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FIGURE FOUR WEEKLY:Figure Four Weekly 10/30/2017: Looking at WWE's recent releases

At a time when WWE releases aren't as common as they used to be, it was surprising to see three wrestlers let go this week. That WWE broke the news on a Sunday morning only made things more odd. The names who were released weren't exactly shocking, with Emma, Darren Young, and Summer Rae no longer with the company. Of those, Emma was the only one currently on television. 

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WRESTLING OBSERVER NEWSLETTER:October 30, 2017 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: WWE TLC reviewed, Survivor Series lineup, plus tons of news

The story behind the illnesses to WWE stars and how the plans went down for Kurt Angle and A.J. Styles to be on TLC, as well as the current Survivor Series card, ideas on huge name additions to the show, and an update on the health status of the wrestlers is the lead story in the new issue of the Wrestling Observer. 

Look at the TLC show, with match-by-match coverage, poll results and star ratings. Get the update on the health issues with the missing talent, the story behind HHH working a house show this week, the story behind Balor vs. Styles, previous Balor vs. Styles history, booking that makes no sense at all, and a look at Survivor Series plans.

This issue has an early word on what will be one of the biggest stories of the next year, which are the UFC television negotiations. Also, look at how this is also a huge story for WWE because of all the similarities but WWE talks come one year later.

Inside, there is an update with the WWE television situation as far as the proposed U.K. show, update on Ronda Rousey in WWE and where things stand, update on ideas for new WWE television shows, the WWE vs. ROH head-to-head in San Antonio heats up, Shawn Michaels challenges Johnny Gargano, Jimmy Jacobs talks his firing, lots of news about WrestleMania VIP packages, more on steroids in wrestling and health effects, an update on Nia Jax, the story behind why John Cena never went heel, WWE makes an investment, McGregor and WWE, Nikki Bella update, notes on a trainee that a lot of people are talking about, and most watched shows on the WWE Network.

Read the notes on all of the WWE and NXT events over the past week including business highlights and highlights from the shows.

There is also a feature on former Central States television announcer Bill Kersten, who passed away, as well as Stan "Big K" Kowalski, a Midwest star who passed away.

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WON BACK ISSUE: October 16, 2000 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Potential WCW sale, New Japan vs. All Japan, plus more

With its wrestlers in Australia and its front office personnel in a total state of uncertainty, media reports continued hot and heavy regarding a potential imminent sale of World Championship Wrestling. While virtually all reports listed Mandalay Sports as the prime suitor, with a group headed by Eric Bischoff, most of the talk over the weekend involved a longshot in the deal which has been rumored for some time, the potential of the World Wrestling Federation buying out its long-time competitor, particularly after a story on 10/9 in Multi Channel News.

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WEDNESDAY NEWS UPDATE

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WWE

  • We should have a full report from the show later, but the card for WWE’s first show on the European tour today had Triple H teaming with Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose against Cesaro, Sheamus & Bray Wyatt in Glasgow, Scotland. The lineups for the tour had to be reshuffled since Roman Reigns wasn't medically cleared to go on it. He was supposed to team with Rollins & Ambrose, though WWE later announced that they'd be defending their tag titles against Cesaro & Sheamus before changing the cards again. Triple H wore full Shield gear for the match after being given a vest by Rollins, who cut a promo trying to explain the logic of Triple H teaming with them by saying that it was a call that he never thought he’d make and that you always need to have a plan B.
  • The match in Glasgow was Wyatt’s first since being out for the last several weeks with a viral infection.
  • WWE is advertising Braun Strowman vs. Kane for several stops on Raw’s European tour shows, including a possible meeting at next week’s Raw television taping at the Manchester Arena.
  • Paige sent out a tweet today thanking Mandy Rose, Nikki Cross, Ember Moon, and Ruby Riot for helping her train for her comeback at the Performance Center over the last few weeks.
  • Les Thatcher has also been spending some time at the Performance Center as a guest trainer this week.
  • A fan in the front row was hit in the face with the top of the announce table after Sami Zayn threw it off on SmackDown last night.
  • The New Day dressed up as old-school pro wrestling characters on last night’s show, with Big E dressed as Akeem, Kofi Kingston as Brother Love, and Xavier Woods as Jimmy Hart.
  • John Pollock and Wai Ting reviewed this week's episode of SmackDown.
  • Baron Corbin cut a promo responding to The Miz ahead of their match at Survivor Series.
  • Kelly Kelly left the door open for a return to the ring in an interview with E!.

Pro Wrestling

  • The Young Bucks have been added to Chris Jericho’s rock music and pro wrestling-themed cruise that will take place next October. They’ll be part of ROH’s Sea of Honor tournament that will occur on the ship.
  • The Bucks will team with Kenny Omega against Rocky Romero, Trent Barreta & Chuck Taylor in a six-man tag match at ROH’s television tapings in Lakeland, Florida on November 12th.
  • Billy Corgan discussed his purchase of the NWA on the latest episode of the company's “Ten Pounds of Gold” video series. Corgan also announced that Tim Storm would defend his NWA World Championship against Nick Aldis on November 12th in Los Angeles for Championship Wrestling From Hollywood.
  • Big Japan Pro Wrestling launched a new streaming service.
  • Great North Wrestling has a promo code (“GNWImpact”) for 50 percent off tickets to Impact’s television tapings in Ottawa on November 6-10. Tickets for Bound for Glory on the 5th are sold out.

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Today in Professional Wrestling History: WWE Taboo Tuesday 2005

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