Daily Update: WWE Photo Shoot, Stardom-G1 Supercard, All In II
Posted On July 5, 2020
UFC on ESPN+ 6 live results: Stephen Thompson vs. Anthony Pettis
WWE Main Event results: The Revival in eight-man tag action
PAC pulled from WrestleCon due to visa issue
Finals set for New Japan Cup 2019
New Japan Cup night 11 results: Okada vs. Ishii, Tanahashi vs. SANADA
Impact Wrestling results: Johnny Impact explains his actions
Stokely Hathaway debuts at NXT house show
WOL: NJ Cup, Ishii, MSG, NXT TakeOver, more 3/22
Wrestling Weekly: Roger Kirby, Jim Ross, faces and heels in 2019 3/22
JNPO: UFC knows more than us media dummies 3/22
F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: #KofiMania
A combination of timing, fan support, and strong performances have come together to make Kofi Kingston the unlikely star of WrestleMania season.
It was only a few weeks ago where this seemed completely implausible. Kingston wasn’t even originally supposed to be in the WWE Championship match at Elimination Chamber. He was on the outside looking in, with Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, Randy Orton, Samoa Joe, Mustafa Ali, and Jeff Hardy set to take part in the match.
WON NEWSLETTER: March 25, 2019 Observer Newsletter: UFC PPVs to ESPN+, Wrestlemania 35 preview
A look at the details and ramifications of the new UFC PPV deal with ESPN+ is the lead story in the new double issue of the Observer. Look at the winners and loses of the deal, the economics of the deal, how it affects fans, what fans are going to be left behind, the role of Dana White, and the negotiations that led to UFC looking outside of TV for PPV.
This issue has a complete rundown of the WrestleMania card as it stands, as well as notes on matches not yet announced. Also look at the secondary market for the big shows over Mania weekend, as well as All In.
Also look at the details of WWE’s planned move, update on Gallows & Anderson, Dana Warrior, a planned WWE match that fell through, why WWE stock is up, Sue Aitchison in the Hall of Fame, update on WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, Matt Hardy future, and several new WWE signings.
Read a major feature on the career of The Destroyer. Look at Dick Beyer’s transition from Syracuse line coach to The Destroyer, who came up with the gimmick, how it transpired, and the role of Fred Blassie and Jules Strongbow in the story.
Read full coverage of ROH’s 17th anniversary show, the ROH/NJPW Madison Square Garden show, and match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results.
Also look at the suspension of T.J. Dillashaw and his vacating the UFC welterweight title, update the New Japan Cup, cover AAA Rey de Reyes and CMLL El Homenaje a Dos Leyendas.
ORDERING INFO: Order the print Wrestling Observer right now and get it delivered via mail, by sending your name, address, Visa or Master Card number and an expiration date to firstname.lastname@example.org or by going to www.paypal.com directing funds to email@example.com.
Rates in the United States are $14.50 for 4 issues, $35.50 for 12, $70 for 24, $116 for 40 and $149.50 for 52.
In Canada and Mexico, the rates are $16 for 4, $27 for 8, $38.50 for 12, $76 for 24, $126 for 40 and $162.50 for 52.
For the rest of the world, rates are $18 for 4, $48.50 for 12, $93 for 24, $155 for 40 and $201.50 for 52.
If you order by mail with a check, cash or money order to P.O. Box 1228, Campbell,CA 95009-1228, you can get $1 off in every price range.
SATURDAY NEWS UPDATE
A new episode of Photo Shoot will air on the WWE Network after Raw on Monday. Rusev will be featured on the show.
Triple H tweeted the official poster for NXT TakeOver: New York.
WWE has a video on ring builder Mark Carpenter and the heated ring that’s being used for WrestleMania 35.
WWE’s YouTube channel uploaded Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch and The Rock’s segment and six-second match against Erick Rowan from WrestleMania 32.
The latest WWE Playlist video looks at epic WrestleMania entrances.
WWE posted video of a promo where Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins talked about wanting a WrestleMania moment in their home area at WrestleMania 35.
Stardom indicated that Oedo Tai (Kagetsu & Hazuki) and Hana Kimura will be wrestling at G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden on April 6. Kimura suggested teaming with Sumie Sakai before being interrupted by Kagetsu & Hazuki. Stardom’s Mayu Iwatani is also ROH’s Women of Honor World Champion heading into G1 Supercard.
After it was set up at ROH’s 17th Anniversary PPV, Rush vs. Dalton Castle is now official for G1 Supercard.
During an AEW panel at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega teased officially confirming that All In II “or whatever it is that we call it” will take place at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, which was the host of the first All In.
Kota Ibushi has been confirmed for NJPW Royal Quest at the Copper Box Arena in London on August 31.
Allysin Kay will defend her SHINE Championship against Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling’s Miyu Yamashita at the WWN Supershow in Queens, New York on the afternoon of April 5.
Kotto Brazil, Jimmy Yuta, and Rey Horus have been added to MLW’s Battle Riot match in Queens on April 5.
Ariel Helwani tweeted an update on Conor McGregor and wrote that the path is open for McGregor vs. Nate Diaz III, but they need to get a deal done and it isn’t yet: “Seen some reports that McGregor and Masvidal are in talks to fight this summer. No truth to that at all, I’m told. That’s not the current direction and no talks surrounding that fight. As I said last week, the hope is still a summer return and the path is open for the trilogy to happen once and for all. It’s there for the taking but they need to get a deal done and there isn’t one yet.”
Jose Aldo has been hospitalized in Rio de Janeiro due to a bacterial infection but is still expected to face Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 237 on May 11.
Darren Till posted a statement on his loss to Jorge Masvidal, vowing to “be back a different animal” when he returns.
Daily Pro Wrestling History: Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin at WrestleMania 13
Ed in San Antonio presents the WRESTLEMANIA Weekend Event:
Saturday, April 6th, at 12:00 pm: Lunch (all you can eat) at Churrascaria Plataforma ($90 per person), located at 316 W. 49th street in Manhattan. Purchase tickets here~!
Poll opinions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Show results and news tips: email@example.com
Wrestling Observer Radio questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support the Empire~! with F4W shirts. Grab yours today!