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*** Weekend Flashback ***
"Steel Cage Match": Claudio Castagnoli vs Brodie Lee (Cesaro vs Luke Harper) Chikara Wrestling 2008.
*** WWE News and Rumors ***
- Tonight is the WWE Hell In A Cell pay per view on WWE Network. WWE recently posted a video of their personally picked top ten most destructive moments in Hell in a Cell.
- There are rumors stating that Randy Orton may have been injured during Monday's RAW. Early in the match Dean Ambrose did a flying elbow off the announcers table onto The Authority. Orton was overheard telling a WWE medic at ringside that his ruptured disc in his back was f'ed. I'll be keeping an eye on this story.
- Undertaker news! Undertaker was at this week's NXT tapings and at the WWE performance center. According to the dead man himself he will be serving as WWE's advisor with the new talent, for a limited time.
- Bad News Barrett, who has been out of action with a separated shoulder, is expected to return to action in December.
- WWE Spanish broadcasting announcer Hugo Savinovich, who works behind the scenes with AAA Wrestling in Mexico, stated that Rey Mysterio is done with the WWE. Savinovich claims that Rey will return to AAA Wrestling once his current WWE contract expires.
- Will we be hearing "Devon get the table!!!" one more time in WWE? Rumors are circulating throughout the wrestling world that Team 3D...aka...The Dudley Boys, may be making a return to the WWE. The return would likely happen after their current planned out feud with NJPW's The Bullet Club faction. If this happens then 3D's for everyone!!!!
- Chris Jericho was asked a question on Twitter about whether or not he would be at Wrestlemania 31. Jericho's response was "Sorry..no"
- Former Ring of Honor World Champion, Kevin Steen, was present on a current NXT poster. This may be a sign that Steen may be debuting in NXT soon. The following is a ROH highlight package of Kevin Steen.
- Hulk Hogan was advertised to appear at RAW this past Monday, however, WWE chose not to use him on air. Hogan came out and did the trademark Hogan poses with John Cena after RAW went off the air.
- Mickie James return? Former WWE Women's Champion, Mickie James, recently mentioned that she is interested in a WWE return. James has been tweeting her interest to fan questions on Twitter. This would definitely breath some life into the Divas Division.
- Here's an interesting fun fact. At Hell In A Cell, A.J. Lee defends her WWE Divas Championship against Paige. Since June of 2013, either A.J. Lee or Paige, have been the only Divas to hold the WWE Divas Championship.
- NXT will be showing NXT Takeover 3: Our Evolution, on WWE Network on December 11th. The following matches have been signed so far:
- "NXT World Championship": Adrian Neville (c) vs. Sami Zayn (Zayn has to either win or quit).
- "NXT World Tag Team Championship": Sin Cara and Kalisto (c) vs. Aiden English and Simon Gotch
- "NXT Women's Championship": Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Sasha Banks
- The Ascension vs. Hideo Itami and Fin Balor
*** TNA News and Rumors ***
- Sources have said that TNA has enough tv tapings for Impact episodes to take them all the way up till November 19th. After that TNA plans to show best of highlights till the end of the year when their contract with Spike TV expires. Still no word on a new TV deal yet for TNA.
- Beast Mode Activated! Kurt Angle recently sent out a video of him in rehab, running on the treadmill. It is still unknown if Angle will be resigning with TNA or going to a different company. Angle has stated that 2015 will be his last year wrestling.
- TNA World Champion, Bobby Lashley, had his Bellator fight on Friday night. Lashley defeated Karl Etherington by stoppage in the first round. Here is the fight from Friday night.
- Snitsky has been making himself heard in the Twitter world. Fans have been asking Snitsky if he is returning to TNA again soon. Snitsky has been very vocal about TNA, stating they don't plan on using him anymore, so it's TNA's loss. Snitsky also tweeted out on Twitter #notmyfault and #snitskyequalsratings
- There were recent rumors going around that the "King of Controversy" Eric Bischoff and TNA were in the process of suing each other over contract issues. Neither party can talk about what is going on until Bischoff's current deal expires. What deal they are talking about is unknown.
- In TNA contract news, there have been rumors circulating that Samoa Joe's contract will be expiring soon. Joe has shown no signs of resigning with TNA.
*** GFW News and Rumors ***
- GFW may have found itself a home for its tv tapings. Sources close to Jeff Jarrett are stating that Jarrett is looking at Las Vegas as its tv taping home. The promotion is currently in negotiations with three different venues to partner with them to host potential TV tapings and live events.
- Ex-WWE superstar John Morrison made a comment recently stating that he was approached by TNA for a roster spot. Morrison also stated that he will be wrestling Jeff Jarrett on December 6th. Morrison expects Jarrett to offer him to join GFW. Morrison said that he is in a good place right now, currently wrestling for Lucha Underground and doesn't have any current plans of leaving.
And that is this week's news around professional wrestling. Join me every Sunday afternoon for your week in wrestling news. Till next time, tap or snap.