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Injured Wrestler Not Expected To Return At Royal Rumble 2020

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• ON THIS DAY IN NWA HISTORY (January 10, 1987) – NWA PRO Wrestling

On this day in 1987, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA PRO Wrestling’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the 1987 NWA Wrestling Superstars.

The card can be found below:

Rick Rude & Manny Fernandez vs. Keith Patterson & Mike Simani

The Superpowers Interview

Barry Windham vs. Thunder Foot #1

Rock n Roll Express vs. Gary Royal & Larry Stevens

Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson Interview

Dick Murdoch vs. Thunder Foot #2

Jimmy Valliant Interview

Midnight Express & Big Bubba vs. Rocky King, Ricky Lee Jones, & Tim Horner

Barry Windham Interview

Ivan Koloff introduces Vladimir Pietrov

Vladimir Pietrov vs. Eddie Roberts, Alan West, & George South

Tully Blanchard & Arn Anderson Interview

Rude & Fernandez w/ Paul Jones Interview

Brad Armstrong vs. Brody Chase

The Superpowers Interview (Nikita speaks about Vladimir Pietrov)

• Injured Wrestler Not Expected To Return At Royal Rumble 2020

According to Tom Colohue, former RAW Women’s Champion Nia Jax (who is currently out of action due to a double knee surgery) isn’t expected to return during the Women’s Royal Rumble 2020 match.

Nia is currently filming content for her return and her return could happen at WrestleMania 36:

“She has been recording some backstage WWE documentary stuff which is leading to her return which is expected to be moderately soon – probably not as soon as the Royal Rumble.

And I don’t think they will involve her in the build to WrestleMania either because there’ll be a lot of focus on the main stars.

However, I think a very realistic target for Nia Jax would be the Women’s WrestleMania Battle Royal. I think that would be a good place for her to return.

She could dominate that and potentially win it and that would be a good way to get her back in the system.”

WATCH: Nia Jax Secretly Records Alexa Bliss’ Fine Bum:

        
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