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May 13, 2019 Observer Newsletter: AEW UK PPV details, WWE wild card rule

An update on AEW distribution, PPV, television and streaming, is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Look at the full distribution around the world for Double or Nothing, as well as updating where things stand when it comes to television.

Look at pricing, preshow, who is carrying it, how strong ITV 4 is, how this compares with WWE's distribution and probable viewership, where things stand with U.K. television, details on Casino Battle Royale plans, the main championship, updating the show and lots of new signings.

Go in-depth on not just the XFL television deal and finances, but the lessons of the deal and how the deal is a 180 from the UFC deal. Look at the schedule, the network component, the first two weeks, prime time games on network television, the game Vince McMahon is playing, how the deal was put together, how much McMahon figures to lose the first three seasons, lessons both good and bad about the AAF failure and first XFL failure, actual AAF losses, difference in financing, who this affects pro wrestling and other lessons of this deal.

Also look at the changes in Raw and Smackdown this past week, why they were made, where NBC Universal and FOX stand, WWE star power, how the European tour affected this week's television, how it affects touring, plus updates on the Money In The Bank show.

Look at the next Takeover show, firing of a WWE writer and why it happened, update on Bill Goldberg, Kurt Angle, WWE injuries, WWE not releasing talent, WWE talent leaving, 2020 WrestleMania, NXT business, Firefly Fun House, most-watched shows on WWE network, WWE updated market value, plus notes on all the arena events from WWE & NXT over the past week with business notes.

Also look at the 2019 Best of the Super Juniors tournament, including what matches to watch out for, the schedule, the positioning of Will Ospreay, and the schedule.

Look at the two New Japan Dontaku events, what the events say about both Japan and U.S. popularity, the story behind Okada vs. Sanada, plus match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results.

Read full coverage of the Cerrone vs. Iaquinta UFC show with match-by-match coverage and business notes on the show.

Run down the Progress Strong Style 16 tournament.

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

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


Also in this issue:

  • One of best Arena Mexico matches this year
  • Next week's show
  • Who is coming to Mexico for DragonMania
  • MSG AAA ticket sale notes
  • Names listed for that show
  • Lots of notes about TV ratings in Mexico
  • Notes on La Mascara leaving AAA
  • Notes on the last two AAA TV tapings and what U.S.star is coming in
  • Notes on the last Crash show and unique match Pentagon & Fenix have the day before Double or Nothing
  • Notes on the 2019 King of Gate tournament
  • Notes on the Global Tag League tournament finals
  • Update on New Japan World business
  • Update on New Japan TV ratings
  • Changes in AXS TV format
  • Big Japan runs major show with Sekimoto vs. Okabayashi
  • Wrestle-1 draws biggest crowd in a long time
  • What match in Japan did WWE nix for another promotion and why
  • Notes on World of Stardom title change
  • King of DDT tournament
  • More on Viceland pro wrestling TV
  • More on Gino Hernandez
  • Pro wrestling star becomes mayor
  • Dean Ambrose movie role
  • Notes on the Cauliflower Alley Club banquet this year
  • David Schultz causes a stir at the banquet and talks about McMahon
  • Wrestlers involved in very scary auto accident
  • Mark Dallas on ICW's big show
  • wXw office restructuring and tag team tournament
  • Notes on Revolution Pro big show
  • Top New Japan stars coming to England
  • Sinclair deal that can affect ROH television distribution
  • Plans for War of the Worlds
  • First night coverage of the tour
  • New Impact signings
  • Notes on Impact business
  • Impact television direction over the next month
  • Jericho/Omega angle
  • Notes on new AEW signees
  • A number of major new UFC fights signed
  • Bellator vs. UFC head-to-head this week
  • DAZN numbers for Canelo Alvarez
  • Rumble Johnson arrested
  • PFL starts second season

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