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I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Saturday, April 2, 2022.
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Night 1 of WrestleMania 38 comes to us from AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas tonight.
The big piece still missing from the announced card is Seth Rollins’ opponent. He will be revealed once Rollins is in the ring tonight.
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin returns to WWE. He’ll appear on a special KO Show segment with Kevin Owens.
Charlotte Flair defends the SmackDown Women’s Title against Ronda Rousey.
Becky Lynch puts her RAW Women’s Title on the line against Bianca Belair.
The Usos defend the SmackDown Tag Titles against Shinsuke Nakamura & Rick Boogs.
Also on Saturday’s card, Drew McIntyre vs. Happy Corbin…Rey & Dominik Mysterio vs. The Miz & Logan Paul…and Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods vs. Sheamus & Ridge Holland.
The start time is 8 PM Eastern on Peacock in the U.S. and the WWE Network around the rest of the world. The Kickoff Show begins at 6.
That’s not the only big show from WWE today. NXT presents Stand & Deliver early this afternoon from the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Bron Breakker challenges Dolph Ziggler for the NXT Championship.
The North American Championship will be defended in a ladder match. The champ Carmelo Hayes vs. Cameron Grimes vs. Santos Escobar vs. Solo Sikoa vs. Grayson Waller.
Mandy Rose defends the NXT Women’s Championship in a 4-way against Cora Jade, Io Shirai, and Kay Lee Ray.
The NXT Tag Titles are on the line in a 3-way. Imperium’s Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel defend against the Creed Brothers and MSK.
The NXT Women’s Tag Titles will be defended. Dakota Kai & Raquel Gonzalez get a shot at Toxic Attraction’s Gigi Dolin & Jayce Jane.
Plus, Tommaso Ciampa vs. Tony D’Angelo…and Gunther vs. LA Knight.
The show starts at 1 PM Eastern on Peacock and the WWE Network. There’s a Kickoff Show starting at Noon.
Ricochet is still the Intercontinental Champion. He won a 3-way over Angel and Humberto on last night’s Smackdwon.
Also, Madcap Moss won the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
Big happenings at Ring of Honor’s Supercard of Honor.
Jonathan Gresham beat Bandido in the main event to become the undisputed ROH World Title.
Gresham was confronted after the match by Jay Lethal, who used a low blow earlier in the night to steal a win over Lee Moriarty.
But Lethal’s attack on Gresham drew out the BIG surprise - Samoa Joe. He returned to Ring of Honor and Tony Khan later announced Joe is also now signed with AEW.
FTR are the NEW ROH Tag Champs. They dethroned The Briscoes last night. After the match, the Young Bucks showed up to attack The Briscoes. The Bucks have a match with FTR on Wednesday’s Dynamite.
New Japan’s Minoru Suzuki is the new ROH TV Champion. He beat Rhett Titus.
Wheeler Yuta is the new Pure Champion. He took the title from Josh Woods. Tony Khan then announced Yuta is officially All Elite.
Mercedes Martinez beat Willow Nightingale to become the Interim ROH Women’s Champion.
Tully Blanchard unveiled his new faction - Tully Blanchard Enterprises. It includes Brian Cage, who beat Ninja Mack last night…and the tag team of Kaun & Toa Liona, who beat Cheeseburger & Eli Isom on the pre-show.
Jamie Hayter is the latest woman to qualify for the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. She won a qualifying match over Skye Blue on last night’s Rampage.
Also, the Young Bucks beat Top Flight…Keith Lee beat Powerhouse Hobbs and the House of Black beat Fuego Del Sol, Stu Grayson & Evil Uno.
Impact’s Multiverse of Matches last night.
Trey Miguel retained the X-Division Title in an Ultimate X Match.
The Influence held onto the Knockouts Tag Titles.
Deonna Purrazzo’s Champ Champ Challenge was answered by Faby Apache. Purrazzo held onto the AAA women’s title, but after the match, Taya Valkyrie showed up to challenge Purrazzo to a title match at the Rebellion pay-per-view.
Chris Sabin beat Jay White. He reversed the Bladerunner into a rollup for the pin.
White later helped the Good Brothers beat The Briscoes.
Nick Aldis & Mickie James beat Matt Cardona & Chelsea Green.
Also, Tomohiro Ishii beat Eddie Edwards.
Ace Austin has signed a new multi-year contract with Impact.
(STINGER: New Japan)
Killer Kross’ New Japan debut was a loss. Minoru Suzuki pinned him with a Gotch-style piledriver at the Lonestar Shootout in Dallas yesterday.
Tomohiro Ishii beat Chris Dickinson…Jay White beat Speedball Mike Bailey…and Ren Narita beat Rocky Romero.
More indie shows running on Saturday.
Starting at Noon Eastern, it’s USA vs. The World at WrestleCon.
Michael Oku defends his British Cruiserweight Championship against Rich Swann.
Effy’s Big Gay Brunch also starts at Noon Eastern…with Effy vs. Pimpenal Escarlata and Allie Katch vs. Dango.
Mission Pro has a show starting at 4 PM Eastern with Thunder Rosa vs. Shazza McKenzie.
There’s also a late-night show from Black Label Pro starting at midnight local time - 1 AM Eastern…with the Faces of Fear vs. the Work Horsemen…Jake Something vs. PCO…and Effy vs. Charlie Haas.
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