AEW Planning to Resume Touring This July
AEW has been running their weekly television tapings and pay-per-view events from Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida for the majority of the on-going coronavirus pandemic.
A recent episode of the Grillin’ JR podcast featured host Jim Ross discussing AEW’s potential plans to leave Daily’s Place and resume touring this July.
“[AEW is] making some changes also. We’re adding more content here sooner than later with another show. We’re getting our schedule together. Looks like we’re going back on the road pretty aggressively, beginning in July. getting back in front of a live audience is a blessing. I can’t wait. I will help everybody’s work. You can’t help but feed off of the adrenaline of the people and the audience surrounding you. Should be cool.”
Transcript h/t: Fightful.com
Trey Miguel on His Decision to Remain in Impact Wrestling
A recent episode of the Wrestling Perspective Podcast had Trey Miguel as the guest. One of the topics discussed included his reasons for signing a new deal with Impact Wrestling to remain in the company.
“I initially knew I didn’t want to leave IMPACT at all. IMPACT has been a home to me and I have always been a huge IMPACT fan since I was a teenager… It means a lot to me to be there and to have them be the first company to sign me to a television program means a lot to me too. As much as I’d like to say I accomplished a lot in two years, I don’t think I did, really. I don’t want to leave a basketball court without winning a championship. That’s just not me. That’s not to say anything about Dez or Zach, you know what I mean? Though we were a trio, we were pretty segregated at IMPACT too. The entire time I was kind of doing a singles thing. We never had too many trios matches, there were only a handful of them, so it wasn’t a shock to them, it wasn’t a shock to me. I have a lot of things going on between the wrestling school and family and uprooting just wasn’t something that was feasible so I weighed my options, it was just something that can’t be done right now and I stayed.”
Transcript h/t: Fightful.com
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Kenn Doane, formerly known as Kenny Dykstra in WWE, recently announced that he has retired as an active in-ring wrestler.
Former WWE wrestler AJ Lee reportedly recently signed a deal with Universal 1440 Entertainment to be one of the scriptwriters for the currently planned sequel to the film 47 Ronin, according to DeadlineHollywood.com.
New Japan Pro Wrestling announced a new stipulation for the scheduled Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Tanga Loa match at their Wrestling Dontaku 2021 event on May 3rd in Fukuoka, Japan. If Sabre Jr. defeats Loa, him and Taichi will earn a future shot at the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team titles but if Sabre Jr. loses, then him and Taichi can never challenge for the belts again.
Ring of Honor announced that they will be launching a new weekly series on their official YouTube channel called ROH Women’s Division Wednesday. This new series will feature new weekly matches from the company’s Women’s Division and will debut on April 28th.
Game Changer Wrestling announced a new match for the card of their Ashes to Ashes event on May 1st in Atlantic City, New Jersey:
- Joey Janela vs. Lee Moriarty