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FULL G1 SUPERCARD REVEALED
Taking place in just over two weeks, NJPW released the full card for the event earlier today. The show is set to take place at Madison Square Garden on Aril 6th.
The full card consists of:
- IWGP Heavyweight Champion Jay White vs. Kazuchika Okada
- ROH World Champion Jay Lethal vs. Marty Scurll vs. Matt Taven in a triple threat ladder match
- IWGP Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito vs. Kota Ibushi
- RevPro British Heavyweight Champion Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
- Title vs. title match: IWGP Tag Team Champions Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs. ROH Tag Team Champions PCO & Brody King vs. The Briscoes vs. EVIL & SANADA
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Taiji Ishimori vs. Dragon Lee and Bandido in a triple threat match
- Bully Ray New York City street fight open challenge
- Women of Honor World Champion Mayu Iwatani vs. Kelly Klein
- Rush vs. Dalton Castle
- Title vs. title match: NEVER Openweight Champion Will Ospreay vs. ROH TV Champion Jeff Cobb
- 30-entrant Honor Rumble match
G1 Supercard – Full card released
A total of 10 championships will be the line!
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) March 25, 2019
NIKKI BELLA ANNOUNCES HER RETIREMENT
Following her sister, Nikki Bella has announced her retirement. The announcement has been leaked from this evenings episode of Total Bellas. Her sister, Brie announced earlier this month that she was retiring from in-ring competition, to focus on other things, like having another child. Nikki, it seems, is copying her sister, saying that she wants to focus on other projects. The pair also announced their new podcast, starting this Wednesday.
Nikki joined WWE in 2007, wrestling for the developmental territory, FCW until August of 2008. On the 2008 August 29th episode of SmackDown, Nikki made her main roster debut as part of a twin magic angle with sister Brie and Natalya and Victoria. In 2011 Nikki won her first Diva’s title, defeating then-champion Beth Phoenix. Unfortunately, Nikki’s first title reign lasted less than a week, losing the belt at Extream Rules to Layla. Nikki regained the title in November of 2014, defeating AJ Lee at Survivor Series. She would go on to hold the belt for 301 days, the longest single reign in the history of the belt.
Nikki last competed in a losing effort against Ronda Rousey at Evolution in October of last year.
MOJO AND WWE CONGRATULATE GRONK ON HIS RETIREMENT
Both Mojo Rawley and the WWE took a moment yesterday to congratulate Rob Gronkowski on his retirement from professional football. During his career, Gronk has collected three Superbowl rings and won the Pro Bowl on five occasions. Mojo wrote:
Congrats to my brother
@RobGronkowski on retirement. Best to ever play the position in @NFL history. Proud of your career and even more proud to be your friend. It’s about to get really wild now. The best is yet to come!
It’s about to get really wild now. The best is yet to come!
— Dean Muhtadi (@MojoRawleyWWE) March 24, 2019
— WWE (@WWE) March 24, 2019
In the comments attached to the message, many speculated that Mojo was hinting at a WWE move for Gronk. Mojo did nothing to clear up the situation when Dash Wilder joked that The Revival would face Rawley and Gronk at Mania, saying that Dash better make sure he has Lisa in his corner.
Better make sure you have Lisa in your corner. https://t.co/2hg0VgYh5n
— Dean Muhtadi (@MojoRawleyWWE) March 25, 2019
WRESTLEMANIA MAIN EVENT REVEALED
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NEW HOF INDUCTEES NAMED
WWE has announced that the late Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart and Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart will be inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame under the name of the Hart Foundation. While many others performed as part of the group, only Jim and Bret will be inducted. This will be the second time Bret has been inducted, joining Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, and Booker T and multi-time inductees. On their website WWE wrote:
The Hart Foundation left an indelible mark on WWE’s tag team division and created many lasting memories for the WWE Universe. That’s why there’s no greater honor for this legendary tag team than induction into the WWE Hall of Fame.
— WWE (@WWE) March 25, 2019
NEW NAME FOR WWE STAR
With the recent spate of WWE stars losing parts of their names (think Elias, Andrade, Harper, Rowen), it seems Mustafa has been the most recent member of the locker room to misplace part of his name. Pro Wrestling Sheet has noticed the Mustafa’s WWE bio has been subtly changed. With his forename missing, Ali, as he’ll now be known, has also changed his Twitter handle.