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US TITLE MATCH FOR BATTLE ROYAL WINNER AT CROWN JEWEL
— WWE (@WWE) October 23, 2019
WWE has announced that AJ Styles will be defending his belt at the upcoming Crown Jewel event. Styles will face the winner of a 20 man battle royal to held earlier in the evening.
WWE is yet to announce any of the participants in the battle royal as of the time of writing. WWE posted the following on their website:
Styles has turned aside each challenge to his third reign with the title since winning it from Ricochet at WWE Extreme Rules in July. His next foe figures to be battle-tested and primed for the opportunity after outlasting 19 other men.
Crown Jewel is set to take place on the 31st of October at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
UNDERTAKER AND VINCE IN SAUDI ARABIA
— WWE Business (@wwebusiness1) October 20, 2019
Last week The Undertaker and Vince McMahon both travelled to Saudi Arabia for the opening ceremony of the Riyadh Season. The Riyadh Season is running from the 15th of October to the 15th of December. The Season’s aims are to boost domestic and international tourism in the country.
The WWE and their Crown Jewel event feature heavily in the promotion of the event.
Vince and Taker’ were both guests for the opening ceremony, which featured a parade with a WWE float topped with a huge Triple H, huge Undertaker, 12′ ladders, two rings, and wrestlers. The Undertaker even rode the float as it passed through the crowd.
NEW GUEST COACH AT THE PERFORMANCE CENTER
I love wrestling. I am the Multiple Man of the industry: a thousand lives inna thousand different places. Thanks everyone who helped me get this far. pic.twitter.com/t2VKTpnUL6
— @Lx$ (@fakekinkade) October 22, 2019
Alex Shelley looks to be a new guest coach at the Performance Center.
Yesterday Shelley published a Tweet thanking everyone who had helped get him to this point. Shelley attached a picture of an action figure sitting atop Performance Center branded clothing.
PWInsider has linked Shelley to the guest coach position. Shelley made a name for himself in Impact Wrestling. Recently he has been working with ROH, with his last match for the organisation being on the 12th of this month at ROH Glory By Honor NOLA.
AEW ANNOUNCE TWO MATCHES FOR AEW DARK
?Two Big Matches signed for #AEWDark ?
– 3 Way Match @JackEvans711 vs @JimmyHavoc vs @DarbyAllin
– Tag Team Match @dustinrhodes & @SonnyKissXO vs @realmmarshall1 & @PAvalon
These matches will be taped prior to and after #AEWDynamite goes LIVE at 8/7c for next week's AEW Dark. pic.twitter.com/KR0Q2kCIAA
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) October 23, 2019
Earlier today AEW announced two matches set for the AEW Dark show this week. A triple threat match featuring Darby Allin, Jimmy Havoc, and Jack Evans is the first match announced. Jimmy Havoc and Darby Allin have both featured on the main show, first in action against each other, and Darby facing Chris Jericho last week for the AEW Championship. Jack Evans has competed twice so far on AEW Dark, wining both multi-man tag matches.
The second match announced will see Dustin Rhodes and Sonny Kiss face Peter Avalon and QT Marshall. Both matches will be taped on Wednesday, before being uploaded to YouTube.
AEW TO AIR IN GERMANY
AEW is set to air in Germany on Friday’s and 21:30 local time. The news was broken by the TNT Germany Facebook page. Earlier this month Cody Rhodes took part in a press call in which he specifically spoke about expanding into the German market and beyond. When asked about airing in Germany he responded:
“It’s definitely something that we’re looking at currently and not particularly because you’re asking me and you’re from Germany. The German market is massive. I just did a German magazine two days ago, I was in two wonderful sell-outs in Paris in terms of France and that market. We don’t want to leave anybody out. One of the things about having a major cable carrier cover this company is that the international deals are very hard to navigate and they are beyond my depth as an EVP. But we have the right people in place because we want the product everywhere: Germany, France, and the smaller European countries.”
JOEY JANELA SET TO FACE KENNY OMEGA TONIGHT
JANELA V OMEGA 2
After their intense match on #AEW Dark.
Janela is looking to even the score at the Petersen Events Center TONIGHT in #AEWPittsburgh.
Who is taking the win?
Watch #AEWDynamite on TNT Drama 8/7c pic.twitter.com/l01eJeArgR
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) October 23, 2019
Originally Kenny Omega was set to face Jack Evans, but AEW has decided to exercise their right to change the card, removing Jack Evans and replacing him with Joey Janela.
Janela Vs. Omega is a rematch from their AEW Dark match two week’s ago. The match then was unsanctioned with Omega picking up the victory. When announcing the match, AEW noted that the reason behind the booked was there fantastic first bout.
CODY SET TO MAKE CAREER ANNOUNCEMENT LATER TONIGHT
I’m looking forward to tonight for many reasons, one being I get the opportunity to share some bigs news about my career and it’s future.
— Cody (@CodyRhodes) October 23, 2019
Cody Rhodes has just announced that he plans to share some “big news” regarding his career and future. Rhodes also added that the right this to do isn’t the easiest.
Reaction to the post online has been predictably pessimistic, most assume that Cody is hinting at retiring from the ring if only temporarily. While there is no reason to think this
NUMBER ONE CONTENDERS MATCH FOR THE WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM TITLES TONIGHT
BREAKING NEWS straight from the #WWENXT General Manager @RealKingRegal! TONIGHT: @DakotaKai_WWE & @TeganNoxWWE_ will face @jessamynduke & @marinashafir to determine the next challengers for the #WWE Women's Tag Team Champions #KabukiWarriors. pic.twitter.com/DbJhb2Z4k7
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) October 23, 2019
William Regal has just announced that on this evening’s episode of NXT Dakota Kai and Tegan Nox will face Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir. The winners of the match will be declared number one contenders to the Kabuki Warriors WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships.
The title match will take place next week, although the show it will take place on wasn’t announced.
The Kabuki Warriors won the belts at Hell in a Cell at the start of the month. They beat former champions Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss, with Asuke using the green mist on Cross to get the win.
JAMIE HAYTER TO WORK FOR AEW
— Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D. (@RealBrittBaker) October 23, 2019
Squared Circle Sirens has reported that Jamie Hayter will be making an appearance at tonight’s AEW Dynamite. Hayter will be Dr Britt Baker’s opponent for Baker’s homecoming match in Pittsburg.
Hayter has been wrestling since 2015, appearing for a huge number of promotions including EVE, REv Pro, GFW, Stardom, 5* and earlier this year WWE. Hayter appeared on NXT UK on the 19th of April’s episode, she was defeated by Piper Niven.
EVIL INJURED, OFF POWER STRUGGLE TOUR
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) October 23, 2019
Evil has been removed from the remainder of NJPW’s Road to Power Struggle tour due to an ankle injury.
NJPW announced that EVIL’s Los Ingobernables de Japon teammate BUSHI would replace him for his matches.
The tour is due to finished on the 1st of November, with NJPW’s Power Struggle taking place on the 3rd.