Various: John Cena on Max Caster’s Rap Skills, Sat. NJPW Strong Card, ROH Supercard of Honor News, Indies

John Cena Comments on AEW’s Max Caster Being a “Really Spectacular” Rapper

Forbes held a recent interview with John Cena. One of the topics discussed included Cena praising AEW talent Max Caster’s rap skills and stating they were better than his own skills during his early years in WWE.

“He’s extremely gifted. I remember hearing him for the first time, and asking a good friend of mine to please pass his information on to me. I immediately checked out his raps, out of the blue, and I saw what he was doing was spectacular. I wish him all the best of luck, but I can’t give him any advice because he’s punching far above my weight class. He is very gifted. He’s gifted enough to rhyme to the beat live, where I kind of did my stuff acapella to let the punchlines sink in.

Hip-hop constantly evolves, and it constantly moves forward, and he is the better version of what I did. He’s really, really spectacular. As long as he keeps everything in realistic perspective, he shows great potential.”

Full Card for Saturday’s Episode of NJPW Strong

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced the full card for this Saturday’s Strong Style Evolved 2022 Night 1 themed episode of NJPW Strong, which airs on New Japan World starting at 8PM EST.

  • Team Filthy (JR Kratos & Black Tiger) vs. CHAOS (Rocky Romero & Wheeler Yuta)
  • TMDK (JONAH & Shane Haste) vs. FinJuice (David Finlay & Juice Robinson)
  • NJPW Strong Openweight Championship – Clark Connors vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor (c)

ROH Supercard of Honor XV News & Notes

Caprice Coleman recently announced on Twitter that Ian Riccaboni and himself will be resuming their work as Ring of Honor’s commentary team for tonight’s Supercard of Honor XV event in Garland, Texas.

Tony Khan announced that Chavo Guerrero Jr. will be appearing for ROH at tonight’s Supercard of Honor XV event. Guerrero Jr. was announced to be the manager for Bandido for his match against Jonathan Gresham for the Undisputed ROH World Championship.

Tony Khan also announced two new matches for the card of ROH’s Supercard of Honor XV event tonight in Garland, Texas:

  • ROH World Television Championship – Minoru Suzuki vs. Rhett Titus (c)
  • Ninja Mack vs. mystery opponent (with manager Tully Blanchard)

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

AEW recently announced that they will be holding a set of AEW Dynamite and Rampage events on June 8th in Independence, Missouri. It was also announced that tickets for this upcoming set of events will officially go on sale starting on April 8th.

Thursday’s Major League Wrestling’s Intimidation Games 2022 event in Dallas, Texas featured the surprise return of Swerve Strickland. Strickland was revealed to be the mystery challenger for Myron Reed’s open challenge match at the event. This was Strickland’s first match in MLW since January of 2019.

Thursday’s Game Changer Wrestling’s Joey Janela’s Spring Break Part 1 event in Dallas, Texas featured The Briscoes defeating Second Gear Crew and Nick Gage & Slade in a three-way match to be crowned the new GCW Tag Team Champions.

IndependentWrestling.TV announced that they have recently signed a partnership deal with Japaneses media company Lady Ring to air classic All Japan Women’s Pro-Wrestling events from the 1990s on their service.

Book publisher ECW Press recently announced that a new wrestling-based book titled Follow the Buzzards: Pro Wrestling in the Age of COVID-19 is currently in production. It was announced that this upcoming book is being written by Keith Elliot and focuses on the impact and potential long-term consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on professional wrestling in the United States. It was also announced that this book currently has a release date of October 4th.

During Thursday’s episode of Impact!, Impact Wrestling announced that their upcoming IPWF event later tonight in Dallas, Texas will not be airing live on FITE TV and instead will air as a television special next Thursday on AXS TV.

Impact also announced a new match for the card of their Rebellion 2022 event on April 23rd in Poughkeepsie, New York:

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

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their Windy City Riot event on April 16th in Chicago, Illinois:

  • 10-Man Tag Team match – Fred Rosser, Chris Dickinson, Ren Narita, Alex Coughlin, & Josh Alexander vs. Team Filthy (Danny Limelight, Jorel Nelson, Royce Isaacs, JR Kratos, & Black Tiger)