Goldberg to AEW? Does NJPW Want to Work With AEW? and More!

Let’s start with the company getting the most play this week, AEW.  Talking to Sean Waltman on his X-Pac 1-2-360 podcast, AEW President Tony Khan spoke about the possibility of Goldberg coming into the fed.  The former multi-time World Champion was rumored to part of the All Elite promotion in late last year when the Twitter account started following select talent rumored to be with the promotion.  Waltman asked Khan about Goldberg’s potential involvement in the brand and Khan was quoted as saying;

I have spent some time will Bill, I really like Bill a lot and he’s one of the greatest drawing cards ever in the business, he’s a huge star, a household name…and yeah if the situation was right obviously …I haven’t agreed to anything with Bill or anything but I like Bill a lot
He also seemingly addressed the rumor of buying IMPACT when he was asked about partnerships, saying;
No. No. We’re looking to start something new I am not looking to absorb… I am open to partnerships….But yeah I am not really looking to acquire a lot of other companies or even libraries but as far as partnerships and things of that nature I think there’s a lot of exciting things that people can do.
Chris Jericho spoke about his recent signing All Elite signing with Busted Open Radio, and talked about the talk of a TV deal.  Saying to the Busted Open crew;
As far as TV goes, I mean that’s one of the things, I wouldn’t have gone to all Elite if there wasn’t a strong TV deal on the table and there’s a couple that I know that are on the table that are like, ‘Wow, that’s what they need.’
In New Japan news, Kevin Kelly was asked on Twitter if he say NJW working with All Elite Wrestling down the road, to which he replied “Absolutely!”  The word is that NJPW elected to stick with ROH for now due to the guarantee exposure ROH brings.  AEW is an upstart, and upstarts could fail for any number of reasons.   That’s NJPW’s concern for the moment.  There were also existing contracts to worry about, especially the Madison Square Garden show that NJPW is jointly running with ROH.  The talk is though that NJPW isn’t happy with ROH, and is considering a separation.

In Other News…


The former Bullet Babe, Amber O’Neal was recently n the chair Shot to the Cranium podcast (really?…terrible name…), and was asked about the Women of Wrestling revival, backed by Laker’s owner Jeanie Buss and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.  Buss is said to be a key financial backer, and Cuban owns AXIS and has been a big proponent for NJPW and now WOW to appear on the network.  O’Neal is quoted as saying;

WOW is a company that was created by the same guy, the same mastermind, the same genius, David McLane, that created GLOW. He knew what his vision was and he always stuck to it….

…WOW is a women’s wrestling television show, showcasing female athletes, pro wrestlers, in a very character driven show…. 

….Thanks to Jeanie Buss, she wanted to support women and female athletes, so she decided to get involved. So David McLane partnered up with Jeanie, who is the owner of the Lakers. Hello, a female powerhouse leading the way! I could not be more proud to be part of something led by such power people. She got on board and that was just amazing in itself, and then here comes Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks and the owner of AXS TV…

…It was a vision, and then it was a woman who is all about women’s empowerment and she wanted to showcase female athletes….

…We have a recipe for success and we are about to change the face of women’s wrestling….

…A lot of women’s dreams are about to come true….


And finally, Eva Marie will be returning to T.V. as part of the Celebrity Big Brother show for CBS.  So yeah, congrats?  I bet leaving wrestling sure netted her the same notoriety as before.