THE LATEST NEWS
- Impact Wrestling ratings up against second week of NFL season
- Dean Ambrose says he 'nearly died' from staph infection
- Impact Wrestling TV taping spoilers: First night in Mexico City
- SmackDown tag title match listed for WWE Hell in a Cell pre-show
- Impact Wrestling results: Austin Aries vs. Fallah Bahh
- Lucha Underground results: Fenix is broken, Trios titles on the line
THE LATEST AUDIO
- F4D: Lance Storm talks Mae Young Classic, Ronda Rousey, tons more! 9/14
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We're looking for reports on tonight's Raw show in Edinburg, TX, NXT in Tampa and Impact tapings in Mexico City to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're also doing polls this weekend for tonight's CMLL Anniversary show, tomorrow's New Japan show in Hiroshima and Sunday's Hell in a Cell, so you can leave a thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match for each show to email@example.com.
NEW JAPAN WORLD PRO WRESTLING AT 8 P.M. EASTERN TONIGHT ON AXS TV
- Jay White vs. Evil
- Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada
MLW AT 8 P.M. EASTERN TONIGHT ON BEIN SPORTS
- War Games
CMLL ANNIVERSARY SHOW AT 9:30 P.M. EASTERN ON ROH HONOR CLUB
- Jarochita & Marcela & Princesa Sugehit vs. Dalys & Reyna Isis & Maligna
- Angel de Oro & Audaz & Niebla Roja vs. Negro Casas & Felino & Mephisto
- Atlantis & Mistico & Soberano Jr. vs. Forastero & Sanson & Cuatrero
- Ultimo Guerrero & Gran Guerrero & Euforia vs. Ciber the Main Man & Scharly Rockstar & The Chris for CMLL trios titles
- Caristico & L.A.Park & El Hijo de L.A. Park vs. Diamante Azul & King Phoenix (Fenix) & Penta 0M
- Volador Jr. & Matt Taven vs. Rush & Cavernario double hair vs. hair
PWG BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES DAY ONE FROM THE GLOBE THEATER IN LOS ANGELES
- Adam Brooks vs. Rey Hours
- Flamita vs. Puma King
- Joey Janela vs. David Starr
- Bandido vs. T-Hawk
- Cima vs. Jodie Fleisch
- Brody King vs. PCO
- Walter & Timothy Thatcher vs. Ilja Dragunov & Shingo Takagi
NEW JAPAN DESTRUCTION IN HIROSHIMA AT 5 A.M. EASTERN SATURDAY MORNING ON NEW JAPAN WORLD
- Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask & Kushida vs. Rocky Romero & Sho & Yoh
- Toa Henare vs. Bad Luck Fale
- Michael Elgin & Ayato Yoshida vs. Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.
- Baretta & Chuckie T & Will Ospreay vs. Kota Ibushi & Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens
- Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa & Taiji Ishimori vs. Juice Robinson & David Finlay & Ryusuke Taguchi for Never trios titles
- Hirooki Goto & Toru Yano & Gedo vs. Takashi Iizuka & Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- Tetsuya Naito & Evil & Bushi & Sanada vs. Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr. & Desperado & Taka Michinoku
- Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma vs. Kazuchika Okada & Jay White & Yoshi-Hashi
- Kenny Omega vs. Tomohiro Ishii for IWGP title
We're looking for reports on Saturday from WWE Raw in Corpus Christi, Smackdown in Houston and NXT in Venice, FL to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UFC FROM MOSCOW, RUSSIA AT 10:30 A.M. EASTERN SATURDAY ON FIGHT PASS
- Terrion Ware (135) vs. Merab Dvalishvili (135)
- Stefan Sekulic (170) vs. Ramazen Emeev (171)
- Adam Yandlev (184) vs. Jordan Johnson (186)
- Magomed Ankalaev (204) vs. Marcin Prachnio (205)
- Mairbek Taisumov (161) vs. Desmond Greene (156)
- Rustam Khabilov (156) vs. Kajan Johnson (155)
- Petr Yan (136) vs. Jin Soo Son (137)
- Khalid Murtazaliev (185) vs. C.B. Dollaway (186)
- Thiago Alves (171) vs. Alexey Kunchenko (170)
- Andrei Arlovski (224) vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov (256)
- Nikita Krylov (205) vs. Jan Blachowicz (205)
- Mark Hunt (265) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (235)
Taisumov and Son both missed weight. Son had to pay 20 percent of his purse to Yan. Taisumov had to pay 40 percent of his purse to Green.
PWG BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES DAY TWO FROM THE GLOBE THEATER IN LOS ANGELES
- Trevor Lee vs. Marko Stunt
- Robbie Eagles vs. DJZ
- Darby Allin vs. Jeff Cobb
- Ilja Dragunov vs. Shingo Takagi
- Sammy Guevara vs. Jonah Rock
- Walter vs. Timothy Thatcher
- Cima & Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz vs. Flamita & Bandido & Rey Hours
WWE HELL IN A CELL FROM THE AT&T CENTER IN SAN ANTONIO AT 7:30 P.M. EASTERN ON WWE NETWORK
- Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman Hell in a Cell for Universal title with Mick Foley as referee
- A.J. Styles vs. Samoa Joe for WWE title
- Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton Hell in a Cell match
- Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse
- Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose for Raw tag titles
- Ronda Rousey vs. Alexa Bliss for Raw women's title
- Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch for Smackdown women's title
- New Day vs. Rusev & Aiden English for Smackdown tag titles (kickoff match at 7:30 p.m.)
PWG BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES DAY THREE FROM THE GLOBE THEATER IN LOS ANGELES
- Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz vs. Penta 0M & Rey Fenix for PWG tag titles
NEW JAPAN DESTRUCTION IN BEPPU AT 5 A.M. EASTERN MONDAY MORNING ON NEW JAPAN WORLD
- Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima & Yota Tsuji vs. Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi & Yuya Uemura
- David Finlay & Ren Narita vs. Toa Henare & Shota Umino
- Takashi Iizuka vs. Ayato Yoshida
- Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask & Kushida & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Will Ospreay & Rocky Romero & Sho & Yoh
- Baretta & Chuckie T vs Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.
- Evil & Sanada & Bushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Desperado
- Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma & Juice Robinson vs. Kazuchika Okada & Jay White & Toru Yano & Yoshi-Hashi
- Hirooki Goto vs. Taichi for Never open weight title
- Tetsuya Naito vs. Minoru Suzuki
Raw is Monday in Dallas. Nothing has been announced for the show other than an appearance by The Undertaker. Smackdown has a house show in Oklahoma City.
Tuesday has Smackdown and 205 Live in Tulsa. Announced for 205 Live is Cedric Alexander vs. Drew Gulak for the cruiserweight title and Lio Rush vs. Noam Dar.
F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: Looking at Shawn Michaels potential return
While retirements in professional wrestling are almost always temporary, the direction that WWE went in on last Monday's episode of Raw was still genuinely surprising. What seemed like it would be a by-the-numbers segment with Shawn Michaels promoting Triple H and The Undertaker's match at WWE Super Show-Down, which is being billed as the last time they'll ever face each other, turned into a full-blown tease of Michaels coming out of retirement.
The new issue of the Wrestling Observer goes through my life experiences with pro wrestling from childhood. Preview one of the biggest weekends for major shows of the year, including Hell in a Cell and the CMLL anniversary show.
Look at UFC 228, with match-by-match coverage and what the results mean, as well as the early business indicators on the show.
Run down wrestling shows from the Media Con in Manchester including the British J Cup and a unique Impact show.
Look at Rock's daughter training to be a fourth generation pro wrestler, Matt Riddle notes in WWE, update on Neville, update on WWE and a number of top indie stars, Vince McMahon changing his feeling on managers, Renee Young's first week as official third person in the booth, Matt Hardy's future, Ric Flair's commitment ceremony, and WWE nominated for awards.
Read more on the Mixed Match Change, first episodes of the new season of Total Divas, funny Stephanie McMahon quote, Batista talks Smackdown 1,000th episode, most-watched shows of the past week on the WWE Network and WWE stock value.
Run down all the Raw, Smackdown and NXT events held over the past week with results, highlights and business notes.
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FRIDAY NEWS UPDATE
For WWE this weekend, Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton are on the Smackdown tour. Ronda Rousey will be at the house show in Corpus Christi as well as the PPV and Raw.
Kambi has listed the over/under for star ratings predictions for Sunday that you can bet on:
- Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton ***
- Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse *3/4
- Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose ****
- Ronda Rousey vs. Alexa Bliss **1/4
- New Day vs. Rusev & Aiden English ***
- Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch ***1/2
- Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman ****
- A.J. Styles vs. Samoa Joe ****1/4
Dave Doyle has an article on the Battle of Los Angeles tournament.
The Pro Wrestling Expo Museo (Museum) Lucha Libre in Mexico City opens today. Both Mil Mascaras and Rey Mysterio Jr. are there signing autographs.
- Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman has been announced as the main event for the Raw taping on 12/28 in Detroit. That doesn't mean the match is happening.
- WWE has announced a 12/8 show in Uruguay with the Raw crew.
- Antonio Carlos Jr. has pulled out of his 12/8 Toronto fight with Elias Theodorou. This is the second time he's pulled out of a match with Theodorou, citing an injury that requires surgery.
- Veronica Macedo vs. Maryna Moroz has been added to the 11/17 show in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the famed Luna Park.
- Former Tough Enough contestant Tanner Saraceno talks about trying to get into UFC.
- A story on the funeral of Doc Dean. (thanks to Lee Wall)
- Bar Wrestling from last night in Baldwin Park, CA: Matt Cross b Mako Stunt, Solo Darling b Joey Ryan, Yuma & Kevin Martinson b Dan Barry & Mick Moretti, Jeff Cobb b MJF, Taya Valkyrie & Super Panda & Luchasaurus b Delilah Doom & Scorpio Sky & Watts, Tenille Dashwood b Viper. (thanks to Jake Koch)
- PCW Ultra on 10/26 has announced Penta 0M, Shane Strickland, Tessa Blanchard, Jake Atlas, Hammerstone, Daga, Puma King, Abyss, Joey Janela, Sinn Bodhi, Brody King, Darby Allin, Eli Everfly and more.
- Pro Wrestling Revolver on 10/20 in West Des Moines, IA with Sami Callihan & Jake & Dave Crist & Larry D vs. Matthew Palmer & Shane Strickland & Jason Cade & ?, plus PCO vs. Walter, Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz vs. Mat Fitchett & Davey Vega vs. Dustin Rayz & Aaron Williams, JT Dunn vs. Jimmy Jacobs, Rich Swann vs. David Starr vs. Trey Miguel and Marko Stunt vs. Ace Romero.
- USA Championship Wrestling on 10/6 in Jackson, TN at Oman Arena headlined by Tony Atlas vs. Matt Riviera in a coward waves the flag match.
- Saraya Knight works 11/9 for New Horizons Pro Wrestling in Perth, Western Australia and 11/17 for NHPW in Merredin, Western Australia. She is also doing a three-day seminar for NHPW.
- Scott Norton will be wrestling on 9/21 in Winnipeg at Rookie's Sports Bar for CWE and signing autographs on 9/22 at 11:30 a.m. Mulvey Flea Market in Winnipeg.
- Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Hulk Hogan are doing a 2 Sweet Tour Q&A on 10/27 in Orlando at Mango's Tropical Cafe.
- Mark Henry and Primo Colon appear for WWC's Septiembre Negro show on 9/15 in Guaynabo, PR.
- LFA runs at the Selland Arena in Fresno on 9/28 for an AXS live show headlined by flyweight champion Sabina Mazo (5-0) defending her title against Jaimee Nievaera (7-4) and Cody Gibson (15-7) vs. Gustavo Erak (19-3-1).
- Shannon Moore (based out of Tampa) and Brian Cage (based out of Ontario, CA) are taking indie bookings through Bill Behrens at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Professional Championship Wrestling league debuts on 9/29 in Brighton, MI at the Legacy Center Sports Complex for a TV tapings headlined by Big Cass. They have a weekly TV show that will air on Friday night's on Detroit's WADL TV with Matt Striker and James Campbell as hosts starting in October.
- Hoosier Pro Wrestling on 10/6 in Columbus, IN at the 4-H Fairgrounds featuring an appearance by Jimmy Valiant as a referee.
- XICW on Sunday in Detroit at the Masonic Temple has a father vs. son cage match with DBA vs. MM3, plus Jimmy Jacobs vs. Kongo Kong and Lanny Poffo will judge a Randy Savage look alike contest. They also run 10/13 at Cobo Hall with Ultimo Dragon managed by Sonny Onoo, plus Michael Elgin, Dave & Jake Crist, Homicide, Hernandez, Mercedes Martinez and James Ellsworth.
- Welterweight Wrestling on 9/23 in Cleveland and on FITE TV with DJZ vs. Trey Miguel, Brian Pillman Jr. vs. Gregory Iron and Nate Wings vs. Ace Perry vs. Gory vs. Dylan Bostic for the welterweight title.
- Acclaim Pro Wrestling Helltown Havoc on 10/27 in Ottawa, ONT at the Dom Polski Polish Combatants Centre.
- Destiny Wrestling on 10/7 at the Don Kolov Arena in Mississauaga, ONT.
- NSW on 10/12 in Toronto at the Royal Canadian Legion.
- Smash Wrestling on 9/23 in London, ONT and 9/30 in Kitchener, ONT.
- Jim Brunzell appears 9/30 for an autograph session in St. Louis Park MN.
- Defy Wrestling on 10/27 in Seattle at Washington Hall.
- Superkick'd Wrestling on 9/21 at The Great Hall in Toronto.
- Battlarts Pro Wrestling on Saturday night at the Don Kolov Arena in Mississauga, ONT. They also run 10/20 and 11/17.
- CWO on 10/28 in Toronto at the Rockpile.
- House of Hardcore on 12/1 in Waukesha WI with Tommy Dreamer, Al Snow, MVP, Eugene Abyss, Sami Callihan, Hornswoggle and more.
- Pro Wrestling Revolution on 10/27 in San Jose at Mt. Pleasant High School with L.A. Park, Silver King, El Hijo de L.A. Park, Damian 666, Bestia 666, Skayde and more.
- Chris Jericho is supporting a Go Fund Me Campaign that is designed to help 22 yr old Austin who has Cerebral Palsy and his need for a lift gate van. Last night after the Fozzy show he did a video showing his support.
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