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MON. UPDATE: Raw notes, Rousey in New York, ESPN WWE documentary, Sting appearance

By">Dave Meltzer

We're looking for reports from Raw and Smackdown tapings tonight in Los Angeles, most the Smackdown results to">

Everyone is scheduled for the show tonight, including Brock Lesnar and Sting.  No Undertaker as far as we know, but they should at least do an Undertaker presence in the Bray Wyatt segment.  Tonight is the more important Raw show of the year, even though next week's show is usually the most talked about and most memorable.  No tapings tomorrow as the crew goes from Los Angeles to San Jose for the most part to get ready for WrestleMania.


The newest issue of Figure Four Weekly is up on the site for subscribers (subscribe here) with a look at whatever is going on with NXT, plus notes on the upcoming WWE Jerry Lawler DVD as well as all of the usual reviews and international news.

The Kindle edition for non-subscribers isn't up yet, but you can still get the February 6th issue, featuring a a eulogy for the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Almanac and Book of Facts (which Kappa Publishing announced it is no longer producing) as well as all of the usual reviews and international news. It's available on the AmericanUK/IrelandCanadian, and Australian Amazon Kindle stores, as well as various other regional Kindle stores that I'm probably forgetting. 

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We've got a jam packed issue of news this week in the Observer, with the fallout of UFC 185 and the two title changes, The New Japan Cup and where the booking is going, the build toward Invasion Attack, more comments on the Bill DeMott situation in WWE, more on Rampage Jackson's Bellator contract and Scott Coker, under oath, goes through what happened in negotiations and why Bellator is suing, , plus we've got features on Larry Zbyszko and Tatsumi Fujinami and the WWE Hall of Fame, New Japan attempts to rebuild NOAH with a storyline that has gotten mainstream ink and the bus accident and problems leading to the Rey de Reyes show.

The new issue is up on the site at Mar. 23, 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Two upset title changes at UFC 185, New Japan Cup, Bill DeMott notes, Bellator/Rampage injunction update

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The lead story covers UFC 185, the two surprise title changes, a look at the future for the fighters on the show, business notes on the show, early PPV notes, bonuses and match-by-match coverage with poll results.

We also look at the New Japan Cup, as well as the Invasion Attack show, changes in the original card and why, plus other New Japan World shows coming up, and full coverage of the New Japan Cup finals, with match-by-match coverage, star ratings and poll results.

We've got more on the Bill DeMott situation including more comments by different people, as well as DeMott's first defenses.

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--Notes on CMLL's first big show of the year

--More on plans for the AAA World Cup

--Wrestlers to get pushed in AAA

--Dragon Gate has iPPV coming up

--New Japan ticket sale notes

--More on Lisa Varon and the crazy story of the Squared Circle restaurant

--Lots more on WrestleMania week activities around the San Jose area

--A look at the NCAA championships, biggest stories and Hodge Trophy top contenders

--Lots of foreign stars head to England for Preston Championship Wrestling, including a star return from injury and a champion leaves

--Update on the Lucha Underground promotion

--More on Rey Mysterio and his leaving WWE

--More on Spike TV and pro wrestling going forward

--ROH tries to sign major act

--Update on the ROH show over WrestleMania week

--A look at the ROH weekend shows and business

--TNA makes decision to strip Wolves of tag title

--Who the new champions are and how it happened

--Also notes on X title change

--TNA TV schedule

--TNA ratings in Germany

--Lots of newcomers in AN and two new factions

--TNA star misses TV for a while due to movie filming

--A look at what will happen on TNA television between now and early May

--UFC plans for New York state

--Next UFC show

--Lots of new UFC dates

--New UFC TV deal

--More on Rousey vs. Cyborg

--Why former TUF winner seems to have disappeared

--UFC fighter places in Jiu Jitsu tourney

--Two former Bellator champions test positive

--PBC signs a huge TV deal

--Notes on Phoenix Jones and his MMA debut

--Gracie vs. Hughes rematch signed

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  • Bryan and I will be back covering Raw and the latest news tonight on Wrestling Observer radio.  You can send questions for tonight's show to
  • I'll also be on the new episode of Talk is Jericho this week as Chris Jericho and I talk about the death of Perro Aguayo Jr. and WrestleMania.
  • Tonight's Raw is sold out.  There has been at least talk of mentioning Perro Aguayo Jr. in a graphic due to all the worldwide publicity the story of his death has gotten.  It would be the right thing to do.
  • There will be a WWE Network interview with HHH and Arnold Schwarzenegger airing right after Raw tonight.  As noted on the front page, there is a connection between the two of them to promote Schwarzenegger's new "Terminator:  Genisys" movie with footage from WrestleMania where HHH's ring entrance will include movie footage.
  • As noted a few days ago, Mick Foley will not be doing a second show in San Jose as he had hoped to do, because of the feeling there just wasn't enough time to promote it.  His Friday show is sold out but there are tickets left for his Thursday show at the Cobb Comedy Club in San Francisco.
  • Ronda Rousey is in New York this week doing promotional appearances on The View and on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, as well as going to Albany to push the bill to legalize professional MMA in the state.  She'll be in Albany both today and tomorrow, including a meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.  UFC is officially using the term cautiously optimistic regarding the bill getting through the Assembly this year, where it has stalled the past few years.  The plan, if it goes through, is to do a giant show late in the year in Madison Square Garden.
  • For those in Canada, Smackdown this week only airs on Thursday at 8 p.m., same time as the U.S.
  • Roman Reigns will be on Conan O'Brien on TBS tomorrow night.
  • Michael Langan had some friends bail on him for this weekend.   He has the following tickets

1) First row seats for Friday night's King of Indies show

2) Axxess early Saturday session

3) Axxess late Saturday session

4) Hall of Fame tickets Gold/Platinum level package

He is in the area this week, but could mail the tickets if need be.  He's also looking for Axxess Sunday morning tickets.  He can be reached at or at 706-575-0190   

  • WWE has made these Fan Axxess announcements.  Appearing on Thursday include Prime Time Players, Rusev, Jack Swagger, Erick Rowan, Booker T, Luke Harper and Lita.  Thursday will include Dolph Ziggler, Mark Henry, Kane, Ryback, Jerry Lawler, Eva Marie and Scott Hall.   Sunday will have Bellas, Big Show, Ted DiBiase Sr., Rusev, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper and Roddy Piper.  
  • This week's UFC on FS 1 prime time lineup:


8:30 p.m. Gilbert Melendez vs. Diego Sanchez (2013 match of the year)

9 p.m. Anthony Pettis special

10 p.m. The Best of Anthony Pettis (oh well, this schedule was made a few weeks ago)


7 p.m. Special on Tyron Woodley, Johny Hendricks, Carlos Condit and Rory MacDonald as the top welterweight contenders

7:30 p.m. B.J. Penn vs. Nick Diaz

8 p.m. Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown

9 p.m. Robbie Lawler vs. Johny Hendricks I

9:30 p.m. Robbie Lawler vs. Johny Hendricks II


7 p.m. UFC Tonight

8 p.m. UFC middleweight title matches

9 p.m. Chris Weidman TV special

10 p.m. Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman I

10:30 p.m. Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort


7 p.m. Beat of the light heavyweight division

7:30 p.m. Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson

8 p.m. The Rise of Jon Jones special

9 p.m. Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira

10 p.m. History of UFC light heavyweight title special


7 p.m. Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos III

7:30 p.m. Best heavyweight knockouts special

8 p.m. Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Bigfoot Silva II

8:30 p.m. Mark Hunt vs. Junior Dos Santos 

9 p.m. Cain Velasquez TV special

10 p.m. Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez

10:30 p.m. Brock Lesnar vs. Shane Carwin

  • ESPN E:60 is doing a one hour piece on the WWE training pro wrestlers that will air on 5/5.  Preview the piece here.
  • Ronda Rousey in the New York Daily News
  • History of John Cena's entrance music in a story from LA Weekly
  • Michael Cole talks about wrestling his first match at WrestleMania, how he got into wrestling and the job of announcing today
  • Dean Ambrose talks with Brian Fritz about this Sunday's WrestleMania 31 where he will be part of the Intercontinental Title ladder match, getting to stay on the west coast for the show, his favorites growing up, being a student of wrestling history, being around the stars he grew up watching, getting used to being cheered now and the reaction from some fans on Roman Reigns being in the main event against Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

You can listen to the interview with Dean

You can also read the interview on Sporting News

  • Dolph Ziggler talks WrestleMania
  • Sting, Roman Reigns, Dolph Ziggler, Randy Orton and Paige will be appearing 5/7 to 5/9 at the Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia.  Reigns and Paige appear 5/7 for autographs, photos together and separate, and a dual Q&A panel.  Ziggler will be there on 5/8 and also have an individual Q&A panel as well.  Orton will be there on 5/8.  Sting will be there on 5/9.  It will be the first time Sting has ever done a Wizard World appearance.
  • Two matches have been announced for the Saturday night WWN Supershow Mercury Rising 2015 at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, with a four-way with Biff Busick vs. Drew Gulak vs. TJ Perkins vs. Tommy End and a six-woman match with Mia Yim & Kimber Lee & Cherry Bomb vs. Nikki Storm & Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews.
  • Real Tennessee Wrestling from Friday night in Columbia, TN featuring Dewey Barnes, formerly of TNA.
  • NWA Mid South Wrestling from Dyresburg, TN:  Matt Riviera b Max Loon to keep the Western States Heritage title, The Posse b EMTs, Dale Wylde b Wonderboy-DQ, Jeremy Moore b JT Lightning, Gaylon Summers b Rob Conway.  Next show is 4/4 with Summers vs. Greg Anthony for the Mid South title.
  • The new track "Celebrity Reduction Prayer" by Open Mike Eagle mentions both Hulk Hogan and Joe Rogan in the lyrics, actually using both in a rhyme. (thanks to James Stanios)
  • Tony Atlas will be appearing Wednesday at 5 p.m. for an appearance at the MWF Studios on 360 Main St. in Melrose, MA at 5 p.m.  Atlas is also taking bookings at
  • Lion Fight 22 on AXS on 5/22 from Sunset Station in Las Vegas.  Tickets go on sale tomorrow at Ticketmaster at 10 a.m.
  • NWA Smoky Mountain Wrestling is offering free admission to the 4/17 show in Kingsport, TN, at the Civic Auditorium, for the Smoky Mountain Cup thanks to title sponsor Dalton Direct Carpets and Flooring.  
  • ECCW on 4/18 in Vancouver, BC at the Russian Community Centre.
  • Jeff Jarrett headlines for ECCW on 4/11 in Cloverdale, BC at the Fairgrounds.  The show also features a War Games Chamber of Extreme Fans Bring the Weapons match.
  • ECCW Pacific Cup tournament from Saturday night in Vancouver:  Tony Baroni b Billy Suede, Bishop b Andy Bird, Artemis Spencer b Mike Santiago, Alex Plexis b Phantasmo, Nicole Matthews b Ethan HD, Tony Baroni b Bishop, Alex Plexis b Artemis Spencer, The Cunninghams b Bollywood Boyz-DQ
  • CHIKARA on 4/3 in the Wulfrun Hall in Wolverhampton, UK at 5 p.m. and 4/4 in the same building at 6 p.m.
  • The KSW MMA promotion has announced a 10/31 MMA show at the SSE Arena in Wembley, in London headlined by world's strongest man winner Mariusz Pudzianowski (8-3) fighting for the first time in the U.K.  Marcin Rozalski, a Polish kickboxing star, also will be on the show.
  • Coastal Sports on 3/27 in Houston at the LaMorena Flea Market. 
  • Kevin Sullivan and Shane Douglas headline for Rockstar Pro Wrestling on 4/3 with an iPPV from the Rockstar Arena in Dayton.  Douglas faces Jake Crist and Sullivan faces Ganger.

ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY (thanks to Graeme Cameron and Brian Hoops)

1970 - Domenic DeNucci beat King Curtis Iaukea in Perth to win the IWA title

1977 - Jumbo Tsuruta beat Billy Robinson in Miami Beach to win the United National title

1984 - Ric Flair beat Harley Race in Kallang, Singapore to win the NWA title

1992 - Brian Christopher beat Jimmy Valiant to win the Southern title in Memphis

1996 - Sugar Sato & Chikayo Nagashima beat Sonoko Kato & Meiko Satomura in Osaka to win the AAAW tag titles

1997 - WrestleMania 13 in Chicago saw Bret Hart beat Steve Austin in a submission match that is generally considered the greatest match in WrestleMania history, with Ken Shamrock as guest referee.  The main event, that isn't as well remembered, saw Undertaker beat Sid to win the WWF title

1997 - Momoe Nakanishi beat Nanae Takahashi to win the Japanese women's junior title

2005 - Leonardo Spanky (Brian Kendrick) beat Ryoji Sai in Hakodate to win the Zero-One U.S. title

2010- Ryota Hama beat Satoshi Kojima to win the Triple Crown.  This was experiment that ended up flopping badly.


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JOURNEY TO WM 30: DANIEL BRYAN Exclusive all-access pass following WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan behind the scenes before, during, and after his WrestleMania journey.

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TOTAL DIVAS Summer Rae takes her relationship with Fandango to the next level; Brie can't enjoy being a bride, and Trinity betrays Jon behind his back.

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MONDAY NIGHT WAR Backstage politics, corporate mergers, and questionable decisions would doom sports entertainment's former powerhouse.

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WRESTLEMANIA REWIND Relive the historic final match of the WrestleMania IV tournament where Randy Savage took on the 'Million Dollar Man'.

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WWE COUNTDOWN Counting down the Top Ten Most Memorable Superstar Debuts ever in WWE History, as voted by the WWE Universe.

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WWE BEYOND THE RING The story of WrestleMania is told from its early beginnings to the week-long spectacular it has become, drawing fans from around the world.

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MONDAY NIGHT WAR Backstage politics, corporate mergers, and questionable decisions would doom sports entertainment's former powerhouse.

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WRESTLEMANIA REWIND Relive the historic final match of the WrestleMania IV tournament where Randy Savage took on the 'Million Dollar Man'.

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WWE COUNTDOWN Counting down the Top Ten Most Memorable Superstar Debuts ever in WWE History, as voted by the WWE Universe.

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MONDAY NIGHT WAR Backstage politics, corporate mergers, and questionable decisions would doom sports entertainment's former powerhouse.