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This Week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter:

August 1, 2022 Observer Newsletter: Vince McMahon resigns from WWE

  • In this issue:
  • The life and career of Vince McMahon. His rise, his fall, both sides of the coin, how things could have been different. The fall of the territories, the WCW feud, buying the company from his father, his pre-WWF promotions, announcing, getting on the USA Network, the expansion, Hulk Hogan, Saturday Night's Main Event, the first WrestleMania, the death of Crockett Promotions, the McMahon family as TV characters, angles with the family he suggested that never happened, a potential sale, Paul Levesque, what brought Vince down, Brock Lesnar, Tony Khan and much more.
  • WrestleMania 2024
  • Full coverage of ROH Death Before Dishonor with business notes
  • SummerSlam and Clash at the Castle notes
  • Full coverage of the G1 tournament, with business, standings, star ratings and all that good stuff
  • Full coverage of Saturday's UFC show
  • Television ratings for every national wrestling show
  • Details behind the IWGP Women's Championship and why
  • Stardom PPV coverage from last week and the upcoming shows this week
  • Dragon Gate's biggest shows of the year this week
  • Why a top Dragon Gate star left the promotion
  • Lots of injury updates
  • New Japan Strong tapings
  • Tragos/Thesz Hall of Fame induction ceremony notes
  • Nick Wayne's flight issues make mainstream news
  • Update on AEW injuries and business
  • Streaming numbers for the week
  • Fedor's last fight
  • How much Peacock is really losing
  • NXT vs. AEW is back on
  • International TV ratings

This Week's Retro Observer Newsletter:

June 20, 2005 Observer Newsletter: ECW One Night Stand

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Monday News Update

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WWE

  • Raw last night had a video package highlighting past United States champions.
  • Matches taped for this week’s Main Event include Omos vs. Ezekiel and T-Bar vs. Shelton Benjamin.
  • NBA star Dwight Howard, who recently took part in the WWE tryouts held over the weekend, is a guest on this week’s episode of The Bump.
  • Roman Reigns on Twitter commented on reaching the 700 day mark as Universal Champion: “For over 700 days, you’ve sat at MY table and enjoyed MY body of work. It’s not over, I’m not finished, but if you’ve waited until this point to do so… #AcknowledgeME”
  • Cora Jade is the subject of this week’s Canvas 2 Canvas.
  • The Miz’s SummerSlam Diary.
  • Business Insider has an article on eight companies that may be interested in purchasing WWE.
  • Matches added to WWE’s YouTube include Nikki ASH vs. Charlotte Flair from the August 2, 2021 edition of Raw, Drew McIntyre vs. Veer and Shanky from the August 2, 2021 Raw, and Kevin Owens vs. Theory from the January 31, 2022 edition of Raw.
  • Latino Rebels has an article on Rey Mysterio’s 20th anniversary with WWE.
  • Titus O’Neil was on FOX 13 in Tampa Bay, Florida to discuss his $13 for 13 charity.

AEW/ROH

  • This week’s Road to, focusing on Matt Hardy vs. Christian Cage and the Dumpster Match between The Acclaimed and The Gunn Club.
  • The company filed a trademark on August 1 for “All Elite Women”.
  • On Monday’s AEW Dark: Elevation, Cole Karter joined The Factory.
  • Brody King gets tattooed by Paul Booth.
  • Anthony Bowens filed a trademark for “Five Tool Player”, a nickname he used before signing with AEW.
  • This week’s Sammy Guevara vlog.

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