Various: NJPW Announces New Weekly Series, New Owen Hart Documentary, #SpeakingOut Allegations Update

NJPW Announces Debut Date for New Weekly Series

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced that they will be debuting a new weekly wrestling series called Lion’s Break Collision on Friday, July 3rd at 10PM ET on New Japan World.

This new series will feature a mix of Young Lion and established talent competing in weekly matches.

The matches for the initial batch of episodes for this new series were taped last weekend in Los Angeles, California.

Full schedule and talent for the first four episodes:


  • Ep #1: Friday July 3 10PMe/9c (Saturday July 4 3AM BST, 11AM JST)
  • Ep #2: Friday July 10 10PMe/9c (Saturday July 11 3AM BST, 11AM JST)
  • Ep #3: Friday July 17 10PMe/9c (Saturday July 18 3AM BST, 11AM JST)
  • Ep #4: Friday July 24 10PMe/9c (Saturday July 25 3AM BST, 11AM JST)

Participating Wrestlers

  • Jeff Cobb
  • Rocky Romero (CHAOS)
  • Misterioso
  • TJP
  • Karl Fredericks (LA DOJO)
  • Alex Coughlin (LA DOJO)
  • Clark Connors (LA DOJO)
  • Tom Lawlor *NJPW debut
  • Rust Taylor *NJPW debut
  • Danny Limelight *NJPW debut
  • The DKC *NJPW debut

New Owen Hart Documentary Currently in Production & Set for 2021 Release

A new wrestling documentary based on Owen Hart reportedly is currently in production and scheduled for an early 2021 release, according to entertainment website

It was reported that this documentary is being produced by Keaton Stone and Western Edge Pictures studios and will be published by Kaleidoscope Film Distribution. Jo Lewis reportedly is the film’s director and Vaughan Sivell is the film’s producer.

It was also reported that both Martha Hart and Bret Hart have been helping with the work on this upcoming film.

#SpeakingOut Allegations Update – PROGRESS, MLW, UK Police Investigations

In addition to severing ties with and suspending several wrestlers, PROGRESS Wrestling recently announced that a shakeup in management will be taking place in response to the growing accusations against the company’s talent and management. The company also announced that Travis Banks will no longer be working for the company going forward.

PROGRESS’ ring announcer and creative member Matt Richards announced that he is leaving the company due to him feeling ashamed to have worked with and been friends with those accused and him also “falling out of love with wrestling.”

Major League Wrestling announced that they have released ring announcer Mark Adam Haggerty due to allegations of him committing inappropriate conduct with an underage minor.

The West Yorkshire Police department reportedly has started investigations regarding the allegations of widespread abuse within the British wrestling industry, according to the BBC.