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F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: WWE's first Women's Wrestlemania main event

A significant milestone in WWE history was confirmed last week as the company announced that Ronda Rousey vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair will headline WrestleMania 35.

Instead of leaving the decision to the last minute, WWE wisely sent out a Monday morning press release on March 25 confirming that the first women's main event in WrestleMania history would take place this year. An accompanying article was posted on WWE.com, but the announcement was clearly intended for mainstream audiences. The next day, Rousey, Lynch, and Charlotte appeared together on ESPN's SportsCenter to promote their match.

WON NEWSLETTER: April 9, 2019 Observer Newsletter: Massive Wrestlemania weekend preview

A preview of WrestleMania week leads off this week's issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Read notes on the business for the week, how the business of WrestleMania has changed, what records are going to be set, a look at how fans changed the week, matches changed over the past few weeks, notes on surprises, and who is scheduled.

Have a look at the HBO Last Week Tonight segment on WWE. It starts with a story about Sherri Martel that is important to understanding a key issue involved here. Look at how the business has changed, what has also stayed the same, and why wrestling talent doesn't get the benefit of the amount of revenue they drive compared to major sports and entertainment stars.

Also look at the 2019-2020 WWE arena schedule. Look at the foreign tours, the update on Saudi Arabia shows, and house shows that are in danger of being canceled because of the next Saudi Arabia show.

Read about the future of Linda McMahon after leaving Trump's Cabinet and the position she was up for, the story behind the death of the AAF, Vince McMahon's XFL plans, how much money Vince has earmarked for the XFL, why one analyst thinks stock will hit $157 per share, and thoughts on upcoming TV deals.

Read coverage of this past week's UFC show in Philadelphia with match-by-match coverage and business notes on the show.

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WEDNESDAY NEWS UPDATE

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  • Here are the updated cards for this weekend’s ROH shows:
  • Steel City Excellence (Saturday, TV tapings) -- ROH Six-Man Tag Team Champions Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll, PCO & Brody King) vs. Jay Lethal, ROH TV Champion Jeff Cobb & Jonathan Gresham in a non-title match Bandido vs. Shane Taylor The Kingdom (Vinny Marseglia & TK O’Ryan) vs. LifeBlood (Mark Haskins & Tracy Williams) The Briscoes vs. Caristico & Soberano Jr. Eli Isom vs. PJ Black
  • Masters of the Craft (Sunday, HonorClub) -- ROH Six-Man Tag Team Champions Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll, PCO & Brody King) defending against The Kingdom (ROH World Champion Matt Taven, Vinny Marseglia & TK O’Ryan) Jay Lethal & Jonathan Gresham vs. LifeBlood (Mark Haskins & Tracy Williams) in a 30-minute iron man match Rush vs. Soberano Jr. Caristico vs. Bandido vs. Flip Gordon vs. PJ Black Holidead vs. Jenny Rose
  • Impact will begin airing on 5Star in the United Kingdom and Ireland starting at 11 p.m. on Friday, April 26.
  • Impact posted a 13-minute documentary on Josh Alexander and his path to the company.
  • MLW uploaded their full Battle Riot special from last Friday to YouTube.

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