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Darby Allin is still the TNT Champion. He baptized the AEW announce table - driving Matt Hardy through it with a Coffin Drop from a support beam high above...and got the pin.
This match saw a ton of interference. The rest of the Hardy Family Office and Dark Order brawled at ringside. Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky showed up, and appeared to be targeting Sting before Lance Archer ran them off.
The Young Bucks - now firmly in the camp of Kenny Omega and Don Callis - opened the show with a successful defense of the AEW Tag Titles - beating Pac and Rey Fenix.
Mike Tyson took his job as special enforcer seriously. He even knocked out Cash Wheeler...as Chris Jericho used the Judas Effect to pin Dax Harwood. After the match, Jericho announced Tyson is now an “ancillary member” of the Inner Circle.
Jade Cargill beat Red Velvet…
And Anthony Ogogo - in his AEW in-ring debut - scored a one punch knockout on Cole Karter.
Christian Cage rejected Team Taz’s offer to join their ranks. That didn’t sit well with Taz, who sent out Powerhouse Hobbs to lay out Christian. Hobbs and Christian will meet on next Wednesday’s Dynamite.
Also on next week’s Dynamite - Hikaru Shida defending the AEW Women’s Championship against Tay Conti.
Ivelisse tweeted Wednesday that she was let go by AEW...after she chose to “speak up about mistreatment”.
On tonight’s Impact Wrestling…
The official press conference for the Title vs. Title Match at Rebellion between AEW Champ Kenny Omega and Impact Champ Rich Swann.
Also promoted for tonight - a retirement ceremony for Jazz. She lost a Title vs. Career match to Knockouts Champ Deonna Purrazzo over the weekend.
TJP goes one on one with Josh Alexander.
And Brian Myers and Matt Cardona will be in action...with a catch. They’ll choose each other’s opponents.
Tonight’s episode of Before The Impact has a clash of former tag team partners - Havok vs. Nevaeh.
On today’s NXT UK, former tag team partners face off...as Amir Jordan vs. Kenny Williams.
Plus, Nathan Frazer vs. Saxon Huxley.
WWE President Nick Khan told Variety “look for news coming soon.” on when WWE will hold more events in front of LIVE fans.
This weekend’s 500th episode of Ring Of Honor TV will premiere TODAY, but if you want to watch you need to know where to look.
This is going to be a special treat for viewers of ROH’s FREE streaming channel on the STIRR and PLEX apps. The episode airs tonight at 8PM Eastern...following a two-hour special with some of the greatest matches in the show’s history.
The main event of the 500th episode is Jay Briscoe vs. Mark Briscoe. Plus, Jonathan Gresham defends the Pure Title against Jay Lethal.
On last night’s MLW Fusion…
Alex Hammerstone pinned Mil Muertes with the Nightmare Pendulum to retain the National Openweight Title.
Los Parks held onto the MLW Tag Titles in a match against the Dirty Blondes
And Richard Holliday pinned Gino Medina to retain the Carribean Championship.
(STINGER: New Japan)
Yuji Nagata acknowledged Jon Moxley’s challenge to defend the IWGP U.S. Title against him. New Japan posted a video from Nagata on its social media, but there’s no word on when or where the match would happen.
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