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Tuesday Update: Randy Orton injured, New WWE network show, John Cena


Last night continued the build to WWE Hell in a Cell with the go-home WWE RAW leading to the Brock Lesnar vs Undertaker main event.  Check out our live report:  WWE Raw Live Results 10-19: The First Steps Towards WrestleMania.  Last night was also the exclusive WWE Network interview of Brock Lesnar on Steve Austin's podcast: WWE: Steve Austin hosts a rare interview with Brock Lesnar

Randy Orton will miss Hell in a Cell due to injury:  Dislocated shoulder keeps Randy Orton out of Hell In A Cell

Tuesday has Smackdown tapings in Austin, TX with Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt and Sheamus as the headliners.

Friday: Eurasian Fight Night at 12:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass.

Saturday: UFC FIght Night: Poirier vs. Duffy live on UFC Fight Pass. The main card starts at 4:00 p.m. ET with the prelims at 1:00 p.m. ET. With the originally scheduled Stipe Miocic vs. Ben Rothwell co-headliner off due to Miocic’s injury, Patrick Holohan vs. Louis Smolka has been  bumped up.

Sunday: WWE Hell in a Cell live on WWE Network and pay-per-view at 8:00 p.m. ET (pre-show an hour earlier) with a double main event of Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker and Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt, plus Seth Rollins defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against (Demon) Kane.


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  • As noted on Wrestling Observer Radio last night, Randy Orton is out of action with a shoulder injury, the full extent of which is unknown pending an MRI.  This is a big blow to the company given that John Cena's final day before his 6-8 week hiatus (as of this writing) begins the day after his Hell in a Cell match where he defends the WWE US Title against a mystery opponent.
  • WWE sent out a press release announcing that William Shatner will be the narrator of the new “Breaking Ground” documentary series about the Performance Center, which premieres on WWE Network next week.
  • John Cena will be the guest on the new weekly ESPN Sportscenter segment on ESPN News, hosted by former WWE announcer "Coach" Jonathan Coachman.
  • We got several reports from Raw last night about an incident where they were panning the camera around the building during the commercial break so that everyone could show off the signs they brought to the show.  Someone held up a giant sign that read, "WRESTLEMANIA 32", and as soon as the camera focused on it he turned it over and on the other side it read, "THREE HOURS SUCK".  The camera quickly panned away.
  • 2K Sports released a YouTube video of the extended “bonfire” commercial for WWE 2K16. The game comes out a week from today and is available for pre-order now for release date delivery.
  • The Rock has been nominated for seven People’s Choice Awards. Voting can be found here.
  • The first Wrestlemania 32 presale code is RAWVIP, starting on November 4.
  • Today’s new WWE Home Video release is the DVD of last month’s Night of Champions pay-per-view. The next archival release is a Christmas-themed DVD-only title called Ring in the Holiday, which comes out in three weeks on November 10th. THe following week will see the release of Undertaker: The Streak R.I.P Edition 21-1, another DVD-only title, The next title available on both DVD and Blu-Ray is the much-anticipated Owen Hart release Owen: Hart of Gold, which is out of December 8th.
  • On The book front, Undertaker: 25 Years of Destruction and UFC: A Visual History drop a week from today. Both appear to be coffee table books full of photos.
  • WWE Hell In A Cell odds are up at Right now, Brock Lesnar is a big -600 favorite against Undertaker (+400). Roman Reigns is a -290 favorite against Bray Wyatt’s +210, while Seth Rollins is a -475 favorite against Kane’s +325.
  • According to the promoters in a bit of a scathing video released Tuesday, new signee Patrick Clark of Tough Enough is apparently going to no-show an appearance for Millennium Wrestling Federation in Massachusetts Wednesday despite WWE clearing him to work the event. MWF is co-owned by John Cena Sr. As of this writing, Clark hasn’t responded on Twitter.
  • Roddy Piper’s daughter talks to TMZ about his secret talent for singing.


  • Kevin Lee is very upset that UFC is giving Sage Northcutt a fight with Cody Pfister, who Lee calls "the worst lightweight on the roster".  Apparently Lee doesn't understand that UFC is attempting to create a star here.  The bigger concern is that Paige Van Zan and Sage Northcutt (hashtag #paigeandsage on Twitter -- seriously) are fighting on a FIGHTPASS EXCLUSIVE, a surefire way to be seen by the fewest number of people.


  • TNA has reinstated BRAM, aka Thomas Latimer, after charges of domestic battery by strangulation and false imprisonment charges were dropped.  The prosecutor in the case declined to press charges.  If history is any indication, that means at any time TNA should be announcing that Bram has been signed to a new multi-year contract.
  • Ring of Honor debuted on WMCN-TV in Philadelphia on Friday night.  It's regular schedule will include Saturday night airings at 11:30 ET.
  • Global Force Wrestling will crown both it's NEX*GEN Championship and it's Women's Championship match this coming Friday at the Orleans in Las Vegas at its next set of TV tapings.  The NEX*GEN finals features PJ Black vs. Virgil Flynn vs. Jigsaw vs. TJP, and the Women's Title finals features Christina Von Eerie vs. Amber Gallows.
  • Kimbo Slice, Santana Garrett, and Rocky Johnson will be part of a Tuesday night CCW event in Coral Gables, FL. Find tickets and card info here.
  • Absolute Intense Wrestling put out a short Terry Funk video putting over the promotion and indy wrestling in general.
  • On the new episode of the Between the Sheets podcast, Bruce Mitchell joins Kris Zellner and David Bixenspan to talk October 13-19, 1986. They discuss the tragic car wreck that ended Magnum T.A.’s career in the ring and how Jim Crockett Promotions was affected from it. They also discuss the impending departure of Hacksaw Jim Duggan from the UWF, the return of Roddy Piper to the WWF, Riki Choshu to the WWF?, and Mad Dog Vachon in his new role in life as...Inspector Gourmet?!?!
  • The latest Fire Pro Podcast looks at the best wrestling theme songs here.
  • Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling talks to The Pope/Elijah Burke.
  • Here’s a look at who is cutting the cord, a hot topic among the masses now.
  • CHIKARA: Off The Hook is this Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. It takes place at the Jeffersonville Arena on 1416 Spring Street in Jeffersonville, IN. Tickets are still available.
  • AWA wrestling personalities will be honoring Stan Kowalski with a luncheon tribute on October 29 in Minneapolis. AWA alums  Larry "The Axe" Hennig, Kenny "Sodbuster" Jay, Eddie Sharkey, and Jim Brunzell have all indicated they will be attending.
  • Crossfire Wrestling returns to the Merritton Community Centre 7 Park Avenue St. Catharines ON for "JINGLE BELL BRAWL IV!" Saturday December 5th 5pm Bell Time with a Double Main Event of Crossfire Wrestling Heavyweight Champion Jeremy Elliott vs. Kongo Kong Cody Deaner vs. "Showtime" Eric Young. General Admission tickets are $15 individually or 2 for $25. General Admission Entry is 4:30pm. You can also call the Hotline 905-329-2693 for General Admission tickets.
  • Border City Wrestling Excellence results from  October 17, 2015 at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario: Sonjay Dutt, Brent B & Ashley Sixx defeated N8 Mattson, Benjamin Boone & Orlando Christopher, John E. Bravo won the Doug Chevalier Memorial Gauntlet. Other participants were Krimson, Toro Acero, Ray Steele, Muscles Marinara, Mysterious Movado, Randy Reign, A1, Tyler Tirva, and Bobby Clancy. Moose (w/ Scarlett) defeated Johnny Swinger (w/ Jade), Shane Helms & The Great Sanada defeated Tyson Dux & Brad Martin. Overdogs Sebastian Suave & Tarik defeated Action Jackson & Aiden Prince in the first match of the BCW Can-Am Tag-Team Championship Tournament after Jackson laid out Prince and abandoned him in the ring, PJ Black defeated Phil Atlas, Lisa Marie Varon & Bryan Castle defeated Joe Coleman & Taeler Hendrix, and Cody Deaner defeated Bobby Roode & Kongo Kong (w/ Scott D'Amore) to win the Interim BCW Can-Am Championship.