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WON Preview: WrestleMania 32 weekend, NXT Takeover

Subscribers click here to read:  April 11, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: A look at a historic Wrestlemania weekend, NXT Takeover

WrestleMania 32 business, the records set, legit numbers, WWE network business analysis and what the benchmarks should be given the free month gimmick.  How the weekend was much different from the year before, legit attendance, is the company more profitable than before the network, what Wall Street thought of the company after WrestleMania set records, numbers for the previous biggest shows in company history, the largest crowds in wrestling history, how badly the gate record was broken, and a rundown of the show.
 
Key matches, TV ratings on USA, WWE history regarding all-time greats, angles started post-WrestleMania, wrestlers debuting on the main roster as compared to those passed over, how WrestleMania is promoted compared to the past, stories related to the show and future of some of the competitors.
 
Match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results.
 
Rundown of the NXT show, including the value of Nakamura, NXT newcomers, match-by-match coverage with star ratings and poll results.
 
The background of Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones, including Cormier's injury, Jones arrest and legal situation, Ovince Saint Preux, the interim title, and how each has gone after the other.
 
The career of Sting, from his start in Southern California working at a gym and being discovered, career beginnings in Memphis and Mid South, rise to prominence in WCW, TNA years and his career in WWE.
 
WWE scoring another court victory in a lawsuit, the nature of the suit and how WWE got the suit eliminated.
 
The 24th season of The Ultimate Fighter, with background notes on the previous season with a title shot at stake.
 
The life and career of Kris Travis, who succumbed to cancer at a young age. The career of Geoff Portz, a U.K. star who wrestled in North America for years.
 
Detailed looks at the ratings for all the pro wrestling and MMA shows from the past week.  We also look at what type of audience watches these shows.
 

Subscribers click here to read: April 11, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: A look at a historic Wrestlemania weekend, NXT Takeover  

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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.

Also in this issue:

  • Notes on Lucha Libre Elite starting on television
  • Notes on the Lucha Libre Elite title tournament featuring well known names
  • CMLL with another tournament
  • Update on La Parka
  • Update on New Japan's biggest show since the Tokyo Dome
  • Notes from New Japan's weekend show in Tokyo
  • Funaki & Suzuki form a tag team
  • Notes on the business of WrestleMania weekend with the smaller promotions
  • A look at the biggest matches of the weekend
  • A look at matches worth seeking out to watch
  • A look at the changing Evolve business with its relationship with WWE
  • Also a look at the direction of the Evolve product
  • A look at the ceremony for Terry Funk
  • Former star dropping weight and planning a comeback
  • A look at WaleMania
  • Podcast One expanding its wrestling shows
  • Top women stars coming to U.S. this week
  • Ex-wife of pro wrestling legend writing a book
  • Earliest users of entrance music
  • Arrest of former TNA star
  • A look at one of the oldest living wrestlers
  • Former ECW star comes out of retirement to face MMA star
  • Old promotion talking about restarting
  • Thoughts on Lucha Underground
  • More on upcoming ROH PPV shows and house show
  • Notes on a new ROH signing
  • Notes on the two ROH shows in Dallas
  • Notes on the next TNA tapings
  • More on the McGregor vs. Nate Diaz fight
  • Update on UFC 200
  • UFC sells out stadium show
  • Story behind the sellout
  • Lots of  new UFC fights
  • What title fights make no sense
  • Update on Yoel Romero's suspension
  • This week's UFC show
  • What UFC release tells about company mentality
  • Rampage Jackson returns to fight gold medalist
  • One of the all-time greats in Japan comes out of retirement for shoot bout
  • Highest paid WWE performers
  • How WWE fighters compare in pay with other sports stars
  • More on the Hogan Gawker case
  • Changes for Total Divas next season
  • Notes on upcoming Raw shows
  • Update on Daniel Bryan
  • A.J. Styles talks TNA negotiations and what happened
  • Original Mania plan
  • Update on Global cruiserweight tournament and who the people involved are
  • Update on Neville
  • New WWE signings
  • Update on Anderson & Gallows

 


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