Dunne’s U.K. Title Defense in the Big Apple
WWE and PROGRESS Wrestling announced WWE United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne will defend his title against Gentleman Jack Gallagher. The match won’t take place in a WWE ring but instead at PROGRESS’s New York City-based event scheduled in Queens on Saturday, August 12. In a video provided through PROGRESS, Gallagher revealed his match against Dunne was sanctioned by NXT General Manager William Regal. Dunne is also the PROGRESS World Champion but that title won’t be on the line.
Dunne and Gallagher do have WWE-related history. Both men previously fought during a PROGRESS match to determine which wrestler would advance to WWE’s Cruiserweight Classic in 2016. Gallagher won the match.
Lesnar vs. Joe’s Live Event Match
From Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena last weekend, WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe fought in a rematch of their Great Balls of Fire pay-per-view match. Lesnar won the match, which was not televised or screened on the WWE Network. On Monday, the WWE uploaded highlights of the match that saw Lesnar retain the championship.
As Top Rope Press reported, the show mainly featured the SmackDown Live roster, but the addition of the two RAW superstars added a special feel to WWE’s final show at the Joe Louis Arena.