Daily Update: NXT travel woes, Impact tapings, Junior dos Santos
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ROH IPPV FROM THE OLYMPIA IN LIVERPOOL SATURDAY AT 1 P.M. EASTERN TIME
Silas Young vs. Mark Haskins
Kenny King vs. Hangman Page
Jay Lethal vs. Josh Bodom
Mistico & Titan vs Ultimo Guerrero & Rey Bucanero
Kushida vs. Marty Scurll vs. Hiromu Takahashi vs. Dalton Castle for TV title
Bully Ray & Mark & Jay Briscoe vs Tetsuya Naito & Evil & Bushi
Young Bucks vs. Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian for tag titles
Cody vs Seiya Sanada for ROH title
NXT TAKEOVER SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. EASTERN FROM THE BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN ON THE WWE NETWORK
Bobby Roode vs. Drew McIntyre for NXT title
Asuka vs Ember Moon for women’s title
Authors of Pain vs. Sanity for tag titles
Hideo Itami vs. Aleister Black
Johnny Gargano vs Andrade Cien Almas
Sunday has ROH in Edinburgh, Scotland with Cody & Marty Scurll vs. Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian, Dalton Castle & The Boys vs. Young Bucks & Hangman Page for trios titles, Jay Lethal vs. Silas Young street fight, Mark & Jay Briscoe vs. Ultimo Guerrero & Rey Bucanero, Bully Ray vs. Evil, Tetsuya Naito & Bushi & Seiya Sanada vs. Kushida & Mistico & Titan, Kenny King vs. Josh Bodom and Hiromu Takahashi vs. Mark Haskins and Impact tapings in Orlando.
SUMMERSLAM SUNDAY AT 5 P.M. EASTERN FROM THE BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN ON THE WWE NETWORK
Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe vs. Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman for Universal title
Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for WWE title
A.J. Styles vs. Kevin Owens for U.S. title with Shane McMahon as referee
John Cena vs. Baron Corbin
Sheamus & Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose for Raw tag titles
Alexa Bliss vs. Sasha Banks for Raw women’s title
Naomi vs. Natalya for Smackdown women’s title
Finn Balor vs. Bray Wyatt
Randy Orton vs. Rusev
Akira Tozawa vs. Neville for cruiserweight title
Big Show vs. Big Cass with Enzo Amore in a shark cage
Big E & Xavier Woods vs. Usos for Smackdown tag titles (preshow match)
Matt & Jeff Hardy & Jason Jordan vs. The Miz & Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas (preshow match)
Raw will be Monday night from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. There will also be a Smackdown brand house show on Monday night in Albany, NY and Impact tapings in Orlando.
WHAT CULTURE PRO WRESTLING STACKED FROM THE O2 ACADEMY IN LEEDS, ENGLAND TUESDAY AT 2 P.M. EASTERN
Hiromu Takahashi vs. Mike Bailey
War Machine vs. Briscoes for WCPW tag titles
Kushida vs. Travis Banks
Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Ricochet
Smackdown and 205 Live will be taped Tuesday from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and there will be Impact tapings in Orlando.
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FIGURE FOUR WEEKLY: Figure Four Weekly 8/14/2017: PROGRESS comes to Boston
On the second stop of their weekend in the United States, British promotion PROGRESS Wrestling presented an intimate show in the Boston area on Sunday night. Things didn’t go quite as planned up to that point. It started when PROGRESS and WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne couldn’t wrestle on either show after being busted open in an indie match on Friday. Then, TK Cooper suffered an ankle injury in New York and the excessive heat in the crowded venue marred what otherwise appeared to be a fun show.
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WRESTLING OBSERVER NEWSLETTER: August 21, 2017 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Ric Flair hospitalized, G1 Climax finals, more
An update on Ric Flair and extensive G-1 Climax coverage are the lead stories in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Full coverage of G-1, including polls on the last three nights, G-1 MVP, G-1 best match and a chart showing star ratings for everyone in the tournament and who had the best top-end matches, who was the most consistent and more, in this issue.
Look at the finances of G-1, what are New Japan’s major programs and biggest shows for the next two months, full coverage of all three nights at Sumo Hall, a measure of the change in interest levels over the past year, a look at the return of Katsuyori Shibata, and U.S. G-1 television plans for the summer and fall.
Preview WWE’s SummerSlam weekend, injury updates, lineup changes, ticket sales and plans for next year.
There is an update on the Daniel Bryan situation and why his coming back to wrestle next year is so unique, more on the WWE Network in China, how streaming services have done in China, Ronda Rousey and WWE, Adam Cole and WWE, the Mae Young Classic, Mike Bennett talks drug addiction issues, Bayley talks about her injury, Sami Zayn raising money, Dwayne Johnson update, Scott Dawson update, Shayna Baszler talks Rousey in wrestling, UK ratings, the story of Jericho’s one-night comeback, how Dolph Ziggler’s fortunes faded, WWE market value and the most watched shows on the WWE Network.
Check out all the WWE and NXT arena events from the past week with highlights from each show and business notes.
Examine the situation with Alberto El Patron and GFW and why it is what it is, as well as notes on the upcoming GFW tapings, Alberto’s response, new talent coming, the situation with Lucha Underground and what happens if Lucha Underground is no more.
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WON BACK ISSUE: July 24, 2000 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: ECW Heatwave review, wrestling business uncertainty, more
While a hot PPV show and an impromptu brawl in the middle of the show stole the headlines, in the big scheme of things, with the future of the company at stake, those were only minor issues. After five years of the biggest boom period in the history of this industry, pro wrestling, ironically, like so many industries in this ever changing world, has never been faced with so much uncertainty
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SATURDAY NEWS UPDATE
The NXT crew have had a tough 24 hours heading into NXT TakeOver tonight. Their flight to New York from Orlando was delayed for around 13 hours until finally boarding late into the night. NXT even posted a fun video with Johnny Gargano, Peyton Royce and Billie Kaye regarding the situation.
WWE has already uploaded the opening video to tonight’s TakeOver event.
Kurt Angle, Bayley and Braun Strowman talk about Ric Flair and his influence.
The New York Post has a preview up for SummerSlamVideos of interviews with Braun Strowman, Kurt Angle, Alexa Bliss, Bobby Roode, Seth Rollins and Bray Wyatt at the WWE 2K18 event last night.
Global Force Wrestling taped again last night for an episode of Impact that will air on September 7th. The show featured the debuts of AAA talent Pagano, El Texano Jr. and Taya Valkyrie. The show ended with an angle where Jeremy Borash announced that Bobby Lashley was quitting GFW. Lashley came out and said he wanted one final match in the promotion, and he wants it to be against Moose.
CNN reporter Jim Acosta tweeted a picture of an empty White House briefing room last night, and what do you know, AXS highlights from the G1 Climax tournament were on the TV.
Junior dos Santos’ management have released a statement regarding his USADA test failure. They say he tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, which is a banned diuretic. They don’t know how this appeared on his test, and have already looking into his supplements to determine where this diuretic came from.
Bigfoot Silva responds to criticism regarding him facing a far more accomplished kickboxer, Rico Verhoeven, in his kickboxing debut for Glory.
Andrei Arlovski will face Junior Albini at UFC Fight Night in Norfolk, Virginia on November 11th.
In a battle of undefeated fighters, Deiveson Alcantara (12-0) will face Jarred Brooks (13-0) at UFC Fight Night in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 28th.
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