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DustyClassic Matches Set For TONIGHT! SmackDown Preview. NXT UK Results. New Hard To Kill Match. Tama Tonga On #BulletClub “‘Reunion”

January 15th, 2021

I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Friday, January 15, 2021.

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Results from NXT UK are straight ahead in this update but first…

Let’s set the stage for tonight’s SmackDown - Shinsuke Nakamura will face Jey Uso. Last week Nakamura nearly ran a Gauntlet Match to grab a shot at Roman Reigns’ Universal Championship.

But Reigns and Uso orchestrated the win for Adam Pearce instead. And WWE is promoting that there will be contract signing between Pearce and Reigns for their Universal Title match at the Royal Rumble.

Also announced for tonight - Rey Mysterio vs. King Corbin.

Tonight’s 205 Live will feature TWO first round matches in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. Killian Dain & Drake Maverick vs. Curt Stallion & August Grey....and Joaquin Wilde & Raul Mendoza vs. The Bollywood Boyz

On Thursday’s NXT UK, a successful defense of the United Kingdom Championship for WALTER..as he defeated A-Kid.

Sha Samuels made his NXT UK TV debut with a loss to Joe Coffey. Samuels says he’s officially signed with WWE.

The UK Women’s Championship will be defended on next week’s NXT UK - Kay Lee Ray defending against Jinny.

In two weeks there will be a #1 Contenders match for the NXT UK tag titles - Pretty Deadly vs. Mandrews & Flash Morgan Webster vs. The Hunt vs. Ashton Smith and Oliver Carter.

One more note from WWE - The Miz is the latest entrant announced for the men’s Royal Rumble match.

(STINGER: Impact)

Impact Wrestling announcing a match for its FREE pre-show ahead of Saturday night’s Hard To Kill pay per view. It’ll be Josh Alexander taking on Brian Myers

A big match on the main card for Hard to Kill - the finals of the Knockouts Tag Title tournament - Nevaeh and Havok facing Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz, who explained why this match is so important to her.

(Steelz KO Tag Tourney)

That clip from a match watch-along with both teams on Impact’s social media.

(STINGER: New Japan)

Bullet Club original Tama Tonga not pulling many punches as he responded to the “reunion” of Kenny Omega, the Good Brothers and the Young Bucks.

(Tama On Elite)

That clip from the new episode of the Tama’s Island podcast.

Tama also crushed any speculation that he may turn up in AEW or Impact TV.

He was a little more cagey when asked about Jay White’s current status...Tama called White’s post Wrestle Kingdom comments a “red flag”.

Tonight’s New Japan Strong will see KENTA in a 6-man tag, alongside fellow Bullet Club members El Phantasmo and Hikuleo. They’ll face the team of Fred Rosser, Blake Christian & ACH.


This weekend’s Ring Of Honor TV has Dragon Lee defending his TV Title against Rey Horus. And a Pure Rules Match between Flip Gordon and Rhett Titus.

NWA WORLDS Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis sharing a brief update on the future of NWA Powerrr.

(Aldis On Powerrr)

Aldis speaking on The Wrestling’s Cool podcast.

A new match announced for next week’s AEW Dynamite - Cody Rhodes vs. PRETTY Peter Avalon!

Finally, a new lockdown is underway in Germany due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And as a result, WXW is rescheduling all of its events through the end of March. Also, this year’s 16 Carat Gold Tournament is now canceled.

That’s JUST Pro Wrestling News for Friday, January 15. Our next update comes your way tomorrow morning. Be sure to rate, review and subscribe to this feed so you don’t miss a thing.

I’m Matt Carlins. Thank YOU for listening.