Friday, August 21, 2015

A Look At The Weekend Ahead - ROH/NJPW shows, NXT Live with Jushin Liger, SummerSlam Extravaganza + more

This weekend is yet another HUGE one for pro wrestling. Across the country there are a number of events going down that are well worthy of note. Most of it centers in Brooklyn, New York this weekend where WWE is going head to head with ROH as WWE hosts NXT Takeover on Saturday Night while ROH hosts Field of Honor featuring NJPW stars on the same night. That's not all though. GFW is also running a TV Taping this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada with a number of tournament matches taking place. With all that in mind, I decided to put together a list of everything happening this weekend so everyone interested would have a place to reference. I also am doing this to point out how HOT wrestling is right now. It blows my mind sometimes.

TONIGHT, August 21st:

ROH - The Aftershock Tour '15

Jay Lethal (c) vs. Roderick Strong - ROH World Championship Match
The rematch from their 1 Hour Time Limit Draw last month

Adam Cole vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
First time ever dream match

KUSHIDA vs. Matt Sydal
Dream match between arguably the best two junior heavyweights in pro wres today.

The Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Kazarian) vs. The Young Bucks - ROH World Tag Team Title Match

The Briscoes & Hirooki Goto vs. RPG Vice & Kazuchika Okada
Trios action with the IWGP Intercontinental Champion & IWGP Heavyweight Champion on opposing teams.

Cedric Alexander vs. Dalton Castle

Michael Elgin vs. Silas Young
Michael Elgin's ROH return after his run in the G1 Climax

+ more featuring ACH, War Machine, The Kingdom, & ReDragon

Global Force Wrestling "AMPED" TV Taping - Las Vegas, Nevada

NEX*GEN Title Tourney: Andrew Everett vs. TJ Perkins

NEXT*GEN Title Tourney: Trevor Lee vs. Virgil Flynn

Tag Title Tourney: Teaze N Sleaze (Joey Ryan & Kenny King) vs. Cielo Misteriosos

Tag Title Tourney: Bullet Club (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows) vs. Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr)

Women's Title Tourney: Candice LeRae vs. Amber Gallows vs. Katrina Waters

Global Championship Tourney: Shelton Benjamin vs. JR Kratos (Round 1)

Global Championship Tourney: Bobby Roode vs. Eric Young (Round 1)
Global Championship Tourney: Chris Mordetzky (Masters) vs. Nick Aldis (formerly Magnus) - (Semi Finals)
Global All Stars Match: PJ Black (formerly Justin Gabriel) and The Akbars vs. Sonjay Dutt & Los Luchas 

Saturday - August 22nd: 

WWE NXT Takeover: Brooklyn - Live from Brooklyn, New York on the WWE Network
Finn Balor (c) vs. Kevin Owens - Ladder Match for the NXT Championship

Jushin "Thunder" Liger vs. Tyler Breeze

Blake & Murphy vs. The Vaudevillians - NXT Tag Team Title Match

Samoa Joe vs. Barin Corbin

Sasha Banks vs. Bayley - NXT Women's Title Match

Apollo Crews (Uhaa Nation) vs. Tye Dillinger

PLUS 8 man tag action featuring Zack Ryder & Enzo Amore, a 4 way women's showcase featuring Emma & Charlotte, Eva Marie against Carmella, and more! 

ROH Field of Honor 2015 - MCU Park - Brooklyn, New York

Jay Lethal & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. ReDragon (Kyle O'Reilly & Bobby Fish)
Dream Tag Team Main Event

Kazuchika Okada vs. Roderick Strong
First Time Ever Match

Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr & Lance Hoyt) vs. War Machine (Hanson & Rowe)
From GFW to ROH, KES flies in to Brooklyn to face War Machine. Big weekend for them.

Michael Elgin vs. Hirooki Goto
Rematch from NJPW's G1 Climax

The Briscoes vs. Timesplitters (Alex Shelley & KUSHIDA)

Adam Cole vs. Christopher Daniels

The Young Bucks, ACH, & Matt Sydal vs. Michael Bennett, Matt Taven, Rocky Romero & Trent Baretta

PLUS MORE! For more info - click here!

Sunday - August 22nd:
WWE SummerSlam - Live on PPV from Brooklyn, New York
Seth Rollins vs. John Cena - Champion vs Champion Match - Winner Takes All

Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker

Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper

Kevin Owens vs. Cesaro

Randy Orton vs. Sheamus

Rusev vs. Dolph Ziggler

Nikki Bella, Brie Bella, & Alicia Fox vs. Paige, Charlotte, & Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks, Naomi, & Tamina

Ryback (c) vs. The Miz - Intercontinental Championship Match

Prime Time Players (c) vs. The New Day vs. Lucha Dragons vs. Los Matadores - WWE Tag Team Title Match

It's an extremely loaded weekend and with weekends like this come rumors. Talk of something big happening on Raw this coming Monday Night has begun floating around the internet. What could it be? Who knows! You can only take rumors with a grain of salt, but it's certainly something to keep in mind come Monday Night Raw.

With all the talk about what the top pro wrestling organizations are giving us this weekend brings me to what's to come from me here at the Pro Wrestling Truth blog. It turns out that it's a big weekend for me as well. My SummerSlam thoughts & predictions should be up later tonight. I'll be discussing each match in depth as well as giving my predictions. On top of that, my huge 2015 Battle of Los Angeles Preview/Predictions article in which I collaborated with a number people will be up in the next 24 hours on Guerrilla Fanfare. Not to mention NJPW on AXS tonight featuring the epic Tanahashi/Shibata match from last year which I'm planning to review!

Wrestling is great, isn't it? So much to look forward to in the next three days ALONE. Much less the entire rest of the calendar year. Buckle in, folks. It's gonna be a wild one!

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