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Samoa Joe Returns To WWE & NXT. First Match Announced For Great American Bash

June 16th, 2021

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Samoa Joe is back in WWE...and back in NXT. He showed up at the top of last night’s show - where he agreed to assist GM William Regal...and got in the face of NXT Champ Karrion Kross.

Later, Joe broke up a backstage shouting match between Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly...by choking out Cole. Regal made a match between Cole and O’Reilly for the Great American Bash special on July 6th.

Joe also had a staredown backstage with Pete Dunne.

Joe was among a group of wrestlers released by WWE right after WrestleMania back in April.

O’Reilly’s night didn’t end with Cole. He showed up to challenge Kushida to a match on next week’s NXT.

Kushida had just successfully defended his Cruiserweight Title in an open challenge against the debuting Trey Baxter - the former Blake Christian.

LA Knight’s coronation as the new Million Dollar Champion ended with Knight punching out Ted DiBiase. Cameron Grimes ran off Knight and saved DiBiase from the potential of any further harm.

Tommaso Ciampa & Timothy Thatcher beat the Grizzled Young Veterans in a Tornado Tag in last night’s main event.

Breezango beat Imperium. Tyler Breeze surprised Fabian Aichner with a rollup to get the pin. Imperium got their revenge and laid out Breeze after the match.

The NXT Women’s Champion Raquel Gonzalez and Dakota Kai beat Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter.

After weeks of promo vidoes, we’re told The Diamond Mine opens next week.

Also, there were some very quick videos that simply showed a charging battery icon.

Sheamus tweeted Tuesday that the Celtic cross he wears during his entrance was among the items stolen from the home of the ThunderDome - the University of South Florida’s Yuengling Center. The thief was caught on camera during the break-in on June 5th...but remains at large.


On last night’s AEW Dark...Dante Martin beat Sonny Kiss. Later, Kiss confronted Joey Janela backstage and it appears their tag team is over.

Also, The Acclaimed beat Dark Order’s Colt Cabana & Alan “5” Angels...and Billy & Colten Gunn beat Chaos Project.

A reminder...there’s no Dynamite tonight. It’s pushed back to Friday once again this week.


The latest man to advance in Ring Of Honor’s Survival Of The Fittest tournament is...Chris Dickinson. He advanced by submitting O’Shay Edwards with the STF in a match that premiered on ROH’s “Week By Week” YouTube show on Tuesday.

On last night’s NWA Powerrr...JTG won a 3-Way National Title Qualifying Match - beating Fred Rosser and El Rudo - better known as Sam Adonis.

MLW confirmed Tuesday that Cesar Duran - formerly known as Dario Cueto in Lucha Underground - will be at its Battle Riot III show in Philadelphia on July 10th.

(STINGER: Impact)

Impact Wrestling is indicating that “a dangerous stipulation match is in the works for Slammiversary”...with an official announcement coming at Noon on Thursday.

Finally, best wishes going out to former TNA & Impact color commentator Don West. He announced Tuesday that he was “diagnosed with a brain lymphoma and will begin immediate treatment.”

That’s JUST Pro Wrestling News for Wednesday, June 16. Our next update comes your way tomorrow morning, so be sure to subscribe to this feed. We also thank you in advance for leaving a glowing rating or review..

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