Various: Dark Side of the Ring Update, Jarrett Lawsuit Update, G1 Climax Night 9 Card, Indies

Viceland’s Dark Side of the Ring Series Update

As noted before, Viceland recently renewed their Dark Side of the Ring documentary series for a second season. Two episodes based on the deaths of Dino Bravo and Chris Benoit are currently planned to be among the ten episodes for the second season.

For the Chris Benoit episode, The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that the series producers are currently considering reaching out to Sandra Toffoloni (Nancy Benoit’s sister), Chris Jericho (who was friends with Benoit), Chavo Guerrero Jr., Michael Benoit (Chris Benoit’s father), and David Benoit (Chris Benoit’s son from a first marriage) for potential interviews.

The new season will also feature an episode on WWF’s Brawl for All tournament from 1999 and there are currently plans for a potential episode to also be made focusing on Jimmy Snuka.

Another Update on Jeff Jarrett’s On-Going Lawsuit Against Anthem

As noted before, Jeff Jarrett is currently suing Impact Wrestling’s parent company, Anthem Sports & Entertainment, over allegations of trademark infringement and violations of Tennessee state business laws being committed by Anthem. Jarrett was dealt a legal blow last month when the presiding judge in the case dismissed several claims from his original lawsuit.

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that Jarrett suffered another legal blow to his case on July 22nd when the same presiding judge, Chief Judge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr., ruled against his attempt at interlocutory appeal regarding last month’s court decision.

The remainder of Jarrett’s lawsuit against Anthem was not affected and will continue to move forward.

NJPW G1 Climax 2019 Night 9 Card

Here is the partial card for NJPW G1 Climax 2019 tournament Night 9, which takes place this Saturday at the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in Aichi, Japan. Night 9 airs live on New Japan World starting at 5:00AM EST.

  • G1 Climax 2019 match – Kota Ibushi vs. Lance Archer
  • G1 Climax 2019 match – Will Ospreay vs. Bad Luck Fale
  • G1 Climax 2019 match – EVIL vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
  • G1 Climax 2019 match – Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. SANADA
  • G1 Climax 2019 match – Kazuchika Okada vs. KENTA

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

The Spirit Squad (Kenn Doane & Mike Mondo) have recently signed contracts with Major League Wrestling, according to the Wrestling Observer.

New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that Jushin Thunder Liger will be competing on all three nights of next month’s Super J-Cup 2019 tournament in the United States but only in non-tournament matches. NJPW also announced that SHO, Dragon Lee, and TJP are the first set of official entrants in this upcoming tournament.

Impact Wrestling will be returning to Mexico City, Mexico for Impact! television tapings on August 15th and August 16th.

El Hijo del Fantasma (King Cuerno in Lucha Underground) will be making an official announcement regarding the future of his career after his final Mexican indies booking on August 4th, according to Lucha Blog.