-Kaitlyn (Celeste Bonin) is returning to WWE to take part in the Mae Young Classic which takes place Aug. 8-9 at Full Sail University near Orlando, Fla. It’ll be her first WWE appearances since 2014. She’s worked indy matches recently.
-MLW has announced PCO vs. Homicide and Jimmy Havoc vs. King Brody for the July 19 event in New York City. This is Homicide’s first MLW match since 2004, and the former Pierre-Carl Oulette, now PCO, is making is MLW debut. Additionally, the above men will all compete in the 40-wrestler Battle Riot that same night along with the following participants: “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, John Hennigan, “Taskmaster” Kevin Sullivan, Jimmy Havoc, ACH, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Teddy Hart, Rich Swann, Pentagon Jr., Jimmy Yuta, Low Ki, Brody King, Jake Hager, Swoggle, Lance Anoa’i, “PCO” Pierre Carl Ouellet, Konnan, Joey Ryan, Sami Callihan, Jason Cade, MJF, Rey Fenix, Head Shrinker: Samu, Kotto Brazil, Aerostar, Drago, Simon Gotch, Homicide, Vandal Ortagun, Dirty Blondes and more to be announced. The main event features Shane “Swerve” Strickland vs. Sami Callihan, John Hennigan vs. Low Ki, Hart Foundation (Teddy Hart & Davey Boy Smith Jr. w/Brian Pillman II) vs. Rich Swan & ACH, Joey Ryan vs. MJF, and Pentagon Jr. & Rey Fenix vs. Dragon & Aerostar. Tickets are available now at: https://mlwnyc.eventbrite.com. More will be announced on Friday night’s nationally televised MLW series, MLW: FUSION on Be In Sports at 8 p.m. ET.
-WWE Raw is coming to Miami on July 30 and this week there was a local ad saying Ronda Rousey would be there along with a dark main event of Braun Strowman & Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins & Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens & Jinder Mahal & Elias & Sami Zayn. PWTorch reader Harrison C. writes: “Why would they advertise Sami in a match when they know, and it is public knowledge, he had the rotator cuff surgery and won’t be able to wrestle at that time? I know card is subject to change but you are putting something out there you know you cannot deliver. I’m sure they can replace Sami with someone like Dolph Ziggler or Drew McIntyre, but it just seems shady. Reminds me of the one caller you had who drove hours to a show to see Brock Lesnar when they knew he would not be there.”
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