Various: AEW Considering Plans for Mid-Card Title, New AEW Signing, La Parka Update, Indies

AEW Considering Plans of Debuting a New Mid-Card Championship in the Near Future

All Elite Wrestling held a Full Gear media call yesterday with Cody as the host and one of the topics discussed included current plans for another championship belt to debut in the company.

Cody stated that this championship would be for the company’s mid-card talent and would be considered at the same level as the classic WWE Intercontinental Championship in terms of status and importance for rising star talent. He also stated that this new championship could be making its debut as early as next month.

Cody also mentioned that AEW wants all of their championships to be given the same treatment in terms of prestige as their AEW World Championship.

Full audio of Cody’s press conference (via AEW Media call.

Big Swole Reportedly Signs Deal with AEW

Big Swole reportedly has recently signed an official contract with All Elite Wrestling, according to Squared Circle Sirens.

Casey Michael reported that AEW officials were very impressed with Big Swole’s work during her match against Hikaru Shida at this past Wednesday’s AEW Dark tapings and offered her a contract following the match. Michael also reported that an official announcement regarding her signing is expected to be made soon by AEW.

Swole previously appeared for the company at All Out’s Buy-In show this past August in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and at last week’s AEW Dark tapings in Charleston, West Virginia.

La Parka Health Status Update

As noted before, La Parka suffered a serious neck-related injury at an event for KAOZ Lucha Libre last month in Mexico. La Parka has remained hospitalized since undergoing a lengthy surgery following the event.

Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that La Parka’s doctors recently stated that his neck injury could have been fatal due to the pressure in his neck had surgery not been performed immediately. Meltzer also reported that La Parka had other surgeries performed recently to help stabilize his spine and tracheotomy.

Meltzer reported that as of the time of his report, La Parka has been unable to talk but can communicate with others and has started to regain some of his feeling and movement in his arms and legs. It was also reported that La Parka was moved out of intensive care earlier in the week.

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

New Japan Pro Wrestling reportedly generated a sold out attendance of 5,558 for their Power Struggle event this past Sunday in Osaka, Japan, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

NJPW officials reportedly are currently considering plans for EVIL to split away from the Los Ingobernables de Japon group and be given a strong singles push in 2020.

MLW announced two new matches for the card of their Blood & Thunder event on November 9th in Orlando, Florida:
– Survivor match – Injustice (Jordan Oliver & Kotto Brazil) vs. Gringo Loco & Zenshi
Marshall Von Erich vs. Ikuro Kwon

Lucha Libre AAA recently announced that Kenny Omega will be defending his AAA Mega Championship against Dragon Lee at their TripleMania Regia event on December 1st in Monterrey, Mexico.