Various: Goldust on AEW’s Creation, WWE Network Hidden Gems, Indies

Goldust Comments on Cody’s Involvement with All Elite Wrestling

Goldust recently reflected on Twitter about his brother Cody’s involvement in the creation of All Elite Wrestling.

WWE Network Hidden Gems Addition

This week’s addition to WWE Network’s Hidden Gems series is Japanese stars themed, featuring six classic matches.

The first gem is from an August 9, 1980 Showdown at Shea 1980 event from WWF featuring a singles match of Antonio Inoki vs. “Pretty Boy” Larry Sharpe.

Showdown at Shea 08/09/1980 – An International Showdown

WWE Hall of Famer Antonio Inoki takes on ‘Pretty Boy’ Larry Sharpe from the legendary Showdown at Shea event in the summer of 1980.

The second gem is from a May 14, 1988 event from AWA featuring a tag team match of Greg Gagne & Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Riki Choshu & Mr. Saito.

AWA 05/14/1988 – Flying High with The King

Greg Gagne teams with AWA Champion Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler to face two of Japan’s fiercest competitors in Riki Choshu and Mr. Saito.

The third gem is from a September 1, 1989 episode of WCW Power Hour featuring a singles match of Sting vs. The Great Muta.

WCW Power Hour 09/01/1989 – Muta in the Mist

The rivalry between WWE Hall of Famer Sting and Japanese legend the Great Muta reaches a fever pitch in the summer of 1989.

The fourth gem is from a May 18, 1996 episode of WCW Worldwide featuring a WCW Cruiserweight Championship match of Dean Malenko vs. Shinjiro Otani (c).

WCW Worldwide 05/18/1996 – The Iceman Cometh

The WCW Cruiserweight Championship is on the line as Shinjiro Otani defends against the Iceman of WCW, Dean Malenko.

The fifth gem is from an October 30, 2016 NXT Live Event from WWE featuring a singles match of Bobby Roode vs. Kota Ibushi.

NXT Live Event 10/30/2016 – The Fight for Glory

Bobby Roode looks to show Los Angeles why he is the glorious one when he takes on Japanese sensation Kota Ibushi in NXT.

The sixth and final gem is also from an October 30, 2016 NXT Live Event from WWE featuring a NXT Championship Triple Threat match of Samoa Joe vs. Eric Young vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (c).

NXT Live Event 10/30/2016 – Three’s a Crowd

The NXT Championship is on the line as Shinsuke Nakamura looks to retain against Samoa Joe and Eric Young in a triple threat contest.

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

ROH recently announced that they are partnering with the National Wrestling Alliance for the return of the Crockett Cup tournament this year. This year’s tag team tournament will take place on April 27th in Concord, North Carolina.

ROH also announced a new match for their January 13th Honor Reigns Supreme 2019 event in Concord, North Carolina:
– Flip Gordon vs. Tracy Williams

Major League Wrestling announced that the card of their MLW Superfight event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania features a MLW World Tag Team Championship match of The Hart Foundation vs. Pentagon Jr. & Fenix (c).