Various: Trey Miguel on Not Signing a Deal with WWE, Friday’s NJPW Strong Card, Indies

Trey Miguel Comments on Why He Did Not Sign a Deal with WWE

A recent episode of the Wilde On podcast had Trey Miguel as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Miguel revealing the reasons why he did not sign a deal with WWE unlike the other members of the Rascalz.

“Zach’s married and Dez is engaged now and they just need wrestling in a different way than I do right now, if that makes sense. They need it to do different things for them than I do, and I also think that — I don’t mean to sound like I’m speaking bad about IMPACT but I feel like they ran out of things to do with The Rascalz, you know what I mean? And there’s no need in just staying if there’s nothing to do and I have ideas for IMPACT and I have things I wanna do and things I haven’t gotten done yet and I don’t want to leave without having that done and IMPACT also affords me the luxury of being able to stay home which is like super duper important to me because we have a wrestling school here and I’m one of the head trainers there and I’m there every single day and I’m so close to the kids we have there and the other trainers too and I have a lot of family here and wrestling has my heart more than anything in the world but I’ve just been through so much personally, that I can’t pull myself from my family right now. I just really can’t, I can’t do that, and especially, I have a brother that passed away in 2013 and — it’s life. But my oldest brother just had my most recent nephew and he was born premature because his mother felt ill so they actually induced her, and he’s actually — he’s home now but he was in isolated care for two months and they named him after my late brother and it’s just like I couldn’t imagine moving to f*cking Orlando, Florida a month after this little miracle, you know what I mean? That’s not it for me, and it’s not like if I don’t go to Orlando, I don’t get to wrestle anymore. I still get to wrestle more than anyone at NXT. I train whenever I want.”

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Full Card for Friday’s Episode of NJPW Strong

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced the full card for tonight’s Road to The New Beginning USA 2021 themed episode of NJPW Strong, which airs on New Japan World starting at 10PM EST.

  • Kevin Knight vs. The DKC
  • Jordan Clearwater, Adrian Quest, Misterioso, & Bateman vs. The Riegel Twins (Logan & Sterling Riegel), Barrett Brown, & Brody King
  • Rey Horus vs. TJP
  • Jon Moxley appearance

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Ring of Honor announced that they have recently signed Sledge to a new contract with the company.

ROH talent Cheeseburger recently announced on Twitter that he is changing his ring name and will now be known as World Famous CB going forward.

Game Changer Wrestling reportedly is currently working on plans to hold their next The Collective series of indie events during WrestleMania 37 weekend this April in Tampa, Florida, according to Fightful Select (via

During a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune, Warrior Wrestling’s owner Steve Tortorello stated that the company currently has plans to resume running events this summer.

Josh Barnett recently announced that he will be holding two Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport events later this month. Bloodsport 4 was announced to be taking place on February 13th and Bloodsport 5 was announced to be taking place on February 20th.

Barnett also recently announced the full card for his Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 4 event on February 13th:

  • Dickson vs. Jeff Cobb
  • Harry Smith vs. Calvin Tankman
  • Kal Jak vs. Nolan Edward
  • JR Kratos vs. Alex Coughlin
  • Royce Issacs vs. Calder McColl
  • Diego Perez vs. Gil Guardado