I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Tuesday, December 22, 2020.
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Results from Raw and Monday’s New Japan show are coming up, but first…some sad news..
Pro Football Hall of Famer Kevin Greene has died. One of the most feared pass rushers of his era also worked for WCW during the height of the Monday Night War in the late 1990’s. Greene had five matches for WCW.
On Twitter Monday, Ric Flair wrote that he and Greene shared “A Bond Of Friendship.” Eric Bischoff called Greene “a great person and a friend”.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Green’s passing on Monday, but did not note a cause. Kevin Greene was 58.
Now let’s get into last night’s Raw...
The follow-up to Randy Orton setting The Fiend on fire at TLC, was the return of Alexa Bliss. She told Orton IF The Fiend comes back, “It’ll be like nothing you’ve ever seen before.”
The new women’s tag champs, Asuka and Charlotte Flair, beat Peyton Royce and Lacey Evans. Asuka and Flair will defend the belts for the first time on the Christmas Day episode of SmackDown. Their opponents were NOT announced.
WWE is loading up the Christmas Day SmackDown. It also announced that Kevin Owens will get another shot at Roman Reigns and the Universal Championship..inside a steel cage.
Getting back to last night’s Raw..Drew McIntyre, Sheamus and Keith Lee beat AJ Styles, The Miz and John Morrison in a Holiday Street Fight. Sheamus and Lee did NOT get along. After Lee pinned the Miz, Sheamus hit Lee with a Brogue Kick.
WWE is promoting the first Raw of the New Year - on January 4th - as Legends Night..with Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Kurt Angle among those set to appear.
New Japan running another Road To Tokyo Dome show this morning - the second straight FREE broadcast on New Japan World. We’ll have results in our update tomorrow.
Monday’s show saw some teased tension between Jay White and EVIL. But they got on the same page..to beat Tetsuya Naito’s LIJ team in the main event 6-man tag. Earlier, The Empire stood tall over BOTH Kazuchika Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi.
Wednesday morning, it’s New Japan’s last show of the year. The main event is Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI vs. Kota Ibushi & SHO. Also, the King Of Pro Wrestling for 2020 will be decided. Toru Yano battles Bad Luck Fale. An online vote on the stipulation went for Yano. The winner will be the first to slam the other man OR the first to remove the four corner pads. Again, that’s on Wednesday’s show.
Tonight’s AEW Dark has thirteen matches, including Sonny Kiss vs. Miro and Rey Fenix vs. Danny Limelight. Thunder Rosa is also on the show.
The Young Bucks sound like they want to see more of Rosa in AEW.