Here are yesterday’s AEW Dark results.
- The show began with a vignette of The Young Bucks and how they made their way to the top team rankings. They will be facing SCU for the AEW World Tag Team Championships on AEW Dynamite.
- Tony Schiavone and Dasha Gonzalez welcomed fans to another edition of AEW Dark.
- SCU defeated Private Party.
- Lexy Nair recapped the women’s division matches from last week’s episode of Dynamite.
- Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. defeated Machiko.
- Kris Statlander defeated Bea Priestley. After the match, Statlander cut a promo saying that she is coming for Baker. She knows she will become the number one contender for the AEW Women’s Championship.
- TheHybrid2 & PAC defeated Best Friends & Orange Cassidy.
— Major League Wrestling (@MLW) December 18, 2019
The first stage of the AAA and MLW collaboration will kick off January 11 in Dallas, Texas. Major League Wrestling today announced that AAA Lucha Libre will send 4 of their premier Luchadores: Aerostar, Drago, Puma King and Taurus to compete at MLW: Zero Hour at the NYTEX Sports Centre in the greater Dallas/Ft. Worth area on Saturday, January 11. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.
AAA co-founder Konnan, who has been at the forefront of the AAA-MLW collaborations, has confirmed that Mexico’s top promotion will be sending Aerostar, Drago, Puma King and Taurus to MLW for the league’s return to Dallas on January 11. AAA and MLW matchmakers are in active discussions on some specular bouts for Dallas. League matchmakers are working with AAA to finalize the Luchadores’ bouts, which should be revealed in the coming days.
A wrinkle in these talks? Salina de la Renta and Promociones Dorado. There are reports the Empresaria is tampering with deals and contracts. What does this mean? We’re not entirely sure but Salina seems committed to disrupting Konnan’s business.
Matches signed thus far for the event:
- NO ROPES BARBED WIRE MATCH: Jimmy Havoc vs. Mance Warner
- GRUDGE MATCH: Ross Von Erich vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor
- If MJF wins, he gets a World Tag Team Title shot. If he loses he can never challenge the Von Erichs again to a title fight: MJF vs. Marshall Von Erich
Double Gold Stats!
He defended in 2017, won in 2019. Could Tetsuya Naito be crowned new IWGP Intercontinental champ again on Jan. 4?
Will the title change at the Tokyo Dome for the 3rd time?
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) December 17, 2019
FITE, the global digital platform specializing in premium combat sports and partner New Japan Pro Wrestling, have announced the global event availability of 3 major Pay Per View events taking place January 4-6 2020.
On January 4 & 5 NJPW’s flagship event, Wrestle Kingdom 14 in the Tokyo Dome will take place over 2 nights for the first time ever. The event sees the world’s eyes descend on the Tokyo Dome every year, and in 2020 will be followed up on January 6 at Ota-City General Gymnasium by New Year Dash.
Events will be streamed live at 8 AM GMT for Wrestle Kingdom 14 Day One, 6 AM GMT for Wrestle Kingdom 14 Day Two, and at 9.30 AM GMT for New Year Dash. The pricing is $24.99 per event- or – get the Full Pack of all 3 days for just $49.99.
Wrestle Kingdom 14 Day One will feature 8 matches with star wrestlers such as Jon Moxley, challenging for the IWGP US Heavyweight Championship in a Texas Deathmatch, as well as Hiromu Takahashi’s long-awaited return and challenge to IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay. It all culminates with two Main Events, as Jay White defends IWGP Intercontinental gold against Tetsuya Naito, and the IWGP Heavyweight Championship is at stake between Kazuchika Okada vs. Kota Ibushi.
Wrestle Kingdom 14 Day Two intensifies with 8 more events starting with Jushin Thunder Liger’s retirement match. The highly anticipated co-main event will pit Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Chris Jericho. If your heart can take the excitement, you’ll be rewarded with the Main Event, pitting the winners of January 4’s Intercontinental and Heavyweight title matches vying to determine the winner of the Double Gold Dash and first double IWGP champion.
There’s no better way to wrap the post-Wrestle Kingdom 14 exhilaration than with the NJPW New Year Dash show on January 6th. This event is traditionally filled with wrestling upsets and surprises, and as is the tradition, the event card will be revealed before the bell on the event day. This year’s event will conclude with a retirement ceremony honouring Jushin Thunder Liger – not to be missed – though he will certainly be missed from the pro wrestling world!
— fitetv (@FiteTV) December 19, 2019
AEW Revolution is already available for pre-order on Fite TV, 72 days before the PPV. The price announced for the PPV is $19,99. Revolution will be live on PPV on Saturday, February 29, at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT (1 AM GMT) from the Wintrust Arena in downtown Chicago. Revolution will be AEW’s fourth PPV offering, its first visit inside Chicago city limits, and its third visit back to the Midwestern wrestling hotbed.
The #DustyClassic RETURNS in 2020! 🖤💛
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) December 19, 2019
The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will be returning to WWE NXT in 2020. There’s no word yet on teams or dates for the 2020 Dusty Classic, but Mauro Ranallo noted on tonight’s show that details will be announced on the January 1 NXT TV episode.
The Dusty Classic began in 2015 with Finn Balor and Samoa Joe winning. The Authors of Pain won in 2016, The Undisputed Era won in 2018, and the team of Aleister Black and Ricochet won earlier this year.
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