The Daily Wrestling News Update: NWA, MLW, AEW (13/12/2019)

Tasha Steelz has been announced as the newest member of NWA. She will be making her debut at their Into The Fire PPV event that will take place on December 14. It also states she will be on upcoming episodes of NWA Powerrr.

Steelz is a 4-year veteran who has studied wrestling at the IWF Wrestling Training School and Team Adams Academy, both based in New Jersey. She is the current Chaotic Wrestling Women’s Champion and the BattleClub Pro Icons Champion, a title she has held in the past.

Steelz will have her first opponent, Thunder Rosa, who she will take on at Into the Fire. Also at that event, Ashley Vox and NWA’s Women’s Champion Allysin Kay will face Melina and Marti Belle in tag team action.

MLW announced CIMA, T-Hawk and El Lindaman of the #STRONGHEARTS will all compete at MLW: FIGHTLAND at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on Saturday, February 1. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS. League officials will reveal their opponents in the coming weeks. Thrilling fans from Japan to China and now in America, the #STRONGHEARTS movement has taken the world by storm. CIMA’s extraordinary group of wrestlers are a brilliant collection of talented grapplers that know no boundaries, crisscrossing promotions all over the world.

A world-class wrestler T-Hawk is nicknamed “Power Master” for a reason – his strength and arsenal of innovative power moves are second to none. But don’t be fooled as T-Hawk dizzies adversaries with rapid-fire snap submission moves that could quickly turn into an aerial attack moments later. With successful stints in Mexico and China, T-Hawk now looks to raise in the rankings in America. A decorated Japanese competitor, T-Hawk has won numerous titles in Dragon Gate as well as the Wrestle-1 Championship. Employing moves such as Night Ride and Veracruz, T-Hawk may just well be the x-factor in the #STRONGHEARTS team.

Graduating from the first class of Ultimo Dragon’s Toryumon Dojo, CIMA has become one of the biggest stars in Japan. An elite grappler and trainer, CIMA is leading the charge for the Chinese based upstart promotion Oriental Wrestling Entertainment (OWE). Rounding out this #STRONGHEARTS trio is the explosive 5’3″ El Lindaman. Selecting the name El Lindaman after the song “Linda, Linda” by the band The Blue Hearts, this bleached blonde wrestler is a spark plug with a dangerous arsenal of attacks. Known for his Locotion Tiger Suplex as well as using a version of the Kumagoroshi, El Lindaman is the wild card in the #STRONGHEARTS team.

Fans can now purchase their tickets at MLWNYC.com for MLW’s July 16th return to New York City at the Melrose Ballroom! The July 16th card, entitled Never Say Never will feature a FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS, FreeSports in UK and Ireland as well as EGO TV in Israel and StarTimes in Africa. The Melrose Ballroom will play host to the highly anticipated event and MLW is bringing no shortage of star power to celebrate.

AEW has announced their lists of Top 5 Rankings for the week of December 13, 2019, for the women’s division, the tag team division, and the men’s division. Jon Moxley remains #1 in the men’s rankings this week and so maintain his status of #1 contender for the AEW World Championship.

Britt Baker dethrones Hikaru Shida at #1 in the women’s division. Shida is now #3. Kris Statlander is climbing to the top, she is #2 this week. The Young Bucks, with their win this week against Santana and Ortiz, are #1 in the tag team division for the second week in a row, and the rest of the tag team rankings stayed the same as last week. Find out AEW Top 5 rankings every week on our website.

All pics courtesy of NWA, AEW and MLW

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