Various: Konnan on Young Bucks Not Signing with LU, NJPW Power Struggle 2020 Card, Indies

Konnan Comments on Why Young Bucks Never Signed with Lucha Underground

A recent episode of the Masks, Mats and Mayhem podcast had Konnan as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Konnan’s thoughts on his time with Lucha Underground and why the Young Bucks never signed a contract with the company.

“Here’s why Lucha Underground was — this is the type of sht that only Lucha Underground would do. They had some jackoff, yes you are a jackoff, called Tony Jensen. He was the lawyer of the fcking company. So they had this guy who doesn’t know sht about wrestling, doesn’t know how to talk to wrestlers, you know? You gotta be able to talk their language, alright and he calls The Young Bucks and he offers them $250 each. So they basically told me to go fck myself and that yeah, they’d sign if they got $2,500 each, and I was like, ‘Bro, Dorian [Roldan], why don’t you let me talk to the wrestlers? I already have a connection, a relationship with a lot of them and I know how to back and forth’ but no, they kept him there.”

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NJPW Announces Full Card for Power Struggle 2020

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced the full card for Power Struggle 2020, which takes place on November 7th at the Osaka Prefectural Gym in Osaka, Japan. Power Struggle 2020 will air live on New Japan World starting at 4:00AM EST.

The event’s card features six matches including Kota Ibushi defending his right to challenge for the IWGP Heavyweight & IWGP Intercontinental Double Championship at next year’s Wrestle Kingdom 15 event.

  • King of Pro Wrestling 2020 Championship – Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Toru Yano (c)
  • NEVER Openweight Championship – Shingo Takagi vs. Minoru Suzuki (c)
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Great-O-Khan
  • IWGP United States Heavyweight Right to Challenge Contract – Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. KENTA (rights holder)
  • IWGP Heavyweight & IWGP Intercontinental Double Championship Right to Challenge Contract – Jay White vs. Kota Ibushi (rights holder)
  • IWGP Heavyweight & IWGP Intercontinental Double Championship – EVIL vs. Tetsuya Naito (c)

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

New Japan Pro Wrestling reportedly drew paid attendances of 2,863 for their G1 Climax 2020 event on October 16th, 2,917 for their G1 Climax 2020 event on October 17th, and 2,928 for their G1 Climax 2020 Finals event on October 18th in Tokyo, Japan, according to Post Wrestling.

NJPW owner Takaaki Kidani reportedly currently has plans to continue with the idea of holding Wrestle Kingdom as a two-night event until at least 2022, according to the Eastern Lariat podcast.

Indie wrestler Dan The Dad stated on Twitter that he has recently tested negative for the coronavirus following his positive test result last week. Dan The Dad was among several wrestlers who tested positive for the coronavirus and had worked at Game Changer Wrestling’s The Collective events in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Mas Lucha reported that the official cause of death for Mexican wrestler Principe Aereo was due to a middle cerebral artery rupture. Principe Aereo suffered a fatal heart attack during his match for MexaWrestling at their event this past Saturday in Nezahualcoyotl, Mexico.

England-based indie wrestling promotion Preston City Wrestling announced that they are ceasing all operations for the rest of the year due to coronavirus-related issues.