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Seth Rollins, Hard To Kill Main Event Announced & Thunder Rosa MMA Debut | Wrestling News Update, 9th November 2019

With news on Survivor Series, MLW and Impact’s next pay-per-view main event, Matt Booker brings you the Wrestling News Update.

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WWE CONFIRMS TRADITIONAL ELMINATION MATCHES AT SURVIVOR SERIES

WWE has confirmed that this year’s Survivor Series will feature traditional elimination matches.

While several matches have been confirmed, so far only one Survivor Series Elimination match has been announced. Sasha Banks will Captain the first team, with Carmella and Dana Brooke also joining her. It is assumed that a rival RAW team will be announced on Monday night.

After SmackDown went off the air last night, WWE announced that Seth Rollins would be captioning a team in a men’s Survivor Series Elimination match. Please see the full announcement:

Seth Rollins named first member of Team Raw ahead of Survivor Series

Monday Night Rollins is ready to go for Team Raw at Survivor Series – who’s ready to join him?

After being named the first participant for the red brand, Seth Rollins is set to address the WWE Universe as he awaits the reveal of his teammates. By the end of Monday night, the full Team Raw lineup will be complete.

The Beastslayer is attempting to move past the loss of his Universal Title at WWE Crown Jewel and lead Raw to brand supremacy at Survivor Series. With Survivor Series inching closer by the day, the rest of the Raw Superstars will be set on making an impression and earning the golden opportunity to join Rollins in the inter-brand battle.

Tune in Monday at 8/7 C on USA Network to see which red-brand Superstars step up to accompany Rollins in the war against SmackDown and NXT.

See the card so far, detailed below:

  • Brock Lesnar (c) Vs. Rey Mysterio WWE Championship match
  • Becky Lynch Vs. Shayna Baszler Vs. Bayley Non-Title Triple Treat match
  • The Viking Raiders Vs. The Undisputed Era Vs. The New Day Non-Title Tag Team Triple Treat match
  • Captain Sasha Banks, Carmella, Dana Brooke in Women’s Survivor Series Elimination match
  • Captain Seth Rollins in a  Men’s Survivor Series Elimination match

SMACKDOWN RATINGS CONTINUE UPWARDS

After last week’s hastily organised NXT invasion show, SmackDown continued its upward trend in the ratings.

Last night’s episode averaged 2.617 million viewers across the two hours. This was an increase of almost 3% (2.91%) on the week before’s 2.543 million.

The real warning signs were from the 30th of November show, where SmackDown was broadcast on FS1 and only averaged 888,000. Interestingly this weeks episode of SmackDown was taped earlier in the UK, then broadcast from tape in the United States. Taped WWE shows generally don’t fare so well in the ratings.

SAMI CALLIHAN VS. TESSA BLANCHARD ANNOUNCED FOR THE NEW YEAR

Impact Wrestling has announced that Tessa Blanchard will challenge Sami Callihan for his Impact World Championship at ‘Hard to Kill’ on the 12th of January. Click here to read our full story.

KING MO TO MAKE MLW DEBUT

King Mo, the former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion, and Rizin 2015 Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion is to make his MLW debut tonight.
Last night, at Bellator 233, Mo retired from professional MMA after an 11-year career.

While making his walkout to the ring, Mo was wearing an MLW shirt, foreshadowing the announcement to come the next morning. Although he lost by KO in the first round, MLW announced this morning that Mo would be making his MLW debut tonight at their ‘Bloor & Thunder’ event. Mo leaves the professional MMA world with a 21-10 (1) record.

MLW ANNOUNCE SURVIVOR MATCH FOR TONIGHT’S TAPING

Late yesterday evening MLW announced that a Survivor Match would be added to this evening’s ‘Blood & Thunder’ card.

The match will see Jordan Oliver and Kotto Brazil battle Gringo Loco and Zenshi at the GILT Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In a press release the company wrote:

Injustice has been a problem for Gringo Loco dating back to June when Myron Reed KO’d him with brass knuckles. Ever since then, the Chicago native has been engulfed in a bitter feud with the trio known as Injustice.

What is a Survivor Match? The match sees two teams pitted against each other, and as each member of the team is eliminated, the match continues until one entire team is eliminated.

Which team will survive this tag team encounter? Find out LIVE in Orlando this Saturday night.

THUNDER ROSA LOSES PRO MMA DEBUT

Melissa ‘Thunder Rosa’ Cervantes lost her pro-MMA debut last night, falling to Nadine ‘Too Much’ Mandiau. The event, held by Combate Americas, took place in San Antonio, Texas.
Rosa lost a by unanimous decision, with each judge scoring the contest 30-27. While she was able to make it to the final bell, unfortunately, the match was dominated by large periods of Mandiau controlling the action.
Rosa currently wrestlers for WOW: Women of Wrestling as Serpentine. She has also appeared on NWA Powerrr.

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