Various: Tyrus on Criticisms Over His Ring Work in NWA, Dark Side of the Ring Ratings, Indies

Tyrus Comments on Criticisms Over His Ring Work Quality Issues in NWA

MuscleManMalcolm held a recent interview with current NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Tyrus. One of the topics discussed included Tyrus’ thoughts about NWA owner Billy Corgan’s recent comments over those upset with his work in NWA not being real wrestling fans.

“I just laugh. Billy always tries to be room temperature. If you look at every historic moment in pop culture, he’s there. Dennis Rodman disappears, who is in the car? Billy Corgan. He’s like the guy you see in black and white pictures from World War II, just chilling. For him to take up arms for me, like I said, ‘Boss, you don’t have to fight my battles. If they hate me and are still watching me, it’s all good.’ If you are a wrestling fan, come boo me, I don’t care, most people cheer me, it doesn’t make no difference to me. I appreciate. It’s less of fans and it’s more of the internet geeks and internet guys who are 45 years old and they write fantasy wrestling stories. I’m not really upset about that. I give zero [fucks] about that. It gives attention and buzz and everyone talks about it. If you’ve been to a show and they’re cheering and asking me to kiss babies on the head and grandmas jumping up trying to show me love, I only care about the people that watch and buy tickets. Some jackass on the computer, hate me. I know what you cheer for, I love it, bring it. Boo me, whatever.

Here is another thing. There are a couple of wrestlers who chime in. You get all those people who hate on Tyrus to follow me. Let’s see your numbers jump up with the masses of people who hate me, and I’ll give you a title shot. I don’t care who you are. When you only get 12 more likes and four are from family members, you get nothing. They don’t equate to anything. Social media is only real if you are into social media, and I’m not. Pick anybody on the roster, you haters get behind him, and we’ll give him a shot. I bet you won’t. That takes hard work, coordination, and intelligence to pick somebody and y’all get together.

To the trolls on the internet, kiss my entire ass.”

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Dark Side of the Ring Ratings – May 30, 2023

Tuesday’s episode of Dark Side of the Ring drew 147,000 viewers on VICE TV.

It also drew a 0.05 key demographic rating.

The key demographic ranking for the show is currently not known due to ratings delay issues affecting Nielsen this past Tuesday and Wednesday.

This was the premiere episode of the series fourth season and focused on Chris Candido and Tammy Sytch.

Source: Wrestlenomics

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Dragon Gate recently announced that New Japan Pro Wrestling talent Hiromu Takahashi will be making his official debut for the company at their July 2nd event in Kobe, Japan. It was also announced that Takahashi will be facing off against YAMATO in a singles match at the event.

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre and NJPW recently announced that they will be holding another co-promoted Fantasticamania event this year called Fantasticamania Mexico on June 30th in Mexico City, Mexico. The full card for this upcoming event was also released as part of this announcement.

The Cauliflower Alley Club recently announced that they have named Ron Simmons as the recipient of this year’s Lou Thesz/Art Abrams Lifetime Achievement Award and he will be officially honored at this year’s awards ceremony on August 28-30 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pro Wrestling NOAH announced that Kinya Okada and Yasutaka Yano have recently left the company. It was announced that their contracts were terminated but no other details regarding their departures were given. (English translation via

Axel Tischer, former Alexander Wolfe in WWE, recently announced on Instagram that he is currently in the process of opening a new wrestling school in Dresden, Germany.

Major League Wrestling recently announced that Timothy Thatcher will be making an appearance for the company at their Never Say Never 2023 event on July 8th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

MLW also announced two new matches for the card of their Never Say Never 2023 event on July 8th in Philadelphia:

  • Ichiban vs. TJ Crawford
  • MLW World Tag Team Championship Fans Bring The Weapons match – The Calling (Rickey Shane Page & AKIRA) vs. Samoan Swat Team (Juicy Finau and Lance Anoa’i) (c)

House of Glory announced a new match for the card of their Plata o Plomo event on June 16th in Jamaica, New York:

  • HOG Heavyweight Championship – Carlito vs. “Indy God” Matt Cardona (c)

Chris Hero recently announced a new match for the card of West Coast pro Wrestling’s Cruel Summer 2k23 event on July 8th in San Francesco, California:

  • West Coast Pro Women’s Championship – Trish Adora vs. Masha Slamovich (c)

Prestige Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their All Rise event on July 23rd in Asbury Park. New Jersey:

  • Prestige Wrestling Championship – Jonathan Gresham vs. Alex Shelley (c)