Weekend Roundup: New WWE Network Podcasts, Ben Carter, AEW Leaker, ROH, GCW, Principe Aereo, Indies


  • Sam Roberts recently announced on Twitter that his weekly Notsam Wrestling podcast series will be making its official debut on the WWE Network on October 22nd with new episodes to air every Thursday. Roberts also announced that this will be a new series for the WWE Network and not simply just a video version of his current podcast series.
  • Isaiah “Swerve” Scott recently announced on Instagram that his weekly Swerve City podcast series will be making its official debut on the WWE Network on October 23rd.
  • After The Bell with Corey Graves podcast series reportedly will also be arriving on the WWE Network on October 21st, according to WWENetworkNews.com. It was reported that this will be full video versions of Graves’ podcast episodes.
  • PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that NXT has gained full control of WWE’s 205 Live brand following the brand’s move to the Capitol Wrestling Center for tapings on Wednesdays alongside NXT. Johnson reported that Dewey Foley still remains as the lead writer for the brand.
  • Ben Carter is currently rumored to have recently signed an official contract with WWE. AEW talent Miro mentioned in a recent streaming session on Twitch that Carter will be leaving AEW soon and hinted that he had signed a contract with WWE.


  • Fightful Select reported (via HeelByNature.com) that former NXT talent Tino Sabbatelli is currently rumored to have been the person who leaked the news of Eric Bischoff making a surprise appearance in AEW this past July. It was also reported that fueling the rumors of Sabbatelli being the person was that the leaks within AEW stopped after Sabbatelli was not invited back to AEW tapings. It was also reported that Sabbatelli was recently seen back at WWE’s Performance Center.


  • Ring of Honor officials reportedly recently informed their talent of their major plans to rejuvenate and overhaul the company “from top to bottom,” according to Fightful Select (via 411Mania.com). Some of the major plans includes revamping their women’s division and big changes to be made involving the presentation and production of their shows.
  • The cast of the cancelled GLOW series on Netflix reportedly have been recently pushing for a film to be made as a way to give closure to the television series, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
  • WWE reportedly had a film crew on site during last weekend’s GCW Bloodsport 3 event to tape footage of Davey Boy Smith Jr.’s match for an upcoming Davey Boy Smith documentary on the WWE Network, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
  • Major League Wrestling announced that they have recently signed Bu Ku Dao to an official contract with the company.
  • Former WWE SmackDown lead writer Alex Greenfield reportedly has recently returned to MLW to work as a producer for the company, according to PWInsider.
  • Indie promotion Alpha-1 Wrestling recently announced on Twitter that they have cancelled all of their remaining events this year due to coronavirus-related reasons.
  • Indie wrestler Tony Deppen announced on Twitter that he has recently tested positive for the coronavirus. Deppen was among those who had wrestled for Game Changer Wrestling’s The Collective events last weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Game Changer Wrestling officials recently have requested that all fans who attended their The Collective events should get tested for the coronavirus as a precaution following several wrestlers testing positive who had competed at those events.
  • GCW also announced that they have enacted new coronavirus precautionary policies for their talent following the issues that arose from their The Collective events.
  • Mexican wrestler Principe Aereo reportedly passed away at the age of 23 following a heart attack during his match for MexaWrestling at their event last night in Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico, according to LuchaBlog.
  • During Sunday’s G1 Climax 2020 Finals event in Tokyo, Japan, New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that next year’s Wrestle Kingdom 15 event will be held as a two-night event on January 4-5, 2021.