Various: NJPW Best of the Super Juniors, WWE PPVs Update, Indies
Full Card for NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Night 5
NJPW recently released the full card for Night 5 of their on-going Best of the Super Juniors tournament. This event occurs on May 24th at the Ukaru Chan Arena in Shiga, Japan and airs live on New Japan World starting at 5:30AM EST.
Full card for Night 5:
* KUSHIDA & Shota Umino versus Ryusuke Taguchi & Yota Tsuji.
* Marty Scurll & Chase Owens versus Chris Sabin & Tomoyuki Oka.
* Minoru Suzuki & El Desperado versus Sho & Yoshi-Hashi.
* Tetsuya Naito & Hiromu Takahashi versus Dragon Lee & Toa Henare.
* Best of the Super Juniors A Block – BUSHI versus Tiger Mask.
* Best of the Super Juniors A Block – ACH versus Yoshinobu Kanemaru.
* Best of the Super Juniors A Block – Taiji Ishimori versus Flip Gordon.
* Best of the Super Juniors A Block – Will Ospreay versus Yoh.
WWE Expanding Length of PPV Events Update
As noted before, WWE recently notified pay-per-view providers of upcoming changes to their pay-per-view events starting with next month’s Money in the Bank event.
In an update to this situation, PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported WWE confirmed the starting time for all pay-per-view events will be pushed back to a new start time of 7PM EST going forward. They also clarified reports of all events being a minimum of four hours long stating this will not become the new standard but instead they wanted to give enough breathing room to extend events beyond the traditional PPV three hour limit and the Network era limit of three and a half hours whenever needed.
The “Big 4” of the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series will remain as longer events in regards to length and start times.
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Destiny Wrestling announced the card of Impact Wrestling’s June 3rd One Night Only pay-per-view taping in Mississauga, Canada features a singles match of Austin Aries versus Rich Swann. This event is being co-promoted with Destiny Wrestling.
Major League Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their June 7th MLW Fusion television tapings. This will be a singles match of Joey Janela versus Maxwell Jacob Friedman.
Newest episode of the NWA’s Ten Pounds of Gold series focuses on the aftermath of Cody challenging champion Nick Aldis for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship at September’s All In event.