POST IT NOTES
**We will have an NXT TakeOver POST Show up late tonight with Braden Herrington, Davie Portman and myself running through the show and taking your feedback. You can listen to the show on the POST Wrestling and upNXT RSS feeds.
**We have a new edition of EGGSHELLS up on the site with Chris Charlton welcoming Damon McDonald from the Super J Cast podcast on the Voices of Wrestling network to chat 2010 at the Tokyo Dome.
**Wai Ting and I will have a Survivor Series POST Show Sunday night. If you are a Double Double, Iced Capp or Espresso member of the Café, you can watch the POST Show live immediately after Survivor Series. The free podcast will be up later in the night.
**Tonight, is the NXT TakeOver POST Show from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and we have a preview of the show on the main page with a rundown of each match. Below is the lineup:
*Ricochet, Pete Dunne & War Raiders vs. Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish the War Games match
*Tommaso Ciampa vs. Velveteen Dream for the NXT title
*Shayna Baszler vs. Kairi Sane for the NXT women’s title
*Johnny Gargano vs. Aleister Black
As of this week, the plan was to tape Kassius Ohno vs. Matt Riddle and Candice LeRae vs. Nikki Cross prior to TakeOver to air on television. They have already announced Ohno and Riddle for this Wednesday’s episode.
**On Friday, the Washington Post reported that the CIA’s findings have led to their conclusion that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi consulate in Turkey last month. It is the first agency to come out connecting bin Salman to the murder and would be the latest example of Saudi officials their story contradicted by intelligence. In their findings, the CIA stated there was a phone call made by bin Salman’s brother, Khalid, who serves as an ambassador for the country to the United States, to Khashoggi. The phone call from Khalid was said to have included his assurance to Khashoggi that he would be safe going to the Saudi consulate to secure a document he needed for his pending marriage. Khalid is denying that any phone call to Khashoggi occurred.
**There were several injuries coming off Friday’s Game Changer Wrestling event from Los Angeles. In the main event, things fell apart at the end between Nick Gage and David Arquette, who was a late replacement this week for the injured Joey Ryan. Arquette obviously had the mindset of shocking everyone by doing a deathmatch style with Gage, including numerous light tube shots. Where things went off the rails was when Arquette was apparently cut on the side of his neck and began holding the wound with his hand. Arquette left the ring and implied he was done and would just be counted out, however, there were no countouts and he returned to the ring. Things got very tense with Arquette attacking Gage with chairs and appeared to be legitimately fighting, ending with Gage throwing Arquette with a hip toss and then pinning him. Arquette immediately stood up and walked out of the ring, no selling the finish and Gage cut a promo alone in the ring to end the show. Arquette later tweeted that he received stitches and that he would never be doing a match like that again. His sister, actress Patricia Arquette tweeted that she was thankful her brother is still alive today.
The match is probably going to be one that lots are going to seek out because of the story coming out of it. Arquette is not a good wrestler and had some scary moments in the match attempting to dive to the floor and nearly losing his balance before a crossbody to the floor. However, you can’t argue he came to work hard and impress the audience and today he is receiving a lot of kudos from other wrestlers and fans. It should provide some buzz for Arquette, who has been wrestling frequently throughout the year, mainly as a tag wrestler with Toronto-based talent RJ City. There will also be a lot of interest to do a rematch with Gage because fans will believe they hate each other after this.
My feeling at the end is that deathmatches are certainly not my cup of tea, but I understand they have a place in wrestling. I don’t think non-experienced performers should be part of them because they are dangerous enough and Arquette is lucky that he wasn’t more seriously injured.
**The other injury from the show is more serious with Marko Stunt suffering a broken fibula that will require surgery, which is scheduled for Sunday. During a match with Eli Everfly, they went to the floor and set up a wooden board, which Stunt when through off a Canadian Destroyer. It was hard to see it on the broadcast because they were among a sea of fans but there was a video posted by those in attendance. Everfly got back to the ring and was declared the winner by referee’s stoppage and they alerted GCW officials to come out and help. Stunt will likely miss a lot of time and had become one of the top wrestlers on the independent scene after his performance at GCW’s “Lost in New York” show in August, which led to Stunt being booked at All In.
**Jim Ross suffered a bad injury himself after a significant fall on Friday. We were told that Ross was walking down a set of steps, he missed one and fell onto the concrete. He posted a very graphic image of his face, where his left eye is swollen shut with marks all over his face. He was said to be dealing with a horrible headache Saturday as one of the after-effects of the fall. We wish him a speedy recovery. Ross was still planning to attend an Oklahoma Sooners game on Saturday.
**New Japan’s World Tag League continues Sunday with the second night of the tournament at Korakuen Hall. The show will be airing on New Japan World with Kevin Kelly and Don Callis on the English broadcast. Below is the card:
*Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura
*Guerrillas of Destiny vs. Ren Narita & Tomoaki Honma
*Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Toa Henare & Togi Makabe vs. Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, Ayato Yoshida & Shota Umino
*Hirooki Goto & Best Friends vs. Kota Ibushi, Hangman Page & Yujiro
*Kazuchika Okada & Roppongi 3K vs. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & Bushi
*Killer Elite Squad vs. Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka in a tournament match
*Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano in a tournament match
*EVIL & Sanada vs. Michael Elgin & Jeff Cobb in a tournament match
**All Japan Pro Wrestling has a show Sunday in Sapporo with three tournament matches in the Real-World Tag League, which will be available on AJPW.tv:
*Joe Doering & Dylan James vs. Tajiri & Gianni Valletta
*Kento Miyahara & Yoshitatsu vs. Naoya Nomura & Yuma Aoyagi
*Shuji Ishikawa & Suwama vs. Parrow & Odinson
**The UFC is holding their first card in Argentina tonight with a Fight Night event from Buenos Aires. Below is the card, which begins at 7 pm on Fight Pass:
MAIN CARD (10 pm Eastern on FS1, TSN 5 in Canada)
*Neil Magny (171) vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio (171)
*Ricardo Lamas (145.5) vs. Darren Elkins (145)
*Khalil Rountree Jr. (204.5) vs. Johnny Walker (205.5)
*Cezar Ferreira (185.5) vs. Ian Heinisch (185)
*Marlon Vera (135.5) vs. Guido Cannetti (135.5)
*Cynthia Calvillo (118*) vs. Poliana Botelho (115.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (8 pm Eastern on FS 1, Fight Network in Canada)
*Michel Prazeres (170.5) vs. Bartosz Fabinski (170)
*Ulka Sasaki (125.5) vs. Alexandre Pantoja (125.5)
*Humberto Bandenay (145.5) vs. Austin Arnett (145.5)
*Laureano Staropoli (169) vs. Hector Aldana (169.5)
FIGHT PASS CARD (7 pm Eastern)
*Devin Powell (155) vs. Jesus Pinedo (156)
*Nad Narimani (145.5) vs. Anderson dos Santos (144.5)
**The WWE stock closed at $65.50 on Friday.
EGGSHELLS Podcast Companion: 2010 w/ Damon McDonald
Episode 22 sees Chris Charlton and Damon McDonald look at 2010. Shinsuke Nakamura faces Yoshihiro Takayama in the main event of a show that also sees NJPW opposite NOAH in several bouts.
POST MOVIE REVIEW – Thor (2011) & Stan Lee Remembered
John Pollock and Wai Ting review the fourth Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Thor (2011). Brent Chittenden of the True North Nerds podcast joins us for a discussion about the passing of Thor co-creator and Marvel Comics icon, Stan Lee.
upNXT 11/15/18: War Games Go-Home Show & Predictions
Braden Herrington & Davie Portman chat this week’s episode of WWE NXT featuring Kyle O’Reilly vs. Hanson and Bianca Bel-Air vs. Mia Yim. Plus, the guys give their full predictions for Saturday’s TakeOver: War Games.
BWE 11/14/18: RevPro Uprising, Progress Chapter 77 & 78, WWE UK
With Martin in Toronto, Oli & Benno hold down the fort and talk all the latest in the BritWres and wider European scene including Rev Pro Uprising and the last two shows from Progress, firstly Chapter 77 from Camden and then Chapter 78 from Manchester.
DOUBLE SHOT 11/14/18: Ultima Lucha Part 2, Being the Elite, Total Divas, Real World Tag League Night 1
John Pollock & Wai Ting review Ultima Lucha Cuatro Part 2, the latest episodes of Being the Elite & Total Divas, and the first night of AJPW’s Real World Tag League.
RASD 11/13/18: Becky Lynch Injured, Major Changes to the Survivor Series
With Becky Lynch injured, WWE revamps Sunday’s Survivor Series card with Daniel Bryan defeating AJ Styles to become the WWE champion and Brock Lesnar’s new opponent, Ronda Rousey’s new opponent is chosen, plus more ramifications of the injury in this very eventful edition of SmackDown.
RAR 11/12/18: Bloody Lynch, SmackDown Attacks, Jinder Mauled
Monday’s Raw from Kansas City was the final Raw leading into the Survivor Series featuring a big angle involving the women of SmackDown storming the ring, Brock Lesnar making his first appearance since Crown Jewel, the men’s and women’s teams for Raw are finalized, two attempts at a silly tag team battle royal and Ronda Rousey has no time for millennials.
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