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Friday Information Replace
Garrett and I will probably be again tonight and we now have a number of stuff to speak about over the previous few weeks since we final did a present. Bryan and I will probably be doing our weekend present on Sunday evening.
Cain Velasquez pleaded not responsible earlier at present on tried homicide, assault with a firearm, assault with a lethal weapon, carry a loaded firearm with intent to commit a felony and lots of different fees from the incident in February the place he allegedly shot Paul Bender after believing his member of the family was molested by Harry Goularte, who was within the automobile with Bender as Velasquez gave chase.
Israel Adesanya defends the UFC middleweight title in opposition to Alex Pereira, who beat Adesanya twice in kickboxing, one by way of knockout, in the principle occasion the 11/12 PPV present from Madison Sq. Backyard.
Smackdown tonight in Greenville, SC, which had greater than 6,100 tickets out as of at present.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Ludvig Kaiser – If Nakamura wins, he will get a shot at Walter’s IC title
Roman Reigns will probably be there to speak about his match with Drew McIntyre on 9/3 in Cardiff Wales
A gauntlet match for a shot at Liv Morgan’s Smackdown ladies’s title on the Conflict on the Fort with Sonya Deville, Shotzi, Shayna Baszler, Xia Li, Raquel Rodriguez, Aliyah and Natalya.
For what it is value, when Vince was in cost, they have been constructing Rodriguez to be with Morgan and Ronda Rousey as the important thing ladies within the division.
AEW tapes Rampage and Battle of the Belts tonight in Grand Rapids, MI on the Van Andel Area. Nearly 6,000 tickets are out for the present.
Jon Moxley vs. Mance Warner non-title
Madison Rayne vs. Leila Grey
Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland vs. Tony Nese & Josh Woods for the tag titles in a avenue battle
For Battle of the Belts Saturday at 8 p.m.
Wardlow vs. Jay Deadly for TNT title
Claudio Castagnoli vs. Konosuke Takeshita for ROH title
Thunder Rosa vs. Jamie Hayter for ladies’s title
PW Insider studies Edge will probably be at Uncooked on Monday in Cleveland.
We will probably be doing polls on each G-1 exhibits in Osaka this weekend, so you possibly can go away a thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs within the center together with a greatest and worst match to
We’re additionally in search of studies on these exhibits with outcomes, finishes and highlights to
email@example.com: Smackdown tonight in Greenville, SC (darkish matches solely)
AEW tonight in Grand Rapids, MI (the whole lot however the Rampage matches)
WWE Saturday in North Charleston, SC
WWE Sunday in Fayetteville, NC
G-1 continues at 4 a.m. Jap tomorrow morning from Edion Area in Osaka
Yoshi-Hashi vs. El Phantasmo
Toru Yano vs. Lance Archer
Hirooki Goto vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
Jay White vs. Nice O’Khan
Will Ospreay vs. Shingo Takagi
We did not get full particulars of Wednesday’s AEW scores into the e-newsletter final evening due to some delays in getting quarters and demos. Orange Cassidy vs. Jay Deadly had probably the most viewers and girls as a result of it normally begins that approach. The quarter with the Deadly-Wardlow angle and Younger Bucks flip peaked the 18-49 quantity. Christian vs. Matt Hardy did nicely and in a number of key demos the excessive level was the dumpster match. The male 18-34 viewers was approach up from common however males 35-49, normally the present’s key viewers, have been very low. I sense the youthful viewers is stepping into the newer characters like The Acclaimed that the older viewers is not fairly as accustomed to. The present did not have the marquee match energy on the stage of most exhibits so I did not anticipate a giant quantity. However this coming Wednesday with Jon Moxley vs. Chris Jericho, and Darby Allin in a coffin match, that present ought to do an even bigger than regular quantity.
UFC weigh-ins for tomorrow evening’s present in Las Vega which runs from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on ESPN
Thiago Santos (206) vs. Jamahal Hill (205)
Vicente Luque (170.5) vs. Geoff Neal (171)
Mohammed Usman (236.5) vs. Zac Pauga (239)
Brogan Walker (125.5) vs. Juliana Miller (125)
Augusto Sakai (260) vs. Serghei Spivac (249.5)
Ariane Lipski (128.5) vs. Priscila Cachoeira (125.5) – Lipski missed weight by 2.5 kilos. The bout will proceed with Lipski being fined 20 p.c of her purse.
Sam Alvey (186) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (185.5)
Terrance McKinney (155.5) vs. Erick Gonzalez (155)
Bryan Battle (171) vs. Takashi Sato (170.5)
Jason Witt (170) vs. Josh Quinlan (169)
Cory McKenna (115.5) vs. Miranda Granger (115.5)
Mayra Bueno Silva (135.5) vs. Stephanie Egger (134.5)
Hasim Rahman Jr. did a weigh-in at present I suppose to show he was going to make 205 kilos when his battle with Jake Paul scheduled for tomorrow evening in MSG was referred to as off. So he scheduled a giant press weigh-in, and missed weight, coming in at 206.6. Rahman Jr. was presupposed to make 200, requested to lift it to 205, after which when his group requested for 215, Paul’s facet canceled the complete present, saying he wasn’t going to satisfy the contracted weight agreed upon.
A correction within the Observer. We had mistakenly reported Andrade as La Sombra misplaced his masks to Volador Jr. within the 2013 CMLL anniversary present. After all it was Volador who misplaced his masks that evening and Sombra misplaced to Atlantis in 2015, earlier than going to WWE.
The PFL playoff semifinals are on ESPN at 7 p.m. tonight
Robert Wilkinson (205.8) vs. Delan Monte (205.2) in a light-weight heavyweight match semifinal
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155) vs. Alexander Martinez (156) in a light-weight match semifinal
Omari Akhmedov (204.6) vs. Josh Silveira (206) in a light-weight heavyweight match semifinal
Anthony Pettis (155.6) vs. Stevie Ray (155.8) in a light-weight match semifinal
Silveira is the son of early MMA star Conan Silveira. The winners of the bouts go to the finals in December the place every division champion will get $1 million.
AAW has signed a streaming cope with Highspots TV. They are going to be airing stay on the service with the primary present on 9/1. This would be the begin of Highspots doing stay streaming. There are already 150 AAW occasions which has streamed non-live occasions for years.
AAW will probably be working 9/1 on the Logan Sq. Auditorium in Chicago for these coming in early for All Out. Matches introduced are Christi Jaynes vs. Billie Starkz for the ladies’s title, Jah-C & ACH vs. Alex Hammerstone & Ace Perry for the tag titles, Ace Austin vs. Davey Vega for th Heritage title and Silas Younger vs. Brayden Lee. Josh Alexander, Mat Fichett, Masha Slamovich, Jake One thing, Manders, Fred Yehi, Davey Richards, Gringo Loco, Mike Bennett, Laredo Child, Wealthy Swann and Dante Leon are additionally scheduled
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Nikita Krylov have been added to UFC 280 on 10/22 in Abu Dhabi.
Sara McMann vs. Aspen Ladd, which was to happen this month, was moved to 9/12 as a result of Ladd examined optimistic for COVID.
Ranked flyweights Matheus Nicolau vs. Matt Schnell has been added to a 12/3 present. Each are ranked within the high ten within the division .
Influence has moved its 9/23 and 9/24 tapings from the 2300 Area in Philadelphia to a brand new location of Skyway Studios in Nashville, the place they did most of their taping in the course of the pandemic.
Combate International airs stay on Paramount + tonight at 11 p.m. Jap headlined by Cristian Perez (9-1) vs. Samuel Alvarez (7-5) and Claudia Diaz (18-11-1) vs. Andrea Amaro (2-2-2).
ISPW Wrestling will probably be doing wrestling occasions on the New Jersey State Truthful on the Sussex County Fairgrounds in Augusta, NJ. Particular friends are:
Tony Atlas tonight from 6-9 p.m.
Boogeyman tomorrow from 6-9 p.m.
Jim Ross Sunday from 4-7 p.m.
Actual One (previously Enzo Amore) on Monday 6-9 p.m.
Doink the Clown (Ray Apollo) on Tuesday 6-9 p.m.
Brutus Beefcake on Wednesday 6-9 p.m.
Greg Valentine on Thursday 6-9 pm.
Ted DiBiase subsequent Friday 6-9 p.m.
Sean Waltman subsequent Saturday 6-9 p.m.
MCW on 8/13 in Havre de Grace, MD on the Theater at Havre de Grace.
The LFA has introduced stay occasions on UFC Struggle Go on 9/9 in Vail, CLO on the Dobson Area, 9/16 in Prior Lake, MN on the Mystic Lake On line casino Lodge and 9/30 in Recife, Brazil.
LFA tonight at 9 p.m. Jap on UFC Struggle Go headlined by Ary Farias (135.8) vs. Michinori Tanaka (135.4)
Battleground Championship Wrestling tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m. on the 2300 Area
Atsushi Onita & Tremendous Leather-based vs. Bully Ray & PCO
Ken Shamrock vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
Tony Nese & Buddy Matthews vs. Brian Cage & KC Navarro
Wealthy Swann vs. Willie Mack
Myka vs. Jazmin Attract
Darkish STG & Beastman vs. Afa Jr. & ?
VSK vs. Brian Kendrick
The present will air stay on FITE TV
There can even be a day conference with these wrestlers plus Wardlow and Kurt Angle and lots of others.