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Remembering Bob Saget and Deanna Booher. Sasha Banks Injured, Out Of Royal Rumble.

January 10th, 2022

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I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, January 10, 2022.

Some sad news to start off today’s update.

Family, loved ones and fans are mourning the unexpected death of comedian & actor Bob Saget.

He is best known as the star of the ABC sitcom “Full House” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos” - but Saget was also a fan of pro wrestling, and got involved in the business on a number of occasions.

He played the role of commissioner of CHIKARA from 2006-2008. He also featured Roddy Piper, Dragon Gate USA, and more in a 2010 episode of his short-lived series “Strange Days”.

Bob Saget was 65.

Also over the weekend, we lost Deanna Booher (bore). She was best known as Matilda The Hun and Queen Kong in GLOW. Deanna Booher was 73.

(STINGER: WWE)

Sasha Banks says she is OUT of the Royal Rumble..

WWE announced over the weekend that she will be out of action for 6-to-8 weeks with a foot injury. It happened during a match at a non-televised show in Fayetteville, North Carolina last weekend.

A title match is being promoted for tonight’s RAW. Team RK-Bro is set to defend the RAW Tag Team Championship against the Alpha Academy.

Also announced for tonight’s RAW - Bianca Belair vs. Liv Morgan vs. Doudrop. The winner challenges Becky Lynch for the RAW Women’s Title at the Royal Rumble.

(STINGER: Impact)

Mickie James will enter the Royal Rumble later this month as Impact Wrestling’s Knockouts Champion.

She retained the title by beating Deonna Purrazzo in the Texas Death Match main event of Saturday night’s Hard To Kill pay-per-view.

Ring Of Honor Women’s Champion Rok-C had a ringside seat for the match. She’s set for a winner takes all title match against Purrazzo, who still holds AAA’s women’s title.

Tasha Steelz will get the next shot at the Knockouts Title. She won the first-ever women’s Ultimate X Match at Hard To Kill.

Some other names from ROH showed up at Hard To Kill. Matt Taven, Mike Bennett, and Maria Kanellis…alongside PCO and Vincent.

They orchestrated a surprise attack on Heath, Rhino, Eddie Edwards, Rich Swann, and Willie Mack…after those five had just won a Hardcore War over the Impact Tag Champs the Good Brothers & Violent By Design. Rhino pinned Karl Anderson.

Also on the show, Jonathan Gresham successfully defended the ROH World Championship against Chris Sabin.

Moose held on to the Impact World Championship Saturday night. He pinned Matt Cardona to win a 3-way that also included W. Morrissey.

Trey Miguel handed Steve Maclin his first loss in Impact. Miguel beat him to retain the X-Division Championship. Maclin can not challenge Miguel for the title again.

Plus, Josh Alexander beat Jonah via submission.

Speedball Mike Bailey made his Impact debut on the Countdown show. He won a 4-way over Ace Austin, Chris Bey, and Laredo Kid.

Also, Jake Something beat Madman Fulton.

Tom Hannifan - formerly known as Tom Phillips in WWE - made his Impact debut on commentary.

Matt Cardona will face Ricky Morton at GCW’s “Say You Will” show in Chicago on January 15th.

(STINGER: AEW)

Sammy Guevara is now the INTERIM TNT Champion. He won that title by beating Dustin Rhodes on Saturday night’s Battle Of The Belts special.

Daniel Garcia will challenge Guevara for the interim title on Wednesday’s Dynamite.

Dr. Britt Baker is still the AEW Women’s Champion. She successfully defended the gold against Riho on Saturday night..

And Ricky Starks held on to the FTW Championship with a win over Matt Sydal.

Tonight’s Dark: Elevation has Private Party & The Blade vs. Dark Order’s John Silver, Alex Reynolds & 10.

Marko Stunt confirmed that he is auditioning for a spot on NBC’s music competition series “The Voice”.

Dominic Garrini says he and Kevin Ku are now free agents after they were granted their releases from Major League Wrestling.

In Japan…It was New Japan vs. Pro-Wrestling NOAH at Yokohama Arena on Saturday.

Kazuchika Okada & Hiroshi Tanahashi beat Keiji Muto & Kaito Kiyomiya. Okada pinned Kiyomiya with the Rainmaker.

The other half of the double main event saw Los Ingobernobles de Japon defeat Kongo in a 10-man tag. Shingo Takagi pinned Tadasuke with Last of the Dragon.

The only singles match on the card saw SHO pin Atsushi Kotoge.

Overall, the final tally of results from the show was 6 wins for New Japan. 4 wins for NOAH. And one draw.

On Saturday’s episode of New Japan Strong…

Eddie Kingston beat Gabriel Kidd…TJP pinned The DKC…and Bullet Club’s Chris Bey & Hikuleo beat Keita (KEE-tuh) Murray & Jordan Clearwater.

Back in Japan…

In Stardom, Hazuki & Koguma won the Goddesses of Stardom Titles from Giulia & Syuri.

All Japan postponed its show scheduled for Sunday due to fever symptoms among several of its wrestlers and staff.

That’s JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, January 10th. 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.

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