CZW Crowns A New Champion, The Updated House Of Hardcore Lineup For 8/11, More


— As reported earlier here on eWn, former ROH star Lio Rush announced during Saturday night’s CZW event that he would make a final appearance on August 5th against Joey Janella. The word going around backstage at CZW is that Rush was in Orlando last week at the WWE Performance Center and has been offered an NXT deal.

— Shane Strickland won the CZW championship at the promotion’s event in Voorhees, NJ on Saturday night, defeating champion Davey Richards, Lio Rush, and Joe Gacy. Strickland also won the DEFY Wrestling championship, also held by Richards, as part of the promotion’s working agreement with CZW.

CZW returns on August 5th to Voorhes, NJ, headlined by Matt Tremont vs. Atsushi Onita in an exploding barbed wire match.

— Pro Wrestling Tees posted the following on Sunday:

Restock on the original NJPW merch at Hot Topic will be 2-3 weeks. But, good news for everyone asking… By popular demand these NJPW tees will be coming in August to Hot Topic along with the Bullet Club Zip Hoodie and a special exclusive item we will announce later this month.

— Here is the updated card for the August 11th House of Hardcore event at the iPlay America in Freehold, NJ.:

* MVP vs. Jake Hager (the former Jack Swagger) vs. Tommy Dreamer
* The debuting Rock N Roll Express vs. The Spirit Squad
* Anything Goes: Bully Ray vs. Sami Callihan
* Bobby Fish vs. Rhett Titus
* Also appearing are Nick Aldis (Magnus), Bull James, Velvet Sky, Angelina Love and more to be announced.

— Here is another EVOLVE mini-documentary, looking at the Matt Riddle vs. Keith Lee alliance and match…

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