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We're looking for your thoughts on Sunday's New Japan Invasion Attack show so you can leave a thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match to dave@wrestlingobserver.com">Dave Meltzer

Raw will be live tonight from Austin, TX and we're looking for live reports from the show.  We're looking for dark matches, Superstars matches and anything else not evident from the live show to dave@wrestlingobserver.com">Dave Meltzerdave@wrestlingobserver.com">

We're also looking for reports from the Smackdown tapings tomorrow night in Dallas, as well as every city of the upcoming European tour.

The European tour begins with a show on Wednesday in Glasgow, Scotland.  The full crew will be in Europe on Thursday with shows in Dublin and Newcastle.

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The newest issue of Figure Four Weekly is up on the site for subscribers (subscribe here) with an extensive Perro Aguayo Jr. bio by Dr. Lucha Steve Sims, a look at the economic impact of WrestleMania, and all of the usual reviews and international news.

Also, now available for the first time on Kindle (meaning Kindle devices and anything with the Kindle app) is Fall Guys, the seminal 1937 book that has been described as being like the 1930s version of the Wrestling Observer. It was surprisingly not on Kindle already, so we put together a nice version with a full table of contents w/ chapter marks, proper formatting on everything, etc. Right now it's available from the AmericanCanadian, and Australian Amazon/Kindle stores OR you can also buy it from anywhere in the world on PayHip, who will provide you with both Kindle and ePub (every other e-reader) format files, and you can either sideload them to your device or have them email it to your Kindle. 

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Our annual WrestleMania issue of the Observer is out right now.  The new issue covers the entire show with exclusive backstage notes, full coverage of all the matches, injuries, and craziness of the week for not just WWE but all the promotions in town, the most detailed look at where the WWE Network stands, the aftermath of the death of Perro Aguayo Jr., the reaction to Roman Reigns not winning the title, full details on New Japan's presence in the U.S. both on television and arena events and the best Raw ratings in a year.

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Our lead story covers WrestleMania.  We look at the title plans for the show, how they changed, who knew what and when, was Seth Rollins the guy for the spot and what the arguments were, next year's WrestleMania, Vince McMahon putting over Ronda Rousey on his biggest platform, Rock & Rousey preparation for the angle, real attendance, gate claims and other records, merchandise sales, how much people paid in San Jose, why the attendance number was announced as large as it was, biggest real WWE crowds in history, who got the biggest reaction, UFC allowing its talent to do pro wrestling appearances, looking at the results of the show, arguments on HHH vs. Sting finish and the horrible commentary.

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We've got an update on the medical examiner's cause of death for Perro Aguayo Jr., how big the story was in Mexico, the plight this past week of Konnan and Rey Mysterio Jr., the funeral of Aguayo Jr., Dorian Roldan talks the Aguayo death, Santo talks the Aguayo death, and his doctors talk about whether he came in with a serious injury.

We also look at the NXT show in San Jose, business notes on the show, why Vince McMahon extended the time, reaction to HHH, and full coverage of the show.  We also talk about what the NXT crowd showed about the plight of women performers in WWE.  We also look at the NXT tournament, and future of the NXT brand.

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Also in this week's issue:

--Former fired main eventer brought back and what it says

--Full details on Pro Wrestling NOAH's upcoming tag team tournament

--The latest on the NOAH vs. Suzuki-gun feud

--Major news on Invasion Attack

--Update on New Japan ticket sales

--Jim Ross talks Okada

--Notes on New Japan's big show of he week

--More on the upcoming debut of Global Force Wrestling

--More on how the Tokyo Dome show did on PPV

--More on the death of Cincinnati Red

--WWE star's new comedy show

--Update on Mysterio and Lucha Underground

--Future of Lucha Underground

--Thoughts on the promotion touring

--End of the season notes

--More on Alberto El Patron and injuries and real fights

--More on the New Japan visit to ROH in May

--A look at other New Japan stars coming to ROH

--ROH star gives notice

--TNA inks Canadian English language TV deal

--More on thoughts regarding TNA embracing U.K. as a home promotion

--Notes on Destination America calling key shots with TNA

--Destination America changing programming

--TNA signing new overseas deals including getting a deal with a station that used to carny WWE

--Thoughts on McGregor vs. Aldo and featherweight records

--Amazing interest in the McGregor-Aldo press conference

--UFC first quarter and second quarter business notes

--UFC major executive gone

--Notes on Cris Cyborg's deal with UFC

--This week's UFC show

--Lots of new UFC matches

--More on commission overturning fight result

--Fourth Horsewoman signs contract

--Update on Nick Diaz

--Possible next fight for Josh Barnett

--Next Invicta show top fights

--Match of the year candidate in Bellator

--Bellator talking to a top ten ranked heavyweight boxer

--New Bellator fights

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MONDAY'S NEWS UPDATE

  • Bryan and I will be back tonight with Wrestling Observer radio, covering Raw, Jeff Novitzky to UFC, New Japan Invasion Attack, the next WWE & New Japan PPV shows as well as taking questions that can be sent to mailbag@wrestlingobserver.com
  • With WWE starting its European tour on Wednesday, the talent working Glasgow is expected to leave directly from Austin tonight and not be appearing tomorrow for Smackdown.  the stars advertised for Glasgow are John Cena, Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Kane, Rusev and Dean Ambrose.  However, Ambrose and Rollins are both advertised as appearing in Dallas as well. 
  • Tamina Snuka and Finn Balor are scheduled for the European tour.  Snuka is at TV today although that doesn't mean she'll be on the show.  Brad Maddox was also brought to TV today.
  • Nothing has been announced for the show, but Michael Cole will be back announcing this week.  I'd  think he'll be announcing in a neck brace for at least a few weeks given the Brock Lesnar attack, but who knows.
  • A.J. Lee's only twitter statement so far regarding leaving WWE is "Break the rules.  Be a fighter. Any dream is possible if you are brave enough to do it YOUR way.  Thank you all."
  • Chris Jericho will do a live interview with John Cena on the WWE Network tonight airing right after Raw.  Will be interesting to compare the Jericho approach to that of Steve Austin, who was originally in that position.
  • The entire A.J. Styles vs. Kota Ibushi presentation yesterday was just spectacular.  As noted in the update last night, the Styles vs. Kazuchika Okada IWGP title match will be on 7/5 at Osaka Jo Hall.
  • A hearing on whether Bellator will get an injunction to prohibit Quinton Rampage Jackson from fighting in UFC, and in particular for his 4/25 fight in Montreal against Fabio Maldonado, is scheduled for tomorrow.
  • UFC Fight Pass will be spending this week celebrating the 10th anniversary of Griffin vs. Bonnar, which they are calling the single most important fight in UFC history.  On the site and featured today will be the fight itself, as well as a Forrest Griffin documentary.  Tomorrow will be Griffin's favorite fights of his own career, and his favorite all-time UFC fights, footage of the original 2005 auditions for the cast and rare new footage from early seasons of the show.  Wednesday will be a Joe Rogan feature covering the best fights in TUF history, as well as a best knockouts feature on fighters who originally made their name on the show.  Thursday will air the complete card from Las Vegas ten years after the fact, and eight famous moments from the first five seasons of the show.  Friday will have Griffin and Stephan Bonnar introduce the 25 craziest and most controversial moments in TUF history.
  • Thursday is actually the 10th anniversary of the fight and UFC's first-ever live televised card.
  • ROH today announced Tetsuya Naito coming to the four shows with New Japan in May in Philadelphia and Toronto.  We've got a full story on the tour in this week's Observer as well as a complete listing of the New Japan TV schedule in the U.S. through August.
  • I'll be teaching a class in Sports Marketing on Thursday morning at Stanford with Paraag Marathe, who went from being a student in the class to being the President of the San Francisco 49ers.
  • Los Matadores were working over the weekend in Puerto Rico for WWC. (thanks to Ivan Pajic)
  • Pro Wrestling Spain is running a major show on 5/2 in Bilbao, Spain featuring Joe E. Legend, Red Eagle (the biggest star in Portugal) and some Spanish wrestlers who have worked for Zero-One in Japan.
  • In weekend picks, Mike Sempervive, Jack Encarnacao, John Pollock and David Bixenspan all went 6-0.  Todd Martin, Steve Juon , Mike Sawyer and Frontrow Brian went 5-1.  Me and Josh Nason went 4-2. 
  • Jake Roberts appears on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Baltimore Comedy Factory doing a speaking tour, working with Sinn Bodhi.
  • Renzo Gracie will be doing the announcing of Friday night's World Series of Fighting show from Mashantucket, CT, headlined by Ronnie Markes vs. David Branch.  Melvin Guillard vs. Ozzy Dugulubgov, is off the show.  Guillard didn't get his medicals done in time.  Luis Montoya will replace him.  And Ben Fodor, formerly known as Phoenix Jones, the former crime fighter from Seattle, faces Emmanuel Walo.
  • Hoosier Pro Wrestling from Saturday night in Columbus, IN:  TJ Kemp b Butcher Manson, Jonathan Owens b Andrew Stryker, Cowboy Marc Houston b Dynamite Dillon, Timmy Daner b Harry, Lightning Bolt & Drax O'Brien b Cooter & Stompin Steve, Shawn Cook b Derrick King to keep Tri-States title, JKO b Big Daddy LaFonce-DQ, Rob Ramer b Flash Flanagan.  Next show is 5/2 with LuFisto appearing. (thanks to Jerry Wilson)
  • Hallowicked beat Icarus in London to win the CHIKARA Champion Gate championship.
  • Shimmer will be taping 4/11 and 4/12 with shows at 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday in Berwyn, IL at the Eagles Club.  Signed for 4/11:
  • Kay Lee Ray vs. winner of Nicole Matthews vs. Heidi Lovelace for Shimmer title
  • Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakagawa vs. Kimber Lee & Cherry Bomb for tag titles
  • Cheerleader Melissa vs. Jessicka Havok
  • 2/3 falls:  Mia Yim vs. Athena
  • High Risk Wrestling from Sunday in Belleville, IL:  Curt Stallion won three-way over Alexander S Kirk and John Rock, Moose (ROH) b Dark Mon, Mike Outlaw b Eric Wayne, Jonathan  Gresham b Trevor Murdoch, Louis Lyndon b Blake Edward Belakis, Kongo Kong b Moose-DQ, Bolt Brady b Mike Sydal.  Bobby Eaton was managing Moose (thanks to Patrick Brandmeyer)
  • NWA Mid South from Saturday night in Dyresburg, TN:  TJ Lightning b Jeremy Moore, WonderBoy b EMT #2, Alucard b Chocolate Thunder, The Posse b Van Horne & Justice, Dale Wylde b Jason Peter Rose, Matt Riviera b Takaaki Watanabe to keep the Western States Heritage title, Maverick b Greg Anthony to keep the Mid South title.
  • ACW from Saturday night in New Port Richey, FL: Carrion & Blanco Loco b Killer KO & Beastly Brody, Alex Porteau b Jeff Yager, Rich Swann b Kennedy Kendrick, Earl Cooter b Bucky Wells, D-Lo Jordan & Wayne Wonder b Jeff Boom & Mitch Mitchell to win tag titles, Jayson Falcone over Wayne Van Dyke, Jason Cade and Rich Swann to keep the ACW light heavyweight title, Santana Garrett b  Rosa Negra to keep the NWA womens' title, Sideshow & C.J. O'Doyle b Sean Swag & Rhett Giddens.
  • IWF has a show at the IWF Centre in Nutley, NJ on 4/11 at 7 p.m. with the wrestlers from their school.  Tommy Dreamer and Tito Santana will  headline a 5/2 show at the Rec Center in Nutley, NJ.   
  • Pro Wrestling Live on 4/10 in Darlaston, Weset Midlands, England at the Darlaston All Active Centre headlined by Tatanka.
  • NWA Smoky Mountain Wrestling has a free show on 4/17 in Kingsport, TN at the Civic Auditorium with a 12 man one night tournament with the winner getting a shot at Hiroyoshi Tenzan's NWA title.  First round has Wayne Adkins vs. Chase Owens, Vince Brent vs. Jordan Kage, Jax Dane vs. Gavin Daring, Nick Hammonds vs. Jeff Conelly, Jason Kincaid vs. Chris Richards and Skylar Kruze vs. Shawn Schultz.
  • Mayweather vs. Pacquiao commercial

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

1971 - Ciclon Velez Jr. beat Humberto Garza (Hector's father) to win the Mexican national light heavyweight title in Monterrey

1979 - Abdullah the Butcher beat Jumbo Tsuruta in the finals of the Champion Carnival tournament

1979 - The Black Pair beat the Queens Angels in Tokyo to win the WWWA tag titles

1982 - Jim Breaks beat Steve Grey in Wolverhampton to win the British lightweight title

1986 - Luis Mariscal beat Valente Fernandez to win the Mexican national light heavyweight title

1988 - Atlantis & Angel Azteca beat Masakre & MS 1 to win the Mexican national tag team titles

1990 - Yoshihiro Asai (Ultimo Dragon) beat Cuchillo in Tokyo to win the UWA middleweight title

1991 - Dynamite Kid & Johnny Smith beat Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace in Osaka to win the All-Asia tag titles

1991 - David Taylor beat Fit Finlay in Kings Lynn to win the British heavyweight title

1993 - Los Brazos beat Pirata Morgan & El Satanico & MS 1 in Mexico City to win the CMLL trios titles

2014 - Shinsuke Nakamura beat Hiroshi Tanahashi in Tokyo to win the IC title

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

12:00 AM ET
WWE COUNTDOWN Counting down the Top Ten Greatest Tag Teams ever to form in WWE History, as voted by the WWE Universe.

1:00 AM ET
TOTAL DIVAS While at Brie's bachelorette party in Mexico, Eva Marie struggles with her sobriety, and Nikki reveals a secret from her past!

2:06 AM ET
LIVE! WITH CHRIS JERICHO Chris Jericho brings his provocative and candid podcast to WWE Network with his first one-hour LIVE interview with WWE Superstar John Cena.

3:00 AM ET
WCW STARRCADE 1989 Starrcade 89 features round-robin Iron Man and Iron Team tournaments with top NWA stars including Ric Flair, Sting, Great Muta, and more.

6:00 AM ET
WWE COUNTDOWN Counting down the Top Ten Greatest Tag Teams ever to form in WWE History, as voted by the WWE Universe.

7:00 AM ET
TOUGH ENOUGH Stone Cold Steve Austin tests the commitment of 14 men and women as they compete to become the next WWE superstar.

8:00 AM ET
TOTAL DIVAS While at Brie's bachelorette party in Mexico, Eva Marie struggles with her sobriety, and Nikki reveals a secret from her past!

9:00 AM ET
WWE COUNTDOWN Counting down the Top Ten Greatest Tag Teams ever to form in WWE History, as voted by the WWE Universe.

10:00 AM ET
LIVE! WITH CHRIS JERICHO Chris Jericho brings his provocative and candid podcast to WWE Network with his first one-hour LIVE interview with WWE Superstar John Cena.

11:00 AM ET
TOTAL DIVAS While at Brie's bachelorette party in Mexico, Eva Marie struggles with her sobriety, and Nikki reveals a secret from her past!

12:00 PM ET
WWE COUNTDOWN Counting down the Top Ten Greatest Tag Teams ever to form in WWE History, as voted by the WWE Universe.

1:00 PM ET
LIVE! WITH CHRIS JERICHO Chris Jericho brings his provocative and candid podcast to WWE Network with his first one-hour LIVE interview with WWE Superstar John Cena.

2:00 PM ET
TOUGH ENOUGH Stone Cold Steve Austin tests the commitment of 14 men and women as they compete to become the next WWE superstar.

3:00 PM ET
TOUGH ENOUGH Special Guest John Cena offers advice. The remaining contestants learn a lesson about courage before another potential elimination.

4:00 PM ET
MONDAY NIGHT WAR Media mogul Ted Turner launches WCW Monday Nitro in direct competition against Vince McMahon and WWE 

5:00 PM ET
WWE COUNTDOWN Counting down the top ten most Thunderous returns ever in WWE History, as voted by the WWE Universe.

6:00 PM ET
WWE BEYOND THE RING The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event revisits some of greatest matches and moments from SNME!

7:30 PM ET
FIRST LOOK THE ROAD IS JERICHO A first look at Jericho's new home video! Jump in a limo and ride with Chris as he shares his favorite stories while traveling the country.

8:00 PM ET
TOUGH ENOUGH Special Guest John Cena offers advice. The remaining contestants learn a lesson about courage before another potential elimination.

9:00 PM ET
MONDAY NIGHT WAR Media mogul Ted Turner launches WCW Monday Nitro in direct competition against Vince McMahon and WWE

10:00 PM ET
WWE COUNTDOWN Counting down the top ten most Thunderous returns ever in WWE History, as voted by the WWE Universe.

11:00 PM ET
TOUGH ENOUGH Special Guest John Cena offers advice. The remaining contestants learn a lesson about courage before another potential elimination.