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AEW Announces Casino Battle Royale
There are some changes coming to the “Over the Budget Battle Royale”. Now named the “Casino Battle Royale”, the match is more of a Royal Rumble hybrid now. The match starts with five men in the ring, and more competitors will come in waves. The official tweet from AEW with the rules is below:
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 6, 2019
Announced for the Casino Battle Royale are MJF, Best Friends (Chuckie T & Trent Baretta), Glacier, Sonny Kiss, and more.
XFL Television Deals Announced
Vince McMahon’s returning Xtreme Football League will be on four major television networks. ABC, ESPN, Fox Sports, and FS1 will all air games for the league’s kick-off season. The league and all of the television networks announced the agreements. ESPN will air the championship for the XFL on April 26th at 3 pm.
— XFL (@xfl2022) May 6, 2019
The XFL season starts on Saturday, February 8th, 2020, one week after the Super Bowl.
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Brooke Replaced Banks in Ladder Match
Sasha Banks was supposed to be in the women’s Money in the Bank ladder match, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t WrestlingInc.com). Dana Brooke has the spot in the match that Banks was supposed to have before requesting her release. WWE has not granted Banks a release, and “The Boss” hasn’t been seen since losing the Women’s Tag Team Titles at Wrestlemania 35.
Brooke will be making her first appearance in a Money in the Bank ladder match.