Various: Shane Strickland on Current Plans & AEW Interest, NWA Crockett Cup 2022 Bracket, Indies

Shane “Swerve” Strickland Comments on Current Career Plans & If He’s Interested in AEW

A recent episode of The Wrestling Inc Daily podcast had Shane “Swerve” Strickland as the guest. One of the topics discussed included his current plans for his wrestling career.

“Right now I am content with exploring. The state that WWE is in right now, I don’t think it needs me. I don’t think what they’re looking for, and what they’re asking for is something that I can provide. Because I am always wanting more. I am always moving on a different pace, I don’t like waiting around too much, I don’t like waiting in line, I don’t like trying to fill one lane that everybody else is already jamming in. I am always into creating my own lane and doing something, it’s sometimes the things that I want to venture out and try is going to take risk. There’s a lot of unknown territory that the system is not familiar with, and that’s okay, because it’s their system, it’s still going to be successful with what they do, whether they change or not. They’re still going to make their money.”

In a separate interview with the Casual Conversations podcast, Strickland revealed that he is currently interested in the idea of working for AEW.

“I’m definitely interested. I’m not opposed to go anywhere. It has to be a discussion made. Things have to be done. We just saw Cody Rhodes leave, that’s insane. You can expect me to go anywhere.”

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NWA Announces Full List of Teams & Bracket for 2022 Crockett Cup Tag Team Tournament

The National Wrestling Alliance recently announced the full list of teams and bracket for this year’s Crockett Cup tag team tournament, which takes place on March 19-20 in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • La Rebelion vs. Winner of Four-way match on Night 1 (March 19th)
  • The End (Parrow and Odinson) vs. Hawx Aerie (Luke & PJ Hawx)
  • Strictly Business (Chris Adonis & Thom Latimer) vs. Gold Rushhh (Jordan Clearwater & Marshe Rockett)
  • Doug Williams & mystery partner vs. The Ill Begotten (TBA)
  • The OGK (Mike Bennett & Matt Taven) vs. The Fixers (Jay Bradley & Wrecking Ball Legursky)
  • Da Pope & Mims vs. The Cardonas (Mike Knox & VSK)
  • Kratos & Aron Stevens vs. Dirty Sexy Boys (JTG & Dirty Dango)
  • The Briscoes (Mark & Jay Briscoe) vs. TBA

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

The XFL recently announced that they have signed a collaboration deal with the NFL to help train future NFL referees and test out potential new game rules to improve professional football games and player safety. This new collaboration was also stated to not include the sharing of NFL players nor for the XFL to act as an actual developmental league for the NFL.

Game Changer Wrestling recently announced that Biff Busick, former Oney Lorcan in WWE, will be making several appearances for the company. They are their Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport 8 event on March 31st in Dallas, their Joey Janela’s Spring Break 6: Part 2 event on April 1st in Dallas, Texas, their April 10th event in San Fransisco, California, their April 30th event in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and their May 21st event in Los Angeles, California.

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced that they will be holding a NJPW Strong themed event called Mutiny on April 10th in Los Angeles, California.

NJPW also announced four new matches for the card of their NJPW Strong Style Evolved 2022 event on March 20th in Tampa, Florida:

  • US of Jay Open Challenge match – Jay White vs. mystery opponent
  • Blake Christian vs. SW3RVE
  • Mascara Dorado vs. TJP
  • Ren Narita vs. Jay Lethal

WrestleCon recently announced a new match for the card of their Mark Hitchcock Memorial SuperShow 2022 event on March 31st in Dallas, Texas:

  • The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe) vs. The Rottweilers (Low Ki & Homicide)

Major League Wrestling recently announced two new matches for the card of their SuperFight 2022 event on February 26th in Charlotte, North Carolina:

  • MLW World Tag Team Championship – EJ Nduka & mystery partner vs. 5150 (Danny Rivera & Slice Boogie) (c)
  • TJP vs. Myron Reed

Stardom recently announced a new match for the card of their March 27th event in Tokyo, Japan:

  • Starlight Kid vs. KAIRI (former Kairi Sane in WWE)

Prestige Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their Roseland event on April 15th in Portland, Oregon:

  • Athena (formerly Ember Moon in WWE) vs. Taya Valkyrie (former Franky Monet in WWE)

Impact Wrestling announced two new matches for the card of their Sacrifice 2022 event on March 5th in Louisville, Kentucky:

  • Jay White vs. Alex Shelley
  • Impact Knockouts Tag Team Championship – The Influence (Madison Rayne & Tenille Dashwood) vs. The IInspiration (Jessie McKay & Cassie Lee)