Various: Cody on AEW UK Plans, Schiavone on Bischoff Not Being in WWE HoF, Indies

Cody Rhodes Comments on AEW’s Plans to Hold Event in United Kingdom in 2020

talkSPORT held a recent interview with Cody Rhodes and one of the topics discussed included All Elite Wrestling’s plans to hold a potential event in the United Kingdom in 2020.

“So, Royal Flush was a real thing and we all actually thought it was a really good name until we said it multiple times and we realized it was a terrible name. Tony [Khan] was one of the first to spot that. But, with the U.K. and our representation with ITV and FITE, and the fact that the fan-base is really thriving and hungry, I mean, the U.K. independent scene got hot before the American independent scene and so many of us imports were going over there to do shows like I did with What Culture Pro Wrestling. I would say 100 percent that AEW is coming to the U.K. in 2020. I can’t be sure if we’re coming for Dynamite, a pay-per-view or a rare live event tour, but everyone is on-board with us coming in 2020 and if I’m incorrect with that statement, I will give you $500. No, I don’t know. 100 percent, you can hold us to it. We are coming to the U.K. in 2020 and we’ve got some tentative dates circled, but it’s a matter of where you’re going to hit as well. Are you going to hit as many markets as you can possibly hit or are you just going to do London and Manchester? What’s it going to be? But, for sure, in 2020 we’ll be live over there with AEW.”

Tony Schiavone Comments on WWE Not Inducting Eric Bischoff Into Their Hall of Fame

A recent episode of the What Happened When podcast with co-hosts Tony Schiavone and Conrad Thompson included Schiavone discussing his thoughts on Eric Bischoff’s firing from WWE and not being inducted with the nWo into WWE’s Hall of Fame.

“Well Eric got f*cked over once by Vince [McMahon] this year, so why wouldn’t Vince f*ck him over again? You know what? That’s f*cking fine with me. And I hope that I’m working with AEW until the day I die, because once it’s all over with, my family has been instructed… I’ve told you this I think on the air here before. My family has been instructed that if they want to induct me in anyway, postmortem, the answer from the family is no. So, don’t expect from me to be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame. You know, now I’m pissed off. I’m pissed off because Eric is not a part of the n.W.o. into the Hall Of Fame, and I’m pissed off because Eric got f*cked over by Vince McMahon. Not Bruce Prichard, who’s our friend, who’s a good guy, straight up guy, but by Vince McMahon. You know, and everybody knows that Eric was brought in just so he could get fired, and that f*cking sucks. I know it, and I’ll guarantee you that I’m right, and the fact he wasn’t put in the n.W.o. Hall Of Fame — into the Hall Of Fame with the n.W.o. confirms it.”

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced the official rules for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Texas Death match at their Wrestle Kingdom 14 event on January 4th in Tokyo, Japan. This match will be held under no disqualification rules and can only be won by a 10-count knockout or by submission. The winner of this match will then face off against Juice Robinson for the U.S. championship at Night 2 of Wrestle Kingdom 14 on January 5th.

Northeast Wrestling announced that Marty Scurll will be making an appearance for the company at their Over The Top event on January 25th in Waterbury, Connecticut.

Major League Wrestling announced a new match for the card of their Fightland 2020 event on February 1st in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
– MLW World Heavyweight Championship – CIMA vs. Jacob Fatu (c)