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Editors Note: No roundup on Easter Sunday or Monday. Enjoy the weekends with your families, and we’ll be back at on Tuesday.
WWE SmackDown Results
For the first time in a few weeks, we had some live wrestling from the WWE Performance Center. WWE aired the post-Wrestlemania SmackDown from the PC, and it had lots of Wrestlemania fallout. Here are the match results and some important happenings from the show:
- Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross (c) def. Kabuki Warriors to retain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships
- Dolph Ziggler def. Tucker Knight
- Forgotten Sons def. Lucha House Party
- Sheamus def. Cal Bloom
- Braun Strowman def. Shinsuke Nakamura
The first challenger for Braun Strowman has appeared, and he’s an old friend. This week’s show ended with a Firefly Funhouse episode where Bray Wyatt made his intentions very clear. Wyatt wants to regain the title he lost to Goldberg in Saudi Arabia. While Wyatt’s character doesn’t need championships to work, his pairing with Strowman could be a great first matchup for the new champion. There is a history there that makes for a compelling story.
"𝑺𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝑰 𝒃𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅, 𝑰'𝒎 𝒈𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒐𝒖𝒕."
— WWE (@WWE) April 11, 2020
In a bit of continuity from Wrestlemania, next week will have another tag team title match. This time it will be the teammates who didn’t wrestle at Wrestlemania in the match: The Miz, Big E, and Jey Uso.
The Forgotten Sons debuted on WWE television. These guys are not my favorite act, but they do fill out the tag division further as a hard hitting trio. They picked up a win over Lucha House Party.
WWE Releases The Revival
On Friday the long-rumored release of The Revival finally occurred as they were outright released by WWE. Dawson & Wilder had reportedly asked for their release on multiple occasions and refused to sign long-term deals with the company. The release does not include a no-compete clause, meaning the two are free to wrestle as soon as possible.
Dash & Dawson have already changed their names on social media. Scott Dawson is now Dax Hardwood and Dash Wilder is Cash Wheeler.
— CASH (@CashWheelerFTR) April 10, 2020
XFL Folds (Again)
In sad news for football fans, the XFL has suspended operations indefinitely and has no plans for a 2021 season (h/t ESPN). The league started up again in 2020 but had to cut their season short due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Vince McMahon’s league has laid off all of their employees, and McMahon’s second attempt at a football league appears to be over.
Even with the sad news, the XFL twitter account remains undefeated:
— XFL (@xfl2022) April 10, 2020
One for the Road:
Jack Gallagher clearing things up for us:
I've had a few people ask, so allow me to clarify: @DMcIntyreWWE IS the first British WWE Champion, but will only be considered British whilst Champion. If he loses the title, he returns to being Scottish. We did it to Andy Murray and we'll do it to Drew. 🏴 🇬🇧
— Jack Claffey (@MrCaptJack) April 10, 2020