Various: Maria Kanellis Held Talks with Tony Khan Over ROH Booking Job, Sat. NJPW Strong Card, Indies

Maria Kanellis Held Talks with Tony Khan Over Booking Job for ROH Women’s Division, Kanellis’ Impact Contract Status

Maria Kanellis reportedly recently held talks with Ring of Honor owner Tony Khan over ROH’s Women’s division, according to Fightful Select.

It was reported that they held a recent interview with Kanellis, who stated that she recently had a “very good” 30-45 minute conversation with Khan discussing ROH’s Women’s Division and her desire to help out with the booking for it. Kanellis reportedly currently believes that she and Khan likely will have another talk once ROH makes its official re-debut.

It was also reported that Kanellis stated that her plans to help out ROH are not from a talent perspective due to her believing that the nature of her current contract with Impact Wrestling will not be affected by that work.

In regards to her contract with Impact, Kanellis stated that she currently has a few more months remaining on it.

Full Card for Saturday’s Episode of NJPW Strong

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced the full card for this Saturday’s United Empire Rising themed episode of NJPW Strong, which will air on New Japan World starting at 8:00PM EST.

  • United Empire (Great-O-Khan, Aaron Henare, Kyle Fletcher, & Mark Davis) vs. TMDK (JONAH, Shane haste, Mikey Nicholls, & Bad Dude Tito)
  • Jeff Cobb vs. Willie Mack
  • Will Ospreay vs. Homicide

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

A new wrestling-based book, titled Follow the Buzzards: Pro Wrestling in the Age of COVID-19, reportedly is currently scheduled to be released on October 4th, according to Fightful. It was reported that this book is being written by Keith Elliott Greenberg and will be published by ECW Press.

Women’s Wrestling Army reportedly recently hired former WWE coach Cathy Corino (also known as Allison Danger in the indies) to a coaching job in the company, according to Fightful Select.

New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that they have pulled Alex Coughlin, YOH, DOUKI, and Yuto Nakashima from the cards of their upcoming New Japan Road events on July 3-5 in Tokyo, Japan due to injuries and COVID-19 related issues. Coughlin was announced to have recently suffered a left calf muscle injury, YOH was announced to have recently tested positive for COVID-19, DOUKI was announced to be pulled due to him being in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID, and Nakashima was announced to have recently suffered an elbow injury.

Impact Wrestling recently announced that they will be holding a set of Lone Star Stampede themed Impact! tapings on August 26-27 in Dallas, Texas.

Major League Wrestling recently announced that they will be holding an event called Fury Road on August 27th in El Paso, Texas. The company also announced that Mance Warner will be making an appearance for the company at this upcoming event.

MLW talent Richard Holliday recently announced on Twitter that he has pulled out of all of his scheduled indies bookings for this weekend due to concussion-related issues.

Wrestling Entertainment Series recently announced that Impact Wrestling announcer Tom Hannifan will be making an appearance for the company at their debut event on July 9th in Nottingham, England. It was announced that Hannifan will be replacing Matt Rehwoldt for the commentary team at the event.

Pro Wrestling NOAH recently announced that wrestling legend Jushin Thunder Liger will be making an appearance for the company at their Destination 2022 event on July 16th in Tokyo, Japan. It was announced that Liger will be a guest commentator at the event.

Starrcast recently announced two new matches for the card of Ric Flair’s Last Match event on July 31st in Nashville, Tennessee:

  • Killer Kross vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
  • Clark Connors vs. Ren Narita

Terminus recently announced a new match for the card of their Terminus 3 event on July 21st in Atlanta, Georgia:

  • Jonathan Gresham vs. Konosuke Takeshita