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Wrestling News Update – January 16th, 2019

Matt Booker gives you all the big stories you need to know from WOS Wrestling touring to a WWE tag team potentially leaving in the Wrestling News Update.

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WOS WRESTLING ANNOUNCEMENT

WOS Wrestling has announced that their first season will be released internationally. With the show set to be broadcast in India, Africa, and Poland. The British wrestling promotion also stated that they were available on Daily Motion, although this is currently geo-restricted in the UK. Daily motion currently has the first 8 episodes of season 1 available. In the same Tweet, WOS also hinted that a deal with a US-based provider was coming soon. With the WOS Live tour kicking off this weekend, and the recent return of season one to our screens, it seems that it’s full steam ahead for the promotion.

 

ROH EXCLUSIVE SIGNING

ROH has announced the signing of Mexican star Rush on an exclusive deal. Rush began his career in Mexico first for IWRG and then CMLL, where he won the Light Heavyweight, Tag, and Trios titles during his tenure. Rush is one of the founding members of Los Ingobernables, alongside WWE’s La Sombra (Andrade Cien Almas) and La Máscara. Rush has also worked with MLW, NJPW, and ROH, notably teaming with Tetsuya Naito during NJPW’s 2016 World Tag League. 

 

MLW ADVERTISE SECOND LIVE SHOW SPECIAL

MLW has announced a second live event special in partnership with beIN Sports. MLW Fusion LIVE will air February 2nd at 8 pm from the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia. This will be the 5th Fusion special MLW have put on. The headline bout is set to be the Hart Foundation challenge Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix for the World Tag Team Titles. In a statement on their website the company said:

“Major League Wrestling and beIN SPORTS are excited to announce that on Saturday night February 2nd at 8 pm ET, the 2300 Arena will host the next MLW Fusion LIVE on beIN SPORTS. MLW Fusion LIVE will feature a big main event as the undefeated Hart Foundation challenge Pentagon Jr. & Rey Fenix for the World Tag Team Titles. Fans who tune-in for MLW FUSION LIVE will also be treated to appearances by World Heavyweight Champion Low Ki, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, Salina de la Renta and many others. Other matches for the live beIN SPORTS network special will be announced in the coming days.”

 

TAG TEAM RUMOURED TO REQUEST RELEASE

Earlier today rumors started appearing that The Revival had requested their release from WWE to join AEW. This was supposed to have happened following their match with Lucha House Party on RAW. Although at this point it seems this is all just hearsay, there have been more than signs that the ‘top guys’ aren’t happy. There was Dash Wilder’s Tweet from the beginning of January, “One day we’ll wrestle The Young Bucks & everyone will rejoice. Remember this tweet.”, that Tweet is still pinned to the top of his profile. Then there was the #FTR attire they wore on RAW last week (#FTR is a hashtag started by The Young Bucks). Sean Ross Sapp of fiteful.com notes:

“Fightful.com learned today that several within WWE were fearful that Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder were finishing up with the company. I’m careful to make sure not to say they outright asked for their releases, as I wasn’t told explicitly that’s what happened. Instead, I was told “has reason to be very fearful that The Revival are done or finishing up with the company” after a situation unfolded at WWE Raw.”

 

WWE REMOVE THREE NAMES FROM RUMBLE MATCHES

WWE has removed three superstars from the rumble matches set for the 27th of Jan. Finn Balor is now booked to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship. Sasha Banks likewise is set to take on Ronda Rousey for the RAW Women’s Title. The third, Kalisto has interestingly been removed without reason. The up to date list of competitors is given below:

 

Men’s Rumble Match:

  • John Cena
  • Dean Ambrose
  • Seth Rollins
  • Samoa Joe
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Big E
  • Xavier Woods
  • Apollo Crews
  • Baron Corbin
  • Elias
  • Jinder Mahal
  • Jeff Hardy
  • Bobby Lashley
  • Andrade “Cien” Almas
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Mustafa Ali
  • R-Truth (earned the coveted No. 30 spot by winning WWE Mixed Match Challenge with Carmella.)

 

Women’s Rumble Match:

  • Natalya
  • Bayley
  • Ember Moon
  • Ruby Riott
  • Sarah Logan
  • Liv Morgan
  • Mickie James
  • Alicia Fox
  • Mandy Rose
  • Sonya Deville
  • Zelina Vega
  • Carmella (earned the coveted No. 30 spot by winning WWE Mixed Match Challenge with R-Truth.)

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