Update for 10/24/18 Welcome to the first edition of these 'Daily News Roundups'. What is this? It's simple really. A roundup of major news around the wrestling world, all resumed here for you. If there are news articles that are discussed in a different part of this forum, they will be linked here for you to follow and comment on. We'll also round out other content in our forums currently, as well as note any television shows coming up. This thread is to be handled by your benevolent WZF Admin, so while I'd welcome kind words, corrections and the like, I kindly ask that any updates of the sort be done by me. With that in mind, lets start this!! *** The rumors regarding Daniel Bryan and John Cena's participation at WWE's controversial 'Crown Jewel' have seemingly been debunked after Raw and Smackdown not only continued to promote the World Cup tournament and AJ Styles/Daniel Bryan match, but doubled down on it's promotion on Smackdown. Originally the story was broken by Robbie Fox of Barstool Sports with the likes of John Pollock of POST Wrestling as well as Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer indicating there is unease in the locker room but there are no real answers about Bryan, Cena or anyone actually bowing out of the event. Raw and Smackdown have seemingly gone ahead with the idea that all their promoted stars (minus obviously Roman Reigns) will do the 'Crown Jewel' event which is still slated to take place in Saudi Arabia. *** The Undertaker is scheduled for 'Rise Of The Taker'. A series of sitdown Q&A shows produced by Inside The Rope's Kenny McIntosh to take place through the UK on 4/30 in London, 5/1 in Glasgow & 5/2 in Manchester. These dates happen to match up quite well with WWE's annual post-Wrestlemania European tour. *** 205 Live will have it's 100th episode tonight. **** Brian Pillman Jr vs Tommy Dreamer has been added to the MLW Fightland tapings on November 2nd from Chicago. **** ROH has announced the following line-up for the upcoming 'Global Wars' tour with NJPW: Wednesday, Nov 7 -- Lewiston, Maine, Androscoggin Bank Colisee, 7:30 p.m. *Tetsuya Naito & EVIL & BUSHI & SANADA will face ROH Champion Jay Lethal & Jonathan Gresham & Chris Sabin & KUSHIDA. *Juice Robinson vs. Christopher Daniels. *The Young Bucks vs. Bully Ray & Silas Young. Thursday, Nov 8 -- Lowell, Mass., Memorial Auditorium, 7:30 pm *ROH Champion Jay Lethal & Jonathan Gresham vs. The Young Bucks vs. Chris Sabin & KUSHIDA vs. The Kingdom's TK O'Ryan & Vinnie Marseglia *Adam Page vs. Tetsuya Naito Friday, Nov 9 -- Buffalo, N.Y., Buffalo RiverWorks, 7:30 pm *Proving Ground Match: ROH Champion Jay Lethal vs. Chris Sabin *BUSHI & Flip Gordon vs. Jonathan Gresham & KUSHIDA Sunday, Nov 11 -- Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Mattamy Centre, 7:00 pm *ROH Champion Jay Lethal vs. Kenny King *IWGP United States Champion Cody vs. Trent Beretta **** Discussion regarding the controversial 'Crown Jewel' and overall WWE/Saudi Arabia deal is going back and forth. Discussion here. **** Following Roman Reign's unexpected announcement, the Universal title is vacant. Braun Strowman & Brock Lesnar will face off at 'Crown Jewel' to determine the next Champion. Discussion here. **** Apparently FOX wants Smackdown to eliminate comedy among other things before moving into their network in the next fall. Discussion here. **** JOIN WZCW! With over 10 YEARS of history we are the longest lasting pro wrestling e-fed on the planet with a great, friendly comunity, a very creative...... creative team and more! Find out more here and join the fun! Find out more here! **** NXT UK will air today at 3pm EST on the WWE Network. The main event will be Tyler Bate vs Wolfgang. El Ligero will face Mike Hitchman, Dakota Kai will face Killer Kelly and Zack Gibson will have a promo. **** WWE 205 Live will air tonight at 8 EST on the WWE Network. The main event will be a 'Falls Count Anywhere' match between Mustafa Ali & Hideo Itami. Mike Kanellis will make his in-ring debut as well. **** WWE NXT TV will air tonight at 9 EST following 205 Live on the WWE Network. With Aleister Black returning last week, he demanded Nikki Cross tell him who was that attacked him. This week, the name will be revealed. Mia Yim will make her NXT TV debut and William Regal will have an announcement regarding the NXT Championship for Takeover: WarGames. **** The Mae Young Classic 2018 has it's final episode tonight at 10 EST following NXT on the WWE Network. The two Semi-Final round matches will lead into the Finals that will take place this sunday at 'WWE Evolution': Io Shirai vs Rhea Ripley & Toni Storm vs Meiko Satomura. **** Total Divas will air tonight at 9pm EST on E!. They go to Miami to celebrate Nia Jax and Natalya's birthdays. Nikki Bella flirts with a bartender. **** A replay of 'Road To Evolution' will air following Total Divas.