The Morning Roundup 5/19/17


NXT Injury – WrestleZone

A participant in one of the top matches for NXT Takeover: Chicago was reportedly injured at last night’s NXT Live Event in Kentucky. During his match with Johnny Gargano versus SAnitY, Tommaso Ciampa was rushed to the back limping abruptly ending the match. Unless the injury causes plans to change, Ciampa and Gargano are set to challenge the Authors of Pain in a Ladder Match for the NXT Tag Team Championship Saturday at Takeover.

G1 USA Special Details – Wrestling Observer

New Japan Pro Wrestling held a press conference yesterday announcing more details on the July 1st and July 2nd G1 USA shows in Long Beach, CA. The July 1st show will air live on AXS TV at 8 PM ET and July 2nd’s show will air live on the New Japan World streaming service with a second airing on AXS TV the following week on July 7th. In addition, the IWGP Heavyweight, IWGP Intercontinental, IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team, and IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team titles will all be defended over the course of the two shows. NJPW previously announced the tournament to crown the IWGP United States Champion will take place on the show.

Punk’s Million Dollar Offer – Cageside Seats

UK’s 5 Star Wrestling has offered CM Punk $1,000,000 to enter a 128-man tournament that will span from June 10th to December 3oth in the UK.  Punk obviously is under an exclusive contract to UFC and not likely to accept the offer.

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