Neville Not Taking Bookings? – Dave Meltzer is reporting that Neville has “…gone off the grid…”, which probably isn’t entirely true. Davey Boy-Big Boy-Dave-Davey and the Dinosaurs-Meltzer states that Neville is not taking any calls or responding to emails (authors note: DM’s too I’d assume) from promoters about working, despite being free to do so. Neville might very well still be on the grid but not wanting to work. Which yes, Dave, are two different things. I don’t think Neville is in a shack somewhere in the rolling hills of England. But the notion that he isn’t interested in working is peculiar; especially since he hasn’t worked in about a year.
Jeff Cobb Wants People to Learn Reading Comprehension – And I agree. Idiots are unable to understand that WORDS HAVE MEANING. Uproxx asked him about rumors regarding his signing with ROH, Cobb replied;
Internet websites. Don’t get me started on that. Those guys were like, ‘Oh hey, Jeff Cobb signed with ROH?’ Really, I did? I wish I would have known. That would’ve been great. But yeah, some people say I signed… When I called them out on it they said, ‘No, Dave Meltzer said you did.’ I was like, ‘No, Dave Meltzer didn’t say I did. He said I’m working with them.’ There’s a difference between working and signing with them.
Hiroshi Tanahashi Wanted Billy Gunn? – Remember when NJPW came to the U.S. and Tanahashi wrestled Billy Gunn? Left a lot of people wondering why. Well, apparently Tanahashi wanted the match, saying in an interview with NJPW1972.com;
Billy Gunn! He’s older than me and still looks amazing, just so big and ripped. I always thought ‘I want to be like him’. And then we finally got to wrestle. We both showed our asses in that match, literally. I think some people were going ‘what the hell did Tanahashi go to America to do?’ I’ve got so much respect for him. I’m really glad we could have that match together.
IMPACT’s Next Big Taping – Despite rumors circulating for some time, today IMPACT Wrestling confirmed a return to Las Vegas for their weekly show, starting on November 11th and running to the 13th. The company previously ran the event in 2008, when the Main Event Mafia officially formed. Now there are several rooms that would work at this venue, the most obvious being Sam’s Town Live Room.
As you can see it already has built in seats and while not huge in it’s capacity it does provide a nice setting to go with the “cool” vibe the company has been going for. It’s not the only room that works though. If you can find a way to make some alterations, the Casino offers a big open air area with a light show and an observation deck included. There appears to be plant life all over the place but if that’s removable, it could give it a similar vibe to that episode of Nitro from the Mall of America. However, if you had to bet, bet on the multifaceted Live Room being the pick.
The press release is below;
It goes by many names, but Las Vegas is going to be called the home of IMPACT Wrestling from November 11th – November 13th at Sam’s Town Casino! Three nights of IMPACT Wrestling in Sin City and we can’t wait to get to Vegas (baby) and bring you the excitement of IMPACT Wrestling. See your favorite Stars and Knockouts LIVE and in person! Tickets will be available soon at Samstownlv.com, however we have a Pre-Sale that starts today! To secure your place in Las Vegas for IMPACT Wrestling TV Tapings, all you have to do is email email@example.com (link sends e-mail).
Front row seats for ALL THREE NIGHTS are just $75.00. For $75.00 you secure your place in the front row for ALL THREE NIGHTS! Send your email today for all the information. Again, GA tickets will be coming soon, but for Pre-Sale tickets (including FRONT ROW) email firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail).
See you in Vegas!!
Quick Hits – Joey Janela has suffered a PCL and an MCL tear, which could see him out of action anywhere from 4-6 months. Darby Allen has been tapped to replace Janela in PWG’s Smokey and the Bandido against Trevor Lee. IMPACT Wrestling is working on new deals with LAX (EYFBO on the indies) to keep them around long term; according to PWInsider. Even WWE employees think Adam Cole isn’t impressive physically, as he himself says people often ask him if he works in the WWE offices. Maybe take the hint? Kazuchika Okada spoke to NJPW’s website as well (NJPW1972.com) and stated he would like to see more NJPW-type shows be brought to the States, and not to book as many matches that fans can already see state side outside of NJPW.