I’m Matt Carlins and this is JUST Pro Wrestling News for Sunday, December 13, 2020.
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Three big events Saturday night, and because of the prerecorded nature of two of them, some wrestlers appeared on multiple shows.
El Phantasmo is the back-to-back winner of New Japan’s Super J Cup tournament. He went through Lio Rush and Blake Christian on his way to the finals, where he beat ACH.
After his win, El Phantasmo answered a challenge from Best of the Super Juniors winner Hiromu Takahashi.
(ELP Challenges Hiromu)
Karl Fredericks was pulled from a tag match on the Super J Cup show with an undisclosed injury. Fredericks was beaten by Jay White on Friday night’s New Japan Strong show.
The biggest show of the year for Mexico’s AAA promotion - TripleMania was held Saturday night with NO fans in attendance.
Kenny Omega retained the AAA Mega Championship. He put away Laredo Kid with a One Winged Angel from the second turnbuckle.
After the show, Omega was asked who is next for him in AAA.
(Omega On Vikingo)
That interview from Diario Record in Mexico.
The Lucha Bros. were also on the show. They retained their AAA World Tag Team Titles in a 3-way match. Penta El Zero M briefly left the match. He’s reportedly nursing a leg injury. He later returned without his right boot and turned the tide for her and Rey Fenix.
In the main event, Pagano defeated Chessman in a Hair vs. Hair match.
There’s a new X-Division Champion in Impact Wrestling. At Final Resolution Saturday night, Manik dethroned Rohit Raju. Later, TJ Perkins admitted on social media that it was him under the mask. This was the first sighting of Manik in Impact since March. And before that, the character hadn’t been seen since the TNA days back in 2015.
Kenny Omega was part of the Final Resolution show. Karl Anderson visited Omega’s bus and got a pep talk from Kenny and Don Callis. Anderson later beat Ethan Page.
In the main event, Rich Swann successfully defended his Impact World Championship against Chris Bey. Swann was then confronted by Moose.
Also, Deonna Purrazzo retained the Knockouts Title against Rosemary.
The Number 1 Contender for Finn Balor’s NXT Championship is set to be decided on next Wednesday’s NXT. Kyle O’Reilly will face Pete Dunne. The winner gets Balor on January 6th. Also being promoted for next Wednesday’s NXT.. Rhea Ripley vs. Toni Storm.. And Karrion Kross returns to action.
That’s JUST Pro Wrestling News for this Sunday, December 13. Please rate, review and subscribe for daily updates. I’m Matt Carlins. Thank YOU for listening!