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I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, July 19, 2021.
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John Cena is back in WWE...and he’s being promoted for tonight’s Raw.
(Cena Return To Raw)
That clip from WWE.com.
Raw is LIVE tonight in Dallas. The first Raw in front of live fans since March of LAST YEAR.
Cena’s long-expected return to WWE finally happened last night. He emerged at the very end of Money In The Bank to confront Roman Reigns. Cena didn’t speak on the mic during the broadcast...but I think we can all guess where this is heading.
Reigns had just pinned Edge with Spear to retain the Universal Championship. He got a big assist from Seth Rollins.
Big E won the men’s Money In The Bank ladder match...after dropping Rollins with a Big Ending from the top of the ladder.
Nikki Cross - or Nikki ASH - won the women’s Money In The Bank match.
Charlotte Flair is once again the Raw Women’s Champion. She submitted Rhea Ripley with the Figure Eight.
Bobby Lashley submitted Kofi Kingston with the Hurt Lock to retain the WWE Championship in a relatively brief match.
AJ Styles & Omos beat the Viking Raiders to retain the Raw Tag Team Titles.
The Usos are once again the SmackDown Tag Champs. They dethroned Rey & Dominik Mysterio on last night’s kickoff show.
What is Jay White doing in the Impact Zone? That’s the big question coming out of Saturday night’s Slammiversary pay per view.
White made his entrance at the very end of the show...right after Kenny Omega had beaten Sami Callihan to retain the Impact World Championship.
White stepped inside the ring with Omega, Don Callis and the Good Brothers...but his allegiances were not made clear.
White was not the only surprise at Slammiversary.
The surprise challenger to Knockouts Champ Deonna Purrazzo was...Thunder Rosa. Purrazzo managed to prevail - pinning Rosa with the Queen’s Gambit.
Mickie James was out after the match to confront Purrazzo...and then lay her out with a superkick.
Chelsea Green returned to Impact as Matt Cardona’s surprise partner...and together they beat Brian Myers and Tenille Dashwood. Green pinned Dashwood.
Juice Robinson & David Finlay returned to Impact...and beat Shera & Madman Fulton in an impromptu match.
Fallah Bahh’s surprise partner for the 4-Way Tag Title Match was the former No Way Jose - introduced simply as “No Way”. The Good Brothers won the 4-Way...pinning Rhino with a Magic Killer to take the belts from Violent By Design.
Josh Alexander won the Ultimate X Match to retain the X Division Championship.
Chris Sabin upset Moose. He caught him in a Victory Roll for the pin.
W. Morrissey beat Eddie Edwards…
And on the pre-show...Rosemary & Havok beat Fire n’ Flava to win the Knockouts Tag Titles.
Slammiversary also included a mysterious hype video that featured a sign that simply read, “Long live the Drama King”.
Impact’s next pay per view is Bound For Glory on October 23rd.
Before that there will be the Impact Plus exclusive Homecoming show on July 31st. Impact is promising to crown a Homecoming King and Queen at that show!
At least 12 matches are announced for tonight’s AEW Dark: Elevation…including a battle of unbeatens.
Brock Anderson tags with Lee Johnson against Billy & Colten Gunn. BOTH Brock Anderson and Colten Gunn have yet to taste defeat in a non-Battle Royale match in AEW.
Also tonight...Red Velvet vs. Julia Hart...Penta El Zero Miedo & Eddie Kingston vs. JD Drake & Cezar Bononi...and Tay Conti & Serena Deeb team up for a tag match against VertVixen & Jazmin Allure.
(STINGER: New Japan)
Kota Ibushi’s recent illness will cause him to miss another show for New Japan on Monday. That show is NOT being broadcast on New Japan World.
On Saturday’s Summer Struggle show...Ryusuke Taguchi pinned Taiji Ishimori with a rollup...and Rocky Romero and El Phantasmo wrestled to a 30-minute draw.
Unagi Sayaka is the new Future of STARDOM Champion. She dethroned Mina Shirakawa over the weekend.
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