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Torch Today – Sunday, October 25
– After shifting Summerslam to Brooklyn, WWE returns to the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the Hell in a Cell PPV on Sunday night. All titles are on the line, Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker end their feud, and this might be John Cena’s last match for a while. It will be interesting to see how that aspect plays out.
After the PPV, join James Caldwell & Greg Parks for the HIAC PPV post-game show at 11:30 p.m. EST at PWTorchLivecast.com.’
– Before Hell in a Cell, WWE is releasing the series premiere of “Breaking Ground” on Sunday. The sneak-peek is scheduled for release on Facebook and YouTube at 12:00 p.m. EST before the start of the early slate of NFL games.
– TMZ talked to Booker T about training former NFL player Brennan Williams, who was cut by the New England Patriots this week. Williams, who was a high-end draft pick by the Houston Texans in 2013, is planning to start working with Booker in Houston soon. “I’m looking to get my feet wet while training with Booker and shooting for a contract with the WWE in January. That’s my plan,” Brennan said.
Booker added: “Brennan definitely fits the profile and athletic protocol of a WWE Wrestler. He fits the build perfectly. Most of the time with NFL players, wrestling is a sort of last resort but Brennan was actually a fan before anything. I’m more than glad to help him out.” (Full Interview on TMZ.com)
– Ric Flair and Harley Race are appearing together in St. Louis on Sunday morning from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The photo-op is set for the Double Tree Hilton at Westport.
– WrestleCade quickly announced a Gen-NXT Title match from the Global Force Wrestling promotion. After GFW determined their first champions Friday night in Las Vegas, WrestleCade announced P.J. Black vs. Sonjay Dutt for November 27 in Winston-Salem, N.C. WrestleCade is partnering with several promotions for this year’s event, including GFW and Booker T’s school.
– Roman Reigns answered a lingering question about his feud with Bray Wyatt in an interview on this week’s Sam Roberts Podcast. Asked what happened with his daughter’s involvement in the start of the feud, Reigns said said he wasn’t “super comfortable” with it, but he agreed to it because their father/daughter PSA was already out there. WWE ended up using a photo from the PSA simply to “spark the feud” before they brought the feud “back to the ring.” (READ THE FULL RECAP AT PWPODCASTS.COM)
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WWE NETWORK PPV SUNDAY SCHEDULE (EST)
– 3:00 p.m.: Live from MSG Special – Lesnar vs. Big Show.
– 5:20 pm.: Stone Cold & Lesnar Podcast.
– 6:30 p.m.: This Week in WWE.
– 7:00 p.m.: HIAC Pre-Show.
– 8:00 p.m.: HIAC Live PPV.
– 11:00 p.m.: Breaking Ground Episode #1 (in place of typical PPV Replay).