gianni Valletta & Parrow & Odinson vs. Jake Lee & Koji Iwamoto & Atsushi Maruyama & Shoichi Uchida
- Joe Doering & Dylan James vs. Naoya Nomura & Yuma Aoyagi
- Suwama & Shuji Ishikawa vs. Jun Akiyama & Daisuke Sekimoto
- Kento Miyahara & Yoshitatsu vs. Zeus & The Bodyguard
NEW JAPAN TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT FINALS FROM IWATE AT 1 A.M. EASTERN LATE SATURDAY NIGHT ON NEW JAPAN WORLD
- Hirooki Goto vs. Kota Ibushi for Never Open weight title
- Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs. Seiya Sanada & Evil in tag team tournament finals
ALL JAPAN TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT FROM KYOTO KBS HALL AT 1 A.M. EASTERN LATE SATURDAY NIGHT
- Takao Omori vs. Hokuto Omori
- Jake Lee & Koji Iwamoto vs. Atsushi Aoki & Yusuke Okada
- Suwama & Shuji Ishikawa & Hikaru Sato vs. Parrow & Odinson & Black Menso-re
- Jun Akiyama & Atsushi Maruyama & Ultimo Dragon vs. Kento Miyahara & Yoshitatsu & Shoichi Uchida
- Naoya Nomura & Yuma Aoyagi vs. Tajiri & Gianni Valletta
- Joe Doering & Dylan James vs. Zeus & The Bodyguard
Sunday has WWE Smackdown in Calgary and NXT in Des Moines, IA.
Monday has Raw from San Diego, plus there is a Smackdown brand house show in Ontario, CA.
Tuesday has Smackdown, Mixed Match Challenge and 205 Live from Las Vegas. Among the things announced for the show is a rap battle with Sheamus & Cesaro vs. The Usos with New Day as hosts, Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair, and Mixed Match Challenge Smackdown finals with Carmella & R-Truth vs. The Miz & Asuka.
ALL JAPAN TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT FINALS FROM TOKYO KORAKUEN HALL
- Atsushi Maruyama & Kotaro Suzuki vs. Tajiri & Gianni Valletta
- Masa Fuchi & Koji Iwamoto & Ultimo Dragon vs. Atsushi Aoki & Hikaru Sato & Yusuke Okada
- Zeus & The Bodyguard & Osamu Nishimura vs. Naoya Nomura & Yuma Aoyagi & Black Menso-re
- Kento Miyahara & Yoshitatsu vs Parrow & Odinson
- Jun Akiyama & Daisuke Sekimoto vs. Takao Omori & Manabu Soya
- Suwama & Shuji Ishikawa vs. Joe Doering & Dylan James
F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: Looking ahead to 2019
As we enter December, it feels like 2019 has been cemented as an absolutely pivotal year for the immediate future of professional wrestling. The global arms race for talent continued this past week. It was confirmed that WALTER, who is legitimately one of the best wrestlers in the world, has signed with WWE. He's been signed for NXT's United Kingdom brand and could play a part in the potential NXT Germany.
WON NEWSLETTER: December 10, 2018 Observer Newsletter: Death of Dynamite Kid
A look at the life of Dynamite Kid is the lead story in this week's issue of the Wrestling Observer.
Look at his influence on the industry, his in-ring sacrifices, read comments from Bret Hart & Julie Hart, a look at his early days and his arrival in Stampede Wrestling, and his explosion of popularity in Japan.
Also look at Vince McMahon's latest stock sale, as well as co-President George Barrios selling stock.
Read about the decision to flip flop Takeover and the Hall of Fame ceremony in April. Look at awards given to Cena, wrestlers and charity work, and more on the restrictions placed on U.K.
Look more at the XFL and the battle with the AAF that Vince McMahon is going to have starting next spring.
Examine UFC's decision to sign Greg Hardy and debut him on the same show as Rachael Ostovich and the marketing behind both fights.
Read the update on the New Japan tag team tournament tour with results, business notes, lineups, the Tanahashi & Okada tag team and more.
This issue has an update on the WWE TLC show, with the card, plus ticket sale updates.
Read full coverage of both UFC shows from the past week, with match-by-match coverage and business notes on both shows.
Also look at the PPV numbers for Liddell vs. Ortiz what lessons is teaches.
There is also coverage of AAA's Guerra de Titanes and ICW's Fear and Loathing.
Read more on the MMA debut of the former Jack Swagger.
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FRIDAY NEWS UPDATE
NXT tickets for the 4/5 Takeover show at the Barclays Center went on sale today and were virtually sold out almost immediately.
Peter Polaco (Justin Credible) was arrested on Tuesday on charges of three counts of violating a protective order, third degree criminal mischief, first degree assault and third degree breach of peace. He has now had a number of violations of a protective order filed by his wife Jill in March.
For the weekend Smackdown brand shows, Randy Orton and Becky Lynch are not on the weekend shows. Daniel Bryan is not listed for the Saturday night show in Winnipeg, but he is listed for Sunday in Calgary and Monday in Ontario, CA.
Matt Hardy was strongly hinting that he would be returning to the ring.
Jeff Jarrett led the Tennessee Titans on the field for their game with the Jacksonville Jaguars last night and was there to promote WWE Smackdown coming to Fridays next season.
- Comedy Central on 1/4 will have a Ron Funches special with Ric Flair as his guest at 11 p.m.
- There will be a one-day screening of "Transformers: Bumblebee" tomorrow might at 7 p.m. in a number of theaters before its national release on 12/21. John Cena has a major role in the movie.
- ROH is doing a Toys for Tots drive next Friday at their Final Battle show at the Hammerstein Ballroom. They are asking everyone attending to bring a new unwrapped toy.
- Nick Aldis vs. James Storm was announced for the NWA title on a show on 1/5 in Clarksville, TN in conjunction with NWA PopUp Wrestling.
- House of Hardcore runs tomorrow night at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia with Tommy Dreamer vs. PCO, Willie Mack vs. Shane Strickland, Nick Aldis vs. Brian Cage for the NWA title, Britt Baker vs. Angelina Love, David Arquette & RJ City vs. Tyrus & Robbie E plus Bully Ray, Big Cass and Joey Ryan.
- Inspire Pro Wrestling announced MJF vs. Nick Gage for the 1/6 show. Gage replaces PCO.
- United Wrestling Network and New Japan on Sunday at the Oceanside, CA Pavilion has a show featuring wrestlers from the New Japan dojo with Clark Connors & Alex Coughlin of New Japan facing Adrian Quest & Ray Rosas, plus New Japan's Karl Fredericks vs. Tyler Bateman. The New Japan dojo coach, Katsuyori Shibata, will be there to watch his students.
- NFC MMA tonight at the Electric Cowboy in Kennesaw, GA.
- The 90s Gangstas tag team from ECW and SMW fame, New Jack & Mustafa Saed, will team up tomorrow for ECPW in Bayonne, NJ.
- Jimmy Havoc will replace PCO for Smash Wrestling on its 12/16 show in Toronto at the Franklin Horner Community Center. They also have a show on 1/11 in Kitchener, ONT at the Tannery Event Centre and 1/27 in Toronto at the Phoenix Concert Theatre.
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