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The Raw Tag Team Titles are on the line tonight.
The Viking Raiders are scheduled to challenge AJ Styles & Omos.
Also promoted for tonight’s Raw… WWE Champion Bobby Lashley is set to respond to Goldberg.
A music venue in Kansas City announced that it’s postponed a post-Raw event featuring an appearance by Jeff Hardy. The venue’s Facebook page said Hardy tested positive for COVID-19 and must quarantine for the next two weeks.
(STINGER: New Japan)
Shingo Takagi is still the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion. He beat Hiroshi Tanahashi in the main event of Sunday’s Wrestle Grand Slam.
Tanahashi was a late substitute for Kota Ibushi, who is recovering from aspiration pneumonia.
After the match, Takagi was attacked by EVIL who declared himself the next title challenger.
Robbie Eagles submitted El Desperado to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title. He’s the first Australian to hold that title.
Hiromu Takehashi opened the show by declaring he’s ready to return to the ring and wants the next shot at the junior title...and he and Eagles had a staredown after the title match.
Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr. reclaimed the IWGP Tag Titles. They beat Tetsuya Naito & SANADA. Sabre used a European clutch to pin Naito.
After the match, there was a confrontation between Naito & SANADA and Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI over who should get the next tag title shot.
Chase Owens pinned Toru Yano to win the New Japan Ranbo and the KOPW 2021 provisional championship.
Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo beat Ryusuke Taguchi & Rocky Romero to retain the junior tag titles...after Taguchi unsuccessfully tried to expose ELP’s allegedly loaded boot.
Kazuchika Okada used a cradle to pin Jeff Cobb.
On Saturday’s Summer Struggle show...Hiroshi Tanahashi beat KENTA...and EVIL beat Tomohiro Ishii.
New Japan has its next Summer Struggle show on Tuesday.
Death Triangle is out in force on tonight’s AEW Dark: Elevation.
Pac will go one-on-one against Chuck Taylor...and the Lucha Brothers face Dark Order’s Alan “5” Angels & 10.
Also tonight, Kris Statlander & Tay Conti team up to face The Bunny & Madi Wrenkowski...and Lee Johnson vs. Luther.
That last match was made by the winner of the AEW Elite General Manager Invitational Tournament.
Emi Sakura announced on Twitter that she’s leaving Japan to come to the U.S. and compete in AEW’s women’s division.
Matt Cardona is the NEW GCW Champion. He defeated Nick Gage in a bloody main event on Saturday night.
Gage’s loss comes just days before he’s set to face Chris Jericho on AEW Dynamite.
Nick Aldis beat Trevor Murdoch over the weekend to hold onto the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship. Now, Murdoch is asking for a THIRD shot at the title - with his CAREER on the line - at the NWA’s 73rd Anniversary pay per view on August 29th. There’s no official announcement of that match...yet.
The first broadcast featuring action from Major League Wrestling’s Battle Riot III event aired Saturday night. Viewers saw Alex Hammerstone win the Riot match itself...and earn a shot at the MLW Heavyweight Championship at a time and place of his choosing.
Also on Saturday night’s broadcast...Cesar Duran revealed he will now be the matchmaker in MLW...and Konnan unveiled the newest incarnation of LAX - Julius Smokes, Slice Boogie and Rivera, who’s better known to fans as Danny Limelight.
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