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AEW is just weeks away from its first live touring since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It announced dates and locations for three upcoming Dynamites - the first to be held away from Jacksonville’s Daily’s Place in NINE months.
Dynamite will be at Miami’s James L. Knight Center on July 7th...followed by two Wednesdays in Texas - July 14th at the H-E-B Center near Austin...and July 21st at the Curtis Culwell Center in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Tickets for all three shows go on sale Friday morning.
AEW says it will comply with all local guidelines concerning COVID-19 safety - that includes seating capacities.
AEW also announced a pair of rescheduled live events. First, in St. Louis on FRIDAY, November 5th. That’s being called an “AEW TNT television taping”.
Also, a live Dynamite in New Orleans on January 12, 2022!
We’ll get another look at former Lucha Underground Champion Marty Casaus on tonight’s AEW Dark. He’ll go one-on-one with Jungle Boy.
Also tonight, Brian Cage vs. Bear Bronson. Plus, Jon Moxley & Eddie Kingston will be in tag team action.
On last night’s Dark: Elevation...Moxley delivered a Paradigm Shift from the second rope to pin Danny Limelight.
Dark Order’s Alex Reynolds pinned Private Party’s Isiah Kassidy with a rollup. After the match, Matt Hardy and Marq Quen helped Kassidy lay out Reynolds, John Silver and Colt Cabana.
Also, Pro wrestling lawyer Mark Sterling pitched himself as the one to manage Jade Cargill, and she was at least willing to listen as she followed Sterling backstage.
TWO title matches on tonight’s NXT.
Raquel Gonzalez defends her NXT Women’s Title against Mercedes Martinez.
Santos Escobar gets his rematch for Kushida’s Cruiserweight Title. It’s Two Out Of Three Falls.
Plus, NXT Champ Karrion Kross in a non-title match against Austin Theory...and Killian Dane vs. Imperium’s Alexander Wolfe.
A new match added to WrestleMania Backlash - The Miz vs. Damien Priest in a Lumberjack Match.
Damian Priest pinned John Morrison on last night’s Raw...after The Miz’s attempt to help Morrison backfired. The gave Priest the right to choose the stipulation for the Backlash match.
Raw Women’s Champ Rhea Ripley pinned Asuka last night in a non-title match...as Charlotte Flair looked on. Those women will be in a 3-Way for the title at Backlash.
Charlotte and Asuka were also on opposite sides of a 6-Woman tag to open the show. It was brought to a screeching halt when Alexa Bliss suddenly appeared on-stage - riding her swing set...alongside Lilly. Bliss said she’s keeping her eye on “someone”.
The match resumed...but then, Shayna Baszler appeared to lose control of her legs. Asuka swooped in with a shining wizard to get the pin. Charlotte knocked out Asuka after the match. Alexa and Lilly chuckled as they looked on. End scene.
An ugly ending to a match between Sheamus and Humberto Carrillo. Carrillo was delivering a sunset flip powerbomb from the apron to the arena floor, but Sheamus landed on Carrillo’s left leg. The ref waved off the match and declared Sheamus the winner. A win for Carrillo would’ve earned him a shot at Sheamus’ U.S. Title.
The main event was a non-title match between WWE Champ Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre. But Braun Strowman interfered and power slammed BOTH men as the show ended.
Jinder Mahal returned to Raw with a win over Jeff Hardy.
Shelton Benjamin pinned Cedric Alexander with a T-Bone Suplex.
Also, the team of R-K-Bro and Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston beat AJ Styles, Omos, Elias and Jaxson Ryker. Randy Orton pinned Elias with an RKO. After the match, Orton RKO’d Woods and Kingston. Riddle was befuddled.
On this past weekend’s Ring Of Honor TV, Angelina Love beat Quinn McKay, thanks to a timely distraction by Mandy Leon.
EC3 & Flip Gordon beat The Briscoes. EC3 pinned Mark Briscoe after Gordon hit Mark with a chain. But EC3 never saw Flip’s cheating.
And Brian Johnson’s open challenge was answered by...PCO. Johnson kicked out of PCO’s moonsault...but he later beat Johnson via submission.
The NWA Tag Team Titles will be defended tonight on Super Powerrr. Aron Stevens and Kratos facing a challenge from Thom Lattimer and Chris Adonis.
Plus, Matt Cross vs. Matthew Mims - the winner gets a TV Title shot...and Jax Dane vs. Slice Boogie in a Falls Count Anywhere Match.
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