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F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: Recapping WWE Money in the Bank 2019

This year's Money in the Bank pay-per-view offered WWE the chance to revitalize one of their best match types.

The Money in the Bank briefcases haven't been all that much of a factor over the past couple of years. Both men's winners (Braun Strowman and Baron Corbin) failed on their cash-ins. The women's winners (Alexa Bliss and Carmella) were successful, but Bliss cashed in on the same night that she won the 2018 ladder match. WWE has missed out on being able to use Money in the Bank as a star-making tool or something to kick off notable angles.

WON NEWSLETTER: May 27, 2019 Observer Newsletter: Death of Ashley Massaro, Double or Nothing preview

A story on Ashley Massaro, the ramifications of her death, mental illness in pro wrestling and the legal fight she was in, the horrible story about Kuwait are all part of an extensive lead story in the current issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Look at her career before wrestling, life after wrestling, rundown the physical toll of pro wrestling, winning Diva Search, comments from those who knew her, her thoughts on a comeback, the concussion lawsuit and all the different questions her career as a swimsuit contest winner being rushed into pro wrestling matches because she got so popular so quickly raise.

Also look at the one debut of a promotion show in history that can compare with AEW's Double or Nothing, look at the difference between this show and All In, the different fights the promotion has to face, and a detailed rundown of why Pac isn't on the show, his status with the company, what the company wants out of its PPV shows, where a number of suggested surprise wrestlers are booked on that night, and why putting on the best shows is not the complete or even close to the key factor in a wrestling war.

Also look at the changes in television wrestling in the U.K. in 2020, and what this may mean when it comes to WWE and AEW in that market as far as exposure, and whether that is or isn't a big issue.

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By Joseph Currier, Ethan Renner, and Josh Nason


  • United States Champion Rey Mysterio posted a video of himself undergoing platelet-rich plasma treatment for his shoulder injury. Mysterio confirmed that he separated a bit of his AC joint at Money in the Bank.
  • Here are the advertised lineups for WWE’s house shows at Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan next month:
  • Friday, June 28:
    • Universal Champion Seth Rollins defending against Shinsuke Nakamura
    • Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch defending against Alexa Bliss
    • AJ Styles, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin & Bobby Lashley
    • Samoa Joe vs. Ricochet vs. Cesaro
    • Braun Strowman vs. Robert Roode
    • Women’s Tag Team Champions Peyton Royce & Billie Kay defending against Asuka & Kairi Sane
    • Raw Tag Team Champions Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins defending against The Revival
  • Saturday, June 29:
    • Seth Rollins, AJ Styles & Braun Strowman vs. Drew McIntyre, Baron Corbin & Bobby Lashley
    • Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch defending against Asuka and Alexa Bliss in a triple threat match
    • Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Robert Roode
    • Raw Tag Team Champions Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins defending against Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson and The Revival in a triple threat match
    • Ricochet vs. Cesaro
    • Samoa Joe, Kairi Sane, and Peyton Royce & Billie Kay also set to appear
  • WWE has announced that they’ll be holding a house show at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China on September 21. NXT’s Xia Li and Boa, who are Chinese nationals, are advertised for the show. There will also be a four-day tryout in Shanghai from July 15-18.
  • WWE stock closed the week at $75.87 per share, down one percent from yesterday.
  • Vince McMahon’s XFL put in a bid for some of the defunct and bankrupt AAF’s assets, currently located in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Lio Rush will be doing an autograph signing at MCW Pro Wrestling’s show in Joppa, Maryland on June 1. All proceeds from the event will benefit MCW’s “The Bruiser” RJ Meyer as he battles leukemia.
  • WWE released a trailer for the Performance Center Combine special that’s airing on the WWE Network at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday.
  • WWE.com posted an article asking fans to nominate Bret Hart for Canada’s Walk of Fame.
  • Replicas of the 24/7 Championship are now available for pre-order on WWE Shop for $349.99. The expected in-stock date is July 15.
  • Mandy Rose is on the cover of this month’s edition of Muscle & Fitness Hers magazine.
  • WWE uploaded a video looking at NXT’s greatest moments from Full Sail University.
  • Alexa Bliss and Ricochet presented four $10,000 scholarships to Full Sail students as part of Full Sail’s 10th Annual Hall of Fame Ceremony and 40th Anniversary celebration.

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  • Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley told TMZ Sports that he has chronic arthritis in his right hand, but that he hopes to return to action in August.
  • In his interview with Tony Robbins, Conor McGregor claimed that he broke his foot two weeks before his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor says that the injury impacted his training and his weight cut. The full interview is here.
  • McGregor also posted a photo on Instagram with his left hand in a cast.
  • Lance Palmer defeated Alex Gilpin in the main event of Thursday’s PFL 13 show on ESPN +. Lilian Garcia is the announcer for the promotion, and posted a video with Mick Foley, who was in attendance.
  • There was a 10-second, flying knee knockout on the show, as Movlid Khaybulaev finished Damon Jackson. Video of the highlight reel KO can be found here

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