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WON Preview: Hogan wins Gawker lawsuit, MMA Legalized in NY

Subscribers click here to read: MARCH 28, 2016 WRESTLING OBSERVER NEWSLETTER: HOGAN WINS GAWKER LAWSUIT, MMA LEGALIZED IN NY, WRESTLEMANIA WEEKEND PREVIEW, MORE

The lead story examines the Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker trial and what is next regarding the two sides and appeals. The article examines why Gawker believed they would lose in the trial but prevail in appeal, how the jury came to the $140 million verdict, evidence Gawker is looking at introducing in the appeal, the role of Bubba the Love Sponge, the stupid things Gawker said in the trial, a realistic look at loss of income for Hogan, and why playing the tape had nothing to do with it.

Also in this issue, a complete rundown of WrestleMania weekend including lineups with many matches not yet announced for not only WrestleMania itself but for all of the different events next week in Dallas. There is also an update on the WrestleMania attendance, ticket sales for other events, plus mythical records, and people scheduled to appear that haven't been announced.

Big shows with are coming up for Evolve, NXT, Wrestlecon and more.

UFC has huge plans for a Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz rematch, potentially at UFC 200. 

MMA promoters are thrilled about the passing of the bill in the New York state assembly to legalize professional MMA. There are plans by both UFC and Bellator for live events in New York as soon as possible.

There have been lawsuits filed against WWE and by WWE that have been thrown out either completely or partially earlier this week. 

Sting and Daniel Bryan are both in the news.

Check out the scene in Mexico with AAA losing talent, the Lucha Underground/AAA connection, how Lucha Underground stopped the main event on Elite's first television taping, what Bellator star headlines that show, who has quit TNA, how the philosophy has changed, and the economics of all this.

Eric Young and Bobby Roode departed from TNA. Read about the background of both men leaving, their status and history in TNA, their value to WWE, their future as well as comments made by both regarding leaving.

This issue features the results of UFC's Fight Night from Brisbane, Australia over the weekend, with thoughts on the Neil Magny vs. Hector Lombard officiating, ratings notes, plus match-by-match coverage.

CMLL's Dos Leyendas show, its first big show of the year, with match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results, plus the revealing of family with the country's top heel, all in this issue.

DDT's has its biggest show of the year, with the return of Kota Ibushi, held at Sumo Hall.

Subscribers click here to read: MARCH 28, 2016 WRESTLING OBSERVER NEWSLETTER: HOGAN WINS GAWKER LAWSUIT, MMA LEGALIZED IN NY, WRESTLEMANIA WEEKEND PREVIEW, MORE

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Check out the latest Online Wrestling Observer BACK ISSUE: February 8, 1999 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Giant Baba passes away  A look at the life and times of Giant Baba, details on the Mankind vs. Rock empty arena match at WWF Halftime Heat, plus tons of news.

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Also in this issue:

  • CMLL's unique tournament going on right now and its history of creating some of the biggest stars in the company of the past 20 year
  • Perro Aguayo for the first time talks the death of his son
  • Notes on Dragon Gate's Memorial Gate show
  • NOAH's big show this past week with multiple title matches
  • Former WWE wrestler returns to New Japan at Invasion Attack
  • Tanahashi talks working with the Young Bucks
  • Two big weekend shows and four title matches in New Japan
  • Major woman's star for three decades is retiring
  • Former three-time world champion moving to Canada to come out of retirement to go for the freestyle world title
  • NCAA Division I heavyweight title match and its background
  • Update on the status of Speedball Mike Bailey
  • Kurt Angle talks fighting MMA and returning to WWE
  • UR Fight show with Angle vs. Mysterio
  • The first modern wrestler to use entrance music wasn't The Freebirds
  • What will air in early 2017 on Lucha Underground and future directions of the company
  • The next month of TNA Impact that was taped this past week
  • Business notes regarding UFC 196
  • Ken Shamrock and Kimbo Slice failing drug tests
  • What drugs they failed for and why they both failed the IQ test
  • Potential WWE lawsuit that is being talked about behind the scenes

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