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F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: Reigns and Rousey win big at WWE Summerslam

WWE closed SummerSlam 2018 with the two faces of the company holding their respective titles. In matches that went over relatively well -- or in the case of the main event, at least averted what appeared to be certain disaster -- Roman Reigns won the Universal Championship and Ronda Rousey captured the Raw Women's title on Sunday. Over three years after the Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar saga started, it ended pretty anticlimactically. 

WON NEWSLETTER: September 3, 2018 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: All In preview, more

One of the most unique pro wrestling events of all-time, All In, is looked at as the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Find out about the different venues considered for the show and why they didn't happen, why the show would have been a success without selling 10,000 tickets, and Bullet Club T-shirt sale numbers.

Read about the WWE and Saudi Arabia with tentative plans for a return show.

This issue runs down Hell in a Cell.

Read full coverage of TripleMania.

Find out about a major front office shakeup in WWE, SummerSlam in Toronto and the craziest big show weekend perhaps in history, why WWE stock continues to rise in value, more on Neville's release, who in WWE should leave, and Evolution ticket sales.

Also look at the horrible cancer stories within the pro wrestling and MMA industry over the past week, including the death of Ed Cohen and Aya Koyama and the cancer battles of Kid Yamamoto and Akira Taue, with details on what happened with Taue. 

Look at the most recent UFC show, with business notes and match-by-match coverage.

This issue has a feature on Steve Musulin, better known as Steve Travis.

Read an update on the clearance levels of all the major channels that have wrestling and MMA programming in the U.S.

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SATURDAY NEWS UPDATE

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WWE

  • Daniel Bryan tweeted about All In today and congratulated Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks on the event: “What @CodyRhodes, @MattJackson13 and @NickJacksonYB have done to create a groundswell in the wrestling community is both incredible and inspiring. Not only is it great for fans but also for wrestlers and the industry as a whole. Congratulations on what will be an amazing event”
  • Matt Hardy also wrote about the show: "Being a DIY guy at my core, I am extremely happy for & proud of @MattJackson13, @NickJacksonYB & @CodyRhodes for making their VISIONS become an EXTRAORDINARY REALITY. Kick ass tonight at All In, mi amigos."
  • Dustin Rhodes again wished Cody good luck ahead of tonight.
  • At Sumo Hall in Tokyo today, WWE’s Hideo Itami (KENTA) returned to Pro Wrestling NOAH for one night and lost to Naomichi Marufuji in the main event of Marufuji’s 20th anniversary show. The announced attendance was 6,285 fans.
  • A new episode of Story Time will air on the WWE Network after Monday’s Raw.
  • TV Insider has an interview with Mae Young Classic competitor Xia Brookside.
  • In her latest column for the Calgary Sun, Natalya wrote about Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog at SummerSlam 1992.
  • Lana told Newsweek that Stephanie McMahon is her dream opponent.

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