PWG Announces Reason for Lack of Events Since August & Taking Break for Rest of 2023
Pro Wrestling Guerilla announced earlier today that they will be taking a break from running events for the rest of this year and will try to return as soon as possible in 2024.
It was also announced that PWG owner Super Dragon will also be taking a break from wrestling as well.
It was also announced that the reason why they have not held any events since this past August is due to family-related issues involving Super Dragon’s girlfriend’s current battle with cancer.
Recently things took a turn for the worse, and I need to take some time away from wrestling. There will be no more PWG events this year. We will return as soon as possible in 2024. Thank you for all your support.— PWG (@OfficialPWG) November 11, 2023
More on Sareee’s Signing with Sukeban & Backstage Reaction in WWE
As noted before, United States-based Joshi promotion announced on Monday that they had signed Sareee, former Sarray in WWE, to a multi-year contract with the company. Prior to her signing, Sareee had been in talks with several promotions including for a return to the U.S.
Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that his sources within WWE confirmed Fightful Select’s report about the company not having any real serious talks with Sareee for a potential return. Those spoken to reportedly also stated that Sareee’s departure from WWE earlier this year was not really all that smooth.
In regards to Sareee’s talks with other promotions, Meltzer reported that Sareee had been in talks with Stardom for a potential deal and her current contract with Sukeban would not really prevent her from also working with Stardom since several wrestlers currently work for both companies.
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
As noted before, a plagiarism lawsuit was filed by a person named Anthony Duane Wilson against WWE and AEW this past Thursday. PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio, Youngstown dismissed Wilson’s lawsuit on November 3rd based on recent court records. In the filing, Judge Benita Y. Pearson ruled that Wilson had failed to serve either defendant within 90 days of his lawsuit filing. Johnson reported that Wilson’s lawsuit was dismissed without prejudice which means Wilson is legally allowed to re-file his lawsuit in the future if he chooses to do so.
Indie talent Vipress recently announced on Twitter that she will be making an appearance for Lucha Libre AAA at their November 25th event in Tijuana, Mexico.
Ring of Honor recently announced that ROH owner Tony Khan will be making an official announcement at next week’s ROH TV show regarding the status of the ROH World Television Championship following Samoa Joe vacating the title at this past Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite show.
Former WWE NXT talent Jazzy Gabbert, also known as Alpha Female in the indies, recently announced on Facebook that she is retiring from wrestling. Gabbert stated “I pass the torch. About 10 years ago, an English promoter told me it was time for me to hand over the torch. But God knows I wasn’t ready for it and it annoyed me a lot! At least in retrospect I can say that there was still a lot to come. The last 10 years have been a high, higher highest! Now in 2023 with a 20 year in-ring career I can say ‘I pass the torch.’ The future of German wrestling looks bright. The young talents have fire — and the necessary respect and discipline to go far. I’m getting out of the ring now and I’m now the organizer. That’s where I found my new passion.“
In a recent interview with Fightful, New Japan Pro Wrestling official and talent Rocky Romero gave his thoughts about if he is interested in the idea of CM Punk potentially working for the company in the future. Romero stated “I think that, obviously, we didn’t really get to do many crossovers when Punk was with AEW. There was supposed to be that Tanahashi Punk match that never happened. So, I think Punk coming and doing a Wrestle Kingdom or a big show like that could be, I think, great for our product. Obviously, getting fresh eyes and everything that he brings to it, merchandise and everything else. So, I wouldn’t be opposed to it at all.” Romero also gave his thoughts about Punk potentially working for NJPW likely would not affect their current partnership with AEW. Romero stated “I know Tony (Khan) pretty well. I feel like I would probably give him the heads up, like, ‘Hey, this is what’s going on’ but I don’t think he would have much to say about it. I mean, obviously, it’s another company. He doesn’t own New Japan. I think it’s fine, I think he would be cool with it, I think AEW would be cool with it.” (Transcript h/t: F4WOnline.com)
In a recent interview with the What Do You Call It? podcast, Impact Wrestling President Scott D’Amore gave his thoughts about the process that led to Trinity joining Impact. D’Amore stated “Truthfully, we just kind of fell into it. There were informal talks and she was looking to do something. The timing was right. I don’t know if it was necessarily public that she went out and had surgery after the time she had left WWE. She was healthy again, we had a conversation, and what a perfect fit. The fact is, you talk about somebody that embodies what TNA Wrestling stands for. One, she stood up for what she believes. I’m not going to sit here and say the right decision to do is to walk out, but sometimes you have to stand up for what’s right. What’s the saying, if you don’t stand up for something, you fall for everything. I think she felt it was important that she do that, and when she was on the market, her coming here, I think it was news breaking because we were able to show, for anybody to say that she could only exist in that machine. When you’re in WWE, the great part is you have such a support system, it’s a machine. She came out and showed she truly is a star on her own. She doesn’t need that machine. She came here and she’s been a great fit. She’s just fit in perfectly with the locker room. She’s a great addition to the Knockouts roster and we’re excited to have her with us and we hope she’s with us for years to come. I think she’s just getting started. She’s growing week after week, month after month, and I don’t think we’ve seen the best of her yet. That’s still to come.” (Transcript h/t: Fightful.com)
Impact recently announced one new match for the card of their TNA Hard To Kill 2024 event on January 13th in Las Vegas, Nevada:
- TNA World Championship – Moose vs. Alex Shelley (c)
Impact also recently announced one new match for the card of their Final Resolution 2023 event on December 9th in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
- The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) vs. Josh Alexander & Zack Sabre Jr.