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Wrestling News Update – March 17th, 2019

From Colt Cabana to British Strong Style, Matt Booker runs through the days biggest stories in the Wrestling News Update!

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SHOCK WIN FOR BRITISH STRONG STYLE

British Strong Style picked up a shocking win in the 6 man tag team match with Kings of the North at ScrapperMania V last night. While British Strong style picking up a win in itself isn’t newsworthy, the fact the match was a ‘loser leaves OTT’ saw many assuming Bonesaw, Damien Dovin, and Dunkan Disorderly would grab the win and retain their titles.

One of the reasons that many thought Saturday’s match would just be a fancy send-off, is that WWE has been tightening down and restricting where their talent can perform. With many stars working their last indy dates recently (many were given until the start of 2019), most thought that the WWE UK trio was unlikely to be seen in OTT again.

It seems that somewhere along the way, wires got crossed and messages lost in translation, as with the win, Pete Dunne, Tyler Bate, and Trent Seven became the new OTT Tag Team Champions. It isn’t known when new they’ll appear for the promotion, or indeed when they’ll defend their newly won titles.

JORDAN DEVLIN RECLAIMS OTT WORLD TITLE

Since losing the title to WALTER last year, Devlin has been singularly focused on reclaiming the title. After a long road, fraught with setbacks, finally, Devlin had the chance at redemption last night at ScrapperMania V. Devlin was facing off against the same man he lost the belt too. Walter is or has recently held top titles at Progress, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, Defiant, and WXW.

Jordan managed to overcome the Austrian brute to reclaim his title and bring the house down on Saturday night.

NEW JAPAN CUP NIGHT 8 RESULTS

  • Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, and Yota Tsuji def. Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, and Yuya Uemura
  • Chase Owens, Bad Luck Fale, and Hikuleo def. Juice Robinson, Mikey Nicholls, and Ren Narita
  • Lance Archer, Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Taichi def. Togi Makabe, Michael Elgin, and Toa Henare
  • Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, Evil, and Bushi def. Sho, Yoh, Kota Ibushi, and Shota Umino
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tomoaki Honma def. Zack Sabre Jr. and Taka Michinoku
  • Tomohiro Ishii, Will Ospreay, and Hirooki Goto def. Kazuchika Okada, Ryusuke Taguchi, and Yoshi-Hashi

New Japan Cup Results: Second Round

  • Colt Cabana def. Toru Yano
  • SANADA def. Minoru Suzuki

SURPRISING NEW AAA TAG CHAMPIONS

The Lucha Brothers defeated Rey Escorpion and El Texano to win the Tag Title at last night’s Rey de Reyes event, though they aren’t the surprising new champions. The event, held in Puebla, Puebla, Mexico had already been plagued by interruptions and surprise appearances (notably by Cody, speaking of talent sharing). After the tag bout, Konnan came out to confront the newly crowned champions. The lights went out, when they came back on the Young Bucks were standing in the ring. An impromptu match followed, with the Bucks’ making short work of Escorpion and Texano.

It isn’t known when the Young Bucks will next appear for AAA, or indeed when they’ll defend their newly won titles.

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