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WWE Battleground is a SmackDown Live exclusive event and goes Sunday July 23 in Philadelphia. Eight matches are on the card. Or is it nine? Somebody ask Vince. Three titles are up for grabs - the WWE Championship, the SmackDown Tag belts and the United States Championship. Throw in an "old fashioned" Flag Match, a Fatal Five Way elimination match for womens #1 contender, PPV exposure for two of the future's big stars, a comic relief bit from Breezango versus who knows who and a kickoff show match for two severely under-utilized talents. As I write this, a Sammy Zayn/Mike Kanellis match is being rumored. (whoopee) New Japan Pro Wrestling has had a fabulous last couple months and their big annual tournament is now under way spanning two weeks. Dominion was a great event with as many as three matches headed for the HOF for many fans. The NJPW foray into California was a great success, G1 USA also had some great matches and there was no shortage of loyal and very knowledgeable NJPW fans. The G1 Climax 27 tournament is under way and promises some top level performances. We go over it all with The Smarks' resident NJPW "Gedo", Derick Thompson. Otherwise, the Battle Smarks lineup consists of p0rnoPuppy, Cnyr3bel and canadianglen. Probably. Listen in, join the chat room, tell us how wrong we are.
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