I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Friday, October 8, 2021.
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It’s tournament time in WWE.
The first-ever Queen’s Crown tournament is set to begin on tonight’s SmackDown with a first round match between Carmella and Liv Morgan,.
The latest edition of the King Of The Ring tournament also gets underway tonight...with Sami Zayn vs. Rey Mysterio.
Also tonight, SmackDown Women’s Champ Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair meet for a contract signing ahead of their 3-Way title match at Crown Jewel.
Noam Dar is the #1 Contender for Tyler Bate’s Heritage Cup Championship.
Dar defeated Wolfgang in the final of the #1 Contender Tournament on Thursday’s NXT UK.
Also, Jinny beat Emilia McKenzie...and then challenged UK Women’s Champ Meiko Satomura to a title match. Meiko accepted.
Sam Gradwell beat Mark Andrews.
And we learned Blair Davenport will be reinstated from her storyline suspension in time for next week’s episode.
Tonight’s AEW Rampage has the Lucha Bros defending their AEW Tag Titles against The Acclaimed…
Ricky Starks defending the FTW Championship against Brian Cage…
CM Punk vs. Daniel Garcia…
And Jade Cargill vs. Skye Blue.
Major League Wrestling delivered some big moments during its Fightland special last night on VICE TV...including TWO title changes.
Alex Hammerstone ended Jacob Fatu’s 800+ day reign as MLW Heavyweight Champion. Hammerstone finished off Fatu with a TKO to win the Title vs. Title, No Disqualification main event.
There’s also a new MLW Middleweight Champion. Tajiri dethroned Myron Reed, pinning him after a Buzzsaw Kick...to win a 4-Way that also included Aramis and Arez.
MLW also announced that New Japan’s Will Ospreay will make his debut in the company this Fall.
MLW’s next live event is at Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena on November 6th.
(STINGER: New Japan)
New Japan’s G1 Climax tournament is rolling into the weekend with a show on Friday…
After a slow start to the tournament, Tomohiro Ishii is now in a tie for second place in the A Block standings...after Ishii beat Great-O-Khan on Thursday.
Ishii holds a tiebreaking win over the current block leader Zack Sabre Jr.
Sabre beat Yujiro Takahashi on Thursday.
Also, Shingo Takagi beat Toru Yano...and Kota Ibushi beat Tanga Loa.
KENTA beat Hiromu Takahashi in a non-tournament...catching him in a schoolboy after Hiromu crashed into an exposed turnbuckle.
KENTA will meet Sabre on Saturday.
The rest of the A Block matches set for that show: Kota Ibushi vs. Great-O-Khan...Shingo Takagi vs. Tanga Loa...and Toru Yano vs. Yujiro Takahashi.
Tomohiro Ishii will face Hiromu Takahashi in the non-tournament match on Saturday.
Staying in Japan…
Stardom is holding a major show on Saturday…with Utami Hayashishita defending the World Of Stardom Title against Takumi Iroha…
Tam Nakano putting her Wonder Of Stardom Title on the line against Mayu Iwatani…
Starlight Kid defending the High Speed Title against Fukigen Death…
Unagi Sayaka defending her Future Of Stardom Title against Ruaka.
We have some new matches announced for Impact Wrestling’s Knockouts Knockdown special coming up on Saturday.
There will be a 4-Way Monster’s Ball Match between Jordynne Grace...Alisha Edwards...Kimber Lee...and Savannah Evans.
Alisha attacked Lee and Brandi Lauren on last night’s Impact...right after Lee, Lauren and Lady Frost had lost a 6-Woman Tag Match to Evans, Tasha Steelz & Mercedes Martinez.
We should also mention there was some tension between Steelz and Martinez during that match.
Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo will be in a non-title match at Knockouts Knockdown...against a mystery opponent chosen by Purrazzo’s title challenger at Bound For Glory, Mickie James.
Purrazzo will pick an opponent for James for a later date.
Also, Scott D’Amore has ordered that Purrazzo and James have NO further physical contact before Bound For Glory.
Steve Maclin will compete for the X-Division Championship at Bound For Glory. Maclin pinned Petey Williams to win a 3-Way last night over Williams and Black Taurus...and advance in the X-Division Title Tournament.
Moose and W. Morrissey are entering the Call Your Shot Gauntlet Match at Bound For Glory.
Also last night, Impact World Champion Christian Cage & his challenger at Bound For Glory, Josh Alexander, co-existed long enough to beat Ace Austin & Madman Fulton.
And...Bullet Club’s El Phantasmo, Chris Bey, & Hikuleo beat FinJuice & Chris Sabin. Bey pinned Sabin with the Art Of Finesse.
That’s JUST Pro Wrestling News for Friday, October 8. Our next update comes your way tomorrow morning, so be sure to subscribe to this feed. We also thank you in advance for leaving a glowing rating or review..
I’m Matt Carlins. Thank YOU for listening.