Various: Bret Hart on Original Montreal Screwjob Match Plans, Sat. NJPW Strong Card, Trademarks, Indies

Bret Hart Comments on Original Plans for WWF Title Match Had Montreal Screwjob Never Happened

Sports Illustrated held a recent interview with WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart. One of the topics discussed included Hart’s thoughts on what the original plans were for his WWF Championship match against Shawn Michaels at WWF Survivor Series 1997 had the infamous Montreal Screwjob moment never happened.

“We had another 25 minutes. The match was already good, and we hadn’t even hit our stride.

Even when we didn’t get along, Shawn and I always had great chemistry together in the ring. When we worked together, we wanted to be flawless, and we didn’t get along, and that added to the intensity.

When I clothesline Shawn over the top rope and we brawl and fight outside the ring, I could tell it was going to be a really special match. It was very competitive.

That match was just starting. All the brawling was done just to set up the actual match. It was going to really get going after I reversed his sharpshooter. We pictured the crowd standing up and going crazy. That was going to be the moment when it took off.”

Full Card for Saturday’s Episode of NJPW Strong

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced the full card for this Saturday’s New Japan Showdown 2022 Night 2 themed episode of NJPW Strong, which will air on New Japan World starting at 8:00PM EST.

  • Kenny King vs. Che Cabrera
  • Jordan Cruz & Adrian Quest vs. Team Filthy (JR Kratos & Danny Limelight)
  • Fred Yehi vs. Minoru Suzuki

WWE, Young Bucks, & Parker Bordeaux Files New Trademarks

WWE, The Young Bucks, and Parker Bordeaux recently filed several new trademarks to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Trademarks for “Ucey” and “Feeling Ucey” were filed by WWE on November 5th for wrestling and merchandise-related purposes.

A trademark for “The Wayward Sons” were filed by The Young Bucks on November 3rd for wrestling and merchandise-related purposes.

A trademark for “BFD” was filed by Parker Bordeaux on October 25th for wrestling and merchandise-related purposes.

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Major League Wrestling recently announced that La Estrella will be making an appearance for the company at their Blood & Thunder 2023 event on January 7, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Game Changer Wrestling announced that El Hijo del Vikingo will be making his official debut for the company at their Amerika’s Most Wanted event on December 16th in Los Angeles, California.

Video game publisher Skybound Games recently announced that wrestling-based RPG game called WrestleQuest is currently scheduled to be released in May of 2023 for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Women of Wrestling recently announced that they will be holding an event called WOW Championship Spectacular as part of this year’s Los Angeles Comic Con convention on December 3rd in Los Angeles, California.

Westside Xtreme Wrestling recently announced that Trey Miguel is the next official participant for their upcoming 16 Carat Gold 2023 tournament on March 10-12, 2023 in Oberhausen, Germany.

Pro Wrestling Dradition recently announced a new match for the card of their Tatsumi Fujinami 50th Anniversary The Never Give Up Tour event on December 1st in Tokyo, Japan:

  • Zack Sabre Jr., Masakatsu Funaki, & Jake Lee vs. Mitsuya Nagai, Tetsuya Naito, & Shingo Takagi

Impact Wrestling recently announced two new matches for the card of their Over Drive 2022 event on November 18th in Louisville, Kentucky:

  • Mickie James vs. Taylor Wilde
  • Tables match – Bully Ray vs. Moose

Stand Alone Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their Contest of Champions event on December 3rd in Toms River, New Jersey:

  • Nick Aldis Open Challenge match – Nick Aldis vs. Shawn Donavan