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TWO title matches are being promoted for tonight’s SmackDown.
Rey & Dominik Mysterio defend the SmackDown Tag Titles against The Usos.
Also, Apollo Crews puts his Intercontinental Title on the line against Kevin Owens. Commander Azeez will be barred from ringside.
WALTER is set to return to NXT UK. He’s being promoted for next week’s show.
We got an NXT UK Tag Title match on Thursday’s episode. Pretty Deadly turned away a challenge from Nathan Frazer & Jack Starz. Starz took the pin.
Joe Coffey beat Rampage Brown in the main event. After the match, Coffey and Brown appeared to be discussing a rematch. That’s when Ilja Dragunov showed up...implying these three will have some business to settle.
Earlier in the show, Dragunov pinned Noam Dar with Torpedo Moscow.
Also, Joseph Conners pinned Flash Morgan Webster with a hangman’s neckbreaker...and Jordan Devlin made a brief appearance - his first time on NXT UK since before WrestleMania.
A special Friday Night Dynamite tonight, starting at 10PM Eastern.
And there’s a new match just added to the show on Thursday - Red Velvet vs. The Bunny.
Also tonight…the Young Bucks vs. Pac & Penta El Zero Miedo…
Dustin Rhodes vs. Nick Coromoto in a Texas Bullrope Match…
Christian Cage & Jungle Boy vs. Private Party...
Cody Rhodes and Lee Johnson vs. QT Marshall and Anthony Ogogo
A championship celebration for the new AEW Women’s Champ Dr. Britt Baker.
We’ll hear from Mark Henry on AEW TV for the first time.
AEW regular Madi Wrenkowski says she’ll miss 4-6 weeks of action due to a fractured nose.
The main event of Impact’s Against All Odds show is in some doubt.
Moose is set to challenge Kenny Omega for the Impact World Championship...but on last night’s Impact...the main event between Moose and Sami Callihan was interrupted by Omega and the Good Brothers. They attacked Moose. That meant a DQ victory for Callihan.
Scott D’Amore now wants to add Callihan to the title match at Against All Odds - making it a 3-Way. Don Callis says AEW Owner Tony Khan won’t want Callihan wrestling Omega.
D’Amore responded by saying Khan will be on next week’s Impact so D’Amore can pitch adding Callihan in-person.
The Knockouts Title Match at Against All Odds may also see a late change. Rosemary and Havok will meet on next week’s Impact. If Havok wins, she gets added to the Title Match at Against All Odds. If Rosemary wins, she gets Deonna Purrazzo all to herself.
Josh Alexander is still the X-Division Champion. He survived a 60-Minute Iron Man Match against TJP last night. It began on Before The Impact...and extended into the opening minutes of Impact’s main show...and then it went into overtime.
Alexander held a 1-0 lead...and had TJP in an ankle lock...but TJP managed to reverse it into a rollup with just seconds left on the clock to even the match and force overtime. In OT, Alexander hit Divine Intervention...and pinned TJP for the win.
Fire n’ Flava beat Jordynne Grace & Rachael Ellering to retain the Knockouts Tag Titles. Grace took the pin. Kimber Lee & Susan will get the next title shot at Against All Odds.
Rich Swann was set for a match against W. Morrissey...but Morrissey attacked Swann before the match...brawled with security...and the match never happened. Willie Mack eventually ran off Morrissey. That’ll be the match on next week’s Impact...and they’ll try again with Swann vs. Morrissey at Against All Odds.
Another title match announced last night for Against All Odds: Rhyno & Deaner defending the tag titles against Crazzy Steve & Black Taurus.
Jake Something beat Rohit Raju in a Tables Match.
Satoshi Kojima blew through Deaner to win his Impact in-ring debut.
We also got the first vignette promoting the Impact debut of Steve Maclin - the former Steve Cutler of WWE’s Forgotten Sons.
Impact announced last night a limited number of fans will be in attendance for the Slammiversary pay per view in Nashville on July 17th.
(STINGER: New Japan)
The aforementioned Kojima will appear on tonight’s New Japan Strong. He’ll tag with Karl Fredericks against Team Filthy’s JR Kratos and Danny Limelight.
A few other news bits from Japan…
Kzy (kay-zee) is the winner of Dragon Gate’s King Of Gate tournament. He defeated Kota Minoura (mee-NOR-ah) in the final match on Thursday.
This weekend’s Ring Of Honor TV has the first match in the Survival Of The Fittest tournament: Flamita vs. Rey Horus.
Also, a Pure Rules Match between Silas Young and Josh Woods.
One other ROH note from earlier this week. O’Shay Edwards has apparently joined Shane Taylor Promotions.
Major League Wrestling is bringing in one of the hottest names on the U.S. independent scene - Lee Moriarty...and will debut with MLW at its show in Philadelphia on July 10th.
Moriarty was one of TWO new names revealed during Round 3 of MLW’s Open Draft. Aramis (air-uh-MEEZ) is also joining the league...under a multi-year deal.
MLW confirmed two names returning to MLW for its summer restart: Zenshi...and Savio Vega.
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