WEEKLY OVERVIEW – NJPW (thru 10/24): Latest updates on Jericho cruise developments, Omega-Callis angle, Super Jr., Poffo, live event results, schedule of live events, next big show line-ups, noteworthy social media and YouTube posts, closing commentary

By Chris Maloney, PWTorch contributor


The following is the latest in a new series of weekly in-depth articles exclusive to PWTorch which will help put in perspective major wrestling promotions with a weekly overview, looking at news and roster developments, results, future line-ups, social media activity, key interviews, plus a timely commentary at the end. We will be featuring similar features on other promotions each week and each will be updated weekly.


•Top Stories of the Week

-In what has to be one of the most talked about pro wrestling stories over the weekend, IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega was attacked by former NJPW commentator and current IMPACT Wrestling Executive Vice President Don Callis this past Friday night at a Premier Championship Wrestling event in Winnipeg, Manitoba. After speaking highly of Omega and how far he has come in the wrestling business, Callis turned a complete 180 and ripped Omega and his career apart before attacking him with a microphone. The following day on Twitter, Omega responded with one single sentence, “See you on the cruise.” Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea officially gets underway on Oct. 27.

-Many top wrestling websites including PWTorch.com are reporting that talks are rumored to be underway to bring a brand new wrestling promotion to AXS TV. Being funded by the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Shahid Khan, major names linked to the new promotion in various reports include Chris Jericho, Jim Ross, “Hangman” Adam Page, Cody Rhodes, and The Young Bucks. Some of those have pushed back publicly and privately that they are involved.

-To honor the 60th anniversary of Tokyo Sports and the 20th anniversary of the passing of Giant Baba, Tokyo Sports recently announced that “Wrestling All-Star Battle” will take place at Ryogoku Sumo Hall in Tokyo, Japan on Feb. 19, 2019. The event will feature talent from New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Pro-Wrestling NOAH, All Japan Pro-Wrestling and Big Japan Pro-Wrestling.

-ROH/NJPW Global Wars Tour 2018 is set to take place next month and talent from NJPW will include Tetsuya Naito, ‘King of Darkness’ EVIL, SANADA and BUSHI of Los Ingobernables de Japon, former IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Juice Robinson and former IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion KUSHIDA. The four city tour begins in Lewiston, Maine on November 7th and will end in Toronto, Ontario on Nov. 11.

-After six nights of this year’s Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League, here are your current standings:

  • Shingo Takagi & BUSHI | Points: 6 Wins: 3 Losses: 1
  • SHO & YOH | Points: 6 Wins: 3 Losses: 1
  • Chris Sabin & KUSHIDA | Points: 4 Wins: 2 Losses: 2
  • El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru | Points: 4 Wins: 2 Losses: 2
  • Robbie Eagles & Taiji Ishimori | Points: 4 Wins: 2 Losses: 2
  • Tiger Mask & Jyushin Thunder Liger | Points: 4 Wins: 2 Losses: 1
  • ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi | Points: 2 Wins: 1 Losses: 3
  • Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. | Points: 2 Wins: 1 Losses: 3

-Tomohiro Ishii will defend Revolution Pro Wrestling’s British Heavyweight Championship against former champion Minoru Suzuki at NJPW Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 2018 coming up on Nov. 3 in Osaka, Japan. Ishii defeated Suzuki for the title on Oct. 14 at RevPro’s “Global Wars UK” event.

-Lanny Poffo recently announced on “The Genius Cast” that he will be heading to Japan this week to audition for a commentary role with NJPW. On top of his frisbee throwing abilities, being behind the microphone was always one of Poffo’s greatest talents.

-Wrestle Kingdom 13 tickets officially go on sale to fans in North America this coming Thursday! If you’re looking to attend the event live in Tokyo on Jan. 4, 2019, tickets start at about $45 US. You can check out NJPW1972.com for more details.


•Live Event Results

NJPW Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 2018 – Night 2
Oct. 17, 2018
Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan
Aired on NJPW World

(1) Ren Narita & Shota Umino & Tomoaki Honma defeated Yuya Uemura & Yota Tsuji & Ayato Yoshida by submission after Umino made Tsuji tapout

(2) Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi & Kota Ibushi defeated Toa Henare & Togi Makabe & Hiroshi Tanahashi by pinfall after Owens pinned Henare

(3) Chuckie T & Beretta & Toru Yano & Kazuchika Okada defeated Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga & Bad Luck Fale & ‘Switchblade’ Jay White by disqualification

(4) Tiger Mask & Jyushin Thunder Liger defeated Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. by pinfall after Tiger Mask pinned Soberano Jr. in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match

(5) Robbie Eagles & Taiji Ishimori defeated ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi by pinfall after Ishimori pinned ACH in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match

(6) Shingo Takagi & BUSHI defeated Chris Sabin & KUSHIDA by pinfall after Takagi pinned Sabin in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match

(7) SHO & YOH defeated El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru by pinfall after YOH pinned Kanemaru in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match

NJPW Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 2018 – Night 3
Oct. 19, 2018
Hiroshima Green Arena Sub Arena in Hiroshima, Japan

(1) Yota Tsuji & Shota Umino defeated Yuya Uemura & Ren Narita by submission after Umino made Uemura tapout

(2) Toa Henare & Chris Sabin & KUSHIDA defeated Ayato Yoshida & Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. by pinfall after Henare pinned Yoshida

(3) Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga & Bad Luck Fale defeated Chuckie T & Beretta & Hirooki Goto by pinfall after Bad Luck Fale pinned Chuckie T

(4) Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii defeated TAKA Michinoku & Minoru Suzuki by pinfall after Yano pinned Michinoku

(5) Tomoaki Honma & Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi by pinfall after Tanahashi pinned Owens

(6) Tiger Mask & Jyushin Thunder Liger defeated Shingo Takagi & BUSHI by submission after Tiger Mask made BUSHI tapout in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match

(7) ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi defeated El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru by pinfall after Taguchi pinned Kanemaru in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match

(8) Robbie Eagles & Taiji Ishimori & Gedo & “Switchblade” Jay White defeated SHO & YOH & Rocky Romero & Kazuchika Okada by pinfall after White pinned Romero

NJPW Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 2018 – Night 4
Oct. 20, 2018
Uwajima City Overall Gymnasium in Ehime, Japan

(1) ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi defeated Yuya Uemura & Tomoaki Honma by submission after Taguchi made Uemura tapout

(2) Shingo Takagi & BUSHI defeated Shota Umino & Ayato Yoshida by pinfall after Takagi pinned Umino

(3) El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated Ren Narita & Jyushin Thunder Liger by pinfall after El Desperado pinned Narita

(4) TAKA Michinoku & Minoru Suzuki defeated Rocky Romero & Tomohiro Ishii by pinfall after Suzuki pinned Romero

(5) Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi defeated Toa Henare & Hiroshi Tanahashi by pinfall after Owens pinned Henare

(6) Chris Sabin & KUSHIDA defeated Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. by pinfall after Sabin pinned Soberano Jr. in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match

(7) SHO & YOH defeated Robbie Eagles & Taiji Ishimori by pinfall after SHO pinned Eagles in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match

(8) Gedo & Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga & Bad Luck Fale & ‘Switchblade’ Jay White defeated Chuckie T & Beretta & Toru Yano & Hirooki Goto & Kazuchika Okada by pinfall after White pinned Chuckie T

NJPW Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 2018 – Night 5
Oct. 22, 2018
Kunibiki Messe in Shimane, Japan

(1) Yota Tsuji & Chris Sabin & KUSHIDA defeated Yuya Uemura & ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi by pinfall after Sabin pinned Uemura

(2) Robbie Eagles & Taiji Ishimori defeated Ren Narita & Toa Henare by submission after Eagles made Narita tapout

(3) El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated Shota Umino & Ayato Yoshida by pinfall after El Desperado pinned Umino

(4) Rocky Romero & Tomohiro Ishii defeated TAKA Michinoku & Minoru Suzuki by pinfall after Ishii pinned Michinoku

(5) Tomoaki Honma & Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi by pinfall after Tanahashi pinned Owens

(6) Shingo Takagi & BUSHI defeated Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. by pinfall after Takagi pinned Soberano Jr. in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match

(7) SHO & YOH defeated Tiger Mask & Jyushin Thunder Liger by pinfall after YOH pinned Liger in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match

(8) Gedo & Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga & Bad Luck Fale & ‘Switchblade’ Jay White defeated Chuckie T & Beretta & Toru Yano & Hirooki Goto & Kazuchika Okada by pinfall after White pinned Chuckie T

NJPW Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 2018 – Night 6
Oct. 23, 2018
Tottori Prefectural Industrial Gym in Tottori, Japan

(1) Shingo Takagi & BUSHI defeated Yuya Uemura & Ayato Yoshida by pinfall after Takagi pinned Uemura

(2) Chuckie T & Beretta defeated Yota Tsuji & Tomoaki Honma by pinfall after Chuckie T pinned Tsuji

(3) Ren Narita & Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. defeated Shota Umino & Tiger Mask & Jyushin Thunder Liger by pinfall after Soberano Jr. pinned Umino

(4) Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii defeated TAKA Michinoku & Minoru Suzuki by pinfall after Ishii pinned Michinoku

(5) Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi defeated Toa Henare & Hiroshi Tanahashi by pinfall after Owens pinned Henare

(6) El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru defeated Robbie Eagles & Taiji Ishimori by pinfall after El Desperado pinned Eagles in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match

(7) Chris Sabin & KUSHIDA defeated ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi by pinfall after KUSHIDA pinned ACH in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match

(8) Gedo & Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga & Bad Luck Fale & ‘Switchblade’ Jay White defeated SHO & YOH & Rocky Romero & Toru Yano & Kazuchika Okada by pinfall after White pinned Romero


•Upcoming Major Show Line-ups

NJPW Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 2018 – Night 7
Oct. 26, 2018
Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan
Airs at 5:30 a.m. ET on NJPW World

  • Yota Tsuji & Shota Umino & Toa Henare vs. Yuya Uemura & Ren Narita & Ayato Yoshida
  • Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii vs. TAKA Michinoku & Minoru Suzuki
  • Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi & Kota Ibushi
  • Rocky Romero & Chuckie T & Beretta & Hirooki Goto & Kazuchika Okada vs. Gedo & Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga & Bad Luck Fale & ‘Switchblade’ Jay White
  • Tiger Mask & Jyushin Thunder Liger vs. Chris Sabin & KUSHIDA in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match
  • Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match
  • Shingo Takagi & BUSHI vs. Robbie Eagles & Taiji Ishimori in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match
  • ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. SHO & YOH in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match

NJPW Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 2018 – Night 8
Oct. 27, 2018
Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan
Airs at 5:30 a.m. ET on NJPW World

  • Ren Narita & Shota Umino & Tomoaki Honma vs. Yuya Uemura & Yota Tsuji & Ayato Yoshida
  • Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii vs. TAKA Michinoku & Minoru Suzuki
  • Toa Henare & Togi Makabe & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi & Kota Ibushi
  • Rocky Romero & Chuckie T & Beretta & Toru Yano & Kazuchika Okada vs. Gedo & Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga & Bad Luck Fale & ‘Switchblade’ Jay White
  • Tiger Mask & Jyushin Thunder Liger vs. ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match
  • Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. vs. SHO & YOH in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match
  • Chris Sabin & KUSHIDA vs. Robbie Eagles & Taiji Ishimori in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match
  • Shingo Takagi & BUSHI vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match

NJPW Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 2018 – Night 9
Oct. 28, 2018
Big Palette Fukushima in Fukushima, Japan

  • Yuya Uemura & Yota Tsuji vs. Shingo Takagi & BUSHI
  • ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Ren Narita & Shota Umino
  • Ayato Yoshida & Chris Sabin & KUSHIDA vs. Toa Henare & Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr.
  • Chuckie T & Beretta & Hirooki Goto vs. Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga & Bad Luck Fale
  • Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii vs. TAKA Michinoku & Minoru Suzuki
  • Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe vs. Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Tiger Mask & Jyushin Thunder Liger vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match
  • SHO & YOH & Rocky Romero & Kazuchika Okada vs. Robbie Eagles & Taiji Ishimori & Gedo & ‘Switchblade’ Jay White

NJPW Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 2018 – Night 10
Oct. 29, 2018
Yume Messe Miyagi in Miyagi, Japan

  • Yota Tsuji & Tomoaki Honma vs. Yuya Uemura & Ayato Yoshida
  • Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. & Jyushin Thunder Liger vs. Shota Umino & Chris Sabin & KUSHIDA
  • Ren Narita & Tiger Mask vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Chuckie T & Beretta & Toru Yano vs. Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga & Bad Luck Fale
  • Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii vs. TAKA Michinoku & Minoru Suzuki
  • Toa Henare & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi
  • ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Shingo Takagi & BUSHI in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match
  • SHO & YOH & Rocky Romero & Kazuchika Okada vs. Robbie Eagles & Taiji Ishimori & Gedo & ‘Switchblade’ Jay White

NJPW Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 2018 – Night 11
Oct. 31, 2018
Nagano Athletic Park Gymnasium in Nagano, Japan

  • ACH & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Yuya Uemura & Yota Tsuji
  • Ren Narita & Shota Umino vs. Shingo Takagi & BUSHI
  • Toa Henare & Tiger Mask & Jyushin Thunder Liger vs. Ayato Yoshida & Chris Sabin & KUSHIDA
  • Chuckie T & Beretta & Hirooki Goto vs. Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga & Bad Luck Fale
  • SHO & YOH & Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru & TAKA Michinoku & Minoru Suzuki
  • Tomoaki Honma & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. vs. Robbie Eagles & Taiji Ishimori in a Super Jr. Tag League 2018 Tournament Match
  • Rocky Romero & Kazuchika Okada vs. Gedo & “Switchblade” Jay White

•Upcoming Events

10/26/2018: NJPW Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 2018 – Night 7 in Tokyo, Japan
10/27/2018: Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea – Day 1 in Miami, Florida
10/27/2018: NJPW Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 2018 – Night 8 in Tokyo, Japan
10/28/2018: Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea – Day 2 at Sea
10/28/2018: NJPW Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 2018 – Night 9 in Fukushima, Japan
10/29/2018: Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea – Day 3 in Nassau, Bahamas
10/29/2018: NJPW Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 2018 – Night 10 in Miyagi, Japan
10/30/2018: Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea – Day 4 at Sea
10/31/2018: Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea – Day 5 in Miami, Florida
10/31/2018: NJPW Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 2018 – Night 11 in Nagano, Japan
11/01/2018: NJPW Road to Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 2018 – Night 12 in Shizuoka, Japan
11/03/2018: NJPW Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 2018 in Osaka, Japan
11/07/2018: NJPW/ROH Global Wars Tour: Lewiston in Lewiston, Maine
11/08/2018: NJPW/ROH Global Wars Tour: Lowell in Lowell, Massachusetts
11/09/2018: NJPW/ROH Global Wars Tour: Buffalo in Buffalo, New York
11/10/2018: CharaExpo USA 2018 – Day 1 featuring Jyushin Thunder Liger, Jeff Cobb, Rocky Romero & Ryusuke Taguchi in Anaheim, California
11/11/2018: CharaExpo USA 2018 – Day 2 featuring Kenny Omega, Hirooki Goto, ACH, David Finlay & Harold G. Meij in Anaheim, California
11/11/2018: NJPW/ROH Global Wars Tour: Toronto in Toronto, Ontario
11/17/2018: NJPW World Tag League 2018 – Night 1 in Kanagawa, Japan
11/18/2018: NJPW World Tag League 2018 – Night 2 in Tokyo, Japan
11/20/2018: NJPW World Tag League 2018 – Night 3 in Toyama, Japan
11/21/2018: NJPW World Tag League 2018 – Night 4 in Niigata, Japan
11/23/2018: NJPW World Tag League 2018 – Night 5 in Kanagawa, Japan
11/24/2018: NJPW World Tag League 2018 – Night 6 in Saitama, Japan
11/25/2018: NJPW World Tag League 2018 – Night 7 in Aichi, Japan
11/26/2018: NJPW World Tag League 2018 – Night 8 in Ishikawa, Japan
11/28/2018: NJPW World Tag League 2018 – Night 9 in Ibaraki, Japan
11/29/2018: NJPW World Tag League 2018 – Night 10 in Tokyo, Japan
11/30/2018: NJPW World Tag League 2018 – Night 11 in Tokyo, Japan
12/02/2018: NJPW World Tag League 2018 – Night 12 in Osaka, Japan
12/03/2018: NJPW World Tag League 2018 – Night 13 in Kochi, Japan
12/04/2018: NJPW World Tag League 2018 – Night 14 in Hyogo, Japan
12/06/2018: NJPW World Tag League 2018 – Night 15 in Yamagata, Japan
12/07/2018: NJPW World Tag League 2018 – Night 16 in Akita, Japan
12/09/2018: NJPW World Tag League 2018 – Night 17 in Iwate, Japan
12/14/2018: NJPW Road to Tokyo Dome – Night 1 in Tokyo, Japan
12/15/2018: NJPW Road to Tokyo Dome – Night 2 in Tokyo, Japan
01/04/2019: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 in Tokyo, Japan
01/05/2019: NJPW New Year Dash in Tokyo, Japan
04/06/2019: NJPW/ROH G1 Supercard in New York, New York


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•Latest TV Highlights: NJPW on AXS TV (10/19/2018)

NJPW Destruction in Beppu 2018
Sept. 15, 2018
Beppu B-Con Plaza in Beppu, Japan
Originally aired on NJPW World

(1) Tetsuya Naito defeated Minoru Suzuki by pinfall
(2) Taichi defeated Hirooki Goto by pinfall to win the NEVER Openweight Championship


•NJPW in the Media

Keepin’ It 100 with Konnan: Ep 120! Chris Jericho returns! Shane Helms on ROH & Impact! The Disco List! The MR Minute and more! (LISTEN)

Wrestling is a Metaphor for Life ñ Bullet Club OG vs. Being the Elite (LISTEN)

Keller & Powell VIP Aftershow: The potential twist in the story on the futures of Cody, Young Bucks, Adam Page, Kenny Omega, plus exploring how each would be used in WWE if they were to sign there, how could it affect New Japan (LISTEN)

FULL VIDEO of Don Callis Turning on Kenny Omega in Winnipeg (WATCH)

Keiji Muto, Masahiro Chono vs The Road Warriors (July 22, 1990) – NJPW World Monday Free Match (WATCH)

Finding the Mark: How Bullet Club Gave Robbie Eagles a Shot, and How the Sniper Took It (WATCH)

https://www.njpw1972.com/37616

“Brass Rings” – Being The Elite Ep. 122 (WATCH)

Exclusive Interview: Chris Jericho opens up on the “Jericho Cruise,” NJPW, Impact, WWE and his crazy 2018 (LINK)

The Wire: Road to Power Struggle (WATCH)


•Social Media Scene

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Gotta love the #FriendsOfJericho! @stillrealtous

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https://twitter.com/SantanaLAX/status/1052935238119231488

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View this post on Instagram

Did I ask?

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BpLVhkMAqjZ

https://twitter.com/njpwglobal/status/1054288004456472577

https://www.instagram.com/p/BpOUkyHljIi

https://twitter.com/Masa_Anchan1971/status/1054592782508089344


•Closing Commentary

Don “By Gawd” Callis.

The internet was a buzz this past weekend over the vicious attack, both verbally and physically by Don Callis on current IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega at the PCW show in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. With Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Rager attacking the water this coming weekend, what better way to hype up the event than an angle between one of the best on the mic and one of the best to ever step foot inside of a wrestling ring.

With all the buzz surrounding the futures of Omega and The Young Bucks, it’ll be interesting to see Matt & Nick Jackson align themselves with Chris Jericho this coming weekend when Alpha Club takes on the Bullet Club’s Cody, Marty Scurll, and Omega. Will we see Callis play a role in the match? Will we see both him and Jericho have the worst Superkick Party in the world?

Maybe we see Jericho play up the fact that he’s unaware of what Callis did to Omega as he’s yet to comment about the incident on social media which a rarity for Jericho. Any way you look at it though, Callis proved he’s got so much more to offer the world of wrestling than just a guy doing color commentary every Thursday night. Because of the angle in Winnipeg, I went from possibly ordering the event to now looking forward to seeing Callis get his ass handed to him when “Streaming For Vengeance” airs on FITE on Nov. 3.

If that wasn’t big enough news for the week, the rumour of a new wrestling promotion launching on AXS TV being funded by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan and backed by wrestling legend Jim Ross and the main guys behind ALL IN, including Chris Jericho, has potentially started a very HUGE tsunami!

You go from whether the guys will re-sign with NJPW to when they’ll show up in the WWE to now a completely different scenario where not only they would be competition to the WWE but to NJPW as well… Kinda reminds me of this thing that happened in the late 1980’s when this Ted Turner guy wanted to get into the business. No offence to Ted Turner but when it comes to AXS TV, Mark Cuban, Shahid Khan and Khan’s estimated net worth of 6.9 billion in 2018, every major wrestling promotion out there including NJPW will be on edge if the rumour becomes a reality.

Finally, my thoughts and prayers are with Roman Reigns right now. I watched WWE Monday Night Raw last night and as a wrestling fan for the past 39 years, I “may have” gotten choked up during the opening segment. Reigns is 33 years old and about to battle leukemia for the second time in his life. The Big Dog is potentially in for the biggest fight of his life and whether you love to cheer him or boo him, believe in Joseph Anoa’i.

#ThankYouRoman


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