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Two more title matches are set for All Out.
The Lucha Brothers will challenge the Young Bucks for the AEW Tag Team Titles inside a Steel Cage. The Lucha Brothers earned the shot by beating Jurassic Express on last night’s Rampage.
Also added to All Out...Miro will defend the TNT Championship against Eddie Kingston.
The main event on last night’s Rampage saw Christian Cage & Frankie Kazarian beat AEW Champion Kenny Omega & Brandon Cutler. Christian pinned Cutler with the Killswitch.
Also last night, The Bunny used a pair of brass knuckles to knock out and pin Tay Conti. Penelope Ford helped Bunny spring the trap by distracting the referee.
The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer and Andrew Zarian from The Mat Men Podcast are reporting that AEW will soon begin holding tapings for Dark at Universal Studios in Orlando.
Roman Reigns will defend his Universal Championship on next Friday’s SmackDown...against Finn Balor. The match was made at the end of last night’s SmackDown.
Also last night, Bianca Belair earned a rematch for the SmackDown Women’s Championship she lost to Becky Lynch. Belair won a 4-Way Elimination Match last night, outlasting Carmella, Zelina Vega and Liv Morgan. Morgan was the last to be eliminated.
Becky Lynch was on last night’s SmackDown...and said she apologizes for nothing when it comes to how she sucker punched and pinned Belair in less than 30 seconds to win the SmackDown Women’s Title at SummerSlam.
Sami Zayn pinned Dominik Mysterio last night with the Helluva Kick. After the match it appeared there is growing tension between Dominik and his dad Rey.
KING Nakamura & Rick Boogs beat Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode. Boogs pinned Ziggler with a pumphandle slam.
Cesaro beat Chad Gable via disqualification when Otis interfered. Otis then his Cesaro with a splash from the second rope.
Baron Corbin returned from Las Vegas a rich man...and is now calling himself “Happy” Corbin, with new entrance music and everything.
Corbin offered $100,000 dollars for Big E’s Money In The Bank contract. Big E declined the offer.
WWE on Friday unveiled a new logo for NXT - a dramatic departure from the old one, featuring bright, bold colors. We don’t know when it will start being used on the show.
The NWA presents its all-women Empowerrr pay per view Saturday afternoon starting at 1PM Eastern.
Kamilla will defend the NWA World Women's Title against AEW's LEGIT Leyla Hirsch
Impact Knockouts Champ Deonna Purrazzo puts her title on the line against Melina.
New NWA World Women’s Tag Champions will be crowned in a four-team tournament.
And the main event will be the NWA Women’s Invitational - a gauntlet-style battle royal. Ten women are expected to compete in this, including Chelsea Green, Kiera Hogan, , Masha Slamovich, Jennacide and Lady Frost.
The winner gets a shot at the NWA Women’s Title on Sunday at the NWA 73rd Anniversary pay per view.
Also scheduled for THAT show…
Nick Aldis defends the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Title against Trevor Murdoch.
James Storm challenges Chris Adonis for the NWA National Title.
Mickie James vs Kylie Rae.
Plus, an in-ring appearance by Ric Flair.
Start time for the NWA 73 pay per view is Sunday night at 7:30 Eastern.
(STINGER: New Japan)
On last night’s New Japan Strong...Juice Robinson, Lio Rush, Chris Dickinson & Brody King beat Team Filthy’s Tom Lawlor, JR Kratos, Jorel Nelson & Royce Isaacs in the main event. Dickinson secured the win by forcing Nelson to submit to the STF.
Hikuleo attacked Robinson backstage after the match.
Also on the show, Bateman, Misterioso & Barrett Brown beat Wheeler Yuta, Adrian Quest, & The DKC. Bateman pinned The DKC with a tombstone piledriver.
Back in Japan, Friday’s show at Korakuen Hall saw Hiromu Takahashi’s comeback match. He got a win over DOUKI.
Also on the show, IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champ Robbie Eagles beat Master Wato in a non-title match.
Takahashi will challenge Eagles for the title next month.
After two weeks of canceled shows due to COVID-19 concerns, Stardom is back on Saturday...as the Five Star Grand Prix tournament resumes.
That’s JUST Pro Wrestling News for Saturday, August 28.
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