Various: Superstar Billy Graham Hospitalized, Minoru Suzuki on His US Tour, Indies

Superstar Billy Graham Currently Hospitalized

Wrestling legend Superstar Billy Graham recently announced on Facebook that he is currently hospitalized due to heart-related issues. Graham stated earlier this week that he was going to the Mayo Clinic for a medical checkup.

“Hi fans, There will be no wrestling post tonight. Just this statement from me. I am currently having heart problems which is the title of this message. I am getting ready to go to the Mayo Clinic to be checked out. I am not feeling well and if the hospital admits me, which I am sure they will for future testing tomorrow, I will have Mike, my FB Administrator, give you an update. Superstar B. G.”

Following his hospitalization, Graham’s wife Valerie Coleman stated on his Facebook page that Graham is currently dealing with heart issues and fluid in his lungs.

” The fluid is coming off slow but every little bit helps. Still in afib as well. They are doubling his diuretic dose for 3 days to see if that works….can’t do more because it can damage his kidneys. The prayers and support are very much appreciated. Thank you!

Minoru Suzuki Comments on His Current Tour of the United States

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s English language website held a recent interview with Minoru Suzuki. One of the topics discussed included Suzuki’s thoughts on his current wrestling tour of the United States.

“Well, I had an offer from a promotion over there, and I really wasn’t sure whether I should take it. There’s the whole quarantining for two weeks when you come back deal, and it would have meant missing the G1. But as I was mulling it over, more and more offers were coming in. It kept snowballing, so I took that as a sign. Well, someone looking down, maybe. I figured that this could turn into a real chance for me, so I told my agent that I didn’t need any time off, just fill my schedule with matches. And here we are.

When it came down to it, going to America was the bigger challenge and adventure to me personally than the G1. That’s why I chose the US. It’s not a value judgement. I said before, right? I’m not contracted. I’m not a New Japan guy. I choose all my own paths, take responsibility for all my own actions and live the way I want. There might be some morons who want to analyse those choices I make for myself, but it’s all about making my own road. It isn’t about my interest in them. They want me. There’s a lot of companies in the US. If they want me there, and the conditions are right, well I’ll head there and tear apart anybody put in front of me.”

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

VICE TV recently released a trailer for Dark Side of the Ring’s upcoming Kanyon themed episode, which airs tonight starting on 9PM EST on the network.

Indie wrestler Channing Decker recently revealed on Twitter that he was the person who portrayed Kanyon and Mortis in Dark Side of the Ring’s upcoming Kanyon episode.

Major League Wrestling recently announced that indie wrestler Warhorse will be making an appearance for the company at their Fightland 2021 event on October 2nd in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla announced that they have recently pulled Jake Atlas from the card of their Threemendous VI event on September 26th in Los Angeles, California due to him currently retiring from wrestling. It was also announced that Lee Moriarty will be replacing Atlas at the event and matches on the card have been changed as a result.

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced four new matches for the cards of their NJPW Showdown themed NJPW Strong tapings on October 16-17 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

  • October 16th, NJPW Showdown Night 1 – Juice Robinson vs El Phantasmo
  • October 16th, NJPW Showdown Night 1 – Jay White vs Fred Yehi
  • October 17th, NJPW Showdown Night 2 – Jonathan Gresham vs. Alex Coughlin
  • October 17th, NJPW Showdown Night 2 – Fred Rosser, Karl Fredericks, Rocky Romero, Ren Narita, & The DKC vs. Team Filthy (“Filthy” Tom Lawlor, JR Kratos, Royce Isaacs, Jorel Nelson, & Danny Limelight)