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F4W NEWSLETTER: The Fiend challenging for Universal title at HIAC Joseph Currier looks at how quickly Wyatt's Fiend character has been elevated to the title picture. Plus, Bryan Rose's notes on Japan, and Vinny's TV reviews. 

With an upcoming Universal title shot at Hell in a Cell, WWE seems poised to elevate Bray Wyatt's Fiend character to the absolute top of the company.

Sunday's Clash of Champions pay-per-view ended with an angle to kickstart The Fiend's program against Seth Rollins. After Rollins retained the Universal Championship against Braun Strowman in the main event, The Fiend appeared and attacked Rollins as he was celebrating on the stage. The lights went out during the celebration, with The Fiend then hitting Sister Abigail on Rollins and putting him in the Mandible Claw.

The next night on Raw also included an angle with The Fiend. At the start of the show, it was confirmed that Rollins will defend his Universal title against The Fiend inside of Hell in a Cell at next month's PPV. In the main event segment, The Fiend put Kane in the Mandible Claw after Kane made an appearance in Knoxville, Tennessee and saved Rollins from Robert Roode, Dolph Ziggler, AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson. The Fiend then taunted a terrified Rollins, and the show ended with a distorted version of the Firefly Fun House theme song and intro video.

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WON NEWSLETTER: NXT debut on USA, Clash of Champions reviewed

NXT debuted on the USA Network and we look at the good and the bad of the first broadcast, plus have coverage of a number of major weekend shows and stories behind the scenes at all of them, and extensive details on New Japan's business plans going forward as some of the lead items in the new issue of the Observer.

We look at the changing TV landscape, NXT numbers, problems with the web site, the two big TV bouts, all the things promoted for the future, and what happened at the show.

We also have a full report on Clash of Champions, with a look at the business notes, the Hell in a Cell show, a major item going forward on ticket sales throughout U.S. wrestling, PPV estimates, plus match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results.

We look at the changes at AXS TV and how it affects wrestling going forward, as well as MMA.

We also look at tons of changes happening in WWE in October, FOX's plans for promoting Smackdown, Smackdown on the West Coast, Paul Levesque talks changes in NXT, what When Worlds Collide will be, Takeover changes, value of NXT to WWE business going forward, FS 1 studios show update, Smackdown going overseas, Kacy Catanzaro, Royal Rumble notes, Ric Flair notes, WWE stock market value, most watched shows on the WWE Network, as well as a look at the weekend WWE and NXT live events with match rundowns, highlights and business notes.

We've got coverage of New Japan's Destruction shows, previewing this week's big show, the Young Lions tournament, as well as looking at the two shows this past week.

We look at the New Japan annual financial report, talking about revenue, profits, U.S. expansion and how it's going, why WWE runs so many smaller markets and how that applies too New Japan and AEW, a look at where New Japan revenue comes from, New Japan World subs, merchandise sales, what match was most important to New Japan World growth, how AEW got television on TNT without ever running a show while New Japan struggles to make any TV money.

We also have an interesting talk by Jon Moxley about competing in G-1.

We also have full coverage of AAA in New York, the story behind why it was different from a usual AAA show, why a lot of talent wasn't there, why the main event was handicapped as compared to past matches as well as match-by-match coverage with star ratings, business notes and poll results.

We also have a full repot of UFC from Vancouver, what's next for the different fighters, match-by-match coverage and business notes.

We also update the situation over the weekend involving Big Cass.  We run it down, a well as give his own thoughts on why he's sorry for what happened.

We also have full coverage of all the WWE television shows from the past week.

We've also got in-depth looks at the ratings of all the major shows,the key demos for the WWE shows and what can be learned from them.

We also have the results of all the major pro wrestling events around the world over the past week. 

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MONDAY NEWS UPDATE

WWE

Pro Wrestling

  • TheWrap.com reported that AEW has been talking with WarnerMedia executives about a studio show in addition to the weekly Dynamite show. Executive Brett Weiss was quoted as saying, "Knowing full well that within the WarnerMedia ecosystem we have B/R Live, we’ve got all these different components at our disposal. The more content for these fans the better, and we would love to figure out what something like that looks like."
  • Jerry Lawler spoke to The Daily Beast for a story on Brian Christopher Lawler’s death and how it was handled by the Hardeman County Jail.
  • AEW is advertising an appearance by Hangman Page for their TNT premiere: “What does @theAdamPage have on his mind? #9Days till #AEWDynamite”
  • Eddie Kingston has been announced for the NWA’s TV tapings in Atlanta on September 30 and October 1. It was teased that Kingston won’t be coming alone.
  • ROH’s show in San Antonio on November 10 has been moved to the Aztec Theatre. It’s the second and final night of this year’s Survival of the Fittest.
  • Jay Briscoe and Jeff Cobb will be on opposite sides of the Vegas Wild Card eight-man tag match at ROH’s TV tapings this Saturday. They’re the first participants announced for the match.
  • Jonathan Gresham wrestled on night three of PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles despite having a lymph node infection.

UFC/MMA

  • Jeremy Stephens (seen above) detailed a confrontation he had Sunday with Yair Rodriguez after Saturday's abruptly ended main event. He is pushing for the two to rematch at one of the UFC's upcoming shows in Boston, Washington D.C., or New York City.
  • UFC announced that Brian Ortega will face Chan Sung Jung (aka the Korean Zombie) in the main event of the UFC's final show of the year, an ESPN+ event in South Korea. This will be Ortega's first action since being stopped by featherweight champion Max Holloway last December. This would mean that if the Stephens-Rodriguez match is rebooked for this year, it won't be a main event.

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