January 9, 2017 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Ronda Rousey loses potential final fight, NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11 review
Coverage of Wrestle Kingdom at the Tokyo Dome and the legacy of Ronda Rousey are the lead stories in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. There are updates on the WWE WrestleMania situation, coverage of the Japanese New Year’s Eve Rizin show and its mix of fighting and pro wrestling theatrics.
The lead story talks about Amanda Nunes’ win over Rousey, the lack of promotion by Rousey, how the show did on PPV and television numbers, what happened in the fight, the coaching of Rousey, the Rousey fan base, Rousey in WWE, Rousey’s legacy in MMA, how the history of MMA could have changed greatly by different matchmaking, the myths of Rousey’s career and the reality, all the numbers, as well as the Cody Garbrandt title win over Dominick Cruz, plus match-by-match coverage, poll results and how much each fighter made on the show.
Inside, coverage of Wrestle Kingdom 11, when the main event airs on U.S. TV, Kenny Omega, the future big shows of the year, the business of the show, all the tile changes along with match-by-match coverage with star ratings.
Check out the plans for the 2018 WrestleMania and the big announcement coming, new inductee into WWE Hall of Fame, notes on WrestleMania activities, strange WWE injury story, notes on upcoming Raw episodes, some comedy regarding top WWE stars, WWE value, most watched shows on WWE Network, plus notes from all the holiday week house shows and business notes.
Get the latest on the dropping of the Jimmy Snuka case and the sale of TNA.
In this issue, there are notes on the World of Sport wrestling tapings and why this was one of the most important news stories of the year, the numbers, how each match did, and how this affects the U.K. scene.
Finally, this issue contains full coverage of the Rizin weekend shows, as well as the business notes on the show and the different storylines, including who they are pushing as stars for the future as well as what they are looking at doing next.
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Also in this issue:
The latest from Arena Mexico and the holiday shows
The Three Kings Day holiday show
The big weekend stipulations matches
Notes on Volador’s NWA welterweight title reign and the longest reigns in history
Will CMLL modernize
Notes on upcoming AAA TV taping
Hall of Famer breaks leg, works in title match days later
All Japan’s annual Battle Royal show
All Japan jr. heavyweight tournament
Ricochet talks his current goals
Upcoming shows on New Japan World
Notes on many big holiday shows in Japan
Tokyo Sports lists biggest wrestling news stories of 2016
Teddy Hart arrested
AAW ends year with major show
Notes on upcoming Evolve shows
Lucha Underground season ending
Who has and hasn’t signed ROH contracts
Where those in between stand
Major system dropping Pop TV and anther way to watch Impact
Notes on TNA TV tapings
Upcoming on key contracts in TNA
More on Brock Lesnar’s suspension
Lots of new UFC fights
MMA star on major network show
World Series of Fighting’s biggest show in history
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