Sunday, April 8, 2007

Weekend Edition: Pro Wrestling & Mixed Martial Arts News, Notes

By Art Shimko

-- To those celebrating, Happy Easter. Let's look at some news from the last few days including PRIDE.34 and UFC 69 results...

-- PRIDE.34 KAMIKAZE results:
- Jeff Monson defeated Kazuyuki Fujita via submission in 6:37 of round 1
- SOKOUDJOU knocked out Ricardo Arona in 1:59 of the first round
- Shinya Aoki defeated Brian Lo-A-Njoe via armbar in 1:33 or round 1
- James Thompson defeated Don Frye via TKO (ref stoppage) in 6:23 of round 1
- Gilbert Yvel defeated Akira Shoji via TKO (ref stoppage) in 3:46 of the first round
- Makoto Takimoto defeated Zelg Galesic via armlock in 5:40 of round 1
- Eric Esch defeated Zuluzinho Zuluzinho via armlock in 2:35 of round 1
- Yoshihiro Nakao defeated Edson Drago via submission in 9:15 of round 1

-- UFC 69 results:
- Matt Serra defeated Georges St-Pierre by Technical Knock Out at 3:25 in the 1st round to win the Welterweight title
- Roger Huerta beat Leonard Garcia by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 in the 3rd round
- Josh Koscheck beat Diego Sanchez by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 in the 3rd round
- Yushin Okami beat Mike Swick by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 in the 3rd round
- Kendall Grove defeated Alan Belcher by Submission at 4:42 in the 2nd round by choke
- Heath Herring beat Brad Imes by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 in the 3rd round
- Thales Leites beat Pete Sell by Unanimous Decision at 5:00 in the 3rd round
- Marcus Davis defeated Pete Spratt by Submission at 2:57 in the 2nd round by ankle lock
- Luke Cummo defeated Josh Haynes by Technical Knock Out at 2:45 in the 2nd round by punches

-- Georges St. Pierre suffers shock loss to underdog Matt Serra at UFC 69: Shootout

-- Serra Shocks the World, but Not Himself in UFC Title Bout [Washington Post]

-- IWA Mid-South April Blood Showers 4/6 results:
- xOMGx def. Chrisjen Hayme & Scottie Murray & Billy Roc & Jeff Brooks & Kid Hybrid for a shot later tonight at Josh Abercrombie for the IWA Light Heavyweight Title
- Davey Richards def. Joker w/ Sabian
- Southern Rock (Kidd & Jed) def. Naptown Dragons & Michael Elgin & Ash
- Devon Moore def. Ricochet
- The Barbarian def. "The Berzerker" Jimmy Jacobs
- Brandon Thomaselli def. Sabian
- Josh Abercrombie def. xOMGx to retain the light heavyweight title
- Insane Lane def. Deranged with a suplex onto a chair with a bw contraption on it
- Chuck Taylor defeats Z Barr to retain the IWA title
- Chuck Taylor def. Tracy Smothers to retain the IWA heavyweight title
- Tank def. Freak Show in a Taipei Glass/Pits of Glass match
- Ian Rotten & Drake Younger battle to no contest in the barbed wire cage

-- CZW Out With The Old, In With The New 4/7 results:
- Grim Reefer defeated Danny Demanto
- Team AnDrew (Drew Gulak and Andy Sumner) defeated "The New Jersey All Star" JC Ryder and "Hotshot" Ryan McBride
- CJ O'Doyle defeated Javi Air
- Vortekz defeated Jigsaw to win the CZW World Junior Heavyweight Championship
- DJ Hyde defeated Toby Klein
- Brain Damage defeated Danny Havoc
- BLK OUT (Ruckus and Sabian) defeated Niles Young and Derek Frazier
- Eddie Kingston defeated Chris Hero in a Loser Leaves Town match
- Mitch Ryder defeated Necro Butcher
- Justice Pain defeated Drake Younger

-- Matt Cappotelli made an appearance at OVW's 400th TV taping this past week with bad news, his brain tumor has grown and will need surgery to remove it. “Doctors have been monitoring the tumor since its discovery, and my last MRI revealed that it had grown a little,” Cappotelli said. “I had been feeling pretty good the last couple months, but recently I had some bad headaches and noticed a little change in my vision. They told me that because the tumor has grown, my optic nerves had swollen as well.” Cappotelli's surgery takes place in Boston on 4/1.

-- King Booker's out of action for a while.

-- J.R.'s latest blog

-- Not exactly a news flash, Hunter should hope he doesn't get injured prior to...

-- A CM Punk interview with a WACKY (~!) photo.

-- Todd Grisham will be hosting MLS Saturday on FSC.

-- Former WCW/WWE wrestler and part-time MMA fighter Sean Christopher Haire was punched out last weekend when he claimed he was defending a friend who was jumped by three men in front of the Barmuda Triangle in Hilton Head Island, SC. 28-year-old Juan Brantley punched Haire in his eye fracturing an orbital bone and other parts of his face and skull.

-- Les Thatcher and Mick Foley on NPR.

-- Chris Kanyon announced his retirement from pro wrestling on Thursday which was his 15th anniversary in the business. Kanyon will be on the Howard Stern show this Wednesday 4/11 to discuss his future plans.

-- UWF returns to The New Alhambra Arena in Philadelphia on Friday, June 8 featuring Team 3-D, Steve Corino, Christopher Daniels, Dustin Rhodes, and many more stars to be announced. Tickets are $75.00 for the Ultimate Experience ticket (Reserved Ringside Rows 1-2 and early entry for meet and greet). Remaining seats are $40, $25, and $20.

-- Alex Marvez interviews Jay Lethal

-- This week's edition of The Dark Match with special guest Brent Albright can be listened to here.

-- 'Pitbull' Pittman trades wrestling for law enforcement

-- Police ban family wrestling show

-- Wrestling fans grapple with two fools and a subscription

-- The death of a professional wrestling fan

-- Wrestling: ‘There’s no money in this business'
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