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Pro Wrestling Thread 2019

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Throughly enjoyed Fight for the Fallen. Apart from the awful Brandi Rhodes match, it was consistently good all the way through. I thought it was a great night for tag team wrestling in particular.

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WWE Extreme Rules results:

  • The King of Strong Style, Shinsuke Nakamura, is back on top as he defeated Finn Balor to become the new Intercontinental Champion.
  • Drew Gulak remains Cruiserweight Champion, overcoming nemesis Tony Nese.
  • The Undertaker and Roman Reigns, despite interference from Elias, successfully defeated Drew McIntryre and Shane McMahon. Undertaker used the Tombstone on McMahon for the win.
  • The Revival remain Raw Tag Team Champions, defeating The Usos.
  • Aleister Black answered Cesaro's challenged and Black Mass-kicked him in the face for the win.
  • Bayley defeated both Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross to remain SmackDown Women's Champion, and with no help at all.
  • Braun Strowman defeated Bobby Lashley in a Last-Man Standing Match.
  • It's a New Day as the team won the SmackDown Tag Team titles against Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan and Heavy Machinery in a Triple Threat match.
  • With help from his teammates in The Club, AJ Styles defeated Ricochet to become the new United States Champion.
  • Kevin Owens took out Dolph Ziggler in seconds with a Stunner to win but not before he grabbed the match post-match and told Shane McMahon, still nursing his wounds from the Taker-Reigns match, that on behalf of him and the people in the back and the WWE Universe, he can go "straight to Hell".
  • Kofi Kingston took on his most devastating opponent yet and overcome the power of Samoa Joe to remain the WWE Champion.
  • Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch retained their Universal Championship and Raw Women's Championship against the team of Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans. Then, it happened...
  • Brock Lesnar cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase, took out Rollins and is now the new Universal Champion!

Will Ospreay did not compete at last night's G1 Climax due to an injury.

I'm digging Jon Moxley at NJPW, especially with Shota:

 

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Will Ospreay was cleared to return to the ring today. He will face Kota Ibushi tomorrow on night five of the 2019 G1 Climax.

NJPW caused quite an uproar among English speaking fans this week when Chris Charlton had his role reduced by an Asahi TV executive. Instead of being the third commentator on a team that is currently made up of Kevin Kelly and Rocky Romero, the author of Japanese pro wrestling history books Lion's Pride and Eggshells will now only translate promos.

WWE is holding a tryout in Shanghai this week. The seven attendees so far confirmed are:

  • Jiang Zhu - a pro wrestler who has worked for Pro Wrestling NOAH in the past
  • Peng Qu - a champion boxer who has a record of 14-2-1
  • Sojiro Higuchi - a eight year veteran that was trained by Tajiri, goes by the ring name Jiro Kuroshio and has wrestled Shinjiro Otani and Masato Tanaka
  • Alexis Lee - billed as Singapore's first female wrestler, the 23-year old has worked in Australia and the US
  • Yuan Gao - 27-year old veteran from the Chinese promotion We Love Wrestling and goes by the nicknames "The Insolent Devil" and "The Best Wrestler in China"
  • Andruew "The Statement" Tang - a cofounder of Singapore Pro Wrestling and has wrestled Pete Dunne and Rene Dupree
  • Vernice Crystal Gabriel - the self-proclaimed "Queen of Philippine Wrestling" who was originally on the card for last year's Mae Young classic but withdrew for unknown reasons.

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Dwayne Johnson was at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando and ran into Sami Zayn. Although Johnson made no mention of his, it is looking that Simone Johnson, the daughter of Dwayne and ex-wife Dany Garcia, is training to follow in her father, grandfather, and great-grandfather's footsteps to become a pro wrestler (EWrestlingNews)

The Iiconics made the mistake of ticking off The Kabuki Warriors when they decided to take advantage of a countout to retain the Women's Tag Team titles.

 

 

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Jushin Thunder Liger's "Adios Mexico" match at yesterday's CMLL show:

https://youtu.be/aoNOC-hgg6Y?t=7418

Meet Phoenix, the female champion of Malaysia who wrestles intergender matches.

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/3019008/meet-nor-phoenix-diana-malaysias-hijab-wearing-wrestler

Some cool WWE developments.

 

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NXT is like a huge wrestling factory, with a production line that never end's. How many promising tlaents hav come out of their, only to fade into the background when placed on T.V etc.

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On 7/21/2019 at 8:05 AM, DragonClaws said:

NXT is like a huge wrestling factory, with a production line that never end's. How many promising tlaents hav come out of their, only to fade into the background when placed on T.V etc.

I'll guess 95% or so. It doesn't make sense to have all those exROH and Impact people in it as well unless they're getting paid extra to train the performance center guys.

ROH Manhattan Mayhem (6/20/19) results:

  • Dragon Lee defeated Jonathan Gresham.
  • The Bouncers defeated the Sons of Savagery and Coast2Coast in a three-way tag.
  • Rush defeated TK O'Ryan.
  • Matt Taven retained the ROH World Championship against Jay Lethal and Kenny King in a three-way.
  • Lifeblood defeated Villain Enterprises in an eight-man tag.
  • The Briscoes defeated G.O.D. to win the ROH Tag titles.

ROH Mass Hysteria (6/21/19) results:

  • The Briscoes retained the ROH Tag titles against the Bouncers.
  • Christian Casanova defeated Jimmy Preston.
  • Silas Young defeated PJ Black.
  • Tasha Steelz defeated Karissa Rivera and Angelina Love in a three-way to retain her WOH title shot.
  • Kenny King defeated Dragon Lee.
  • Shane Taylor defeated Eli Isom to retain the ROH TV title.
  • PCO & Marty Scurll defeated Bandido & Mark Haskins.
  • Dalton Castle was disqualified in his match against Rush.
  • Jay Lethal, Jonathan Gresham & Alex Shelley defeated The Kingdom in a six-man tag.

ROH now has a deal with the indie promotion MCW to train prospects. The best were invited to the top prospect tournament.

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Austin Gunn is Billy Gunn's son. Dak Draper is a college champion that trained in the WWE performance center.  Makita is the first pro wrestler out of Cameroon and has competed in CMLL before.  ROH has to be feeling the heat to maintain its partnership with NJPW and CMLL.

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Set your calendars and dvrs or vcrs to Wednesday, October 2nd. AEW Wednesday Night Dynamite will premiere live from Capital One Arena in Washington DC. It runs from eight to ten pm on TNT.

CM Punk talked to ESPN about his upcoming appearance at Starrcast 3 and if he has any relationship with AEW.

https://www.espn.com/wwe/story/_/id/27250624/the-future-filled-everything-wrestling-cm-punk

Tegan Nox returned to the ring at a NXT house show after suffering a horrific leg injury during last year's Mae Young Classic.

Jimmy Uso was arrested on a third drunk driving charge in Pensacola, Florida on Thursday. This happened the same week as John Cena's roasting of Uso's mug shot from his last arrest on RAW.

Impact Wrestling is said to be finalizing a deal with AXS TV to air its TV show. This deal is unlikely to change things between Impact and NJPW. The partnership soured when NJPW ended it alleging misuse of now star Kazuchika Okada.

ROH and the NWA have unexpectedly ended their partnership. Both sides said it was an "amicable" split though. Nick Aldis is no longer being advertised for ROH's Summer Supercard event and it is expected that PCO & Brody King will drop the NWA tag belts soon. The rumor is that once Billy Corgan finishes up touring with the Smashing Pumpkins this year, he will produce a NWA TV show.

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9 hours ago, HyperDrive said:

ROH and the NWA have unexpectedly ended their partnership. Both sides said it was an "amicable" split though. Nick Aldis is no longer being advertised for ROH's Summer Supercard event and it is expected that PCO & Brody King will drop the NWA tag belts soon. The rumor is that once Billy Corgan finishes up touring with the Smashing Pumpkins this year, he will produce a NWA TV show.

 

Thats a shame, hoped to see more of those two as Champions. At the same time it great to hear they are working on their own show. Which must mean there going to be putting more time, effort and money into this?.

 

 

 

 

 

9 hours ago, HyperDrive said:

Set your calendars and dvrs or vcrs to Wednesday, October 2nd. AEW Wednesday Night Dynamite will premiere live from Capital One Arena in Washington DC. It runs from eight to ten pm on TNT.

 

It still early days yet, but I hope there more to the company than novelty/comedy/gaming references. Look forward to seeing the show appear in the U.K at somepoint.

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On 7/2/2019 at 1:52 AM, DragonClaws said:

Did you get some good seat's, and who was on the card?

Sorry for the delay. Had seats in the second row. 

The card was:

Chaos (Okada, Ospreay, and Tanahashi) vs Bullet Club (White, Fale, Eagles)

Tomohiro Ishii vs Toa Henare (hard hitter of a match)

Juice Robinson, Mikey Nicholls & Toru Yano vs Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Gino Gambino) 

Chase Owens vs Aaron Solow

Jack Bonza vs Mick Moretti

Rocky Romero vs Tony Kozina (Fale Dojo head trainer, copped a lot of 'Goldberg' chants due to a slight resemblance, and that soon became 'Gillberg'. He played to the crowd well)

Michael Richards & Andrew Villalobos vs Tome & Steve Filip

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On 7/23/2019 at 4:05 AM, HyperDrive said:

I'll guess 95% or so. It doesn't make sense to have all those exROH and Impact people in it as well unless they're getting paid extra to train the performance center guys.

 

Anyone that come's in from these Promotions, rarely get's decent deal on the main roster. That doesnt mean there not making some decent money. They could be using them to help train talent like you said, never looked at this way before.

 

 

4 hours ago, Asmo said:

Sorry for the delay. Had seats in the second row. 

 

No worries, that's some show with seats in the second row. 

 

4 hours ago, Asmo said:

Rocky Romero vs Tony Kozina (Fale Dojo head trainer, copped a lot of 'Goldberg' chants due to a slight resemblance, and that soon became 'Gillberg'. He played to the crowd well)

 

For me, they tole Ken Shamrock and Steve Austin look for Goldberg and combined them. Shamrock being a ex UFC guy, was already doing the whole invincible fighting machine angle.

 

 

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TJP comes back to NJPW after almost two decades.

Viceland's documentary series "The Darkside of the Ring" was renewed for a second season.

Impact will not be heading to AXS after all as it turned out talks for that were part of a larger deal to merge AXS with the Fight Network, which is owned by Impact's parent company, Anthem and that deal has fallen through.

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