Various: Impact Announces Sacrifice PPV Event, AXS TV Had Interest in Deal with NJPW, Indies

Impact Announces Sacrifice 2021 Event for March

Impact Wrestling announced that their next event will be called Sacrifice and will take place on March 13th. It was also announced that this event will air on their Impact Plus streaming service.

The Wrestling Observer reported that similar to Impact’s recent events and television tapings, this upcoming event likely will be taped in advance at the Skyway Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

More on NJPW’s TV Deal with Roku & Interest from AXS TV

As noted before, New Japan Pro Wrestling announced earlier this month that they have signed a television deal with Roku for the United States, Canada, and United Kingdom television markets.

Dave Meltzer reported in a recent episode of the Wrestling Observer Radio that AXS TV had been very interested in bringing back NJPW to their network. Meltzer reported that NJPW officials turned down AXS TV’s offer due to them feeling the offer from Roku was better in terms of their television strategy and wanting to be on a bigger network in the U.S.

Meltzer also reported that another reason for NJPW’s rejection of AXS TV’s offer was due to their deal with Roku is not exclusive and allows them to sign deals with other providers. AXS TV’s offer reportedly would have locked them into an exclusive deal with the network which was something NJPW currently does not want to do.

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Indie wrestler La Rosa Negra reportedly recently contacted AEW regarding the idea of potentially working for the company, according to Fightful Select.

NBC New York reported that Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey was demolished on Wednesday morning. Trump Plaza is notable in wrestling history for being the host venue of WWF’s WrestleMania IV event in 1988 and WrestleMania V event in 1989.

NJPW recently announced that they have pulled Tetsuya Naito from the cards of their February 19th and February 20th Road to Castle Attack events due to him recently suffering a knee injury.

Deadline reported that Madison Square Garden will be allowing fans to attend sporting events at their venue starting on February 23rd for New York Knicks NBA games and New York Rangers NHL games. It was also reported that attendance will be limited to 2,000 people per game.

Major League Wrestling announced that they will be taking a one-week break from their MLW Fusion series and instead will air a classic episode of MLW Underground on February 24th. MLW also announced that their next event will be called MLW Never Say Never 2021 and will take place on March 31st.