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WARRIOR AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED
WWE revealed this year winner of the Warrior Award earlier today in a release on their website. The award is given annually at the Hall of Fame ceremony and “is presented to an individual who has exhibited unwavering strength and perseverance and who lives life with the courage and compassion that embodies the indomitable spirit of The Ultimate Warrior”. This years winner is Sue Aitchison, who has worked in WWE’s corporate office for 30 years. Sue worked extensively on WWE’s community outreach programs, including building a strong relationship with Make-A-Wish. The partnership has enabled WWE to help grant over 6000 children’s wishes so far. Sue has even received a reward from Make-A-Wish, acknowledging her efforts. The website quoted Stephanie speaking about Sue and work:
“Sue has dedicated her entire career to helping Wish kids fulfill their dreams and putting smiles on countless families’ faces. Her heart and character epitomize the essence of the Warrior Award,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “She is an unsung hero who deserves to be recognized and immortalized in the WWE Hall of Fame.”
— WWE (@WWE) March 18, 2019
IWGP US HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH MADE
NJPW has announced that Juice Robinson will defend his title at the New Japan Cup Final on March 24th. He will be defending it against Chase Owens, who beat him in the first round of the cup. Chase has been hounding Juice for a title shot since the victory, and following a brutal assault with the belt on the 17th of March show, has been granted the match.
WWE MAKE OFFER TO FORMER IMPACT CHAMPION
It has been reported that WWE has offered former two time X-Division champion, DJZ. While there are conflicting reports that he has signed already, PWInsider has reported that WWE made an offer in the last week in February, and ProWrestlingSheet deny that he’s actually signed yet, it seems clear the man from LA is heading to Florida soon.
DJZ began training in 2003 and after 14 months he debuted for Black Diamond Wrestling. DJZ spent the first part of his career as many talented stars do, moving around the independent scene, making a name for himself in some of the most respected promotions. While doing this DJZ also worked stints in Mexico and Japan before signing with Impact in 2011.
WWE HALL OF FAMER WRESTLES HIS FINAL MATCH
According to the Wrestling Observer, last night saw WWE Hall of Famer Bob Armstrong wrestle his final match. A veteran of 59 years in the ring, Bob has left behind a huge legacy, holding the NWA title more than 55 times. The Observer reports that his entire family was there, and he was introduced by his son Brian James (Road Dogg).
HUGE ROH WORLD TITLE MATCH ANNOUNCED FOR THE G1 SUPERCARD
Champion Jay Lethal seems to be somewhat under siege at the moment, with both number one contender Marty Scurll and Matt Taven breathing down his neck for a shot they feel they deserve. Marty earned his number one contender’s sport by winning last year’s Survival of the Fittest tournament. Taven feels he deserves a shot as a reward for taking the champion to a 60-minute time limit draw for the title at ROH’s 17th Anniversary pay per view.
It seems Jay agreed with both men, but wanted to settle all his business in one go, making the match a triple threat ladder match to take place at Madison Square Garden at the G1 Supercard.
HUGE WWE STAR RE-SIGNS WITH THE COMPANY
Innocuously announced today by the man himself, it seems AJ Styles will be staying with WWE for while longer. Hidden in a tweet about a gorgeous new puppy, AJ casually says “Also, I’ve signed a new contract with the WWE.”. With the current talent wars taking place this is obviously huge news for WWE.
This is the newest member of my family. Also, I’ve signed a new contract with the WWE. What a cute little guy. pic.twitter.com/PNqh9shgTH
— AJStyles.Org (@AJStylesOrg) March 18, 2019