- Report: Cody Rhodes signs with WWE
- WWE SmackDown live results: Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns collide
- Jon Moxley challenges Will Ospreay for NJPW Windy City Riot
- The Briscoes vs. FTR tag title match official for ROH Supercard of Honor
- Three matches announced for WWE SmackDown
- Wrestling Observer Live: Interviews with Clark Connors and Dave Meltzer, news and more!
- Wrestling Weekly: Scott Hall, traveling the Central States territory, Dynamite thoughts
- Bryan and Vinny review AEW Dynamite with Thunder Rosa vs. Britt Baker, NXT 2.0 and more
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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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Friday News Update
- My show with Garrett Gonzales for this week will be taped tomorrow.
- Smackdown tonight is from Charlotte featuring:
- Roman Reigns-Brock Lesnar confrontation
- Drew McIntyre & Viking Raiders vs. Happy Corbin & Madcap Moss & Jinder Mahal
- Naomi & Sasha Banks vs. Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan
- Kofi Kingston vs. Ridge Holland
- Rampage tonight at 11:30 p.m. Eastern and 8:30 p.m. Pacific, after the NCAA tournament on TNT:
- Darby Allin vs. The Butcher
- Red Velvet vs. Leyla Hirsch
- Bear Country & Fuego del Sol vs. Malakai Black & Brody King & Buddy Matthews
- Keith Lee vs. Max Caster
- Conor McGregor has issued a challenge to Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title, saying he wants to be the first three-division champion in history.
- UFC runs tomorrow at the O2 Arena in London. The sold out show has broken the all-time gate record for the arena for any event at $4.5 million. It starts at 1 p.m. Eastern time:
- Muhammad Mokaev (125) vs. Cody Durden (126)
- Cory McKenna (115) vs. Elise Reed (115)
- Jack Shore (136) vs. Timur Valiev (136)
- Nikita Krylov (205) vs. Paul Craig (206)
- Shamil Abdurakhimov (258) vs. Sergei Pavlovich (254)
- Mike Grundy (145) vs. Makwan Amirkhani (146)
- Jai Hebert (155) vs. Ilia Topuria (156)
- Molly McCann (125) vs. Luana Carolina (126)
- Gunnar Nelson (171) vs. Takeshi Sato (170)
- Paddy Pimblett (155) vs. Kazula Vargas (155)
- Arnold Allen (146) vs. Dan Hooker (145)
- Alexander Volkov (253) vs. Tom Aspinall (252)
- Fathom Entertainment announced both nights of WrestleMania will be airing in theaters around the country.
- The eight episodes of WWE Evil produced and narrated by John Cena for Peacock, will also air on USA on Monday nights at 11 p.m. and Tuesdays at 10:05 p.m., right after Raw and NXT, starting on 3/28. The episodes are of Hulk Hogan, Miz, Sasha Banks, Undertaker & Kane, Randy Orton, Stephanie McMahon, Ric Flair and Roman Reigns.
- Question to ponder. Why does AEW do so much better in cable homes than satellite homes for its PPV shows?
- The NCAA wrestling tournament airs on ESPN tonight and the finals are on ESPN tomorrow night.
- PFL on Fubo TV tonight at 9 p.m. is an all lightweight show:
- Bruno Miranda (156.2) vs. Carlson Frei (155.2)
- Damir Ferhatbegovic (156) vs. BJ Bland (154)
- Michael Dufort (155.4) vs. Arut Pogosja (155.8)
- Yanal Ashmouz (155.4) vs. Dennis Hughes (154.6)
- In quarter hour notes from Wednesday's show:
- The six-man tag opener was the high point in viewers and in 18-34.
- Quarter two with the end of the six-man and beginning of Bryan Danielson & Jon Moxley vs. Wheeler Yuta & Chuck Taylor was the high point in women 18-49 and tied in 18-34.
- The Jericho segment was first in 18-49, first in men 18-49, first in 35-49, first in men 35-49 and first in women 35-49.
- The high point with men 18-34 was the beginning of Britt Baker vs. Thunder Rosa.
- UFC announced that its UFC 281 PPV will take place on 10/22 at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
- Hugo Savinovich said that Alberto El Patron will be starting here as a Spanish language announcer. What a terrible decision.
- Brendan Allen vs. Jacob Malkoun is scheduled for 6/11.
The NWA has the Crockett Cup this weekend from Nashville on FITE:
- Bestia 666 & Mecha Wolf vs. ?
- Mark & Jay Briscoe vs. Hale Collins & Vik Dalishus
- Doug Williams & Harry Smith vs. Ill Begotten
- Chris Adonis & Thom Latimer vs,. Jordan Clearwater & Marshe Rockett
- Matthew Mims & Pope vs. Mike Knox & VSK
- Aron Stevens & JR Kratos vs. Dirty Dango (Fandango) & JTG
- Odinson & Parrow vs. Luke & PJ Hawx
- Remainder of the tag team tournament
- Matt Cardona vs. Nick Aldis for the NWA title with Jeff Jarrett as referee
- Austin Aries vs. Homicide vs. Colby Corino vs. Darius Lockhart to crown the new NWA Jr. Heavyweight Champion
- Kamille vs. Kylie Ray vs. Chelsea Green for NWA Women's title
- Allysin Kay & Marti Belle vs. Ella Envy & Kenzie Paige for NWA Women's Tag titles
- Tyrus vs. Rodney Mack for NWA TV title
- Anthony Mayweather vs. Jax Dane for National title
- 365 Pro Wrestling on 4/8 in Guelph, ONT at Red Chevron.
- David Letterman with Dick the Bruiser in 1980: