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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

The story of All In is the focus of this week's issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Take the most detailed look at the business and ramifications of what is one of the most unique major events in pro wrestling history.

Examine the business of the show, the realities of the popularity level, the lessons of the show, the behind the scenes story of the NWA title promotion, wrestling vs. sports entertainment, the timing issues, the last famous show with a similar timing issue, the controversy regarding the Joey Ryan angle, and the story behind Chris Jericho being there.

Look at the Shawn Michaels-Undertaker segment, where things stand today about going forward, famous retirement stips and the angle on Raw leading to everything, as well as more on the show in Australia coming up next month.

Find out about Daniel Bryan's WWE status, update Dave Bautista and his thoughts on wrestling again, notes on a taped December Raw show, Kevin Owens quitting, Evolution PPV business notes, Toni Storm update, new WWE signee proposes to girlfriend on stage right before coming to Orlando, NXT major star to Evolve, and Big Cass talks what got him fired.

Read notes on NOAH's big show at Sumo Hall featuring Hideo Itami's return to the promotion against Naomichi Marufuji.

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  • On the 17th anniversary of her father (Michael Angel Trinidad) passing away in the 9/11 terror attacks, WWE posted a video with Zelina Vega (Thea Trinidad) being interviewed by Renee Young. Vega reflected on her memories of her father and that day. She also discussed how her father was a fan of professional wrestling and The Rock, how they bonded over wrestling, and her telling The Rock about him.
  • Vega wrote about her father: “Even 17 years later it’s still hard to breathe when they get close to reading his name at the #911Memorial ceremony but today and everyday I celebrate and represent for you Daddy. I’m on my way to Cajundome for #SDLive and live our dream. Thank you all for the luv #TRANQUILO”
  • Vega is also the guest on this week’s episode of Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia.
  • SmackDown’s go-home show for Hell in a Cell is taking place in Lafayette, Louisiana tonight. Brie Bella vs. Maryse (the main event of the show), Cesaro & Sheamus vs. Rusev & Aiden English (winning team challenges for The New Day’s Tag Team titles on Sunday), SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Sonya Deville in a non-title match, R-Truth vs. Andrade “Cien” Almas, and Jeff Hardy vs. United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura in a non-title match are scheduled.
  • Cedric Alexander & Akira Tozawa vs. Drew Gulak & Jack Gallagher and Buddy Murphy vs. Gran Metalik are set for tonight’s 205 Live.
  • Lio Rush appeared on Raw during a segment with Bobby Lashley last night. It appears that Rush will be Lashley’s new manager.
  • Ronda Rousey responded to Bret Hart saying he was honored that Rousey and Natalya used the Hart Attack on Raw: “I’m speechless! The honor is entirely mine! #HartFoundation #HartAttack @NatbyNature”
  • Xavier Woods tweeted on World Suicide Prevention Day yesterday: “A younger me once made the decision that I wasnt worth being here anymore. Right before that moment ended, a friend saved me and I'm forever grateful. If you ever feel this way then please talk to someone. Know that you ARE worthy & you ARE worth it #WorldSuicidePreventationDay”
  • Ashley Rayne (Madison Rayne) vs. Mercedes Martinez, Kacy Catanzaro vs. Reina Gonzalez, Deonna Purrazzo vs. Priscilla Kelly, and Aerial Monroe vs. Zeuxis will air on tomorrow’s Mae Young Classic episode.
  • Apollo Crews defeated Zack Ryder and Ember Moon defeated Dana Brooke on this week’s Main Event tapings.
  • Today is Paul Heyman’s 53rd birthday.
  • Buddy Murphy did an interview with to promote his Cruiserweight title match against Cedric Alexander at Super Show-Down next month.
  • Carmella appeared on Good Morning Acadiana ahead of tonight’s SmackDown in Lafayette, Louisiana.
  • WWE uploaded The Undertaker and Triple H’s Hell in a Cell match from WrestleMania XXVIII to their YouTube account.

Pro Wrestling

  • Revolution Pro Wrestling announced that Global Wars UK will only be a one-night event this year, with the show being held at the Brixton Recreation Centre on October 14. Minoru Suzuki will defend his Undisputed British Heavyweight Championship against Tomohiro Ishii, and KUSHIDA will challenge for David Starr’s Cruiserweight title.
  • RIngside seats for the NWA’s 70th Anniversary Show are being priced at $70, with general admission tickets costing $19.48 (the year the NWA was founded). Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Central time this Friday. The show will take place in Nashville, Tennessee on October 21, and it’s being headlined by Cody Rhodes and Nick Aldis’ rematch for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship.
  • Eddie Edwards and Mark Poulton are publishing a children’s book on Edwards’ life next month.


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