Various: Jon Moxley NJPW Contract Update, WWE Network’s Hidden Gems Update, Indies

Jox Moxley NJPW Contract Status Update

Jon Moxley’s current contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling reportedly expires in early January 2020, according to Sports Illustrated.

It was reported that Moxley’s NJPW contract is currently set to expire after the first night of Wrestle Kingdom 14, which takes place on January 4th and January 5th, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.

Moxley is currently scheduled to begin working full-time for All Elite Wrestling starting with their debut television show on October 2nd.

WWE Network’s Hidden Gems Status Update

As noted before, WWE launched a redesigned version of their WWE Network service last month featuring a “sleeker design” and improved streaming capabilities.

Besides streaming issues with the service during last weekend’s NXT TakeOver: Toronto and SummerSlam events, the Network’s Hidden Gems section was noticeably absent from the redesign until this past Thursday.

The Network’s Hidden Gems section is now located in the “In Ring” section and can be found when scrolling down to the “Featured” section. Hidden Gems are then broken down into five sections:

  1. Recently Added
  2. WWE Hall of Famers
  3. Before They Were Superstars
  4. Classic Title Matches
  5. Memorable Interviews

The new Hidden Gems section also no longer lists hidden gems by year unlike its original format.

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Major League Wrestling announced that they have recently hired Tom Prichard, brother of Bruce Prichard, to an official contract with the company. Prichard will be working as the company’s senior agent starting with their War Chamber event on September 7th in Dallas, Texas.

The Crash Lucha Libre announced a new match for their co-promoted event with Fight Club: PRO on September 7th in Tijuana, Mexico:
– Tyler Bate, Trent Seven, & Travis Banks vs. Rey Horus, Bestia 666, & Mecha Wolf

ROH announced two new matches for the card of their Honor For All 2019 event on August 25th in Nashville, Tennessee:
ROH World Tag Team Championship – The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) vs. The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe) (c)
Defy or Deny match – Matt Taven vs. Jay Lethal vs. Jeff Cobb vs. Kenny King