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The Latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter: February 8, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Bret Hart diagnosed with cancer, Nakamura's final NJPW match

The new double issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter looks at Bret Hart's battle with cancer, his discussions about it, as well as updates on the situation and a look at his background.  We also have the most detailed coverage of the last month of season two of Lucha Underground, with backstage news on the product, an update on season three, lots of business notes, and full coverage of all the Ultima Lucha 2 matches and direction.  We also look at Shinsuke Nakamura's final day with New Japan Pro Wrestling, where Nakamura and New Japan go from here, Nakamura's background and  building the IC title, a look at the next two New Japan PPV shows and full coverage to this weekend's biggest event.

We also have updates on Fast Lane and WrestleMania, what's up with Undertaker, WWE injury updates, updates on next WWE Network special, Licensing issue with new WWE signees, notes on the next NXT Takeover show, a look at all the TV building the next Takeover show, who led to a huge increase in demand for WWE tickets, next WWE show in Madison Square Garden update, Nakamura updates, WWE performer wants to compete in the Olympics and what former pro wrestler went back to the Olympics to medal, Lesnar's schedule, Tough Enough winner starts out, Other Tough Enough competitors start out, change in Rumble plans, Plans for a WWE Network new series base don wrestling matches, new WWE movie, WWE's tour of Germany this coming week, and more on Dwayne Johnson's segment on Raw.

We also look at all the WWE & NXT shows over the past weekend with details on the live events and business notes.

We also have a detailed look at the Awesome Kong-Reby Hardy situation in Manchester, England.  We look at Benson Henderson's decision to leave UFC for Bellator and take a championship fight, details behind why he made the decision, what Dana White said and what Henderson said.  We look at Pro Wrestling NOAH's last major event and where it's storylines are going.

We also have a huge look at the life and career of Archie "The Stomper" Gouldie, one of the most memorable wrestling characters of his generation, with stories about him, his gimmick, how big a star he was in his heyday, his incredibly long career title history, how he was two very different successful characters, and his most famous angles and biggest bouts.  We also have a lot of comments from people who knew him, including how he changed the life and career of J.J. Dillon.  We also look at the life and career of the original Espectrito, the best heel mini of his generation including when he main evented the Los Angeles Sports Arena, a rarity for a mini.

We also look at Saturday's UFC show, what's next for the winners, thoughts on Serge Northcutt, as well as business notes on the show and match-by-match coverage.

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Also in this issue:

--First major show of the year at Arena Mexico and who is being honored

--New Japans stars take next step of their careers in Mexico

--Notes on the last Arena Mexico shows

--Health update on one of the most famous wrestlers in Mexico

--CMLL's top star rips promoter over pay

--Changes at the top in AAA

--Update on AAA Rey de Reyes

--New Japan financial updates

--Goals for New Japan World

--Future superstar starting with New Japan

--New Japan developmental show on New Japan World against NOAH stars

--TV station doing five hours of programming on the birthday of one of the generations' biggest stars

--DDT's biggest show of the year

--Is there a link between steroids and brain injuries

--Update on a new startup promotion that has stalled

--Update on Kevin Nash

--Indie promotion takes a big step for a show later this year

--Notes on talks with two U.S. groups on running a joint show and why they fell through

--Jim Cornette and Lucha Underground

--ROH's May New Japan tour

--More New Japan stars to ROH's next PPV

--More notes on ROH signings

--Notes on Matt Hardy angle

--TNA injury updates

--Main TNA storylines through the month of March

--TNA ratings news

--TJ Perkins talks about his TNA departure

--Cain Velasquez injury update

--Tons of new UFC main events and timetables for the fights

--Update on UFC in New York

--Lots of new UFC fights

--California looking at changing how weigh-ins are done and the good and bad of it

--Jose Aldo make demands regarding next fight

--Ronda Rousey's mom talks about her coach

--More UFC drug test issues

--Bellator interested in major star who has just left UFC

--Notes on Bellator's first show of the year

--Chael Sonnen on Celebrity Apprentice

--Don Frye talks about an offer for him to fight and why it didn't happen

--WSOF loses title fight over contract issues.

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