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I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Friday, May 6, 2022.
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Tonight’s SmackDown is promoting a tables match…between Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods and Sheamus & Ridge Holland.
Plus, WWE Women’s Tag Champ Sasha Banks vs. Shayna Baszler.
Big E shared an update on his recovery from a broken neck. He said his “C1 apparently isn’t healing optimally” and he’ll spend at least another month in a neck brace. But he remains optimistic about his recovery.
Meiko Satomura is still the NXT UK Women’s Champion. She beat Isla Dawn on Thursday’s episode.
Some of the “exchange students” from NXT in the U.S. were on the show. Damon Kemp beat Danny Jones. Lash Legend was a guest on Noam Dar’s Supernova Sessions talk show segment.
Plus, Tiger Turan made his WWE debut with a win over Tate Mayfairs
WWE announced a record $333 million dollars in revenue during the first three months of 2022.
Tonight’s Rampage is at a VERY early start time: 5:30 PM Eastern. This is due to TNT’s coverage of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Riho is set to return to action in an Owen Hart Foundation qualifying match against Yuka Sakazaki.
Also, Jay Lethal vs. DDT Pro’s Konosuke Takeshita…Dr. Britt Baker DMD & Jamie Hayter vs. Toni Storm & Ruby Soho…and Hook vs. JD Drake
Top Flight’s Darius Martin will apparently be out for 6-to-9 months after a bad car accident.
A title match has been added to Saturday’s Under Siege special. Ace Austin will defend the X-Division Title against the former champ Trey Miguel.
Austin retained the title with a win over Rocky Romero on last night’s Impact.
Rich Swann vs. Laredo Kid is now added to the Countdown to Under Siege pre-show.
Swann & Willie Mack were defeated by Bullet Club’s Jay White & Chris Bey on Thursday’s Impact.
Also on the show, PCO beat JONAH in a Monster’s Ball match.
New Japan’s Tomohiro Ishii beat Steve Maclin.
And W. Morrissey beat Brian Myers in a tables match.
Myron Reed is still MLW World Middleweight Champion after a win over Shane Strickland on last night’s Fusion.
Also on the show, Richard Holliday beat Davey Richards…
And the MLW Tag Team Champions Calvin Tankman & EJ Nduka won a non-title match over Budd Heavy & Red Pickins.
Mexico’s AAA promotion has added a big match to its Triplemania card in Tijuana coming up next month.
It’ll be a 5-way for BOTH the AAA World Cruiserweight and Latin American titles. Laredo Kid is the Cruiserweight Champ. Taurus is the Latin American Champ. The match will also include Fenix, Bandido, and AAA Mega Champion Hijo Del Vikingo.
Over in Japan…
A trio of wrestlers who just left Pro-Wrestling NOAH - Eita, Kotaro Suzuki & NOAH’s former booker NOSAWA Rongai - are the new Open the Triangle Gate Champions in Dragon Gate.
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