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I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Saturday, February 13, 2021.
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Results from Friday’s SmackDown and Pro-Wrestling NOAH shows are straight ahead in this update but first…
FOUR title matches set for tonight at Impact Wrestling’s “No Surrender” show. It’s an Impact Plus exclusive.
Tommy Dreamer celebrates his 50th birthday with a shot at Rich Swann’s Impact World Championship.
The Good Brothers defend the Impact Tag Titles in 3-way against AEW’s Private Party and the team of James Storm and Chris Sabin.
TJP defends the X-Division Championship against Rohit Raju.
The next #1 contender for the X-Division title will be decided in the first-ever Triple Threat Revolver Match. It’s basically a 3-way dance with replacements. Three men will start - when a wrestler is pinned or submitted, another will take his place. Once they’re out of entrants, the final pinfall or submission will earn the victory. Simple, right?
Eight men are involved - Trey Miguel, Chris Bey, Josh Alexander, Blake Christian, Ace Austin, Willie Mack, Suicide and Daivari.
Tasha Steelz and Kiera Hogan defend the Knockouts tag titles against Havok and Neveah in a No Disqualification/Texas Tornado rules match.
Also, Hernandez & Brian Myers vs. Matt Cardona & Eddie Edwards
WWE will give us TWO matches inside the Elimination Chamber in just over a week.
SmackDown set up its offering on Friday night. Six men will compete for a shot at Roman Reigns’ Universal Championship later that same night.
Four of them earned their spots in the Chamber on Friday’s SmackDown. King Corbin and Sami Zayn beat Rey and Dominik Mysterio...and Daniel Bryan and Cesaro beat Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode.
Kevin Owens and Jey Uso will also be in the SmackDown Chamber match.
Seth Rollins returned to SmackDown - entering to his old “Burn It Down” song - as wrestlers surrounded the ring. But it quickly became clear that Rollins’ days as “The Messiah” are not over yet. The wrestlers all left while Rollins was speaking. Cesaro was the last to leave, but that just left him open to be attacked from behind by Rollins.
An Intercontinental Title match between Big E and Shinsuke Nakamura was interrupted by Apollo Crews, who caused a disqualification.
58-year-old Keiji Mutoh is the new GHC Heavyweight Champion. He ended Go Shizaki’s 400+ day reign in the main event of Pro-Wrestling NOAH’s big show at Budokan Hall Friday.
The undercard saw Seiki Yoshioka defeat Daisuke Harada to win the GHC junior heavyweight champion.
(STINGER: New Japan)
Not much time to rest for New Japan after their “New Beginning” tour. The “Castle Attack” tour kicks off Sunday with the first “Road To” show. The main event is a 10-man elimination tag between Chaos vs. Bullet Club.
Big matches later on the tour:
El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori defend the junior tag titles against Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI on February 25th.
And then, the big shows on back-to-back days - February 27th...Kazuchika Okada vs. EVIL...Jay White vs. Tomohiro Ishii...AND Toru Yano defending the provisional KOPW 2021 title against Chase Owens.
The following day - February 28th - has FOUR title matches - Kota Ibushi defending the Intercontinental Title against Tetsuya Naito...Hiromu Takahashi defending his junior title against El Phantasmo...Great-O-Khan challenging Hiroshi Tanahashi for the NEVER title...and Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI going after the tag titles held by the Guerrillas of Destiny.
It was supposed to happen at Final Battle. Now, Ring Of Honor has set the date for Shane Taylor Promotions to finally get their shot at the 6-man tag titles held by Bandido, Rey Horus and Flamita. The match will air on ROH TV during the weekend of February 20th.
There’s new hope for lucha libre as it wrestles with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Luchablog reports...areas in and around Mexico City will upgrade their health status to “orange” starting next week. That would allow promotions in that area to resume running shows - but still without any live fans in attendance.
WrestleCon will be part of the WrestleMania week festivities in Tampa. Organizers announced a scaled-down convention with numerous COVID-19 safety protocols...along with virtual options for those who are unwilling or unable to attend.
GCW presenting Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 4 tonight. Chris Dickinson vs. Jeff Cobb is the main event. FILTHY Tom Lawlor and Harry Smith also on the card.
That’s JUST Pro Wrestling News for Saturday, February 13. Our next update comes your way tomorrow morning - no days off this weekend - so be sure to subscribe to this feed. We also thank you in advance for leaving a glowing rating or review..
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