3/5 PW Morning Report: Mysterio Injured, WWE Fastlane, Big Week for NJPW, This Week’s Packed Schedule & More

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There have been an absurd amount of rumors and speculation surrounding Rey Mysterio and a possible return at WrestleMania, with some sources even saying he’s being groomed to face John Cena if The Undertaker can’t compete. Well, it looks like the reports no longer matter, as Mysterio apparently suffered a pretty serous injury at a recent event (DETAILS).

This weekend is WWE Fastlane, or the final pay-per-view event before WrestleMania, not to mention the final Smackdown brand exclusive pay-per-view for the foreseeable future. AJ Styles will defend the WWE Championship in a chaotic 6-Pack challenge which now includes John Cena, and we should have a pretty solid look at the ‘Mania card by this time next week.

Undertaker addresses WrestleMania rumorsJohnny Gargano’s final NXT appearance3/3 WWE Chicago ResultsBrock Lesnar’s 35-second live event matchThe latest on Sunny’s incarceration —— Wrestling News ——

New Japan has a lot going on this week, with their annual anniversary event on 3/6 featuring two championship matches and a special main event with IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada facing IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay, in a rare inter-division bout between stablemates. For the first time ever the anniversary show will feature English commentary.

The New Japan Cup kicks off on Friday with three straight days of shows. There will be two first round matches on each show, some of the stand-outs including Michael Elgin vs. Tomohiro Ishii and Tetsuya Naito vs. Zack Sabre Jr. Opening night will feature English commentary. (DETAILS)

This Thursday night IMPACT Wrestling presents a special “Crossroads” episode which will bridge the gap between major pay-per-view events. Each of the promotion’s championships will be on the line as Austin Aries defends against Johnny Impact, plus Matt Sydal vs. Taiji Ishimori with both the IMPACT Grand Championship and the X-Division Championship up for grabs in the bout. (DETAILS)

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Here’s what’s on tap for this week in pro wrestling!
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Monday, March 5th

WWE RAW || USA Network || 8 PM ET**

Tuesday, March 6th

NJPW Anniversary Event || New Japan World || 5 AM ET***WWE Smackdown Live || USA Network || 8 PM ET**WWE Mixed Match Challenge || Facebook || 10 PM ETWWE 205 Live || WWE Network || 10:25 PM ET

Wednesday, March 7th

WWE NXT || WWE Network || 8 PM ET**

Thursday, March 8th

IMPACT Crossroads || Pop TV || 8 PM ET**

Friday, March 9th

NJPW New Japan Cup – Opening Night || New Japan World || 4:30 AM ET***IMPACT Last Chancery || Twitch TV || 8 PM ET

Saturday, March 10th

NJPW New Japan Cup – Night 2 || New Japan World || 4 AM ET

Sunday, March 11th

NJPW New Japan Cup – Night 3 || New Japan World || 3 AM ETWWE Fastlane || WWE Network || 7 PM ET (pre-show)