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This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter:
*Match and player of the week
* WWE business in detail, explanations and comments from Nick Khan, Paul Levesque and Stephanie McMahon
*Where revenue increased
*Numbers after the first nine months of the year
*Current WWE value
* Lots of talk about the Bray Wyatt angle and how he performed
*Levesque talks about the Wyatt angle
*Levesque talks about future reservations
* Notes on how the main events were carried out.
*New TV shows that WWE is producing
*Nick Khan talks sports rights
* Vince McMahon Research Notes
*How Raw and Smackdown are dong compared to the rest of television
*Why does USA Network need Raw or will it become a targeted station too?
*Khan talks about the future of television
*Assistance to WWE
*Nick Khan’s contract
*Jeff Jarrett, Colt Cabana, Katsuyori Shibata and Mike Tyson in AEW
*Jarrett’s planned role
*Why Cabana was returned
*Backstory in Shibata
*Note of the WWE crown jewel
*The first professional wrestling show in the new Ariake Arena
*Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Great Muta and how he prepared himself
* Coverage of New Japan’s Rumble on 44th Street
*UFC Weekend Coverage
*The most detailed look at TV numbers over the past week
*Streaming and international TV numbers
*The fighter receives warmth from the family of the creator of his gimmick’
*Stardom PPV coverage
*Popular wrestling TV show to be reactivated in 2023
*Vikingo debuts outside of Mexico
*Recent MLW hires from ROH
*Dynamite ratings for the year compared to last year
*AEW stars in England
* Pay-per-view numbers for Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva
*WWE PPV Updates
* WWE Injury Notes
*Story behind recent WWE cuts
* Ticket sales for upcoming shows
This week’s Retro Observer Newsletter:
Sep 21, 2005 Observer’s Bulletin: Spike and WWE counterschedule each other, TNA Unbreakable
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Wednesday news update
- Today is the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Screwjob, Bret Hart spoke to Sports Illustrated about what would have happened in his match against Shawn Michaels if the double cross hadn’t taken place:
- We had another 25 minutes. The match was already good, and we hadn’t even hit our rhythm.
- Even when we didn’t get along, Shawn and I always had great chemistry together in the ring. When we worked together, we wanted to be perfect, and we didn’t get along, and that added to the intensity.
- When I got Shawn over the top rope and we wrestled and wrestled outside the ring, I knew this was going to be a really special match. It was very competitive.
- That game had just started. The whole fight was done just to prepare for the actual match. It was really going to get going after he reversed his sniper. We imagine the crowd getting to their feet and going crazy. That was going to be the moment it would take off.
- WWE Shop has released new products to commemorate the anniversary of the Montreal Screwjob.
- On his Oh You Didn’t Know podcast, Road Dogg said he thinks he’s a better sports entertainer than Bret Hart:
- For me personally, and that’s all you’ll ever get from me because that’s all I’ve got. It is my only point of reference. I never saw what the problem was with Bret Hart as an actor. I never understood him. He was a hard worker, and I thought I’d say well, but he was a hard worker. He worked better than me, 10 times. I worked in circles around me. Don’t ever think that I’ve told anyone that he was a good fighter, because I haven’t, and if you’ve listened to my podcast, you know it’s true. I don’t think he was a good fighter. I don’t think Bret was a great fighter. I think he was a better sports entertainer than Bret and I think that’s where the money is.
- So I always thought that I should have done business and done the right thing. You know what I want to say? But I never looked at it like we lost this guy, we lost the war. I never thought that for a moment. Now I can understand that people who are big fans of Bret Hart are going to hell with Road Dog. You suck. Okay, fuck me and I suck. Ok, now what? We still get to my feelings, which is that I never thought he was that good to begin with, so it wasn’t a huge loss when we lost him for me personally. That’s professionally, really, not personally, because he didn’t have any personal feelings about it one way or the other. I just didn’t think we were down because he left. I thought we had a lot more to offer than that. I didn’t think we were sunk. I thought now we can catch our breath and move on.
- style tweeted about his upcoming documentary Peacock: “I don’t know how, at 73, @peacock chose me to make a documentary about. This time, all I have to say is real, unedited, and unfiltered. There is much more to come. 1 hour and 30 minutes of me letting the world know WTF. I am telling my story. The true story!”
- WWE has filed several trademarks for the term “Ucey”.
- Elias and Bobby Lashley appeared on today’s episode of WWE’s The Bump.
- Baron Corbin and JBL will be guests in The Bump studio next Wednesday.
- The Ten Count has an interview with Gunther.
- The following free matches have been uploaded to the WWE YouTube channel: AJ Styles vs. Edge (WrestleMania Backlash 2022), steel cage match Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship (Extreme Rules 2015) and Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton & Seth Rollins (March 9, 2015 Raw).
- In a tweet before tonight’s Dynamite, Tony Khan promised it will be “an exciting newsworthy show.”
- During an appearance on Sports Guys Talking Wrestling, Dustin Rhodes said that he has less than a year left on his contract with AEW:
- Right now, I feel fine. Yeah I’m getting older so yeah that [my future] kind of weighs on my mind a bit.
- Well, I’ve had a lot of cleanings. I’ve never had ACL surgery, so a lot of cleanings, but that’s 14 surgeries total. I was feeling a little old because my knee was taking a little longer to recover, but now it’s like, once it went up the hill, it’s great. Now I got it, it’s good to go. But I’m getting older and they’re getting younger and faster and I know my time is short so I just try, you know? I still have a year or a little less than a year left on my contract and I’m going to try to do my best and entertain as much as I can because I still love it, you know? Y [I’m] I’m still passionate about it, but it’s a young man’s game, as everyone finds out, as The Undertaker, Bret Hart, Stone Cold found out. All the greats that end up coming out and you know, Jeff Jarrett just came on board and calls himself ‘The Last Outlaw’ and I have a little bit of a problem with him for that because I consider myself, because I’m still working. and still working at a high capacity. ‘The last outlaw’, like the last of my kind, back in the day and that’s like a badge of honor for me and he called himself that and I got a little mad, and I like Jeff.
- Today is Chris Jericho’s 52nd birthday.
- Jericho was a guest on the Howie Mandel Does Stuff podcast.
- Tony Khan appeared on the Gresh & Keefe Show at WEEI in Boston.
- Cain Velasquez made his first statement since being released from jail after posting his $1 million bail: “I just feel blessed. Ready to go home, be with loved ones, family, friends and get something positive out of this whole situation. Just thanks to everyone who had my support. I love you all. Always stay better as a person, always do good things and make something positive out of this terrible situation. My family and I are going to do that.”
- The Star will be in action at MLW Blood & Thunder in Philadelphia on Saturday, January 7, 2023.
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