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MON UPDATE: Shooting at Performance Center, NWA title change, New UFC fight

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By Dave Meltzer

We're looking for reports from Raw in Tampa tonight with dark matches, Superstars matches and anything else not evident from the live show to Dave Meltzerdave@wrestlingobserver.com">  Announced for tonight's show includes Sting opening the show talking about his upcoming title match with Seth Rollins, a Beat the Clock challenge with Charlotte, Paige and Becky Lynch where the winner gets a shot at Nikki Bella's Divas title, as well as a Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev match.

We're also looking for reports on these weekend shows:

*Sunday WWE in Daytona Beach
*Saturday Global Force Wrestling in Richmond, VA
*Saturday NXT in Fort Pierce, FL
*Thursday NXT in Tampa, FL.


Smackdown and Main Event will be taped on Tuesday in Miami.

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MONDAY'S NEWS UPDATE

  • Bryan and I will be back tonight talking all of the craziness that has taken place today, as well as Raw.  You can ask questions for tonight's show to mailbag@wrestlingobserver.com
  • Some more notes on the shooting in front of the Performance Center.  The guy who was shot, 29-year-old Armando Montalvo, was a real weirdo that area officers knew well as did WWE staffers.  This was the third time he had come to the Performance Center this month.  Before that, he urinated on the building.  He even posted a video of him mixing his own feces with low fat milk to put in a bucket to pour it on he building.  He had posted videos where he was obsessed with A.J. Lee (Lee was not the person he was fixated on during the past month).  On more than one occasion he dressed up like a wrestler, banged on windows, and said he would kick everyone's ass because they wouldn't hire him.  At one point, he carried a chain to the Performance Center and police had to draw their guns to subdue him.  Five days ago, he did another video of himself outside the building saying he was going to ask for a job.  There were two deputies in the area when someone from the Performance Center called police and everyone involved was well aware of Montalvo, who has a long record for various crimes including assault on an officer and violation of a restraining order.  He looked like he was going to attack Cpl. Steve Wahl and there was fear he had a knife, and Wahl backed off 75 to 100 feet before shooting the man in the stomach.  He underwent emergency surgery and his injuries may be life threatening. Man shot at WWE Performance Center (updated)  Police Press conference WFTV Report ClickOrlando.com Article
  • Jax Dane beat Hiroyoshi Tenzan on Saturday night in San Antonio to win the NWA heavyweight title.
  • Trainwreck was No. 4 at the box office in Australia this past week. (thanks to James Stanios)
  • This comes from someone in WWE and is good advice:  To all indy talent wanting to get into WWE, delete your social media profiles now if you have any questionable comments.  For women, delete all sexually themed photos as soon as possible.
  • Michelle Waterson vs Tecia Torres was added to the loaded 12/12 UFC show in Las Vegas.
  • WWE stock closed today at $20.06 per share, up 57 cents per share from Friday. 
  • ROH announced that in upgrading its web site, some television shows have been temporarily been taken down.  Because of those problems, all Ringside Members are getting 25 percent off all merchandise starting today. 
  • Pro Wrestling Phoenix from Saturday night in Council Bluffs, IA:  Hype Gotti & Tony Cortez b Killer City Kings, Michael Ray b Adrian Alexander, Mark Sterling b Bodie Van Zandt, Dalton Lee Roth b Pat Powers, Marek Brave b  Ryan Slade, Darren Russell b Connor Braxton, Joey Daniels b Zicky Dice, Paul Daniels b Zac James, Mark Sterling won gauntlet Battle Royal.  Next show is 9/16 in Omaha at The Waiting Room Lounge.
  • NWA Smoky Mountain Wrestling on 9/5 in Kingsport, TN headlined by Steve Anthony defending his NWA jr. title against Vince Brent.  Anthony is scheduled to go to New Japan later this month to defend the title against Tiger Mask.  Also Jason Kincaid faces Shawn Schultz for the Southeastern title.
  • The CHIKARA King of Trios tournament starts on Friday night and goes through Sunday in Easton PA at the Palmer Center.  Among the first round matches include Drago & Fenix & Aero Star vs,. Chuck Taylor & Drew Gulak & Swamp Monster and Hallowicked & Frightmare & Silver Ant vs. Eddie Kingston & Ophidian & Shynron.
  • The season finale of Swerved will be airing tonight after Raw on the WWE Network.
  • CWE on Saturday night in Calgary:  Shane Sabre b Chase Owens, Carter Mason b Bobby Collins Anderson Tyson Moore won three-way over Jason Kincaid and Shelton Benjamin, Silas Young b Travis Cole, Dynamite Dan & Pistol Pete b Johnny Devine & Danny Duggan.  Next tour is 9/25 to 10/3.
  • CWE on Friday night in Red Deer, Alberta:  Silas Young b Shane Sabre, Bobby Collins b Carter Mason, Shelton Benjamin b Tommy Lee Curtis, Anderson Tyson Moore b Travis Cole, Johnny Devine & Danny Duggan b Chase Owens & Jason Kincaid.
  • Some new 2K 16 names revealed for the video game this year include Undertaker, The Vaudevillains, Ryback, Andre the Giant, Batista, Chris Jericho, Curtis Axel, Dean Ambrose, Edge, Erick Rowan, Fandango, John Bradshaw Layfield, Luke Harper, Randy Savage, Natalya, Rick Rude, R-Truth, Santino Marella, Sgt. Slaughter, Stephanie McMahon,  and The Rock.
  • A New York Times magazine story on Brock Lesnar
  • A Hustler Rip Rogers interview with Jim Cornette



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

1985 - Tiger Mask (Mitsuharu Misawa) beat Kuniaki Kobayashi in Tokyo to win the NWA Int. jr. title in one of the best matches of that decade
1991 - Kyoko Inoue beat Debbie Malenko in Mita to win the IWA title
1993 - Crypt Keeper (Jose Estrada Jr.) beat Crash the Terminator (Bill DeMott) in Akita to win the WING title
1997 - Kensuke Sasaki beat Shinya Hashimoto in Yokohama to win the IWGP title
1997 - Hayabusa & Masato Tanaka & Koji Nakagawa beat The Gladiator (Mike Awesome) & Hisakatsu Oya & Mr. Gannosuke in Yokohama to with he FMW Street fight trios title
2002 - Dandy beat Perro Aguayo Jr. in Tamaulipas to win the Mexican national light heavyweight title
2005 - Katsuhiko Nakajima beat Osamu Namiguchi in Hiroshima to win the Zero-One light heavyweight title