The Morning Roundup 5/17/17


Backlash Card – WWE

SmackDown Live finalized Sunday’s Backlash card last night on their broadcast and the Talking Smack post show. Joining the previously announced matches (Orton/Mahal, Owens/Styles, Usos/Breezango, Nakamura/Ziggler, & 6 Woman Tag) will be Sami Zayn vs. Baron Corbin, Luke Harper vs. Erick Rowan, and Tye Dillinger vs. Aiden English in your kickoff match.

BOSJ Begins – Wrestling Observer

The 24th Best of the Super Juniors Tournament began this morning in New Japan Pro Wrestling featuring Will Ospreay versus Marty Scurll and Dragon Lee versus IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Takahashi.

WWE Signs Independent Women’s Wrestler For New Role  – With Spandex

WWE has been scouting and signing independent female wrestlers in the weeks heading up to the Women’s Tournament for the WWE Network but they’ve signed a local Maryland women’s wrestler to an interesting role. Kennadi Brink, a regular with MCW Pro Wrestling and Ring of Honor, has been signed to WWE as a referee. If she makes it to WWE television, the 25-year-old will be the first female referee in WWE since the 1980’s.

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