Various: Tony Khan on Future AEW PPVs on Sundays, New Japan Cup Night 3 Results, Indies

Tony Khan Comments on Possibly of Future AEW PPVs Being Held on Sundays

Forbes held a recent interview with AEW CEO Tony Khan and one of the topics discussed included his thoughts on the possibility of AEW holding pay-per-view events on Sundays in the future.

“On the three-day holidays, I think it’s good. I actually would argue that for Double or Nothing or All Out, a large percentage of the country is going to have Monday off, and in England those are bank holidays so a large percentage of England, people aren’t really working very much. Most people have Labor Day and Memorial Day off here and abroad.

Double or Nothing, I am strongly considering going to Sunday. All Out I really think it would be really smart to do Sunday because then I don’t compete with College Football and the NFL won’t be going head-to-head. Full Gear I will keep on a Saturday. Revolution and Full Gear, whenever possible, I will do on a Saturday.”

NJPW New Japan Cup 2021 Tournament Night 3 Results & Night 4 Card

March 7, 2021
Yamanashi, Japan – Aimesse Yamanashi

NJPW New Japan Cup 2021 Night 3 Quick Match Results:

  • Yota Tsuji defeated Yuya Uemura via Toque (pinfall 6:56)
  • Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb defeated Tomoaki Honma & Satoshi Kojima via Tour of the Islands (pinfall 12:00)
  • Ryusuke Taguchi, Juice Robinson, Toa Henare, & Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Dick Togo, KENTA, Jay White, & EVIL via High Fly Flow (pinfall 13:11)
  • BUSHI, Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, & Shingo Takagi defeated SHO, Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, & Kazuchika Okada via Last of the Dragon (pinfall 13:28)
  • New Japan Cup 2021 tournament First Round match – Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Gabriel Kidd via Triangle Choke (submission 17:21)
  • New Japan Cup 2021 tournament First Round match – Will Ospreay defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan via Stormbreaker (pinfall 13:37)

Here is the full card for Night 4 of NJPW’s New Japan Cup 2021 tournament, which takes place on March 9th at the ZIP Arena Okayama in Okayama, Japan. Night 4 airs live on New Japan World starting at 4:30AM EST.

  • Yuya Uemura, YOSHI-HASHI, & Toru Yano vs. EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi, & Bad Luck Fale
  • Gabriel Kidd, Tomoaki Honma, & Satoshi Kojima vs. Great-O-Khan, Will Ospreay, & Jeff Cobb
  • Toa Henare, David Finlay, Juice Robinson, & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Gedo, Chase Owens, KENTA, & Jay White
  • SHO, Hirooki Goto, & Kazuchika Okada vs. BUSHI, Tetsuya Naito, & Shingo Takagi
  • New Japan Cup 2021 tournament First Round match – Yuji Nagata vs. Yota Tsuji
  • New Japan Cup 2021 tournament First Round match – Tomohiro Ishii vs. SANADA

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Beyond Wrestling announced that they will be holding an event called Fool’s Paradise on April 1st in Worcester, Massachusetts. The company announced that this event will have limited attendance and fans required to follow coronavirus health safety protocols at all times.

New Japan Pro Wrestling reportedly generated a paid attendance of 1,840 for Night 1 of Castle Attack on February 27th and 3,218 for Night 2 of Castle Attack on February 28th in Osaka, Japan, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Impact Wrestling reportedly generated their second highest pay-per-view buys since leaving Spike TV for their Hard to Kill 2021 event on January 16th, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Dave Meltzer reported that only last year’s Slammiversary event generated more pay-per-view buys.

Former NWA wrestler Buddy Colt, real name Ron Reed, passed away at the age of 81 years old this past Friday. The announcement of Colt’s passing was made by the Cauliflower Alley Club on Twitter.