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Rockin’ it big time on the Southshore

Rockin’ it big time on the Southshore


Members of the Lower Lake High School competitive cheer team display the banner they brought home from the Cow Palace in Daly City on Dec. 2 after winning the JAMZ Slam City competition, a CIF-sanctioned event

-Record Bee
 
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Watch a Fan Play Drums for The Who After Keith Moon Passes Out in 1973

Watch a Fan Play Drums for The Who After Keith Moon Passes Out in 1973

Watch a Fan Play Drums for The Who After Keith Moon Passes Out in 1973

-Paste Magazine
 
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7 Mile House

7 Mile House

Today, it’s the only Mile House remaining in its original location in the Bay Area.

KCET
 
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Golden State Warrior's Arena use to be at the Cow Palace!

Golden State Warrior's Arena use to be at the Cow Palace!

SAN FRANCISCO – In 1971, then-Golden State Warriors owner Franklin Mieuli changed the name of the NBA franchise from the San Francisco Warriors to the Golden State Warriors. The explanation given at the time was that the new name was a more accurate reflection of the team’s regional -- if peripatetic – identity.... 
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Are you in these photos? Kiss rocks the Cow Palace

Are you in these photos? Kiss rocks the Cow Palace

7/27/17: Kiss and the Cow Palace were both at the peak of their powers in 1977... 
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Jr Livestock Show

Jr Livestock Show

Top awards earned by Sierra Valley 4-H’er

-Plumas County News
 
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ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY: COW PALACE

ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY: COW PALACE

Beyond the Cow Palace Arena & Event Center's traditional offering of cultural, educational and agricultural activities, it also generates a wealth of tangible benefits... 
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Pat Patterson returns to Cow Palace

Pat Patterson returns to Cow Palace

Pat Patterson Makes Appearance at Cow Palace Event …

-Pro Wrestling Sheet
 
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5/6 All Pro Wrestling "Cow Palace Royale"

5/6 All Pro Wrestling "Cow Palace Royale"

5/6 All Pro Wrestling “Cow Palace Royale” results: Moore’s in-person report on Cody Rhodes vs. Joey Ryan in a cage match, Luster the Legend vs. Jeff Cobb vs. John Mundo vs. Brian Cage for the APW Universal Championship, WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson appears. 
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Going Home Again: The Cow Palace Royale

Going Home Again: The Cow Palace Royale

For me, one of the most important parts of my life as a wrestling fan is the Cow Palace which officially resides in Daly City, but is known as a San Francisco locale to most everyone nonetheless. 
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Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show

Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show

at the Golden Gate Kennel Club dog show, the biggest in the west. Were checking out not only the critters, but also the owners, judges and visitors to see what brings them to this stop on the dog show circuit.

-SfGate
 
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Dwight Clark to make first public appearance since ALS announcement

Dwight Clark to make first public appearance since ALS announcement

SJ Mercury News- 4/5/17:
Clark is part of the lineup for the TriStar Collectors Show at the Cow Palace on April 30. He’ll have a familiar face with him: Joe Montana, who threw that famous pass in the NFC title game Jan. 10, 1982, will also be signing autographs at about the same time.
 
Woodside woman crowned rodeo queen

Woodside woman crowned rodeo queen

Almanac News- 1/11/17

Leandra Steenkamp of Woodside was crowned rodeo queen at the recent Grand National Rodeo at the Cow Palace
 
Cow Palace is Bay Area’s working-class hero

Cow Palace is Bay Area’s working-class hero

SF Chronicle- December 24th,2016-Peter Hartlaub

But none has had a greater cultural impact on a more diverse segment of the Bay Area. Unless you choose to renounce pop culture altogether, it’s close to impossible to have lived in the Bay Area for any time without experiencing at least one coming-of-age moment or cultural touchstone at the 1941 livestock pavilion in Daly City.
 
Benicia jiu-jitsu fighters compete this weekend at the Cow Palace

Benicia jiu-jitsu fighters compete this weekend at the Cow Palace

Benicia Herald- November 1st, 2016
A group of local jiu-jitsu fighters have been going through strenuous workouts at Pro-Faction Martial Arts & Fitness in Benicia preparing for this weekend’s World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championship at the Cow Palace in San Francisco
 
Dickens Fair dishes up Victorian-era holiday fun in Daly City

Dickens Fair dishes up Victorian-era holiday fun in Daly City

Humbug, you say? Not at the annual Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party. This festival is a sure tonic for the holiday blahs. On weekends from Nov. 19-20 through Dec. 17-18 (plus the Friday after Thanksgiving), the Cow Palace 
A GOP convention that seems strangely familiar

A GOP convention that seems strangely familiar

The Cow Palace is in the midst of its Diamond anniversary, celebrating a 75-year span in which the cavernous Daly City landmark hosted just about every kind of event imaginable, including a contentious Republican National Convention dominated by conservatives. Sound familiar -  
U2 dynamic: Dreamforce concert raises $10 million for UCSF hospitals

U2 dynamic: Dreamforce concert raises $10 million for UCSF hospitals

U2 used its benefit concert at the Cow Palace on Wednesday night to knock Donald Trump, and to raise $10 million for the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals, a favored charity of Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff. 
Bono raises his voice, Dreamforce raises millions in philanthropy

Bono raises his voice, Dreamforce raises millions in philanthropy

Technology, Bono, philanthropy and even roller skates triumphed Wednesday night, Oct. 5, at the “Cloud Palace,” where philanthropists Lynne Benioff and her husband, Salesforce founder-CEO Marc Benioff hosted their seventh Concert for the Kids starring an electric set by U2 
 Massive stage erected outside Cow Palace for U2's Dreamforce concert

Massive stage erected outside Cow Palace for U2's Dreamforce concert

The world's most famous Irish rock band is headlining Dreamforce and a massive, elaborate stage has been erected outside the Cow Palace for the concert on Wednesday night.  
Grand National Rodeo at the Cow Palace

Grand National Rodeo at the Cow Palace

Dust off your Stetson and pull on your cowboy boots: The Wild West comes back to the big city this weekend when the annual Grand National Rodeo, Horse Show and Livestock Show starts at the Cow Palace.

Two jam-packed weekends include not only a livestock exhibition but also equestrian competitions, stock dog trials, a daily Western marketplace, nightly barbecues, swing dance music and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association show Friday and Saturday evenings.
 
Shattering Conventions: High Tech Meets Old-Time Religion

Shattering Conventions: High Tech Meets Old-Time Religion

Almost 9,000 people were packed into the Cow Palace on the outskirts of San Francisco for the National Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses, but it was oddly quiet in the aging arena. All you could really hear was the speaker onstage, flanked by massive banks of flat-panel TVs all wired together so the people in the cheap seats could see him at the podium. Well, they would be the cheap seats if the Jehovah’s Witnesses charged admission 
Dine and Dish: “Taste of the NFL” to be held at the Cow Palace

Dine and Dish: “Taste of the NFL” to be held at the Cow Palace

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — Do you feel shut out of all the Super Bowl celebrity parties?

On Wednesday night on Dine and Dish, Vicki Liviakis has the inside track on how to rub elbows with football and food stars. Plus, she will show you how to party with a purpose.

 
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Photos: Beatles kick off first U.S. tour in 1964

Photos: Beatles kick off first U.S. tour in 1964

Daily update · August 18, 2016 : In 1964, The Beatles opened their first full-fledged U.S. tour as they performed at San Francisco's Cow Palace. More than six months after appearing on The Ed Sullivan show and taking the East Coast by storm, the Fab Four returned to San Francisco, California for opening night of their first-ever concert tour of North America on Aug. 19, 1964 
Hear Eddie Van Halen Shred for Five Minutes at 1984 Soundcheck

Hear Eddie Van Halen Shred for Five Minutes at 1984 Soundcheck

Posted 08/15/2016 by Christopher Scapelliti , photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images: The Van Halen Vault has just uploaded this rare soundcheck of Van Halen performing a soundcheck at San Francisco’s Cow Palace in 1984. 
Album Reviews: Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Rust Never Sleeps (DVD)

Album Reviews: Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Rust Never Sleeps (DVD)

Written By Hal Horowitz // August 8, 2016: It may go without saying, but the Rust Never Sleeps show, filmed on a single performance at San Francisco’s Cow Palace on Oct., 22, 1978 is the gem here. 
This Forgotten Day in S.F

This Forgotten Day in S.F

July 16, 1975: On this day, the Rolling Stones played the second of two sold out shows at the Cow Palace. 
This Forgotten Day in S.F.

This Forgotten Day in S.F.

SFGate-Dec 3, 2015: JFK campaigns at Cow Palace  
Evel Knievel’s epic Cow Palace crash in 1972

Evel Knievel’s epic Cow Palace crash in 1972

By Peter Hartlaub February 25, 2016 Sfgate:
Evel Knievel makes his record 12-car motorcycle jump at the Cow Palace in 1972
 
San Jose Sharks: The Cow Palace Day

San Jose Sharks: The Cow Palace Day

Coral Cannon, Blades of Teal, 9/16/15:
In celebration of the San Jose Sharks 25th anniversary, we’re going to revisit the Cow Palace days where the team made their NHL debut and proudly displayed the newly re-released Heritage Jersey.
 
American Idol holds final season auditions at the Cow Palace

American Idol holds final season auditions at the Cow Palace

Mark DuFrene on 09/15/2015 : Auditions for the final season of "American Idol" drew a large crowd of fame seekers to the Cow Palace in Daly City, Calif., Tuesday morning, Sept. 15, 2015.  
Seven Moments That The Cow Palace Made Music History

Seven Moments That The Cow Palace Made Music History

Alyssa Pereir August 15, 2014, 97.3 ALICE

The venue has hosted rock legends and seen some of the greatest musicians to ever live play on its stage, from the Beatles to Elvis. Some moments, however, a pretty special. Here are seven moments that concerts at the Cow Palace made music history.
 
This Week in Boxing History: August 28-September 3

This Week in Boxing History: August 28-September 3

This week in boxing history, PBC goes back more than 100 years to celebrate the first world heavyweight championship fight under modern rules, honor one of the sport’s greatest rivalries and highlight the longest bout of the 20th century, in addition to remembering a brutal middleweight war and a thrilling featherweight title showdown.


 
Welcome to the Maryland State Fair

Welcome to the Maryland State Fair

As the summer season comes to an end, I invite you all to join us as we celebrate “The 11 Best Days of Summer!”

The 136th Maryland State Fair runs through Sept. 4 at the State Fairgrounds in Timonium.
 
48 guns taken off streets during buyback program

48 guns taken off streets during buyback program

DALY CITY (BCN) - Daly City police took 48 guns off city streets today in a buyback program, police said.
Vegas Adds to Unique NHL Expansion History

Vegas Adds to Unique NHL Expansion History

A month from now, the Vegas Golden Knights will make history as the first major league franchise in the Big Four leagues to make its home in Sin City, at T-Mobile Arena. And while the Knights are Golden, so too is an anniversary for the league that celebrates this modern era: The legendary 1967 NHL expansion. 
Political parties evolve despite labels

Political parties evolve despite labels

Political parties are labeled by "We The People." In 1866, when the first Civil Rights Bill was enacted, African-Americans voted Republican -- The Party of Lincoln. Record numbers of African-Americans voted and record numbers of Republicans were elected to federal, state and local offices.
 
Tom Petty in the Bay Area: 5 decades of concerts in photos

Tom Petty in the Bay Area: 5 decades of concerts in photos

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers playing at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley July 26, 1985.

The Shoreline. The Greek. The Cow Palace. Oracle Arena. The Pavilion. Tom Petty played them all.

When news broke that the legendary rocker had died after suffering a cardiac arrest at his Southern California home on Sunday, gasps could be heard across the newsroom. Shocked by the news, I headed to The Chronicle’s archive in search of classic concert shots from Petty’s Bay Area stops from the 1970s to this year.
 
Fan snapshots make 'Smithsonian Rock and Roll' a candid compendium of musical history

Fan snapshots make 'Smithsonian Rock and Roll' a candid compendium of musical history

The snapshots are like the musicians themselves: gritty, raw and uncensored. That’s because the 362 photos in “Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen” were mostly taken by fans, not professional photographers.

 
 Rodeo cowboys, bull riders head back to Bay Area

Rodeo cowboys, bull riders head back to Bay Area

The toughest, fastest cowboys and cowgirls will be at center stage this weekend as the Bay Area hosts the Grand National Rodeo and the Professional Bull Riders.

Now in its 71st year at the Cow Palace, the Grand National will feature rodeo events, a horse show, the junior livestock show, agricultural exhibitions, mechanical bull rides, Western barbecue and live country music on Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21.
 
CattleWomen’s Corner: Arioso named Livestock Man of the Year

CattleWomen’s Corner: Arioso named Livestock Man of the Year

Joseph Arioso from Pixley was named 2017 California Livestock Man of Year at the Grand National Livestock Show in San Francisco, Oct. 14.

Arioso is a prominent registered Holstein dairyman, milking 3,000 cows, with 2,600 replacements, farming 1,450 acres of alfalfa, corn and wheat. In 2015 he bred the Holstein USA Star of the breed Airosa Redbull 12417 Excellent 95, which was the first time a cow West of the Mississippi has won the prestigious award, and in addition she produced over 69,000 lbs of milk that year. She was also nominated All American as a breeder.
 
Two Shot Goose Hunt Receives Lodging Tax Funding

Two Shot Goose Hunt Receives Lodging Tax Funding

The Annual Southeast Colorado Two Shot Goose Hunt is observing its 51st year in Lamar next month. Rose Ann Yates and John Ritter detailed the plans for the three day hunt which will be held from Wednesday, November 29th through December 1st and requested marketing and contract funding from the Lodging Tax Panel during their meeting on October 17th. 
Learning the ropes at my first rodeo

Learning the ropes at my first rodeo

Daly City might be just a hop over a hill from ultramodern San Francisco, but when the Grand National Rodeo comes to the Cow Palace every year, it’s transformed into another world — one with cowgirls, prize tomatoes and award-winning pigs. I’d seen the billboards along the freeway for decades and finally decided to grab the bull by the horns and go. The experience was both everything I expected and a complete surprise. 
Local church continues its annual park service, adds vendors

Local church continues its annual park service, adds vendors

Ivy Jacobs photo Crimson Cross Quartet members Brian McCluskey, Josh McCluskey and Jeff Bridgewater entertained the crowd gathered recently for the Bee Ridge Congregational Church fish fry at the Forest Park Pavilion/Cow Palace. 
Lynda Beverlin honored as the Siskiyou CattleWoman of the Year for 2017  HIDE CAPTION From left are

Lynda Beverlin honored as the Siskiyou CattleWoman of the Year for 2017 HIDE CAPTION From left are

Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Annual Siskiyou County Cattlemen’s Dinner held at the Yreka Community Center, Lynda Beverlin, of Oro Fino, was recognized as the 2017 Siskiyou CattleWoman of the Year. 
Nostalgia: Remembering the Sonics on their 50th anniversary

Nostalgia: Remembering the Sonics on their 50th anniversary

Half a century ago today, Seattle’s first professional sports franchise, the Seattle Supersonics, played its first regular season game. The basketball team lost 144-116 October 13, 1967 against the San Francisco Warriors. 
Former-Sharks prospect and San Francisco Bull thriving in NHL with Lightning

Former-Sharks prospect and San Francisco Bull thriving in NHL with Lightning

SAN JOSE — The remnants of a short-lived hockey venture in San Francisco found its way back to the Bay Area in the form of a bonafide NHL player. 
Greatest Rodeo Picture Ever?

Greatest Rodeo Picture Ever?


Recently, a small gathering of us were spending an evening of cold brew, warm spirits, good grub, and faded if slightly enhanced memories. Three of us were between hunters to guide. A few others had been invited and a couple more had more or less invited themselves. A fire pit was casting off a combination of pinon and post oak smoke on a deck that still suffered from a lack of levelness inflicted when the host and I had first attempted its construction a few years back. A few feet away, that same host was grilling buffalo loin as well keeping a constant supply of calf fries, shortbreads, and onions from the fry pot.
 
SANTANA: Cow Palace, San Francisco, 31st December ’75 (Ltd/1000 2CD)

SANTANA: Cow Palace, San Francisco, 31st December ’75 (Ltd/1000 2CD)

We are told:

Santana live at the Cow Palace, San Francisco on New Year’s Eve 1975 broadcast by KSAN-FM.

A smokin’ live band in full flow with a rejuvenated Carlos giving the material from the early albums new focus and energy. All captured in pristine sound quality.

Limited Edition pressing of 1000.
 
Lodging Panel Seeking New Membership

Lodging Panel Seeking New Membership

There were no new applications for funding on the Prowers County Lodging Tax Panel for their monthly meeting on November 14th. Discussion did focus on replacement members as Panel President, Pat Palmer, submitted his resignation from the board which will be effective at the end of this year. Palmer, who has been president for several years, used his letter to thank the county and past and present members for their dedication to help promote events in Prowers County over the years. 
Top awards earned by Sierra Valley 4-H'er

Top awards earned by Sierra Valley 4-H'er

Kristin Roberti of Sierra Valley garnered several top awards at the 2017 Grand National Livestock Exposition at the Cow Palace in San Francisco on Oct. 13 and 14.

Roberti showed her herd of eight registered Toggenburg dairy goats in the All Other Breeds Division.

The awards included Best Udder Champion, Reserve Senior Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, Junior Champion and Reserve Junior Champion. Roberti also won six firsts, seven seconds, a third and placed fourth in the Intermediate Dairy Goat Showmanship competition.
 
November 20, 1973: Who Fan Subs For Keith Moon

November 20, 1973: Who Fan Subs For Keith Moon

Can anybody play the drums?” an exasperated Pete Townshend asked the crowd at San Francisco’s Cow Palace towards the end of a trying set. “We mean somebody good.” 
The Great Dickens Christmas Fair | Cow Palace

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair | Cow Palace

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Party returns to the Cow Palace for its 35th season! Enter the world of Charles Dickens' Victorian London on a magical Christmas Eve, and discover the heart of the holidays! Explore over three acres of vintage exhibition halls, marvelously transformed into lamplit streets, boisterous pubs and wondrous theatres, music halls, dance parties, tearooms, and shops offering one-of-a-kind treasures. 
A Brief History of the Iconic Cow Palace

A Brief History of the Iconic Cow Palace

Recently, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, reported that New Japan Pro Wrestling has an initial bid on the Cow Palace in California for July 7th (the same night as UFC 226 in Nevada, interestingly enough) of this year. Completed in 1941, the Cow Palace is an iconic venue for wrestling fans on the Golden Coast. The odd name was coined by a local newspaper journalist during the Great Depression, when he was writing against using public funds to build it. 
Bang for the Buck

Bang for the Buck

“Welcome, Patriots! Gun Show Today,” says a big sign outside the Cow Palace in Daly City, California, just south of San Francisco, where the Republican National Convention nominated Barry Goldwater for president in 1964. Inside, past the National Rifle Association table at the door, a vast room, longer than a football field, is completely filled with rows of tables and display cases.  
NJPW Could Be Running Another Event In The US This Year

NJPW Could Be Running Another Event In The US This Year

Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that New Japan Pro Wrestling officials have a preliminary hold on a date for a show on July 7th at the Cow Palace in San Francisco.

The promotion has announced that they will run March 25th in Long Beach, which sold out 5,000 seats in under 20-minutes.

Also, there have been some discussions talk the July return being in a major arena in either Long Beach or Las Vegas. The show would be on the same night as UFC’s show in Las Vegas for International Fight Week, which is UFC 226 and headlined by Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic.
 
NJPW BRINGING G1 SPECIAL TO THE COW PALACE LATER THIS YEAR

NJPW BRINGING G1 SPECIAL TO THE COW PALACE LATER THIS YEAR

New Japan Pro Wrestling will be debuting at a legendary pro wrestling venue when they return to California later this year.
At Strong Style Evolved in Long Beach tonight, NJPW confirmed that they'll be holding a show at the Cow Palace in San Francisco on Saturday, July 7th. The show will be called a G1 Special, which was the name of the two NJPW events in Long Beach last summer. Fighting Spirit Unleashed appears to be the tagline for it.
 
Receive $2 off San Francisco Flower Show | Cow Palace, Daly City

Receive $2 off San Francisco Flower Show | Cow Palace, Daly City

Receive $2 off with downloadable coupon to the San Francisco 2018 Flower Show at the Cow Palace in Daly City. Present downloaded coupon at Flower Show ticket window upon purchase to receive discount.

Celebrate the return of the SF Flower & Garden Show to the Cow Palace after 10 years!
 
3/26 PW Daily Report: WWE Signing Lucha Stars, Paul Heyman & Goldberg, New Japan Invades Long Beach,

3/26 PW Daily Report: WWE Signing Lucha Stars, Paul Heyman & Goldberg, New Japan Invades Long Beach,

In what is sure to be the best speech at this year’s WWE Hall of Fame ceremony, the ever-controversial Paul Heyman will induct Bill Goldberg in New Orleans.

The only major event that took place this weekend was NJPW Strong Style Evolved in Long Beach. The show sold out in a matter of minutes and lived up to its hype with an outstanding tag team main event between the Young Bucks and the Golden Lovers. Jay White also retained the IWGP U.S. Championship against Hangman Page in a brutal, hard-hitting match. Full 3/25 NJPW Strong Style Evolved results.
 
Why 'ALL IN' is going to be a game changer for Indy Wrestling

Why 'ALL IN' is going to be a game changer for Indy Wrestling

For a lot of hardcore wrestling fans, one show is as eagerly awaited as WrestleMania, in 2018 - ALL IN.

The event which is being financed by the Young Bucks and Cody has been generating an unprecedented amount of buzz among both the hardcore and the casual fans. It is being dubbed as the biggest Indy show of the year.

Names like Kenny Omega, Stephen Amell, Tessa Blanchard, Penta el zero have already been confirmed for the event and more talent announcement is expected as we get closer to September 1st, the date of the big show.
 
REY MYSTERIO APPEARS IN LONG BEACH, PROMISES TO MAKE NJPW DEBUT

REY MYSTERIO APPEARS IN LONG BEACH, PROMISES TO MAKE NJPW DEBUT

Despite not being able to wrestle at the show, Rey Mysterio appeared at Strong Style Evolved last night and promised to still make his in-ring debut for New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Mysterio apologized to the fans after his bicep injury kept him from facing Jushin Thunder Liger, but he said that doesn't mean the match won't happen at some point. He gave his word that he will come back when he's healthy and wrestle in an NJPW ring, calling it something that's on his bucket list.

Will Ospreay got on the mic after defeating Liger and issued a challenge for Mysterio to face him in an IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship match. While he was doing that, Marty Scurll attacked Ospreay with his umbrella. Mysterio tried to make the save, but Scurll ripped his mask off. Liger then came back in and ran Scurll off.
 
Bay Area’s big Flower & Garden Show at a new venue this year

Bay Area’s big Flower & Garden Show at a new venue this year

After 10 years in San Mateo, the Bay Area’s big annual springtime gardening extravaganza, the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, is returning to the Cow Palace in Daly City.

From April 4-8, visitors will find full-size showcase gardens, landscape designs and hundreds of vendors and experts. The 75-plus seminars and workshops will focus on such varied topics as edible gardens, new plants for our region, old-world florals for today, bonsai and ikebana, designing with palms and vertical gardening.

New this year will be Patio Living and TableScapes idea centers. Returning favorites include the Plant Market and the Marketplace of gardening gear.
 
NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING Officially Announces A Return To The United States Later This Year

NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING Officially Announces A Return To The United States Later This Year

New Japan Pro Wrestling is really hitting its stride at the moment.

The Strong Style Evolved event in Long Beach was incredibly successful, with tickets selling out immediately. NJPW’s stock has been rising due to the stellar matches and wrestlers such as Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, or IWGP World Heavyweight champion Kazuchika Okada are hot commodity at the moment.

During Strong Style Evolved. the promotion announced their return to the west on July 7th, 2018 from the world-famous Cow Palace in San Francisco. The announcement states that it will happen during the New Japan’s annual G1 tournament. The historic venue has hosted wrestling for decades, with as many as 13,000 fans in attendance at its peak. The promotion will once again double its ticket potential and could end up being the single biggest wrestling show in the U.S. not put on by WWE since the death of WCW.
 
3/27 PW Daily Report: Return Dates For Samoa Joe & Jeff Hardy, NJPW Running Cow Palace, RAW Recap &

3/27 PW Daily Report: Return Dates For Samoa Joe & Jeff Hardy, NJPW Running Cow Palace, RAW Recap &

– Samoa Joe and Jeff Hardy will be back in action by 4/27 for the WWE Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia, if not sooner. He will be involved in a Fatal 4-Way match with The Miz, Finn Balor and Seth Rollins for the Intercontinental Championship. John Cena will also face Triple H for the first in 8 years, The Bar takes on the Hardy Boyz and of course, the first ever 50-Man Greatest Royal Rumble match. 
NJPW G1 SPECIAL IN SAN FRANCISCO TICKETS TO GO ON SALE NEXT WEEK

NJPW G1 SPECIAL IN SAN FRANCISCO TICKETS TO GO ON SALE NEXT WEEK

Tickets for New Japan’s next show in California will be going on sale very soon.

Ticketmaster.com has a page up for the upcoming G1 Special In San Francisco event, with the page mentioning that tickets will go on sale May 1 at 1 p.m. EDT. Prices will start at $40, with the highest priced tickets reaching $300. No card has currently been announced for the event, which will be held on July 7.
 
Lt. Gov. Newsom Calls for Gun Show Ban at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Lt. Gov. Newsom Calls for Gun Show Ban at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has called for a ban on gun shows and sales at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

In a letter mailed Monday, Newsom appealed to the directors of the 22nd District Agricultural Association, which operates the fairgrounds, to consider a ban at its next meeting.

“Permitting the sale of firearms and ammunition on state-owned property only perpetuates America’s gun culture at a time when 73 percent of Californians support gun reform measures,” he wrote.

Newsom, who is running for governor, said that as mayor of San Francisco he pushed for a ban on shows and sales in nearby Daly City, the site of the Cow Palace arena.

The Crossroads of the West Gun Show is held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds four times a year, most recently in March, when it drew protests.
 
Herzogs represent Petaluma agriculture

Herzogs represent Petaluma agriculture

Kip and Marilyn Herzog have spent their whole lives around dairy cows, so it is fitting that they first met at the arena that is a monument to all things bovine, San Francisco’s Cow Palace.

The Herzogs, who have been married 54 years, are deeply rooted in the Petaluma agricultural community. Marilyn, a 4-H leader for decades, is the president of the Sonoma County Fair board of directors. Kip, who raised Holstein dairy cows and owned Sleepy Hollow Certified Milk Co., is in the Sonoma County Farm Bureau Hall of Fame.
 
Rikishi Opens Up To Sean Waltman About Training Rusev, His Sons’ WWE Work, Working w/ Steve Austin,

Rikishi Opens Up To Sean Waltman About Training Rusev, His Sons’ WWE Work, Working w/ Steve Austin,

SEAN ‘X-PAC’ WALTMAN TALKS ABOUT NEW JAPAN RUNNING AT THE COW PALACE AND ANTHONY ANZALDO. WITH TODAY’S SHOW FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST RIKISHI.

Download the podcast version of X-PAC 12360 on iTunes: HERE or download the podcast version for Android HERE.

X-PAC 12360 has shared the following transcribed quotes with WrestleZone from the most recent episode with Rikishi.

RELATED: Sean Waltman Reveals Post-Mania Conversation w/ ‘Taker, Talks Possible Rousey v Charlotte Match, More


Read more at http://www.mandatory.com/wrestlezone/news/947837-sean-x-pac-waltman-talks-new-japan-running-cow-palace-rikishi#lXSfzsEgKPed1Mqm.99
 
BMW Ultimate Driving Experience Tour Returns, the Five Locations Revealed

BMW Ultimate Driving Experience Tour Returns, the Five Locations Revealed

BMW’s event bringing together consumers and the best cars the German manufacturer has to offer, otherwise known as the Ultimate Driving Experience tour, is officially back and we now know the first five cities that will host it. Apart from allowing owners and prospective owners to get some firsthand driving time behind the wheel of the latest cars in the stable, additional highlights of the event include an exciting autocross driving course, a BMW Teen Driving School course based on the program taught at the BMW Performance Centers in Spartanburg, SC, and Thermal, CA and a BMW M Car Control Clinic. 
Promoter of Del Mar gun show says operation is legal

Promoter of Del Mar gun show says operation is legal

The patriarch of the family that operates the Del Mar gun show said Wednesday he has avoided legal conflicts over his past felony firearms conviction by ceding responsibility for the event to his daughter, Tracy Olcott.

“It’s something that happened almost 40 years ago,” said Bob Templeton, 79, president of Crossroads of the West Gun Shows. “I have never signed the contracts because of my prior conviction.”
 
AXS TV To Broadcast NJPW On July 7 From Cow Palace; Jim Ross And Josh Barnett On Commentary

AXS TV To Broadcast NJPW On July 7 From Cow Palace; Jim Ross And Josh Barnett On Commentary

AXS TV announced today that it will exclusively live broadcast New Japan Pro Wrestling’s third U.S. event—the G1 SPECIAL IN SAN FRANCISCO—on Saturday, July 7 at 8pE/5pP. The G1 SPECIAL continues the network’s partnership with the fast-growing wrestling promotion and its Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi, building on the success of AXS TV’s presentation of STRONG STYLE EVOLVED in March 2018 and G1 SPECIAL IN USA in July 2017, along with its award-winning Friday Night NJPW series. 
Should the publicly owned Cow Palace host gun shows?

Should the publicly owned Cow Palace host gun shows?

The frequency of observable criminal activity at gun shows in California is lower than at gun shows in other states. But the credit for this goes to the people of California, not to the people who organize gun shows.


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Resist: Queer youth to the front of gun debate

Resist: Queer youth to the front of gun debate

Hours after the guns fell silent in Santa Fe, Texas, after yet another school shooting on Friday, May 18, high school students in the Bay Area assembled at City Hall in San Francisco to deliver a simple message.

"In the eyes of this country, we are old enough to die at school, but too young to defend ourselves from the weapons that cut us down," Jake Cohen, a queer student at Tamalpais High School, said to a crowd of about 80 people on a cool spring evening.

"We are the victims," he said. "And mark my words, the victims will soon become your leaders."
 
Daly City eyed for Ancajas defense

Daly City eyed for Ancajas defense

World champion Jerwin Ancajas’ US tour travels to the San Francisco Bay Area in October, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said yesterday.

Arum, head of Top Rank, told the Manila Bulletin that Daly City, where there is a large concentration of Filipinos, is being eyed to host Ancajas’ sixth defense of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight crown.

Located just outside San Francisco, Daly City’s population is 33 percent Filipino and Arum wants to pack the venue that will host Ancajas’ choice of defense.
 
Ancajas defends title in Daly City

Ancajas defends title in Daly City

World champion Jerwin Ancajas US tour travels to the San Francisco Bay Area in October, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said yesterday.

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Arum, who heads Top Rank, told the Bulletin that Daly City, where there is a large concentration of Filipinos reside, is being eyed to host Ancajas’ sixth defense of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-flyweight crown.

Located just outside San Francisco, Daly City’s population is 33 percent Filipino and Arum certainly wants to pack the venue that will host Ancajas’ choice defense against an opponent “that will be decided in the coming weeks,” said the New York-born promoter.
 
MR. TITO STRIKES BACK – WWE Pay Per Views on FOX?, Laughing RAW’s Viewership This Week, and More

MR. TITO STRIKES BACK – WWE Pay Per Views on FOX?, Laughing RAW’s Viewership This Week, and More

Welcome back to the EXCELLENCE IN COLUMN WRITING exclusively here at LordsofPain.net and has been since October 1998, yo. Man, what an AWFUL week of programming for the WWE this week. One of the worst RAWs of the year and that follows last week’s awful show as well. Then you have Smackdown whom everyone claims to have “won the draft” continuing that awful booking trend. Oh, and dumping more dirt on Daniel Bryan to bury him since his comeback. Rusev jobs to everyone else but can defeat Bryan? Then you have Samoa Joe, who should have potential, but Roman took out the garbage on that at Backlash. 
NJPW Dominion 2018 results: Another Okada-Omega classic, big Chris Jericho surprise

NJPW Dominion 2018 results: Another Okada-Omega classic, big Chris Jericho surprise

New Japan Pro-Wrestling's second-biggest event of the year -- think of it as the equivalent to WWE's SummerSlam -- delivered in more ways than one this Saturday as fans watching around the world -- and in attendance in Osaka, Japan -- were treated to a variety of title changes and top-tier wrestling matches at Dominion 6.9. 
Csonka’s NJPW Dominion 2018 Preview

Csonka’s NJPW Dominion 2018 Preview

ELCOME back to column time with Larry! Today, I am going to discuss and preview tomorrow’s NJPW Dominion 2018 event. Dominion is the next big event on the NJPW calendar, sandwiched between the BOTSJ finals and the beginning of the G1. On tap for today are some big matches, including Naito vs. Jericho, The Bucks challenging for the IWGP tag titles, and of course, Okada vs. Omega IV; it’s a hell of a card and I have a feeling that the show will see a big shake-up in regards to title changes. Feel free to make your picks in the comment section. Thanks for reading! It’s wrestling, we love it and will disagree. The only rules are “have a take, be respectful, and don’t be a dick.” 
San Mateo County Opposes Gun Shows at Cow Palace

San Mateo County Opposes Gun Shows at Cow Palace

From the Office of San Mateo County Supervisor David J. Canepa: The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution urging the state to ban gun shows at the Cow Palace in Daly City.

San Mateo County supervisors David J. Canepa and Dave Pine co-sponsored the resolution urging state lawmakers to support Senate Bill 221 (Wiener, Ting) which would end gun shows at the Cow Palace. The Board of Supervisors first passed a similar resolution in 2003.
 
Gun shows do not belong at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Gun shows do not belong at Del Mar Fairgrounds

Gun shows do not belong at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Time is running out and soon they will be gone.

The organizers are looking for a new site because the board which runs the state-owned fairgrounds has signaled that it may raise the minimum age to enter the gun show and prohibit sales of some items. The California Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating the lack of an eligibility certificate for the actual producers and organizers of the Crossroads of the West Gun Shows.
 
WWE NXT Zeda’s First Appearance since Being Released, Win Floor Seats To NJPW G1 Special In San Fran

WWE NXT Zeda’s First Appearance since Being Released, Win Floor Seats To NJPW G1 Special In San Fran

The Team Vision Dojo in Orlando, FL held an open house for potential students Tuesday night. Advertised as training assistants, WWE Mae Young Classic competitor Renee Michelle and Impact Knockout Amber Nova helped with a surprise appearance by Julia Ho better known as Zeda in WWE NXT. Julia is now training at the Team Vision Dojo and will be a part of future I Believe in Wrestling as well as other associated events once her 30 days non-compete clause expires. For booking inquirers, her management team can be contacted at: thezedazhang@gmail.com 
Letter carriers say 'thank you'

Letter carriers say 'thank you'

The Grand Island letter carriers would like to express our sincere appreciation to all the Grand Island businesses and residents for making our “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive the most successful on record! We collected 16,875 pounds of food items and $2,695 in cash for the Grand Island Salvation Army. That is outstanding and shows the heart of Grand Island. 
Chris Jericho Defeats Tetsuya Naito To Become New Japan's Intercontinental Champion

Chris Jericho Defeats Tetsuya Naito To Become New Japan's Intercontinental Champion

There is no doubt Chris Jericho is making waves outside WWE. Previously appearing for New Japan Pro Wrestling, he's gone back and forth between WWE and NJPW and rumors are he's potentially looking at some work with Impact Wrestling. On Saturday, Jericho took the next step to his furthering his legacy outside WWE when he won the IWGP Intercontinental Championship defeating the champion Tetsuya Naitovia pinfall at NJPW Dominion.

The day started when Jericho posted a new look for his appearance for NJPW and fans were surprised but not completely shocked since Jericho is never afraid to try something new. More surprising was how the match went and Jericho debuted his new look.
 
Exclusive: Cody Rhodes on his to-do list & what he wants more people to know

Exclusive: Cody Rhodes on his to-do list & what he wants more people to know

New Japan Pro Wrestling -- the second largest (and one of the fastest-growing) pro wrestling organizations in the world -- will hold its biggest U.S. event ever, the G1 Special In San Francisco, at the Cow Palace on Saturday, July 7th. Luckily for fans outside of the San Francisco, the historic event will also be broadcast nationally live on AXS TV. 
Students support Cow Palace gun show ban

Students support Cow Palace gun show ban

Five times a year, the state-owned Cow Palace straddling San Francisco and San Mateo counties hosts gun shows. People from all over the state — and beyond — congregate at this venue, exempt from local controls on firearm sales because it is on state land, in celebration of America’s gun “culture.” Tickets are $14. Children under 12 years are admitted free.

This is wrong.

n the last few months, we have seen both the horrible effects of gun violence affecting our communities, in schools especially, and the momentous upswell of activism by students fighting to end that violence. In the Bay Area, students have organized to lobby state and local lawmakers to enact sensible gun control, and to lead the nation in common-sense gun reforms.
 
NJPW To Sell Out The Cow Palace In San Fransisco? Read more at http://www.mandatory.com/wrestlezone/

NJPW To Sell Out The Cow Palace In San Fransisco? Read more at http://www.mandatory.com/wrestlezone/

NJPW has so much buzz around itself right now. With the huge G1 Special in San Fransisco looming, many fans are expecting a sell out crowd. When asked on Twitter, Dave Meltzer said there’s not too much hope for this:
Read more at http://www.mandatory.com/wrestlezone/news/967745-njpw-to-sell-out-the-cow-palace-in-san-fransisco#uH4bmICbeC5RyfkD.99
 
Kenny Omega on how to approach him & what more people should know about him

Kenny Omega on how to approach him & what more people should know about him

While WWE can be touted as the world's biggest wrestling company, New Japan Pro Wrestling is the second largest pro wrestling organization in the world and consistently growing. On July 7th, New Japan will be holding its biggest event in the United States yet, the G1 Special In San Francisco. American fans not able to on-site at San Francisco's Cow Palace will be able to watch the event on television as it will be broadcast live on AXS TV. 
NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING Announces The Full Match Card For Their G1 Special In San Francisco

NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING Announces The Full Match Card For Their G1 Special In San Francisco

New Japan Pro Wrestling has released the official match card for their upcoming G1 Special in San Francisco, which takes place at the Cow Palace on July 7th.

In addition to Kenny Omega defending his IWGP Heavyweight title against Cody Rhodes, four more championship bouts have been added to the show.

Jeff Cobb challenges Hirooki Goto for the NEVER Openweight Championship, plus Evil and Sanada will get their rematch for the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships against The Young Bucks. Plus, Hiromu Takahashi defends the Jr. Heavyweight title against Dragon Lee, and Juice Robinson will challenge Jay White for the IWGP United States championship.

NJPW G1 Special in San Francisco will be broadcast live on AXS TV Saturday, July 7th starting at 8PM ET. While it hasn’t been officially confirmed, it is assumed that commentary will be provided by WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross and Josh Barnett.
 
Juice Robinson On If He Ever Plans On Leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling

Juice Robinson On If He Ever Plans On Leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling

Juice Robinson spent some time in WWE's developmental territory and saw a lot of people come and go while he learned his craft. Things eventually came to a crossroads for Robinson and he left NXT for New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Robinson recently participated in a media call where he discussed how former NXT Head Coach Bill DeMott helped him get a look from New Japan and it helped spark a transition of taking a chance on himself and jumping to NJPW. Since then Juice hasn't looked back but he's very happy it all seemed to work out for him.
 
NJPW News: Cody Rhodes Previews the G1 Special in San Francisco, Notes on Minoru Suzuki’s 30th Anniv

NJPW News: Cody Rhodes Previews the G1 Special in San Francisco, Notes on Minoru Suzuki’s 30th Anniv

– NJPW released a new preview where Cody Rhodes recaps his feud with Kenny Omega ahead of their upcoming IWGP heavyweight title bout at the G1 Special on July 7 in San Francisco, California at the Cow Palace. He also runs down other Bullet Club members who will have matches at the event, including, Marty Scurll and the Guerrillas of Destiny. 
Kenny Omega Explains How Contrary To Popular Belief, He Might Work Even Better In WWE Environment

Kenny Omega Explains How Contrary To Popular Belief, He Might Work Even Better In WWE Environment

In a recent media conference call to promote the upcoming G1 Special at the Cow Palace on July 7th, IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega spoke with members of the media about a number of recent relevant topics.

Among them was his style in the ring and how transitioning into the WWE, where he might not be able to do the things that make him the highly-talked-about performer that he is these days. Regarding that subject, Omega had an interesting take.
 
Jay White On His Preparations For G1 Climax

Jay White On His Preparations For G1 Climax

IWGP United States Champion Jay White recently participated in a media conference call to help promote the G1 Climax tournament. During the call White was asked how he is preparing for the tournament, as well has his title defense against Juice Robinson at the G1 Special on July 7th in San Francisco:

“In terms of preparation we’re on tour at the moment,” White said. “If anything I don’t have the chance to prepare because I go home for two and a half days and I fly over for two Strong Style Evolved events in the UK. I’ll get home for another two and a half days and I fly straight to San Fransisco [for the G1 Special at the Cow Palace].
 
NJPW ‘G1 Special In San Francisco’ Full Card And Start Time, Cody Vs. Kenny Omega For The Title

NJPW ‘G1 Special In San Francisco’ Full Card And Start Time, Cody Vs. Kenny Omega For The Title



New Japan Pro Wrestling is one of the industry’s hottest promotions, and they feature some of the most popular wrestlers outside of the WWE, such as “The American Nightmare” Cody (formerly known as Cody Rhodes), Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks (Nick and Matt Jackson), Hirooki Goto, Jay White, Zack Sabre, Jr., and Minoru Suzuki. While the WWE is the dominate wrestling company in the United States, New Japan Pro Wrestling has a huge audience worldwide, and their popularity continues to gain momentum domestically.
 
NJPW makes landfall in United States with show at Cow Palace

NJPW makes landfall in United States with show at Cow Palace

During this year’s mayoral campaign, London Breed spoke of growing up in San Francisco’s inner city, saving her pennies as a kid just to go regularly to the Cow Palace to see all her favorite WWF wrestlers in the 1980s.

On Saturday, New Japan Pro Wrestling will make its debut at the classic arena, and now-Mayor-elect Breed is trying to make one more appearance, although this time, she may wind up in the ring.

Japan-based NJPW — long one of the most respected promotions worldwide — is attempting to promote globally outside Japan. At press-time, Mayor-elect Breed is trying to alter her schedule to hopefully attend and present the promotion with keys to the city and a proclamation plaque, as they kick off arguably their most ambitious show in the United States.
 
Kenny Omega, Cody talk NJPW G1 Special, which follows Bullet Club TV marathon

Kenny Omega, Cody talk NJPW G1 Special, which follows Bullet Club TV marathon

New Japan Pro Wrestling, the second largest and one of the fastest growing pro wrestling organizations in the world, will hold its biggest U.S. event ever — G1 special in San Francisco — at the historic Cow Palace on Saturday which will be broadcast nationally live on AXS TV.

NJPW is starting to cover some ground in the United States. It made a rare East Coast stop in Florida on June 29, before traveling cross country for the G1 Special.

In the G1 Special main event on Saturday, Cody Rhodes of the famous Rhodes family challenges IWGP Champ and Street Fighter V Champ Kenny Omega for the IWGP belt. The winner will also be leader of Bullet Club.
 
HAMILTON’S PUBLIC FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT THE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

HAMILTON’S PUBLIC FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT THE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

The free fireworks display at dusk July 4th will be at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds again this year, but a road construction project on Fairgrounds Road might cause a detour for those wanting to watch. Half of the road between the Fairgrounds and Stonegate subdivision is closed and only EASTBOUND traffic is allowed. That means if you're coming along Fairgrounds Road from Hamilton High School, for instance, you can't get there. You must turn south on Kurtz Lane to Marcus Street, turn right on US 93 and then get to the Fairgrounds from US 93. The only two main routes to the fairgrounds are from US 93 go east onto Fairgrounds Road and on Old Corvallis Road go south to the fairgrounds.

Now, when you get there, two areas are available for parking. This is easy. They're the normal parking areas for the Ravalli County Fair - the north parking lot, just off Old Corvallis Road and the south parking lot at the softball fields across from the fairgrounds on Fairgrounds Road. The grassy area
 
Preview: NJPW G1 Special In San Francisco ( 7/7/18)

Preview: NJPW G1 Special In San Francisco ( 7/7/18)

New Japan Pro Wrestling continues the expansion towards North America with the second G1 Special In USA, this time emanating from San Francisco at the legendary Cow Palace. The G1 Climax tournament is set to get under way this Summer in NJPW with twenty of the companies top stars but first this blockbuster event will feature NJPW stars as well as talent from America, Mexico and the United Kingdom, culminating with the IWGP heavyweight Championship on the line in the main event. Jeff Cobb receives a championship match without being under contract (but he has to be heavily in talks for NJPW full-time) following such gaijin athletes from around the globe such as Zack Sabre Jr, Juice Robinson and Trent?. There will be nine matches in total on July 7 with five Championships on the line. NJPW’s popularity is expanding to a worldwide audience for fans of hard-hitting action with more story told in the ring instead of on the microphone. The Cow Palace is a great way to expand, NJPW has to be h 
Avett Brothers Cancel Oregon Show After Man Enters Venue With Gun

Avett Brothers Cancel Oregon Show After Man Enters Venue With Gun

The Avett Brothers were scheduled to perform a sold-out show in Troutdale, Oregon Saturday night, but after a man entered the venue with a firearm, the performance was abruptly cancelled. According to a statement on the band’s website, the individual set off the venue’s metal detector at the beginning of the night, and when confronted by security about the no-firearm of the venue, the man claimed that he was an out-of-state police officer and showed a badge. Security then asked the individual to wait for a manager to confirm his entry, but the man instead disregarded the security guard, slipping into the crowd. 
Bullet Club Continues to Wage War at The Cow Palace

Bullet Club Continues to Wage War at The Cow Palace

ollowing the main event at the NJPW G1 Special in San Francisco, Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks celebrated with Haku, Tama Tonga, & Tanga Loa. But the celebration was short-lived as the Tongans attacked, laying out Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi, Adam Page, and Marty Scurll. Cody arrived and tried to make the save but was also attacked, The Tongans left as a unified force, while Cody helped Omega to his feet and embraced with Omega, ending the Cody/Omega arc and moving onto another, the Tama Tonga led portion, which many had been waiting for. Of note, Bad Luck Fale was not at the show, and most speculate that he will be aligned with the Tonga side. 
Juice Robinson wins the IWGP United States title, claiming his first New Japan gold

Juice Robinson wins the IWGP United States title, claiming his first New Japan gold

Juice Robinson came into his United States title match against Jay White at a severe disadvantage. Mainly, a broken hand.

But that didn’t stop him from claiming the gold!

During tonight’s IWGP US title match at the G1 Special at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, not only did the champion Jay White work over Juice’s broken hand the entire night, but Juice was not allowed to strike with that hand. It was decided before the match that his cast was a weapon and punching with it would result in a DQ.
 
NJPW G1 Special Results July 7th 2018, Latest G1 Special Winners & Video Highlights

NJPW G1 Special Results July 7th 2018, Latest G1 Special Winners & Video Highlights

New Japan Pro Wrestling's inaugural show at the Cow Palace in San Fransisco as part of the G1 Specials in the US was definitely a huge success, considering the fact that NJPW, in general, has broken several records throughout the evening.The night featured some of NJPW's top stars as former IWGP Heavyweight Champions Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tetsuya Naito and Jr. Heavyweight stars like Will Ospreay all featured on the card, alongside the likes of Suzuki Gun, Marty Scurll, and even the legendary King Haku.

In the main event of the evening, new IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega defended his championship belt for the first time against fellow Bullet Club stablemate Cody Rhodes.
 
Young Bucks Say Evil And Sanada Envy Them, Okada Enjoying His Time In The States Before G1 Special

Young Bucks Say Evil And Sanada Envy Them, Okada Enjoying His Time In The States Before G1 Special

- Below, IWGP Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks talk about how they are currently on top of their game in pro wrestling and the merchandising world. The duo will meet EVIL and SANADA later tonight.

"I see the look of envy in EVIL and SANADA's eyes, they mentioned it early, 'Oh, those championship titles belong around our waist, they're more important around our waist," Matt Jackson said. "I can't help but laugh a little bit, because when you have the belts on two guys like us, we are self-made millionaires. We are the brand. It's the Superkick Party brand. We're bigger than professional wrestling, we're bigger than New Japan Pro Wrestling, and for sure bigger than EVIL and SANADA."
 
Dragon Lee Wins King of the Indies 2018 Tournament

Dragon Lee Wins King of the Indies 2018 Tournament

Mexican superstar and crazy luchador Dragon Lee won last night’s All Pro Wrestling (APW)‘s King of the Indies tournament in California. The King of the Indies, or KOI, is a tournament originally established in 2000 by APW in California. The inaugural tournament was won by wrestling veteran Christopher Daniels. 
Videos: NJPW G1 Special Post-Show Press Conference: The Young Bucks, Marty Scurll, Adam Page

Videos: NJPW G1 Special Post-Show Press Conference: The Young Bucks, Marty Scurll, Adam Page

As noted, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) held their G1 Special at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California on Saturday night.

For those who missed the show, you can read a full recap of the show right here at eWrestling.com by clicking here.
 
Jim Ross Suffers Possible Injury During NJPW G1 Special In San Francisco

Jim Ross Suffers Possible Injury During NJPW G1 Special In San Francisco

The G1 Special in San Francisco was full of unexpected moments and high spots. Juice Robinson fought Jay White in a battle that popped The Cow Palace when Robinson captured the IWGP United States Title. Unfortunately, Jim Ross suffered an injury during this match.

White sent Robinson into the steel guardrail right in front of the commentary position during their contest. Ross and Josh Barnett were calling the match when the railing came at them and hit a monitor down which knocked Ross out of his chair.
 
More than a post office: Amado postmistress builds community

More than a post office: Amado postmistress builds community

Linda Martinez recalls the days when she could sort the mail, have it all placed inside post office boxes by 8 a.m., and then eat a big breakfast at The Cow Palace before heading back to work.

Those days are long gone — today she's lucky if she gets lunch. But Amado's postmistress wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I tell my customers that I’m going to be here until I’m 120 and they’ll just have to wait until I can get to my window,” Martinez, 64, says with a laugh.

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Martinez is among the best-known residents of Amado, a community 13 miles south of Green Valley that boasted 862 people during the 2010 census. The post office is technically in Arivaca Junction, just north of the Pima-Santa Cruz County line near Lakewood Estates. Arivaca Junction has about 1,000 people.
 
 10 Things We Learned From NJPW G1 Special 2018

10 Things We Learned From NJPW G1 Special 2018

Back at it on pay-per-view and back in the United States after a broadly successful trip across the Pacific Ocean earlier this year, New Japan Pro Wrestling's presentation of 2018's G1 Special still carried the heft of a brave expedition for the company - even if the performers themselves won't be under similar conditions until the legendary Climax tournament itself kicks off on 14 July.

There were quiet catcalls at the company's expense upon booking California's Cow Palace, a venue bigger than their previous Long Beach locale, and the knocks proved not without merit. Despite Kenny Omega's show-closing bluster, the card failed to sell out the venue, though an impressive 6,000+ in attendance still bore witness to a show worthy of a stadium they'll inevitably one day find a way to fill.
 
Hiromu Takahashi Neck Injury Sparks Debate Over Style And Safety

Hiromu Takahashi Neck Injury Sparks Debate Over Style And Safety

NJPW’s Hiromu Takahashi sustained a suspected broken neck while defending his IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship on Saturday.

The injury occurred during a match with long-term rival Dragon Lee at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California.
 
Cody Rhodes Taking Time Off From Pro Wrestling To Heal

Cody Rhodes Taking Time Off From Pro Wrestling To Heal

Cody Rhodes failed to capture the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at the G1 Special in San Francisco. Cody and Kenny Omega took each other to the limit but The Cleaner was able to keep his title and cement his leadership of The Bullet Club. Now Cody needs a break from pro wrestling.

"A breathtaking evening with NJPW. I'm taking a lil' time off from wrestling to heal my body & explore another very fun project. Thank you all. Let's meet at All In," Rhodes tweeted out the afternoon following his match at the Cow Palace. He also included a picture of his main event entrance during the show with this message.
 
Chris Jericho Talks Safety In Japanese Strong Style and What He Warned Will Ospreay About His Style

Chris Jericho Talks Safety In Japanese Strong Style and What He Warned Will Ospreay About His Style

Following NJPW star Hiromu Takahashi suffering what appeared to be a broken neck at the G1 Special in San Francisco over the weekend, Chris Jericho appeared on Busted Open Radio this morning to address the injury and discuss pro wrestling safety amidst the Japanese Strong Style.

“I actually had a conversation with [Will] Ospreay,” explained Jericho, “and people were saying he’s gonna be the next Dynamite Kid, and I’m like ‘dude, you don’t want to be the next Dynamite Kid and this is what people are saying about you. So, these dangerous moves that you do, that you don’t need to do, stop it. You need to be working when you’re 47 like I am.’ Now, I had my share of crazy bumps, took my share of bad bumps, but as you get older, it’s the proverbial thing. I remember Nick Bockwinkle told me back in like 1992, at a TV taping in Winnipeg when he was there as a color commentator, ‘you do too much’.”
 
NJPW G1 Special in San Francisco Results

NJPW G1 Special in San Francisco Results

New Japan Pro-Wrestling held their second G1 Special on American soil, this time in the Cow Palace in San Francisco. Here are the results from the action-packed night!

 
New Japan Pro Wrestling card a hit at San Francisco’s Cow Palace

New Japan Pro Wrestling card a hit at San Francisco’s Cow Palace

COW PALACE — You have to climb a set of rickety stairs, up into a stunted second floor, to get to the backstage rooms at San Francisco’s venerable Cow Palace. These are the rooms where Roy Shire, Ray Stevens, Pat Patterson, Bobo Brazil, Roddy Piper and Bill Watts pulled on their working boots during professional wrestling’s long and storied history in the city of San Francisco.

All of those wrestlers, at various points in their career, competed overseas in Japan — an honor for any wrestler, given how the venerated athleticism and workmanship are in Japanese wrestling circles. On Saturday, it was a Japanese promotion coming over to America that filled those rooms once again.

New Japan Pro Wrestling delivered a breathtaking card Saturday at the legendary venue, in front of it’s largest U.S. audience to date, setting promotion records for the biggest venue, biggest gate and most tickets sold.
 
 HIROMU TAKAHASHI RETURNS TO JAPAN, WILL PROCEED WITH TREATMENT

HIROMU TAKAHASHI RETURNS TO JAPAN, WILL PROCEED WITH TREATMENT



HIROMU TAKAHASHI RETURNS TO JAPAN, WILL PROCEED WITH TREATMENT
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New Japan Pro Wrestling has posted another update on Hiromu Takahashi's condition following the neck injury that he suffered at this past Saturday's G1 Special.

NJPW noted that Takahashi was able to travel back to Japan today, where he will proceed with treatment. He had been hospitalized in San Francisco after Saturday's match against Dragon Lee at the Cow Palace.

Takahashi injured his neck towards the end of the match when a Phoenix Plex spot went wrong and he landed on his head/neck as he was given the move. The match continued for a couple of minutes after that, ending when Takahashi hit the Time Bomb to retain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship.
 
Jim Ross Injured While Commentating!

Jim Ross Injured While Commentating!

The injury that legendary commentator Jim Ross sustained while calling the NJPW G1 Special in San Francisco was very real, and he’s none too happy about it.

Ross tweeted over the weekend that the ringside “bump” he took during the sold-out show at The Cow Palace “was not storyline driven matter nor was it discussed.” He also shared that he believed he’d broken a rib.
 
What to expect at 2018's Fond du Lac County Fair

What to expect at 2018's Fond du Lac County Fair

OND DU LAC - The 2018 Fond du Lac County Fair, which celebrates its 167th birthday, is a good blend of past and present. Its long history of sharing the county's agricultural heritage continues along with modern bands and exhibits.

Here's a list of a few things — new and old — you can expect at this year's fair.
 
Does Takahashi’s Injury Prove That NJPW Is Too High Risk?

Does Takahashi’s Injury Prove That NJPW Is Too High Risk?

NJPW held the G1 Special in San Francisco on Saturday, which was reportedly the largest NJPW show ever held in the United States. Unfortunately, the biggest news out of The Cow Palace was not the “record-breaking” ticket sales, but a terrifying neck injury suffered by IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Hiromu Takahashi. 
Bill to ban Cow Palace gun shows clears Legislature, goes to Gov. Brown

Bill to ban Cow Palace gun shows clears Legislature, goes to Gov. Brown

SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers approved a bill to ban gun shows at the Cow Palace on Thursday, sending the legislation to Gov. Jerry Brown.

SB221, by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, would bar gun and ammunition sales at the state-owned exhibition hall in Daly City, just outside the San Francisco city limits, beginning in 2020. The Cow Palace now hosts gun shows five times a year.

Law enforcement agencies could still host gun buy-back events at the Cow Palace. The bill passed the Senate 26-12 on Thursday and the Assembly 44-31 on Monday.

Wiener said people living near the Cow Palace overwhelmingly support the ban.
 
Editorial: Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing decisions could reshape California

Editorial: Gov. Jerry Brown’s signing decisions could reshape California

Friday was the official deadline for this year’s legislative session in Sacramento. Now it’s up to Gov. Jerry Brown to pick and choose the bills that become California law. Brown is facing many important choices over the coming days and weeks.

By signing SB10, which makes California the first state to end the cash bail system, Brown has already made one groundbreaking — and highly controversial — choice. Here’s are some of the most important bills on his desk.
 
California lawmakers bump gun age to 21, ban gun show, enact long arm rationing

California lawmakers bump gun age to 21, ban gun show, enact long arm rationing

A series of four anti-gun bills were approved late this week and are heading to Gov. Jerry Brown for signature. The measures — Assembly Bill 2888 and Senate Bills 221, 1100, and 1177 — passed the state legislature and now head to the state’s Democratic governor for further consideration.

AB 2888 would expand who can file for one of California’s Gun Violence Restraining Orders, adding coworkers, employers, and school employees to the list that currently includes family members and police. Such orders, largely pioneered by the state, have been derided as “turn in your neighbor” laws as they allow for temporary gun seizures with the accused only able to appear in court after the fact in many cases. After making it through the Assembly on a 48-25 vote in May, the Senate approved it this week 25-12.
 
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