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FOX SmackDown Special, WWE Starrcade & 205 Live Team To Raw? | Wrestling News Update, September 18th 2019

With news regarding the return of Starrcade and a major WWE commentary shake-up, Matty Deller brings you the Wrestling News Update.

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FOX ANNOUNCE BLUE CARPET SPECIAL TO AIR BEFORE DEBUT SMACKDOWN

Immediately before SmackDown makes its FOX debut on Friday, October 4, there will be a half-hour “blue carpet” kickoff show with “blue carpet arrivals and backstage access to celebrities and athletes, as well as past and present WWE Superstars to kick off the new era of WWE on FOX.”

This debut episode will also be SmackDown’s 20th-anniversary celebration. Brock Lesnar will also challenge for Kofi Kingston’s WWE Championship on the episode.

STARRCADE TO RETURN TO WWE NETWORK

WWE confirmed on Tuesday night that this year’s Starrcade will take place at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, Georgia on Sunday, December 1. The show will include a one-hour live WWE Network special.

Seth Rollins, Kofi Kingston, Becky Lynch, Bayley, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Sasha Banks, Charlotte Flair, and Daniel Bryan are advertised for the event. Tickets will go on sale on the Infinite Energy Center’s website on Friday, September 27th at 10 a.m. Eastern time

205 LIVE COMMENTARY DUO TO HEAD TO RAW?

According to @Wrestlevotes, the current plan as of this week is for Vic Joseph and Dio Maddin to call the action on RAW.

It was reported last week that the plan was for Michael Cole to move to SmackDown alongside Corey Graves, with Maddin and Joseph to be the two-man booth on the red brand.

There’s no word yet on where Renee will end up, but she is expected to host the weekly WWE FS1 studio show on Tuesday nights, which will air live from Los Angeles. 

AEW REVEAL TAG TEAM TITLE TOURNAMENT BRACKET

Today’s episode of the Road to TNT featured Tony Schiavone revealing the bracket for the seven-team tournament.

Due to The Dark Order (Evil Uno & Stu Grayson) having won a first-round bye, there will be three first-round matches. The left side of the bracket has The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) vs. Private Party (Marq Quen & Isiah Kassidy) and The Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr. & Fenix) vs. Jurassic Express (Luchasaurus & Jungle Boy). Jurassic Express won a fan vote, defeated Angelico & Jack Evans to join the bracket.

The right side of the bracket has SoCal Uncensored (two of Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) vs. Best Friends (Trent Barreta & Chuck Taylor) in the first round. 

Both semifinal matches will be held on week four of AEW TV on Wednesday, October 23rd. The finals will then take place on week five of AEW TV on Wednesday, October 30th.

REVPRO ANNOUNCE 2019 SUPER J CUP

This years Super J Cup will take place in York Hall this November. Click here for the full story.

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