Various: Tony Khan on AEW Fight for the Fallen, Full Card for NJPW New Japan Road, Indies

Tony Khan on AEW’s Fight for the Fallen Special & Mike Tyson’s AEW Future

The New York Post held a recent interview with AEW CEO Tony Khan. and some of the topics discussed included his thoughts on this Wednesday’s AEW Fight for the Fallen television special and Mike Tyson’s future in the company.

On the topic of AEW’s Fight for the Fallen television special, Khan stated:

“We chose these originally in March because at the beginning of the coronavirus we were looking to identify charities where we could make a big impact in our community right away. So rather than wait for “Fight for the Fallen,” we got out in front of it and (my family and I) made a million-dollar donation in March to these two charities because they both made a major direct impact on fighting the spread of the virus and also the effect of the virus and the closing of shelters that have made life a lot more challenging for everybody here.

I know the T-shirt had been the No. 1 selling T-shirt on Pro Wrestling Tees and is doing well and we got some good traffic in (on donations).”

On the topic of Mike Tyson’s future in AEW, Khan stated:

“I like Mike a lot. Mike did a great job on Double of Nothing and I think there was a great amount of publicity and the show did very well. I have to attribute something to Mike’s presence there. I really think the world of Mike and I’d love to have Mike back if we could ever work it out. There’s a lot of great matches out there in the future, but if we could ever put Mike and Chris together and do Tyson vs. Jericho, I think it would be great.”

NJPW Announces Full Card for New Japan Road Event Later This Month

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced the full card for July’s New Japan Road event, which takes place on July 20th in Tokyo, Japan.

Similar to this past weekend’s events in Osaka, NJPW also announced that a limited attendance will be allowed for this upcoming event.

Full card for New Japan Road:

  • Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Yuya Uemura & Yota Tsuji
  • Gabriel Kidd, Ryusuke Taguchi, Tomoaki Honma, & Togi Makabe vs. SHO, YOSHI-HASHI, Toru Yano, & Tomohiro Ishii
  • SANADA & Shingo Takagi vs. DOUKI & El Depserado
  • Hirooki Goto & Kazuchika Okada vs. Gedo & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Master Wato, Yugi Nagata, Kota Ibushi, & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru , Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., & Taichi
  • BUSHI, Tetsuya Naito, & Hiromu Takahashi vs. Taiji Ishimori, Dick Togo, & EVIL

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Multi-purpose arena Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan reportedly was demolished this past weekend, according to PWInsider. The venue was notable in wrestling history for being the host location of WWE’s SummerSlam 1993 event and the 1997 and 1998 editions of WCW’s World War 3 events.

Major League Wrestling announced that they are currently working on plans to hold a potential event in an island location in 2021. This idea would be similar to UFC and their new Fight Island location for MMA events.

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney recently announced that the city’s current ban on large public gatherings and events over 50 people is expected to remain in place until at least February 2021. This ban includes the inability for wrestling events to be held in the city during this time period.