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Kevin Owens to NXT?
On SmackDown Live Tuesday, Kevin Owens was “fired” by Shane McMahon. Owens and McMahon have had issues for many months now, and it has culminated in Owens dismissal. He may not be gone from our television screens long though. Owens tweeted the following after his “firing”:
— Kevin (@FightOwensFight) September 11, 2019
Those numbers represent the letters NXT in the alphabet. Could Owens be making his return to Full Sail? Owens was NXT Champion once, and had an amazing run on Wednesday nights. With NXT debuting on USA in two weeks time, a return from a star like Owens would make it a memorable debut.
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205 Live Commentary Team Change, More to Come?
WWE is shifting around their commentary teams. Tuesday night saw the latest change on 205 Live. NXT Superstar Dio Maddin (real name Brennan Williams) debuted as part of the commentary team (h/t Wrestlingnews). He replaced Nigel McGuinness, who will now be doing NXT commentary full time. This means the commentary teams for the shows are:
- 205 Live – Vic Joseph, Dio Maddin & Aiden English
- NXT – Mauro Ranallo, Beth Phoenix & Nigel McGuinness
More changes may be coming soon. According to Wrestlevotes (h/t WrestlingInc) Michael Cole may be moving to SmackDown Live. Cole’s replacement on Raw is rumored to be 205 Live’s Vic Joseph. Where this would leave SmackDown’s current play-by-play Tom Phillips remains to be seen. As well, Corey Graves is expected to move to just one show.
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King of the Ring Finals Moved to Raw
The finals of the King of the Ring were scheduled to take place at Clash of Champions. On Tuesday, WWE announced they will instead air on Raw the following night. No reason was given for the change to Monday. Baron Corbin is scheduled to face Chad Gable in the finals Monday in Knoxville.
— WWE (@WWE) September 11, 2019