Jim Ross Comments on AEW Working on House Show Plans Prior to Coronavirus Pandemic
A recent episode of the Wrestling Observer Radio show had Jim Ross as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Ross revealing that AEW had been working on plans to run house show live events prior to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Absolutely and I think that’s the plan. There were some live events penciled into the schedule until the virus. You can’t get better working one night of the week. It doesn’t matter who you are. There are some minor exceptions. Chris Jericho doesn’t need to work three or four days of the week to be grateful. He can be great working on Wednesday nights. But a lot of guys need to continue to work under the supervision of the coaches in AEW to continue to learn the fundamentals, primarily slowing down, using psychology and selling. [Just] because you’ve been in the business for 10 years doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a 10-year veteran. It could mean you’ve had the same experience 10 times. Getting house shows is important for development talent and for revenue going forward, but who the hell knows when is that going to be? It won’t be any time soon apparently.”
Transcript h/t: Fightful.com
New Vince McMahon Biography Currently in Production
A new biographical book based on Vince McMahon is currently in the works.
Writer Abraham Riesman recently revealed on Instagram that he had signed a deal with book publisher Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books for a biographical book on Vince McMahon to be made.
This upcoming book is titled Ringmaster and is currently planned for a potential 2022 release.
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I come bearing good news: I’m writing another book! This one’s a biography of Vince McMahon, the emperor of professional wrestling. It’s for @simonandschuster’s @atriabooks imprint. Release date TBD, but I’d guess 2022. Many thanks to my amazing agent, @rossharris1, and my tremendous editor, @amardeol. Wish me luck!
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Major League Wrestling recently debuted a new weekly series on their YouTube channel called “MLW Pulp Fusion.”
The National Wrestling Alliance’s parent company Lightning One Inc. filed a trademark for “Carnyland” on May 12th for wrestling and merchandise-related purposes. A similar trademark featuring the logo for the series was also filed on May 12th by the company.
Game Changer Wrestling announced that they will be resuming live events with fans in attendance starting with their The Wrld on GCW Part 2 event on June 20th in Indianapolis, Indiana. The company also announced that health safety precautions and social distancing guidelines will be followed at this event.
DDT Pro-Wrestling announced that they will be resuming holding live events with limited fan attendance starting on June 14th in Itabashi, Japan.