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New NXT UK TakeOver Date | Wrestling News Update, March 24 2020

With news on the re-scheduling of NXT UK TakeOver Dublin; Matt Booker brings you the Wrestling News update.

 

NXT UK TAKEOVER: DUBLIN POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER

WWE has moved to reschedule NXT UK’s next pay per view until October in light of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

NXT UK had been planning to hold a TakeOver event in Dublin Ireland on April 26. This will not be able to go ahead under current restrictions. The new date has been set for October 25, the event will still be held at the 3Arena.

No matches have been announced yet, but tapings which would have contained the build-up to the event were recorded on March 7.

MULTIPLE MATCHES ANNOUNCED FOR NEXT WEEK’S NXT

WWE announced three matches set to be on next week’s episode of NXT. With the ‘Wednesday night war’ dragging on, an AEW continuing to land a higher viewership, WWE will be doing all that it can to entice fans.

Dakota kai, Xia Li, Aliyah, Kayden Carter, Shotzi Blackheart and Deonna Purrazzo will all take part in a gauntlet match. The eventual winner will be joining Chelsea Green, Mia Yim, Tegan Nox, Io Shirai and Candice LeRaeas the final participant in the Number One Contender’s Ladder match. The ladder match is set for the April 8 episode of NXT.

Velveteen Dream will face Bobby Fish. Dream is currently chasing an NXT Championship match, however, on last night’s episode, Bobby Fish said Dream had done nothing to earn the shot.

The last match will see the North American Championship contested as current champion Keith Lee faces Dominik Dijakovic and Damian Priest in a triple threat match. The match was set up on last night’s episode of NXT.

BOB ARMSTRONG REVEALED TO HAVE CANCER

WWE Hall of Famer, Bob Armstrong has been revealed to be suffering from multiple forms of cancer.

The news was revealed by Bob’s son Scott on social media. Bob is suffering bone cancer in his ribs and shoulder and prostate cancer. Bob has declined medical treatment for the conditions.

Bob joined the NWA in 1966, wrestling there before taking a short break from wrestling in 1987. Bob returned in 1992, working for Smokey Mountain Wrestling, and then WCW. Bob would continue wrestling on and off, even managing to make an appearance at CCW Fanfest last year, defeating The Assassin.

DREAM TAG TEAM INVITATIONAL GETS NEW DATES

Fight Club: Pro has just announced new dates for their DTTI event, originally meant for April 10-12.

The current pandemic, Fight Club: Pro made the decision early to postpone the event. With things becoming a little clearer in recent weeks, the company has decided to tentatively announce new days for the event.

All new dates come with the proviso that the company will follow any advice given by either the UK Government or WHO.

The new dates run from the 31st of July to the 2nd of August. All teams previously announced for the long weekend have confirmed for the new shows.

Friday, July 31 WrestleHouse, Wolves

Saturday, August 1 Bush Hall, London

Sunday, August 2 Academy One, Manchester.

AEW WINS VIEWERSHIP BATTLE AGAIN

In what is becoming a predictahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCu0-YEu0PUble story week on week, AEW has once again beaten NXT in viewership figures for their flagship Wednesday night shows.

This week AEW were 150,000 viewers on average ahead of NXT. It isn’t all good news for NXT though. Last week the company broke the 900,000 viewer mark, a feat they hadn’t achieved since early November. This week the company slipped back slightly, averaging 819,000 viewers over the two hours.

NXT, conversely, saw a rise in their viewers. Last week the show recorded an average of 542,000 viewers. This week it climbed to 669,000 average viewers.

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