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Daily Update: Tons of classic content being added to WWE Network

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TV Tonight:

UFC Fight Flashback: Mendes vs. McGregor airs at 7:00 p.m. on Fox Sports 1. It debuted earlier in the week.

NXT at 8:00 p.m. ET on WWE Network is headlined by a Samoa Joe vs. Tommaso Ciampa main event.

Impact Wrestling at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Destination America continus the TNA World Title Series.

UFC Fight Flashback: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 airs at 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. This one debuted back in July, right before Mendes-McGregor.

The Ultimate Fighter at 10:00 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1 is titled “Bone on Bone” and features the last two quarterfinal bouts.

ROH at midnight ET/PT on COMET features Adam Cole vs. Dalton Castle, Adam Page vs. Will Ferrara, and a Jay Lethal-A.J. Styles angle.

Figure Four Weekly

Figure Four Weekly (11/23/15): Lots of Updates in Hulk Hogan-Gawker case
Lots of news including a win for Gawker, the new police report, the remaining mysteries of the case, what Bubba the Love Sponge is saying, and more.

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

A look at the decision to make Sheamus the WWE champion and its ramifications is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.  We look at WWE's options, both the obvious ones and the ones out of the box, different ways to use people, the nature of the decision, the prior identical decision in 2011 and the storyline it was supposed to lead to and why it was made.

We look at the real long-term goal, the note on the ratings, the portrayal of Sheamus leading up to the title change, the plans for the TLC show, what has been messed up, the women's division, the WWE blaming Charlotte on a bad taste angle, ESPN and WWE, plus match-by-match coverage of Survivor Series with poll results and star ratings.

We look at the TNA deal with Pop TV, both the good and the bad of it, plus the tapings in Bethlehem, the economics of the deal and note on the station.

We've got a look at the New Japan tag team tournament, with current standings, goals of the tournament, who probably can't win the tournament, and coverage of the tournament so far.

We also look at why Genichiro Tenryu is one of the biggest stars of the past 40 years in wrestling, with a look at his career in wrestling, his days in sumo, his early U.S. run, his rise in All Japan, why he left All Japan, how his leaving led to a boom period for All Japan, the real story behind his Tokyo Dome match with Hulk Hogan, the story behind his rise.

We also have an update on Randy Orton, Cesaro, notes and thoughts on new WWE signing La Sombra, WWE week on USA and changes this year, WWE Network shows, Brock Lesnar's return to Raw, legal briefs filed by WWE, why Stephanie McMahon has been gone from TV and why she's back regularly, next Takeover special, HHH talks Hogan's return, John Cena talks his departure, WWE star teases retirement in a few years, Mick Foley upset with creative direction and notes from the developmental shows over the weekend,.


The Latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 30, 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Sheamus wins WWE title, Tenryu retirement show

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  • In addition to the recently added episodes of NWA World Championship Wrestling, Smoky Mountain Wrestling and Mid South Wrestling, the WWE Network has added AWA All Star Wrestling to its lineup. They’ve also resumed adding WCCW shows after a long break. It appears that they’re focusing on shows featuring big name WWE legends to start with.
  • NXT Women’s Champion Bayley was on this week’s Kevin Gill podcast.
  • Former WWE manager Armando Estrada thinks he knows what is wrong with WWE creative.

Other Wrestling

  • What does Terry Funk think of the Roadhouse remake with Ronda Rousey? Glad you asked. He’d also like to get her in the ring as “it wouldn’t take me 10 rounds to kick her ass.” Ok then.
  • Here’s a chat with Ric Flair podcast co-host Conrad Thompson about the podcast, Reid Flair, and other news.
  • On the latest Between the Sheets podcast, Kris Zellner and David Bixenspan are joined by Brian Last to talk about November 24 though December 7, 1985. They discuss all of the Thanksgiving shows from around the United States, Billy Jack Haynes’ reliability or lack thereof, UWF guys coming home to New Japan, a historic mask match in Mexico, Gordon Solie vs. Nick Gulas & Mario Savoldi, and much more.
  • Here’s a Slam Wrestling article on the late Stan Holek.
  • Here’s your daily dose of pro wrestling history.
  • Canadian senator Patrick Brazeau interfered in a TLC match for Great North Wrestling Friday that resulted in a title change. Here’s the story.
  • Rhino is attempting to help out a Michigan VFW hall by doing a benefit show.
  • Here is today's FULL Daily Pro Wrestling History which includes International as well!  


Here is today's FULL Daily Pro Wrestling History which includes International as well!