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I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, October 4, 2021.
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The WWE Draft continues on tonight’s Raw.
The first picks were announced on Friday’s SmackDown...and more were revealed over the weekend during Talking Smack.
Chad Gable & Otis...Apollo Crews & Commander Azeez...and Zelina Vega are moving to Raw.
Jumping to SmackDown: Mace - who is now split from T-Bar...Mansoor & Mustafa Ali...and Aliyah, who gets the callup from NXT.
In addition to the draft, Goldberg is being promoted for tonight’s Raw.
Tonight’s AEW Dark: Elevation has Emi Sukura vs. Skye Blue.
Plus, Wardlow & Shawn Spears vs. Marko Stunt & Fuego Del Sol.
Also in action on tonight’s episode: Santana & Ortiz...The Acclaimed… Daniel Garcia & 2.0...and Kris Statlander.
(STINGER: New Japan)
Tomohiro Ishii handed Zack Sabre Jr. his first loss of this year’s G1 Climax tournament on Sunday. Ishii pinned Sabre with his vertical drop brainbuster.
Sabre still leads the A Block with 8 points. There’s a 5-way tie for second place at 6 points.
Other results from the A Block matches on Sunday…
Kota Ibushi pinned the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Shingo Takagai after a pair of Kamigoyes.
KENTA used a schoolboy to pin Great-O-Khan. After the match, Great-O-Khan hit KENTA with The Eliminator.
And Tanga Loa beat Yujiro Takahashi.
Toru Yano beat BUSHI in a non-tournament match.
The G1 continues on Monday with matches from the B Block:
The unbeaten Kazuchika Okada vs. SANADA…
Jeff Cobb, who also remains perfect in the tournament, vs. Taichi...
EVIL vs. Tama Tonga…
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Chase Owens...
And Hirooki Goto vs. YOSHI-HASHI.
FILTHY Tom Lawlor is still the Strong Openweight Champion. He choked out Lio Rush on Saturday’s New Japan Strong. After the match, Ren Narita came down to the ring and laid out Lawlor.
Also on the show, Chris Dickinson submitted Royce Isaacs...and JR Kratos beat Fred Yehi.
Back in Japan...Katsuhiko Nakajima is the winner of Pro Wrestling NOAH’s N-1 Victory tournament. He beat Kenoh in the final on Sunday.
Nakajima is now set for a GHC Championship match against Naomichi Marufuji next Sunday.
There was a title change in Stardom on Sunday. Maika, Himeka & Natsupoi are the new Artist Of Stardom Champions. They dethroned Tam Nakano, Unagi Sayaka & Mina Shirakawa
Chelsea Green, Tasha Steelz and Jamie Senegal are the latest names announced for the one-night tournament on Impact’s Knockouts Knockdown special on October 9th.
The tournament to crown Impact’s first Digital Media Champion begins on Tuesday...with John Skyler vs. Zicky Dice. Wednesday, we’ll get another match: Hernandez vs. Crazzy Steve. Both matches will premiere on Impact Plus and Impact’s “Ultimate Insider” YouTube channel.
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