Various: Davey Boy Smith Jr on MLW Status, Stardom CEO on Future International Touring, Indies

Davey Boy Smith Jr. Comments on His Current Status with MLW

A recent episode of the Total BeezSheez Show podcast had Davey Boy Smith Jr. as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Smith Jr’s revealing that he is currently not signed to a full-time deal with Major League Wrestling and his thoughts on the future of his wrestling career.

“I would like to still go back internationally, go back over to Japan. I wasn’t quite sure, because I haven’t been going overseas for so long because I was with WWE and there was COVID before that, it almost seems foreign to go over there. It would really depend on who is going to pay the most money. That’s basically where I’m at. Money isn’t everything, but it’s certainly one of the most important things. It would be the money. IMPACT Wrestling is good, I’m back in touch with MLW and doing stuff with them for now and I’ll see where that goes. Maybe that’ll lead me to doing stuff there full-time. I’m not sure, just trying to get a lay of the land if the best option is North America or overseas. Thankfully, the restrictions on traveling are a lot more lenient.”

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Stardom CEO Rossy Ogawa Comments on Stardom’s Plans for International Touring & TV Deals

Monthly Puroresu held a recent interview with Stardom CEO Rossy Ogawa as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Ogawa’s thoughts on Stardom’s plans for potential overseas touring in the future.

“Previously, we had events in Los Angeles (2015) and New York (2019), and it was quite rewarding. American professional wrestling fans have great expectations for Stardom. Those past shows werenʼt about making a profit, it was about getting more recognition. Therefore, it takes a considerable amount of preparation time and a strong local partner to hold a profitseeking tour overseas. However, I am proud that Stardom’s professional wrestling is global, so I think it is possible.”

Ogawa also gave his thoughts about the potential of Stardom securing a primetime television deal in Japan.

“Broadcasting on terrestrial television will always be a proposition. Although I donʼt deal directly with TV, the biggest publicity we can get is to broadcast in a time zone that is naturally noticeable. The video distribution service Stardom World has its limits on current servers. Professional wrestling with a video service like WWE is mainstream out in the world, but Stardom still wants our focus to be on our live touring events.”

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Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Sammy Guevara recently announced on Twitter that he will be making an appearance for Global Titans Fight Series for their November 13th boxing event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Guevara also announced that he be working as a backstage reporter and commentator at the event.

A new wrestling-based autobiographical booked based on Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, titled Dwayne The Rock Johnson: From Wrestler to Hollywood Hero, reportedly is currently planned to be released in January of 2023, according to the Wrestling Observer.

As noted before, Comcast recently shutdown television network G4 after less than a year since the network’s revival launch. Among those who worked for the network included WWE’s Xavier Woods. The Washington Post reported that former G4 employees spoken to stated that crew from the WWE co-produced gaming competition series Arena had quit last week. Woods and Gina Darling were the hosts of this now defunct series.

Mike Bucci, former Nova in ECW and Simon Dean in WWE, reportedly will be competing in his retirement match for Stand Alone Wrestling at their Contest of Champions event on December 3rd in Toms River, New Jersey, according to Fightful. Fightful’s Jeremy Lambert reported that Bucci’s opponent for his final match will be announced at a later date.

Major League Wrestling recently announced that Delirious will be making his official debut for the company at their Fightland 2022 event on October 30th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

MLW also recently announced a new match for the card of their Fightland 2022 event on October 30th in Philadelphia:

  • Samoan Swat Team (Juicy Finau & Lance Anoa’i) vs. The FBI (Little Guido & Ray “The Grinder” Jaz)

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their Battle Autumn 2022 event on November 5th in Osaka, Japan:

  • IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship – BUSHI & Titan vs. United Empire (TJP & Francisco Akira) (c)

NJPW also recently announced a new match for the card of their Rumble on 44th Street event on October 28th in New York City, New York:

  • NJPW Strong Tag Team Championship – Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) vs. Kevin Knight & The DKC. vs. Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) (c)