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NJPW REVEAL FULL CARD FOR DOMINION
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) June 6, 2019
After Will Ospreay won the Best of the Super Juniors tournament and booked his place in the match with Dragon Lee, the only question remaining was who would join them on the card. With five different titles on the line, the night promises to be action-packed. See the full card detailed below:
- IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada vs. Chris Jericho
- IWGP Intercontinental Champion Kota Ibushi vs. Tetsuya Naito
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Dragon Lee vs. Will Ospreay
- IWGP Tag Team Champions Guerillas of Destiny vs. Evil and Sanada
- NEVER Openweight Champion Taichi vs. Tomohiro Ishii
- Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, and Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Jay White, Chase Owens, and Taiji Ishimori
- Jushin Thunder Liger and Yoshi-Hashi vs. Minoru Suzuki and Zack Sabre Jr.
- Satoshi Kojima vs. Shingo Takagi
- Jon Moxley vs. Shota Umino
MICKIE JAMES INJURED
Mickie James has confirmed that she is currently injured. During a live stream to Instagram, James revealed that she had undergone an MRI scan on Monday and will require surgery to repair an injury to her ACL.
Going live on IG to address the rumors/reports. If you would like to join me please do. Thank you all for your endless love and support. I have the best fans in the world.
— Mickie James~Aldis (@MickieJames) June 5, 2019
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WWE ANNOUNCES PRE-SHOW MATCH FOR SUPER SHOWDOWN
WWE announced today that the Super ShowDown pre-show will feature a match between The Usos and The Revival. The special pay per view takes place tomorrow, starting at 7 pm BST. WWE has written on the website regarding the match:
At WWE Super ShowDown Kickoff, The Usos once again engage The Revival in what is quickly becoming an intense tag team rivalry.
The Usos kickstarted the issues through a series of pranks and jokes at the expense of former Raw Tag Team Champions Dawson & Dash, but matters turned (Uce)-erious in a hurry when the “Top Guys” used somewhat nefarious means to defeat the six-time Tag Team Champions on Raw.
The card has now also been set and is detailed below:
- Goldberg vs. The Undertaker
- Triple H vs. Randy Orton
- Universal Champion Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin
- WWE Champion Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler
- Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon
- Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley
- Intercontinental Champion Finn Balor vs. Andrade
- Lars Sullivan vs. The Lucha House Party – three-on-one handicap match
- 50-man battle royal
- The Usos vs. The Revival
TAG MATCH SET FOR ROH’S BEST IN THE WORLD
The NWA announced earlier today that their Heavyweight Champion and National Champion will be teaming up at Best in the World. The pair are booked to face The Briscoes. This all stems originally from The Briscoes being disqualified from April’s Crockett Cup tournament. The brother’s the sought to take their frustrations out on Aldis and Cabana following Cabana’s title defence.
— NWA (@nwa) June 5, 2019
Please see the up to date card for the event:
- ROH World Champion Matt Taven vs. Jeff Cobb
- ROH Television Champion Shane Taylor vs. Bandido
- Rush vs. Flip Gordon
- Dragon Lee vs. Dalton Castle
- Nick Aldis & Colt Cabana vs. The Briscoes
BIG E REASSURES FAN THAT HE WON’T GET FIRED
Big E took to Twitter late yesterday to reassure a concerned fan that his job was safe. The fan was worried about possible repercussions following the star’s recent behaviour on social media.
College-aged me, Jergens bottle in hand, would never believe we’d have this interaction. https://t.co/FuOL9NPYoi
— Florida Man (@WWEBigE) June 5, 2019
Recently Big E has seemed less concerned about the WWE’s corporate image that he has in the past. Recently he has been openly chatting to adult film stars, propositioning co-workers mothers, and having some pretty un-pc thoughts regarding increasing viewership of RAW’s third hour.
Big E responded, saying that he couldn’t get fired if he tried:
Like that episode of Seinfeld where George purposefully gets stains on Babe Ruth’s jersey and drags a World Series trophy through the parking lot, I couldn’t get fired if I tried.
— Florida Man (@WWEBigE) June 5, 2019
WWE ANNOUNCES 18 FEMALE WRESTLER ATTENDING LONDON TRYOUT
WWE announced today the names of 18 top female wrestlers who are attending try-outs this week. The three-day event is being held at WWE’s north London Performance Center. Overseeing proceeding is WWE’s Head of Global Recruiting, William Regal. The NXT General Manager is being helped by coach Sarah Stock, NXT UK referees Joel Allen and Chris Sharpe, NXT UK Superstar Jack Starz and British wrestling legend James Mason.
The WWE U.K. Performance Center in North London is hosting 18 top female wrestlers from the United Kingdom, Europe and beyond at a tryout this week!https://t.co/GnBHjnsYX3
— WWE (@WWE) June 6, 2019
From the press announcement:
- 28-year-old Dubliner Karen Glennon, a seven-year veteran who competes under the name of Martina. Known for her irreverent bbehaviourinside the ring, Glennon is currently a titleholder in Scotland and has toured the U.S. and Japan, in addition to throughout the U.K.
- Popular Londoner Candy Floss, 19, who has made many appearances in NXT UK. A freestyle wrestler in her youth, she began training for sports-entertainment at age 15.
- Six-year pro Bethany Jefferson, aka Shax, who has previously trained at the WAW Academy in Norwich headed by Paige’s parents, Saraya & Ricky Knight.
- Italian wrestler Sabrina Casiraghi, who’s gone by the aliases Jokey and Aivil. Casiraghi made her debut in March 2015 and is currently a champion in Italy. She has also competed regularly in Glasgow-based Insane Championship Wrestling.
- Professional bodybuilder and bikini model Heather Schofield of Manchester, England. Schofield began training at Marty Jones’ Squared Circle Wrestling Academy in Manchester last year.
- Ireland’s Valkyrie Marie Cusak, 22. After initially learning the ropes in Bray in 2014, she travelled to England to study at various wrestling schools. She holds the women’s title for Over The Top Wrestling in Dublin.
- Australia’s “Python Powerhouse” Steph De Lander. Before training for the ring, De Lander played soccer and danced in various styles, including ballet and tap.
- Jamie Hayter, from Southampton, England. The 5-foot-8 Hayter, who recently battled Piper Niven on NXT UK, has four years’ experience, including touring with Japan’s Stardom promotion.
- 24-year-old Winona Makanji, better known as Kanji, a high-flyer who made her in-ring debut in December 2017.
- Philippine-born Gisele Mayordo, from Canada. Trained by Lance Storm, the 5-foot-7 Mayordo wrestles as Gisele Shaw. She wrestled in high school and was a competitive figure skater before turning to the squared circle.
- 22-year-old “Rhio” Rhianna McDonnell. A two-time Preston City Wrestling Women’s Champion, McDonnell is a multi-sport athlete who has a background in karate and taekwondo.
- Former powerlifting champion Kaydell Joyce, from Dublin, better known as Debbie Keitel. She began her training three years ago and has since learned under the likes of England’s Marty Jones and Japan’s Emi Sakura.
- 20-year-old Mariah May Mead, a wrestler and model from England. Training since January 2018, she made her in-ring debut earlier this year. While in high school, Mead ran track and field and cross country, including in national competitions.
- British wrestler Jade Noble, aka “Poison Princess” Jayde. The 5-foot-10 Noble held titles for APEX Pro Wrestling and HOPE Wrestling.
- 20-year-old Emma O’Sullivan, aka Raven Creed, from Cork, Ireland. A black belt in karate, O’Sullivan has been wrestling for five years in Ireland and the U.K.
- Liverpool’s Hannah Simpson, aka Jessica light. The 25-year-old learned the ropes at the Fighting Spirit Wrestling School headed by NXT UK Tag Team Champions Grizzled Young Veterans.
- British wrestler Chloe Smyth, better known by the ring alias Dani Luna. Making her pro debut in late 2016, Smyth is the reigning women’s champion for the Wales-based Dragon Pro Wrestling.
- 25-year-old Mercedez Blaze, an independent wrestler who competes on the U.K. indie scene.