THE LATEST NEWS
- Mia Yim to make NXT house show debut this weekend
- Impact Wrestling holding November TV tapings in Las Vegas
- Nick Aldis set for this weekend's ROH TV tapings
- UFC announces UK and Ireland broadcast deal with Eleven Sports
- UFC wants Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson rematch by end of 2018
- WWE NXT results: Tommaso Ciampa vs. Otis Dozovic
- WWE Mae Young Classic results: Last set of first round matches
- WWE 205 Live results: Mustafa Ali faces Hideo Itami
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When WWE returns to Saudi Arabia on November 2, they'll be doing so just five days after their Evolution pay-per-view. People are always going to link WWE's 10-year deal with Saudi Arabia with how it contradicts the company's "women's evolution" messaging, but Evolution and Crown Jewel taking place on the same week makes them feel even more connected.
Hiroshi Tanahashi beat Kazuchika Okada in their third classic match of 2018, but the big story of the Destruction in Kobe show came after the match was over.
Jay White, who has beaten Okada, Tanahashi and Kenny Omega this year in Gedo’s latest project of making a new young star, hit the ring after the match was over. White first laid out Tanahashi, who was selling being spent from a match that went 35:43, with the blade runner. That made sense, since, with White being the only guy who beat Tanahashi in G-1 this year, a Tanahashi vs. White match for the briefcase made sense, and the 10/8 King of Pro Wrestling show at Sumo Hall needed a couple of big matches, with no direct angles for the top guys being shot.
White started throwing around the young boys and then attacked Okada, his Chaos teammate, with forearms and stomps.
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THURSDAY NEWS UPDATE
- During an appearance where he threw out the first pitch at last night’s Arizona Diamondbacks game, Daniel Bryan announced that tickets for the 2019 Royal Rumble will go on sale on October 12. The show is taking place at Chase Field (the home of the Diamondbacks) in Phoenix, Arizona on January 27, 2019.
- WWE stock was up another 1.09 percent today, closing at $96.08 per share.
- Kayla Braxton tweeted yesterday that a 7-Eleven employee stole money from her wallet: “@7eleven - today one of your Orlando employees stole my wallet, took the cash out of it and threw it in the dumpster behind the store. I called the police. After an hour the cops got the employee to show them to the wallet - but no cash. Please resolve this ASAP. Unacceptable.”
- Kalisto vs. TJP and Akira Tozawa vs. Jack Gallagher have been announced for next week’s 205 Live.
- Kevin Owens and his parents are featured on the latest episode of “My Son is a WWE Superstar.”
- Fatherly ranked Kofi Kingston 17th on their list of the 100 Coolest Dads in America.
- Frank & Son Collectible Show announced earlier this week that The Undertaker will be doing an autograph signing in City of Industry, California on Saturday, November 17. That’s the day before Survivor Series in Los Angeles.
- Ahead of their match at Super Show-Down, WWE Network has added an Undertaker vs. Triple H collection.
- WWE.com posted an article promoting PROGRESS Wrestling’s show at Wembley Arena on Sunday.
- Diamond Dallas Page was a guest on UpUpDownDown.
- Hiroshi Tanahashi did an in-character interview with NJPW’s English-language website ahead of Fighting Spirit Unleashed.
- Cody Rhodes vs. Will Ospreay will be the main event of Fight Forever Wrestling’s debut show that is taking place in Birmingham, England on December 6.
- Nicole Matthews on Twitter regarding being banned from entering the United States following visa issues: “Timing, eh? I’ll be fine, everyone. That’s all I’m going to say about the elephant in the room.”
- International Wrestling Syndicate announced themselves as being a part of Game Changer Wrestling’s The Collective, running a show at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City during WrestleMania weekend.
- Joey Ryan will face Richard Holliday at MLW’s TV tapings in Queens, New York on October 4.
- WrestleCon announced that Revolution Pro Wrestling will again be holding a show as part of WrestleMania week next year. It will take place in New York City at 4 p.m Eastern time on Friday, April 5.
- Georges St.-Pierre talked to MMA Fighting about his current health status. “Definitely the worst has passed,” he said. “I’m dosing down the medication that I have. The medication is anti-inflammatory, so you have to dose it down. Not in one shot, you can’t stop in one shot, but I’m dosing it down every month and soon it will be past, a story of the past.” He is still open to a return to the UFC.
- Anderson Silva wrote on Instagram that he’s fighting in January.
- Abdul Razak Alhassan is intending to plead not guilty following being indicted for sexual assault.
- Michael Chiesa vs. Carlos Condit has been officially announced for UFC 232 in Las Vegas on December 29.
- The winner of Bellator’s Welterweight Grand Prix will receive a $1 million cash prize as part of a partnership between Bellator and 50 Cent (and his new apparel line and Le Chemin du Roi champagne brand).
- The Jose Aldo biopic has been nominated for an International Emmy award for best TV Movie/Mini-Series.
- Gegard Mousasi says he’s either retiring or moving up weight classes after his current Bellator contract expires.
- Combate Americas will hold their second annual Copa Combate tournament on December 7. It will be a featherweight tournament with a $100,000 dollar prize.
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