Various: NJPW Announces World Tag League 2023 Dates, Masha Slamovich on Teaming with Killer Kelly, Indies

NJPW Announces Schedule for World Tag League 2023

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced the schedule for this year’s World Tag League tournament.

This year’s tournament was announced to be taking place from November 20th to December 10th in Japan.

This will also be the first time since 2019 that World Tag League will be held on its own and not concurrently with another tournament at the same time.

Masha Slammovich Comments on Her Tag Team Pairing with Killer Kelly in Impact

A recent episode of the Knockouts and 3 Counts podcast featured Masha Slamovich as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Slamovich’s thoughts on her pairing with Killer Kelly as a tag team in Impact Wrestling.

“I think we found some similar ground on the ‘killer’ bit. So I think we’re having a really good time. Me and Killer Kelly are enjoying working together, and I think we’re growing more and more as a tag team the more we work together. I think we only have good things lined up for ourselves in the future. Of course, we are both the IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team Champions, and we’re gonna continue defending those belts.”

Slamovich also gave her thoughts about her Dog Collar match with Kelly at Impact’s Against All Odds 2023 event this past June.

“It was really awesome. I think it was also the first time that we had done that in IMPACT, at least in the Knockouts Division. So it’s another history-making match, and it was very entertaining, very violent. The Dog Collar match is something that I had on my list of matches that I wanted to have, and I was very happy to have it with an opponent like Killer Kelly, and of course in a place like IMPACT Wrestling.”

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Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

As noted before, indie wrestler and former Major League Wrestling talent Teddy Hart was arrested this past July in Titusville, Florida over drug related charges following him being pulled over for running a red light and speeding. PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that Hart, real name Edward Annis, is currently scheduled to attend a court hearing on September 21st in Titusville based on recent court records. Johnson reported that this upcoming hearing is listed as being a mandatory appearance for “Early Resolution.” Johnson reported that under Florida law, this hearing will offer the option for a plea deal allowing the possibility for Hart to avoid going to a felony trial.

The National Wrestling Alliance recently announced that they will be holding an event called Samhain on October 28th in Cleveland, Ohio.

Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling recently announced that they have pulled Haruna Neko and Haru Kazashiro from their September 9th event in Hiroshima and September 10th event in Kyoto, Japan due to Neko recently suffering a knee injury and Kazashiro had recently tested positive for COVID-19. (English translation via

House of Glory recently announced that Sonny Kiss will be making her official debut for the company at their HOG Fallout event on September 15th in Jamaica, New York.

Pro Wrestling NOAH talent Chris Ridgeway recently announced that he will be leaving the company due to personal reasons. NOAH announced that due to Ridgeway’s departure, Ridgeway and Daga have vacated their GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship and new champions will be crowned at their Grand Ship in Nagoya 2023 event on September 24th in Nagoya, Japan.

In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, Go Shiozaki gave his thoughts about winning this year’s N-1 Victory tournament in NOAH for the first time in his career. Shiozaki stated “It was a very meaningful fight for me (2023 N-1 Victory final). I respect him (Kenoh) a lot. Now that I have beaten him and captured the N-1 Championship, I have to show my maximum strength and lead NOAH into the future. N-1 Victory 2023 was a very tough tournament, especially this time, because there were many international players and a larger number of participants. At the same time, the number of matches increased this year, so it was hard on my body to compete in a series of singles matches. It was very hard to keep that condition up.

Impact Wrestling recently released a video featuring their Top 10 Matches in Impact history.

Impact recently announced four new matches for the card of their Victory Road 2023 event later tonight in White Plains, New York:

  • Countdown to Victory Road 2023 Pre-show: ABC (Ace Austin & Chris Bey) vs. Moose & Brian Myers
  • Countdown to Victory Road 2023 Pre-show: Open Challenge match – Alan Angels vs. mystery opponent
  • Impact Knockouts World Tag Team Championship – Gisele Shaw & Savannah Evans vs. MK Ultra (Masha Slamovich & Killer Kelly) (c)
  • Crazzy Steve vs. Black Taurus

Game Changer Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their GCW vs. The World 2023 event on September 23rd in Oberhausen, Germany:

  • GCW World Championship – Axel Tischer vs. Blake Christian (c)

New South Pro Wrestling recently announced a new match for the card of their We’re All Mad Here event on September 16th in Scottsboro, Alabama:

  • Pretty Empowered (Ella Envy & Kylie Paige) vs. The Carnies (Kerry Awful & Nick Iggy)

WrestlePro recently announced two new matches for the card of their On The Spot Rumble event on October 22nd in Rahway, New Jersey:

  • NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship – Pat Buck vs. EC3 (c)
  • AAA Latin American Championship – Gringo Loco vs. QT Marshall (c)