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Results from Ring Of Honor’s weekend TV are ahead in this update but first…
The BIG announcement from Monday night’s Raw. Lacey Evans revealed she’s pregnant...during a tag match that had her and Peyton Royce facing Asuka and Charlotte Flair. Evans never tagged into the match.
Wrestling Inc. was first to report that Evans’ pregnancy IS LEGIT. She was scheduled to challenge Asuka for the Raw women’s title at Sunday’s Elimination Chamber show - but that obviously will not be possible now.
Sheamus will be the final entrant in Sunday’s Chamber match for the WWE Championship. He pinned Drew McIntyre after a Brogue Kick to win a gauntlet match that consumed the final hour of last night’s Raw.
Randy Orton was counted out of the gauntlet match. He was distracted by Alexa Bliss’ face appearing on basically every screen in the ThunderDome.
Raw opened with The Miz withdrawing from the Chamber match - in favor of watching and waiting with the Money In The Bank contract. Miz’ plan was to have John Morrison replace him - but Kofi Kingston intervened and later beat Miz to secure that final spot.
Braun Strowman was back on WWE TV last night. He confronted Adam Pearce about being left out of the Chamber match.
Bad Bunny is the new 24/7 Champion. His backstage interview was interrupted by Akira Tozawa pinning R-Truth to win the 24/7 title. Damien Priest knocked out Tozawa and Bad Bunny took the pin.
New Japan’s Juice Robinson and David Finlay arrive in the Impact Zone tonight.
TJP defends the X-Division Championship against Josh Alexander.
Also announced for tonight’s Impact Wrestling - a 4-way between Trey Miguel, Willie Mack, Daivari and Suicide.
The debut episode of Before The Impact - starting at 7PM on AXS TV - Decay vs. XXXL.
Twelve matches on tonight’s AEW Dark. Jon Moxley will be in action - taking on Jon Cruz.
At least four wrestlers will make their AEW debuts on tonight’s Dark - including Renee Michelle, who’s facing Shanna...and Misterioso, who’s become a regular on New Japan Strong.
First round matches from the Japan side of the Women’s World Championship Eliminator Tournament shown on AEW’s YouTube channel last night. No major surprises. Yuka Sakazaski, Emi Sakura, Ryo Mizunami and Aja Kong all advanced.
Ring Of Honor announcing Monday it will hold its 19th Anniversary show on March 26th. That’s a Friday night - starting at 9PM. ROH says all its championships will be defended during the four-hour show.
On this past weekend’s ROH TV - Jay Lethal, Rhett Titus and Wheeler Yuta beat Jonathan Gresham, Tracy Williams and Fred Yehi. Also, LSG beat Tony Deppen.
New Japan is running another Road to Castle Attack show this morning.
Elsewhere in Japan - Two legendary names - who both happen to be over the age of 50 - are now holding top titles AND new contracts.
Pro-Wrestling NOAH announced Monday that Keiji Mutoh has signed a two-year deal with the company. Mutoh won the GHC Heavyweight Championship last Friday.
Mutoh’s first defense will be against Kaito Kiyomiya on March 14.
Also, Jun Akiyama has signed a one-year contract with DDT Pro. Akiyama won that company’s top title - the KO-D Openweight Championship - over the weekend.
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