Thursday Night Thread: August 9, 2018

Your big story is that Aleister Black is officially out of Brooklyn’s main event.  It will now be Gargano/Ciampa, last man standing.

Renee Young will step up in relief of Jonathan Coachman on the Raw announce team on Monday.

This weekend’s independent highlights:

  • PROGRESS will be in Seattle tonight, Chicago on Saturday, and Detroit on Sunday.  WALTER will defend the title in all three locations — against Jimmy Havoc in Seattle, Eddie Dennis in Chicago, and Mark Andrews in Detroit.  Seattle also has Bandido/Flamita/Rey Horus against British Strong Style; Chicago features Pete Dunne against Flash Morgan Webster; and Detroit has Dunne and Trent Seven teaming up against the Monster Mafia of Ethan Page and Josh Alexander.
  • CMLL Super Viernes will be available tomorrow night on Claro TV.  with a main event trios match of Fenix/Matt Taven/Volador Jr against Bestia del Ring/El Terrible/Rush.  In addition, the Lightning Match will feature El Valiente against Hechicero.
  • CHIKARA will be going at it Sunday afternoon with the 2018 edition of CHIKARAsaurus Rex.  J.F. de Coronado defends the gold against Mark Angelosetti, which Danjerhawk puts the Young Lions Cup on the line against Sage Philips.
  • CZW’s Business As Usual comes to you Sunday night in Voorhees.  Dan O’Hare faces Rickey Shane Page in the main event bloodbath, while the undercard features Joe Gacy squaring off against Wheeler YUTA.

Enjoy the night.