|Will one of these two become the next NXT Womens' Champion?|
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Secondly, Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling announced matches for their two jointly-promoted shows in May. Several matches piqued interest for various positive reasons, but one particular match set for War of the Worlds on the 17th in New York has generated a lot of controversy. Hiroshi Tanahashi, NJPW's ace-turning-elder-statesman, will not be taking on Adam Cole, Kevin Steen, Jay Briscoe, or Michael Elgin, but Michael Bennett. The disparity in card position and the clash in styles have polarized fans online, although most of the reaction has been critical of the match so far. I personally don't think it's that bad an announcement, but I want to know what you think.
Finally, the most talked-about feud in WWE in the last two weeks has featured Hornswoggle turning heel, joining 3MB, and feuding with El Torito. The matches have been super fun so far, but allowing WWE to promote anything based on a minority group's physical features can be problematic as referenced by the commentary for the various matches. Is this feud good harmless fun, or is something sinister afoot based on how JBL and Michael Cole are calling the matches? Furthermore, regardless of any social implications, is this feud actually any good in the ring?