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I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Friday, April 29, 2022.
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The Intercontinental Championship is on the line on Friday night’s SmackDown. Ricochet defends against Shanky.
Plus, Drew McIntyre and Sami Zayn are set to clash inside a steel cage…and Smackdown Women’s Champ Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey will compete in a Beat The Clock “I Quit” Challenge.
Arianna Grace - the daughter of Santino Marella - will make her WWE in-ring debut on Friday’s NXT: Level Up. She’ll face Amari Miller, who will be in action for the first time since she was injured in a match on NXT nearly two months ago.
Von Wagner was in action on Thursday’s NXT UK. He beat Saxon Huxley.
Also, Xia Brookside beat Angel Hayze…and Wild Boar & Mark Andrews beat Symbiosis.
The stakes were raised for next week’s NXT UK Title match between champion Ilja Dragunov and Jordan Devlin. The loser will have to LEAVE NXT UK.
The Ring of Honor TV Title is on the line on Friday night’s AEW Rampage. Samoa Joe defends against Trent Beretta.
Also on Friday night’s Rampage…Darby Allin vs. Swerve Strickland in an Owen Hart Foundation Men’s Tournament Qualifier.
Plus, Keith Lee vs. Colten Gunn…TBS Champion Jade Cargill, Kiera Hogan & Red Velvet vs. Willow Nightingale, Trish Adora, & Skye Blue…and a face-to-face confrontation between HOOK and Danhausen.
The card is quickly taking shape for Impact’s Under Siege special coming up on Saturday, May 7th.
Josh Alexander will defend the Impact World Championship against New Japan’s Tomohiro Ishii. Alexander beat Moose in a title rematch from Rebellion on Thursday’s Impact.
Tasha Steelz will put the Impact Knockouts Championship against Havok at Under Siege. Havok & Rosemary beat Steelz & Savannah Evans on Thursday’s Impact. Havok pinned Evans with a spear.
The Briscoes will challenge Violent By Design for the Impact Tag Titles at Under Siege. The Briscoes earned the shot with a win over Heaht & Rhino on Thursday’s Impact.
Also announced for Under Siege, Taya Valkyrie defends the AAA Reina de Reinas Title against the former champ Deonna Purrazzo.
Plus, a 10-man tag between Honor No More and Bullet Club.
Honor No More’s Eddie Edwards, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett beat Speedball Mike Bailey and the Motor City Machine Guns on Thursday’s Impact. Edwards pinned Bailey.
Also, Bhupinder Gujjar beat VSK
Alex Hammerstone is still the MLW Heavyweight Champion. He beat Mads Krugger and Jacob Fatu in a 3-way title match shown on last night’s Fusion. Hammerstone pinned Krugger.
Also, Arez, Gino Medina & Mini Abismo Negro beat Aramis, KC Navarro & Micro Man. Medina pinned Aramis, and ripped off his mask after the match.
GCW is running shows Saturday and Sunday in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
It’s a VERY busy weekend in Japan.
Stardom’s Cinderella Tournament and All Japan’s Champion Carnival both wrap up on Friday.
NOAH is running big events Friday and Saturday. The vacant GHC Heavyweight Title will be decided on Saturday’s show.
On Sunday, New Japan is running a major stadium show. It’s Wrestling Dontaku. Six title matches are on the card.
The main event has Kazuchika Okada defending the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against Tetsuya Naito.
Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tomohiro Ishii will clash for the vacant IWGP United States Title.
El Desperado defends his junior title against Taiji Ishimori.
Tama Tonga challenges EVIL for the NEVER Openweight Title.
Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb defend the IWGP Tag Titles in a 3-way…against the former champs Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI…and Bullet Club’s Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens.
Also, Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato defend the junior tag titles against DOUKI & Yoshinobu Kanemaru.
Mexico’s AAA promotion presents its Triplemania XXX card in Monterrey on Saturday night.
The main event is AAA Mega Champion Hijo Del Vikingo & Fenix vs. The Young Bucks.
AEW’s Andrade El Idolo, Pentagon Jr., Sammy Guevara, and Tay Conti are also on the card. So are Bandido, Deonna Purrazzo, and Taya Valkyrie.
That’s JUST Pro Wrestling News for Friday, April 29th. Our next update comes your way Monday morning. Enjoy your weekend, and be sure to subscribe to this feed.
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