Daily Update: Death Before Dishonor, PCO, Sean Gannon


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ROH Death Before Dishonor live results: Four-way World title match   
WWE notes: Sami Zayn contract, banned words, Lesnar vs. Steveson   
AEW notes: Possible Full Gear location, All Out revenue, Wyatt   
WWE Main Event results: Ricochet vs. Alexander, Doudrop vs. Brooke  
AEW Dark Universal Studios spoilers: Former NXT wrestlers debut  

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WON NEWSLETTER: September 13, 2021 Observer Newsletter: AEW All Out review, Gable Steveson signs with WWE

Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole (Austin Jenkins), Ruby Soho (Dori Prange) and Minoru Suzuki were all unannounced surprises on AEW’s All Out on 9/5 from the NOW Arena in Hoffman Estates, IL.

The show may end up historical and certainly felt like it was historic in the building. It felt it just as much if not more watching on television with the announcers soundtrack. In the days that have passed, many have talked about it as the best U.S.-based PPV show in history and it has to be in the discussion. There have been a few better shows judged strictly by match quality, and it’s too soon to ascertain anything long-term of what it means. Short-term it led to Dynamite beating Raw for the first time ever same day in the same week.

But when you consider atmosphere, news value, crowd, announcing match depth and creativity, it’s a hard one to beat.

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Bryan and I will be back tonight talking about the ROH Death Before Dishonor PPV and the rest of the week’s news. We have a show up today with Garrett Gonzalez talking about all the week’s news including maximizing the value of the AEW title and its acquisitions, what is and isn’t significant about the ratings and AEW PPV number, the Triller show and more.

As far as Google trends for the week, Belfort vs. Holyfield did 500,000 searches for third place last night which is much lower than the freak show fights have been doing so this probably didn’t do the freak show numbers the other shows have done.  Tito Ortiz for getting knocked out was No 8 with 200,000 searches. The only other top 20 number of the week related to combat sports was HHH on Wednesday due to his health issue being No. 15 with 50,000.

Sean Gannon, a Boston police officer who had short-term notoriety from winning a brutal PPV street fight with Kimbo Slice, passed away this weekend. He fought one fight for the UFC, losing to Brandon Lee Hinkle. Gannon vs. Kimbo, which Gannon won via knockout when they did a 30 count for a knockout in an unsanctioned real bare knuckle boxing street fight, was one of the most debated topics on the MMA internet years ago.

ROH Death Before Dishonor tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern tonight on Honor Club and FITE

Honor Rumble (Danhausen,Beer City Bruiser, PJ Black, Dak Draper, Rey Horus, Brian Johnson, Joe Keys, Brawler Milonas, Sledge, Silas Young plus  five others to be announced for an ROH title shot.
Dalton Castle vs. Eli Isom
Tony Deppen & Homicide & Chris Dickson vs. LSG & Lee Moriarty & John Walters
Jake Atlas vs. Taylor Rust
Mark & Jay Briscoe vs. Mike Bennett & Matt Taven
Shane Taylor & Kaun & Moses vs. Kenny King & Dragon Lee & Bestia del Ring for six-man titles
Jonathan Gresham vs. Josh Woods for Pure title
Rok-C vs. Miranda Alize for women’s title
Bandido vs. Demonic Flamita vs. Brody King vs. EC 3 in an elimination match for the ROH title

PCO gave notice to ROH that he wouldn’t be returning after his contract ends on 11/30. He will work through the end of his current contract. (thanks to Betrand Hebert)

Jake Shannon is promoting competitive actual wrestling or grappling by using pro wrestling rules as was the dream of Billy Robinson and Karl Gotch, on 9/24 at the Watering Bowl in Denver. There will be a tag team match and singles matches on the show.  For more info go to www.scientificwrestling.com

In a nice political move, AAA gave permission for La Hiedra to appear at the 9/17 CMLL ceremony honoring Sangre Chicana at Arena Mexico.

At the Madison Square Garden show on Friday night, they played the NXT 30 second commercial for the rebranding and the crowd booed.
They also aired a promo for WWE on Peacock which included a new season of the WWE Ruthless Aggression video and promotion for more documentaries that had been on hold, so they are going back to finishing them.
The company has opened up more sections at Arthur Ashe Stadium so they should be above 19,000 fans at the show. They aren’t there yet but have topped 18,000.
An update on International Fight Week. On 9/23, the UFC Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place at the Park Theater inside the MGM Grand Hotel hosted by Jon Anik. The Park and Toshiba Plaza will host the two-day Fan Experience on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be official parties at Resorts World in Las Vegas on Friday and Saturday. There will be a pool party at Ayu Dayclub at 11a.m..There will be a closed-circuit viewing party for UFC 266 at Redtail at 5:30 p.m. and an after show party at 10:30 p.m.. at Zouk Nightclub.
Jim Miller tested positive for COVID-19 and has pulled out of this coming Saturday’s fight with Nikolas Motta. He hopes to fight in early October. Miller noted he’s had 50 fights and this is the first time he’s ever pulled out.
Josh Parisian vs. Don’Tale Mayes has been added to a 12/18 show.
Jake Atlas made a surprise appearance on Friday’s West Coast Pro show in South San Francisco, saving his friend Starboy Charlie who was being double-teamed by the father-and-son duo of Big Ugly JD Bishop & Titus Alexander.  This leads to Atlas & Charlie vs. Bishop & Alexander on 10/8, a show headlined by Minoru Suzuki vs. Daniel Garcia.  Yuya Uemura wrestled Vinny Massaro on Friday’s show. AJ Gray pinned Hammerstone to win the West Coast Pro title and Levi Shapiro pinned Jacob  Fatu after a lariat.  
Stardom Grand Prix results from today in Sendai:  Utami Hayashishita b Lady C (non-tourney), Mina Shirakawa b Waka Tsukiyama (non-tourney), Natsupoi b Mai Sakurai (non-tourney), Takumi Iroha b Ruaka (blue block), Momo Watanabe b Koguma (red block), Tam Nakano b AZM (blue), Syuri b Unagi Sayaka (blue), Saya Kamitani b Maika (blue)
Atsushi Onita vs. Matt Tremont for H2O Wrestling, Tremont’s promotion, is set for Halloween night in Trenton, NJ at the Trenton Thunder baseball stadium.  
Cage Fury Fighting Championships, the promotion that C.M. Punk announces for, returns to Parx Casino in Bensalem, PA on 10.2 with Jonathan Piersma (3-0) vs. Kris Vereen (5-0) at the Xcite Center.
Defy Wrestling runs 9/29 in Seattle at  Washington Hall, 10/9 in Portland, OR at the Kliever Armory, 10/14 in Los Angeles,and The Lodge Room in Highland Parks. Eddie Kingston will be the headliner on all three shows
Benson Henderson vs  Brent Primus has been added to the 10/16  Showtime card  The card also features Vadim Nemkov vs Anthony Rumble Johnson for the light heavyweight title in the Grand Prix tournament and Ryan Bader vs. Corey Anderson in a light heavyweight Grand Prix tournament semifinal match.
StocktonCon in Stockton, CA is taking place today with Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, Booker T,  Jerry Lawler and Lisa Varon at the Stockton Arena.  There will be panel discussion as well.
Pro Wrestling Phoenix from Thursday night in Omaha, NE:  Pat Powers b Omar Pacheco-DQ, Preston Maxwell b Kit Sackett, Moonshine Russell b Xander McIntosh, Seto Kobara & Tim Boston b Paul Daniels & Joey Daniels and Brandon Nytroe & Tommy Douglas, Pat Powers b Manford Zablinski, Nino Hachet b Purple, El Bigote b Logan Ocean, Brett Bishop b Pat Powers-COR.  Next show is 10/14 at the Waiting Room Lounge in Omaha.
EPW from last night in Perth, Western Australia:  Taylor King b Lucas Fantasia, James Hartness b Great George, Ryan Ellen & Jordan Bishop b Mr Thompson & Antonio Corrado, Joel Hagan b Steve Norsk, Joel Hagan b Cameraman, Joel Hagan b Edith Night, Jesse Lambert & Gavin McGavin b Dux Brothers, Chris Target won three-way over Stella Nyx and Matthew Pace, Callum Collins b Blake Walker, Aaron Hawk b Bruno Nitro to keep the EPW Coastal title.  EPW runs four shows a day at the Perth Royal show from 9/25 to 10/2.  They next major show is 10/16.
Wrestle Pro on 10/16 in Rahway, NJ has Eddie Edwards vs. TJ Crawford vs.; Aaron Rourke vs. Kevin Blackwood vs. Zach Gowen vs ? plus Deonna Purrazzo vs. Mercedes Martinez.
Gouge from last night in Raleigh, NC: Air Time Rockers b Victor Andrews & Bobby Wohlfert, Waylon Maze b Chet Sterling, Seymour Snort b TKO Teddy Ireland, Kaitlyn Marie b Chet Sterling, T.I.M. b Snooty Fox to win the Gouge title.  Next show is 9/19 in Raleigh at Clouds Taproom at 4 p.m. with T.I.M. vs. Snott.

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