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KENNY OMEGA NEARLY BANNED FROM JAPAN?
According to Dave Meltzer in The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Kenny Omega was stopped when trying to enter Japan.
This was the third time this has happened to Omega since leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling. Meltzer added that there was even an attempt to have Omega banned from going to the country for ten years.
Nick Jackson has recently said that regarding a relationship between New Japan Pro Wrestling and All Elite Wrestling has “zero chance of happening.”
Omega wrestled for DDT at Ultimate Party 2019 this past weekend, teaming with AEW Women’s Champion Riho against Antonio Honda & Miyu Yamash-ta.
WWE INJURY REPORT
According to PWInsider, former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander has been dealing with a minor injury over the past few weeks. There’s no details of the injury, but Cedric was cleared to return to the ring for Monday’s RAW in a losing effort to Buddy Murphy.
Alexa Bliss has been absent from the past few WWE TV tapings due to a shoulder injury, according to PWInsider. She is scheduled to have her shoulder issues evaluated by doctors within the next few weeks.
Xavier Woods’ Achilles injury is set to not be back in action until the summer of 2020 at the earliest, meaning that he will likely miss WrestleMania 36.
BIG SWOLE SIGNS WITH AEW
Independent wrestling standout Big Swole signs with All Elite Wrestling. Click here for the full story.
RUSH AND DRAGON LEE SIGN WITH AAA
Former CMLL stars Dragon Lee and Rush sign for two huge matches with AAA. Click here for more.
FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN SPOILERS
SmackDown was recorded earlier today in the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England.
- King Corbin started the show by cutting a promo on Roman Reigns.
- The New Day were interviewed backstage ahead of challenging for The Revival’s SmackDown Tag Team titles.
- The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) defeated The Revival to win the SmackDown Tag Team titles
- Sami Zayn invited Daniel Bryan to ringside for Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro’s match against Ali & Shorty G
- NXT UK’s Imperium stable appeared and attacked Heavy Machinery in the ring. Members of the SmackDown roster came out to chase Imperium off.
- Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro defeated Ali & Shorty G
- Zayn helped Nakamura & Ali get the win. Bryan watched the match from the ramp but didn’t accept an invitation to join Zayn, Nakamura, and Cesaro in the ring after.
- Sasha Banks defeated Nikki Cross
- Dana Brooke & Carmella defeated Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville
- King Corbin defeated Roman Reigns
- Tyson Fury’s appearance was the main event segment of the tapings. After their match at Crown Jewel, Fury and Braun Strowman joined forces here and laid out The B-Team.