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Shawn Spears, NXT Name Changes & Del Rio Launches New Promotion | Wrestling News Update, 12th June​​, 2019

From Chad Gable to Shawn Spears, Matt Booker rounds up the days biggest stories in the Wrestling News Update.

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ALBERTO EL PATRON & CHAVO GUERRERO LAUNCH LUCHA PROMOTION

Former WWE superstars Alberto El Patron & Chavo Guerrero have announced the launch of a new promotion, Nacion Lucha Libre.

They held a press conference to announce La Batalla Inicial on July 11 in Mexico City. The promotion boasts such stars as Hijo del Fantasma (aka King Cuerno), Mesias (aka Mil Muertes), La Mascara, Sexy Star, MVP, Carlito, Dr. Wagner Jr, Fenix, Pentagon, LAX and loads more.

El Patron teased that some current WWE wrestlers will be on board soon. He didn’t name names since they are still employed by WWE.

BIG MATCH ANNOUNCED FOR SLAMMIVERSARY XVII

Impact announced today that Moose’s challenge to RVD had been accepted and that match was on for Slammiversary.

RVD returned to Impact in April this year, appearing with Sabu at United We Stand. During Moose’s call out he specifically mentioned ‘old ECW legends’ and how he was sick of them.

Moose challenged RVD during last week’s episode of Impact, the event is set for the 7th of July and will be held at Gilley’s Dallas, Texas.

CHAD GABLE DEBUTS ON 205 LIVE

It looks like former American Alpha member Chad Gable has moved to 205 Live.

On this weeks episode, Chad had his first match, beating Jack Gallagher by way of count out.

Chad was moved from RAW to SmackDown in April’s Superstar Shakeup. Since parting from former partner Jason Jordan, Gable has appeared directionless, with no meaningful storylines since. Gable was moved from RAW to SmackDown in April’s Superstar Shakeup. Since his move to SmackDown Chad has hardly been used.

AEW SIGN FORMER WWE SUPERSTAR

AEW announced today that they have signed Shawn Spears, WWE’s former Tye Dillinger. Click here for the full story.

MORE NXT NAME CHANGES

In WWE’s current quest to seemingly rename all of their NXT stars, the more members of the roster have received the treatment.

  • Garza Jr. will now be known as just Garza
  • Jonah Rock is now Bronson Reed
  • Samuel Shaw is now Dexter Lumis

AEW ANNOUNCE ANOTHER MATCH FOR FYTER FEST

AEW has announced a triple threat match for their upcoming Fyter Fest event. The match will see Yuka Sakazaki vs. Riho vs. Nyla Rose. All three women competed at AEW’s first pay per view, Double or Nothing.

Fyter Fest is set to take place on the 29th of June and will be held at The Ocean Center, Daytona Beach Florida. The most up to date card for the event is detailed below:

  • Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks vs. Pentagon Jr., Fenix, and TBD
  • Jon Moxley vs. Joey Janela
  • Cody Rhodes vs. Darby Allin
  • Hangman Page vs. MJF vs. Jimmy Havoc vs. Jungle Boy
  • Nyla Rose vs. Riho vs. Yuka Sakazaki
  • Christopher Daniels vs. Cima
  • Alex Jebailey vs. Michael Nakazawa – Pre-show

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