Various: TNA Announces Dates for Emergence 2024 & Victory Road 2024, Mark Henry on Reason for AEW Departure & Current Mystery Project, Indies

TNA Announces Dates & Locations for Emergence 2024 & Victory Road 2024 Events

During Friday’s Against All Odds 2024 event in Cicero, Illinois, TNA Wrestling officially announced the dates and locations for this year’s Emergence and Victory Road events.

In regards to Emergence, it was announced that this year’s event will be taking place on August 30th at the Old Forester’s Paristown Hall in Louisville, Kentucky.

In regards to Victory Road, it was announced that this year’s event will be taking place on September 13th at the TempleLive Cleveland Civic Masonic in Cleveland, Ohio.

It was also announced that this year’s Bound for Glory event will be taking place this October at a date and location to be announced in the future.

Mark Henry Comments on Reason for AEW Departure Being “I’m Working On Something Big, It’s Really The Main Reason Why I Need To Be On My Own”

Sports Illustrated held a recent interview with former AEW talent Mark Henry. One of the topics discussed included Henry’s thoughts about his recent departure from AEW and current mystery project he is working on.

“Keep your ears to the street. I’m working on something big right now, and it’s really the main reason why I need to be on my own.

I love the fact I can give back. That’s what I’m trying to do. I want to give back and help build new legacies, like Braun Strowman, Baron Corbin, Jade Cargill, Samantha Irvin, and Bianca Belair. Helping mentor people, I enjoy that more than anything else I do. I want to be remembered for more than what I did physically.”

Henry also gave his thoughts about the future of his career in wrestling.

“I believe in what I’m doing and I’m putting all my heart into it. I couldn’t do that being an employee. I need to be my own boss.”

Misc. Wrestling News & Notes

As noted before, Lucha Libre AAA talent El Hijo del Vikingo has been out of action since this past February due to a right knee injury. TheCubsFan reported that Vikingo participated in an autograph signings fan event at a show held by Psycho Clown. It was reported that Vikingo had informed those at the event that he will be having his next medical checkup on his knee on July 15th and is currently hoping to get good news. It was reported that Vikingo has been doing some light bicycle training and has been attending a bunch of Lucha Libre shows while injured.

Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre announced that this year’s 91st Anniversary Show will be taking place on September 13th at the Arena Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico.

Friday’s After Hours 2024 event for Insane Championship Wrestling in Glasgow, Scotland featured Drew McIntyre making a surprise appearance. This was McIntyre’s first appearance in ICW since 2017.

Matt Riddle announced on Twitter that he has pulled out of his scheduled indies bookings for this weekend due to him suffering a concussion injury following him being involved in an Uber accident on Friday. Riddle stated “Just wanted to share with everyone that I won’t be making tonight’s show or tomorrow’s show, unfortunately on my way to the airport my Uber got into an accident and I had to go to the hospital and get checked out. I have a concussion, bumps and bruises but I’ll be fine #seatbelt

Indie Wrestling Hall of Famer LuFisto recently announced on Twitter that she is currently hospitalized due to her suffering from a flesh eating bacterial infection. LuFisto stated “Long story short, I’ve been in intensive care since yesterday and looks like I’ll be there for a few days. Now fighting against some flesh-eating bacteria. I’m tired. I’d like to have a break, please. 🙏

Wrestling legend Ricky Morton announced on Facebook that his son Jonathan Morton recently passed away. Morton stated “I want to acknowledge that in recent week or so, I may have seemed distant. Please understand it was never out of lack of love, but rather the immense pride and admiration I felt for him. Sometimes, words fall short to express the depth of a father’s love. A father should never have to go through the experience of losing a child. It is an unimaginable pain that goes against the natural order of life. I have experienced something no father should ever have to experience. I lost a huge part of me. It is with the heaviest heart that I share the passing of my oldest son, Jonathan Morton. My first born, Jonathan was a beacon of talent and love. He excelled in so many things. He loved showcasing his incredible athletic abilities and dedication. Jonathan also touched many lives with his music, writing a few huge country songs that resonated deeply with so many. Jonathan was a huge family man, always putting loved ones first, and he was the light of my life. Along with all my children.

Friday’s TNA Against All Odds 2024 event in Cicero, Illinois featured WWE NXT talent Tatum Paxley making a surprise appearance and officially answering Jordynne Grace’s open challenge for her TNA Knockouts World Championship. Following the show, Paxley reflected on Twitter about her match and appearance in TNA.

TNA recently announced one new match for the card of next week’s Impact! show on June 20th:

  • Chicago Street Fight – Ace Steel vs. Frankie Kazarian

Game Changer Wrestling recently announced one new match for the card of their Homecoming 2024 Night 1 event on August 24th in Atlantic City, New Jersey:

  • Ultramantis Black vs. Danhausen

Sendai Girls recently announced one new match for the card of their July 13th event in Osaka, Japan:

  • Team 200kg (Yuu & Chihiro Hashimoto) vs. Jordynne Grace & Aja Kong