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SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH CHANGED
WWE officially announced on today’s edition of WWE’s The Bump that The Miz is off this year’s WrestleMania. This means that the SmackDown Tag Team titles will now be on the line in a triple threat ladder match between John Morrison, Kofi Kingston, and Jimmy Uso.
In storyline, the explanation given during today’s announcement was that Miz is out of the match due to being injured during a brawl on SmackDown last night.
This match will be part of night one of WrestleMania 36, which is tonight.
DONALD TRUMP TO HOLD CALL WITH VINCE MCMAHON
The White House announced Saturday that they were holding a conference call with major United States sports commissioners, alongside WWE’s Vince McMahon and UFC’s Dana White.
The length of the call is unknown, but a brief statement was released afterwards giving brief, vague details.
McMahon and White was joined by Adam Silver (NBA), Roger Goodell (NFL), Rob Manfred (MLB), Gary Bettman (NHL), Cathy Engelbert (WNBA), Jay Monahan (PGA), John Middlebrook (NASCAR) and Don Garber (MLS).
AEW REVOLUTION PPV BUYRATE REVEALED
According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, All Elite Wrestling’s February pay-per-view Revolution pulled in between 100,000 to 105,000 PPV buys.
This would make it the second-highest selling PPV for the company, behind last May’s Double or Nothing for buys and revenue. This was in part to ITV Box Office shutting down in January, making FITE the only way the U.K. could see the event.
NJPW DELAY WRESTLE DYNASTY TICKET SALE
New Japan Pro Wrestling has officially delayed the ticket on-sale date for their return to Madison Square Garden, due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The pre-sale for Wrestle Dynasty tickets had been set to begin at 10AM ET/3PM GMT on Wednesday, April 8th. It will now begin at 10AM ET/3PM GMT on Wednesday, May 13th. Registration for the pre-sale code mailing list will remain open during the delay, and codes will be emailed near the pre-sale date.
Tickets will now go on sale to the general public at 10AM ET/3PM GMT on Friday, May 15th, instead of April 10th.
Wrestle Dynasty is still scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, August 22nd, going head to head with NXT TakeOver: Boston, the night before SummerSlam.