Various: ROH Working on Plans to Resume Events, New Jim Ross Trademark, Indies

ROH Working on Plans to Resume Live Events

Ring of Honor reportedly is currently working on plans to resume live events within the near future, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

ROH officials are currently in the planning stage to resume events with no fans in attendance. Since cancelling their scheduled events due to the coronavirus pandemic, ROH has been airing weekly shows on television featuring profiles of their talent using footage from their library.

Dave Meltzer reported that the company has yet to make any decision on where and when to potentially resume live events. The company has been working on an official protocol for how to handle policy and testing for their return.

Jim Ross Registers New Trademark

The official Twitter account for the Grilling JR podcast announced on Twitter that Jim Ross recently secured the trademark for “The Voice of Wrestling.”

This trademark was filed on March 7, 2019 for entertainment-related purposes and was approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in March of this year.

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Dustin Rhodes announced on Instagram that he is currently in the planning stages of opening up a new wrestling school.

Famous Japanese wrestling venue Korakuen Hall reportedly will only allow a maximum of around 500 fans for wrestling events during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Michinoku Pro Wrestling.

Johnny Walker reportedly passed away at the age of 85 this past Tuesday, according to the Cauliflower Alley Club. Walker’s wrestling career lasted from 1955 to 1990 but was primarily known for his work in the Southeastern United States under the name of Mr. Wrestling II from the mid-1970s until his retirement.

The National Wrestling Alliance announced that current NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis recently reached the milestone of 600 days as champion. Aldis is currently eleventh all-time for combined days as champion at 855 days and counting.