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The top pick on the second night of the WWE Draft went to Raw...and it’s SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch. That creates an interesting situation...because the Raw Women’s Champ Charlotte Flair is now part of the SmackDown roster. I’m sure it’ll get sorted out somehow.
Also, moved to Raw during the draft last night: Seth Rollins...Kevin Owens...the Street Profits...Finn Balor...Carmella...and Olympic gold medalist Gable Steveson.
New names joining the SmackDown roster: Sheamus...Shayna Baszler...the Viking Raiders...Ricochet...Angel Garza & Humberto Carrillo...PLUS, a couple call-ups from NXT: Xia Li...and Ridge Holland.
Even more picks were announced - and a number of teams were split up - during last night’s episode of Raw Talk.
Tegan Nox is going to Raw. Shotzi is staying on SmackDown.
Tamina is moving to Raw, leaving Natalya on SmackDown.
Jinder Mahal and Shanky are moving to SmackDown...but Veer is staying on Raw.
Also announced as moving to Raw late last night: Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode...Liv Morgan...and Mia Yim.
Some notable names that were NOT drafted: Asuka, Bayley and Eva Marie. Anyone not drafted is now considered a free agent.
WWE has stated that the new rosters will go into effect the day after Crown Jewel on October 21st.
Several new matches were announced for Crown Jewel on Monday.
Big E has agreed to defend the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre. Those two men teamed up to beat Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode on last night’s Raw.
Randy Orton & Riddle will defend the Raw Tag Team Titles against AJ Styles & Omos.
Plus, Goldberg vs. Bobby Lashley in a No Holds Barred Match.
Getting back to last night’s Raw…
Damian Priest beat Jeff Hardy to retain the United States Championship. After the match, Austin Theory attacked Hardy.
Rhea Ripley & Nikki A.S.H. are still the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. They beat the former champs Natalya & Tamina.
Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston beat Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin.
Shayna Baszler beat Dana Brooke.
Humberto Carrillo & Angel Garza beat Mustafa Ali & Mansoor.
The main event between Charlotte Flair and Bianca Belair ended with Becky Lynch attacking Belair. But then, Sasha Banks ran out to take down Lynch.
Tonight’s NXT has LA Knight vs. Odyssey Jones.
An 8-Man Tag: MSK teaming with Josh Briggs & Brooks Jensen to take on the Grizzled Young Veterans and Carmelo Hayes & Trick Williams.
Plus, the debut of Tony D’Angelo.
Tonight’s AEW Dark has Eddie Kingston vs. Anthony Henry.
Plus, Daniel Garcia is in singles action.
On last night’s AEW Dark: Elevation…The Pinnacle’s Wardlow & Shawn Spears beat Marko Stunt & Fuego Del Sol. Wardlow pinned Stunt.
Sonny Kiss got a win over KM...then, got the better of Joey Janela & Kayla Rossi...as Kiss evaded their attempted post-match attack.
Also, Emi Sakura beat Skye Blue.
Tonight’s NWA Powerrr has an intriguing main event: Nick Aldis & Tim Storm vs. Aldis’ Strictly Business cohorts Thom Lattimer & Chris Adonis.
Plus, Kylie Ray vs. Lady Frost.
(STINGER: New Japan)
A major upset in New Japan’s G1 Climax tournament on Monday.
Chase Owens beat the IWGP United States Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi…pinning him with the package piledriver.
Other results from the B Block on Monday:
Kazuchika Okada kept his perfect start to the tournament going...pinning SANADA with the Rainmaker.
Jeff Cobb also stayed unbeaten in this year’s G1 with a win over Taichi...
Plus, EVIL beat Tama Tonga...and Hirooki Goto finally got his first win in this year’s G1 by beating YOSHI-HASHI.
The tournament resumes on Thursday.
On this past weekend’s Ring Of Honor TV…
The open challenge issued by the VLNCE UNLTD’s Brody King, Chris Dickinson, Homicide & Tony Deppen was answered by the team of Danhausen, Demonic Flamita, PCO & Sledge. And VLNCE UNLTD prevailed. King pinned Sledge with a Ganso Bomb.
Also, The Briscoes beat Alex Zayne & Taylor Rust. Rust took the pin.
A pair of 3-Way matches will lead to a match to decide the challenger for Rok-C’s ROH Women’s Championship at Final Battle.
The first match in Impact Wrestling’s Digital Media Championship tournament premieres today on Impact Plus and Impact’s “Ultimate Insider” YouTube channel. It’ll be John Skyler vs. Zicky Dice.
Rachael Ellering is now announced for the one-night tournament at Knockouts Knockdown.
Turning Point will be an Impact Plus exclusive airing LIVE from Sam’s Town in Las Vegas on November 20th.
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