Various: Ethan Page Impact Wrestling Status Update, Friday’s NJPW Strong Card, Indies

Ethan Page Impact Wrestling Status Update

As noted before, Ethan Page’s contract with Impact Wrestling expired after January 1st and is currently a free agent.

Fightful Select reported (via that Page has completely left the company and his scheduled match at Impact’s upcoming Hard to Kill event on January 16th is not a special one-night only appearance. It was reported that Impact officials taped his cinematic match against The Karate Man during this past November’s television tapings while he was still under contract.

Full Card for Friday’s Episode of NJPW Strong

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced the full card for tonight’s Road to Lion’s Break Contender themed episode of NJPW Strong, which airs on New Japan World starting at 10PM EST.

  • Clark Connors vs. Kevin Knight
  • Rocky Romero vs. The DKC
  • The Regiel Twins (Sterling & Logan Regiel) & Brody King vs. Danny Limelight, JR Kratos, & mystery partner

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Bobby Fulton announced on Twitter that he recently tested positive for the coronavirus.

Mexcian news website El Sol de Salamanca reported (English translation via Post Wrestling) that MLW talent Septimo Dragon underwent a fourth surgery and is currently expected to be out of intensive care soon. Dragon has been hospitalized since being involved in a serious motorcycle accident this past weekend.

The government of Japan recently declared a State of Emergency covering the Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama prefectures due to the on-going surge in COVID-19 cases in those regions, according to Post Wrestling. It was reported that this new order goes into effect today and will last until at least February 7th. It was also reported that public events will be capped at 50 percent capacity with a maximum of 5,000 people allowed.

Ring of Honor announced that Bateman and Brian Johnson have recently signed a new contract with the company.

Mick Foley recently asked on Twitter for Vince McMahon to remove President Donald Trump from WWE’s Hall of Fame following the Pro-Trump mob insurrection incident at the United States Capitol this past Wednesday.

New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that they have recently signed a television deal with sports network Eurosport for the India market and surrounding regions. The company also announced that they will officially debut on Eurosport India channel on January 9th.