I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Saturday, September 4, 2021.
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Roman Reigns is STILL the Universal Champion. He used a guillotine choke to beat Finn Balor in the main event on last night’s SmackDown.
But these two may not be done with one another. After the match, red lighting and the sound of a heartbeat indicated we may soon see the return of Balor’s Demon persona.
WWE is setting the stage for a big SmackDown next Friday at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Brock Lesnar is set to appear on that show.
Edge is set for a rematch with Seth Rollins next week.
Cesaro beat Rollins via disqualification when Rollins introduced a steel chair into the match. Rollins used the chair to beat up on Cesaro after the match...before Edge ran out for the save..
Also set for next Friday, a contract signing between SmackDown Women’s Champ Becky Lynch and Bianca Belair...for a title match at Extreme Rules.
Getting back to last night’s show...The Street Profits beat the SmackDown Tag Champs The Usos via disqualification in a non-title match.
Sami Zayn pinned Dominik Mysterio with a Helluva Kick.
Rick Boogs pinned Dolph Ziggler with a pumphandle slam.
And Logan Paul showed up...and helped Happy Corbin lay out Kevin Owens.
Charlotte Flair is now set to defend her Raw Women’s Championship against Nia Jax on Monday’s Raw.
Yahoo News reports WWE has dissolved its subsidiary in Japan, after letting go of more than 100 wrestlers and staff over the past several months.
AEW set the stage for All Out and beyond on last night’s Rampage.
Darby Allin used the Last Supper to pin Daniel Garcia in the main event. 2.0 jumped Allin after the match before CM Punk ran down to ringside and gave Darby an opening to fight them off. Punk and Allin had a staredown as the show ended.
Kris Statlander overcame the odds to win a 2-on-1 match against Jamie Hayter & Rebel. Red Velvet was out after the match to help run off Dr. Britt Baker and her pals.
Malakai Black beat Lee Johnson, and after the match Dustin Rhodes challenged Black to a match on next Wednesday’s Dynamite.
An in-ring promo by the TNT Champion Miro was interrupted by his challenger at All Out, Eddie Kingston...and Kingston managed to lay out Miro with a DDT.
Pac vs. Andrade El Idolo, which was dropped from the All Out card due to travel issues is now set for next Friday’s Rampage.
(STINGER: New Japan)
New Japan is at the MetLife Dome in Saitama Saturday and Sunday for two big Wrestle Grand Slam stadium shows.
Sunday’s show will see Shingo Takagi’s return from a bout with COVID-19. He’ll defend the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against EVIL in the main event.
Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr. defend the IWGP Tag Titles in a 3-Way...against Tetsuya Naito & SANADA...and Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI.
Hiromu Takahashi challenges Robbie Eagles for the IWGP Jr. Title.
The Jr. TAG Titles are on the line as El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori defend against Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado.
Plus, Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii vs. Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan…
And a special Stardom tag match: Momo Watanabe & Saya Kamitani vs. Giulia & Syuri.
Start time on Sunday is 1:30AM Eastern.
On Friday’s New Japan Strong, Josh Alexander beat Daniel Garcia…TJP beat Rey Horus...and Hikuleo beat Matt Morris in the main event. He tried to continue the beating after the match, but Juice Robinson ran out for the save.
This is the match fans of Major League Wrestling have been waiting for. The date is now set for a Title vs. Title clash between MLW Champion Jacob Fatu and the National Openweight Champion Alex Hammerstone. It’ll go down at MLW’s Fightland show in Philadelphia on October 2nd.
That’s JUST Pro Wrestling News for Saturday, September 4.
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I’m Matt Carlins. Thank YOU for listening.