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AEW ANNOUNCE TICKET DETAILS FOR NEXT TV TAPINGS
Episode two of AEW TV is taking place at the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday, October 9 and the third show will take place in the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, October 16.
Tickets for both shows will go on sale via Ticketmaster at noon Eastern time next Friday (August 16).
WOMEN’S TAG TITLE MATCH ANNOUNCED FOR RAW AFTER SUMMERSLAM
WWE has announced that Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross will defend their newly won Women’s Tag Team titles on Monday’s Raw.
Asuka & Kairi Sane will challenge for Bliss & Cross’ titles on Monday’s episode at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, which is the post-SummerSlam edition of the show.
The Miz will also face Dolph Ziggler this Monday, as announced last week.
PAIGE REVEALS SHE WILL UNDERGO NECK SURGERY
Paige has revealed on social media that she needs to have neck surgery.
Paige had to cancel her SummerSlam Meet and Greet appearance today because she had to go to her doctor about her neck. Hours after, she posted that she needs to undergo a procedure for her neck issues.
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Not the best pic of me but had another consultation with my fave doctor in the world! @thejuanuribe checking up on my neck. Unfortunately I have the neck of a 60 year old. The first fusion healed perfectly. But I developed another hernia above it after my match in Uniondale. It didn’t get better over time.. One more surgery. 🙏🏻
USO’S PULLED FROM SUMMERSLAM WEEKEND DUE TO LEGAL ISSUES
According to PWInsider, former RAW Tag Team Champions The Uso’s were pulled from their WWE SummerSlam Superstore signing on Saturday because of previous legal troubles.
Jimmy Uso reportedly was not allowed to enter Canada due to his July 25 DUI arrest in Pensacola, Florida. There’s no word yet on if Jey Uso will be in Toronto this week.
TRIPLE H REVEALS JOHNNY GARGANO INJURY LAY-OFF
During this week’s media call to promote Saturday’s NXT Takeover: Toronto, Triple H addressed the in-ring status and health of Johnny Gargano.
Gargano has worked some NXT TV matches and he worked the recent Takeover: XXV event in early June where he lost the NXT Title to Adam Cole, but he has been away from live event action for a few months now.
When asked about Gargano’s status, Triple H said;
“He’s fine. Without me getting into medical details of people because I can’t, it was a little lingering thing that if… it’s one of those funny things that in the athletic world, you go, ‘This is sort of nothing.’ This is just one of those little things where I was like, ‘Let’s take you off of some stuff, even though you’re fine because I don’t want this to become something more than this is.’
“It’s cleared up and he’s totally fine. It’s just one of those little things that you don’t want to take a risk of becoming something more than it is. Not because it’s a serious thing that could be career-threatening or anything like that, but just because then if you do get to the point, now you do have to take a significant period of time off to get this thing to shut down totally, to be able to have it heal 100%. It was more precautionary than it was anything else, but I would rather take that precaution now, than have it become something more down the line.”
It was reported in May that Johnny Gargano was working with a knee injury. Gargano will face Adam Cole for the NXT Championship in a two-out-of-three falls match this Saturday.
FORMER WWE DIVAS CHAMPION ANNOUNCES PREGNANCY
Former Divas Champion Jillian Hall announced via Instagram that she is pregnant.
She announced the news on Instagram and revealed that the child is due on March 14, 2020.
In the caption, it reads;
“We are so thankful and excited!! Coming 3/14/20 @zboi32,”
FITE TV DENIES SALE TO WWE
In the Wrestling Observer Newsletter on Thursday, it was reported that WWE was in talks with Fite TV to possibly purchase the streaming service.
Fite representatives took to their official Twitter account and quickly denied the reports.
JOE HENDRY SIGNS WITH RING OF HONOR
Former Impact and ICW wrestler Joe Hendry announced today that he’s signed with ROH.
He posted a video revealing the news, with Hendry ending his promo by saying he’s coming to ROH and is about to become a World Champion.
Hendry has previously wrestled on ROH shows in the United Kingdom in 2016 and 2018.
ROH SUMMER SUPERCARD FINAL CARD
ROH’s Summer Supercard will take place tonight from the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Here is the full card:
- ROH World Championship – Matt Taven (c) vs. Alex Shelley
- Ladder War for ROH World Tag Team Championship – Guerrillas of Destiny (c) vs. The Briscoes
- ROH Women of Honor World Championship – Kelly Klein (c) vs. Tasha Steelz
- ROH World TV Championship – Shane Taylor (c) vs. Tracy Williams
- Caristico, Soberano Jr., and Stuka Jr. vs. Barbaro Cavernario, Hechicero, and Templario
- No Disqualification Match – RUSH vs. Dalton Castle
- Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham vs. Bandido and Mark Haskins
- TK O’Ryan and Vinny Marseglia vs. Brody King and PCO
- PJ Black vs. Silas Young