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MATT HARDY REPORTEDLY DONE WITH WWE
On last night’s RAW, WWE ran an injury angle where Randy Orton took out Matt Hardy with a one man con-chair-to, the same way he took out Edge.
According to a new report from Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet and WWE Backstage, WWE did this angle to write Matt off TV as his contract reportedly expires on Sunday, March 1st.
Matt tweeted a goodbye message to his fans after RAW and linked them to the latest “Free The Delete” episode on YouTube, which includes a possible teaser on him being “The Exalted One” for The Dark Order in AEW.
JEFF HARDY REPORTEDLY SET FOR WWE RETURN
Reports are suggesting that Jeff Hardy could be on his way back to a WWE ring, as he’s scheduled to be at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando next week.
According to PWInsider, Hardy is set to visit the Performance Center to have his progress towards an in-ring return checked on. Jeff has been out of action with a leg injury since shortly after WrestleMania 35, where it was reported that he would be out for six to nine months.
In regards to Jeff’s WWE contract, it was also scheduled to expire on Sunday, March 1st but WWE would add extra time to the contract to make up for the time he’s been out with the injury.
Jeff is scheduled to be back in court on Monday, April 6th, the day after WrestleMania 36, for the charges related to his DWI arrest from October 3rd, 2019.
WOMEN’S TITLE MATCH SET FOR SMACKDOWN
WWE has confirmed that Carmella will get her shot at the SmackDown Women’s Championship on this Friday’s SmackDown against Bayley.
This is a change to an email sent out hyping last week’s SmackDown, where a graphic said the winner of the fatal four-way would get their title shot at Super ShowDown. This was then not followed up on via social media or that week’s SmackDown.
Carmella became the number one contender to Bayley’s title by defeating Naomi, Alexa Bliss, and Dana Brooke in a fatal four-way match. This Friday’s SmackDown is taking place at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.
TUWAIQ TROPHY GAUNTLET MATCH SET FOR WWE SUPER SHOWDOWN
During tonight’s Raw, it was announced that a six-person gauntlet match will take place at Super ShowDown where the winner will win the Tuwaiq Trophy.
The gauntlet match will feature AJ Styles, Andrade, Bobby Lashley, Rusev, R-Truth, and Erick Rowan. This will be AJ Styles first match back since his shoulder injury at Royal Rumble and Andrade’s return from his 30-day suspension.
Super ShowDown is taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Thursday, February 27th.
R-TRUTH WWE 24 DOCUMENTARY TO AIR AFTER SUPER SHOWDOWN
A documentary about the life of WWE superstar R-Truth will air following Super Showdown.
WWE 24: R-Truth will premiere on the WWE Network on Thursday, February 27th. WWE.com wrote about the documentary:
repare to see a side of R-Truth that you’ve never seen before when WWE 24: R-Truth streams on WWE Network on Thursday, Feb. 27, immediately following WWE Super ShowDown.
Though the endlessly charismatic Truth is perhaps best known for providing some of the most riotously funny laugh-out-loud moments in WWE history, his path to Superstardom, as detailed in WWE 24, reveals the story of a man who had to overcome severe hardships to get where he is today.
From humble beginnings and a stint behind bars, to discovering his passion for music and sports-entertainment and realizing his ability to inspire others, Truth’s life story — the good and the bad, the ugly and the beautiful — is laid out for the WWE Universe to see.
Watch it all when WWE 24: R-Truth premieres Thursday, Feb. 27, only on the award-winning WWE Network.
BIG SHOW TO APPEAR ON BROKEN SKULL SESSIONS
WWE has announced that Big Show will be Stone Cold Steve Austin’s guest on this month’s Broken Skull Sessions episode.
It will premiere on the WWE Network at 8 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, February 23rd. This episode will be the first that isn’t premiering after a special event.
MVP TO POSSIBLY BECOME WWE PRODUCER
According to PWInsider, MVP will likely end up with a new behind-the-scenes role with WWE soon.
Reports are suggesting that the word going around WWE over the past few weeks is that MVP may be hired to work as a Producer for the company. Last night’s WWE RAW from Ontario, CA saw the former WWE United States Champion bring back The VIP Lounge to WWE TV, where he recieved a Claymore from Drew McIntyre.
After leaving WWE in December 2010, MVP returned to WWE in the 30-Man Royal Rumble main event last month. He indicated on his social media that his WWE in-ring career is over, following a loss on the RAW after Royal Rumble to Rey Mysterio.
AEW REPORTEDLY ANNOUNCE A UK ‘MINI TOUR’
Dustin Rhodes appears to announce a UK ‘mini tour’ for All Elite Wrestling. Click here for the full story.
MJF VS JUNGLE BOY ANNOUNCED FOR AEW DYNAMITE
It was announced on AEW’s Road to Austin video that Jungle Boy will challenge MJF on this weeks episode of Dynamite.
Dynamite this week will take place at the H.E.B Center in Austin, Texas. Other already announced matches for this show are Dustin Rhodes vs Sammy Guevara, Riho defending her AEW Women’s Title against Nyla Rose and Jon Moxley will face Santana in an ‘eye for an eye’ match.
GAME CHANGER WRESTLING ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
GCW has announced that they will be doing a three-day tour of the UK.
Teaming up with TNT Extreme Wrestling, they will be a part of a three-day weekender, with a TNT Wrestling show, a GCW show and a GCW vs TNT show rounding off the event.
This will take place at Hangar 34 In Liverpool from August 27th to 29th 2020. Ticket information has not been announced yet.
SONICO ANNOUNCED FOR SUPER STRONG STYLE 16 2020
Sonico is the third entrant for PROGRESS Wrestling’s Super Strong Style 16 2020.
The DEFY Wrestling stand-out will join Jonathan Gresham and Chris Ridgeway in this years field of sixteen.
This years SSS16 will once again take place at Alexandra Palace, London from the 23rd to 25th of May.