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FATAL FIVE WAY ANNOUNCED FOR RAW
WWE has announced that AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Ricochet, Rey Mysterio, and Robert Roode will face off in a number one contender’s match where the winner will challenge for Seth Rollins’ Universal Championship on what’s being billed as Raw’s season premiere next week (September 30th)
Rollins will be defending his Universal title against The Fiend in a Hell in a Cell match at WWE’s Hell in a Cell on October 6th.
THE MIZ AND MARYSE GIVE BIRTH
Mike ‘The Miz’ & Maryse Mizanin announce the arrival of their second child. Click here for the full story.
JIM DUGGAN’S WIFE GIVES UPDATE ON HIS HEALTH
As reported yesterday, WWE Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan has been hospitalized.
Earlier today, his wife Debra recently gave a quick update on Instagram. She shared that he had a severe infection and had two emergency surgeries in the last 24 hours, saying;
“Hello everyone, this is Debra. This picture is hours after his second emergency surgery in 24 hours. He had a severe infection but we think we got all of it although he will be in the hospital for a few more days. Thank you all for your continued thoughts and prayers.”
KARL FREDERICKS WINS YOUNG LIONS CUP
l.A Dojo talent Karl Fredericks won the 2019 Young Lions Cup, defeating Shota Umino via submission which ensured victory after Clark Connors beat Ren Narita.
Fredericks is the first non- Japanese talent to win the honour and the first from the L.A Dojo.
KINSHIN LIGER APPEARS AT DESTRUCTION IN KOBE
At todays NJPW Destruction in Kobe, Jushin Thunder Liger finally snapped following his unmasking by Minoru Suzuki, unleashing Kinshin Liger.
Before their eight man tag, Liger jumped Suzuki as he made his entrance leading to a wild brawl. Suzuki went for Liger’s mask again, so Liger hit a low blow then took his own mask off to reveal his Kishin Liger persona. Liger spit mist in the ref’s eyes, then spit mist in Suzuki’s eyes and chased off all of Suzuki-gun with a spike.
This is only the fourth time the Kinshin Liger persona has appeared in professional wrestling, beginning at the apex of a heated feud against The Great Muta.
NJPW DESTRUCTION IN KOBE RESULTS
- Yota Tsuji, Yuji Nagata, & Yuya Uemura defeated Alex Coughlin, Manabu Nakanishi, & Michael Richards via submission.
- YOUNG LIONS CUP: Clark Connors defeated Ren Narita via submission.
- YOUNG LIONS CUP: Karl Fredericks over Shota Umino via submission.
- Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens, & Yujiro Takahashi) defeated Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) & Toa Henare via pinfall.
- Suzuki-gun (DOUKI, Minoru Suzuki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, & Zack Sabre, Jr.) defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jushin Liger, Rocky Romero, & Tiger Mask IV via pinfall.
- Chaos (SHO, Tomohiro Ishii, Will Ospreay, YOH, & YOSHI-HASHI) defeated Bullet Club (El Phantasmo, KENTA, Taiji Ishimori, Tama Tonga, & Tanga Loa) via pinfall.
- Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI, EVIL, SANADA) defeated Chaos (Kazuchika Okada & Robbie Eagles) & Kota Ibushi by submission.
- Hirooki Goto defeated Shingo Takagi via pinfall.
- IWGP Intercontinental Title jay White defeated Tetsuya Naito via pinfall to win the titles.
MARK DAVIS INJURED, WILL MISS SCHADENFREUDE AND FRIENDS 2
Mark Davis has announced on his twitter than he’s really injured his knee at PWG’s ‘Battle of Los Angeles 2019’.
There is no timetrame for a return, however he did say he will “get checked out properly, i’ll update everyone when I know more.”
Kyle Fletcher will replace him against Kris Statlander at Schadenfreude and Friends 2.