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F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: ROH and NJPW sell out Madison Square Garden

With All In still a few weeks away, the second pro wrestling show in the United States to sell over 10,000 tickets since the death of WCW is already official. Tickets for Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling's G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden went on sale last week, with the April 6, 2019 event selling out in just a few days. Approximately 9,000 of the 15,000 tickets were sold after the first day of the HonorClub pre-sale, they were up over 12,000 after a second day of pre-sales, and they sold out shortly after being made available to the general public last Friday.

WON NEWSLETTER: (August 20, 2018) Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Death of Jim Neidhart, ROH/NJPW sell out MSG

We've got a ton of news and analysis on why the next nine months will be so interesting in pro wrestling in the new double-issue of the Observer.

Look at the ROH/NJPW Madison Square Garden sellout and its ramifications. Look at how tickets went, how many were bought by ticket brokers, and how this compares money wise to the biggest non-WWE shows in North America,

Take an extensive look at the life and career of Jim Neidhart. Look back at Neidhart before pro wrestling as a world class shot putter, how he got his start in pro wrestling, and who talked him into trying pro wrestling, his attempts to play in the NFL,

There is an extensive look at the final three days of the G-1 Climax tournament. 

Also look at SummerSlam and NXT Takeover, with a look at the two shows, ticket sales and why Takeover looks to be such a strong event.

Examine the Colt Cabana lawsuit against C.M. Punk, and who saw that one coming.

Updated Rey Mysterio Jr. and WWE notes, the future of Matt Hardy, first match official in the women's evolution PPV, wrestlers who are learning the production side, details on a lot of new WWE injuries, and matches advertised for 1,000th Smackdown,

Also look at Jeff Jarrett's lawsuit against Anthem Entertainment.

Take in-depth looks at the ratings of all the major shows, the key demos for the WWE shows and what can be learned from them.

Read the results of all the major pro wrestling events around the world over the past week.

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  • It was made clear on last night’s SmackDown that Becky Lynch attacking Charlotte Flair after Charlotte won the triple threat SmackDown Women’s Championship match at SummerSlam was a full heel turn. Lynch said the fans act like they’re with her, but she asked if they were really there the whole time. She said there was no hashtag about giving her a chance and no boycott over Charlotte being added to the match. She also blamed the fans for applauding Charlotte winning the title and said the fans don’t say Lynch is the greatest of all time whenever asked. She said they’re a generation of all talk and opinion with no action. The fans still cheered Lynch, though not as loudly as at SummerSlam.
  • Bill Goldberg’s Twitter was hacked, with the hacker sending out tweets today where they threatened Donald Trump and challenged him to a fight. Goldberg deleted the tweets and spoke to TMZ, telling them that he reached out to the Secret Service on his own. Him and his team have offered to help however they can to catch whoever’s responsible. Goldberg said during his interview with TMZ: “I'm sick and flippin' tired of people trying to steal people's identity because it's happened to me a number of times. These people are bullies and I'm sick and tired of it."
  • WWE posted video of Mauro Ranallo’s reactions on commentary during Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano’s last man standing match from TakeOver: Brooklyn IV.
  • WCCW Star Wars from 1981 is going to be added to the WWE Network as this week’s addition to the Hidden Gems section.
  • Jerry Lawler appeared on the ABC affiliate in Memphis to discuss his frustrations with jail staff and his doubt over whether Brian Christopher Lawler’s death was a suicide.
  • Asuka defeated Mandy Rose in the dark match before SmackDown last night. Daniel Bryan defeated Samoa Joe by DQ after 205 Live, with The Miz interfering and AJ Styles making the save.
  • Barclays Center officials donated $10,000 to Connor’s Cure after hosting SummerSlam weekend.
  • John Cena teased using a “secret weapon” when he teams with Bobby Lashley against Kevin Owens & Elias at WWE Super Show-Down in Melbourne, Australia on October 6. Cena has been hyping that he’s going to debut a new move at WWE’s house show in China on September 1.
  • Cena is producing a prank series for Facebook Watch where celebrities meet their biggest fans while the fans are hypnotized.

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