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F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: Brock Lesnar returns at Hell in a Cell

After losing the Universal Championship at SummerSlam, it took less than a month for Brock Lesnar to resurface in WWE. Lesnar didn't just get involved in the main event of Sunday night's pay-per-view -- the finish of the show was entirely built around his appearance. Roman Reigns speared Braun Strowman through a table, Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose came out to fight on the outside, and Lesnar caused the Hell in a Cell match to end in a no contest.

WON NEWSLETTER: September 17, 2018 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: The story of Dave Meltzer, more

The new issue of the Wrestling Observer goes through my life experiences with pro wrestling from childhood. Preview one of the biggest weekends for major shows of the year, including Hell in a Cell and the CMLL anniversary show. 

Look at UFC 228, with match-by-match coverage and what the results mean, as well as the early business indicators on the show.

Run down wrestling shows from the Media Con in Manchester including the British J Cup and a unique Impact show.

Look at Rock's daughter training to be a fourth generation pro wrestler, Matt Riddle notes in WWE, update on Neville, update on WWE and a number of top indie stars, Vince McMahon changing his feeling on managers, Renee Young's first week as official third person in the booth, Matt Hardy's future, Ric Flair's commitment ceremony, and WWE nominated for awards.

Read more on the Mixed Match Change, first episodes of the new season of Total Divas, funny Stephanie McMahon quote, Batista talks Smackdown 1,000th episode, most-watched shows of the past week on the WWE Network and WWE stock value.

Run down all the Raw, Smackdown and NXT events held over the past week with results, highlights and business notes.

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  • Filming has wrapped on “‘Girl On The Third Floor,” a haunted house horror movie that stars CM Punk. Deadline wrote that Punk plays “Don Koch, a man who is failing as a husband. He now views fixing up an old house as a chance to make up for past mistakes. Meanwhile, his wife, Liz Koch, is concerned about the renovation timeline as they have a baby on the way. As Don tears the house apart, it begins to tear him apart as well, revealing the rot behind the drywall.” Deadline also noted that this is “the first movie for fledgling genre production and distribution outfit Queensbury Pictures.”
  • Despite Conor McGregor tweeting that tomorrow’s press conference to promote Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor will be open to the public, MMA Junkie reported that it will remain a press-only event. It will also be streamed live.
  • BetDSI put out a list of prop bets for tomorrow’s press conference.
  • Cris Cyborg called Amanda Nunes a traitor for associating with American Top Team and Colby Covington.
  • Tyron Woodley said that, if an MRI on his thumb comes back fine, he’d have no issue with facing Colby Covington in November.
  • Kayla Harrison has signed a new deal with the PFL and will be part of their women’s lightweight tournament next year.
  • This Monday was proclaimed Ilima-Lei Macfarlane Day in Honolulu in honor of Macfarlane, who is Bellator’s women’s flyweight champion.
  • Scott Coker, Rory MacDonald, Gegard Mousasi, Rampage Jackson, and Wanderlei Silva took part in a conference call today to promote Bellator 206, which will be taking place on September 29.

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