Like the rare Ivory Billed Woodpecker, it’s a special weekend edition of the Morning Roundup bringing you some of the highlights of what’s gone down so far during WrestleMania Weekend.
NXT held another highly regarded Takeover Special last night at the Amway Center in Orlando which saw all three NXT Championships defended. Say what you will about their week-to-week show, the Takeover Specials are almost always impeccably booked and paced.
Drew McIntyre Returns…to NXT – Wrestling Observer
Shortly after being seen in the crowd at NXT Takeover and missing a match at the WWN Live Supershow, Drew Galloway aka Drew McIntyre announced he has signed with NXT and is targeting the NXT Championship.
Supercard of Honor Results – Wrestling Inc
Ring of Honor held it’s Supercard of Honor show headlined by a Ladder Match which saw the Bucks of Youth defeat the Broken Hardys to regain their Superkick Titles and the Ring of Honor Tag Team Championships. Worth noting, the Hardys put over the Bucks in a big way on the microphone post-match, calling them the best team they’ve ever faced and closed with Jeff singing they’ll “fade away and classify ourselves as obsolete.” Add some fuel to the Hardys to WWE fire…
Matt Riddle Crowned WWN Live Champion – FloSlam
After WWE and ROH, WWN Live is the other big promotion running a ton of shows this weekend as part of their More than Mania series. Last night they held the WWN Live Mercury Rising Supershow to crown the first WWN Live Champion, a World Championship for all of their promotions (EVOLVE, Dragon Gate, FIP, & ACW). The first champion is Matt Riddle who defeated FIP Champion Fred Yehi, ACW Champion Parrow, Former EVOLVE Champion Timothy Thatcher, Jon Davis, & Tracy Williams. If you remember, Riddler was the man whose elimination in a Battle Royal during Big Shooter’s dream about Thom as a wrestling promoter spawned CDWS’s newest t-shirt, available now for 15% off with the code “MANIA” this weekend on Pro Wrestling Tees!
Global Women’s Tournament – With Spandex
WWE announced the Global Women’s Tournament coming to WWE Network this Summer. The tournament much like the Cruiserweight Classic will feature 32 women’s wrestlers from 17 countries.
Southpaw Regional Wrestling Hits Axxess – Pro Wrestling Sheet
Breezango was unable to make their Axxess signing but luckily Chet Chetterfield and “The Banker” Mr Mackleroy from Southpaw Regional Wrestling were in town to fill in for them. Our own Thom even caught up with the pair.