Various: Keith Lee on AEW Debut, Larry D on Impact Release, Saturday’s NJPW Strong Card, Indies

Keith Lee Comments on His Official AEW Debut

This past Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite featured the official AEW debut of Keith Lee.

Lee recently reflected on Twitter about his AEW debut and thanked the fans for their support and positive reception towards him.

Larry D Comments on His Release from Impact Wrestling

As noted before, Impact Wrestling talent Larry D recently requested and was granted his release from the company.

Fightful held a recent interview with Larry D and one of the topics discussed included his thoughts about his decision to leave Impact.

“The thing is, IMPACT! Wrestling has grown so much. There’s so much talent that comes through there and you see the NXT crew, and you see AEW and NWA and everything. It’s easy to get lost in the mix. Where we were at creatively, I feel, from the tag team party to fitting where I’m at and in the process, I’m just told to get in the best shape I can and be prepared. That’s what I do and I’m just waiting and I’m watching the growth of IMPACT! Wrestling and the competitor in me is like, ‘Man, I absolutely love everything about IMPACT! Wrestling.’ I can’t say, ‘Aw, man. Those son-of-a-guns ruined my wrestling career. Because I think for the first time ever, like, we hear on the indies a lot, ‘Oh, it’s just business.’ I think finally for the first time in twenty years, [I understand it.] It’s just business. Which also, in turn, is the same way with me. It’s just business. I want to see myself do better. I feel that for twenty years that I’ve busted and given everything that I have to get where I’m at. The competitor in me has to step up and say, ‘Hey, I know I can play on the field.’ I know by asking my release that puts the ball in my court to do what I need to do to go where I want to go.”

Full Card for Saturday’s Episode of NJPW Strong

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced the full card for this Saturday’s New Beginning USA 2022 Night 2 themed episode of NJPW Strong, which airs on New Japan World starting at 8PM EST.

  • Hikuleo vs. Cody Chhun
  • Josh Barnett vs. Ren Narita
  • FinJuice (Juice Robinson & David Finlay) vs. JONAH & Bad Dude Tito

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Former WWE NXT official William Regal recently launched his store at wrestling merchandise retailer Pro Wrestling Tess’s official website.

Terminus announced that Josh Alexander and Invictus Khash will be making an appearance for the company at their Terminus II event on February 24th in Atlanta, Georgia.

Major League Wrestling announced that Killer Kross, former Karrion Kross in WWE, will be making his return to the company at their SuperFight 2022 event on February 26th in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Game Changer Wrestling announced that they will be holding an event called Planet Death on March 31st in Dallas, Texas. It was also announced that this upcoming event will be part of their The Collective 2022 series of indies events that weekend in the city.

GCW recently announced a new match for the card of their Believe Me event on February 19th in Atlantic City, New Jersey:

  • Atticus Cogar vs. Billie Starkz

PROGRESS Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their Chapter 129 event on February 20th in London, England:

  • Shane “Swerve” Strickland vs. Cara Noir (c)

Beyond Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their Munky Business event on March 13th in Somerville, Massachusetts:

  • Biff Busick (former Oney Lorcan in WWE) vs. Wheeler Yuta

Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling announced a new match for the card of their Grand Princess ’22 event on March 19th in Tokyo, Japan:

  • Hikaru Shida vs. Hikari Noa

Warrior Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their Warrior Wrestling 19 event on February 12th in Cicero, Illinois:

  • ROH World Tag Team Championship – The Workhorsemen (JD Drake & Anthony Henry) vs. The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe) (c)