Daily Update: 205 Live, WWE Roadblock match, Superstars is no more
The Latest from the F4W Staff
WWE, UFC ratings delayed until Wednesday
WWE Raw live results: Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks
Former wrestler, Pro Wrestling NOAH executive director Haruka Eigen passes away
The Week In British Wrestling: ICW draws the biggest UK crowd in 35 years
Drew Galloway on ICW’s success and his future in TNA
Marty Scurll defeats Will Ospreay to win the ROH TV title
WOR: RAW report, Smackdown, 205 Live, Billy Corgan settlement, MMA notes, more! 11/29
FREE WOL: Raw, WWE Network, Conor McGregor, tons more! 11/28
B&V: NWA World Championship Wrestling from 30 years ago this week! 11/27
NEW JAPAN TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT WEDNESDAY FROM BEPPU (will air on tape delay Wedensday no New Japan World)
Tama Tonga & Tanga Roa vs. Yujiro Takahashi & Hangman Page
Tetsuya Naito & Rush vs. Ray Rowe & Hanson
FIGURE FOUR WEEKLY: 11/17/2016: More on Buddy Rose
During his time splitting time between the Portland and San Francisco territories, Buddy Rose continued to make trouble with the California State Athletic Commission throughout 1978 and 1979. For some reason, all of the incidents appear to have taken place in San Jose, like the one discussed last week where he was being penalized for a ref bump… click here to continue.
WRESTLING OBSERVER NEWSLETTER: Nov 28, 2016: WWE Survivor Series, Goldberg agrees to more matches
The story behind Bill Goldberg suddenly becoming the biggest pro wrestling star in 2016 is the lead story in this week’s new double issue of the Observer. The story looks at the decision-making involved in having Goldberg beat Brock Lesnar so quickly at Survivor Series. We look at what went wrong in Goldberg’s first WWE run, why things are different now, and why so much of this is timing. We look at why Goldberg works so much better now and in many ways how it exposes what the company is doing for television. We look at other options, the business behind Survivor Series, as well as full coverage of the show with poll results, match-by-match coverage and star ratings.
We also look at NXT Takeover Toronto, WWE’s decision on major PPV weekends regarding scheduling, more people suing WWE, the NXT tour of Australia, cutting the cord, the ECW special on WWE Network, notes on top athletes who were trying out at the Performance Center this past week off the Olympic team, and more.
We’ve got a huge feature on Ed Francis and the story of 50th State pro wrestling, the promotion that ran in Hawaii during the 60s and 70s. We look at the popularity of the product, the masterminds behind it, the biggest stars, and the different phases of the company. We look at his biggest angles, the closing of the territory the reopening of the territory, how Francis got the territory and how he made it work. We look at the promotional war with Roy Shire, the mending of the fences, the famous angles, the high and low points, and why the building situation ultimately spelled the end of the territory.
We also have a look at the WWE Network vs. the old PPV methodology and how it affected profits over the past three years. We look at why most people when examining this issue don’t see the full picture. We look at why profits from the network are down this year even with more subscribers, and also look at UFC profits during the same last three years.
We also look at the two UFC shows over the weekend, as well as full details of the television head-to-head battle between UFC and Bellator.
All of this and more in a huge double-issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter available only for subscribers.
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WON BACK ISSUE: December 6, 2010 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: The history of wrestling on Thanksgiving – Thanksgiving in most of the 80s meant some of the biggest wrestling shows of the year. The tradition was at its peak from 1983 to 1987, with the early Starrcades in Greensboro and later Atlanta as well, Star Wars at Reunion Arena in Dallas, the AWA at the St. Paul Civic Center, Mid South Wrestling at the Superdome in Louisiana and the early Survivor Series events… click here to continue.
TUESDAY NEWS UPDATE
Kevin Owens defending the WWE Universal Championship against Roman Reigns was officially announced for Roadblock on last night’s edition of Raw. The match was previously announced in local advertising but hadn’t been mentioned on TV.
Daniel Bryan responded on Twitter to last night’s segment with Sami Zayn and Mick Foley.
Tonight’s SmackDown features Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt facing American Alpha. The winners will challenge Heath Slater and Rhyno for the tag titles at TLC.
205 Live debuts on the WWE Network tonight after SmackDown. Brian Kendrick will defend his Cruiserweight Championship against Rich Swann on the show.
With the addition of 205 Live, Superstars will no longer air. Main Event will now be taped prior to Raw on Mondays with 205 Live airing on Tuesday from the SmackDown taping.
Sasha Banks won the Women’s Championship for the third time after defeating Charlotte Flair in last night’s falls count anywhere main event on Raw. Charlotte tweeted after the match: “You need a good opponent to see how far your limits go…to test yourself. Iron sharpens iron. I’m coming back for my crown. #Raw”
It was announced on last night’s Raw that Brock Lesnar will enter the 2017 Royal Rumble. Goldberg and Lesnar are the first two participants officially announced for the match.
NXT will be taped on Wednesday at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL.
Tyson Kidd on why he was removed the from the cast of Total Divas.
Chad Gable talks wrestling on the main roster and being an Olympian.
Jack Gallagher discusses his WWE debut.
Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz, and John Cena are set to star in Kay Cannon’s directorial debut, “The Pact.”
Last week’s Thanksgiving edition of TNA Impact was watched by 165,000 viewers.
Anthony “Rumble” Johnson explained why he turned down a fight with Gegard Mousasi at UFC 206.
In the collectibles department, Jeff Cobb is getting his own action figure after signing with Figures Toy Company. Cobb joins their Rising Stars line while Shane Douglas and Jerry Lynn also recently inked deals for action figures as part of the Legends series.
A New York court determined that a wrestling school could not be held liable for a planned bump, even though the bump in question resulted in paralysis for one student
Kitchener, Ontario PWA Live Pro Wrestling – December 3rd.
Crossfire Wrestling returns to the Merritton Community Centre 7 Park Avenue St. Catharines ON for “JINGLE BELL BRAWL V” Saturday December 3rd, 2016 5pm. General Admission tickets are $20 individually or 2 for $30. Call the Hotline 905-329-2693 for General Admission tickets.
Any given Saturday 5, January 28. Tickets for this event go on sale Friday Dec. 2 at 6pm. For your best chances to score VIP tickets, sign up or log in to your account at smash-wrestling.com.
TV results of Best Of The West TV from this past Sunday night broadcast: 1. Virgil Flynn defeated Mike Rayne by pin. 2. Brandon Pinion defeated D. Bunny by pin. 3. Super Beast & Nathan Graves defeated Hayward Heat by pin to retain the Best/West tag team titles.
Today WrestleRumble co-presents today’s Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling featuring wrestling legend, “Outlaw” Ron Bass. Ron Bass, a true old school tough guy and former “brass-knuckle” champion wrestled in all of the major territories including Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, New York and also internationally for Giant Baba’s All Japan Pro Wrestling.
Chaotic Wrestling presents our RETURN to Hudson this Friday, December 2nd at the Hudson-Concord Elks Hall at 99 Park Street in Hudson, MA. A huge night of action is planned with a STEEL CAGE MATCH for the Chaotic Wrestling Title!
Today in Professional Wrestling History (11/29): Rock & Roll Express win SMW gold
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