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AEW’s World Title Eliminator Tournament is underway.
Two first round matches are set for a special Saturday Night Dynamite...LIVE from Orlando, Florida...starting at 8PM Eastern on TNT.
Bryan Danielson vs. Dustin Rhodes...and Lance Archer vs. Eddie Kingston. The winners will meet in the tournament semifinals on next Friday’s Rampage.
On the other side of the bracket, Orange Cassidy is already through to the semifinals. He caught Powerhouse Hobbs in the Mouse Trap for the pin on Friday night’s Rampage.
Cassidy now awaits the winner of Jon Moxley vs. 10. That match is set for this coming Wednesday’s Dynamite.
The bracket for the TBS Championship Tournament was unveiled on Friday night’s Rampage.
It’s a 12-woman field...with four of those women - Thunder Rosa, Jade Cargill, Nyla Rose and Kris Statlander - getting first round byes.
The tournament begins on Saturday night’s Dynamite...with Ruby Soho vs. Penelope Ford. The winner advances to face Statlander.
Wednesday’s Dynamite will have another first round match - which is a rematch between Serena Deeb and Hikaru Shida. That winner moves on to face Nyla Rose.
The other two first round matches: The Bunny vs. Red Velvet...and Jamie Hayter vs. Anna Jay. Anna Jay lost via submission to AEW Women’s Champ Dr. Britt Baker on Friday night’s Rampage.
Also on Saturday night’s Dynamite…
We’re gonna get the third encounter between Cody Rhodes and Malakai Black. Cody attacked Black at the end of Friday night’s Rampage. Black had just made an unexpected appearance after Pac used a rollup to pin Andrade El Idolo. Black attacked Pac before Cody intervened.
Also just added to Saturday’s Dynamite: Jungle Boy vs. Brandon Cutler.
Impact Wrestling presents its Bound For Glory pay per view Saturday night...starting at 10PM Eastern...LIVE from Las Vegas.
The card is headlined by two clashes of generations.
Christian Cage defends the Impact World Championship in the main event against Josh Alexander.
Knockouts Champ Deonna Purrazzo defends her title against Mickie James.
The IInspiration - the former IIconics Cassie Lee & Jessie McKay - make their Impact debuts. They’re challenging Decay’s Rosemary & Havok for the Knockouts Tag Titles.
Trey Miguel...Steve Maclin...and New Japan’s El Phantasmo meet in a 3-Way for the vacant X-Division Championship.
The Good Brothers defend the Impact Tag Titles in a 3-Way against FinJuice and Bullet Club’s Chris Bey & Hikuleo.
Violent By Design vs. Heath...and possibly Rhino?
And the 20-person Call Your Shot Gauntlet..with the winner earning a title shot of their choosing.
The Countdown To Bound For Glory pre-show starting at 9:30PM Eastern will see the crowning of Impact’s first Digital Media Champion. It’s a 6-Way: John Skyler vs. Crazzy Steve vs. Fallah Bahh vs. Jordynne Grace vs. Chelsea Green vs. Madison Rayne, who is subbing in for her pal Tenille Dashwood.
WWE resolved the mess involving its top women’s singles titles on Friday night’s SmackDown.
Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair simply swapped titles at the end of the show. Lynch now heads off to join the Raw roster as the Raw Women’s Champion. Charlotte is now the SmackDown Women’s Champ.
Brock Lesnar showed up to go after Universal Champion Roman Reigns...and anyone who dared to get in his way. After the dust settled, Adam Pearce announced that Lesnar is suspended indefinitely. So, Lesnar came back out to give Pearce a pair of F5’s.
Also on Friday’s SmackDown…Happy Corbin beat Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura in a non-title match.
(STINGER: New Japan)
The full card for New Japan’s next major show is now out. Power Struggle is coming up on Saturday, November 6th. Shingo Takagi will defend the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against Zack Sabre Jr….and Hiroshi Tanahashi is set to put his IWGP United States Title on the line against KENTA.
The official word from New Japan is that Kota Ibushi suffered a separated right shoulder during Thursday’s G1 Climax Final. There’s no timetable for his return.
Tonight’s New Japan Strong has a Texas Bullrope Match between Juice Robinson and Hikuleo.
Plus, Will Ospreay and a mystery partner vs. Karl Fredericks & Clark Connors.
The NWA returns to pay per view on Sunday...with its By Any Means Necessary.
The NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch and Nick Aldis TEAM UP to face Aldis’ former mates Thom Lattimer & Chris Adonis.
Plus, NWA Women’s World Champion Kamille in a 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match against Kenzie Paige.
That’s JUST Pro Wrestling News for Saturday, October 23rd. Our next update comes your way MONDAY morning. Enjoy your weekend...and be sure to subscribe to this feed. We also thank you in advance for leaving a glowing rating or review..
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