I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Thursday, January 21, 2021..
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Results from last night’s NXT, AEW Dynamite and MLW Fusion are straight ahead in this update but first…
The WWE Women’s United Kingdom Championship on the line today on NXT UK. Kay Lee Ray is defending against Jinny.
It sounds like there’s gonna be a late change to the final first round match in the men’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic.
Ashante Adonis & Desmond Troy were both beaten down by Karrion Kross on last night’s NXT.
And in video posted to WWE’s social media later in the night a trainer let slip that he had to pull both from the Dusty Classic.
Their match against Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari was supposed to happen on Friday night’s 205 Live. WWE is also promising a match from the WOMEN’s Dusty Classic on that show.
Let’s get into the rest of last night’s NXT. It was a night of upsets.
In the first match in the first-ever WOMEN’s Dusty Classic...Kayden Carter & Kacy Catanzaro BEAT Toni Storm & Mercedes Martinez.
They got some help from Io Shirai, seeking revenge for an attack by Martinez weeks ago. That left Storm alone. The finish was an insane flipping, spinning something off the top rope by Catanzaro. Check your gifs. It’s there.
There were more upsets last night in the MEN’S Dusty Classic.
Kushida and Leon Ruff beat Johnny Gargano and Austin Theory...and Gran Metalik and Lince Dorado beat Marcel Barthel and Fabian Aichner - their Imperium cohort Alexander Wolfe made a surprise appearance after the match - and didn’t look very pleased with the result.
Finally, in the main event, Timothy Thatcher SUBMITTED Tommaso Ciampa to win their showdown in the FIGHT PIT. Ciampa got his leg trapped in the cage and Thatcher took advantage.
Next week’s NXT will have Finn Balor teaming with Kyle O’Reilly against the tag champs Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch.
We’ll also see the first quarterfinal matches in the men’s Dusty Classic - Killian Dane & Drake Maverick vs. MSK...and the Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Kushida and Leon Ruff.
Also, Santos Escobar will defend HIS Cruiserweight title against Curt Stallion, who helped Lucha House Party run off Legado del Fasntasmo on NXT last night.
WWE announcing Wednesday a trio of new signings for NXT: Priscilla Kelly, Elayna Black and Lacey Ryan. All three were quickly assigned new ring names...and added to the field for the women’s Dusty Classic.
Kelly and Black will team together as Gigi Dolin and Cora Jade. Ryan will now be known as Zoey Stark and she’s going to tag with Marina Shafir in the tournament.
Chad Gable revealing that his former tag team partner Jason Jordan is NOT giving up on a return to the ring.
(Gable On Jordan)
Gable speaking on Wednesday’s episode of The Bump. Jordan’s last match was just over three years ago..when a neck injury forced him from the ring.
AEW putting pieces in place for the coming weeks on last night’s Dynamite.
The biggest development involved Hangman Page. He and the Dark Order teamed up to beat The Hybrid2 and Chaos Project. But after the match, Hangman politely declined to join the Dark Order.
A pre-recorded segment appeared to show Don Callis trying to bribe the Young Bucks to split with Kenny Omega...before the Bucks beat up Callis.
The Impact tag champs, the Good Brothers were back on Dynamite. They attacked Penta El Zero M backstage.
The Good Brothers will be back on Dynamite NEXT Wednesday - teaming with the Young Bucks against the Dark Order.
Eddie Kingston vs. Lance Archers also added to next week’s show.
In TWO weeks, the Good Brothers and Kenny Omega will take on Jon Moxley and the Lucha Bros. in the main event of AEW’s Beach Break special.
Last night’s main event saw MJF pin Sammy Guevara to win the Inner Circle tag team triple threat.
Matt Hardy & Private Party - fresh off their appearance on last night’s Impact - used a steel chair to beat Matt Sydal & Top Flight.
Also last night, AEW announced a tournament to crown a new #1 contender for their women’s championship. AEW did not mention when it will begin.
Jacob Fatu remains the MLW World Champion. He beat ACH on last night’s Fusion.
That’s JUST Pro Wrestling News for Thursday, January 21. 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.