Various: Drew McIntyre Illness, Renee Young on Commentary Advice, New Japan Cup, Indies

Drew McIntyre Reportedly Battling an Illness

Drew McIntyre reportedly is currently battling an unknown illness, according to PWInsider.

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that McIntyre has been feeling very ill the past several days and despite his sickness, he worked at this past weekend’s RAW branded house show events and this week’s episode of RAW. No other details regarding the nature of McIntyre’s illness nor his current health status were given.

Renee Young Comments on WWE’s Recent Advice for Her Commentary Work

A recent episode of the Regular Girls podcast show with Renee Young as the co-host had Young discuss a variety of topics including the recent advice she was given by WWE to help improve the quality of her weekly commentary work.

“Each week, I’ve been working with Tom Phillips — This week I worked with Vic Joseph and we’ll go back and watch, or listen to my commentary on Raw or a pay-per-view and dissect it, they’ll give me pointers. It’s extremely beneficial to me. That was kinda the note, ‘You don’t have to talk as much as you think you need to talk. Maybe sit back and listen a little bit.’ I was like, ‘Okay.’ That’s really no easy task for me. I’m used to being ‘The Talker’ and keeping the ball afloat. When I don’t have the ball to keep it afloat, I think that’s an uncomfortable spot for me … sometimes I’m not really sure where I’m going, I just keep going until I land on it. But doing commentary, you can’t do that because everything is moving so quick and you’re telling a different story. For you to keep trying to land on the thing, the thing is gone by the time you’ve actually gotten to where you’re trying to get.”

NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 Tournament Night 9 Results & Night 10 Card

NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 tournament Night 9 quick match results:

  • New Japan Cup 2019 Quarter-Finals match – Tomohiro Ishii defeated YOSHI-HASHI via pinfall (20:25)
  • New Japan Cup 2019 Quarter-Finals match – Kazuchika Okada defeated Will Ospreay via pinfall (20:09)

Here is the partial card for Night 10 of NJPW’s New Japan Cup 2019 tournament, which takes place this Thursday at the Act city Hamamatsu in Shizuoka, Japan. Night 10 will air live on New Japan World starting at 5:00AM ET.

  • New Japan Cup 2019 Quarter-Finals match – Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
  • New Japan Cup 2019 Quarter-Finals match – Colt Cabana vs. SANADA

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Major League Wrestling announced that Air Wolf has recently signed a contract with the company.

MLW also announced two new matches for the card of their April 4th Rise of the Renegades event in Queens, New York:
Tables Match – Hart Foundation (Teddy Hart, Davey Boy Smith Jr., & Brian Pillman Jr.) vs. The Dynasty (MJF, Alex Hammerstone, & Richard Holliday)
Ace Romero vs. Josef Samael

NJPW announced a new match for the card of their March 24th New Japan Cup finals event in Niigata, Japan:
– IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship – Chase Owens vs. Juice Robinson (c)