WWE Planning to Hold Less NXT House Shows in 2020
WWE reportedly is considering plans to hold less house shows for their NXT brand next year, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s issue that WWE officials have held recent talks regarding the declining attendance of NXT house shows during this past year, especially in NXT’s Florida tour loop. Meltzer reported that WWE is considering the idea of dropping Thursdays from NXT’s Florida touring schedule due to that day generally drawing the weakest attendance and concerns over local burnout.
WWE officials also currently believe the declining attendance is partially due to the NXT fanbase fracturing between old school fans, who are more rowdy and vocal towards heels, and new school fans, who are more respectful and vocal towards match quality. This has led to resentment between the two groups, making the overall experience worse for everyone.
WWE and Cody Rhodes Files Several New Trademarks
WWE and Cody Rhodes recently filed several new trademarks to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Trademarks for “War Games” and “WWE Crown Jewel” were filed by WWE on November 19th for wrestling and entertainment-related purposes.
Trademarks for “Slamboree” and “SuperBrawl” were filed by Cody Rhodes on November 19th for wrestling and entertainment-related purposes.
NJPW World Tag League 2019 Tournament Night 7 Results, Updated Standings
NJPW World Tag League 2019 tournament Night 7 quick match results:
- NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer defeated Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata via pinfall (9:47)
- NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens defeated Great Bash Heel via pinfall (9:45)
- NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – Toru Yano & Colt Cabana defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare via pinfall (10:08)
- NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI defeated Tencozy via pinfall (11:09)
- NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – Shingo Takagi & Terrible defeated KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi via pinfall (10:14)
- NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls defeated Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi via pinfall (11:51)
- NJPW World Tag League 2019 match – EVIL & SANADA defeated Guerrillas of Destiny via submission (13:40)
Night 8 of World Tag League 2019 takes place this Monday at the Komatsu City Suehiro Gymnasium in Ishikawa, Japan.
Updated World Tag League 2019 tournament standings:
- EVIL & SANADA – 10 points (5-0)
- FinJuice (David Finlay & Juice Robinson) – 10 points (5-1)
- Tomohiro Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI – 10 points (5-1)
- Toru Yano & Colt Cabana – 8 points (4-2)
- Jeff Cobb & Mikey Nicholls – 8 points (4-3)
- Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) – 6 points (3-2)
- KENTA & Yujiro Takahashi – 6 points (3-3)
- Minoru Suzuki & Lance Archer – 6 points (3-3)
- Tencozy (Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) – 6 points (3-4)
- Shingo Takagi & Terrible – 6 points (3-4)
- Great Bash Heel (Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma) – 6 points (3-4)
- Hirooki Goto & Karl Fredericks – 4 points (2-3)
- Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens – 4 points (2-4)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare – 4 points (2-5)
- Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi – 4 points (2-5)
- Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata – 2 points (1-6)