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F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: Jon Moxley and the WWE creative process 

After becoming the talk of the professional wrestling world when he joined AEW at Double or Nothing, Jon Moxley took things up to another level when he appeared on Chris Jericho's Talk is Jericho podcast last week.

While prefacing his comments with how grateful he was for his time in WWE, Moxley got years of frustration off his chest in the 90-plus minute podcast episode. The WWE creative process was his target, with Moxley saying that one of his goals in AEW is to prove that the process WWE uses sucks, is absolutely terrible, and is "killing the company."


WON NEWSLETTER: June 10, 2019 Observer Newsletter: The evolution of Will Ospreay 

A look at Will Ospreay and the Super Juniors tournament win, a study of PPV buyers of AEW, WWE and Impact and questions regarding WWE and Saudi Arabia are among the lead stories in the new double issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

The lead story talks about the rise of Ospreay, the Super Juniors tournament, the debut of Jon Moxley in New Japan, the new Juice Robinson, the Super J Cup business, Dominion, plus a rundown of the last three nights of the tournament.

Also look at Ospreay's interviews and his future goals.

Have a look at WWE Super Showdown and the last minute story involving the women and the culture.

Read full coverage of Takeover Bridgeport with the next main event, match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results.

Also look at Gargano's big run.

This issue has a story on the life of Atsushi Aoki, the All Japan booker and trainer and his career.

Read a study on PPV buyers and what the real crossover between WWE and AEW and Impact and AEW among buyer actually is. 

Go into depth on the Wade Keller interview with Jon Moxley, birth of Hulkamania, reaction from WWE, WWE looking at changing how they do entry -evel wrestler contracts for obvious reasons, & Ric Flair releases videos.

This issue contains full coverage of the UFC show in Stockholm.


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TUESDAY NEWS UPDATE

WWE

  • Tonight’s SmackDown and 205 Live are taking place at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. SmackDown will feature Big E’s return to in-ring action, with him teaming with Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods against Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn.
  • Drake Maverick announced that a challenger for Cruiserweight Champion Tony Nese will be decided on tonight’s 205 Live. Maverick also said he’ll bring a “special surprise” to 205 Live tonight.
  • Rey Mysterio told Wrestling Inc that he’s trying to return to the ring by late June or in July: “Due to the unfortunate aftermath after winning the title, I suffered a separated left shoulder. That has put me on the bench, so I've been doing some PRP and slight rotation movements. I'm trying to see if I could get back in possibly late June or July."
  • Here are spoilers from last night’s Main Event tapings:
    • The Viking Raiders defeated Titus O’Neil & No Way Jose
    • Natalya defeated Sarah Logan
  • Matt Hardy praised Buddy Murphy after facing him at last night’s SmackDown house show: “Got the opportunity to get in the ring with @WWE_Murphy tonight at #WWEReno for the first time ever. He’s an INCREDIBLE athlete & a @WWE superstar you should definitely keep your eye on.”
  • The Big Lead reported that Renee Young is “highly likely” to be the host of WWE’s studio show on FS1 that will begin this fall.
  • Sami Zayn will be auctioning off the referee shirt he wore on Raw to benefit his Sami for Syria fundraising campaign.
  • Ric Flair appeared on yesterday’s episode of Busted Open Radio.
  • Pro Wrestling Sheet has an interview with Dave Bautista.

Pro Wrestling

  • AEW released the seating chart for All Out. The highest priced tickets are $190, while the lowest are $30. The show is taking place at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on Saturday, August 31. Tickets go on sale this Friday at noon Eastern time, and the Sears Centre Arena is recommending that people sign up for accounts on their website before the on sale.
  • Cody Rhodes spoke to ComicBook.com about Fyter Fest being free on B/R Live: "I'm thrilled that we get to do it for free. That was such a huge discussion and I'm so excited. I mean, [you get Jon] Moxley's first match in AEW for free. It's great. The people at B/R Live, I couldn't ask for better partners. You do need a subscription, but it is a free subscription. It's not a hook in and you're charged type of deal. You'll need to probably, if you're looking to see Fyter, and it's streaming for free here in the United States, you should go on the site before the actual event, get yourself signed up so you've got all your ducks in a row and you're ready to go."
  • Dusty Rhodes passed away on this day in 2015. Cody thanked everyone who reached out to him today: “Thanks to all who reached out. Dusty was my hero & it’s a gift that due to his fame he was a hero for others. Mourning transcends social media. ‘RIP’ may be trendy, but what’s even better is reaching out to those you love today & letting them know how important they are to you”
  • Dustin Rhodes paid tribute to his father: “Pops, I am doing everything you taught me. Be strong, be a man, follow your dreams. All those things you said to me I do daily, or I try my best to. The one thing I do without fail is to always #KeepSteppin #MissYouDad”
  • Evil Uno & Stu Grayson, who were formerly known as the Super Smash Bros, will be called The Dark Order in AEW. They debuted at Double or Nothing, attacking Trent Barreta & Chuck Taylor and Jack Evans & Angelico.
  • Jun Akiyama announced that there will be a memorial show for Atsuhi Aoki at Korakuen Hall on August 11. Akiyama also said that Aoki will posthumously remain AJPW Junior Heavyweight Champion until November.
  • Mavs Gillis and Chris Charlton will be doing English commentary for NJPW’s Kizuna Road shows at Korakuen Hall on June 16 and 17.
  • Chris Jericho tweeted about why his “Judas” theme song didn’t play on New Japan World’s broadcast of Dominion: “There was a small rights fee involved that @njpwworld & @njpw1972 chose not to pay. End of story.”
  • Geena Davis will be in five of the 10 episodes of GLOW season three.
  • This week’s episode of MLW Fusion is now available on YouTube. It features Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. MJF, Air Wolf vs. Ace Austin, and Kotto Brazil vs. Richard Holliday.

UFC/MMA

  • Donald Cerrone noted that he doesn’t have a broken orbital bone and is waiting for a rematch against Tony Ferguson or for another fight: “I’m in Good Health. Thanks for all the message and concerns. Only air was in my eye. No broken bones nor cracked or broken orbital. Sitting and waiting for the Rematch or next fight”
  • Ricardo Lamas suffered three fractures in his jaw against Calvin Kattar at UFC 238.
  • ESPN reported that the UFC is close to finalizing a strawweight title fight between Jessica Andrade and Weili Zhang for their ESPN+ show in Shenzhen, China on August 31.
  • Rose Namajunas’ manager said Namajunas is interested in a rematch against Andrade but isn’t ready to return yet. Namajunas’ tentative plan is to fight by the end of the year.
  • Mackenzie Dern and her significant other welcomed the birth of their daughter: “Our daughter, Moa, is here! June 9th at 8:25pm! A little late, stubborn, american/brazilian, beautiful, perfect, God’s gift and our family’s biggest pride! Delivery was smooth and I had the most important people by my side! Welcome here my baby girl! We love you so much!”
  • Forbes ranked Conor McGregor 21st on this year’s version of their world’s highest-paid athletes list. McGregor’s estimated earnings over the last year was $47 million.

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