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XFL Team Names & Logos Debut
The XFL team names were announced on Wednesday afternoon. Eight teams will make up the league in its first year. The teams include:
- D.C. Defenders
- New York Guardians
- Seattle Dragons
- Dallas Renegades
- Houston Roughnecks
- Los Angeles Wildcats
- St. Louis Battlehawks
- Tampa Bay Vipers
— XFL (@xfl2020) August 21, 2019
The XFL will begin play in February of 2020. Individual hype videos and descriptions of all eight teams can be found on the XFL’s Twitter page.
Ali-Nakamura Feud Dropped?
Before Summerslam, Ali seemed to be the next rival for Intercontinental Champion Shinsuke Nakamura. The feud was teased in backstage interactions between the two. Ali even defeated Nakamura in a non-title match. It appears now the feud has been dropped. Ali responded to a fan asking about the feud on Twitter:
— ALI / Adeel Alam (@AliWWE) August 21, 2019
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Both men now have new directions. Nakamura aligned with Sami Zayn on SmackDown Live this week. Ali is active in the King of the Ring tournament, facing Buddy Murphy next week. While they did have one title match at Smackville, it seems the feud is all but dead now.
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NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff Card Fills Out
On the latest NXT UK, a fifth match was added for their next TakeOver. The card for NXT UK TakeOver: Cardiff looks like this:
- NXT UK Championship: WALTER (c) vs Tyler Bate
- Last Man Standing Match – Joe Coffey vs Dave Mastiff
- NXT UK Women’s Championship: Toni Storm (c) vs Kay Lee Ray
- NXT UK Tag Team Championships: Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) (c) vs Gallus (Wolfgang & Mark Coffey) vs Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews
- Noam Dar vs Travis Banks
Taking place in Cardiff, the show is on the same day as AEW All Out and NJPW Royal Quest: August 31st. TakeOver will go head-to-head with Royal Quest, airing at 2 pm EST. All Out airs later in the day at 7 pm EST.