Various: Rich Swann Update, Abbey Laith Update, Indies
Rich Swann Drops Out from All Remaining Indie Bookings
As previously reported, Rich Swann announced earlier this week that he will be retiring from wrestling once he finishes his remaining indie commitments.
In an update to this situation, the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer reported that Swann recently pulled himself from all of his remaining indie bookings including those scheduled during WrestlemMnia 34 week and for Crash Lucha Libre.
Abbey Laith’s Post-WWE Status Update
As previously reported, Abbey Laith was among those from WWE’s developmental system released on Wednesday by the company.
In an update to this situation, Laith recently released a statement on Twitter thanking the WWE for giving her the opportunities and lessons learned during her time in the company. Laith is presumed to have declined WWE’s guaranteed non-compete pay in favor of being able to work in the indies immediately after her release. Her first post-WWE booking was revealed to be for Beyond Wrestling’s April 28th event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dear @WWENXT and @WWE ….. Thank You. Thank you for all the opportunities you gave me in the last year. Thank you for everything I was taught and I wouldn’t trade that chapter of my life for anything. Now my path may be changing, but the Crown Jewel is still very much alive👑💎
— Abbey Laith (@AbbeyLaithWWE) March 9, 2018
BREAKING: Beyond Wrestling returns to the @WrestleFactory_ in Philadelphia for a doubleheader with @CHIKARApro on Saturday, 4/28 featuring #KimberLee's homecoming! @AbbeyLaithWWE #ShesAWrestler pic.twitter.com/g5jaLmyJ6o
— Beyond Wrestling (@beyondwrestling) March 9, 2018
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Major League Wrestling is reported to be currently working on a television series for the company, according to the Wrestling Observer. The Observer’s Dave Meltzer reported the company taped their recent Spring Break ‘18 event for this project and have more tapings scheduled to occur in the future.
New Japan Pro Wrestling will be holding a three-match event and an autograph session at their new Los Angeles training dojo on March 24th.
Former Impact Wrestling star Robbie E. recently announced on Twitter he is launching a podcast show on iTunes called “Why It Ended with Robbie E.” The show will focus on former wrestlers who left the industry or had very brief televised careers. The first episode of Robbie’s podcast show will be released on March 14th and a new episode to arrive every Wednesday.