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AEW ANNOUNCE LOCATIONS FOR NEXT TELEVISION TAPINGS
Episode two of AEW’s TV tapings will take place at the Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts on Wednesday, October 9. The Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania will host episode three on Wednesday, October 16.
This announcement was teased on this weeks ‘Being the Elite’ yesterday and then revealed on AEW’s YouTube channel earlier today. Ticket information for episodes two and three will be revealed on AEW’s social media accounts at noon Eastern time/5PM BST this Friday.
The debut television show is being held at the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, October 2, which has already sold out.
TWO SEGMENTS ANNOUNCED FOR TONIGHT’S SMACKDOWN LIVE
WWE has announced that Kevin Owens has invited Shane McMahon to appear on the KO Show tonight’s episode of SmackDown. These two will face off at SummerSlam where if Kevin Owens loses, he will quit WWE.
Kofi Kingston will also respond to Randy Orton in an “exclusive interview.” Kingston and Orton are facing off for the WWE Championship, also at SummerSlam.
WWE has also announced that Roman Reigns will appear on the show.
NUMBER ONE CONTENDERS MATCH ANNOUNCED FOR 205 LIVE
WWE has announced a six-pack challenge for tonight’s 205 Live.
Oney Lorcan will face Jack Gallagher, Kalisto, Akira Tozawa, Tony Nese, and Ariya Daivari in a six-pack challenge.
The winner will get a Cruiserweight title shot against WWE Cruiserweight Champion Drew Gulak at SummerSlam.
Tonight will also see Humberto Carrillo take on Lince Dorado in singles action.
WWE HIRES PAT BUCK AS PRODUCER
PWInsider’s Mike Johnson has reported that Pat Buck has joined WWE as a producer following a recent tryout and guest coaching role at the WWE Performance Center.
Buck is the owner of WrestlePro out of New Jersey and a co-trainer at Create-A-Pro alongside current RAW talent Curt Hawkins.
He also appeared on Monday’s episode of RAW, as one of the men to check on Roman Reigns following the hit-and-run incident.
DRAGON LEE ANNOUNCED FOR BATTLE OF LOS ANGELES
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla has revealed that Dragon Lee will be an entrant in this year’s Battle of Los Angeles.
Lee, the 22nd man announced in the tournament, wrestles for CMLL and also appears for NJPW and ROH. He’s also scheduled as an entrant for the upcoming 2019 Super J-Cup.
He joins the following in the tournament:
- Jonathan Gresham
- Artemis Spencer
- Darby Allin
- Mick Moretti
- Orange Cassidy
- Caveman Ugg
- Jake Atlas
- Tony Deppen
- Lucky Kid
- Joey Janela
- Brody King
- Barbaro Cavernario
- Jungle Boy
- Black Taurus
- Rey Horus
- David Starr
- Laredo Kid
- Jeff Cobb