Various: Mickie James on “Last Rodeo” Career Run, Dalton Castle ROH Contract Expired, Indies

Mickie James Comments on “Last Rodeo” Run of Her Career

A recent episode of the Busted Open Radio podcast had Mickie James as the guest. One of the topics discussed included James’ thoughts on her reasons for the decision to have a “last rodeo” run for her wrestling career.

“I really wanted to speak from my heart. It’s been a journey for me. I feel I’ve been so fortunate to do so much and way more than, especially a woman gets to do. I just wanted to, not only be able to test myself because there is this whole rise of this new generation and some incredibly talented women out there. I just want to be able to go out in a blaze of glory. If I’m going to go out, I want to go out with a bang. It’s a true way to test myself against every woman out there, and I’m open to every woman out there, to challenge them and really test myself to have some of the best matches of my life. Win or lose, no matter what, hopefully, the fans will win and my next loss will be my last loss, period. That’s a good way to put my back up against the wall and force myself to bring the absolute best out of myself. I feel I’m better under pressure.

I did want to do it from the bottom of the roster up because I feel, especially if this is going to be the last rodeo, I’d like to give opportunities. A lot of times when you go in and you’re going after things, you don’t get a chance to challenge a lot of the women because you go into the angles or straight for the number contender opportunity. There are a lot of women in that locker room and a lot of women right now that I haven’t had the chance to face and if this is going to be it, I’d like to have the chance to maybe face them. I have an immense amount of love and respect from that locker room, and a lot of locker rooms, we always want to leave it better than we found it and if I have the opportunity to share the ring with some of these ladies, to not only test myself against them but share the ring with them, it’d be cool for both sides and for wrestling.”

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Dalton Castle’s ROH Contract Reportedly Expired

Dalton Castle’s contract with Ring of Honor reportedly recently expired, according to PWInsider.

Mike Johnson reported that his sources confirmed that Castle’s ROH contract recently expired and he is currently a free agent. No date was stated in regards to exactly when Castle’s contract had expired.

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Impact Wrestling reportedly is currently working on plans for several wrestlers to make their official debuts for the company at their upcoming Victory Road 2022 event and following television tapings later this month, according to PWInsider.

Northeast Wrestling confirmed on Instagram that they have pulled Malakai Black off the card of their Wrestling Under The Stars event later tonight in Niles, Ohio due to health-related issues. It was also announced that Jay Lethal and nZo (former Enzo Amore in WWE) will be replacing Black at the event.

West Coast Pro recently announced that Pro Wrestling NOAH talent Katsuhiko Nakajima is the next official participant for their King of the Indies 2022 tournament event on November 19th in San Francisco, California.

Pro Wrestling NOAH recently announced that Keiji Muto’s final match will be taking place at their February 21, 2023 event at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan. This will be the first time that NOAH will be holding an event at the Tokyo Dome since 2015.

United Wrestling Network announced that D’Lo Brown will be making an appearance for the company at their UWN TV tapings on November 13th in Irvine, California.

Terminus announced that their next Modern Age Grappling event will be taking place on October 10th in Red Bank, Tennessee.

Major League Wrestling talent Danny Limelight announced on Twitter that he was recently granted his release from the company and is currently a free agent.

MLW recently announced a new match for the card of their Super Series event on September 18th in Norcross, Georgia:

  • Street Fight – Jacob Fatu vs. Willie Mack

Prestige Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their Roseland 4 event on October 30th in Portland, Oregon:

  • Jungle Kyona vs. Deonna Purrazzo

F1RST Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their Saturday Night Nitro event on September 10th in Bloomington, Minnesota:

  • Orange Cassidy vs. EFFY

Warrior Wrestling recently announced three new matches for the card of their Warrior Wrestling 25 event on October 2nd in Chicago Heights, Illinois:

  • The Lucha Brothers (Rey Fenix & Penta El Zero Miedo) vs. The Briscoes (Mark & Jay Briscoe)
  • KC Navarro vs. Trey Miguel
  • Brian Cage vs. Jake Something