Chuck Taylor Comments on AEW’s Arcade Anarrchy Match
A recent episode of Highspots.com’s Virtual Gimmick Table show had The Best Friends, Chuck Taylor and Trent, as the guests. One of the topics discussed included Taylor’s thoughts on their Arcade Anarchy match on last week’s episode of AEW Dynamite.
“Well, I don’t know if anyone — I don’t know if I’m supposed to say this but we weren’t allowed to break the arcade machines, because I guess they rented them from a local place and they are still working arcade machines so, so we had to find other stuff to break. I had to go to Walmart by myself and buy those Legos.”
Transcript h/t: PostWrestling.com
NJPW News & Notes
Jon Moxley recently issued an official challenge to Yuji Nagata for a future match for his IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship.
Kazuchika Okada revealed on Instagram that he was the Olympic torch bearer on Tuesday for his hometown of Anio, Japan.
New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced the main event for the card of their Wrestle Grand Slam 2021 event on May 29th in Tokyo, Japan:
- IWGP World Heavyweight Championship – Kazuchika Okada vs. Winner of Shingo Takagi vs. Will Ospreay (c)
NJPW held a press conference this past Monday with current IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Ospreay revealing who he would like to defend his title against if given the chance to do so.
“Now let’s move on to how much this IWGP World Heavyweight Championship and how much it means to me. It’s all about defences now, and finding true challengers to make this belt even more important than it is. I know full well that nobody on this roster is on my level, but I am more than happy to test myself not only against New Japan’s finest, but all of wrestling’s finest. I’ve made history. I’m the first foreigner to win the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, and even with the older legacies, I am the first British IWGP Heavyweight or World Heavyweight Champion.
I firmly believe I am the best British wrestler of all time. There is not a single British wrestler that has ever ventured to Japan and climbed to the top of the mountain. Dynamite Kid, British Bulldog, didn’t get to the top of the mountain. Pete Dunne, great wrestler, didn’t come close. I can name a bunch of British wrestlers who didn’t do what I have done. But I would like to test myself against another British wrestler that calls himself the best. A man that held the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Drew McIntyre, he called himself the best British wrestler that ever lived, so if there was ever a chance that we could work out the visas, I’d love IWGP World Heavyweight Champion vs WWE Champion between two British wrestlers.
Before I was champion, a man who sparked a whole lot of interest in pro-wrestling, CM Punk said he’d like to face Will Ospreay. Now I have the biggest prize in pro-wrestling, so if you really want to prove you were the best in the world and not the best of a bad bunch, come over here and try and take this.”
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson, and Rocky Romero announced that they will be holding a live event called the “Worst Podcast Ever” on April 9th at the Riveters Bar & Restaurant in Tampa, Florida. It was also announced that this event will feature a live podcast show, variety show, fan Q&A session, and a fan meet and greet.
Indie wrestler Akira announced on Twitter that he has been pulled from all of his scheduled bookings for this week’s indie events in Tampa, Florida due to him recently testing positive for COVID-19.
MLW talent Alex Hammerstone also announced on Twitter that he has dropped all of his scheduled bookings for this week’s indie events in Tampa due to neither Game Changer Wrestling nor DFW All-Pro paying for his plane flight or lodging in the city.
Former WWE talent Andrade recently released five new official shirts at his online store at Pro Wrestling Tees. Andrade is currently going under the ring name of “El Idolo” Andrade.
All Elite Wrestling announced on Twitter that they have released more tickets for sale for their The House Always Wins event on April 9th at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida.