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The lineup for the men’s Money In The Bank ladder match should be set by the end of the night.
Two qualifying matches are being advertised for tonight’s SmackDown - Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins...and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin.
Tonight’s 205 Live will feature the WWE TV debuts of two men who are certainly NOT cruiserweights - the 405-POUND Odyssey Jones...and the 6’8” Josh Briggs. Both are in the upcoming NXT Breakout Tournament.
Ilja Dragunov will get his next shot at WALTER’s UK Championship on the July 22nd episode of NXT UK.
Mark Andrews pinned Lewis Howley with a shooting star press. Presumably, Subculture will be getting a shot at Pretty Deadly’s NXT UK Tag Titles.
Kenny Williams pinned Nathan Frazer with Bad Luck.
Trent Seven pinned Eddie Dennis with the Birminghammer. After the match, Tyler Bate showed up with a pair of nunchucks to help Seven run off Dennis’ pals Primate and T-Bone.
Blair Davenport - the former Bea Priestly - made her NXT UK in-ring debut. She used a Kamigoye to pin Laura Di Matteo.
Slammiversary really started to take shape on last night’s Impact Wrestling.
Deonna Purrazzo will defend the Impact Knockouts Championship against a mystery opponent at Slammiversary.
Purrazzo held an open challenge last night. It was answered by Lady Frost, who made her Impact debut. Purrazzo got the win via submission.
Violent By Design will defend the Impact Tag Titles at Slammiversary...in a 4-Way against the Good Brothers...Rich Swann & Willie Mack...and TJP & Fallah Bahh.
Karl Anderson won a 4-Way last night...beating Rich Swann, Deaner and TJP. Anderson pinned Deaner with the Gun Stun.
Rosemary & Havok are the #1 contenders for the Knockouts Tag Titles. They beat Kimber Lee & Susan last night. They’ll challenge Fire n’ Flava at Slammiversary.
W. Morrissey accepted Eddie Edwards challenge for a match at Slammiversary.
Jake Something pinned Brian Myers with the Black Hole Slam. Under a pre-match stipulation, Myers was supposed to admit that Jake is a “professional”...but before he could speak, Sam Beale jumped Jake. That drew out the returning Matt Cardona to run off Myers and Beale.
Sami Callihan was briefly arrested for assaulting Don Callis. But it turned out the video evidence was a fraud...and Sami returned to lay out Impact Champion Kenny Omega.
Tenille Dashwood attacked Jazz during her All About Me talk show. Rachael Ellering & Jordynne Grace later vowed to get revenge.
Ring Of Honor World Champion Rush told Sports Illustrated he underwent knee surgery during his storyline suspension. Rush is set to defend the title against Bandido at Sunday’s Best In The World pay per view.
The bracket for the ROH women’s title tournament will be unveiled at Best In The World. Three more entrants were revealed Thursday: Sumie Sakai, Hollidead and Marti Belle.
New AEW signee Tommy End - a.k.a. Malakai Black - says a clerical error by WWE gave him a 30-day non-compete clause...and made it possible for him to debut on Wednesday’s Dynamite.
WWE was concerned Buddy Murphy had the same 30-day clause on his deal.
(Murphy Non Compete)
Murphy speaking with Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp.
Murphy confirmed he does in fact have a 90-day non-compete, which is up on August 31st.
(STINGER: New Japan)
Impact X-Division Champ Josh Alexander is on tonight’s New Japan Strong...in a match against Rocky Romero.
New Japan is running its first Summer Struggle show on Saturday. The main event is El Desperado defending his junior heavyweight title against Taiji Ishimori.
New Japan announced the start date for this year’s G1 Climax tournament. It’ll kick off on September 18th...and conclude on October 21st.
Trevor Murdoch will get a rematch against Nick Aldis for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship. It’ll happen at The Gathering in Charlotte on July 24th.
That’s JUST Pro Wrestling News for Friday, July 8. Our next update comes your way tomorrow morning, as we get you ready for a packed weekend of pro wrestling.
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