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A pair of title matches are set for tonight’s Dynamite.
The Young Bucks defend their tag titles against Pac and Rey Fenix.
Darby Allin puts the TNT Championship on the line against Matt Hardy in a Falls Count Anywhere match.
Also tonight...Chris Jericho vs. FTR’s Dax Harwood with Mike Tyson as the special enforcer…
Red Velvet vs. Jade Cargill…
Kris Statlander’s first match since her ACL injury...against Amber Nova…
And Anthony Ogogo makes his AEW in-ring debut.
On last night’s Dark - KiLynn King beat Madi Wrenkowski…and Dark Order’s Alex Reynolds beat Ryan Nemeth.
A new Cruiserweight Champion crowned on NXT. Kushida answered Santos Escobar’s open challenge...and pinned him with a roll up.
MSK successfully defended their NXT Tag Titles against Drake Maverick and Killian Dane. After the match, Dane and Maverick were attacked by Imperium’s Alexander Wolfe, Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner.
Isaiah SWERVE Scott beat Leon Ruff.
Mercedes Martinez beat Jessie Kamea, got her payoff from Robert Stone and declared she’s going after the NXT Women’s Champ Raquel Gonzalez. Gonzalez was also briefly confronted by Franky Monet - the former Taya Valkyrie.
Bronson Reed pinned Austin Theory to win the 8-person mixed tag main event.
Roderick Strong handed in his paperwork to Regal...and is apparently resigning from NXT.
There was a big mistake during last week’s WWE Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremonies. The legacy induction video for Ethel Johnson...showed footage of another wrestler.
WWE also referred to Johnson as the first African American female wrestler, when her distinction was being the first Black female wrestling champion.
Johnson’s family told filmmaker Chris Bourneau they’ve been in contact with WWE and were promised corrections will be made. Johnson’s family also said they did not know she was being inducted until the ceremony aired.
Some new details on the toll that storms took on WWE’s production team during WrestleMania weekend. WWE Senior Vice President Duncan Leslie told Sports Video Group “some gear was compromised”, but their crews were ready with spares.
Tonight’s MLW Fusion has THREE title matches: Alex Hammerstone defends the National Openweight Championship against Mil Muertes. Los Parks put their Tag Titles on the line against the Dirty Blondes. Plus, the Caribbean Championship on the line - Richard Holliday facing a challenge from Gino Medina.
Chris Hero has not wrestled since March of LAST year - deciding to stay on the sidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, but he sounds like he’s growing more anxious to get back in the ring.
(Hero On Ring Return)
Hero on the new episode of the “ROH Strong” podcast.
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