Morning Report: Saturday Is Going To Be Busy, WWE Network, Today In History & More


– All three promotions are in action tonight, check out Saturday’s schedule:

* WWE Live Event: Saturday (7/12) – Osaka, Japan at the Maishima Arena. The advertised matches are: Roman Reigns vs. Kane,RVD vs. Bad News Barrett vs. Cesaro for the IC Title,Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins,Kofi Kingston and Big E. vs. Luke Harper and Eric Rowan,Paige vs. Alicia Fox for the Divas Title,Dolph Ziggler vs The Miz.

* TNA Live Event: Saturday (7/12) – Niles, OH at the Eastwood Field. Matches advertised: World Heavyweight Title Match: Lashley vs. Eric Young, Tables Match: Bully Ray vs. EC3, Knockouts Title Match: Gail Kim vs. Angelina Love with Velvet Sky, World Tag Team Title Match: The Wolves Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards vs. The BroMans Jessie Godderz & DJ Z, Samoa Joe vs. Gunner, Mr. Anderson vs. Samuel Shaw.

* WWE NXT Live Event: Saturday (7/12) – Tampa, FL at the University Area CDC Gymnasium.

* WWE Live Event: Saturday (7/12) – New York, NY at the Madison Square Garden. The advertised matches are: John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt in a 20-Man Lumberjack match, Triple Threat U.S Title Match: Sheamus vs. Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio. Others that are advertised include: Mark Henry, The Uso’s, Goldust & Stardust, Ryback, Fandango, R-Truth, Santino Marella, And Many More!

* ROH Live Event: Saturday (7/12) – Hopkins Minnesota at the HOPKINS EISENHOWER COMMUNITY CENTER. Matches that are advertised: six man tag: Michael Elgin & War Machine vs Adam Cole, Matt Hardy & Michael Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis, Jay Lethal w/ Truth Martini vs. New Japan’s Takaaki Watanabe, 4 Corner Survival – Winner Gets ROH World Title Shot in Milwaukee on 8/22 : Silas Young vs. Jimmy Jacobs vs. Matt Taven vs. ACH, BJ Whitmer/Roderick Strong w/ Tadarius Thomas vs. Mark & Jay Briscoe, Kyle O’Reilly vs. Cedric Alexander. Others to appear: Kevin Steen and Bobby Fish.

– Here is today’s streaming content on the WWE Network:

  • 1:30am EST – WrestleMania 13: Austin vs. Hart
  • 2am EST – WWE Countdown: Thunderous Returns
  • 3am EST – RAW Flashback: 3/13/1995
  • 4am EST – RAW Flashback: 3/20/1995
  • 5am EST – ECW Hardcore TV: 10/11/1994
  • 6am EST – Best of RAW: 7/23/2012
  • 8:30am EST – WrestleMania 13: Austin vs. Hart
  • 9am EST – WWE Main Event replay
  • 10am EST – WWE NXT replay
  • 11am EST – WWE Countdown: Thunderous Returns
  • 12pm EST – WrestleMania Rewind: CM Punk at 24 and 25
  • 1pm EST – Best of SmackDown: 9/18/2003
  • 2:30pm EST – This Week In WWE
  • 3pm EST – Warrior
  • 4pm EST – Beyond The Ring: The Attitude Era
  • 5pm EST – Total Divas replay
  • 6pm EST – Total Divas replay
  • 7pm EST – Total Divas replay
  • 8pm EST – Saturday Night’s Main Event: 5/11/1985
  • 9pm EST – Saturday Night’s Main Event: 10/5/1985
  • 10pm EST – Saturday Night’s Main Event: 11/2/1985
  • 11:01pm EST – Saturday Night’s Main Event: 5/11/1985

– Here is your pro wrestling history lesson of the day:

Former WWE & WCW Cruiserweight Champion Gregory ‘Hurricane’ Helms turns 40 today.

Former WWE, UFC and IWGP Champion Brock Lesnar turns 37 today.

One-time WWWF Tag Team Champion Rene Goulet turns 82 today.

Current NXT star & former ROH Tag & Television Champion Sami Zayn/El Generico turns 30 today.

1992: WCW’s The Great American Bash, held at the Gray Civic Center, in Albany, Georgia. 8,000 were in attendance to see the final bash before the show went on a three year hiatus until 1995.

* Nikita Koloff & Ricky Steamboat defeated Brian Pillman & Jushin Liger in a NWA Tag Team Title Tournament Quarter-Finals Match
* Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham defeated Steve Austin & Rick Rude (with Madusa) in a NWA Tag Team Title Tournament Quarter-Finals Match
* Hiroshi Hase & Shinya Hashimoto defeated The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin) in a NWA Tag Team Title Tournament Quarter-Finals Match
* WCW World Tag Team Champions Terry Gordy & Steve Williams defeated Nikita Koloff & Ricky Steamboat in a NWA Tag Team Title Tournament Semi-Final Match (Gordy & Williams’ titles were not on the line)
* Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham defeated Hiroshi Hase & Shinya Hashimoto (subbing for the injured Akira Nogami) in a NWA Tag Team Title Tournament Semi-Final Match
* Big Van Vader (with Harley Race) defeated Sting to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title
* WCW World Tag Team Champions Terry Gordy & Steve Williams defeated Dustin Rhodes & Barry Windham to win the vacant NWA World Tag Team Titles.

1995: WWF President Jack Tunney resigned.

1998: WCW Bash at the Beach was held at the Cox Arena, in San Diego, California. 10,095 were in attendance and here are the results:

* Raven (with Lodi & Riggs) defeated Perry Saturn in a Raven’s Rules Match
* Juventud Guerrera defeated Billy Kidman
* Stevie Ray defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr.
* Eddie Guerrero defeated Chavo Guerrero Jr. in a Hair vs Hair Match (after the match Chavo shaved his own head)
* Konnan (with Lex Luger & Kevin Nash) defeated Disco Inferno (with Alex Wright)
* The Giant defeated Kevin Greene
* Rey Misterio Jr defeated Chris Jericho to win the WCW Cruiserweight Title. The belt was returned to Jericho the following night as Dean Malenko had interfered in the match
* Booker T defeated Bret Hart via DQ to retain the WCW Television Title
* Goldberg defeated Curt Hennig to retain the WCW World Title
* Hollywood Hogan & Dennis Rodman (with The Disciple) defeated Diamond Dallas Page & Karl Malone

1999: WWF announced that Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura will be the special guest referee at August 22′s SummerSlam in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1999: WWF Monday Night Raw defeated WCW Monday Nitro: 6.0 to 3.4 in the ratings.

1999: Hulk Hogan defeated Randy Savage to win the WCW World Title on Raw.

2010: WWE Monday Night Raw was held at Rupp Arena, in Lexington, Kentucky.

* Alicia Fox defeated Gail Kim
* The Usos (Jimmy & Jey), & Tamina Snuka defeated The Hart Dynasty (D.H. Smith & Tyson Kidd), & Natalya in a 6-person tag match
* Edge defeated Randy Orton
* The Miz fought Mark Henry to a no contest
* The Great Khali, Vladimir Kozlov, Santino Marella, & Goldust defeated Doink The Clown (Steve Lombardi), William Regal, Zack Ryder, & Primo
* The Nexus (Michael Tarver, Skip Sheffield, David Otunga, Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, & Heath Slater) defeated John Cena in a Handicap Match

2011: Miss Tessmacher & Tara defeated Mexican America (Rosita & Sarita) to win the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Titles.

2012: Kharma aka Awesome Kong confirmed she had been released from WWE.