Ahead of Friday Night SmackDown this Friday in Las Vegas, WWE will be holding a press conference and make a “major announcement”.
The media advisory sent Tuesday evening indicates that Brock Lesnar, Cain Velasquez, Tyson Fury, and Braun Strowman will all be present for the press conference.
WWE is expected to make announcements for Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez and Tyson Fury vs. Braun Strowman. Both matches are most likely set to take place at WWE Crown Jewel on 10/31 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
WWE will be making a special announcement with Cain Velasquez, Brock Lesnar, Tyson Fury and Braun Strowman on Friday in Las Vegas pic.twitter.com/q7vhxvlHnj
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) October 8, 2019
No concrete details on the media event have been provided, other than date, time and location.
WWE will be holding the first night of their Draft later that night during Friday Night SmackDown.
Next NXT UK Takeover Announced
WWE has announced their next NXT UK Takeover.
During tonight’s NXT UK tapings, an announcement was made that the next NXT UK Takeover special will be held in Blackpool.
The announcement did not provide a date or venue, but is expected in the first quarter of 2020.
NXT held their first UK Takeover event earlier this year at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool, England.
— Dei Owen (@DeiOwen) November 15, 2019
Watch Behind The Scenes Footage Of CM Punk’s Return at WWE Backstage
This past Tuesday, CM Punk made his first appearance on WWE programming in several years.
FOX and CM Punk came to terms on a deal to have him periodically serve as an analyst on WWE Backstage on FS1.
Footage has been released documenting the lengths FOX went to keep CM Punk’s return a secret.
Check out the footage below
Report: WWE Considering Dog Collar Match At TLC PPV
Earlier this week, WWE sent three tentative matches to the Target Center for local advertising of the TLC pay-per-view.
In the past, these matches have been placeholders, and are done to generate interest in the pay-per-view. According to Dave Meltzer, in the latest edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, all three matches sent to the venue are penciled in for the TLC pay-per-view on 12/15.
The current match card includes, Roman Reigns vs. Baron Corbin in a TLC Match, this may change, as their has been talks to host a Dog Collar Match rather than a traditional Tables, Ladders, Chairs Match, but that has yet to be finalized.
Other matches include The Kabuki Warriors defending the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles against Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch in a Tables, Ladders, Chairs Match, and Bobby Lashley facing Rusev.
Originally, Lashley vs. Rusev was penciled in to take place at Survivor Series, but the company has decided to play out the storyline further, and have the match at TLC.