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Daily Update: Goldberg scheduled for another Raw, ADR & Paige, TNA ratings

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Alberto Del Rio seemingly tweets details of Paige’s injury 
ROH TV results: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Kyle O’Reilly from Field of Honor
From the classroom to the ring: Logan Black’s dual life
Making a Wrestling Observer HOF case for Bearcat Wright

We’re looking for reports to dave@wrestlingobserver.com and newstips@wrestlingobserver.com for these shows tonight:

*WWE Raw in Calgary

*WWE SmackDown in Phoenix

*NXT in Winter Haven, FL

*ROH in Dearborn, MI (Champions vs. All-Stars show with Adam Cole & Bobby Fish & Young Bucks vs. Dalton Castle & Colt Cabana & Mark & Jay Briscoe, Jay Lethal vs Frankie Kazarian, Adam Page vs. ACH, Kamaitachi vs. Angel de Oro, Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley vs. Silas Young & Beer City Bruiser, Jay White vs. Donovan Dijak, Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu vs. Rhett Titus & Kenny King).

EVOLVE 70 ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT 8 P.M. EASTERN IN ORLANDO AT www.WWNlive.com

Timothy Thatcher vs. Ethan Page for the Evolve title
Chris Hero vs. Drew Gulak
Matt Riddle vs. AR Fox
Dustin vs. Fred Yehi
Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Tracy Williams
Victor Cruz vs. Jason Kincaid

Sunday we’re looking for reports on these shows:

*WWE Raw in Colorado Springs, CO

*WWE SmackDown in Nampa, ID

EVOLVE 71 ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT 8 P.M. EASTERN TIME IN YBOR CITY, FL AT www.WWNlive.com

Timothy Thatcher vs. Drew Gulak
Chris Hero vs. Matt Riddle
Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Fred Yehi
Ethan Page vs. Sami Callihan
Dustin vs. Darby Allin
Tracy Williams vs. Jason Kincaid

Raw will be Monday night in Denver featuring the return of Bill Goldberg after 12 year. There will also be a SmackDown house show in Laramie, WY on Monday night.

SmackDown be Tuesday, also in Denver, featuring A.J. Styles vs. James Ellsworth for the WWE title and Alexa Bliss vs. Naomi.


Figure Four Weekly 10/10/2016: New details emerge in WWE concussion lawsuit filing – On Friday (October 7th), WWE filed a reply in support of their motion to dismiss Vito LoGrasso and Evan Singleton’s concussion-focused lawsuit. In terms of new information, the most newsworthy passages concern the deposition of Vince McMahon, which has otherwise been sealed from public view… Subscribers click here to continue reading.

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Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Oct 17, 2016: Details on the return of Goldberg to WWE, the return of Ronda Rousey to action in UFC, more.


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Thursday News Update

WWE

Goldberg is officially being advertised for the October 31st episode of Raw at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. Dave Meltzer had noted yesterday that Goldberg and Lesnar would be making alternating appearances on Raw over the next few weeks until they both appear on the Survivor Series go-home show. Neither Goldberg nor Lesnar will be appearing at the November 7th Raw in Glasgow, Scotland.
Roderick Strong did a brief interview for WWE.com after making his NXT debut.
Seth Rollins said that he won’t have a new finisher until he’s done with Triple H.
In an interview promoting WWE’s upcoming trip to Dubai, Mark Henry said that he’s happy in his role doing more behind the scenes work and claimed that Big Show told him he cried while watching his fake retirement speech in 2013.
An article from India speculates on Olympic medallist Raman Raheja possibly signing with WWE.
WWE looks at the top 10 controversial match conclusions in company history.

PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING

This week’s episode of TNA Impact was watched by 284k viewers, which was down from the 305k that watched last week’s show and continues a trend of declining ratings in recent weeks.
The Tennessean has an article on the tax lien filed against TNA by the Tennessee Department of Revenue.
Music magazine SPIN has a short story on the saga of Billy Corgan and TNA.
In his first post-WWE match, Ryback won the WrestlePro tag titles with partner Pat Buck against the Heavenly Bodies. WrestlePro streamed the match on Facebook. Ryback will face Dan Maff for WrestlePro tonight.
Ryback will also face Broken Matt Hardy for WrestleCade in a match for the promotion’s championship on November 26th in Winston Salem, NC.
Chris Hero vs. Katsuyori Shibata was announced for Global Wars UK night two on November 11th.
KFVS plugs a wrestling show tonight in Harrisburg, IL with Honky Tonk Man, Disco Inferno and Jimmy Hart.
A Catholic school is having a pro wrestling exhibition as a fundraiser in Dearborn Heights, MI.

UFC/MMA

UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden will have a four-hour main card on PPV.
Conor McGregor predicted that UFC 205 will break the company record for PPV buys, and said he’s almost certain the show will hit the two-million buy mark.
Jon Jones’ USADA arbitration hearing is set for Halloween in Los Angeles.
Combate Americas presented its first show with Alberto Del Rio as company president on UFC Fight Pass last night. Ricardo Rodriguez also did the ring announcing for the show. Frank Shamrock did play by play, with UFC women’s bantamweight contender Julianna Pena providing color commentary.
Women’s strawweight prospect Mackenzie Dern won her second straight pro fight on last night’s Legacy show on AXS TV, submitting Montana Stewart in the first round. Former UFC featherweight Damon Jackson won a decision over Levi Mowles in the main event.
Derrick Lewis will headline his first UFC show when he takes on Shamil Abdurahimov in a heavyweight fight in the main event of the Albany FS1 show on December 9th.

MISCELLANEOUS

Ric Flair appeared on ESPN’s College GameDay this morning as this week’s celebrity guest game predictor.
Maria Kanellis-Bennett was interviewed on CNN about her experiences with Donald Trump on Celebrity Apprentice.
Fuse TV has a look inside the wrestling school run by Amazing Red.
Anime character Tiger Mask W coming to life recently in a New Japan ring was the focus of an article from Comics Alliance.
The new Tiger Mask W television series is available with English subtitles from anime streaming site Crunchyroll. They offer a two week free trial period (with a don’t forget to cancel gimmick) if you want to browse. NJPW World also has episodes without subtitles and strictly in Japanese.
Today in Wrestling History (10/15): Jerry Lawler captures championship gold


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