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Two Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced | Wrestling News Update – December 9th, 2019

With news on Sami Zayn, WWE Hall of Fame inductees and new signings to AEW; Matty Deller brings you the Wrestling News Update.

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SAMI ZAYN CONFRONTS HOMOPHOBIC FAN AT HOUSE SHOW

Last night, SmackDown held a live event in Daytona, Florida in which Nakamura was scheduled to face “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt for the Universal Championship. As he followed his charge down to the ring, Sami Zayn was the victim of homophobic abuse, as a fan in the front row repeatedly shouted: “Canadian f****t” at the Superstar.

Following the fan shouting abuse for a second time, Zayn confronted him calling him a “homophobic moron” and shouting at security to “get him out of my f*****g face.”

The fan was then ejected by security, with Zayn returning later to joke “Hey this seat is empty now, what happened?”

BRAUN STROWMAN REPORTEDLY INJURED

According to F4Wonline.com, Braun Strowman is currently out of action with an injury.

Strowman missed Sunday’s WWE live event in Jacksonville, Florida, where he was to face WWE Universal Champion “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt in the main event. He was replaced by Drew McIntyre, who lost to the reigning champion.

The official word is a sore hip and that he is expected to be back in action in a few days. There were reports of back spasms, but that has not been confirmed

TWO HUGE ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2020 HALL OF FAME

Both Batista and the New World Order were announced at the first two acts to be inducted into the 2020 WWE Hall of Fame. Click here for the full story on Batista and click here for the nWo.

FULL CARD FOR WRESTLEKINGDOM 14 ANNOUNCED

New Japan Pro Wrestling announced the card for their first-ever two-day WrestleKingdom. Click here to check it out.

HIROMU TAKAHASHI TO RETURN TO THE RING BEFORE WK14

NJPW has revealed the full cards for their three-show Road to Tokyo Dome tour. Hiromu Takahashi will be in action on all three nights, with him in the main events of nights one and two.

In his return match, Takahashi will team with BUSHI against Will Ospreay & Robbie Eagles on December 19th, On December 20th Takahashi, BUSHI, Tetsuya Naito, & EVIL will face Ospreay, Eagles, Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI and on the 21st, Takahashi & EVIL will face Ospreay & Tomohiro Ishii.

Here is the full cards for the three Road to Tokyo Dome at Korakuen Hall 

Night one (Thursday, December 19th)

  • Will Ospreay & Robbie Eagles vs. Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI
  • Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Jay White & Chase Owens
  • Kota Ibushi & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi
  • Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, SHO & YOH vs. KENTA, Yujiro Takahashi, Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo
  • SANADA & EVIL vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
  • Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Toa Henare vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Bad Luck Fale
  • Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero vs. Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV, Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura

Night two (Friday, December 20th)

  • Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI vs. Kazuchika Okada, YOSHI-HASHI, Will Ospreay & Robbie Eagles
  • Kota Ibushi & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jay White & Chase Owens
  • Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs. KENTA, Yujiro Takahashi, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  • SANADA & Shingo Takagi vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
  • Jushin Thunder Liger, SHO & YOH vs. Tiger Mask IV, Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero
  • Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma & Yuya Uemura vs. Bad Luck Fale, Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo
  • Toa Henare vs. Yota Tsuji

Night three (Saturday, December 21st)

  • Kazuchika Okada, YOSHI-HASHI & Rocky Romero vs. Kota Ibushi, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Jushin Thunder Liger (Liger’s last Korakuen Hall match)
  • Tetsuya Naito & Shingo Takagi vs. Jay White & Chase Owens
  • Will Ospreay & Tomohiro Ishii vs. Hiromu Takahashi & EVIL
  • Hirooki Goto, Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Toa Henare vs. KENTA, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Bad Luck Fale
  • SANADA & BUSHI vs.  Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
  • SHO, YOH & Robbie Eagles vs. Taiji Ishimori, El Phantasmo & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Togi Makabe, Tiger Mask IV & Yuya Uemura vs. Tomoaki Honma, Ryusuke Taguchi & Yota Tsuji

AEW CONFIRM SIGNING OF TWO FEMALE TALENTS

All Elite Wrestling have confirmed the signings of Kris Statlander and Big Swole.

Rumours of Swole and Statlander’s signing have been around for a while, but AEW have confirmed the double swoop earlier today on their social media.

Kris Statlander made her Dynamite debut two weeks ago in a tag team match and Big Swole will make her Dynamite debut this coming Wednesday. Both have also appeared on AEW Dark.

AEW ANNOUNCES TWO NEW DYNAMITE SHOWS

AEW made two Dynamite location announcements this morning. February 5th will see the show will take place at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama and February 12th will emanate from the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, Texas.

Tickets for both shows will go on sale to the general public this Friday (December 13th).

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