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WON Preview Aug 15: Gigantic Summerslam weekend preview, McGregor vs. WWE, tons more 

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Wrestling Observer Newsletter

READ IT HERE: August 15, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Gigantic Summerslam weekend preview, McGregor vs. WWE, tons more 

A look at the gigantic weekend coming with SummerSlam, Super J Cup, UFC 202 and NXT Takeover is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer. Plus, there is a run down of the cards and some SummerSlam thoughts, as well as an update on ticket demand right now for all the shows.

Take a look at Conor McGregor's statements about WWE, the story behind how it happened, his reaction to fans and wrestlers, wrestlers reaction to him, as well as ticket sales for UFC 202 and the Las Vegas market. Also there’s a note about what Ric Flair said about him as well as others.

Inside there is an in-depth update on the G-1 Climax tournament, the news stories, the booking, best matches of the tournament, business of the tournament, as well as coverage of every G-1 show of the last week including full coverage of one of the year's best shows in Osaka.

The issue also has a look at the idea of Vince McMahon selling WWE, articles about the valuation and why those articles may be missing major points about how UFC got the $4 billion price tag, what George Barrios said about a possible sale, plus an update on Vince McMahon, Dean Ambrose on the Stone Cold podcast, Ambrose talks the Lesnar match at WrestleMania, Ambrose talks Terry Funk, and most watched shows on WWE Network.

Finally, learn about Ryback being out of WWE, who he's talking to and what is his asking price, another WWE wedding, Dwayne Johnson real life feud, lots of notes from depositions in WWE lawsuits including some claims that are impossible to believe, Tommy Dreamer talks his WWE offer and why he didn't sign the deal, thoughts on WWE announcing with the new announce teams, Seth Rollins talks about the change in what wrestlers look like, the value of WWE to the USA Network, injury updates, plus notes from all the WWE and NXT arena events over the past week with business notes.

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Check out the latest Online Wrestling Observer BACK ISSUE: June 21, 1999 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Hart family files lawsuit against WWF, WCW Great American Bash review, more - The expected lawsuit filed by the Hart family against a number of defendants, the main one being the World Wrestling Federation, was announced at a press conference on 6/15 in Kansas City.

The Wrestling Observer ranges weekly from 35,000 to 50,000 words covering pro wrestling and MMA internationally. Each issue has coverage and analysis of all the major news, plus every issue breaks major news stories before the Internet sties and has the most complete look at the pro wrestling and MMA business anywhere, plus history pieces available nowhere else.

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New subscribers ordering 24 or 40 issues have to let us know what major stories of the past 11 years you are most interested in and we'll send the issue with the best coverage of that story. We've got coverage of every major PPV event and world wide spectacular, every major star switching promotions, histories of companies like FMW, Rings and New Japan, retirement and obit issues of every major star who fits into those descriptions over the past 11 years, as well as our biggest issue every year, the annual awards issue, and our most controversial issue of every year, the Hall of Fame issue.

Also in this issue:

  • How to watch CMLL's Friday shows during the Olympics
  • A look at the big Arena Mexico shows from the past week
  • AAA announces another major show
  • Dragon Gate announces its next major show
  • Notes on the current Dragon Gate tag team tournament
  • All Japan title matches
  • All Japan's next singles tournament for a title match
  • A look at just how big one match in Japan was in 1999
  • Ali-Inoki 40th anniversary special show
  • Akebono promotes show in Japan
  • New promotion in Japan started by reporters
  • Update on Hogan and Gawker settlement talks
  • What in the Olympics that has gotten a ton of coverage is something wrestlers have been doing for decades
  • Notes on the death of Jean Antone, a 70s star
  • Her rivalry that some feel had as many matches as almost any major program in history
  • Update on Bobby Eaton
  • Notes on the Mid Atlantic wrestling reunion
  • A look at the big show this past week in Chile
  • A note on L.A. Park with scary notes on injury treatment
  • The son of El Hijo del Santo debuts this week
  • Evolve's show over SummerSlam week
  • The night Muhammad Ali and Johnny Valentine shot an impromptu deal in Florida
  • New Hart family member debuts
  • Notes on Will Osprey and wrestling in the U.S.
  • ROH Champions vs. All-Stars show
  • Notes on the last few weeks of ROH television
  • Dragon Lee's ROH debut
  • A story that could be very significant toward TNA's future
  • Notes on Ethan Carter III's contract
  • Notes on TNA' Bound for Glory
  • Official gate numbers for UFC's shows over UFC 200 weekend
  • Update on Georges St-Pierre fighting again and what fight he was talked about and where negotiations stand
  • How the fight that fell through was going to be promoted
  • More on UFC drug testing and how it'll get more stringent
  • How the Brock Lesnar test has been a learning experience
  • UFC star in major movies
  • Update on the UFC sale situation
  • Notes on the upcoming C.M. Punk reality show
  • Eddie Alvarez trying to get Conor McGregor to fight him
  • Fedor talks UFC
  • Tons of new UFC fights
  • Why a fighter who tested positive won't be punished
  • Scary PBC financial numbers

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