ROH/NJPW Show Sells Out – We thought All In was a big success but ROH Proper has officially sold out Madison Square Garden (with all the help in the world from New Japan Pro Wrestling – it’s really their sellout). They sold about 9,000 tickets on pre-sale for Honor Club members, and after the other 6,000 were opened up today for general audiences, the tickets ended up selling out in a matter of minutes. ROH/NJPW released a joint statement which is way too long, and way too unnecessary.
Top IMPACT Talents Cancelling Shows? – Pentagon Jr. and Fenix have apparently cancelled an October Major League Wrestling event, which MLW is saying was beyond their control. The WWE is looking at signing them, but it should be noted that their Lucha Underground contracts are for at least three more seasons, and Lucha Underground has shown a very rare desire to let talent go of their agreements unless it makes sense for the company. Pentagon has been their top guy in essence since the start of the show.
Koko B. Ware On Why He Went into WWE – Some might argue that Koko. B Ware isn’t a true wrestling legend in the grand sense of things. However, he is a WWE Hall of Famer and you can’t take that away from him. He revealed on Robbie E’s podcast that he believes he was inducted into the WWE as a sort of peace offering by Vince McMahon as a way to atone for firing him back in the late 80’s despite his popularity. He’s quoted as saying;
I guess he might have said, ‘well let’s put Koko in there. Instead of coming and saying, ‘Koko, I’m sorry,’ you know, ‘well let’s just put him in the Hall of Fame and give him a little money.’
But that’s the only thing I got out of it. Now, somebody else, whatever somebody else said they got out of the Hall of Fame, I don’t know. But I got five thousand dollars and a ring for the rest of my life.
Quick Hits – Samoa Joe is open to being a Paul Heyman guy. Dave Meltzer is reporting that Ricochet is dealing with a minor nagging injury. Tessa Blanchard said on a media call that she’d love to see IMPACT bring in Intergender wrestling to the product. Luke Harper reveals that once couldn’t stand Erick Rowan, but learned to work wit him.