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I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Monday, April 18, 2022.
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A pair of title matches are being promoted for tonight’s RAW.
Finn Balor will defend the United States Championship against the freshly-truncated Theory.
Plus, after a week’s delay, we’re finally set to see Naomi & Sasha Banks defend the Women’s Tag Titles against Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley.
Also on tonight’s show, a DOUBLE wedding! 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke & Reggie…and Akira Tozawa & Tamina. R-Truth will officiate the ceremony.
Plus, Kevin Owens administers a lie detector test to Ezekiel to determine if he really is Elias’ brother.
There’s a new TNT Champion. Sammy Guevara won the title for the third time in his career, dethroning Scorpio Sky during AEW’s Battle of the Belts II show Saturday night. Guevara finished Sky with a low blow and the GTH.
Thunder Rosa beat Nyla Rosa to retain the AEW Women’s Title.
And Jonathan Gresham held on to the Ring of Honor World Championship with a win over Dalton Castle.
After the match, Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt & Satnam Singh attacked Gresham, Castle, The Boys, AND Lee Moriarty, who tried to come to the rescue. Samoa Joe finally showed up with a lead pipe to chase off the bad guys.
Gresham had to pull out of PROGRESS shows in London over the weekend due to injury. He’s already being promoted for a PROGRESS show next month.
One more Ring of Honor note: It appears this past weekend’s ROH TV was the last episode to air on Sinclair Broadcasting Group stations.
New Japan’s Windy City Riot Saturday night in Chicago.
Jon Moxley beat Will Ospreay in the main event.
After the match, Moxley challenged Hiroshi Tanahashi to a match at the Capital Collision show in Washington, D.C. on May 14.
The rest of The United Empire beat Bullet Club in a 10-man tag. Chris Bey took the pin.
Tomohiro Ishii beat Minoru Suzuki. After the match, Eddie Kingston challenged Ishii to a match in D.C.
Brody King, David Finlay & Juice Robinson beat Bad Dude Tito, Jonah & Shane Haste. Finlay pinned JONAH.
Jay White beat Shota Umino, who answered the U.S. of Jay open challenge.
FILTHY Tom Lawlor beat Yuji Nagata.
AEW’s The Factory beat Clark Conners, Karl Fredericks & Yuya Uemura. QT Marshall pinned Uemura.
New Japan apologized for issues with the live stream of the show on FITE TV. The archived file of the event is fixed.
Back in Japan, the Golden Fight Series tour kicks off Monday.
The semifinals are set in Stardom’s Cinderella Tournament.
It’ll be MIRAI vs. Natsupoi…and Koguma vs. Saya Iida on April 29th…with the final to follow later in that same show.
After a four-month hiatus, Konami is set to return to Stardom next month.
Bret Hart will manage FTR when they face the team of Brian Pillman Jr. & Brock Anderson - managed by Arn Anderson - at a show for the independent Big Time Wrestling promotion coming up in June.
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