I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Sunday, December 20, 2020.
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Tonight, it’s the final WWE pay-per-view of the year - TLC.
Six matches have been announced, including two championship matches being contested under TLC rules. Roman Reigns defends the Universal Title against Kevin Owens. And AJ Styles challenges Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship.
Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax will defend their women’s tag team titles against Asuka...and a mystery partner.
Sasha Banks puts the SmackDown Women’s Title on the line against Carmella.
Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander challenge Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods for the Raw Tag Titles.
And Randy Orton faces The Fiend in the first-ever Firefly Inferno Match. WWE is keeping the details of that stipulation under wraps.
The Kickoff show begins at 6PM ET - The main show starts at 7.
Jey Uso has been a big part of Reigns’ title run. And it won’t be long until Jimmy Uso returns to full-time action. Jey says he expects his brother back by January or February.
(Jey Uso On Jimmy Injury)
Jey speaking with WWE German language commentator Walandi Tsanti for ProSieben MAXX.
Injury news following Ring Of Honor’s Final Battle...and it is not good news for Mike Bennett. He tweeted that he’ll be out for the next 6 weeks with a hairline fracture in his ankle.
Another day of trademark filing news.
Heel By Nature first to report WWE filing for a trademark for the name “The Collective” - the same name Game Changer Wrestling has used for one of its signature events for years.
However, this may not be an issue for either side. WWE’s filing appears to be for a stable or tag team - NOT an event. And GCW owner Brett Lauderdale tweeted on Saturday “everything will be ok”.
Meanwhile, AEW may have tipped its hand on the new program it’s developing for Warnermedia. Heel By Nature also first to report AEW filed a trademark for the name “AEW Elevation”.
A new match for Wednesday’s NXT just announced yesterday - the NXT Tag Team Titles will be on the line Wednesday night. Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch will defend against Drake Maverick and Killian Dane. And it will be a Street Fight.
The first broadcast from New Japan’s Road To The Tokyo Dome tour is happening Monday morning. That will be a FREE show on New Japan World starting at 4:30 AM ET. The main event is a 6-man tag. LIJ’s Tetsuya Naito, SANADA and BUSHI vs Bullet Club’s Jay White, EVIL and Dick Togo. This will be the first time White and EVIL have ever tagged.
That’s JUST Pro Wrestling News for Sunday, December 20. Our next update comes your way tomorrow morning, so be sure to subscribe to this feed. We also thank you in advance for leaving a glowing rating or review..
I’m Matt Carlins. Thank YOU for listening.