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WWE Money in the Bank 2021 Results

  • Jimmy and Jey Uso defeated Rey and Dominik Mysterio to become the new SmackDown! Tag Team Champions
  • Nikki A.S.H. (Nikki Cross' new superhero character) won the Money in the Bank Women's Match
  • Charlotte Flair defeated Rhea Ripley to become the Raw Women's Champion
  • AJ Styles and Omos retained the Raw Tag Team Titles against The Viking Raiders
  • Bobby Lashley retained the WWE Championship against Kofi Kingston
  • Big E won the Money in the Bank Men's Match
  • Roman Reigns, thanks to an assist from Seth Rollins retained the Universal Championship against Edge, but Reigns was given a visit from a returning John Cena

Naomi has been moved to SmackDown so she can travel with her real-life husband Jimmy Uso

Deonna Purrazzo was at the WWE Performance Center training Simone Johnson, the daughter of who else? Dwayne Johnson 

Aiden English is now known as "Drama King" Matt Morris and he has joined Impact Wrestling.

Finn Balor once again has returned to the main roster after his 2nd stint in NXT, joining the SmackDown brand.

Davey Boy Smith Jr. has signed with WWE, joining the NXT UK brand. 

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SunChien

Monday Night Raw was a decent show, Nikki cashing in to win the title was a cool moment though I think she'll lose it in her first or second title defense against Charlotte or Rhea.

Surprised Keith Lee returned,  and even more surprised when they had him lose to Lashley so quickly.

Cena/Reigns at Summerslam should be pretty good.

 

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Kota Ibushi has been diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia, which is not a side effect of his recent COVID-19 vaccination. He will be missing the next NJPW Summer Struggle series from 7-22 to 7-24. An update will come on 7-25.

Aiden English will be joining the NJPW English annoucement team under his real name of Matt Morris. He will be joining Barbie Blank (fka Kelly Kelly) and Alex Kozlov for the August 14 Resurgence event. 

WWE NXT will be on Syfy Channel on 7-27 and 8-3 due to the USA Network airing the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. 

Wrestling legend Jake "The Snake" Roberts is staying with All Elite Wrestling. He has signed a 2-year extension.

Former ECW wrestler Steve Corino is coming out of retirement for one night only. He will appear at PWF promotion in North Carolina to face off against his own son, Colby Corino. This will be the first time since 2016 he will be in the ring. He left ROH in 2017 and became a coach at the WWE Performance Center. 

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I assume we're about to see Karrion Kross drop his title. His main roster debut implies he won't be around in NXT for long.
The main roster has taken so much talent from NXT lately. I NXT bring in some good fresh faces. So far I haven't been impressed by the likes of LA Knight and Franky Monet.

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AEW had a really good show last night with Lance Archer winning the IWGP US title from Jon Moxley in the main event.

The Omega/Page feud is heating up and the fans are ready to see Page win the AEW title at I'm guessing the All Out PPV on Labor Day weekend.

Great to see Chavo Guerrero back in the mix representing Andrade.

I've read rumors that Daniel Bryan has signed with AEW, still waiting for confirmation but it appears to be a done deal.

 

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I've read rumors that Daniel Bryan has signed with AEW, still waiting for confirmation but it appears to be a done deal.

I've been reading that too. It appears the reason is that by signing with AEW, Bryan would be allowed to wrestling in NJPW while with AEW.

Lance Archer has defeated Jon Moxley in a Texas Deathmatch for the IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship. Moxley showed his respect to the new champ by handing him the belt and raising his hand. Archer lost the title to Moxley two years ago. 

Thunder Rosa has officially signed with AEW. 

Jay White offered an invitation for Chris Bey to join Bullet Club. At first, Bey refused but he seemed to be considering it after he helped White from an assault by The Good Brothers on Impact. And in more Impact news, Kiera Hogan has left the company. 

WWE has always had a King of the Ring tournament. This year, they are planning the 1st Queen of the Ring tournament. 

The former Aiden English has officially announced he will be using his birth name from now on upcoming indie bookings and all...he will go by Matthew Rehwoldt

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Jeff Hardy has tested positive for COVID-19 and he's been quarantined for the next two weeks. 

Matt Cardona, formerly known as Zack Ryder, defeated Nick Gage to become the new Game Changer Wrestling Champion and declared himself the face of the company, to which they replied that he was NOT! GCW's style is similar to the old school ECW before WWE bought them out. +

CHAOS' Robbie Eagles defeated Suzuki-Gun's El Desperado to win the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship and NJPW's Wrestle Grand Slam. Taichi and Zack Sabre Jr. won the IWGP Tag Team Championship against Tetsuya Naito and SANADA.

 

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I caught some of the Matt Cardona/Nick Gage match over the weekend and after Matt won, the heat he got was unreal.   I wish they would have had a guardrail separating the crowd from the fans but it got a lot of attention.  I liked the Jericho fakeout halfway through the match.

As for Raw last night, caught some of the show and the Nikki Superhero gimmick didn't seem to get the crowd going and I think she will lose it at Summerslam to Charlotte or Rhea Ripley.

The Viking Raiders vs. Omos/AJ was pretty good.  

I wish they had kept the Hurt Business together with all 4 members (Lashley/MVP/Shelton/Cedric), didn't see why they needed to be broken up.

Seems like Karrion Kross is on the main roster for good while he's the NXT Champion beating Keith Lee in a hard fought matchup.

On the AEW front, it appears that CM Punk is going to be signed with AEW and if that's the case they will sell out the Chicago shows, if they aren't already.

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Bray Wyatt has been officially released from WWE as is Jojo Offerman

After SummerSlam, Adam Cole's contract for WWE is set to be done. Rumors are swirling he may jump to AEW. He's friends with "The Elite" and his girlfriend is AEW superstar Britt Baker.

MMA fighter Cain Velasquez is returning to AAA in December. 

When Dominik Mysterio made his WWE debut, it was during the pandemic and because of it, it wasn't in front of a live crowd. But it happened this past Friday as DM made his live-audience debut.

It's going to be John Cena against Roman Reigns at Summerslam for the WWE Universal Championship. Love the look on Cena's face when he grabs the contract

Reginald, now that he's 24-7 Champ, has changed his name to Reggie and has dropped his ridiculous French accent

Sasha Banks is back since WrestleMania and helped current SmackDown Women's Champ Bianca Belair against Carmella and Zelina Vega

 

 

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I liked Smackdown on Friday, was hyped for a minute when it looked like Finn Balor was the next challenger but I'm guessing he will go against Roman at the September PPV after Cena loses.

Dominick looks so happy to be out wrestling in front of live fans, there were some videos on youtube of the dark matches after Smackdown went off the air with Cena/Mysterios vs. Usos/Roman Reigns and you can see him feeding off the energy of the crowd.

The Sasha Banks/Bianca Belair rematch should be good, feel bad for Bayley as she never got to perform in front of a live crowd this year.

As for AEW, they are close to selling out the United Center for the Rampage Show on August 20th which should be interesting if the rumors are anything to go by.

 

 

 

 

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Leyla Hirsch is the #1 contender for the NWA Women's World title. Miro is still the AEW TNT champion. 

The WWE has released the following people:

  • Bobby Fish
  • Jake Atlas
  • Ari Sterling (aka Alex Zane)
  • Mercedes Martinez
  • Stephon Smith (referee)
  • Giant Zanjeer
  • Tyler Rust
  • Troy Desmond
  • Zechariah Smith
  • Bronson Reed
  • Leon Ruff
  • Kona Reeves
  • Asher Hale

Did Domino's actually pull its ads from AEW over the spot of the year?

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When the Olympics go pro:

 

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Mick Foley and Shane Douglas's wrestling trainer, Dominic DeNucci, passed away at the age of 89. 

Kiera Hogan has officially left Impact Wrestling and looks to now have gone to AEW, working a recent dark match there. 

Despite her retirement in January, Madison Rayne returned to Impact Wrestling this week to help out Tenille Dashwood

Matthew Rehwoldt, the former Aiden English, made his debut in Impact Wrestling, teaming up with Deonna Purrazzo for the Homecoming King and Queen tournament. 


Melina has also joined Impact Wrestling as she will challenge Deonna Purrazzo for the Knockouts Title

WWE Hall of Fame member Molly Holly has joined WWE as a producer, starting with SmackDown and has been working on Raw and returning full-time as a producer for WWE is Shawn Daivari

Matt Clemente, formerly known as WWE's Tyler Breeze, announced that since leaving WWE, he's focusing solely on coaching as his wrestling school Flatbacks. He decided not to do any bookings right now and is okay with taking a break from actual in-ring action. He did say that if a match is offered to his liking, he would return. 

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SunChien

Watched AEW on Wednesday, was a decent show this week.  I really liked the 6-man tag with the Elite vs. Dante/The Sydal Bros and Dante was the MVP of that match.

I would have preferred that Adam Page challenge Kenny Omega at All Out, but I read he's expecting his wife to have their first baby around that time, so it's understandable that he will take time off.

The matches with Omega and Christian should be good, I can see Christian winning the Impact title tonight at Rampage but coming up short at the PPV.

 

 

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AAA Triplemania XXIX Results:

  • Team Leyenda Americana defeated Team Terror Purpura in a Marvel Lucha Libre match.
  • Mr. Iguana won the Copa Bardahl.
  • Impact Knockouts champion Deonna Purazzo defeated Faby Apache to become the Reina de Reinas champion in a title for title match.
  • Lucha Bros defeated Los Jinetes del Aire and Taurus & Brian Cage to win the AAA World tag titles.
  • Team AAA (Chessman, Pagano & Murder Clown) defeated Team La Empresa (Puma King, Sam Adonis & DMT Azul).
  • Kenny Omega defeated Andrade El Idolo to remain the AAA Mega champion.
  • Psycho Clown defeated Rey Escorpion in a mask vs hair match, Rey had to shave his head.

NJPW USA Resurgence Results:

  • Karl Fredericks defeated Alex Coughlin.
  • TJP, Ren Narita & Clark Connors defeated Fred Rosser, Rocky Romero & Wheeler Yuta.
  • Chris Dickinson, Fred Yehi, Lio Rush, Adrian Quest & Yuya Uemura defeated Team Filthy (Tom Lawlor, JR Kratos, Danny Limelight, Royce Issacs & Jorel Nelson). After the match, Yuya Uemura joined the LA Dojo.
  • Juice Robinson defeated Hikuleo.
  • Tomohiro Ishii defeated Moose.
  • The Good Brothers defeated Jon Moxley & Yuji Nagata. G.O.D. came out and had a stare down with the Good Brothers.
  • Jay White defeated David Finlay to retain the Never Openweight title.
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Lance Archer to win the IWGP US Heavyweight title.

After the Ishii/Moose match, Will Ospreay made a surprise appearance. He announced that he was medically cleared to wrestle again and that he would not be going back to Japan or appearing in this year's G1 Climax.  Ospreay ranted about how NJPW stripped him of the IWGP World Heavyweight title when he broke his neck for the company while Jon Moxley was able to keep the IWGP US Heavyweight title and not defend it for a year. He then produced his own IWGP World Heavyweight belt and said anyone could challenge for it. Ospreay mocked the LA Dojo and TJP for being a legend having trained under Inoki with Samoa Joe and Bryan Danielson that was reduced to babysitting for Shibata. He was then chased away by Karl Fredericks, Clark Connors and TJP.

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Watched AEW Rampage last night and CM Punk got a huge reaction in Chicago, definitely looking forward to the upcoming All Out PPV on Sept 5th and the match vs. Darby Allin.

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WWE SummerSlam 2021 Results

  • Big E defeated Baron Corbin
  • The reunited RK-Bro defeated AJ Styles and Omos to become the new Raw Tag Team Champions
  • Alexa Bliss defeated Eva Marie
  • Damian Priest defeated Sheamus and is the new United States Champion
  • Jimmy and Jey Uso defeated Rey and Dominic Mysterio to retain the SmackDown Tag Team Championship
  • After Sasha Banks was unable to compete, a returning Becky Lynch defeated Bianca Belair to take the SmackDown Women's Championship
  • Drew McIntyre defeated Jinder Mahal
  • Charlotte Flair is once again Raw Women's Champion after defeating Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley in a triple threat match.
  • Edge defeated Seth Rollins
  • Bobby Lashley defeated Goldberg to retain the WWE Championship
  • Roman Reigns is still the "big dog" after defeating John Cena, but soon found a new threat in a returning Brock Lesnar

Speaking of CM Punk, you can catch him in the screens as a sheriff's deputy in the horror film Jakob's Wife now on Shudder and on DVD, Digital, and On Demand.

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Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole, and Ruby Soho (formerly Ruby Riott) are now in All Elite Wrestling, debuting at their All Out PPV

 

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Monday Night Raw was decent, mostly because they moved up the WWE title match with Orton vs. Lashley from the Extreme Rules PPV to last night.

Glad to see Big E finally get a title run, we'll see where it goes from here.

Damien Priest vs. Jeff Hardy was pretty good also.

Even though I'm not crazy about Alexa Bliss' current character but damn if the crowd wasn't into it.

 

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Rick Steiner's son Bronson made his NXT debut as Bron Breakker and defeated LA Knight.

Jake Atlas announced he is stepping away from pro wrestling due to ongoing mental health issues. His last match was last Sunday against Rust Taylor at ROH's Death Before Dishonor.

Al Snow saved a kid from being swept away by a riptide in Destin, Florida.

NJPW has released it's G1 Climax roster. This will be the first time Chase Owens, Tonga Loa and the Great O-Khan have competed in it.

Block A:

  • Kota Ibushi
  • Shingo Takagi 
  • Tetsuya Naito
  • Toru Yano
  • Kenta
  • Tomohiro Ishii
  • Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Tanga Loa
  • Yujiro Takahashi
  • The Great O-Khan

Block B:

  • Kazuchika Okada
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • Sanada
  • Hirooki Goto
  • Jeff Cobb
  • Taichi
  • Evil
  • Yoshi-hashi
  • Chase Owens
  • Tama Tonga

Who will join Will Ospreay for NJPW Strong Autumn Attack?

 

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