More Names Announced for RAW Reunion and Another Who Declined the Invitation
As noted before, WWE announced that they will be holding a special RAW Reunion themed episode of RAW next week in Tampa, Florida.
Melina and Candice Michelle will also be among the former WWE stars currently scheduled to appear at next week’s show, they confirmed on Twitter.
Bully Ray reportedly rejected an offer from WWE to appear at the show, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Viceland Orders Second Season of Dark Side of the Ring Series
Viceland reportedly has recently agreed to a deal to air a second season of the Dark Side of the Ring documentary series, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s issue that this second season would include documentaries that had been produced but did not air in the first season due to the reduction in the number of episodes for the debut season. It was reported that this second season will include episodes focusing on the deaths of Dino Bravo and Chris Benoit.
New Japan Pro Wrestling News & Notes
New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced that this year’s Super Junior Tag League tournament will be taking place from October 16th to November 3rd.
Revolution Pro Wrestling announced they will be holding a tag team tournament throughout next month with the winning team to receive a title shot for the IWGP Tag Team Championship at NJPW’s Royal Quest event on August 31st in London, England. Team White Wolf (A-Kid & Carlos Romo) vs. Dan Moloney & MK McKinnan was the first match announced for this upcoming tournament.
NJPW and announcer Chris Charlton reportedly were involved in a recent incident with NJPW’s television partner TV-Asahi in regards to Charlton’s status in commentary, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s issue that network executives wanted Charlton to be removed from English commentary due to him lacking their ideal look and voice for the job. TV-Asahi officials eventually backed down from their stance following the backlash the network received when news of their demands were made public. Meltzer also reported that NJPW officials had been very supportive of Charlton and his work in the booth during this whole ordeal.
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Defy Wrestling announced that Jushin Thunder Liger will be making an appearance for the company at their Defyance Forever event on August 23rd in Tacoma, Washington.
EVOLVE reportedly drew an attendance of more than 800 for their 10th Anniversary event held last Saturday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Major League Wrestling announced two new matches for the card of their Never Say Never event on July 25th in Queens, New York:
– MLW National Openweight Championship – Savio Vega vs. Alexander Hammerstone (c)
– Brian Pillman Jr. vs. Richard Holliday