More on Goldberg’s Upcoming Appearance at WWE’s Saudi Event in June
Flip Gordon Comments on His Removal from NJPW’s Best of the Super Jrs. 2019 Tournament
As noted before, New Japan Pro Wrestling announced both El Desperado and Flip Gordon have been pulled from their upcoming Best of the Super Juniors tournament, which takes places from May 13th to June 5th. NJPW stated that Gordon was pulled due to visa issues that would not be resolved in time for the tournament.
Fightful held a recent interview with Gordon discussing the visa issues that led to his removal from NJPW’s upcoming Super Juniors tournament.
“The second certificate of eligibility, in order to apply for a new visa, got lost in the mail. They sent it back on April 12. I should have had it in enough time to apply for a new visa. It was a miscommunication with the consulate. I drove to the consulate to see if we could get an extension on the current visa, which was the wrong via, but we didn’t know the current visa had expired until yesterday.
The visa I had would have worked had I gone to Japan (in February) because they would have taken the certificate of eligibility and put the stamp in my passport and I would have had re-entry (for Best of Super Juniors).”
Gordon also stated that NJPW officials were not upset at him and understood that his visa issues were completely out of his control.
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Game Changer Wrestling announced that they will holding an event called “5150 – A Tribute to Homicide” on July 14th in Brooklyn, New York. It was announced that this event will be held in honor of the 25th anniversary of Homicide’s wrestling career.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the advanced ticket sales for Ring of Honor’s return to the Hammerstein Ballroom on July 20th in New York City, New York are the slowest they have been for a ROH event in the venue in years.
Major League Wrestling announced a new match for the card of their Fury Road event on June 1st in Waukesha, Wisconsin:
– Falls Count Anywhere – Sami Callihan vs. Mance Warner