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Charlotte Flair revealed why she’s been missing from WWE TV recently. She tweeted Monday night that she tested positive for COVID-19.
Charlotte had challenged the Raw Women’s Champion Asuka to a title match at WrestleMania...but Charlotte never got an answer.
Last night, Rhea Ripley arrived on Raw...challenged Asuka...and Ripley got the title match at Mania.
Ripley’s challenge came after Asuka submitted Peyton Royce.
More of the WrestleMania card is coming into focus.
Randy Orton vs. The Fiend was made official...moments after Orton - who toted a can of gasoline to the ring to “summon” The Fiend - only to be taken down with a Sister Abigail.
The Miz will face Bad Bunny one-on-one at Mania. Miz challenged Bad Bunny before he beat Jeff Hardy last night. After the match, Bad Bunny struck Miz from behind with a guitar...and accepted the challenge.
Braun Strowman challenged Shane McMahon to a match at Mania...and Shane accepted, adding Braun can pick any match he wants.
WWE also locked in SIX matches for Nights 1 and 2 Of Mania
Lashley vs Drew
Banks vs Belair
Miz vs Bad Bunny
Reigns vs Edge
Asuka vs Ripley
Orton vs. Fiend
Last night’s Raw was a tough one for The Hurt Business.
Drew McIntyre beat Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin in a 2-on-1 match. As a result, they’re banned from ringside for McIntyre’s match against WWE Champ Bobby Lashley at Mania.
Earlier, Alexander and Benjamin helped Lashley beat Sheamus in a non-title match. Lashley wasn’t very happy about that. He was even more upset after they lost to McIntyre. So, Lashley went into the Raw locker room and offered “an opportunity” to anyone who takes out McIntyre.
As for Sheamus, he was later interviewed backstage when Riddle interrupted. So, Sheamus attacked him with his own scooter.
New details on when WWE’s ThunderDome will need to move out of Tampa’s Tropicana Field. Spectrum Sports 360’s Jon Alba was first to report...WWE’s time at the ballpark will end after a SmackDown taping on April 2nd.
That likely means the final Raw and SmackDown episodes before WrestleMania will be pre-recorded.
Alba added sources are telling him WWE is expected to keep the ThunderDome in the Tampa area - moving to the University of South Florida’s Yeungling Center.
Tonight’s Impact Wrestling is promoting an appearance by AEW Champion Kenny Omega.
Also, TJP gets a chance to win back the X-Division Championship he lost to Ace Austin.
Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo is in a non-title match against Jazz...and Karl Anderson vs. Eddie Edwards.
On last night’s AEW Dark: Elevation…Ryo Mizunami used the Anaconda Vice to submit LEGIT Leyla Hirsch.
Red Velvet and Big Swole beat Madi Wrenkowski and Leva Bates. After the match, the winners had a staredown with the trio of Nyle Rose, Vickie Guerrero...and Jade Cargill!
Orange Cassidy used the Mouse Trap to pin Ryan Nemeth. After the match, Nemeth attacked Cassidy. Chuck Taylor ran off Nemeth...only to be attacked himself by JD Drake!
Also last night, Danny Limelight submitted Baron Black.
NWA Powerrr returns tonight. If you want to watch, you’ll need to go through FITE TV, where the shows are part of a new subscription bundle.
This past weekend’s Ring Of Honor TV, the final stop before the 19th Anniversary pay per view on Friday.
La Faccion Ingobernable beat The Foundation in the main event - an 8-man tag that ended with Bestia Del Ring pinning HOT SAUCE Tracy Williams.
Also on the show, Eli Isom scored an upset pinfall on Rey Horus.
(STINGER: New Japan)
New Japan announced the cards for its Road To Sakura Genesis tour...and the big show itself on April 4th.
On top of Kota Ibushi defending the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against Will Ospreay...There will be a Junior Tag Title match - El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru defending against Roppongi 3K - SHO and YOH, who just returned from a torn ACL.
The GHC National Title changed hands in Pro-Wrestling NOAH on Sunday. Kazuyuki Fujita dethroned Kenoh.
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