AJ Styles to Miss Smackdown, Swann Coming to Impact, Belair/Ford
AJ Styles is arguably the face of the Smackdown brand in WWE right now, but it now appears that the WWE Champion may be missing out on next week’s edition of the show. Although it was decided on Smackdown this past Tuesday night that he will be defending his title against Rusev at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view, it has just been reported by the Wrestling Observer that Styles will likely not be appearing on Smackdown this upcoming Tuesday night. Styles will be in Australia to do promotional work for some future WWE events that will be taking place there later this year. While Rusev is still scheduled for this week’s Smackdown, don’t expect “The Phenomenal One” to make a live appearance.
Rich Swann had been competing in WWE’s cruiserweight division on 205 Live, but the former Cruiserweight Champion was released from the company earlier this year. Although Swann initially stated that he had plans to retire from the wrestling business, he has continued to wrestle on the independent circuit. Impact Wrestling confirmed a while back that Swann would be joining the promotion, but his debut date is now officially set. Impact announced earlier this week that Rich Swann will be debuting during next week’s Impact show from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. With Swann now a member of the Impact roster, he will be working in the same promotion as his wife, Su Yung, who is the current Knockouts Champion.
BREAKING: NEXT WEEK @GottaGetSwann makes his IMPACT debut as we emanate from @StClairCollege in Windsor!
Join us as we kick things up a notch with Slammiversary on the horizon! pic.twitter.com/UqZmljTooG
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) June 22, 2018
It has been common knowledge now that NXT Superstars Montez Ford and Bianca Belair are engaged, but the two of them will be officially tying the knot very soon. Ford has been competing in the tag team division as one-half of The Street Profits with Angelo Dawkins years now, but Belair has only recently gotten the chance to show what she is capable of in the ring on NXT programming. Belair recently revealed to fans on Twitter last night that her wedding will be taking place later on today. She also decided to share some photos of the two of them from a photoshoot that they took part in prior to the ceremony. Fans have noted that both of these athletes have tremendous potential to breakout in NXT.
Can’t believe I am getting married to the love of my life tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/U9lgUthIGO
— Bianca Belair (@BiancaBelairWWE) June 23, 2018
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