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A pair of major pay per views this weekend...with live fans in attendance for both.
Impact Wrestling presents Slammiversary Saturday night.
Kenny Omega defends the Impact World Championship in the main event against Sami Callihan...in a No Disqualification Match.
At least TWO surprise opponents will be revealed.
One of them will challenge Deonna Purrazzo for the Knockouts Title.
The other will team with Matt Cardona against Brian Myers & Tenille Dashwood. I’m not offering any prediction, but on Thursday’s Impact...Scott D’Amore said “Slammiversary will be a hot mess”.
TJP is OFF of tonight’s show. Impact announced Friday he’ll be unable to participate.
So, Fallah Bahh will need to find a new partner for the 4-Way Tag Title Match. Violent By Design is also defending against the Good Brothers...and Rich Swann & Willie Mack.
The X-Division Title will be on the line in an Ultimate X Match. Josh Alexander defends against Trey Miguel, Rohit Raju, Petey Williams, Ace Austin and Chris Bey.
Plus...Moose vs. Chris Sabin...and W. Morrissey vs. Eddie Edwards.
There will be a free preshow starting at 7PM Eastern...with Fire n’ Flava defending the Knockouts Tag Titles against Havok & Rosemary.
Sunday, it’s Money In The Bank.
Roman Reigns defends the Universal Championship against Edge.
Kofi Kingston challenges Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship.
Charlotte Flair gets another shot at taking the Raw Women’s Title off Rhea Ripley.
AJ Styles & Omos put the Raw Tag Titles on the line against the Viking Raiders.
Plus, the TWO Money In The Bank matches themselves.
The men’s match has Drew McIntyre, Kevin Owens, Riddle, Ricochet, John Morrison, Big E, Shinsuke Nakamura and Seth Rollins.
The women’s match has Alexa Bliss, Asuka, Naomi, Zelina Vega, Nikki Cross, Natalya, Tamina and Liv Morgan.
The kickoff show has The Usos challenging Rey & Dominik Mysterio for the SmackDown Tag Titles.
SmackDown was BACK in front of live fans Friday night.
And they got to see Finn Balor’s return to the main roster. He interrupted...and then, laid out Sami Zayn.
Bianca Belair pinned Carmella with the KOD to retain the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
For the second straight week, Shotzi & Nox beat the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Natalya & Tamina in a non-title match. Nox caught Natalya in a small package...after Natalya was distracted by Liv Morgan and Zelina Vega brawling at ringside. That win earned Shotzi & Nox a tag title shot.
Roman Reigns & The Usos beat Edge and Rey & Dominik Mysterio. Jey Uso rolled up Rey after a superkick from Jimmy Uso.
Seth Rollins won a 4-Way main event over Kevin Owens, Big E and Shinsuke Nakamura. Rollins pinned Big E after a curb stomp onto a ladder.
Cesaro beat Otis after Chad Gable interfered.
Toni Storm will make her main roster debut on next Friday’s SmackDown.
Davey Boy Smith Jr. is officially back in WWE. He worked a non-televised match under the name “Harry Smith” before the start of Friday night’s SmackDown broadcast.
WWE has canceled a pair of upcoming live events: A house show in Gainesville, Florida on August 8th...and SmackDown in Atlanta on September 17th.
(STINGER: New Japan)
New Japan has a Summer Struggle show Saturday. Earlier in the day, New Japan announced Kota Ibushi will miss its show on Sunday due to an illness. It added Ibushi tested negative for COVID-19.
The Tag Team Turbulence tournament got underway on Friday night’s New Japan Strong…
Brody King & Chris Dickinson beat JR Kratos & Danny Limelight. They advance to the semifinals to face Jorel Nelson and Royce Isaacs, who beat Kevin Knight & The DKC.
On the other side of the bracket...Yuji Nagata & Ren Narita beat Fred Yehi & Wheeler Yuta...and the Good Brothers beat TJP & Clark Connors. TJP took the pin after a Magic Killer.
New NWA Women’s Tag Team champions will be crowned at the Empowerrr pay per view on August 28.
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