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I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Friday, February 12, 2021.
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Results from Thursday’s New Japan show and NXT UK are straight ahead in this update but first…
WWE will have to find a new home for the ThunderDome...BEFORE WrestleMania weekend.
Major League Baseball released the schedule for its upcoming season on Thursday. The first home game for the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field is the Friday before Mania - on April 9th.
The ThunderDome has been set up at “The Trop” since December. WWE can’t go back to the first home of The ‘Dome - Orlando’s Amway Center. The NBA’s Magic will be playing games there until at least mid-May.
Triple H held his pre-NXT TakeOver media call on Thursday. He was asked about the recent release of Steve Cutler and its possible connection to Cutler having tested positive for COVID-19.
(Triple H On Cutler Release)
Also during the call, Triple H confirmed WWE’s signing of former University of Central Florida offensive lineman Parker Boudreaux...and also said Rick Steiner’s son Bronson Rechsteiner is now training at the Performance Center.
Seth Rollins is back on SmackDown tonight for the first time since his return at the Royal Rumble.
We haven’t seen Braun Strowman on WWE TV since the Rumble...and now, we know why.
(Strowman Blood Infection)
Strowman sharing that update on his Instagram. He said antibiotics are working and he hopes to be back soon.
Christian’s return at the Royal Rumble got fans buzzing, but plans for any more matches are still uncertain.
(Christian Future Plans)
Christian speaking on Wednesday’s episode of “The Bump”.
Meiko Satomura’s NXT UK debut was a successful one. She beat Isla Dawn...as UK women’s champ Kay Lee Ray looked on.
The main event was a tag team street fight. Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster beat Eddie Dennis and Primate. The other half of The Hunt - Boar - was apparently taken out by Andrews and Webster before the match - leading to Dennis taking his place.
Cody Rhodes is on the injured list with a slight tear of his left rotator cuff, according to AEW’s social media...which says the injury happened during Wednesday’s Dynamite. Rhodes’ status right is “to be determined”.
Pro-Wrestling NOAH is holding one of its biggest shows in years this morning at Budokan Hall. We’ll have results in our Saturday morning update.
(STINGER: New Japan)
Kota Ibushi beat SANADA to hold onto the double gold on the final show of New Japan’s “New Beginning” tour. After the match, Tetsuya Naito came out to issue a challenge to Ibushi - NOT for both belts - but ONLY the IWGP Intercontinental Title.
Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI are still the NEVER 6-man tag team champions. They turned away the challenge of Jay White and the Guerrillas of Destiny..when YOSHI-HASHI pinned Tanga Loa.
Now, YOSHI-HASHI wants the G.o.D. to defend their tag titles against him and Goto.
There was also an impromptu singles match between Kazuchika Okada and EVIL. However, it ended in a disqualification after around 5 minutes of action.
Tonight’s New Japan Strong has ...Ren Narita and TJP vs. Danny Limelight and Chris Dickinson.
This weekend’s Ring Of Honor TV will see members of The Foundation on opposite sides of a 6-man tag. It’ll be Jonathan Gresham, Tracy Williams and Fred Yehi vs. Jay Lethal, Rhett Titus and Wheeler Yuta. Also on this weekend’s show - Tony Deppen vs. LSG.
A couple new re-signings announced by Ring Of Honor. Thursday, ROH announced a new deal for Slex. Wednesday, we learned Kenny King re-signed with ROH.
Impact Wrestling is rolling out a new one-hour pre-show for its main TV offering. “Before The Impact” premieres next Tuesday at 7PM. Impact is promising an exclusive match on this show every week.
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