Various: Christian Cage on Joining AEW, New Japan Cup Night 11 Results, Indies

Christian Cage Comments on Signing a Deal with AEW

Sports Illustrated held a recent interview with Christian Cage and one of the topics discussed included Cage’s thoughts on his recent signing with AEW.

“When I left in 2005, I was kind of pigeonholed into a certain spot, and that wasn’t going to change unless I changed it myself. So I bet on myself. I knew that I had the talent and I was confident in my ability. I wasn’t content with where I was at, and I knew I had more to give. I’m not expecting to walk in and work the main event with Kenny Omega, I have some work to do and I need to prove myself. And looking at the layout of the roster, there are athletes with so much talent—like Darby Allin, who makes me think of Jeff Hardy, or MJF, who is just so talented. The sky is the limit here with a blank canvas. When I left in 2005, I was kind of pigeonholed into a certain spot, and that wasn’t going to change unless I changed it myself. So I bet on myself. I knew that I had the talent and I was confident in my ability. I wasn’t content with where I was at, and I knew I had more to give.”


NJPW New Japan Cup 2021 Tournament Night 11 Results & Night 12 Card

March 18, 2021
Shizuoka, Japan – Twin Messe Shizuoka

NJPW New Japan Cup 2021 Night 11 Quick Match Results:

  • Gabriel Kidd defeated Yuya Uemura via Double Overhook Suplex (pinfall 7:22)
  • Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb defeated Yota Tsuji & Yugi Nagata via Eliminator (pinfall 11:58)
  • Bad Luck Fale & KENTA defeated Toa Henare & Juice Robinson via Grenade (pinfall 8:37)
  • BUSHI, Tetsuya Naito, & Shingo Takagi defeated Taiji Ishimori, Chase Owens, & EVIL via Destino (pinfall 10:12)
  • New Japan Cup 2021 tournament Quarterfinal match – David Finaly defeated Jay White via Acid Drop (pinfall 19:26)
  • New Japan Cup 2021 tournament Quarterfinal match – Will Ospreay defeated SANADA via Stormbreaker (pinfall 18:55)

Here is the partial card for Night 12 of NJPW’s New Japan Cup 2021 tournament, which takes place on March 20th at the Xebio Arena Sendai in Sendai, Japan. Night 12 airs live on New Japan World starting at 4:00AM EST.

  • New Japan Cup 2021 tournament Semifinal match – EVIL vs. Shingo Takagi
  • New Japan Cup 2021 tournament Semifinal match – David Finlay vs. Will Ospreay

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

UFC recently announced that their UFC 261 event on April 24th in Jacksonville, Florida will not include restrictions for live attendance allowed. UFC President Dana White stated that the company is currently hoping to have around 14,000 to 15,000 fans in attendance but did not mention if the company’s coronavirus precautionary policies will still be enforced for the event.

WrestleCon recently announced that Christian Cage, Rick & Scott Steiner, NZO, Cass, Al Snow, Magnum T.A., Brooke Hogan, Kevin Nash, and Jay White will all be making an appearance at their WrestleCon 2021 convention on April 8-11 in Tampa, Florida.

Former WWE wrestler Kevin Fertig filed trademarks for “Kevin Thorne” and “Mordecai” on March 12th for wrestling and entertainment-related purposes to the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Both terms were the ring names used by Fertig during his career in WWE.

Sean Waltman recently announced that he will be launching a new podcast series called Pro Wrestling 4 Life on April 1st.

Absolute Intense Wrestling announced that they will be holding an event called Go For Broke on April 8th at a currently unknown location. This will be the company’s first event since shutting down this past October due to coronavirus pandemic issues.

Pro Wrestling NOAH announced that they will be holding a Mitsuharu Misawa memorial event on May 30th in Tokyo, Japan.