Various News: Indies, NJPW Power Struggle PPV, Nigel McGuinness Update
Indie Wrestling News & Notes
EVOLVE is currently selling tickets for this weekend’s set of shows which will also be available to watch live on WWNLive.com. EVOLVE 94 occurs on October 14th in Queens, New York and is headlined with a Last Man Standing Match for the WNN Championship between Keith Lee and champion Matt Riddle. EVOLVE 95 occurs on October 15th in East Haven, Connecticut and is headlined with an EVOLVE Championship match between Tracy Williams and champion Zack Sabre Jr.
The Young Bucks revealed they have recently received the official licensing contracts for Bullet Club Funko Pops arriving next year for sale at Hot Topic stores.
PWG announced this year’s Battle of Los Angeles tournament is currently available for purchase on both DVD and Blu-ray at online retailer Highspots.com.
NJPW Reveals Initial Card for Next Month’s Power Struggle PPV
Following October 9th’s King of Pro Wrestling event, New Japan Pro Wrestling revealed the initial card and main event for next month’s Power Struggle 2017 event. The event takes place on November 5th in Osaka, Japan.
In regards to the main event, Hiroshi Tanahashi will be defending his IWGP Intercontinental Championship against challenger KUSHIDA.
The rest of the announced card is a tag match for the Finals of the 2017 Super Jr. Tag Tournament, a Bullrope Deathmatch for the NEVER Openweight Championship involving Toru Yano versus champion Minoru Suzuki, and IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship involving Marty Scurll versus champion Will Ospreay.
Update on the Status of Nigel McGuinness
As previously reported, Nigel McGuinness took a sudden leave of absence last week from the WWE with few in the company aware of the official reason for his departure. The only answer given to PWInsider at the time was maybe he was dealing with an unknown personal issue.
In an update to this situation, PWInsider reported the official reason for McGuinness’ absence was due to him dealing with an undisclosed commitment outside of the country which required needing some time off. McGuinness returned to WWE on Tuesday to resume his commentary work with Vic Joseph for this week’s episode of 205 Live.