Various: Triple H on Future NXT UK TakeOvers, Matt Jackson & Cody on AEW-NJPW Status, Indies

Triple H Comments on Potential Future Locations for NXT UK TakeOver Events

talkSport held a recent interview with Triple H and one of the topics discussed included potential locations for future NXT UK TakeOver events.

“In terms of future NXT UK TakeOver locations, @TripleH pinpoints London as a place on a priority list, as well as Dublin, to @AlexM_talkSPORT, before saying he’d love to go to Germany, France and Italy, too.”

Matt Jackson and Cody Comments on Rumored AEW-NJPW Partnership

Sports radio station ESPN West Palm held a recent interview with the Young Bucks and one of the topics discussed included Matt Jackson’s thoughts on the rumored working relationship between All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling.

“Yeah, that was just a rumor. Nothing is happening. I think he [Jericho] just did that to try and get the internet to talk a little more about the situation. But the door has not opened up at all. We wish them luck in what they’re doing because [like] Matt said with NXT, a lot of our friends work in New Japan. Most of them are our friends. We have friends everywhere in the wrestling world. If something came along, then we’d be open but nothing is happening right now.”

Cody Rhodes was recently interviewed by the New York Post regarding this same topic and gave his thoughts on the collaboration between both companies for last weekend’s Wrestle Kingdom 14 event and the status of the “forbidden door.”

“I think the thing that was strange to me was people were asking for this partnership. I don’t know what a partnership would look like other than what you saw. Chris Jericho was part of one of the main events of Wrestle Kingdom, Jon Moxley as well. They both were successful. What did he call it? The forbidden door? The forbidden door. It may be forbidden, but clearly the door is opening and closing and opening and closing. It’s public knowledge that some guys here, myself included, have exemptions to work New Japan Pro-Wrestling. But I know that New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s focus is New Japan, and AEW’s focus is AEW. So more likely what a partnership would look like is perhaps some sharing of talent, some shared creative, but we’re not going to do a Super Clash III where (Kerry) Von Erich and (Jerry) Lawler are fighting over the title. Sorry, that’s a real specific angle I brought up. I’m always hesitant to combine banners versus just respecting each other’s banners. But I like how it’s referred to as the forbidden door. I don’t really think it’s forbidden at all. Like I said, many people have the exemption to work there. They put on a great Wrestle Kingdom. They have some amazing talent, particularly Will Ospreay. He’s a top-five wrestler in the world right now. So, we’ll see where that goes. I know everyone pretty much feels the same about it.”

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Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Ring of Honor announced that they will be holding an event on February 9th called Free Enterprise in Baltimore, Maryland and tickets for the show will be free of charge. It was also announced that Slex and Session Moth Martina will be making their official debuts for the company at this event.

During this past Tuesday’s episode of NWA Powerrr, Scott Steiner made his official debut for the company in the closing segment of the show. Nick Alids revealed Steiner as the mystery partner for his team for the upcoming Team Morton vs. Team Team Aldis six-man tag team match.

Impact Wrestling announced that Eddie Edwards will be putting his Call Your Shot trophy on the line for his match against Michael Elgin at their Hard to Kill event this Sunday in Dallas, Texas. The holder of this trophy is granted an automatic title shot for any championship of their choosing in Impact Wrestling.

Absolute Intense Wrestling announced a new mach for the card of their Built to Last event on February 7th in Cleveland, Ohio:
– Jeff Cobb vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor