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WWE POSSIBLY INCREASING THE NUMBER OF TAKEOVERS
A source states adding a 6th TakeOver event is a real possibility in 2020, all dependent on how the USA Network numbers look. The current TakeOver schedule of Jan, Mania weekend, June, Aug & Nov makes finding a slot for a 6th show a bit difficult.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) August 23, 2019
Twitter account WrestleVotes has posted that WWE is considering running a sixth TakeOver event in 2020.
At present five shows are planned, running in January, April, June, August and November, but the Twitter account claims things may very well change depending on how the show is doing on the USA Network.
Interestingly, in a note in WWE investors earlier this week, MKM Partners stated that WWE could move to run move pay per view shows with NXT in the coming year. In the note, analyst Eric handler wrote:
“We anticipate WWE management could look to further monetize the NXT brand with international TV deals either through pay-TV or free to air networks.”
BECKY LYNCH AND SETH ROLLINS ANNOUNCE THEIR ENGAGEMENT
Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins announced their engagement today on social media. Click here to read our full write up.
JON MOXLEY TO MISS ALL OUT, PAC TO REPLACE HIM
I'm absolutely gutted to have to deliver this news but I'd rather it come directly from me. In a nightmare scenario, a serious case of MRSA has returned in my elbow. The timing couldn't be worse. In this circumstance I am forced to pull out of the fight 8/31 vs Omega at All Out .
— Jon Moxley (@JonMoxley) August 23, 2019
Jon Moxley is out of AEW’s All Out with an elbow injury, with PAC replacing him in his match with Kenny Omega. Click here for more.
WRESTLEMANIA 37 DOWN TO FOUR CITIES
It seems the hunt for the venue to host WrestleMania 37 is down to four final cities. Earlier this week, Inglewood, California’s Mayor, James T. Butts, confirmed that LA was one of the finalists. Popular Twitter account WrestleVotes also claims that Las Vegas is a potential venue, whilst also acknowledging Los Angeles.
At this time the other two finalists are unknown, but it is thought that Los Angeles is the front runner. LA has been suggested for a number of years now, this in part is due to their new seventy thousand seater stadium. The stadium is due to host the Super Bowl in 2022 and it is thought that city authorities would want to use WrestleMania, with it’s large, mainly out-of town-demographic, as a trial run.
Earlier this year WWE ran a poll, list potential cities for WrestleMania and asking users to select their preference. The cities used in the poll were:
- London England
- Chicago Illinois
- Jacksonville Florida
- Las Vegas Nevada
- Santa Clara California
- Houston Texas
- Dallas Texas
- Philadelphia Pennsylvania
- Toronto Canada
- Miami Florida
- Orlando Florida
- Tampa Florida
NJPW SUPER J-CUP NIGHT ONE RESULTS
Last night I had one of the most emotional moments of my entire life.
I got the absolute honour of being in the ring with Amazing Red and completely bringing the house down.
Without Red there is no Ospreay.
Thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/YfzUVouJFy
— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) August 23, 2019
- Jushin Thunder Liger and Karl Fredericks def. Ren Narita and Shota Umino
- Soberano Jr. def. Rocky Romero
- TJP def. Clark Connors
- Caristico def. BUSHI
- Ryusuke Taguchi def. Jonathan Gresham
- El Phantasmo def. Robbie Eagles
- Dragon Lee def. YOH
- SHO def. Taiji Ishimori
- Will Ospreay def. Amazing Red
MLW AND THE CRASH ANNOUNCE FIRST CO-PROMOTED SHOW
— Major League Wrestling (@MLW) August 23, 2019
After announcing their partnership several weeks ago, MLW and The Crash Lucha Libre has announced their first co-promoted event.
The show is scheduled to be held on the 5th of October and will take place in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. In the press release, MLW stated that the two companies were looking into offering fan packages for those wishing to travel. Currently the show is without a name,
The event will also be used as an MLW Fusion TV taping and will be the first time that the show has emanated from Mexico.
MLW CEO Court Bauer was quoted as saying the following:
“This partnership is starting with a bang. One of the immediate goals of this partnership was to collaborate on an event of this size and scope. Tijuana is one of the hottest cities for lucha in the world and has been for decades. For The Crash to host this monumental event is history in the making for us, the sport and our fans.”
REV PRO RELEASE THE FULL CARD FOR NEXT WEEKS SUMMER SIZZLER
So with all that being said looks like we have a hell of a card coming up just ONE WEEK FROM TODAY. Don't miss out get your tickets now: https://t.co/n8VH0MVQXi
Oh we can tell you: YES there will be a meet and greet. 3.00-4.30pm. Details by Monday. ?
— Revolution Pro (@RevProUK) August 23, 2019
Taking place in exactly one week from today, Rev Pro’s Summer Sizzler promises to be a fantastic night. The company released the full card for the event over the course of today, see below for complete listing:
- Okada and Tanahashi Vs. Suzuki-Gun
- Company Vs. Career match: David Starr Vs. Will Ospreay
- British Cruiserweight Championship: El Phantasmo (c) Vs. Michael Oku
- Royal Quest Tag Team Tournament Final: Sha Samuels and Josh Bodom Vs. Aussie Open
- Jonathan Gresham and Chris Brookes Vs. MK McKinnan and Dan Moloney
- TK Cooper Vs. Rob Lias
- Gabriel Kidd Vs. Shaun Jackson
The event will be taking place at the historic York Hall in London with doors opening at 17:30 and the show starting at 19:00.