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I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Friday, May 13, 2022.
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There’s a title match being promoted for Friday’s SmackDown. Sasha Banks & Naomi will defend the WWE Women’s Tag Titles against Shayna Baszler & Natalya.
Ilja Dragunov is still the NXT UK Champion. He beat Jordan Devlin on Thursday’s episode. As a result, Devlin must leave NXT UK.
Also on the show, Ashton Smith & Oliver Carter beat Joe & Mark Coffey…and NXT 2.0’s Ivy Nile beat Nina Samuels.
Post Wrestling reports NXT is expected to resume touring in Florida next month.
Friday’s Rampage is once again at a VERY early start time: 5:30 PM Eastern.
Scorpio Sky defends the TNT Championship against Frankie Kazarian.
Ruby Soho faces Riho in an Owen Hart Foundation Tournament quarterfinal.
Plus, Death Triangle vs. The Butcher, The Blade & Marq Quen…and Shawn Spears vs. Bear Boulder.
Josh Alexander will defend the Impact World Championship at the Slammiversary pay-per-view…against Eric Young. Young earned the title shot by winning a Gauntlet for the Gold on Thursday’s Impact.
Earlier, Alexander & New Japan’s Tomohiro Ishii beat Bullet Club’s Jay White & El Phantasmo. Ishii pinned ELP.
The Knockouts Championship will be defended at Slammiversary in the first-ever Queen of the Mountain match. Tasha Steelz will defend the gold against Chelsea Green, Jordynne Grace, Deonna Purrazzo, and Mia Yim.
Kenny King will be in the Ultimate X match for Ace Austin’s X-Division Title at Slammiversary. He qualified by beating Chris Bey on Thursday’s Impact. Four open slots remain to be filled for the match.
Also on Thursday's show, The Influence retained the Knockouts Tag Titles by beating Gisele Shaw & Alisha.
Octagon Jr. is the new MLW Caribbean Champion. He dethroned Mil Muertes in a 4-way that also included El Dragon and El Hijo de LA Park. Octagon pinned Dragon for the win.
Also on Thursday’s Fusion, Jacob Fatu won an Apocalypto Match against Bestia 666…and Hollidead beat Chik Tormenta.
New Japan presents its Capital Collision pay-per-view from Washington, DC Saturday night.
Hiroshi Tanahashi will defend the IWGP United States Championship in a 4-way against Will Ospreay, Jon Moxley & ROCK HARD Juice Robinson.
IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada is on the card. He’s teaming with Trent Beretta against Bullet Club’s Jay White & Hikuleo.
Plus, Eddie Kingston vs. Tomohiro Ishii… Minoru Suzuki vs. Brody King… Great-O-Khan vs. Chase Owens… and more.
The show is a FITE TV exclusive starting at 7PM Eastern Saturday night.
Back in Japan, the Best of the Super Jr. tournament begins on Sunday…
Here are the tournament matches you’ll see: IWGP Jr. Champ Taiji Ishimori vs. YOH… Hiromu Takahashi vs. Ryusuke Taguchi… SHO vs. Francesco Akira… Alex Zayne vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru… Ace Austin vs. Clark Connors.
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I’m Matt Carlins. Thank YOU for listening.
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