In a special “Breaking News” edition of WWE Now released on Thursday evening, WWE made a couple of significant announcements that are making headlines in the world of the WWE Universe.
As was expected, WWE confirmed the news that “The Architect” Seth Rollins has been removed from his originally assigned position as Team Captain for Team Hulk Hogan in the “Team Hulk Hogan vs. Team Ric Flair” five-on-five match scheduled for WWE Crown Jewel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31st.
Additionally, it was announced that The Authors of Pain — Akam and Rezar — have officially joined the WWE RAW roster. The duo were not originally selected in either night of the 2019 WWE Draft special on Friday Night SmackDown On FOX and Monday Night RAW on USA Network.
Finally, the WWE Now special also promoted the previously announced Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Roman Reigns match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship for this week’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown On FOX.
Watch the special “Breaking News” edition of WWE Now below.
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WWE & AEW NEWS HEADLINES (OCTOBER 17, 2019)
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* Update: Did Paul Heyman Get Picks He Secretly Wanted For RAW In WWE Draft?
* Could Eric Bischoff Be Heading To All Elite Wrestling During AEW Full Gear?
* Report: Craziness From WWE Draft Completely A Result Of New FOX Deal
* WWE’s New Plans For Firefly Funhouse, Seth Rollins & Bray Wyatt Heel/Face Turns?
* Plans For RAW To Be Taped During Year-End Holidays, More WWE Schedule News
* Tyson Fury Making $15 Million For Crown Jewel?, WWE Sources Debate Figure
* Mike Kanellis Requests Release From WWE With Lengthy Public Statement
* John Cena & Robert Downey Jr. In First “DOLITTLE” Movie Trailer (Video)
* Triple H Admits WWE Questioned Cain Velasquez’s Ability To Entertain, Not Tyson Fury’s
* Twitter War Breaks Out Between Wives Of Jeff & Matt Hardy Over Jeff’s DWI Arrest
* Ember Moon’s Injury Worse Than Expected, Could Be Out Over A Year
* Exclusive Update On Scarlett Bordeaux Signing With WWE
* Kevin Owens Films Reaction To His Draft, WWE Refuses To Air It Due To What He Said
* Bray Wyatt’s Latest ‘Cryptic Post’ Explains Why “Some Wear Masks” & Claims “I Saw You”
* WWE Contacting Several Venues About Being NEW Weekly Home For NXT On USA TV Shoots
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