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Ember Moon will challenge Raquel Gonzalez for the NXT Women’s Title at TakeOver on Sunday...but first, Moon has to contend with Dakota Kai.
Also on tonight’s NXT...
Isaiah SWERVE Scott vs. Killian Dane…
Austin Theory vs. Oney Lorcan...
A “Priceless Announcement” from Ted DiBiase.
PLUS...the return of Poppy!
The WWE Championship match at Hell In A Cell will be INSIDE Hell In A Cell. Bobby Lashley will defend against Drew McIntyre...and it’s now being promoted as McIntyre’s last title shot against Lashley.
Shayna Baszler confronted Alexa Bliss at the end of last night’s Raw. Alexa wanted an apology for Shayna calling Lilly a “stupid doll”. Shayna did not. She and Alexa got into some fisticuffs, leaving Shayna alone in the ring...where she stomped Lilly’s head. That set off some special lighting effects and pyro...and sent Shayna retreating to the backstage, where she locked herself in a room...only to find Lilly was in the room with her. Shayna was very distressed by this. End scene. End show.
Elsewhere on Raw, Women’s Champ Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair were forced to team up ahead of their title clash at Hell In A Cell.... You’ll never guess it - they didn’t get along. They actually came to blows during the match. Charlotte hit Rhea with Natural Selection and Nikki Cross pinned Ripley to get the win for her and Asuka.
The Viking Raiders won a tag team battle royal last night - earning a shot at the Raw Tag Titles held by AJ Styles and Omos.
The United States Champ Sheamus was on Raw...sporting a mask...to protect what’s being called a broken nose.
Ricochet and Humberto Carrillo battled to decide who will be next to challenge Sheamus for his U.S. Title. But both men were counted out...and the match was declared a draw.
Kofi Kingston pinned Riddle with Trouble In Paradise.
Elias and Jaxson Ryker had a brief match. Ryker got the better of the action...so Elias decided to take a walk...and Jaxson won via countout.
Mansoor used a rollup to pin Drew Gulak.
Jeff Hardy pinned Cedric Alexander with a Swanton Bomb. That is Hardy’s first singles win since January 18th.
Eva Marie is being promoted for next Monday’s Raw.
The Miz shed a little light on a knee injury he reportedly suffered at WrestleMania Backlash. He told Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barraso, he’ll “be out for a little bit of time.” Miz dismissed reports he could be out of action for up to nine months.
This may be a good sign for The Miz. He was announced Monday for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Celebrity Softball Game. That’s being held in Denver on July 11th.
A first round match in Ring Of Honor’s Survival Of The Fittest tournament will premiere today on ROH’s YouTube. It’ll be Brian Johnson vs. Sledge
The first wrestler to advance in the tournament is - not just Flamita - DEMONIC Flamita. The name change was revealed on ROH’s weekend TV...and then, DEMONIC Flamita beat his former tag partner Rey Horus to advance.
Also on the show...Josh Woods submitted Silas Young in a Pure Rules Match.
(STINGER: New Japan)
The new IWGP World Heavyweight Champion is...Shingo Takagi. He pinned Kazuchika Okada with Last Of The Dragon...in the main event of Monday’s Dominion show - winning the vacant title.
After the match, Shingo called out Kota Ibushi to be his first challenger. Ibushi - of course - accepted that offer.
Ibushi beat Jeff Cobb earlier in the show.
El Desperado turned away YOH’s challenge for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title. Taiji Ishimori will be Despy’s next challenger. Also, Ishimori and El Phantasmo are gonna get a shot at the Jr. Tag Titles held by SHO & YOH.
Tetsuya Naito, SANADA & BUSHI beat Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr. & DOUKI. SANADA pinned Sabre. It appears Naito and SANADA will be the next challengers for Taichi & sabre’s tag titles.
On tonight’s Dark…
The AEW debut of independent veteran Matthew Justice. He’ll go one-on-one against Angelico.
Also, Matt Sydal vs. Dante Martin…
On last night’s Dark: Elevation…
The Varsity Blondes beat Ryan Nemeth & JD Drake...and The Acclaimed beat Dark Order’s Alex Reynolds & Alan “5” Angels…
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