Various: Dolph Ziggler WWE Status Update, Hidden Gems, New Japan Cup, Trademarks

Dolph Ziggler WWE Contract Update

As noted before, Dolph Ziggler has been on a hiatus from WWE since this past January’s Royal Rumble event.

A recent episode of the Wrestling Inside The Ropes show on Boston radio station 98.5 had Ziggler as the guest and one of the topics discussed included the current status of his contract in WWE.

“Technically, I am, yes. The last two years I’ve had somewhat of a handshake agreement, behind closed doors deal with WWE. I’ve been able to do a lot of things on my own, not WWE, just because of the relationship we’ve had over the last 14 years. I have a bit of a handshake agreement right now, but we’ll know some more details in the coming months.”

WWE Network Hidden Gems Addition

This week’s addition to WWE Network’s Hidden Gems series is Road to WrestleMania IX themed, featuring one classic event.

This gem is the entire March 28, 1993 March to WrestleMania IX event from WWF. WWENetworkNews reported that this event featured seven matches and aired as a two-hour television special on USA Network.

03/28/1993 – March to WrestleMania IX

Macho Man Randy Savage battles Yokozuna, and The Undertaker faces Bam Bam Bigelow on the road to WrestleMania.

NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 Tournament Night 6 Results & Night 7 Card

NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 tournament Night 6 quick match results:

  • New Japan Cup 2019 Second Round match – Will Ospreay defeated Lance Archer via pinfall (18:09)
  • New Japan Cup 2019 Second Round match – Kazuchika Okada defeated Mikey Nicholls via pinfall (17:29)

Here is the partial card for Night 7 of NJPW’s New Japan Cup 2019 tournament, which takes place this Saturday at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Night 7 will air live on New Japan World starting at 5:30AM ET.

  • New Japan Cup 2019 Second Round match – Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Ryusuke Taguchi
  • New Japan Cup 2019 Second Round match – Kota Ibushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

New Wrestling-Related Trademarks Filed

Jim Ross and Oriental Wrestling Entertainment recently filed one new trademark each to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, according to PWInsider.

A trademark for “The Voice of Wrestling” was filed by J.R.’s Blackhat Enterprises, LLC on March 7th for entertainment-related purposes. This trademark covers both live appearances and podcast shows featuring Jim Ross.

A trademark for “OWE Kungfu Wrestling” was filed by Chinese company Shanghai Martialism Sport and Culture Communication Co. on March 5th for wrestling and entertainment-related purposes. This Chinese company is the parent company of Oriental Wrestling Entertainment, which is currently affiliated to All Elite Wrestling.