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MORE DETAILS ON ONEY LORCAN REQUESTING HIS WWE RELEASE
Earlier today, PWInsider revealed that Oney Lorcan requested his WWE release at the end of October. You can check out the full story here.
Dave Meltzer discussed Oney Lorcan on Wrestling Observer Radio and said that Lorcan reportedly hasn’t been happy for a while. This might be amplified by the fact that he is in his prime and wants to compete at the highest level possible.
“Oney Lorcan is I guess wanting out. I don’t know the whole story behind Oney Lorcan. The only thing I’ve heard is that he’s been very unhappy for a while. Look, I know a lot of guys who have been very unhappy for a while.”
“I think he started in 2015, so he’s been there for a little over four years.”
“You know if you’ve got like a year to go and I know that a year is a Hell of a long time and in wrestling prime is very fleeting and Oney Lorcan is almost 34 so it’s probably like you’re getting to that stage of ‘Man I know I’m good and I’m never gonna get a chance to show it here, but if I wait three years to get out of here, you know maybe I won’t be so good, maybe I’ll be more banged up? I need to get out of here.’ Maybe that’s what’s weighing on his head.”
Lorcan and WWE are still yet to comment.
NXT UK ANNOUNCE NEXT TAKEOVER EVENT
NXT UK announce ‘TakeOver Blackpool II’ for January 2020. Click here for the full story.
SMACKDOWN RATINGS DROP
According to Showbuzz Daily, Friday’s episode of SmackDown drew an average of 2.35 million viewers in the overnight ratings. This is down 10% from last Friday’s SmackDown pre-taped episode from England, which drew an average of 2.610 million viewers.
SmackDown also drew an average of 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which was tied #1 for the night with Hawaii Five-O. Last weeks episode grabbed a 0.9 rating in the 18-49 demographic.
SmackDown was #8 for the night among the networks in viewership in the US.
KENNY OMEGA ANNOUNCED AS HOST FOR CAPCOM CUP
AEW star Kenny Omega announced via Twitter that he will help host Capcom Cup 2019.
This gaming event will run from the 13th to the 15th of December at The Novo in Los Angeles.
NJPW WORLD TAG LEAGUE 2019 DAY ONE RESULTS
NJPW World Tag League 2019 kicked off today in Kanagawa. 14 of the 16 teams faced off in tournament action.
- World Tag League: Juice Robinson and David Finlay defeated Hirooki Goto and Karl Fredericks via pinfall.
- World Tag League: Jeff Cobb and Mikey Nicholls defeated Toru Yano and Colt Cabana via pinfall
- World Tag League: Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Shingo Takagi and Terrible via pinfall
- World Tag League: KENTA and Yujiro Takahashi defeated Yuji Nagata and Manabu Nakanishi via pinfall
- World Tag League: Minoru Suzuki and Lance Archer defeated Chase Owens and Bad Luck Fale via pinfall.
- Non-Tournament Match: Jay White and Gedo defeated BUSHI and Tetsuya Naito
- World Tag League: Hiroshi Tanahashi and Toa Henare defeated Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma
- World Tag League: Tomohiro Ishii and YOSHI-HASHI defeated Zack Sabre Jr. and Taichi