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WWE SmackDown Outcomes
For the primary time in just a few weeks, we had some reside wrestling from the WWE Efficiency Heart. WWE aired the post-Wrestlemania SmackDown from the PC, and it had a lot of Wrestlemania fallout. Listed here are the match outcomes and a few vital happenings from the present:
- Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross (c) def. Kabuki Warriors to retain the WWE Girls’s Tag Staff Championships
- Dolph Ziggler def. Tucker Knight
- Forgotten Sons def. Lucha Home Celebration
- Sheamus def. Cal Bloom
- Braun Strowman def. Shinsuke Nakamura
The primary challenger for Braun Strowman has appeared, and he’s an outdated pal. This week’s present ended with a Firefly Funhouse episode the place Bray Wyatt made his intentions very clear. Wyatt desires to regain the title he misplaced to Goldberg in Saudi Arabia. Whereas Wyatt’s character doesn’t want championships to work, his pairing with Strowman could possibly be an ideal first matchup for the brand new champion. There’s a historical past there that makes for a compelling story.
“𝑺𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝑰 𝒃𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅, 𝑰’𝒎 𝒈𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒐𝒖𝒕.”
— WWE (@WWE) April 11, 2020
In a little bit of continuity from Wrestlemania, subsequent week can have one other tag workforce title match. This time it is going to be the teammates who didn’t wrestle at Wrestlemania within the match: The Miz, Huge E, and Jey Uso.
The Forgotten Sons debuted on WWE tv. These guys will not be my favourite act, however they do fill out the tag division additional as a tough hitting trio. They picked up a win over Lucha Home Celebration.
WWE Releases The Revival
On Friday the long-rumored launch of The Revival lastly occurred as they had been outright launched by WWE. Dawson & Wilder had reportedly requested for his or her launch on a number of events and refused to signal long-term offers with the corporate. The discharge doesn’t embody a no-compete clause, that means the 2 are free to wrestle as quickly as potential.
Sprint & Dawson have already modified their names on social media. Scott Dawson is now Dax Hardwood and Sprint Wilder is Money Wheeler.
— CASH (@CashWheelerFTR) April 10, 2020
XFL Folds (Once more)
In unhappy information for soccer followers, the XFL has suspended operations indefinitely and has no plans for a 2021 season (h/t ESPN). The league began up once more in 2020 however needed to reduce their season brief because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Vince McMahon’s league has laid off all of their workers, and McMahon’s second try at a soccer league seems to be over.
Even with the unhappy information, the XFL twitter account stays undefeated:
— XFL (@xfl2020) April 10, 2020
One for the Street:
Jack Gallagher clearing issues up for us:
I’ve had just a few folks ask, so permit me to make clear: @DMcIntyreWWE IS the primary British WWE Champion, however will solely be thought of British while Champion. If he loses the title, he returns to being Scottish. We did it to Andy Murray and we’ll do it to Drew. 🏴 🇬🇧
— GEN7LEM4N J4CK (@GentlemanJackG) April 10, 2020