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Wrestling News Update – April 17th, 2019

From Kid Lykos’ retirement to Alexander Wolfe’s departure and the newest WWE Performance Centre recuits, Matt Booker runs through the days biggest stories in the Wrestling News Update.

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PCO CLAIMS WRESTLERS DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ENZO AND CASS AT G1 SUPERCARD

Speaking on the WrestlingInc’s WINCLY podcast, PCO spoke about the wrestler involved in the four-way tag team match not knowing anything about the invasion angle.

“I didn’t know what was going on because nobody knew nothing about this. I just came back from TV tapings in Pittsburgh and Columbus…and I got back yesterday and there was no Enzo and no Cass at those events. I haven’t heard anything from the office so I don’t know what’s going on with that. Are they signed? Are they not signed?”

Speaking about the fallout backstage PCO said that the former WWE duo appearing when they did maybe detracted from the match itself.

“I know GoD weren’t happy about it. It seems like they weren’t pleased with the fact that somebody could jump over the fence like that and take their moment so to speak,”

WWE ANNOUNCE MORE SMACKDOWN ADDITIONS

After SmackDown went off the air last night, WWE confirmed a few more names heading to the blue brand. Lars Sullivan, Liv Morgan, Chad Gable, Apollo Crews, and Mickie James are joining Roman, Elias, Finn Balor, Ember Moon, Bayley, Kari Sane, and Buddy Murphy. The entirety of the shake-up can be seen below:

RAW: AJ Styles, The Miz, Ricochet, Aleister Black, Erik and Ivar of The Viking Experience, Andrade, Zelina Vega, Rey Mysterio, Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso of The Usos, Naomi, EC3, Lacey Evans, Eric Young, Cedric Alexander

SmackDown: Roman Reigns, Elias, WWE Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor, Ember Moon, Bayley, Kairi Sane, Buddy Murphy, Lars Sullivan, Liv Morgan, Chad Gable, Apollo Crews, Mickie James

ALEXANDER WOLFE LEAVES WWE

It appears the SAnitY break up is more than a rumor, with Alexander Wolfe announcing he is leaving WWE. click here to read our full article.

BRANDI RHODES SET FOR FIGHT FOR THE FALLEN MATCH

On today’s episode of ‘Road to Double or Nothing’ the first match was announced for the upcoming Fight for the Fallen pay per view. Brandi Rhodes vs Allie was announced for the event taking place on the 13th of July. Brandi set the match up, calling Allie and saying she wanted to wrestle her. Allie asked if this was to do with the historical issues between the two, but was assured it wasn’t. After the call Brandi was seen talking to someone unidentified, asking them if they could be present for the match and saying it was for “that personal thing I was telling you about.”.

ROAD TO WRESTLING DONTAKU RESULTS

  • Yuya Uemura def. Yota Tsuji
  • Yoshi Hashi def. Ren Narita
  • Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru def. Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata, and Shota Umino
  • Bad Luck Fale, Taiji Ishimori, Chase Owens, and Hikuleo def. Juice Robinson, Dragon Lee, Mikey Nicholls & Toa Henare
  • Hirooki Goto, Ryusuke Taguchi, Toru Yano, and Togi Makabe def. Jay White, Gedo, Tama Tonga, and Tanga Loa
  • Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi & Taka Michinoku def. Kota Ibushi, Tomoaki Honma & Jushin “Thunder” Liger
  • Tetsuya Naito, Evil, Sanada, Bushi, and Shingo Takagi def. Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Rocky Romero, and Roppongi 3K

KID LYKOS ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

British wrestling standout, Kid Lykos has announced his retirement from wrestling. Click here to read the full story.

WWE ANNOUNCE NEWEST ADDITIONS TO THE PERFORMANCE CENTER

WWE has announced that Shane Strickland, Kushida and Humberto Garza have all reported to the Performance Center this week to start their preparations for WWE TV.

On the website, the company has the following to say about the three new arrivals:

Strickland has won many championships throughout the United States independent scene under the name Shane “Swerve” Strickland.

Garza comes from Mexico’s famous Garza wrestling dynasty. The proud luchador has competed in the U.S. and Japan, in addition to his native Mexico.

Kushida is considered to be one of the most significant talent signings in NXT history. A ring veteran of more than 10 years, Kushida was one of the top stars in New Japan Pro Wrestling. He signed his NXT contract on the day of TakeOver: New York.

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