MLW Events Status Update
As noted before, Major League Wrestling has been recently working on plans to potentially resume live events within the near future. The company has not held any events since the start of the coronavirus pandemic due to health safety concerns.
MLW’s official website recently held an interview with MLW owner Court Bauer discussing the current status of the company and plans to resume live events.
“I’ve been very encouraged by how the UFC, NBA, the NHL, Top Rank Boxing and DAZN Match Room boxing have managed operations as they restart. We’re also seeing TV and film start back up in certain regions in a cautious manner and that’s the mindset you need to operate with during this moment in time: caution. We are speaking with some of the sharpest minds at Johns Hopkins University & Medicine on a restart and talked with New Japan’s people on how they’ve approached it – and they’ve done an incredible job… we also engaged some of our athletes who have competed outside of MLW during the pandemic to see what worked, what didn’t and what could be improved upon. It’s very important to gather as much information, advice and medical analysis as possible and that’s what we’ve been doing. That analysis gives you the best ability to do your job and navigate the next steps in examining a restart.”
Bauer also stated that the company will make an official announcement regarding a timeline for the resumption of live events later this month.
NWA Launching Weekly PPV Series This September
The United Wrestling Network recently announced that they have partnered with the National Wrestling Alliance and Thunder Studios on the development of a new weekly wrestling series starting this September.
It was announced that this new series will debut on September 15th on FITE TV and traditional pay-per-view providers and will feature 90-minute episodes.
It was also announced that these episodes will be taped at Thunder Studios’ Long Beach Studios located in Long Beach, California.
🚨 BREAKING: The United Wrestling Network, @nwa & @Thunder_Inc are partnering to launch a new, live, weekly wrestling PPV series on national cable / satellite TV and streaming on @FiteTV!— United Wrestling Network (@unitedwrestling) August 10, 2020
“United Wrestling Network’s Primetime LIVE” will premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 9 pm ET. pic.twitter.com/KBnIGqnNIO
The 90-minute PPVs will originate LIVE from @Thunder_Inc’s Long Beach Studios and showcase competitors from all regions and promotions across the globe in their quest to settle real-life feuds and attain championship glory – with an emphasis on the @NWA and #UWN Championships. https://t.co/ptDXg7XyCf— United Wrestling Network (@unitedwrestling) August 10, 2020
AEW and Suge D File New Trademarks
AEW and Suge D recently filed several new trademarks to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
A trademark for “Stadium Stampede” was filed on August 6th by AEW for wrestling and entertainment-related purposes.
A trademark for “Pineapple Pete” was filed by Jamar Wilson, known as Suge D in the indies, on August 2nd for wrestling and entertainment-related purposes.
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Revolution Pro Wrestling announced that they will be resuming live events starting on August 23rd with an event called Epic Encounters 1.
Ring of Honor recently announced that they will be airing a pay-per-view event called The Best of Death Before Dishonor 2020 on September 25th on both HonorClub and traditional PPV providers. The company also announced that this event will feature the greatest matches from Death Before Dishonor history.
A new wrestling documentary film based on David Arquette, titled
You Cannot Kill David Arquette, reportedly will be released on August 21st for drive-in theaters and August 28th for digital streaming platforms, according to PWInsider.
Bleacher Report’s Jason King recently launched a GoFundMe fundraiser to help financially assist the family of James “Kamala” Harris, who passed away this past Sunday due to cardiac arrest caused by COVID-19.