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WWE 2019 Royal Rumble: Two Matches Moved To KickOff Show, Announcer Lineup Revealed

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WWE Royal Rumble is this Sunday from Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ. The card features seven matches on the main show, and two matches on the kickoff show.

The WWE has moved the following matches to the kickoff show:

WWE United States Championship Match: Rusev vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

WWE Crusierweight Championship Fatal 4-Way Match: Buddy Murphy vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Kalisto vs. Hideo Itami.

The WWE also revealed the announcer lineup for the event.

The Royal Rumble Kickoff show, beginning at 5 ET/2 PT, will feature analysis from the expert panel of Jonathan Coachman, Beth Phoenix, Booker T and Jerry “The King” Lawler in the first hour, with Shawn Michaels and David Otunga tagging in for Booker and Lawler in the second hour. In addition, a second panel will include JBL and Charly Caruso. All the while, Kayla Braxton, Dasha Fuentes and Sarah Schreiber will be on-hand to conduct exclusive interviews.

Then, once the Royal Rumble pay-per-view begins at 7 ET/4 PT, the announce teams will run as follows:

The Men’s Royal Rumble Match will be called by Michael Cole, Corey Graves, JBL and Jerry “The King” Lawler.

The Women’s Royal Rumble Match will be called by Renee Young, Beth Phoenix, Tom Phillips and Corey Graves.

The Universal Championship Match and the Raw Women’s Championship Match will be called by Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Renee Young.

The WWE Championship Match, SmackDown Women’s Championship Match, SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match and United States Championship Match will all be called by Tom Phillips, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton.

The exciting Fatal 4-Way Cruiserweight Championship Match will be called by Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson.

Rings announcers for Royal Rumble will be Greg Hamilton and Mike Rome.

WWE Royal Rumble is live on PPV and the WWE Network beginning at 5PM ET this Sunday January 27th.

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Changes Made To NXT Takeover: WarGames Match Card

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Tonight during NXT on USA, changes were made to the NXT Takeover: WarGames card.

It was announced that Matt Riddle will no longer compete in the Men’s WarGames match, and will instead face Finn Balor in a singles match. Dominik Dijakovic has replaced Matt Riddle in the WarGames match.

Johnny Gargano was originally scheduled to face Finn Balor, but due to an injury announced during last night’s WWE Backstage event, he will no longer compete. Gargano is reportedly suffering a neck injury.

NXT UK Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray made an appearance, assisting Io Shirai in winning a Ladder Match against Mia Yim in the main event of the show. Kay Lee Ray is expected to be the final member of Team Baszler at NXT Takeover.

NXT Takeover: WarGames Match Card

  • War Games Match: Rhea Ripley, Candice LeRae, Tegan Nox and Mia Yim vs. Shayna Baszler, Io Shirai, Bianca Belair and Kay Lee Ray
  • War Games Match: The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O’Reilly and Roderick Strong) vs. Tommaso Ciampa, Keith Lee, Dominik Dijakovic, and TBA
  • Finn Bálor vs. Matt Riddle

NXT Takeover: WarGames will emanate from the Allstate Arena on 11/23 in Chicago, IL.

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First Time Ever Women’s Tag Team Tables, Ladders, Chairs Match Advertised For WWE TLC

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Local advertising for WWE’s next PPV following Survivor Series has begun.

WWE will host TLC at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN on on 12/15.

According to advertising sent to the Target Center, the following matches are currently penciled in for the event.

  • TLC Match: King Corbin vs. Roman Reigns
  • First Time Ever Women’s Tag Team TLC Match: Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch vs. The Kabuki Warriors (Women’s Tag Team Championship Match)
  • Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley

WWE returns to the Twin Cities with its first Pay Per View in over two years! See your favorite superstars put their bodies and careers in jeopardy including:

ROMAN REIGNS vs. KING CORBIN (in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match)

BECKY LYNCH & CHARLOTTE vs. KABUKI WARRIORS (for the FIRST TIME EVER for the Women’s Tag Team Championship a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match)

RUSEV vs. BOBBY LASHLEY w/ LANA

…. and more! *Card is subject to change*

Local advertising usually has placeholder matches, which are subject to change. WWE advertising a Women’s TLC Match would indicate that they are in talks to host that match at the event.

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ACH Announces He Quit WWE, No Longer Wants To Be Known As Jordan Myles (Video)

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ACH fka Jordan Myles Has Quit WWE

Following several weeks of is controversy involving a t-shirt design, Albert Hardie Jr. aka Jordan Myles took so social media to announce he has quit WWE.

In a video posted on social media, ACH states he is no longer employed with WWE, and he refuses to work for racists.

“As of today, I’d like to officially announce that I quit f—ing WWE. I am no longer employed, I refuse to work for racists… I f—ing quit. F— them. I hate that f—ing company and everything they f—ing stand for. All they ever did was hold our f—ing people back. I do this s— for the culture. I don’t need anyone’s f—ing permission to do what I want to do. Screw Jordan Myles, don’t ever call me by that slave name. Call me ACH and don’t forget the Super, b—! I quit!”

Check out the video below, word of caution, the language is NSFW.

ACH has been vocal on social media following a scrapped t-shirt design WWE released in September.

No word from WWE whether he has been released from the company.

Thanks to comicbook.com for the transcription.

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