Four matches announced for ROH State of the Art TV tapings
WWE confirms Nikki Cross for women’s MITB ladder match
Austin Aries vs. Adam Brooks set for MLW Fury Road
ROH announces Summer Supercard for Toronto
Report: WWE agrees to UK TV deal with BT Sport
Ric Flair undergoes scheduled surgery, medical status unclear
Alexa Bliss pulled from WWE Money in the Bank match
NJPW Best of the Super Juniors night four results: Ospreay vs. Romero
WOL: Ric Flair, AEW TV money, Dave Meltzer, tons more! 5/16
WOR: AEW TV deal, Lars Sullivan, ratings, Money in the Bank, more! 5/16
F4D: Smackdown, weekend update, PRIME, surprise announcement, more! 5/15
F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: Goldberg vs. Undertaker set for WWE’s return to Saudi Arabia
With less than a month until the show, WWE has revealed the name and announced the first three matches for their return to Saudi Arabia.
The third show in WWE’s controversy-filled 10-year deal with the Saudi General Sports Authority will take place at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah on Friday, June 7. It will air live on the WWE Network and is titled “WWE Super ShowDown,” which is the same name the company used for their event in Melbourne, Australia last October.
WON NEWSLETTER: May 20, 2019 Observer Newsletter: AEW announces TV deal with TNT
A look at the new AEW television deal with TNT and other aspects of starting up is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Look at the detail of the two nights being considered and the arguments for each night, international television, streaming, why the price is what it is, and how long talks have been going on for the TNT deal.
Read a lengthy bio on Silver King, a breakdown of what happened in the ring when he passed away and what lessons can be learned by it. Look at the start of his career, and his going to All Japan as a teenager.
Read the updates on the next two WWE PPV shows.
Read a detailed article on Lars Sullivan, from his background, to his fine, to the questions asked, to what got him in trouble, why he was fined now, why he wasn’t before and a lot of the questions regarding all this.
Also look at changes to WWE Network, Vince McMahon talks the move to FOX, WWE gets award nominations, tons of new news on the XFL, what happens to Vince McMahon when the XFL starts, why Percy Watson left the company, and an update on the Mauro Ranallo’s situation.
Have a look at the legend of Tom Magee, the match with Bret Hart and the WWE documentary.
Read complete coverage of UFC 237 with match-by-match coverage and poll results.
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THURSDAY NEWS UPDATE
Dolph Ziggler will be appearing at the Oz Comic Con in Melbourne, Australia on 6/8 and 6/9.
Nikki & Brie Bella will be at the Wine and Food Experience at Cincinnati’s Riverfront on 10/5. (thanks to Brian Henke)
After Markus Perez pulled out of his fight with Deron Winn on 7/22 in Greenville, SC, UFC inked Bruno Silva as Winn’s next opponent.
CMLL will have a somewhat major show on 5/31 with hair vs. hair matches with both Kaho Kobayashi vs. Amapola and Ultimo Guerrero vs. Mascara Ano 2000.
DAWG on 5/25 in Glassboro, NJ at the Max Fit Sports Center.
Joey Ryan vs. Indi Hartwell has been added to the 6/21 World Series Wrestling show in Melbourne, Australia. Pentagon Jr. & Fenix vs. Flip Gordon & Brian Cage was announced for the 6/22 show.
Combate Americas announced a 6/21 show on Univision from Hidalgo, TX and the State Farm Arena headlined by Enrique Gonzalez (7-3) vs. Alejandro Martinez (4-3) in a 150 pound fight.
Former UFC fighter Joe Riggs makes his pro boxing debut on 5/23 on a Roy Jones Jr. show on 5/23 from Tucson, AZ at the Casino del Sol AVA Amphitheater. Riggs, out of Phoenix, face David Damore (1-6-3) of Glendale in a four-round fight. The show will air on UFC Fight Pass.
AAW on 5/31 in Austin, TX at the Blue Genie Art Bazaar has Jessicka Havok vs. Priscilla Kelly for the AAW title, Eddie Kingston vs. Mance Warner, Pentagon Jr. & Fenix vs. Davey Vega & Mat Fitchett and Ace Romero vs. Ryan Davidson, plus Sami Callihan, Jake Something, Juventud Guerrera, Thunder Rosa, Josh Alexander, Myron Reed, Jimmy Jacob and more.
AWS announced that they will be shutting down with their final show on 11/30 at the American Legion Hall in South Gate, CA.
CWE on Saturday night in Keeseekoose First Nation, Saskatchewan at the Keeseekoose School.
An interview with New Japan’s Michael Craven.
A story on former WWE heel referee/wrestler Danny Davis.
Daily Pro Wrestling History: Verne Gagne wins AWA World Title from Mad Dog Vachon
F4W Empire Convention Info:
Ed in San Antonio presents PODER~! at the FSW arena on Friday 5/24 – Showtime is at noon – Main event: Bryan Alvarez vs. Logan Stunt
Empire dinner on Friday 5/24 at 8:30 p.m. at Texas de Brazil – Price is $82 – All you can eat meat and salad, sodas, tea, and coffee, plus dessert included
Empire suite party on Friday 5/24 for those who were not able to get the Q&A package – Price is $25
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Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, and Jim Ross are going to do a panel at Starrcast discussing their 1989 trilogy.
Cody & the Young Bucks will be doing a Q&A as part of their panel about All Elite Wrestling just 48 hours prior to Double or Nothing in Las Vegas. Starrcast will be streaming it on FITE and allowing viewers the chance to ask questions.
Arn Anderson and Sting both have panels at Starrcast on May 24th. Tony Schiavone will taking questions from fans watching at home on FITE for the Q&A portion of the show.
The Young Bucks and Joey Janela will be guests for Colt Cabana’s live Art of Wrestling show on May 24th.
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