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WWE RELEASES FOUR SUPERSTARS
WWE has come to terms on the releases of Jonathan Huber (Luke Harper), Sin Cara and Ryan Parmeter (Konnor) and Eric Thompson (Viktor) of The Ascension.https://t.co/XzXMrhl3Qj
— WWE (@WWE) December 8, 2019
WWE has granted the release for four stars all within a few hours in would seem. All announced today, the four stars are Luke Harper, Sin Cara, and Konnor and Viktor of the Ascension. Click here for our story on Luke Harper. Our report on Sin Cara can be found here, and The Ascension’s release from the WWE here.
MOXLEY RETURNS TO NJPW, ISSUES CHALLENGE FOR WRESTLE KINGDOM 14
— njpwworld (@njpwworld) December 8, 2019
Jon Moxley returned to NJPW earlier today, appearing at the finals of the World Tag League.
Moxley surprised fans, making his way to the ring through the crowds following Lance Archer and Minoru Suzuki’s match. Mox hit both with the Paradigm Shift DDT before informing Archer that he wanted his IWGP United States Championship back. Moxley continued, saying that he’d win the title back at Wrestle Kingdom 14 in a Texas death match.
Moxley was stripped of the IWGP United States title after failing to make an event in October. The reason for Moxley’s non-attendance was one on the nastiest Typhoon’s Japan has seen in half a century. In place of Moxley defending his title against Juice Robinson, Archer was placed in a no-disqualification match with Juice for the title. Archer picked up the belt and has held it since.
FIN-JUICE CROWNED WORLD TAG LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 2019
Early this morning, the team of David Finlay and Juice Robinson become this year’s World Tag League champions.
They managed to overcome the team of SANADA and EVIL, who were themselves going for their third straight World Tag League title. Finley won the match for his team after connecting with a middle rope springboard cutter. After the match, much of the locker room came to the ring to celebrate Robinson and Finley’s victory. Robinson took the mic and challenged current IWGP Tag Team Champions, Guerillas of Destiny, to a match at Wrestle Kingdom 14, who accepted in their own way.
DRAGON LEE APPEARS AT NJPW TO CHALLENGE JUSHIN LIGER
— njpwworld (@njpwworld) December 8, 2019
Dragon Lee also made an appearence at this morning’s World Tag League finals, dropping in to in form everyone of his new name, and to issue a challenge to a legend.
Dragon Lee told those in attendance that he was now to be called Ryu Lee. Lee was fired from CMLL in September for not following programming guidelines, CMLL own the rights to the ‘Dragon Lee’ name.
While on the mic, Lee also issued a challenge to Jushin Liger, who is set to retire following January’s Wrestle Kingdom. Lee’s challenge came following a six-man tag match that Liger has been a part of. Liger responded to Lee, saying that he would take his words as a challenge, but there was another, someone who was returning from a neck injury, who he also wanted to face. Although Liger didn’t mention him by name, it is though that he meant Hiromu Takahashi.
Liger is booked to face The Great Sasuke and Tiger Mask when he teams with Tatsumi Fujinami on January 4th, at the moment he isn’t booked for the 5th of January, and on the 6th there will be a retirement ceremony for him at New Year Dash.
ALBERTO DEL RIO LOSES TO TITO ORTIZ
The bookies were proved right last night as Tito Ortiz submitted Alberto Del Rio in round one at Combate Americas.
In what was a one sided affair Tito made short work of the former WWE champion, submitting him via a rear naked choke at 3:30 of round one.
This was both men’s debut’s for the Combate Americas promotion, Tito hadn’t fought for a year, Del Rio hadn’t competed in MMA since 2010.
AEW ANNOUNCE BIG SWOLE AND EMI SAKURA FOR THIS WEEK’S DYNAMITE
Just signed for this week's #AEWDynamite in the Dallas / Ft Worth Metro Area@SwoleWorld vs @EmiSakura_gtmv
Great seats still available at https://t.co/UN1cNj1kQq and if you can't join us in Texas, watch all the action at 8/7c on @tntdrama pic.twitter.com/THj8vU1EHh
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) December 8, 2019
Earlier today AEW announced that Big Swole would face Emi Sakura on this week’s episodes of Dynamite.
With AEW’s ranking’s released earlier this week and Emi coming in a number 3, behind Hikaru Shida and Nyla Rose. Emi will surly be looking to overtake both ladies, trying to secure a title match in the future.
Big Swole has been working on AEW Dark, and will be looking to gain more time on television going forward.
IMPACT NO SURRENDER RESULTS AND NEW SIGNING
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) December 8, 2019
At last night’s Impact No Surrender, Scott D’Amore offered Larry D an Impact Wrestling contract, following his match with Michael Elgin. Larry commented on Twitter, saying that dreams do come true.
Dreams do come true! Chase hard, never give up when times get tough! My dad taught me never give up with others around you do! Thank you dad for helping me be the man I am today! Can't wait to see you
— ?Best Hand In The House ? (@legendoflarryd) December 8, 2019
- Sami Callihan (c) def. Rich Swann to retain the Impact World Championship
- Eddie Edwards def. Ace Austin (Non-Title Match)
- Jessicka Havoc def. Taya Valkyrie (c) via DQ, Taya retained the title (Impact Knockouts Championship)
- Madman Fulton def. Brian Cage, Willie Mack, Acey Romero, and Crash Jaxon (Hoss Fight Scramble Match)
- Jake and Dave Crist def. Wentz & Dez and The Desi Hit Squad
- Michael Elgin def. Larry D
- Rhino def. Clayton Gainz
- Rhino def. “The Hook” Jeremiah
- Rosemary def. Madison Rayne
- Trey def. Tyler Manix and Logan James