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WWE presents Hell In A Cell on Sunday. It’s the last pay per view in the ThunderDome for the foreseeable future.
Bobby Lashley defends the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre inside Hell In A Cell. It’s McIntyre’s last shot at the gold as long as Lashley holds it.
Bianca Belair’s SmackDown Women’s Title defense against Bayley will now happen inside Hell In A Cell.
Also, Rhea Ripley defends the Raw Women’s Title against Charlotte Flair.
Alexa Bliss vs. Shayna Baszler.
Plus, two news matches announced Friday night: Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro...and Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn.
The show Sunday begins at 8PM Eastern on Peacock in the U.S. and the WWE Network around the rest of the world.
WWE is no longer promoting a Roman Reigns Universal Title defense against Rey Mysterio for Sunday’s show.
Roman Reigns did indeed defend the championship against Rey inside Hell In A Cell on Friday night’s SmackDown. The match went more than 15 minutes and ended decisively, with Reigns submitting Rey with the guillotine choke.
Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez beat Kevin Owens & Big E. Sami Zayn was on commentary, but left the announce desk to distract Owens...and that allowed Azeez to hit his Nigerian Nail for the pin.
Shinsuke Nakamura dethroned King Corbin. Pinning him with the Kinshasa to win the Battle For The Crown.
The advertised match between Angelo Dawkins and Otis never happened. Instead, Chad Gable joined Otis in an attack on Dawkins, targeting his shoulder.
AEW put pieces in place for the coming weeks on a special Friday night Dynamite...
Jake Hager defeated Wardlow via referee stoppage in their MMA Cage Fight. Hager caught Wardlow in a head and arm triangle in the third round and Wardlow passed out. Members of the Inner Circle and the Pinnacle brawled after the fight...and at one point, MJF punched out Dean Malenko.
The Good Brothers and Matt Jackson beat Eddie Kingston, Penta El Zero Miedo and Frankie Kazarian in the main event. Nick Jackson snuck in from the crowd to attack Penta with the cold spray. Karl Anderson hit a Super Gun Stun and got the pin.
Scorpio Sky and Ethan Page overwhelmed Darby Allin in a 2-on-1 handicap match. Page finished off Allin with the Ego’s Edge.
Brock Anderson was victorious in his Dynamite debut. He and Cody Rhodes beat QT Marshall & Aaron Solow...as Anderson rolled up Solow for the pin.
Orange Cassidy pinned Cezar Bononi with the Orange Punch.
Penelope Ford submitted Julia Hart.
Miro showed up after the match and tangled with the Varsity Blondes. Brain Pillman Jr. will challenge Miro for the TNT Championship on Dynamite...on Wednesday, June 30th.
Also set for that episode...MJF vs. Sammy Guevara...and AEW Women’s Champ Dr. Britt Baker & Rebel vs. Nyla Rose & Vickie Guerrero.
Before then, there’s a Dynamite on Saturday, June 26th. A new match was added to that show Friday night: Hangman Page vs. Powerhouse Hobbs.
(STINGER: New Japan)
New Japan Strong announced a new tag team tournament beginning in a few weeks...and among the teams competing will be...the Good Brothers - Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows, returning to New Japan for the first time since 2016.
Also on last night’s Strong…
Satoshi Kojima pinned JR Kratos with his signature lariat...and Impact Wrestling’s X-Division Champion Josh Alexander pinned Alex Coghlin with Divine Intervention.
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