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Karrion Kross will defend his NXT Championship against...FOUR other men later this month at TakeOver: In Your House. It’ll be Kross vs. Kyle O’Reilly vs. Pete Dunne vs. Johnny Gargano vs...Adam Cole.
O’Reilly, Dunne and Gargano met in a 3-Way #1 Contender Match on last night’s NXT...but we never got a winner. Adam Cole showed up about 20 minutes into the match and laid out all three guys.
Cole later returned, called out Kross and convinced him to give him a title shot.
The NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez will face Ember Moon at TakeOver.
Moon called out Gonzalez last night...but ended up getting jumped by Dakota Kai. It’ll be Moon vs. Kai on next week’s NXT.
Another TakeOver match announced last night: LA Knight vs. Cameron Grimes.
Knight was PINNED last night...by Jake Atlas after a cartwheel DDT. That came after Grimes and Ted DiBiase showed up and distracted Knight.
Mercedes Martinez vs. Xia Li also now appears to be set for TakeOver.
MSK successfully defended their NXT Tag Titles last night against Legado Del Fantasma. They got an assist from Bronson Reed, who squashed Santos Escobar’s plans to interfere in the match.
KUSHIDA submitted Carmelo Hayes - the former Christian Casanova...and Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell beat Zoey Stark & Zayda Ramier.
Kavita Devi was reportedly among a group of people released by WWE last month. But now, Devi is telling the Hindustan Times those reports are NOT accurate.
Devi returned to her home country of India back in January after her husband contracted COVID-19...and she’s been there ever since. Devi told the Hindustan Times she’s working with WWE on a new agreement to allow her to stay in India...as an ambassador and scout for the company.
(STINGER: New Japan)
New Japan has canceled its show scheduled for Friday at Ota Ward Gymnasium. It said the decision is due to the extension of a COVID-19 related state of emergency in Japan.
Wednesday’s show at Korakuen Hall is still on. The NEVER 6-Man Tag Titles are on the line in the main event. Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI defending against Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & BUSHI.
There was a title change on Tuesday’s show at Korakuen Hall. Taichi & Zach Sabre Jr. reclaimed the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions...dethroning the Guerrillas Of Destiny.
Miho Abe was back in Taichi’s corner for the match.
The first match was announced for Ring Of Honor’s Best In The World pay per view. It’ll be Jay Lethal vs. Brody King. The show is coming up on Sunday, July 11th.
Dragon Lee is back from injury...and he and Kenny King are getting a chance to reclaim the ROH Tag Titles. They’ll challenge HOT SAUCE Tracy Williams & Rhett Titus on the ROH TV episode airing the weekend of June 11th.
Serena Deeb will defend the NWA Women’s World Championship against Kamille...coming up on Sunday at the NWA’s When Our Shadows Fall pay per view.
As for Thunder Rosa. She’ll be in a tag match, teaming with Melina against Taryn Terrell and Kylie Rae.
The NWA says there will be some live fans in attendance for the show.
The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer reports Awesome Kong and Shanna are now free agents after their contracts with AEW were not renewed.
Last night’s AEW Dark…clocking in at less than an hour in length.
Billy Gunn and his son Colten beat Cezar Bononi & Ryan Nemeth. Colten pinned Nemeth with the Colt 45.
This reminder: There is NO Dynamite tonight. It’s pushed back to Friday night for the second straight week due to the NBA Playoffs.
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