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WON Preview (December 2, 2019): Survivor Series weekend, Mauro Ranallo/Corey Graves

December 2, 2019 Observer Newsletter: Survivor Series weekend, Mauro Ranallo/Corey Graves

Coverage of Survivor Series weekend and five shows in six nights in Chicago, as well as the business, polls and more, heads this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

We look at the directions things are going, how DVR viewership affects all the major shows, the decision on match order, what Vince McMahon was doing during the Survivor Seres main event, , the next two major shows as well as Survivor Series and Takeover with full coverage and star ratings for every match.

We look at the myth of NXT as developmental, World's Collide, the next Takeover, the mention of Britt Baker on the air and more.

We also look at the tragic death of Aniah Blanchard, the stepdaughter of UFC fighter Walt Harris.

We look at the changes in the UFC drug policy, regarding levels, what drugs are low levels now allowed, what UFC is encouraging fighters to do as far as supplements, . 

We look at the situation with Corey Graves and Mauro Ranallo, what happened, why Graves should have been more careful, and where things stand.

We also look at Jim Cornette's apology, how his departure from the NWA took place, more of the background as to why Cornette was castigated for things that nobody would have batted an eye about had others said and why, what NWA wanted to do with him and why their hand was forced.

We also look at C.M. Punk signing with FOX, Vince McMahon's thoughts on Seth Rollins pushing the Punk match, TV ratings in Canada and overseas, WWE get awarded, legend selling home, Oney Lorcan talks future, Mike Bennett talks wanting to leave, Injury updates in WWE, WWE market value and the most-watched shows of the past week on the WWE Network, plus notes on the house shows.

We also have full coverage of all the WWE and AEW television shows from the past week.

We've also got in-depth looks at the ratings of all the major shows, the key demos and quarters for AEW and WWE, what happened head-to-head and what can be learned from them.

We also have the results of all the major pro wrestling events around the world over the past week. 

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Also in this issue:

--CMLL announces tournament for the welterweight title

--Hall of Fame legend was considering returning to CMLL

--Star from the past said he is about to do his final match ever at Arena Mexico

--A look at last week's Arena Mexico Friday show

--A look at next week's show

--A look at the results of the CMLL bodybuilding show

--A look at the year's last major show, Guerra de Titanes

--More on the baseball stadium show in Monterey

--Notes on the latest Crash show

--Bandido's schedule

--A look at Dragon Gate's Final Gate show

--Big Dragon Gate shows this week

--This week in the All Japan tag team tournament as well as standings

--This week in the New Japan tag tam tournament as well as standings

--NOAH big show honors two stars

--TV Asahi's plans for the Jushin Liger retirement

--A look at what the New Japan schedule in early 2020 tells us

--More news on Bushiroad's plans for Stardom

--Plans on getting future talent

--Notes on the new television deal

--Who they want to market the company around

--Stardom star retiring

--A look at Stardom's Christmas Eve show

--A look at DDT's big show this past week

--A look at Big Japan's big show this past week

--A look at the NWA PPV show

--Notes on the movie about the life of Bruno Sammartino

--ACH's first show since leaving WWE

--Pro wrestling legend entering legit sports Hall of Fame

--Wrestler returning from horrible injury of a brick thrown at his head

--Hugo Savinovich runs big show in Puerto Rico

--Puerto Rican legend retires

--Mick Foley fund raising

--A look at the British J Cup show

--Oldest living pro wrestler

--MLW's next big show

--Update on Marty Scurll

--Lots of Kenny Omega news and notes and thoughts

--Investigation into AEW match

--Feud that isn't happening in AEW

--A number of new big matches planned for early next year in UFC

--Lawsuit against Brock Lesnar and UFC thrown out

--Why the Ronda Rousey vs. Gina Carano fight never happened

--Update on Paige VanZant

--Lots of new UFC fights

--Double world champion has to vacate both belts

--DAZN subscribers

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