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SANTANA AND ORTIZ TO LEAVE IMPACT
Last night saw Impact’s Slammiversary XVII pay per view, during the event Ethan Page and Josh Alexander managed to retain their Impact World Tag Team titles.
During the triple threat match, which also included the Rascalz, Santana seemed to suffer and injury and was helped to the back. This was apparently planned from the start according to the Wrestling Observer. F4WOnline has also reported that Slammiversary saw Santana and Ortiz’s last match with Impact.
.@SantanaLAX appears to have suffered a serious injury in the Tag Team Championship 3-way.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 8, 2019
It has been widely reported that the tag team have seen interest from both WWE and AEW. While AEW has stated that they’re done with their major recruitment drive, they did mention that there were a couple of names that they were still interested in. This combined with Matt and Nick Jackson’s promise to lead a resurgence in tag team wrestling would mean a good fit for the team. WWE are known to be hoovering up all they can at the moment, this combined with their willingness to throw money at stars means it’s anyones guess where the former LAX members will end up.
BECKY LYNCH LANDS ESPN THE MAGAZINE COVER
Becky Lynch has become the first WWE star to grace the cover of ESPN’s The Magazine.
— espnW (@espnW) July 9, 2019
The WWE RAW Women’s Champion is joined on the cover by Alison Brie, star of Netflix’s GLOW series.
The WWE has issued a statement on the news, please see below:
Becky Lynch and Alison Brie to be featured on cover of ESPN The Magazine’s “Blockbuster” issue
Becky Lynch has taken over the sports-entertainment scene in the last year, and this Friday, you can find the Raw Women’s Champion with actress Alison Brie on the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s “Blockbuster” issue.
The new issue focuses on the intersection between Hollywood and sports. Lynch and Brie, who is the star of Netflix’s hit comedy show “GLOW” on the 1980s Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling promotion, got together for an interview about the obstacles they face in their respective industries, the toughness of women, and much more.
The Man is the first WWE Superstar to ever appear on the cover of ESPN The Magazine. Get your hands on the issue when it hits newsstands this Friday.
KOFI KINGSTON INJURY UPDATE
At last night’s SmackDown Live event, Kofi shed some light on the recent injury worries surrounding him.
The show opened with the New Day, after they made their way to the ring Kofi announced that he wouldn’t be competing that evening. The reason he gave was an injury he’d pick up the night before. Kingston had wrestled Dolph Ziggler for an episode of Main Event.
Kofi promised that he would be ready to go at Extreme Rules this Sunday. At the pay per view Kingston is set to defend his WWE Championship against Samoa Joe.
MATCH ANNOUNCED FOR MLW: NEVER SAY NEVER ’19
MLW announced today that at their upcoming Never Say Never event Davey Boy Smith Jr. will face Timothy Thatcher. This hotly anticipated match will see two rising stars meet in a hotly anticipated match. MLW CEO Court Bauer said of the match:
“For years many have asked what if these two world-class athletes met in the ring, July 25th in New York that question will be answered.”
— MLW • July 25 • NYC (@MLW) July 9, 2019
PWG ANNOUNCE ORANGE CASSIDY FOR BOLA
Earlier today, PWG announced that Orange Cassidy would be entering this year’s Battle of Los Angeles.
Cassidy made his PWG debut only in May of this year, losing to Chuck Taylor.
Orange Cassidy is the sixth entrant in the 2019 Battle of Los Angeles!
— PWG (@OfficialPWG) July 9, 2019
MATCH ADDED TO WWE EXTREME RULES
WWE announced today that both Tag Team Titles would be up for grabs at this Sunday’s Extreme Rules pay per view.
The event will see current champions, The Revival, take on the Usos’ with the titles on the line, the Usos’are former four-time SmackDown Tag champions and two-time WWE Tag Champions. This is The Revival’s second run with the titles.
The addition of the RAW Tag Titles match means that there are now six title matches at the pay per view. See the most up to date card below:
- Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch vs. Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans – Winner Take All match
- Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Samoa Joe – WWE Championship match
- Roman Reigns and The Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre – No Holds Barred Tag match
- Ricochet (c) vs. AJ Styles – United States Championship match
- Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley – Last Man Standing match
- Bayley (c) vs. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross – 2 on 1 Handicap Women’s Title match
- The Revival (c) vs. The Usos – Raw Tag Team Championship match
- Daniel Bryan & Rowan (c) vs. The New Day vs. Heavy Machinery – SmackDown Tag Team Championship match
- Aleister Black vs. Mystery Opponent
- Drew Gulak (c) vs. Tony Nese – Cruiserweight Championship match
CHRIS JERICHO SEGMENT ADDED TO FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN
AEW has announced that Chris Jericho will have a segment during the upcoming ‘Fight for the Fallen’ event.
CHRIS JERICHO will have LIVE mic this Saturday night in Jacksonville. What will he say? Join us in Jacksonville or watch on @BRLive
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) July 9, 2019
Jericho comment on the development on his instagram account:
With both posts hyping the content of Jericho’s segment, many have been speculating what this could be or pertain to.