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WON Preview: July 18, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: UFC sold for $4 billion, UFC 200, WWE draft

WON Preview

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

READ IT HERE: July 18, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: UFC sold for 4 billion dollars, UFC 200 review, notes on the WWE draft, more - Details on the sale of UFC for 4 billion dollars, recap of UFC 200, notes on the WWE draft, plus tons more.

The most detailed look at how the UFC got sold and the business ramifications of the sale is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Also inside, a look at the Brock Lesnar deal, where things stand going forward with Lesnar, a lot of updated thoughts on the WWE draft, the future of John Cena and notes on how that affects WWE business, Battle of Los Angeles, and coverage of all the UFC shows.  

This issue contains a copy of the letter that all the UFC fighters were sent by management and what they were told about the sale.  

An in depth look at how the original partners came together and the 2001 sale of the UFC to Dana White & The Fertittas, how much money White and the Fertittas probably got in the sale, plus a lot of things about the sale that haven't gone public yet. There’s also a look at White's new contract with the company, and the company's business numbers for 2015.  

Inside, examine how things are likely to change, where Lorenzo Fertitta is likely to go, the new owners and where their money came from, other bidders, and how the deal almost fell through. Plus, take a look at Lorenzo Fertitta & Dana White's role in the company going forward, how the source of the money to buy the company changed in recent weeks, why they were able to get $4 billion and what rivalry outside sports is key in them increasing revenue.  

Finally, this issue considers where Lesnar stands coming off his win over Mark Hunt, how the deal with Lesnar was first made, a look at a clause in every WWE contract and what it specifically says about MMA, and a look at why C.M. Punk was able to get out of the clause. Plus, take a look at future MMA prospects with Lesnar, how much money he really got from the show, how he changed a lot of the criticism of his career, and why he's more valuable now than before.  

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Wrestling Observer Newsletter BACK ISSUE

READ IT HERE: June 7, 1999 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Fallout from the death of Owen Hart - Details on the funeral of Owen Hart, how the media covered the story, and more.

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.

Also in this issue:

  • Update on Caristico injury
  • Big champion vs. champion match at Arena Mexico
  • Notes on this year's TripleMania
  • Last week's Mexico City TV taping
  • Notes on this week's G-1 show
  • Notes on how New Japan giving more leeway on booking champions
  • Bracketing for this year's Super J Cup
  • Update on former wrestling announcer Bill Cardille of Pittsburgh
  • Legendary El Hijo del Santo returning to the ring to help his son's career
  • Notes on this past week's Revolution Pro show featuring New Japan stars Ishii, Sydal and Shibata and the top UK names
  • Update on Wade Barrett
  • Update on Tammy Sytch
  • Who Shibata's U.S. debut will be against
  • A look at the ROH show in Baltimore over the weekend
  • Notes on TNA changing its time slot
  • Notes on the debut of Moose in TNA
  • Why Bound for Glory's date may have to change
  • Notes on the Bound for Glory playoffs
  • Story behind the planning and execution of the Final Deletion segment
  • What TNA star is involved in opening up a high-profile business in Las Vegas
  • What was the biggest PPV in UFC history
  • Update on Georges St-Pierre in UFC
  • Notes on Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson
  • Notes on a new MMA documentary
  • The top ten UFC fighters of all-time as designated in a TV special
  • Lots of new UFC fights

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