News & Notes: New Impact Signings, Jeff Jarrett, Macho Sneakers, More
Several Wrestlers Sign Deals with Impact Wrestling
Impact Wrestling announced Ava Storie, Veterans of War (Mayweather and Wilcox), Kongo Kong, Matt Sydal, Dezmond Xavier and LAX’s Diamante have recently signed deals with the company. Mayweather, formerly known as Crimson, made his return to Impact last month but only recently signed a new deal with the company.
Jeff Jarrett Working on Plans for World Cup Trios tournament
Jeff Jarrett is reported to be currently working on plans for a possible World Cup Trios tournament, according to the Wrestling Observer. The plan would involve stars from Impact Wrestling, Japan’s Pro Wrestling NOAH, and Mexico’s AAA and be held this October in Japan.
While talks are still on-going, the plan could get dropped or possibly need a new company involved due to issues on AAA’s side and Pro Wrestling NOAH’s partnership with Mexico’s Crash Lucha Libre. Relations between Crash and AAA have been poor since several of AAA’s big stars defected to Crash earlier in the year.
ProWrestlingTees to Sell Officially Licensed Macho Man Sneakers
Online retailer ProWrestlingTees announced they will be selling limited edition Macho Man Randy Savage sneakers starting today with only 200 pairs available for sale. The sneakers are officially sponsored by Macho Man’s family and meant to honor the sixth anniversary of his passing.
6 Years Ago We Lost a Wrestling Legend, Macho Man Randy Savage. To honor his legacy, officially licensed by his family & estate, we are releasing these Limited Edition Macho Madness High Top Chuck Taylor Converse Shoes. They will be available for PRE-ORDER starting May 19th at 12pm CT. Only 200 pairs will be made available.
Only 200 Pairs
1 Per Customer
Sizes 6-15 (half sizes too)
4-6 Week Ship Time
$175 + Shipping Worldwide
WWE Reported to Have Told Kairi Hojo to Change Her Finisher
According to the Wrestling Observer, the WWE is reported to have recently told Kairi Hojo to create a new finisher due to not being allowed to use the elbow drop as her finisher in the WWE. The reason given was due to the WWE only wanting Bayley to have the move and Bayley having seniority when it comes to WWE deciding who gets certain moves.
At the moment, Hojo is currently finishing final commitments for Stardom before heading to WWE’s Performance Center soon.
The Rock to Host This Weekend’s Episode of SNL
Rock will be this week’s host of Saturday Night Live based on recent ads from NBC for the show. The episode will be the season finale for the show.