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November 6 Observer Newsletter: WWE Crown Jewel preview, Cung Le/UFC lawsuit

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Match and performer of the weekPreview of Crown Jewel, favorites and directionsPreview of Full Gear, directions, business and moreUpdate on perhaps the most important business story this year and its ramifications as the Cung Le lawsuit against UFC is headed for trial next year. We talk about the trial, what it means to UFC, WWE and the MLW lawsuit against WWE. We also have notes from discovery on the actual pay that Conor McGregor, Georges St-Pierre, CM Punk, Ronda Rousey and Jon Jones got for their biggest career fights.Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou, the story behind coming one round short of one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. We look at what happened, how this fight was a prelude of the change of the business of major events and why, how the PPV did and why it doesn't really matter, the celebrities and what happens next.We preview the 2023 Hall of Fame with research on the wrestlers with the best matches throughout their careers, best tag matches, annual MVP, Most Outstanding, Best Draws and best tag team votes involving candidates on the ballot or in the Hall of Fame and who comes across well in this.A look at the Vladimir the Superfan documentaryThe most detailed look at the TV ratings from the past week, numbers, competition, gains and losses over the last year, placings and segment-by-segment.Women's Grand Prix show draws big crowdInjuries plaguing StardomStardom PPV and tag tourney coverageBig match this weekend in All JapanA tag match this past week that you should seeNakajima's NOAH farewellNew Japan U.S. house show notesUpdate on a women's dream match that was planned but now is uncertain and whyNew Japan Super Juniors tag team tournament newsRonda Rousey working indies against AEW starsTalks of two pro wrestlers and fights with Jake PaulCM Punk talks unionization of wrestlersNew documentary coming out in two weeksJon Moxley returns from concussionJon Moxley talks concussion protocolsImpact signs two U.K. wrestlersImpact U.K tourBryan Danielson injury detailsNotes on Ric Flair's two new deals with AEWTalks on Omega vs. MJFMore on the CMLL/AEW dealTicket advances for WWE & AEW showsInternational TV ratings and top streaming numbersMerch salesDerrick Lewis arrestUFC payThis weekend's UFC showWhy FOX didn't bid to keep SmackdownRaw's live show growthFastlane actual gate numbersWhat record did WWE claim that doesn't look to be accurateLots of injury updatesReviews of al the major WWE house showsWWE signs a three-time national college wrestling women's champion

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August 14, 2006 Observer Newsletter: Jeff Hardy, CMLL

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Friday Update

We just finished our annual Hall of Fame show with Garrett Gonzales, with guests John Pollock, John Muse and John Lister and it's up on the site now. Bryan and I will be doing our weekend show tomorrow covering both Crown Jewel and Power Struggle.

We do have it confirmed that Grayson Waller is right now in Saudi Arabia. Waller had been booked on the shows in Rochester, NY and Springfield, MA, but was pulled and made a late addition to Crown Jewel, likely doing a talk segment.

Rampage tonight at 10 p.m. on TNT has:

El Hijo del Vikingo vs Penta vs. KomanderMarina Shafir vs. Skye BlueDaniel Garcia vs. Trent BarettaThe Gunn Brothers vs. Christopher Daniels & Matt SydalThe three-way from the live reports we got was tremendous.

New Japan Power Struggle starts at about 3:30 a.m. Eastern from Osaka:

Mochizuki Jr. & Yoshiki Kato & Strong Machine J of Dragon Gate face three New Japan wrestlersDavid Finlay vs. Tanga LoaSanada & Yuya Uemura vs. Tetsuya Naito & Yota TsujiJon Moxley vs. Great O'KhanHiroshi Tanahashi & Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii defend the Never trios titles against Zack Sabre Jr. & Shane Haste & Mikey NichollsHiromu Takahashi vs. Taiji Ishimori for the IWGP jr. titleSho & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. TJP & Franceco Akira in the finals of the Super Juniors tournamentWill Ospreay vs. Shota Umino for the U.S. and U.K. titlesOspreay did a great promo at today's press conference for the match, basically saying that he's leaving New Japan next year and that Umino needs to be able to step up and carry things and he tried to light a fire under him. This is the new biggest match of Umino's career. 

We're looking for reports on these weekend shows:

AEW Collision tomorrow night in Wichita, KS (only the stuff not on live television)WWE house show tomorrow night in Rochester, NYWWE house show Sunday night in Springfield, MAWe're looking for results, finishes and highlights to dave@wrestlingobserver.com

We are also doing two weekend polls, for WWE Crown Jewel tomorrow in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and New Japan Power Struggle tomorrow in Osaka. You can leave as thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match for both shows to dave@wrestlingobserver.com

The 1/29 Raw at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, the day after the Royal Rumble, already has 10,818 tickets out, so this will sell out well in advance. Likely a ton of people are traveling in as the Royal Rumble has sold more than 25,000 tickets already.

Impact last night had 86,000 viewers and did a 0.01 18-49 rating.

A big Triple Crown title match with Yuma Aoyagi vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima headlines for All Japan on Sunday in Sapporo. Kento Miyahara & T-Hawk vs. Yuma Anzai & Ryuli Honda is the semi coming off the tremendous Miyahara & Aoyagi vs. Anzai & Honda match a few days ago.

Arena Mexico tonight has its Halloween night show with Stuka Jr. vs. Barbaaro Cavernario on top in a Rey del Inframundo title match. This title is only defended on Halloween week every year. Mistico & Mascara Dorada faces Soberano Jr & Volador Jr., in what promises to be a great match.

UFC is on ESPN+ from 6 p.m. Eastern to midnight tomorrow night from Sao Paulo, Brazil:

Kaue Fernandes (155) vs. Marc Diakiese (155)Eduarda Moura (119.5) vs. Montserrat Ruiz (114.5) – Moura missed weight by 3.5 pounds and was fined 30 percent of her purseAngela Hill (115.5) vs Denise Gomes (115.5)Vitor Petrino (206) vs. Modestas Bukauskas (205.5)Rinat Fakhretdinov (170.5) vs. Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos (171)Elves Brebner (164) vs. Kaynan Kruschewsky (165)Rodolfo Vieira (185.5) vs. Armen Petrosyan (186)Caio Borrralho (186) vs. Abus Magomedov (185)Rodrigo Nascimento (264) vs. Don'Tale Mayes (264)Grabrel Bonfim (170.5) vs. Nicolas Dalby (170.5)Derrick Lewis (265) vs. Jailton Almeida (236)Two fights were canceled today. Ismael Bonfim was to face Vinc Pichel, but Bonfim weighed 3.5 pounds over. Victor Hugo was to face Daniel Mrcos, but Hugo weighed in 2.5 pounds over.

Pro Wrestling Eve Wrestle Queendom is 11/10 in Walthamstow UK. The show features Tokyo Joshi Pro International champion Max the Impaler defending against Kasey, Konami vs. Masha Slamovich, Anita Vaughn vs. Skye Smitson and more. Only a few tickets are left for the show. They also run 11/19 in Tufnell Park in London at The Dome with Miyu Yamashita defending the Eve title against Safire Reed plus International champion Yuu vs. Rhio and Su Yung vs. Smitson.

WWE put tickets on sale today for pretty much most of the January and February dates:

1/5 Smackdown is in Vancouver1/6 house show in Spokane1/7 house show in Wenatchee, WA1/8 Raw in Portland, OR1/12 Smackdown in Lincoln, NE1/13 house show in Las Cruces, NM1/14 house show in Rio Rancho, NM1/15 Raw in North Little Rock, AR1/19 Smackdown in Atlanta1/20 house show in Montgomery, AL1/21 house show in Jackson, MS1/22 Raw in New Orleans1/26 Smackdown in Miami2/2 Smackdown in Birmingham2/5 Raw in St. Louis2/9 Smackdown inCharlotte2/12 Raw in Lexington, KY2/16 Smackdown in Salt Lake City2/17 house show in Oakland2/18 house show in Fresno2/19 Raw in Anaheim, CA2/26 Raw in San Jose3/1 Smackdown in Glendale, AZ3/4 Raw in San Antonio3/8 Smackdown in Dallas3/22 Smackdown in MilwaukeeClick Here: River Plate soccer tracksuit

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