Daily Update: AJ Styles, Carmella, Dark Side of the Ring

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This Week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter:

May 22, 2023 Observer Newsletter: Superstar Billy Graham passes away, AEW Collision show officially announced

In the new issue:

The life and times of Superstar Billy GrahamA history of every Graham main event in Madison Square GardenHow the entire history of wrestling changes if there was no Billy GrahamGraham's decades of health issuesGraham suing WWFGraham losing the title and depression and whyGraham in football, boxing, bodybuilding, track, world's strongest man competitions and moreThe last week of Graham as WWWF championWhen Billy Graham was reported as dying 32 years ago in two major newspapersHis start of his career and first time he met Dr. Jerry GrahamHis big break in the AWA when he became a big drawing card and his interviewsHis changing the way top stars were paid in WWWFHis last run in WWFHis life after wrestlingEverything said and not said about AEW CollisionHow CM Punk fits into the pictureWhy Punk really was such an important character right now for AEW if things would have worked outThoughts on Collision and its time slotHow AEW's fan base consumption has changed over the last yearThe blow-by-blow story of how WWE and Endeavor made their merger, including other offers, how much the offers were, and how much Vince McMahon made through the different negotiationsJust how much money Endeavor gave up to keep Vince McMahonUFC business notesFrancis Ngannou signs with PFL, his deal, his negotiations and different potential opponentsUpdate on the WWE brand splitUpdate on WWE Night of ChampionsUpdate on AEW Double or NothingNew Japan Best of the Super Juniors coverageThis week's UFC show rundownThe most detailed look at the TV ratings of wrestling over the past weekWhat wrestler is getting a pickle ball court named after himBuild for what looks to be the biggest match of the year in MexicoMore on a major network negotiations for a new wrestling show and why the deal fell throughUpdate on Kota IbushiMore on Von Erichs moving back to TexasNew play loosely based on WWEInternational TV ratingsAEW house showsUFC fall schedule and new fightsBellator draws 12,000 for show this past weekNine drug test failuresRandy Orton updateBray Wyatt updateMore on the WWE show in Puerto RicoLots of new WWE business talk by Nick KhanWWE injury updatesUpcoming WWE ticket salesAll the weekly WWE business info

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April 10, 2006 Observer Newsletter: WWE WrestleMania 22 recap, Victor Quinones passes away

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Tuesday Update


Today marks 24 years since the death of Owen Hart. In remembrance of her uncle, Natalya shared on Twitter: “Love these rare photos of Owen working for my grandfather in Stampede Wrestling. I’m thinking of Owen on the anniversary of his passing today. I think of Owen often and what a bright, positive light he was in the wrestling world, but even more so as a person outside the ring.”Carmella, who is expecting her first child in November, told The Messenger that she’s looking forward to the challenge of returning to the ring after giving birth:I love working for WWE, I love performing and it's just such a passion of mine. I've done it for 10 years so it's so crazy to be away from it.To have a baby and then go back to work in an area that's just so physical and so demanding — I'm really looking forward to that challenge.In an interview with the Daily Mail, AJ Styles was asked how he handled his time away from the ring with a broken ankle:I will tell you this. I thought I might go stir-crazy being stuck at home and not being able to do what I wanted to do, which I did a little bit. I wanna go when I wanna go and do what I wanna do and when you've got a boot and crutches it just hinders that and it will drive you nuts. That's what drove me crazy, not being unable to be in a wrestling ring as I thought it would.I enjoyed the time, I enjoyed seeing my kids and my wife as it's the first time I've been out this long in my career. So it kind of put things in perspective, like when retirement does come, I'm going to be ok. But I did go down to the Performance Center and see these young, hungry kids and it inspired me to finish strong. Whenever I finish from now on, I want to finish strong. Being down there really helped my motivation.Kurt Angle and his wife Giovanna renewed their wedding vows over the weekend: “This past weekend, I had the honor of remarrying my beautiful wife Giovanna at Crossroads Church. It was an amazing family moment because we were able to get married in front of our children, showing them what true love really is. Thank you to my incredible wife for saying ‘YES’ again. I love you always and forever!!!!"After being interrupted by Brock Lesnar on Raw, Mustafa Ali finished cutting his promo on social media.Nikki Cross vs. Emma and Dana Brooke vs. Tegan Nox are the matches that will be airing on this week’s episode of Main Event.The Under the Ring podcast interviewed Tiffany Stratton.People has an interview with Bianca Belair.WWE’s YouTube channel uploaded the following matches: Cena vs. Foley vs. Lashley vs. Orton vs. Booker T for the WWE Championship (Night of Champions 2007), Bayley vs. Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship (Clash of Champions 2019), and AJ Styles & Liv Morgan vs. Damian Priest & Rhea Ripley (May 23, 2022 Raw).

Other Wrestling

Pinx!, a memorial show for Hana Kimura, took place today and is available through Fite TV. The event was held on the third anniversary of Kimura’s passing.Co-creator Evan Husney told The Knockturnal that Dark Side of the Ring is “business as usual” despite Vice Media’s bankruptcy: “All indications that I have been briefed and told that this basically changes nothing for Dark Side of the Ring and for the health of the show. And for the show airing and all that stuff, everything’s on track and everything is just like it would have been in any other circumstance. So everything is business as usual.”Kamille will defend her NWA Women’s World Championship against Natalia Markova at Crockett Cup night two on Sunday, June 4.Trey Miguel vs. Bhupinder Gujjar and Champagne Singh vs. Heath are set for this Saturday’s Impact TV tapings.Richard Holliday will make his GCW debut in Hartford, Connecticut on Saturday, July 8.Zack Sabre Jr. has been added to GCW’s show in Las Vegas this Friday.Adam Cole was a guest on the Swerve City podcast.Click Here: carlow gaa jerseys

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