AEW Announces Dates for New Dynamite Shows for Florida & Baltimore
AEW recently announced that they will be holding a new set of AEW Dynamite and Rampage tapings on April 26th at the FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida. This will be AEW’s debut shows in the city.
AEW also recently announced that they will also be holding a new set of Dynamite and Rampage tapings on May 3rd at the CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.
It was also announced that tickets for these upcoming shows will officially go on sale starting on February 24th.
Chris Jericho Comments on His Appearance for PWG at This Past January’s BOLA 2023 Events
A recent episode of the Talk Is Jericho podcast featured host Chris Jericho’s thoughts on the process that led to his surprise appearance for Pro Wrestling Guerilla at their Battle of Los Angeles 2023 two-day event this past January.
“For anybody that wants to know how that happened, Excalibur and I had spoken about it months ago. After a show, we were having some drinks and I was like ‘Yeah sure, I’d like to do PWG. Let’s try and figure it out sometime.’ Then, about a month or so ago, Danny [Garcia] mentioned that he’s in BOLA and that there’s always this tournament. He said ‘Why don’t you and Sammy come and we’ll do the six man.’ I was like ‘Why don’t we make it the whole gang, all eight of us and do like a ten man, but still have Anna and Tay and Jake on the outside with us as well.’ I think that was kinda the cool part was that the entire group showed up. Once I suggested it to Tony Khan, he was super excited about it. When we first started AEW, I think the Bucks did a few of these [types of shows] and I think Kenny and I showed up at a small indie in Georgia. Not to have a match, but I think I did a run in. We were kinda like the new company that was just showing up wherever we wanted to and we kinda had this street credit because of it. I felt like this kinda took us back to that. No one’s gonna expect this and everyone’s gonna be talking about it. So no matter what we do in this match, it doesn’t matter because they’re going to be going nuts because it’s such a cool surprise.”
Transcript h/t: Fightful.com
AEW News & Notes
In a recent interview with Metro UK, Paul Wight stated that the reason why he has rarely wrestled in AEW is due to him suffering several injury setbacks in recent months. Wight stated that he underwent knee replacement surgery this past August but is currently on track for a potential return to the ring by next month.
This past May and June’s Best of the Super Juniors 2022 tournament from New Japan Pro Wrestling featured Wheeler Yuta as one of the official competitors. In a recent interview with The Sessions with Renee Paquette podcast, Yuta stated that he is currently interested in competing in another Best of the Super Juniors tournament in the future for New Japan Pro Wrestling. Yuta also stated that he is also currently interested in competing in a future G1 Climax tournament for NJPW as well.
This past Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite show in El Paso, Texas featured The Bunny suffering a potential head injury during her AEW Women’s Championship Eliminator match against Jamie Hayter. This potential injury took place following a spot where The Bunny hit her head on the apron resulting in the rushed finish to the match. PWInisder’s Mike Johnson reported that his sources stated that AEW officials were concerned backstage that The Bunny had suffered a head injury but it has yet to be confirmed if that was the case or not.
Thunder Rosa reportedly was in attendance backstage during this past Wednesday’s Dynamite show in El Paso, according to PWInsider.
Former WWE talent Nash Carter, also known as Zachary Wentz, was released by the company this past April due to issues revolving around allegations of domestic abuse and a controversial photo of Wentz wearing a Hitler style mustache and giving a mock Nazi salute. AEW’s MJF recently defended Wentz on Twitter stating that he is not an antisemite and claimed that Wentz’s ex-girlfriend and wrestler Kimber Lee had been lying about her past relationship issues with Wentz resulting in his lack of televised wrestling work since his release.
AEW announced that they recently signed a deal with Amazon for the sale of exclusive AEW t-shirt merchandise on their online marketplace.
Vickie Guerrero announced on Twitter that the city of El Paso recently declared February 6th to officially be All Elite Wrestling Day in the city. Guerrero also stated that she was also named a Honorary Ambassador for the city.