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.