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WOR: New Japan anniversary show, Smackdown, 205 Live, Mania, Fast Lane, more!

Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer is back today with tons to talk about including New Japan's anniversary show, Smackdown and 205 Live, NXT spoilers, ratings, the 50 Man Royal Rumble and 100,000-seat Australia show, ROH PPV this coming Friday, mailbag and tons more! A fun show as always so check it out~!

We start off with immediate talk on New Japan’s 46th Anniversary show, with the headline bout putting Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay. Tuesday night roundup follows, covering Smackdown, Mixed Match Challenge and 205 Live.

Dave runs down the latest NXT taping spoilers. These tapings determined the finals of the Dusty Rhodes Classic and the introduction of a brand new championship, along with other build towards TakeOver. Ratings discussion followed.

WWE has a new ten year contract with Saudi Arabia that will bring big shows to the country, including a 50 man Royal Rumble match happening in April. They are also running a show in Australia in a 100,000 seat arena. A rundown of this Friday’s Ring of Honor PPV event follows.

Mailbag questions include WWE and a UK deal, why Crockett didn’t do a War Games match on PPV, Io Shirai and WWE, Pak Song, WCW losing money, who could be on the cover for this year’s game, if episodes of Raw and Smackdown will be up quicker with a new TV deal, The Bar’s challengers for WrestleMania, WrestleMania weekend and more.

Timestamps:

New Japan Anniversary Start - 19:03

Tuesday shows: 19:03 - 34:10

NXT Tapings: 34:10 - 38:33

Ratings: 38:33 - 45:55

International shows: 45:55 - 48:03

ROH: 48:03 - 52:54

Mailbag: 52:54 - end

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