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DAILY UPDATE

The Latest News

Brock Lesnar to appear on WWE Raw tonight
EVOLVE 114 results: NXT wrestlers appear, new champions crowned
NJPW Super Junior Tag League: Updated standings, results
Jeff Jarrett loses hair at AAA Heroes Inmortales
NEVER Openweight title match added to NJPW Power Struggle
HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ follows up on WWE-Saudi Arabia
WWE Supershow Asheville live results: Ambrose attacks Rollins
WWE Evolution notes: Title change, battle royal, Mae Young Classic
NXT’s Fabian Aichner wins EVOLVE Championship
NXT’s Street Profits win EVOLVE Tag Team titles
NXT UK Women’s title defended before WWE Evolution
WWE Evolution live results: Ronda Rousey vs. Nikki Bella

The Latest Audio

WOL: WWE Evolution fallout, Crown Jewel, more! 10/29
WOR: Women’s Evolution PPV, Crown Jewel, New Japan, tons more! 10/29
B&V: WWE Women’s Evolution PPV! 10/28

We’re looking for your thoughts on the WWE Evolution PPV show, so you can leave a thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match to dave@wrestlingobserver.com.

We’re also looking for reports from the WWE house show on Saturday night in Corbin, KY, tonight’s Smackdown show in Macon, GA and non-Raw results from tonight in Charlotte to newstips@wrestlingobserver.com.

Smackdown, Mixed match Challenge and 205 Live are Tuesday in Atlanta. Announced so far is Tony Nese vs. Mustafa Ali with the winner getting a cruiserweight title shot, Brian Kendrick vs. Jack Gallagher, Braun Strowman & Ember Moon vs. Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox and Rusev & Lana vs. Charlotte Flair & A.J. Styles

NEW JAPAN SUPER JUNIORS TOURNAMENT ON TUESDAY FROM NAGANO ON NEW JAPAN WORLD

Volador Jr. & Soberano Jr. vs. Robbie Eagles & Taiji Ishimori  


F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: Roman Reigns reveals leukemia diagnosis

Roman Reigns opened the October 22, 2018 episode of Raw by revealing that he’s battling leukemia. After missing the weekend house show events, Reigns came out wearing street clothes and addressed the audience while using his real name. He announced that he’s been living with leukemia for the past 11 years, and unfortunately it’s back. Reigns then relinquished the Universal Championship.


WON NEWSLETTER: October 29, 2018 Observer Newsletter: Roman Reigns diagnosed with leukemia 

The most in-depth look at the Roman Reigns battle with leukemia is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Look at what is known about his first bout with leukemia, walk through the weekend, the turns done this past week, what happened throughout the day on Monday, who knew what and what kind of word was going around, a look at his interview, and candidates for the company’s top spot position.

Also look at Crown Jewel and Evolution, including business notes on the Evolution show, Hulk Hogan and Crown Jewel.

Find out what is being talked about for the future of the WWE Network, including ideas for new content, new promotions, and a second tier

Also look at Daniel Cormier and WWE and what it’s all about, Cena book, more WWE injuries, next MSG show and why it’s so important, shows this week, and the Tegan Knox injury.

Examine the next month of NXT television, as well as a look at every house show from WWE and NXT from the past week with results, highlights and business info. 

Read about the proposed Ben Askren vs. Demetrious Johnson trade, the valuation of ONE, and why UFC would do this regarding an existing lawsuit. 

Look at the state of the NWA with its 70th anniversary show, including the Nick Aldis vs. Cody match, the aftermath, the rest of the show, the business notes and the NWA going forward.


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MONDAY NEWS UPDATE

Bryan and I will be back tonight talking Raw and the latest wrestling and MMA news. You can send questions for tonight’s show to mailbag@wrestlingobserver.com.

Besides the announcement of Brock Lesnar on the go-home show for Crown Jewel, the thing to watch for on Raw is how the John Cena situation is handled. WWE has yet to deny the stories of Cena or Daniel Bryan not being on the show, and since it made it all the way to HBO, they’d have issued a denial by now. The mention of Crown Jewel at the Nassau Coliseum show last night was met with heavy boos. Last week the word going around is that WWE would address the Cena situation on tonight’s show. The Bryan situation is stranger because there is no word on how it will be addressed and still not confirmation from anyone officially one way or another on it.

With the World Series over, Smackdown should gain considerable audience tomorrow. 

MLW has inked a deal with FITE TV. The Bein Sports TV show will air on FITE weekly on a seven day delay.

Shayna Baszler was on crutches this morning after the Evolution show. She was telling people it was a minor precautionary thing when they found out she tweaked her ankle during the match, and nothing serious.

We continue to get positive feedback on the Jericho cruise and everyone having a good time. It’s pretty much a lock Jericho will try and do it again next year. His idea is to make it an annual thing.

Everyone leaves for Saudi Arabia after television tomorrow.

WWE stock fell big again today to $66.16 per share.

WWE
WWE is changing Fan Axxess around this year at Mania. There will be no Thursday sessions. Instead there will be sessions Friday, Saturday, Sunday and even Monday morning after Mania. No location in New York has been announced. 
MISCELLANEOUS
MLW announced Kotto Brazil vs. Trey Miguel for the 11/8 show in Cicero, IL at the Stadium. 
AAW from Friday night in Merrionette Park, IL before 630 fans: Jake Something & Curt Stallion b Paco & Steve Manders, Zachary Wentz won three-way over El Hijo de L.A. Park and Stephen Wolf, Jeff Cobb & Trevor Lee b Trey Miguel & DJZ, Josh Briggs b Joe Asar, Josh Briggs b Ace Romero, Flamita & Bandido b Mat Fitchett & Davey Vega, Kimber Lee & Scarlett Bordeaux b Kyle Rae & Marti Belle, Rey Fenix b Sammy Guevara (said to be great), L.A. Park b MJF after a power bomb through a table, Myron Reed & AR Fox b David Starr & Eddie Kingston to win the tag titles after Kingston hit Starr accidentally with a backfist. Next show is 11/10 in LaSalle, IL at the Knights of Columbus. (thanks to Doug Enriquez)
IPW from Saturday night in Auckland, New Zealand: Little Ted & Savage & Stone b Ant Khan & Pat Patricks & The Smack, Jakob Cross b Ben Kettel, Jake Shehaan b Sweet T, Tony Kozina b Alfred Valentine, Curtis Castlewood b Charlie Roberts, Rueben de Jong b Jukebox Hero, Candy Lee b Britenay, Liam Fury b Liger. Fury hit his head on a dive and needed seven stitches. (thanks to Steve Ogilvie)
Women’s Wrestling Revolution did an afternoon show before Evolution in Deer Park, NY, not far from the Nassau Coliseum: Alpha Female b Kimber Lee, Thunder Rosa b Harlow O’Hara, Skylar won four-way over Alisha Edwards, Davienne and Ocenena (Ashley Vox), Penelope Ford b Jessica Troy, Karen Q b Zoe Lucas, LuFisto b Shazza McKenzie, Willow Nightingale & Solo Darling b Tessa Blanchard & Indi Hartwell, Delmi Exo b Terra Calaway-DQW, Jazz b Jordynne Grace. (thanks to Shannon Walsh)
Brian Cage vs Walter was announced for the 11/23 World Series Wrestling show in Melbourne.
Combate Americas announced Erik Perez (18-6), its biggest name star, will face Anders Ayala (12-6) on the 11/17 show in Monterrey, Mexico. The show airs live on DAZN in England and on both Univision and Univision Deportes at midnight Eastern in Spanish.
Shine on Friday night and FITE TV has a 9 p.m. show with Allysin Kay vs. LuFisto for the Shine title, Candy Cartwright vs. Aja Perera for the Nova title, Thunder Rosa & Holidead vs. Mercedes Martinez & Ivelisse for the tag title, Priscilla Kelly vs. Santana and Stormie Lee vs. Su Yung.
Correspondent Gary Mehaffy noted a Pro Wrestling Ulster show in Ireland last night with Paul London, and that Rich Swann vs. Dublin’s LJ Cleary had an easy **** plus match and called Cleary a star in the making. Swann put over both Cleary and Nathan Martin as future stars.
Artemis Spencer was hospitalized with several stitches after being kicked in the mouth in a match with Rey Fenix on Saturday night’s Defy show in Seattle.
Jerry Jarrett talks about how his running Dallas fell apart.

Daily Professional Wrestling History: The Giant wins WCW title at Halloween Havoc 1995


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