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THURS UPDATE: TNA/Jarrett, Low Ki leaves TNA, Bolin hospitalized, WWE, Aldo vs. McGregor, Kidd surgery, HHH tweet

By dave@wrestlingobserver.com”>Dave Meltzer

We’re looking for reports on tonight’s TNA tapings in Orlando as well as the matches not on the live show last night at dave@wrestlingobserver.com”>dave@wrestlingobserver.com   The matches believed to be taped today are Kurt Angle vs. Ethan Carter III for the TNA title and The Wolves vs. Austin Aries & Bobby Roode. 

Smackdown tonight on the USA Network:

Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler

Alicia Fox vs. Naomi

Ryback vs. Kane

Prime Time Players & Lucha Dragons vs. New Day & Bo Dallas

Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose non-title match

A story about the life and career of Buddy Landel, plus the Jose Aldo injury, Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock and whether it was or wasn’t real and Cora Combs and the last link to the heyday of U.S. women’s wrestling are the main stories in the June 29 issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

The Latest Wrestling Observer June 29, 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Buddy Landel obituary, Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice coverage

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We first look at the injury to Jose Aldo Jr. and thoughts on the 7/11 fight with Conor McGregor.  We look at the different options UFC had in this situation.

We’ve got a major story on the life and career of Buddy Landel.  We look at the circumstances of his death, why Landel never reached the level of success his ability should have gotten him, his life before and after wrestling, and the story that, at the age of 24, changed the direction of his career.

Landel talked about getting fired from Crockett Promotions at what turned out to be the high point of his career, examine the talk of his being given the world title at the time, as well as his own very candid thoughts about if he had won the title.  We look at what was planned for him, and how his firing changed the entire history of the business because it in a roundabout way led to the creation of the Four Horseman.

We look at the situation with Crockett Promotions in the middle of a hot period in 1985, the Starrcade 85 show, and the Flair vs. Rhodes program.  We look at the story behind Landel’s statement that he and Flair broke Elvis’ attendance record in Raleigh and the true story of that night.

We also look at his run in Tennessee including the last sellout at the Mid South Coliseum and the angle leading to that, as well as the famous 27 fall Texas death match that was among the best matches of the 80s. We look at his start in sports, growing up as a fan, and how Landel got into pro wrestling.  We look at his early years, his first push, the creation of the Nature Boy gimmick, working with Junkyard Dog in Mid South, his return to Crockett Promotions and why he never got another chance, what Buddy Rogers told him, and the last stages of his career and life after wrestling.

We also look in depth at the Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock right.  We look at different kinds of works, and the ones that could not have happened and the ones that could have.  We look at what the person closest to the action said about it, as well as a look at the background of Ken Shamrock.

We also have a lot more about the records set for the fight, as well as future matches that both or either could do going out of this.  We also look at other business notes for the show, as well as Bellator’s next major event in September, and full coverage of the TV event.

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We also have coverage of the ROH Best in the World PPV show, and where the company is headed.

We’ve also got a story on the life of Cora Combs, the last link to the Billy Wolfe/Mildred Burke glory days of women’s wrestling.  We look at her career, her decision in the promotional split that ended up taking the women’s side of wrestling down, the Moolah years, being in the first woman’s match ever held in New York and the story behind it.  We also look at the last period of her career, as Lady Satan, working against her daughter, as well as look at some of the oldest wrestlers of all-time and the oldest living wrestles..

We’ve also got full coverage of the weekly UFC show in Germany and the rise of Joanna Jedrzejczyk.  We look at her unique stardom, as well as other coverage of the show.

We also have notes on how the WWE’s Payback PPV did and where the PPV business currently stands.

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Also in this week’s issue:

–More on AAA’s Verano de Escandalo show

–Former WWE star signs major deal as a brand ambassador with one of the biggest movie companies in the world and his duties

–Another former WWE star working big shows in AAA

–Notes on future AAA shows

–Ricochet returns to Japan

–Notes on the next Dragon Gate iPPV show

–Final event of the Mitsuharu Misawa Memorial tour

–Notes on the upcoming NOAH GHC jr. tournament

–More G-1 Climax notes as far as TV goes

–New Japan heads to Singapore

–Notes on Dusty Rhodes and Tommy Rogers

–More on Global Force Wrestling

–Lots of PWG notes

–Notes on Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore show

–Pro wrestling returns after 20 years to one of its most famous former arenas

–More on Lucha Underground

–Notes on upcoming ROH shows

–A look at the next month of ROH television

–More on people leaving TNA

–Story behind Hernandez coming to TNA

–More on TNA PPV show

–TNA wrestlers appear on Destination America programming

–UFC press conference coming

–Major official leaves UFC

–Lots of new UFC fights

–More talk about UFC events in the future in Mexico City

–Why Dana White didn’t go to the UFC show in Germany

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–Dana White talks about a reality show he’s filming

–Latest on the heavyweight title picture

–Lots of changed matches on the UFC shows

–UFC injury updates

–Lots of new UFC fights

–Stiffest MMA suspension to date to a former champion

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THURSDAY’S NEWS UPDATE

Regarding the Jeff Jarrett appearance on Impact, we discussed it heavily on the radio show, but at least as of right now he is not in a position of power or ownership.  He is scheduled to appear past Sunday as of right now, the as noted earlier, Magnus is scheduled to appear on the GFW TV show taped on 7/24 in Las Vegas, so the sides are working together.  The deal did just come through and it was hilarious backstage as all the people who had for the last year plus made fun of Jarrett were all acting like they were his long-lost best friend.  The morale of the wrestlers wasn’t good, feeling the company wasn’t being honest with them by hiding it.  They already had credibility issues with talent.  The deal really did come together in the last week and wasn’t finalized until the day of.  While not confirmed, the belief is that Jarrett was brought in to be this year’s inductee into the TNA Hall of Fame after A.J. Styles turned down the offer.
A real key thing which Jarrett clearly said to get insiders talking was mentioning how he had just talked with his friend Toby Keith two days earlier.
Low Ki announced today on Twitter that he’s done with TNA.  The belief is this is legit.  Within the company, with the skepticism, there is always the speculation regarding it could be his going to GFW in an angle.  
Manager Kenny Bolin was in the hospital today with major heart issues.
WWE has announced Blake Blistad as its new Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary.  He’ll be part of the upper management team handling legal affairs.  He had a similar position at Provide Commerce before taking this position.
While it is not 100%, UFC officials do expect Jose Aldo to fight Conor McGregor on 7/11.  Aldo is anything but healthy today.  Regarding the decision to go with Chad Mendes instead of Frankie Edgar as the backup against McGregor, that was based on UFC rankings.  The UFC’s media voted rankings had Mendes as the No. 1 contender and Edgar at No. 2.  Similarly, Alexander Gustafsson was ranked higher than Ryan Bader.  However, Stipe Miocic is ranked higher than Andrei Arlovski, and Cain Velasquez higher than both, but Arlovski is expected to get the next heavyweight title shot.
Tyson Kidd had his neck surgery yesterday.  He is believed to have returned home from the hospital today.  He was doing really well after surgery. 
Nicole Bass, who worked in the 90s in WWF and ECW and was best known from the Howard Stern show, the huge muscular bodybuilder woman, was arrested and charged with shoplifting of nearly $1,500 in goods from a Stop & Shot market in Queens.  She plea bargained down to attending a day-long counseling session on charges of petty larceny and possession of stolen property. 
The new 7/4 card for Sumo Hall in Tokyo on the WWE Network live:

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. Naomi for the Divas title

Lucha Dragons vs. Big E & Xavier Woods

Cesaro vs. Diego

Contrary to earlier reports, there are still tickets available for that show, so it’s not sold out. 

HHH’s tweet about SummerSlam being about to get bigger is believed to be the announcement of an NXT show in New York that weekend.
ROH announced Jay Lethal & Roderick Strong & Moose vs. Jay Briscoe & Dalton Castle & Kyle O’Reilly, Young Bucks vs. Roppongi Vice and a tournament for a TV title shot that includes first round bouts of Christopher Daniels vs. Mark Briscoe, Matt Taven vs. Bobby Fish and Frankie Kazarian vs. ACH for 7/17 in Las Vegas at Sam’s Town.
WWE stock continues its climb, closing today at $17.53 per share, up 21 cents.   
2K announced today at the WWE 2K 16 game will have the largest roster in the history of the franchise with more than 120 models, up from 67 last year.
Matt Hullum, who wrestles as Matt Cage on U.S. indies, said on his Facebook page that he was gay.  He had previously claimed to be bisexual, but said he wanted to tell the truth, saying his parents and friends already knew.
In matches taped last night for next week’s Impact, Magnus & Mickie James beat James Storm & Serena Deep, The new BDC beat The Rising and Taryn Terrell retained the Knockouts title in a three-way over Brooke and Awesome Kong.
Stephanie McMahon was in Arlington, TX today, working the stadium officials in preparing for next year’s WrestleMania.
15 new episodes of Prime Time Wrestling including shows leading to WrestleMania III and 19 episodes of the Rock & Wrestling cartoon show from the 80s have been uploaded to the WWE Network.
ESPY nominations from MMA:

Ronda Rousey for Best Female Athlete

Ronda Rousey’s armbar for best move

Donald Cerrone and Ronda Rousey for best fighter (along with Floyd Mayweather Jr., Terence Crawford and Gennady Golovkin)

It looks like the second season of Lucha Underground will be taping in the same location in Boyle Heights.  There had been talk of taping in Texas to cut costs.
UFC coverage on FS 1 this weekend:

*There is a special at 9:30 p.m tonight on FS 1 covering the first Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald fight, preparation and their fight

*Weigh-ins are tomorrow at 5 p.m. Eastern on FS 2 with Karyn Bryant, Brian Stann, Rashad Evans and Heidi Androl.

*Pre-fight show on FS 2 at 7 p.m. Saturday night

*Prelims on FS 2 at 8 p.m.

*Main card on FS 1 at 10 p.m.

*Post Game show at 1 a.m. on FS 1

*Ultimate Insider with Robbie Lawler and Conor McGregor on FS 2 on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Raw on 9/7 in Baltimore at the Royal Farms Arena has tickets on sale now for a pre-sale through 10 p.m. tomorow night using the code WWERAW.  Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday.
Nick Dinsmore is opening a wrestling school in Sioux Falls, SD.  His fiance used to work as a newswoman in the city.
Announced for the 7/6 Raw in Chicago is John Cena & Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins & Big Show & Kevin Owens, plus Brock Lesnar on the show.
Randy Orton is now set to return on the 7/6 Raw show in Chicago.  He’s also booked for Smackdown that week (thanks to Becky Graham)
The Undertaker appears at the Wizard World Comic Con in Tulsa on 10/24 from 1-5 p.m  The event is at the Cox Business Center.
This is what  is announced for Sunday’s TNA Slammiversary PPV show:

Bobby Lashley & Ken Anderson vs. Ethan Carter III & Tyrus

A six-man King of the Mountain match with Jeff Jarrett

Austin Aries vs. Davey Richards – the winner gets to choose the stipulation for a match that will have already taken place

James Storm vs. Magnus non-sanctioned

Jessie Godderz vs. Robbie E

Awesome Kong & Brooke vs. Jade & Marti Bell & Taryn Terrell

Matt Morgan vs. Bram

Coverage of last year’s G-1 Climax tournament begins tomorrow night on AXS TV at 9 p.m. with what should be eight straight great weeks of television.
That six-man tag with A.J. Styles & Young Bucks vs. Kazuchika Okada & Rocky Romero & Trent Barreta last night on ROH TV was off the charts.
NWA Mid South from Saturday night in Dyresburg, TN before a sellout of 350 fans:  Chris O’Neal b AJ Williams, Seiya Sanada b Steve Anthony-DQ (Anthony retained NWA jr. title), Savio Vega & Americos b Greg Anthony & Matt Riviera, Rob Conway won three-way over Alan Steele and Tim Storm to win the Mid South title, The Posse & Jason Funderburk b Jeremy Moore & Dale Wylde & Van Van Horn.  Jim Cornette & Chris Cruise were there announcing for a DVD release of the show.  Cornette was also inducted into the company’s Hall of Champions.  They raised $1,100 for St. Jude’s Hospital.  Next show is 8/1 with Conway vs. Jeremy Moore and Riviera defending the Western States Heritage title against Americos.
Deathproof tournament on 8/16 in Toronto at The Rockpile.
CWE debuts in Alberta with shows on 8/26 in Camrose, 8/27 in Sherwood Park in Edmonton, 8/28 in Red Deer and 8/29 in Calgary.
Jim Duggan & Jake Roberts will be appearing at Heroes N Legends at Jackson Square in Hamilton, ONT from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 8/2.  For more info you can call 226-647-4402.
Luke Hawx headlines Saturday for Superkick’s at 1087 Queen St. West in Toronto.  Monster Mafia, Josh Alexander & Ethan Page, have one of their final matches together before Alexander undergoes neck surgery.
NWA Vendetta Pro is doing a superstar search at their Kayfabe College on 7/11 at Noon at 547 W. Betteravia Rd Suite B in Santa Maria, CA.  The winner gets a free year of training at their school.
IWA Mid South King of Death matches on 6/26 and 6/27 at American Legion Post 335 in Charestown, IN including Devon Moore, Nick Gage, Markus Crane, Matt Tremont and Masada and a Queen of Death matches on 6/27 at 1:30 p.m. in the same location.
Bill Goldberg, Jim Ross, Eric Bischoff, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Sabu, Johnny Mundo, Alberto El Patron, Scott Hall, Ricardo Rodriguez, Kelly Kelly and others headline Saturday for the New England Fan Fest at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.
AAW on 7/17 in Merrioinette Park, IL at 115 Bourbon Street with Ethan Page vs. Johnny Gargano,
Dory Funk Jr. and Wes Brisco headline on 6/27 in Ocala, FL at the Bang Sound Stage for BANG With a Battle Royal and an appearance of former Miami Dolphins star Don Nottingham.
CWE results from Monday night in Steinbach, Manitoba:  Anderson Tyson Moore b Chase Owens, Travis Cole b Tommy Lee Curtis, Bobby Jay b Brett Morgan, Michael Elgin b Moses Luke, Shane Sabre & Carter Mason b Bobby Collins & Kevin Cannon, Justin Gabriel b Danny Duggan (thanks to Steven Ashe)
All Star Wrestling on 7/24 in Surrey, BC at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds honoring stars of the past Vance Nevada, Don Leo Jonathan, Moondog Moretti, Bob Steele and Roy McClarity, plus Gangrel headlines the show.
Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling on 7/25 in Nanaimo, BC at the Departure Bay Activity Center.
Sgt. Slaughter appears at the San Diego Comic Con on 7/11 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Hasbro booth.
In Your Face Wrestling on 8/29 in Albany, NY at the Polish Community Center featuring Jesse Neal as a guest star.
CMLL on Monday night in Puebla:  King Jaguar & Rey Apocalipsis & Toro Bill Jr. b Arkalis & Lestat & Rey Samuray, Goya Kong & Lluvia & Marcela b Dallys & Tiffany & Zeuxis, Okumura & Tiger & Virus b Fuego & Stigma & Triton, Kraneo & Morphosis & Ripper b Atlantis & Delta & Tetsuya Naito, Euforia & Gran Guerrero & Ultimo Guerrero b La Mascara & Rush & La Sombra when Gran Guerrero pinning Sombra and challenging him for a shot at the NWA historic middleweight title. (thanks to Kris Zellner)
Nicho (Original Psicosis) faces Pagano in a hair vs. hair ladder match on 7/24 in Tijuana at Auditorio Municipal.
NWA Mid South on Saturday night in Dyresburg,TN at 7:30 p.m. featuring the induction of Tommy Gilbert into their Hall of Champions. Doug Gilbert will wrestle on he show.
Roddy Piper appears on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the NerdMelt Showdown at Meltdown Comics doing a live podcast taping at 7522 Sunset Blvd., in Los Angeles.  For more info go to www.thegoodtimes.show.com which includes free pizza.   Admission is $8 online.
Bob Backlund’s autobiography release has been delayed for the ninth time.  The new scheduled release date is 8/25 (thanks to Richard Wierzbowski)
Magic Mike XXL, which features Kevin Nash will be released this coming Wednesday.  It debuts in Australia at the theaters on 7/9. (thanks to James Stanios)  
FIP on 7/3 at 9 p.m. at www.WWNLive.com from Ybor City, FL is headlined by Rich Swann vs. Caleb Konley for the FIP title.  Also appearing are Moose, Mason Ryan and Jody Kristofferson.
An interview with Hank Avery after being eliminated from Tough Enough
A column on the Confederate Flag having no place in wrestling
A campaign to get an Ian Freeman vs. Kimbo Slice fight in the U.K.

ON THIS DAY IN PRO WRESTLING HISTORY INTERNATIONAL (thanks to Graeme Cameron)

1975 – Antonio Inoki beat Tiger Jeet Singh in Tokyo to win the NWF title

1988 – Bull Nakano beat Yumiko Hotta in the finals of the All Japan Women Grand Prix tournament

1989 – Miss A (Dynamite Kansai) beat Devil Masami in Sapporo to win the UWA International women’s title

1992 – Rick & Scott Steiner beat Vader & Bam Bam Bigelow in Tokyo to win the IWGP tag team titles and El Samurai beat Jushin Liger to win the IWGP jr. title

2000 – H (Hayabusa) & Tetsuhiro Kuroda & Hisakatsu Oya beat Kodo Fuyuki & Kyoko Inoue & Chocoball Mukai in Tokyo to win the WEW six man tag titles.  Yes, woman wrestling star Kyoko Inoue held part of the trios title in FMW that year.

2006 – Ikuto Hidaka beat Masaaki Mochizuki in Tokyo to win the Zero-One Int. jr. title

TODAY’S WWE NETWORK SCHEDULE (thanks to Bert Duckwall)

5:00 PM ET
WCW SUPERBRAWL 1995 The Baltimore Arena witnesses the Biggest Brawl of them all as Hulk Hogan defends the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against Vader.

8:00 PM ET
WCW MONDAY NITRO This episode of WCW Monday Nitro features a huge tag team main event when Sting teams with Hulk Hogan to face Ric Flair and Arn Anderson.

9:00 PM ET
RAW FLASHBACK WWE Champion Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart warms up for In Your House by taking on Bob Backlund. Plus, Ahmed Johnson, Aja Kong, and more.

10:00 PM ET
SWERVED Zack Ryder and Alex Riley get shocked, Booker T gets Hornswoggled, and we take the Poo Mic to the WWE Hall of Fame Red Carpet.

10:30 PM ET
THE WWE LIST Cheaters never win…unless you get creative. We list some of the most Unforgiving Foreign Objects in WWE History!

11:00 PM ET
WCW MONDAY NITRO This episode of WCW Monday Nitro features a huge tag team main event when Sting teams with Hulk Hogan to face Ric Flair and Arn Anderson.

TOMORROW’S WWE NETWORK SCHEDULE

12:00 AM ET
RAW FLASHBACK WWE Champion Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart warms up for In Your House by taking on Bob Backlund. Plus, Ahmed Johnson, Aja Kong, and more.

1:00 AM ET
SWERVED Zack Ryder and Alex Riley get shocked, Booker T gets Hornswoggled, and we take the Poo Mic to the WWE Hall of Fame Red Carpet.

1:30 AM ET
THE WWE LIST Cheaters never win…unless you get creative. We list some of the most Unforgiving Foreign Objects in WWE History!

2:00 AM ET
WWE COUNTDOWN Counting down the Top Ten Most Memorable International Sensations of all time!

3:00 AM ET
WCW GREAT AMERICAN BASH 1991 Lex Luger battles Barry Windham in a Steel Cage Match for the vacant WCW World Title. Nikita Koloff vs. Sting in a Russian Chain Match.

6:00 AM ET
WWE NXT The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow — this is NXT!

7:00 AM ET
TOTAL DIVAS Amidst SummerSlam and Eva’s wedding day, Brie confronts John behind Nikki’s back leading to explosive consequences.

8:00 AM ET
THE WWE LIST Cheaters never win…unless you get creative. We list some of the most Unforgiving Foreign Objects in WWE History!

8:30 AM ET
SWERVED Zack Ryder and Alex Riley get shocked, Booker T gets Hornswoggled, and we take the Poo Mic to the WWE Hall of Fame Red Carpet.

9:00 AM ET
WWE NXT The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow — this is NXT!

10:00 AM ET
TOTAL DIVAS Amidst SummerSlam and Eva’s wedding day, Brie confronts John behind Nikki’s back leading to explosive consequences.

11:00 AM ET
THE WWE LIST Cheaters never win…unless you get creative. We list some of the most Unforgiving Foreign Objects in WWE History!

11:30 AM ET
SWERVED Zack Ryder and Alex Riley get shocked, Booker T gets Hornswoggled, and we take the Poo Mic to the WWE Hall of Fame Red Carpet.

12:00 PM ET
WWE NXT The future is here. Witness the entertainers, the leading men and women, the Superstars of tomorrow — this is NXT!

1:00 PM ET
TOTAL DIVAS Amidst SummerSlam and Eva’s wedding day, Brie confronts John behind Nikki’s back leading to explosive consequences.

2:00 PM ET
THE WWE LIST Cheaters never win…unless you get creative. We list some of the most Unforgiving Foreign Objects in WWE History!

2:30 PM ET
SWERVED Zack Ryder and Alex Riley get shocked, Booker T gets Hornswoggled, and we take the Poo Mic to the WWE Hall of Fame Red Carpet.

3:00 PM ET
MONDAY NIGHT WAR The war comes to a shocking conclusion, upstaged only by the talents that cross enemy lines in the years that follow.

4:00 PM ET
WWE BEYOND THE RING Relive the classic feuds with John Cena himself as he gives insight into the rivalries that defined his WWE legacy!

6:00 PM ET
TOTAL DIVAS Amidst SummerSlam and Eva’s wedding day, Brie confronts John behind Nikki’s back leading to explosive consequences.

7:00 PM ET
SWERVED Zack Ryder and Alex Riley get shocked, Booker T gets Hornswoggled, and we take the Poo Mic to the WWE Hall of Fame Red Carpet.

7:30 PM ET
THE WWE LIST Cheaters never win…unless you get creative. We list some of the most Unforgiving Foreign Objects in WWE History!

8:00 PM 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.

9:00 PM ET
WWE BEYOND THE RING Relive the classic feuds with John Cena himself as he gives insight into the rivalries that defined his WWE legacy!

11:00 PM 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.