Don West Reveals Another Bout with Brain Cancer
As noted before, former TNA/Impact Wrestling announcer Don West has been battling with brain lymphoma since this June.
West announced on Twitter that his cancer recently returned again and will be undergoing chemotherapy again soon. West also announced that a GoFundMe fundraiser was recently launched to help financially assist him with his medical bills.
Unfortunately my cancer is back and I’m undergoing chemo. Thanks to all that have contributed in the past, and if you’d like to donate the GoFundMe page is “Join The Don West Tag Team Against Lymphoma”. God Bless.— Don West (@DonWestDeals) January 18, 2022
Alisha Edwards Comments on Knockouts Ultimate X Match at Hard to Kill 2022
A recent episode of the House of Hardcore podcast had Impact Wrestling talent Alisha Edwards as the guest. Some of the topics discussed included Edwards revealing that Chris Sabin helped produce the Knockouts Ultimate X match at Impact’s Hard to Kill 2022 event earlier this month and her thoughts about not being one of the original competitors for the match.
On the topic of Chris Sabin helping to produce the Knockouts Ultimate X match, Edwards stated:
“[Chris] Sabin was one of our producers of the match which is one of the guys that have been probably in most of the Ultimate X matches. Don’t quote me on that, I don’t know the accurate history but I would say he’s been in most of them and he said that was probably one of the highest ones that he’s seen. So that kind of freaked us out a little bit so…”
On the topic of replacing Rachael Ellering and not being one of the original competitors for the match, Edwards stated:
“I did [want to be in the original Knockouts Ultimate X lineup]. I was very disappointed when they announced who was part of the match. I felt like after Monster’s Ball [at Knockouts Knockdown], I had momentum going into kind of these things and yeah, I was very disappointed.”
Transcript h/t: PostWrestling.com
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
This past Sunday’s debut event for Terminus in Atlanta, Georgia featured a ROH World Championship match between Josh Alexander and Jonathan Gresham. Following the match, AEW talent Santana made a surprise appearance and challenged Gresham for his ROH title at Terminus’ next event, which was announced to be taking place on February 24th in Atlanta.
Prestige Wrestling announced that they have recently signed a working partnership deal with Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling.
Ring of Honor announcer Ian Riccaboni recently announced that he will be making an appearance for Impact Wrestling at this Thursday’s episode of Impact. Riccaboni revealed that he will be the guest commentator for the ROH World Championship match of Steve Maclin vs. Jonathan Gresham (c) on the show.
Big Time Wrestling announced that The Hardy Boyz, Matt & Jeff Hardy, will be making an appearance for the company at their March 12th event in Webster, Massachusetts. This will be the Hardy Boyz first match as a team since April of 2019.
Game Changer Wrestling recently announced that indie wrestler Ruckus will be making an appearance for the company at their The WRLD on GCW event on January 23rd in New York City, New York.
GCW also recently announced a new match for the card of their upcoming The WRLD on GCW event:
- Six-Way Scramble match – Jack Cartwheel vs. Dante Leon vs. Grim Reefer vs. Ninja Mack vs. Nick Wayne vs. Alex Zayne
Major League Wrestling recently announced two new matches for the card of their Blood & Thunder event on January 21st in Dallas, Texas:
- King Muertes vs. mystery opponent
- Ho Ho Lun vs. KC Navarro