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Daily Update: Jericho talks All In, Cody, Montano & Shevchenko

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F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: All In celebrates past, present, and future

Amid all of the speculation about what the show means for the industry and what's next for those who put it together, All In was a celebration of the past, present, and future of professional wrestling. Taken as a whole, All In was a show-of-the-year candidate. It was important that the card delivered, but nothing could have taken away from the accomplishment of it even happening. 

WON NEWSLETTER: September 10, 2018 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: All In reviewed, HBK to return, more

The story of All In is the focus of this week's issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Take the most detailed look at the business and ramifications of what is one of the most unique major events in pro wrestling history.

Examine the business of the show, the realities of the popularity level, the lessons of the show, the behind the scenes story of the NWA title promotion, wrestling vs. sports entertainment, the timing issues, the last famous show with a similar timing issue, the controversy regarding the Joey Ryan angle, and the story behind Chris Jericho being there.

Look at the Shawn Michaels-Undertaker segment, where things stand today about going forward, famous retirement stips and the angle on Raw leading to everything, as well as more on the show in Australia coming up next month.

Find out about Daniel Bryan's WWE status, update Dave Bautista and his thoughts on wrestling again, notes on a taped December Raw show, Kevin Owens quitting, Evolution PPV business notes, Toni Storm update, new WWE signee proposes to girlfriend on stage right before coming to Orlando, NXT major star to Evolve, and Big Cass talks what got him fired.

Read notes on NOAH's big show at Sumo Hall featuring Hideo Itami's return to the promotion against Naomichi Marufuji.

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FRIDAY NEWS UPDATE

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WWE

  • WWE announced in a press release today that they have partnered with WizKids in a new multi-year licensing partnership. WizKids specializes in pre-painted miniatures and board games.
  • Baron Corbin received a “severance package” from TGI Fridays following a Finn Balor joke from a few weeks ago.
  • Jimmy Uso and Naomi will be on MTV’s Ridiculousness Sunday night at 9:30 p.m. CST.
  • AJ Styles talked to Amarillo Globe-News ahead of a SmackDown house show in the area on Saturday night.
  • Ashley Rayne joins Austin Creed for UpUpDownDown’s Superstar Savepoint.
  • Drew McIntyre talked to Alabama.com ahead of a Raw live event in Birmingham tonight, talking about what has changed since returning to WWE.
  • Seth Rollins spoke to New Orleans.com about his 2018 so far and the future of the Shield.
  • Manny Faberino (Mansoor from the Greatest Royal Rumble) made his NXT debut last night, losing to Luke Menzies.
  • A collection on The Undertaker and Triple H’s rivalry and one on Curt Hawkins will be added to the WWE Network this month.
  • Teams talk about the upcoming second season of Mixed Match Challenge.

Pro Wrestling

  • Chris Jericho discussed his All In appearance on today’s episode of his podcast. He said Cody Rhodes called him months ago when the show was announced, and Jericho said he wasn’t wanting to work non-WWE shows in the United States at that time. Jericho said his mindset has changed and he’s enjoying being part of this “revolution” of wrestling that’s going on. Jericho said he’d consider it, but the idea had to be right. Cody pitched him on being under the Burnard the Business Bear costume and attacking Kota Ibushi, but Jericho said he wasn’t really interested. Cody called him again, they kicked around ideas, and Jericho came up with attacking Kenny Omega and keeping their angle alive from the Tokyo Dome and having it be a late promotional opportunity for his cruise. They were able to work the logistics out with Jericho’s Fozzy concert in Kansas and get it pushed to later in the night. Pentagon Jr.’s extra costume was silver instead of gold, so they had to find a Home Depot and get gold spray paint at the last minute.
  • Cody has announced today on Twitter that he is writing a children’s book similar to the Young Bucks’ book as part of the Elite Team Series. It will be released next spring.
  • Destiny Wrestling, a Toronto-based promotion, will have their first iPPV on FITE TV on November 25. Titled Fearless, it will be hosted by Alicia Atout, Scott D’Amore and the former Santino Marella.
  • Joey Ryan talks to Chris Van Vliet about the All In entrance and why he isn’t interested in signing with the WWE.
  • Jonathan and Justin Gajewski, who are being described as “emerging filmmakers”, have obtained the story rights to Rocky Johnson’s life story.
  • JTG has launched his own beard care line.
  • Rolling Stone ran a short video on Beyond Wrestling’s Championship Melt food truck.

UFC/MMA

  • Steve Hanna, Nicco Montaño’s training partner, released a statement to MMA Fighting saying that Montaño was taken to the hospital this morning due to kidney issues. “She will be fine in a few days,” Hanna said. “The UFC medical team was called in to evaluate her this morning during the process of her weight cut. They determined that she had to cease cutting weight and be transported to and treated at the local hospital for issues regarding her kidney infection.”
  • Valentina Shevchenko released a statement on Twitter after her flyweight title bout against Montaño was canceled, saying she is not surprised about the situation. “She was speaking about Fighting spirit and character....What kind of fighting spirit is is she talking about?” the statement reads. “I don’t believe in a version about health issues, she was looking totally fine in open work out and media day. Her actions are totally unprofessional!”
  • Episode four of Embedded for UFC 228 has been uploaded.
  • Erick Silva, who is fresh off a UFC run, has signed an exclusive, multi-fight deal with Bellator.
  • Former UFC star Melvin Guillard is wanted by Denver police after video has emerged apparently showing him knocking out someone in a bar. He also allegedly punched a woman who tried to attack him in retaliation.
  • Alex Garcia will take on Court McGee in a welterweight bout on October 27 in Moncton, Canada.
  • Jordan Rinaldi will face Jason Knight in a featherweight bout at UFC 230 on November 3.
  • Tai Tuivasa talks to The Sydney Morning Herald about his main event fight against Junior Dos Santos in Adelaide, Australia on December 2.
  • Michael Chandler talks to FloCombat about re-signing with Bellator in a multi-fight deal.

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