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A high stakes main event on tonight’s SmackDown...Roman Reigns defending his Universal Title against Daniel Bryan. If Bryan loses, he is GONE from SmackDown.
Another title match tonight - Big E gets his rematch...as he challenges Apollo Crews for the Intercontinental Championship.
On Thursday’s NXT UK…
The announcement of an upcoming five-woman gauntlet match - Jinny vs. Isla Dawn vs. Xia Brookside vs. Dani Luna vs. Emilia McKenzie. The winner gets the next shot at Kay Lee Ray’s Women’s Championship.
Also on the show, Meiko Satomura beat Aoife Valkyrie...Gallus beat Eddie Dennis, Primate and T-Bone...and Teoman beat Rohan Raja...via referee stoppage.
We also learned that A-Kid will defend his Heritage Cup Title against Tyler Bate...in THREE weeks.
Better late than never for Kenny Omega.
On last night’s Impact, Scott D’Amore threatened to STRIP Omega of his newly won Impact World Championship - and suspend him - if Omega didn’t appear in-person on the show.
Omega arrived with minutes to spare - and just in time for he and the Good Brothers to run in on the main event between Sami Callihan and Eddie Edwards - a qualifying match for a 6-Way #1 Contender’s Match for Omega’s Impact Championship.
Juice Robinson and David Finlay quickly followed to join the fight.
Impact later clarified on Twitter that Callihan won the match via disqualification. So, he qualifies for the #1 Contender’s Match at the Impact Plus exclusive show Under Siege.
Also qualifying last night - Chris Bey, who beat Jake Something - with an assist from Rohit Raju...and Matt Cardona, who avenged his loss at Rebellion to Brian Myers.
Three more qualifying matches are set for next week - Rohit Raju vs. Trey Miguel, Rhino vs. Chris Sabin, and Moose vs. James Storm.
Getting back to Edwards, he’s still heading to Under Siege. Impact announced he’ll be in a 6-Man Tag alongside FinJuice to take on Omega and the Good Brothers.
Also announced last night for Under Siege - Fire n’ Flava getting their rematch for the Knockouts Tag Titles against Jordynne Grace and Rachael Ellering.
Plus, Willie Mack has challenged W. Morrissey to a match at Under Siege.
Another New Japan wrestler is stepping through the Forbidden Door...and into Impact Wrestling. El Phantasmo will be on next week’s episode.
Getting back to last night’s show...Josh Alexander submitted Ace Austin to retain the X-Division Title...and former Knockouts Champ Taylor Wilde returned to the ring for the first time in a decade...with a submission win over Kimber Lee.
A title change Pro-Wrestling NOAH. There is a NEW GHC National Champion. Takashi Sugiura dethroned Kazuyuki Fujita on Thursday’s “NOAH The Glory” show.
The main event saw Keiji Muto use a blitz of Shining Wizards to pin Masa Kitamiya and retain the GHC Heavyweight Title. After the match, Muto was challenged by Naomichi Marufuji...and that match is now set for the Cyber Fight Festival on June 6th.
One other note from Thursday’s show. Yoshinari Ogawa and HAYATA are still the GHC Jr. Tag Team Champs. They fought off a challenge from Ikuto Hidaka and NOSAWA.
(STINGER: New Japan)
Tonight’s New Japan Strong is an “LA Dojo Showcase”. The main event is Karl Fredericks vs. Clark Connors. Also, Ren Narita & Fred Rosser vs. Kevin Knight & Alex Coghlin...and The DKC vs., TJP.
Back in Japan, there was a New Japan show in Kagoshima on Thursday...with Kota Ibushi’s first match since he lost the IWGP World Heavyweight Title to Will Ospreay.
Ibushi tagged with Hiroshi Tanahashi...and beat Jeff Cobb and Aaron Henare. Ibushi pinned Henare. After the match, Ibushi challenged Cobb to a singles match. It appears that will happen at the Yokohama Stadium show on May 15th.
Shinjiro Ohtani will miss his final two matches in All Japan’s Champion Carnival tournament...due to a broken right arm.
This weekend’s Ring Of Honor TV has HOT SAUCE Tracy Williams defending his TV Title against Tony Deppen...Flamita vs. Bandido...and Matt Taven & Mike Bennett vs. the Beer City Bruiser and Ken Dixon.
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