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ROH ANNOUNCE TELEVISION TITLE MATCH FOR BEST IN THE WORLD
BANDIDO CHALLENGES FOR ROH WORLD TELEVISION TITLE AT BEST IN THE WORLD 6/28!
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— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) May 22, 2019
ROH announced today that current champion, Shane Taylor, will be defending his belt at the upcoming Best in the World pay per view. Taylor will be defending against ROH newcomer, Bandido. Taylor won the title at the beginning of the month, beating Brody King and Hirooki Goto in a four corner survival match. ROH had the following to say on their website:
In addition to his victory over Taylor, Bandido has defeated other established stars such as Silas Young, Rocky Romero, PJ Black, and fellow LifeBlood member Mark Haskins.
While Bandido’s arrival in ROH created a huge buzz and he immediately became one of the promotion’s most popular stars, Taylor has long been vocal about being overlooked by ROH officials and fans.
Taylor’s rise has been more gradual, but no one ever doubted how dangerous of a competitor the big man from the mean streets of East Cleveland is. Possessing a devastating right hand, a nasty attitude and a huge chip on his shoulder, Taylor has vowed to force everyone in ROH to call him “the baddest champion you’ve ever seen, boy!”
Best in the World is due to take place on the 28th of June and will be hosted at the UMBC Event Center in Baltimore.
SMACKDOWN LIVE EVENT NOT HAPPENING
For the third time in four weeks, SmackDown’s live event on a Monday won’t be happening. Next week’s event was supposed to be held at Tony’s Pizza Event Center in Salina Kansas. Tony’s Pizza Event Center has apologised to fans for the inconvenience.
Joseph Currier has written on f4wonline.com that the reason stems from the newly introduced wildcard rule. Key wrestlers would be missing from the event and WWE are obviously unhappy with this situation.
WWE has said that the show will be rescheduled for the 26th of October, with all tickets purchased for this Monday’s show being valid. If fans cannot attend the rescheduled show they should go to their point of purchase to be refunded.
AEW CONFIRM UK WEEKLY SHOW DETAILS
AEW has confirmed details around the airing of their weekly show. Click here to find out which channel to tune into to see Cody, Kenny, the Young Bucks, and Adam Page.
SANTANA CLEARED TO RETURN
LAX’s Santana has been cleared to return to the ring after suffering an MCL injury.
Thanks everyone for the positive vibes sent my way. It truly meant the world.
Now LETS GET IT! pic.twitter.com/aFLdwMZp5e
— Proud & Powerful?? (@Santana_Proud) May 23, 2019
The injury occurred at the start of the month in a match with oVe and the New York Wrecking Krew. The match took place in a joint event held by Impact and House of Glory.
In a post on the 9th of May, he claimed that it was a stage two tear in the MCL.
NJPW BEST OF THE SUPER JUNIORS NIGHT 9 RESULTS
[Replay ‘BEST OF THE SUPER Jr.26 Day9’ on May 24th, 2019]
6TH MATCH: BEST OF THE SUPER Jr.26 B-Block Tournament Match @taguchiryusuke vs. @bandidowrestler!!#NJPWWorld Watch now▶︎https://t.co/Tj7UBJ4PjP#njpw #njbosj pic.twitter.com/QVHJaq0dsX
— njpwworld (@njpwworld) May 24, 2019
Block A Results:
- Sho def. Tiger Mask IV
- Marty Scurll def. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- Shingo Takagi def. Taka Michinoku
- Taiji Ishimori def. Jonathan Gresham
- Dragon Lee def. Titan
Block B Results:
- Will Ospreay def. Ren Narita
- Robbie Eagles def. Douki
- Bandido def. Ryuske Taguchi
- Bushi def. Yoh
- Rocky Romero def. El Phantasmo