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I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Wednesday, January 12, 2022.
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Major League Wrestling is taking WWE to court. MLW filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the industry leader on Tuesday.
MLW alleges that WWE essentially sabotaged a prospective streaming deal that MLW had in the works with Tubi…and talks between MLW and VICE TV to air programming on that network.
MLW’s CEO Court Bauer released a statement saying, “I think we speak for the rest of the professional wrestling world when we say that this anti-competitive behavior has to stop.”
WWE says the claims have no merit.
AJ Styles in the main event of last night’s NXT…and he pinned Grayson Waller with the Phenomenal Forearm. LA Knight returned to NXT after the match and attacked Waller.
Is this the last time we’ll see Styles on NXT?
(Styles In NXT)
That clip from WWE’s social media.
Edris Enofe & Malik Blade will be in the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic…after they got a disqualification win in a play-in match against Joe Gacy & Harland.
Tony D’Angelo beat Pete Dunne in a Crowbar On A Pole Match. D’Angelo got ahold of the crowbar and hit Dunne in the face to get the pin.
Santos Escobar beat Xyon Quin after Elektra Lopez turned on Quin and the rest of Legado Del Fantasma helped Escobar steal the win.
Also, Indi Hartwell, Persia Pirotta & Wendy Choo beat Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter and Amari Miller…Cameron Grimes beat Damon Kemp…Solo Sikoa and Boa fought to a double count-out. They brawled backstage where a fireball hit Sikoa in the face.
Von Wagner was suspended and fined for attacking a fan last week. But by the end of the show, we were told his fine was paid and his suspension was lifted.
The INTERIM TNT Championship is on the line on tonight’s Dynamite. Sammy Guevara defends against Daniel Garcia.
Also tonight…CM Punk vs. Wardlow…Hikaru Shida vs. Serena Deeb…and Powerhouse Hobbs vs. Dante Martin.
Two title eliminator matches on last night’s Dark.
The AEW Tag Champs Jurassic Express beat QT Marshall & Nick Comoroto…and the TBS Champ Jade Cargill beat Skye Blue.
Also last night..AEW Champion Hangman Page & Dark Order's Alan Angels & 10 beat Matt Hardy, Serpentico & Isiah Kassidy.
Plus, Eddie Kingston beat Joey Janela.
Ruby Soho will be at GCW’s big show at the Hammerstein Ballroom on January 23rd. She’ll go one-on-one against Allie Katch.
New Japan’s Jay White will be part of Impact Wrestling’s tapings in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 21st and 22nd.
(STINGER: New Japan)
Back in Japan, the cards are set for New Japan’s “Golden Series” tour. Here are a few of the notable matches.
El Desperado defends the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship against Master Wato on February 11th.
EVIL will defend the NEVER Openweight Championship against Tomohiro Ishii in a Lumberjack Match on February 13th.
And that brings us to the big shows.
February 19th…Hiroshi Tanahashi defends the IWGP U.S. Title against SANADA.
And on February 20th…Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP World Heavyweight Title against Tetsuya Naito.
Mexico’s AAA promotion is coming to WrestleMania week in Dallas, Texas. It’ll run a show at WrestleCon on March 31st.
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