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Just over a month into his tenure as the lead announcer on Raw, Adnan Virk is leaving WWE. The company said they “mutually agreed to part ways.”
Virk later offered a better explanation. He tweeted that weekly travel and his other jobs were a grind for him and his family.
There’s no word yet on who will replace Virk at the commentary desk on Raw.
WWE returns to live touring in July...and tickets to the first three announced events go on sale this morning at 11 a.m. Eastern - those are the July 16th SmackDown in Houston...Money In The Bank the following Sunday in Fort Worth...and Raw the night after in Dallas.
Karrion Kross is still the NXT Champion. He choked out Finn Balor in the main event of last night’s show.
We should learn next week who Kross’ next challenger will be. GM William Regal announced a 3-Way #1 Contender Match - Kyle O’Reilly vs. Pete Dunne vs. Johnny Gargano. The winner gets the shot at Kross at NXT TakeOver: In Your House.
Dunne spoiled Bobby Fish’s return from injury last night. He pinned Fish with the Bitter End. Oney Lorcan beat up on Fish after the match.
Shotzi Blackheart & Ember Moon beat the NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez & Dakota Kai. Moon pinned Kai...but Gonzalez laid out both Moon and Blackheart after the match.
Mercedes Martinez beat Zayda Ramier. But her post-match celebration was interrupted by smoke and lighting effects. When it was over...Martinez had a mark on her hand - implying she’s being targeted by Tian Sha.
Santos Escobar made it clear that he wants to be the first to challenge the new North American Champion Bronson Reed.
Nick Aldis will defend his NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship against...Trevor Murdoch. That’ll happen at the next NWA pay per view “When Our Shadows Fall”...coming up on June 6th.
Murdoch earned the title shot by winning a battle royal on last night’s Powerrr. Aldis’ cohort Chris Adonis relinquished the NWA National Title so he could enter the battle royal - but he ended up being the last man eliminated by Murdoch.
The heavily hyped showdown between Thunder Rosa and Kamille...ended in a draw. So, that’s good news for Rosa. The result means she can continue to wrestle outside the NWA. BUT we still do not have a #1 contender for Serena Deeb’s Women’s Championship.
Aron Stevens & Kratos beat Jax Dane & Crimson to retain their NWA Tag Titles after a mystery man attacked Crimson.
Ring Of Honor unveiled the field and the brackets for its upcoming Survival Of The Fittest tournament.
The first-round matches on the left side of the bracket are: Rey Horus vs. Flamita...Eli Isom vs. Dak Draper...and Bandido vs. Bateman.
On the right side of the bracket, the first-round matches are: Brian Johnson vs. Sledge...Chris Dickinson vs. O’Shay Edwards...and Danhausen vs. Rhett Titus.
The winners all advance to a 6-Way Elimination Match...and the winner gets a shot at the ROH World Championship.
The tournament begins in two weeks.
The simmering issues between Joey Janela and Sonny Kiss may be coming to a head.
Kiss was beaten by Brian Cage in the main event of last night’s AEW Dark. After the match, Hook beat up Kiss some more. Janela did not intervene. He just stared blankly for a bit and then walked away.
Earlier, Janela pinned Bear Bronson with an elbow drop from the top rope.
Also on the show...Big Swole & KiLynn King beat The Bunny & Madi Wrenkowski. Swole pinned Wrenkowski with her rolling forearm.
A reminder: There’s no Dynamite tonight. That’s pushed back to Friday due to the NBA Playoffs.
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