Various: Jack Perry on Joining House of Torture & AEW Absence, Daniel Rodimer Murder Charges Update, Damián 666 Suffered Heart Attack, Indies

Jack Perry Comments on Joining House of Torture & His Current AEW Absence

As noted before, AEW talent Jack Perry officially joined House of Torture as their newest member at this past Wednesday’s 52nd Anniversary Event for New Japan Pro Wrestling in Tokyo, Japan.

Following his match at the event, Jack Perry gave his thoughts in a backstage post-match press conference about wrestling in his first match at the event since AEW’s All In event and joining House of Torture.

“I feel amazing. You want to know why? I haven’t had a wrestling match in six months. Just for a point of reference, through the absolute worst time in my entire life, I took one month, for me. Now, why six months? It ain’t because of me. It’s because other people are afraid. Nobody wants to have the difficult conversations. Everyone is afraid to let me come back, or even let me go, even when I fucking asked for it. I get it. Nobody wants to look in the mirror, so they need somebody to pin up on a cross so they can go about their daily lives and act like nothing ever happened. That’s over now. There are a very select handful of people in the world who still have my back. Tonight, I think I found a few more.”

Following Thursday’s New Japan Cup 2024 event in Tokyo, Jack Perry gave his thoughts in a backstage post-match press conference about the recent online criticisms over him joining House of Torture.

“Second match, Japan, 2-0. First time with the new team. Undefeated so far with me, ‘Scapegoat’ Jack Perry on the team. I see a lot of people on the internet talk sh*t about the HOUSE OF TORTURE. Why? I appreciate these guys, because they’re not afraid to be themselves. They’re not afraid to do what has to be done. So everybody out there complaining, cry me a f*cking river.”

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Daniel Rodimer Murder Charges Update – Rodimer Turned Himself In to Police & More on Murder Incident

As noted before, an arrest warrant was recently filed for former WWE wrestler Daniel Rodimer over charges of murder over the death of a 47-year-old man at hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada this past October.

CBS’ KLAS 8 News reported that Rodimer turned himself in to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police this past Wednesday.

In regards to the cause of the murder incident, it was reported that Las Vegas detectives currently believe that Rodimer had attacked and killed the man after he had allegedly offered Rodimer’s stepdaughter cocaine during a party in a Las Vegas Strip hotel room. Several witnesses interviewed by police reportedly stated that they had seen Rodimer attacking the man in the room and other witnesses stated that they had seen several people use cocaine during the party.

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that Rodimer was released after posting a $200,000 bond this past Wednesday evening and is currently scheduled for a court hearing on April 10th based on recent court records.

Lucha Legend Damián 666 In Stable Condition After Suffering Heart Attack

Mexican indies wrestler and former National Wrestling Alliance talent Bestia 666 announced on Instagram that his father and Lucha legend Damián 666 recently suffered a heart attack but is currently in stable condition.

“Good afternoon everyone, I want to inform family, friends and fans that my father @damian666tj had a heart attack, and it was necessary to undergo a “Hemodynamia” operation. At this moment he is stable and recovered. Tomorrow me and my siblings will get the report to see how it progresses. We have a lot of faith that everything will be well with the favor of God to release as soon as possible.”

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Thursday’s ROH TV show for Ring of Honor featured Red Velvet advancing to the Semifinal round of the on-going ROH Women’s World Television Championship tournament.

Friday’s New Japan Cup 2024 event for New Japan Pro Wrestling featured Hikuleo, Gabe Kidd, and Shingo Takagi advancing to the next round of this year’s New Japan Cup tournament. They join Chase Owens, Tanga Loa, and David Finlay who advanced following Thursday’s New Japan Cup 2024 Night 2 show and Toru Yano, YOSHI-HASHI, and Jack Perry who advanced following this past Wednesday’s 52nd Anniversary Event.

Pro Wrestling NOAH recently announced that they will be holding a tour of the United Kingdom this September. It was announced that this will be a three-day tour with events on September 6th at the 02 Arena in Edinburgh, Scotland, September 7th at the O2 Ritz in Manchester, England, and September 8th at the Electric Ballroom in Camden, England.

SPARK Joshi Puroresu of America recently announced that Aja Kong will be making an appearance for the company at their Trailblaze 2024 event on April 7th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

WrestleCon recently announced that The Bunny and Willow Nightingale will be making an appearance for the company at their WrestleCon 2024 on April 4-7, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

House of Glory recently announced that Rey Fenix will be making an appearance for the company at their Cinco De Mayo event on May 5th in Jamaica, New York.

The National Wrestling Alliance recently announced that they have pulled EC3 from Friday’s debut event for their NWA Chicago affiliate due to him current dealing with an illness.

In a recent interview with the Busted Open Radio podcast, NWA talent Kerry Morton revealed that he recently agreed to a contract extension with the NWA. Morton stated “First and foremost, I extended my contract with the National Wrestling Alliance a few months ago to go into December 31, 2025. That being said, there are goals in mind. I was the NWA Junior Champion, I defend that belt in Canada, Mexico, Australia, Europe, all throughout the United States and I left a mark. I was the modern day Ric Flair as far as taking the belt and defending it all over the place. Now, my eyes is on the bigger prize. There are tag team belts in mind, but who is to say I wouldn’t want to be the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion? That’s the bottom line. That’s the reason I extended my contract. I put 110% into the NWA and I believe in it all the way.” (Transcript h/t:

As noted before, Xia Brookside has been signed to a contract with TNA Wrestling since this past January. In a recent interview with the Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz podcast, Brookside gave her thoughts about her decision to sign with TNA. Brookside stated “Not long, not long at all (did I have to keep it a secret that I was coming to TNA). I actually can’t even remember. I was talking to Gail Kim from July last year when I first moved over here. I just really wanted to go to TNA. I knew that was where I wanted to be. So, that’s what I was really shooting for and I can’t remember when the decision was made for Hard To Kill. It’s all very kind of blurry now. It was so exciting at the time and overwhelming and just, it all still feels like a dream to me.” (Transcript h/t:

In a recent interview with the Midnight Wrestle & Kingdom podcast, Rocky Romero gave his thoughts about his current goals and the future of his wrestling career and his remaining career goals. Romero stated “My personal goal at the moment is — obviously, now I’m 41 years old so, I feel like my in-ring career is gonna start to slow down in the next three-to-four years so, I want to — so last year, I took a step back from New Japan, right? To really focus on New Japan STRONG and not coming to Japan as much as I like. But also to give opportunities to new talents so they can have an opportunity in Japan because if I stay, maybe, you know, Kevin Knight doesn’t get an opportunity to be in the Best of the Super Juniors. But, if I, at almost 41, I decided, okay, I’m gonna take an excursion away from New Japan and try to be the ambassador for New Japan Pro-Wrestling worldwide; to work with AEW, to work with TNA, to work with CMLL. So that’s been my primary goal last year and I’d like to continue that this year and focusing on our partnerships and focusing on New Japan in America. But I still would like one opportunity to try to become IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion because that’s still something that I couldn’t accomplish as Rocky Romero. I was able to accomplish (it) as Black Tiger, but, that was almost 20 years ago and if I ever got the opportunity again, I would love to be champion.” (Transcript h/t:

Major League Wrestling recently announced that Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre talent Star Jr. will be making an appearance for the company at their War Chamber 2024 event on March 29th in St. Petersburg, Florida.

MLW recently announced one new match for the card of their War Chamber 2024 event on March 29th in St. Petersburg:

  • War Chamber match – AKIRA, Jake Crist, Raven, & Jimmy Llyod vs. The Calling (Sami Callihan, Rickey Shane Page, Cannonball, & Talon)