Various: AEW Announces Battle of the Belts II, Samoa Joe on ROH HOF Induction, Indies

AEW Announces Date for Next Battle of the Belts Special

AEW announced that their next Battle of the Belts special, Battle of the Belts II, will be taking place on April 15th in Garland, Texas.

It was also announced that this special will be part of an upcoming set of tapings which will include AEW Rampage.

Tickets for AEW’s Battle of the Belts II was announced to officially go on sale starting on February 25th.

Samoa Joe Comments on His Induction into ROH’s Hall of Fame

As noted before, Ring of Honor recently announced that Samoa Joe will be among the inductees of their inaugural Hall of Fame class.

Joe recently reflected on Twitter about being honored to be inducted into ROH’s Hall of Fame.

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Former WCW and WWE referee Mickie Henson passed away on Monday at the age of 59. Henson’s passing was first announced by The Post and Courier’s Mike Monneyham. PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that Henson’s cause of death was due to pneumonia caused by COVID-19. Henson’s career in wrestling spanned from 1987 to 2009 and included notable stints in WCW from 1992 to 2001 and in WWE from 1992 to 1993 and 2005 to 2009.

MCW Pro Wrestling announced that Hit Row (Shane “Swerve” Strickland, B-Fab, AJ Francis, & Ashante “Thee” Adonis) will be making an appearance for the company at their Spring Fever event on March 19th in Parkville, Maryland. This will be the first time that the group will reunite together since their releases from WWE this past November.

New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that they pulled Hiroyoshi Tenzan from the card of their New Years Golden Series event earlier today in Tokyo, Japan due to him recently suffering a right knee injury.

NJPW recently announced a new match for the card of their New Years Golden Series event on February 20th in Hokkaido, Japan:

  • Provisional King of Pro Wrestling 2022 Championship Dog Cage match – Toru Yano vs. Minoru Suzuki (c)

GCW recently announced a new match for the card of their Don’t Tell Me What To Do event on February 20th in Atlantic City, New Jersey:

  • Blake Christian vs. Ninja Mack

House of Glory recently announced a new match for the card of their Salvation event on March 11th in Queens, New York:

  • The Lucha Brothers vs. The Briscoe Brothers

Terminus recently announced four new matches for the card of their Terminus II event on February 24th in Atlanta, Georgia:

  • Adam Priest vs. Invictus Khash
  • Kevin Blackwood & Daniel Garcia vs. Dante Caballero & Joe Keys
  • Jay Lethal vs. Baron Black
  • Terminal Eliminator match – Kenny Alfonso vs. TBA vs. Leon Ruff vs. Tre Lamar

Major League Wrestling announced a new match for the card of their SuperFight 2022 event on February 26th in Dallas, Texas:

  • Alex Shelley vs. Richard Holliday