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WON NEWSLETTER: November 2, 2020 Observer Newsletter: WWE Q3 financials, more

An in-depth look at WWE finances and the company going forward is the lead story of the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Our lead story not just looks at the investors call this week, but goes through financial details and what they mean from the call, and looks at the landscape as well as things said that were misleading.

The new issue also covers:

TV ratings, streaming, value of the Thunderdome setting, Nick Khan's debut on the call and his main comments, Vince McMahon talks his new management team, WWE numbers, new programming, plight of furloughed employees, company market value, cutbacks in expenses, Saudi Arabia, costs going up next month, how many people view the free tier of the WWE Network, Vince talks ratings, network subscriptions in the U.S. and abroad, how much money the company makes from television, and unique notes about merchandise sales.

Daniel Bryan's statements regarding his career, how much longer he wants to do this, what he's said about his own athletic ability, where he can be valuable and Roman Reigns' opponens.

Hell in a Cell, a look at Survivor Series, changes from last year, the top of Raw, Money in the Bank, plus match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results.

Khabib Numragomedov's last fight, Dana White talks if he will retire, Khabib says he will, plus UFC 254 with match-by-match coverage and poll results.

WWE talent and Twitch and comments by Paige, update on Thunderdome location after the end of November and why they have to move, we update the latest COVID outbreak in WWE, why Matt Riddle got a name change, brutal WWE match this past week, where wrestling stands in sports ratings, Canadian and U.K. ratings, donors to Trump and Biden's campaign,why little was announced ahead of time for Smackdown, new names for lots of WWE talent, what former wrestler is WWE trying to keep from using his WWE name, and the most-watched shows of the past week on the WWE Network.

Impact's Bound for Glory.  We look at the situation with Kylie Rae, the injuries, Ken Shamrock in the Hall of Fame and his relationship with Dwayne Johnson, Mick Foley and Bret Hart, Shamrock's background plus match-by-match coverage with star ratings.

TripleMania press conference, the matches announced, the unique new promotional tie-in with Marvel and the first show announced with no date and why.

Detailed look at the television business, with ratings breakdowns in every segment for Wednesdays and every category for other shows, looking at stats not available elsewhere to get the deepest read into how shows are doing, what categories are doing well and how shows compare with previous weeks and one year ago.  

Results of all the major pro wrestling events around the world over the past week. 


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SATURDAY NEWS UPDATE

WWE

  • WWE uploaded a post-SmackDown video with Jey Uso continuing his attack on Daniel Bryan after last night’s show went off the air. Uso pushed Bryan off a stretcher and gave him another splash from the top rope. After defeating Bryan in a Survivor Series qualifying match in last night’s main event, Uso aligned with Roman Reigns and beat down Bryan. Reigns had said that -- as a consequence of losing their Hell in a Cell match -- Uso would have to fall in line by the end of the night or be cast out of their family. Uso told Reigns that he’s with him and loves him.
  • WWE posted a storyline injury update on Bryan after Uso’s attack: “Following his match with Jey Uso on Friday Night SmackDown, Daniel Bryan was evaluated in the WWE trainer’s room, complaining of back and lower abdominal pain. WWE Medical recommended Bryan be transported to a local medical facility where multiple imaging tests were performed and revealed a bruised kidney and multiple strains and contusions throughout his thoracic and lumbar spine. Bryan was released from the facility last night and is now convalescing at home.”
  • Reigns tweeted after last night’s show: “A hard lesson you’re finally starting to understand... one step at a time, Uce, one step at a time. #Levels”
  • During a promo that aired on SmackDown last night, Carmella said she’ll be appearing on SmackDown next Friday. Carmella said she’ll show the entire world why she’s untouchable.
  • In celebration of Halloween, The Undertaker made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last night during an audience suggestion box segment.
  • BT Sport uploaded a No Filter WWE episode focusing on WALTER and Ilja Dragunov’s NXT UK Championship match, Aoife Valkyrie, and more.
  • The WWE Performance Center’s YouTube channel has a video on Kyle O’Reilly surrounding his NXT Championship match against Finn Balor at TakeOver 31.
  • The Best of Timothy Thatcher in PROGRESS Wrestling, EVOLVE 133, ICW Fight Club, and wXw We Love Wrestling #1 were uploaded to the WWE Network today.
  • Stephanie McMahon tweeted last night: “Today marks a big day for @WWE in Thailand! We are so excited to bring #WWERaw and #SmackDown to the @WWEUniverse in Thailand LIVE from the US every week, only on 3BB Sport One! @3BBtweet”
  • WWE’s YouTube channel uploaded The Undertaker vs. Mankind in a Buried Alive match from In Your House: Buried Alive, Alexa Bliss vs. Mickie James for the Raw Women’s Championship from the October 30, 2017 episode of Raw, and Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz in a Trick or Street Fight from the October 29, 2015 episode of SmackDown.

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