Raw ratings down slightly against tough competition from MLB & NFL
WWE Tribute to the Troops date set; Royal Rumble tickets presale
UFC 204 prelims do lowest ratings in over a year
WWE Raw video highlights: Paul Heyman issues a challenge
Naito vs. Elgin to headline NJPW Power Struggle
Goldberg to answer Brock Lesnar’s challenge on Raw next week
Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte to take place inside of Hell in a Cell
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Figure Four Weekly 10/4/2016: Comparing ECW to TNA – With its constant scrambling for money, TNA is starting to resemble a much more beloved promotion: ECW. While ECW was not entirely solvent going back to at least 1999, when stories of bounced checks were hitting the wrestling newsletters, the situation got especially dire in the last year or so of the company’s existence. After shutting down in January 2001, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on April 4th… Subscribers click here to continue reading.
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Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Oct 10, 2016: The saga of TNA continues, Goldberg rumors, more – Exactly who funded the Bound for Glory PPV and tapings this week? TNA President Billy Corgan did media interviews during the week and couldn’t give a direct answer as to whether the tapings would take place… Bill Goldberg will be appearing on 10/5 on ESPN SportsCenter and clips were shown during Raw of Goldberg battling Brock Lesnar in ads for the WWE 2K 17 game. This is not coincidental because as things stand right now, Goldberg will face Brock Lesnar in a singles match as the big match at the 2016 Survivor Series on 11/20 in Toronto… Sasha Banks’ WWE Raw women’s title win over Charlotte, positioned as the main event and focal point of the 10/3 Raw in Los Angeles, was done to set the two up in the WWE’s first-ever women’s Hell in a Cell match. The show will take place on 10/30 at the TD Garden in Boston, on a show that will have two Cell matches… Subscribers click here to continue reading.
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WON BACK ISSUE:,WON September 20, 1999: Eric Bischoff fired from WCW, Beyond the Mat review, more – Although wrestlers were singing “Ding, Dong, the Witch is dead,” Friday night in Baltimore, when the word of Eric Bischoff’s re-assignment within Turner (read that as a nice way of saying firing) reached the wrestlers, once the initial happiness wore off and reality set in, the reality is little has changed… Subscribers click here to continue reading.
Thursday News Update
It was announced on Raw last night that TJ Perkins would officially defend his WWE Cruiserweight Championship against Brian Kendrick at Hell in a Cell later this month.
There will be three Hell in a Cell matches at the PPV, with Kevin Owens defending the Universal title against Seth Rollins and Sasha Banks defending the Raw Women’s title against Charlotte inside of the structure. The two matches join the already announced US title Hell in a Cell match between Roman Reigns and Rusev.
After returning to WWE TV on last Sunday’s No Mercy PPV, Luke Harper will team with Bray Wyatt against Randy Orton and Kane on SmackDown tonight. Dolph Ziggler also teased a match with the Spirit Squad on the show, and it was later confirmed by Daniel Bryan.
Sin Cara joined the cruiserweight division on last night’s Raw.
WWE 2K17 was released across various gaming platforms today.
Rusev and Lana take a look at WWE 2K17, and Rusev gets offended at wrestlers with a higher rating than him.
Today would have been Dusty Rhodes’ 71st birthday.
Trish Stratus announced that she’s pregnant with her second child.
WWE uploaded a clip from the Samoa Joe vs. William Regal match that took place 16 years ago today. The full match is available on the WWE Network as part of the Hidden Gems collection.
Paige’s brothers commented on her suspension from WWE, claiming that the suspension was because of a prescription she had for painkillers to treat her neck injury.
Bayley was interviewed by Sporting News about WWE 2K17 and women’s wrestling in WWE.
Dave Meltzer confirmed on Monday’s edition of Wrestling Observer Radio that it was indeed Kota Ibushi wrestling as Tiger Mask W at NJPW’s King of Pro Wrestling PPV. The Tiger Mask W character will also be a part of next year’s Wrestle Kingdom 11 show.
Ricochet won’t make his previously scheduled dates for EVOLVE in November. William Regal will now appear at the November 13th show in Joppa, MD, for a meet and greet.
EVOLVE’s latest mini-documentary focuses on EVOLVE Champion Timothy Thatcher and his ongoing problems with Drew Gulak.
Broken Matt Hardy claimed that he wants to buy TNA and would change the name of the promotion.
Josh Alexander tweeted that he won’t be allowed to work in the United States again until a promotion sponsors him for a work visa. The issues caused him to miss his scheduled appearances for AAW last weekend.
Alberto Del Rio was interviewed on The Taz Show today.
Embattled former NFL defensive lineman Greg Hardy announced that he is making the transition to MMA. Hardy last played for the Dallas Cowboys in the 2015 season but wasn’t signed by a team after becoming a free agent. Hardy was arrested for domestic violence in December 2014 and has been criticized for his lack of contrition about the incident. He was also arrested last month for cocaine possession. Hardy has been training for several months, and several MMA promotions have expressed interest according to his team.
Combate Americas will make an announcement tonight regarding Alberto Del Rio. It’s expected to be that he’ll be the public face of the company. Del Rio has been billed as “Alberto El Presidente” in interviews with ESPN yesterday and on The Taz Show today.
Michael Bisping responded to Chris Weidman saying that he was embarrassed for Bisping after UFC 204.
Adam Piccolotti vs. Brandon Girtz and Linton Vassell vs. Francis Carmont have been added to the Bellator 165 card. The show is scheduled for November 19th and will be headlined by Benson Henderson vs. Michael Chandler.
Maria Kanellis-Bennett has been in the news after The Daily Show unearthed a clip of Donald Trump firing her from Celebrity Apprentice for using “locker room” language.
Highspots released the trailer for “Hitting the Highspots” with Dave Meltzer and Chris Hero joining Rob Naylor for the show.
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