TWO TAG TITLE MATCHES BOOKED FOR NEXT WEEKS RAW
— WWE (@WWE) June 16, 2020
Following last night’s episode, WWE has confirmed that next week’s RAW will see two tag team title matches.
The first will see Sasha Banks and Bayley defending against the IIconics. The four women were last in the ring together at Backlash for a triple threat match for the titles. After Sasha and Bayley retained the IIconics had a match with Liv Morgan and Natalya last night, after winning the pair petitioned for another shot at the titles, this time with just the four women.
The second title match sees another rematch from Backlash when The Street Profits put their titles on the line against The Viking Raiders. The two teams have been feuding for a number of weeks now, caught in constantly trying to better and one-up the other team. They were supposed to meet at Backlash and settle the rivalry, but Akira Tozawa and a team of ninjas scuppered that plan.
REY MYSTERIO ANNOUNCED FOR NEXT WEEK’S RAW
— WWE (@WWE) June 16, 2020
WWE announced that Rey Mysterio would be returning on next week’s episode of RAW.
The Mexican star hasn’t been at RAW since he was attacked by Seth Rollins.
Rey has been feuding with Seth since Seth tried to have Rey join his new group. Seth has now set his eyes on Dominik, and invited Rey and his son to last night’s episode. Dominik went unbeknown to Rey. Seth made it clear that Dominik can join him, or he considers him part of the problem.
WWE POSTPONE TAPING DUE TO POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST
Unfortunately, another member of WWE developmental has tested positive for COVID-19, click here to find out more.
Additionally, Sean Ross Sapp has said that WWE stars he’s spoken to were livid with the way WWE’s second positive test was handled. Sean says that stars feel that the media was informed before staff. Most of the stars he spoke to found out about the most recent positive result on Social Media.
CHRISTIAN RETURNS TO IN RING ACTION
Christian returned to in-ring action at last night RAW. Click here to read the full story.
WWE REPORTEDLY BARRED FROM WEARING MASKS AT LAST NIGHT’S RAW
Last night’s episode of RAW was the first since March to have fan allowed. While WWE implemented a number of measures designed to control the spread of COVID-19, barring fans from wearing masks at ring-side has left many angry with the company.
The reports come from PWInsider, apparently, when fans arrived they had their temperature taken and were asked to fill out a questionnaire. Following that the fans were asked to sign a disclaimer, barring them from taking action against WWE if the contracted COVID-19 while at the show. According to Dave Meltzer, fans were told not to come if they were wearing masks. Apparently WWE brass thinks it doesn’t look good on TV.
In responding to the criticism, WWE issued the following statement:
Fans have not been in attendance at WWE events since March 13. Yesterday, a select number of friends and family were permitted to attend WWE’s TV production.
These individuals were required to participate in medical screenings prior to entering the closed set at our training facility, and were kept apart from in-ring performers and production personnel. Attendance was below 20% capacity and social distancing guidelines were adhered to with at least six feet between parties, thus face masks were not required.
NJPW ADDS FOUR EVENTS TO JULY
More events have hit the NJPW schedule in July! New Japan Road, Sengoku Lord, and the returning iconic Summer Struggle series highlight next month!https://t.co/p7lZVg0oNP#njpw #njroad #njsengoku #njsst pic.twitter.com/g5FZ6wdkzj
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) June 16, 2020
Earlier today NJPW announced the addition of four more events in July. When the company originally announced their return after Japan’s state of emergency only a small number of events were announced. The new events all take place after those already announced.
The new dates are July 20, 25, 27, and 31. All but the July 25 are taking place in Korakuen Hall, July 25 is taking place at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in Nagoya. July 27 and 31 will host the Summer Struggle event.
NJPW also announced that more events would be announced in due time, following close monitoring of the situation.
STARDOM ANNOUNCES JUNE EVENT
— We Are Stardom (@we_are_stardom) June 16, 2020
Japanese promotion Stardom has announced their return to action. The company will restart with a show on June 21 called “STARDOM is again”.
In a move that has caused quite a stir, the show will see a limited number of fan tickets. Apparently, all staff have been tested for antibodies, and everyone has been cleared to attend.
In a statement, the company said:
Stardom returns Sunday, June 21 at Shinkiba 1st RING in an event titled “STARDOM is again”
This past weekend, Stardom athletes and staff underwent antibody testing and were all cleared by the physician. Coronavirus prevention measures will be implemented at the venue.
Due tot he current coronavirus situation, limited seating is avalible. Tickets are first come first serve, and go on sale Wednesday at 10:00 am for Fan Club members only.
The card will be announced on the day of the event. The event will be avalible on Stardom World in its entirety within the week following the event.
Due to limited space at the venue, flower tributed will not be set up for Hana Kimura. Please wait for the memorial service.
Guidelines for attending the event are listed on our website at the link provided.
Thank you for your patience, and for supporting Stardom.
WRESTLING FANS RETURN TO IWA MID-SOUTH EVENT
We’re back to action on Friday 6/19 in Indianapolis.https://t.co/MnKpgZC4zX
— IG- @IWAMidsouth (@IWAMidSouth) June 12, 2020
IWA Mid-South Wrestling has announced that they will be running an event this Friday with fans in attendance.
The announcement concerns an event in Indianapolis, a state which has recently lifted its stay at home order.
The show will feature Michael Elgin, Jake Crist from Impact Wrestling, and MLW’s Mance Warner. Kris Statlander was supposed to appear, but following her recently knee injury she has been withdrawn from the card.