Daily Update: WWE injury notes, Halftime Heat, Amanda Nunes

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WWE Regina live results: Strowman vs. Corbin no DQ match  
Les Thornton passes away at 84 years old 
WWE Vancouver live results: Kairi Sane makes surprise appearance   
NJPW New Beginning USA Nashville results: Elimination tag match  
WWE Main Event results: Lucha House Party vs. Mahal & The Singhs 
The IIconics added to WWE Women’s Tag Team title match  
WWE Worlds Collide Network special results: 15-man tournament 
NJPW New Beginning live results: Three title matches   
MLW SuperFight live results: Low Ki vs. Tom Lawlor title match   
UFC on ESPN+ 2 live results: Assuncao-Moraes, Aldo-Moicano 

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F4W NEWSLETTER: Figure Four Weekly: Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch win Royal Rumbles  

For the second straight year, WWE went with two fan-pleasing choices as their Royal Rumble winners. WWE followed up on Shinsuke Nakamura and Asuka’s wins from last year by having Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch win their respective Rumble matches on Sunday night. The results were entirely predictable, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t the right choices. While there are other stories that WWE can tell, top babyfaces beginning their road to WrestleMania by winning the Royal Rumble will pretty much always work. 


WON NEWSLETTER: January 28, 2019 Observer Newsletter: Future of Ronda Rousey, Royal Rumble preview, more

A quick note that the format of this issue is different due to the fact I messed up my left hand in a bicycle crash on 1/24 making typing extremely difficult.

This issue has complete Royal Rumble and NXT results with eliminations, stats, and facts, plus Dave’s comments. It also includes star ratings, NXT awards, and notes on the post show angle.

Roman Reigns is going to be in the Rock’s new movie. There were some photos of Roman Reigns last week from where he’s been filming the new sequel of the Fast and the Furious franchise, which had been kept kind of quiet. Reigns is playing Rock’s character Hobbs’ brother…

AEW released a short video with Cody Rhodes talking about signing Jungle Boy and the announcement that on February 7th, there is a Ticket Announcement Party at the MGM from Las Vegas. Brandi teased announcing more women at that event. There is a lot of talent expected at that event. CIMA is likely going to be there…

NJPW is very confident that it will not be an issue by the time the MSG G1 Supercard show comes up, with it being several months away…

From reports of the Dallas, TX Road to G1 Supercard show, Shibata’s students, Clark Connors, Karl Fredericks, and Alex Coughlin are all seemed as really good in the technical aspect, with all their basics down, as they’re being trained with the Japanese New Japan Dojo mentality. Shibata, who is the lead trainer in the US Dojo, has interpreters with him at all time during training…

Matt Sydal’s contract with Impact Wrestling ended January 1st. He should be ready in a couple of months from a minor knee surgery he got last week…


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SUNDAY NEWS UPDATE

WWE
Post Wrestling has a number of updates regarding people who missed WWE house show events over the weekend:
Seth Rollins is currently dealing with an injury that went down before the Brock Lesnar attack this past Monday. It is reported that he will be off house shows for the time being and won’t be used on Raw this Monday. He is also expected to only do promos with no physicality for the next month.
Sasha Banks wasn’t cleared after her match against Ronda Rousey at the Royal Rumble, but is expected to be cleared before Raw tomorrow.
AJ Styles is “dinged up”, but should be cleared by Tuesday.
Becky Lynch is selling the storyline knee injury from the Royal Rumble and is off house shows for the time being. It is reported that it’s an angle that will be played out on this week’s television.

WWE’s YouTube stream for Halftime Heat is already up. They will be airing matches from previous NXT events until halftime begins, where the six man tag pitting Aleister Black, Velveteen Dream and Ricochet against Adam Cole, Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano will start. This will also stream on Twitter, Facebook, the WWE Network and WWE.com.
Kairi Sane made a surprise appearance last night at WWE’s house show in Vancouver, saving Carmella from an IIconics beatdown. She teamed with Carmella to defeat the duo.
Killian Dain on Twitter: “Last night my tag partners where with Smackdown in Vancouver and my wife with Raw in Regina. Whereas I’m….at home. Was it something I said? #WHEREISSANITY”
Drew McIntyre and King Booker’s Superstar Picks will be added to the WWE Network tomorrow.
Pro Wrestling
Last night’s MLW SuperFight event is now available to watch on YouTube.
PWInsider is reporting that Impact will be taping shows at the 2300 Arena, or the ECW Arena, in May.
AEW talent including Cody, Brandi Rhodes, The Young Bucks, SCU and Hangman Page are at the Superbowl this afternoon.
Sammy Guevara has been added to CZW’s Best of the Best 18.
UFC/MMA
Amanda Nunes is considering retirement after a potential fight with Holly Holm later this year: “I went home to see my family and stay a little bit with my family and my mom [told me] ‘I think you should retire. [She said] ‘You’ve done everything in the sport already, you’ve got everything you want, you’re double champion and I feel like you should take a little bit. Maybe if you want to fight one more time and take a little break, maybe after a long break come back and fight one more time, but I feel like you should.’ I think [about it] a little bit. We’ll see with this next stage what’s going on.”
Brian Ortega seemed interested in a Jose Aldo fight following his win last night.
RIZIN president Nobuyuki Sakakibara expressed interest in partnering with grappling promotion QUINTET in the future.
Anthony Johnson has signed with Bare Knuckle Fighting. Not as a competitor, but what he describes as “fighter relations”. Despite retiring from MMA in 2017, Johnson is still under UFC contract.

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Ed in San Antonio presents the WRESTLEMANIA Weekend Events (more to be added):

Sunday, April 6th, at 12:00 pm: Lunch (all you can eat) at Churrascaria Plataforma ($90 per person), located at 316 W. 49th street in Manhattan. Purchase tickets here~! 
Luxury Bus to MetLife Stadium for Wrestlemania: We will depart from the Hilton Midtown (site of Wrestlecon) located at 1335 Avenue of the Americas. Departure time is 4:00 pm and will return from MetLife approximately 30 mins after the event. Times are subject to change, and cost $67.00 per person for the round trip. Purchase tickets here~! 


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