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Tonight’s SmackDown is going to be unlike any that have come before.
Part of the show will broadcast from the Rolling Loud hip-hop festival in Miami - including at least two matches: Bianca Belair defending the SmackDown Women’s Championship against Carmella...and Big E vs. Apollo Crews.
Part of a video screen at the festival site collapsed on Thursday. No one was injured. Repairs are expected to be complete in time for the festival to open as scheduled.
The rest of tonight’s SmackDown will emanate from Cleveland’s Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. John Cena is set to appear LIVE. WWE is also promoting the SmackDown debut of Toni Storm.
We have a new date for the NXT UK Championship match between WALTER and Ilja Dragunov. It’ll happen in the United States...at TakeOver 36...on August 22nd.
Pretty Deadly still hold the NXT UK Tag Titles. They beat Subculture’s Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster on Thursday's show.
Bullet Club’s dirty laundry was aired out on last night’s Impact Wrestling.
Jay White was in the Impact Zone last night. He said he’s in Impact to go after David Finlay ahead of their upcoming match at New Japan’s Resurgence show.
Then, White - the leader of Bullet Club - directly addressed The Elite. He said the Good Brothers bid to rejoin the group was denied...though White said they can appeal his decision if they want.
This drew out the Good Brothers and Kenny Omega. After some verbal sparring, the Good Brothers attacked White. That’s when Chris Bey ran out to rescue White.
Earlier in the show, White offered Bey a spot in Bullet Club. Bey has yet to formally accept the offer.
Anyway...It’ll be White & Bey vs. the Good Brothers on next week’s Impact.
Bey opened last night’s Impact by pinning Rohit Raju with the Art Of Finesse.
As for Omega, he literally bumped into the X-Division Champion Josh Alexander backstage. It appears we could be heading toward a showdown between those two.
Havok & Rosemary beat Fire n’ Flava to retain the Knockouts Tag Titles in last night’s main event.
One-half of Fire n’ Flava - Kiera Hogan - announced earlier in the day that this latest set of tapings is her last with Impact. She told fans she’s going to “see what else is out there for me”.
Matt Cardona, Jake Something, & Chelsea Green beat Tenille Dashwood, Sam Beale, & Brian Myers. Green pinned Beale with the Unprettier. Taylor Wilde returned to Impact during this match...and interrupted Kaleb With A K’s interference.
FinJuice beat Ace Austin & Madman Fulton. Juice Robinson rolled up Fulton for the pin.
Eddie Edwards and W. Morrissey brawled in the parking lot outside the Skyway Studios. Morrissey retreated after Edwards found a pair of kendo sticks.
Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo accepted an invitation from Mickie James to defend her title at the NWA Empowerrr pay per view next month.
Thunder Rosa is All Elite. AEW announced she’s now with the company full-time after breaking early from her contract with the NWA...which was supposed to run through the end of the year.
This weekend’s Ring Of Honor TV has PCO vs. Sledge...Flip Gordon vs. World Famous CB...and a 3-Way involving Dalton Castle, Dak Draper and Eli Isom.
Jonathan Gresham will defend the Pure Title against his fellow Foundation member Rhett Titus at the Glory By Honor show in Philadelphia on Friday, August 20th.
(STINGER: New Japan)
New Japan’s Hiromu Takahashi tweeted Thursday he’s been cleared by doctors to return to action. Takahashi has been out with a torn pectoral muscle.
New Japan’s Summer Struggle tour rolls on Friday.
On Thursday’s show…Taichi scored a big win over Tetsuya Naito in the main event. The semi-main between SANADA and Zack Sabre Jr. ended in a double pinfall.
Friday’s Summer Struggle show has Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. KENTA in the main event. Plus,. Tomohiro Ishii vs. EVIL.
In Pro-Wrestling NOAH...Masa Kitamiya & Kaito Kiyomiya are the new GHC tag champions...after defeating Katsuhiko Nakajima & Manabu Soya on Thursday.
Francesco Akira’s reign as All Japan Junior Heavyweight Champion is already over after less than a month. He was dethroned by Sugi on Thursday.
The main event saw Jake Lee’s first defense of the Triple Crown Championship. He beat Shotaro Ashino.
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