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SOMETHING “UNEXPECTED” REPORTEDLY HAPPENING ON RAW
According to @WrestleVotes on Twitter, RAW will feature “something unexpected” on the show.
They did not give anything away, but they did leave a cryptic note saying;
“Sometimes scares never heal.”
Now that doesn’t really make sense, but people are claiming that it could be typo of scars, which would be a lyric from Christian’s theme song.
All of this is just rumour and innuendo at the moment, but with WrestleVotes track record on reporting big news first it’s certainly makes RAW must-see TV.
DOMINICK MYSTERIO TO APPEAR ON RAW
Something we can confirm is that Dominick Mysterio, Rey Mysterio’s son will appear on RAW tonight.
After Seth Rollins invited Rey Mysterio and Dominik to tonight’s show last week, Dominik posted on Instagram that he’s accepted the invitation. The former World Champion hasn’t appeared in person on Raw since Rollins attacked his eye on the May 11th, but Mysterio has given updates on his status via video each of the past two weeks.
Dominik vowed ‘an eye for an eye’ following the attack in one of these videos.
IDENTITY OF KNIFE-WIELDING NINJA REVEALED
During last night’s Backlash, The Viking Raiders and RAW Tag Team Champions The Street Profits ended up brawling outside The Performance Centre and fought off a group of ninjas led by Akira Tozawa (no, I’m not making this up).
There was one particularly tall ninja that wielded a sword that led the two teams to run away. The identity of that man is WWE Performance Center recruit Jordan Omogbehin, who stands at 7 foot, 3 inches.
He was part of the class of recruits in October of 2018, and he made his in-right debut at an NXT live event last June.
AJ STYLES TO HOLD CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION ON SMACKDOWN
During last night’s Backlash, the new WWE Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles announced that he will hold a championship celebration in honor of himself winning the gold this Friday on SmackDown.
He defeated Daniel Bryan in the finals of a tournament to crown a new champion, after Sami Zayn was stripped of the title on May 12th, due to him staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WWE CONFIRM EXTREME RULES FOR JULY 19TH
Also during last night’s Backlash, WWE has confirmed that Extreme Rules 2020 will stream live on the WWE Network on Sunday, July 19th. Like the last two events no venue was confirmed but one would assume it will be at the WWE Performance Centre once more.
The show was originally meant to be at the SAP Center in San Jose, California however with the current climate, that of course is in extreme doubt. The SAP Center has yet to officially announce that the PPV isn’t taking place there.
A new logo for Extreme Rules with a purple and green color scheme was also unveiled.
CM PUNK TO APPEAR ON WWE BACKSTAGE
CM Punk will appear alongside WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart on this weeks episode of WWE Backstage.
Punk was most recently on Backstage when he was part of the panel for the June 2nd episode of the show. That episode featured a reunion between Punk and Daniel Bryan, as Bryan was a guest that week.
Hart is appearing to go along with Survivor Series 1996 airing on FS1 this week.
IMPACT WRESTLING RENEWS DEAL IN MEXICO
IMPACT Wrestling has announced that it has renewed its broadcasting deal with MVStv in Mexico.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but they have released a statement saying;
TORONTO MEXICO CITY (June 15, 2020) – IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc., announced today that it has renewed its long-running broadcast deal with Mexico City-based MVS Comunicaciones MVStv.
IMPACT Wrestling initially debuted on MVStv in 2018, becoming a top draw for the network and netting the promotion an expanded agreement in 2019. The partnership provides 300 broadcast hours of top-quality professional wrestling content, which is anchored by the flagship IMPACT! weekly show.
“IMPACT Wrestling has been a tremendous hit with our viewers throughout the years,” said Alejandro Vázquez-Vela Duhalt, Content, General Director for MVStv and DISH Mexico. “It has also played a major role in bolstering the presence of MVStv, putting us firmly among the other top global channel brands in the industry. We are pleased to be able to build upon this successful collaboration with IMPACT Wrestling, as we continue to give our audience the hard-hitting squared-circle content they crave.”
“IMPACT Wrestling’s presence in Mexico has been warmly embraced by the passionate fans there,” said Ed Nordholm, President of IMPACT Wrestling. “We are excited to continue this incredible partnership with MVStv, bringing our full lineup of exclusive content to even more viewers throughout the country. We look forward to providing them with even more of the unparalleled programming we’re known for, as we move forward into the future.”