Wrestling News: Tommaso Ciampa Injury, Jinder Mahal Finally Gets Merchandise
Oh man, Ciampa vs. Gargano would have been pure money.
– In the wake of the attack on the Manchester Evening News arena earlier this week, WWE has cancelled their planned NXT event on Tuesday 6 June.
In a statement released earlier today, WWE said:
“Out of respect for all those affected by the Manchester tragedy, WWE is cancelling the NXT event on Tuesday 6 June at the Manchester Arena.”
The statement went on to add that all tickets purchased for Manchester would receive a full refund, and that they would be offering a free ticket (at point of purchase) to their event in Leeds the following night.
In addition, the superstars will be in Manchester June 6th, meeting those affected by the tragedy, whilst WWE will be making a donation to the ‘We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.’
WWE will be returning to Manchester later on in the year to tape TV episodes of Raw and Smackdown respectively.
Cultured Vultures send their thoughts and prayers to all affected by the attack.
– PWInsider is reporting that Tommaso Ciampa has suffered a new injury (separate to his original ankle injury) that will require surgery and post-surgical rehab.
The second injury was believed to have been caused during the ladder match against the Authors of Pain, at NXT Takeover: Chicago.
– Ahead of their upcoming War of the Worlds UK Tour in August, Ring of Honor have announced that tickets for the event (spanning over three days) will go on sale this upcoming week.
Earlier, the company said:
“ROH is now happy to announce that tickets for the first events in London and Liverpool will go on sale May 30th 3:00 PM GMT for Ringside Members and June 1st 3:00 PM GMT for General Public. Tickets will move fast so don’t miss your opportunity to see history being made when these great wrestling organizations partner up for the tour of a lifetime!
Keep it locked on ROHWrestling.com for upcoming details on how you can join us in Edinburgh!”
As of this writing, there is no information yet on how much tickets will cost.
The War of the Worlds UK Tour will see stars from ROH, NJPW and CMLL doing battle across three dates in London, Liverpool and Edinburgh (August 18-20) with UK promotion Revolution Pro Wrestling hosting their annual ‘Summer Sizzler’ event as a special kick-off show on August 17th.
– At long last, the WWE Champion Jinder Mahal finally has merchandise available to buy.
‘The Modern Day Maharajah’ defeated Randy Orton at WWE Backlash, shocking to world, to become the 50th (and first-ever Indian) WWE Champion.
His shirt is available here.