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R-Truth Loses & Regains 24/7 Championship
The 24/7 Champion is never safe, even during a round of golf. This weekend R-Truth tried to enjoy 18 holes of golf with Carmella when he was ambushed by Jinder Mahal. The former WWE Champion Mahal pinned Truth with a roll-up to become the fifth ever 24/7 Champion. Truth managed to pin Mahal right back, ending his reign after less than a minute.
This is the first 24/7 Championship change to take place outside of a WWE show. Hopefully WWE implements more of these and broadcasts them via social media or the WWE Network. It makes for good content and provides more time for the company’s lower level stars to shine.
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Tyler Breeze Is Staying In NXT
Prince Pretty’s trip to NXT is permanent for the time being. In a post-show interview after NXT TakeOver: XXV, Breeze talked about being ready for the new NXT. After praising Velveteen Dream, Breeze said this about being back (h/t to WrestlingInc for the transcription):
“I’m back in NXT. And I see the landscape has changed a little bit, not just with Velveteen, but with the entire locker room. Like I said, I’m not going anywhere, I’m back in NXT.”
Breeze has been on the WWE main roster since 2015. Before that, he was a major factor in NXT during the beginning of the TakeOver Era. Watch the full video of his post-match interview below:
NXT:UK Event Scheduled Same Day as AEW & NJPW
Three huge wrestling events will take place all on August 31st. During NXT TakeOver: XXV, WWE announced that the next NXT:UK TakeOver will be on August 31st. NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff is scheduled for 3 pm Eastern time, which goes directly head to head against New Japan Pro Wrestling. NJPW is presenting NJPW Royal Quest in London, England at the same time on the same day.
— NXT UK (@NXTUK) June 2, 2019
AEW’s All Out pay-per-view happens on the same day, but later in the evening. All Out is likely to be main evented by the inaugural AEW World Championship match between Adam Page and Chris Jericho.