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Blood Feud continues at AEW Dynamite tonight

Just when you thought you had enough anarchy for a week... (Author: Gardener)

AEW DynamiteJust when you thought you'd had enough Anarchy for one week... The brutal, chaotic, gory Anarchy in the Arena match that made AEW Double Or Nothing 2022 stand out is brought into tonight's episode of Dynamite. In the wake of the building-wide war, AEW Founder and President Tony Khan has confirmed a match pitting two Anarchy contestants against each other. Jon Moxley and Daniel Garcia go head-to-head in Los Angeles. Garcia's Jericho Appreciation Society unit defeated Moxley, Eddie Kingston, Santana, Ortiz and Bryan Danielson at Double Or Nothing. This could end up being related to the Moxley match. Jon has previously joked that they must first bleed together before he and another can team up, and Garcia was an early target for Blackpool Combat Club recruitment. It would make little sense to team up with William Regal's crew of violent bears right now, although AEW could use that match to draw on Moxley's words. Moxley and Garcia have previously wrestled one-on-one, with Mox defeating his young opponent on August 20, 2021 at Rampage's First Dance Special.

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Champions, reactions and analysis from June 1st

Wednesday's All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Dynamite featured a plethora of breathtaking encounters between the elite of the wrestling world. Here are all of Wednesday's AEW Dynamite highlights and results: In the opening match, CM Punk and the FTR saw The Gun Club and Max... (Author: Gardener)

June 1stWednesday's All Elite Wrestling (AEW) Dynamite featured a plethora of breathtaking encounters between the elite of the wrestling world. While CM Punk was crowned the new champion, the Undisputed Elite and Hikuleo defeated Christian Cage, Darby Allin, Jurassic Express and Matt Hardy in a 10-man tag team match. Here are all of the highlights and results from Wednesday's AEW Dynamite: In the opening match, CM Punk and the FTR faced The Gun Club and faced Max Caster, Anthony Bowens and Billy Gunn. In a trio match, Punk teamed up with tag team champions FTR and Ring of Honor to face off against the Gunn Club and Max Caster. Punk's chemistry with the FTR resulted in an easy win for him as he rocked Austin with a fatal "go to sleep" to earn an easy pin. In the singles match, Johnny Elite took on veteran Miro, making his first appearance in months, and the Los Angeles crowd went berserk at the return of their master. Miro looked in great form and beat Johnny Elite quite easily to claim his spot for the title defense. The next segment was one of the highlights of the night as the two mighty tag teams went head to head in the night's fiery 10-man tag team match. Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus teamed up with Christian Cage, Darby Allin and Matt Hardy to take on the Bucks' Matt and Nick Jackson, RedDragon's Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish, and New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Hikuleo. After some entertaining battles, The Undisputed Elite & Hikuleo managed to defeat Jurassic Express, Matt Hardy, Darby Allin and Christian Cage. Although it was Wardlow's first appearance as an official wrestler for the AEW roster, his fight represented years of experience and finesse as he easily defeated Workhorsemen's JD Drake with powerbombs. At the Owen Hart Foundation Women's Tournament, Dr. Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter continued their winning form as they faced the team of Ruby Soho and Toni Storm in a fun tag team match. The action was quite back and forth until Storm pulled out a stunner out of nowhere and pinned Baker for a clear win. In the final match and main event, Jon Moxley faced Daniel Garcia. This altercation saw the veteran Moxley take advantage of the situation and bulldog choke Garcia to claim the win.

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Big change to the top AEW Dynamite match

Injury absences result in a significant change to tonight's AEW Dynamite line-up. (Author: Gardener)

AEW DynamiteAfter Jeff Hardy and Adam Cole were eliminated from this week's episode of AEW Dynamite, New Japan Pro Wrestling's Darby Allin and Hikuleo have appeared as their backups. AEW announced a ten-man tag team match pitting Cole, The Young Bucks, and reDRagon against The Hardys, Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus, and Christian Cage for Dynamite during Double Or Nothing 2022 (May 29). On Monday, AEW had pulled Hardy and Cole out of the game and instead started promoting an eight-person tag. Allin and Hikuleo are in, with the rationale for the plot being that Khan gives Hardy and Cole permission to choose their respective replacements. Jeff and Cole both miss Dynamite due to injuries. For Hardy, who was reportedly a "mess" at Double Or Nothing, that meant picking the man he was injured against on a recent episode of Dynamite. Cole, meanwhile, is linked to Hikuleo through her connections with Bullet Club. This is Hikuleo's third AEW match since his debut against Lance Archer in July 2021.

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Why AEW pulled Adam Cole out of this week's Dynamite

Backstage update on Tony Khan knocking Adam Cole out of this week's AEW Dynamite big match. (Author: Gardener)

weekAdam Cole and Jeff Hardy were both pulled from tonight's episode of AEW Dynamite shortly after Double Or Nothing 2022, where it was announced the duo would be on opposite sides of a 10-man tag pitting the Undisputed Elite against The Hardys , Luchasaurus, Jungle Boy and Christian Cage. After initially booking the 10-man, AEW removed Cole and Hardy and began promoting an 8-man on Monday. Bullet Club's Hikuleo and Darby Allin have since been drafted as Adams and Jeff's respective replacements, bringing the numbers back up. Hardy, on the other hand, was reportedly a physical "mess" at Double Or Nothing when he entered The Hardys' match with The Young Bucks, who were already smashed up from a recent Dynamite contest against Allin. Cole also competed at Double Or Nothing, defeating Samoa Joe to win AEW's first ever Owen Hart Cup men's tournament. He and his real-life partner Britt Baker (who competed in the women's competition) were later killed by Dr. Presenting Martha Hart with her commemorative belts and trophy.

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Wardlow served with lawsuit, Ruby Soho/Toni Storm

AEW Dynamite News - Wardlow Served With Lawsuit, Ruby Soho/Toni Storm Wrestling News And Rumors (Author: Gardener)

Ruby Soho/Toni StormDuring Wednesday night's episode of AEW Dynamite, Wardlow was served with a lawsuit over his recent powerbombs against several security forces. Wardlow was served the suit by Mark Sterling on behalf of American Arena Security Professionals. You can check out some highlights from the segment below: Also on this week's episode of AEW Dynamite, Ruby Soho and Toni Storm teamed up to take on Britt Baker and Jamie Hayter. Check out some highlights from this match below: Additionally, New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced several new matches for NJPW Strong Ignition. The event will take place on June 19th in Los Angeles and will include the following matches: *Negro Casas, Adrian Quest & Lucas Riley vs. Ren Narita, David Finlay & Mascara Dorada *Jordan Cruz vs. *Fred Yehi vs. Stray Dog Army Sie You can watch the official preview for the show below: Negro Casas Makes STRONG Debut and More on June 19th! Five fights added to Vermont roster Following last week's announcement of Hiroshi Tanahashi and Yuya Uemura against Hikuleo and Jay White, five more fights have been added to the card for NJPW STRONG's return to Vermont Hollywood on June 19, including a Lucha Libre Legend making his STRONG debut! None other than CMLL legend Negro Casas makes his NJPW STRONG debut at a spectacular trios day in Vermont. He will lead two young stars to come, Adrian Quest and Lucas Riley, who will take on Ren Narita, David Finlay and Mascara Dorada. Dorada and Casas have fought many times in CMLL, but on June 19th they face each other for the first time in the azure blue for an unmissable fight. Taylor Rust will face JONAH in singles in Vermont. After returning to NJPW STRONG last December, Rust wanted to target Tom Lawlor and the STRONG Openweight Championship, but after falling to the Filthy Champion, Rust has yet to find a new direction for the brand. Defeating a big opponent in top dog JONAH would certainly point in just such a direction; can he pull it off? Debutant Jordan Cruz faces JR Kratos at Ignition. Cruz, 25, has made a name for himself among West Coast independents but has met with immense opposition from the Most Feared. Fred Yehi takes on Bateman in Hollywood. The issue between Stray Dog Army's twisted mastermind and STRONG's savageweight Yehi has been brewing for several months. During the Rivals series, Yehi teamed up with the LA Dojo to defeat the Stray Dog Army, making Bateman swear that he would pursue Yehi with added aggression. When the two teams met again in Hollywood, the two only had hateful eyes for each other and a wild brawl ensued between the two. Now they go head-to-head to settle the score. As Bateman battles Yehi, Kevin Knight and The DKC face off against the rest of the Stray Dog Army. As the tag team competition heats up on STRONG, which pair of prospects gets the Duke?

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The best AEW star returns with AEW "Dynamite".

Today's AEW "Dynamite" experienced several memorable moments during the show, including the return of a former TNT champion. (Author: Gardener)

AEWToday's AEW "Dynamite" experienced several memorable moments during the show, including the return of a former TNT champion. As previously mentioned, Johnny Elite returned to AEW “Dynamite” tonight and challenged every person on the AEW roster to wrestle him. After he entered, a video segment started showing Miro in a dimly lit room. He explained that he returned to redeem the fans and bring them back to the kingdom of God. After moving in, Miro played the attacker and didn't let Johnny Elite cause much offense throughout the match. After his signature pump kick and "game over" submission hold, Miro clinched the win in his second leg. As previously mentioned, Lana took to Twitter earlier and explained that for some reason she felt the urge to watch tonight's episode of AEW "Dynamite" and hinted that her husband might return. Miro's last match was at AEW Full Gear in November 2021, where he suffered a loss to Bryan Danielson. It was also revealed during his time out of the ring that earlier this year he signed a four-year contract extension with AEW that will keep him with All Elite Wrestling through at least early 2026.

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MJF update, two confirmed injuries, CM Punk's first match as champion

AEW Dynamite makes its California debut tonight at the Kia Forum in Inglewood (Los Angeles), California. The headliner sees CM Punk in [...] (Author: Gardener)

MJFGiven that it's the first episode since Sunday's Double or Nothing pay-per-view, it looks like the company is pulling out all the stops to load up the card. The headliner will see CM Punk in action for the first time since winning the AEW World Championship as he teams up with FTR to take on Max Caster and the Gunn Club. Punk, Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler all partied in the ring on Sunday night after the show went off the air. Friedman was apparently written off AEW TV on Sunday night by being crushed and carried on a stretcher by Wardlow, after which Tony Khan declined to comment on all the drama that surrounded MJF throughout the weekend. Friedman is reportedly set to meet with Khan today to discuss his contract situation, something the young star hasn't been afraid to speak out about in recent months. During Double or Nothing, the company announced that The Undisputed Elite would face The Hardys, Jurassic Express, and Christian Cage in a 10-man tag match during Dynamite. Both Jeff Hardy and Adam Cole were pulled from the match when Khan later confirmed both sustained injuries. They have since been replaced by Bullet Club's Darby Allin and Hikuleo. Cole's injury appears to have originated sometime during the Owen Hart Cup final against Samoa Joe. Meanwhile, Hardy is reportedly still suffering from pain from his match with Allin a few weeks ago and looked noticeably sluggish in the Hardys' match against The Young Bucks on Sunday. Max Caster and Gunn Club * The Young Bucks, reDRagon and Hikuleo vs. Jurassic Express, Christian Cage, Matt Hardy and Darby Allin * Wardlow's first night in the AEW roster AEW returns to pay-per on June 26 with the Forbidden Door event -View Back, the company's first crossover with New Japan Pro-Wrestling.

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MJF releases a scathing promo for Tony Khan and demands to be fired from AEW

MJF took to the ring at AEW Dynamite this week to address everything that had been going on behind the scenes over the past few months, which ultimately culminated in his demanding that Tony Khan fire him. He started by talking about being held under a microscope, how not to [...] (Author: Gardener)

Tony KhanMJF took to the ring at AEW Dynamite this week to address everything that had been going on behind the scenes over the past few months, which ultimately culminated in his demanding that Tony Khan fire him. He started by talking about being kept under a microscope, how he wasn't given opportunities when AEW started and how he's expected to hit Grand Slams every time he steps in the ring. He then turned his ire on fans, saying they're nothing but uneducated Marks who keep changing their minds - noting how they called him unprofessional over the weekend and that they kept saying he could in his early AEW days don't wrestle. CM PUNK came out to speak to MJF but MJF walked through the crowd!!! Max then called Tony Khan over and said that he was the second biggest tie in AEW but that Khan was too busy paying ex-WWE guys "who can't tie my boots". He then asked if Khan would treat him better if he was an ex-WWE guy. Friedman then stared straight into the camera and demanded that Khan fire him before firing off a series of profanities. Fans in the ring then began tweeting that Punk came out to try and talk to Max, only for him to walk through the crowd. "I think wrestling thrives when real life meets on screen. Real-life conflict is often just as exciting as any on-screen conflict, which is one of the great things about what brought AEW to the wrestling biz. And now with the launch of AEW, we've been able to bring that back," Khan said in a media conference last week when asked why he let MJF's contract issues find their way into AEW programming. "I think it's exciting what's happening in real life and potential moves and contract negotiations and it adds another element to what is already a very exciting match at Double or Nothing with Wardlow vs MJF who has not only been very vocal about his own contract but his former bodyguard and how he feels about him and how he's tried to stifle his career," he added.

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GGWCup East Africa 2020: Women get sporty on their day

A day of fun punctuated by a kaleidoscopic aura in Lugogo provided the perfect picture of activity as Uganda hosted the Global Goals World Cup East Africa 2020 as the world celebrated the women. (Author: Gardener)

East AfricaGGWCup East Africa 2020: Women get sporty on their day Picture of activities as Uganda hosted the Global Goals World Cup East Africa 2020 as the world celebrated the women. KAMPALA - Forget the gladiator aura of football games as we traditionally know them, with a winner, the ultimate object of passionate sport. Think of the Global Goals World Cup a little differently. The women-only five-a-side tournament, whose East Africa 2020 edition was successfully hosted by Uganda on Sunday, needed adjustments to fit into the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). integrate that aim to change the world. And as the world celebrated International Women's Day, the teams that turned up at StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo in Uganda's capital, Kampala, offered the perfect blend of diversity, creativity, older spirit and youthful promise that contributed to both the global celebration and vision of the Tournament fit global citizenship to merge with football. Yes, I may have mentioned that everyone's a winner, but at the end of a packed Sunday, one team stood out from the rest to claim the highest honor by being crowned the winner of the competition: Hearts-Vision! And for their performance, they will represent East Africa at the Global Goals Finals in New York, USA. Hearts vision crowned as the champions wrapped up a day that had begun with promises of fine weather, making attendees all the more excited. By 8am Lugogo was already buzzing with anticipation and anticipation hung over the stadium, home of local Premier League champions KCCA FC. Indeed, the weather was kind as groups of women in creative, colorful team jerseys walked the stadium's artificial turf. Their presence helped create a kaleidoscopic atmosphere for the event, with each team's ingenuity and style showcased in their uniform attire. This ubiquitous presence of women of all ages and from across East Africa made for interesting observations. To qualify for the Global Goals World Cup East Africa 2020, teams had to select one of the 17 SDGs and take action accordingly. We are talking here about areas such as gender equality, education, poverty, climate protection, decent work and health. You could say that Team Abigail's grandmaz got a lot of attention that day. This group of older women exuded admirable enthusiasm both on and off the pitch. Choosing to play for Goal 8, which aligns with decent work and economic growth, this team of grandmothers and mothers want to "turn their frustration into energy and action for the next generation." On the pitch, they showed themselves flawless in the six-minute duels against their younger opponents. Another special group worth mentioning was the team Deaf Startlets FC who, as their name suggests, are true rising stars. Your choice for goal 5 – on gender equality – aims for inclusion, especially for people with disabilities, such as B. Hearing impairments, just like them. Her team motto "We deserve a better life" speaks astronomical volumes and her participation in the tournament was a refreshing reminder that everyone certainly deserves a better life. I'll walk you through this selection of images captured from the tournament on Sunday: The stage was set for the Global Goals World Cup East Africa 2020 sporting event in progress. They flaunted a wide array of style and fashion, and some extended that creativity to their beautiful faces. Team Abigail's Grandmaz, who plays for SDG 8, added a distinctive touch to their uniform - and just like the other teams, they kept their spirits up. On a warm Sunday morning, Mariam Mpaata, the tournament's local host, addressed the teams. The daily routine started with the registration of the team at 8am, followed by an Entrepreneurship Space Open and the games. National Council of Sports Chairman Donald Rukare and Uganda Tourism Board Chief Executive Lilly Ajarova were also in Lugogo. The local football association FUFA was well represented – with one team. By the way, Ajarova was Team Silverback Divas' goalkeeper and she did well to prevent those goals! If you are interested in African football, you should already know what an impressive force Uganda is in regional football (CECAFA). With 15 titles, Uganda is the most successful team in the CECAFA Cup, Uganda's oldest football tournament. Therefore, for the regional powerhouse, hosting the Global Goals World Cup in East Africa meant that mothers, sisters and grandmothers had the opportunity to experience the unifying factor of football and hopefully use that experience to interest the younger generations. The fans did their part to liven up the atmosphere in Lugogo with bright colors and costumes. Uganda joined the illustrious cast of five African nations to host the Global Goals World Cup. Immediate neighbors Kenya hosted the tournament in 2017 and South Africa in 2018. Team UMWCI Futsal Club (white veils) played for Global Goal 5, which focuses on gender equality. The Uganda Muslim Women Civilization Initiative (UMWCI) is a non-profit organization focused on empowering women to be self-sustaining. The Global Goals World Cup is an amateur soccer tournament open to all women over the age of 18. Eligible players may come from women's groups, corporations, sports organizations or federations, and a group of friends. Typically, a team consists of eight players, five of whom are playing on the field at any given time. Previous editions of the tournament have been held in several other cities around the world, including Copenhagen (Denmark), New York (USA), Bangkok (Thailand), Dubai (UAE), Mumbai (India) and Prague (Czech Republic). . Hosting the tournament provided Uganda with a perfect platform to raise its voice on such global issues as included in the SDGs. Ahead of the event, Mariam Mpaata spoke about the host country's desire to use the tournament to show what the Pearl of Africa is made of. “As a country, we have a lot to show the rest of the world – our beautiful, diverse culture, natural resources and our passion for sport. We want to create a world-class event that our visitors and the world will admire, our organizational skills and our passion for women's football," she said in an interview. The teams turned on their style game. As mentioned, each team chose a global goal it wanted to play for. For example, Team Poverty Alleviation Warriors chose Goal 1, which is about ending poverty in all its forms everywhere. The team attended the Nairobi (2017) edition and said: " Zero poverty is the ideal situation It's the Uganda we want – it's the world we want". Uganda was well represented in Lugogo. Kenya, Uganda's neighbor to the east, was also well represented. And that Kenyan supporter brought took his loyalty a step further by sporting a painting of his nation's flag all over his face, and then it was time for some serious football action. Team Hearts-Vision played for Goal 4, which is about quality education. According to her profile, the team's motto is "In school - not on the street!". They educate youth and provide awareness and counseling on the many challenges children face, forcing them to leave their homes and join the street life in Kampala's slum areas. This is how the team showed up in Lugogo on Sunday. It was a muggy day and the action on the pitch was as intense as the weather itself. Team Abigail's Grandmaz put on a good showing on Lugogo's synthetic surface, with their goalkeeper repeating some goalkeeping moves we usually hear from the Manuel Neuers of traditional football see. Team Centenary Bank Ladies, looking neat in their blue, red and white jerseys (reminds me of the 1998 World Cup in France), played for Gate 1 (No Poverty). According to their profile, this group chose this goal because they want to empower each of their customers and the entire community to fight poverty. Her team motto: “No one deserves to live below the poverty line. The teams came from a wide variety of backgrounds, including the medical world. Before their duels, the teams had the proverbial encouragement to finalize their respective game plans. The women of the Century Bottling Company team were in a great mood and were happy about a group photo. Maybe a signal of your footballing strength to your opponents? Perfect conditions for interactions, football action and photo shoots! Uganda's leading multimedia company Vision Group was also represented. And when it came to the real action, Team Abakazzi Ssi Mere showed they're tough enough to outsmart and overtake any opponent on this pitch. They played for Global Goal 10, which aims to reduce inequality. They entered the tournament to show the world that we are all equal because we all deserve to be looked at in the same way. Tears and tents lined the edge of the pitch as spectators and players alike enjoyed every second, minute and hour of the all-day event. As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, everyone's a winner in the Global Goals World Cup! At the end of the one-day tournament, the unifying factor football was clear. A successful tournament!

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Serie A champions Milan have been sold to American investor RedBird for $1.3 billion

MILAN (AP) - Less than two weeks after celebrating AC Milan's league title with [...] (Author: Gardener)

Serie AMILAN (AP) - Less than two weeks after celebrating AC Milan's league title with thousands of fans, Gerry Cardinale is poised to become the new owner of the legendary Serie A club. Cardinale is the founder and managing partner of American investment firm RedBird Capital Partners, which has signed a tentative deal to buy Milan for 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion). Milan said on Wednesday that RedBird is expected to complete the purchase from American firm Elliott Management by September at the latest. The announcement comes 10 days after Cardinale was pictured at celebrations in the Piazza del Duomo in front of the city's famous cathedral after the Rossoneri won the Scudetto. "I had the opportunity to be a fan and I went out to the piazza for the celebrations and no one knew who I was," Cardinale told reporters Wednesday. It touched me as a fan and I have to say it reminded me of the responsibility we have to be good stewards of this incredible club.” It was Milan's 19th Serie A title but their first in 11 years . Cardinale spent Wednesday morning chatting with Milan directors and visiting the club's museum. "We spent a couple of hours walking around the museum and I was really impressed with the history on display," he said. "And my job is to be a good steward of this incredible team." RedBird also has a stake in Fenway Sports Group, which owns English Premier League side Liverpool and the Boston Red Sox in the United States. RedBird is set to become Milan's fourth owner of the team within five years. US-based hedge firm Elliott has owned Milan since 2018 after the club's former Chinese owner failed to repay part of a loan. Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi controlled Milan for more than 30 years before selling it to the Chinese group in 2017. "I think there's a tremendous virtue in continuity," Cardinale said. “I think the Elliott team, the management team here, have done a phenomenal job over their tenure and I want to continue on that path. It's a success story. I want to win. Well, sport today is different from when I was 25 years ago. Sport is big business today, there is a lot of capital flowing into sport, our job is to be responsible stewards, not just stewards.” Milan had finished sixth a few months before Elliott took over. "When Elliott acquired AC Milan in 2018, we inherited a club with a tremendous history but with serious financial problems and mediocre sporting performance," said Gordon Singer, Elliott's managing partner. “Our plan was simple: create financial stability and bring AC Milan back to where they belong in European football. "As we make this remarkable transition to the next chapter of AC Milan, I would like to express our deepest humility, pride and most importantly, our gratitude for the experiences we have shared with each member of the AC Milan family." Elliott, who will retain a minority stake in the club, appeared ready to sell Milan to a Bahrain-based private equity firm, but exclusive negotiations recently ended after failing to reach a commercial agreement with Investcorp. "I want to thank Gordon Singer and the entire Elliott team for the tremendous work they have done over the past four years to rebuild Milan and return it to its rightful place at the helm of Serie A," Cardinale said . "RedBird's investment philosophy and team-owned track record have shown that football clubs can be successful on the field and sustainable off the field."

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