Various: RAW Tag Team Championship Match, NJPW US Plans, Indies
Vince McMahon Undecided on Status of RAW Tag Team Championship Match at Wrestlemania 34
During this week’s episode of RAW, a tag team battle royal match was held to determine the challengers for the RAW Tag Team Championship match at Wrestlemania 34. Braun Strowman was declared the winner after inserting himself into the match.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Vince McMahon has still not made his final decision known on how to proceed with the RAW Tag Team Championship match as of earlier this week. The match will either be left as a handicap match or Strowman will be given a partner.
WWE teased that Kurt Angle will be making an official decision about the match during next week’s RAW, so signs point to either a partner or some other stipulation being added to the match.
NJPW Planning on Holding Another U.S. Event This Summer
New Japan Pro Wrestling is reported to be currently planning on holding another event this summer in the United States, according to this week’s edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
The Observer’s Dave Meltzer reported that the company is planning to hold another test event for their U.S. expansion plans with the preliminary date of July 7th and preliminary location of the Cow Palace in San Fransisco, California. NJPW is also considering Long Beach and Las Vegas as the possible location for this show.
The Cow Palace has a listed capacity of over 14,000 for wrestling events and could potentially feature a Chris Jericho versus Tetsuya Naito match due to Jericho’s schedule being free of Fozzy commitments around that time.
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Ring of Honor recently announced a new match for the card of Supercard of Honor XII event on April 7th. This will be a singles match of Kota Ibushi versus Adam Page.
Major League Wrestling announced a new match has been added to the card of their April 12th show at the Gilt Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. This will be a singles match of Santana Garrett versus Priscilla Kelly.
Pro Wrestling Mid South’s March 17th event in Dyersburg, Tennessee will be featuring a singles match between Jerry Lawler and Matt Riviera. Former NWA World champion Tim Storm was also revealed to be making an appearance at this event.