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Velveteen Dream to compete at EVOLVE 112 and EVOLVE 113

In an announcement made earlier today by WWN and EVOLVE:

“NXT Superstar Velveteen Dream will wrestle at EVOLVE 112 on Sept. 7th in Joppa, MD and EVOLVE 113 on Sept. 8th in Queens, NY. This was just confirmed earlier today. WWN wants to thank WWE for making this unforgettable experience happen for independentwrestling fans! Tickets for both events are now on sale at TicketFly.com.”

Velveteen Dream faced EC3 in the most recent NXT Takeover, where The Dream beat EC3 with an Elbow Drop, The “Purple Rainmaker”, on the apron. Velveteen Dream has come up short in previous Takovers, firstly against former NXT Champion Aliester Black and then taking part in the 6 Man ladder match for the NXT North American Championship which Adam Cole won.

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Ring Of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling SELL OUT MSG on first day on General Sale

Today at 10am EST the tickets for the G1 Supercard, put together by Ring Of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling held in the historic Madison Square Garden in New York City, went on General Sale.

By 10:30am the same day the venue had sold out.

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Cody replies to fan who has ALL IN ticket but can’t afford flights and hotel

Today, July 30th, Cody replied to a fan named Josh O’Neill on Twitter who claimed to have bought a ticket to the All In event but is devastated that he now cannot afford the flights or accommodation.

This event is happening on September 1st in Chicago and will be available to stream but it is still to be announced on which platform. This event is the largest independent wrestling show in America in years and is being funded by Cody, Matt & Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks.

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NJPW – G1 Climax 28 – Day 5 – July 20th, 2018 – FREE on njpwworld & Line-up

The next show in the G1 Climax tournament 28 is an A Block show which is headlined by Okada Vs Hangman Page plus other big matches with wrestlers such as Minoru Suzuki, Jay White and Hiroshi Tanahashi. Thes show will also begin with tag matches from the B Block, setting up matches for day 6.

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Hiromu Takahashi – INJURY UPDATE

After the IWGP Jr Heavyweight Championship Match between Hiromu Takahashi vs Dragon Lee on July 7th, 2018 at The Cow Palace in San Francisco Takahashi was injured. I posted on this site about it when it was initially reported that Hiromu was rushed to hospital and New Japan Pro Wrestling have released a statement on the current situation and health of Hiromu.

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NJPW On AXS TV – 7/7/18

Tonight we have New Japan Pro Wrestling live from the Cow Palace, San Francisco. For American viewers this show will be Live on AXS TV with Jim Ross and Josh Barnett on commentary. For Non-US viewers this show will be available live on njpwworld.

This is the second show for NJPW at the Cow Palace with the first being July 1st, 2017. New NJPW president, Harold Meij has had a global vision for the company and has been expanding the company worldwide since his arrival in New Japan. This has been apparent with more tours overseas to places such as the UK, Australia and America to name a few.

This is also a big weekend for AXS TV as this is the second time the NJPW Cow Palace show will broadcast live on the station, expanding the viewership to more American eyes than ever before.

I reached out to AXS TV for a quote and this is what AXS TV FIGHTS CEO Andrew Simon had to say:

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Daily Round-up – June 17, 2018

It’s easy to get lost in such a busy few days of wrestling so this is my round-up of all the important stuff from shows that have happened recently and shows coming up soon.

So we don’t lose some really good wrestling in the shuffle let’s go through previous shows first.

Previous Shows

  • My full, in detail rundown of Ring Of Honor State Of The Art from San Antonio, Texas is available to read. Main event change on the show and some really entertaining matches. Click Here for more.
  • I will have a rundown of State Of The Art Night 2 from Dallas up soon so stay tuned for that. Remember you can subscribe via email to be updated straight away at the bottom of the page.
  • I did a Live Blog for NXT Takeover Chicago which I covered all the matches with results and reactions to matches and angles. Click Here for that.
  • New Japan has started their KIZUNA ROAD tour and the first show is headlined by Michael Elgin defending his newly won Never Openweight Championship against the previous champion, Hirooki Goto in Korakuen Hall. I will have results from that show later tonight. Click Here for a spoiler free line up.

Upcoming Events

  • New Japan will continue it’s KIZUNA ROAD tour with a show with a show on the 18th, 19th and 23rd. I will either have results for those shows live or soon after. Click Here for line-ups; 17 & 18 shows, 19 & 23 shows
  • EVOLVE 106 & 107 is just round the corner and there is already big news about that from the NXT North American Championship Match between Adam Cole & WALTER, Joey Janela announced, Matt Riddle championship match and so much more. Click Here for that.

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Daily News Update – June 15, 2018

There is a lot happening in the wrestling world at the moment from WWE, NXT, ROH and New Japan Pro Wrestling, I will go over some big news pieces here.

WWE BITS

  • Money In The Bank is this coming Sunday and it has been confirmed by Bryan Alverez of the Wrestling Observer Website that James Ellsworth has been signed to come back to the company, probably to appear at this Sunday’s show. Last year’s Money In The Bank show saw the first ever Women’s MITB Ladder Match which Carmella officially won after Ellsworth climbed the ladder, took down the briefcase and handed it to Carmella. Rumours are Ellsworth interfering in either the MITB Ladder Match again or Carmella’s Championship defence against Asuka.
  • Earlier today WWE uploaded a Kenny Omega match to the WWE Network Hidden Gems section. In this video Kenny cuts a pre match promo against his opponent, Cru Jones and took place in Deep South Wrestling (a WWE developmental territory) on September 3rd, 2006 and ends with Kenny winning with the Sliced Bread Number 2. This was Omega’s last year in the company.
  • NXT Takeover is this Saturday and Mauro Ranallo Tweeted that he would not be calling the show due to previous commitments to Showtime Boxing. The announce team will be Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson.
  • Also according to the Wrestling Observer, Brock Lesnar is not scheduled to be at this month’s WWE PPV, Money In The Bank, Next month’s PPV, Extreme Rule but the plan is to have Brock Face Roman and that will probably take place at WWE Summerslam.

Ring Of Honor Bits

  • Ring Of Honor starts their most recent tour today(Friday, June 15th) and has two shows available on FiteTV and Honor Club. The first show is on Friday, June 15th in San Antonio, TX and the start time is 7:30pm local time. The second show is one day later in Dallas, Texas at a slightly earlier start time of 7:00pm Local time. To view my preview and full card rundown, Click Here. I will have a similar rundown of the second show here soon.
  • Ring Of Honor will be in Baltimore for the Best In The World PPV. This is coming up at the end of the month on June 29th, take a look at my early Preview by Clicking Here.

NJPW Bits

  • New Japan has four shows emanating from Korakuen Hall and Yamagata Big Wing, three of them will be at Korakuen Hall and one will live from the Yamagata Big Wing hall. The three shows from Korakuen Hall will take place on June 17th, 18th & 19th while the Yamagata Big Wing show will take place on June 23rd. All of these shows will be aired live on njpwworld.
  • NJPW have some exciting returns this tour in the form of Jeff Cobb who will be featured in three multiman matches (missing the first Korakuen Hall show). Another exciting return to the ring for New Japan is Tomoaki Honma who was paralysed last year while taking a draping DDT. The match was stopped, the ropes removed and Honma went to the hospital where most thought he would struggle to walk again let alone wrestle. Tomoaki Honma also recently got married to a Women he met whilst in hospital. He will be in the main event tag match on the final show of this tour in Yamagata at the Big Wing hall. To view my rundown of the first two shows(17th & 18th) Click Here. To view my rundown of the second two shows(19th & 23rd) Click Here.

EVOLVE Bits

  • EVOLVE 106 & 107 is round the corner and there has been some major changes to the cards, venue(of 106) and time changes.
  • Joey Janela Tweeted a video declaring that Janela and Penelope Ford will be at both shows and he will challenge Austin Theory for the WWN Title.
  • The previously announced match for the NXT North American Championship between Adam Cole and WALTER will only be for the live crowd and will not be broadcast on either FiteTV or WWNlive. For more details, the Janela video and line-ups, Click Here.

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My June 11th Update – New things on Highspots Wrestling Network

Hello again, in this Update I will briefly run down some new shows on the Highspots Wrestling Network for the subscribers of that service.

There are six new wrestling shows on the front page of the Highspots Wrestling Network and I will list them here with line-ups. No spoilers for these shows as I’m starting to watch them myself.

As I write this Highspots is uploading more shows so stay tuned!

  • DEFY NOW | 06.09.18

    The Show duration is 01:08:54 and the Description on Highspots reads “DEFY NOW | 06.09.18”, “DEFY TO SURVIVE 10 ELIMINATION CHALLENGE” and “DEFY CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH SHANE SWERVE STRICKLAND(C) VS MATT SYDAL”

  • Overdrive Pro “The Beginning”

    The duration of this show is 02:06:24. This show is dated October 14th 2017 and uploaded June 9th 2018 the matches listed are;

  1. Rebel vs Tessa Blanchard
  2. Robbie E vs Ali Shabazz
  3. Mayhem( Gater McAlister & hammerjack) vs Mikey McNeely & Anthony Taylor
  4. Lisa Marie Varon vs ODB
  5. Marty Janettey vs Chris Michaels
  6. Jocephus vs Ryback
  7. Johnny Mundo vs Ricochet
  1. Preston Quinn vs Jaxon Stone
  2. Heatseakers vs Warkings
  3. Xtreme Horsemen(CW Anderson & Damien Wayne) vs Geordie Bulldogs
  4. 6 way Ladder match – Brandon Scott vs Timmy Lou Retton vs White Mike vs Billy Brash vs Axton Ray vs Gifted One Yahya
  5. AML Wrestling Heavyweight Championship Match – Caleb Konley vs Zane Dawson
  1. ACH vs Chris Bey
  2. Eli Everfly vs Darby Allin
  3. Hammerstone vs Jeff Cobb
  4. *STEPHEN BONNAR CONTRACT SIGNING*
  5. PCW ULTRA World Womens Championship Match – Chelsea Green vs Tessa Blanchard
  6. WARBEAST vs Le Rebelion
  7. PCW ULTRA World LHW Championship Match – Douglas James vs Shane Strickland(c)
  8. PCW ULTRA World HW Championship Match – Homicide vs Penta El Zero M(c)
  1. Round 1: 5 way elimination Blocks, Bats and Bundles Deathmatch: G-Raver vs Casanova Valentine vs Jimmy Lloyd vs SHLAK vs Stockade
  2. Round 1: 3-Way Elimination Four Corners Of Pain Deathmatch:Josh Crane vs Mance Warner vs Dale Patricks
  3. Round 1: Lotsa Lotsa Light tubes Deathmatch: Drew Parker vs Rickey Shane Page
  4. Round 1: 4-Way Elimination, Falls count anywhere, Barbed Wire Madness Deathmatch: Kit Osbourne vs Conor Claxton vs Brandon Kirk vs Dan O’Hare
  5. Semi Finals Number 1
  6. Semi Finals Number 2: Ladder & Light Tubes Deathmatch
  7. Non-tournament: 3-Way, Fans bring the weapons Deathmatch: Matt Tremont vs Toby Klein vs Jeff Cannonball
  8. Tournament Of Death FINAL: No rope, Barbed Wire & Light Tubes Deathmatch

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