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- Roderick Strong, eight others officially join new WWE recruiting class
- Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar set for WWE Survivor Series
- WWE Raw video highlights: Brock Lesnar & Paul Heyman respond to Goldberg
- WWE Raw live results: Brock Lesnar responds to Goldberg
- ROH TV results: Keith Lee & Shane Taylor vs. War Machine
- WWE Des Moines, IA, Sunday live results: AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose
- Lucha Underground Phoenix, AZ, live results: Pentagon vs. Mil Muertes
- WOR: FloSports pro-wrestling, RAW report, Hell in a Cell, TNA lawsuit, more 10/25
- WOL: Total Nonstop Attorneys, Raw, HIAC, Frenchy & much more 10/24
- WOR: Huge weekends news update, WWE, New Japan, UFC, Bellator, more! 10/23
Figure Four Weekly 10/17/2016: More on the deregulation of pro wrestling in California - To pick up where we left off last week, in 1989 deregulation of pro wrestling was put before the State Assembly and passed. Here's how it was discussed in the minutes for the October 20, 1989 meeting of the California State Athletic Commission (emphasis ours): "Assembly Bill 1040 was signed by Governor Deukmejian and, except for the 5% tax on the amount paid for admission, will completely deregulate professional wrestling January 1, 1990... Current subscribers click here to continue reading.
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Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Oct 24, 2016: Pinpointing the day that lead to TNA's current predicament, UFC layoffs, more - What has been the long-time inevitable but several times delayed financial implosion of TNA can really be traced back to one afternoon. Largely based on a contract with Spike TV, TNA was taking in more revenue than any pro wrestling company in the world aside from WWE through 2014. If a company like ECW would have gotten that type of a deal, they would probably still be flourishing today... Current subscribers click here to continue reading.
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WON BACK ISSUE: October 4, 1999 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: WWF Unforgiven and UFC 22 reviews, tons more - The workload stemming from increasing the television demands of the WWF started to show through on 9/26 with a disappointing Unforgiven PPV show... Subscribers click here to continue reading.
Tuesday News Update
The Death of WCWby 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!
- The Undertaker appeared in full gimmick attire at the Cleveland Cavaliers opening night championship celebration ahead of their first game of the season and ring ceremony tonight against the New York Knicks.
- SmackDown is in Green Bay, WI, tonight. A.J. Styles vs. Dean Ambrose in a non-title match and Kane vs. Bray Wyatt in a no DQ match are announced for the show. Becky Lynch also returns to television on the show.
- Chris Jericho announced his next book, titled “No is a four-letter word,” for May 2017.
- Kevin Nash commented on the Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar feud.
- Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are celebrating their 13th anniversary today.
- Former NFL player Demetrius Bronson has recently signed with the WWE.
- David Bixenspan has a story on Billy Corgan's complaint against TNA, Dixie Carter, and others becoming unsealed. The complaint reveals that Corgan potentially saved TNA from being foreclosed on by Aroluxe.
- FloSports managing editor Jeremy Botter took part in a Twitter Q&A and noted that WWE are investors in the company and were aware of yesterday's news. Botter also said that FloSlam is looking to get the WWNLive library up quickly starting with the most recent shows. EVOLVE 71 is currently up for subscribers of the service.
- Yuji Nagata is replacing the injured Michael Elgin on the co-branded NJPW/Revolution Pro Wrestling Global Wars shows in November. Will Ospreay will also be facing BUSHI at Global Wars night one.
- In this article, Dynamite Kid talks about wanting to return home.
UFC / MMA
- UFC Fight Night: VanZant vs Waterson - Saturday, December 17 - Sacramento UFC Fight Club pre-sale starts Wed Oct 26 at 10am PT. Ultimate & elite members get first access. Buy tickets. Newsletter pre-sale starts Thu Oct 27 at 10am PT; Password: ULTIMATE Buy tickets. Public on-sale starts Fri Oct 28 at 10 am PT.
- Brad Pickett said he's honored to be Urijah Faber's opponent in his final fight before retiring.
- A new re-imaging of this years Nine Legends film (starring Mike Tyson, Bill Goldberg, Chris Jericho and Bret Hart) has been officially released. Nine additional interviews have been recorded to further explore the themes and personalities within the film to offer an all new and expanded viewing experience. Titled the Nine Legends Expansion Pack, new interviews recorded with Diamond Dallas Page, Barry Blaustein (Beyond the Mat), Paul Jay (Wrestling with Shadows), Robin Leach, Mark Rocco and Ken Shamrock amongst others will offer unique perspectives into the Nine Legends.
- The next episode of the new CW show No Tomorrow which airs today (also on Netflix) features an episode called No Holds Barred where the girls go to a wrestling match. The wrestlers are played by actor Brady Roberts (Brady Malibu from World of Hurt) and Billy Suede, both students of Lance Storm's.
- Big Time Wrestling celebrates its 20th Anniversary, Friday Oct. 28th at 7:30 pm at the Newark Pavilion, Newark, CA. Featuring past and present Wrestling Greats. Honky Tonk Man & Shane Kody vs. The Ballad Bros., DH Smith vs. Synn vs. Devin Danger, Betrice Domino vs. Sage Sin, Tony Vargas vs. Victor Sterling, plus one other match. Induction of "Wildstorm" into BTW Jall of Fame.
- Big Time Pro Wrestling Nov 12th Greely, Ontario.
- RESULTS: Smash Wrestling Canusa Classic 2016 Canada vs USA, Oct. 22 - Suicide Blonde, Xandra Bale (Can) defeated Leva Bates (USA), Danyah (Can) defeated Ingrid Isley (USA), Veda Scott (USA) defeated Vanessa Kraven (Can), Heidi Loveless (USA) defeated The Hardcore Princess, Jewels Malone (Can), Cat Power (Can) defeated Jade (USA), Mercedes Martinez (USA) defeated K.C. Spinelli (Can), Rosemary (Courtney Rush) (Can) defeated Allie (Cherry Bomb) (USA) in a steel cage match. Canada wins 4 wins to 3.
- RESULTS: SMASH - The Legend of Smash, Oct 23 ft. Cody Rhodes. Tarik def. Facade via pinfall. Well Oiled Machines (Braxton Sutter & Mike Rollins) def Halal Beefcake (Idris Abraham & Joe Coleman) via pinfall. John Greed Open Invitational: John Greed def Holden Albright via pinfall, John Greed def Mark Wheeler, John Greed def Kevin Blanchard, John Greed def Shane Sabre, Frankie TM Def Kevin Bennett, "Speedball" Mike Bailey def Evil Uno and Stu Grayson via pinfall, Tyson Dux def Cody Rhodes via pinfall, Main Event Cage Match Brent Banks def "Hacker" Scotty O'Shea via pinfall.
Today in Wrestling History (10/25): Hogan vs. Warrior at WCW Halloween Havoc
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