The Morning Roundup 5/16/17

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Extreme Rules – WWE

Five matches now make up the Extreme Rules card for Baltimore in June, including the main event, a fatal-fiveway for the #1 contendership to the Universal Championship.

Ross to Takeover – Wrestling Observer

Jim Ross will be heading to NXT Takeover: Chicago to call the UK Championship match with Nigel McGuinness. This comes on the heels of Ross and McGuiness calling Friday’s UK Championship Live special.

Strowman Update – Cageside Seats

As said on last night’s Raw, WWE is reporting Braun Strowman will be out of action for up to six months. There are conflicting opinions right now however as to whether the company is exaggerating his hiatus to make his return a surprise. If not, Strowman would be returning around Survivor Series rather than Summer Slam as originally hoped.

The Morning Roundup 5/15/17

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ROH War of the Worlds Results – Wrestling Observer

Ring of Honor presented a very well received War of the Worlds pay-per-view on Friday evening, which saw a MOTY candidate between Will Ospreay and Jay White, a triple threat for the ROH World Championship, and the end of the Superkliq faction of the Bullet Club.

IWGP United States Championship – New Japan Pro Wrestling

Also at the War of the Worlds Show, ROH & New Japan announced the creation of the IWGP United States Championship. The first champion will be decided on July 1-2 during New Japan’s G1 Specials in Long Beach, CA.

WWE UK Championship Special Airs This Friday – WWE

WWE Network will air the United Kingdom Championship Special this Friday, May 19, at 3 p.m ET and again at 8 p.m. ET.  The special features Champion Tyler Bate versus Mark Andrews, Pete Dunne vs. Trent Seven in a #1 Contenders Match, and a tag match featuring the stars of 205 Live. Jim Ross and Nigel McGuinness were previously announced as the announce team for the show.

CDWS: “B” Lash

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This week, it’s the “B” Show as Loud Goat and Thom discuss WWE in London and preview WWE Backlash, NXT Takeover, and ROH War of the Worlds. #BelieveInTheWide

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The Morning Roundup 5/11/17

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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 WWE.com 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.

 

The Morning Roundup 5/9/17

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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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