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SUN. UPDATE: New Japan World crashes, Raw, Furious 7, G-1 Climax, AJ Lee, Book banned, Smackdown time change

By dave@wrestlingobserver.com">Dave Meltzer

Raw will be live tomorrow night from Austin, TX.  Nothing has been announced for the show past the point Michael Cole will be back faster than any wrestler in history from the cervical vertebrae fracture.  Amazing man. 

Smackdown will be taped on Tuesday night in Dallas.

We're looking for your thoughts on today'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">

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--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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SUNDAY'S NEWS UPDATE

  • New Japan World crashed last night during the Invasion Attack show and I don't know when it came back.  There were people who were able to watch it live, and others who couldn't.  The replay of the show is up right now, as is Thursday's show.
  • It looks like Wrestling Dontaku in Fukuoka on 5/3, which is the next PPV, will be headlined by A.J. Styles vs. Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP title, and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Hirooki Goto for the IC title.  They should make the announcements tonight or tomorrow night.
  • This year's G-1 may end some careers with 19 shows in 28 days.  Guys were ruined for months with ten shows.
  • Furious 7 is now estimated at doing $143,623,000 in its first weekend in the U.S. alone and $384 million worldwide.  It was the biggest April opening in history and the ninth biggest movie open of all-time.  It is expected to top the $1 billion barrier when all is said and done.
  • As far as the controversial scoring from yesterday's UFC, in the Liz Carmouche vs. Lauren Murphy fight, all three judges (Elvis Bello, Dave Terrill and Cardo Urso) gave Carmouche rounds two and three.  In the Al Iaquinta vs. Jorge Masvidal fight, judge Doug Crosby gave all three rounds to Masvidal, Jude Dave Terill gave rounds two and three to Iaquinta and judge Cardo Urso gave two and three to Iaquinta.  In total significant strikes, Masvidal had an edge every round, 29-12 in the first 20-17 in the second and 34-26 in the third, and Masvidal landed 62 head strikes to 18 for Iaquinta.  The problem wasn't the judges in that fight but it's the perfect fight to illustrate the problems in the ten point must scoring system.
  • On Friday, A.J. Lee was the sixth most searched for item on the Internet in the U.S. with 50,000 searches.
  • Joe Robinson, who was C.J. Parker in WWE, will debut on 4/11 with CZW in their Best of the Best tournament, using the name CJP.  The show takes place in Voorhees, NJ at Flyers Skate Zone.  First round matches are Joe Gacy vs. Joey Janela vs. CJP, Jon Gresham vs. Tracy Williams vs. Trevor Lee, Buxx Belmar vs. Mike Bailey vs. Andrew Everett and Tommy End vs.Aaron Williams vs. Caleb Konley
  • Walmart has banned selling Ronda Rousey's new bio that comes out on 5/12 from its stores, stating it is too violent.  However, they are offering the book on their web site.
  • For those in Canada, Smackdown will be airing on Wednesday at 10 p.m. this week on SN 360 because there are so many regular sports (NHL, NBA and MLB) with Canadian teams playing in prime time that night. (thanks to Steve Khan)
  • Conor McGregor thinking he's Shane McMahon
  • Photos of Mick Foley from childhood to present
  • A story in the Minneapoils Star-Tribune of TNA's Jeremy Borash
  • A story on Dennis Brent being honored this week by the Cauliflower Alley Club
  • The Ultimate Fighter Brazil debuts tonight on Globo in Brazil and tomorrow on Fight Pass.  
  • East Tennessee Championship Wrestling on 4/10 in Friendsville, TN at the Union Grove Middle School.
  • There is a party being held on 5/23 called the Roundhouse Revival at the Mid South Coliseum.  This is where the Jerry Lawler vs. Bill Dundee match will take place.  This is a day-long fund raiser with music, basketball and wrestling to raise money and awareness to save the Coliseum.   More info.
  • NWA woman's champion Santana Garrett beat Shine champion Mia Yim in the main event on Friday night in a title vs. title match in Ybor City, FL.  The match is up at www.wwnlive.com
  • Bowler Pete Weber yesterday did a DX crotch chop and mocked Roman Reigns and how he does the Superman punch setup yesterday and the announcers on the show said Weber needed to get a life and quit watching so much wrestling (thanks to Garry Kamansky)
  • 2CW from last night in Watertown, NY before 1,400 fans:  Dave & Jake Crist b Gregory Iron & Zach Gowen and Steve McKenzie& Vida Loca, Isys Ephex b Guy Sunshine, Jason Axe over Kevin Graham, Pepper Parks and East Coast Player, Ladies Man & Scotty 2 Hotty b Little Guido & Tony Mamaluke, Punisher Van Slyke b Necro Butcher, AR Fox & Samoa Joe b JT Dunn & Cheech, Jay Freddie b Colin Delaney, Jim Duggan & Dick Justice & Jasper Whiplle b Bin Hamin & Pete Order & EMT, Nick Ando b Sean Carr in a TLC match (thanks to David Rude)
  • Pro Wrestling All-Stars from Friday night in Melvindale, MI:  Chuck Stein & John Chang b Ozzie Gallagher & Dustin Star, Frank Isaac Anderson b Chris Jones, Owen Travers b Mikey McFinnegan, Frank Isaac Anderson b Chris Jones, Viking War Party b Deputy Dave & Jack Thriller & Chris Moore, Lance Star b Great Akuma-DQ, Roderick Street won over Jeff King and Movado, N8 Mattson & Breyer Wellington b Hooligans, Necro Butcher b American Viking (thanks to Leonard Brand)
  • Absolute Intense Wrestling on 4/24 in Cleveland at Our Lady of Mount Carmel School features the Young Bucks vs. Colin Delaney & Cheech, Athena vs. Veda Scott vs. Mickie James vs. Candice LaRae for the women's title, Josh Alexander & B.J. Whitmer & Eddie Kingston vs. Ricky Shane Page & Ethan Page & Dick Justice, Johnny Gargano vs. Ethan Carter III, Raymond Rowe vs. Josh Prohibition plus Chris Sabin, Brian Myers, Tyson Dux Crimson, Flip Kendrick, Beaver Boys and more.
  • Dynamo Pro Wrestling from last night in Fenton, MO:  Brandon Espinosa b Rocket Mapache, Jayden Fenix & Danny Adams & Ozzie Gallagher b Evan Morris & Keon Option & Justin D'Air, Shorty Biggs & Outtkast b Michael Magnuson & Dave DeLorean-DQ, Jackal b Jake Dirden in an I Quit match, Mike Outlaw b Elvis Aliaga (thanks to Patrick Brandmeyer)
  • Saraya Knight, the mother of Paige, will be doing a British style wrestling seminar on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Team Vision Dojo in Orlando for students and members of the Shine roster.  
  • The Iron Sheik documentary is being carried on Netflix. (thanks to Matt Keith)  
  • Steel City Wrestling Vendetta on 4/19 in Hamilton,ONT at 4 p.m. at 171 Beach Road,.   
  • Santino Marella has another Battlarts show on 4/11 at his gym, the Battle Arts Academy in Mississauaga, ONT featuring Yuki Ishikawa, the founder of the Battlarts promotion.
  • Lucha Xtreme TV in Fresno last night aired footage show over WrestleMania week in San Jose with Manny Fernandez at Wrestlecon and had interviews with Matt Striker, Mustafa Saed and Terry Funk and showed videos of Fernandez talking to Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, X-Pac, Scott Steiner, Ted DiBiase Sr., Victoria, RVD, The Dudleys, ODB, Hillbilly Jim, Road Warrior Animal and Kevin Sullivan.  Striker talked about how Feranndez was one of his favorite wrestlers growing up.
  • Red Rock Wrestling on Friday night in Stratford, Prince Edward Island, Canada at the Town Hall Gymnasium.
  • Kelowna Invasion Wrestling on Thursday night in Vernon, BC at the Rec Centre with Jeff Jarrett and Friday night in Kelowna, BC at the Rutland Centennial Hall, also with Jarrett as the headliner. 
  • Pro Wrestling South on 4/11 in Roan Mountain, TN at the Old Cloudland Elementary School.

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

1974 - Pat Barrett & Tony Kontellis beat Bobby Shane & Mr. Wrestling (George Barnes) to win the Austra Asian tag title

1975 - Great Mephisto beat Apache Bull Ramos in Melbourne to win the WCW Brass Knux title

1979 - Hiro Matsuda & Masa Saito beat Seiji Sakaguchi & Shozo Kobayashi in Tokyo to win the NWF North American tag team title

1985 - La Fiera beat Gran Hamada in Mexico City to win the NWA middleweight title

1986 - Riki Choshu beat Stan Hansen in Yokohama to win the PWF title

1992 - El Satanico beat Lizmark in Mexico City to win the NWA light heavyweight title

2002 - Yuji Nagata beat Tadao Yasuda in Tokyo to win the IWGP title 

2009 - El Texano Jr. beat Atlantis in Guadalajara to win the NWA light heavyweight title.  

TODAY'S PRO WRESTLING VIDEOS (thanks to Thomas Rude)

Magnus And Bram On Their Falls Count Anywhere Match This Friday

Eric Young And Bobby Roode On Their Submission Match Friday

Jordan W.S. Reviews The March 27, 2015 Edition Of IMPACT Wrestling

LUCHA UNDERGROUND

Vince At Lucha Underground:  Cage Interview

MISC. STUFF

Top 40 Moves of Mickie James (re-edit)

WWE

WWE Inbox (Episode 165)

Natalya Sculpts Her Body For The Ring:  WWE Body Series

What's Wrong With This John Cena vs. Randy Orton Match-Revealed!

RK SCHEDULE (thanks to Bert Duckwall)

3:00 PM ET
WWE EXTREME RULES 2009 World Champion Edge vs Jeff Hardy in a Ladder Match. Randy Orton defends the WWE Title in a Steel Cage vs Batista and John Cena vs Big Show.

6:00 PM ET
WWE QUICK HITS WWE Quick Hits brings you some of the most unique, entertaining, and sometimes outrageous clips, unearthed from the depths of WWE Network.

6:30 PM ET
THIS WEEK IN WWE Get caught up on all the highlights from Raw and Smackdown with This Week in WWE.

7:00 PM ET
WWE NXT The battle between Tyler Breeze and Hideo Itami reaches its boiling point as they square off in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match.

8:00 PM ET
WWE EXTREME RULES 2009 World Champion Edge vs Jeff Hardy in a Ladder Match. Randy Orton defends the WWE Title in a Steel Cage vs Batista and John Cena vs Big Show.

11:00 PM ET
WWE EXTREME RULES 2009 World Champion Edge vs Jeff Hardy in a Ladder Match. Randy Orton defends the WWE Title in a Steel Cage vs Batista and John Cena vs Big Show.

TOMORROW'S WWE NETWORK SCHEDULE

2:00 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.

3:00 AM ET
WWE NXT The battle between Tyler Breeze and Hideo Itami reaches its boiling point as they square off in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match.

4:00 AM ET
WWE SUPERSTARS Coming off WrestleMania, The Real American Jack Swagger faces off with the Master of the Dance, Fandango. Plus, Luke Harper battles R-Truth.

5:00 AM ET
LEGENDS HOUSE Pat Patterson attempts to reveal a lifelong secret to the group. The WWE Legends send each other off in style with a party!

6:00 AM ET
WWE EXTREME RULES 2009 World Champion Edge vs Jeff Hardy in a Ladder Match. Randy Orton defends the WWE Title in a Steel Cage vs Batista and John Cena vs Big Show.

9:00 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.

10:00 AM ET
WWE BEYOND THE RING The Best of Saturday Night's Main Event revisits some of greatest matches and moments from SNME!

11:30 AM 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.

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WWE EXTREME RULES 2009 World Champion Edge vs Jeff Hardy in a Ladder Match. Randy Orton defends the WWE Title in a Steel Cage vs Batista and John Cena vs Big Show.

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

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

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WWE NXT The battle between Tyler Breeze and Hideo Itami reaches its boiling point as they square off in a 2 out of 3 Falls Match.

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

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THIS WEEK IN WWE Get caught up on all the highlights from Raw and Smackdown with This Week in WWE.

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RAW PRE-SHOW From WWE Studios in Stamford Connecticut. Scott Stanford, David Otunga and Corey Graves cover all the events leading up to Monday Night Raw.

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

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

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

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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.