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I'm Mike Sorg and this is Just Pro Wrestling News for Monday, May 31, 2021.
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AEW's Double Or Nothing pay per view last night saw the crowning moment for Dr. Britt Baker. She submitted Hikaru Shida with the Lockjaw to win the AEW Women's Championship - ending Shida's 373-day reign.
Kenny Omega is still the AEW Champion. He used a crucifix to pin Orange Cassidy - winning a 3-Way that also included Pac.
Omega's next challenger will be...Jungle Boy. He won the Casino Battle Royale...last eliminating Christian Cage. The title match was later announced for Dynamite in TWO WEEKS.
The final entrant in the Casino Battle Royale was Lio Rush...making his AEW debut. He was eliminated by Matt Hardy.
Last night also saw the AEW debut of Mark Henry. He was introduced as a new analyst for the new AEW show Rampage. AEW also said Henry would be working as a coach.
The Young Bucks fought off the challenge of Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston to hold onto the AEW Tag Titles. The Bucks pinned Mox after a series of BTE Triggers.
Lance Archer passed out while locked in Miro's Game Over submission...as Miro successfully defended his TNT Championship.
On the Buy In pre-show, Serena Deeb used the Serenity Lock to submit Riho and retain the NWA Women's World Championship.
The Inner Circle survived Stadium Stampede. This was the main event last night, and it was an epic match that went all over the stadium. There were cameos by Konnan...and Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer. The match ended in the ring in front of the live crowd in Daily's Place. That's where Sammy Guevara landed a 630 from the top rope to pin Shawn Spears.
Sting & Darby Allin beat Ethan Page & Scorpio Sky. Sting pinned Sky with the Scorpion Death Drop.
Cody Rhodes pinned Anthony Ogogo with the Vertebreaker.
Hangman Page used the Buckshot Lariat to pin Brian Cage, moments after Cage refused outside help from his fellow Team Taz members. After the match, Cage shoved down Ricky Starks and walked off alone.
The dates and locations for AEW's next two pay per views were announced last night. All Out will be in Chicago on Sunday, September 5th... and Full Gear will be held in St. Louis on Saturday, November 6th.
The Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer reports AEW has released Spanish language commentator Willie Urbina...after he was heard making offensive comments directed at former women's champ Hikaru Shida during the FITE TV broadcast of last Friday's Dynamite.
There's a title match being promoted for tonight's Raw.
AJ Styles and Omos are scheduled to defend the Raw Tag Titles against Elias and Jaxson Ryker.
Also announced for tonight's Raw: A #1 Contender match between Drew McIntyre and Kofi Kingston. The winner gets the WWE Title shot against Bobby Lashley at Hell In A Cell. Lashley and MVP are barred from ringside.
Plus, Shayna Baszler vs. Reginald...Randy Orton vs. Xavier Woods...and The Miz is set to return to Raw to host Miz TV with Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair as his guests.
(STINGER: New Japan)
New Japan is back at Korakuen Hall on Tuesday. The main event on that show is the Guerrillas Of Destiny defending the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Titles against Taichi & Zach Sabre Jr.
There's another title match in the main event of Wednesday's Korakuen Hall card.
YOSHI-HASHI, Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii will defend the NEVER 6-Man Tag Titles against Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & BUSHI.
New Japan's Dominion show has been pushed back a day...from June 6th to June 7th...and three matches are now announced for that show.
Kazuchika Okada vs. Shingo Takagi for the vacant IWGP World Heavyweight Championship...El Desperado defending the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title against Yoh...and Kota Ibushi vs. Jeff Cobb.
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