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I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, November 15, 2021.
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Hangman Page is the new AEW Champion. He put away Kenny Omega with a pair of Buckshot Lariats in the main event of Saturday night’s Full Gear pay per view. The Young Bucks came down to ringside late in the match but never intervened.
The #1 contender for the AEW Championship is Bryan Danielson. He beat Miro via knockout in the final of the World Championship Eliminator Tournament.
Dr. Britt Baker beat Tay Conti to retain the AEW Women’s Championship.
The Lucha Brothers are still the AEW Tag Champs. They beat FTR.
CM Punk pinned Eddie Kingston with the Go 2 Sleep. Punk offered to shake Eddie’s hand after the match. Eddie did not accept and just walked away.
Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus & Christian Cage beat Adam Cole & the Young Bucks in a Falls Count Anywhere Match. Jungle Boy pinned Matt Jackson after hitting him with a Conchairto on the entrance ramp.
Inner Circle beat The Men Of The Year & American Top Team in a Minneapolis Street Fight. Chris Jericho pinned Dan Lambert after landing a frog splash from the top rope.
MJF used his Dynamite Diamond Ring to knock out Darby Allin, and then pinned Allin with a side headlock.
Cody Rhodes & Pac beat Malakai Black & Andrade El Idolo. Pac pinned Andrade with the Black Arrow.
AEW introduced its newest major signing - former Ring Of Honor World Champion Jay Lethal. He quickly set himself up to challenge Sammy Guevara for the TNT Championship on Wednesday night’s Dynamite.
On the Buy In preshow…Thunder Rosa & Hikaru Shida beat Nyla Rose & Jamie Hayter. Shida rolled up Rose for the pin. Those two will meet again on Wednesday’s Dynamite in a TBS Championship Tournament match.
The NEW NEVER Openweight Champion in New Japan - Tomohiro Ishii - is also being promoted for Wednesday’s Dynamite.
(STINGER: New Japan)
Tomohiro Ishii took the NEVER Title from Jay White in the main event of Saturday night’s Battle In The Valley show in San Jose.
Also on the show, Will Ospreay pinned Ren Narita with Hidden Blade.
Later, Ospreay returned to the ring...and pitched a Wrestle Kingdom 16 title match for himself on January 5th. He’ll get the winner of the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Match between Shingo Takagi and Kazuchika Okada that’s already set for January 4th in Tokyo Dome..
Okada beat Buddy Matthews in Matthews’ New Japan debut Saturday night.
Impact World Champion Moose beat Juice Robinson in a non-title match.
After the match, Jonah - the former Bronson Reed in WWE - arrived in New Japan and attacked both Robinson and David Finlay, who tried to come to Juice’s aid.
Jonah tweeted Sunday that his agreement with New Japan leaves him open for other bookings in the U.S.
Chris Dickinson tweeted early Sunday that he needs “every and all positive vibes in the world right now” after he was apparently injured during his match at Battle In The Valley.
New Japan pulled Dickinson from today’s tapings of New Japan Strong in Riverside, California...but offered no details on his injury.
Dickinson was on Saturday night’s episode of Strong, where he lost to Minoru Suzuki.
The episode featured matches recorded in Philadelphia last month.
Rocky Romero & Fred Rosser beat the Strong Openweight Champion FILTHY Tom Lawlor & Danny Limelight. Lawlor was pinned by Rosser.
Back in Japan…
The Best Of The Super Juniors tournament resumes Monday...with Jr. Heavyweight Champion El Desperado vs. Taiji Ishimori...and Hiromu Takahashi vs. SHO among the matches.
The tournament’s opening night on Saturday saw SHO get a win over El Desperado.
Tetsuya Naito returned to in-ring action on Sunday. He and SANADA beat Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI on the first night of the World Tag League tournament. Naito pinned YOSHI-HASHI with Destino.
New champions were crowned at Pro-Wrestling NOAH’s show on Saturday.
Kenoh beat Masaaki Mochizuki to win the GHC National Title. Kenoh then challenged GHC Heavyweight Champ Katsuhiko Nakajima to a Double Title Match. That is now set for Sunday, November 28th.
Also on Saturday, Keiji Muto & Naomichi Marufuji took the GHC Tag Titles from Kaito Kiyomiya & Masa Kitamiya. Muto pinned Kitamiya.
A title change in Ring Of Honor over the weekend.
The OGK - Matt Taven & Mike Bennett - are the new ROH Tag Team Champions. They dethroned Dragon Lee & Kenny King on Sunday night’s Honor For All special on HonorClub.
Fox aired WWE’s Tribute To The Troops special on Sunday. Roman Reigns beat Shinsuke Nakamura...Big E beat Dolph Ziggler...and Bianca Belair beat Liv Morgan.
As of Sunday night, there’s basically nothing announced for tonight’s Raw.
That’s JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, November 15th.
I’m Matt Carlins. Thank YOU for listening.
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