NEWS ITEMS: Adam Cole’s first post-ROH opponent named, what got cut from Hulu version of Raw, NXT’s Midwest Tour dates

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

Adam Cole (art credit Matt Charlton & Sam Gardiner © PWTorch)


-A week from Friday, May 26, Northeast Wrestling presents Adam Cole’s first post-ROH match, challenging Cody Rhodes for the Northeast Wrestling Championship at their Spring Slam event in Newburgh, N.Y. They just announced the match this week, as they contractually weren’t able to before that. Check out a short video hyping the match HERE.

-NXT has announced three midwest dates in late July. Thursday, July 27 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Turner Hall Ballroom, Friday, July 28 in Green Bay, Wisconsin at Shopko Hall, Saturday, July 29 in St. Paul, Minnesota at Roy Wilkins Auditorium.

(Keller’s Note: Annoyingly, WWE billed the St. Paul show as taking place in Minneapolis, which to people in Minneapolis and St. Paul is as much of an error as saying an event in Pittsburgh is going to take place in Philadelphia or an event in Oakland is going to take place in San Francisco. They’re both separate cities, known as the Twin Cities, with separate downtowns, separate pro sports teams, and similar populations; St. Paul is not a suburb of Minneapolis, and just saying a show is in Minneapolis when it’s actually in St. Paul can get an M.C. or lead singer in a band booed by a crowd. It can also send fans to the wrong downtown looking for the venue hosting NXT.)

-The following segments or snippets were cut from Raw on today’s Hulu two-hour version of last night’s three-plus hour show. [Thanks to PWTorch contributor Craig Elbe]

-The Goldust promo.
-The announcers segment post Angle/Miz backstage segment
-The Cedric Alexander video feature.
-Cedric Alexander-Noam Dar backstage interaction.
-Cedric Alexander vs. Noam Dar
-Charly Caruso interviewing the Hardyz.
-The John Cena Free Agent announcement of his return to Smackdown on July 4th.
-Apollo Crews vs. Kalisto
-The video recap of Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax from last week.
-The multi-women promo of Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax, Mickie James, Dana Brooke, Emma, and Sasha Banks; and the predictable melee that followed.
-The entrance of Heath Slater and Rhyno.
-The even more predictable tag team match (playa!) of Bliss & Jax & Emma vs. James & Brooke & Banks.
-A plug for Bring it to the Table after Raw.
-Neville’s attack on Rich Swann and promo to Akira Tozawa afterwards.
-The R-Truth segment.

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2 Comments on NEWS ITEMS: Adam Cole’s first post-ROH opponent named, what got cut from Hulu version of Raw, NXT’s Midwest Tour dates

  1. The comparisons are wrong. Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are far apart. Minneapolis and St. Paul are only separated by a river, they even share a airport (called Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport).

    • The two biggest cities in Pennsylvania are Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. The two biggest in MN are MPLS and St. Paul. Flippantly interchanging them is wrong, regardless of distance apart.

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