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I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Friday, October 1, 2021.
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The latest edition of the WWE Draft begins on tonight’s SmackDown.
The exact process for this Draft is still under wraps as of Thursday night. WWE is at least teasing the possibility of draft picks from NXT.
Also tonight, Edge is set to return to SmackDown.
Imperium’s Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner are in action on tonight’s 205 Live. They’re set for a tag match against Ikemen Jiro & Trey Baxter.
On Thursday’s NXT UK…
Joe Coffey beat Jordan Devlin.
Dani Luna pinned Xia Brookside with a sitout powerbomb. Xia was not happy about this result.
Moustache Mountain beat Ashton Smith & Oliver Carter
Ilja Dragunov will defend his UK Championship against the #1 Contender A-Kid in TWO weeks.
It sounds like any hopes of Nikki Bella coming out of retirement are on hold indefinitely.
(Nikki Bella Retirement)
That’s Nikki Bella on the new episode of the “Sippin’ The Tea” podcast.
Bryan Danielson is in action on tonight’s AEW Rampage. He’s set to go one-on-one against Nick Jackson.
Also tonight, Orange Cassidy vs. Jack Evans in a Hair vs. Hair match…
And a 3-Way No Disqualification Match involving Thunder Rosa...Nyla Rose...and Jade Cargill.
The Influence - Tenille Dashwood & Madison Rayne - will challenge Decay for the Knockouts Tag Titles on the Knockouts Knockdown special. They earned the #1 contendership by beating Jordynne Grace & Rachael Ellering on last night’s show.
Trey Miguel beat Laredo Kid and Alex Zayne in a 3-Way X-Division Title Tournament match.
Christopher Daniels’ return to an Impact Wrestling ring was a win. He pinned Madman Fulton with the BME.
Heath returned to Impact TV last night. He interrupted an in-ring confrontation between Violent By Design and Rhino. Heath cleared the ring, but Rhino did not help him.
Sami Callihan is out of action with an ankle injury. A backstage segment on last night’s show pinned it on an attack by Moose and W. Morrissey.
Eddie Edwards used a chair wrapped in barbed wire to beat Morrissey in a Street Fight in last night’s main event. Morrissey and Moose laid out Edwards after the match.
Impact announced it’s introducing a Digital Media Championship. It’ll be featured primarily on Impact Plus, YouTube and other social platforms. A tournament will lead to the first champion being crowned at Bound For Glory.
(STINGER: New Japan)
Zack Sabre Jr. is the last unbeaten man in the A Block of New Japan’s G1 Climax tournament. Sabre submitted Great-O-Khan on Thursday’s show.
Also, Shingo Takagi beat KENTA in the main event.,,
Tomohiro Ishii beat Tanga Loa...
And Kota Ibushi made short work of Toru Yano, pinning him in a matter of minutes.
Yujiro Takahashi pinned BUSHI in a non-tournament match.
Friday will see matches from the B Block, where two wrestlers are still unbeaten.
Kazuchika Okada will try to stay perfect against Hirooki Goto.
The other unbeaten, Jeff Cobb, faces Tama Tonga.
Also on Friday’s card: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. SANADA…Taichi vs. YOSHI-HASHI…and EVIL vs. Chase Owens.
This weekend’s Ring Of Honor TV has Violence Unlimited’s Brody King, Tony Deppen, Chris Dickinson & Homicide issuing an open challenge for an Eight-Man Tag Match.
Plus, The Briscoes vs. Alex Zayne & Taylor Rust.
We have the first match announced for the NWA’s next pay per view - “By Any Means Necessary” - coming up on October 24th. It’ll be the new NWA Women’s Tag Champs Allysin Kay & Marti Belle vs. Kylie Ray & Tootie Lynn.
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