Sareee Given Permission by WWE to Wrestling in Japan During COVID-19 Pandemic
As noted before, Japanese female talent Sareee signed an official contract with WWE earlier this year. The company had plans for Sareee to be one of their top stars for their planned NXT Japan branch, which was put on hold due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Tokyo Sports reported (English translation via Fightful) that Sareee recently requested and was given permission by WWE to resume wrestling work in Japan. It was also reported that WWE did not put any restrictions on where Sareee would be allowed to work for in the country.
It was also reported that the reason for the request was due to the current travel restrictions caused by coronavirus pandemic that have prevented her from moving to the United States for WWE’s Performance Center and has left her without work for the past several months.
NJPW Summer Struggle 2020 Results – Aug. 9, 2020
August 9, 2020
Tokyo, Japan – Korakuen Hall
Quick Match Results:
- Gedo & Yujiro Takahashi defeated Gabriel Kidd & Yuya Uemura via Pimp Juice (pinfall 8:32)
- Ryusuke Taguchi, Yuji Nagata, & Satoshi Kojima defeated Yota Tsuji, Tomoaki Honma, & Togi Makabe via Lariat (pinfall 9:47)
- SANADA & Shingo Takagi defeated DOUKI & Minoru Suzuki via O’Conner Bridge (pinfall 12:09)
- Master Wato, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Kota Ibushi, & Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Yoshinobu Kanemaru, E Desperado, Zack Sabre Jr., & Taichi via High Fly Flow (pinfall 12:45)
- Taiji Ishimori & EVIL defeated BUSHI & Tetsuya Naito via Disqualification (10:57)
- NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship Tournament Finals – YOSHI-HASHI, Tomohiro Ishii, & Hirooki Goto defeated SHO, Toru Yano, & Kazuchika Okada via Vertical Drop Brainbuster (pinfall 24:18)
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
AEW reportedly have recently cut back on the number of extra talent that were being brought in to Daily’s Place for weekly shows, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Dave Meltzer reported that among those notable that were not brought back was Pineapple Pete.
All Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced the full field of competitors for this year’s Champion Carnival tournament.
- A Block – Suwama, Zeus, Jake Lee, Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshio, & Shirashi
- B Block – Kento Miyahara, Shuji Ishikawa, Yoshitatsu, Yuma Aoyagi, & Shota Ashino