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WON Preview (November 2, 2020): WWE Q3 financials, more

November 2, 2020 Observer Newsletter: WWE Q3 financials, more

An in-depth look at WWE finances and the company going forward is the lead story of the new issue of the Wrestling Observer.Newsletter. Our lead story not just looks at the investors call this week, but goes through financial details and what they mean from the call, and looks at the landscape as well as things said that were misleading.

We look at TV ratings, streaming, value of the Thunderdome setting, Nick Khan's debut on the call and his main comments, Vince McMahon talks his new management team, WWE numbers, new programming, plight of furloughed employees, company market value, cutbacks in expenses, Saudi Arabia, costs going up next month, how many people view the free tier of theWWE Network, Vince talks ratings, network subscriptions in the U.S. and abroad, how much money the company makes from television, and unique notes about merchandise sales.

We also look at Daniel Bryan's statements regarding his career, how much longer he wants to do this, what he's said about his own athletic ability, where he can be valuable and Roman Reigns' opponens.

We've got full coverage of Hell in a Cell, a look at Survivor Series, changes from last year, the top of Raw, Money in the Bank, plus match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results.

We've got full coverage of Khabib Numragomedov's last fight, Dana White talks if he will retire, Khabib says he will, plus UFC 254 with match-by-match coverage and poll results.

We also look at WWE talent and Twitch and comments by Paige, update on Thunderdome location after the end of November and why they have to move, we update the latest COVID outbreak in WWE, why Matt Riddle got a name change, brutal WWE match this past week, where wrestling stands in sports ratings, Canadian and U.K. ratings, donors to Trump and Biden's campaign,why little was announced ahead of time for Smackdown, new names for lots of WWE talent, what former wrestler is WWE trying to to from using his WWE name, and the most-watched shows of the past week on the WWE Network.

We also have full coverage of Impact's Bound for Glory.  We look at the situation with Kylie Rae, the injuries, Ken Shamrock in the Hall of Fame and his relationship with Dwayne Johnson, Mick Foley and Bret Hart, Shamrock's background plus match-by-match coverage with star ratings.

We also look at the TripleMania press conference, the matches announced, the unique new promotional tie-in with Marvel and the first show announced with no date and why.

We have the most detailed look at the television business, with ratings breakdowns in every segment for Wednesdays and every category for other shows, looking at stats not available elsewhere to get the deepest read into how shows are doing, what categories are doing well and how shows compare with previous weeks and one year ago.  

We also have the results of all the major pro wrestling events around the world over the past week. 

Also in this issue:

--Last week and this week at Arena Mexico

--One of Dragon Gate's signature events

--All Japan and Pro Wrestling NOAH Korakuen Hall shows

--Update on New Japan at the Tokyo Dome

--New Japan profits

--New New Japan president talks

--Upcoming New Japan shows for this week

--Stardom planning its biggest show

--The life of Tracy Smothers and some unique stories on him

--Legendary wrestling arena being shut down

--Hall of Fame returns to the ring

--Germany goes into lockdown and how this changes wrestling plans

--Update on Marty Scurll in ROH

--Pure title tournament updates

--Next ROH tapings

--Impact adding new title

--A look at the shooting of John e. Bravo

--AEW injury updates

--Full Gear update

--A look at Jake Hager's fight

--More on NWA women's title change

--Background of Jericho/MJF skit and how it was put together

--New names on Dark

--Javier Mendez talks Khabib

--More UFC fights

--UFC fighter on ballot for sports Hall of Fame

--This week's UFC show

--Bellator notes

--Bellator cuts

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