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WON NEWSLETTER: February 24, 2020 Observer Newsletter: Coronavirus affects Japanese wrestling, WrestleMania update STARDOM and NJPW events affected by coronavirus, a look ahead at WrestleMania weekend, and more.

We've got a WrestleMania update with new matches, an updated card, details on the women's aspect of the show with new bouts and stars from the past who are scheduled and who are not scheduled.

Also covered in the new issue:

Ticket sales for all the WWE shows that week, as well as how the secondary market is doing right now for the WWE & AEW major events. 

More on both the Super Showdown and Elimination Chamber shows.

How the Coronavirus has affected some major shows that were scheduled.  We look at the Stardom cancellations, the empty arena show on YouTube, another promotion with a worldwide audience doing an empty arena show, as well a how New Japan is handling the situation.

Complete coverage of NXT Takeover Portland, with business notes, update on Matt Riddle, match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results on the show.

Update WWE talks regarding how WrestleMania will be broadcast this year, what AEW should be looking for, XFL ratings and analysis, NXT Japan update, Tito Ortiz training with WWE, Bill Goldberg's dates, former WWE star tells story about Trump, new WWE documentary, Matt Hardy update, Injury updates, foreign ratings, return of John Cena, WWE bans former star from getting talent for their podcast and why, debut of former top star in Mexico, update on MSG, stock price update, most-watched shows on the WWE Network as well as a look at all the NXT and WWE arena events held over the past week.

Complete coverage of the UFC show from Rio Rancho, NM this past week, with business notes.

Update on the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony.

A note on the biggest Wednesday night ratings movers.

Revolution Pro High Stakes headlined by Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jr., and how Ospreay's in-ring style has changed so much over the past year. We look at how pro wrestling handles weight classes as compared to real sports, why going back in time may provide a more updated view than what we have now about weight classes and pro wrestling.

2019 stats on WWE performers including who won this year's Iron Man award, a well as wins and losses.

Our 2019 Awards ballot.

Regarding the Wednesday numbers, we've got full details, demos that each side won, how every segment did and what match ended up as the difference maker. 

Full coverage of all the WWE and AEW television shows from the past week.

In-depth looks at the ratings of all the major shows, the key demos and quarters for AEW and WWE, what happened head-to-head and what can be learned from them.

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

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  • Kairi Sane announced that she and her fiance are now married: “To my dear fans, thank you for all your continuous support. Today I’d like to announce that I got married to my fiance on Feb 22, 2020. We had a long distance relationship from the beginning of our long journey, but he has always been there for me through thick and thin, and I knew I wanted to live the rest of my life with him. I’m looking forward to building a family filled with laughters and joy, with a man I can respect so deeply from his attitude towards work, warmth towards people and animals, and his genuine way of living. I will continue working hard to become a pro wrestler that can bring much happiness and smile to people. With all my gratitude, Kairi Sane.”
  • The Bellas and Daniel Bryan will be the guests on Tuesday’s episode of WWE Backstage.
  • A Captain’s Challenge match is set for next week’s episode of 205 Live. It will feature cruiserweights from NXT facing 205 Live originals. Lio Rush is the captain for one team, while Tony Nese is the captain for the other. Their partners have yet to be revealed.
  • The Revival have applied to trademark “Top Guys,” “Say Yeah,” and “No Flips, Just Fists.”
  • The Wrap’s Tony Maglio tweeted that Triple H was flying to Las Vegas for tonight’s Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder fight: “Am told Triple H flying out to Vegas to join Tyson Fury in his locker room. Fury does not currently have WWE appearances or matches contracted.”
  • Last night’s SmackDown continued to feature on-screen glitches teasing something that hasn’t been revealed. Two of the glitches happened during the opening eight-man tag match and a backstage segment with Mandy Rose.
  • WWE officially announced that Brock Lesnar will appear on Monday’s Raw.
  • A new WWE Break It Down episode featuring Trish Stratus will be made available on the WWE Network on-demand at 10 a.m. Eastern time on March 1.
  • WWE uploaded a Playlist video of their WrestleMania 21 movie trailer parodies.

Other Wrestling

  • AEW posted an update on Cody Rhodes after his cage match against Wardlow from Wednesday’s Dynamite: “As first reported by @CodyRhodes on his IG account And confirmed by @DocSampson13. Due to Cody’s foot hitting the mat after landing the moonsault, he has a: Non-displaced fracture of distal phalanx R great toe. His status: Cleared for action as tolerated.”
  • The Lucha Bros, Dustin Rhodes, Hangman Page, Jon Moxley, and MJF will be part of wave two of AEW’s Unrivaled action figures.
  • Nyla Rose was the guest on the latest episode of Talk is Jericho.
  • Paul London will make a special appearance at ROH Past vs. Present in Las Vegas on March 14.


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