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WON Preview: June 24, 2019 Observer Newsletter: AEW does another sell out, Stomping Grounds struggles

June 24, 2019 Observer Newsletter: AEW does another sell out, Stomping Grounds struggles

A look at what we can learn from the ticket sales to AEW's All Out show, the ticket demand, how it compares with WrestleMania's and major UFC events, details on the number, why the secondary market tickets are so limited, why ticket demand was so strong out of the block, reaction of the ticket industry, details on the process used for selling the ticket and what the number mean, rate of sales for the biggest WrestleMania, what the follow-up on major demand events tells you, the pricing of the show, why the event is taking place at the Sears Center, and other notes related to a quick sellout.

Also have a look at WWE Stomping Grounds, including ticket demand, lineup, thoughts on the matches, interest in Super Showdown and more.

Read a preview of the G-1 Climax tournament, with the lineups, who are the favorites, different storyline directions, what matches will air on television, live broadcast times of every show on the tour and more.

Take a look at Adrian "Lionheart" McCallum and his recovery from a broken neck to become a U.K. star, and the sad ending of his life.

Also look at cities being considered for WrestleMania, what city is a favorite for the next two years, value of WWE to FOX and FOX Friday numbers, WWE gets an Espy, full card for next Takeover, update on XFL, death of AAF and how they are related, more Ric Flair legal issues, funny stories on WWE names, new movie with WWE stars, new TV deal, WWE salaries and revenue, WWE star honored, WWE injury news and one star on sabbatical, Cena new TV show, Matt Riddle on Goldberg, WWE combine, WWE nominated for awards, most-watched matches on WWE Network this past week, WWE market value and a look at all the WWE and NXT arena events of the past week, with results, highlights and business notes.

This issue has a complete rundown of Bellator in Madison Square Garden, the plight of Aaron Pico, notes on the new fighters, pushed fighters who lost and match-by-match coverage.

Read a major feature on one of the biggest fights in Japanese pro wrestling history, the 1980 Antonio Inoki vs. Willie Williams fight. Read how the stage was set for this unique encounter, the politics behind the match, how the comic book world created the match, the Baba-Inoki rivalry in the 70s that led to this, the World martial arts championship title from WWF, other major mixed matches of that time frame and why the Williams match was one of the most remembered, Inoki's three legit shoots, who Williams was, and Willie Williams' second run in Japan as a star from the first match and the 1997 Tokyo Dome sellout.

Have a look at the PPV business with who from pro wrestling and MMA bought the biggest boxing event, Alvarez vs. Golovkin with the crossover, as well as what big show buyers from wrestling and boxing bought Mayweather vs. Khabib and what these numbers mean.

Also look at AAA's Verano de Escandalo. Look at the build to TripleMania, the AAA show coming to the Forum in Los Angeles and head-to-head competition that night, who is coming, who isn't coming a tasteless angle, Young Bucks in AAA, Aero Star's condition plus match-by-match coverage with star ratings.

Look at the family of Tim Hague filing a suit against the city of Edmonton regarding his death in the ring.

Also run down the ratings of all the major TV shows, along with detailed demo info for the WWE shows.

As always, this issue has the results of all the major pro wrestling events around the world over the past week. 


Also in this issue:

  • Jushin Liger's Arena Mexico farewell
  • Notes from this past week's Arena Mexico show and next week's show
  • More on Laredo Kid vs. Ultimo Vikingo
  • AAA TV tapings from the past week
  • Notes on the big Crash show over the weekend and major WWE star hosting their next card
  • Update on the King of Gate tournament finals
  • A look at All Japan's big show at Korakuen Hall the next week
  • Young wrestler that got some buzz from New Japan debuts for All Japan
  • NOAH runs Misawa Memorial show
  • Update on Tokyo Dome ticket sales
  • Details on Davey Boy Smith Jr. leaving New Japan
  • Details of the new AXS two-hour weekly TV show with New Japan
  • This coming week's big show and this past week's major results
  • Changes in two Japanese groups
  • DDT's upcoming big show
  • Kenta Kobashi runs show in Tokyo
  • Stardom 5 Star Grand Prix participants
  • Jon Moxley's two indie shots for NEW an details on both shows
  • Qualifiers for U.S. world championship team
  • Next PWG show
  • Former WWE star about to return
  • Mick Foley fund raising for the daughter of Ashley Massaro
  • Hall of Fame candidate arrested on murder charge
  • A look at Drew McDonald and induction into Scotland Wrestling Hall of Fame
  • Shingo Takagi to U.K.
  • Sami Callihan/Jim Cornette feud
  • Daga's departure  from MLW
  • ROH next PPV card
  • Future of Rush
  • Don Callis in middle of a scary event in Toronto
  • Killer Kross contract issues with Impact
  • AEW TV update
  • Fyter Fest news
  • All Out news
  • Shawn Spears talks leaving WWE
  • Lots of news regarding UFC opening its own arena
  • What UFC's plans for the new arena are going forward
  • What type of events are there
  • Will Dana White end up owning a pro sports team with the Fertittas?
  • Sanchez vs. Guida Hall of Fame fight talked about
  • UFC opens new Performance Institute
  • Daniel Cormier talks retirement
  • Schedule for International Fight Week
  • White says he'll offer Hall of Famer no more fights
  • Two division champion undergoes serious surgery
  • Dillashaw explains drug test failure
  • A look at this coming week's UFC show
  • Lots of new UFC fights
  • Bellator signs Fedor
  • This week's Bellator show
  • Highest paid combat sports athletes

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