Various: VICE on Future of Dark Side of the Ring, Kenny Omega on AEW Women’s Division Issues, Indies

VICE Executive Vice President & General Manager Comments on Future of Dark Side of the Ring Series

Deadline held a recent interview with VICE TV’s Executive Vice President & General Manager Morgan Hertzan and one of the topics discussed included his thoughts on the potential third season for Dark Side of the Ring and spin-off plans.

“We are eagerly looking forward to explore more ways to do more episodes of Dark Side of the Ring and Dark Side of other strands. We also are looking at all of our audience data and what people love about that show, and are using it to inform other shows that we’re green-lighting. The audience is telling us they love this kind of storytelling so we want to keep delivering on that over and over again.”

Kenny Omega Comments on Frustrations with AEW Women’s Division Getting Limited TV Time

Bleacher Report held a recent interview with Kenny Omega and one of the topics discussed included his frustration with AEW’s Women’s division not getting enough television time to showcase their talent and improve in quality.

“It’s the most frustrating and rewarding feeling at the same time. We have a vision for this women’s division that I always wanted to have at the forefront. It’s like, ‘OK Kenny, you’ve got the reigns. Do what you can with five minutes of TV time.’ Wait a minute, we’ve got this huge, expansive roster, you have people chomping at the bit, raring to go. How am I going to introduce all these people with five minutes? How am I going to show just what makes them special?”

Despite his frustrations, Omega also praised Britt Baker for making the best of the limited opportunities AEW’s Women’s division has received for television.

“Britt Baker, if you just go based on her reactions, is probably the top heel in the whole company. They are taking these little, small, minuscule opportunities that we are awarded and these women are hitting home runs. They succeeded with their one-minute, two-minute segments, so they get their five minutes and that’s gonna grow to six, seven, eight and nine and they’re gonna have their own show one day.”

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Insane Clown Posse announced that their 2020 Gathering of the Juggalos event, which had been scheduled for August 5-8 in Garrettsville, Ohio, has been cancelled due to coronavirus issues. This also affects all wrestling events that had been originally planned to take place during this multi-day entertainment event.

DDT Pro Wrestling announced that they have cancelled this year’s Wrestle Peter Pan event due to coronavirus-related issues in Japan. This year’s event had originally been scheduled to take place on June 7th in Saitama, Japan.

Ring of Honor announced that their new podcast series called ROHStrong will be debuting this Monday with Marty Scurll as the inaugural guest.

In a recent interview with CNN, Diamond Dallas Page stated that he will not be re-opening his DDP Yoga gym due to being concerned over health risks following the state of Georgia announcing they will be easing their shut-down restrictions for the coronavirus starting today.

The George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame announced that they have rescheduled this year’s Hall of Fame ceremony to July 15-17, 2021 and will be honoring both the 2020 class and 2021 class of inductees.