FRI UPDATE: Conor McGregor, TNA departure, NXT, Ricochet, GFW show, Dragon Gate

By”>Dave Meltzer

For this weekend, we’ll be doing polls on the WWE show late tonight in Tokyo and the New Japan Dominion show late tomorrow night in Osaka at”>


Kazuchika Okada vs. Karl Anderson

A.J. Styles vs. Tetsuya Naito

Yuji Nagata vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Katsuyori Shibata


Miles Hunsinger (171) vs. Austin Miller (170)

Stephen Martinez (155.5) vs. Darrell Flores (154.5)

Daniel Swain (145.5) vs. Scott Thometz (146)

Jan Jorgensen (250) vs. Josue Lugo (266)

Czar Sklavos (124.5) vs. Nick Burgos (123.5)

Joe Murphy (136) vs. Jesse Brock (135.5)


John Cena & Dolph Ziggler vs.. Kane & King Barrett

Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston

Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor for the NXT title

Neville vs. Chris Jericho

Nikki Bella vs. Paige vs. Tamina Snuka for the Divas title

Prime Time Players vs. Lucha Dragons for tag titles

*Not all of these matches may be airing on the network as they only have a two-hour window.  The Lesnar and Owens matches are the only sure things.


Yohei Komatsu & Tiger Mask & Jushin Liger & Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi & Ryusuke Taguchi & Mascara Dorada & Sho Tanaka

Young Bucks vs. Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish vs. Rocky Romero & Baretta for the IWGP jr. tag titles

Tetsuya Naito & Tomoaki Honma vs. Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi

Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Katsuyori Shibata

Kenny Omega vs. Kushida for IWGP jr. title

Togi Makabe vs. Tomohiro Ishii for Never Open weight title

Michael Bennett & Matt Taven vs. Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows for IWGP tag title

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Toru Yano

Hirooki Goto vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for IC title

A.J. Styles vs. Kazuchika Okada for IWGP heavyweight title

Saturday also has a WWE show in Winnipeg (Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns, Ryback vs. Big Show)

Sunday has a WWE show in Rockford.

Raw will be Monday in Chicago.  Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman, Randy Orton, HHH & Stephanie McMahon are all scheduled to return on Monday.  Guess which two were pushed on USA network ads last night?

Smackdown and Main Event will be taped on Tuesday night in Milwaukee.  No John Cena advertised, so the top stars advertised are Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Randy Orton.

The story behind UFC losing perhaps its biggest fight of the year with Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor, update on WrestleMania and the match that isn’t in the plans right now, the TNA-GFW situation and how it happened, and how many expect big changes in UFC very soon, multiple WWE related lawsuits, Tough Enough and the WWE & TNA monthly business rundowns are the lead stories in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

The new issue is up on the site at July 6, 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Jose Aldo injury fallout, TNA/GFW mystery

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Our lead story looks at the injury to Conor McGregor, what UFC attempted to do to save the fight, why the fight didn’t happen, McGregor building up a later fight, how much does this change hurt, the positives of Mendes in the spot and the mentality of the PPV buyer.  We look at the key issues involved in the fight not happening.

We also look at why the TNA/GFW alliance took place, why TNA made the call to Jeff Jarrett, plans or non-plans going on, why this is beneficial to both, departures from TNA, where that talent would go next and more.

We look at why Saturday’s UFC show in Hollywood, FL was the end of an era on several accounts, both from the uniform standpoint, as well as drug detection and weight cutting standpoints.  We also make a suggestion of something that is already done in other sports that UFC should implement, although it will never happen, as well as an example of why weight-cutting is done the way it is.

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We also look at the death of the bill to legalize MMA in New York, and how it went down.

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We’ve got coverage of the UFC show in Hollywood, FL, how the card fell apart beforehand, business notes on the show, and what should happen next for Yoel Romero.  We also look at TNA Slammiversary.

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Also in this week’s issue:

–New promotion that has had success dumps its two biggest stars

–A look at the All Elite show in Mexico City with several American stars brought in and others scheduled who had to pull out

–CMLL announces its next major big show main event

–Updates on reaction to the Busca de un Idolo tournament

–Notes on the last shows at Arena Mexico

–Notes on this year’s TripleMania and why it is taking place so late in the year

–Some major injuries to Lucha Underground stars

–AAA signs a longtime CMLL star

–Rey Mysterio Jr. headlines for AAA’s last TV tapings

–Why the Great Muta U.S. tour fell through

–An international promotion having money problems and having to cut back and losing wrestles in the process

–Notes on Dragon Gate’s next major show including some U.S. tours appearing

–Notes on the NOAH upcoming junior heavyweight tournament

–Updates on New Japan business

–New Japan World G-1 notes

–Notes on New Japan’s biggest main event of the week

–Notes on the New Japan U.S. television show

–Update on the original tiger Mask

–Genichiro Tenryu’s final match

–Hiroshi Tanahashi appears on DDT major show

–Update on Bruno Sammartino

–Dave Bautista likely to land another major movie role

–Notes on this past week’s PWG show including celebrities and four-star matches

–Notes on the next two PWG shows

–Young Bucks face Mysterio for the first time and notes no the show

–More talent appearing for Jarrett on shows

–Lots of news regarding the new NWA streaming service and Houston wrestling tape collection

–Another major streaming service announced

–Former WWE star set for a new E! reality show

–Another former WWE performer gets  into legal trouble

–Notes on pro wrestling books

–Update on former WWE star Nick “Eugene” Dinsmore

–Update on the WWC’s last major show

–Former pro wrestler competing in high level bodybuilding contest

–One of the most reviled men of the last 50 years in wrestling is coming out of retirement once again

–Latest on Lucha Underground

–Notes on the ROH stadium show in Brooklyn

–Complete lineup for ROH’s next iPPV show

–Notes on the next ROH show in Las Vegas

–Updates on TNA titles after this set of tapings

–Everything on TNA television through mid-August

–Update on problems with production people

–Update on health of Kurt Angle

–Update on Jeff hardy

–Former WWE star working for TNA behind the scenes

–Controversy over Anderson Silva drug test result

–Ronda Rousey ESPY award nominations

–Crazy UFC schedule over an eight day period

–Official UFC 187 numbers

–Update on C.M. Punk training

–UFC’s return to Ireland announced

–Update Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson

–Lots of new UFC fights

–Aftermath of Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice

–Ken Shamrock talks about a fight with Frank shamrock

–More on Alexander Shlemenko suspension

–Foamer Pride star sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison

–An August battle of MMA legends falls through.

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The Andy Barton departure from TNA is a far bigger story than is being played up.  Barton has been with Dixie Carter since 1996, long before TNA ,and was described to me as the person who would know more about the state of the company than anyone except Dixie Carter.
For the NXT show in Brooklyn, they are setting the place up for 5,000 rather than 13,500, but can add seats if they have a quick sellout. 
Ricochet showed up at today’s New Japan card and challenged the winner of Sunday’s Kenny Omega vs. Kushida match for the IWGP jr. title.  Ricochet hasn’t been in New Japan since he signed with Lucha Underground. 
As for as twitter trending topics for today, UFC Embedded has 5,327, Joe Riggs vs. Uriah Hall has 546 and NXT in Brooklyn has 1,370.  Nothing is listed in Google which is a lot more historically proven tool of interest.
For those who didn’t see Conor McGregor on Conan last night, he never said he’s beat Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match, only that he’d beat him in a fight because boxing is singularly dimensional.  And he’d almost surely wax him in a fight.  He said he’d box him for $180 million but never said he’s actually beat him in such a fight, although if he was offered $180 million, I’m sure he’d say he’d beat him to build up the fight.
The WWE 2K 16 video game cover will be announced Monday night on Raw.
Nikki Bella is working on a separated shoulder.
A correction from yesterday.  As it turns out, we don’t know any wrestling shows shot as TV pilots to be shopped around.  The two examples we listed, WSX and Lucha Libre USA Masked Warriors, were funded by the networks themselves to do a pilot, which is a big difference between doing a pilot and then trying to find a network.  MTV spent $650,000 on the WSX pilot.  Lucha Libre USA had a 52-week contract with MTV which was supposed to be the AAA television show from Mexico with English announcers.  But it bombed before test market audiences to Steve Ship, behind the project, convinced the network to fund an American Lucha Libre TV show.  Ship had all AAA rights in the U.S., which is why AAA was blocked from doing anything in the U.S. for several years.  
GFW announced these matches for a show on 7/9 in Appleton, WI:
Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows vs. Dave & Jake Crist
Magnus vs. Tommaso Ciampa
Santana Garrett vs. Melanie Cruise
Sonjay Dutt vs. PJ Black
The 7/24 PWG show in Reseda sold out in three minutes.
There will be a Dusty Rhodes special after Raw on Monday night.  This will be a new special and not the one that aired a few weeks ago.
Dragon Gate will have an iPPV on 7/12 from Osaka headlined by Masato Yoshino & Shingo Takagi & Ricochet vs. Naruki Doi & K-Ness & Yamato at
The city of Chicago has just imposed a 9% tax on Internet transactions.  It’s been specified this includes Netflix and Hulu, so it should also include everything from WWE Network, UFC Fight Pass and even this web site.
Battlewar on Sunday in Montreal:  Shayne Hawke b Stew Ramjattan, Mitch Thompson b Kevin Dunn, Cecil Tank b Adam Sky, Brett McLoed over Mike Mercer and Decker Lockheart, Mike Gibson b Twiggy, Giant Tiger NC Big Magic, Big Magic & Salty Bully b Giant Tiger & 2 Cold Scorpio
Evolve announced for show son 8/25 in Queens, NY and 8/16 in Deer Park, NY they would have Johnny Gargano, Ethan Page, Zack Sabre Jr., Timothy Thatcher, Chris Hero, Rich Swann, Drew Gulak, Biff Busick, Rey Hours, Mike Bailey and Tracy Williams.
For those in Las Vegas who want to see UFC 189, it is sold out, but the following places will have closed-circuit airings:

Ri Ra

Double Barrel

Legasse’s Stadium

Palace Station

Sunset Station

Green Valley Ranch

Red Rock

Santa Fe

PWX on 7/18 has a TV taping at the PWX Wrestleplex in Pittsburgh.
CMLL from Tuesday in Guadalajara:  Flash II & Magnum b Furia Roja & Jocker, Meteoro & Stukita & Ultimo Dragoncito b Relampago Azul & Mercurio & Pequeno Olimpico, Cancerbero & Okumura & Raziel b Gallo & Hombre Bala Jr. & Super Halcon Jr., Blue Panther & Blue Panther Jr. & Brazo de Plata b Misterioso Jr. & Pierroth & Sagrado, Maximo & Mistico & Volador Jr. b Ephesto & Rey Bucanero & Rey Escorpion-DQ (thanks to Kris Zellner)
wXw in Germany announced a 16 team tournament from 10/2 to 10/4.  Announced so far are Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson, Tommy End & Michael Dante, Lucky Kid & Tarkan Aslan and Jonathan Gresham & Chris Brookes.  Kid & Aslan are from a Berlin based promotion.  Alberto El Patron is booked on 10/17 in Mannheim.  They are also running a major show on 12/12 in Oberhausen.  Gresham and Brookes will be on tour with them from 9/11 to 10/10.(thanks to Markus Gronemann)
Mick Foley was at the Portland Seadogs (AA Boston Red Sox affiliate) game last night in Portland, ME (thanks to Kevin Lagasse)
Mariusz Pudzianowki (9-3) vs. Peter Graham (11-9) was announced as the main event for KSW on 10/31 at the SSE Arena in London.  Also announced is Jim Wallhead (27-9) vs. Rafael Moks (10-7) and Oli Thompson (14-8) vs. Michal Wlodarek (7-0)
Trailer for a Zack Sabre Jr. documentary
Preview of new season of Total Divas and making Eva Marie a babyface



7/1/15 Kevin Owens Is Furious After Being Pinned By Finn Balor

7/1/15-Finn  Balor Celebrates After Pinning Kevin Owens

6/30/15 WWE Tough Enough Digital Extra:  Reigns Talks “Tough”

6/30/15 WWE Tough Enough Digital Extra:  Emma Gives Her Thoughts On The Competitors

7/1/15 WWE Tough Enough Digital Extra:  Lita Imparts Wisdom Upon The Hopefuls

7/1/15 WWE Tough Enough Digital Extra:  Alex Confides In His Girlfriend That He Can’t Swim

7/1/15 WWE Tough Enough Digital Extra:  The Coaches Break Down Week 2

7/2/15 WWE Tough Enough Digital Extra:  The Coaches React To This Week’s Elimination

7/2/15  WWE Smackdown “Fallout”:  Kiss Time

7/2/15 WWE Smackdown “Fallout”:  King Wassup Proclaims

7/2/15 WWE Smackdown “Fallout”:  Lana Ready For Change

7/2/15 WWE Smackdown “Fallout””  A Humbled Big Guy

5 Things:  Superstars With The Same Entrance Themes


Ringside Collectibles’ “Ringside Or Riot” (season 4, Episode 32)

Dad You Don’t Work, You Wrestle (Episode 126)

Larry Zbyszko on “The Apter Chat”

POWW “Inside The Ropes” (Episode 17)

7/2/15 CHIKARA “Thursdays On The Throne”

The Candice & Joey Show (Episode 121)

Smash Wrestling:  Top 5 Moves-Chris Hero

Pro Wrestling Blitz “Mid-Week Mayhem (Episode 9)

Warriors Of Wrestling “Wrestling Wire (Episode 50)


Smash Wrestling TV (Episode 58)

Pro Wrestling Syndicate TV (Episode 26)

CWF Mid-Atlantic Wrestling “Worldwide” TV (Episode 7)


The Vampiro Monologues:  My Big Break


7/1/15 IMPACT In 60:  Three Title For The Ages, Which Faction Disbands?  More!

Comments From EC3 After Becoming World Champion…He Doesn’t Hold Back…

The Wolves After The 30-Minute Iron Man Match Against The Dirty Heels

7/1/15-Jeff Jarrett Speaks About The Future Of TNA Wrestling And Global Force Wrestling

WWE Network Schedule For Saturday, July 4,2015  
12:00 AM ET

WWE BEYOND THE RING    Witness some of the rarest matches from Hulk Hogan’s 30-year career. This special is an absolute must-watch for all Hulkamaniacs!

2:00 AM ET

WWE NXT   NXT Champion Kevin Owens teams with Rhyno to take on Finn Balor and Samoa Joe in tag team action!

3:00 AM ET

WWE SUPERSTARS    WWE Superstars features the best of the best, in matches you’ll have to see to believe. You never know what to expect, so expect everything.

4:00 AM 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.

5:00 AM ET

FINN BALOR: THE DEMON REVEALED    An in depth look inside the life, career and future of NXT Superstar Finn Balor.

5:30 AM ET

THE BEAST: LIVE FROM TOKYO    Live from Tokyo, Japan, Brock Lesnar returns to the ring against Kofi Kingston. Finn Balor challenges Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship!

7:30 AM ET

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

8:00 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.

8:30 AM 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!

8:45 AM ET

CULTURE SHOCK WITH COREY GRAVES   Corey Graves hits up Austin, Texas for this year’s X Games!

9:00 AM ET

WWE BEYOND THE RING    Witness some of the rarest matches from Hulk Hogan’s 30-year career. This special is an absolute must-watch for all Hulkamaniacs!

11:00 AM ET

CELEBRATING THE DREAM    A celebration of the life and career of the late, great WWE Hall of Famer, ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes.

12:00 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!

12:15 PM ET

CULTURE SHOCK WITH COREY GRAVES    Corey Graves hits up Austin, Texas for this year’s X Games!

12:30 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.

1:00 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.

1:30 PM ET

THIS WEEK IN WWE   Get caught up on all the highlights from Raw and SmackDown with This Week in WWE.

2:00 PM ET

THE BEAST: LIVE FROM TOKYO    Live from Tokyo, Japan, Brock Lesnar returns to the ring against Kofi Kingston. Finn Balor challenges Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship!

4:00 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.

4:30 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.

5:30 PM ET

THIS WEEK IN WWE   Get caught up on all the highlights from Raw and SmackDown with This Week in WWE.

6:00 PM ET

WWE COUNTDOWN   Counting down the Top Ten Most Epic Smackdown Moments of all time!

7:00 PM ET

MONDAY NIGHT WAR    Media mogul Ted Turner launches WCW Monday Nitro in direct competition against Vince McMahon and WWE

8:00 PM ET

THE BEAST: LIVE FROM TOKYO    Live from Tokyo, Japan, Brock Lesnar returns to the ring against Kofi Kingston. Finn Balor challenges Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship!

10:00 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.

10:30 PM ET

THIS WEEK IN WWE   Get caught up on all the highlights from Raw and SmackDown with This Week in WWE.

11:00 PM ET

THE BEAST: LIVE FROM TOKYO   Live from Tokyo, Japan, Brock Lesnar returns to the ring against Kofi Kingston. Finn Balor challenges Kevin Owens for the NXT Championship!

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