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WON Preview: July 17, 2017: McGregor/Mayweather press conferences, Paige and Alberto El Patron situation

July 17, 2017 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: McGregor/Mayweather press conferences, Paige and Alberto El Patron situation

The Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight and the business behind it is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Plus there is also an update on the Alberto El Patron/Paige situation, the WWE SummerSlam build and matches being talked about, coverage of the Great Balls of Fire, the WWE release of Austin Aries and politics after the New Japan shows in Long Beach.

Look at the business behind what could be the single biggest money one-day event in combat sports history, looking at the predictions, the Mayweather-Pacquiao business, the promotion, the press conferences, ticket sales and even the UFC pressuring an announcer change.

Inside this issue is an update on the situation with Alberto El Patron, Paige, comments from a witness, why Paige twice tries to give her side of the story without it holding up, how GFW, why Combate Americas and WWE are and aren't responding to the situation, as well as more on Paige's family's comments on the relationship and Albert's current pro wrestling business and grandstand challenges to WWE.

Check out the Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe match, the Roman Reigns/Braun Strowman angle and the Great Balls of Fire show, and look at how this leads to SummerSlam. Look at the booking, and what was and wasn't good about Lesnar vs. Joe, plus match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results.

Examine the departure of Austin Aries and different things that were going on behind-the-scenes.

Finally, look at International Fight Week, Amanda Nunes falling off the show at the last minute, Dana White throwing Nunes under the bus, Nunes giving her side of the story, ratings and business notes from the weekend, probable fight of the year with Johnson vs. Gaethje, the Jesse Taylor story and match-by-match coverage with poll results.

Also in this issue:

  • Update on the Atlantis knee injury
  • Health update on Universo 2000
  • Update on the CMLL Universal title tournament
  • Volador Jr. vs. Caristico match takes place
  • Notes on The Crash in Monterrey
  • Unique Dragon Gate main event
  • Will New Japan book a show at WrestleMania next year?
  • Why Billy Gunn can use his name in New Japan
  • The origination of the Herb Meltzer driver
  • More bouts announced for G-1 Climax tour
  • A look at What Culture's Japan tournament with New Japan guys
  • A look at the first British J Cup tournament with New Japan guys
  • Matt Riddle gets big shot with Ishii
  • Cabinet member to headline legends shows later this month
  • MMA superstar does pro wrestling match this past week
  • Kevin Von Erich does his retirement match in Israel
  • Notes on the death of Buddy Wolff
  • What Wolff is most famous for
  • Notes on this past weekend's PWG show
  • Battle of Los Angeles notes
  • Notes on the death of Diane Von Hoffman
  • Notes on Wale's wrestling show
  • A look at the Evolve weekend
  • Former WWE star does bodybuilding show over the weekend
  • Next Revolution Pro show in York Hall with a unique mix of talent
  • Update on Cody Rhodes
  • Notes on ROH's next show
  • Kenny Omega working ROH date
  • Update on the Hardys "Broken" gimmick
  • Next major GFW television show
  • Notes on upcoming GFW TV shows
  • Demetrious Johnson wins major award
  • This week's UFC show
  • Lots of new UFC fights

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WON BACK ISSUE: June 19, 2000 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Goldberg turns heel at Great American Bash, All Japan changes, more

In a week where the entire landscape of the pro wrestling industry is expected to change, the first tree to fall, All Japan Pro Wrestling, at least in the form it has been for the past 28 years, is no more.Tokyo Sports confirmed on 6/12 that the long-rumored split talked about in this publication had started with Mitsuharu Misawa, the President and top star of the company, resigning on 5/28. The news was kept quiet by all parties until the end of the tour and they were hoping to keep it quiet for several more days in an attempt to present a smoother public transition.

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