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AEW’s Plan to Crown World Champion Announced
With Double or Nothing happening Saturday night, All Elite Wrestling took to twitter to announce plans around it’s world championship. Comedian Jack Whitehall announced the plans in a twitter video released Wednesday.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 23, 2019
The winner of Kenny Omega & Chris Jericho will meet the winner of the Casino Battle Royale at a later date. Those two will have a match to decide the inaugural champion. No date is set for that first championship match. It could happen at Fight For The Fallen, AEW’s next announced event on July 13th.
Four WWE Stars Not Working Saudi Arabia Shows
The total of WWE stars not working Super ShowDown in Saudi Arabia is up to four. According to multiple sources (h/t CagesideSeats) Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Daniel Bryan, and Aleistar Black will all miss the show on Friday, June 7th.
Zayn has missed all of the Saudi Arabia shows due to his Syrian heritage. Bryan missed the last Saudi Arabia show after working the Greatest Royal Rumble back in April. Owens and Bryan missing the show could be why Dolph Ziggler was brought back on Tuesday night. Ziggler is now the challenger to Kofi Kingston’s WWE Championship at Super ShowDown.
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Ladder Match Announced for NXT TakeOver XXV
A thrilling four-way tag team ladder match has been announced for the next NXT TakeOver. The vacant NXT Tag Team Championships will be up for grabs between Street Profits, Forgotten Sons, Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch, and Undisputed Era. The NXT Tag Team Championships were vacated by War Raiders/Viking Raiders in their final appearance on the brand a week ago.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) May 23, 2019
This joins two other title matches announced for NXT TakeOver XXV. Shayna Baszler will defend the NXT Women’s Championship against Io Shirai. Adam Cole will attempt to pry the NXT Championship away from Johnny Gargano, who beat him for the belt at NXT TakeOver: New York.