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WON Preview, August 22, 2016: WWE Summerslam/UFC 202/NXT TakeOver previews, G1 Climax

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Wrestling Observer Newsletter

READ IT HERE: August 22, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: WWE Summerslam/UFC 202/NXT Takeover previews, G1 Climax review, tons more - A look at the big shows of this week, UFC 202, SummerSlam, NXT TakeOver and ROH Death Before Dishonor, as well as coverage of the G-1 Climax tournament, tons more about Daniel Bryan, and whether it's the brand or the person that draws in WWE are the lead stories in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter currently up on the site.

In this issue, check out the McGregor vs. Diaz fight, the records the first fight set, the story behind what happened at the press conference, how everything went down and why both are likely to be punished for it.

There’s also information on ticket sales, the first fight, and the difference between Diaz and McGregor mentally.

This issue looks at SummerSlam, including favorites and ticket demand, as well as an amazing note about the NXT show, the full lineup, ticket demand and more. See what the key is for the ROH PPV show.

Inside has coverage of the G-1 Climax tournament and the win by Kenny Omega, the historical nature of the win, what prior two U.S. based stars had won major New Japan heavyweight tournaments in the past, how the fall and winter booking shapes up coming out of G-1. Plus, check out Omega's contract and when he's free, the last three nights, the final standings, the angle with NOAH, as well as business comparisons, and match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results for the three shows at Sumo Hall.

The latest from TNA with Billy Corgan in power and the treatment of the championships and new rules in place, is covered inside.

This issue has two articles that address the drawing power of the top WWE wrestlers, and in doing so there is a very obvious conclusion that goes completely against the grain of popular opinion. Also, is Roman Reigns working as the next top guy?

There is also the detailed story on Will Ospreay vs. Vader match from Revolution Pro as well as Ospreay's future plans in wrestling.

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Check out the latest Online Wrestling Observer BACK ISSUE: July 12, 1999 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Chris Jericho signs with WWF, ECW to air on TNN, tons more - Details on Chris Jericho signing with WWF, ECW programming to air on TNN, plus tons more.

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Also in this issue:

  • Elite making changes once again
  • The latest from Arena Mexico in building the anniversary show
  • Notes on the anniversary show
  • More on TripleMania this year
  • Hints about a former WWE star coming to New Japan
  • Olympic wrestling notes
  • A scary injury to Doug Williams
  • Debut of El Santo Jr.
  • Jeff Hardy to debut in Mexico
  • Jushin Liger heading to the U.S. for a number of events
  • Most watched Lucha Underground matches
  • Upcoming ROH bouts
  • TNA's latest plans for Bound for Glory
  • Notes on the TNA debut of the former Damien Sandow
  • Why Drew Galloway never made it big in WWE
  • Notes on TNA Impact TV shows through late September and where all the angles are going
  • Thoughts on Jon Jones situation
  • How much UFC stock does Dana White own
  • White talks the sale of the company
  • White talks MMA in the Olympics
  • White talks what is next for Conor McGregor
  • Lots of upcoming big UFC show plans and tons of new matches
  • Ken Shamrock reaches settlement on drug test failure
  • Foreign MMA show gets great time slot next month
  • Olympic gold medalist talks doing MMA   

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