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At the age of 26, Lio Rush says he is retiring from pro wrestling. In an Instagram post Tuesday...Rush said he separated his AC joint during the Casino Battle Royale at AEW’s Double Of Nothing pay per view.
Rush said the injury gave him time to think...and come to this decision. He said he will make his contractually obligated appearances for New Japan after he’s healed...and then, he’ll be done with wrestling.
Sunday’s NXT TakeOver: In Your House will see the NXT Tag Titles and the North American Title defended...in the same match. MSK & Bronson Reed will face all three members of Legado Del Fantasma in a 6-Man Tag. The winning team gets ALL the gold.
The TakeOver match between Cameron Grimes and LA Knight will now be a Ladder Match for the Million Dollar Championship.
Io Shirai returned to NXT last night...introduced by Poppy.
Also last night, Ember Moon beat Dakota Kai via disqualification...after NXT Women’s Champ Raquel Gonzalez got involved.
Oney Lorcan pinned Austin Theory. Johnny Gargano and Pete Dunne brawled at ringside during this match. That distracted Theory and opened the door for Lorcan to hit a uranage for the win.
Isaiah SWERVE Scott pinned Killian Dane. The rest of Hit Row beat up Drake Maverick.
We have a new match added to Ring Of Honor’s Best In The World pay per view. It’ll be Silas Young vs. Josh Woods in a Last Man Standing Match.
Tony Deppen will defend the ROH TV Title in 3-Way against former champions Dragon Lee and HOT SAUCE Tracy Williams. That match will be shown on ROH’s weekend TV in two weeks.
The latest wrestler to advance in the Survival Of The Fittest tournament is…
The end saw Sledge knock Johnson for a loop with a forearm...but Johnson collapsed right onto Sledge’s knee - and injured him. Johnson rolled up Sledge and got the pin.
After the match, PJ Black showed up to congratulate Johnson...but Johnson didn’t seem too happy to see him.
Ian Riccaboni tweeted that ROH will return to Philadelphia for a show “with fans”...and “information will be communicated shortly”.
The NWA will run pay per views on back-to-back days in St. Louis...coming up in August. The first will be an all-women pay per view, with Mickie James serving as executive producer. The pay per view on August 29th will be the NWA’s 73rd Anniversary show.
Also announced on last night’s Powerrr...there will be a tournament to determine the next holder of the NWA National Title.
On last night’s Dark…
Aaron Solow pinned Sonny Kiss...after Kiss was distracted by QT Marshall standing at ringside. The Factory beat up on Kiss after the match. Joey Janela was nowhere to be seen during all this.
Former NWA TV Champion Zicky Dice made his AEW debut on last night’s Dark. He was dispatched in a matter of minutes by Lance Archer.
Also, QT Marshall beat Bear Bronson...and Matt Sydal beat Dante Martin in the main event.
No Dynamite tonight. It’s pushed back to Friday night again this week.
(STINGER: New Japan)
The dates for some upcoming title matches in New Japan are now set.
Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI will defend the NEVER 6-Man Tag Titles against EVIL, Yujiro Takehashi & Dick Togo on the Kizuna Road show on June 22nd.
The IWGP Jr. Tag Titles will be defended the following day. SHO & YOH will be challenged by Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo.
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