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WON Preview May 23, 2016: WWE Extreme Rules preview, Vince McMahon sells portion of WWE stock, tons more  

READ IT HERE: May 23, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: WWE Extreme Rules preview, Vince McMahon sells portion of WWE stock, tons more  

A look at what's next for WWE after Extreme Rules, the UFC sale with lots of exclusive info, Vince & Linda McMahon selling their stock, Chris Weidman's injury and how that changes plans, the staggering drop in kids viewing for WWE and exactly who watches the TV today, plus UFC 198 coverage and Best of The Super Juniors tournament news are among the stories covered in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

More on the injury returns and summer ideas and why WWE could have its deepest talent roster in a long time in very short order. Plus, talk about the NXT/WWE balance and why talent is actually more important for arena business if in NXT.

There is also an extenisve look at the Extreme Rules show.

In addition, updates on the UFC sale, including news about who is in, who is not in, what it all means, what is being sold, where Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta fit in and UFC fixture who indicates he's likely gone if the sale goes through, all in covered in this issue.

A glimpse into Vince McMahon's stock sale, what it means, how much money did he get, and how his stock sale only increased the difference in the value of UFC vs. WWE, and for how much Vince McMahon bought the company.

More on the injury to Chris Weidman, how it happened, his future, Michael Bisping's title shot and more on UFC 1999.

Also in this issue, find out who watches WWE on television and how many in each different age group.

Find out how WWE has changed the schedule of the Cruiserweight tournament and why, more on the arrest of Adam Rose, more on Stephanie McMahon's book, how Stephanie will be pushed on television going forward, how Stephanie will be marketed as the face of the company, and another WWE firing.

Finally, there's full coverage of UFC 198, including business notes including early estimates on success, ramifications of the show, match-by-match coverage, looking at the judging of close fights and poll results.

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Also in this issue:

  • Elite Lucha Libre changes its date once again
  • New booking plans for the promotion at its Night of Champions show to crown two new champions
  • What this teams for the tournament
  • Who are in the two title tournaments
  • An arena that has housed more wrestling than all but a few in the world will no longer have regular shows after 73 straight years
  • The breakup of Mexico's Los Ingobernables
  • Dorian Roldan talks AAA departures including Konnan, Alberto Del Rio and others
  • More notes on the upcoming World Cup
  • Update on the annual King of Gate tournament
  • Joe Doering sends message to All Japan fans
  • Two of Japan's biggest legends wrestle for the first time this past week
  • Next Suzuki-gun show
  • New Japan key performers injured
  • New Naito feud starting
  • Sad story involving husband and wife pro wrestling Hall of Famers
  • Another pro wrestling Hall of Famer in the middle of an Olympic scandal
  • Chael Sonnen debuts a new form of pro wrestling with backing by major streaming company with many UFC elements including real matches
  • Notes on a number of different Hall of Famer ceremonies
  • Notes on Ultima Lucha tapings
  • Notes on all the Lucha Underground tapes for 2017 done this past week
  • A look at new characters and storylines and the built to Ultima Lucha
  • ROH Best in the World lineup
  • A look at the next four weeks of ROH television
  • A look at the ROH show in New York
  • TNA business update
  • Notes on revenue sharing and TV ad rates
  • Notes on why the change in TV schedule isn't a good sign
  • Another bad sign from TV station
  • Notes on the next TNA PPV
  • Notes on the next TNA TV tapings and what they say
  • Real story behind who is owed money and why it's not a direct TNA issue
  • Lots of new UFC fights
  • UFC PPV number updates
  • UFC Hall of Fame news and career of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
  • Floyd Mayweather continues to push for a Conor McGregor fight
  • Next UFC show
  • Details on the next season of Ultimate Fighter
  • Exactly what UFC fighters are banned from doing under their contract
  • Update on UFC drug test results
  • Update on Paige VanZant
  • Lots of new UFC fights
  • Bellator strips two champions and why
  • Why Bellator cut Will Brooks
  • Notes on the last Bellator show in San Jose with pay records
  • This week's Bellator show
  • Update on Aaron Pico

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