Spoiler Free Wrestling News Update June 4th, 2019
Here is your Spoiler Free Wrestling news update for Tuesday, June 4th, 2019.
Atsushi Aoki Passes Away
Atsushi Aoki passed away at the age of 41 after a motorcycle accident in Tokyo yesterday. Chris Charlton Tweeted out news regarding the current junior champion in AJPW.
From Kyodo, Atsushi Aoki’s accident happened in the Chiyoda area of Tokyo last night. His bike failed to take a curve and hit the wall of a tunnel. https://t.co/Cc0xeFFE0r
— chris charlton (@reasonjp) June 4, 2019
New Japan Pro Wrestling was deeply saddened today by the tragic passing of All Japan Pro Wrestling's Atsushi Aoki. Our deepest sympathies go to his friends, family and fans. pic.twitter.com/2aVwCu7EVt
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) June 4, 2019
BOSJ Finals Lineup
Here is the full lineup for tomorrow night’s BOSJ 26 finals:
BOSJ 26 Finals
June 5th, 2019
- Shota Umino, Titan, & Dragon Lee vs Ren Narita, Jonathan Gresham, & Bandido
- Ryusuke Taguchi & Roppongi 3K vs Robbie Eagles, El Phantasmo, and Taiji Ishimori
- Tiger Mask, Jushin Liger, Yoshi-Hashi, Toru Yano, and Tomohiro Ishii vs Douki, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Zack Sabre Jr, Minor Suzuki, Taichi (Suzuki-Gun)
- Toa Henare, Tomoaki Honma, Togi Makabe, and Kota Ibushi vs Bushi, Sanada, EVIL and Tetsuya Naito
- Rock Romero & Kazuchika Okada vs Brody King & Marty Scurll
- Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Jay White
- IWGP United States Championship
Juice Robinson (c) vs Jon Moxley
- Best of the Super Juniors 26 Finals
Will Ospreay vs Shingo Takagi
— Jon Moxley (@JonMoxley) June 4, 2019
Here is the lineup for tonight’s Smackdown:
WWE Smackdown/205 Live
June 4th, 2019
SAMES AUTO ARENA
- Goldberg appearance
- Moment of Bliss with guest Bayley
- Lars Sullivan interview
- New Day vs Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
Mickie James Injury
Mickie James is said to be dealing with a knee injury suffered this Saturday at a live event. James was replaced by Zelina Vega in a match on Sunday. There is no word on the severity of her injury at this point but she was backstage on Sunday at the house show she was replaced on.
Being the Elite Released
A new episode of Being the Elite was released. You can watch it in the player below:
Bully Ray Statement Regarding Alleged Incident With Fan
Bully Ray issued a statement in response to the allegations from a fan this weekend.
— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) June 3, 2019
Other members of the Allure responded to the fan on Twitter as well.
Typical Narcissistic sociopath behaviour. Act like an absolute maniac & verbally/sexually harass talent on shows & then act like you’re a victim so you can cry for attention on Twitter.
Fans don’t act the way you did. I looked directly in your eyes. You had evil intent in them.
— Lauren/Angelina Love (@ActualALove) June 4, 2019
He blocked me after I called him out for verbally sexually harassing the 3 of us and disguising it as him “booing the heels.”
— ✨Velvet Sky✨ (@VelVelHoller) June 4, 2019
— Randy Orton (@RandyOrton) June 4, 2019
Jim Cornette/Sami Callihan Conflict
Sami Callihan sent this out on Twitter over the weekend:
Then went out and had a “Garbage” wrestling match of the year with @ManceWarner.
— The DRAW (@TheSamiCallihan) June 2, 2019
It’s doesn’t matter what company. Real recognizes real. @SonnyKissXO tonight was for you.
— The DRAW (@TheSamiCallihan) June 2, 2019
MLW Signs Dr. Wagner Jr & El Hijo de Dr. Wagner Jr.
MLW signed another father-son legendary luchador combo:
— Major League Wrestling (@MLW) June 4, 2019
“Collectively known as La Dinastia Wagner, the Wagner family have competed in the sport for almost 50 years,” MLW’s press release reads. “With three generations fighting for the family’s honor, belts and the fans, the Wagner family is lucha royalty in Mexico and around the world.”
“An international wrestler of excellence, Dr. Wagner Jr. has competed around the world including extensively touring for New Japan Pro Wrestling, winning championships on several continents and being the face of the video game, AAA: Héroes del Ring,” MLW’s press release continues.
Ric Flair Takes Aim At Former Agent
Ric Flair has taken aim at his former agent in a new video. He accuses her of stealing from him during his 2017 health scare.
“Melinda, I don’t know how you live with yourself,” Flair said in the video. “Twenty-year friendship, 10 years my agent. Not a text, you didn’t drive down to the hospital. You just didn’t give a s*** and you assumed I was gonna die, like a lot of people did. And you just grabbed all the money you could run with.”
5 NXT Name Changes
As noted from the WWE Performance Center website:
- Trevor Lee is now Cameron Grimes
- Adrian Jaoude is now Arturo Ruas
- Luke Menzies is now Ridge Holland
- Jessie Elaban is now Jessi Kamea
- Eric Bugenhagen is now Rik Bugez
Eli Drake Releases Statement
Former Impact Wrestling world champion Eli Drake released the following statement regarding his free agency:
— Eli Drake (@TheEliDrake) June 4, 2019