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AEW ANNOUNCE TV DEAL
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BRAUN STROWMAN INJURY UPDATE
Dave Meltzer has commented on the health of WWE superstar Braun Strowman. Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave said that Braun was currently working injured. He went on to stress that working injured wasn’t the reason Strowman was pulled from Money In The Bank. Braun lost his match to Sami Zane this last Monday, the stipulation was that Braun’s place in the MITB ladder match was on the line.
Meltzer pointed out Braun’s arm and the placement of a support during his match. This could be a concern as Braun only underwent elbow surgery this past November. At the time the Wrestling Observer reported that Braun was suffering from bone spurs in his elbow, while WWE pushed the narrative that he was having a shattered elbow repaired.
FORMER WWF REFEREE SIGNS WITH AEW
In another big move, AEW has signed veteran referee Earl Hebner. Earl is best known for his work in WWE, even playing a pivotal role in the Montreal Screwjob in 1997. Earl also worked for Impact Wrestling between 2006 and 2017. Earl has recently been working the independent circuit, including last year’s ALL IN.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 15, 2019
AEW also announced the signings of Aubrey Edwards and Paul Turner on their Twitter account.
See you in Vegas ? pic.twitter.com/aqwpRsMfRw
— Referee Aubrey Edwards (Gearl Hebner) (@RefAubrey) May 15, 2019
LARS SULLIVAN APOLOGISES TO WWE ROSTER
Tweeting today, Titus O’Neil revealed that Lars Sullivan has reached out to himself and several other WWE superstars to apologise. Lars is, of course, apologising for numerous comments he had made on different social media platforms in the past. WWE announced yesterday that it had fined Sullivan $100,000 and was committing Sullivan to sensitivity training. Whether the apology was part of the training and mandated by WWE or a personal move by Lars is unclear. The move seems to have gone down well with O’Neil though, with him tweeting praise for Sullivan and the gesture.
.@LarsSWWE I Applaud you for seeking out myself&Others on the @WWE Roster to not only Sincerely Apologize, But also seek Guidance as to how to move forward in being a Better Human Being than you were 9years ago. Nobody is Perfect Including Thank you @VinceMcMahon 4Taking action!!
— Titus O'Neil (@TitusONeilWWE) May 15, 2019
NJPW BEST OF THE SUPER JUNIORS NIGHT THREE RESULTS
BEST OF THE SUPER Jr.26 Night3’ (May 15th) is now available on #NJPWWorld!!
Don't miss this amazing night of action on https://t.co/Tj7UBJ4PjP #njpw #njbosj @dragonlee95 vs. @njpwShowT pic.twitter.com/VyFLZRm6vJ
— njpwworld (@njpwworld) May 15, 2019
- Robbie Eagles and Jado def. Ren Narita and Yuya Uemura
- Taichi and Douki def. Ryusuke Taguchi and Shota Umino
- Juice Robinson and Douki def. Ryusuke Taguchi and Shota Umino
- Tetsuya Naito and Bushi def. El Phantasmo and Gedo
Super Juniors A Block Results:
- Jonathan Gresham def. Taka Michinoku
- Tiger Mask IV def. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- Shingo Takagi def. Titan
- Taiji Ishimori def. Marty Scurll
- Dragon Lee def. Sho
After two rounds the standings are as follows:
- Shingo Takagi 2-0
- Taiji Ishimori 2-0
- Tiger Mask IV 2-0
- Dragon Lee 1-1
- Titan 1-1
- Marty Scurll 1-1
- Jonathan Gresham 1-1
- Yoshinobu Kanemaru 0-2
- Sho 0-2
- Taka Michinoku 0-2
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) May 15, 2019