The Weekend SteelChair Shot: NJPW, MLW/AAA, AEW (03/11/2019)

Power Struggle airs in a few hours now, this Sunday. NJPW’s next big show on the road to Wrestle Kingdom will see title defences and the finals of the Super Jr Tag League all take place from Osaka’s Eidon Arena.

The card is as follows:

  • Yuya Uemura, Ryusuke Taguchi, Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask vs Clark Connors, TJP, Titan & Volador Jr
  • Robbie Eagles & Rocky Romero vs Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo
  • Shingo Takagi, SANADA & EVIL vs Lance Archer, Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr
  • Special Tag Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi vs Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI–HASHI
  • Special Singles Match: Tetsuya Naito vs Taichi
  • Super Jr Tag League Finals: Roppongi 3K vs El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Never Openweight Title: Tomohiro Ishii vs Kenta
  • IWGP Jr Heavyweight Title: BUSHI vs Will Ospreay
  • IWGP Intercontinental Title: Hirooki Goto vs Jay White

The event will be live on NJPW’s streaming service.

MLW announced today on their Saturday Night SuperFight PPV (Nygma vs Deathman review online on Monday) that they’ve formed a new partnership with AAA. According to the promo that aired on the show, fans can expect to see crossovers, surprises, and supershows as part of the MLW/AAA alliance. MLW already works with The Crash Lucha Libre in Mexico and Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan.

On this past Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite, French-Portuguese wrestler Shanna made her debut for the company in a loss against Hikaru Shida. The All Elite Wrestling Twitter noted she created a lot of buzz, and in response, Cody confirmed she had signed with AEW.

Shanna had done some rounds with the Portuguese media and it was reported she has signed with AEW for three years. Shanna first began wrestling back in 2006 and has worked for TNA, Stardom, Pro-Wrestling: EVE, and other promotions.

All pics courtesy of AEW and MLW

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