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WON NEWSLETTER: September 14, 2020 Observer Newsletter: AEW All Out reviewed, more

A look at recent concussion and head trauma issues in wrestling as it relates to Matt Hardy and other recent situations in other companies is the lead story in the new issue of the Observer.  We go through Hardy vs. Sammy Guevara, how it was handled, Reby Hardy's reactions, AEW's releases, as well as look at many other high profile situations in the last few years in New Japan and WWE, including Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar and how that match pretty much tells you that there will always be exceptions to concussion protocol.

Also in this issue:

Other risks taken in AEW of late, along with complete coverage of All Out, with business notes inculding PPV numbers, poll results,match-by-match coverage and star ratings.

WWE's new policy on third party bookings, with WWE clarifying many issues, talent reactions, how things seemed to change during the week, as well as reaction from others in wrestling along with Andrew Yang.

G-1 Climax tournament including the blocks and favorites.

Appellate court ruling that threw out a series of lawsuits against WWE on different grounds.  We look at the legal technicalities regarding why these cases had little chance from the start, the one aspect still open and reactions from both lawyers.

Latest firings by WWE, who was involved , why they were done now, plus a look at the career of Gerald Brisco.

Finn Balor vs. Adam Cole, Clash of Champions card, PPV schedule change, NXT UK TV show note, Styles talks retirement, AOP firing notes, Canadian ratings, Where WWE ranks in sports ratings, Cena new TV show, Lawler talks why WWE announcing has changed, WWE star nominated for an award, next week's TV, WWE current market value as well as the most watched shows for the week on the WWE Network.

Complete coverage of this past Saturday's UFC show.

The formation of a new pro wrestling group by a major corporation and how it differs from any group in the world as far as its main platform.

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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MONDAY NEWS UPDATE

Bryan and I will be back tonight talking a ton of different stories as well as Raw and taking your e-mail questions at mailbag@wrestlingobserver.com

Photos surfaced today of Ronda Rousey in the ring training with JTG and Ariel Toombs (Teal Piper, Roddy's daughter). 

Raw tonight is a major rating of importance coming off the disappointing number on Monday. This is week one of the NFL season so there is a traditional drop.  But Raw is loading up with a theme show with Drew McIntyre vs. Keith Lee non-title, Seth Rollins vs. Dominik Mysterio in a cage match, Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Street Profits non-title and Asuka vs. Mickie James for the women's title.

The AEW one hour show that was originally set for Wednesday night will now air on both TNT and TSN on 9/22 after NBA coverage.

Hulu has purchased 100 hours of Vice TV programming including every episode of Dark Side of the Ring.

G-1 starts Saturday night in Osaka.  Kambi has a ton of different G-1 odds, the most of any year:

  • Odds for A block winning: Kazuchika Okada +200, Jay White +250, Will Ospreay +250
  • Kota Ibushi +450, Shingo Takagi +450, Tomohiro Ishii +1500, Taichi +3300, Jeff Cobb +4000, Minoru Suzuki +4000, Yujiro Takahashi +5000
  • B Block winning: Sanada +150, Evil +300, Tetsuya Naito +300, KENTA +400, Hiroshi Tanahashi +500, Hirooki Goto +1500, Juice Robinson +2500, Zack Sabre Jr. +25000, Toru Yano +6600, Yoshi-Hashi +8000
  • Overall winner: Sanada +200, Evil +300, Okada +300
  • White +500, Ospreay +500, Ibushi +600, Naito +600, Tanahashi +800, KENTA +800
  • Someone wins who has won in the past +108 Block A wins +100
  • A Japanese wrestler wins -600
  • Winner goes undefeated +700
  • This is the championship match: Okada vs. Sanada +550, White vs. Sanada +650, Ospreay vs. Sanada +650, Okada vs. Evil +850, Okada vs. Naito +850, White vs Evil +1000, White vs Naito +1000, Okada vs. KENTA +1000, Ibushi vs Sanada +1000, Ospreay vs. Evil +1000, Ospreay vs. Naito +1000
  • Finals loser: Okada +300, Sanada +300, White +400, Ospreay +400, Evil +500, Naito +500, KENTA +600, Ibushi +700, Takagi +700, Tanahashi +800
  • Star rating of the best match in the tournament: More than ***** +100, ***** +150, Under ***** +130
  • Will the final get the highest star rating: +350
  • Will this G-1 set a record for ***** ratings: +700
  • Will this G-1 set a record for overall star ratings for the entire tournament: +300
  • Will any match break the ****** rating: Yes +1000
  • And you can get over and under for this weekend: Ishii vs. Suzuki ****1/2, Takagi vs. White ****1/2, Okada vs. Ibushi *****. Goto vs. KENTA ****1/4, Sabre vs. Evil ***3/4, Tanahashi vs. Naito ****1/4
  • And winners of the first weekend's matches: Will Ospreay -500 vs. Yujiro Takahashi +300, Jeff Cobb +100 vs. Taichi -143, Tomohiro Ishii -154 vs. Minoru Suzuki +110, Shingo Takagi +108 vs. Jay White -150, Kazuchika Okada -118 vs. Kota Ibushi -118, Juice Robinson -500 vs. Yoshi-Hashi +300, Toru Yano +225 vs. Sanada -350, Hirooki Goto +300 vs. KENTA -500, Zack Sabre Jr +250 vs. Evil -400, Hiroshi Tanahashi +108 vs. Tetsuya Naito -150 

WWE

  • NXT U.K returns on Thursday with new action with Amir Jordan & Kenny Williams.vs. Gallus
  • Loop Capital boosted its analysis of WWE stock from sell to hold
  • Updated Clash of Champions odds from BetOnline.ag:
    • Bayley -400 vs. Nikki Cross +250
    • Drew McIntyre -120 vs. Randy Orton -120
    • Roman Reigns -2500 vs. Jey Uso +800
  • A Miami Herald interview with Mickie James.
  • An interview with Bobby Lashley.

UFC

  • President Trump did a speech yesterday in Nevada which drew the ire of Governor Steve Sisolak for holding it indoors with so many people not wearing masks. He talked during his speech about Dana White being a good friend and pointed out and talked about Colby Covington, Justin Gaethje and Henry Cejudo all in the crowd who are all supporting him 
  • Dana White's Contenders show on Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern on ESPN+:
    • Gregory Rodriguez (185.5) vs. Jordan Williams (181)
    • Muhammd Naimov (145) vs. Collin Anglin (145.5)
    • Korey Kuppe (170) vs. Michael Lombardo (168.5)
    • Danyelle Wolf (146) vs. Taneisha Tennant (143.5)
    • Dinis Paiva (145.5) vs. Kyle Driscoll (146)
  • Tyson Nam, who was supposed to fight Saturday against Matt Schnell but it fell through when Schnell collapsed trying to make weight, is looking like he will fight this coming Saturday against Jerome Rivera.

AEW

  • Miro was on Busted Open radio and said that he doesn't want to take any more shots at WWE going forward.
  • Dark lineup for tomorrow:
    • Ivelisse & Diamante vs. Skyler Moore & Rache Chanel
    • Santana & Ortiz vs. Griff Garrison & Brian Pillman Jr.
    • Brandi Rhodes vs. Red Velvet
    • Penelope Ford vs. Dani Jordyn
    • Will Hobbs vs. Jessy Sorensen
    • Colt Cabana vs. QT Marshall
    • Best Friends vs. Maxx Stardom & Dontae Smiley
    • Butcher & Blade vs Daniel Garcia & Kevin Blackwood
    • Private Party & Austin & Billy Gunn vs. Dark Order
    • Peter Avalon vs. Brandon Cutler

MISCELLANEOUS 

  • Impact tomorrow night on AXS TV:
    • Deonna Purrazzo & Kimber Lee vs,. Susie & Kylie Rae
    • Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley & Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz vs. Josh Alexander & Ethan Page & Mad Man Fulton & Ace Austin
    • Willie Mack vs. Brian Myers
    • Cody Deaner & Cousin Jake vs. Acey  Romero & Larry D
    • Taya vs. Kiera Hogan
  • Impact in 60 on AXS at 10 p.m. tomorrow has a 2/3 fall match theme with Low Ki vs. Sonjay Dutt and Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Jarrett
  • The United Wrestling Network debuts on PPV tomorrow night with:
    • Nick Aldis vs. Mike Bennett for NWA title
    • Alexander Hammerstone vs. EJ Sparks for West Coast Pro title
    • Dan Joseph vs. Levi Shapiro for UWN TV title
    • Kamille vs. Heather Monroe
    • Will Alday vs. Jordan Clearwater
    • Chris Dickinson vs. Dick Mayor
    • Hawaiian Lion & Navajo Warrior vs. Bad Dude Tito & Che Cabrera
  • The Champion Carnival for All Japan continues on All Japan's streaming service at 5:30 a.m. Eastern time tomorrow morning
    • Yoshitatsu vs,. Yuma Aoyagi
    • Kento Miyahara vs. Shotaro Ashino
    • Zeus vs. Jiro Kuroshio
    • Suwama vs. Jake Lee
  • United Wrestling Coalition had a fund raiser for the son of Daisy Murder with an outdoor show at Kelly's Bar in Wrightstown, NJ on Saturday at 5 p.m..  Fans need to bring their own chairs and tickets are $15 and you can donate more if you would like.  With limited seating they recommend calling 609-792-9328 for reservations.  Mr. Spectrum vs. Biggie Biggs headlines the show.
  • An interview with Rene Paquette on Sunday Night's Main Event.

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