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Tonight’s NXT is promoting the in-ring debut of the brand’s latest Japanese import - Sarray.
Also, Kyle O’Reilly is set to appear live for the first time since his win over Adam Cole at TakeOver.
Plus, LA Knight vs. Dexter Lumis...and a Championship Celebration for the new Cruiserweight Champ Kushida.
Asuka pinned Charlotte Flair in the main event of last night’s Raw. Flair got into a tussle with Raw Women’s Champ Rhea Ripley after Ripley reached into the ring to break up the Figure Eight.
That left Flair open for a crucifix pin by Asuka. Flair was REALLY upset after the match...and beat up the referee. The consequences for those actions were revealed on Raw Talk.
(Woods Reports Charlotte Suspension)
Xavier Woods delivering the news on last night’s Raw Talk.
WWE spent all weekend promoting a first-time-ever match between Randy Orton and Braun Strowman for last night’s Raw - but that match never happened.
Instead, we got Orton vs. Riddle...and it was Riddle getting the upset win - reversing the RKO into a rollup to get the pin.
As for Strowman, he came out to rescue Drew McIntyre from a 2-on-1 handicap match against T-Bar and Mace. That led to a straight-up tag with Strowman teaming with McIntyre. And it ended with them unmasking T-Bar and Mace...who got the win via disqualification.
Naomi and Lana beat the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champs Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler in a non-title match. Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke got involved in this one...and basically taunted Jax until she left the ringside area. That left Baszler alone to take the pin.
Damian Priest Hit The Lights and pinned The Miz.
Elias pinned Kofi Kingston with an elbow off the top rope.
Humberto Carrillo returned to Raw to confront the new U.S. Champion Sheamus...and got beaten down for his troubles.
WWE Champ Bobby Lashley was NOT on the show. Also, the tag champs AJ Styles and Omos were missing for the second straight week.
Tonight’s AEW Dark has Max Caster from The Acclaimed vs. Alan “5” Angels. Also, Pac is in action.
On last night’s Dark: Elevation...Austin Gunn BEAT The Factory’s Aaron Solow. Later, BILLY Gunn got into it backstage with QT Marshall. Later, AEW announced those two veterans will meet one-on-one on Wednesday’s Dynamite.
Private Party beat Dark Order’s Alex Reynolds and Colt Cabana. Isaiah Kassidy rolled up Cabana for the pin.
In the main event...Kenny Omega, MT Nakazawa and Konosuke Takeshita beat Matt & Mike Sydal and Danny Limelight.
After the show, Takeshita tweeted that the match was his last in AEW - at least, for now. He’s heading back to Japan, where he’s promoted for a DDT Pro show early next month. Takeshita said he hopes to return...and his next goal is to have a match on Dynamite.
(STINGER: New Japan)
New Japan is holding one of its bigger shows on the Road To Wrestling Dontaku this morning. The NEVER 6-Man Tag Titles are on the line in the main event.
There was an upset on Monday’s show. Taiji Ishimori used a surprise rollup to PIN Hirooki Goto.
Major League Wrestling has a new TV deal. MLW announced Monday it’ll be coming to Vice TV sometime this Spring.
Ring Of Honor is promising a “big announcement” concerning its women’s division today. That’ll come during its “Week By Week” YouTube show.
On the 500th episode of Ring Of Honor TV...Jonathan Gresham rolled up Jay Lethal to retain his Pure Title. In the main event, Mark Briscoe used Froggy Bow to put his brother Jay...through a table at ringside...and Mark BEAT Jay via countout.
Impact has a special tonight, called “This Is Rebellion”. That’s tonight at 9PM Eastern on AXS TV. The show will focus on the Title vs. Title Main Event between Kenny Omega and Rich Swann at Sunday’s pay per view. A reminder...Impact’s weekly TV is now airing on Thursdays.
Kylie Ray is set to return to pro wrestling on June 5th - but her opponent will NO longer be Thunder Rosa as it was announced last month. Instead, Kylie Ray will now defend the Warrior Wrestling Women’s Championship against Hollidead.
The match between Kylie Ray and Thunder Rosa is now rescheduled for August 21st.
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