The Morning Roundup 5/24/17


Impact President Releases Hardy Contract & WWE Email – Pro Wrestling Sheet

Well, that escalated quickly. Impact President Ed Nordholm released an account of his side of the Broken Brilliance trademark controversy including Matt Hardy’s contract and an email exchange with someone from WWE. FWIW, Reby Hardy is saying on Twitter that the contract posted is not the final contract Matt signed. Nordholm’s claim that WWE told him they weren’t interested in using the gimmick comes off a little flimsy in the email exchange. My read is that WWE’s representative seems to indicate they do not wish to be involved in Hardy and Impact’s legal negotiations.

Money in the Bank – Lords of Pain

It was announced last night on Smackdown that Randy Orton will invoke his rematch clause against Jinder Mahal at the Money in the Bank PPV, which will be Smackdown exclusive this year. Also, AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Shinsuke Nakamura, & Kevin Owens will compete for the Money in the Bank briefcase. In a related story, Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting we could see a Women’s Money in the Bank match this year as well.

Mae Young Classic – WWE

WWE’s long rumored Women’s Tournament has a name and a schedule. The Mae Young Classic will take place at Full Sail University on July 13th and 14th. The tournament will be a 32-woman single elimination tournament set to stream later this summer. Rumored names so far to participate include Kairi Hojo and Io Shirai (who appeared as Hitokiri on Lucha Underground) from Stardom, Mia Yim and Marti Bell formerly of TNA, and Kimber Lee and Ruby Riot from NXT.


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