The Daily Wrestling News Update: MLW, NXT vs NXT UK (02/01/2020)

A clash between 2 second-generation Luchadores will take place next Saturday when MLW returns to Dallas/Fort Worth for a stacked card and TV taping. Major League Wrestling today announced Septimo Dragon (cornered by Konnan) vs. Gino “El Intocable” Medina for 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.

Following a falling out with Konnan (which will air on FUSION), Medina and the Hall of Fame Luchador have been quarrelling. Heralded as a once in a generation megastar in the making, Medina is a franchise player – but Konnan has cautioned him about making the right choices in his career only for the Untouchable One to turn his back on Konnan. Now Gino “El Intocable” Medina will meet a thrilling Tecnico Luchador in Séptimo Dragon.

Meaning the “Seventh Dragon,” Séptimo Dragon has been featured in top Mexican organizations and has been labelled by the Mexican media as an emerging star. Nicknamed “Rey del Aire,” meaning the King of the Air, Dragon is a spectacular aerial athlete. Using moves such as the Corkscrew Plancha and Moonsault Bodyblock Suicida to overwhelm adversaries, Dragon moves at supersonic speed to blitz opponents.

Signed thus far for Zero Hour:

  • NO ROPES BARBED WIRE MATCH: Jimmy Havoc vs. Mance Warner
  • GRUDGE MATCH: Ross Von Erich vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor
  • NATIONAL OPENWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT: Alex Hammerstone (c) vs. Aerostar
  • NO HOLDS BARRED FIGHT: Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Simon Gotch
  • 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
  • Savio Vega vs. Richard Holliday
  • TRIPLE THREAT TAG TEAM MATCH: Drago & Puma King vs. Injustice vs. Hijo de LA Park & Taurus (presented by Salina de la Renta)
  • Gino “El Intocable” Medina vs. Séptimo Dragon (w/ Konnan)
  • THE DEBUT OF… Erick Stevens

As announced, The NXT Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will be returning to WWE NXT in 2020 and the participants were set to be announced on the January 1st episode of NXT. Not only the 8 teams involved were revealed but the bracket was announced a few hours later.

As Worlds Collide event will see NXT and NXT UK face off on Saturday, January 25, the day before Royal Rumble 2020, on WWE Network, the tournament will see the 2 brands collide in the first round. It is comprised of 4 huge matches, including a battle pitting the NXT Tag Team Champions against the NXT UK Tag Team Champions.

The first round battles include:

  • Imperium (Marcel Barthel & Fabian Aichner) vs. The Forgotten Sons (Wesley Blake & Steve Cutler)
  • Matt Riddle & Pete Dunne vs. South Wales SubCulture (Mark Andrews & Flash Morgan Webster)
  • Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) vs. Kushida & a mystery partner
  • NXT UK Tag Team Champions Gallus (Mark Coffey & Wolfgang) vs. NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed ERA (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish)

For more news on the 2020 Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, stay tuned on our media.

 

All pics and videos courtesy of MLW and WWE

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