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Daily Update: Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, FTR

Lynch shows off new hairstyle, Sasha Banks talks about her post-WrestleMania 35 break, FTR on facing The Briscoes this Friday.
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This Week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter: William Regal discusses health, WrestleMania 38 update

  • The main story covers William Regal's health issues and brush with death. Regal was on Talk is Jericho and went into detail about his issues that date back nearly 30 years including with his heart, his neck, his balance and sepsis in his leg.
  • WrestleMania, Stand & Deliver, Hall of Fame and all the WWE events this coming week in Dallas. We have lineups, matches not yet announced, Hall of Fame updates, ticket sales, scalper tickets and more.
  • Another story on Scott Hall, looking at the first gimmick he pitched to Vince McMahon and Pat Patterson before Razor Ramon, times he was very upset about plans changing where he thought he needed to win, the proposal he made to McMahon in 1996 to not leave for WCW and who he learned from when his work took its greatest strides forward.
  • An update on the New Japan Cup and all the matches of the past week.
  • A story on the NCAA wrestling tournament and Gable Steveson, with all the business notes, Steveson to WWE, possibility of continuing with amateur wrestling at the Olympic level or fighting MMA.
  • The Jorge Masvidal-Colby Covington story, what both men did and said that led to it and UFC's attitude and treatment of those who draw money.
  • The first AAA TripleMania show of the year.
  • Complete coverage of UFC in London.
  • The life and times of Pepper Martin, a 60s and 70s star who was also an actor, his idea that led to the formation of one of the greatest tag teams in history, his acting running mates, career highlights, his biggest Cow Palace matches and other career highlights.
  • DDT's major show and the announced relationship with AEW.
  • CMLL's El Homenaje a Dos Leyendas show and the honoring of Ringo Mendoza and Dorrell Dixon.
  • TV ratings of all the major pro wrestling shows and how it relates to sports and television overall.
  • The sad accident that led to the death of Black Warrior Jr.
  • If you asked 100 people on the street to name a pro wrestler, who is the first person that would be said.
  • Crockett Cup notes.
  • Ticket sales for all upcoming AEW & WWE shows plus scalper markets for the big shows.

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Wednesday News Update

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WWE

  • Triple H was seen at today’s WWE tryouts in Dallas.
  • Becky Lynch showed off her new hairstyle on Instagram following an angle on Raw Monday where Bianca Belair cut off some of her hair.
  • Corey Graves and Kayla Braxton have been announced as the hosts of this year’s WWE Hall of Fame.
  • A statue honoring The Undertaker will be revealed at the WrestleMania AXXESS Superstore tomorrow with Triple H and Shawn Michaels being in attendance.
  • The Athletic has a long-form interview with Sasha Banks about her career and her role on The Mandelorian. When asked about her time away from WWE following WrestleMania 35, she said: “I felt so sad every day, and I didn’t know why,” Banks said. “I had to take myself away from a situation and such a fast world where I had to stop and realize who Mercedes was and who Sasha Banks was. I had no time off. I never got to see myself, my family. I took that time to figure out what I loved besides wrestling.
  • Logan Paul talked about his recent appearances on WWE television with DAZN. "Sometimes I go in there, and it's I never don't have fun, but sometimes I'm really nervous," Paul said. "Sometimes I go in there like 100 percent and just (be) like, ‘F— it’, (and be) carefree. But just like anything, it's a new thing that I'm doing that I'm not accustomed to in front of a ton of people. There's a learning curve with it. I'm in it, you're watching it, and we'll see how it develops."
  • Denise Salcedo and Dave Meltzer did a show going over the WrestleMania card with their predictions.
  • Ronda Rousey was on the Ellen Degeneres show talking about her WWE return four months after giving birth.
  • Bianca Belair was a guest on Robbie Fox’s My Mom’s Basement.
  • Paul Heyman was a guest on Ariel Helwani’s podcast.
  • Trish Stratus and Riddle were guests on this week’s episode of The Bump.
  • The Usos, Logan Paul, The Miz, and Tik-Tok personality Josh Richards have been announced as guests for the special WrestleMania Saturday edition of The Bump. Another show on Sunday will have AJ Styles, Naomi, and Sasha Banks.
  • Free video uploaded to WWE’s YouTube account today includes The Rock returning to WWE after seven years, Big E vs. Apollo Crews in a Nigerian Drum Fight from WrestleMania 37, and Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka from WrestleMania 34.

AEW/ROH

  • FTR talked to Mike Johnson about facing the Briscoes at Supercard of Honor and the build that led to the match. “We would go go back and forth a little bit on Twitter, but I think part of the draw for this match, besides the obvious reasons of, you know, the longevity that each team has had, especially the Briscoes and their history in ROH, but it's just the unpredictability of this right here because...maybe I'm wrong here, but I have this feeling the fans hold each team in a certain regard and that's part of the anticipation because they respect what the 4 of us can do, and they think that together we can make magic,” he said. “I'm hoping they're right but I think that's made a lot of anticipation, like a little more amplified because no one knows if it's going to happen even, cause for the longest time, we weren't sure. We were just hoping and we were trying. We were doing anything we could to kind of keep the idea out there alive, trying to keep this little flame, this little ember going. And up until the moment we were told it's actually going to happen, even up until now I don't think I fully believe it because it's been so long...I won't go in behind the scenes too much, but the yes' and the no's and the where's and the when's but all that has changed so many times, I didn't think it was ever going to happen, we had to kind of resign ourselves to the fact that, not in the near future, so for it to be happening this Friday in Dallas, like on a card like SuperCard of Honor, I'm going to just say, holy sh*t.
  • Miro on Twitter: “Super excited about this upcoming pilot. Living in Brooklyn has definitely opened my eyes about living in a city, walking to a gym and groceries. #Dushkin”
  • There will be a meet and greet with Bandido, Jonathan Gresham, Jay & Mark Briscoe, and Shane “Swerve” Strickland prior to Supercard of Honor on Friday.
  • Ian Riccaboni spoke to POST Wrestling about the return of ROH at Supercard of Honor this Friday.

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