Various: Adam Cole on Having Creative Freedom in NXT, ROH Notes, Indies

Adam Cole Comments on the Creative Freedom Given to Talent in NXT

United Kingdom sports radio station TalkSPORT held a recent interview with Adam Cole and one of the topics discussed included the level of creative freedom given to talent in WWE’s NXT brand.

“One of the coolest things about NXT is we have a ton of creative liberties to come up with the story and the vision we have for the match.Of course, there’s input and advice given and there’s suggestions or, you know ‘we need something this way’ but generally speaking, myself and Gargano, we come up with that match [two-out-of-three falls]. We decide ‘hey, let’s do this’ and then if we’re stumped on a little area then someone will chime in and come up with another way to take another cool dip or make the match or the story more exciting. We do have a lot of freedom, which is great.”

Ring of Honor News & Notes

Jonathan Gresham reportedly has recently signed a new deal with Ring of Honor, according to PWInsider. Mike Johnson reported that Gresham will become a lot more involved with the company’s training school, ROH Dojo, as part of the terms of his new deal.

PWInsider also reported that the company has recently signed Maria Manic to an official contract for their Women of Honor division.

ROH announced that the official rules for the Pure Rules match between Jonathan Gresham and Silas Young at their upcoming Best In The World 2019 event are each wrestler is allowed three rope breaks for submission holds and one warning for using closed-fist punches with the second warning resulting in a disqualification.

Two new matches were announced for the card of Best In The World 2019 event on June 28th in Baltimore, Maryland:
– ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Championship – Mark Haskins, Tracy Williams, & PJ Black vs. Villain Enterprises (Marty Scurll, PCO, & Brody King) (c)
– Kelly Klein & Jenny Rose vs. The Allure (Angelina Love & Mandy Leon)

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Lucha Libre AAA announced in an official press conference held earlier today that they will be holding an event called Invading LA on October 13th at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre announced that Jushin Thunder Liger will be making his final appearance for the company at their July 19th event in Mexico City, Mexico.

Major League Wrestling announced that Tony Schiavone will be making his return to the company next month.