- AEW's Paige VanZant says WWE wanted her to sign an exclusive deal
- Impact announces change to Ultimate X match for Multiverse of Matches
- WWE NXT viewership up slightly, demo rating steady
- CM Punk vs. Dax Harwood to kick off AEW Dynamite
- WWE's Gable Steveson not closing the door on 2024 Olympics
- nZo vs. KC Navarro added to MLW Azteca Underground
- Thunder Rosa to appear on AEW Dynamite
- WWE announces partnership for WrestleMania 38 to air in movie theaters
- AEW's Jake Atlas 'doing pretty good' following February ACL surgery
- JJ Dillon, Kevin Sullivan appear on ABC's 'Judge Steve Harvey'
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This Week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Death of Scott Hall
- The main story is a bio on the life of Scott Hall covering his entire career and post-wrestling life. It goes into detail on:
- The last two years of his life
- The birth of Razor Ramon
- His intellect regarding pro wrestling and squash matches
- The difference between losing and putting someone over
- His match with Hiroshi Tanahashi
- Which MMA star copied Scott Hall for his promos
- His alcohol issues
- His near-death experiences
- The American Starship tag team
- The AWA run
- Where he got over like a top star and why it didn't happen
- His time in Japan
- His second WCW run
- The ladder matches with Shawn Michaels
- His leaving WWF for WCW
- Life after WCW
- Also in the issue:
- Updates on WrestleMania, Hall of Fame, Stand & Deliver and business notes
- AEW does the largest live gate outside of WWE in North American history
- AEW's success for its first two California shows
- Hiroshi Hase elected Governor
- Rundown of New Japan Cup matches
- WWE's response to lawsuit filed by MLW
- Popularity and public interest in WWE Royal Rumble, WWE Elimination Chamber and AEW Revolution including updates PPV numbers
- Full coverage of last weekend's UFC show
- Gable Steveson and this weekend's NCAA tournament
- Television ratings plus segment-by-segment numbers from the major shows
- CMLL's biggest show so far this year
- FTR goes to Mexico to defend tag titles
- Stardom Cinderella tournament
- All Japan Champion Carnival news
- 60th anniversary of pro wrestling at Korakuen Hall
- International Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame class for 2022
- Streaming and international PPV numbers
- Jake Paul and Dana White
- New WWE PPV show
- Updates on WWE & AEW ticket sales
This Week's Retro Observer Newsletter: February 7, 2005 Observer Newsletter: Royal Rumble review, business year in review
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Wednesday News Update
- WWE tweeted last night: “WWE supports the humanitarian work of the Red Cross in Ukraine and surrounding countries.”
- Roman Reigns, Ronda Rousey, Bianca Belair, Becky Lynch, Edge, Bobby Lashley, Seth Rollins, and Drew McIntyre are featured on WWE’s advertising for June’s Hell in a Cell PPV. The event is being held at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois on Sunday, June 5.
- Forbes released a preview clip of the “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan episode of WWE Evil. All eight episodes of the series will premiere on Peacock tomorrow.
- Sasha Banks surprised a fan named Vincent who has Down’s syndrome by calling him on the phone.
- Paige wrote on Twitter today: “It’s wild that some people are like ‘well edge and Bryan came back you are just lazy’ I’m inspired by them. I’m not lazy. My neck needs to recover. We are all built different. Sorry fam.”
- Drew McIntyre, Dolph Ziggler, and Diamond Dallas Page were guests on WWE’s The Bump this morning.
- Trish Stratus and Riddle will be on The Bump next Wednesday.
- WWE’s YouTube channel uploaded Paige & AJ Lee vs. The Bella Twins from WrestleMania 31, the Roman Reigns/Brock Lesnar segment from Raw’s WrestleMania 31 go-home show, and AJ Styles & Omos vs. RK-Bro for the Raw Tag Team titles from SummerSlam 2021.
- Tony Khan tweeted about ROH Supercard of Honor: “I promise to work hard to make ROH Supercard a great ppv + a show to carry on the incredible 20 year legacy of @ringofhonor. I’ll continue to make announcements on the card; I might even have a trick up my sleeve (which I wouldn’t announce). Rohtix.com. PPV on @FiteTV”
- A press release was sent out officially announcing that Supercard of Honor will be available live on HonorClub, pay-per-view, and Fite TV on Friday, April 1. The main card starts at 8 p.m. Eastern time, and there will be a one-hour pre-show on YouTube.
- Khan also discussed Supercard of Honor during his appearance on Busted Open Radio this morning.
- AEW announced its updated roster rankings.
- AEW’s Britt Baker, Adam Cole, and Christian Cage have been announced for appearances at this year’s WrestleCon convention. The appearances are sponsored by Prime Time Appearances.
- On MMA Fighting’s The Fighter vs. The Writer, Paige VanZant said she knows that she’ll never return to the UFC: “Of course, I love the UFC. I love the organization. There’s a reason they are as successful as they are. There’s a reason they were able to get to this level. They have a well-oiled machine and they’re very, very good at it. But I know in my heart that I will never fight for them again, just because they don’t pay enough. I don’t see the benefit of going back to the UFC. Right now, I’m fortunate enough, I built myself up to a specific place and I can take that and use it wherever I go.”
- Konnan thanked AEW and Impact Wrestling for helping Lucha Libre AAA with Triplemania XXX.
- Steve Maclin will face Heath on tomorrow’s Impact.
- ACH vs. Nick Wayne has been added to GCW Paranoid in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 9.
- Biff Busick vs. Masha Slamovich is set for GCW Devil in a New Dress in San Francisco on Sunday, April 10.
- Joey Janela will face “Speedball” Mike Bailey at GCW’s In Too Deep show in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday, April 30.
- During an appearance on The Angle Podcast, Briana Brandy (formerly known as B-Fab) said she’d be open to returning to WWE if the opportunity arose: “I would be open to going back. For me, business is business, it is what it is. There’s nothing you can do about big companies and the decisions that they make. So there’s no reason to have any ill-feeling. You always just have to operate and do your thing as a business as well. So, I would go back.”
- Gabe Sapolsky issued an apology on Twitter for his in-character commentary on old ROH shows.
- The team formerly known as the Authors of Pain joined Renee Paquette for the latest episode of The Sessions.
- Pro wrestling patent lawyer Mike Dockins was the guest on today’s edition of Talk is Jericho.