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TUES. UPDATE: 30th anniversary of WrestleMania, CM Punk on other wrestlers wanting to do MMA. Ask Chael Anything, Andre the Giant museum exhibit, and more

by David Bixenspan | davidbix@wrestlingobserver.com | Follow @davidbix

TV tonight:

The premiere of the UFC 178 episode of UFC Reloaded airs at 8:00 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. This is the excellent pay-per-view from September with the loaded undercard of Cat Zingano vs. Amanda Nunes, Tim Kennedy vs. Yoel Romero in the “Stoolgate” fight, Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier, and Donald Cerrone vs. Eddie Alvarez supporting the Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso match for the UFC Flyweight Title on top. This was also the card with Dominick Cruz vs. Takeya Mizugaki as the featured prelim, but it’s been a long time since they included prelims on the Reloaded shows, even if there’s room, so it seems unlikely that the fight was included in this edit of the card.

Saturday’s World Series of Fighting 19 card from Saturday night is being reaired tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, which is notable because the Justin Gaethje vs. Luis Palomino main event has been getting a good bit of Fight of the Year hype in the last few days

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The newest issue of Figure Four Weekly is up on the site for subscribers (subscribe here) with an extensive Perro Aguayo Jr. bio by Dr. Lucha Steve Sims, a look at the economic impact of WrestleMania, and all of the usual reviews and international news.

Also, now available for the first time on Kindle (meaning Kindle devices and anything with the Kindle app) is Fall Guys, the seminal 1937 book that has been described as being like the 1930s version of the Wrestling Observer. It was surprisingly not on Kindle already, so we put together a nice version with a full table of contents w/ chapter marks, proper formatting on everything, etc. Right now it’s available from the American, Canadian, and Australian Amazon/Kindle stores OR you can also buy it from anywhere in the world on PayHip, who will provide you with both Kindle and ePub (every other e-reader) format files, and you can either sideload them to your device or have them email it to your Kindle. 

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One of the year’s biggest issues of the Observer is out this week, looking at WrestleMania, plus an extensive look at the life and death of Perro Aguayo Jr., the Brock Lesnar decision in depth, a look at the build to WrestleMania, Kevin Nash biography and more.

The new issue of the Observer: Mar. 30, 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Perro Aguayo Jr. bio & AAA’s nightmare week, Brock Lesnar re-signs with WWE, WrestleMania weekend preview

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One of the year’s biggest issues of the Observer is out this week, looking at WrestleMania, plus an extensive look at the life and death of Perro Aguayo Jr., the Brock Lesnar decision in depth, a look at the build to WrestleMania, Kevin Nash biography and more.

The new issue of the Observer: Mar. 30, 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Perro Aguayo Jr. bio & AAA’s nightmare week, Brock Lesnar re-signs with WWE, WrestleMania weekend preview

You can also order the print Observer right now and get it delivered to your door via mail, by sending your name, address, Visa or Master Card number and an expiration date to dave@wrestlingobserver.com”>dave@wrestlingobserver.com

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If you order by mail with a check, cash or money order (P.O. Box 1228, Campbell, CA 95009-1228), you can get $1 off in every price range.
 
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The tragic death of Perro Aguayo Jr. is looked at in the current issue.  We look at his first match, the family, the famous T-shirt, his career title history, the night of his death, exactly what happened in the match, with comments from the doctor, the commission, what happened at the hospital, the coverage,, the public reaction, and a look at his career and his biggest matches, as well as the Mistico vs. Aguayo boom period, the Perros Del Mal promotion, the cancer story, Hector Garza and the return to AAA.

We also look at Brock Lesnar’s WWE deal including details of his new contract, details of UFC’s offer, why he said  he made the choice he did, why WWE was so adamant about him signing on Monday and how did the impasse get broken, plus tons of comments by Lesnar from ESPN and about his offers, as well as the reaction from Dana White, and how that affects WWE booking.

We also have a look at WrestleMania and all of the events taking place during the week.

We also have notes on Dwayne Johnson and him answering about a Brock Lesnar bout, can such a bout set the all-time WWE attendance record, Roman Reigns talks a match with The Rock and his thoughts on it, the WWE’s new tie-in with NBC Universal and promotional ideas and more WrestleMania news.

We also look at the Tapout deal with WWE, Kevin Owens in NXT, a fifth generation McMahon in pro wrestling, what is planned after WrestleMania, does Bill Goldberg want to wrestle in WWE and the answer may surprise you, Dolph Ziggler talks his fate, Chael Sonnen and WWE, Smackdown sound changing, as well as business notes from the last week an highlights of all the weekend live events.     

We also have an article on the career of Kevin Nash, including where the name Diesel came from, how he got into WWF, how he started in WCW, the masters Blasters, Oz, the status of WCW when Nash first started and Jim Herd, the move to WWF, his rise to the to and title run, the NWO, his money, his WWF return, his injuries and his legacy.

We also look at this year’s NCAA Division I wrestling tournament, including the record attendance, ratings and the major highlights.

We also look at the latest UFC show, including the controversial referee call and the possible end to Josh Koscheck.

We’ve got coverage of the return of Rey Mysterio and AAA’s Rey de Reyes show.

The Observer is the world’s most detailed weekly pro wrestling publication, in its 32nd year of publication, and is read by the biggest names in the pro wrestling, industry, MMA industry, sports world and on Wall Street.
 
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Also in this week’s issue:

–A look at CMLL”s Dos Leyendas show

–A booking decision that may have to be changed as far as a major stipulation loser for reasons probably never involved before in a decision in history

–What happened to the TNA/Wrestle-1 tie up

–Two All Japan title changes

–Pro Wrestling NOAH tag team tournament details

–New Americans coming to NOAH

–Update on Invasion Attack this year

–Notes on what is coming up on New Japan World

–Angle for Styles vs. Ibushi

–Notes on New Japan title matches and a look at the company’s two big shows this week

–Yoji Anjo retirement show and what he’s most known for

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–Fujinami vs. Funaki teacher vs. student match

–Samoa Joe talks his past and future

–Business notes on Alberto El Patron

–More on Jeff Jarrett opening up a promotion

–Jim Duggan honored

–Inaccuracies in Foxcatcher movie

–Latest from Puerto Rico

–Son of major 80s star makes debut

–Lots of notes on upcoming angles on Lucha Underground

–Kurt Angle contract notes

–Angle talks Brock Lesnar

–Notes on Jeremy Borash starting on the Howard Stern show

–TNA injury and contract signing updates

–Details behind the Rousey vs. Correia fight

–Why the fight is so interesting

–UFC injury notes

–More on UFC coming to New York

–Fine and suspension of Hector Lombard

–UFC’s crazy week for Fight week

–Injuries to both Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos after their fight

–New Invicta show

–Reality show on a major show in UFC starts airing

–Lots of new UFC fights under consideration

–Update on Bellator’s Shamrock vs. Kimbo fight

–The incredible money behind Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

–Bill Goldberg talks his next project as well as why he turned down a kickboxing match with Alberto El Patron

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 UFC 189: World Tour Press Conference – Dublin, Conor grabs the belt!
While WWE tends to commemerate the 10th annual, 20th annual, 25th annual, 30th annual, etc. iteration of WrestleMania and sometimes other events as milestones (and mislabels them as anniversaries), today is the actual anniversary of the first WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden. Best known as a closed circuit television event drawing about 400,000 fans, it did air on pay-per-view on a very small number of cable systems, with WWE telling Broadcasting Magazine in 1986 that it drew a 10% buyrate among the homes that had the capability of ordering it.
That wasn’t the only thing that went down that weekend:

The night before was the most famous part of WrestleMania publicity storm, Hulk Hogan and Mr. T hosting Saturday Night Live. What’s not remembered is that they were late replacement hosts who barely appeared in sketches, as original host Steve Landesberg fell ill too late for Hogan and T to be written into anything, though he recovered in time to do a mid-show monologue. The one sketch anyone remembers is Hogan and T as themselves on “Fernando’s Hideaway,” which can be seen on Yahoo Screen. 

Also on Saturday the 30th, the last WWF-controlled episode of World Championship Wrestling/Georgia Championship Wrestling aired in the Saturday at 6:05 p.m. time slot, as the company had sold their contract to Jim Crockett Promotions effective the following week. To make sure they kept the slot through WrestleMania, Vince McMahon finally caved to Ted Turner and did studio wrestling at Techwood Drive in Atlanta for all of March. Meanwhile, earlier that day, Crockett had taken over Ole Anderson’s Championship Wrestling from Georgia show, with Tony Schiavone replacing Gordon Solie and JCP talent winning squashes.

 Eve Torres announced on Instagram that she’s expecting her first child in September with husband Rener Gracie. Mazel tov!
Damon Martin at Fox Sports talked to CM Punk for a new article that came out over the weekend. The main theme, presumably stemming from Brock Lesnar’s take on The Decision, is if other wrestlers have had the same desire to go into MMA. To quote Punk in the article: “There’s a lot of guys in pro wrestling that just kind of have this MMA fantasy and they never act on it. I’m acting on it. I don’t want to be one of those guys who sits there and goes, ‘I could have done that or I should have done that.’ I can, so I’m doing it.
 The New York Post covered WWE stock dropping 14.7%. One “long-time observer” told them that “They’re training fans to subscribe only to those events they really want to see. There’s no penalty for ending a subscription and then picking it up again.”
There have been a couple UFC fight announcements of note. At UFC 189, the July 11th card headlined by Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald and Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor, Dennis Bermudez will fight Jeremy Stephens. They’re coming off losses to Ricardo Lamas (fighting Chad Mendes this Saturday afternoon) and Charles Oliveira, respectively. The following Wedndesday in San Diego on a Fox Sports 1 card, Tony Ferguson (coming off a first round domination of Gleison Tibau) will fight Josh Thomson (whose last fight was a close split decision loss to Bobby Green). This is Ferguson’s toughest test to date and is a really, really good fight on paper.in the UFC’s most stacked weight class.
Meanwhile, Bellator has rescheduled Eduardo Danta vs. Mike Richman, which is likely going to determine who gets the first shot at new Bantamweight Champion Marcos Galvao, for May 15th.
 Chael Sonnen did an impromptu “Ask Me Anything” session on Reddit last night. The most newsworthy note is probably his repeated insistence that Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson won’t happen, but he wouldn’t elaborate as to why. He also commented on his guilty plea to money laundering charges: “To start, I was Guilty…The frusteration was that I was only looked at becuase I had just won a Public Election. I was charged with a crime that outside the moveis, I had never even heard of. If you read the definition of the crime, and you look at the way my office performed, we were guilty. Period.
2K Sports is releasing a new paid downloadable content pack for WWE 2K15 today called “Path of the Warrior,” which features some of The Ultimate Warrior’s most memorable matches, like his WrestleMania wins over Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage and his squash of the Honky Tonk man to win his first Intercontinental Championship. 
NBC issued a press release announcing that for the Premier Boxing Champions card on April 11th (a week from Saturday night) from Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York, Bob Costas will work with Marv Albert and Al Michaels on the same broadcast for the first time ever, as he will be presenting a special feature on the history of boxing in New York.
Kind of obvious, yes, but the WWE Archivist tweeted a photo of Seth Rollins’ Money in the Bank briefcase heading back to Connecticut in the overhead compartment on his flight home nome. Now that Rollins cashed it in, it’s heading to the warehouse.
The Rankin Museum of American Heritage in Ellerbe, NC, the town where Andre the Giant lived late in his life, is opening an Andre exhibit on Tuesday, May 19th at 7 p.m local time, andYourDailyJournal.com has a story about the display. The article includes some nice photos including one of the drawing Bret Hart did of the top wrestlers who came through the WWF in the mid to late ’80s to give to Andre as a farewell gift at WrestleMania 6.
 KARE TV did a story about “Sodbuster” Kenny Jay’s annual Histiocytosis Association Benefit, which is coming up this Saturday, which features autograph signings from a number of Minneota-area wrestlers including AWA legends.
 Awful Announcing took a look at ESPN doing so much WWE coverage during and coming out of WrestleMania week.
Family Wrestling Entertainment announced the cancellation of their April 16th-18th series of upstate New York shows adding that their October 10th show (presumably in Brooklyn) is their only 2015 card still scheduled and could be their last.

 

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