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*Editor’s Note: Due to an internet outage, I wasn’t able to get the Roundup posted yesterday. So today, enjoy a super-sized five-item Roundup!
Nia Jax Surgery
One half of the Samoan Slaughterhouse will go under the knife soon. According to Casey of Squared Circle Sirens (h/t to WrestlingInc.com), Nia Jax will have surgery Friday on her two torn ACLs. Jax hasn’t been seen since Wrestlemania 35.
— 🌺 (@NiaJaxWWE) April 12, 2019
The Samoan superstar could be out for up to nine months.
Charlotte on Andrade Engagement Rumors
Rumors have arisen that Charlotte and Andrade are moving quickly in their relationship, with some believing they were engaged. Charlotte gave a statement on the matter to ProWrestlingSheet on the matter:
“Don’t believe everything you read online. Unless you read that I’m the most decorated women’s wrestler ever, because that is fact. 😀 No, we are not currently engaged.”
The couple has recently been reunited with Andrade moving back to SmackDown Live.
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Undertaker & Angle Pulled from Starrcast
Two big WWE names will not be at Starrcast in Las Vegas on May 25th weekend. The two WWE Hall of Famers were pulled by WWE, according to a statement from event organizer Conrad Thompson to Sports Illustrated. Both were removed after signing new deals with WWE that allows them to restrict their appearances outside of the company.
We are disappointed but excited to reveal a couple of surprises we have worked very hard to secure. Stay tuned for more information!
— #StarrcastOnFITE (@StarrcastEvents) April 23, 2019
Starrcast will still have plenty of notable names, including the stars of AEW, Ric Flair, Bret Hart, Sting, and Kenta Kobashi. The event is from May 23rd-26th in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jeff Hardy Injured
One half of the SmackDown Live tag team champions may be out with an injury. Dave Meltzer mentioned on the most recent Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Raj Giri of WrestlingInc) that Jeff Hardy may have a leg injury. Hardy suffered the injury at a house show on Saturday against the Usos. No timetable is set for his return.
Four Matches set for Money in the Bank
On top of the men’s and women’s Money in the Bank ladder matches, four matches have been booked for the May 19th event. These are:
- Becky Lynch (c) vs Lacey Evans for the Raw Women’s Championship
- Becky Lynch (c) vs Charlotte for the SmackDown Live Women’s Championship
- Seth Rollins (c) vs A.J. Styles for the Universal Championship
- Roman Reigns vs Elias
— WWE (@WWE) April 24, 2019
As of now, no other matches or participants in the pair of ladder matches have been announced.