WWE REPORTEDLY CHANGING SETH ROLLINS ROLE AT CROWN JEWEL
According to F4Wonline.com, Seth Rollins will be out of the Team Hogan vs Team Flair match at WWE Crown Jewel.
Last night on RAW, it was announced that Seth Rollins would defend his WWE Universal Championship against ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt in a falls count anywhere match on October 31st as well team captaining Team Hogan.
However, current plans have Rollins wrestling just one match at Crown Jewel and that’s the match with The Fiend. Word is that they will address the removal over the next few weeks on TV.
TYSON FURY EARNS REPORTED BIG SALARY FOR STROWMAN MATCH
according to the Daily Mail, Tyson Fury is reportedly making $15 million (£11.7 million) for his WWE debut against Braun Strowman at Crown Jewel.
Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT noted that sources told him Fury’s pay is “in that ballpark” of $15 million.
There is no news on the legitimacy of this claim, but it should be mentioned that WWE claimed to the media that they paid Floyd Mayweather $20 million for his WrestleMania 24 match with Big Show, but the actual amount was $2 million.
PRICHARD REPLACES BISCHOFF ON SMACKDOWN
Bruce Prichard has replaced Eric Bischoff as SmackDown’s executive producer. Click here for the full story.
LIGER’S FIRST RETIREMENT MATCH MADE FOR WRESTLE KINGDOM
New Japan Pro Wrestling held a Wrestle Kingdom 14 press conference this morning and announced Liger’s first retirement match that will take place on January 4th.
Lifer will team with Tatsumi Fujinami, The Great Sasuke and Tiger Mask to take on the team of Naoki Sano, Shinjiro Otani, Tatsuhito Takaiwa and Ryusuke Taguchi.
El Samurai will be cornering Liger’s team, while Kuniaki Kobayashi will be cornering Sano’s team.
New Japan also confirmed that a second retirement match will take on January 5th, with a retirement ceremony taking place on January 6th at New Year Dash at Ota City General Gymnasium.
WRESTLE KINGDOM MAIN EVENT CONFIRMED
During this press conference, New Japan also confirmed that Kazuchika Okada would be defending his IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Kota Ibushi.
It was also announced that there will be no more defenses of Ibushi’s G1 Climax briefcase.
Okada also said that he’d be perfectly willing to defend the IWGP Heavyweight Championship on both January 4th and 5th.
POWER STRUGGLE MATCHES ANNOUNCED
Following King of Pro Wrestling, New Japan has made four matches official for Power Struggle in Osaka on November 3rd.
- IWGP Intercontinental Champion Jay White defending against Hirooki Goto
- NEVER Openweight Champion KENTA defending against Tomohiro Ishii
- Tetsuya Naito vs. Taichi
- Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Kota Ibushi & Hiroshi Tanahashi
MARK DAVIS INJURED
One half of Aussie Open, Mark Davis has announced the full extent of his knee injury.
He injured his knee over 2019 Battle of Los Angeles weekend and has now announced he has ruptured his MCL and torn his ACL. He will be out for a considerable amount of time.
We wish Davis a speedy recovery and ask you to help him out during his lay-off by buying some of his merchandize here.