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WILL OSPREAY WINS BEST OF THE SUPER JUNIORS
For the second time in his career, Will Ospreay has been crowned Best of the Super Juniors. In doing so Will handed Shingo Takagi his first loss in New Japan and set you a battle with Dragon Lee for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. The title match will take place this Sunday at Dominion.
Following his victory, Will cut a promo saying that he was going to move to Japan full-time. He added that he would compete at heavyweight and junior heavyweight.
Thank you for your support & love.
Thank You for the fight Shingo, pushed me to my limits.
Thank You to the NJPW office for helping me with getting my new place in Japan, I cant wait & I’ll do my to not let you down.
2x Best Of The Super Juniors.
And I’m only getting started!! pic.twitter.com/jbdXe0SZgg
— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) June 5, 2019
X-DIVISION TITLE MATCH ANNOUNCED FOR SLAMMIVERSARY XVII
Rich Swann vs. Johnny Impact has been made official for this year’s Slamiversary. Slammiversay XVII is coming from Gilley’s Dallas, Texas and is due to be held on the 7th of July.
Johnny is cashing in his X-Division title shot he won back in April. At the ‘United We Stand’ show, Johnny defeated Jake Crist, AR Fox Ace Austin and Pat Buck to earn the opportunity.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) June 5, 2019
SMACKDOWN WOMENS TITLE MATCH AT STOMPING GROUNDS
WWE’s newest pay per view has had it’s first match revealed. WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley is set to defend her title against Alexa Bliss.
— WWE (@WWE) June 5, 2019
On last night’s episode, Alexa won a triple threat Number One Contender’s match, setting up the match at Stomping Grounds. Alexa has to see off both Charlotte and Carmella to earn the title shot and managed to, with a little help from Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville.
RUMOURS OF WOMEN’S SUPER SHOWDOWN MATCH
A rumour that has suddenly gained a lot of momentum is that of a possible women’s match at the next Saudi based pay per view. Super ShowDown is due to take place this Friday, so there won’t be much of a wait before we find out if there is any truth behind the gossip.
A number of prominent websites and social media pages have been talking about possible match ups. WrestleVotes has reported that WWE has been talking about the possibility of a women’s match for a while. Apparently, they originally wanted to go with Nia vs. Natalya, but Jax is injured of course. PWInsider has reported that Natalya is going over to Saudi for the event in Jeddah. Fightful followed this up, reporting that Alexa Bliss was also flying out for the event. Bliss recently spoke to Sky Sports about the possibility of working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:
“I was very nervous at first with the match in Abu Dhabi because I didn’t know how we were going to be received but it was actually incredible. The crowd was all for our women being there and having that title match. I had an amazing time and I would love to be able to be have a match in Saudi Arabia if given the opportunity. Women have never competed there in any aspect so it would be awesome to entertain there and break down barriers. It shows that our business is global.”
PROGRESS WRESTLING ANNOUNCES WOMEN’S TITLE MATCH
Jordynne Grace will defend her Progress Women’s Title at September’s Chapter 95 event due to be held at the Alexandra Palace. Grace will defend the title against Sendai Girls’ co-founder Satomura Meiko.
— PROGRESS Wrestling (@ThisIs_Progress) June 5, 2019