Various: More on Roman Reigns’ Mystery Partner, Kota Ibushi Suffered Ankle Injury, Indies

More on Roman Reigns’ Mystery Partner at This Past Monday’s RAW

As noted before, Roman Reigns competed in a tag team match against Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre in the main event on this past Monday’s episode of RAW. As part of the match stipulation, Shane announced that Reigns would be given a mystery partner handpicked by Shane himself, who later turned out to be Cedric Alexander disguised under a mask.

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that the original plan for Reigns’ mystery partner was for an extra/enhancement wrestler to portray the role of “Gary Garbutt” for the match. Those plans were changed during the course of Monday in favor of Cedric Alexander playing the role instead. It was also reported that WWE currently has plans to do a follow-up to Alexander’s surprise involvement on this Monday’s episode of RAW.

Kota Ibushi Reportedly Suffered an Injury at NJPW G1 Climax Dallas

Kota Iubshi reportedly suffered a left ankle injury during his G1 Climax tournament match against KENTA at last Saturday’s G1 Climax show in Dallas, Texas.

Ibushi posted an update on Twitter earlier this week that revealed the amount of swelling and bruising on his ankle since his match in Dallas. Ibushi also stated that he currently plans to continue working through the injury for the remainder of NJPW’s G1 Climax tournament.

Ibushi is currently scheduled to compete in a Six-man tag team match at Saturday’s G1 Climax show and in a tournament match against EVIL at Sunday’s G1 Climax show in Tokyo, Japan.

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Caveman Ugg and Jake Atlas were recently announced as the next entrants for Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s upcoming Battle of Los Angeles 2019 tournament.

Impact Wrestling’s Slammiversary XVII event reportedly generated 1,500 pay-per-view buys and ROH’s Best in the World 2019 event reportedly generated 1,400 PPV buys, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. It was also reported that ROH’s Best in the World buys do not include those who watched or purchased the event on HonorClub.

The National Wrestling Alliance announced that the challenger for Nick Aldis’ NWA World Heavyweight Championship at ROH’s Summer Supercard event on August 9th will be officially revealed at ROH’s Manhattan Mayhem event on July 20th in New York City, New York.

Major League Wrestling announced three new matches for the card of their Never Say Never event on July 25th in Queens, New York:
– Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Timothy Thatcher
– MLW World Heavyweight Championship – Tom Lawlor vs. Jacob Fatu (c)
– Bestia 666 vs. Rey Horus