Tonight during Smackdown Live, Jeff Hardy announced he is injured, and requires surgery.
Jeff Hardy appeared on crutches, alongside his brother Matt.The storyline reason for his injury is Lars Sullivan’s attack a few weeks back.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) May 1, 2019
During Hardy’s speech, he stated he will be out of action for a long time. Hardy injured himself at a house show on April 18 in Madison, WI.
The duo announced they will have to relinquish the Smackdown Tag Team Titles. It has yet to be announced how the new titles will be decided.
Reason Vince McMahon Is Missing WWE TV This Week
Vince McMahon is absent from WWE television this week due to obligations with XFL.
According to Dave Meltzer, Vince McMahon was not present on RAW last night, and will not be attending SmackDown tonight due to preparing for a major XFL announcement on Wednesday.
The XFL league is set to begin February 2020.
Mark your calendars!
Team names and logos are coming Aug. 21 at 12:30 pm ET.
— XFL (@xfl2020) August 19, 2019
Tomorrow's the day. 8 names. 8 logos.
— XFL (@xfl2020) August 20, 2019
Ronda Rousey Nearly Severs Finger On Set Of TV Show (Graphic Photo)
Ronda Rousey’s middle finger was nearly severed during filming of the television show 9-1-1.
The former RAW Women’s Champion suffered injury to her ring and middle finger according to TMZ. Rousey reportedly slammed a door on her fingers while shooting a scene for the show in Mexico.
As seen in the photo below, Rousey’s middle finger was almost severed as result of the injury. Her middle finger was broken, and her ring finger suffered a fractured tip.
Rousey was rushed to hospital, where her middle finger was repaired with a bolt and screws. She went back to work the next day.
NXT on USA Network TV Taping Update, How To Watch Outside U.S.
WWE officially announced NXT’s move to USA Network this morning. The company sent out a press release, and posted the news on all digital platforms.
The company has re-scheduled television tapings originally set for 9/11 and 9/12, moving them to 9/18 and 9/25, the first two live episodes airing on USA Network.
NXT utilizes a different platform for ticketing its Full Sail University shows, and according to the ticket website, both events are sold out. Those who have tickets for the 9/11 and 9/12 shows automatically have their tickets honoured for the 9/18 and 9/28 USA Network events.
WWE has yet to strike any agreements with cable providers outside the U.S for NXT. The company will continue to air NXT on the WWE Network on a 24-hour tape delay. WWE Network will air episodes of weekly NXT television every Thursday at 8 pm ET. WWE Network subscribers will be sent notices regarding this change.
NXT’s first episode on USA Network will air live from Full Sail University on September 18
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