Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Knee Injury To NXT Star, News for Tonight’s WWE Smackdown and 205 Live

- Tonight, WWE will broadcast this week’s editions of Smackdown Live and 205 Live from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN.

Announced for Smackdown Live tonight is the return of the King’s Court segment hosted by WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler. Also on Smackdown tonight Alexa Bliss will defend the WWE Smackdown Women’s Title against Becky Lynch in a Steel Cage match.

Tonight’s WWE 205 Live will feature Jack Gallagher vs. Ariya Daivari in an “I Forfeit” match.

- WWE announced that Tajiri suffered a right knee injury at the January 5th NXT TV tapings from Full Sail University. Tajiri had teamed with NXT Champion Shinsuke Nakamura at the show, which will air on January 25th.

There was no timetable given for his return, although it was noted that he is currently not medically cleared to compete.

In addition to the January 5th NXT television tapings, Tajiri had made his 205 Live debut on January 3rd, defeating Sean Maluta. He teased an angle with Brian Kendrick after the match, when he spit green mist into Kendrick's eyes.

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