Various: Jeff Hardy on His AEW Signing, Sat. NJPW Strong Card, Indies

Jeff Hardy Comments on His Signing with AEW

This past Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite featured the official AEW debut of Jeff Hardy. Hardy made his surprise debut during the AHFO meeting segment which involved his brother Matt being kicked out of the group and attacked as punishment. Hardy, Sting, and Darby Allin all came to the aid of Matt.

Hardy was the guest at a recent virtual signing event for Signed By Superstars and one of the topics discussed included his thoughts on his official signing and debut in AEW.

“It was great. It’s always nerve-racking to appear in a new world. After I went out there and felt the energy of the people. It felt extremely right … Definitely teaming with Matt again. This last run is going to be the best one.”

Hardy also gave his thoughts about the potential of a singles run in the company and the possibility of AEW getting the rights to other theme songs from his career.

“Possibly bringing ‘Another Me’ back from TNA. What would be really cool is if they could get the rights to ‘No More Words’ because I was really excited to come out to that for when (Matt & I) aren’t teaming.”

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Full Card for Saturday’s Episode of NJPW Strong

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

  • Kevin Knight vs. Hikuleo
  • Ariya Daivari vs. Kevin Blackwood
  • U-S-of-Jay Open Challenge match – Jay White vs. mystery opponent

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

The Nightmare Factory recently announced on Instagram that they have postponed their scheduled April training camp to a new date of Summer 2022 due to unforeseen circumstances.

During a recent interview with the Iron-On Wrestling podcast, indie talent Atticus Cogar revealed that he recently left Game Changer Wrestling due to mental health issues and his issues over management and direction of the company in recent months. (Transcript h/t:

Joey Janela announced that Maven will be making an appearance for GCW at their Joey Janela’s Spring Break 6 Part 2 event on April 2nd in Dallas, Texas.

GCW recently announced that they will be holding a co-promoted tour of the United Kingdom this September. It was announced that they will be partnering with TNT Wrestling for this tour and it will take place from September 15-17.

Major League Wrestling announced that their next Battle Riot event, Battle Riot IV, will be taking place on June 23rd at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City, New York.

MLW recently announced two new matches for the card of their Azteca Underground event on April 1st in Dallas, Texas:

  • LA Park vs. Jacob Fatu
  • Aerostar, Microman, & El Dragon vs. Arez, Mini Abismo Negro, & mystery opponent

DEFY Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their On Edge event on March 26th in Portland, Oregon:

  • 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Nick Wayne

AJ Gray recently announced a new match for GCW’s For The Culture 2022 event on April 1st in Dallas, Texas:

  • Impact Knockouts World Championship – Big Swole vs. Tasha Steelz (c)

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

  • Champ Champ Challenge for ROH Women’s World Championship or AAA Reina de Reinas Championship match – mystery opponent vs. Deonna Purrazzo (c)