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Daily Update: Jon Moxley, PAC, Sinclair Broadcast Group

DAILY UPDATE

Latest News:

Kenny Omega vs. PAC set for AEW All Out 
Jon Moxley off AEW All Out due to ‘serious case of MRSA’ in elbow   
MLW, The Crash to co-promote October 5th show in Mexico  
NJPW Super J-Cup night one results: Will Ospreay vs. Amazing Red  
Conor McGregor breaks silence in lengthy Ariel Helwani interview  
WWE’s Becky Lynch & Seth Rollins get engaged  
NXT Venice, FL, live results: Undisputed Era vs. Street Profits/Dio Maddin

Latest Audio:

WOL: Super J-Cup, AEW ticket sales, your calls, more
Wrestling Weekly: AEW, major moves for NXT 8/23
Left My Wallet: NJPW announcer Kevin Kelly 8/23
B&V: The Super J-Cup kicks off in Tacoma 8/23
Pacific Rim: Sam Adonis, pro wrestling world traveler 8/22

We’re looking for reports tonight from WWE in Bogota, Colombia, NXT in Sanford, FL and Defy in Tacoma, WA to newstips@wrestlingobserver.com

CMLL TONIGHT AT ARENA MEXICO IN MEXICO CITY AT 9:30 P.M. ON CMLL YOUTUBE PAGE

Sonic & Super Astro Jr. vs. Espiritu Negro & El Hijo del Signo
Atomo & Gallito & Microman vs. Chamuel & Guapito & Perico Zacarias
Audaz & Flyer & Titan vs. Cuatrero & Forastero & Templario
Volador Jr. vs. Sanson
Angel de Oro & Mistico & Niebla Roja vs. Euforia & Gran Guerrero & El Terrible
Cavernario & Diamante Azul & Ultimo Guerrero vs. Ciber the Main Man & The Chris & Valiente

IMPACT ON PURSUIT AT 10 P.M. EASTERN TONIGHT

Saturday we’re looking for reports from WWE in Lima, Peru, ROH in Atlanta and NXT in Tampa to newstips@wrestlingobserver.com

COMBATE AMERICAS AT MIDNIGHT EASTERN TONIGHT ON UNIVISION, UNIVISION DEPORTES AND DAZN FROM LAKE TAHOE, NEVADA

Erick Sanchez (155.3) vs. Jose Luis Verdugo (155.3)
Andres Quintana (144.8) vs.; Bruno Cannetti (144.9) to determine Combate Americas featherweight champion
Gustavo Lopez (135.0) vs. Joey Ruque (134.2) for bantamweight title

NEW JAPAN BEST OF THE SUPER JUNIORS AT SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY

Alex Coughlin vs. Jonathan Gresham
Robbie Eagles vs. Clark Connors
Shota Umino vs  Bushi
Ren Narita & Karl Fredericks vs.  Taiji Ishimori & Gedo
Jushin Liger & Amazing Red vs. Yoh & Rocky Romero
Caristico vs. Soberano Jr.
TJP vs. El Phantasmo
Dragon Lee vs. Ryusuke Taguchi
Will Ospreay vs. Sho

ROH FROM CENTER STAGE IN ATLANTA AT 6 P.M. EASTERN SATURDAY NIGHT ON HONOR CLUB (BROADCAST STARTS AT 8 P.M.)

Brian Johnson vs. Austin Gunn in Top Prospect tournament
Haitian Sensation vs  Ken Dixon in Top Prospect tournament
Angelina Love vs Sumie Sakai
Chase Owens vs. LSG vs. PJ Black for a TV title shot the next night
Rhett Titus vs. Shaheem Ali
Beer City Bruiser vs. Vinny Marseglia
Silas Young & Okumura & Felino vs. Cheeseburger & Eli Isom & Ryan Nova
Marty Scurll vs. Bandido
PCO & Brody King vs. Mark Haskins & Tracy Williams
Mark & Jay Briscoe & Shane Taylor & Matt Taven vs. Jay Lethal & Jeff Cobb & Rush & Kenny King

BELLATOR FROM BRIDGEPORT, CT WEBSTER ARENA SATURDAY NIGHT AT 9 P.M. EASTERN ON PARAMOUNT TV AND DAZN

Tyrell Fortune (247) vs. Rudy Schaffroth (243)
David Rickels (175) vs. Yaroslov Amosov (175)
Alejandra Lara (134) vs. Taylor Turner (136)
Vitaly Minakov (262) vs.; Javy Ayala (265)
Matt Mitrione (258) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (264)

MLW AT 9 P.M. EASTERN SATURDAY NIGHT ON BEINSPORTS

L.A. Park vs. Jimmy Havoc street fight
MJF vs. Teddy Hart for middleweight title

Sunday has New Japan in Long Beach and the Walter Pyramid with the semifinals and finals of the Best of the Super Juniors tournament, WWE in Panama City, Panama and ROH in Nashville.

ROH FROM THE NASHVILLE FAIRGROUNDS AT 8 P.M. EASTERN ON HONOR CLUB

Rush vs. Vinny Marseglia
Shane Taylor vs. Owens/LSG.Black winner for TV title
Matt Taven vs. Jay Lethal vs. Jeff Cobb vs. Kenny King in an elimination match – whoever beats Taven gets an ROH title shot, if Taven wins, whoever he beats last can never challenge for the titles
Mark & Jay Briscoe vs. Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson for ROH tag title
PCO & Brody King & Marty Scurll vs. Bandido & Mark Haskins & Tracy Williams for trios titles

NEW JAPAN WORLD PRO WRESTLING SATURDAY NIGHT AT 9 P.M. EASTERN ON AXS TV

Juice Robinson & Toa Henare vs. Jon Moxley & Shota Umino
Ryusuke Taguchi & Tomoaki Honma & Toru Yano & Hirooki Goto & Togi Makabe vs. Tetsuya Naito & Evil & Sanada & Shingo Takagi & Bushi
KENTA & Yoshi-Hashi & Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa & Bad Luck Fale
Kazuchika Okada & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr.
Kota Ibushi vs. Jay White in G-1 finals


F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: Sasha Banks returns to WWE Joseph Currier looks at the return of Sasha Banks and what it means for the women’s division. Plus, Bryan Rose’s Japan notes, and Vinny’s TV reviews.

The return of Banks gives Lynch the opponent she’s needed since WrestleMania. After winning the biggest women’s match in company history, Lynch was put in an impossible position by WWE. She had to maintain her momentum without having any credible opponents to face. Lacey Evans was a poor choice for her first challenger.

One of WWE’s most important goals should have been elevating Lynch and the women’s division further. It was always known that Rousey wouldn’t be with WWE forever. It’s great that Rousey was able to have main event-level matches with the company. It’s great that the Rousey/Lynch/Charlotte Flair rivalry was so deserving of its top spot going into WrestleMania.

But a year of progress doesn’t mean that much if you don’t continue to build upon it. Instead of Lynch facing someone who was near her level, her opponent was a wrestler who wasn’t even in a star in NXT.


WON NEWSLETTER: August 26, 2019 Observer Newsletter: Birth of the Wednesday Night War Details on NXT and AEW competing on Wednesday nights, plus tons of news.

The birth of the Wednesday Night War is the top story in the new edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. 

We discuss how the NXT to USA deal came about, when NXT wrestlers were told, how this impacts the WWE/Fox relationship, and what this means for the NXT brand, going forward. 

We have details on the finances of the NXT to USA deal, and we break down the head-to-head aspect of NXT vs. AEW. We also have comments from a major television executive who gives his perspective on the deal, as well as the potential for audience burnout. 

A story on the latest AEW TV taping sellouts is also featured in the new issue. We also have notes on the secondary ticket market demand for all of the AEW shows. 

An obituary for Eddie Marlin is also in the new issue, with a ton of details on his life. 

Also in this issue, Ryan Frederick covers this past weekend’s UFC show, and we have detailed TV ratings and business notes on the show. 

We also wrap up our G1 coverage with a detailed breakdown of each individual’s star ratings for the tournament. 

We have full coverage of all the WWE television shows from the past week.

As always, we have in-depth looks at the ratings of all the major shows,the key demos for the WWE shows and what can be learned from them.

We also have the results of all the major pro wrestling events around the world over the past week.


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FRIDAY NEWS UPDATE

So in short form, Jon Moxley has MRSA staph in his left elbow and his doctor believes he will have to be out of action for four weeks. Kenny Omega faces Pac in Chicago at All Out.  Originally, Omega vs. Pac was a planned direction months ago so they are going to end up doing it here.  Moxley vs. Omega will take place at some point, perhaps the next PPV although they also could put it on the first TV show.  Right now there is no confirmation whether Pac will be in for any other dates besides this one, but they’ve been in talks to bring him in for some time.  Moxley picked up the infection while in the G-1 tournament and was working for NEW this weekend with the problem.  

Also, from those close to the situation, Dragon Gate has no issue with Pac working AEW. And Pac is expected to return there.

The long talked about Sinclair Broadcasting purchase of the Fox Regional Sports Networks was announced today by Sinclair. This should get ROH exposure in some new markets.

Regarding ticket sales, AEW did not sellout in Pittsburgh or Charleston, WV today.  I don’t have any figures on how the shows did   It appears from seating charts both shows did well.

There are still a few tickets left for my show a week from Saturday morning in Chicago. I will be doing the show with Jim Valley as the host/moderator.

WWE
Ballers, the HBO show starring Dwayne Johnson, has announced its final season will start Sunday at 10:30 p.m.  It will be an eight episode season on Sunday nights.
UFC
Marc Diakiese vs. Lando Vannata has been added to the 9/28 show in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mark O Madsen, who debuts on the Copenhagen show, is 8-0 in MMA, but also captured the silver medal at 165 in the 2016 Olympics in Greco-Roman wrestling for Denmark.  He’s 34 and the first time he won a medal at the world championships was in 2005.
MISCELLANEOUS
Riho vs. Hikaru Shida will be on All Out, with the winner of that match facing the winner of the Casino Battle Royale that takes place also in Chicago to crown a first champion.  That first title match takes place on he 10/2 show in Washington, DC.
Yuka Sakazaki of AEW was announced for the New Taiwan Wresting show on 9/14.  
I Believe in Wrestling on 9/6 in Orlando at the Team Vision Dojo is headlined by Chasyn Rance vs.Deon James for Florida title
NFC announced a free NFC Fight Night t-shirt to anyone who buys a cageside seat for the 10/12 show at the Pink Pony in Atlanta.  Must be 18-or-older to attend.
Warrior Wrestling, Zelo Pro and Impact have a joint show on 10/19 in Merrionette Park, IL at 115 Bourbon Street, the building AAW frequently runs.  That will be the Saturday night before Bound for Glory in Chicago.   
Wildkat Wrestling on 11/3 in Kenner, LA was the 4,600-seat Ponctchatrain Center.  Among those announced for the show are Booker T, Stevie Ray, Rob Van Dam, MVP, Psicosis, Honky Tonk Man, Stevie Richards, Luke Hawx, Bestia 666 and more.
A story on former star Steve Keirn and his background in pro wrestling
The Fight Network diary series on Rhino.

Daily Pro Wrestling History: CM Punk wins World title at SummerSlam 2009


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