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WON Preview (December 10, 2018): Death of Dynamite Kid

December 10, 2018 Observer Newsletter: Death of Dynamite Kid

A look at the life of Dynamite Kid is the lead story in this week's issue of the Wrestling Observer.

Look at his influence on the industry, his in-ring sacrifices, read comments from Bret Hart & Julie Hart, a look at his early days and his arrival in Stampede Wrestling, his explosion of popularity in Japan, his Madison Square Garden match with Tiger Mask and more on the early part of his career.

Also look at Vince McMahon's latest stock sale, as well as co-President George Barrios selling stock.

Read about the decision to flip flop Takeover and the Hall of Fame ceremony in April. Look at awards given to Cena, wrestlers and charity work, more on the restrictions placed on U.K. talent, names WWE is in talks with about bringing in, tough Raw schedule, Nia Jax change in moves, WWE wrestlers get married, Vince McMahon and boxing, new members of WWE Board of Directors, Young Bucks vs. Revival, Why men can't hit women in WWE, WWE tryouts in Chile and who was being looked at, most-watched shows on the WWE Network as well as notes on all the WWE and NXT live events of the past week with results, business and other highlights.

Look more at the XFL and the battle with the AAF that Vince McMahon is going to have starting next spring. Look at what the business needs to make it and what McMahon is gambling on, as well as more notes about the teams, salaries and goals.

Examine UFC's decision to sign Greg Hardy and debut him on the same show as Rachael Ostovich and the marketing behind both fights. Look at Hardy's accusation, his NFL career, his fighting career, UFC/press reactions and more.

Read the update on the New Japan tag team tournament tour with results, business notes, lineups, the Tanahashi & Okada tag team and more.

This issue has an update on the WWE TLC show, with the card, plus ticket sale updates.

Read full coverage of both UFC shows from the past week, with match-by-match coverage and business notes on both shows.

Also look at the PPV numbers for Liddell vs. Ortiz what lessons is teaches.

There is also coverage of AAA's Guerra de Titanes and ICW's Fear and Loathing.

Read more on the MMA debut of the former Jack Swagger.

There is also full coverage of all the WWE television shows from the past week.

Take in-depth looks at the ratings of all the major shows, the key demos for the WWE shows and what can be learned from them.

As always this issue has the results of all the major pro wrestling events around the world over the past week.


Also in this issue:

  • Dragon Lee returns to pro wrestling
  • Notes on weekend CMLL legends show
  • Crash show coverage
  • Dragon Gate major show notes with Pac's title win
  • Big mask vs. hair match coming in Dragon Gate
  • All Japan doing an American trout
  • Details of all the All Japan tag team tournament matches
  • Documentary coming on one of pro wrestling's biggest stars
  • New Japan's schedule for early 2019
  • Annual New Year's Eve tag team tournament details
  • DDT's tournament update
  • George Bush's pro wrestling connections
  • MLW Miami show updates
  • New MLW signings
  • Update on Shane Strickland
  • Jim Duggan update
  • Lots more on Larry Matysik's life outside wrestling
  • More on Jericho altercation after a concert
  • Update on Lucha Underground's future
  • Ken Shamrock returns to pro wrestling
  • Dream match sells out quickly
  • Movie about a wrestler opens in France
  • New ROH signings
  • Joe Koff talks departure of Young Bucks & Cody
  • More matches for ROH's final show of the year
  • Being the Elite notes
  • Update on Impact TV situation
  • Impact show notes
  • UFC major negotiations going on
  • UFC moves title match and why
  • Dana White talks upcoming fights he's trying to put together
  • Lots of new fights made
  • This week's upcoming UFC PPV show notes
  • UFC major legal action update
  • Bellator announces new major fights
  • Wilder-Fury PPV numbers
  • More key boxing negotiations
  • Former major star signs with One
  • Olympic gold medalist in KSW gimmick fight soon

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