Dark Side of the Ring Producer Comments on Chavo Guerrero’s Helpful Work on Chris Benoit Episode
TV Insider held a recent interview with Viceland’s Dark Side of the Ring series producer Evan Husney. One of the topics discussed included his thoughts on the Chris Benoit episode not being possible without the very helpful work from Chavo Guerrero.
“It was a little easier in terms of getting people on board because we had something we could point to. We had work people could go out and watch. The first time we didn’t have that. It was more of a struggle. For the Benoit episode specifically, none of it would have been possible, in terms of access and building trust, without the participation of Chavo Guerrero Jr. Chavo was somebody I met almost two years ago now, and we started talking about this project. Chavo was instrumental into introducing us to a lot of people in the episode — Vickie Guerrero, Sandra, David, Chris Jericho. He came on board the project as a producer, but he was instrumental in terms of giving us access to the inner circle of the story. That was the way we wanted to tell that story, and without him, I don’t know we could have done that.”
NJPW President Reveals NJPW has Been Monitoring AEW With Interest
Sports Illustrated held a recent interview with New Japan Pro Wrestling president Harold Meij and one of the topics discussed included Meij revealing the company has been monitoring All Elite Wrestling with a growing level interest.
“Throughout our 50-year history we have had numerous relationships with other wrestling promotions. Japanese mentality is one of loyalty. We work under a long-term principle that, ‘Once in, you’re in for a lifetime.’ AEW has made tremendous inroads and is establishing their unique brand of wrestling with their vision of what wrestling should be. We continue to watch with interest how AEW continues to evolve their brand.”
Coronavirus Updates: Wrestling and Miscellaneous Events News & Notes
World Series Wrestling announced that they have postponed their three-day International Assault Collision Course tour to November 28-30th in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. It was also announced that due to the postponement, Britt Baker will no longer be making an appearance at the tour and has been replaced by Tenille Dashwood.
Quebec-based sports cable networks RDS and TVA Sports announced that they are suspending their regular broadcasts until April 13th due to a recent government order by the Premier of Quebec, Francois Legault. PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that this includes WWE’s weekly programming that airs on TVA Sports and ROH’s monthly programming that airs on RDS.
ProWrestlingTees.com announced that they are currently holding two fundraisers and selling two special AEW shirts with all proceeds going towards relief funds for those affected by the coronavirus.
UFC president Dana White recently stated to ESPN that a new location for their UFC 249 event is “99.9% done” and is currently planned to be held with no fans in attendance. UFC 249 was originally scheduled to take place on April 18th at the Barclays Center in New York City, New York.
Chris Jericho’s rock band Fozzy reportedly has postponed their upcoming tour of the United States to this July, according to Loudwire.com.