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WON Preview (May 10, 2021): AEW Blood & Guts, NJPW Wrestling Dontaku recaps

May 10, 2021 Observer Newesletter: AEW Blood & Guts, NJPW Wrestling Dontaku recaps

A look at the Blood & Guts AEW show along with the origination of the War Games concept is the lead story in the current issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.  We look at the match, the keys of what is important and not important about the match, the viewership, the story behind the viewership, a couple of records set, live attendance and a complete rundown of the show.

We also look at the Will Ospreay vs. Shingo Takagi match, both nights of Dontaku, matchups that have taken match of the year honors in more than one year, business notes from Donaku, the beginning of the COVID issues and match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results from both shows.

We update the AEW and WWE next PPV shows and stories.

We look at the decision Daniel Bryan has to make, update on Young Rock, Matt Riddle case update, casting call to play Vince McMahon, Eva Marie returns, Paul Heyman talks his career, how WWE and AEW rank among sports shows, international wrestling TV numbers,Chelsea Green getting the wrong gear after being fired, next week's TV shows, WWE market value and what angles and matches have the most interest.

We've got a rundown of Saturday's UFC show, the business notes, the story behind the matches, match-by-match coverage and what direction is next for the fighters.

We've got an in-depth feature on the life and career of Randy Savage.  We look at where the A&E documentary worked and didn't work, things that should have never been on the documentary, his baseball prowess, the ICW days, Elizabeth, one of the biggest matches in wrestling history, how much Savage really earned in WCW, the real story behind his going to WCW, the death of Elizabeth Gorgeous George, Road Warrior Hawk and the WWE Hall of Fame induction.

We also look at the AAA Rey de Reyes show and where things are going along with the TripleMania main event.

We've got notes on the establishment of a new promotion in Mexico and its lineup.

More into detail on the ratings than any other source, how every segment on NXT and AEW did as well as how it did with different age groups, genders and more, plus a look at all other wrestling shows of the past week.

Results of the major pro wrestling events of the past week.

Also in this issue:

--Notes on the next CMLL PPV show

--Wrestler leaves Dragon Gate

--Champion Carnival finals days and tournament standings

--Notes on an empty arena show as well as the lineup for the Misawa Memorial show

--Hall of Famer announces a new wrestling promotion

--Stardom big show notes

--Pop idol singer debuting in pro wrestling

--New TV series about wrestling

--Trump's camp rebukes former wrestler running for office

--Tommy Dreamer details is issues with COVID

--Former WWE star teases doing a boxing match with Triller

--Legendary wrestling announcer about to return

--Dave Bautista new movie role

--Documentary debuting soon on a legendary wrestler

--TV star makes pro wrestling debut

--Legendary character from the past returns

--Explanation of MLW draft

--ROH women's division news

--Notes on big ROH match

--What's coming up for Impact

--Date for Slammiversary

--Next week's AEW notes

--Tony Khan talks about a lot of different items

--Khan talks how he studied wrestling

--Khan talks about who has become a big draw

--Khan talks DQ endings

--Khan talks Brodie Lee

--Jake Hager talks how he got into AEW

--AEW streaming show stats

--BTE coverage

--Update on UFC ownership in going public

--Chris Weidman talks his injury

--Endeavor's market value

--Diego Sanchez talks after his retirement

--Dana White furious a criminal gets pardoned and why

--The future of the UFC women's featherweight title

--Fighter being one of the top product endorsers among sports figures

--UFC drug test failures

--New UFC fights

--Triller lawsuit update

--Tito Ortiz files for unemployment benefits while being mayor pro-tem

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