Below are some top WWE & AEW news stories of the day:
– It looks like the United States Championship won’t be defended at yet another premium live event.
On next week’s episode of SmackDown, Rey Mysterio vs. Santos Escobar in the Finals of the United States Championship Invitational will take place, with the winner earning a US Title match against Austin Theory.
According to the Wrestling Observer, this US Title match will take place on an upcoming episode of SmackDown, and not at the SummerSlam 2023 premium live event on August 5th.
– Tickets for WrestleMania 40 in Philadelphia will go on sale on August 18.
– Becky Lynch is scheduled to face Trish Stratus at SummerSlam 2023. There’s a rumor going on that Becky will take time off from WWE after SummerSlam. However, according to Fightful Select, that’s not the case, as Becky will stick around.
– The following two dark matches took place after Friday’s SmackDown went off the air:
AJ Styles def. Grayson Waller
Drew McIntyre def. Ludwig Kaiser
– Below is the match-card for the next episode of AEW Collision:
FTR (c) vs. AEW World Champion MJF & Adam Cole for the AEW World Tag Team Championship
Andrade El Idolo vs. AEW World Trios Champion Buddy Matthews in a Ladder Match with Andrade’s Mask on the line
Juice Robinson & The Gunns vs. AAA Mega Champion El Hijo Del Vikingo, Action Andretti & Darius Martin
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