It’s the return of the PW Morning Recap y’all!
We have a somewhat new schedule to announce. We’ll still be doing the written PW Morning Recap every weekday morning Monday through Friday to catch you up on the latest in wrestling news. Starting today we’ll be doing a new audio show called PW Live on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at 3PM ET to recap and review WWE RAW and Smackdown Live. For the time being we’e also going to do an experimental PW Live on Friday afternoons at 3PM ET to discuss the “new and improved” IMPACT Wrestling.
—— WWE NEWS ——
WWE RAW from Des Moines, Iowa on Feb. 5th.
2/5 WWE RAW results
Monday’s show ended with Elias scoring a massive upset victory over 16-time world champion John Cena, followed by both men being completely demolished by Braun Strowman. There were a record number of women’s wrestling segments including the announcement of all five challengers in the women’s Elimination Chamber. We also got Asuka vs. Bayley, Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt and The Miz vs. Apollo Crews in a great night for in-ring wrestling.
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens fought to a “no contest” with WWE Champion AJ Styles getting involved, leading to a triple threat match for the title being booked for the main event of WWE Fastlane. Charlotte Flair steamrolled through the Riott Squad, the Bludgeon Brothers put themselves in the path of Smackdown Tag Team Champions Jimmy and Jey Uso, and Bobby Roode successfully defended the United States Championship.
- Charlotte takes a few shots at WWE newcomer Ronda Rousey
- William Regal flat-out denies rumors of a Latin American tournament
- Kurt Angle “shoots” on Jason Jordan during RAW
- Top WWE Superstar signed to new long-term contract
- Update on the war between Booker T and Corey Graves
- AJ Styles stands up for Jinder Mahal against criticism
- Jason Jordan undergoes successful surgery
- 2 more names advance in Cruiserweight Championship tournament
- Dolph Ziggler’s in-ring return set for next week’s Smackdown
—— WRESTLING NEWS ——
IMPACT Wrestling is solving their live event problems by lending their roster to independent promotions and filming the shows for later distribution. Last week they partnered with WrestlePro for a show called “Brace for IMPACT” that drew about 1,000 people. The event was headlined by former WWE Superstar Tenille Dashwood (fka Emma) taking on Angelina Love. The IMPACT stars on the card included Alberto el Patron, Moose, Eli Drake, Johnny Impact, Fallah Baah and a few others.
WrestlePro: Brace for IMPACT will air this Friday on the new IMPACT Twitch channel, which airs classic TNA content on a 24/7 loop. We’ll have complete and exclusive live coverage of the entire event, and you’ll be able to watch the show completely free right here on PW. Full results from the show (spoilers).
- Huge MLW: Road to the World Championships show this week
- AAW Chaos Theory results from Berwyn, IL
- ICYMI: Gail Kim wrestled her last match in the UK
- Ring of Honor Network coming “imminently”
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—— THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE ——
Here’s what’s on tap for this week in pro wrestling!
**live coverage provided
Monday, Feb. 5th
– WWE RAW on the USA Network at 8PM ET**
Tuesday, Feb. 6th
– WWE Smackdown Live on the USA Network at 8PM ET.**
– WWE 205 Live at the WWE Network at 10PM ET**
Wednesday, Feb. 7th
– PW Live on Facebook at 3PM ET.
– WWE NXT on the WWE Network at 8PM ET**
Thursday, Feb. 8th
– New episode of #Indiecast feat. Matt Riddle & Eddie Kingston
– IMPACT Wrestling on Pop TV at 8PM ET**
Friday, Feb. 9th
– PW Live on Facebook at 3PM ET.
– WrestlePro: Brace for IMPACT on Twitch TV at 8PM ET**
Saturday, Feb. 10th
– NJPW New Beginning in Osaka on New Japan World at 3AM ET