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F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: Recapping WWE Evolution

An incredible amount of devotion from all involved resulted in WWE's first all-women's pay-per-view being a special night and a strong contender for the company's best show of the year. Evolution wasn't just an event that was worthy of its place in history -- it elevated it. The wrestlers who competed in the ring, everyone involved with putting the PPV together, and the fans in attendance all worked in unison to make Evolution a show that exceeded all reasonable expectations.

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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  • While speaking with TMZ at the airport ahead of Crown Jewel, Randy Orton responded to a question about John Cena pulling out of the show: “Does he still wrestle? I didn't know he pulled out." Orton also explained why he’s wrestling in Saudi Arabia: “I've got five kids. I gotta go make that dollar. If they want me in Saudi, I'm going to Saudi." Sheamus and The Miz mentioned entertaining people around the world when questioned by TMZ about Crown Jewel.
  • WWE uploaded the first part of a Crown Jewel video diary with Shawn Michaels.
  • These matches are subject to change and could just be placeholders based on current feuds, but the SAP Center in San Jose, California is advertising Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins defending against Dean Ambrose, Braun Strowman vs. Drew McIntyre, and Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey defending against Nia Jax for WWE’s December 16 TLC PPV. The finals of Mixed Match Challenge season two has also been scheduled for the event.
  • WWE stock closed the day at $72.59 per share, which is up six percent on the day.
  • Tye Dillinger tweeted about his hand injury, which WWE announced will require surgery: “I appreciate the kind words as well as the entertaining skeptics :) Accidents happen and I was hoping it wasn’t serious, but that was wishful thinking. I really wanted tonight’s opportunity for the #USTitle. I require surgery and the timetable is currently unknown. Thank you to the @wwe medical staff for taking quick action. Thank you for the support and I’ll be back soon. P.S. 1- Learning to be Right handed sucks. 2. You REALLY DO need your thumbs. And...3. It took 7 mins to tweet these messages.”
  • WWE uploaded episode one of Talking Snack (with The Boogeyman joining Cathy Kelley) and Baron Corbin's Haunted World (with Corbin visiting the St. Augustine lighthouse).
  • WWE released some brief footage of NXT’s Halloween Costume Rumble from this past weekend. Our JJ WIlliams has a report from the house show.
  • Rhea Ripley dressed up as injured Tegan Nox for Halloween.
  • The Bellas and Daniel Bryan’s appearance on Facebook Watch’s “You Kiddin’ Me?!” prank series will air this Saturday.
  • Steve Austin recorded a voiceover for the opening video of a NASCAR event at the Texas Motor Speedway this weekend.

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