FIRST AEW WORLD TITLE DEFENCE ANNOUNCED
The champion may not have been decided yet, but the location of the first title defence has been revealed.
All Elite Wrestling has announced that the first-ever AEW World Title defence will take place during the third TV taping, which airs live on Wednesday, October 16 from Philadelphia.
The first AEW Championship will be decided on August 31st at All Out in Chicago, when Chris Jericho takes on Hangman Page.
WWE HIRES KENDO KASHIN
WWE has hired Japanese wrestling veteran Kendo Kashink to coach at the Performance Center in Orlando.
Kashin, real name Tokimitsu Ishizawa, was a masked junior heavyweight who held several titles for New Japan Pro Wrestling, including the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title twice, and the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles. He won NJPW’s Young Lion Cup in 1996 and the Best of the Super Juniors tournament in 1999. He also won ROH’s Best of the American Super Juniors tournament in 2005 and has experience in mixed martial arts.
Kashin worked as a guest trainer at the Performance Center back in February of this year.
NEW BATCH OF WWE PERFORMANCE CENTER TRAINEES REVEALED
The current EVOLVE World Champion and a former Impact Wrestling talent are a part of the latest class joining the Performance Center. Click here for the full story.
LAST MAN STANDING MATCH ANNOUNCED FOR NXT UK TAKEOVER
On this week’s NXT UK episode, it was confirmed that Dave Mastiff will face Joe Coffey in a last man standing match in Cardiff.
The announcement comes after Mastiff and Coffey fought to a double count-out in the main event of last Wednesday’s show.
NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff is being held at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff on Saturday, August 31.
CAPTAIN’S CHALLENGE MATCH ANNOUNCED FOR 205 LIVE
WWE has announced a five-on-five Captain’s Challenge match for next Tuesday’s 205 Live, with Gulak and Lorcan each picking four partners.
WWE uploaded a video from last night where Lorcan confronted Gulak backstage and they had to be separated. Ariya Daivari was with Gulak, while Jack Gallagher was helping stop the fight by holding Lorcan back.
BRISCOES TO DEFEND TAG TITLES AGAINST ROCK ‘N ROLL EXPRESS
ROH announced today that The Briscoes will defend their titles against The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express at Honor for All in Nashville, Tennessee on Sunday, August 25.
The Briscoes vs. Rock ‘n’ Roll Express is a rematch from this year’s Crockett Cup, where Mark and Jay bested Ricky and Robert.