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Results from last night’s Raw are straight ahead in this update but first…
Authorities in Tampa, Florida are taking a hard look at how things were handled for the Super Bowl...and perhaps what needs to be different in just over two months...when WWE moves in for WrestleMania.
The effectiveness of COVID-19 precautions at Raymond James Stadium and other NFL events will not be fully known for at least a couple weeks.
But police and other officials are disappointed by what they saw AFTER the game. Victory celebrations saw many revelers maskless...and ignoring social distancing measures.
Tampa’s police chief told WUSF Public Media...some businesses could see their liquor licenses suspended.
Despite all that, Tampa’s mayor promised Monday that plans for a “safe” public celebration for the Buccaneers will be announced within the next couple days.
Meanwhile, independent promotions started to roll out their Mania week plans on Monday.
GCW will hold The Collective - April 8, 9 and 10th. It says all events will be held outdoors with numerous COVID-19 safety protocols.
IWTV is running its “Showcase Of The Independents” over those same three nights.
It seems like WWE is willing to open its doors to just about any music artist who wants in.
Bad Bunny was back on Raw last night - helping Damien Priest score a win over Angel Garza - by outsmarting Garza’s new allies, The Miz and John Morrison.
WWE exec Nick Khan told Forbes we’re going to be seeing a lot of Bad Bunny on WWE TV. Khan also told Forbes that WWE also has its eyes on getting Cardi B involved.
Amid all this, rapper and actor Bow Wow has been tweeting about HIS own interest in getting inside a WWE ring.
A couple other notes from that Forbes article - Khan said WWE is developing a number of animated properties to target younger viewers - some aiming for kids as young as 2 years old. Khan said WWE is also reexamining its gaming strategy.
THREE title matches are now set for WWE’s Elimination Chamber show.
The Chamber match itself will see Drew McIntyre defending the WWE Championship against Randy Orton, Sheamus, AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy and The Miz.
McIntyre and Orton were in the main event of last night’s Raw. Sheamus showed up to ruin the match - and got a Claymore for his troubles.
In another matchup of Chamber opponents last night - AJ Styles submitted Jeff Hardy.
Royal Rumble winner Edge said last night he will not decide on his Mania title shot until after the Chamber.
Lacey Evans “earned” herself a shot at Asuka’s RAW Women’s Championship...with a DQ win over Charlotte Flair. And that title match is now set for the Chamber.
Rumble winner Bianca Belair was on Raw to let Asuka know she could be next...if Asuka gets through Evans.
The third title match announced for Elimination Chamber is a triple threat for the U.S. Title. Bobby Lashley defending against Keith Lee and Riddle.
Lee returned to Raw last night with a win over Riddle. After the match, Lashley laid waste to both guys.
Lana beat Nia Jax in a tables match. The other half of the #1 contenders for the women’s tag titles Naomi then beat Shayna Baszler.
The New Day beat T-Bar and Slapjack. But Xavier Woods’ pursuit of a match against Reckoning drags on.
A tag title match set for tonight’s Impact Wrestling - the Good Brothers defending against James Storm and Chris Sabin.
Those same titles will be defended against AEW’s Private Party at the Impact Plus Exclusive “No Surrender” show on Saturday.
AEW announcing Monday the first match in its Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament will happen on Wednesday’s Dynamite - It’ll be LEGIT Leyla Hirsch vs. Thunder Rosa.
Also added to Dynamite - Pac vs. Ryan Nemeth.
Two wrestlers on the rise securing their places in AEW. Monday it was announced that Aaron Solow and Nick Comoroto have joined the Nightmare Family.
Both men are in action on tonight’s AEW Dark. Solow is tagging with Lee Johnson against SCU.
Tonight’s Dark also has Marko Stunt in action - less than a week after a video on Dynamite showed him being ABDUCTED by FTR.
Ring Of Honor is releasing a new match today. It’ll be the ROH debut of Sledge, taking on O’Shay Edwards. That’s part of Ring Of Honor’s “Week By Week” YouTube show, which drops at 1PM.
(STINGER: New Japan)
The first of TWO major “New Beginning” shows for New Japan is coming up on Wednesday.
Two title matches at the top of the card: IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Hiromu Takahashi defending against SHO.
Dangerous Takkers going after the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Titles - and Taichi’s stolen “Iron Finger Of Doom” - both currently being held by the Guerrillas of Destiny.
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