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WON NEWSLETTER: October 25, 2021 Observer Newsletter: AEW vs. WWE head-to-head results, Crown Jewel review

In this week's issue:

  • What Friday's WWE vs. AEW head-to-head showed about pro wrestling with literally every detail covered
  • Head to head numbers including WWE on broadcast, with and without commercials, what YouTube numbers mean compared to TV, how every segment did
  • How WWE reacted and what they should have learned, a number of moves WWE should make next, and one idea that is clearly not a good one to make
  • Where WWE beats AEW on an even field, where AEW beats WWE on an even field
  • Markets where WWE & AEW have upcoming shows and comparing numbers
  • Most popular streaming numbers for AEW & WWE
  • Match of the week and performer of the week
  • Update on ticket sales to all the key U.S. shows
  • Full rundown of WWE Crown Jewel, story of show, business interest, match-by-match
  • The cursed G1, what happens next for New Japan, how Ibushi's injury both did and didn't change things
  • Changes likely coming to New Japan
  • How Dynamite's new time slot on cable in Pacific and Mountain time zones will affect total numbers and by approximately what percentage
  • Why NHL gets preference by TNT over AEW while delivering less than half the audience
  • Ratings and what live sports takes from wrestling numbers
  • International TV ratings for the week
  • Bad Boy Hido passes away
  • Story behind Omega match in Mexico
  • This past week's UFC show coverage
  • Ngannou talking contract
  • Legal updates on star fighters

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TUESDAY NEWS UPDATE

WWE

  • Apollo Crews vs. John Morrison and Veer vs. Jaxson Ryker were taped last night for this week’s Main Event.
  • A SmackDown replay that aired on Saturday night following the Houston vs. Boston MLB game scored 632,000 viewers, with a 0.16 in 18-49.
  • Panini announced that they have become the exclusive trading card partner of WWE, ending WWE’s long relationship with Topps.
  • In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Shawn Michaels talked about taking the reigns from Triple H in running NXT following Triple H’s recent heart issue. “Trying to step in and fill his role is impossible to do,” Michaels said.  “Everybody here misses him unbelievably, especially me. But I always go back to this—everything in real life takes precedence over everything else. This was a situation where my best friend needed my help and needed me to step in, so I look at this as an opportunity, in a small way, to thank him for everything he did for me earlier in my career. Taking over the responsibilities here is a drop in the bucket compared to what he did for me all those years back. I’m honored to at least have the opportunity to pay him back a little bit and be there for him. That’s what this whole company does—this whole relaunch has been everyone pulling together, and I’m energized and inspired to keep this NXT territory going strong during his absence.”
  • Xavier Woods spoke to the New York Post on becoming King of the Ring. “It means everything,” he said. “Because as you stated, this was a chance to break out and show everybody in the company that I have worked in whatever capacity that I can be put in. I’m not just a tag team wrestler. I very much am a tag team wrestler, but I very much believe that singles competitors have a harder time transitioning into tag team wrestlers because tag team wrestling is so complicated and so intricate and there are so many more bodies. I feel like tag team wrestlers have a much better chance at becoming incredible single performers because they are used to so many more bodies and so many more things coming at you. You got to keep your head on a swivel at all time. You don’t know if you’re going to get hit from the left or the right. So for me to be able to translate my tag team success into singles success into become royalty is for me, in my career, literally the best case scenario.”
  • Rey Mysterio talked to TV Insider about wanting to win the Raw Tag Team titles with his son Dominik.
  • Indi Hartwell talked to Sportskeeda ahead of her tag team title match at Halloween Havoc tonight.
  • Free matches added to WWE’s YouTube channel today include Diamond Dallas Page vs. Eddie Guerrero from Halloween Havoc 1996, Roman Reigns & Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro & Sheamus from the November 14, 2016 edition of Raw, and AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy from the October 26, 2020 edition of Raw.

AEW

  • This week’s Road to AEW Dynamite, which focuses on CM Punk vs. Bobby Fish, Sammy Guevara vs. Ethan Page, and Jon Moxley vs. Preston Vance.
  • The season finale of Rhodes to the Top on Saturday scored 303,000 viewers, with a 0.11 in 18-49, placing 26th for the night on cable. This is down from last week’s 340,000. 
  • The Boston Globe has a profile on AEW Dynamite ahead of Wednesday’s show in Boston.
  • Business Insider also has a profile on AEW.
  • CM Punk turns 43 today. Wheeler Yuta is also celebrating a birthday today.

Other Wrestling

  • PWInsider reports that Alberto Del Rio’s trial has been moved again, this time to December 13.
  • The Record reported that ROH’s parent company Sinclair Broadcasting suffered outages as a result of a ransomware attack.
  • Minoru Suzuki wrote on Instagram that this excursion to the United States has ended and is heading back to Japan.
  • Katsuyori Shibata talked to Tokyo Sports about his surprise return and exhibition match at the G1 Climax 31 finals. “I wanted to do it at the right time,” he said. “It was troublesome to ask about my condition, so I said, ‘Seeing is believing.’ I just expressed that it is [time]. Also, since it is such an era of  corona, I wish I could see something like hope. [Zack Sabre Jr. was] the right person. He’s always said that he can maximize [his time]. I wonder if there will be a [future] battle with Zack. On the contrary, other than Zack, I didn’t think about it.”
  • Warrior Wrestling announced that Will Ospreay will be part of their December 12 event.
  • Adam Scherr, the former Braun Strowman, announced a December 4 date for a GLCW Blizzard Brawl event appearance. He said this would probably be his only appearance for the rest of the year.
  • Warner Bros. has greenlit a sequel to last week’s top box office film Dune, which stars Batista. It was given a theatrical release window of October 2023.
  • Matt Tremont has released a short video hyping his return to deathmatch wrestling, facing Atsushi Onita on October 31.
  • Taylor Rotunda, the former Bo Dallas, will appear at WrestleCade Revenge from November 26 through the 28th.
  • Maria Kanellis is the guest on this week’s Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette.
  • Zeus talked to Tokyo Sports about leaving All Japan Pro Wrestling at the end of the year to become the president of Osaka Pro Wrestling.
  • Booker T talked to Mike Johnson of PWInsider about Reality of Wrestling, Rok-C, and more.
  • NOAH’s Yoshiki Inamura announced that he will return from a fractured left tibia next month.
  • Crimson talked to Slam Wrestling about his career and upcoming cage match in the NWA against former tag team partner Jax Dane.

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