Here is your Spoiler Free Wrestling Update for May 22nd, 2019
Ric Flair Discharged From Hospital
Ric Flair sent out the following earlier today:
The Naitch Is Home!!! Thank You To All The Incredible Staff And Doctors At Gwinnett Medical Center Once Again! I Am So Thankful For All My Family, Friends, And Fans For All The Love. At This Time In My Life, I Never Take It For Granted. I Will Be Back Up And WOOOOOing In No Time! pic.twitter.com/yPKC7AKGoY
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) May 22, 2019
AEW Announces World Title Stipulations For Double or Nothing
The big news today is that the winner of Kenny Omega vs Chris Jericho from Double or Nothing will take on the winner of the Casino Battle Royale at a date TBD with the winner being declared the new and first AEW World Champion.
Kevin Owens Tells WWE He Doesn’t Want To Go To Saudi Arabia
Fightful is reporting that Kevin Owens has told WWE he does not want to go to Saudi Arabia. This is what led to the return of Dolph Ziggler on Smackdown last night.
“Fightful Select was informed and reported that Owens had told WWE officials that he didn’t want to work WWE’s upcoming show in Saudi Arabia, titled Super Showdown.”
Kofi Kingston Accepts Dolph Ziggler’s Challenge For Super ShowDown
Following Smackdown last night, Kofi Kingston vs Dolph Ziggler has been added to WWE Super ShowDown.
NXT tonight has the following scheduled:
- Candice LeRae vs Reina Gonzalez
- News on the NXT tag team titles
- Mansoor in single’s action
NXT UK now available to watch on the WWE Network:
- WWE NXT UK Championship
WALTER (c) vs Pete Dunne
Ruby Riott Has Surgery
Ruby Riott has been out of action for almost a month. She had the first of two planned shoulder surgeries today. There is no timetable for her return.
Shawn Spears Set For AEW Casino Battle Royale
The former Tye Dillinger was officially announced as a member of the AEW roster yesterday:
And the next entrant to draw his #CasinoBattleRoyale card is……….
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) May 21, 2019
AJ Styles Says WWE Contract Is The Last Of His Career
Styles took part in an interview with Newsweek and said his WWE deal will be his last:
“I can tell you that this contract that I’ve signed is my last, this is the perfect place for me to be. It’s family-oriented, I have no problem taking my family to the shows. It’s a PG product, which I enjoy. I’m in the best place I can be for my career.”