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Daily Update: UFC 204 Bisping vs. Hendo 2, Royal Rumble, DDP on WWE DVD

UFC 205 FROM THE MANCHESTER ARENA IN MANCHESTER, UK

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Whatever happens, Hendo's legacy will last forever; one of the greatest calls it a career tonight...

One of the greatest MMA fighters of all time calls it a career tonight. The veteran warrior Dan "Hendo" Henderson is battle worn, beloved by many, and without a doubt, a first ballot Hall of Famer in the sport of MMA. Younger generations may not recall his accomplishments, from United States Olympian to Pride double champion, but all fans will remember his heart. Hendo never backed down, and he never quit, even though he may have submitted. He won or lost every battle with heart, even if it wasn't what was best for his head. Dan Henderson is an inspirational character the likes of which are rarely seen in real life, but Hendo is just that. He's real life. Tonight, the legend steps into the octagon, one final time, before he falls on his sword, a hero for everyone. 

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Fight Pass at 7 p.m. Eastern

  • Adriano Martins vs. Leonardo Santos
  • Mike Perry vs. Danny Roberts

FS 1 at 8 p.m. Eastern

  • Marc Diakiese vs. Lukasz Sajewski
  • Leon Edwards vs. Albert Tumenov
  • Davey Grant vs. Damien Stasiak
  • Iuri Alcantara vs. Brad Pickett

PPV at 10 p.m. Eastern

  • Mirsad Bektic vs. Russell Doane
  • Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Stefan Struve
  • Ovince Saint Preux vs. Jimi Manuwa
  • Gegard Mousasi vs. Vitor Belfort
  • Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson for the middleweight title

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  • WWE show in Santiago, Chile
  • NXT show in Norfolk, VA
  • WWE show in Lima, Peru
  • NXT in Richmond, VA
  • WWE show in Quito, Ecuador (Raw brand) 
  • Portland, OR (Smackdown brand) 
  • NXT in Baltimore

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  • UFC 204 
  • WWE No Mercy
  • New Japan King of Pro Wrestling

WWE NO MERCY PPV ON SUNDAY FROM SACRAMENTO ON THE WWE NETWORK

  • A.J. Styles vs Dean Ambrose vs. John Cena for WWE title
  • The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler IC title vs. career
  • Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt
  • Heath Slater & Rhyno vs. Usos for tag titles
  • Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss for women's title
  • Nikki Bella vs. Carmella
  • Jack Swagger vs. Baron Corbin

NEW JAPAN KING OF PRO WRESTLING FROM SUMO HALL IN TOKYO AT 2:45 A.M. EASTERN TIME LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND 11:45 P.M. LATE SUNDAY NIGHT PACIFIC TIME ON NEW JAPAN WORLD

  • Tiger Mask vs. Red Mask
  • Tomohiro Ishii & Yoshi-Hashi & Will Ospreay vs. Adam Cole & Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma & Ryusuke Taguchi & Bobby Fish vs. Toru Yano & Jado & Rocky Romero & Baretta
  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Go Shiozaki & Maybach Taniguchi & Katsuhiko Nakajima & Masa Kitamiya
  • Young Bucks vs. Ricochet & David Finlay for IWGP jr. tag titles
  • Mark & Jay Briscoe vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Roa for IWGP tag titles
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Michael Elgin & Kushida & Jay Lethal vs. Tetsuya Naito & Seiya Sanada & Evil & Bushi
  • Katsuyori Shibata vs. Kyle O'Reilly for Never open weight title
  • Kenny Omega vs. Hirooki Goto for 1/4 IWGP title match
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Naomichi Marufuji for IWGP heavyweight title

Raw will be Monday night from the Oracle Arena in Oakland. There will also be a Smackdown brand house show on Monday night in Reno, NV.

Smackdown will be Tuesday night in San Jose at the SAP Center. 

Figure Four Weekly 10/4/2016: Comparing ECW to TNA - With its constant scrambling for money, TNA is starting to resemble a much more beloved promotion: ECW. While ECW was not entirely solvent going back to at least 1999, when stories of bounced checks were hitting the wrestling newsletters, the situation got especially dire in the last year or so of the company's existence. After shutting down in January 2001, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on April 4th... Subscribers click here to continue reading.

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Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Oct 10, 2016: The saga of TNA continues, Goldberg rumors, more - Exactly who funded the Bound for Glory PPV and tapings this week? TNA President Billy Corgan did media interviews during the week and couldn’t give a direct answer as to whether the tapings would take place... Bill Goldberg will be appearing on 10/5 on ESPN SportsCenter and clips were shown during Raw of Goldberg battling Brock Lesnar in ads for the WWE 2K 17 game. This is not coincidental because as things stand right now, Goldberg will face Brock Lesnar in a singles match as the big match at the 2016 Survivor Series on 11/20 in Toronto... Sasha Banks’ WWE Raw women’s title win over Charlotte, positioned as the main event and focal point of the 10/3 Raw in Los Angeles, was done to set the two up in the WWE’s first-ever women’s Hell in a Cell match. The show will take place on 10/30 at the TD Garden in Boston, on a show that will have two Cell matches... Subscribers click hereto continue reading.

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WON Back Issue, September 13, 1999: Best wrestlers of each decade, plus tons of news - The television season of wrestling overexposure began this past week with both good and bad news. But when the numbers came in, virtually all the good news was limited to the World Wrestling Federation. Subscribers click here to continue reading.

SATURDAY NEWS UPDATE

The Death of WCW by Bryan Alvarez and RD Reynolds is now available as an audiobook through Amazon.com and Audible. Bryan did the narration for the book and it runs almost fifteen hours, so grab yours today!

WWE

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  • WWE’s travel packages for next year’s Royal Rumble include an NXT show the night before the Rumble at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, TX. The travel packages don’t specify whether the show is a TakeOver special or not. Keep an eye out for our site's group get-together information, which should be finalized shortly. 
  • Big Show was interviewed by GamesRadar and said that he isn’t on TV because WWE doesn’t need him right now.
  • WWE will be releasing a DVD on Diamond Dallas Page in 2017.
  • Everything you’d want to know about Alexa Bliss is in this article.
  • Bobby Roode talks NXT and the improvements he’s made since leaving TNA.

PRO WRESTLING

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  • Broken Matt Hardy will be debuting for AAW Wrestling on November 4th.
  • Gabe Sapolsky teased EVOLVE running shows in San Antonio over Royal Rumble weekend.
  • In response to critical comments Bret Hart made about The Freedbirds being included in the WWE Hall of Fame, Michael Hayes tweeted: “Just read something where BRET put the Birds down, say what U want about me, when U talk about Terry and Buddy, who aren't here, PROBLEM! Just to clarify, drunk yes, drew more money in MANY places YES, popped Mid South, Atl, Texas to record crowds!! U leave Terry/Buddy alone!! It is really sad when a legend was so blessed with a great career, resorts to crapping on others, U'd NEVER say that to Terry or Bud's face!”
  • Here is a quick observation of wrestlers at New York Comic Con: Animal, Jerry Lawler, Jim Duggan, Ted DiBiase and Jimmy Hart all had tables for autographs, memorabilia, etc. Hart and DiBiase were together and had the Million Dollar belt. Animal was selling shirts and had his makeup on but not his shoulder pads. Duggan was taking pics with fans with the 2x4. Everyone looked rather healthy. Dibiase appears to have lost weight and Duggan's hair is a bit shorter (still had a small ponytail)

VARIETY

  • UFC released the final episode of Embedded prior to UFC 204 tonight, headlined by Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson.
  • What If Vince McMahon Could Script Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson?
  • There could be a sequel to the Tom Hardy movie Warrior.
  • The fifth annual Grapple at The Garden dual meet event will take place at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, November 27. A total of 20 colleges and universities will compete, including 8 Division I programs led by a highly-anticipated MSG rematch battle between two top 15 NCAA 2016 national tournament finishers - Cornell vs. Rutgers! Other Division I programs represented will be Princeton, Hofstra, Maryland, George Mason, and making their MSG Grapple debut, Buffalo and Columbia.

Today in Wrestling History (10/8): Steve Austin defeats Kurt Angle for WWF title

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