Various: Eddie Edwards Signs New Deal with Impact, Next Week’s AEW Rampage Preempted, Indies

Eddie Edwards Reportedly Signs New Contract with Impact Wrestling

Eddie Edwards reportedly recently signed a new contract with Impact Wrestling, according to Sports Illustrated.

It was reported that Impact officials confirmed that Edwards will be staying in the company for the foreseeable future but did not reveal any other details regarding Edwards’ new deal.

Edwards himself confirmed that he had signed a new deal during his recent interview with Sports Illustrated.

“I’ve been here for almost eight years, and I’ve done a lot. And there is still a lot more for me to prove.”

Edwards also gave his thoughts about his recent heel turn and current storyline with Honor No More in Impact.

“Originally, I had planned to do more tagging with Sami Callihan, but he got hurt so that changed what I was doing.It was time for a change, and this is my opportunity to step outside my comfort zone. So let’s see what we can do. When ROH changed [its structure, announcing that all talent would be released from their contracts], I wanted every one of them to come to Impact. This group is really, really talented. They’re going to show why it was a mistake to let them slip away.”

Next Week’s Episode of AEW Rampage Preempted to Later Time Slot

Next week’s episode of AEW Rampage reportedly will be preempted to a later time slot, according to PWInsider.

Mike Johnson reported that the March 18th episode of AEW Rampage is currently scheduled to air starting at 11:30PM EST on TNT. Johnson reported that the official reason is due to TNT’s upcoming NCAA 2022 Basketball Tournament commitments on their network.

Johnson also reported that this starting time is entirely dependent on that night’s college basketball game ending on time and could be pushed back to an even later start time should the game go on longer than scheduled.

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

FTR recently announced on Twitter that they are currently accepting select indie bookings as part of their current plans to build up their legacy as tag team.

During a recent interview with the Busted Open Radio podcast, Gail Kim revealed that Impact Wrestling recently hired former TNA/Impact talent Christy Hemme to work in a backstage role for the company.

The National Wrestling Alliance recently announced that legendary announcer David Crockett will be making an appearance for the company at their Crockett Cup 2022 events on March 19-20 in Nashville, Tennessee.

NWA also recently announced two new matches for the card of their Crockett Cup 2022 Night 2 event on March 20th:

  • NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship Final 4-way match – Austin Aries vs. Colby Corino vs. Darius Lockhart vs. Homicide
  • NWA World Women’s Tag Team Championship – Pretty Empowered (Ella Envy & Kenzie Paige) vs. The Hex (Allysin Kay & Marti Belle) (c)

Game Changer Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their Paranoid event on April 9th in Los Angeles, California:

  • Chris Dickinson vs. Masha Slamovich

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced two new matches for the card of their NJPW Strong themed Lonestar Shootout event on April 1st in Dallas, Texas:

  • Ren Narita vs. Rocky Romero
  • FinJuice (David Finlay & Juice Robinson), Daniel Garcia, & Kevin Knight vs. Mascara Dorada, Clark Connors, Karl Fredericks, &Yuya Uemura

Impact Wrestling recently announced two new matches for the card of their Multiverse of Matches event on April 1st in Garland, Texas:

  • Tomohiro Ishii vs. Eddie Edwards
  • Jay White vs. Chris Sabin