NEWS ITEMS: Ellsworth cashing in his victories over Styles with another World Title shot, big women’s match booked on Raw, new WWE HOF 2018 entrant

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

Bayley (photo credit Tom Gibson © PWTorch)

-WWE has announced this afternoon Bayley vs. Sasha Banks. Those who anticipated that’d maybe be held off until WrestleMania and built up for two months were wrong.

-WWE announces that Ivory has been added to the WWE Hall of Class of 2018. The Dudley Boyz and Bill Goldberg had been previous announced.

-James Ellsworth has been granted a shot at the NWA World Hvt. Title. He did beat A.J. Styles last year, so he has that going for him. The NWA press release explains: “The Aldis Crusade with Ten Pounds of Gold kicked off when James Ellsworth was chosen by Austin Idol to face Nick Aldis.  This unlikely challenger is best known for being the valet for Carmella, his matches against Braun Strowman and Becky Lynch, but it’s victories over A.J. Styles that brought him to the Aldis Crusade.  The underdog competitor made his NWA debut yesterday at Championship Wrestling From Hollywood as he fit the criteria set forward by Nick Aldis and Austin Idol on who could be the first challenger for the Ten Pounds of Gold.” VIDEO LINK

Check out part one of my interview with Nick Aldis conducted last week, available on my Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast at PodcastOne HERE. Part two will drop this Friday. (Subscribe to the Wade Keller Pro Wrestling Podcast & Post-shows by searching “Wade Keller” in Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts.)

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