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WON Preview (November 12, 2018): WWE Crown Jewel review, more

November 12, 2018 Observer Newsletter: WWE Crown Jewel review, more

The fallout of Crown Jewel is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Look at the returns of Hulk Hogan and Shawn Michaels, Brock Lesnar's new contract, Shane McMahon's World Cup win, the stock price, network cancellations, Renee Young on tour, the fallacy of what JBL aid about the situation, the HHH injury, Lesnar in UFC, why Miz and Ziggler had to go to the finals, and the interest level of the show.

Look at Survivor Series and TLC plans, plus match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results.

Read the run down of the UFC's schedule for the first three months of 2019, including the ESPN strategy to get people to subscribe to ESPN+, plans for matches on the early shows of the year, a look at the first night on ESPN, the different paths of UFC and WWE an boxing when it comes to making money of content, UFC vs. Bellator head-to-head and what's the future of UFC Fight Pass.

Also look at WrestleKingdom 2019, with the lineup announced, other matches expected, the tag team tournament, plus full coverage of Power Struggle with match-by-match coverage, star ratings and poll results.

Read coverage of the end of the overrun and what it means, WWE buying tape library, WWE stars get married this past week, Hulk & Linda Hogan TV special, new NXT Takeover match, details on the WWE tryouts in Germany and notes on those who were there, weak ticket sales, Starrcade update, Mixed Match Challenge, stock price, most-watched shows of the week on WWE Network, and a full rundown of the WWE European tour, as well as NXT shows over the past week with business notes, results and highlights.
Look at the career of Jose Lothario, one of the biggest stars in the history of Texas wrestling.

Run down UFC 230, including PPV numbers, TV numbers, lessons of the show, plus match-by-match coverage with poll results.

There is a feature on the Jericho Cruise, the story behind how it happened, the sellout, numbers of attendees, the type of money turned over, a well as a rundown of the iPPV show including Omega & Cody & Scurll vs. Young Bucks & Jericho.

Read about the Dragon Gate “Gate of Destiny” show for this year, including the build to Pac challenging for their title.

This issue has coverage of all the WWE television shows from the past week.

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


Also in this issue:

  • Longest reigning Mexican light heavyweight champion history loses title and a look back at the record broken in his final week as champion
  • A look back at one of the best Arena Mexico shows of the year and biggest crowds
  • Plan for more major Arena Mexico shows in November
  • Big title match held on Tuesday at Arena Mexico
  • 90s Legend returns next week
  • Another promotion gets a weekly Facebook series but two-hours every Wednesday as part of a tournament
  • Former WCW star leaves AAA
  • The Crash anniversary show featuring lots of top U.S. stars
  • All Japan's Lucha Fiesta with very few Mexicans
  • A look at the multi-promotional show planned for February
  • Tetsuya Naito talks not taking WWE offer
  • What is happening with Jim Ross and New Japan announcing
  • The history of title changing hands on a DQ rule and the Thesz vs. Nomellini series
  • Former pro wrestling star arrested for punching cab driver
  • Stardom tag team tournament ends
  • PWG tag champs head to DDT
  • Lucha Underground update
  • Death of Danny Sammartino
  • NEW with big advance for Omega vs. Fenix
  • More news on WrestleMania week
  • Evolve has big weekend shows
  • Bad news for World of Sport
  • Full lineup for ROH Final Battle
  • A look at this past weekend's ROH show in Columbus and Lewiston
  • A look at the Global Wars tour
  • Jarrett lawsuit against Impact update
  • Javier Mendez talks Khabib Nurmagomedov and Cain Velasquez
  • Another star likely to head to ONE
  • A look at this week's UFC show
  • Lots of new UFC fights
  • Former MMA fighter elected to Congress
  • ONE signs Miesha Tate

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