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This Week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter:

  • Among the highlights:
  • Match and performer of the week
  • A look at Forbidden Door
  • The most detailed business notes and poll results on the show
  • The unique ticket selling aspect
  • How injuries plagued the show
  • Plans that changed not due to injury
  • AEW injury rate
  • What we've learned about AEW, PPV and what can draw that people thought couldn't from this show
  • Why people both did and didn't buy the show
  • Who bought this and Double or Nothing, and who bought this that didn't buy Double or Nothing
  • The ball being dropped on the follow-up
  • How much money the show took in
  • Where the show ranked as far as biggest AEW shows
  • Complete rundown of every match
  • Abraham Riesman's story on Vince McMahon and Rita Chatterton looked at from all aspects
  • Logan Paul signs with WWE, early SummerSlam notes, Money in the Bank notes and origin
  • Cain Velasquez sues the man he shot
  • Full UFC coverage from Saturday
  • Stardom Fight In The Top PPV coverage
  • The most detailed look at television ratings from last week
  • CMLL's biggest star undergoes surgery
  • Notes on a lot of different tournaments
  • Most Outstanding Wrestlers of 2022
  • Next ROH PPV show
  • Kenny Omega talks a number of different subjects
  • International TV ratings
  • Streaming numbers from the past week
  • Ticket sales for upcoming shows
  • Francis Ngannou's return
  • ESPY awards for wrestling and MMA
  • This week's UFC how preview
  • Huge upset leads to Bellator title change
  • The story behind Chris Jericho, Bryan Danielson and Paul Wight being on Raw
  • Story on a new WWE signing that got a lot of publicity this past week and what they are looking for
  • WWE, AEW and NJPW injury updates
  • Different booking ideas that have been talked about
  • WWE star whose contract is expiring and has yet to sign a new deal
  • Gina Carano talks doing a fight with Ronda Rousey
  • A look at all the WWE live events over the past week

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Tuesday News Update

Liv Morgan

WWE

  • Liv Morgan will be on The Bump this Wednesday. WWE on YouTube also has a Money in the Bank diary.
  • Cameron Grimes spoke to Sports Illustrated ahead of tonight’s Great American Bash edition of NXT. “This could be the biggest of my entire career,” he said. “And it isn’t just about me. The whole show is going to be outstanding. There is the men’s tag title match, the women’s tag title match, the North American title match. If you’re a wrestling fan, it would be silly to not watch. And I can only hope we’ll see a title celebration at the end of the night.”
  • Grimes also talked to PWInsider about tonight’s match. “So I feel like this year for sure, the 2022, I feel like every moment has been my biggest moment. I feel like every week that goes by it's just another big opportunity for me. I said at the beginning of the year, I wanted to be a champion. I did that and I lost that. So now I have to be a champion again. I have to keep that going. So that's just what I'm going to do. I'm going into The Great American Bash with no backup plan. I'm going to the Great American Bash with everything that I have in my back pocket. And most importantly, I'm going into the Great American Bash, like I told Bron, with my heart that isn't going to give up and you know, it's a good thing that he played offense because he said that he's going to keep spearing me, so I think I can handle an offensive player, not a defensive player.”
  • After tweeting a response on Twitter defending her performance at Money in the Bank, Shotzi has deleted her Twitter account.
  • The company has announced a collaboration with Twitter for a SummerSlam contest.
  • Cody Rhodes talked to Montez Ford about his father in a video sponsored by Chevy Silverado.
  • Roxanne Perez gets a portrait on Canvas 2 Canvas.
  • Free matches and segments added to WWE’s YouTube page today include John Cena vs. Booker T from No Mercy 2004, Prime Time Players vs. The New Day from Battleground 2015, and Miz and Maryse renewing their wedding vows from the December 27, 2021 edition of Raw.

AEW/ROH

Other Wrestling

  • Cody Rhodes on Twitter plugged upcoming meets and greets at Starrcast V in collaboration with the Dusty Rhodes Foundation. 10, QT Marshall, Aaron Solo, Ricky Starks, and Buttercup the dog have been advertised. More information is scheduled for this week.
  • KUSHIDA and El Desperado have been added to NJPW’s High Alert show in Charlotte, North Carolina for July 24.
  • NJPW announced a virtual meet and greet with Fred Rosser for July 12.
  • Jay Lethal vs. Barron Black has been announced for Terminus’ third event, which takes place July 21 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Masked Republic has announced “The Lucha Libre Agency”, a new booking service for potential clients that will provide easier access to book talent in Mexico. Talent announced for this agency include Psychosis, Arkangel Divino, Ultimo Maldito, and Konnan. More information at luchalibre.agency.
  • Matt Cardona vlog regarding vacating the NWA World Heavyweight title.