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I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Wednesday, April 7, 2021.
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AEW stole some WrestleMania week headlines on Tuesday...with a surprise announcement - Mike Tyson will appear live on tonight’s Dynamite.
Tyson last appeared on AEW TV last May. He was at the Double Or Nothing pay per view, then he brawled with Chris Jericho on Dynamite.
Also on tonight’s Dynamite...AEW Champion Kenny Omega and the Good Brothers vs. Jon Moxley and the Young Bucks...Darby Allin defends the TNT Championship against JD Drake...Hangman Page vs. Max Caster from The Acclaimed...Tay Conti vs. The Bunny...and Jurassic Express vs. Bear Country.
On last night’s Dark...Bear Country beat The Hybrid2 in the main event. Also, the Sea Stars beat Jazmin Allure and Vertvixen...KiLynn King and Red Velvet beat Madi Wrenkowski and Vipress...and Ryan Nemeth beat Fuego Del Sol.
WrestleMania really picks up starting tonight...with Night 1 of NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver. It’s being shown on USA Network...or commercial-free on Peacock.
The main event has Io Shirai defending the NXT Women’s Championship against Raquel Gonzalez.
WALTER is defending the NXT UK Championship against Tommaso Ciampa. We should point out that WALTER has another UK Title defense airing during the NXT UK Prelude special on THURSDAY.
MSK vs. the Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Legado Del Fantasma for the vacant NXT Tag Titles.
We’ll see the Gauntlet Eliminator, with the winner getting a shot at Johnny Gargano’s North American Championship on Night 2 of TakeOver. The six men in the gauntlet are: Bronson Reed, Cameron Grimes, Dexter Lumis, Isaiah "Swerve" Scott, LA Knight and Leon Ruff.
Plus, Kushida vs. Pete Dunne.
A match just announced Tuesday for the pre-show starting at 7PM on the WWE Network and Peacock - Toni Storm vs. Zoey Stark.
WWE Hall Of Fame induction ceremonies were broadcast last night. Among the inductees, former WWE and ECW Champion Rob Van Dam.
(Van Dam HOF Induction)
That clip from WWE’s YouTube.
The 2021 Warrior Award recipient is Rich Hering - WWE’s Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Risk Management. He’s been with the company for more than 50 years.
Also, 10 individuals added to Legacy Wing of the Hall Of Fame...Ray Stevens, Gary Hart, Brickhouse Brown, “Dr. Death” Steve Williams and Baron Michele Leone (lee-ohn-ee) for the 2020 class….Ethel Johnson, Paul Boesch (bosh), Buzz Sawyer, Pez Whatley and Dick the Bruiser for the 2021 class.
The Pope is still the NWA Television Champion. He beat Fred Rosser to retain the title on last night’s NWA Powerrr.
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