Various: Homicide on Being on Last Run of His Wrestling Career, Stardom President on AEW Suggested for TBS Title Match at Their Flashing Champions Event, Indies

Homicide Comments on Being on Last Run for His Wrestling Career & Dealing with a Brain Bruise Affecting His Speech

Piers Austin held a recent interview with indies wrestling legend and former TNA/Impact talent Homicide. One of the topics discussed included Homicide’s thoughts about him being on the last run of his wrestling career and dealing with a potential bruise issue on his brain affecting his speech.

“Oh, it’s crap (Homicide responded when asked how his body feels). It’s bad. I got a bad neck. Everything bro. My chiropractor is making money so…

Well, at first (I started having thoughts about retirement). But, let’s start at like 10 years ago. 10 years ago, my 20-hour thing and I’ve been telling my friends, ‘I’m done man’ but I was really burned out. Now, this is my last run. I don’t think when it’s my last match. I just go with the flow. But I feel like this is my last run. My body cannot take it because of all the years I’m wrestling. Like I said, I got a bad neck, my elbow, broken toe, my knee is dislocated. I might have a bruise on my brain that affects my speech so I hate doing promos and I never liked doing promos. I like to be like Dean Malenko, but I really hate doing promos. I’m going through a stage right now that I think it’s time bro. You’ve been doing so much. I think it’s really that time and mind you, 30 years, no breaks, on a high level. A lot of people say, ‘Well, 30 years, you might take breaks.’ Bro, I’ve been doing every weekend, high levels. If it’s not NWA, it could be New Japan Pro-Wrestling, it could be the travels but the travels really kick you in the butt. I went to PROGRESS in the United Kingdom like a couple of weeks ago and that travel was a pain in the butt. I’m very tired and everything. Come back home, then I do New Japan. I’m lucky they were in Chicago (for Windy City Riot) but, New York City to New Japan is like five hours so maybe less, four or three. But I’m still tired. Then you want me to do a match, like a Hardcore match and I’m very picky. It’s gotta be somebody who’s smart, who knows what they’re doing. If I get somebody who’s a rookie, who’s got a bad attitude or ego, then things are gonna happen bad. But I’m very cautious where I’m at right now but yeah man, I think it’s that time. I just don’t know when. It could be next week or it could be November. I don’t know but, I think it’s about that time.”

Homicide also gave his thoughts about being interested in the idea of potentially reuniting with Boogalou for one final run as The Natural Born Sinner tag team.

“Actually, I want to do it one more time… I’d love to do my final run and one of them is that; Natural Born Sinners and I need one more time with Boogalou but right now, Boogalou, he got a great job. He should not get hurt, because he got a great career right now. But like I said, we need to do this one more time and I’m hoping it’s Ring of Honor, for Tony Khan’s Ring of Honor and scare the crap out of the people so, I hope it comes.”

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Stardom President Taro Okada on AEW Suggested for TBS Title Match to Take Place at Their Flashing Champions Event

As noted before, AEW and Stardom recently announced that Willow Nightingale will be making an appearance for Stardom at their Flashing Champions event on May 18th in Yokohama, Japan.

Stardom held a press conference on Tuesday in Japan to promote this Saturday’s Flashing Champions event. One of the topics discussed included Stardom President Taro Okada’s thoughts about the process that led to Nightingale being booked to defend her AEW TBS Championship at Stardom’s upcoming event.

“I am sure everyone was surprised at the TBS Title match, and I too was surprised. Because after training, the wrestlers are, you know, in the process of putting out a challenge for a suitable opponent, and we heard that the title can be defended anywhere, even overseas, so I wanted to take up on it. Tam Nakano was the first to reply, and I was surprised by her outburst. I immediately contacted AEW to see if we could make the match happen, and when we did, (Tony Khan & his team) contacted us and asked when the match could happen. I told them we could do it after the upcoming Flashing Champions pay-per-view, but they said let’s do it right away. We were told that Willow was ready to go anywhere and any time, so we decided to make the match right away. The relationship between STARDOM and AEW is such that the wrestlers’ dreams come true, and we wanted to support Tam Nakano trying to take the TBS Title so she could capture the championship and spread her wings to the next pay-per-view and into AEW. I would like to support her, and I hope she wins this match. We would like you to become a singles champion, become a new champion after a long drought.”

English translation via Stardom and transcript via

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Coastal Championship Wrestling recently announced that QT Marshall will be making an appearance for the company for a pro wrestling seminar on May 17th in Nashville, Tennessee.

In a recent interview with NJPW’s NJPW1972 website, El Desperado gave his thoughts about how Ring of Honor and indies talent Blake Christian’s ring work reminds him of a young Will Ospreay. El Desperado stated “I had the three-way match with him and Hiromu in 2022. That moustache makes him look middle-aged, but he’s actually super young. Their builds are very different, but in terms of what he can do, he reminds me of a young Will Ospreay.” El Desperado also gave his thoughts about the Best of the Super Juniors tournament being comparable to the G1 Climax in terms of prestige for New Japan’s Junior Heavyweight division. El Desperado stated “I don’t look at this as just a way to determine the number one contender. In my mind, this is just like the G1 is to the heavyweights. We don’t have a New Japan Cup, all we have is BOSJ every year. So in my opinion, I think of BOSJ as an achievement that’s at least equal to the IWGP title itself.

In a recent interview with PWMania, National Wrestling Alliance talent EC3 gave his thoughts about his time in WWE and his transition to his current career in NWA. EC3 stated “This is before the new regime which credit where it’s due, WWE has been really good lately since Vince left. In the past, it was very controlled, and tyrannical in a way. One man was in charge of everything and didn’t know what was going on half the time, the other half of the time his mind was completely vacant. He lost it. Everything was super controlled, and everyone was super job-scared. The ability to create within yourself wasn’t there. ‘Hey, here’s a script,’ ‘Oh, do you mind if I do this,’ ‘No, you have to say and do exactly that,’ ‘Why, I’d never say—’, ‘It doesn’t matter.’ Everyone was walking on eggshells and bending a knee so to speak. Right now, a lot of talents are getting over because, within the confines, the amazing new tools they have, the new era of agents, the new creative, a lot of people are thriving now because they’re giving guidelines more than rules. Coming to NWA from that system, I was allowed to be who I wanted to be and presented under the vision of [William Patrick Corgan]. He’s a musician, nobody told him how to play his songs, and he knows that. That’s the cool thing about having a creative as your boss. Here’s what we have to get, show me how to get there. I love being able to control my narrative now. Nobody is ever going to compete with the WWE, but with the NWA, we can make noise. There’s no reason we can’t have as good a show.” (Transcript h/t:

Game Changer Wrestling recently announced that they will be holding a new event on July 18th in Louisville, Kentucky. It was also announced that this will be the company’s first ever event in the city.

GCW also recently announced that GCW General Manager Matt Cardona will be making an appearance for the company at their Most Notorious event on May 18th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

GCW also recently announced one new match for the card of their Most Notorious event on May 18th in Philadelphia:

  • SDL (Steph De Lander) vs. Cheeseburger

Prestige Wrestling recently announced one new match for the card of their Combat Clash PDX event on July 12th in Portland, Oregon:

  • Roderick Strong vs. Timothy Thatcher

ASE Wrestling recently announced one new match for the card of their June 22nd event:

  • Jonathan Gresham vs. Shelton Benjamin

Warhammer announced one match for their Celebrity Spearhead event on May 16th at the Arlington eSports Stadium in Arlington, Texas:

  • Celebrity Spearhead match – Kip Sabian vs. Claudio Castagnoli