Various: Lex Luger on Origin of Torture Rack Finisher, Full Cards for NJPW Strong Showdown, Indies

Lex Luger Comments on Origin of His Torture Rack Finisher

A recent episode of the Macho Mecca podcast had legendary former wrestler Lex Luger as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Luger revealing the key people behind the origin of his famous Torture Rack finisher.

“Ric Flair to a minor, but ‘The Dream’ Dusty Rhodes he said, ‘Hey kid, you got those abs and that body. You think you could use a backbreaker?’ It ended up being called the Torture Rack. My first match on TBS, the old standardized 6:05, was our main stage show, and you had to go out there and do it and feel it. I came back and Dusty said, ‘That’s it. That’s the finish.’ The rest is history. So, Dusty Rhodes gave me that finish.”

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NJPW Announces Full Cards for NJPW Strong Showdown 2021 Events

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced the full cards for their NJPW Strong Showdown 2021 events on October 16-17 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

October 16th – NJPW Strong Showdown Night 1:

  • Ariya Daivari vs. Alex Zayne
  • Clark Connors & Ren Narita vs. United Empire (Will Ospreay & TJP)
  • Kevin Knight vs. Hikuleo
  • The DKC, Brody King, & Karl Fredericks vs. Barrett Brown, Misterioso, & Bateman
  • Yuya Uemura, Alex Coughlin, & David Finlay vs. Team Filthy (Jorel Nelson, Royce Isaacs, & JR Kratos)
  • Rocky Romero & Fred Rosser vs. Team Filthy (Danny Limelight & “Filthy” Tom Lawlor)
  • Fred Yehi vs. Jay White
  • Juice Robinson vs. El Phantasmo
  • Chris Dickinson vs. Minoru Suzuki

October 17th – NJPW Strong Showdown Night 2:

  • FinJuice (David Finlay & Juice Robinson) vs. Kevin Knight & Yuya Uemura
  • Daniel Garcia, Chris Dickinson, & Brody King vs. Barrett Brown, Misterioso, & Bateman
  • Clark Connors vs. TJP
  • Wheeler Yuta & Fred Yehi vs. Bullet Club (Hikuleo & Jay White)
  • Ariya Daivari & Lio Rush vs. Bullet Club (Chris Bey & El Phantasmo)
  • Philadelphia Street Fight – Eddie Kingston & Jon Moxley vs. Lance Archer & Minoru Suzuki
  • The DKC, Ren Narita, Rocky Romero, Karl Fredericks, & Fred Rosser vs. Team Filthy (Danny Limelight, Jorel Nelson, Royce Isaacs, JR Kratos, & “Filthy” Tom Lawlor)
  • Jonathan Gresham vs. Alex Coughlin
  • Alex Zayne vs. Will Ospreay

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes reported that following a Federal audit into the allegations of “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase and other members of his family had embezzled the state of Mississippi over welfare funds used for illegal purposes, Mississippi State Auditor Shad White recently ruled that DiBiase Sr. must pay back $722,299 from the funds his Heart of David Ministries had received from the state. White also ruled that Ted DiBiase Jr. must pay back $3.9 million and Brett DiBiase must pay back $225,950 to the state over their involvement in the embezzlement scheme.

Gaming-based television network G4 recently announced that they will be relaunching on November 16th. Among the people hired for G4’s relaunch includes WWE talent Xavier Woods who will be hosting a new video game competition series on the network.

During Wednesday’s episode of MLW Fusion Alpha, Major League Wrestling announced that NJPW talent Will Ospreay will be making his official debut for the company this December.

Josh Barnett recently announced two new matches for the card of Game Changer Wrestling’s Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 7 event on October 22nd in Los Angeles, California:

  • Zeda Zhang vs. KZT
  • Josh Barnett vs. Tiger Ruas

Lucha Libre Loco recently announced a new match for the card of their November 13th event in Phoenix, Arizona:

  • Blue Demon Jr. & Cain Velasquez vs. Dan “The Beast” Severn & Mariachi Loco