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WON Preview: John Cena's shoulder injury

In the biggest news week in a long time, we've got a double issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter this week, covering John Cena's injury, New Japan stars headed to WWE, a major feature looking at the year that past in pro wrestling and MMA and the year coming up, WWE direction for WrestleMania season, Tokyo Dome coverage, Rizin debut coverage, TNA changes and UFC 195.

Our lead story talks about John Cena's injury and the injury issues in WWE with more notes on the training program being used.  We've got all the news regarding wrestlers leaving New Japan, who has been contacted, different roles, the various schedules for different guys, other negotiations, what led to these moves, what New Japan needs to learn from this, how this affects ROH, and other ideas for New Japan to break out of its standard mentality.

We look at UFC in 2016, the success of the women's division and how easily it could have filed, UFC business review, big fights on the horizon, the state of WWE in 2015 and 2016, different fan bases, rise of NXT, where New Japan has failed on the international scene, plus AAA, CMLL, Bellator, TNA and ROH prospects in 2016.

We've got full coverage of New Japan's Tokyo Dome show, with match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results, plus the big angles, Okada's prospects as the top star, the next big programs on the horizon, the big show plans for 2016, the Fanstastica Mania tour lineup and thoughts, as well as coverage of New Year's Dash.

We also look at the changes in this year's Royal Rumble and scout out the possibilities and big matches on the horizon for Mania, as well as the return of Chris Jericho.

We also have notes on the WWE Network, John Cena talks Peyton Manning and HGH, football coach trying to recruit WWE for Mania, portrayal of Joseph Maroon in the "Concussion" movie, lots of details on new Dwayne Johnson projects, Lesnar's future schedule, a look at 50/50 booking, Reaction to HHH circumventing his own angle, notes on February NXT shows, more on  WrestleMania plans, Jericho talks current interview style, WWE looking for new stars around the world, Dusty Rhodes tag team tournament, lots of WWE injury updates, Austin TV show news, plus notes on all the weekend house shows with highlights and business.

We've got a complete look at the debut of the Rizin promotion, details on the ratings and how it compares to WWE & UFC, the Masato vs. Kid Yamamoto show in competition, boxing in competition, Spike TV numbers, Fedor's return, the freak show fights and what did and didn't work on the first two shows.

We also look at UFC 195, with match-by-match coverage, poll results and business notes regarding the show, as well as a look at all the close decisions and why they went the way they did.

We also look at TNA's debut on Pop TV, the ratings, the title tournament, who was watching, the PPV show this week, the Mike Bennett debut, the James Storm return, the departure of Taryn Terrell and the good and bad of the latest relaunch.

The Latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter: January 11, 2015 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Cena out with shoulder injury, New Japan stars to WWE

You can also order the print Observer right now and get it delivered to your door via mail, by sending your name, address, Visa or Master Card number and an expiration date to Dave Meltzer

You can also order print issues at www.paypal.com directing funds to dave@wrestlingobserver.com 
 
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For the United States, it is $13 for 4 issues, $32 for 12, $61 for 24, $101 for 40 and $131 for 52. In Canada and Mexico, rates are $14.50 for 4, $35 for 12, $67 for 24, $111 for 40 and $144 or 52.  In Europe, you can get the fastest delivery and best rates by sending to moonsault@mediaplusint.com  For the rest of the world, rates are $16.50 for 4, $44 for 12, $85 for 24, $141 for 40 issues and $183 for 52.
 
If you order by mail with a check, cash or money order (P.O. Box 1228, Campbell, CA 95009-1228), you can get $1 off in every price range.

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. 
 
Click here for the most requested Wrestling Observer back issues.

The Wrestling Observer ranges weekly from 35,000 to 50,000 words covering pro wrestling and MMA internationally. Each issue has coverage and analysis of all the major news, plus every issue breaks major news stories before the Internet sties and has the most complete look at the pro wrestling and MMA business anywhere, plus history pieces available nowhere else.

We've also got the weekly coverage of all the ratings of the major shows, results from the major league events held around the world, and the major TV show rundowns.

Also in this issue:

--Great wrestlers headed to CMLL and ROH

--Big holiday week business

--CMLL iPPV coverage with two hair vs. hair matches

--Latest on Lucha Libre Elite

--Another legend returning to LLE this week

--Another international group negotiating to get on U.S. television

--AAA fan voted awards

--Dragon Gate's early year shows

--Triple Crown title change and notes on the match

--Japan tournament in February

--New Japan signing new talent and background plus notes on other wrestlers debuting and a new style of show

--Coverage of many big holiday events

--Another woman's star retires

--Notes on the career of Buddy Wayne

--Notes on huge indie shows coming to the U.K.

--Coverage of the latest PWG show

--Mick Foley's future

--Michael Landsberg talks about how pro wrestling put Off the Record on the map

--AWA historical get together and Q&A

--Next ROH show

--Kurt Angle appears on major TV show

--Lots of notes from TNA tapings

--Dana White talks future of Holly Holm and Conor McGregor and hints at their next fights

--A look at different matches that will be happening in UFC in the first six months of 2016

--Lots of new UFC matches

--International show expected to be announced by UFC

--Notes on person expected to be CM Punk's first opponent and where you can see him this week

--Next UFC card

--UFC odds for future big fights

--Lots of new UFC fights and injury updates

--Bellator finalizes first major show of the year

You can also order the print Observer right now and get it delivered to your door via mail, by sending your name, address, Visa or Master Card number and an expiration date to Dave Meltzer

You can also order print issues at www.paypal.com directing funds to dave@wrestlingobserver.com 
 
Rates are:
 
For the United States, it is $13 for 4 issues, $32 for 12, $61 for 24, $101 for 40 and $131 for 52. In Canada and Mexico, rates are $14.50 for 4, $35 for 12, $67 for 24, $111 for 40 and $144 or 52.  In Europe, you can get the fastest delivery and best rates by sending to moonsault@mediaplusint.com  For the rest of the world, rates are $16.50 for 4, $44 for 12, $85 for 24, $141 for 40 issues and $183 for 52.
 
If you order by mail with a check, cash or money order (P.O. Box 1228, Campbell, CA 95009-1228), you can get $1 off in every price range.

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. 
 
Click here for the most requested Wrestling Observer back issues.