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WON Preview, August 8, 2016: WWE financial report, MMA rules change, UFC 201

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Wrestling Observer Newsletter

READ IT HERE: August 8, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: WWE financial report, MMA rules change, UFC 201 

A look at the WWE business and how it is changing is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. It also has all the regular WWE news including injury updates, how MMA rules may be changing, coverage of UFC 201, The G-1 Climax tournament and a look at two more major shows later this month.

Why WWE made a very small profit for the WrestleMania quarter and why, and how concerned should people be about it, and the difference in profits between last year and this year, the dividend pay out, projections for next quarter and how well the company is doing compared to normal standards, plus a look at the stock market reaction to the WWE's quarter, all in this issue. 

This issue contains updates on what has been reported on the WWE Network numbers and breaking them down a lot farther than WWE did, and a look at how offering WrestleMania for free changed things, how many people really canceled subscriptions and how many of the new people stayed.

Every other major fact of WWE business, including the surprising news of how many free tickets were given out to fill AT&T Stadium for WrestleMania, where WWE money and profits come from, how much WrestleMania really made for the company this year and last year, what kind of expenses there were for the show, how come the WWE network division lost money this quarter, plus looking at house show ticket sales and merchandise figures, European tour business notes, television revenue, licensing revenue, WWE movies and everything else on the current business front, inside the issue.

Finally, hava a look at the ABC proposed MMA rule changes, why rule changes are so slow in being implemented and the political issues going on regarding new rules and why this could be a problem for fighters.

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Check out the latest Online Wrestling Observer BACK ISSUE: June 21, 1999 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Hart family files lawsuit against WWF, WCW Great American Bash review, more - The expected lawsuit filed by the Hart family against a number of defendants, the main one being the World Wrestling Federation, was announced at a press conference on 6/15 in Kansas City.

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Also in this issue:

  • Notes on CMLL's biggest show of the year
  • Television series based on the life of one of pro wrestling's all-time legends and its start date
  • Two of the biggest stars in Mexico get a secret suspension
  • A look at two fantastic matches held this past week
  • AAA TV building TripleMania
  • Notes on the beginning of Dragon Gate's tag team tournament
  • GHC title change and NOAH jr. tag team tournament news
  • New Japan runs three hours in U.S. this week
  • Legend from sumo passes away
  • Hall of Famer works this past week with a broken arm
  • Promoter talks about how to handle talent leaving
  • Update on the Gawker/hulk Hogan situation
  • Notes on wrestling at the Olympics this year
  • Updates on Battle of Los Angeles
  • Notes on this past week's PWG anniversary show
  • Strange goings on in the Jimmy Snuka case
  • Lots of health updates
  • Notes on the big convention this week
  • A new DVD project with classic matches from the past
  • Notes on the closing of a regular arena wrestling ran for decades
  • Notes on the third and fourth seasons of Lucha Underground
  • Lots of  new ROH matches
  • TNA star talks about sexual harassment
  • More on UFC drug testing
  • Nick Diaz talks terms that hell return under
  • More on the Brock Lesnar failed drug test
  • Lots of new UFC fights
  • What expected medalist in the Olympics is already signed to UFC's heavyweight division
  • Mark Hunt's latest reaction to UFC and its drug testing
  • Notes on this week's UFC show
  • College wrestling set to debut in Bellator
  • NBC to broadcast major MMA show
  • Former three-time women's world champion signs to Rizin

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Now available for a limited time, the first 5 issues of Dave Meltzer’sInternational Wrestling Gazette. Journey back almost 40 years to read the early work of today’s most respected wrestling journalist. Your collections won’t be complete without these rare and hard to find editions. All 5 issues (January, February, March, April & May 1974) total 141 pages in all, are available to readers for only $85 for Canada; $95 for USA; $120 for International . All payments must be in U.S. funds. (Due to the extreme age of the publications, there are a few pages that do not reproduce that well and I have reproduced the best I can from the copies I received)

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