Goldberg Considering Holding Self-Promoted Four-City Retirement Tour
A recent episode of the 93.7 The Ticket radio show had WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Goldberg revealing that he is currently considering the idea of holding a self promoted retirement tour for his wrestling career.
“I’ll stop the rumor mill right now. The reason why these rumors are out there is because Vince McMahon and I had a handshake understanding that after the Roman Reigns match, I would have a proper retirement match and that hasn’t come to fruition through them so therefore, you know, nobody puts a stamp on my career, nobody tells me when I’m done, period, end of story and when somebody tells me that, I kind of like to fight against it, I like to do things my own way and I go out my own way and I surely don’t go out, you know, under Roman Reigns three weeks after I have COVID and agreed to a match so, if I go on a world tour and promote it myself, that’s a possibility. Hey, I’m a businessman and I’m fortunately in the position I firmly believe to where I can still make it happen so, at the end of the day, like I said, I do believe that my character deserves a proper send-off and until that happens, I don’t believe I’m hanging ‘em up. So, anything and everything is an option and like I say, I’m very much leaning towards promoting it myself and doing a four-city world tour so, let the rumor mill start up after that.
There are a plethora of people that are on my list, whether it’d be partners or teammates in the promotion of what I’m about to do so we’ll see what happens. You never say never. Anything could come of it, you never know but the fact is that, like I said, I do believe that the character needs a proper send-off so, there you have it.”
Transcript h/t: PostWrestling.com
Richard Holliday’s MLW Contract Expired, Currently a Free Agent
A recent episode of the Busted Open Radio podcast featured Major League Wrestling owner Court Bauer as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Bauer providing an update on Richard Holliday’s recovery from cancer and also revealing that his contract with MLW had expired.
“He is a free agent now. His contract during his treatment expired. He’s technically not with MLW, but we stay in regular touch. His recovery has gone well. We told him there is a seat warm for him when he wants to come back, if he wants to come back as a free agent. When he was trying to figure out what this thing was, he shared in confidence with me, he was lagging and didn’t have the energy. He could see, he looked pale, his matches weren’t clicking, he was blowing up fast. He barely got through a June match against Hammerstone, a falls count anywhere, an amazing match, best match of his career. ‘You left it all out there.’ He was on his back after the match, in the dressing room, I said, ‘Put him next to me. I want to eye him as I manage the rest of the show.’ I knew something was wrong and something was off. We just couldn’t tell what it was.”
Holliday confirmed earlier today on Twitter that his contract with MLW had expired and he is currently a free agent.
I can confirm. I would like to thank Court Bauer and the entire team/locker room at @MLW— Richard Holliday (@MostMarketable) April 19, 2023
A tremendous experience for me lasting nearly 5 years.
My first match there was a dark match, and my last was a main event. Thankful for everything in between. https://t.co/qyEvZdoeW0
Transcript h/t: Fightful.com
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
In a recent interview with Tokyo Sports, current World of Stardom Champion Giulia stated that she would be interested in a potential champion vs. champion match against current IWGP Women’s Champion Mercedes Mone in the future. Mone recently responded on Twitter to Giulia’s match suggestion stating “Double titles = Double the Moné. Oh and julia gulia this is my country now bitch.“
Mercedes Mone recently announced on Instagram that she is planning on moving to Japan to work full-time for her wrestling career in the country. Mone stated “Definitely moving full time to [Japan].” (Transcript h/t: F4WOnline.com)
This past Sunday’s Green Journey in Sendai 2023 event for Pro Wrestling NOAH in Senadi, Japan featured the surprise return of Go Shiozaki. In a promo to the crowd, Shiozaki stated that he will be making his in-ring return for NOAH at their Majestic 2023 event on May 4th in Tokyo, which NOAH later announced will be as part of a Six-Man Tag Team match of Shiozaki, Kaito Kiyomiya, & Yoshiki Inamura vs. KONGO (Kenoh, Katsuhiko Nakajima, & Manabu Soya). This was Shiozaki’s first appearance in NOAH since this past September due to a shoulder injury.
Sareee, former Sarray in WWE, recently announced on Twitter that this past Monday was the twelve year anniversary of the official debut of her wrestling career.
Major League Wrestling recently released a video teasing the upcoming new season of their MLW Fusion series.
MLW also announced that they have recently signed a streaming deal with Premier Streaming Network to air their programming on the service in international markets outside of the United States and United Kingdom.
In a recent interview with the Busted Open Radio podcast, MLW owner Court Bauer stated that MLW is currently working on plans to air live television shows this summer.
House of Glory recently announced a new match for the card of their Beware The Fury event on May 19th in New York City, New York:
- HOG Heavyweight Championship – Matt Cardona vs. Jacob Fatu (c)
Prestige Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their Black Sunshine event on June 18th in Los Angeles, California:
- Nick Wayne vs. Lio Rush
Lucha Libre AAA recently announced a new match for the card of their Triplemania XXI: Tijuana event on July 15th in Tijuana, Mexico:
- Guerra de Rivalidades Tournament Finals – Sam Adonis & Psycho Clown vs. RUSH & LA Park