NJPW Cancels Several More Events, Tryouts Postponed, & More News
New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that they have cancelled another five events for their Road to Dontaku 2020 tour due to coronavirus-related issues. These five events were originally scheduled to take place from April 12th to April 18th in Japan.
NJPW also announced that their upcoming New Zealand Dojo tryouts in New Zealand have been officially postponed due to similar coronavirus-related issues. These tryouts were originally scheduled to take place from May 9-10.
The company also recently announced that they will be launching a new online global store for their United States-based fans on April 10th.
It was also announced that the My Dad Is A Heel Wrestler film starring Hiroshi Tanahashi from 2018 will be premiering on their New Japan World service on April 4th and will feature English language subtitles as an option.
All Elite Wrestling and RUSH File New Several New Trademarks
All Elite Wrestling and Ring of Honor’s RUSH recently filed several new trademarks to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Trademarks for “All Elite AEW Wrestling Best Summer Ever” and “Death Triangle” were filed on March 26th by Al Elite Wrestling for wrestling and merchandise-related purposes. Both trademarks also included a logo design as part of the filings. A separate trademark for “Death Triangle” was also filed on March 26th by AEW for wrestling and merchandise-related purposes but without a logo design included.
A trademark for “‘El Toro Blanco’ RUSH” was filed on March 26th by RUSH for entertainment and wrestling-related purposes.
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
All Elite Wrestling announced that following tonight’s episode of Dynamite on TNT, they will be holding a post-show on their official YouTube channel with Taz, Jim Ross, and Excalibur as the hosts.
Ring of Honor announced that will be making last year’s G1 Supercard event available to watch for free on their official YouTube channel starting from April 5th until July 31st.
The Chris Benoit episode of Dark Side of the Ring series reportedly generated the highest overall audience ever in the history of Vice’s channel, according to Variety. It was reported that the three airings of the episode on March 24th drew 1.2 million viewers in total.