The Imperial Chronicles – ICYMI edition: Shayna Baszler Signs Contract, Lance Russell Passes & More News

Below is a recap of several news items from this past week:

– Legendary Memphis commentator Lance Russell passed away on Monday, October 3rd, at the age of 91.

Mickie James will challenge Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women’s Championship at TLC on October 22nd.

– Mae Young Classic finalist Shayna Baszler has officially signed with WWE and reported to the Performance Center this week.

Jeff Hardy went under the knife on Monday to repair his torn rotator cuff. Hardy may be out of action until May 2018, and could miss WrestleMania 34 as a result.

Robbie E and Eddie Kingston have announced their departures from Impact Wrestling.

Sienna will defend her Knockouts Championship against Gail Kim, Taryn Terrell, and Allie in a four-way at Bound For Glory on November 5th.

– UFC President Dana White is reporting that Universal Champion Brock Lesnar is now signed with WWE through August (SummerSlam) 2018.