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Title matches and more announced during last night’s NXT for the two-night TakeOver: Stand & Deliver.
Night 1, on Wednesday, April 7th...will see WALTER defend his NXT UK Championship against Tommaso Ciampa. WALTER is already set to defend the UK Title the following day...against Rampage Brown on the NXT UK Prelude special.
New NXT Tag Team Champions will be crowned on Night 1. It’ll be a 3-way for the vacant titles: MSK vs. the Grizzled Young Veterans vs. Legado del Fantasma.
Johnny Gargano will defend the North American Championship at TakeOver. Determining his challenger will be...a process.
On next week’s NXT there will be a 12-man Battle Royal. The final six men in that match will advance to a Gauntlet Eliminator match on Night 1 of TakeOver. The winner there gets Gargano on Night 2.
Night 2 will also see an NXT Cruiserweight Championship Unification Ladder Match between Santos Escobar and Jordan Devlin.
The main event on last night’s NXT was a face-to-face between Adam Cole and Kyle O’Reilly. Those two will meet in an Unsanctioned Match on Night 2 of TakeOver.
Earlier in the show, Roderick Strong said both Cole and O’Reilly can “go to hell”.
Jessi Kamea was pulled from a match for the NXT Women’s Tag Titles. Mercedes Martinez took her place alongside Aliyah, but they could not beat Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon. Aliyah took the pin.
Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell declared they want the next shot at Blackheart and Moon.
Bronson Reed pinned LA Knight.
Raquel Gonzalez & Dakota Kai beat NXT Women’s Champ Io Shirai and Zoey Stark. Gonzalez pinned Stark...and then, after the match, she laid our Shirai with a chokeslam on the announce table.
Today’s NXT UK has Ilja Dragunov vs. Sam Gradwell in a no disqualification match.
WWE confirmed Wednesday it will move its ThunderDome to the University of South Florida’s Yuengling Center...starting with Raw after WrestleMania on Monday, April 12th.
Two new inductees to the WWE Hall Of Fame announced Wednesday - Kane and The Great Khali.
AEW Champ Kenny Omega opened last night’s Dynamite - snuffing out Matt Sydal’s hopes of earning a title shot, pinning him with the One Winged Angel.
Omega returned later in the show...after the Lucha Bros. & Laredo Kid beat the Young Bucks and Brandon Cutler. Omega attacked Laredo Kid. Then, he gave the Bucks one last chance to share a Too Sweet with him. The Bucks refused and walked out. That left Omega alone to suffer a double superkick from the Lucha Bros.
Darby Allin pinned John Silver to retain the TNT Championship in last night’s main event. Sting was on hand to keep Dark Order in line. After the match, there was a wild brawl - with Sting, Allin and Dark Order joining forces against Matt Hardy’s faction.
Silver tweeted after the show that his “shoulder is messed up”, but the “doctor doesn’t think it’s too serious”.
Also last night, Tay Conti upset Nyla Rose - pinning her after hitting her hammerlock DDT. Rose and Vickie Guerrero were poised for a post-match attack, but AEW Women’s Champ Hikaru Shida ran out to even the odds. That’s when The Bunny entered the fray...and attacked Shida and Conti.
AEW announced a new reality show starring Cody and Brandi Rhodes is coming to TNT.
AEW will run the first non-televised “house show” in its history - during WrestleMania week. It’ll be held at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville...on Friday, April 9th.
Impact is moving the date of its Rebellion pay per view to Sunday, April 25th.
There was a late change to the Chained Ropes Match promoted for last night’s MLW Fusion. During the show, FILTHY Tom Lawlor pulled out of the match with “suspicious” injury. So, it was just the Von Erichs - without ACH - beating Dominic Garrini and Kevin Ku.
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