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Wrestling News Update – March 24th, 2019

From the New Japan Cup to Daniel Cormier, Matt Booker runs through the days biggest stories in the Wrestling News Update.

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OKADA WINS NEW JAPAN CUP

Kazuchika Okada has won the New Japan Cup and has set up a match with current IWGP Heavyweight Champion Jay White. Okada first won the tournament in 2013, beating the likes of Karl Anderson and Hirooki Goto. This year Okada fought the likes of Michael Elgin, Will Ospreay and Tomohiro Ishii on his way to the final. The last hurdle he had to overcome took the form of Sanada, and the bout lasted over 30 minutes. In winning the match, Okada won more than the victor’s trophy, the winner was also guaranteed a Heavyweight title match at the upcoming G1 Supercard event, set to take place at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, April 6th.

NEW JAPAN CUP FINALS RESULTS

  • Yuji Nagata and Manabu Nakanishi def. Yota Tsuji and Yuya Uemura
  • Michael Elgin, Colt Cabana, and Toa Henare def. Hiroyoshi Tenzan. Satoshi Kojima, and Shota Umino
  • Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, and Davey Boy Smith Jr. def. Togi Makabe, Toru Yano, and Tomoaki Honma
  • Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, Evil, and Bushi def. Kota Ibushi, Tomohiro Ishii, Ryusuke Taguchi, and Ren Narita
  • Zack Sabre Jr. and Taichi def. Hiroshi Tanahashi and Will Ospreay
  • Switchblade Jay White, Bad Luck Fale, and Hikuleo def. Hirooki Goto, Yoshi-Hashi, and Mikey Nicholls
  • Juice Robinson def. Chase Owens retaining IWGP United States Championship
  • Kazuchika Okada def. Sanada to win the 2019 New Japan Cup

BUCKS PUT THE TITLES ON THE LINE AT DOUBLE OR NOTHING

Appearing at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo earlier, The young Bucks confirmed that their match at Double or Nothing will be for the AAA Tag Team Titles. Their opponents will, of course, be the Lucha Bro. The two teams have been engaged in a tit-for-tat series of ambushes and attacks recently.

The young Bucks only won the AAA titles in mid-March, picking up a win and the titles in an impromptu match at Rey de Reys, taking the titles from Pentagon & Fenix after they had only just won them from El Texano Jr. and Rey Escorpion.

DC JOKES ABOUT WRESTLEMANIA APPEARANCE

UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier has joked about sabotaging Brock’s Universal Title Defence to force Lesnar to return to the UFC. With Brock’s unpaid NSAC fine still hanging over him, it is unclear when their much spoken about match will take place. Daniel always claimed that he wanted to retire by his 40th birthday, which was on March 20th. He has already stated his desire to extend this date due to injury.

During an interview with ESPN’s  Steve Levy, Daniel said:

“I don’t have a fight exactly scheduled yet but I’ve got my eyes on Brock Lesnar.

“I may go to WWE’s WrestleMania, and I may go cost him his title over there so he can hurry up and get to the UFC so I can beat him here.”

Brock is scheduled to defend his Universal Championship against Royal Rumble winner Seth Rollins at next month’s WrestleMania 35.

AEW ANNOUNCE LOCATION FOR ALL IN 2

During the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, the Young Bucks and Kenny Omega might have let the location for ALL IN 2 slip. During a panel event, the trio got into a discussion focused around Chicago and the fact that the last time they were there was for the original ALL IN. This led to a back and forth with all three heavily hinting that they’d be heading back to the Sear Center when the pay-per-view returns.

ANOTHER WWE STAR ASKS FOR THEIR RELEASE

According to Squared Circle Sirens’ Casey Michael, WWE prospect Ricardo Miller has requested his release from NXT.

It is unknown why he asked for his release at this time.

Prior to joining the WWE, Miller played tight end for Michigan.

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