Wednesday Night Tidbits

  • In WWE milestones: today is the day that, if he had not lost, CM Punk cited in 2014 as being the date of passing Bruno Sammartino’s run with the WWEFG Championship (in fact, Punk would have had over a year to go).
  • Today is also Finn Balor’s birthday, who turns 37 today. Slow news day…
  • In wrestling video game news, Ric Flair has been tapped as the centrepiece of the WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition, nicknamed the “WOOOOO! Edition” – it includes a pile of gimmicks and will retail for $129.99 USD, cheap!

Any thoughts on other upcoming wrestling milestones? What will become of Poochie Punk for ALL IN? Will you consider, however briefly, putting down $130 for 2K19? And, will you be checking out Impact after their successful Slammiversary run in Toronto?

As always, discuss!

Wednesday Night Tidbits

All the news that fits, we print!

  • TMZ reports that Mr. Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne, is getting the itch to enter the grappling game. If Ronda goes heel he could be the world’s best version of K-Fed!
  • NXT’s Instagram published a photo of Dallas Page teaching DDP Yoga to the Performance Centre trainees and presumably continuing to be an all-around great guy.
  • Impact Wrestling announced on Twitter that their Slammiversary PPV has sold out, with tickets only available for TV tapings the next two nights. Since retooling as a glorified Canadian indie with a potentially lucrative tape library, the former “TNA Wrestling” has been steadily building a new audience.
  • In another blow to Progress Wrestling, Zach Sabre Jr. has had to drop out of the upcoming Progress Wembley show on Sept. 30Th, citing New Japan commitments. At this rate, he may end up doing spot shows for Rev Pro and others in the UK between his primary commitments.

And as always, discuss!

NJPW 2018 – Minoru Suzuki Vs. Kazuchika Okada at the Great Pirate Festival

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Minoru Suzuki’s 30th Anniversary Event at the Great Pirate Festival: Minoru Suzuki Vs. Kazuchika Okada

This match may be found FREE on New Japan World: https://njpwworld.com/p/s_archive_95_1_03

[Preamble: Hello, fellow Doomers! I’m Franco Victor, freelancer and fellow contributor to New Japan coverage on the BOD. I’ll be working around Norrissey’s G1 Climax reviews as well as pitching in for the Night Threads. To wit, I submit to the Blog a review on the recent Main Event at the Great Pirate Festival in Yokohama, only posted to NJPW World a few days ago: feel free to reach out with feedback and what you might want to see from Night Threads.; thanks!]

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