Top Indy Name Returning? – While most wouldn’t agree with this statement, but James Ellsworth has been a big draw for a lot of indy markets. Apparently, PWInsider is reporting that Ellsworth is set to return to the WWE at the Money in the Bank ppv event this Sunday. There’s no word if this is like The Great Khali’s one night return to help Jinder Mahal, by him helping Carmella or if this is a full time return.
Update: James Ellsworth claimed on social media this afternoon that he will be in China on Sunday, and won’t even be in the country on Sunday.
Major IWGP Heavyweight Title Bout Announced – It was announced during a press conference last night that Kenny Omega already has his first major championship defense announced. For those unaware, Omega defeated former champion Kazuchika Okada to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. When NJPW arrives in San Francisco at the Cow Palace on July 7th, Omega will face off with Cody Rhodes for the belt. There’s a major possibility that Cody Rhodes wins the ROH World Heavyweight Championship the week prior, which would be a major match. Other major matches include the Young Bucks defending their IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships against former champs EVIL and Sanada in a rematch. Jay White will defend his IWGP United States Championship against Juice Robinson, and Okada and Will Osprey wil take on Tetsuya Naito and BUSHI.
Quick Hits – Ric Flair claims Ronda Rousey has signed a one year contract with the company, and claims that Rousey wants children so the idea of her sticking around long term isn’t a certainty. WWE star Noam Dar is set to return to the ring after a long layoff due to injuries. Alicia Fox is backstage again at RAW.