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We're looking for reports on today's three WWE shows, an afternoon show in Leeds, England headlined by Roman Reigns vs. Big Show, then most of that crew goes to Manchester, England for a Sunday night show where they will be joined by John Cena vs. Rusev.  The other crew headlined by Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton will be in Cardiff, Wales.

Freestyle World Cup from the Forum in Los Angeles

The top ten wrestling countries in the world, including the U.S., send national teams.  Among those coming are Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Chiba, Turkey and Mongolia.

The bronze medal matches will air at 7:30 p.m. on Universal Sports
The gold medal matches will air on NBC Sports Network at 9 p.m.

Raw is Monday in London at the O2 Arena.  It's one of the rare taped Raws, as the show will be taped several hours before air time.

Tuesday has Smackdown tapings in London at the O2 Arena.  There is also a house show on Tuesday in Bornemouth, England.  The Smackdown headliners are scheduled as John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, Big Show, Bray Wyatt and Dolph Ziggler.  The house show has Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, Ryback, Dean Ambrose, Luke Harper and Kane.

Wednesday there is a WWE show in Warsaw, Poland (Roman Reigns vs. Big Show, Daniel Bryan, Bad News Barrett, Sheamus) and Hamburg, Germany (John Cena vs. Rusev; Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton).

The move of Smackdown, notes on the new season of Tough Enough, the retirement of A.J. Lee, a major UFC hire outside the cage in regard to the drug policy, behind the judges ruling on the Rampage Jackson case, the story behind the forgotten Ric Flair/Harley Race title change and the story of Steve Rickard, the New Japan PPV, G-1 and more, WWE PPV numbers, WrestleMania 32, Austin and WWE truth vs. fiction, and tons more are covered in the current issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

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The Wrestling Observer ranges weekly from 35,000 to 50,000 words covering pro wrestling and MMA internationally. Each issue has coverage and analysis of all the major news, plus every issue breaks major news stories before the Internet sties and has the most complete look at the pro wrestling and MMA business anywhere, plus history pieces available nowhere else.
Our lead story looks behind the move of Smackdown to the USA Network, what it means to USA and Syfy as far as the change goes, why NBC Universal and WWE are partnering to change the perception of wrestling, notes on the return of Tough Enough, and another Dwayne Johnson deal.

We also look at why A.J. Lee left WWE, a look at her last year with the company, her controversy before her return, her early days with the company and her most famous storylines.

We also look at the UFC fire of Jeff Novitzky and why this could lead to significant changes in the sport.

We go through all the details of the Rampage Jackson legal case and why the judge ruled against him fighting on 4/25.  We look at the key argument points on both sides, how much money Jackson neared in UFC and Bellator, what happened with Jackson and pro wrestling, what this says about the larger lawsuit and why decisions Jackson is going to have to make regarding his career.

We look at how this affects the next UFC PPV show and why it's the weakest of the year

We also look at WrestleMania 32, how the Rousey/Rock angle at WrestleMania 31 came to be, links with Rousey and Dwayne Johnson, Extreme Rules notes, Roman Reigns future, new WWE negotiations, and Scott Steiner says what his version if of what happened and why with Hulk Hogan's wife.

We also have more on legal action against WWE, a Daniel Bryan pitch for a huge match that won't go anywhere, Bryan talks about things management has told him,. Steve Austin/WWE update, what happened with Tough Enough and the podcast on the network, Jericho's podcast with John Cena and notes and highlights, the WWE no blood policy, indie star starts in Orlando, new WWE movies, and notes on the European tour.

We also look at ESPN covering WWE, a new DVD release, Editing from the weekend, and tons of developmental news including details of new wrestlers who have just debuted with the company.

We look at the heyday of wrestling in New Zealand and Steve Rickard.  We look at his career around the world, and most notably in New Zealand.  We look at what wrestling legends Rickard started and how he found them.  We look at the stars who worked the New Zealand territory during its heyday, as well as the background of the two Flair/Race title change matches that history has forgotten. 

We've got full coverage of the New Japan Invasion Attack PPV show and the great A.J. Styles vs. Kota Ibushi main event.  We've got poll results as well as star ratings and business notes on the show.  We look at the new audience for New Japan, the title changes, as well as the next three events on New Japan World including the next New Japan PPV event.

We also look at last week's UFC show in Fairfax, VA, and what the early start time meant as far as ratings.

We also have updates on WWE on PPV with Fast Lane's numbers.

The Observer is the world's most detailed weekly pro wrestling publication, in its 32nd year of publication, and is read by the biggest names in the pro wrestling, industry, MMA industry, sports world and on Wall Street.

We also have our regular features such as the most complete look at ratings, plus results of the major house show events each week in pro wrestling and MMA, and complete inside rundowns of all the TV shows.

Also in this week's issue:

--The firing of Mr. Niebla and him being brought back

--A story about a wrestler who allegedly attacked an announcer

--AAA's tribute shows for Perro Aguayo Jr.

--Two of the largest and most famous pro wrestling families are linked with an engagement.

--Wrestle-1 title changes hands

--Dragon Gate title change

--Legends coming to big Dragon Gate shows

--Unique main event and stips for upcoming Dragon Gate major show

--Champion Carnival tournament begins

--Update on how New Japan World is doing

--New Japan talks about increase in popularity of women

--Olympic gold medalist who was expected to be major MMA star announces retirement

--How Antonio Inoki made worldwide news with a crazy story

--Update on Kenta Kobashi

--FMW coming back

--A Hall of Famer challenges another to a barbed wire match, but this is not your normal challenge

--Genichiro Tenryu retirement tour

--Notes on last week's PWG show as well as next week's show

--Monster Mafia member moons Four Horsewomen

--A wrestler worth going out of your way to see

--Lawler vs. Dundee fund raiser

--Death of Roller Games promoter Bill Griffiths Sr. and the heyday of the league

--Bischoff and Prichard talk more Monday Night Wars

--One of the greatest heels you probably never saw

--Bischoff talks the Nick Patrick count in Hogan vs. Sting

--Bischoff talks about challenging Vince to a fight

--Cauliflower Alley Club honorees

--Promotion looks too be down for the count and did piracy lead to it

--AGON Wrestling with Olympic hopefuls

--Hodge trophy winner

--Former WWE star expecting child

--What is next for Lucha Underground

--Lucha Underground tribute to Perro Aguayo

--Jay Lethal passes one year as ROH  TV champion

--A look at the next month of ROH television and plans for the next PPV show

--TNA returning to live PPV

--More on TNA getting TV in Canada

--Angle talks about his attempt to talk with Vince McMahon when his TNA deal was up

--Some TNA injuries

--UFC lawsuit against New York State thrown out and why

--Fighter retires after finding out he's had 30 concussions

--The crazy fight with Ronda Rousey and Walmart

--UFC's thoughts on creating its own WrestleMania week

--Dana White on the WWE Network

--Notes on Ultimate Fighter Brazil

--Lots of new UFC fights

--Highest paid athlete of all-time

--MMA death

--Update on UFC legend and a recent arrest for brawling

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*October 22, 2001 (why the adult audience has left pro wrestling in such great numbers and what needed to have been done to save them)

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*May 12, 2003 (The life and death of Elizabeth and the rise of fall of Lex Luger)

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*July 28, 2003 (Part 2 of the history of the WWF vs. WCW war and the plans to make new superstars in the early 90s, what happened, and the night where the three biggest wrestling companies in the world combined for a joint show and what happened)

*August 25, 2003 (2003 Hall of Fame issue with huge profiles on the controversial career of Shawn Michaels, Chris Benoit as well as historical features on Earl Caddock and Francisco Flores)

*September 22, 2003 (Part 3 of the history of the WWF vs WCW war with the seeds that caused the collapse of the industry in the 90s, Zahorian trial, Gulf War controversy, Flair leaves WCW while holding world title and much more)

*October 27, 2003 (The fascinating life of Stu Hart plus the story of Road Warrior Hawk)

*January 19, 2004 (2003 Awards issue)

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*February 23, 2004 (History of Guerrero family with Eddy's win over Brock Lesnar)

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*July 5, 2004 (A look behind the scenes and Ric Flair's book and his background with Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan)

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*August 16, 2004 (History of the Olympians in pro wrestling)

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--Our weekend Observer radio show is already up on the site, answering lots of questions as well as talking the UFC show, WWE lawsuit, and next week's UFC show.  We'll be back tomorrow night after Raw and you can send questions to the show to

--In Canada, Smackdown this week is still listed at 8 p.m. Wednesday on Sportsnet 360, but they just announced the Chicago Blackhawks vs. Nashville Predators game at 8:30 on that station so that could change.  On 8/22, they have NHL games at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. so Smackdown is going to have to be moved.  The updated schedule page is (thanks to Steve Khan)

--A story on Larry Hennig getting the Mike Mazurki Award this week at the Cauliflower Alley Club is in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune at

--Linda Bollea, the ex-wife of Hulk Hogan, is selling her mansion in California
--Lilian Garcia's knee surgery was a success.

--Furious 7 is projected at doing $60.59 million domestic this weekend,. more than triple anything else.  It has passed $250 million domestic.

--Premier Boxing last night on NBC Sports averaged 2.82 million viewers during the 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. period based on the fast nationals.  This is similar to a UFC network rating in the sense that the West coast isn't figured in so the final number will be a little higher.  It's well above what UFC does on FOX outside of football season, but it didn't do as well as UFC in the key demo because it's audience is so much older.    

1947 - Tarzan Lopez beat Blackie Guzman to win the Mexican national light heavyweight title.  Lopez was one of the all-time greats in Mexico.  Guzman, brother of El Santo, was the biggest star in Texas wrestling in the early 50s.
1948 - Mike Kelly beat Gori Guerrero in Mexico City to win the NWA middleweight title
1975 - Ron Miller beat Bobby Hart in Melbourne to win the WCW Brass Knux title
1983 - Stan Hansen & Ron Bass beat Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta to win the International tag team titles
1984 - Keith Haward beat Mal Sanders to win the Southern Area middleweight title.  I saw Haward wrestle in Japan that year.  He was fantastic.
1985 - Sangre Chicana & Cien Caras beat Ringo & Cachorro Mendoza in Mexico City to win the Mexican national tag team titles
1986 - John Quinn beat Tony St Clair in Hanley, UK to win the ASP world title
1997 - Kensuke Sasaki & Riki Choshu beat Tatsumi Fujinami & Kengo Kimura in Tokyo to win the IWGP tag team tiles
1998 - The Zaps (Kaoru Ito & Tomoko Watanabe) beat Takako Inoue & Kumiko Maekawa to win the WWWA tag titles
2009 - Minoru Suzuki beat Kaz Hayashi to win the Champion Carnival tournament
2014 - Daisuke Sasaki & Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi beat Keisuke Ishii & Soma Takao & Shigehiro Irie to win the KO-D trios titles

--A fund raiser is taking place for a memorial wall to cover the history of Tampa wrestling at the Fort Homer Hesterly Armory, which  ran shows every Tuesday night during the heyday of Florida wrestling.  The JCC purchased the building a few years ago and approached Jody Malenko to see if they could secure information on his father, as one of the star Jewish wrestlers of the modern era.  That led to the idea that there should be a place in the building to commemorate the rich history of wrestling.

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--The CBC web site today had a story about how much cod fish Dwayne Johnson eats.  There was a story in Muscle & Fitness that said Johnson eats 2.3 pounds of cod daily as part of his seven daily meals.

--A note having to with last night's radio show, USA Network will be airing NHL playoffs on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.  The main game of the night will air on NBC Sports Network.

--Cauliflower Alley Club activities start tonight at the Gold Coast Hotel in Las Vegas.  This is tonight's lineup:

Jeckles the Jester vs. Chasyn Rance vs. Brandon Gatson for the NWA Tri Force title
Brian Kendrick vs. Greg Anthony
Jax  Dane vs. Tim Storm to unify NWA National and North American titles
Santana Garrett defends NWA women's title against Rosa Negra
Buddy Royal & Levi Shapiro vs. Billy Blade & Mike Rayne vs. A.J. Kirsch & Nathan Graves vs. Ballard Twins
Royal Rumble style match

--Tomorrow night's show:
Battle Royal
Luna Vachon Memorial women's match
Jody Kristofferson vs. Martin Casaus
Team USA vs. Team Canada
Tag Team elimination match
Matt Riviera vs. Americos for Western States Heritage title
Jushin Liger vs. Steve Anthony for NWA jr. title

--A correction on the Inside the NBA reference by Shaquille O'Neal.  He didn't say that he would be at WrestleMania, but that Zach Randolph should be at WrestleMania.

--Absolute Intense Wrestling on 4/24 in Cleveland at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School features Mickie James, Josh Alexander, Eddie Kingston, B.J. Whitmer Ethan Page, Ethan Carter III, Young Bucks, Johnny Gargano, Candice LaRae, Veda Scott, Raymond Rowe, Brian Myers, Tommy Mercer (who was Crimson in TNA), Louis Lyndon, The Beaver Boys and more.

--Yesterday in the On This Day in Pro Wrestling segment, the list was of The Samoans beating Ivan Putski & Tito Santana as on April 11, 1980, but it was actually on April 12, 1980. (thanks to Eric Walker)

--Pure Wrestling Association on 4/25 in Kitchener, ONT at the Alpine Club featuring AAA wrestler Jennifer Blake on a 6 p.m. all womens show and there is an 8 p.m. men's show.

--AAW results from Friday night in Berwyn, IL:  Louis Lyndon & Brett Gakiya & CJ Esparza b Christian Faith & Dan Lawrence & Markus Crane, Silas Young b Paco, Allysin Kay & Kimber Lee b Athena & Veda Scott, Nicole Matthews b Heidi Lovelace to retain Shimmer title, Johnny Gargano & Dave & Jake Crist b ACH & Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett, Tommaso Ciampa b Tommy End, Matt Cage & Tyson Dux b Colt Cabana & Dick Justice, Eddie Kingston b Ethan Page, Samoa Joe b Josh Alexander via ref stoppage (thanks to Martin Bentley)

--From yesterday's UFC show:  The show was on FOX, a free channel in Holland and the announcing was described as terrible with soccer announcer Leo Oldenburger calling the show with former UFC fighter Renco Pardoel.  Oldenburger was said to be embarrassing.  They had Reamon Sluiter, a former tennis player, as the analyst.  The Fox Sports version airs on pay-TV in Holland using the U.K. announcing team. (thanks to Bronco Groen) 

--Freakshow Wrestling Alien Invasion on 4/16 in Sun Valley, CA at the Knokxpro Gym at 8 p.m.  It's a combination pro wrestling show, side show, burlesque, magic and comedy with Jake Roberts, Jody Kristofferson, Judas Draven, Kevin Sullivan, Joey Ryan, D-Lo Brown and more, including a pre-show autograph party.

--The next ONE FC show is 5/22 in Kallang, Singapore at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

--Extreme Midget Wrestling Federation on 4/17 at The Revely in Ruston, LA.

--Hulk Hogan's Micro Championship Wrestling on 4/18 in Winston-Salem, NC at the Fairgrounds & Annex.

--Mid Missouri Wrestling Alliance from last night in St. Louis:  Tommy Dallas won Battle Royal, Everett Connors b Super Electro, Andrew Wilder & Johnathan Zulu b Brandon Espinosa in a handicap match, Sean Orleans b Austin Blackburn, Moondog Rover b J-Mal Swagg, A.J. Williams b Barackus, Kevin Lee Davidson & Evan Gelistico & Lamarcus Clinton b Da'Marius Jones & Gary Jackson & Brian James (thanks to Patrick Brandmeyer)

--Shimmer results from yesterday in Berwyn, IL

First show (Volume 72) 
Jessicka Havok b Cheerleader Melissa - brutal hard hitting match
Courtney Rush & Xandra Bale b Allysin Kay & Taylor Made
Vanessa Kraven b Thunderkitty
Misaki Ohata b Nicole Savoy
LuFisto b Miss Natural
Veda Scott b Shazza McKenzie
Akino b Portia Perez
Evie & Heidi Lovelace b Mayumi Ozaki & Saraya Knight (Paige's mother)
Madison Eagles b Yumi Ohka -One of the best bouts of the day
Athena b Mia Yim in 2/3 falls - Also one of the best bouts
Cherry Bomb & Kimber Lee b Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakagawa to win Shimmer tag team titles
Nicole Matthews b Kay Lee Ray to retain Shimmer title

Second show (Volume 73)
LuFisto b Marti Belle
Melanie Cruise b Crazy Mary Dobson
Cheerleader Melissa b Thunderkitty
Mia Yim b Kyoko Kimura
Kay Lee Ray b Saraya Knight
Evie won four-way over Allysin Kay, Kellie Skater and Nicole Savoy
Tessa Blanchard b Athena
Cherry Bomb & Kimber Lee b Courtney Rush & Xandra Bale to retain tag titles
Heidi Lovelace b Misaki Ohata
Madison Eagles b Portia Perez
Tomoko Nakagawa b Akino
Nicole Matthews b Jessicka Havok to retain Shimmer title

Aja Kong & Dynamite Kansai were there but didn't wrestle.  They weren't advertised but will be wrestling today in a match with Skater & Nakagawa & Hiroyo Matsumoto & Ohata vs. Kong & Kansai & Kimura & Ozaki, plus Matthews defends against Madison Eagles, Athena vs. Kraven, Melissa vs. Akino and Candice LaRae vs. Cherry Bomb. (thanks to Martin Bentley and Craig Russell)

--Uproar Championship Wrestling from last night in New Port Richey, FL:  Troy Hollywood & Hunter Law b Eric Curtis & Steve Frick, Mikaze b Jason Cade, Sever b London Vice, Oliver Cain over Rich Swann, Jayson Falcone and Rome, Josh Rayne b Edward Malken-DQ, Ethan Case & Elijah Evans IV b Shayne Swyft & Jaison Moore,  Jay Lethal was supposed to wrestle in the main event but they did an injury angle on him before he match.  Leo Brien won Rumble (thanks to Alan Wojcik)

--Anarchy Wrestling from last night in Cornelia, GA:  Devyn Nichole b Aja Pena, Lars Manderson b Jeremy Foster, Slim J & Fred Yehi b Washington Bullets, P Dog & CB Suave & Raphael King b Shadow Jackson & Jacob Ashworth & Antone Brewer, Kevin Blue & Trever Aeon b Wade Dams & Chris Spectra, Stryknyn b Azreal-DQ, Bobby Moore & Mikael Judas b BJ Hancock & Todd Sexton-DQ.  Next show is 4/25 (thanks to Bill Behrens)

--I Believe in Wrestling from last night in Orlando:  Vertigo b Jester Yorick, Alex Porteau b Mason Price, Josh Parker b Ace Andrews, Gabriel Black b Tyranus, Josh Hess b Aaron Epic, Rhett Giddins b Brandon Scherer in a ladder match to win the Florida title.  Next show is 5/9 (thanks to Al Haft) 

--Lucha Xtreme TV from last night in Fresno:  Idris Jackson b Johnny Dynamo, Mike Hayashi b Jesse Poole, Levi Shapiro & Buddy Royal b Kevin El Divino & Marcus Ericks (thanks to Jon Southerland)

PRO WRESTLING VIDEOS (thanks to Thomas Rude)


Tribute To Perro Aguayo Jr.


3/30/15 WWE RAW "Slam Of The Week"

23 Moments That Shattered Spanish Announce Tables

WWE Five Things-5 Superstars You Won't Believe Had World Matches

4/8/15 NXT Breakdown With Bayley

4/8/15 NXT  Breakdown With Scott Hall

4/8/15 NXT Breakdown With Stephanie McMahon

WWE "Inbox" (Episode 166)

Bad News Barrett explains Why Daniel Bryan Is Not A True Champion

4/9/15 WWE Smackdown "Fallout"-Natalya Is primed For The Divas Battle Royal

Superstars Tee Off At The Wrestlemania Pro-Am Golf Tournament


Gail Kim On Facing Awesome Kong Friday and Their Past Feud

Drew Galloway Speaks About The Rising And It's Newest Members

I'm With Spud Wednesday (Episode 24)

The Question Mark (Episode 3)

Get Hard!  Taryn Terrell Talks About Life As A Leading Stunt Woman


Smash Wrestling TV (Episode 46)

West Virginia Championship Wrestling TV (Episode 219)

Michigan Championship Wrestling Association "Epic" TV (Episode 1)

UCW Zero Wrestling TV (Episode 93)

Canadian Wrestling's Elite TV (Episode 117)

Covey Pro Wrestling TV (Episode 200)

Powerbomb Championship Wrestling TV (Episode 20)


The Candice & Joey Show (Episode 104)

Ringside Collectibles' "Ringside Or Riot" (Season 4, Episode 20)

Dad You Don't Work, You Wrestle (Episode 116)

POWW Inside The Ropes (Episode 5)


April 2015 AA Sin Limite


4/11/15 WWE Top Ten:  Gravity-Defying Maneuvers

4/6/15 WWE RAW "Slam Of The Week"

4/9/15 WWE Smackdown "Slam Of The Week"

4/9/15 Top Ten WWE Smackdown Moments

The JBL & Renee Show (Episode 124)


4/11/15 Southern States Wrestling TV

America's Most Liked Wrestling TV (Episode 5)

4/11/15 NWA Smoky Mountain Wrestling TV

Vanguard Championship Wrestling "Hype Machine" TV (Episode 49)


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

3:00 AM ET
WWE NXT Witness the unforgettable weekend of the NXT Superstars during their experience at Wrestlemania Week from the Bay Area.

4:00 AM ET
WWE SUPERSTARS This week, Curtis Axel and his mission for revenge battles R-Truth.? Plus Jack Swagger is in action against Adam Rose.

5:00 AM ET
LEGENDS HOUSE The WWE Legends reminisce about their time in the Legends' House, reliving the highlights from the season.

6:00 AM ET
WWE EXTREME RULES 2010 John Cena vs Batista in Last Man Standing match for WWE Championship. Edge takes on Chris Jericho in a steel cage match.

9:00 AM ET
TOUGH ENOUGH Special Guest John Cena offers advice. The remaining contestants learn a lesson about courage before another potential elimination.

10:00 AM ET
WWE BEYOND THE RING Hulk Hogan: Ultimate Anthology chronicles the Hulkster's amazing career and spotlights some of his classic matches.

12:00 PM ET
WWE EXTREME RULES 2010 John Cena vs Batista in Last Man Standing match for WWE Championship. Edge takes on Chris Jericho in a steel cage match.

3:00 PM ET
MONDAY NIGHT WAR Media mogul Ted Turner launches WCW Monday Nitro in direct competition against Vince McMahon and WWE

4:00 PM ET
TOUGH ENOUGH Special Guest John Cena offers advice. The remaining contestants learn a lesson about courage before another potential elimination.

5:00 PM ET
WWE NXT Witness the unforgettable weekend of the NXT Superstars during their experience at Wrestlemania Week from the Bay Area.

6:00 PM ET
TOTAL DIVAS The Bellas clash as Brie's wedding fastly approaches and Nikki avoids telling John about her previous marriage.

7:00 PM ET
THIS WEEK IN WWE Randy Orton is the new number one contender, Chris Jericho breaks the walls down with John Cena, and Flo Rida hosts this week's Slammin 7.

7:30 PM ET
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.

8:00 PM ET
MONDAY NIGHT WAR Media mogul Ted Turner launches WCW Monday Nitro in direct competition against Vince McMahon and WWE

9:00 PM ET
WWE COUNTDOWN Counting down the top ten most Thunderous returns ever in WWE History, as voted by the WWE Universe.

10:00 PM ET
TOTAL DIVAS The Bellas clash as Brie's wedding fastly approaches and Nikki avoids telling John about her previous marriage.

11:06 PM ET
WWE NETWORK EXCLUSIVE The action continues with exclusive interviews, matches and fallout LIVE from Monday Night Raw.

11:11 PM ET
FIRST LOOK: ALWAYS BELIEVE A First Look to watch exclusive content from WWE Home Video's latest release, Ultimate Warrior: Always Believe!

11:35 PM ET
WWE MUSIC POWER 10 The premiere edition of WWE's all new top ten music countdown series. This week: the music of WrestleMania 31!