Ring of Honor presents Death Before Dishonor XIV – LIVE TONIGHT
ROH’s Death Before Dishonor XIV PPV is tonight, taking place at Sam’s Town Live, located at 5111 Boulder Highway in Las Vegas, NV 89122. Order the PPV online here.
ROH World Championship: Jay Lethal (c) vs. Adam Cole
ROH World TV Championship: Bobby Fish (c) vs. Mark Briscoe
ROH World Tag Team Championship: Triple Threat
The Addiction (“Almighty” Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi and Michael Elgin vs. Tetsuya Naito and Evil
IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada vs. Dalton Castle
Katsuyori Shibata vs. Silas Young
Six-Man Tag: Chaos (Roppongi Vice: Trent Baretta & and Toru Yano) vs. Bullet Club (Yujiro Takahashi and The Guerrillas of Destiny: Tama Tonga and Tonga Loa)
Jay Briscoe vs. Hangman Page
Lio Rush vs. Jay White vs. Kamaitachi vs. Donovan Dijak
Saturday Night, ROH will be taping TV at 6:00pm PDT, again at Sam’s Town Live, 5111 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, NV 89122. ROH World TV Championship: Shibata will face the winner of the Mark Briscoe vs Bobby Fish match from Death Before Dishonor. Tickets.
ROH presents Supercard of Honor on the Saturday night before WrestleMania, on 4/1 in Lakeland, FL at the Civic Center with a 6 p.m. bell time. There will be talent from ROH, CMLL and New Japan on that card. Tickets go on sale next week.
WWE SummerSlam Events
Saturday, Superstar Meet and Greets: WWE World Champion Dean Ambrose, WWE Women’s Champion Sasha Banks, WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day, Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Charlotte, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Enzo Amore and Big Cass.
Saturday, One World Observatory Visit: Kevin Owens, Daniel Bryan, Natalya, Carmella, Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso will visit One World Observatory positioned on top of One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, to tour the exhibits and learn about the historic building.
Saturday, NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn II: Samoa Joe defends the NXT Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura for the first time ever. Plus, Asuka defends against former champion, Bayley, Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa challenge NXT Tag Team Champions The Revival; and the much anticipated in-ring debut of Bobby Roode when he faces Andrade “Cien” Almas.
Sunday, SummerSlam: “The Viper” clashes with “The Beast” when Randy Orton goes one-on-one with Brock Lesnar. Plus, Finn Bálor vs. Seth Rollins for the right to be called the first WWE Universal Champion; Dean Ambrose defends the WWE World Championship against Dolph Ziggler; Sasha Banks defends her WWE Women’s Championship against Charlotte; and John Cena faces AJ Styles.
Monday, Monday Night Raw: WWE Monday Night Raw at the Barclay’s Center, where fans can see the fallout from SummerSlam.
We’re doing five polls starting tonight, with thumbs up, thumbs down, thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match to Dave@WrestlingObserver.com
ROH Death Before Dishonor tonight
UFC 202 tomorrow
NXT Takeover tomorow
Super J Cup late Saturday/early Sunday
WWE SummerSlam Sunday
EVOLVE TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. FROM THE MCW ARENA IN JOPPA, MD
Timothy Thatcher vs. Matt Riddle for Evolve title in a no holds barred match
Cody Rhodes vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
Drew Gulak vs. Tony Nese
TJ Perkins vs. Cedric Alexander
DUSTIN (Chuck Taylor) vs. Ethan Page
Tracy Williams & Fred Yehi vs. Jigsaw & Peter Kaasa
NEW JAPAN WORLD PRO WRESTLING RETURNS AT 9 P.M. EASTERN TONIGHT ON AXS
Ricochet & Matt Sydal vs. Rocky Romero & Baretta
Hirooki Goto vs. Evil
RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE FROM TONIGHT IN VISALIA, CA AT 10 P.M. EASTERN ON AXS
Tommy Aaron (2-0, 144.4) vs. Aden Deunas (4-1, 145.4)
Shai Lindsay (4-1, 124.8) vs. Steve Gruber (5-3, 125)
David Ramos (4-1, 159) vs. Mike Flach (7-1, 158)
Cody Bollinger (17-5, 156) vs. Anthony Avila (12-4, 155.8)
Ray Elizalde (10-0, 125.6) vs. Alex Perez (13-4, 125.8)
Arther Estazulas (8-2, 155.4) vs. Christos Giagos (12-5, 154.8)
EVOLVE IPPV AT WWW.WWNLIVE.COM AT 3 P.M. EASTERN SATURDAY FROM SAINT FINBAR CATHOLIC CHURCH GYM IN BROOKLYN
Timothy Thatcher vs. Drew Gulak for Evolve title
Drew Galloway & DUSTIN (Chuck Taylor) & Ethan Carter III vs. Tracy Williams & Fred Yehi & TJ Perkins
Cody Rhodes vs Chris Hero
Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Cedric Alexander
Tommy End vs. Matt Riddle
Tony Nese vs. Peter Kaasa
UFC 202 ON SATURDAY FROM THE T MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
Fight Pass at 6 p.m. Eastern
Alberto Uda (185.5) vs. Marvin Vettori (185.5)
Colby Covington (171) vs. Max Griffin (170.5)
Lorenz Larkin (170.75) vs. Neil Magny (171)
FS 1 at 8 p.m.
Cortney Casey (116) vs. Randa Markos (116)
Chris Avila (146) vs. Artem Lobov (144.5)
Raquel Pennington (135.5) vs. Elizabeth Phillips (134)
Cody Garbrandt (136) vs. Takeya Mizugaki (136)
PPV at 10 p.m.
Sabah Homasi (170.5) vs. Tim Means (171)
Hyun Gyu Lim (171) vs. Mike Perry (169)
Donald Cerrone (170) vs. Rick Story (171)
Anthony Johnson (205.5) vs. Glover Teixeira (205.5)
Conor McGregor (168) vs. Nate Diaz (170.5)
NXT TAKEOVER FROM THE BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN SATURDAY AT 8 P.M. EASTERN ON THE WWE NETWORK
There will be prelim matches that will air on NXT next week starting at 7:30 p.m.
Ember Moon vs. Billie Kay
Austin Aries vs. No Way Jose
Bobby Roode vs. Andrade Cien Almas
Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson vs. Tommaso Ciampa & Johnny Gargano for NXT tag titles
Asuka vs. Bayley for NXT women’s title
Samoa Joe vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for NXT title
SUPER J CUP FROM THE ARIAKE COLOSSEUM IN TOKYO ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT 2 A.M. EASTERN/11 P.M. PACIFIC ON NEW JAPAN WORLD
David Finlay (NJPW) & Eita (Dragon Gate) & Yuma Aoyagi (All Japan ) vs. Bushi (NJPW) & Kaji Tomato (K-Dojo) & Guruken Mask (Ryukyu Dragon))
Quarterfinals of the New Japan Cup
Jushin Liger (NJPW) vs. Taichi (Suzuki-Gun)
Kushida (NJPW) vs. Kenou (NOAH)
Ryusuke Taguchi (NJPW) vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru (NOAH)
Matt Sydal (NJPW) vs. Will Ospreay (NJPW)
Semifinals and finals are later in the show
Volador Jr. & Caristico & Titan vs. Ultimo Guerrero & Gran Guerrero & Euforia
Daisuke Harada & Atsushi Kotoge vs. ACH & Taiji Ishimori for GHC jr. tag title
Young Bucks vs. Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley for IWGP jr. tag title
SUMMER SLAM ON SUNDAY STARTING AT 5 P.M. EASTERN ON WWE NETWORK/PPV
Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler for WWE World title
Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor for WWE Universal title
John Cena vs. A.J. Styles
Rusev vs. Roman Reigns for U.S. title
Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte for women’s title
Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson for tag titles
The Miz vs. Apollo Crews for IC title
Sheamus vs Cesaro in match one of best of sever series
Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens
Carmella & Becky Lynch & Naomi vs. Natalya & Alexa Bliss & ?
Neville & Sami Zayn vs. Dudleys (preshow match)
Jason Jordan & Chad Gable & Zack Ryder & Mojo Rawley & Usos vs. Tyler Breeze & Fandango & The Ascension & Vaudevillains (preshow match)
Raw will be live from the Barclays Center on Monday night.
Smackdown will be Tuesday night from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT.
WWE Main Event results: Rhyno vs. Baron Corbin
UFC 202 DFS Playbook: value picks, who to avoid
WWE Cruiserweight Classic results: Brian Kendrick vs. Tony Nese
WWE NXT results: Samoa Joe fumes at Shinsuke Nakamura
TNA Impact Wrestling results: Bobby Lashley makes an announcement
Figure Four Weekly: August 17, 2016; Buff Bagwell sues WWE for unpaid Network royalties – When Rene Dupree’s lawsuit against WWE over WWE Network royalties was quickly dropped a few months ago, the question coming out of it was not if there would be another such lawsuit, but when and with whom as the next plaintiff would be. The answers? August 9th and Marcus “Buff” Bagwell… Subscribers click here to continue reading.
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Wrestling Observer Newsletter: August 22, 2016; WWE Summerslam/UFC 202/NXT Takeover previews, G1 Climax review, tons more – The biggest weekend of the summer, featuring one of UFC’s biggest fights in history, WWE’s third biggest show of the year, what theoretically is NXT’s biggest show of the year (although in reality it is its second biggest), as well as the sixth Super J Cup in history, runs from 8/19 to 8/21.
The big event is UFC 202 on 8/20 at the T Mobile Arena, featuring a rematch of the biggest money fight in company history–Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz. Their first fight, held on 3/5 in Las Vegas, did 1.6 million buys on PPV, the largest non-boxing PPV event in history. With Diaz winning, the feeling is a rematch would only be bigger. But for a number of reasons, there didn’t appear to be the excitement level expected… Subscribers click here to continue reading.
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FRIDAY NEWS UPDATE
Lorenzo Fertitta’s last day with UFC was yesterday. All the employees said goodbye to him. Even though there are always aspects of people not getting along with their boss, and everyone thinks they could be paid better, Fertitta on a personal level was exceedingly well-liked and the reality is without his going in the hole in the early years, there would be no UFC at anywhere near this level. It will be interesting to see who gets the Fertitta spot as CEO. Some people were joking to him about him getting them Raiders tickets. It was a very emotional situation.
Bill Goldberg did a press event as a huge event in Germany yesterday and was hinting that something could be happening with him this weekend. Goldberg will be in New York tonight for the 2K party. Brock Lesnar already challenged him in a video that was put up a few days ago. PW Insider was hinting that Lesnar could be there tonight and all I can say is that can’t be denied.
Dana White said that both Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz would be punished for what happened on Wednesday. While pretty much everyone acknowledge that will help the PPV, almost nobody thought it was a good thing. McGregor was mad because evidently he had a ton more to say at the press conference. White seemed furious from the start when McGregor showed up 30 minutes late. McGregor is starting to get go away heat when he showed up late and claimed he thought it started at 1:30 p.m., when nobody for a second could buy that one. Everyone figures the Athletic Commission will take sanctions. There was a child in the audience evidently hit with one of the bottles thrown and White on TMZ said that he believes there will be a lawsuit, and said, “It’s gonna be ugly. And the word is that in this thing, somebody was injured. So, there’s gonna be a lawsuit.”
New Japan World is airing both tonight’s CMLL show and tonight’s ROH show live, but only if you are listed as subscribing from Japan. It’s blocked in the rest of the world. It’s good because the CMLL talent always works harder knowing the bigwigs in Japan and Japanese fans are watching.
We are going to have a ton of audio this weekend. Not sure yet on the schedule but I’ll probably be doing something the next four nights. We’ll be covering ROH tonight and you can send questions to the show to MailBag@WrestlingObserver.com.
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WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT
As of this afternoon, Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton is set to go on last at SummerSlam. That could change, but it’s not expected to change.
There have been some odds shifting for SummerSlam. This probably doesn’t mean much as the earliest odds shifting has meant anything up to this point has been Friday night, and usually it doesn’t mean anything until Sunday. But Chris Jericho & Kevin Owens have gone from +220 to -160, and started at +550. The Miz today went from +130 to -195. Charlotte went from +180 to -210. The two changes on Thursday before Battleground were Darren Young did a double count out and didn’t win, and Natalya going from underdog to favorite, and she did win.
Kota Ibushi is expected in New York this weekend for SummerSlam.
A lot of NXT talent is in New York include TM 61, Oney Lorcan, The Authors of Pain and Rich Swann. A couple of matches will be taped before the TakeOver special starts tomorrow night.
Kane, Big Show and Miz rang the opening bell today at the New York Stock Exchange.
Renee Young suffered an ankle injury. She said it was swollen but she can walk on it.
Big Show at an artichoke eating contest here.
Jeff Borris on behalf of an attempt to unionize UFC fighters had a press conference last night in Las Vegas. He claimed intimidation from those running UFC. Leslie Smith has been the lone UFC fighter who has been supportive of both the PFA (Professional Fighters Association) and MMAFA (Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Association). She was at the press conference last night and was also with Cung Le, Randy Couture, etc. in the MMAFA side pushing for unionization as well as the adoption of the Ali Act being legally changed to add MMA and kickboxing. The MMAFA is led by Robert Maysey, who is also a key lawyer in the antitrust suit against UFC. Both of these organizations are bad mouthing the other. Borris is a notable baseball agent whose clients have included Barry Bonds and Jose Canseco. He notes that all money in baseball is public while in UFC it’s private.
The UFC PPV tomorrow is available on PS 4 for $45 if you’re a PSPlus member.
Conor McGregor’s striking coach talks Wednesday’s incident.
Another story on the bottles being thrown is here.
Both UFC and WWE should be in the hunt for Helen Maroulis. This is only one in history first time American woman gold medalist in the sport, and she’s got the right size and look for either professions and is clearly a superior athlete. The women’s strawweight division in UFC does not have a ton of depth, although the top two are very good fighters. She’d be a publicity gold mine for WWE.
Upsets continued today as Jordan Burroughs, at 163 pounds, who was considered the best wrestler in the U.S, to the point that the top guys moved up a weight class to avoid having to wrestle him in the trials, lost twice and didn’t medal. He didn’t medal in the Olympics where he was favored to win his second straight gold medal in freestyle wrestling. Burroughs was upset this morning, lost 3-2 to Aniuar Geduev of Russia, who was the No. 2 seed but by luck of the draw, they met in the quarterfinals. But in a shocking performance, Burroughs was destroyed 11-1 by Bekzod Abdurakmonov of Uzbekistan in the bronze medal match. Burroughs over the past five years had won three world championships, one Olympic gold medal and had one second place finish at worlds. Burroughs won his first match of the day 6-3 over Augusta Midana of Guinea Bissau.
Daniel Dennis, the other American competing, at 125.5 pounds, lost his first match 11-0 to Vladimir Dubov of Bulgaria and was eliminated.
A story on the death of New England wrestler D.C. Dillinger. Watch NECW TV online 23: A Tribute to D.C. Dillinger
Resurrection Fighting Alliance on 9/9 from Broomfield, CO at the 1st Bank Center and on AXS TV live is headlined by Brain Camozzi (6-2) vs. Nick Barnes (11-1) and Adam Stroup (10-3) vs. Gabriel Zangief Checo (9-2).
NFC on 8/27 at Center Stage Theater in Atlanta features Jared Gooden vs. Dave Vitkay for the NFC welterweight title. Both fighters are coming in on six fight winning streaks.
We are sorry to hear of the death of a young Italian wrestler, Stefano de Vincentiis, ring name La Creatura (the creature). He was 24 years old, he worked for the XIW (Xtreme Italian Wrestling) as a trainee and manager, his last appearance was on November 21st, 2015 where he managed Dragorion in a losing effort against Wolfman. The cause of death is unknown. (thanks to Alessio Garbini)
With just two days to go until WWE SummerSlam, it is almost time for the F4W Empire’s third biggest yearly event, Super China Buffet Day~! To participate, simply visit a Super China Buffet (any buffet will do) with your friends and family in YOUR area and tell us about it in the Empire Get-Together forum on The Board~!
SUMMER EVENTS CALENDAR
ROH: DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR XIV PPV; 6:00pm PDT, Friday August 19
Sam’s Town Live, 5111 Boulder Highway – Las Vegas, NV 89122. Tickets.
ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: ADAM COLE vs JAY LETHAL (c)
19 – Promociones del Valle in Tijuana at the Auditorio has Blue Demon Jr. & Mascara Aerea & Tinieblas Jr. vs Fuerza Guerrero & El Hijo del Solitario & Pirata Morgan, plus Bestia 666 & Paka & Rey Hours (Dragon Azteca Jr. in Lucha Underground) vs. Histeria & Los Traumas I & II (sons of Negro Navarro)
19 – AAW; 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 w 115th Street Merrionette Park, IL, 8:00pm Bell Time. Here is a trailer for the last show: United We Stand. Tickets.
19 – We Watch Wrestling, LIVE podcast recording: Copper Still 4485 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004
19 – Superkick’d Pro Wrestling Rock Show, Blazed: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H3
19 – House of Glory Wrestling: Jamaica, NY, with The Hardys, Drew Galloway, Ethan Carter III and Mickie James
19 – Pure Wrestling Association, VIEX: Nanaimo, British Columbia
19 – All Pro Wrestling, Pagelli Events Center: Daly City, CA with Brian Cage, Nicole Savoy, MVP and Sean Waltman
UFC 202 – DIAZ vs. MCGREGOR 2, Saturday, August 20, from Las Vegas, NV
Can Nate the Great go two and zero against the Conor, or will the Notortious McGregor even the score?
20 – ROH: National TV Taping; 6:00pm PDT, Sam’s Town Live, 5111 Boulder Highway, Las Vegas, NV 89122. Tickets. ROH World TV Championship: Shibata will face the winner of the Mark Briscoe vs Bobby Fish match from Death Before Dishonor XIV.
20 – BANG Pro Wrestling with Dory Funk Jr. at 7 p.m. at the Bang TV Sound Stage in Ocala, FL. For ticket info you can call 352-895-4658.
20 – Empire State Wrestling; St. Johnsburg Fire Hall, located at 7165 Ward Road, North Tonawanda, NY featuring Raven. Bell time is 6 p.m. Tickets.
20 – Border City Wrestling, Heatwave: Royal Canadian Legion Col. Paul Poisson Branch 261, 12326 Lanoue Street, Tecumseh, Ontario N8N 1N3. Our regular ticket outlets (P-Jays Variety, Helou’s Sports Cards, & Silver Tee Golf). There will be a professional wrestling seminar before the BCW Heatwave show, with Uncle Zeb Colter himself, Dutch Mantell. The seminar will start at Noon. The cost is $60.
20 – LIVE Pro Wrestling, “Fighting Back 6, Wrestling with Cancer”; Vanier Columbus Club, 260 McArthur Ave, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
20 – Pure Wrestling Association: Carrotfest, Bradford, Ontario; Featuring Brutus the Barber Beefcake. Free 11:30am event. Plus, 2015’s Carrot Cup will be airing in Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Brantford, Guelph and Stratford on Rogers TV 20 on August 19th at 9pm.
20 – Reality of Wrestling, Summer of Champions 3: Featuring Kurt Angle, from the World Gym Arena in Texas City, TX, the event is preceded by a VIP Meet and Greet session to feature WWE Hall of Famer Booker T, Kurt Angle and Queen Sharmell. Proceeds will be going to the Booker T Fights For Kids Foundation. Tickets.
20 – Best In The West: Fresno, CA, VFW Hall #8900, located at 3585 N Blythe, Featuring Jeff Cobb, Joey Ryan, and Mustufa Saed
20 – NXT, TakeOver: The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Samoa Joe vs Shinsuke Nakamura, Asuka vs Bailey, Revival vs Ciampa and Gargano
F4W SUPER CHINA BUFFET DAY! Sunday, August 21
Each year, groups of WWE fans get together in the name of SummerSlam for a Sunday afternoon meal and then continue the fun at a viewing location to watch the WWE’s summer classic. Our own Bryan Alvarez hosts a buffet and viewing party in his area of Seattle, as do many other Empire members all across the globe. Alvarez claims that everyone is welcome, so feel free to show up unannounced. Check out the Empire-Get Together forum to see where your local group is meeting. If there is not any nearby, start your own, and make a post about it! A good time will be had by all.
WWE: SUMMERSLAM; The Barclays Center, Sunday, August 21, Brooklyn, New York
It will be the twenty-ninth event under the SummerSlam chronology and the second consecutive SummerSlam to be hosted in the Barclays Center.
21 – Pure Wrestling Association: VIEX, Nanaimo, British Columbia
21 – NWX: Live Pro Wrestling at the CWF Wrestling School on 20 Hartzel Rd in St Catharines
21 – SMASH Wrestling: Super Showdown IV; Pickering, Ontario, Pickering Recreation Complex, 1867 Valley Farm Road, Pickering, Ontario L1V 3Y7. Tickets.
21 – Octagon & Tinieblas Jr. vs. Fuerza Guerrera & Pirata Morgan headlines in Houston at the Arena Theater.
25 – Northeast Wrestling, “Rumble in Rockland”: Provident Bank Park (1 Provident Bank Park Drive) in Pomona, NY, 7:30 p.m. A meet and Greet autograph session with the stars at 4:30 p.m. First-time ever: Jushin “Thunder” Liger and Jeff Hardy team together. Plus, Ryback, Broken Matt Hardy, Michael Bennett, Mandy Leon, and more. Tickets.
26 – Northeast Wrestling, “Wrestling Under the Stars”: Wahconah Park in Pittsfield, MA Bell time is 7 p.m. Autograph session at 4 p.m. Plus, Cody Rhodes with Brandi Rhodes vs. Michael Bennett, Mick Foley, Jeff and Matt Hardy, Jushin “Thunder” Liger, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, Mandy Leon, and more. Tickets.
26 – We Watch Wrestling, LIVE podcast recording: The Wythe Hotel 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249. Tickets.
26 – All Star Wrestling; Cloverdale, BC at the Cloverdale Fairgrounds Alice McKay Building. Doors at 630pm, Cloverdale Fair Grounds. Alice McKay Building, 6050 A, 176 St. Surrey, British Columbia V3S 4E7
26 – Absolute Intense Wrestling; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, 1355 W. 70th St. Cleveland, OH
26 – Conflict Wrestling, Black or White; 7 PM – 10 PM, Moose Lodge, 655 Wabanaki Dr, Kitchener, Ontario N2C 2G3. Tickets.
26 – Bellator 160; The Pond in Anaheim, live on Spike TV, Benson Henderson vs Patricio Pitbull Freire
27 – ROH: Field of Honor; Brooklyn, NY, MCU Park, ROH World Championship 4 Corner Survival: Jay Lethal (c) vs. Adam Cole vs. Tetsuya naito vs. Hiroshi. Tickets.
27 – Northeast Wrestling: FREE show on 8/27 at 11 a.m. at the New Windsor Community Day, Kristi Babcock Memorial Park (660 Mt. Airy Road, New Windsor, NY 12553).
27 – Northeast Wrestling “Wrestling Under the Stars 5″: Dutchess Stadium, Wappingers Falls, NY. Bell time is 7 p.m. with an autograph session at 4 p.m. Kurt Angle vs. Cody Rhodes and Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs. Jeff Hardy, Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Brooklyn Brawler. Tickets.
27 – Battlearts: Summer Heat; 4880 Tomken Road, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 1J8
27 – LuchaTO at the Benelife Wellness Centre, 68 Tycos Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M6B 1V9, with Lince Dorado and a grappling exhibition.
27 – UFC FIGHT NIGHT, Maia vs. Condit: Vancouver, BC.
28 – Northeast Wrestling “Thunder”: The NEW Arena (40 Peck Road) in Bethany, CT at 4 p.m. Cody Rhodes vs. Sami Callihan. Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs. Travis Gordon. War King Hanson vs. Kamaitachi. TK ‘O Ryan versus Brian Anthony. Northeast Wrestling Tag Team Champions The Battles versus So Over. DIJAK and more. Tickets.
28 – Steel City Pro Wrestling: End Game; 222 Queenston Rd, Hamilton, ON L8K 1G6, Canada
28 – Destiny wrestling: Summer Heat; Battlearts Wrestling Academy. Featuring MOOSE!
1 – AAW; Berwyn Eagles Club, 6309 W 26th St Berwyn, IL, 7:30pm Bell Time
2 – MOONSHINE BRANDED WRESTLING: Italo-Canadian Hall, 1101 DiPietro Street, Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada. Doors at 6:00pm bell time 7:00pm. Tickets.
3 – UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett; Hamburg, Germany
3 – UIPW: Los Angels at the Clela Arena at 826 Clela Ave. in East Los Angeles with Teddy Hart & Coa Azul vs. Psicosis & Mariachi Loco
3 – ACE Collision Course: Morgan Jr. Arena, Wallington, NJ, MAIN EVENT: ACE Heavyweight Championship: TJ Marconi (c) vs Archadia
3 – Hoosier Pro Wrestling in Columbus, IN at the 4-H Arena
6 – SMASH-WRESTLING, Oshawa Music Hall, 39 King St E, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1B2. Tickets.
10 – CZW in Voorhees, NJ at Flyers Skate Zone with a doubleheader with a WSU Women’s show at 4 p.m. that day and the men’s show at 8 p.m.
10 – Pure Wrestling Association: COWEX – Duncan, British Columbia
10 – New England Fights 25: HEROES & VILLAINS; Lewiston, MA. Tickets.
10 – Barrie Wrestling: Back to School 3; 49 Ferris Lane, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
10 – UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem; Cleveland, Ohio
16 – ROH: Reloaded Tour; Pittsburgh, PA, Stage AE, 7:30 pm. Tickets.
16 – Pure Wrestling Association: Lake Cowichan, British Columbia
16 – Smash vs Progress: Uncensored; Oshawa Music Hall, Oshawa, Ontario. Must be 19+ to attend.
16 – Pure Wrestling Association: Private Event in Ontario
17 – ROH: Reloaded Tour; Lockport (Buffalo), NY, 7:00 pm. Tickets.
17 – NWA Smoky Mountain Wrestling on in Kingsport, TN at the Civic Auditorium
17 – Pure Wrestling Association: Alpine Club, Kitchener, Ontario
17 – Pure Wrestling Association: Courtenay, British Columbia
17 – UFC Fight Night, Poirier vs. Johnson: Hidalgo, Texas, State Farm Arena
17 & 18 – SMASH VS PROGRESS: Smash Wrestling welcomes our friends from Progress Wrestling. Mark Haskins and Jack Gallagher (Cruiserweight Classic), Zack Sabre Jr. Mark Andrews and more will be part of the Progress Wrestling team in a Smash vs. Progress Canada vs. UK show in Toronto at the Franklin Horner Community Center.
18 – Pure Wrestling Association: Gold River, British Columbia
18 – Alpha-1 Wrestling presents #Matrats2
TODAY IN PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING HISTORY (8/19): The Rock captures WCW gold at SummerSlam
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