Various: NJPW Announces Best of the Super Juniors Finals to Main Event Dominion 2024, Xia Brookside on Her TNA Contract, Indies

NJPW Announces Best of the Super Juniors Finals to be Main Event of Dominion 2024

Prior to the start of Saturday’s Best of the Super Juniors 2024 event in Tokyo, New Japan Pro Wrestling officially announced the main event match for their Dominion 2024 event on June 9th in Osaka, Japan.

It was announced that this year’s event will be featuring the Finals of the Best of the Super Juniors tournament as the main event.

As a result, this means that the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship match of EVIL vs. Jon Moxley will no longer be headlining the event.

Xia Brookside Comments on Her Signing with TNA

Fightful held a recent interview with TNA Wrestling talent Xia Brookside. One of the topics discussed included Brookside giving her thoughts about her recent signing with TNA and confirming that her current deal with the company is for multiple years in length.

“It is a multi-year. Honestly, I’m just very grateful for the opportunity. I signed right after Hard to Kill in January. So it was Hard to Kill Ultimate X Match that was terrifying because, I didn’t think we speak about it last time, but I’m scared of heights. I’m scared of heights and it’s getting worse. I don’t know why. I don’t know why, it’s become a thing recently. But I’ve hidden it for my whole career. Nine years, I’ve hid the fact that I couldn’t stand on the top rope. Ultimate X, I didn’t have a choice. I had to get up there. Even when I was stood on the top rope, I couldn’t reach the rope. So I had to climb the silver thing and you’re looking out in the ring. So it’s a bigger drop when you’re looking outside of it and I had to climb up there. I was shaking. I was sweating. I felt so sick. Like I walked into the venue the day before and I was literally freaking out. So I don’t know how I made it through that match, but I did and I came out with a contract. So it was worth it.”

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Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Saturday’s Flashing Champions event for Stardom in Yokohama, Japan featured Willow Nightingale defeating Tam Nakano to retain her TBS Championship.

Friday’s Another Friday event for Pro Wrestling Revolver in Dayton, Ohio featured Jon Moxley making a surprise appearance. During the show, The Unit (JT Dunn, Jake Something, & Havok) attempted to take out Masha Slamovich following their match with Slamovich & The Rasclaz leading to Moxley coming out to save Slamovich and laid out Dunn with a Death Rider. Moxley then grabbing a microphone and asked what they were going to do about Dunn and stated that if he were in charge, he would fire Dunn for his actions. This led to Revolver promoter Sami Callihan coming out and agreeing with Moxley’s idea and “fired” Dunn from the company.

In a recent interview with The Wrap, actor Paul Walter Hausen gave his thoughts about him currently being in talks with WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley about the possibility of him portraying Foley in a new film or television series. Hausen stated “I’m literally talking to Mick Foley right now about the potential of playing him in a movie or limited series. I don’t know which and I don’t know how, but he and I have become friendly. And I think he knows that that could be a really great stroke of genius in casting me to play him.” Hausen also stated he has been recently approached by some people about him potentially portraying different wrestlers as well. Hausen stated “A couple of people have approached me to potentially play different wrestlers in different projects, and for me, I just have to make sure that there’s a real story there and I’m not just doing it because I’m a fan.

In a recent interview with Tokyo Sports, EVIL gave his thoughts about being interested in the idea of competing in a match against AEW CEO Tony Khan at this year’s AEW and NJPW co-promoted Forbidden Door event. EVIL stated “You’re doing whatever you want, and I’m not going to stand by and watch. Don’t act like you’re an equal to me, the president of an organization that’s not that big. My company and your company are not of the same caliber. You don’t seem to know your place, so I’ll give you a lesson. You can stand in front of me (at Forbidden Door). Next time you won’t be wearing a corset. You and I are on different levels.

Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling announced that Hikaru Shida will be making a return appearance for the company at their Summer Sun Princess ’24 event on June 9th in Tokyo, Japan. It was also announced that Shida will be facing off against Moka Miyamoto in a singles match at the event.

Prestige Wrestling recently announced that Kylie Rae will be making an appearance for the company at their Combat Clash PDX event on July 12th in Portland, Oregon.

Over The Top Wrestling recently announced one new match for the card of their Scrappermania 2024 event on August 10th in Dublin, Ireland:

  • Renzo Rose vs. Danhausen

Game Changer Wrestling recently announced one new match for the card of their Lights Out event on June 14th in Denver, Colorado:

  • Man Like DeReiss vs. Allie Katch

GCW also recently announced one new match for the card of their Take A Picture event on May 25th in Chicago, Illinois:

  • Microman vs. Broski Jimmy

Burning Heart Pro Wrestling recently announced one new match for the card of their June 22nd event in Wolverhampton, England:

  • Subculture (Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews) vs. Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson)