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WON Preview: June 6, 2016 - WWE brand split, Jimmy Snuka

READ IT HERE: June 6, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: More details on WWE brand split, Jimmy Snuka found incompetent, more

A huge double issue of the Observer is out this week, including the real catalyst behind the WWE brand split, a breakdown of the roster, justice denied again in the Jimmy Snuka case, Ricochet vs. Will Ospreay and the Super Juniors tournament plus a full rundown, the story behind Bill Goldberg and the WWE video game and the Brock Lesnar tease, famous boxer vs. pro wrestler fights, WWE schedule and injury rates, business rundowns from the past two months for WWE & TNA, updates on cable stations that carry wrestling and MMA, and one of the greatest territorial business runs in history in the life and career of Cowboy Frankie Laine.

Our lead story looks at the WWE brand split, why it happened, what is known that isn't a secret, ads out post brand split, plans for the split two months ago and what the ad department was told then, what different arenas have been told this week, thoughts behind decisions having too be made, plus a roster rundown on what positions WWE is strong and weak in, and where NXT talent should fit in and who is ready, or who can fill a slot.

There is also an update on the Jimmy Snuka situation, with a realistic view if there will be a trial and what the time frame is and what happens next.

This issue also looks at the Will Ospreay vs. Ricochet match, Vader's reaction, Super Juniors standings and rundowns of the shows plus looking at where things are going.

Updates on Money in the Bank, stars returning to television soon, how the NBA & NHL playoffs coincide with wrestling the next two weeks, an update on NXT, lots of WWE performers off TV for the next several weeks, notes from lawsuit depositions that are eye opening, Cena getting a gigantic endorsement deal, Rollins return news, injury updates, lots of Dwayne Johnson news, WrestleMania in the future notes, notes on how little talent gets told in advance about things, who watches what on WWE network, plus we've got rundowns of every WWE & NXT events over the past week and business notes on the shows, all included in in this issue.

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Also in this issue:

  • Dragon Lee injured again
  • Angle shot off his legit injury
  • Latest from the different major shows at Arena Mexico
  • More changes with Elite
  • Japanese legend debuts at Arena Mexico this past week
  • Notes of the 2016 wrestling World Cup in Mexico
  • Notes on the 2016 World Grand Prix tournament in Mexico
  • Konnan continues to go after AAA after the fallout
  • Notes from the last AAA TV tapings
  • Update on the King of Gate tournament
  • Next major All Japan show
  • Pro Wrestling NOAH major show and next major show
  • NOAH announces how it will determine who from company goes into the J Cup
  • Note on Adam Cole with New Japan
  • One of the greatest stars of all-time announced for DDT big show
  • Inoki show draws big crowd with Kota Ibushi
  • More on the Hogan lawsuit with Gawker
  • Lots more on Cody Rhodes leaving WWE and is bucket list and what it means, plus what is being talked about
  • Story behind one of the most famous angles in Memphis history
  • A look at Tony Schiavone today
  • Big main event program in Puerto Rico involving ex-WWE star
  • Surprise doing vignettes for Lucha Underground this past week
  • Update on ROH contracts
  • Tons of new plans for ROH including for international stars coming in
  • Interesting new ideas in ROH
  • Notes on upcoming ROH shows
  • Notes from TNA Slammiversary
  • Dixie Carter talks state of TNA
  • Complete UFC business rundown for the past two years
  • More on UFC Hall of Fame
  • Notes on this weekend's show
  • Paige VanZant update
  • Lots of new UFC fights
  • Notes on TUF Latin America
  • Notes on C.M. Punk
  • UFC fighter in Guinness World Records

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