FREE MATCH: AJ Styles & Kevin Owens Battle for the U.S. Title at SummerSlam

WWE has begun the build towards SummerSlam by releasing full matches from throughout the pay-per-views history completely free on their YouTube channel.

The latest addition to the list comes from the 2017 edition of SummerSlam featuring the “Phenomenal” AJ Styles and Kevin Owens fighting over the WWE United States Championship. Check it out below.

SummerSlam Playlist

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NJPW G1 Climax Day 5 Results (7/18): Kota Ibushi vs Will Ospreay, Updated Standings

NJPW G1 Climax – Day 5 Results
July 18, 2019
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan

Undercard Matches

— Jon Moxley & Shota Umino def. Tomohiro Ishii & Yuya Uemura

— Jeff Cobb, Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi def. Juice Robinson, Henare & Yota Tsuji

— Jay White, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens def. Toru Yano, Tomoaki Honma & Ren Narita

— Minoru Suzuki, Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru def. Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI

A Block Tournament Matches

— KENTA def. Lance Archer

— EVIL def. SANADA

— Kazuchika Okada def. Bad Luck Fale

— Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Zack Sabre Jr.

— Kota Ibushi def. Will Ospreay


A Block Standings

  • Kazuchika Okada – 6
  • KENTA – 6
  • Lance Archer – 4
  • EVIL – 4
  • Bad Luck Fale – 2
  • Kota Ibushi – 2
  • Will Ospreay – 2
  • SANADA – 2
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi – 2
  • Zack Sabre Jr. – 0

B Block Standings

  • Jon Moxley – 4
  • Tomohiro Ishii – 4
  • Juice Robinson – 4
  • Taichi – 2
  • Toru Yano – 2
  • Hirooki Goto – 2
  • Shingo Takagi – 2
  • Jeff Cobb – 0
  • Tetsuya Naito – 0
  • Jay White – 0

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Shawn Michaels Joining Smackdown Live Commentary Team Next Week

Shawn Michaels is one of dozens of legends and Hall of Fame names confirmed for next week’s WWE Raw Reunion, dubbed the “biggest reunion in the history of Monday Night Raw”, but it looks like the Heart Break Kid won’t just be appearing on the red brand, as previously anticipated.

Michaels tweeted out Thursday morning confirming that he will be staying on with the WWE crew heading into next Tuesday night’s edition of Smackdown Live as well. Mr. WrestleMania will actually be joining the commentary team, although for what purpose and percentage of the show is currently unknown.

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Update on B/R Live Subscribers & Live Viewership for AEW Fight for the Fallen

This week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter has an update on the number of B/R Live subscribers following the July 13th AEW Fight for the Fallen event.

The service reportedly added 18,000 new subscribers on the day of the show. The initial wave of new sign-ups was estimated at 300,000 for AEW Fyter Fest just two weeks prior, which means All Elite Wrestling has gained nearly 320,000 new subscribers for the streaming service in just one month.

The Observer is also reporting that live viewership for Fight for the Fallen was down about 10-14% from Fyter Fest, which is understandable given the short time between shows and having a lot more competition last weekend. That means we’re looking at somewhere between 301,000 and 315,000 people who tuned in to watch the show live.

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Backstage Plans for Bray Wyatt’s First Opponent Back at SummerSlam

With regard to Bray Wyatt returning to Monday Night Raw this week, many have wondered if the segment was the start to a longer-term program with The Fiend, or if the attack was perhaps a way to write-off Finn Balor. Pro Wrestling Sheet first reported earlier this week that Balor would be taking upwards of two months away from the ring to “recharge”.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has confirmed that Wyatt vs. Balor is in fact on the card for this year’s WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view in Toronto, taking place on Sunday, August 11th. While this could change, a source also noted that Balor is not currently slated to use “The Demon” gimmick during the match.

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Semifinal Round Matches Set for NXT Breakout Tournament Starting Next Week

Last month, William Regal announced the first ever NXT Breakout Tournament in order to give a platform to eight up-and-coming, recently signed Superstars who had yet to make their NXT television debut.

Over the past four weeks we have seen some of the brightest incoming talents that the black-and-gold brand has to offer compete in first round matches, with Angel Garza (Garza Jr.) picking up the opening win over Joaquin Wilde (DJZ) to advance.

Former Impact Wrestling X-Division Champion Cameron Grimes (Trevor Lee) defeated Isaiah “Swerve” Scott (Shane Strickland) in a tremendous match, and Jordan Myles (ACH) knocked off Boa. Finally, this Wednesday night in the final opening round match of the tournament, Dexter Lumis (Sam Shaw) was defeated by Bronson Reed (Jonah Rock).

Next week on WWE NXT we will see the start of the semifinal round, as Angel Garza takes on Jordan Myles. The week after that it’ll be Cameron Grimes and Bronson Reed mixing it up in the other semifinal bout. The two winners will go on to face each other in the NXT Breakout Tournament Finals on Saturday, August 10th at NXT Takeover: Toronto.

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First Title Match Confirmed for 8/31 NXT UK Takeover Special in Cardiff

It was officially announced on this Wednesday’s all new episode of NXT UK television that Toni Storm will defend her NXT UK Women’s Championship against Kay Lee Ray next.

The match will go down on Saturday, August 31st at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales and is the first title match officially confirmed for WWE’s second ever NXT UK Takeover special. The event will go head-to-head against NJPW’s Royal Quest in London, and is the same day (albeit much earlier) as AEW All Out in Chicago, IL.

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