Spoiler Free Wrestling News Update May 31st, 2019

Spoiler Free Wrestling News Update May 31st, 2019

Brock Lesnar To Cash In Money in the Bank Briefcase on Monday

Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar have announced that they plan on cashing in Brock’s MITB briefcase against Seth Rollin this Monday on RAW.

Ric Flair Video Message

Ric Flair is home and recovering after heart surgery which caused him to miss Starrcast II last weekend. He sent out the following video message today:

Following the 1st video, Flair sent out a second which called out Shawn Michaels for comments HBK made on the 30 for 30 documentary focussed on the Nature Boy.

“Shawn Michaels, I’m sorry but you’re not in a position to judge me,” Flair said in the video. “Telling me I’ll never know who Richard Fliehr is, really?”

Kofi Kingston Meets The President Of Ghana

Today is the second day of Kofi Kingston’s 4-day trip to Ghana. The trip is being filmed for an upcoming WWE Network documentary. Kingston wrote about meeting the President of Ghana today:

AEW Double or Nothing Buyrate Estimate

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Double or Nothing is trending to around 98,000 buys.

“Double or Nothing is currently estimated at doing roughly 98,000 buys between television and digital PPV, with close to a 50/50 split between the two,” wrote Dave Meltzer.

Matt Hardy Commits To More Broke Universe Content

The following message was sent out by Matt Hardy, who wants fans to know more Broken Universe content is coming:

Sasha Banks Met With Vince McMahon

The Wrestling Observer is reporting that Vince McMahon and Sasha Banks met last week and the former women’s champion could be back this summer.

“Sasha Banks and Vince McMahon had a meeting on 5/23,” wrote Dave Meltzer. “Things are said to be better and she could be back sometime this summer but nothing is official.”

Joey Ryan To Remain On The Independents

Joey Ryan will be remaining on the independent scene for the time being. He sent the following out from his Bar Wrestling show last night:

WWE Interested In Georges St. Pierre

GSP told TVA sports recently that WWE approached him about coming to work for them.

“It’s a form of competition and I do not know if I’m ready to go back into it,” said St-Pierre in French to TVA Sports regarding WWE. “If I accept, it will be for a special event.”

“I don’t know if I’d want to sign a contract and do it every week and making it a living,” he continued.

GSP continued to say that put WWE in contact with his agents.

Impact Wrestling Tonight

Impact Wrestling
May 31st, 2019 (taped early May 5-6)
2300 Arena
Philadelphia, PA

  • Tommy Dreamer, Rob Van Dam, & Sabu vs the North (Josh Alexander & Ethan Page) & Moose
  • Glenn Gilbertti vs Tessa Blanchard
  • Eddie Edwards vs Killer Kross
  • Willie Mack & Rich Swann vs Johnny Impact & Michael Elgin

Ring of Honor This Weekend

Here are the lineups for Ring of Honor’s shows this weekend:

ROH State of the Art Kent (TV Taping)
June 1st, 2019
ShoWare Center
Kent, Washington

  • ROH World Championship
    Matt Taven (c) vs Tracy Williams
  • Jay Lethal vs Kenny King
  • The Kingdom vs the Bouncers
  • NWA National Championship
    Colt Cabana (c) vs Mark Briscoe
  • PCO vs Jay Briscoe
  • Jeff Cobb vs Mark Haskins
  • 4 Corner Survival
    Rush vs Dalton Castle vs Flip Gordon vs PJ Black

ROH State of the Art Portland
June 2nd, 2019
Viking Pavillion
Portland, Oregon

  • Defy or Deny (winner gets a title shot, last person eliminated can’t challenge current champion. Rules.)
    Matt Taven vs PCO vs Flip Gordon vs Mark Haskins
  • Jay Lethal vs Jay Briscoe
  • Mark Briscoe vs Josh Woods
  • Jeff Cobb vs PJ Black
  • Tag Team Gauntlet
    The Bouncers (Beer City Bruiser & Brawler Milonas), TK O’Ryan & Vinny Marseglia, Coast 2 Coast (Shaheem Ali & LSG), Shane Taylor & Silas Young, Rush & Dalton Castle

Takeover On Saturday

NXT TakeOver: XXV
June 1st, 2019
Webster Bank Arena
Bridgeport, Connecticut

  • NXT Championship
    Johnny Gargano (c) vs Adam Cole (Undisputed Era)
  • NXT Women’s Championship
    Shayna Baszler (c) vs Io Shirai
  • NXT North American Championship
    Velveteen Dream (c) vs Tyler Breeze
  • NXT Tag Team Championship (Vacant)
    4-Way Ladder Match 
    Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish (Undisputed Era) vs Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch vs the Street Profits vs the Forgotten Sons
  • Matt Riddle vs Roderick Strong (Undisputed Era)