Welcome everyone to Wrestling News World! Check down below as we wrap up the week with some news inside the world of professional wrestling!
-It was announced Friday that former MMA/WWE star, Ken Shamrock, will be facing off against Moose at Bound For Glory on October 20th.
-WWE confirmed on Friday that John Cena will be officially joining the cast of the new ‘Suicide Squad’ movie that is being directed by James Gunn. Cena will be be working alongside co-stars Margot Robbie and Pete Davidson and more!
-WWE Smackdown will be heading towards FOX come October 4th, and WWE Legend, Trish Stratus, confirmed that she will be returning to Smackdown for the already star-studded show.
Speaking of Smackdown’s debut on FOX, the most interesting name that WWE is trying to get for the show is The Rock. The Rock has not made any commitments outside of his films at this time of the writing.
-Through September 20th-22nd, WWE stars, Braun Strowman, Sash Banks, Ricochet and Alexa bliss are all advertised for the Edmonton Expo Comics and Entertainment Convention for meet and greets and Q&A’s.
You can look at the times down below!
-EVOLVE has sent us the following information regarding their upcoming event;
Gargano & Ciampa To October Events: We are excited to announce that Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa will be at EVOLVE on October 11th in Atlanta, GA and October 12th in Concord, NC. They will take part in Meet & Greets! This is the first ever chance to get pictures and autographs with #DIY in the South. Tickets for both events are now on sale at Etix.com.
EVOLVE 136 - Queens, NY - September 21st - Tix & Info
Meet & Greets with NXT Superstars Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae, Babatunde and Arturo Ruas. Info in the WWNLive.com Shop.
EVOLVE Championship Match
Austin Theory defends vs. Josh Briggs
Ohno vs. NXT UK Champion Walter
JD Drake vs. Anthony Henry
2-out-of-3 Falls 10-Man Tag Team Match
AR Fox, Leon Ruff, Adrian Alanis, Liam Grey & TBD vs. Eddie Kingston, Joey Gacy, Colby Corino & TBD
The Finals Of The Evolution's Edge Tournament
SHINE Match Announcements: SHINE 61 takes place on September 21st in Queens, NY. This is before the EVOLVE event. Both shows are separate tickets. Go to the WWNLive.com Events section for all the info. SHINE is loading up the card with huge matches. Already announced:
SHINE Championship Match: Allysin Kay defends vs. SHINE Nova Champion Shotzi Blackheart
Las Sicarias Collide: Mercedes Martinez vs. Ivelisse
SHINE Tag Team Championship Match - No DQ - No Count Out: Rainbow Bright of Luscious Latasha & Gabby Gilbert defend vs. Triple Aye of Aja Perera & Big Swole with Ayla
FIP This Friday: The big main events keep coming! FIP returns to Ybor City, FL this Friday. Just signed is Jon Davis defending the Florida Heritage Title vs. former WWN Champion JD Drake! Go to the WWNLive.com Events section for info. Watch live on Club WWN.
-MLW has announced their return to Orlando, Florida on November 9th.
Here’s all the information down below!
ORLANDO — Major League Wrestling announced it will return to Orlando, Florida on Saturday November 9th at GILT Nightclub for an international MLW Fusion TV taping.
The event entitled MLW: Blood & Thunder, will have a special matinee bell time of 4:00pm with doors opening at 3:00pm to the general public.
Tickets go on sale this Monday at 10 a.m. EST at MLWTickets.com.
Ticket prices range from $20-$50 with a limited number of Platinum Packages also available.
"Orlando built MLW into what it has become and we're coming home with a stacked card," said MLW Founder and CEO Court Bauer. "Blood & Thunder may be the name of the event but we probably should just call it MLW fan appreciation day because we're going to give back to the Orlando fans in a big way."
-It’s interesting to note that El Hijo del Fantasma teased on Twitter that he will be at NXT’s debut on USA on September 18th.