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Another wave of talent releases hit WWE on Thursday.
Multiple outlets started reporting the list late Thursday night: John Morrison, Drake Maverick, Jaxson Ryker, Tegan Nox, Shane Thorne, and what was left of Hit Row - Isaiah SWERVE Scott, Ashante Adonis, and Top Dolla.
Hit Row was just called up to the main roster last month. Now, ALL of them are gone from WWE.
Thursday’s cuts follow the releases of 18 other talents just two weeks ago.
WWE announced Toni Storm will take the open spot on the SmackDown women’s team at Survivor Series. Sonya Deville kicked Aliyah off the team on last Friday’s SmackDown.
Tonight’s SmackDown is promoting Sasha Banks vs. Shotzi...and the return of Sheamus.
On Thursday’s NXT UK…Teoman & Rohan Raja took down Gallus’ Mark Coffey & Wolfgang. The end came after Charlie Dempsey ran out to ringside to attack Joe Coffey.
Also on the show, A-Kid beat Sam Gradwell...Kenny Williams beat Saxon Huxley...Aleah James beat Nina Samuels.
It was announced that Flash Morgan Webster will be out of action for a while with a shoulder injury. Webster tweeted he’s been working with a torn labrum for three years.
Tonight’s AEW Rampage…has Jade Cargill vs. Red Velvet in the quarterfinals of the TBS Championship Tournament.
Plus, Darby Allin vs. Billy Gunn...and Jurassic Express vs. Adam Cole & Bobby Fish.
A stipulation added to Moose’s Impact World Title defense against Eddie Edwards. It’s coming up Saturday on the Turning Point special...and it will be Full Metal Mayhem.
The X-Division Title match at Turning Point is now a 3-Way. Trey Miguel will now defend against Laredo Kid and Steve Maclin. Maclin fought his way into the match by beating Laredo Kid on last night’s Impact Wrestling.
Also added to Turning Point, Matt Cardona vs. W. Morrissey...
And Rich Swann will go one-on-one with Brian Myers. The match was made after Myers beat Sam Beale on Before The Impact.
Jordynne Grace will defend the Digitial Media Championship against Chelsea Green on the Countdown to Turning Point.
Getting back to last night, Josh Alexander beat Minoru Suzuki, pinning him with the C4.
The Knockouts Tag Champs The IInspiration beat the Undead Bridesmaids in a non-title match...Doc Gallows beat Hikuleo...and The Demon & Decay’s Black Taurus & Crazzy Steve beat Johnny Swinger, Hernandez & Fallah Baah.
This weekend’s Ring Of Honor TV has Dragon Lee defending the ROH TV Title against Dalton Castle.
Plus, Trish Adora vs. Allysin Kay vs. Mandy Leon. The winner there advances to face Willow Nightingale for the shot at ROH Women’s Champ Rok-C at Final Battle.
Also on this weekend’s show, Brian Johnson vs. John Walters in a Pure Rules Match.
(STINGER: New Japan)
New Japan’s World Tag League tournament resumes Friday...with the Guerillas of Destiny vs. Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI in the main event.
SHO is alone on top of the standings after the first three nights of the Best Of The Super Juniors tournament. SHO beat Ryusuke Taguchi on Thursday, for his third straight win. Also on the show, Taiji Ishimori beat Robbie Eagles.
New Japan Strong tapings will be held in Hollywood on December 9th. The matches already announced include Jay White vs. Christopher Daniels...and Jonah vs. David Finlay.
CMLL is running a big show at Arena Mexico tonight...featuring New Japan’s Jeff Cobb & TJP vs. Atlantis Jr. & Volador Jr.
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