Various: Trey Miguel on Open Challenges with Indies Goal for X-Division Title, Sat. NJPW Strong Card, Indies

Trey Miguel Comments on Wanting Open Challenge Matches with Indies Talents for His X-Division Title

A recent episode of the Battleground podcast featured Trey Miguel as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Miguel’s current goal of wanting to do open challenge matches with indies talents for his Impact Wrestling X-Division Championship.

“The shop is always open for business, but there is not someone I want coming into my store to buy something. Anyone can get it though. If I think about it, I look at it like this, we had a tournament filled with the best of the X-Division, the best of the X-Division won the tournament, so why go back and give an opportunity to people who couldn’t get the job done? What I would like to do is take it back like a decade and do something like when I was a fan of IMPACT. Every week, they would have faces from the independents or people who weren’t signed or were signed to different companies or frequented other companies, and have them do weekly open challenges for the X-Division championship. That’s how I got familiar with a lot of people that I’m fans of and now share the locker room with. That’s something that is super cool because it’s always a surprise. It gives you a reason to want to tune in. You might find your favorite Inidie wrestler or favorite Triple A wrestler or CRASH wrestler or a face from PWG or REVOLVER, any of those places. You don’t know what’s going to happen and I like having that sense of, ‘who is this guy, what can he do?’ and it constantly changing the way the match goes every single week.”

Miguel also gave his thoughts on his idea to change the name of the X-Division to the “Fresh Division” while he is champion.

“I am the Fresh Prince of Mid Air, I wanted to call it the Fresh Division, but so many people have changed the name of it, but it’s the X-Division. It’s my X-Division.”

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Full Card for Saturday’s Episode of NJPW Strong

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced the full card for this Saturday’s New Japan Detonation 2022 Night `1 themed episode of NJPW Strong, which will air on New Japan World starting at 8:00PM EST.

  • Lucha Rules Tag Team match – Rocky Romero & Adrian Quest vs. Atlantis Jr. & Virus
  • Homicide vs. Danny Limelight
  • Juice Robinson vs. Blake Christian

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

This past Monday’s episode of Danger Breed: Crime. Cons. Cats. reportedly drew 275,000 viewers, a 0.06 key demographic rating, and a #84 key demographic ranking on USA Network, according to ShowBuzz Daily. This was the first episode in a three-part mini-documentary series focusing on Teddy Hart’s wrestling career and alleged involvement in the disappearance of wrestling trainee Samantha Fiddler.

Wednesday’s NBA game between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts featured WWE’s Sasha Banks among those in attendance.

Plarium Games recently released a new commercial video for their RAID: Shadow Legends video game announcing that WWE’s Ronda Rousey is the newest playable Champion character in the game’s roster. It was also announced that Rousey will be available for free to all players who play their game for seven days between November 30th and February 20, 2023.

Pro Wrestling Guerilla recently announced that Aramis and Titus Alexander are the next official entrants for next year’s Battle of Los Angeles tournament on January 7-8, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently released an official video hyping up their upcoming Wrestle Kingdom 17 event on January 4, 2023 in Tokyo, Japan.

NJPW also recently announced that they will be holding a press conference on December 13th in Japan.

Premier Streaming Network recently announced that they will be launching a new streaming service in early 2023. It was also announced that this new upcoming service will be airing “combat sports, pro wrestling and entertainment live events and libraries, traditional sporting events, documentaries and original content series.”

House of Glory recently announced a new match for the card of their Revelations event on December 17th in Queens, New York:

  • HOG Heavyweight Championship – Nick Aldis vs. Jacob Fatu (c)

DDT Pro Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their December 4th event in Tokyo, Japan:

  • DDT Extreme Championship – Jun Akiyama vs. Joey Janela (c)

AEW recently announced two new matches for the card of Ring of Honor’s Final Battle 2022 event on December 10th in Arlington, Texas:

  • ROH Pure Championship – Wheeler Yuta vs. Daniel Garcia (c)
  • ROH Women’s World Championship – Athena vs. Mercedes Martinez (c)

Game Changer Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their Wasted Time event on December 3rd in Sauget, Illinois:

  • Jimmy Lloyd vs. Starboy Charlie

Impact Wrestling announced a new match for the card of their Hard To Kill 2023 event on January 13, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia:

  • Impact Knockouts World Championship Title vs. Career match – Mickie James vs. Jordynne Grace (c)