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A look at the prospective UFC sale is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. The issue looks at the main bidders, what kind of money is being bid, how much the Fertittas have made from the endeavor, the situation with Dana White, what is and isn't expected to change, why the sale is coming now and who exactly owns what percentage of the company, plus a look at just how deep the UFC 200 show is.

Pluse there is a major story on the gamble of Brock Lesnar in UFC 200, the most in-depth look at the Ariel Helwani situation that you'll find anywhere, full coverage of NXT Takeover, UFC 199, WWE Money in the Bank, and the details of TNA's struggle to stay alive, its PPV and its future. There is also a breakdown on the WWE cruiserweight classic, and monthly WWE and TNA business figures.

This issue looks at Michael Bisping's unlikely title win, all the ramifications of the Lesnar deal, what it shows about WWE, a look back at the last time WWE risked one of their stars against an outsider without scripting, how Ariel Helwani got to be a star reporter and how that played into what happened last week, and what aspects of the story that are really more important that haven't been covered or have been overlooked.

Inisde this week, there is also a look at the death of a key WWE musician, more on what Ali learned from pro wrestling, Bryan Danielson attends WWE event, Bobby Roode's debut, notes on SummerSlam, new WWE executive hire, new WWE announcer, WWE looking for new members of creative, who is expected to return shortly, another animated WWE movie, update on Paul Heyman plus a full rundown on all the WWE & NXT live events this past week and business notes on the shows.

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Also in this issue:

  • Mascara Dorada and the WWE cruiserweight tournament
  • The Elite world tournament and who is entered
  • Where the talent is coming from
  • Big hair match signed for the next CMLL iPPV show
  • Notes on New Japan stars coming this week to Mexico and how long they are staying
  • Notes on this past weeks' major Arena Mexico show
  • Brother of WWE star debuts in CMLL
  • Major champion from Mexico talks the WWE cruiserweight classic
  • Notes from AAA TV tapings and upcoming shows including what Americans are headed in
  • Notes on the Wrestle 1 Grand Prix tournament
  • Matches announced for Dragon Gate's biggest show of the year
  • All Japan big show and major match coming in July
  • New outsider team wins All Japan tag titles
  • ROH star to debut in Japan during upcoming junior heavyweight tag team tournament that starts in a  few weeks
  • A few notes on the Super J Cup tournament
  • Death of Gypsy Joe
  • Two wrestling legends inducted into a non-sports Hall of Fame
  • Wrestling legend immortalized with their face on major subway ticket in a ceremony with the mayor of one of the largest cities in the world present
  • Lineup for the next PWG show
  • Newspaper clipping of an old match and purportedly one of the largest crowds in wrestling history revealed
  • Former WWE & WCW star Marc Mero has heart surgery
  • David Angle pleads guilty in death of his wife
  • A landmark wrestling arena dating back to 1949 being torn down
  • Unique title match from various promotions all together
  • Notes on the biggest show by a U.K. promotion in decades
  • AAW update
  • Adam Rose update
  • Will Ospreay update
  • One of the biggest free agents and why the result of a match this week will likely tell his future
  • Future of ROH stars Moose and Roderick Strong
  • Notes on the Best in the World PPV this week
  • What international star was about to debut in ROH and why it's been delayed
  • What major international star debuts on ROH's August PPV show
  • Notes regarding the next ROH TV tapings
  • What 80s legend is headed to ROH as a character this week
  • Notes on future TNA TV tapings
  • New TNA signees
  • Notes on upcoming TNA TV shows
  • Dana White goes on the attack against Ariel Helwani
  • FOX adds a new UFC show to the schedule this year
  • UFC card changes and new matches
  • Description of the Jedrzejczyk vs. Gadelha brawl
  • Michael Bisping pushing for Dan Henderson as first title opponents
  • Gambler betting $1 million on a UFC fight
  • One of the greatest college wrestlers of recent years signs with Bellator
  • A look at last week's Bellator show as well as this coming week's show

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