NJPW TAPES SHOWS IN THE U.S
PWInsider has reported that NJPW held tapings for their Lion’s Break Collision show in LA.
Apparently the company recorded eleven matches during the session. Although there has been very little information on the matches that took place, the following stars took part in the show, Karl Fredericks, Misterioso, Alex Coughlin, Clark Connors, Rocky Romero, TJP, and Jeff Cobb. No word has been given on when the show may air as of yet.
One fact that did leak out was Tom Lawlor’s NJPW debut. The former MLW champion had matches with both Rocky Romero and Alex Coughlin. MLW has announced that it knew of Lawlor’s appearance ahead of time.
KRIS STATLANDER INJURED
All Elite Wrestling star is set to be out with a torn ACL. Click here for the full story.
FULL WWE BACKLASH CARD
Ahead of tonight’s WWE Backlash please see the most up to date card, show due to start at 7 pm ET, pre-show starts at 6 pm ET.
- Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Bobby Lashley WWE Championship match
- Braun Strowman (c) vs The Miz and John Morrison 2-1 Handicap Match for the WWE Universal Championship
- Asuka (c) vs. Nia Jax WWE RAW Women’s Championship match
- Sasha Banks and Bayley (c) vs. The IIconics vs. Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship match
- Apollo Crews (c) vs. Andrade WWE US CHampionship match
- The Street Profits (c) vs. The Viking Raiders WWE RAW Tag Team Championship match
- Randy Orton vs. Edge ‘Greatest Wrestling Match Ever’
- Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus
STREET PROFITS VS. VIKING RAIDERS CONFIRMED FOR TONIGHT’S BACKLASH
— WWE (@WWE) June 14, 2020
After weeks of competition, the two teams will finally meet inside a wrestling ring to decide once and for all who is better.
The feud between the Viking Raiders and The Street Profits has been going on for a number of weeks now. The two teams have battled it out over axe throwing, golf, basketball, and bowling. After Monday’s decathlon ended in a tie, the two teams have been confirmed for this evening with the RAW Tag Team Championship on the line.
IMPACT ASKS STARS TO WITHDRAW FROM VIDEO GAME
It's sadly true – but we're moving forward and have a fantastic roster we believe in and lots of new surprises on the way! https://t.co/suSq8IHmAI
— Virtual Basement® (@VirtualBasement) June 3, 2020
In an interesting move, Impact Wrestling has asked its roster not to sign with an upcoming video game and has gone as far as asking stars already signed up, to withdraw.
The game in question is being produced by Virtual Basement and is set to be released on next-gen consoles, namely the PS5 and new Xbox. The development company has recruited a number of indy stars already, including Pope, Kongo Kong, Tay Conti, Petey Williams, Eli Drake, and Jeff Cobb, to name but a few.
It isn’t known why Impact decided to pull all their stars. It should be noted that all Impact talent who had singed to be part of the game has since removed consent.