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FANDANGO SUFFERS INJURY
NXT Superstar Fandango is currently out of action once again, after posting his arm on a sling on Instagram.
He indicated in the post that he has Tommy John surgery on his elbow, saying;
“My dreams of pitching in the @mlb are kinda over…. #tommyjohn #nipple,”
It was noted in the December 12th NXT Injury Report that Fandango may have suffered a dislocated elbow as he and Tyler Breeze defeated The Singh Brothers on the December 11th episode on the USA Network. He just spent a year on the shelf with a left labrum tear in his shoulder and returned to action on July 31st.
YOUNG BUCKS FATHER REVEALS WHY THEY LEFT TWITTER
Earlier this week, AEW Executive Vice Presidents The Young Bucks apparently quit Twitter earlier this week. Nick Jackson deactivated his account while Matt Jackson deleted all of his tweets.
Their father Nick Massie took to Twitter to address the situation, revealing they “just needed a well-deserved break from the toxicity”.
Massie noted in another tweet that the family suggested a Twitter break so the brothers could clear their minds.
There’s no word yet on if Matt and Nick will return to Twitter any time soon.
KEVIN NASH PULLS OUT OF JERICHO CRUISE
WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash announced on Twitter that he won’t be able to make it to Chris Jericho’s cruise event because of a new film role.
“Would like to express my apologies for having to cancel my attendance on the @IAmJericho cruise. I’ve been cast in a film and my shooting schedule is in conflict with the event. I’ll be on the next one. Party hard enough and I’m sure you’ll forget who was and wasn’t on the ship.”
Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea: Part Deux and is from Jan. 20th to 24th.
NWA POWERRR TO GO ONLINE ONE DAY EARLIER
NWA announced on Twitter this afternoon that they will be uploading this week’s NWA Powerrr 24 hours earlier.
It will go up on YouTube tomorrow (December 23rd) at 6:05PM ET/11:05PM GMT/11:05PM CET.
NJPW HOLDS BODYBUILDING CONTEST
New Japan Pro Wrestling recently held a photoshoot for their current bodybuilding contest at Korakuen Hall during the Road to the Tokyo Dome.
The concurso, was created by Hiroshi Tanahashi, who was inspired by the bodybuilding competitions they do in CMLL.
The participants include Kota Ibushi, Hiroshi Tanahashi, SHO, YOH, Taiji Ishimori, Toa Henare, Yuya Uemura, Yota Tsuji, Pieter, and Ryusuke Taguchi.
NEWS ON MARTY SCURLL’S STATUS
According to the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Marty Scurll is indeed a free agent. This is in spite of the fact that he has appeared for both NWA and ROH this week.
Scurll is one of several ROH stars whose contracts were expiring and while it’s not clear what the status is for any of those talents, it appears as if Scurll will be working for both ROH and NWA for the near future.
Two interesting notes from this is that Scurll owns the rights to Villain Enterprises and Scurll is also booked for another date that’s not for either NWA or ROH, however that spot is being kept quiet. Many are speculating whether this could be a shock return to PROGRESS Wrestling for their ‘Unboxing’ show next Monday.