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205 LIVE REPORTEDLY MOVING TO FRIDAY NIGHTS
According to PWInsider, 205 Live is reportedly moving to Friday nights.
Word going around at tonight’s SmackDown in San Francisco is that 205 Live will be moving to Friday nights at 10pm ET on the WWE Network, beginning as of next week, October 4th.
The rumoured current plan is to tape 205 Live after SmackDown goes off the air on Friday nights.
MICKIE JAMES FUTURE ROLE WITH WWE
WWE appear to be trying out some non-wrestling roles for the former multi-time Women’s Champion, Mickie James.
James did commentary on this week’s Main Event tapings in San Francisco, calling the action with Vic Joseph and Dio Maddin. PWInsider are also reporting that there has also been talk of Mickie working as a WWE Producer.
Mickie, a member of the SmackDown roster, underwent successful surgery to repair a torn ACL back in mid-July. This was the first major surgery of her 20 year career.
BANKS VS BLISS ADDED TO RAW SEASON PREMIERE
WWE has announced Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss on the season premiere of Raw, at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
This has come about because following Sasha Banks’ win over her Women’s Tag Team Championship partner Nikki Cross, Bliss was locked in the Bank Statement when she tried to save Cross from a beatdown.
NJPW REVEALS CARD FOR KING OF PRO WRESTLING
The full card for King of Pro Wrestling 2019 has been revealed. Added to the show is a Kota Ibushi vs. EVIL match where Ibushi’s IWGP Heavyweight title shot at Wrestle Kingdom 14 is on the line, and a special singles match between Minoru Suzuki & Jushin Thunder Liger.
The fourth Hiroshi Tanahashi 20th anniversary match will also take place with Tanahashi teaming with Tomoaki Honma to face Togi Makabe & Toru Yano.
El Desperado, who has been out since May due to a broken jaw, will return on this card.
- IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada defending against SANADA
- Kota Ibushi vs. EVIL for Ibushi’s IWGP Heavyweight title shot at Wrestle Kingdom 14
- IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Jon Moxley defending against Juice Robinson in a no DQ match
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay defending against El Phantasmo
- Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Minoru Suzuki
- Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Jay White, KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi
- Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI vs. Zack Sabre Jr., Lance Archer & Taichi
- Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tomoaki Honma vs. Togi Makabe & Toru Yano
- Ryusuke Taguchi, SHO & YOH vs. El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI
NJPW FIGHTING SPIRIT UNLEASHED CARDS REVEALED
NJPW has revealed the cards for their Fighting Spirit Unleashed East Coast tour.
Night One (Lowell, Massachusetts – September 27th)
- Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi vs. SANADA, EVIL & Tetsuya Naito
- IWGP Tag Team Champions Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) defending against Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH)
- Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Rocky Romero vs. Jay White, KENTA & Gedo
- Tomohiro Ishii & Amazing Red vs. Shingo Takagi & BUSHI
- The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) vs. Chase Owens & Jado
- Juice Robinson & Mikey Nicholls vs. TJP & Clark Connors
- Lance Archer vs. Ren Narita
- Karl Fredericks vs. Alex Coughlin
Night Two (New York City, September 28th)
- Kazuchika Okada & Kota Ibushi vs. SANADA & EVIL
- NEVER Openweight Champion KENTA defending against YOSHI-HASHI
- Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & Amazing Red vs. Jay White, Chase Owens & Gedo
- Hiroshi Tanahashi & The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) vs. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI
- Rocky Romero, SHO & YOH vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Jado
- Juice Robinson & Mikey Nicholls vs. Clark Connors & Alex Coughlin
- Lance Archer vs. Karl Fredericks
- TJP vs. Ren Narita
Night Three (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 29th)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi, Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI & The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) vs. Jay White, KENTA, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Chase Owens & Gedo in an elimination match
- Kota Ibushi & TJP vs. EVIL & BUSHI
- Juice Robinson, SHO & YOH vs. Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & Shingo Takagi
- Amazing Red vs. Ren Narita
- Lance Archer vs. Alex Coughlin
- Mikey Nicholls vs. Karl Fredericks
- Rocky Romero vs. Clark Connors
NEW JAPAN ANNOUNCE YOUNG LION EXCURSIONS
NJPW announced this morning that Shota Umino and Ren Narita would begin their excursions following the events of the Young Lion Cup, where both finished tied for second place with ten points each.
Umino is setting off to the UK while Narita will train under Katsuyori Shibata at the LA Dojo.
IMPACT WRESTLING TO MOVE TO TUESDAYS ON OCTOBER 29TH
Impact announce date of move to AXS TV. Click here for more.
SCHADENFREUDE AND FRIENDS 2 RESULTS
- Cumulative 20 Count Match: Chris Brookes defeated Dani Luna 20-19.
- Kyle Fletcher defeated Joe Nelson via pinfall.
- Tyler Bate defeated Dean Allmark via pinfall.
- Invisible El Phantasmo defeated El Phantasmo via pinfall.
- Chris Ridgeway defeated Nico Angelo via pinfall.
- Not A Deathmatch: Rickey Shane Page & Charli Evans defeated Anti-Fun Police (Los Federales Santos Jr. and Chief Deputy “Gene Dunny” Dunne) via pinfall.