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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

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Pro Wrestling

  • Pentagon Jr. said last night during a PCW Ultra event that he isn’t going anywhere. There has been a lot of speculation in the last couple of weeks regarding the futures of both he and Fenix, including this tweet from MLW.
  • Frank Andersson, a top level amateur wrestler from Sweden who won a bronze medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics passed away today at the age of 62 due to complications following heart surgery. Andersson briefly wrestled for NJPW and later WCW in the early 1990s, but had retired by 1995. He did come back to wrestle locally in Sweden back in 2014.
  • Velveteen Dream worked his second EVOLVE show last night in Queens, New York, defeating Darby Allin after interference from Austin Theory.
  • El Phantasmo is this year’s Rev Pro British J cup winner, defeating Rich Swann, Rocky Romero and KUSHIDA in the finals to win the trophy. He defeated Bandido and last year’s winner Jushin Liger ahead of the finals.
  • Nick Aldis defeated Doug Williams at the Wrestling MediaCon event held earlier today to become the #1 contender for the NWA World’s Heavyweight title. He will face Cody in a rematch for the title at the NWA 70th anniversary show.
  • Justin Credible was released on bond yesterday following his arrest on Wednesday for third degree assault, disorderly conduct and a violation of a protective order. He released a video exclusively to Wrestling Inc where he said he will never go back to jail again. His next court date is on October 1st.
  • Justin Roberts wrote on Instagram about his thoughts participating in All In.
  • GLOW won two creative arts Emmys last night for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program and Outstanding Production Design For a Narrative Program (Half-Hour or Less).
  • World of Sport this week scored 0.5 million viewers with a 5% share, up slightly from last week.
  • Jimmy Havoc talked to The Daily Star about his upcoming death match against Sami Callihan and what got him into pro wrestling.
  • MVP talked to The Mirror about his in-ring career. He feels that he has a few years left and his career is winding down.


  • Nicco Montano went into detail on Instagram regarding the weight loss issue that prevented her from fighting last night. She confirmed the kidney issues that surfaced during weight cutting, and also claims that the matchmaker only gave her a September date, so she had no other choice but to take it, especially after Valentina Shevchenko called her out.  She rejected the idea that she was dodging her. “Not only has she been disrespectful and jealous of my efforts and accomplishments also blocking me first on Instagram during her first fight at 125; but the fact she takes pride in kicking a person while their going through surgery and having her kidneys shut down truly demonstrates what a martial artist should not be!” she wrote.
  • Tyron Woodley expressed interest in fighting in the main event of UFC 230 in November.
  • Darren Till was hugged by Tyron Woodley’s mother following his loss last night.
  • It was announced on last night’s show that a welterweight bout between Neil Magny and Santiago Ponzinibbio will headline a UFC Fight Night event in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 17.
  • Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Johnny Walker, Jared Cannonier vs. Alessio Di Chirico, Guido Cannetti vs. Marlon Vera and Cynthia Calvillo vs. Poliana Botelho were also confirmed for the Buenos Aires show.

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