Various: Elias Reveals New Ring Name, Gisele Shaw & Xia Brookside Announced for Knockouts Ultimate X at TNA Hard To Kill, Kota Ibushi Hospitalized

Elias Reveals New Ring Name of Elijah in Post-WWE Video

As noted before, Elias was released from WWE this past September as part of a larger batch of talent releases that month.

Elias released a new video on Twitter on Monday revealing that he will be going by the new ring name of Elijah going forward for his wrestling career.

In the video, Elias was seen being buried in a grave marked for “Elias” and later rose up under his new persona of Elijah.

Gisele Shaw & Xia Brookside Announced for Knockouts Ultimate X Match at TNA Hard To Kill 2024

Impact/TNA Wrestling announced that Gisele Shaw and former WWE NXT UK talent Xia Brookside are the first two official competitors for the Knockouts Ultimate X match at their TNA Hard To Kill 2024 event on January 13th in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In regards to Brookside, it was also announced that this will be her official debut appearance in the company.

Kota Ibushi Hospitalized Over Ankles Injuries at NOAH’s The New Year 2024 Event

Tuesday’s The New Year 2024 event for Pro Wrestling NOAH featured Naomichi Marufuji defeating Kota Ibushi in the main event. Throughout the match, Ibushi was seen visibly struggling to move and perform and at one point grabbed grabbed his ankle in pain following a moonsault spot to the outside.

Hochi News reported that Ibushi had suffered injuries to both of his ankles during the match and was hospitalized after the event was over.

It was reported that while Ibushi was able to walk to the backstage area on his own, he informed others that he was in severe pain and could not do his backstage post-match interview. It was reported that this led to an ambulance being called for Ibushi and him being sent to the hospital for medical treatment.

When asked about Ibushi’s injury status, NOAH Director Arihiro Takeda stated “We won’t know the details until after receiving a diagnosis at the hospital.”