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Wrestling News Update – April 5th, 2019

From Zack Ryder and Chelsea Green to full results from Mania weekend, Matty Deller runs through the days biggest stories

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WWE ANNOUNCE NEW SHOW ON FS1

During an appearance by WWE C.O.O Triple H on the channel this morning, he officially confirmed that a weekly WWE studio show is coming to FS1.

On “First Things First” the announcement was made that a WWE-focused studio show will premiere on FS1 this fall. It will air on a Tuesday night.

Triple H said that the studio show will discuss everything going on in WWE, including Raw, SmackDown, and NXT. It will feature “some faces very familiar to the WWE Universe — both from the past and the present.”

Triple H was also quoted as saying that;

“Because of the sports entertainment aspect of it, it’s an analyst show where you’re talking about the athletic component of it. It’s also an entertainment — where you’re talking about where things are going and the storylines and the characters and all of it.”

KUSHIDA OFFICIALLY SIGNS NXT CONTRACT

Just before NXT TakeOver New York City, WWE officially announce the signing of Japanese superstar KUSHIDA.

The former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion has been rumoured to join the WWE roster, ever since he announced his departure from New Japan Pro Wrestling earlier this year.

WWE AND NXT SUPERSTARS GET ENGAGED

It’s been a pretty good WrestleMania weekend for Zack Ryder as not only has he got a match at WrestleMania, but he is now engaged to be married.

Zack Ryder proposed to Chelsea Green in New York City yesterday. Both announced their engagement on social media, with Zack saying “She said Ooh Yeah!”. Chelsea went to instagram saying “HE DID IT. Locked dowwwwn.”

RODDY PIPER STATUE UNVEILED AT AXXESS

As is tradition at WrestleMania weekend, WWE unveiled a statue of one of their more legendary stars. As part of Axxess, WWE unveiled a statue of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper with Ricky Steamboat, Sting, Jimmy Hart, and Brutus Beefcake in attendance.

He joins Andre The Giant, Ultimate Warrior, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, and Bruno Sammartino as those who were immortalized in statue form.

JIMMY HART TO INDUCT HONKY TONK MAN

WWE announced today that his former manager Jimmy Hart will induct The Honky Tonk Man into the Hall of Fame.

It was originally reported that Hart was going into the WWE Hall of Fame again this year as part of the Hart Foundation, but only Bret Hart & Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart are being inducted as part of the group.

“The Mouth Of The South” was inducted individually in 2005.

WWE HOF LEGACY INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED

WWE have revealed who they will be inducting into the Legacy Wing of the WWE Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

According to PWInsider; Bruiser Brody, Wahoo McDaniel, Luna Vachon, SD Jones, Professor Toru Tanaka, Primo Carnera, Madison Square Garden Network creator Joseph Cohen, former WWF President Hisashi Shinma, “Playboy” Buddy Rose will all be inducted.

WWN SUPERSHOW RESULTS

  • Anthony Henry (c) defeated Absolute Andy retain the FIP World Heavyweight Championship.
  • Anthony Greene defeated Barrett Brown, Colby Corino, Cyrus Satin, Harlem Bravado, John Silver and Shotzi Blackheart
  • Miyu Yamashita (TJPW) defeated Allysin Kay (Shine) to win the Shine Championship and retain the TJPW Princess of Princess Championship
  • Austin Theory & Brandi Lauren defeated Darby Allin & Priscilla Kelly
  • Team wXw (Alexander James, Jurn Simmons, & Marius Al-Ani) defeated the Unwanted (Eddie Kingston, Joe Gacy, & Shane Strickland)
  • JD Drake (c) defeated Kazusada Higuchi by pinfall moonsault to retain the WWN Championship.
  • DAMNATION (Daisuke Sasaki, Soma Takao, & Tetsuya Endo) over The Skulk (Adrian Alanis, AR Fox, & Leon Ruff) by pinfall 

WRESTLECON SUPERSHOW 2019 RESULTS

  • Masato Tanaka defeated Eddie Kingston
  • Rey Fenix defeated Pentagon Jr.
  • Tajiri, DJZ, Puma King and Samantha Heights defeated Sammy Guevara and LAX (Santana, Ortiz, and Diamante)
  • Robbie Eagles defeated Arez and Flamita
  • Jushin Thunder Liger, X-Pac, and ‘Hurricane’ Helms defeated Revolt! (Caleb Konley, Zane Riley, and Jake Manning)
  • Dragon Lee defeated Cavernario
  • S.C.U (Daniels, Kazarian, and Scorpio Sky) defeated Orange Cassidy and Best Friends (Chuck Taylor and Trent?)
  • Will Ospreay defeated Bandido

JOSH BARNETT’S BLOODSPORT RESULTS

  • Dominic Garrini defeated Phil Baroni by referee decision reversal
  • J.R. Kratos defeated Simon Grimm by knockout
  • Davey Boy Smith Jr. defeated Killer Kross by submission
  • Masashi Takeda defeated Jonathan Gresham by referee stoppage
  • Chris Dickinson defeated Andy Williams by submission
  • Frank Mir def. Dan Severn by submission
  • Hideki Suzuki defeated Timothy Thatcher by referee decision
  • Josh Barnett vs. Minoru Suzuki went to a time limit draw






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