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The Latest from the F4W Staff

NXT & CWC Video Highlights: Kendrick & Bryan share an emotional moment – Enjoy all the amazing highlights from the latest NXT and CWC shows including long time friends Bryan Danielson and “Spanky” Brian Kendrick sharing a touching spontaneous hug that would make Bayley proud. 

Lion’s Gate Project 3 results: NOAH and New Japan battle in 10-man tag madness – Bryan Rose brings you all the insider information you need to enjoy NOAH’s newest foray. 

Daniel Bryan: ‘Very little’ of Miz confrontation was scripted – Daniel Bryan tells us what we already knew, that the best parts of wrestling come from real life emotions. 

WWE CWC quarterfinal results: Kota Ibushi vs. Brian Kendrick; Gran Metalik vs. Akira Tozawa – Which two men will make the semifinals, and which two will fade into obscurity. 

WWE NXT results: The Nakamura era begins – Shinsuke Nakamura is the NXT champion after defeating Samoa Joe. Check out what’s next for the “King of Strong Style.”

UFC matchmaker Joe Silva reportedly leaving, but not for why you may think – Match maker for UFC, Joe Silva, has ended his tenure with the company. Josh Nason tells you about why Silva made this choice, and what it means for UFC in the future.

Being The Booker: Randy Orton + Bray Wyatt = ‘God vs. Man’ – Breaking down the booking of Randy Orton with John LaRocca is what’s in store for you this week. LaRocca tells you why he is really looking forward to this feud, and why you should be too. 

WOL: Adam Cole interview, Kevin Owens Title win, Smackdown rules, more! 8/31 – ROH Champion Adam Cole joins Bryan Alvarez and Mike Semperive on the Wrestling Observer Live radio show to talk about his most recent title win, subsequent defenses, and up coming matches. Cole also shares his nutritional strategy for getting shredded.

F4D: Tom Lawlor on Joe Silva departure, Smackdown Live, TNA Impact, more! 8/31 – This week on the filthiest podcast in the Empire, Tom Lawlor and Bryan Alvarez discuss all the ins-and-outs on from the world of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts including what Joe Silva’s exit means for the filthy one.


The only poll for this weekend will be for tomorrow night’s CMLL Anniversary 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

There are no WWE house shows this weekend, nor NXT shows.

TNA IMPACT TONIGHT ON POP TV AT 8 P.M.

Ultimate X match to determine the vacant X Division title

Ethan Carter III vs. Eli Drake

Bobby Lashley vs. Mike Bennett for TNA title

New Japan World Pro Wrestling returns airs tomorrow night at 8 p.m.  It’ll be a replay of last week’s show with the great Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tomoaki Honma match. 

CMLL 83RD ANNIVERSARY SHOW FROM ARENA MEXICO ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT 9:30 P.M. EASTERN TIME

Lluvia & Marcela & Princesa Sugei vs. Amapola & Dallys & Zeuxis

Marco Corleone & Maximo Sexy & Stuka Jr. vs. Mephisto & Ephesto & Shocker

Super Crazy vs. Rey Bucanero hair vs. hair

Atlantis & Caristico & Mascara Dorada vs. Negro Casas & Felino & Cavernario

Mistico & Valiente & Volador Jr. vs. Ultimo Guerrero & Gran Guerrero & Euforia for CMLL trios titles

La Mascara vs. Dragon Lee mask vs. mask

SHINE IPPV AT 9 P.M. ON FRIDAY NIGHT FROM YBOR CITY, FL AT THE ORPHEUM at www.wwnlive.com

Ivelisse vs. Allysin Kay (Sienna) for Shine title

Thunderkitty vs. Malia Hosaka

Mercedes Martinez vs. Andrea

Su Yung vs. Vanessa Kraven

Santana vs. Raquel

Amber Gallows vs. Leva Bates vs. Tracy Taylor vs. Kennadi Brink

SHINE

UFC ON FIGHT PASS FROM HAMBURG, GERMANY SATURDAY AT 11:30 A.M. EASTERN TIME

Christian Colombo vs. Jarjis Danho

Nick Hein vs. Tae Hyun Bang

Nicolas Dalby vs. Peter Sobotta

Jessin Ayari vs. Jim Wallhead

Leandro Issa vs. Taylor Lapilus

Germaine de Randamie vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith

Scott Askham vs. Jack Hermanson

Rustam Khabilov vs. Leandro Silva

Ryan Bader vs. Ilif Latifi

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jan Blachowicz

Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett

WWE returns to action with Raw on Monday from the Sprint Center in Kansas City.

Smackdown will be Tuesday night from Lincoln, NE.



Figure Four Weekly: 8/29/2016, NWA vs. Department of Justice – Recently, as an outgrowth of my interest in public records, court records, and so on, I started to get into the habit of filing Freedom of Information Act (or “FOIA”) requests with various United States government agencies. It was the same fascination that took me to the court records; There’s stuff out there, just waiting to be seen, that nobody was looking at… Subscribers click here to continue reading.

F4W YouTube Page: Tons of clips and full free audio shows that you can tell your friends about, and much more to come! Make sure you subscribe today!  


Wrestling Observer Newsletter: September 6, 2016: Kevin Owens wins WWE Universal Title, Joe Silva leaves UFC, tons more more – Kevin Owens captured the WWE Universal title in a four-way elimination match on 8/29 in Houston as part of the company’s latest reset.

HHH returned for the first time since WrestleMania, single-handedly winning the match by giving both Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins pedigrees and basically handing the championship to Owens in the latest version of The Authority handing out the championship instead of talent winning it… Subscribers click here to continue reading.


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WON BACK ISSUE: August 2, 1999, Vince McMahon comments on Bret Hart, WWF Fully Loaded review, more – While nobody in their right mind believed that they’d heard the last of Vince McMahon vs. Bret Hart, McMahon went out of his way to goad Hart into responding with blistering comments on TSN’s “Off the Record” talk show, which was taped on 7/22 and aired on 7/27… Subscribers click here to continue reading.



THURSDAY NEWS UPDATE

If you haven’t seen it, go out of your way to see last night’s episode of the Cruiserweight Classic.  It was a two match show with Gran Metalik vs. Akira Tozawa and Brian Kendrick vs. Kota Ibushi.  Both matches were outstanding in very different ways.  That makes two straight weeks of excellent shows.

The CMLL Anniversary show, which is one of my favorite shows of the year, will not be streaming live tomorrow night.  There will be an iPPV through YouTube that will air starting Saturday morning.

Northeast Wrestling has announced an On Demand streaming service for $9.99 per month.  For more info

Chael Sonnen talks the retirement of Joe Silva.

WWE

While the NFL doesn’t start on Mondays until 9/5, Raw is hardly unopposed this week, as there will be a major college game with Mississippi (No. 11) vs. Florida State (No. 4).
Roman Reigns was picked as No. 1 this year in the Pro Wrestling Illustrated top 500.
The WWE will be doing fund raising al month for pediatric cancer research.  They will be selling bracelets and bandanas starting on Monday and through the end of the month with 100 percent of net proceeds benefiting Connor’s Cure.    
The WWE Network will be adding an Eddy Guerrero collection called “Eddie Guerrero:  Viva La Raza.”
WWE is advertising for a Smackdown taping on 11/1 in Newark, NJ, a main event of Randy Orton & Dean Ambrose vs. A.J. Styles & Bray Wyatt.
A two part series of articles on current fandom:  Part 1 and Part 2
Jim Ross talks on a number of WWE subjects on Live Audio Wrestling.

UFC

Alex Nicholson got in hot water for remarks that were racial in nature about Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC 202 on 8/20 while he cornered Mike Perry, who faces Lim.  UFC announced that the company has talked with Nicholson and Perry and told Nicholson that any future incident of this nature could result in a suspension or termination of his contract.
Jorge Masvidal vs. Kelvin Gastelum and Marcin Held vs. Diego Sanchez have been added to the 11/5 show in Mexico City.
Michael McBride will replace Mairbek Taisumov on 9/10 in a fight with Nik Lentz on the Cleveland show that features C.M. Punk’s debut.

MISCELLANEOUS

Tickets go on sale tomorow for a Bellator show on 11/19 at the SAP Center in San Jose headlined by Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson for the lightweight title plus Michael Venom Page vs. Fernando Gonzalez.  
Alex Marvez did a story on One Man Gang George Gray after his home was destroyed in a flood
Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that Chavo Guerrero Jr. has been hired as a trainer for the new Netflix GLOW comedy show which will have some pro wrestling scenes.
A story on Jake Roberts
Chaotic Wrestling on 9/9 presents a Night of Grand Slams at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, MA featuring Chase Del Monte & The Logan Brothers vs. Rob Van Dam & Tommy Dreamer & Little Guido, Cody Rhodes vs. Brian Fury and Tommaso  Ciampa vs. Hanson, plus Johnny Gargano vs. Austin Aries vs. JT Dunn.  Also appearing include Ron Simmons, and Donovan Dijak.
NWA Smoky Mountain Wrestling on 9/17 in Kingsport, TN at the Civic Auditorium.
Capital City Championship  Combat on 9/24 in Ottawa, ONT at the Vanier Columbus Club.
Upstate Pro Wrestling on 9/10 in Rochester, NY at the Eagles Club with Josh Alexander and Cody Deaner. 
Smash vs. Progress Uncensored on 9/16 in Oshawa, ONT at the Music Hall has Brent Banks vs. Mark Andrews, Maybach Beta vs. Mark Haskins, Jack Gallagher vs. Evil Uno and Facade & Space Monkey vs. London Riots.  9/17 in Toronto at the Franklin Horner Community Centre has Tarik vs. Zack Sabre Jr., Brent Banks vs. Mark Haskins, Scotty O’Shea vs. Mark Andrews, Mike Rollins vs Jack Gallagher, Ligero vs. Evil Uno and Overdogs vs. London Riots.  9/18 also in Toronto has Tyson Dux vs. Zack Sabre Jr., Mike Bailey vs. Mask Haskins, Sebastian Suave vs. Jack Gallagher, Kevin Bennett vs. Mark Andrews and more.
AIW on 9/9 in Cleveland at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel with Dan Severn vs. Eddie Kingston, Grado vs. Colt Cabana plus Shayna Baszler.
Beer City Bruiser vs. Tommy Lee Curtis headlines for Canadian Wrestling Elite on 9/25 in Calgary.
New England Championship Wrestling on 9/10 in Wakefield, MA at the Americal Civic Center with Todo Loco vs. Paul London, plus JTG appears.
Tracey Keluski, who has appeared on TNA television in the past as Bobby Roode’s best friend, as the two grew up together, was recently inducted into the National Lacrosse League Hall of Fame.
All Star Wrestling on Friday night in Castlewood, VA at the Russell County Fair.
Mountain Championship Wrestling runs every Saturday in Pikeville, TN at 97 Tom Pope Road.
Evolve 69 on 9/11 in Queens, NY at La Boom with Tony Nese vs. Darby Allin, Ethan Page vs. David Starr, Tracy Williams vs. Chuck O’Neil (former UFC fighter), Fred Yehi vs. Travis Gordon, TJ Perkins vs. Matt Riddle, Drew Gulak vs. DUSTIN, Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Ricochet and Johnny Gargano & Cody Rhodes vs. Drew Galloway & Chris Hero.
Resurrection  Fighting Alliance on 10/28 Prior Lake, MN at the Mystic Lake Casino for AXS TV with Raoni Barcelos defending the featherweight title against Dan Moret and Chase Waldon vs. Gerald Meerschaert for the vacant middleweight title.  Four-time NCAA All-American Logan Storley from the University of Minnesota will also be fighting.
House of Hardcore on 9/16 in St. James, NY at the Sports Arena with Rhino vs. Tommy Dreamer in a street fight, Matt Hardy vs. Aaron Stevens, Tony Nese vs. Ricochet, Torito vs. Swoggle, Pat Buck vs. Brian Myers (Curt Hawkins), Team Tremendous & ? vs. Vik Dalishus & Hale Collins& Ben Ortiz plus Terry Funk, Matt Striker, Alex Reynolds, Sami Callihan and Bull James.  9/17 at the Arena in Philadelphia has Dreamer (managed by Funk) vs. Matt Hardy (managed by Senor Benjamin), Ricochet vs. Callihan, Chris Hero vs. Nese and Myers.
WCWF on 9/10 in Yuba City, CA at the Fairgrounds has a Tag Team Battle  Royal.
Jason Kincaid & Shane Sabre vs. Beer City Bruiser & Chase Owens on 9/28 in Brandon, Manitoba.
El Rey Network will be carried by Verizon FIOS starting 9/7 which includes the new season of Lucha Underground.
I Believe in Wrestling on 9/3 in Orlando at the Team Vision Dojo has Santana Garrett and Raquel.
Pro Wrestling 2.0 from Tuesday night in Winter Park, FL:  Sami Callihan b Jason Cade to win the title, Chico Adams won elimination match, Matt Knotts b  Leo Brien, Chelsea Diamond won Battle Royal to become women’s champion, Snoop Strikes b Ace Radic, Lince Dorado b Aaron Epic, Koko Harris won three-way over Omar Amir and Chuckles Lacey Lane b Jon Cruz, Mr. 450 b Martin Stone.
Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard will be coming to the Legends of Wrestling convention on 2/18 in Winnipeg at the Holy Cross Gym for photos and autographs.
Grand Slam Wrestling on 9/10 in Moosic, PA at the Youth Center with a 21 man Battle Royal.
CMLL on Monday night in Puebla:  Artillero & Espiritu Negro & Mayalo b Arkalis & Meyer & Robin, Black Tiger & Espiritu Maligno & Hombre Bala Jr. b Ares & King Jaguar & Policeman, Astral b Demus 3:16 in a CMLL minis title match, Kraneo & Olimpico & Ripper b Ephesto & Luciferno & Mephisto (sets of a match for the Mephisto team’s Mexican national trios titles), Pierroth & Rush & Rey Escorpion b El Terrible & Rey Bucanero & shocker, Dragon Lee & Volador Jr. b Mascara Dorada & La Mascara-DQ
IWF celebrates Fan Appreciation month with live shows on 9/3, 9/10 and 9/24 at the IWF Centre in Nutley, NJ.

Daily Pro Wrestling History (09/01): Pat Patterson allegedly wins I-C title in Rio tournament


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