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SHELTON BENJAMIN SIGNS NEW WWE DEAL
On Lillian Garcia’s ‘Chasing Glory’ podcast, Shelton Benjamin revealed that he has signed a new deal with WWE.
When talking about his time in WWE and when his time will come, Benjamin said;
“Yes, I just re-signed another multi-year deal with the WWE. So, I’ll be here for a little while.”
Benjamin also spoke to Garcia about his WWE career overall, his lack of time on WWE TV and even his reluctance to do interviews.
WWE ANNOUNCE WOMEN’S ELIMINATION CHAMBER
WWE have announced an Elimination Chamber match, with the winner facing Becky Lynch for the RAW Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 36.
Natalya, Liv Morgan, Asuka, Ruby Riott and NXT’s Shayna Baszler have all been announced for the match.
WWE Elimination Chamber will take place on Sunday March 8th at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
NXT UK TAKEOVER DUBLIN ANNOUNCED
On last nights NXT TakeOver Portland, they announced that Dublin will host the next NXT UK TakeOver. Click here for the full story.
RHEA RIPLEY TO APPEAR ON TONIGHT’S RAW
According to PWInsider, WWE NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley is currently scheduled to be at tonight’s RAW.
Whilst Triple H indicated that Bianca BelAir is not done in the NXT Women’s Title picture, BelAir is not scheduled to appear on tonight’s show.
Following her title win over Bianca BelAir at Takeover: Portland, Charlotte Flair attacked Ripley and accepted her challenge for WrestleMania 36.
POST-DOUBLE OR NOTHING DYNAMITE TO TAKE PLACE IN LAS VEGAS
All Elite Wrestling announced today that the Wednesday, May 27th edition of Dynamite will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The venue will also hold AEW Double or Nothing four days earlier on May 23rd.
Tickets to the Dynamite episode will go on sale to the general public at 3PM ET/8PM GMT this Friday (February 21st).
Last year’s Double or Nothing PPV also took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
TAG TITLE MATCH MADE FOR ROH 18TH ANNIVERSARY
Ring of Honor have announced a ROH Tag Title match-up for their 18th Anniversary show on March 13th.
The Champions Jay Lethal and Jonathan Gresham will take on the Villian Enterprises duo of Marty Scurll and Flip Gordon.
This is the second match that’s been confirmed for the 18th Anniversary PPV. Dragon Lee will also defend his ROH Television title against Bandido at the show.
The show is taking place at Sam’s Town Live in Las Vegas, Nevada.
ALPHA-1 WRESTLING TO STREAM ON IMPACT PLUS
Last night, it was announced that Alpha-1 Wrestling, a Canadian promotion, will be joining the IMPACT Wrestling streaming service, IMPACT+.
Alpha-1 is the brainchild of IMPACT Tag Team Champion Ethan Page, who also announced that IMPACT will have a strong presence in Alpha-1 on the March 22nd show “Deadly Encounter.”
THREE MATCHES MADE FOR PROGRESS CHAPTER 103
Today, PROGRESS Wrestling made a trio of big matches for this Sunday’s Chapter 103: Beer Snake City.
The first match will see PROGRESS Women’s Champion Jinny team with long-time adversary Toni Storm to take on the Medusa Complex, Charli Evans and Millie McKenzie. McKenzie and Evans attacked Jinny at PROGRESS Chapter 101, and have made it clear they want to take the belt from Jinny and get her out of PROGRESS.
Secondly, Chakara will make her PROGRESS return against Gisele Shaw. Shaw impressed in a triple threat match alongside Champion Jinny and Dani Luna at Chapter 102 in Cardiff. This is Chakara’s first chapter match since her appearance in the Proteus Title Rumble at Chapter 95: Still Chasing.
The final match made was Malik taking on Ilja Dragunov. This is Malik’s first appearance since last years Natural Progression Series, and Ilja Dragunov is looking to bounce back after losing to Mark Andrews at Chapter 102.