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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: (August 27, 2018) Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Summerslam and NXT Takeover Brooklyn reviews, more

It’s a big news and history issue of the Observer out this week. Look at the decision to make Roman Reigns Universal champion, how WWE went about doing it, the Becky Lynch situation, the future of Brock Lesnar, the business of SummerSlam, and a rundown of All In ticket sales and Madison Square Garden ticket sales for ROH that has a very interesting lesson.

There is a long story on the career of Villano III, the famous match of the year with Atlantis and go back to 2000 for the atmosphere of that unique show. 

Run down NXT Takeover Brooklyn, with business of the how, match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results. 

Also run down plans for the NXT Evolution top of the card, exactly where the WrestleMania main events stand, how the Mae Young Classic finals had to be changed, the U.K. women's tournament, and more on Matt Riddle signing with WWE.

Also look at L.A. Park vs. Rush, what happened to the match, the politics behind it, the CMLL anniversary show and Impact going head-to-head in Mexico City with the anniversary show.

Examine AAA's TripleMania show and the controversy regarding Alberto El Patron and the show.

Read about New Japan's biggest matches for the next seven weeks, including Long Beach and King of Pro Wrestling. 

Also look back at the G-1 Climax tournament with a look at the consistency of work, the biggest matches and much more.

Read a huge history piece on Walt Harris and 1960s Northern California pro wrestling and the heyday of Roller Derby. 

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  • While not officially announced yet, Charlotte Flair defending her SmackDown Women’s Championship against Becky Lynch at next month’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view was set up by WWE on this week’s SmackDown. Lynch attacked Charlotte after Charlotte retained her title against Carmella in the main event. Lynch then cut a brief promo saying she was going to take the title back at Hell in a Cell and called Charlotte a “bitch.”  
  • Booker T made a surprise appearance as King Booker on SmackDown during The New Day’s Tag Team title celebration.
  • AJ Styles & Jeff Hardy defeated Samoa Joe & Randy Orton in last night’s post-SmackDown and 205 Live dark match. R-Truth & Tye Dillinger defeated SAnitY before SmackDown went on the air.
  • Neville’s profile has been moved to the alumni section on
  • WWE stock was up 2.62 percent today, closing at $85.93 per share.
  • WWE Network News reported that Antonio Cesaro, Dean Ambrose & Damien Sandow vs. Seth Rollins, Derrick Bateman (EC3) & Johnny Curtis (Fandango) is being added to the WWE Network’s hidden gems section this week. The match took place for FCW in 2011.
  • Roman Reigns appeared on Good Morning Britain to promote today’s WWE house show in London.
  • Arsenal FC star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang attended today's house show and met wrestlers backstage.
  • Bobby Roode was the guest on this week’s episode of Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast.

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