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WON Preview: TNA searching for more funding

SUBSCRIBERS READ IT HERE:  March 7, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: TNA seeking investors, UFC 196 preview, plus tons of news
A look at TNA's financial situation, a preview of UFC 196, a review of Ring of Honor's 14th Anniversary PPV, plus tons of news.

The status of TNA as they are looking for more funding is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer.  The strange situation with no announcements of future shows, the next planned TV tapings, what talent has been told, ratings, previous sales talks, what happened to the TNA fanbase and where they made the wrong moves, how badly the business fell the last U.K. tour.
 
The build and business of UFC 196, why so many tickets are suddenly available, what is unique about the promotion of this show, Nate Diaz vs. Rafael dos Anjos as a PPV opponent, the value of the title, previous biggest PPV headlined by a non-title match, breaking down the McGregor vs. Diaz fight and where both men would go next as well as looking at the card.
 
The build to WWE's Roadblock show, with the top matches and the original main event ad planned direction as well as a look at the attempts to build Dean Ambrose, and the state of WWE main events after WrestleMania.
 
The salaries of the leading corporate officers in WWE, how much Vince McMahon really makes in ways that aren't directly listed, as well as who owns what percentage of the company and where Shane McMahon stands corporately.
 
A NXT wrestler who is booked for WrestleMania, update on Roman Reigns, what TV's different people are and aren't advertised for, Shane McMahon's attempts to buy sports franchises during the last 20 years, his training for the Undertaker match, how many people canceled WWE Network in the fourth quarter, update on Chris Jericho's tenure in WWE, The New Day teasing back with The Elite, WWE booking shows on top of ROH shows, former UFC fighter talking with HHH about coming in this year, Daniel Bryan Appreciation Nights planned, Chris Jericho's eye injury, A.J. Styles talks why he left New Japan, new WWE movie, Tammy Sytch mad at Edge & Christian, Dan Gable talks Chad Gable, daughter of WWE coach starts wrestling as well as notes from all the WWE & NXT arena events over the past week and business notes from the week.
 
The most recent UFC show with Anderson Silva vs. Michael Bisping, and how the middleweight division was hurt financially by the Bisping win, the judging of the fight, Bisping's record plus business notes on the show and match-by-match coverage.
 
Coverage of the ROH 14th anniversary show, including notes on the booking of the show, New Japan's plans for the U.S. market, as well as match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results.
 
A lengthy feature on the The Fabulous Freebirds, the latest inductees into the WWE Hall of Fame, looking back at their heyday and the careers of Terry Gordy, Buddy Roberts, Michael Hayes, Jimmy Garvin and all the other Freebirds over the course of the years.  We look at how Hayes & Gordy got started, the debut of ring entrance music, We look at how Buddy Roberts got in the group, how they got into Mid South, the feud with Junkyard Dog that put everyone on the map, plus the famous runs in Georgia and Texas.  We also look at why The Freebirds didn't make it in WWF, and what broke the original group up and led to all the various later incarnations that are mostly forgotten.

We also look at AAA's next major event, as well as the PPV numbers for the Royal Rumble.

READ IT HERE:  March 7, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: TNA seeking investors, UFC 196 preview, plus tons of news
A look at TNA's financial situation, a preview of UFC 196, a review of Ring of Honor's 14th Anniversary PPV, plus tons of news.

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All the details on Hulk Hogan losing the WWF title to Andre the Giant in a historic angle, plus tons of news and notes.

The Wrestling Observer ranges weekly from 35,000 to 50,000 words covering pro wrestling and MMA internationally. Each issue has coverage and analysis of all the major news, plus every issue breaks major news stories before the Internet sties and has the most complete look at the pro wrestling and MMA business anywhere, plus history pieces available nowhere else.

We've also got the weekly coverage of all the ratings of the major shows, results from the major league events held around the world, and the major TV show rundowns.

Also in this issue:

--Top matches on CMLL's next major show

--One of the hottest singles programs in wrestling has its next chapter this week

--A look at the last Arena Mexico show including an angle too build for a big hair match

--The Elite group runs one of its first major stipulation matches

--Update on AAA tapings

--Champions Gate week notes for Dragon Gate

--NOAH making plans for a major show

--A look at NOAH's Korakuen Hall show this past week and next show in the building

--Kenny Omega talks New Japan and The Elite

--Omega talks about when he first heard the guys were leaving New Japan for WWE

--A promotion threatens to fold if they don't sellout their show and what happened

--Hall of Fame female star challenges Hall of Fame male star in Japan

--The durability of the late Giant Baba

--More on Stardom starting a streaming service

--Two longtime Japanese legends facing off for the first time in a match announced at a press conference this week

--DDT's biggest show of 2016

--Notes on the debut of Akebono's promotion

--Notes on the Hogan-Gawker lawsuit

--AXS pushing the arrival of Jim Ross

--Will PWG start streaming its shows?

--Jeff Jarrett announces a new business partner

--Will Ospreay teases his next move

--Notes on Eddie Einhorn, the co-owner of the Chicago White Sox and his role in pro wrestling in the 70s and 80s

--Notes on a 104 minute match

--Notes on all the names coming to Wrestlecon

--WXW 16 carat gold tournament notes for this year

--Former WWE performer gets married and what TV show it was taped for

--Big crowds for Carolinas nostalgia shows this past week

--Rey Mysterio works WWC in Puerto Rico leading to title match angle

--Famous wrestling building sold

--Statue being considered for one of the biggest stars of all-time

--Top drawing indie has major how this week

--Great Khali promotes shows that get major pub in India

--Lucha Underground with new deal

--Notes on the next ROH show

--Notes on the ROH television through mid-April

--Kurt Angle talks his last matches in TNA

--TNA lawsuit gets thrown out

--Sports Illustrated with unprecedented UFC coverage

--Lots of new UFC fights

--Former UFC fighter shot in attempted robbery

--Interesting Spike TV strategy to counter UFC

--How many people watched all the matches on the big Bellator show on Spike

--New Bellator bouts and coverage of the last show

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