Daily Update: WWE 2K16 released today, Gawker president on Hulk Hogan trial

The post WWE Hell in a Cell RAW went down last night.  Check out our report!  Alberto del Rio is back in WWE.  If you missed it here is our WWE Hell in a Cell report.

Smackdown and Main Event will be taped in Phoenix on Tuesday.  Please send live show reports to newstips@wrestlingobserver.com

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Figure Four Weekly:

Figure Four Weekly (10/26/15): Analyzing some the favorites for the Hall of Fame
A look at some of the favorites to get into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame this year including Brock Lesnar, Carlos Colon, & more.

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MONDAY NEWS UPDATE

WWE

WWE 2K16 is out today. We’ll have a review of some kind within the next week, as download codes didn’t go out until yesterday evening. You can watch the launch trailer in the meantime.
Raw was #3 last night in Nielsen’s Twitter TV ratings, but were down 10% from last week. Hour 1 was up 35,000 viewers from last week, hour 2 was down about 100,000, and hour 3 was up over 100,000 viewers.
Also out today is Undertaker: 25 Years of Destruction, a new WWE coffee table book covering The Undertaker’s entire run with the company.
Gawker’s president now expects them to lose to Hulk Hogan at trial
A look at Hogan’s WCW contract that showed up online.
Jerry Lawler pays tribute to Norman Rockwell art with this book cover.

MMA

A new coffee table book called UFC: A Visual History was released by the UFC today.
Vitor Belfort meets Ben Carson!
L.A. Clippers star Blake Griffin did some rounds with UFC lightweight contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone recently. Here’s the video.
Yoel Romero still swears he didn’t say “no for gay Jesus.”
WSOF-signed fighter, Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, and Purple Heart recipient Shane Kruchten is offering an all-expenses paid trip for a Gold Star mother, daughter, or wife to the 240th Marine Corps Ball. Here’s the video.

Other Wrestling:

Chikara is giving away the final night of this year’s King of Trios tournament on their streaming service today if you sign up for the week-long free trial.
Here’s a trailer for an indie flick called ‘Dumb Luck’ that features Adam “Edge” Copeland.
Our Dave Meltzer spent ten minutes of his time talking to ‘10 Minutes Of Your Time’.
The Young Bucks have been teasing notes regarding their future.
Rob Van Dam has two stand-up shows (7 p.m. and 9 p.m.)  November 6th at Club One Casino in Fresno.  
On the latest Between the Sheets podcast, Kris Zellner and David Bixenspan are joined by Chad Campbell to discuss October 20-26, 1990. They talk about some shakeups in the WWF both in and out of the ring, we discuss the return of Tatsumi Fujinami from a year’s absence, the debut of M.C. Jammer, Jerry Lawler’s hatred of beer, Jim Cornette’s legal issues in Altoona, and more.
Fire Pro Podcast talks about the words theme songs and their personal favorites here.
Female wrestling in Senegal is in focus in this video.
Former TNA wrestler and Bryan Alvarez favorite Cody Deaner battles Eric Young for Crossfire Wrestling on 12/5 at St. Catherine’s
ESPN’s huge mistake in paying for rights fees
Do You Smell What the Rock Is Cooking with Under Armour?
The former Tyler Reks was on Under The Mat Radio this week.
AIW is offering a one-hour free sampler video on YouTube as a push to subscribe to their new monthly service.
In Your Face Wrestling released a four-part documentary called ‘For The Price Of A Ticket’ that is available on YouTube free right now.
The 4th annual Zombie Wrestling event is taking place this Friday in Toronto, ON, at the Lithuanian House.

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