Below are some top WWE & AEW news stories of the day:
– At last night’s WWE SummerSlam 2023 premium live event, UFC Hall of Famer Ronda Rousey faced Shayna Baszler in an MMA Rules Match.
Shayna won the match via Technical Submission, after Ronda passed out to her Kirifuda Clutch.
The crowd was dead for this match and some of the stuff they did didn’t make sense, as the trainers once checked on Shayna for an arm injury in the middle of the bout.
According to the Wrestling Observer, Ronda & Shayna had some issues with WWE Creative about this bout:
“Ronda and Shayna wasn’t the best match. There were issues between WWE creative and them as far as how it was gonna go, and you don’t have knockdowns in an MMA fight and do 10 counts, or whatever, but it’s like, you have some people stuck in one mentality of combat and others in another, and that it kind of hurt that.”
– Former WWE NXT Women’s Champion Kairi Sane left WWE in the summer of 2020 after her contract expired and went back to Japan to work in STARDOM.
According to PWInsider, the Pirate Princess has come to terms on a new deal with WWE and could return to the company as soon as this week.
She is scheduled to hold a press conference today, where she’ll likely give an update on her status.
There is a possibility she returns to reunite with Asuka, as she was paired with her as part of The Kabuki Warriors before she went to STARDOM. They even held the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles together.
Sane was written off WWE programming after being attacked by Bayley on an episode of RAW in July 2020.
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