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A look at the decision to make Sheamus the WWE champion

A look at the decision to make Sheamus the WWE champion and its ramifications is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.  We look at WWE's options, both the obvious ones and the ones out of the box, different ways to use people, the nature of the decision, the prior identical decision in 2011 and the storyline it was supposed to lead to and why it was made.

We look at the real long-term goal, the note on the ratings, the portrayal of Sheamus leading up to the title change, the plans for the TLC show, what has been messed up, the women's division, the WWE blaming Charlotte on a bad taste angle, ESPN and WWE, plus match-by-match coverage of Survivor Series with poll results and star ratings.

We look at the TNA deal with Pop TV, both the good and the bad of it, plus the tapings in Bethlehem, the economics of the deal and note on the station.

We've got a look at the New Japan tag team tournament, with current standings, goals of the tournament, who probably can't win the tournament, and coverage of the tournament so far.

We also look at why Genichiro Tenryu is one of the biggest stars of the past 40 years in wrestling, with a look at his career in wrestling, his days in sumo, his early U.S. run, his rise in All Japan, why he left All Japan, how his leaving led to a boom period for All Japan, his deal with Super World Sports, his feud with Riki Choshu  and Jumbo Tsuruta, the real story behind his Tokyo Dome match with Hulk Hogan, the story behind his rise. the WAR days his biggest matches and his final show.

We also have an update on Randy Orton, Cesaro, notes on new WWE signing La Sombra, thoughts on the Sombra signing, how it's the same and different from the original Mistico signing, WWE week on USA and changes this year, WWE Network shows, Brock Lesnar's return to Raw, legal briefs filed by WWE, why Stephanie McMahon has been gone from TV and why she's back regularly, next Takeover special, HHH talks Hogan's return, John Cena talks his departure, WWE star teases retirement in a few years, Mick Foley upset with creative direction and notes from the developmental shows over the weekend,.

We also have coverage of the UFC show in Monterrey, Mexico.

The Latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter: November 30, 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Sheamus wins WWE title, Tenryu retirement show

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Also in this issue:

--CMLL talks La Sombra leaving

--Title matches this past week in CMLL

--Cibernetico's CMLL debut

--AAA cancels one of its major shows

--More on Cibernetico leaving AAA and AAA's reaction

--Notes on Alberto's AAA contract

--More people who have gotten offers to leave AAA

--A look at the weekend ZZ Inc. shows with international stars

--Early notes on Dragon Gate's final show of the year and a unique match announced

--Another star leaves All Japan

--Early All Japan tag team tournament notes

--NOAH star leaving and rumors about heading to WWE

--Latest in NOAH vs. Suzuki-gun

--Several people looking at breaking the U.S. attendance record for a real match next year

--College heavyweight looking to join unique company and the pro stars who he's trying to join

--Notes on the moving of the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame

--Inductees into the Hall of Fame this year

--Former WWE star writing autobiography

--Wrestling promoter murdered at race track

--Notes on where Lucha Underground stories are going

--Details of last week's Lucha Underground tapings

--Notes on ROH's anniversary show

--Notes on ROH's Tokyo tour

--Details from ROH's TV tapings for the next month

--What Kurt Angle is up to next

--Awesome Kong update

--Rousey vs. Holm PPV numbers

--More records set by Rousey vs. Holm

--A look at UFC business since it got on Spike TV

--Notes on an investigation of UFC business policies

--Dana White talks Georges St-Pierre

--Notes on the economics of a GSP comeback

--Jon Jones talks his return

--New UFC fights announced

--New UFC business partner on Fight Pass

--Notes on this week's UFC show

--Cyborg's next fight

--Rundown of Bellator show

--Fallout of the Cotto vs. Alvarez fight

--Update on New Year's Eve shows in Japan

--War Machine on trial

--WSOF tournament notes

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If you are a new subscriber ordering 24 or more issues, you can get one free classic issue of your choice sent to you today.  With a 40 issue subscription, you can get two free classic issues sent to you today. We've got coverage of every major PPV event and world wide spectacular, every major star switching promotions, histories of companies like FMW, Rings and New Japan, retirement and obit issues of every major star who fits into those descriptions over the past 11 years, as well as our biggest issue every year, the annual awards issue, and our most controversial issue of every year, the Hall of Fame issue.
 
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