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FRI UPDATE: No UFC at MSG, Ziggler, Raw on Tuesday, TNA tapings, Ali-Inoki

By dave@wrestlingobserver.com">Dave Meltzer

We're looking for reports on tonight's TNA tapings in Orlando (there is believed to be an Ethan Carter III vs. Kurt Angle rematch taped tonight) as well as tonight's PWG show in Reseda and NXT show in Cocoa Beach, FL at dave@wrestlingobserver.com">dave@wrestlingobserver.com

Tonight is the last Impact taping of this current set and will be for parts of shows airing on 7/8 and 7/15.

We'll be doing our only weekend poll for TNA Slammiversary, so you can vote thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match to dave@wrestlingobserver.com">dave@wrestlingobserver.com

No WWE main roster house shows tonight.

BELLATOR TONIGHT FROM MULVANE, KANSAS

PRELIMS AT 6:45 P.M. EASTERN ON SPIKE.COM

Greg Scott (145.7) vs. Gaston Reyno (145)

Bobby Cooper (155.9) vs. Pablo Villaseca (156)

Bubba Jenkins (145.9) vs. Joe Wilk (145.6)

Daniel Gallemore (264.9) vs. Augusto Sakai (263)

Alex Huddleston (248.6) vs. Javy Ayala (263.9)

Iony Razafiarison (140.8) vs. Bryanna Fissori (144)

Jeimeson Saudino (134.3) vs. Aaron Ely (134.7)

Derek Bohl (264) vs. Frederick Brown (229.4)

LIVE AT 9 P.M ON SPIKE

Pat Curran (145.6) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (145.5)

Joe Schilling (185.9) vs. Hisaki Kato (185.5)

David Rickels (155.9) vs. John Alessio (155.4)

Cheick Kongo (238.6) vs. Alexander Volkov (242)

NEW JAPAN WORLD PRO WRESTLING TONIGHT AT 9 P.M. ON AXS (from the first night of the 2014 G-1 Climax tournament)

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tomoaki Honma

A.J. Styles vs. Kazuchika Okada

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Katsuyori Shibata

LEGACY FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS TONIGHT ON AXS AT 10 P.M. FROM LAKE CHARLES, LA

Joel Scott vs. Justin Rader

Gage Duhon vs. Sage Northcutt

Vanderlei Carvalho Leite vs. Matt Schnell

Kalinda Faria vs. Valentina Shevchenko

Larry Crowe vs. Ryan Spann

Anthony Njokuani vs. Josh Quayhagen

We're also looking for reports on Saturday for the WWE show in Boston (John Cena vs. Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns) and NXT in Citrus Springs, FL.

UFC ON SATURDAY FROM HOLLYWOOD, FL

FS 2 AT 8 P.M.

Steve Montgomery vs. Tony Sims

Lewis Gonzalez vs. Leandro Silva

Sirwan Kakai vs. Danny Martinez

Joe Merritt vs. Alex Oliveira

FS 1 at 10 P.M.

Hacran Dias vs. Levan Makashvili

Steve Bosse vs. Thiago Santos

Eddie Gordon vs. Antonio Carlos Jr.

Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio

Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero

NEW JAPAN FROM TOKYO KORAKUEN HALL AT 5:30 A.M. SUNDAY EASTERN AND 2:30 A.M. LATE SATURDAY PACIFIC ON NEW JAPAN WORLD

Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Jay White

Tiger Mask vs. Sho Tanaka

Jushin Liger vs. David Finlay

Mascara Dorada vs. Yohei Komatsu

Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. .Yuji Nagata & Captain New Japan

Tetsuya Naito & Manabu Nakanishi & Kushida vs. Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga & Kenny Omega

Kazuchika Okada & Rocky Romero & Barreta vs. Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows & Yujiro Takahashi

Hiroshi Tanahashi & Hirooki Goto & Togi Makabe & Katsuyori Shibata & Tomoaki Honma vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano & Kazushi Sakuraba & Yoshi-Hashi

Sunday has WWE house shows in Roanoke (Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Bray Wyatt,  Sheamus, Ryback, Dean Ambrose) and Reading, PA (Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper, King Barrett, New Day)

TNA SLAMMIVERSARY ON PPV SUNDAY

Robbie E vs. Jessie Godderz

Awesome Kong & Brooke vs. Taryn Terrell & Jade & Marti Bell

Magnus vs. James Storm Non-sanctioned match

Davey Richards vs. Austin Aries - Winner gets to choose the Iron Man stipulation for the TV match already taped as the fifth match in the best-of-five for the tag tiles

Matt Morgan vs. Bram

Bobby Lashley & Ken Anderson vs. Ethan Carter III & Tyrus

King of the Mountain match:  Jeff Jarrett, Eric Young, Drew Galloway, Bobby Roode and Matt Hardy

Raw will be Monday night in Washington, DC.

Smackdown and Main Event will be taped on Tuesday night in Hershey, PA.

A story about the life and career of Buddy Landel, plus the Jose Aldo injury, Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock and whether it was or wasn't real and Cora Combs and the last link to the heyday of U.S. women's wrestling are the main stories in the June 29 issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

The Latest Wrestling Observer June 29, 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Buddy Landel obituary, Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice coverage

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We first look at the injury to Jose Aldo Jr. and thoughts on the 7/11 fight with Conor McGregor.  We look at the different options UFC had in this situation.

We've got a major story on the life and career of Buddy Landel.  We look at the circumstances of his death, why Landel never reached the level of success his ability should have gotten him, his life before and after wrestling, and the story that, at the age of 24, changed the direction of his career.

Landel talked about getting fired from Crockett Promotions at what turned out to be the high point of his career, examine the talk of his being given the world title at the time, as well as his own very candid thoughts about if he had won the title.  We look at what was planned for him, and how his firing changed the entire history of the business because it in a roundabout way led to the creation of the Four Horseman.

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We also look in depth at the Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock right.  We look at different kinds of works, and the ones that could not have happened and the ones that could have.  We look at what the person closest to the action said about it, as well as a look at the background of Ken Shamrock.

We also have a lot more about the records set for the fight, as well as future matches that both or either could do going out of this.  We also look at other business notes for the show, as well as Bellator's next major event in September, and full coverage of the TV event.

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We also have notes on why Randy Orton wasn't at TV this past week, frustration from the inside on WWE creative, Hogan talks WrestleMania, Shawn Michaels in a movie, WWE house shows, the sad plight of Chyna, as well as a look at the weekend NXT and WWE house shows as well as weekend business.

We also have coverage of the ROH Best in the World PPV show, and where the company is headed.

We've also got a story on the life of Cora Combs, the last link to the Billy Wolfe/Mildred Burke glory days of women's wrestling.  We look at her career, her decision in the promotional split that ended up taking the women's side of wrestling down, the Moolah years, being in the first woman's match ever held in New York and the story behind it.  We also look at the last period of her career, as Lady Satan, working against her daughter, as well as look at some of the oldest wrestlers of all-time and the oldest living wrestles..

We've also got full coverage of the weekly UFC show in Germany and the rise of Joanna Jedrzejczyk.  We look at her unique stardom, as well as other coverage of the show.

We also have notes on how the WWE's Payback PPV did and where the PPV business currently stands.

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--More on AAA's Verano de Escandalo show

--Former WWE star signs major deal as a brand ambassador with one of the biggest movie companies in the world and his duties

--Another former WWE star working big shows in AAA

--Notes on future AAA shows

--Ricochet returns to Japan

--Notes on the next Dragon Gate iPPV show

--Final event of the Mitsuharu Misawa Memorial tour

--Notes on the upcoming NOAH GHC jr. tournament

--More G-1 Climax notes as far as TV goes

--New Japan heads to Singapore

--Notes on Dusty Rhodes and Tommy Rogers

--More on Global Force Wrestling

--Lots of PWG notes

--Notes on Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore show

--Pro wrestling returns after 20 years to one of its most famous former arenas

--More on Lucha Underground

--Notes on upcoming ROH shows

--A look at the next month of ROH television

--More on people leaving TNA

--Story behind Hernandez coming to TNA

--More on TNA PPV show

--TNA wrestlers appear on Destination America programming

--UFC press conference coming

--Major official leaves UFC

--Lots of new UFC fights

--More talk about UFC events in the future in Mexico City

--Why Dana White didn't go to the UFC show in Germany

--Dana White talks about a reality show he's filming

--Latest on the heavyweight title picture

--Lots of changed matches on the UFC shows

--UFC injury updates

--Lots of new UFC fights

--Stiffest MMA suspension to date to a former champion

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FRIDAY'S NEWS UPDATE

  • The UFC will not get its vote in the New York assembly as time ran out.  The basic gist is that the Democrats were not going to put a vote up unless they had 76 democratic votes.  UFC had between 76 and 78 of the 105 democrats on board, but they kept putting off the bill.  Once they went into overtime this week (the session was to end on 6/17, but continued this week due to a ton of legislation they wanted passed) a lot of the Assembleymen had other commitments.  With several of the democrats gone, they didn't have the 76 votes so the bill would pass without minority party support, even though UFC believed they had majority support from the republicans and had they got a vote, the bill would have won easily.  They will be doing the same fight next year, although Marc Ratner said that next year they will try and pass the assembly first because they know they'll pass the senate.

That means UFC will not be able to run its planned major card in Madison Square Garden, so Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold will be looking for a new home for that fight.  Weidman was working hard, pushing people like Dwayne Johnson and other celebrities in the last few days to push the assembly into action.

While Dana White had said that if the show wasn't in New York, it would be in Calgary, right now the Saddledome is booked on 12/5 for a Calgary Hit Men hockey game.

  • PW Insider reported Dolph Ziggler had signed a new WWE contract.  One friend of his told us this morning the same thing and we're awaiting official confirmation.
  • There will be a two-hour edited version of Raw airing from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday night on the USA Network as a lead-in for Tough Enough.  Clearly the rating for the first episode, barely one-third of what the first episode of the 2011 Steve Austin season did, caused this move.  It is not confirmed if this is a one week thing or if it will become a regular thing for the remainder of the Tough Enough season, but historically USA has never wanted to air repeats of Raw in good time slots for fear of diluting the initial show rating.  
  • Bully Ray was backstage at the TNA tapings and may be working the show tonight.  Billy Corgan is also there today.  He was not there the first two nights due to Smashing Pumpkins concert commitments.
  • Sunday will be Magnus' last match with TNA.  Nothing has been said publicly because of the PPV on Sunday and because he will be on Impact on Wednesday.  But it will be announced at some point very soon that Nick Aldis will be with GFW.
  • Jeff Jarrett was not at TV yesterday, nor is he expected there today.
  • I believe Southern States Wrestling's TV show tomorrow will be a tribute to Buddy Landel special show.  
  • UFC Fight Night 70: Machida vs. Romero weigh-in results and live video
  • A correction from yesterday, Kenny Bolin was actually out of the hospital by the time we reported the story.  He had been admitted to the hospital on June 18th due to heart problems, but he was released this past Tuesday. 
  • Today is actually the 39th anniversary of the Muhammad Ali vs. Antonio Inoki match.  You could say yesterday was as well.  The fight took place on June 25 in the U.S. and June 26 Tokyo (the fight was in Tokyo) in 1976.  I expect a big deal in Japan next year for the 40th anniversary because while forgotten in the U.S., it is a major part of Japanese pro wrestling and MMA history.
  • NWA Smoky Mountain Wrestling on 7/11 in Elizabethton, TN at the Evolution Sports Gym for a fund raiser for James Timothy Davis, a young child who needs open heart surgery.  
  • Charlotte in WWE found out yesterday she will be getting her own action figure.
  • WWE and NXT will be part of this year's San Diego Comic Con.  On 7/9 from 1-2 p.m. there will be a panel with Seth Rollins, William Regal, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and Charlotte. (thanks to Daniel Short)
  • Future Stars of Wrestling on Sunday in Las Vegas at Sam's Town Live with Lance Archer & Suburban Commandos & Kevin Kross vs. Chris Masters & Tyshaun Prince & Cold Cold World, plus Willie Mack, B-Boy and Martin Casaus from Lucha Underground, Kenny King from TNA and Disco Inferno.
  • Shelton Benjamin and Juventud Guerrera will be replacing Bobby Lashley and Davey Richards on the All Elite show at Arena Mexico on Sunday.  Lashley and Richards had TNA commitments with the PPV and TNA gets first priority on their dates.
  • CMLL on Tuesday night from Guadalajara:  Espectrum & Sadico b Divino & Freezer, Cancerbero & El Hijo del Signo & Sangre Azteca b Esfinge & Oro Jr. & Stigma, Puma King b Malefico, Blue Panther & Diamante Azul & Stuka Jr. b Kraneo & Olimpico & Ripper, Dragon Rojo Jr. & Polvora & Rey Escorpion b Maximo & Rush & La Sombra (thanks to Kris Zellner)
  • Rey Mysterio Jr. & Psycho Clown vs. El Texano Jr. & Mesias headlines Sunday's AAA TV tapings in Orizaba at the bullring.
  • ROH announced that for 24 hours you can watch the 2012 Final Battle show headlined by Kevin Steen vs. El Generico and Adam Cole vs. Matt Hardy for $1.99.
  • The Desert Sun in Riverside County in yesterday's paper ran a story on Vance Garayt, who wrestles for EWF in the area as The Baby Bull, with a very positive story and pictures.
  • The Fight Network airs Golden Boy Live tonight at 10 p.m Eastern time from Salinas, CA, followed by Hard Knocks Fighting 44 from Calgary's Century Casino headlined by former UFC fighter Nick Rings vs. former Strikeforce fighter Cory Devela, as well as former UFC fighters Rodney Wallace vs. Kalib Starnes as the co-feature.
  • What happens when you try and do a movie fight scene version of pro wrestling

ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY INTERNATIONAL (thanks to Graeme Cameron)

1975 - Antonio Inoki beat Tiger Jeet Singh in Tokyo to win the NWF world title

1988 - Bull Nakano beat Yumiko Hotta

1989 - Miss A beat Devil Masami in Sapporo to win the UWA International women's title

1992 - Rick & Scott Steiner beat Vader & Bam Bam Bigelow in Tokyo to win the IWGP heavyweight title and El Samurai beat Jushin Liger to win the IWGP jr. title

1994 - Barry Horowitz beat Franz Schumann in Graz to win the CWA middleweight title

2000 - H (Hayabusa) & Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hisakatsu Oya beat Kodo Fuyuki & Chocoball Mukai and woman's star Kyoko Inoue to win the WEW six man tag team titles

2006 - Ikuto Hidaka beat Masaaki Mochizuki in Tokyo

TODAY'S PRO WRESTLING VIDEOS 

WWE/NXT

6/22/15 Top 10 Raw Moments

Billy Gunn Previews The First WWE Tough Enough Challenge-WWE #toughenough

Paige Busts The Competition At the Mall-WWE #toughenough

The Competitors Ready For Their First "Tough" Challenge-WWE #toughenough

WWE Network Sneak Peek:  "Unfiltered" With Renee Young-"Magic Mike XXL"

6/25/15 WWE Tough Enough Digital Extra-Hogan's X-Factor

6/24/15 WWE Tough Enough Digital Extra-Billy Gunn's Wake-Up Call

6/24/15 WWE Tough Enough Digital Extra-Dianna Freezes Out The Pain

6/24/15 WWE Tough Enough Digital Extra-Y2J Breaks Down WWE Tough Enough

6/23/15 WWE Tough Enough Digital Extra-Booker T Gives ZZ A Boost

6/24/15 Jason Jordan Is Confronted Again By Chad Gable

Finn Balor Discusses The Struggle To Contain His Inner Demon

Unseen Footage Of Triple H's Wrestlemania 31 Entrance

5 Things:  5 Youngest Champions In WWE History

MISC. STUFF

Bushwhacker Luke On "The Apter Chat"

Dad You Don't Work, You Wrestle (Episode 125)

Top 35 Moves Of Atsushi Kotoge

Top 5 Moves of Icarus

Pro Wrestling Blitz "Mid-Week Mayhem" (Episode 8)

6/25/15 Chikara's "Thursdays On The Throne" 

TNA

Velvet Sky Refusing To Give An Interview To Impact Wrestling Cameras

Angelina Love Responds Reacts To Velvet Sky And Talks About Tonight's Match

Grado Talks About Facing Low Ki and Tigre Uno For The X Title Tonight

Interview With Jeff Jarrett After Appearing On TNA Impact

"I Hate You!" Bram Has Some Choice Words For His Potential Opponent On Tonight's #IMPACTLive

INDY TV SHOWS

Covey Pro Wrestling TV (Episode 211)

CWF Mid-Atlantic Wrestling "Worldwide" TV (Episode 6)

Pro Wrestling Syndicate TV (Episode 25)

6/20/15 Southern States Wrestling TV

TOMORROW'S WWE NETWORK SCHEDULE (thanks to Bert Duckwall)

12:00 AM ET
WWE BEYOND THE RING Relive the classic feuds with John Cena himself as he gives insight into the rivalries that defined his WWE legacy!

2:00 AM ET
WWE NXT The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow -- this is NXT!

3:00 AM ET
WWE SUPERSTARS WWE Superstars features the best of the best, in matches you’ll have to see to believe. You never know what to expect, so expect everything.

4:00 AM ET
TOTAL DIVAS Amidst SummerSlam and Eva's wedding day, Brie confronts John behind Nikki's back leading to explosive consequences.

5:00 AM ET
WCW MONDAY NITRO This episode of WCW Monday Nitro features a huge tag team main event when Sting teams with Hulk Hogan to face Ric Flair and Arn Anderson.

6:00 AM ET
WCW GREAT AMERICAN BASH 1991 Lex Luger battles Barry Windham in a Steel Cage Match for the vacant WCW World Title. Nikita Koloff vs. Sting in a Russian Chain Match.

9:00 AM ET
TOTAL DIVAS Amidst SummerSlam and Eva's wedding day, Brie confronts John behind Nikki's back leading to explosive consequences.

10:00 AM ET
WWE BEYOND THE RING Relive the classic feuds with John Cena himself as he gives insight into the rivalries that defined his WWE legacy!

12:00 PM ET
THE WWE LIST Cheaters never win...unless you get creative. We list some of the most Unforgiving Foreign Objects in WWE History!

12:30 PM ET
SWERVED Zack Ryder and Alex Riley get shocked, Booker T gets Hornswoggled, and we take the Poo Mic to the WWE Hall of Fame Red Carpet.

1:00 PM ET
MONDAY NIGHT WAR The war comes to a shocking conclusion, upstaged only by the talents that cross enemy lines in the years that follow.

2:00 PM ET
THIS WEEK IN WWE Get caught up on all the highlights from Raw and SmackDown with This Week in WWE.

2:30 PM ET
WWE QUICK HITS WWE Quick Hits 2 brings you some of the most unique, entertaining, and sometimes outrageous clips, unearthed from the depths of WWE Network.

3:00 PM ET
SATURDAY NIGHTS MAIN EVENT John 'Bradshaw' Layfield, Kane, Ted Dibiase, and Cody Rhodes face John Cena, Batista, and Cryme Tyme. Edge battles Jeff Hardy.

4:00 PM ET
SWERVED Zack Ryder and Alex Riley get shocked, Booker T gets Hornswoggled, and we take the Poo Mic to the WWE Hall of Fame Red Carpet.

4:30 PM ET
LEGENDS HOUSE Eight WWE Legends reunite and get acquainted with their new neighbors. Back at the Legends' House, tempers flare.

5:30 PM ET
THIS WEEK IN WWE Get caught up on all the highlights from Raw and SmackDown with This Week in WWE.

6:00 PM ET
WWE COUNTDOWN Counting down the Top Ten Most Memorable International Sensations of all time!

7:00 PM ET
MONDAY NIGHT WAR The war comes to a shocking conclusion, upstaged only by the talents that cross enemy lines in the years that follow.

8:00 PM ET
SATURDAY NIGHTS MAIN EVENT John 'Bradshaw' Layfield, Kane, Ted Dibiase, and Cody Rhodes face John Cena, Batista, and Cryme Tyme. Edge battles Jeff Hardy.

9:00 PM ET
SWERVED Zack Ryder and Alex Riley get shocked, Booker T gets Hornswoggled, and we take the Poo Mic to the WWE Hall of Fame Red Carpet.

9:30 PM ET
WWE COUNTDOWN Counting down the Top Ten Most Memorable International Sensations of all time!

10:30 PM ET
THIS WEEK IN WWE Get caught up on all the highlights from Raw and SmackDown with This Week in WWE.

11:00 PM ET
SATURDAY NIGHTS MAIN EVENT John 'Bradshaw' Layfield, Kane, Ted Dibiase, and Cody Rhodes face John Cena, Batista, and Cryme Tyme. Edge battles Jeff Hardy.