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RAW FACING ISSUES DUE TO SNOWSTORM
Government officials are advising citizens in Salt Lake City to stay off the roads unless they have to be out, due to a snowstorm. This may mean that attendance at tonight’s WWE RAW from Salt Lake City could be an issue.
The storm began dumping snow through the area overnight and a winter storm advisory is in effect until 10pm local time tonight. The Utah Highway Patrol had reported more than 160 crashes state-wide since midnight as of 10:45 am local time today, mainly in Salt Lake County.
There has been unconfirmed reports that the Governor will shut the roads down, but that appears not to be the case.
Ryan Satin has said that despite the issues, RAW is still scheduled to go ahead tonight.
WWE CHAMPIONSHIP NUMBER ONE CONTENDERS MATCH SET FOR RAW
WWE has announced that Ricochet, Seth Rollins, and Bobby Lashley will face off in a triple threat match tonight on RAW where the winner will challenge for Lesnar’s WWE title at Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia later this month.
Super ShowDown is taking place in Riyadh on Friday, February 27th and will air live on the WWE Network.
RANDY ORTON CONFIRMED FOR RAW
In spite of the weather, WWE have confirmed that Randy Orton will address his actions from last week on RAW.
Last Monday’s show closed with Orton attacking Edge and hitting a con-chair-to to his head. WWE released a statement from a “family spokesperson” has confirmed that Edge is now home, has begun the recovery process, and is waiting for the results of a battery of tests.
WWE noted that Edge will update his condition early next week.
SUZUKI VS CASSIDY ANNOUNCED FOR SPRING BREAK
An absolutely insane match-up has been announced for WrestleMania weekend, with New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Minoru Suzuki taking on AEW’s Orange Cassidy at Joey Janela’s Spring Break 4.
Janela released a trailer during the Super Bowl halftime show showing an animation featuring both men preparing for a duel, and also highlighted their contrasting styles.
The Great Muta, Alex Shelley and Will Ospreay have also been announced for the event. Joey Janela’s Spring Break IV will take place on Friday, April 3rd at The Cuban Club in Ybor City, Florida.
TWO MORE MATCHES ANNOUNCED FOR ROH PAST VS PRESENT
Ring Of Honor announced today that Doug Williams vs. Jonathan Gresham will take place at Past vs. Present.
Williams retired in 2018 at PROGRESS Wrestling’s ‘Hello Wembley’, but he has addressed this in a tweet saying;
“Thought I should put this out there since I’ve had a few enquiries. I intend to honour my retirement in the UK and so won’t be accepting wrestling bookings here. The only exception is if any foreign company I am contracted to or work run a tour here, then I might… if forced. I am still however open to making non-wrestling appearances, training seminars, backstage roles etc. and other foreign wrestling bookings.”
Doug Williams was the second-ever Pure Champion in ROH history, winning it in 2004. Gresham is the co-holder of the ROH Tag Team Champions, alongside Jay Lethal.
Xavier vs. Jay Lethal has also been made official for Past vs. Present. Xavier accepted Lethal’s challenge in a video posed on their Twitter account.
ROH Past vs Present is part of ROH’s 18th Anniversary weekend and will take place the day after that show, which takes place on Friday, March 13th at Sams Town Live in Las Vegas, Nevada.
BANDIDO VS DRAGON LEE ANNOUNCED FOR 18TH ANNIVERSARY
ROH has also announced that Television Champion Dragon Lee will defend his title against Bandido at March’s Anniversary PPV.
Bandido already holds one title in ROH as he, Flamita & Rey Horus are the current ROH Six-Man Tag Team Champions.
Sam’s Town Live is hosting the 18th Anniversary PPV on Friday, March 13th.
FORMER PROGRESS CHAMPION ANNOUNCED FOR SSS16
PROGRESS Wrestling have announced the third entrant for the 2020 Super Strong Style 16 Tournament.
Former PROGRESS World Champion Travis Banks is in the field of sixteen, which will once again take place at Alexandra Palace in London. Banks won the 2017 Super Strong Style 16 tournament and made it to the semi-finals last year.
This years tournament will take place between the 23rd to 25th May.