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WON Preview (March 11, 2019): Death of King Kong Bundy

March 11, 2019 Observer Newsletter: Death of King Kong Bundy

Read the update on the situation with Roman Reigns as the lead story in the new issue of the Observer, talking about his leukemia diagnosis with more details as to the strain, his health situation and what he did in his four months away as well as other athletes with similar strains.

This issue has a major story on the career of Chris "King Kong Bundy" Pallies. Look at how he broke into wrestling, the irony of his very first match, his first role, his first push, where the King Kong Bundy name came from, where the five count came from, what pop culture characters he inspired, the story behind his famous WrestleMania matches including one that has rarely been talked about. Look at his run through the territories and his first stadium show prior to WWE. Look at his interaction with the Von Erich’s, why he was called Boom Boom Bundy in the AWA, his run with New Japan through his famous first run, and second run with WWE.

Also look at Jushin Liger's retirement announcement. Read about his background, how he got started in pro wrestling, his New Japan Dojo legendary class, who he idolized and copied, his first match with the gimmick and what the plans are for his retirement.

This issue has an update on Tommaso Ciampa regarding the nature of his surgery, and what decisions NXT has to make.

Look at the career of Harley Race, how he broke into wrestling, the run that made him a national star and how he got the NWA world title, and how close he came to being champion a second time before it happened more than a year later. 

Read the updated schedules at this point of Roman Reigns, Ronda Rousey, Dean Ambrose and others, look the career of Torrie Wilson and the biggest angle of her career that was dropped after the first week. Also look at George Barrios' explanation for the drop in attendance and TV ratings, why FOX could make a big difference to WWE, Jim Ross' final run with WWE, a live show with Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan, new wrestlers slotted for a WWE television show, how much all the major WWE executives earn from different places, market value of WWE and the most-watched shows of the past week on the WWE Network.

Read full coverage of UFC 235, with all the highlights, business notes, and match-by-match coverage and poll results. Also look at contracted base pay for the show.

Also look at the New Japan anniversary show, with match-by-match coverage, business notes and poll results, as well as a look at this week's New Japan Cup first round.

Read the update on the situation that led to the firing of Arn Anderson by WWE.

Have a look at the 2019 WWE PPV scheduled, including what notable show is missing from the schedule.

Read a preview on Fastlane, with the matches and interest level, including current interest level for all the major shows over the next new months.

This issue has a feature on Jim Cornette coming to MLW and this past week's live special.

Take in-depth looks at the ratings of all the major shows, the key demos for the WWE shows and what can be learned from them.

Read the results of all the major pro wrestling events around the world over the past week. 

Also in this issue:

  • Why Penta & Fenix aren't on the big CMLL show on 3/15
  • How business was without outside talent this week
  • Wrestler has appendix issues while in the ring
  • Funny thing about weight classes in Mexico
  • Rey de Reyes lineup
  • Notes from the most recent AAA TV tapings and the latest in TripleMania angles
  • New foreign menace group in AAA
  • Update on New Japan television in the U.S. including three more specials
  • G-1 Climax schedule
  • Stardom match worth going out of your way to see
  • First time dream match at Mania weekend
  • New match with Japanese star on Impact show
  • Altercation as casino between UFC rivals
  • More Turinabol news
  • UFC announces more Performance Institutes to be opened internationally
  • This week's UFC show
  • UFC business news
  • Dana White talks Lesnar vs. Cormier
  • Who White it trying to keep from retiring
  • Anthony Rumble Johnson talks what he would want to come back
  • Greg Hardy returns
  • Another UFC suspension
  • Eight woman's one-night tournament on Fight Pass
  • Lots of new UFC fights

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