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SmackDown & AEW Specials Planned, Drew McIntyre Injury Update & Jim Cornette Returns To NWA | Wrestling News Update, September 12th, 2019

With news on special programming on AEW and SmackDown, Drew McIntyres injury status and Jim Cornette returning to the NWA, Matty Deller brings you the Wrestling News Update.

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FOX TO AIR SMACKDOWN SPECIAL BEFORE DEBUT EPISODE

The 4th October episode of SmackDown will not be the first piece of WWE programming to air on Fox, according to PWInsider.

On Friday September 27th, Fox are set to air “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” at 8PM Eastern. It is set to feature a number of the most iconic moments in the show’s 20 year history.

DREW MCINTYRE INJURY STATUS

Drew McIntyre is currently out of action after undergoing an operation to repair a lingering injury that came up after his recent promotional tour of Mexico. However, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the minor surgery was not bone or muscle related.

McIntyre had been reportedly sick for a few weeks but just kept to himself and continued to work.  On the day of his King of The Ring loss to Ricochet, Drew was so sick that day that he could barely get out of bed. McIntyre just figured he had the flu and was run down, so he kept to himself and worked through it.

WWE officials told McIntyre to see a doctor when he returned from Mexico last week, and that’s when the doctor diagnosed him and ordered him into surgery just three hours later.

Reports suggest that Drew is said to be ready to return to the ring now, but he’s waiting on the call from WWE and approval from their doctors. He could be back post-Clash of Champions.

AEW TO AIR PREVIEW SPECIAL ON TNT

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, AEW’s next TV show on TNT is to air a preview show on Tuesday, October 1st.

This would air to build to the premiere of the weekly AEW TNT series the next night, live from the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.

The debut episode of AEW on TNT will feature an appearance by Jon Moxley, Cody Rhodes vs. Sammy Guevara, Nyla Rose vs. Riho to crown the first-ever AEW Women’s Champion, plus The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega vs. AEW World Champion Chris Jericho and two mystery partners.

IMPACT WRESTLING TO MOVE TO AXS TV

Impact Wrestling announce move to new Anthem Sports aquisition, AXS TV. Click here for the full story.

MLW SIGNS SEPTIMO DRAGON

In a press release, MLW have announced that lucha libre star Septimo Dragon to a multi-year deal.

In the statement it states:

The Guanajuato grappler has impressed promoters, the media and fans in Mexico and now looks to the global stage as he enters MLW with aspirations of being a world champion.

A top level international athlete, Séptimo Dragón is one of 2019’s breakout luchadores in Mexico. 

Meaning the “Seventh Dragon,” Séptimo Dragón has been featured in top Mexican organizations such as The Crash and has been labeled by the Mexican media as an emerging star.

JIM CORNETTE JOINS NWA COMMENTARY TEAM

The NWA released a video today announcing that Cornette will be doing color commentary at their television tapings in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, September 30th and Tuesday, October 1st.

Cornette will be working alongside Joe Galli on the commentary team. Cornette and Galli were both also part of the commentary team for the NWA’s 70th Anniversary Show last October and the Crockett Cup this April.

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