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Clash of Champions Main Event Plan?
Seth Rollins may get a new challenger for Clash of Champions. According to Dave Meltzer (h/t WrestlingInc), the next plan for Rollins is for him to defend the Universal Championship against Braun Strowman. Strowman returned on Monday night to help Rollins during a beatdown from the O.C. After saving Rollins, Strowman handed him the Universal Championship.
Next week, Strowman is scheduled to face A.J. Styles for the United States Championship. How WWE is going to get the feud between Rollins and Strowman rolling is still unknown.
Dolph Ziggler Not Working WWE Events Anymore?
The Showoff might not be on WWE shows any longer. According to Bodyslam.net, Dolph Ziggler was scheduled to leave WWE after Monday night. Ziggler had lost quickly to Goldberg at Summerslam, and was beaten by The Miz on Raw. Apparently, Ziggler was going to be let out of his contract with WWE to pursue outside projects.
Instead of being released, Ziggler was told on Monday that he will be kept on contract. He will not be used, and will instead WWE would “rather just pay him to stay home.” Ziggler has taken a break from WWE before, leaving late last year and returning at the Royal Rumble.
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New NXT Signings Announced
EVOLVE World Champion Austin Theory is the headliner of NXT’s next class of recruits. WWE announced the class of nine on social media. Theory, only 22 years old, is one of the hottest prospects in the wrestling world. He was recently shown in the crowd at NXT TakeOver: Toronto II.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) August 14, 2019
Another notable name in the class includes TNA’s Santana Garrett. The 31-year-old has also appeared in NXT previously, as well as Shine and Women of Wrestling. Here’s the rest of the class:
- Tehuti Miles
- EJ Nduka
- Aleksandar Jaksic
- Briana Brandy
- Rita Reis
- Marcos Gomes
- Catalina Garcia
NJPW Royal Quest Card Announced
On Tuesday, NJPW announced their card for Royal Quest on August 31st. The show takes place in London, England and has some stiff competition. NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff takes place in Wales the same day, as does AEW All Out in Chicago. New Japan has stacked their card to draw viewers to their show. The card is:
- Kazuchika Okada (c) vs Minoru Suzuki – IWGP Heavyweight Championship
- Zack Sabre Jr. (c) vs Hiroshi Tanahashi – RPW British Heavyweight Championship)
- Tomohiro Ishii (c) vs KENTA – NEVER Openweight Championship
- Guerrillas of Destiny (c) vs winners of the RPW Road to Royal Quest Tournament – IWGP Tag Team Championships
- Tetsuya Naito & SANADA vs Jay White & Chase Owens
- Will Ospreay & Robbie Eagles vs Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo
- Kota Ibushi & Juice Robinson vs Yujiro Takahashi & Hikuleo
- Ryusuke Taguchi, Shota Umino & Ren Narita vs Rocky Romera, SHO & YOH
Royal Quest will broadcast at 12:30 pm, and can be viewed on FITE TV.