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READ IT HERE: August 29, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: UFC sale final, Summerslam results and fallout, more

With coverage of the five major shows of the past week, the full blow-by-blow and behind-the-scenes of Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton, the incident with Chris Jericho, the plans if Fin Balor wasn't injured and his injury, the sale and changes in UFC, WWE & TNA business rundowns for the past two months and coverage of all the major shows this week, it’s one of the biggest Observers of the year this week.

This issue looks at the changes in philosophy in WWE, the difference between how Brock Lesnar is treated as compared to everyone else, the story behind the match with Randy Orton and what happened after, Finn Balor, future PPV plans, back story with Jericho and Lesnar, why Randy Orton likely has a job for life, the injury to Sasha Banks and the women's title change, the return of Nikki Bella and all the coverage of SummerSlam with match-by-match rundowns, star ratings and poll results.

Also inside, there is an update of the sale of the UFC, the historical role of Lorenzo Fertitta in the sport of MMA, how the sport would have been different without Fertitta, the growth of the company and lucky breaks it had, the last day on the job for Fertitta, who owns what when it comes to UFC and the real lucky breaks that contributed to UFC becoming such a major organization.

There is also full coverage of UFC 202, with notes on judging the Diaz vs. McGregor fight, how close the fight really was, what is next for both, early PPV numbers, all the business notes on the show, what's next in the light heavyweight and bantamweight divisions, plus match-by-match coverage and poll results.

Take a look at NXT Takeover, why the show blew away SummerSlam, who has and hasn't adapted in NXT, notes on the Performance Center and the Takeover show and the age of the key talent, plus match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results on the show.

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Also in this issue:

  • Questions regarding the Elite Lucha Libre promotion
  • Why CMLL's show on Sunday is more loaded
  • Rush says why he thinks he's off the Anniversary show
  • CMLL angles building the Anniversary show
  • Complete card for TripleMania
  • Brian Cage talks the Team Trump idea
  • A look at the career in Mexico of Art "Love Machine" Barr
  • The build to When Worlds Collide
  • How the AAA Hall of Fame is almost the opposite of the WWE Hall of fame
  • Notes on the final TV leading to TripleMania
  • Dragon Gate tag team tournament update
  • Notes on the next major Dragon Gate show
  • All Japan's big show of the week
  • NOAH American star wins shoot tournament
  • Promotion vs. promotion match with New Japan vs. NOAH headlines next Korakuen Hall event
  • Notes on the New Japan Destruction tour and main event of King of Pro Wrestling
  • Notes on DDT's biggest show of the year
  • Satoru Sayama promotes major anniversary of the debut of Tiger Mask event
  • Notes on the history of pro wrestling at the Los Angeles Sports Arena and some of its biggest events
  • Joey Styles in Evolve
  • Complete Evolve weekend update
  • Notes on Cody Rhodes' first independent shows
  • Debut of El Santo Jr. in Mexico
  • A star to look out for
  • Political issues in booking Mexican talent in the U.S.
  • Death of D.C. Dillinger and Denny Kass
  • Jeff Hardy debuts for one of the world's oldest promotions
  • Notes on the last set of ROH television tapings and big matches going forward
  • Moose talks quitting football for wrestling
  • Notes on more TNA TV tapings and the build for Bound for Glory
  • Update on sanctions against Brock Lesnar, Nick Diaz and Jon Jones
  • Rory MacDonald leaving UFC
  • Nick Diaz gets into brawl in night club
  • UFC schedule in November and December including a Friday night PPV and two shows on the same day
  • How Friday night affected business in the past
  • Goal for Madison Square Garden
  • Tax on MMA in New York and how all smaller promoters are likely to be legislated out of the state
  • Notes on this week's UFC show on FOX
  • More drug test failures in UFC
  • New UFC fights
  • Notes on Bellator's show this week
  • Update on the next Rizin show
  • WSOF schedule for the rest of the year

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