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WWE REPORTEDLY TO TAPE BACKLASH TONIGHT
According to Wrestling Inc, WWE will be taping WWE Backlash today before NXT Takeover: In Your House.
Reportedly, NXT talent went to Full Sail at 8:30 AM for their medical testing and will be back there tonight for Takeover.
The taping schedule for this week is:
Sunday: WWE Backlash & NXT Takeover: In Your House
Monday: This week’s Raw, Smackdown, 205 Live & Main Event
Tuesday: Next Week’s Raw, Smackdown, 205 Live & Main Event
Wednesday: Two weeks of NXT
NXT TAKEOVER IN YOUR HOUSE MATCHCARD
Tonight sees NXT TakeOver: In Your House take place at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The main event has already been filmed, but the rest of the show will air live.
Here is the card:
- Shotzi Blackheart, Tegan Nox and Mia Yim vs. Raquel Gonzalez, Dakota Kai and Candice LeRae
- Finn Balor vs. Damian Priest
- Karrion Kross (with Scarlett) vs. Tommaso Ciampa
- NXT NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP: Keith Lee (c) vs. Johnny Gargano
- NXT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP: Charlotte (c) vs. Io Shirai vs. Rhea Ripley
- NXT CHAMPIONSHIP, BACKLOT BRAWL: Adam Cole (c) vs. The Velveteen Dream (If he loses, Dream can no longer challenge for the title if Cole is champion.)
FTR REVEAL HANDSHAKE AGREEMENT WITH TONY KHAN
FTR spoke to Jim Cornette on his ‘Jim Cornette Experience Podcast’ and reveal that they have a handshake agreement with All Elite Wrestling.
When spoke about their arrival to AEW, Cash Wheeler said;
“We have a short-term, almost handshake deal, because they want to get this match done since it’s been talked about for so many years. We’re not under any long-term obligation to anybody.”
“Tony [Khan] has been great to us. He’s got full trust in us, which is probably why he’s allowing us to appear on a handshake deal,” Dax Harwoo added. “He’s a huge fan of the wrestling business, more important to us and our pocketbooks, he’s a fan of ours because he loved the Mid-South stuff. He really believes we’re guys that can get over. During the pandemic, he wants us to get the match with the Bucks and wants to be the guy to get that match. We’re not against signing with Tony but there are so many guys we want to test our skills against.”Transcription: Fightful
SAIEVE AL SABAH RETURNS TO MLW
On last night’s episode of MLW Anthology, the show closed with their mini-series Pulp Fusion. During this, Myron Reed announced a new member to the Injustice stable. The trio contains Jordan Oliver and used to have Kotto Brazil, but he was recently “injured” and forced to leave the stable and company at the hands of CONTRA Unit, leaving the group down a man.
Reed revealed that US indie up-and-come Saieve Al Sabah was returning to MLW and had become the new third man in the group.
Al Sabah is a product of the Dudley Boyz‘ Team 3D Academy in Florida, debuting in 2016. He has worked for EVOLVE Wrestling, Game Changer Wrestling (GCW), Premiere Wrestling Xperience (PWX) and is a former FEST Wrestling Champion.
He briefly competed for MLW in 2018.