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NWA Announces Crockett Cup 2020 | Wrestling News Update, January 25th 2020

With news on the NWA, Mandy Rose and the sad passing of Justice Pain; Matt Booker brings you the Wrestling News Update.

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FORMER CZW CHAMPION JUSTICE PAIN PASSES AWAY

In what is very sad news, former CZW champion, Chris Watson has passed away at only 41 years old. Click here to read our full story.

NWA ANNOUNCES CROCKETT CUP 2020

During last night’s Hard Times pay per view, Stu Bennett revealed that the NWA would be holding the Crocket Cup once again this year. While the exact date wasn’t given, Stu did mention that it would be happening during April.

Last year marked the first installment of the tournament since 1988, and was help on the 27th of April. The 2019 edition was held in partnership with ROH. Last year’s final was contested between current NWA tag team The Wild Cards: Thom Latimer and Royce Isaacs, who lost out to Villain Enterprises: Brody King and PCO.

Current NWA Tag Team Champions are Eli Drake and James Storm, after their victory at Hard Times.

AEW SEES STRONG SALES FOR DYNAMITE EPISODE

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer has reported that AEW has already sold 10,000 tickets for a show late next month.

The show in questions in the March 25th edition of Dynamite, schedualed to take place at the Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey. The venue quotes a capacity of 17,500 for concerts, while this can vary depending on the size of the production area AEW requires, the show will be very close to a sell out by show date.

MANDY ROSE SIGNS NEW WWE DEAL

Mandy Rose has inked a new five-year deal with WWE. Click here for the full story.

WWE AND DANIEL BRYAN RELEASE ECO FRIENDLY SHIRT

Daniel Bryan and the WWE have worked together to produce an eco friendly shirt. The shirt was released yesterday and features organic cotton bended with recyled plastic. According to the WWE website, each shirt will prevent 4 plastic bottles going to landfill.

Alongside the recycled material, with each purchase of a shirt American Forests will plant a tree,

NJPW NEW BEGINNING USA TAMPA RESULTS

  • Misterioso def. Clark Connors
  • Yuji Nagata and Satoshi Kojima def. Alex Coughlin and Ren Narita
  • Colt Cabana and Toru Yano def. TJP and Karl Fredericks
  • Jeff Cobb def. Alex Zayne
  • Lance Archer defeated YOSHI-HASHI
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi, Rocky Romero, David Finlay, and Juice Robinson def. Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi, Tanga Loa, and Tama Tonga

JOHN CENA POSTS ROYAL RUMBLE PHOTO

John Cena posted a cryptic picture of the Royal Rumble to his Instagram account earlier today.

The picture is fairly non discrypt, with a number of male stars in the ring, a countdown reading number 5 and the RAW logo. John was last seen in the WWE on the the RAW Reunion episode on July 22 2019.

The are only three unannounced spots left in the rumble, the current field consists of:

  • Brock Lesnar entering #1
  • Roman Reigns
  • Randy Orton
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Ricochet
  • Rey Mysterio
  • AJ Styles
  • Erick Rowan
  • King Baron Corbin
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Otis, Tucker
  • Elias
  • Aleister Black
  • Rusev
  • Bobby Lashley
  • R-Truth
  • Braun Strowman
  • Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Seth Rollins
  • Buddy Murphy
  • Samoa Joe
  • Kevin Owens
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Big E
  • John Morrison
  • The Miz

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