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I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Thursday, April 28, 2022.
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We’re being reminded that we are far from done with COVID-19. The global pandemic is altering plans in multiple promotions.
Will Ospreay is among the latest to test positive for COVID. New Japan pulled Ospreay from Sunday’s Wrestling Dontaku show. Ospreay was scheduled to battle Hiroshi Tanahashi for the vacant IWGP United States Championship. Tomohiro Ishii will now step into the title match.
Tatsumi Fujinami is also off the Dontaku card after testing positive for COVID.
In Pro-Wrestling NOAH, Kazuyuki Fujita has vacated the GHC Heavyweight Championship after he tested positive for COVID. Go Shiozaki will wrestle for the vacant title on NOAH’s show on Saturday. His opponent has not been announced, but Kaito Kiyomiya challenged Shiozaki at a news conference on Wednesday.
The main event is officially set for Double or Nothing. Hangman Page will defend the AEW Championship against CM Punk. The match was announced on last night’s Dynamite.
But Hangman was not there for it. He missed the show due to - you guessed it - COVID-19.
Scorpio Sky is once again the TNT Champion. He took the title from Sammy Guevara in the main event of last night’s Dynamite.
Rey Fenix returned to AEW TV for the first time since a gruesome arm injury in January. He and the rest of Death Triangle staged a surprise attack on the House of Black.
This is especially good news for fans looking forward to seeing Fenix in action Saturday…at AAA’s Triplemania show in Monterrey, Mexico.
Getting back to last night’s Dynamite, Wardlow beat Lance Archer. MJF hinted at Wardlow’s next opponent.
(MJF Teases Morrissey)
That clip from last night’s Dynamite.
In the battle of FTR, Dax Harwood pinned Cash Wheeler with a rollup to qualify for the Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament.
Serena Deeb forced Hikaru Shida to submit to the Texas Cloverleaf in their Philly Street Fight. AEW Women’s Champ Thunder Rosa was shown watching backstage.
The Undisputed Elite - Adam Cole, reDRagon & the Young Bucks - complete with t-shirts for the newly minted group beat the Varsity Blonds, Dante Martin, Brock Anderson & Lee Johnson, who took the pin.
The Blackpool Combat Club beat The Factory’s Aaron Solo, Nick Comoroto & QT Marshall.
The Jericho Appreciation Society laid out Santana, Ortiz & Eddie Kingston - including Chris Jericho throwing a fireball in Kingston’s face.
The undisputed Ring of Honor Women’s Champion will be decided on next Wednesday’s Dynamite. The current champion, Impact Wrestling’s Deonna Purrazzo will face Mercedes Martinez, who won the interim title last month at Supercard of Honor.
The Impact World Championship is on the line on tonight’s episode. It’s a Rebellion rematch, with Josh Alexander defending against Moose.
Plus, Knockouts Champion Tasha Steelz & Savannah Evans vs. Decay’s Havok & Rosemary…Honor No More’s Eddie Edwards, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett vs. Speedball Mike Bailey & The Motor City Machine Guns… Bhupinder Gujjar vs. VSK…
The Briscoes will be on tonight’s show.
The IInspiration announced Wednesday they are stepping away from in-ring action indefinitely.
There’s an MLW Heavyweight Championship match on tonight’s Fusion. It’s the Intimidation Games main event - with Alex Hammerstone defending the gold in a 3-way against Jacob Fatu and THE BLACK HAND OF CONTRA Mads Krugger.
Plus, Microman, Aramis, & KC Navarro vs. Arez, Mini Abismo Negro & Gino Medina
Today’s NXT UK will feature a contract signing for next week’s championship match between Ilja Dragunov and Jordan Devlin.
Plus, Xia Brookside will be in action.
Turning back to Japan, Stardom has a big show on Friday. The Cinderella Tournament winner will be crowned. The semifinals have MIRAI vs. Natsupoi and Koguma vs. Saya Iida. The winners meet in the final later in the show.
Also on Friday’s card: Syuri defends the World of Stardom Title against Himeka…and AZM defends the High Speed Title against Mei Suruga.
ZERO1 announced an inter-promotional event on June 4th to raise funds for injured pro wrestling legend Shinjiro Ohtani. New Japan and NOAH will be part of it..
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