MON. UPDATE: Lotes of notes from Hell In A Cell and RAW tonight, Diaz/Koscheck possibility, WWF 80s star plans comeback,

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We're looking for your thoughts on last night's Hell in a Cell show, so you can leave a thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We're looking for reports on tonight's Raw from Charlotte with Superstars matches, dark matches, attendance and more, as well as the weekend TNA shows in Poplar Bluff, MO and St. Louis.
Smackdown, Main Event and Saturday Morning Slam will be taped on Tuesday night in Fayetteville.
On Fuel the next two days, Ultimate Fighter airs at 6 p.m. tonight, Frankie Edgar vs. Benson Henderson airs at 7 p.m., prelims from the Diaz vs. Miller show at 8 p.m. and Fighter Trivia at 11:30 p.m., followed by the 1,000,000th airing of UFC 66 at both midnight at 2 a.m.

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Monday's News, Notes & Links
--Best wishes to everyone in the Northeast over the next few days with Hurricane Sandy.
--WWE closed its offices in Stamford today due to the hurricane.
--There is concern regarding getting the crew out of the United States for the European tour which for the Raw crew begins on Wednesday in Strasbourg, France and for Smackdown begins Thursday in Lyon, France. We're told WWE travel is on top of it and may have to charter buses from TV to an airport that is flying to Europe. The Raw crew should be okay and as for the Smackdown crew, they expect everything to be okay but it's out of their hands.
--No serious injuries last night at Hell In A Cell. Sin Cara was said to be okay after landing on his head during the tag match.  Lilian Garcia, hit by a car on Friday in Los Angeles, is the most banged up.  She was released from the hospital but is still under medical watch due to injuries. We're looking for notes from anyone who attended live.
--There are a number of factors that will affect tonight's ratings, but WWE did get good news with the SF Giants winning the World Series last night, that they don't have to go against both the NFL and the World Series. The number should be significantly up from last week's non-holiday 15-year-low.
--Ric Flair was not written into today's script.  As far as a last second lawsuit settlement and him showing up, I suppose anything is possible. 
--As of last night, no decision was made regarding the future of Brad Maddox in storyline.  Obviously that will be a key issue on tonight's show, which direction, if any, they go with him. However, it wasn't some long-term deal but it was a way out of the match and figure out what to do later situation.  There will be storyline follow-up tonight on the finish. 
--A correction from an earlier report we had up: Hulk Hogan is still suing Heather Cole (Heather Clem) even though he dropped his lawsuit against Bubba in an unreleased settlement which included Bubba issuing apologies on his radio show today and again tomorrow.
--The camps of both Nick Diaz and Josh Koscheck have said they are up for that match when Diaz gets off suspension.
--As expected, the Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Hernandez vs. Christopher Daniels & Kazarian TNA tag title match will be at Turning Point.
--Jake Roberts is moving in with Diamond Dallas Page in Atlanta to begin training for a comeback.  Roberts, 57, will train for his comeback as part of a documentary showing him coming down from 302 pounds to a more healthy weight and as a way to promote DDP's yoga.  A lot of current WWE wrestlers are using Page's program to combat back issues.  Page is said to be down to 265-270 now.
--SHIMMER announced two matches for its WrestleMania weekend shows in Secaucus, NJ, which are Ayako Hamada vs. Athena and Cheerleader Melissa challenging Saraya Knight for the SHIMMER title in a cage match.
--The NBC version of WWE Tribute to the Troops will air on 12/22 at 9 p.m. USA will air a two hour version the prior Wednesday. 
--Here's a story on Larry Matysik on his soon-to-be released book ranking the 50 greatest wrestlers of all-time.  It's going to be about 400 pages and he said Lou Thesz will be No. 1 on his list. The story is a good interview on a lot of subjects regarding history.
--Carlos Condit and Tyson Griffin will be guests on Inside MMA tonight on AXS at 8 p.m.   
John Cena 53.9%
The Rock 20.5%
Shawn Michaels 6.1%
Undertaker 4.9%
Kurt Angle 3.9%
C.M. Punk 3.4%
HHH 2.4%
Ric Flair 1.7%
Hulk Hogan 1.6%
Jeff Hardy 1.0%
Batista 0.5%
Randy Orton 0.1%
Dolph Ziggler vs. Daniel Bryan 51.6%
Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Hardy 27.4%
C.M. Punk vs. Sheamus 4.5%
Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara vs. Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow 4.0%
Daniel Bryan vs. Damien Sandow 3.5%
Austin Aries vs. Mr. Anderson 3.5%
Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett 3.2%
Ryback vs. Dolph Ziggler 2.4%
Impact 29.0%
Raw 21.7%
ROH 13.8%
Main Event 9.8%
Smackdown 6.5%
Saturday Morning Slam 5.1%
Ultimate Fighter 4.0%
MMA Uncensored 4.0%
Bellator 2.5%
Inside MMA 2.2%
Maximum Fighting Championships 0.7%
UFC Tonight 0.7%
Bret Hart 49.6%
Randy Savage 23.1%
Eddy Guerrero 12.1%
Barry Windham 5.3%
Owen Hart 3.0%
El Hijo del Santo 2.8%
Randy Orton 2.0%
Greg Gagne 0.7%
Greg Valentine 0.7%
Bob Orton Jr. 0.5%
Mike Graham 0.3%
Chavo Guerrero Sr. 0.1%
--Extreme Rising on 11/17 in Monaca, PA at the Golden Dome has announced Shane Douglas vs. Matt Hardy (managed by Reby Sky), Sabu vs. Devon Storm, Jerry Lynn vs. Homicide, FBI vs. BLK Out, Bestia vs. Pesadilla, Perry Saturn vs. Luke Hawx, Stevie Richards vs. Papadon plus Rhino, Sandman, New Jack, Blue Meanie, Balls Mahoney, Christian York, Jay Bradley, Joel Gertner and more.  There will also be a Fan Fest from Noon to 3 p.m. at the arena.
The promotion also announced they were going to be running WrestleMania weekend with shows on 4/4 in Philadelphia, and 4/5 and 4/6 in New York City.
--Stephen Quadros, Frank Shamrock and kickboxing legend Ramon Dekkes will be calling the action on Saturday for the Glory 3 Final 8 show from Rome, Italy which airs at 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon live. This show features Giorgio Petrosyan and is modeled after the old K-1 Max Grand Prix events -- some of the best shows ever.   
--Urijah Faber and Arianny Celeste host a Halloween party at the Lavo Night Club in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.
--SHIMMER DVD taping results from yesterday in Berwyn, IL:  Melanie Cruise b Santana, Davina Rose b Cherry Bomb, Tomoka Nakagawa b Veda Scott, Allison Danger & Leva Bates b Taylor Made & Allysin Kay, Rhia O'Reilly b K.C. Spinelli, LuFisto b Ryo Mizunami, Cheerleader Melissa b Miss Natural, Ayako Hamada  b Portia Perez, Courtney Rush b Mercedes Martinez, Yumi Ohka b Nicole Matthews, Kana b Athena, Saraya Knight over Kellie Skater, Hiroyo Matsumoto and MsChif to keep SHIMMER title, K.C. Spinelli b Angelus Layne, Miss Natural b Su Yung, Davina Rose b Rhia O'Reilly, LuFisto & Kana b Taylor Made & Allysin Kay, Kalamity b Sassy Stephie, Mercedes Martinez b Shazza McKenzie, Kellie Skater & Tomoka Nakgawa b MsChif & Christina von Eerie, Yumi Ohka b Ryo Mizunami, Hiroyo Matsumoto b Courtney Rush, Portia Perez & Nicole Matthews b Allison Danger & Leva Bates to keep tag titles, Ayako Hamada b Athena, Saraya Knight b Cheerleader Melissa to retain the SHIMMER title (thanks to Martin Bentley)
--Crossfire Wrestling is doing a 3-D TV taping at the Fairgrounds in Nashville on Saturday night.  The show includes appearances by Tito Santana and Bob Orton Jr., plus King Shane Williams vs. Carlito Colon for their world title, Kid Kash vs. Jerry Lynn in a cage match, Shane Douglas vs. Arrick Andrews, Matt Hardy vs. Paul Burchill and Chris Adonis (Masters) issues an open challenge to anyone.  Also, Shane Helms, Maria Kanellis, Jillian Hall, Reby Sky, David Young and more.
--On the radio broadcast of the World Series on KNBR (the Giants local affiliate), the announcers were asking Jon Miller which umpire used to be a pro wrestler.  He mentioned Ken Kaiser, who did some pro wrestling, although they didn't talk any wrestling regarding him (thanks to Mark Coale)
--GOUGE from yesterday in Raleigh:  Alex Adonis b Victor Andrews, Jimmy Jack Funk Jr. b Masked Magician, Alex Adonis & Otto Schwanz b Rob McBride & Seymour Snott to win tag titles, Head Rush b Leatherface, Krazy Killer Klowns b Fabulous Frankie & Luscious Lance.  Next show is 11/17 in Raleigh at Rebus Works at Noon.
--KPW on Friday night in Wellington, New Zealand:  T-Rex b Lazarus Volt, H-Flame b Bull Addams, Stix b Steve Jordan, Nurse Payne b Scarlett, Bushwhacker Luke & Kade Morgan (seconded by Rip Morgan) b Charlie Roberts & Jimmy Foxx, Jade Diamond b Marcus Kool, Mr. Samoa & Wild Willz b Mike Ryan & King Wilba, Whetu b Shane Whithead.
--IPW from Saturday night in Auckland, New Zealand:  T.J. Rocket b Pat Schisk, Antonio b Pirate Burns, Neo Justice won four-team match over TNT, Project Mayhem and Liam Fury & Travis Banks, Evie NC Megan-Kate, Bushwhacker Luke & Kingi & Reuben de Jong & Jordan Invincible & Alfred Valentine b Dal Knox & Dave O'Connor & Vinny Dunn & Liger & Alexander in a two-ring capture the flag match (thanks to Steve Ogilvie)
--SMASH Wrestling from yesterday in Toronto before 125 fans:  Cecily Nyx b Chaz Lovely, Alex Vega b Tadarius Thomas, Vanessa Kraven b Leah Von Dutch, John Greed DCOR Gregory Iron, Player Uno b Mathiew St. Jacques, Tyson Dux d Scotty O'Shea, Josh Alexander & Sebastian Suave b Johnny Wave & Abe Jackson, Matt Cross b Brent Banks.  Player Uno replaced Michael Elgin and 3.0 also not there.  They aired Hell in a Cell after the match.  Next show is 1/6 with Kevin Steen (thanks to Dave Musgrave)
--World's Best Wrestling on 11/3 in Sardinia OH at 116 College Avenue
--Tuesday night in Guadalajara:  Virgo b Thunder Boy, Metatron & Smaker b Rafaga & Exterminador, Pequeno Violencia & Pequeno Olimpico & Pequeno Black Warrior b Shockercito & Aereo & Pequeno Halcon, Mephisto & Ephesto & Tama Tonga b La Sombra & Rush & Marco Corleone, Maximo b Averno-DQ  
--Ultimate Championship Wrestling on 11/8 in Halifax at the Forum's Multi-Purpose Center is headlined by supposed 7-foot- Colossus facing Kevin Nash, plus Bushwhacker Luke and Bloody Bill Skullion. 
--Empire Wrestling Federation from yesterday in Riverside, CA:  Richie Slade b Taraso, Brute Baretto b Viking Warrior, Raccid Abdlah Muhammad Najjar b Valiant, Bar Room Saints b Nothing But Trouble, Hudson Envy b Tab Jackson, Sugar Sweet b Brandon Gatson, Killa Gorilla b Andy Brown (thanks to Jesse Hernandez)
--IWA East Coast on Saturday night:  Jason Kincaid b Smoky C, Matt Connard b Elview Adam, Jason Gory over Zac Vincent and Aiden Vale, B.J. Whitmer b Facade, Goldust b Chance Prophet, Mad Man Pondo b Ron Mathis (thanks to Scott Milam) 

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