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New Day & Street Profits Re-Sign With WWE
WWE’s tag team division has been bolstered for the foreseeable future. As reported on WWE Backstage, Xavier Woods & Big E of the New Day and Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins of the Street Profits have signed multi-year extension with the company.
— WWE (@WWE) December 18, 2019
— WWE (@WWE) December 18, 2019
Woods & Big E signed contracts that are in line with New Day member Kofi Kingston, whose extension we reported on Tuesday. The team are the current SmackDown Tag Team Champions. Street Profits debuted on Raw earlier this year and are former one-time NXT Tag Team Champions.
NWA Powerrr Results:
Fallout from Into The Fire was on Tuesday’s edition of NWA Powerrr. What would Marty Scurll have to say after his debut on Saturday? That answer and all the full results below:
- Zicky Dice def. CW Anderson and Sal Rinauro in a Television Championship qualifying match
- Rock ‘N’ Roll Express def. Zach Mosley & Sean Sims
- The Wildcards def. The Dawsons
- Eli Drake def. Ken Anderson in a No DQ match
NWA announced the name of their next pay-per-view on January 24th: Hard Times. The first two matches of the Television Title Tournament were also announced for next week: Ricky Starks vs Eddie Kingston, and Colt Cabana vs Question Mark. Other competitors in the tournament include: Trevor Murdoch, Zicky Dice, Tim Storm, Zane Dawson, Dave Dawson, and Nick Aldis.
Scurll cut promos twice on the show, indicating that he has his sights set on Aldis’ championship. He talked about giving Aldis the fight of his life for the NWA Championship earlier this year and how he wants to now take it from him. Solid promo work from the Villain, and an immediately hot title program to watch.
The end of the show saw a new faction form. Kamille had been acting like she was protecting Tim Storm, only to turn and spear him and align with Nick Aldis.
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— NWA (@nwa) December 18, 2019
No name has been given yet to the group of Nick Aldis, Kamille, and the Wildcards. The group did stand tall at the end of the episode, and look to wreak havoc all over the company. You can watch the full episode of NWA Powerrr here:
Sin Cara Gets New Name:
The former Sin Cara has his new wrestling name. Jorge Arias will now go by Cinta de Oro, which translates to Gold Ribbon (h/t WrestlingInc). This was the in-ring name of the luchador who trained Arias, and he claims to be posing with the sons of his trainer in an Instagram photo. There are some potential legal challenges to the name, as some claim those are not the legitimate sons in the photograph and a woman claims to own the Cinta de Oro trademark in Mexico.
Okada Carrying Olympic Torch
Exciting news for IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada. He was announced as one of the relay runners for the Olympic torch relay when it is in Japan this coming summer. Okada is scheduled to carry the torch on April 7, 2020. He also won the Tokyo Sports MVP award this week for the fourth time (h/t Fightful).
IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada will be one of the Olympic torch relay runners for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He’ll carry the torch on April 7, 2020. (via @run_aichi_jp) pic.twitter.com/k1v44g4Upd
— SI Wrestling (@SI_wrestling) December 17, 2019
One for the Road:
Don’t come for Alexa Bliss on Twitter. Also, get yourself some back-up like Renee Young and Ember Moon.
— Lexi Kaufman (@AlexaBliss_WWE) December 18, 2019