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NEW ROH TELEVISION CHAMPION
Shane Taylor defeated Jeff Cobb, Hirooki Goto, and Brody King at last night’s War of the Worlds event in Toronto. In a four corners match, Jeff Cobb lost his belt without being pinned. Jeff had held the belt since September 2018, winning it from Punishment Martinez.
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 10, 2019
The tour continues in Michigan this Saturday. The last leg of the tour is taking place on Sunday in Illinois.
REPLACEMENTS ANNOUNCED FOR BEST OF THE SUPER JUNIORS
Unfortunately, NJPW has been forced to announce two replacements for this year’s Best of the Super Juniors.
Both El Desperado and Flip Gordon have been forced to retire from the card, but for very different reasons.
El Desperado has been forced to retire due to injury. It was reported that he suffered a broken jaw during his match with Jun Kasai at TakaTaichi Mania 2. Flip has been forced from the card due to visa issues. Ren Narita and Douki will be replacing them in the tournament,
LARS SULLIVAN RELEASES STATEMENT
Lars Sullivan released a statement earlier today. In it, he spoke about past comments he had made on different public forums.
The statement was given to WrestlingInc and reads:
“There is no excuse for the inappropriate remarks that I made years ago. They do not reflect my personal beliefs nor who I am today, and I apologize to anyone I offended.”
While this is not what many fans were hoping for, WWE seems happy with the situation. Sullivan is currently on the WWE’s tour of Europe, even appearing earlier in Dublin.
NXT TAKEOVER XXV MATCHES ANNOUNCED
With tickets going on sale today, Triple H tweeted the first matches on the card earlier. It’s not known that Adam Cole and Johnny Gargano will fight for the NXT Championship and Io Shirai will try to claim the NXT Women’s Championship from Shayna Baszler.
For the first time EVER in Connecticut @Webster_Arena…
— Triple H (@TripleH) May 10, 2019
STARDOM CHANGE TITLE MATCH
WrestlingInc has reported that Stardom has been forced into changing a planned title match by the WWE. The story goes that the planned match between Toni Storm and Bea Priestley was cancelled as WWE didn’t want to risk their UK Women’s Champion losing to someone from AEW. Toni is now set to face Kagetsu. Bea will defend her World of Stardom title against Hazuki.
For the upcoming Korakuen Hall show on May 16, the previously announced match between Toni Storm and Bea Priestley will not take place due to circumstances beyond our control. Thank you for undestanding.
— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) May 8, 2019
JACK SWAGGER TALKS TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AHEAD OF HIS SECOND MMA FIGHT
President Donald Trump called former WWE superstar Jack Swagger ahead of his second MMA fight this weekend. The president apparently called to wish Jack luck before he steps into the Bellator cage. Jack is set to face TJ Jones at Bellator 221.
What an incredible honor. Just got off the ph. With @realDonaldTrump . He said good luck and said I was the second best Donald J in America but I have better Hair!!
@oakgrovetechnologies @butcherboxsports @engageind @drivemma @rubyse @joshraff_ @RobsBoxing @catalinahager pic.twitter.com/FEIzV91KxY
— You Dont Know Jack (@RealJackSwagger) May 9, 2019
NEW WWE DOCUMENTARY ANNOUNCED
WWE has announced that they’ll be screening a documentary about the infamous ‘lost match’ between Bret Hart and Tom Magee after RAW this Monday. Along with the match, the program will also detail how it became lost, how it was found, and what happened to Tom Magee. On their website WWE write:
In 1986, Bret “Hit Man” Hart faced Tom Magee in an untelevised tryout match in Rochester, New York. After the bell sounded and Magee’s hand was raised, he was labeled the next Hulk Hogan, but since the bout was untelevised, footage became lost over time … until today.
The match has been in the news recently as Conrad Thompson announced that he had booked both Bret Hart and Tom Magee to appear at Starrcast II and talk about the match.
— WWE (@WWE) May 11, 2019