The Latest From the F4W Staff
Goldberg returning to WWE, hopefully not for more of this…
NEWS / REPORTS
WWE reveals the bracket for 2016 Dusty Classic
Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar all but confirmed for November’s Survivor Series
WWE SmackDown video highlights: Cena, Ambrose & Styles go face to face
UFC fighter Josh Samman passes away at 28
WWE SmackDown dark matches & Main Event spoilers: Curt Hawkins; John Cena vs. AJ Styles
DragonKing Dark: Dracula 10/3
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Figure Four Weekly 10/4/2016: Comparing ECW to TNA – With its constant scrambling for money, TNA is starting to resemble a much more beloved promotion: ECW. While ECW was not entirely solvent going back to at least 1999, when stories of bounced checks were hitting the wrestling newsletters, the situation got especially dire in the last year or so of the company’s existence. After shutting down in January 2001, the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on April 4th… Subscribers click here to continue reading.
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Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Oct 3, 2016: TNA at a crossroads, WWE Clash of Champions review, more – Details on the tumultuous situation TNA is in, a review of WWE Clash of Champions, more… With Bound for Glory and television tapings scheduled this week, the expectation was that TNA would be sold by now, although that’s been the feeling for weeks and at press time it still hasn’t happened… WWE’s first Raw-exclusive PPV, the Clash of Champions, was a mostly good show, but because they are running so many PPVs, it had the feeling of ordinary and not at all special… The first fight between UFC champions in different weight classes in nearly eight years will headline the company’s 11/12 debut in Madison Square Garden, which, unless a rash of injuries crop up, is the deepest card in terms of talent in company history… Subscribers click here to continue reading.
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WON Back Issue, September 13, 1999: Best wrestlers of each decade, plus tons of news – The television season of wrestling overexposure began this past week with both good and bad news. But when the numbers came in, virtually all the good news was limited to the World Wrestling Federation. Subscribers click here to continue reading.
WEDNESDAY NEWS UPDATE
Big News for the Bella’s
Brie and Bryan will be parents soon.
Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan are expecting their first child in the spring of 2017. “It has always been a dream of mine to become a mother,” Brie said in an interview with E! News. “Now that it is finally real, it fills me up with so much happiness. I can’t wait to see my husband, Bryan, be a father to our child. I am so excited for this new chapter in our lives.”
Bryan said, “The day we found out, I just couldn’t stop smiling. We are so excited to be parents. Every time I look at Brie’s stomach, I’m amazed that there is a little life in there.” The couple will be featured on Total Bellas, which premieres on E! tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
It was announced on last night’s SmackDown that Nikki Bella will face Carmella at the brand’s upcoming No Mercy pay-per-view this Sunday. Daniel Bryan also tweeted on Wednesday that Jack Swagger will face Baron Corbin at the PPV.
The Spirit Squad
The Spirit Squad made an appearance on last night’s SmackDown in a segment with Dolph Ziggler and The Miz.
The second annual Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic kicks off on NXT TV tonight with NXT tag champs The Revival vs. Cedric Alexander & Andrade “Cien” Almas in the show’s main event.
In an interview, Cedric Alexander discussed his match with Kota Ibushi and the reaction he received from the crowd and backstage.
NXT has rescheduled two Florida house shows this week because of the impending threat of Hurricane Matthew. Friday’s show in Crystal River has been rescheduled to October 29th, while Saturday’s show in Fort Pierce will now take place on October 14th.
The next season of Total Divas will premiere on E! on November 16th.
The Usos were interviewed by Michael Cole on this week’s edition of the WWE.com sit-down interview series.
In this article, Roddy Piper’s children talk about Roddy as a father.
Dixie says the show must go on!
Despite Hurricane Matthew potentially threatening the area, Dixie Carter tweeted that the remainder of this week’s TNA Impact tapings will go on as scheduled as long as Universal Studios remains open. (UPDATE: TNA tweeted that they will tape at 1 p.m. on Thursday, not tape on Friday, and tape twice on Saturday)
Jervis Cottonbelly asked Mick Foley on Twitter if he could have a match against Braun Strowman.
Luke Hawx’s Wildkat Sports promotion in New Orleans announced that Tough Enough runner-up Z.Z. Loupe will begin training and working for the company soon.
A trio of masked men called DCC made an appearance Tuesday night during a taping of Impact Wrestling.
UFC / MMA
Eddie Alvarez is all business.
On the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Eddie Alvarez accused Conor McGregor supporters of being WWE fans who don’t know anything about MMA.
Since the Royal Rumble will be in San Antonio this year, our very own Executive Director of Events the grand and wonderful, Sr. Eduardo Loredo has decided to play host in his home ciudad to F4W Empire members traveling in for the prestigious event. In honour of Royal Rumble 30, Ed has decided that he will allow the first 30 empire members to crash at his place. Either that, or he’s decided that there should be a group meet-up, obviously for a meal, at some point in the weekend. For those interested, please email F4Wfan@hotmail.com, or possibly discuss this on the board, or on the snap chats.
Chris Featherstone of The Pancakes and Powerslams Show had Johnny Jeter on to talk why he was not present during the Spirit Squad return on SmackDown.
The Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament – Night One (16 Man – 2 Day Tournament – The winner of the tournament will face the AAW Heavyweight Champion at the Windy City Classic XII). THIS FRIDAY October 7, 2016, 115 Bourbon Street (3359 w 115th Street Merrionette Park, IL), 7:15pm Doors – 8:00pm Bell Time, All Ages Event, Tickets available Until Tonight At Midnight. Listen to Dr. Keith talk about Jim Lynam and give a preview of the weekend! The Jim Lynam Memorial Tournament – Night Two – THIS SATURDAY October 8, 2016, Berwyn Eagles Club (6309 W 26th St Berwyn, IL), 6:15pm Doors – 7:00pm Bell Time. Tickets available at Until Tonight At Midnight
The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling getting a taste of its own medicine as John and Chad are joined by two guests at once and they are the mastermind’s behind The Academy: School of Professional Wrestling, former WWE & TNA Impact Superstars Ken (Mr. Kennedy) Anderson and Shawn Daivari. In this 90+ minute interview Anderson and Daivari discuss the creation of their new training facility in Minneapolis, Minnesota and what they expect to accomplish by using their well-traveled experience to help break in incoming students.
Right Coast Pro professional wrestling continues the Fall season with “HOMECOMING” at the Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club at 7pm on SaturdayOctober 15th. This top-rated and voted 2x “Best Family Friendly In Delaware” event is bringing back former WWE Superstar Big Gene Snitsky to challenge Chris Steeler for one last attempt at redemption!
Today in Wrestling History (10/5): Jericho vs. Michaels in an instant classic ladder match
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