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WON NEWSLETTER: November 22, 2021 Observer Newsletter: AEW Full Gear review, WWE cuts eight more wrestlers

In this week's issue: 

  • Full coverage of AEW Full Gear, poll results, star ratings, how much money it drove
  • Match of the week
  • Update on Kenny Omega's future
  • Details of recent Tony Khan interviews regarding the future
  • Jim Ross details his medical treatment
  • Update on WrestleMania ticket sales
  • Survivor Series preview, ticket sales, overall interest level going into the show
  • Latest round of WWE cuts, whys and wheres
  • Most popular segments to stream from this past week's WWE television
  • Updated ticket sales for all major WWE & AEW shows including how both groups ran Norfolk & Indianapolis the same week
  • A major sports rights story that may tell the future about WWE & AEW's next round of negotiations
  • Ratings coverage, where wrestling ranks on cable this past week, segment by segment numbers including where Dynamite beat Raw and vice versa
  • NJPW Battle in the Valley
  • New Japan plans 50th year big shows
  • Coverage of both NJPW tournaments, its last US TV tapings, new stars and future US plans
  • Juice Robinson talks his future
  • Stardom tag team tournament finishes up
  • Full coverage of Saturday's UFC show
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SATURDAY NEWS UPDATE

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  • Last night’s SmackDown averaged 1.988 million viewers in the fast national ratings, which is about even with the 1.99 million viewers the show averaged in the fast nationals last week. The rating in the 18-49 demo was a 0.5. Final numbers for the show will be out on Monday.
  • A comic book-inspired vignette telling the story of Xia Li’s character aired on last night’s SmackDown. It detailed how Li became “The Protector” for her family after the passing of her father. Li, who was called up from NXT in the WWE Draft last month, is coming to SmackDown soon.
  • My Survivor Series match-by-match preview is now up at Sports Illustrated.
  • Randy Orton tweeted after being informed that he’ll set a record for wrestling in the most PPV matches in WWE history on Sunday:

I’ve never been one to keep records or stats throughout my career. Early on, it was laughable to consider in my profession you had ‘wins’ and ‘losses’. You certainly wouldn’t talk about it, with the boys much less fans. But I’m fortunate to have some fans (and friends) that have done just that, kept my stats. Not just wins and losses, but damn near everything you could think of! It came to my attention that tomorrow at Survivor Series I’ll set a new record for most PPV matches by anyone in WWE history.

The following night on RAW coincidentally, if I have a match, I’ll have had more matches on RAW then anyone in history. I saw this online, checked it, and it is true… kind of hard to believe, as it feels like I only started down in OVW yesterday. I just wanna take a minute in light of these ‘stats’, and let everyone out there that’s ever supported me in any way know that I am thankful. I also know with all of my heart that I couldn’t have done it without you. Now on to my 15th Survivor Series…man time flies don’t it? #WWE #SurvivorSeries #RAW

  • Big E spoke to Sports Illustrated ahead of his match against Roman Reigns at Survivor Series: “It is massive for me. If we go out there and have the match we’re capable of having, we can have people clamoring to see it again, even at WrestleMania. I know what’s at stake”
  • In an interview with Bleacher Report, Becky Lynch was asked if she and Charlotte Flair will ever reconcile their friendship: “Honestly, I don't know. I think there would be a lot that would need to be talked about and a lot that would need to be discussed. Honestly, I don't think we can be [friends] in this business anymore. I feel like once we're in this industry, she's going to be jealous of me, and I'm not going to like the way she does business. I don't know that it can be repaired while we're both still wrestling.”
  • Ariel Helwani interviewed Paul Heyman and Sasha Banks for BT Sport.
  • TVInsider asked Drew McIntyre if being on SmackDown feels different than being on Raw:

It does, which is interesting. Things move quicker. Maybe because it’s not a three-hour show. When I was on segment one of Raw and then on the last segment of the night I knew I could do my segment and have some downtime to get ready and do my routine. On SmackDown, I’ve learned you have to change pretty freakin’ quick because it goes quick. For me, moving to SmackDown is moving to where it all began 14 years ago for Drew McIntyre.

I have a chance to do it right given my history on the show where things didn’t go right the first time around. Everyone may say to me that I’m going to wrestle Roman Reigns and that Roman is the match. But I keep reminding them to look where Roman is at right now. He has all the momentum in the world. Drew McIntyre needs to build his momentum and make that match as big as possible, which is why I like the open challenge so much because I get to go out there and reintroduce myself again. I’m re-proving myself. I’m happy to do that. I’m a patient man with over 20 years of experience. I not only want to show what I can do but what my opponent can do.

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