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Results from last night’s Impact and AEW Dark are straight ahead in this update but first…
Johnny Gargano is OUT of Sunday’s NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day show. That’s if you believe Austin Theory.
(Theory Gargano Out Of TakeOver)
That clip from a video posted to Theory’s social media. He vowed to make Kushida pay on tonight’s NXT. Kushida was set for a North American title match against Gargano on Sunday.
Also tonight, we’ll see THREE matches from the Dusty Classic tournaments.
We’re getting both men’s semifinals - MSK vs. Legado del Fantasmo and the Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Tommaso Ciampa and Timothy Thatcher.
On the women’s side, Ember Moon and Shotzi Blackheart take on Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell. The winner gets Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez in the finals.
Plus, the return of Cameron Grimes!
The Forbidden Door is open for a huge main event on tonight’s Dynamite. KENTA teaming up with Kenny Omega...against Jon Moxley and Lance Archer for an Anything Goes/Falls Count Anywhere Match.
Darby Allin defends his TNT Championship against Joey Janela.
The first match in the Women’s World Title Eliminator Tournament - Thunder Rosa vs. LEGIT Leyla Hirsch.
Plus, Pac vs. Ryan Nemeth, who is coming off (I guess?) an upset win over Marko Stunt on last night’s Dark. Nemeth got the pin after Stunt was distracted by FTR’s music suddenly being played during the match.
You may recall Stunt was shown being ABDUCTED by FTR on last week’s Dynamite. Excalibur explained on commentary during Dark that Stunt told him FTR just let him go...as they were just trying to send a message.
The tag title match at the Impact Plus exclusive “No Surrender” show Saturday night is now a 3-way.
AEW’s Private Party caused a disqualification in last night’s main event - and possibly cost James Storm and Chris Sabin the Impact tag titles. As a result, the Good Brothers will now defend the belts against Private Party AND Storm and Sabin.
ODB’s first match since returning to Impact was a loss to Kimber Lee, thanks to interference from Knockouts Champ Deonna Purrazzo and Susan. At No Surrender, ODB will team with Jordynne Grace and Jazz against Purrazzo, Kimber Lee and Susan.
Cousin Jake showed his true colors. He rejected Eric Young’s offer to join Violent By Design - and went back to using his former name, Jake Something. He’ll face Deaner at No Surrender.
Also added to No Surrender: Tasha Steelz and Kiera Hogan will defend the Knockouts Tag Titles against Havok and Neveah in a No Disqualification/Texas Tornado Match.
The third member of Decay was introduced. It’s Black Taurus (tour-OOS). He’ll team with Rosemary and Crazzy Steve against Tenille Dashwood, Larry D and Acey Romero at No Surrender.
In his weekly paid ad, AEW’s Tony Khan said HE is the “Forbidden Door” who had to open himself up to new experiences with Impact and New Japan. He also said he’ll be back in Nashville “sooner rather than later”.
A pair of big announcements from Ring Of Honor, as it locks up the short- AND long-term future of its world champion.
Rush will defend the title against Shane Taylor on the ROH TV episode airing the weekend of February 27th. The ROH tag titles will also be defended on that episode.
ROH also announced Tuesday the re-signing of Rush and TV Champ Dragon Lee. Also, their father, Bestia del Ring, is now signed with the company.
(STINGER: New Japan)
New Japan’s running big shows on back-to-back days. The first “New Beginning” show is happening this morning. Tomorrow...has the big main event of the tour - IWGP double champ Kota Ibushi defending against SANADA.
Japanese women’s promotion Stardom announcing a Hair vs. Hair Match. That’ll be the stipulation for the upcoming showdown between Wonder Of Stardom Champ Giulia and Tam Nakano. It’ll happen at Stardom’s 10th Anniversary Show on March 3rd.
Tonight’s MLW Fusion has a Winner Takes All Title Match between MLW Middleweight Champ Lio Rush and AAA Cruiserweight Champ Laredo Kid.
Independent promotions are starting to roll out their WrestleMania week plans. But SHIMMER announced Tuesday it will NOT be among them. SHIMMER said it’s looking to resume live events later this year.
Finally, congratulations to WWE’s Erik and his wife Sarah Rowe on the birth of their first child.
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