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WON Preview (September 17, 2018): The story of Dave Meltzer, more

September 17, 2018 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: The story of Dave Meltzer, more

The new issue of the Wrestling Observer goes through my life experiences with pro wrestling from childhood. Preview one of the biggest weekends for major shows of the year, including Hell in a Cell and the CMLL anniversary show. 

Look at UFC 228, with match-by-match coverage and what the results mean, as well as the early business indicators on the show.

Run down wrestling shows from the Media Con in Manchester including the British J Cup and a unique Impact show.

Look at Rock's daughter training to be a fourth generation pro wrestler, Matt Riddle notes in WWE, update on Neville, update on WWE and a number of top indie stars, Vince McMahon changing his feeling on managers, Renee Young's first week as official third person in the booth, Matt Hardy's future, Ric Flair's commitment ceremony, and WWE nominated for awards.

Read more on the Mixed Match Change, first episodes of the new season of Total Divas, funny Stephanie McMahon quote, Batista talks Smackdown 1,000th episode, most-watched shows of the past week on the WWE Network and WWE stock value.

Run down all the Raw, Smackdown and NXT events held over the past week with results, highlights and business notes.

This issue has full 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, read the results of all the major pro wrestling events around the world over the past week. 


Also in this issue:

  • L.A.Park returns to a new CMLL arena after 14 years
  • Notes on post-Anniversary at Arena Mexico
  • Volador talks about why he ended a main event in just 2:00 a few weeks ago
  • Notes on the Heroes Inmoratles show coming in a few weeks
  • AAA star says he's not going to WWE
  • A look at the last major Crash show and the card coming up featuring unique AAA vs. CMLL matches
  • One of Dragon Gate's biggest stars leaves the company and what his plan are
  • Notes on Dragon Gate's last major show
  • Chris Jericho teases new IC title defense
  • Update on New Japan Long Beach return and lineup
  • A look at this weekend's New Japan shows
  • Omega & Ibushi vs. Ishii & Ospreay work two tag matches this past week
  • New students at the New Japan dojo
  • C.M. Punk talks wrestling future
  • More on NWA 70th anniversary show
  • Update on legal issues surrounding Justin Credible
  • Preview of Battle of Los Angeles
  • A look at MLW's last TV tapings and War Games and its plans going forward
  • A look at Evolve weekend shows and where things are going
  • Celebrity taking more pro wrestling dates
  • Update on Progress show at Wembley Arena
  • Revolution Pro and OTT have big October shows
  • A look at the Revolution Pro TV tapings
  • Latest rundown of World of Sport wrestling and its ratings
  • Big tag team tournament coming to Germany
  • Former Wade Barrett gets another lead movie role
  • Notes on the demos for All In's Ground Zero
  • Michael Chiesa sues Conor McGregor and the Barclays Center
  • Interesting take in the lawsuit
  • McGregor agrees to press conference
  • More on Flash selling its ten percent of UFC and value
  • More on UFC 229 secondary market tickets
  • Werdum gets suspension
  • Lots of UFC fights planned
  • Mark Hunt talks Brock Lesnar and why he's so mad
  • Lots of new UFC fights
  • Bellator becomes first major U.S. promotion to do a big show in Hawaii
  • Former UFC star signs wth Bellator

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