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A professional wrestling match in 1938: two wrestlers grapple in a wrestling ring while a referee (in white) looks on

Professional wrestling (often shortened to pro wrestling or simply wrestling) is a form of performance art and entertainment that combines athletics with theatrical performance. It takes the form of events, held by touring companies, that mimic a title-match combat sport. The unique form of sport portrayed is fundamentally based on - and evolved from - classical and "catch" wrestling, with modern additions of striking attacks, strength-based holds and throws and acrobatic maneuvers. Much of these derive from the influence of various international martial arts. An additional aspect of combat with improvised weaponry is sometimes included.

The matches have predetermined outcomes to heighten entertainment value and all combative maneuvers are executed with the full cooperation of those involved and carefully performed in specific manners intended to lessen the chance of actual injury. These facts were once kept highly secret but are now a widely accepted open secret. To promote and sustain the willing suspension of disbelief by maintaining an aura of verisimilitude, the performing company avoids discussing the true nature of the performance in official media. Fan communications by individual wrestlers and promotions through outside media (i.e., interviews) often directly acknowledge the dramatic and "fixed" nature of the spectacle.

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Bobby Eaton

Robert Lee "Bobby" Eaton (born August 14, 1958) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, who made his debut in 1976. Eaton is most famous for his work in tag teams, especially his days as one-half of the team the Midnight Express. Under the management of Jim Cornette, Eaton originally teamed with Dennis Condrey and, later on, with Stan Lane. He has also worked with a number of other tag team partners, including Koko B. Ware, Steve Keirn, and "Lord" Steven Regal.

In his career, Eaton has wrestled for extended periods of time for various wrestling promotions: Mid-America Wrestling, Continental Wrestling Association, Mid-South Wrestling, World Class Championship Wrestling, Jim Crockett Promotions, World Championship Wrestling and Smoky Mountain Wrestling. He has also made brief guest appearances for Extreme Championship Wrestling and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, in addition to appearances for a considerable number of independent wrestling promotions over the years. He currently performs part-time, teaming with either Lane or Condrey under the Midnight Express name.

He is married to the daughter of wrestler and booker Bill Dundee, and together they have three children. (more...)

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"I have been very honest with my past struggles, and it has been an ongoing battle. On Saturday night, I obviously let my demons get the better of me and I ruined an important night for a really great guy in an unfortunate series of events. I have worked incredibly hard to get where I am, and even harder to overcome my ongoing battle with depression. But I will work my absolute hardest to right the wrongs of Saturday night and apologize to Kevin Mathews, Pat Buck, Joey Janela, the entire WrestlePro locker room and all parties involved from the bottom of my heart.

I'm getting help from family and friends as we speak and will be getting professional help in the near future and ask all to please respect my privacy in the meantime.

When & if I reemerge as a public figure it will be in good faith and I hope to inspire those who struggle with the same mental health issues I do to seek the help they need. If Tyson Fury can do it....so can I. Remember...I ain't dead yet. And neither are you.

Peace and love,

William Patrick Morrissey III"

  • September 16:
    • In a teleconference, Triple H said there will be changes to NXT. One of the big changes is that TakeOvers won't always take place before WWE pay-per-views. They will be scheduled for different dates and locations. This is done to give WWE Network subscribers more content as they will be getting specials like Worlds Collide during Royal Rumble weekend. Some TakeOver events will be connected to WWE events and others will not.
    • After the main event of Raw in which Seth Rollins defeated Robert Roode, Kane made a return to help Rollins who was being beat down by The OC and the Raw Tag Team Champions. The Fiend came out and attacked Kane applied the Mandible Claw before turning his attention to Rollins.
    • Bray Wyatt's alter ego The Fiend attacked Unviversal Champion Seth Rollins at Clash of Champions. Rollins mentioned in the opener of Raw that he will be facing Wyatt at Hell in a Cell in a Hell in a Cell match for the Universal Championship. Also made a official on Raw for the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view is Becky Lynch defending the Raw Women's Championship against Sasha Banks in a Hell in a Cell match.
    • In an update to the WWE draft in October, it was announced on Raw that the wild card rule is no more. There were always Survivor Series, Royal Rumble, other pay-per-views, and other exceptions.

But allll brands will be back to having their roster exclusive to that brand and exclusive to their host network as SmackDown Live will be moving back to Fridays and to Fox.

    • Baron Corbin defeated Chad Gable on Raw to become the 2019 King of the Ring.
    • Knoxville, Tennessee mayor Glen Jacobs made an appearance on Raw as the show was in Knoxville. He also beat R-Truth for the WWE 24/7 Championship in a clip tapped earlier in the day at Neyland Stadium. R-Truth was running away and hit the field goal post knocking himself out allowing Jacob's to pin him for the title. In another clip tapped earlier in the day, R-Truth beat Jacobs to win back the title.
    • Here is an update to the CaZXL incident on Saturday Mike Johnson of PW Insider Elite audio has said that people who have talked to CaZXL have been told by people who talked to CaZXL told him about his "misstep" and what happened. CaZXL has said doesn't remember much from that night. Here is what Johnson said:

"I spoke with several people who are close with Cass who spoke with him yesterday and basically he had a misstep and he took a huge step backwards in his personal issues and claimed the next day that he didn't remember much of anything that had happened on Saturday and all we can do is wish him well and hope that things get better for him, because this is the second time now that his issues have brought him into a situation where they manifested themselves in front of the public eye."

CaZXL was not arrested due to the incident.
  • In an update to the story about Kevin Owens being "fired" on SmackDown Live last week, the company seems to be taking it seriously. He has been placed in the alumni section of WWE.com. This all being storyline. As well, it has been speculated that Owens that the future of Owens might be that he will be going back to NXT with it going to the USA Network even though NXT is a WWE owned brand. Some, including Mike Johnson on PW Insider Elite audio, are even confirming that he will indeed return to NXT.
  • Sasha Banks was unsuccessful in capturing the Raw Women's Championship at Clash of Champions. She did however win via disqualification. During the match, it went into the crowd. As Becky Lynch threw Banks over the barricade wall and back into ringside, a fan tried to touch Banks' butt. After Banks drove Lynch into the barricade, the fan did touch her arm. The clip and gif have been posted on social media such as Twitter and Instagram going viral with some thinking it is funny while others saying it is not. Banks commented on the clip on Instagram saying: "I'm suing." Many wonder if she will actually find that person.
  • September 15:
    • Luke Harper returned to WWE at Clash of Champions to help Erick Rowan defeat Roman Reigns in a No Disqualification match. Back in April, Harper requested his release which he was denied. WWE added more time to contract due to his injuries and he has been paid to sit at home since. It wasn't known if he would return to in-ring action.
    • Only two out of the twelve titles defended at WWE Clash of Champions changed hands including Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler defeating Unviversal Champion Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman to win the Raw Tag Team Championship while The Revival defeated The New Day's Xavier Woods and Big E to become the new SmackDown Tag Team Champions. All the other titles didn't change hands.
    • WWE announced on October 11th on SmackDown Live and October 14th on Raw, there will be another draft.
    • CaZXL formerly Big Cass was involved in an incident at a WrestlePro event last (September 15th). The show was Pat Buck's farewell as he was signed to the WWE as producer. CaZXL was appearing as surprise entrant in the battle royal. According to reports, "aggressive and erratic" backstage, leading to him being expelled from the Rahway Rec Center where the show was taking place. He had several incidents including confronting Joey Janela. This may have been due to Janela's incident with nZo formerly Enzo Amore at a blink-182 show earlier this year. The incident included CaZXL slapping Janela yet they there was no issues between the two at the Northeast Wrestling show the night before (September 13th). He continued making a scene by accusing people of taking his stuff. He also continued swearing and threatening people that he would "take care of them."
He made his way to a backstage area where Buck and SCU were putting together their match. CaZXL threatened Buck saying "what are you going to do, tough guy" then proceeded to spit in his face. Buck puched CaZXL which knocked him to the floor. Many wrestlers including Dan Maff were wanting to do something about him, but ultimately he left the venue. Local police searched his vehicle. His vehicle was towed as it was block the venue parking lot. He was blocked from getting in the building as they feared he might cause a scene during the show. Many fans witnessed to say CaXL sitting on the sidewalk talking loudly to himself. He was taken to a local hospital for his own safety. Since being released from the WWE, he has dealt many health issues including mental illness and seizures.
Police asked Joey Janela if he wanted to press charges against CaZXL, but he did not. He issued a statement on Twitter saying he would not elaborate on the situation, but hoped CaZXL would get "back on the right track."

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