--If you haven't seen the Sanchez vs. Ellenberger show from Wednesday night, it replays at 10 p.m. Eastern tonight on Fuel.
--Greg Jackson told Jon Jones yesterday that he would be in his corner for the 4/21 match with Rashad Evans. Previously Jackson had said that he would help train Jones, but he would not corner him against Rashad Evans.
--Journey 2: The Mysterious Island was No. 4 this weekend at the box office with a $20.9 million take, which was only a 27% drop from the first weekend. That is actually considered awesome, as you expect 45-55% second week drops. Right now the movie is at $53.2 million domestic and its worldwide number is at $132.4 million.
--Jason "Mayhem" Miller revealed on twitter that he will be facing C.B. Dollaway on 5/26 in Las Vegas at the UFC 146 show.
--With far less fanfare, a second All Together Now show took place earlier today in Sendai. The big match was Kenta Kobashi & Keiji Muto teaming up for a second time, beating Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori when Muto pinned Akiyama, so they used the match to help build the Akiyama vs. Muto Triple Crown match on 3/20. They couldn't do the three world champions main event like the first show, since Akiyama was in this match and because when the lineup was announced, Hiroshi Tanahashi was IWGP champion and he no longer is. So it was Takeshi Morishima (GHC champion) & Tanahashi & Suwama beating Seiya Sanada & Tetsuya Naito & Go Shiozaki in the main event.
--There were a couple of edits on U.K. replay shows. For WWE, they edited the botched Randy Orton RKO spot on Big Show, and on the replay of the TNA Against All Odds PPV, they showed Zema Ion going up for the moonsault, but cut away to a crowd shot and didn't show the impact. They also edited all replays off the airing, which was the first airing of the event in the U.K. since they don't get TNA on PPV and it airs the following Wednesday on regular TV (thanks to Ian Hamilton and others)
--Best recent show?
UFC 141 Aldo vs. Mendes 26.5%
WWE Royal Rumble 26.1%
UFC on Fuel Ellenberger vs. Sanchez 19.1%
UFC 143 Diaz vs. Condit 9.6%
TNA Against All Odds 5.7%
UFC on FX Guillard vs. Miller 4.8%
UFC on FOX 4.3%
TNA Genesis 2.2%
Strikeforce Rockhold vs. Jardine 1.7%
--Biggest upcoming Japanese title match
Jun Akiyama vs. Keiji Muto 68.0%
Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito 17.6%
Takeshi Morishima vs. Takashi Sugiura 14.4%
--Will the May UFC on FOX beat the Smackdown rating from the previous night?
Pretty sad it used to be comparing to the Raw of the same week, and now we're comparing it to the Smackdown.
Will UFC 144 Edgar vs. Ben Henderson beat the Aldo vs. Mendes buy rate?
Poll on Smackdown
30.0% of those responding didn't see the show
--A TV news report on the promoter who had advertised a number of autograph signings with stars including Ultimate Warrior and Edge, gotten money paid in advance, and then closed up shop, and the police investigating the matter at http://cbs6albany.com/video/c/1143371293/local-news/1458737153001/wrgb-localnews
--There is a Titans in Toronto fund raising breakfast on 4/15 at the Doubletree by the Hilton at the Toronto Airport with a buffet breakfast at 10:30 a.m. This will be to help raise money for the Amsterdam, NY based Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame. Those scheduled to appear are Bruno Sammartino, Rick Martel, Tito Santana, Jimmy Hart, Gene Okerlund, Vader, Shane Douglas, Harry Smith, Road Warrior Animal, Roddy Piper, Tommy Dreamer, J.J. Dillon, Larry Zbyszko, Domenic DeNucci, The Destroyer Dick Beyer, Fit Finlay, Reginald Love, Wolfman Willie Farkus, Sweet Daddy Siki and Bobby Bass. Tickets are $50, with $10 from each ticket going to the Hall of Fame. For ticket info you can go to www.highspots.com/product.asp?id=26785 For more info contact Greg Oliver at email@example.com
--In a shocker, Rob Van Dam did an interview backing Nick Diaz.
--Kevin Sullivan & Vampire Warrior (Gangrel) will face Steve Madison & Cassidy Riley at the NWA Ring Warriors show on 3/30 in Fort Lauderdale as part of WrestleMania weekend.
--Chuck Langerman's daily pro wrestling trivia concerns Low Ki. Born Brandon Silvestry, he graduated North Bergen High School in North Bergen, NJ in 1997. He was influenced greatly by their legendary trainer Ira Wolfe. He started training for pro wrestling with Homicide and Jim Kettner, and started in 1998 using the Low Ki name. The name comes from the lyrics of the song "No Diggity" by the American R&B group Blackstreet, featuring Dr. Dre and Queen Pen.
--Jinsei Shinzaki will be the guest on the NHK Taiga drama show Taira no Kiyomori that airs on 3/25. I think there are cable systems in the U.S. that carry NHK. (thanks to Jose Gonzalez)
--Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling before a sellout 280 fans in East Carondolet, IL: Tony Raze & Max Archer b LMC & Jamie Lyte, Gary Jackson b Bobby D, Big Texan b Purple Passion, Waco b Chase King, Dave Vaughn & Chris Hargas b Alexander Rudolph & Sean Vincent, Hargas pinned Jackson in the finals of a St. Louis style Battle Royal, Ron Powers NC Ricky Cruz. Next show is 3/24 with Powers vs. Cruz in a 2/3 fall match. (thanks to Larry Matysik and Patrick Brandmeyer)
--Kevin Nash has chopped off his hair.
--Kurt Brown and friends look back at MS 1 and the Blue Panther vs. Negro Casas hair vs. hair match in two weeks at http://www.luchaworld.com/?p=12299
--A few weeks ago, a 20-year-old named Quavondo called into the Suze Orman TV show on CNBC for the "Can I Afford It?" segment. He was calling to ask Suze if he could afford going to pro wrestling, which would cost him $3,500. Orman said that when she was a kid (late 50s and early 60s) living in Chicago, pro wrestling aired in the middle of the night and when her parents went to sleep, she'd wake up, roll the TV into her room and watch wrestling and loved it. Quavondo said his monthly income was $529, his expenses were $97 and had saved $5,827. Orman said she thought it was a good idea because he had so much money saved for being so young, and had passion, and that when he has his first match, she said she wanted to be there. (thanks to Jeff Gagliardo)
--USWO from Friday night in Nashville before 80 fans: Jason Xavier b Saint, Tim Renesto & Hot Rod Biggs b Mike Revick & Josh Prada, Josh Crow b L.T. Falk, Mike Jablonski b Bully Douglas, Wolfie D b Damien Payne, Jocephus b Gary Valiant (thanks to Jimmie Daniel)
--New Era Wrestling from last night in Shelbyville, IN: Joey Owens won three-way over T.J. Kemp and Donny Idol, Damian Cole b Anthony Lee, Kasey Lofton b Darlin Niki, Flash Flanagan b Tom Van Zant-DQ, Shawn Cook b Appollo Starr, Miss Heidi b Camron Star in a women's cage match, Dylan Bostic & Bobby Black b Jon Wall & Troy Van Zant to win tag titles
--Millennium Wrestling Federation on 3/24 in Melrose, MA at Memorial Hall features Low Ki, Fit Finlay, Carlito, Paul Bearer, Al Snow, Bushwhacker Luke Williams, Zema ion, John Cena Sr. and more, as well as Sylck Wagner Brown vs. Tommaso Ciampa.
--My appearance yesterday on Ringtalk is at http://ringtalk.com/yahoo-sports-dave-meltzer-twitter-ufc-wrestling-observer
--ECWA on 3/3 in Newark, DE at the Greater Newark Boys and Girls Club
--All Pro Wrestling from last night in Hayward, CA: Colt Cabana b Billy Blade to keep the Internet title, Adam Thornstowe b Sheik Khan Abadi, Boyce LeGrand b James Watkins in a street fight, Damian Grundy b Daniel Torch Carnival of Shadows b Mr. Wrestling IV & Dalton Frost & Great Tenchismo, Dos Perfectos b Matt Carlos & Shane West to keep the APW & Vendetta tag team titles, Will Rood b Dave Dutra in a last man standing match, Rik Luxury b Colt Cabana to win the Internet title, Timothy Thatcher b A.J. Kirsch (Tough Enough), Dylan Drake and Jeckels to win the Universal title in a four-way. Cabana vs. Luxury said to be a great match as was the finals of Thatcher vs. Kirsch in the elimination match main event.