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F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: Looking at Shawn Michaels potential return 

While retirements in professional wrestling are almost always temporary, the direction that WWE went in on last Monday’s episode of Raw was still genuinely surprising. What seemed like it would be a by-the-numbers segment with Shawn Michaels promoting Triple H and The Undertaker’s match at WWE Super Show-Down, which is being billed as the last time they’ll ever face each other, turned into a full-blown tease of Michaels coming out of retirement.


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.

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SATURDAY NEWS UPDATE

WWE
Ahead of tomorrow’s pay-per-view, WWE streamed video of the Hell in a Cell cage being constructed. The color of the structure is different this year, with it now being red.
WWE uploaded a 15-minute video looking back at The Undertaker and Mick Foley’s Hell in a Cell match from King of the Ring 1998. It features out-of-character comments from Undertaker, Foley, Jim Ross, Tim White, and Sgt. Slaughter.
Jeff Hardy spoke to talkSPORT about his Hell in a Cell match against Randy Orton: “I’ve talked about it a lot because the one thing I’ve never done in WWE is a Hell in a Cell match and now here we are. I’m in a Hell in a Cell with Randy Orton and I can’t wait to see what I can do inside that cage. It’s going to be very memorable and I’ll do something that people won’t forget. I think my thoughts are too big for my size sometimes, but I’ve got a lot of good ideas of what I can do inside that structure and this Sunday is when we find what will happen. It will be a very memorable Jeff Hardy match. Expect the unexpected!”
The Toronto Sun and Newsweek have interviews with Renee Young about becoming a full-time member of the Raw commentary team.
The New Day and The Usos rewatched their Hell in a Cell match from last year’s PPV.
WWE posted video of Roman Reigns’ appearance on ESPN’s College Gameday this morning.
Pro Wrestling
Brian Blair shared a Go Fund Me campaign that Paul Orndorff’s son Travis started for his father. Travis wrote that Paul “sacrificed his mind and body and is now in desperate financial abyss” and will lose his house if he doesn’t come up with $10,000 to pay his property taxes.
MLW’s War Games match from last week (Shane Strickland, John Hennigan, Tommy Dreamer, Barrington Hughes & Kotto Brazil vs. Sami Callihan, Jimmy Havoc, Abyss, Leon Scott & Sawyer Fulton) is available to watch for free on YouTube.
Marko Stunt will be ACH & Rich Swann’s partner against The Hart Foundation (Davey Boy Smith Jr., Teddy Hart & Brian Pillman Jr.) at MLW’s Fury Road tapings in New York City on October 4.
Stunt vs. Bryan Alvarez is set for Black Label Pro’s show in Crown Point, Indiana on November 3.
Revolution Pro Wrestling has announced Hirooki Goto vs. Zack Sabre Jr. for Global Wars UK. The show is taking place at Brixton Recreation Centre on October 14.
Tomohiro Ishii vs. KUSHIDA has been added to the card for OTT’s Fourth Year Anniversary show at National Stadium in Dublin on October 13.
McKenzie Mitchell was back working for Impact Wrestling at this week’s television tapings in Mexico City.
William Regal attended night one of PWG’s Battle of Los Angeles on Friday. He occasionally attends PWG shows and scouts talent for WWE.
In the lead-up to their Wembley Arena show, PROGRESS Wrestling uploaded last year’s Alexandra Palace event for free. Pete Dunne vs. Travis Banks for the PROGRESS Championship headlined the show.
Defiant Wrestling posted full video of WALTER and Will Ospreay’s Internet Championship match on YouTube.
Dave Lagana appeared on X-Pac 12360 this week to discuss All In and the revitalization of the NWA brand.
UFC/MMA
In a post on Instagram, Floyd Mayweather claimed that he’s coming out of retirement for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao this year. Mayweather said the fight will be happening in December.
WWE’s Matt Riddle spoke to MMA Junkie Radio about his MMA career: “I do miss it. I watch the fights. I watched Tyron Woodley dominate this week. I feel bad for the fighters and I know exactly — things are a little different now — but I know my world when I was in MMA, everything was tough. Life was just so tough. Everything was a struggle. Bills were a struggle. Even when you’re on top in the UFC, you only get paid a couple times a year. I’m just really glad to have that all behind me and focus on my craft.”
Amanda Nunes thinks she’ll be thought of as the greatest women’s fighter of all time if she defeats Cris Cyborg in December.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk said she’s “very open” to facing Valentina Shevchenko for the women’s flyweight title.
Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz took part in a press conference yesterday to promote their November 24 fight for Golden Boy Promotions.

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