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WON Preview (December 16, 2019): 10 Hall of Fame inductees

December 16, 2019 Observer Newsletter: 10 Hall of Fame inductees

Our biggest issue of the year, the 2019 Hall of Fame issue is out with complete balloting results, breakdowns by category, bios of the new entrants, comparisons with how everyone did last year, as well as who will be on next year's ballot who will be removed from next year's ballot, breakdowns on how each new inductee did in different groups and a look back at a lot of stellar careers.  We also talk about the future of the Hall of Fame.

We also have a feature on the development of pro wrestling in France at the turn of the previous century and the wrestler generally considered most responsible for establishing pro wrestling in that country.

We've got a story on the two Tokyo Dome shows, as well as New Japan's last three events of 2019. We look at the good and bad aspects of the lineups and the comparisons with last year.  We look at the retirement of Jushin Liger, the signing of Dragon Lee and his change to Ryu Lee and talk about the different titles at stake.

We also look at the drug test suspensions of Robert Roode and Primo Colon and why guys can look the way they look with drug testing and how WWE's testing greatly differs from others, a look at the releases of Luke Harper, The Ascension and Sin Cara, major change for Miz & Mrs., WWE star hints leaving, Canadian ratings, signing of Oney Lorcan, Tribute to the Troops coverage, Lana death threats, Ronda Rousey talks potential return, current plans for holiday shows, celebrity training for a WWE stint, a rundown on the different people at the last tryout camp including a former MMA champion, the boyfriend of a reality show star and a number of high level women athletes including a former WNBA player, an incident at a house show, value of WWE stock, most-watched show on the WWE Network as well as a rundown of all the WWE and NXT arena events over the past week with business notes , results and highlights.

We also look at the 2019 Tokyo Sports awards, including what wrestles historically have had the most MVP trophies and the most match of the year trophies.

We run down the TLC PPV including the changes in the show and the ticket demand.

We look at next week's Wednesday ratings battle and why it is the most interesting in several weeks.

We also have features on Dave Bautista's career, the NWO, and look back at the program that made Bautista's career and the good and the bad of the NWO.

We also have a look at the New Japan tag team tournament, whether the changes in format worked, the business of the final night, standings, match-by-match coverage and star ratings of the last night.

We've got a full rundown of Saturday's UFC show from D.C. with the business notes on the show and match-by-match coverage.

We also have a look back at the life of Andy Robin, a U.K. star who was one of the greatest performers in the history of pro wrestling in Scotland.

We also have full coverage of all the WWE and AEW television shows from the past week.

We've also got in-depth looks at the ratings of all the major shows, the key demos and quarters for AEW and WWE, what happened head-to-head and what can be learned from them.

We also have the results of all the major pro wrestling events around the world over the past week. 

Subscribers can access the new issue on the front page of the site here.

Also in this issue:

--Box office robbery at CMLL show

--End of CMLL welterweight title tournament

--Big matches coming to Mexico on New Year's Day

--A look at the CMLL legends show drawing the biggest crowd of the week in pro wrestling

--Next week at Arena Mexico

--Hall of Fame candidate looks to become double world champion

--Examining the issues with Flamita and AAA

--A look at the Kenny Omega vs. Dragon Lee match

--A look at Dragon Gate's last major show of the year

--A look at the finals of the All Japan tag team tournament

--New Japan's next U.S. tour

--What Fantastica Mania shows are live on New Japan World

--New Japan upcoming bodybuilding contest

--A look at the career of Rene Goulet

--Behind the lawsuit for sexual harassment against the former Brodus Clay and Tyrus

--Warrior Wrestling presents one of the biggest indie shows of the year

--Major streaming services and pro wrestling companies

--Story on Teddy Hart's departure from MLW

--Opera Cup tournament in MLW rundown'

--Wrestling legend will have more of an affiliation with MLW going forward

--MLW bringing in more international stars

--Final Battle notes

--ROH injury notes

--ROH champ crazy schedule

--Update on next Impact PPV show

--Highlight of Impact weekend shows

--Notes on next AEW PPV show

--Update on AEW advances for upcoming tapings

--Brandi Rhodes to give speech before major TV execs

--New AEW signings not announced yet

--BTE ratings spoof

--More on UFC's firing of Liz Carmouche

--UFC tries to collect money from Mark Hunt from lawsuit costs

--White talks Khabib vs. McGregor II

--Major competition for UFC this week

--A look at the loaded show this week

--New UFC fights

--Business for Joshua vs. Ruiz

--Two pro wrestlers fight at Combate show

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