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WWE Taping Shows, Even Wrestlemania?
New reports are emerging that some or all of Wrestlemania may be taped ahead of time. According to reports from POST Wrestling (h/t CagesideSeats) WWE is implementing an “aggressive taping schedule” and is aiming to tape all Raw and SmackDown episodes between now and Wrestlemania this week. One of the sources believes that both Wrestlemania shows will be taped as well, but one other source was unsure. WrestleVotes chimed in as well:
The rumor regarding WWE taping shows everyday for a week straight starting tomorrow is very much true. Goes to show you, much like AEW, they are unsure how long they’ll be able to do this. WWE is trying to get as much in as possible it seems.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) March 20, 2020
With the rapidly evolving circumstance around COVID-19, WWE seems to want to get as much content recorded as possible. Vince McMahon appears set on the show going on, so he may want to get to it as soon as he can.
NXT UK Results
Speaking of taped shows, we had some more pre-recorded wrestling to enjoy on Thursday. NXT UK continued to air it’s taped shows and was headlined by a six-man tag. The results from this week’s NXT UK:
- Kay Lee Ray def. Dani Luna
- Ridge Holland def. Joseph Connors
- Kassius Ohno def. Kenny Williams
- Gallus def. Flash Morgan Webster, Dave Mastiff & Trent Seven
AEW Dark Tapings – Spoilers
At Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite tapings, the company recorded matches for AEW Dark both before and after the main show. This was likely in an attempt to get as many episodes of Dark, or even content for Dynamite, done ahead of time. Here are the matches and results from Wednesday’s taping (h/t WrestlingInc on the results):
- Jake Hager def. Joe Alonzo
- SCU def. Shawn Spears & Robert “Ego” Anthony, Spears’ first partner in the “Search for Spears” contest
- Dustin Rhodes & QT Marshall def. Matt “Sex” Sells & Jon Cruz
- Kip Sabian def. Suge D
- Wardlow def. Local talent
- Colt Cabana def. Brandon Cutler
- Joey Janela & Sonny Kiss def. Corey Hollis & Local talent
- Darby Allin def. Kip Sabian
One for the Road:
Today is Sting’s 61st birthday. Enjoy this old commercial that involves him beating the crap out of a child. Happy Birthday, Stinger!