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I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, March 29, 2021.
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WWE and NBC Universal issued statements over the weekend on the editing of WWE Network content as it’s being moved to its new streaming home in the U.S. - on Peacock.
Some notable items already scrubbed - Vince McMahon using a racial slur during a backstage promo at the 2005 Survivor Series...and Rowdy Roddy Piper with half of his body painted black at WrestleMania 6.
WWE and NBCU told the New York Times they’re reviewing all past content to ensure it fits with current standards and practices.
WWE Hall Of Famer Road Dogg likely suffered a heart attack last Thursday. That’s according to a Facebook post from his wife. She said he’s set to undergo more tests today.
Tonight’s Raw has United States Champion Riddle in a non-title match against Sheamus.
Plus, Raw Women’s Champ Asuka and Rhea Ripley meet up for a contract signing for their title match at WrestleMania.
Another TRIPLE main event being promoted for tonight’s AEW Dark: Elevation - Jungle Boy vs. Jack Evans...Orange Cassidy & Chuck Taylor vs. Ryan Nemeth & JD Drake...Private Party vs. Bear Country.
Also tonight, Jon Moxley in action...against Bill Collier, who’s making his AEW debut. Plus, Women’s Champ Hikaru Shida tagging with Tay Conti.
AEW has some big matches planned for its first-ever NON-televised event. The House Always Wins is happening on Friday, April 9th...at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville.
Matches announced for that show - Cody Rhodes vs. Ethan Page...Death Triangle vs. The Young Bucks & Brandon Cutler…Darby Allin defending his TNT Championship...and Kenny Omega & Michael Nakazawa vs. Matt & Mike Sydal.
A quick follow-up from last Wednesday’s Dynamite. John Silver tweeted he’ll be out 4-6 weeks with a shoulder injury, but he says he will NOT need surgery.
(STINGER: New Japan)
New Japan continues down the Road To Sakura Genesis with a show this morning in Korakuen Hall.
The new IWGP World Heavyweight Championship will be revealed during Tuesday’s “Road To”. Kota Ibushi will carry it into the 6-man tag team main event on that show. He’ll tag with Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan against The United Empire - Will Ospreay, Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb.
The eight-man field for the U.S. version of the New Japan Cup tournament is set, and we now also know the first-round matchups. It’ll be Clark Connors vs. Lio Rush...Ren Narita vs. FILTHY Tom Lawlor...Hikuleo vs. Fred Rosser...and Brody King vs. Chris Dickinson...who showed up at the end of Friday’s Ring Of Honor 19th Anniversary pay per view...as part of new faction LED by King.
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