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This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter: July 11, 2022 Observer Newsletter: Money in the Bank Recap, WWE and AEW Business Notes
Among the most important:
- Match and Artist of the Week
- Full Money in the Bank coverage, business numbers and analysis, crossover fans with AEW, SummerSlam show and business and a look at the SummerSlam card.
- The last two months of business for WWE and AEW, including highlights for both companies in terms of success in the arena and changing dynamics going forward, as well as big gains from wrestling in what age groups.
- New Japan talks about their business in terms of nurturing young talent, goals for the G-1, women’s matches in New Japan, returning to the UK, a joint show with Stardom, and a change from old traditions.
- UFC 276 coverage and what’s next for champions, controversies, match recaps and business notes.
- The life of Masashi Aoyagi, one of the key players in Japan’s early indie scene, as well as the fusion of karate and professional wrestling
- The Career and Controversy of Retiring UFC Star Donald Cerrone
- The story of PWG and how it affected the changes in pro wrestling and what we were taught was no longer valid for modern fans. A look back at 19 years of some of the best matches ever and the best stars before they became famous.
- The most in-depth look at pro wrestling on TV and ratings for the past week
- More on Tony Khan’s sports rights fees and dealings
- The reality of professional wrestling on television
- Another ROH PPV show
- AEW sets international ratings record
- Ticket sales for upcoming WWE and AEW shows
- A look back at WWE’s work with the promotion on a co-promotional show
- Streaming numbers for WWE and AEW
- Big E update
- Tyson Fury/WWE Update
- Israel Adesanya wants to do WWE
- WWE and UFC will face off several more times this year on big shows
- Another MSG show
- A&E Sunday Night TV Show Roundup
This week’s Retro Observer Newsletter: May 30, 2005 Observer Newsletter: UPN Moves SmackDown to Friday, ECW PPV Turns into Political Fight
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Sunday news update
- Bryan and I will be back tonight to talk about all the latest wrestling news. Questions about the show can be sent to [email protected]
- Garrett and I talked a lot about the Vince McMahon story on our weekend show. If you have any thoughts or questions from this show, send them to the above address and we can discuss it tonight.
- Vince McMahon’s second story, in terms of wrestling curiosity, doesn’t seem to be nearly as significant as the first. There was mainstream coverage, but nowhere near the level of the original story. While I’m hesitant to read too much into quick nationals, it looks like the ratings will end up the same or lower than last week, which was the Friday before the 4th of July, which is usually a lower than usual number. And that was with the return of Roman Reigns to television.
- According to notes from the talent on Friday night, it was business as usual. Vince ran creative there. Emotions varied according to different people. No one can imagine Vince not being there, but the reality is that most people, including those far more powerful than Vince McMahon in their own worlds, would not survive the allegations in Friday’s Wall Street Journal article. One person commented that Vince wasn’t selling everything, “He let everyone know he wasn’t blinking” and said something along the lines of “Have fun guys, have a great show” after the production meeting ended.
- Last night’s UFC show didn’t break Google trends. They must be thinking of things differently because there has been a big change in the numbers, much lower and less every day. It is too sudden to change patterns. The only boxing, MMA and pro wrestling thing this week was Vince McMahon at No. 5 on Friday with 100,000 and Joe Rogan at No. 13 on Wednesday for revealing that he turned down Donald Trump as a guest on his show.
- Looking for news from tonight’s WWE house shows in Reno, NV and Waco, TX at [email protected] Thanks everyone for the amazing response to the show this week.
- While it’s not scheduled, due to popular demand (ie lots of responses), we’re running a poll on last night’s Stardom show, thumbs up, down or in the middle, along with the best and worst match at [email protected]
- The first of the next several months of WWE Sunday Nights on A&E kicks off tonight with a two-hour Undertaker biopic at 8 p.m., followed by WWE Rivals with Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels at 10pm and Smack Talk with Kane at 11pm The Block also plays from midnight to 4am
- It was noted that Rhea Ripley posted a photo of herself on Twitter on a heart monitor. Ripley has been out of action for the past five weeks due to what she described as dental and brain problems.
- Riddle & Street Profits Vs. Roman Reigns & Usos were announced for 7/25 at Madison Square Garden, which is probably a dark match on the Raw tapings, but also hints that Reigns & Usos will be there. Reigns was advertised for the show alongside Logan Paul and Ronda Rousey.
- WWE in Sacramento drew the second biggest house show of the year last night with over 7,000 fans (thanks to DD and Gerald Broussard):
- Gunther b Ricochet to retain the IC title
- Raquel Rodriguez won a tag team match over Lacey Evans (as a heel) and Shayna Baszler
- Lucky Corbin b Drew Gulak
- Viking Raiders b Jinder Mahal & Shanky
- SmackDown Women’s Champion Liv Morgan won a 3-way victory over Natalya and Ronda Rousey by pinning Natalya
- Madcap Moss b Humberto
- Unified Tag Team Champions The Usos won the 3-way over Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods and Sheamus & Butch
- Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre in the main event at 26:55 to retain the Undisputed title. Reigns then cut a promo, noting that there were over 7,000 fans (the only crowd for a bigger house show was 3/5 at MSG for this show, which was pushed heavily on TV with Reigns and Brock Lesnar both defending the title). It was a total babyface promo. He mentioned that he took a lighter schedule after ten years on the road. It was his first home show in weeks.
- WWE in Bossier City, LA last night (thanks to Sonny Hammoud and Georgio Arcade)
- Theory b Dolph Ziggler
- Veer b R-True
- Carmella b Doudrop
- Carmella b Dana Brooke to win the 24/7 title
- Dana Brooke b Carmella to win the 24/7 title
- Ezekiel b Ciampa
- Asuka and Becky Lynch
- Omos b Cedric Alexander
- Finn Balor and Dominic Mysterio
- Riddle b Seth Rollins
- AJ Styles, Damian Priest, Street Profits, Kevin Owens, Liv Morgan, Bobby Lashley and Bianca Belair were advertised and not there. Owens is injured and Morgan has been working the SmackDown show since she switched brands now that she is champion.
- Bobo Brazil, one of the top stars of the 50s, 60s and 70s, would be 98 years old if he were still alive today. At the other end of the spectrum is Nick Wayne, who turned 17 this weekend.
- NXT UK Story Honors One of Its Biggest Fans (Thanks to Mike Kuzmuk)
- The ROH Death Before Dishonor PPV has a list price of $39.99 on Bleacher Report.
- Wrestling Revolver last night: Mike Bailey b Manders retained the Impact X title, Allie Katch b Jessicka Havok, Blake Christian won in a 4 way over Zachary Wentz, Gringo Loco & Crash Jaxon, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett & Westin Blake & Steve Maclin to win the Revolver titles Tag, Jake Crist b Mance Warner in a cabin battle, Dan the Dad b Jake Manning, Ruby Soho b Billie Starkz, Jon Moxley & Sami Callihan b Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards, JT Dunnn & Tyler Matrix & Logan James b Swerve Strickland & Rich Swann & Matthew Palmer in a cage match of horrors. They announced Killer Kross for the September 17th show.
- Stardom PPV results from yesterday in Tachikawa: Lady C won a 3-way win over Yuko Sakurai & Hina, Hanan b Waka Tsukiyama to retain the title Future of Stardom, Mirai & Ami Sorei b Utami Hayashishita & Miyu Amasaki, Saki Kashima & Fukigen Death & Ruaka & Rina b Mayu Iwatani & Hazuki & Koguma & Saya Iida, AZM b Momo Kohgo to retain the High Speed title, Saya Kamitani b Starlight Kid to retain the Wonder of Stardom title, Syuri b Momo Watanabe to retain the World of Stardom title
- The two matches of the weekend that I heard the most about were Kamitani vs. Starlight Kid from this show and Thunder Rosa Vs. Miyu Yamashita from yesterday’s Tokyo Joshi Pro at Ota Ward Gym. Yamashita won cleanly, setting up a match for the AEW Women’s title expected on television in the next few weeks.
- RevPro as of today in Sheffield, UK (thanks to Chris Bourke):
- Sunshine Machine b David Jones & Brendan White
- Yota Tsuji b Joshua James
- Velocities b JJ Gale & Callum Newman’
- Luke Jacobs and Nico Angelo
- Ricky Knight Jr. and David Francisco
- Aussie Open b Destination Everywhere win Block A in the Great Britain League.
- Pac b Shota Umino to retain the AEW All Atlantic Title. The match ended very lively. Pac said he wants Tony Khan and Andy Quildan to book him a heavier challenger for Manchester. Tsuji then charged and turned on Umino.
- United Wrestling Coalition on 7/23 in Bordentown, NJ at the Elks Lodge.
- Defy comes to Tacoma, WA on 7/29 with Christopher Daniels defending his Interim Defy Title, plus AEW’s Ortiz, Cody Chhun and Guillermo Rosas. You must be 21 years of age to participate.
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