Weekend Roundup: Edge Injury Update, WWE Removes Draft Tweet, AEW Taping Plans, GCW Revival, Impact, Indies


  • The jury trial for the on-going lawsuit between Randy Orton’s tattoo artist and WWE and Take-Two reportedly has been rescheduled to a new date of February 16, 2021, according to PWInsider. Mike Johnson reported that the reason for the new date is due to issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • In a recent episode of the Busted Open Radio podcast, Edge provided an update on his torn triceps injury stating “it’s a learning process. I’m going to be 47 next month. I didn’t know how I’d feel from injuries and surgeries, things like that. It’s a slow process. The tricep is a different thing. I got back from an Achilles in six months, but I was 35. Add ten plus years, it’s a different thing. You don’t realize how much your tricep is involved in almost everything you do in terms of arm movement. I know it’s a lot slower than I thought it would be. I have this mentality of, ‘No big deal, surgery, [Physical Therapy], and we grind through it, break down the scar tissue, and off we go.’ I don’t know if it’s the injury itself, if I’m older, I don’t know what it is. It’s not as fast as I would have liked.”
  • Vince McMahon reportedly was more inaccessible than usual during this past Monday, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Dave Meltzer reported that McMahon and WWE’s creative team did not start writing out the script and plans for this past Monday’s episode of RAW until around 2PM EST.
  • WWE recently removed a tweet sent by their social media staff that mentioned NXT would be one of the brands participating in their upcoming WWE Draft specials. WWE’s advertising for their upcoming Draft have only mentioned RAW and SmackDown as the brands making draft picks.


  • AEW reportedly will be going on a live weekly taping schedule for Dynamite for the next three weeks, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Dave Meltzer reported that the October 7th, October 14th, and October 21st episodes will air live while the October 28th and November 18th episode are currently planned to be the only taped shows until this December. Tony Khan reportedly wanted both the Jericho 30th Anniversary and Dynamite’s TNT Anniversary shows to be live episodes as the reason for the changes in the taping schedule.
  • Chris Jericho revealed in a recent episode of his Saturday Night Special series on YouTube that he was originally planned to face off against Mike Tyson in a match at AEW’s All Out 2020 event. Jericho stated that those plans were dropped after AEW learned Tyson would no longer be available for the event due to boxing-related reasons.


  • Georgia Championship Wrestling reportedly is in the process of being revived as a full-time wrestling promotion, according to Post Wrestling. John Pollock reported that the first event of GCW’s revival took place on October 3rd with Chris Nelms, Grady Odum, and Tim Rice as the main people in charge of the revival. GCW reportedly is planning to eventually create a territory system in the state of Georgia containing multiple Georgia-based promotions and the GCW title as the main championship in the territory.
  • Mance Warner filed trademarks for “Mance Warner” and “Souther Stomper” on August 24th for wrestling-related purposes to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Major League Wrestling reportedly will be resuming their television tapings in the Orlando, Florida area, according to PWInsider.
  • Impact Wrestling announced that they have recently signed a new television deal with Premier Sports TV and FreeSports TV networks for their United Kingdom and Ireland markets.
  • All Japan Pro Wrestling recently launched an official store at Pro Wrestling Tees online website.
  • Former WCW, ECW, and WWE wrestler Tracy Smother was recently hospitalized due to issues related to his current battle with cancer and other health issues. The announcement was made by former ECW wrestler The Blue Meanie on Instagram.
  • David Marquez announced on Twitter that he has stepped down as the Executive Producer of Championship Wrestling from Hollywood in order to focus more on his current duties for United Wrestling Network and other Championship Wrestling programs.