AEW Revolution News & Notes
WWE’s Renee Young and indie wrestlers Mance Warner and Effy reportedly were seen backstage during Saturday’s AEW Revolution event in Chicago, Illinois, according to PWInsider and Bodyslam.net.
As noted before, AEW announced during their Revolution event that the March 25th episode of AEW Dynamite in Newark, New Jersey will be titled “AEW Blood & Guts.” AEW owner Tony Kahn stated during the post-show media scrum that “Blood & Guts” is the name of the War Games type match that is currently advertised for the show.
Dustin Rhodes and QT Marshall announced at the post-show media scrum that they are officially pairing together as a tag team with Brandi Rhodes as their manager.
Colt Cabana reflected on Twitter about his recent signing with AEW:
As @TonyKhan said last night,
I've signed with @AEWrestling & @AEWonTNT.
I've had different goals & ideas throughout my career in Wrestling.
Right now, to be involved on a national TV show & product with my Friends and Equals…it's all I can ask for!
This will be fun!
— Colt Cabana (@ColtCabana) March 1, 2020
Kenny Omega Reveals AEW is Considering Plans for New Tournament
Comicbook.com held a recent interview with Kenny Omega and one of the topics discussed included Omega revealing that AEW is currently planning to hold a tournament similar in idea to New Japan Pro Wrestling’s month-long tournaments.
“Every one of those tournaments, they’re rough on the body and it’s tough to figure out a schedule to do so. Whether it be a round robin tournament, a league style or one night we are definitely looking into a tournament format because people, as a [myself] fan even, I love tournaments. As, a performer they’re tough to do, but I think it really tests the athletes’ mettle and it really separates the men from the boys. Yeah, I would love to do a tournament. I don’t know what we’d call it. Don’t have any ideas for a name, but all of us have been brought on board with tournament. It’s just a matter of figuring out how.”
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Lucha Libre AAA reportedly is currently planning for this year’s Triplemania event, Triplemania XXVIII, to take place on August 22nd in Mexico City, Mexico, according to Lucha Blog.
Japanese promotion Wrestle-1 recently announced (via Fightful) that they are suspending all activities indefinitely after their April 1st event in Tokyo, Japan. No official reason was given for the decision although the company’s founder Keiji Mutoh stated in a recent press conference of the financial difficulties in running the company.
Dragon Gate announced that they have cancelled all of their upcoming events until March 14th due to health concerns over the on-going coronavirus outbreak in Japan.
ROH announced that Slex is the next official entrant for their upcoming Pure Championship tournament. ROH also announced that Jenny Rose is the next official entrant for their upcoming Women’s World Championship tournament.
WrestleCon announced a new match for the card of their Mark Hitchcock Memorial Supershow 2020 event on April 2nd in Tampa, Florida:
– Low Ki vs. Zack Sabre Jr.