Coverage of the biggest weekend in UFC history, the stories behind the big matches, scouting the fighters, the business and handicapping the fights is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. We look at the promotion of the show, how changes in the UFC can affect the major fights, little things in each fight that haven't beentalked about, fugure for the winners and much more is looked at.
We also look at the New Japan Tokyo Dome show, the New Japan tag team tournament, what's new with A.J. Styles and his schedule, the controversy over the winners of the tournament and how it played out, New Japan business this past month and gonig forward, tournament standings and a rundown of the shows this past week.
We also have an update on Sting and his condition coming off the match with Seth Rollins, something to watch for about a very significant WWE employee, WWE increasing security at leve events, WWE putting up lots of new content on the network, why the Stampede tapes were taken down, Alberto Del Rio blames AAA for his not coming back and losnig the title, why the time-line of what he says doesn't add up, another new franchise movie idea for Dwayne Johnson, a new WWE movie annnounced, Mick Foley's son with WWE, Sami Zayn's return, Tommy Dreamer's schedule, WWE surveys, John Cena media, WWE and ESPN update, NXT taping news, Brock Lesnar schedule news, WWE firing, Del Rio & Colter alliance, as well as notes on all the NXT house shows from the past week as well as all the WWE house shows of the past week and the business from the last week.
We also look at the life and career of Hack Myers.
We've got a look at this year's Tokyo Sports pro wrestling awards, all the winners, how the balloting went down, as well as a list of every MVP dating back to 1974, and why different people won the awards and the nature of the politicas behid the awards.
We've also got a huge "back of the book" feature on Don Fargo, one of the most colorful pro wrestlers in history. This is an outlandish story that sounds unbelievable, but most of his legacy is true, and we separate what is and isn't. We rundown his career, his roles as part of the Stevens Brothers, The Fargos, The Daltons, The Chain Gang and many other characters that he played. We look at the creation of the first world tag team champions to be recognized in Madison Square Garden, an absolutely amazing tite history, his different aliases and how he changed with each one, crazy stories, bloodbaths, Jackie Fargo, Greg Valentine, Fonzo Fargo, and one of the greatest runs in Memphis wrestling history.
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Also in this issue:
--The surprise return to pro wrestling of Charly Manson
--CMLL annnounces several major year-end shows and big matches including a multiple person mask match
--Unique CMLL tournament announced
--Notes on a star heading in
--A look at the much talked about Dragon Lee vs. Kamaitachi match from this past week and the crazy spots
--Mistico & old Mistico form a tag team
--Update on Rey Mysterio Jr.
--AAA looking to reschedule its last big show
--Dragon Gate major show notes
--A look at Dragon Gate's big year-end show
--All Japan World Tag League tournament coverage
--Notes on Fantastica Mania
--Wife of one of the biggest stars in wrestling history will back a new promotion
--Nostalgia promotion announces a Budokan Hall show
--Update on Jimmy Snuka case
--Alberto Del Rio headlines show in Puerto Rico and story behind the big show
--Jeff Jarrett announces new shows
--Will the all-time U.S. real wrestling attendance record be in jeopardy soon
--Update on Bill Goldberg
--Thoughts on Goldberg fighting
--Update on Val Venis
--Update on Lucha Underground
--Update on ROH Final Battle
--ROH last house show before Final Battle
--Joe Rogan talks future with UFC
--More on the Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm rematch
--Lots of notes from Rousey's first interview after her loss
--Rousey talks the Travis Browne domestic violence allegation
--What Holly Holm's team wanted
--Holly Holm's celebration
--Rousey on list of most searched stars
--Notes on EA Sports decision regarding the video game cover
--Gleison Tibau fails drg test
--Cris Cyborg not cutting down to 140
--UFC has immediate sellout in England
--Benson Henderson has interesting challenge
--Lots of new UFC fights
--Bellator title match announced
--A look at the most recent Bellator show
--Alvarez vs. Cotto PPV numbers and what that means for boxing
--Alvarez's big money fight and what that means as well
--Updated Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV numbers
--Lots of news on Rizin's upcoming shows
--Controversy regarding Brandon Vera fight
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