Various: NJPW Announces Titles Matches for Dominion 2024, Billy Corgan on The CW Not Being Upset with “Cocaine” Spot at NWA Samhain, Indies

NJPW Announces Five Title Matches for Dominion 2024

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced five new matches for the card of Dominion 2024, which takes place on June 9th at the Osaka Jo Hall in Osaka, Japan.

Among the notable new matches announced was NJPW confirming that Jon Moxley will be defending his IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against EVIL at the event. This match was setup following EVIL and Ren Narita attacking Moxley and Shota Umino and EVIL challenging for Moxley’s title at this past Saturday’s Resurgence 2024 event in Ontario, California.

Current card for NJPW Dominion 2024:

  • NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship & IWGP World Tag Team Championship Tornado Elimination Four-way match – Bishamon (YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto) vs. TMDK (Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls) vs. Guerillas of Destiny (El Phantasmo & Hikuleo) (NJPW Strong Tag) vs. Bullet Club (IWGP Tag)
  • NJPW World Television Championship – Tomohiro Ishii vs. Jeff Cobb (c)
  • NJPW Provisional King of Pro Wrestling 2024 Championship – Great-O-Khan vs. Yuya Uemura (c)
  • NEVER Openweight Championship – HENARE vs. Shingo Takagi (c)
  • IWGP World Heavyweight Championship – EVIL vs. Jon Moxley (c)
  • Best of the Super Juniors 2024 Finals – TBA vs. TBA

Billy Corgan Comments on The CW Not Being Upset Over “Cocaine” Spot at NWA Samhain Event

As noted before, the National Wrestling Alliance’s Samhain event this past October was notable for featuring a cocaine spot incident that led to speculation of their television deal with The CW being in jeopardy and being pushed from The CW’s network to their app instead as part of the fallout.

A recent episode of Fightful’s In The Weeds podcast featured NWA owner Billy Corgan as the guest. One of the topic discussed included Corgan’s thoughts about the “cocaine” spot incident at NWA’s Samhain event and The CW officials not being upset over it but had found it to be funny instead.

“After the ‘cocaine spot’ where Sinister Minister and his hot minions were snorting sugar off a table in Cleveland, that story took a life of its own. ‘NWA is going to lose its CW deal, they’ve lost their CW deal.’ About four days after the event, CW, I don’t want to say who, but certainly one of the top people at CW called me and said, ‘What is this all about?’ I said, ‘I don’t know. No one for your world has reached out to me.’ He said, ‘There is no problem over here. We’re reading all these articles and we don’t understand what the issue is.’ ‘So, to be official, there is no issue with what we did?’ ‘No, we think it’s funny.’ There was no issue. It was a completely invented story by either a troll inside the company, a leaker or something.

As I joked about at the time. A fake drug spot versus a cheese grater to somebody’s head. That’s okay in professional wrestling. I didn’t like all the pearl-clutching. The fake rumors that we had endangered our CW spot, that was certainly annoying because it was putting a perception out there that we had done something wrong when we had never done anything wrong as far as CW was concerned. If people took offense to the spot, that’s fine; that’s wrestling, but the pearl-clutching from the crowd, that I found really amusing.”

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Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

Major League Wrestling recently announced that Mistico and Jimmy Yang are the next official competitors for this year’s Battle Riot match at their Battle Riot VI event on June 1st in Atlanta, Georgia.

Border City Wrestling recently announced that they will be holding this year’s Fantastic Fathers Annual Father’s Day Charity Extravaganza event on June 15th in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This will be BCW’s first event since former TNA Wrestling Scott D’Amore’s departure from TNA.

TNA talent Jordynne Grace recently revealed on Twitter the packaging design for her upcoming new official TNA action figure.

As noted before, former wrestler Tammy Sytch was sentenced to over 17 years in prison this past November following her being convicted of the charges against her over a fatal car accident involving Sytch in March of 2022. PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that Sytch has been listed as a witness in a jury trial scheduled for July 8th in Florida based on recent court records. Johnson reported that this upcoming trial is related to her fatal car accident that claimed the life of Julian Lasseter and was filed by Jana Olivova, who was a passenger in another car that was involved in the car accident.

New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced that they will be holding their upcoming Despe Invitational event on June 10th in Tokyo, Japan. It was also announced that this upcoming event will be airing live on their New Japan World service.

All Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced one new match for the card of their Sun Power Series 2024 event on May 29th in Tokyo, Japan:

  • NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship – Ryuki Honda vs. EC3 (c)

House of Glory recently announced one new match for the card of their Glory of War event on May 25th in Lowell, Massachusetts:

  • Mustafa Ali vs. Alec Price