Various: Rollins’ Tag Partners, AXS to Air Live NJPW US Show, Indies
Finn Balor and Roman Reigns Replacing Jason Jordan as Seth Rollins’ Tag Partners for Select Live Events
Recent schedule updates by WWE revealed that Finn Balor and Roman Reigns will be replacing Jason Jordan as Seth Rollins’ tag team partner for upcoming live events while Jordan is out recovering from his recent neck surgery.
WWE currently has Reigns scheduled to team with Rollins against The Bar for this Friday’s and Saturday’s RAW brand house shows while Balor is scheduled to team up with Rollins against The Bar for this Sunday’s RAW brand house show. Reigns will be competing in a Triple Threat match for the Intercontinental Championship at this Sunday’s house show.
NJPW’s 2018 US Long Beach Event to Air Live on AXS TV
AXS TV announced NJPW’s Strong Style Evolved show on March 25th in Long Beach, California will air live on the network at 8PM EST (5PM PST).
AXS TV’s CEO Andrew Simon issued an official statement praising this move as part of the growing relationship with NJPW and TV Asahi.
“New Japan Pro Wrestling’s popularity and ratings in the U.S. are at an all-time high. The G1 Special last summer sold out in a few hours, while Strong Style Evolved, in an arena twice the size, sold out in less than ten minutes. This second U.S. event is a great opportunity to further our relationship with NJPW and TV Asahi and we are looking forward to growing their strong style brand of wrestling in the states.”
At the moment, only Kenny Omega, Kazuchika Okada, Tetsuya Naito, and Hiroshi Tanahashi have been confirmed to be appearing for this event. It was also revealed Jim Ross and Josh Barnett will be the commentators of this event.
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
New Japan Pro Wrestling announced on Twitter the main event of their February 17th show in Melbourne, Australia will be a six-man tag team match of Kenny Omega & Guerrillas of Destiny versus Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, & Rocky Romero.
EVOLVE recently announced a new match for the card of EVOLVE 103 on April 6th in New Orleans. This will be a singles match of Matt Riddle versus Dasiuke Sekimoto.
Impact Wrestling is currently reported to be holding a One Night Only PPV taping for their March 3rd show in Windsor, Ontario, according to PWInsider. This will be a co-promoted event with Scott D’Amore’s Border City Wrestling.