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TUESDAY UPDATE: Unveiling of UFC/Reebok gear goes badly, iffy Jose Aldo news, Raw ratings, and more

by David Bixenspan | davidbix@wrestlingobserver.comFollow @davidbix

TV/show notes for tonight:

USA Network has a Raw replay at 6:00 p.m ET. This is the edited version that's posted on Hulu Plus, which runs two hours with commercials. It's an experiment to see if they can build a bigger audience for...

Tough Enough at 8:00 p.m. ET. In an episode titled "Swamp Stories," we know that Roman Reigns shows up and it looks like the contestants start to learn how to take bumps.

SmackDown and Main Event will be taped tonight in Hershey, PA. If you're attending and would like to write a spoiler report, please send it to newstips@wrestlingobserver.com.

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The recipient of rave reviews so far, the newest issue of Figure Four Weekly is up on the site for subscribers (subscribe here) with an extensive look at the recent events in the WWE stockholders class action lawsuit, specifically the back and forth over whether or not Brian Maddox (the former Vice President, Global Sales) acted as a whistleblower to help the plaintiffs and if so, what he revealed. Among the topics covered are:

* How much USA gets for a 30 second ad on Monday Night Raw.

* What WWE's internal research says about how big their American fanbase actually is.

* WWE's actions that upset and drove away advertisers.

* Maddox's affidavit to support WWE's effort to get the case dismissed and how the plaintiffs are fighting back against it.

And much more. If you're interested in WWE business stories, this is a must-read.

And much more. Plus, as always, we have  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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A story about the life and career of Buddy Landel, plus the Jose Aldo injury, Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock and whether it was or wasn't real and Cora Combs and the last link to the heyday of U.S. women's wrestling are the main stories in the June 29 issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

The Latest Wrestling Observer June 29, 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Buddy Landel obituary, Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice coverage

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We first look at the injury to Jose Aldo Jr. and thoughts on the 7/11 fight with Conor McGregor.  We look at the different options UFC had in this situation.

We've got a major story on the life and career of Buddy Landel.  We look at the circumstances of his death, why Landel never reached the level of success his ability should have gotten him, his life before and after wrestling, and the story that, at the age of 24, changed the direction of his career.

Landel talked about getting fired from Crockett Promotions at what turned out to be the high point of his career, examine the talk of his being given the world title at the time, as well as his own very candid thoughts about if he had won the title.  We look at what was planned for him, and how his firing changed the entire history of the business because it in a roundabout way led to the creation of the Four Horseman.

We look at the situation with Crockett Promotions in the middle of a hot period in 1985, the Starrcade 85 show, and the Flair vs. Rhodes program.  We look at the story behind Landel's statement that he and Flair broke Elvis' attendance record in Raleigh and the true story of that night.

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We also look in depth at the Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock right.  We look at different kinds of works, and the ones that could not have happened and the ones that could have.  We look at what the person closest to the action said about it, as well as a look at the background of Ken Shamrock.

We also have a lot more about the records set for the fight, as well as future matches that both or either could do going out of this.  We also look at other business notes for the show, as well as Bellator's next major event in September, and full coverage of the TV event.

We also have an update on Daniel Bryan, Bret Hart talks Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns and others, Dolph Ziggler's future prospects, Talk of another NXT live special this summer, More on the next WWE network special show, notes on a former tag team of the year candidate team that WWE is looking at getting, more on Tough Enough, as well as Dwayne Johnson projects and injuries to Jamie Noble, Erick Rowan and Tyson Kidd.

We also have notes on why Randy Orton wasn't at TV this past week, frustration from the inside on WWE creative, Hogan talks WrestleMania, Shawn Michaels in a movie, WWE house shows, the sad plight of Chyna, as well as a look at the weekend NXT and WWE house shows as well as weekend business.

We also have coverage of the ROH Best in the World PPV show, and where the company is headed.

We've also got a story on the life of Cora Combs, the last link to the Billy Wolfe/Mildred Burke glory days of women's wrestling.  We look at her career, her decision in the promotional split that ended up taking the women's side of wrestling down, the Moolah years, being in the first woman's match ever held in New York and the story behind it.  We also look at the last period of her career, as Lady Satan, working against her daughter, as well as look at some of the oldest wrestlers of all-time and the oldest living wrestles..

We've also got full coverage of the weekly UFC show in Germany and the rise of Joanna Jedrzejczyk.  We look at her unique stardom, as well as other coverage of the show.

We also have notes on how the WWE's Payback PPV did and where the PPV business currently stands.

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--More on AAA's Verano de Escandalo show

--Former WWE star signs major deal as a brand ambassador with one of the biggest movie companies in the world and his duties

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--Notes on future AAA shows

--Ricochet returns to Japan

--Notes on the next Dragon Gate iPPV show

--Final event of the Mitsuharu Misawa Memorial tour

--Notes on the upcoming NOAH GHC jr. tournament

--More G-1 Climax notes as far as TV goes

--New Japan heads to Singapore

--Notes on Dusty Rhodes and Tommy Rogers

--More on Global Force Wrestling

--Lots of PWG notes

--Notes on Tommy Dreamer's House of Hardcore show

--Pro wrestling returns after 20 years to one of its most famous former arenas

--More on Lucha Underground

--Notes on upcoming ROH shows

--A look at the next month of ROH television

--More on people leaving TNA

--Story behind Hernandez coming to TNA

--More on TNA PPV show

--TNA wrestlers appear on Destination America programming

--UFC press conference coming

--Major official leaves UFC

--Lots of new UFC fights

--More talk about UFC events in the future in Mexico City

--Why Dana White didn't go to the UFC show in Germany

--Dana White talks about a reality show he's filming

--Latest on the heavyweight title picture

--Lots of changed matches on the UFC shows

--UFC injury updates

--Lots of new UFC fights

--Stiffest MMA suspension to date to a former champion

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Tuesday Daily Update

-- UFC and Reebok unveiled the new "UFC Fighter Kits" (uniforms) today at a media event in New York City, which you can watch on UFC's YouTube channel. These outfits are what every fighter will be wearing starting with International Fight Week next week. While it had been said that fighters will be able to keep their individuality, almost all of the uniforms (with the exception of the design for the champions) are the same pattern and some fighters get the colors of the flag of their country of origin. The shorts/jersey combos look like soccer uniforms to the point it's almost distracting.

There was a lot of hype about Reebok's specific fabrics and seamless designs. With Ronda Rousey endorsing it, they claimed that their "Fight Bra" is the first sports bra designed specifically for women competing in combat sports, which may not be true. 

-- Reebok also opened up sales of the UFC fighter replica jerseys on their website. So far, this has been a disaster. Lowlights include:

* Misspelled names, most notably "Giblert Melendez" and "Connor McGregor." Those two have been taken offline for the time being.

* Weird mistakes involving nicknames, like Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza becoming Jacare "Ronaldo" Souza and Lyoto Machida being merged with TUF Brazil 3 alumnus Marcio "Lyoto" Alexandre Jr. Those have also been taken down.

* Lots of fighters being referred to by their legal names, even if they've never been referred to by those names on UFC programming. Cub Swanson is now Kevin Swanson, Demian Maia is Demian Baptista, Jussier Formiga is now Jussier da Silva, etc. Strangely, even though this suggests Reebok some kind of UFC real names database, Renan Barao and Rony Jason, who don't go by their real names, are listed by their correct public UFC names. 

* CM Punk is Phillip Brooks (the UFC roster page has him as "Phil 'CM Punk' Brooks") without any reference to "CM Punk." That got pulled, too. Jimy Hettes is now "James 'Jimy' Hettes" while our own "Flithy" Tom Lawlor has joined The York Foundation as Thomas Lawlor.

* Whether or not a fighter gets his country's colors seems completely random. Ben Handerson, whose mother is from South Korea, was listed as a representative of South Korea with the associated colors even though he's always been billed as an American in the UFC. That got pulled. "Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung, who's a South Korean national, has the generic coloring. That one is still up. Alexander Gustafsson and his All-Stars temmates from Sweden also have generic colors.

* No jersey variations are being offered for the opposite sex for the time being. So women are stuck with men's cuts for male fighters and men don't have viable options for female fighters.

Not the best start for this deal.

-- Last nights Raw averaged 3.46 million viewers, down from last week's 3.67 million, for the lowest number of 2015 thus far. The three hours averaged, in order, 3.36 million, 3.54, and 3.48 million viewers. 

-- Today, Jose Aldo was originally scheduled to train and report how he felt back to UFC. He's now postponed the training session to Friday. That's not good.

-- Jeff Jarrett tweeted that tomorrow night, Impact will feature a sit down interview with him and Mike Tenay discussing the future of TNA and GFW working together.

-- Big match added to Northeast Wrestling's August 1st show in Fishkill, NY: Rey Mysterio and Alberto El Patron vs. The Young Bucks, which is an incredibly intriguing match on paper. NEW is, for those who aren't aware, if not the most conistently well drawing indie in the United States, then right up there.

-- Correction to last night's radio show: Noelle Foley was not on Raw.

-- Dave's wrap-uparticle on Saturday Night's UFC card is up at MMAFIghting.

-- This week's edition of Southern States Wrestling's TV show is built around tributes to both Cora Combs and Buddy Landel. Really nice stuff, worth checking out.

-- The newest episode of Kris Zellner's Exile on Badstreet podcast has myself and Dylan Hales on for our own Buddy Landel tribute.

-- The Wrestling Outsiders Podcast tomorrow night at 10pm EST and we will be joined by former TNA personality and Survivor: Pearl Islands contestant Jonny Fairplay.

-- Tyrus/Brodus Clay (well, he's being promoted as Brodus Clay) will be headlining CWE's Alberta tour On August 26th through August 29th in Camrose, Sherwood Park, Red Deer, and Calgary, Alberta.

-- Barrie Wrestling: CANADA DAY CHAOS! lineup for Wednesday at Couchiching Park on Terry Fox Circle in Orillia, Ontario: Vaughn Vertigo vs The D Man, Joey Valentyne vs Nick Watts, Big John Greed vs Preston Myles,Lionel Knight vs Playboy John Atlas, and more.

-- Mecca Pro Wrestling: Headlock for Hospice  from Saturday in Cornwall, Ontario: The Insignia's Bret MacLeod (with Randy Berry in his corner) defeated the debuting Buxx Belmar, El Phantastico was victorious over Cheeky (with Deeno in his corner.) Deeno and Cheeky then proceeded to fight to the back, "Magic" Mario Bryant scored the win over Jeff Fury and the debuting Jake Hunter, Total Devastation defeated the debuting Generation Kill, MPW Pound For Pound Champion Crimson X beat Derric Hamilton in their rematch. After the match, Bret MacLeod stormed the ring and destroyed the Pound For Pound Trophy, Decker "Axe Man" Leduc defeated Bearicade in a true battle of the big men, The returning Kira beat the debuting Stacy Thibault in a tremendous back-and-forth match, "The Queen of Mean" Persephone Vice made her way to the ring and proceeded to obliterate both competitors with thunderous Vice Bombs, and The Insignia (MPW Heavyweight Champion Payne, MPW Tag Team Champions Ray Steele and KL Shock, with Randy Berry in their corner) won by disqualification over The Barbarians (Damien and Myzery) and their surprise mystery partner, Ruffy Silverstein!

TOMORROW'S WWE NETWORK SCHEDULE 

12:00 AM ET
WWE TOUGH TALK Join The Miz as he recaps all of the TOUGH ENOUGH highlights and sits down with the eliminated competitor whose WWE journey came to an end. 

12:30 AM ET
THE WWE LIST Whether it's winning the Diva's Championship, or posting a very flattering photos on Twitter... These Divas do it all to stay trending.

1:00 AM ET
MONDAY NIGHT WAR Media mogul Ted Turner launches WCW Monday Nitro in direct competition against Vince McMahon and WWE

2:00 AM ET
TUESDAY NIGHT TITANS Vince McMahon hosts Tuesday Night Titans with Lord Alfred Hayes. Guests include Nikolai Volkoff, Captain Lou Albano, and Rowdy Roddy Piper.

3:00 AM ET
TUESDAY NIGHT TITANS Vince McMahon hosts Tuesday Night Titans with Lord Alfred Hayes. Guests include Sky Low Low, Captain Lou Albano, and Rowdy Roddy Piper.

4:00 AM ET
PRIME TIME WRESTLING Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan shows his holiday spirit as he and Gorilla Monsoon host an exciting Thanksgiving edition of Prime Time Wrestling!

6:00 AM ET
MONDAY NIGHT WAR Media mogul Ted Turner launches WCW Monday Nitro in direct competition against Vince McMahon and WWE

7:00 AM ET
WWE TOUGH TALK Join The Miz as he recaps all of the TOUGH ENOUGH highlights and sits down with the eliminated competitor whose WWE journey came to an end. 

7:30 AM ET
THE WWE LIST Whether it's winning the Diva's Championship, or posting a very flattering photos on Twitter... These Divas do it all to stay trending.

8:00 AM ET
LEGENDS HOUSE The legends play a polo match...WWE style! Back at the Legends House, Tony Atlas and 'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan attempt to co-exist.

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

10:00 AM ET
WWE TOUGH TALK Join The Miz as he recaps all of the TOUGH ENOUGH highlights and sits down with the eliminated competitor whose WWE journey came to an end.

10:30 AM ET
THE WWE LIST Whether it's winning the Diva's Championship, or posting a very flattering photos on Twitter... These Divas do it all to stay trending.

11:00 AM ET
LEGENDS HOUSE The legends play a polo match...WWE style! Back at the Legends House, Tony Atlas and 'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan attempt to co-exist.

12:00 PM ET
MONDAY NIGHT WAR Media mogul Ted Turner launches WCW Monday Nitro in direct competition against Vince McMahon and WWE

1:00 PM ET
WWE TOUGH TALK Join The Miz as he recaps all of the TOUGH ENOUGH highlights and sits down with the eliminated competitor whose WWE journey came to an end. 

1:30 PM ET
THE WWE LIST Whether it's winning the Diva's Championship, or posting a very flattering photos on Twitter... These Divas do it all to stay trending.

2:00 PM ET
LEGENDS HOUSE The legends play a polo match...WWE style! Back at the Legends House, Tony Atlas and 'Hacksaw' Jim Duggan attempt to co-exist.

3:00 PM ET
WWE COUNTDOWN Counting down the Top Ten Most Epic Smackdown Moments of all time!

4:00 PM ET
WWE UNFILTERED WITH RENEE YOUNG Renee's back! Join the Unfiltered host for an exclusive interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the cast of Terminator Genisys!

4:15 PM ET
TOTAL DIVAS Brie and Bryan get married, and Nikki's marriage is finally exposed to John. The Divas compete at WrestleMania for the Diva's Championship.

5:00 PM ET
TOTAL DIVAS Nikki plans a future without boyfriend John Cena. Eva's life is turned upside down when she must decide between family and her husband.

6:00 PM ET
SWERVED R-Truth gets a lesson in gym safety, a frisky granny invades Axxess and Kofi locks the champ out of Extreme Rules.

6:30 PM ET
THE WWE LIST Whether it's winning the Diva's Championship, or posting a very flattering photos on Twitter... These Divas do it all to stay trending.

7:00 PM ET
WWE BEYOND THE RING Big Show lays claim to the title of World's Largest Athlete. An in-depth look at the 7-foot giant's career both inside the ring and out.

8:00 PM ET
WWE NXT The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow - this is NXT!

9:00 PM ET
WWE UNFILTERED WITH RENEE YOUNG Renee's back! Join the Unfiltered host for an exclusive interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the cast of Terminator Genisys!

9:15 PM ET
TOTAL DIVAS Brie and Bryan get married, and Nikki's marriage is finally exposed to John. The Divas compete at WrestleMania for the Diva's Championship.

10:00 PM ET
TOTAL DIVAS Nikki plans a future without boyfriend John Cena. Eva's life is turned upside down when she must decide between family and her husband.

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