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The Morning Roundup 5/11/17


Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella Welcome Daughter – E! Online

Smackdown GM Daniel Bryan and wife Brie Bella announced the birth of their first child Birdie Joe Danielson on and E! Online yesterday. Born on May 9th, Birdie weighed in at 8 pounds, 10 ounces.

NXT Takeover Card Update – WWE

The championship matches are set for NXT Takeover: Chicago. In addition to the previously announced NXT Women’s Championship Triple Threat, Asuka vs. Nikki Cross vs. Ruby Riot, and the WWE United Kingdom Championship match between Tyler Bate and Pete Dunne, Hideo Itami will challenge Bobby Roode for the NXT Championship and DIY will face the Authors of Pain for the NXT Tag Team Championships in a Ladder Match.

Matches Added to Backlash – Wrestling Observer

Speaking of upcoming Chicago PPVs, two more matches were added to the card for Backlash on Tuesday’s Smackdown. “The Artist Known As” Shinsuke Nakamura will make his main roster pay-per-view debut against Dolph Ziggler and a six-woman tag match between The Welcoming Committee (Natalya, Carmela, & Tamina) against Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch & Naomi.


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Strowman Out 4-8 Weeks – Pro Wrestling Sheet

As seen on last night’s Raw, Braun Strowman was written out of television for the time being in order to have minor surgery to repair some elbow issues. Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting Strowman will be gone four to eight weeks due to the injury and plans for Extreme Rules and possibly Great Balls of Fire may need to be altered.

JR Returns For UK Championship Live – With Spandex

Jim Ross will join Nigel McGuinness to call the action during the upcoming WWE Network airings of the matches taped at UK Championship Live in Norwich, England this weekend.

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors and Dominion Cards Announced – Cageside Seats

New Japan has announced the full slate of matches for the 2017 Best of the Super Juniors tournament. Members of the field this year include Ricochet, Marty Scurll, Will Ospreay, Dragon Lee, ACH, and IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Takahashi. Perhaps the most anticipated match of the opening rounds will be a rematch between Ricochey and Will Ospreay. The pair had a much talked about matchup in last year’s BOSJ, sparking a mini Will Ospreay/Vader rivalry. In addition to the tournament lineup, the main event of the Dominion show was made official and it will see the rematch from WrestleKingdom between Okada and Omega.

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WWE UK Championship – WWE

Following this weekend’s UK Championship Live events in England, WWE United Kingdom Champion Tyler Bate will face #1 contender Pete Dunne at NXT Takeover: Chicago. It will be a rematch of the UK Championship tournament finals.

UK Championship Live to WWE Network – Cageside Seats

Speaking of those UK Championship Live events, Triple H also announced on Twitter that the two live shows would be airing on the WWE Network later this month.

Perfect 10 Says Goodbye to NXT – Pro Wrestling Sheet

Tye Dillinger had his NXT send-off this weekend in San Diego, CA at the NXT Road Trip event, thanking crowd, crew, and colleagues before announcing his intentions to challenge Kevin Owens down the road.

Women’s Tournament Update – With Spandex

PW Insider has revealed some new details about the upcoming WWE Women’s Tournament series for the WWE Network. Like last year’s Cruiserweight Classic the tournament will film in July at the Full Sail Arena, with female wrestlers from 17 countries being represented and the finale expected to be a live Network special. Also, Kairi Hojo from Japan’s Stardom promotion has been signed for the tournament and recent NXT signees, Kimber Lee and Ruby Riot are also expected to be featured in the tournament.


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WWE Backlash -WWE

With the Face of America, Kevin Owens, regaining the United States Championship, the three men’s championship matches have been set for this month’s Backlash PPV. Joining Randy Orton versus Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship and Breezango challenging the Usos for the Tag Championships will be a match many will consider being the true main event of the show, Kevin Owens versus AJ Styles for the United States Championship. The show is also being sold around the main roster in-ring debut of Shinsuke Nakamura.

Billy Corgan Buys the NWA – With Spandex

After being ousted from TNA while trying to purchase the company, Billy Corgan has purchased another wrestling brand, the National Wrestling Alliance. No word has emerged so far as to what Corgan plans on doing with the NWA name, if it will be a governing body of independent promotions, a new promotion, or a television program, but rumors are that former WWE, TNA, & ROH writer Dave Lagana will be helping Corgan. The NWA video library (non-WCW related content not owned by WWE) and the NWA On Demand streaming service were not a part of the deal.

NJPW Wrestling Dontaku – Wrestling Observer

New Japan Pro Wrestling held it’s Wrestling Dontaku card this morning in Japan, highlighted by the post-main event match tease of Okada vs. Omega II, a rematch of their critically acclaimed Wrestle Kingdom match.


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Payback Results – WWE

Last night’s Payback featured a heel turn, two new champions, a Monster Amongst Men standing tall, and a House of Horrors. Check out the full rundown of the card.

Hulk Hogan/Bullet Club – Pro Wrestling Sheet

After the Elite name-dropped him in a YouTube Q&A, Hulk Hogan expressed his interest in joining the Biz Cliz at an autograph signing this weekend in City of Industry, CA.

Great Balls of Fire – With Spandex

WWE has changed the name of July’s Raw exclusive PPV featuring Brock Lesnar’s first Universal Title defense and it’s…interesting. July’s show will be entitled: Great Balls of Fire. The change was confirmed by a video sent out by the American Airlines Arena in Dallas via Twitter.


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