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Roman Reigns Wins Award, Jon Moxley Explains Absence, New Matches & Talent Announced For AEW & BOLA 2019 News | Wrestling News Update, July 11th, 2019

From an award to Roman Reigns, Bea Priestley’s AEW debut and more BOLA news, Matt Booker runs down the big news from today in the Wrestling News Update.

ROMAN REIGNS WINS WWE’S FIRST ESPY

ESPN has revealed the winner of the first WWE specific ESPY. The category was best WWE moment of the year. The moment chosen was, of course, Roman Reigns return from battling cancer on the February 25th episode of RAW.

Speaking after the awards Reigns said:

“For me just to be able to be healthy was the only award I needed. This is just so flattering for everyone to kind of lift me up and show me that I have that support system and that love from everybody. It was never about awards or anything like that. It was just about awareness, it was just about sharing my story and hopefully someone could use it for a little bit of hope.”

JON MOXLEY EXPLAINS ABSENCE FROM G1 NIGHT 1

Jon Moxley has been popping up all over the place recently. Since leaving the WWE he has become one of the most talked-about people in professional wrestling. One of the new pastures he is exploring this year is NJPW’s G1 Climax. With Moxley currently holding the IWGP United States belt, and entered into the tournament, fans were disappointed not to see him at the first night of the tournament, held in Dallas, Texas.

Speculation has been rife with potential reasons for Moxley’s absence, with many assuming that AEW had blocked Jon’s appearance on the show. Moxley recently sat down with the Store Horseman and cleared up many of the rumours.

Moxley says that he simply had a prior engagement, he wasn’t available and so he will start on the 13th of July as planned:

“I wasn’t booked on that to begin with. That is nothing. I was previously engaged when this happened. So, I will start on July 13th.”

AEW ANNOUNCES MATCH FOR FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN

During the latest ‘Road to Fight for the Fallen’, it was announced that Sonny Kiss will be facing down Peter Avalon at Fight for the Fallen this Saturday. Peter will be accompanied to the ring by Leva Bates in a reversal of Leva’s match with Allie at Fyter Fest. The match is currently scheduled for the preshow, starting at 19:30 Eastern.

The card for Saturday’s pay per view is as follows:

  • The Young Bucks vs. Cody and Dustin Rhodes
  • Kenny Omega vs. Cima
  • Brandi Rhodes vs. Allie
  • Hangman Page vs. Kip Sabian
  • Chris Jericho “live mic” Segment
  • Pentagon Jr. and Fenix vs. Scorpio Sky and Frankie Kazarian
  • Jimmy Havoc, Darby Allin, and Joey Janela vs. MJF, Sammy Guevara, and Shawn Spears
  • Sonny Kiss vs. Peter Avalon

AEW ANNOUNCES MORE TALENT FOR FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN

Earlier today, AEW announced that both Britt Baker and Bea Priestley would be in action at Fight for the Fallen. The announcements came through the companies Twitter account.

The messages were strangely vague, with each message simply reading that the respective stars would be “in action”. Although we currently have no idea what this could mean, we will be watching this closely in the lead up to the show.

PWG ANNOUNCES EIGHTH BOLA PARTICIPANT

Earlier today PWG announced the addition of what will be the eighth participant in this year’s Battle of Los Angeles. Caveman Ugg will be joining the likes of A-Kid, Jonathan Gresham, and Orange Cassidy.

Ugg hails from Australia, where he is the current Pro Wrestling Australia Heavyweight Champion.

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