Io Shirai, who is one of the top women’s performers in the world, is expected to be leaving her home promotion of Stardom and accepting an offer from World Wrestling Entertainment. Tokyo Sports reported the pending deal and added that Shirai’s final appearance for Stardom is expected to take place Sunday, June 17th at Korakuen Hall.
A WWE stock analyst suggests the company could shop the streaming rights for Raw & SmackDown, AXS TV confirms they will air New Japan card from the Cow Palace, a review of Thursday’s Best of the Super Juniors matches, TV reviews of NXT & 205 Live, documentary on Mauro Ranallo debuts tonight & lots more.
ESPN has confirmed that they have obtained the UFC’s domestic television rights, schedule of events for 2019, UFC to maintain control of the production, anniversary of Owen Hart’s passing, the premiere date for WWE’s next reality show, opening round matches for the WWE’s U.K. tournament, Mauro Ranallo promotes documentary & more.
The WWE is expected to increase the length of their monthly pay-per-views, Mauro Ranallo speaks candidly on his struggle with bipolar disorder, Raw’s viewership drops, update on the BOSJ, Chris Jericho promo at New Japan show, viewership for Total Bellas’ season premiere, identity of one of Lashley’s “sisters” & more.
Randy Orton undergoes knee surgery, Variety reports on frontrunners to land SmackDown with additional information, Taiji Ishimori pins Will Ospreay to kick off the Best of the Super Juniors, The Revival appear at NXT event, Shane McMahon has surgery for a hernia, remaining participants of the WWE’s U.K. tournament & more.