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Kushida is apparently gone from WWE. He’s been moved to the alumni section on the WWE website. Fightful reported Kushida’s contract with the company expired.
Kushida joined WWE from New Japan in 2019. He won the company’s Cruiserweight Championship. His last match in WWE was late last month.
Natalya is set for in-ring action on tonight’s NXT. She’ll face Tatum Paxley.
Also announced for tonight’s show: Carmelo Hayes vs. Santos Escobar…and Tiffany Stratton vs. Sarray.
Another WrestleMania rematch is set for WrestleMania Backlash. Edge and AJ Styles will clash once again.
Bianca Belair is set to defend the RAW Women’s Championship against Sonya Deville…next Monday in Knoxville, Tennessee.
There’s a new United States Champion. Theory took the title from Finn Balor on last night’s RAW, pinning Balor with A-Town Down for the pin.
Naomi & Sasha Banks are still the WWE Women’s Tag Champs. They beat Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley to retain the titles last night. Ripley took the pin, and after the match, she turned on Morgan.
The Street Profits beat the RAW Tag Champs RK-Bro in a non-title match. The Profits orchestrated a mid-match distraction - with The Usos music playing - and that gave them the opening to get the pin on Riddle.
Seth Rollins chose Cody Rhodes’ opponent for last night’s main event. It was Kevin Owens, but he wasn’t very interested in beating Rhodes. So, he ended up taking a walk and eating the count-out loss.
Ezekiel passed his lie detector test. So, he’s totally Elias’ brother. Then, he beat Chad Gable via disqualification.
Veer Mahaan beat a local competitor, Jeff Brooks.
The Double Commitment Ceremony led to a rapid series of 24/7 Title wins for Reggie, Akira Tozawa, and Tamina before the title returned to Dana Brooke.
Tonight’s Dark has Ricky Starks & Powerhouse Hobbs taking on Dark Order’s Evil Uno & Stu Grayson.
Plus, Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland vs. The Factory’s Aaron Solo & Nick Comoroto…and Toni Storm is in action.
Solo & Comoroto were on the losing end of a match on last night’s Dark: Elevation. They were beaten by Roppongi Vice.
The Hardys & Top Flight beat Private Party, The Blade & Angelico, who was making his return from injury.
Also on last night’s episode: Andrade El Idolo beat Alan “5” Angels…and Anna Jay, Hikaru Shida & Ruby Soho beat Emi Sakura, Raychell Rose & The Bunny. Shida forced Rose to submit to a stretch muffler.
This week’s episode of NWA PowerrrSurge is a special “Velvet After Dark” episode, with Tootie Lynn vs. Paola Blaze and more.
A Young Lion notched the first singles win of his New Japan career. Ryohei Oiwa forced Kosei Fujita to tap out to the Boston Crab on Monday’s show.
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