Kenny King Reportedly Granted Release from Impact Wrestling
Kenny King reportedly recently requested and was granted his release from Impact Wrestling, according to Fightful Select.
It was reported that their sources stated that King had asked for his release from Impact this week and was granted it by Impact official.
It was also reported that King’s tag team match with Sheldon Jean against ABC for the Impact World Tag Team Championship at Thursday’s Impact! show was King’s final appearance for the company.
Prior to his departure, King had been with Impact since February of 2022 for his most recent run in the company.
Survival of the Fittest Match for Vacant ROH World TV Title Announced for Final Battle 2023
As noted before, Samoa Joe vacated his ROH World Television Championship on the November 8th AEW Dynamite show in Portland, Oregon.
Thursday’s ROH TV show featured Ring of Honor owner Tony Khan announcing that ROH will be crowning a new ROH World TV Champion in a Six-way Survival of the Fittest match at their Final Battle 2023 event on December 15th in Garland, Texas.
Khan also announced that qualifiers will be taking place on upcoming ROH TV episodes and the winners of those matches will advance to the Survival of the Fittest match for the vacant title at Final Battle 2023.
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
Sareee recently announced on Twitter that her next self-produced event called Sareee-ISM Chapter III will be taking place on January 16, 2024 in Tokyo, Japan.
WrestleCade recently announced on Instagram that they have pulled Bryan Danielson from their upcoming WrestleCade Weekend: Year of the Dragon convention on November 25th in Winston-Salem, North Carolina due to “unforeseen circumstances” issues. It was also announced that the company is currently hopeful that Danielson will be able to make an appearance for them in the future.
As noted before, former WWE NXT and Impact Wrestling talent Kimber Lee was arrested this past May following a DUI incident involving the assault of a police officer in Serbing, Florida. PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that Lee is currently scheduled to attend a pre-trial hearing on November 28th before the Highlands County Court based on recent court records.
Impact Wrestling announced that this year’s Impact Provincial Wrestling Federation special will air on November 30th on AXS TV.
Impact producer and former Ring of Honor booker Delirious and former ROH talent Mandy Leon got married this past Tuesday. PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that among those who attended the wedding were former ROH officials Joe Koff and Gary Juster, former ROH owner Cary Silkin, Damian Priest, Cheeseburger, Ian Riccaboni, Mark Briscoe, Rhett Titus, Matt Taven, Danny Cage, Dalton Castle, Bobby Cruise, Vincent, Todd Sinclair, Maria Kanellis, Mike Bennett, Eli Isom, Will Ferrara, Amy Rose, Jenny Rose, and Caprice Coleman.
Impact released a video featuring Will Ospreay giving a post-show speech to the crowd following his match against Josh Alexander that aired on Thursday’s Impact show. Ospreay stated “Listen, if anybody knows the story of Will Ospreay, a 14-year-old Will was channel flicking around Sky and he saw the very first match I ever saw. Christopher Daniels/Samoa Joe/AJ Styles. That match made me want to become a professional wrestler and I wanted to come to IMPACT for a very, very long time. I’m very thankful to everybody for allowing me to come back because I honestly thought IMPACT was done. There was no saving IMPACT Wrestling, but that new ownership came along, and the talent backstage… It should be spoken loud and clear that the staff back there and all the roster are the reason why this place is thriving. I didn’t want to come to IMPACT Wrestling. I wanted to come to TNA Wrestling. Before I rounded this up, before February strikes, you better make sure that as much as I love IMPACT, I need to step foot in a TNA ring.” (Transcript h/t: Fightful.com)
In a recent interview with the Paltrocast with Darren Paltrowitz podcast, Frankie Kazarian stated that his main goal for his Impact career in 2024 is to become the Impact World Champion. Kazarian stated “I’ve always said that if you don’t aspire to be a WorldCchampion, I don’t know why you’re doing this. I understand not everybody’s goals are the same. Yes, I’ve worked hard in my career, and I’ve achieved more than I ever thought possible, but I would be lying if I said I’m content because I’m not. I do want to be World Champion. I want to have my name in that history book alongside my friends and the greats and those that have carried that title. That, going into next year, is 100% my goal, to become TNA World Champion.” (Transcript h/t: Fightful.com)
As noted before, Major League Wrestling recently announced that Veda Scott will be making her official commentary debut for the company at Fightland 2023 event on November 18th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Scott recently provided an update on Twitter stating that she will not be making an appearance at MLW’s upcoming event. Scott stated “As a matter of clarification, I will not be appearing with MLW this weekend. Thanks for the support – I’ll see everyone a bunch of other places this month! 💕🎙“
As noted before, The CW had been in talks with several wrestling promotions for potential television deals with the network. Among those believed to have been in talks with The CW was United Wrestling Network. UWN owner David Marquez recently confirmed on Twitter that the reports of him being in talks with The CW for a potential TV deal is true. Marquez stated “You are hearing my name on podcasts and reading my name in print. Yes it’s true, I was in long negotiations with the network and that’s all I’m going to say about it for now. Please don’t contact me for comments or guesting on your show on this subject. Thank you all for your continued support and I hope to see you out for @unitedwrestling on 12/17 in Long Beach!“
In a recent interview with Monthly Puroresu, Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling talent Miyu Yamashita gave her thoughts about the current goals for her wrestling career. Yamashita stated “So, for me I don’t want to be, like, the top person in any place. I just want there to be only one existence for me, for the fans to really understand me and get to love me. So of course in the short term, the biggest thing on my mind is – what kind of wrestler the fans see me as. I want more fans to come to see me, especially those who have not known about me previously, to get to know me more. But again, my goal is to be the only person like me – for there to be only one of my kind in existence – the one and only Miyu Yamashita. So, I guess you could say my goal at the top is to be that one and only.” Yamashita also stated that she wants to return to the United States for another tour in the future. Yamashita stated “So, I definitely want to come to America again. I’m looking forward to meeting more of my existing fans! For people who have never met Miyu Yamashita before – please look forward to seeing me in America.“
Game Changer Wrestling recently announced one new match for the card of their Highest In The Room 2 event on December 9th in Los Angeles, California:
- Andrade El Idolo vs. Joey Janela