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Wrestling News Update – April 10th, 2019

From Impact’s new TV slot to Dasha Fuentes leaving WWE, Matt Booker runs through the days biggest stories in the Wrestling News Update.

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NWA POST CROCKETT CUP BRACKETS

The NWA has released the brackets and first round match-up’s for this months Crockett Cup. The return of the historic pay-per-view sees teams from four of the biggest independent promotions compete.

The teams set to compete are:

  • The Briscoes (ROH)
  • PCO and Brody King (ROH)
  • Flip Gordon and Bandido (ROH)
  • The Rock n’ Roll Express (NWA)
  • Jax Dan and Crimson (NWA)
  • Satoshi Kojima and Yuji Nagata (NJPW)
  • Stuka Jr. and Guerrero Maya Jr. (CMLL)

The brackets and first round match-ups are as follows:

Block A:

The Briscoes vs. The Rock n’ Roll Express

Satoshi Kojima and Yuji Nagata vs. PCO and Brody King

Block B:

Flip Gordon and Bandido vs. Stucka Jr. and Guerrero Maya Jr.

The War Kings vs. The winner of a Wild Card Battle Royal

DASHA FUENTES REPORTEDLY RELEASED BY WWE

HARDY’S WIN SMACKDOWN TAG TITLES

The Hardy Boyz won the SmackDown Tag Team Titles on last night’s episode. Defeating the Usos with the Twist of Fate/Swanton bomb combo, the pair can once again claim to be the best tag team on the blue brand.

Becoming WWE Tag champions for the 8th time, this leaves the team only trailing the Dudley Boyz in terms on total title reigns.

DREW MCINTYRE POSSIBLY INJURED

During last night SmackDown Live show, Drew McIntyre and The Bar took on The New Day in a 6-man tag team match. During the match Drew apparently abruptly tagged himself out and walked to the back. This followed Drew slamming Xavier Woods onto the announce table. Drew’s tag and walk out happened during a commercial break, so fans at home saw nothing of it, just that Drew was nowhere to be seen. David Taylor Stengal of WrestlingInc wrote:

“Drew just tagged out, waved his arms around for a few seconds as if he was brushing someone off that was talking to him, and then walked around the ring to the back. He did not walk up the ramp but took the pathway next to the stage that led to the backstage area. He walked out on his own but appeared to be hurt”

IMPACT ANNOUNCE NEW UK TELEVISION DEAL

IMPACT have announce that their flagship show, IMPACT Wrestling will be now broadcast on 5Star in the UK and Ireland.

In a statement earlier today Ed Nordholm, president of IMPACT Wrestling said;

“Since IMPACT Wrestling’s inception in 2002, the UK has always been one of our most passionate markets. We are excited to extend our broadcast partnership with Channel 5 and launch our weekly programming on 5Star, whose younger audience more effectively aligns with our core fan base.”

Cherry Yeandle, Senior Manager, Acquisitions and Co-Productions said:

“We are thrilled to be continuing our relationship with IMPACT Wrestling and are looking forward to bringing all of the high-octane action to 5STAR. As well as quenching the appetite of the UK fans with this flagship weekly show, we are excited to introduce a new audience to all the wrestling drama – with its young audience demographic, we see 5STAR as a perfect fit.”

ATTACK LIVE AT THE DOME POSTPONED

ATTACK Pro Wrestling have released an announcement saying that next week’s ‘Live At The Dome 3’ has forced to be moved a week later to the 24th. An extra Cardiff date has been announced.

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