Rusev Comments on Impact Wrestling Teasing His Debut at Slammiversary
While answering a recent fan question, Rusev discussed his thoughts on Impact Wrestling’s recent commercial for their upcoming Slammiversary event, which featured a Bulgarian flag and teasing his potential debut for the company.
“As I said, any Bulgarian can go and debut. They may have another kid from Bulgaria. I keep saying that. Could be anybody. Look, I don’t know why you think it’s me. I understand why you think it’s me, but I can’t confirm or deny. Or I don’t wanna confirm or deny. Maybe they wanna pay me a million dollars for one match. Who knows? Maybe I’ll come in.”
Transcript h/t: F4WOnline.com
NJPW New Japan Cup 2020 Night 2 Results
June 17, 2020
Undisclosed location in Japan
Quick Match Results:
- New Japan Cup 2020 Tournament First Round – Taiji Ishimori defeated Gabriel Kidd via Yes Lock (submission 8:53)
- New Japan Cup 2020 Tournament First Round – Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated Yuya Uemura via Deep Impact (pinfall 9:32)
- Roppongi 3K, YOSHI-HASHI, & Hirooki Goto defeated BUSHI, Singo Tagaki, SANADA, & EVIL via GTR (pinfall 12:16)
- New Japan Cup 2020 Tournament First Round – Yuji Nagata defeated Minoru Suzuki via Backdrop Hold (pinfall 20:35)
- New Japan Cup 2020 Tournament First Round – Kazuchika Okada defeated Gedo via Cobra Clutch (submission 15:30)
Here is the partial card for Night 3 of NJPW’s New Japan Cup 2020 tournament, which takes place on June 22nd at an undisclosed location in Japan:
- New Japan Cup 2020 Tournament First Round – Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Taichi
- New Japan Cup 2020 Tournament First Round – Kota Ibushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
- New Japan Cup 2020 Tournament First Round – Ryusuke Taguchi vs. SANADA
- New Japan Cup 2020 Tournament First Round – SHO vs. Shingo Takagi
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Independent Wrestling TV announced that they have recently signed a partnership deal with United Kingdom-based Riptide Wrestling.
Kotto Brazil reportedly is leaving Major League Wrestling, according to PWInsider. Mike Johnson reported that the reason for Brazil’s departure is due to both sides not being able to agree on terms for a new contract.
MLW reportedly has plans to use Pro Wrestling NOAH and Dragon Gate talent for their events in the future, according to PWInsider. Mike Johnson reported that MLW officials are currently waiting for the coronavirus pandemic to reach the point where its both safe to hold live events with crowds again and the US government moves forward with issuing work visas again and lifting travel restrictions.
Impact Wrestling announced that they have recently renewed their broadcasting deal with cable network MVStv for their Mexican television market.
Stardom announced that they will be resuming live events in Japan starting on June 21st in Shinkiba and with limited fan attendance allowed.