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This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter:
*Vince McMahon talks about coming back and we talk about the prospects for that, even those close to him
*The story of Rita Chatterton resurfaces, and we look back at the original story and current legal status, as well as a new allegation against Vince McMahon that surfaced this week.
* What cannot happen to WWE while a McMahon wants to return
* What would have to happen before McMahon returned to power
* What risks exist for the company
*Vice’s special about Vince McMahon and those who wanted and didn’t want to talk
*Mandy Rose is fired and details why it happened and what the original plans were regarding the women’s title.
*ROH PPV coverage, Honor Club, PPV purchases, ROH title change
*Sasha Banks and Japan WWE, AEW prospects, a return to WWE and more
*Notes on Wrestle Kingdom, the card, the story behind the card
*Updates on Matt Riddle
*Full coverage of UFC 282, what’s next, trade notes, what’s next for the fighters
*ROH Deadline and the debut of Iron Survivor
*How fast cable is losing homes, a list of stations that carry wrestling and MMA and what the numbers are now
*Tokyo sports awards and history behind
*PWG Battle of Los Angeles
*The most detailed look at the ratings of all wrestling shows on national television, including the performance of each segment,
* Transmission numbers
* Advance ticket sales for major WWE and AEW events
*Government works with Arena México for special event
*Next CMLL tournament
*Konnan talks about his health
*Rules in force for independent promoters and use of El Hijo del Vikingo
*A look at a candidate for party of the year from Mexico
*A look at another party of the year candidate
*Finances of the largest wrestling conglomerate
*The future of Kota Ibushi
*Why the economy is going to be tougher for New Japan
*Coverage of the finals of the New Japan couples tournament
*Update on MLW lawsuit against WWE
*Big game in London this week
*AEW announces new television agreement
*Behind Jericho’s loss to Action Andretti
* What famous fight started in a similar way?
*People who have been world champions in the USA, Japan and Mexico
*UFC Takes Action Regarding Suspicious Fight
*World MMA Awards
*William Regal News
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Jim Valley and I will be on Wrestling Observer Radio tonight covering Raw and all the latest news. You can send questions for tonight’s show to email@example.com and we should have time for as many of them as we did last night.
Raw is tonight in Des Moines, IA, which is Seth Rollins’ country, so he should be the most popular wrestler on the show. Andre Chase is there to work on a Main Event match. What was announced for the program is Dexter Lumis vs. The Miz in a double-or-nothing money ladder match, Becky Lynch vs. Bayley and Judgment Day vs. Street Profits. Raw goes against the game Green Bay Packers vs. Los Angeles Rams. Both teams are well under .500, so it shouldn’t be a killer contest. Raw is coming off one of its lowest marks last Monday. The Wells Fargo Arena had 5,700 tickets as of this morning. With the walk up, it should top the last time Raw ran in the building back in May.
Mike Tenay and Don West got back together yesterday on Face Time. As many of you know, West has been battling cancer for years and Tenay said that “I won’t get a better Christmas present than our time with Don West.” The two were not only broadcast partners, but are also very close friends.
PWInsider reported that Jeff Hardy’s attorney is considering rescheduling his most recent DUI hearing that was scheduled for Wednesday.
We are looking for reports of these programs:
*Raw tonight in Des Moines with taping of the Main Event and dark matches or anything off the air
* Last night’s WWE show in Rochester, MN
*Saturday’s RevPro show at London’s York Hall
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Tribute to the Troops will play Thursday night at 7pm ET and Friday night at midnight on FS 1 this week.
My newest book in the series of books covering entire years in wrestling, the 1995 Wrestling Observer Yearbook, which covers the beginning of Monday Night Wars, is available right now.
The middleweight fight between Robert Whittaker and Paulo Costa scheduled for UFC 284 2/11 in Perth, Western Australia is off. Despite the fact that his fight has been announced and publicized, Costa has claimed that he has never signed a contract for the fight and that he is negotiating a new deal and until he gets it he will not sign for another fight. ESPN reported today that the fight was off and Costa later wrote on Twitter: “Big fight going away due to lack of negotiations kill. They should stop being petty.” He said they should keep the fighters happy and it’s not just him but also Francis Ngannou, Shane O’Malley and Mark Hunt.
We heard rave reviews from today’s Just Tap Out PPV show in Japan promoted by Taka Michinoku and Taichi. We hear great things about Suzu Suzuki’s women’s match against Tomoka Inaba, a 2/3 Fall match with Hiromu Takahashi against Michinoku, and a great last man standing match of Shingo Takagi against Taichi King of Pro Wrestling. They also had a one-off match Minoru Suzuki & Douki vs. Tomoaki Honma & Jun Kasai and Desperado & Lance Archer vs. Daisuke Sekimoto & MJ Paul.
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Philipe Lins has been added to the 2/18 show in Las Vegas. Saint Preux was supposed to fight on the 12/10 pay-per-view show, but three different opponents, including Lin, pulled out for different reasons.
CMLL will be broadcasting live from Arena México every Tuesday night starting tomorrow through their Facebook and YouTube. Tomorrow’s show has Esfinge & Fugaz defending the Mexican National Tag Team Titles against Virus & Cancerbero, and a main event of Mistico & Negro Casas & Titan vs. Euphoria & Sorcerer & Mephisto.
Warrior Wrestling last night in Chicago Heights, IL: Trevor Outlaw b Mance Warner-COR, Tootie Lynn b KiLynn King, Technical Difficulties b Slime & SNZ, Jordan Kross b EC 3-COR, Max Caster b Stu Grayson, Zachary Wentz b Speedball Mike Bailey (said to be the match of the night), Eddie Kingston v Warhorse (said to be good) Sam Adonis v Johnny Warrior (Morrison) to keep the Warrior Wrestling title. This sets up Adonis vs. El Hijo del Vikingo in a Guerrero vs. AAA Mega Title match with both belts on the line (thanks to Dave Gould)
Saturday Night ICW No Holds Barred in Newark, NJ: AKIRA b Bobby Beverly, Dr. Redacted b Orin Veidt, Jimmy Lloyd b Danny Demanto, Hoodfoot b Abdullah Kobayashi, Matt Tremont b Tommy Vendetta, John Wayne Murdoch b Eric Ryan, Brandon Kirk b Kasey Catal to win the American Deathmatch Title (thanks to Leonard Brand)
Former professional wrestler, MMA fighter, powerlifter, and MMA and wrestling TV host Paul Lazenby has told us that he will be cornering Marcus Aurelio for the Inoki Ganryujima show on 12/28 at SUmo Hall in Tokyo. That’s the show where Tom Lawlor will do a UWF-style match with Katsuyori Shibata. He will also do announcements in English for the 1/1 NOAH program for some games on the undercard. That’s the Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Great Muta.
Stephen A. Smith promo split liquor Ric Flair to open First Take this morning. Smith will be a part of Peacock’s documentary on Ric Flair coming out next Monday, so he’s getting into Flair mode (thanks to Samuel Batts).
Fury Pro Grappling on 12/30 at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia at UFC Fight Pass. Several UFC fighters are on the show, including Chase Hooper vs. Clay Guida, Joe Pfyter vs. Eryk Anders, Ovince Saint Preux vs. Andre Petroski, plus Alex Caceres, Phillip Rowe and Trevor Giles./ CM Punk will announce the show with John Morgan. .
The 2002 documentary: “Wrestling Then and Now” is now on Tubi. Killer Kowalski and Nikolai Volkoff are among the standouts. It’s also on Amazon Prime.
The Sheepherders/Bushwhackers (Butch Miller and Luke Williams) biography called “Blood Seat and Cheers” will be published on Amazon Kindle on Christmas Day. It’s a really fun read because decades go by all over the world from being a wild team in the turf days to becoming a comedy act in WWE.
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