Since word going around is that Samoa Joe is willing to go through the NXT program in order to get to the WWE main roster, some attention has been turned back to AJ Styles. Many want to know if he would be willing to do the same thing, especially since his friend is doing so. As of right now, that appears to be very unlikely, as the amount of money he would have to sacrifice by leaving New Japan for the developmental program would be quite steep.
March 22, 2015
As some of you may already know, WWE is targeting the Bullet Club and trying to legally prevent them from doing their hand gesture. It looks like the gang is going to be just as defiant in real life as their characters are in New Japan. Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson already have heat with the company, so they have no issues defying them. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows are expected to continue using the hand sign as well.
March 22, 2015
In a rather interesting move, New Japan has decided to put their version of the Intercontinental Championship on Hiroshi Tanahashi. He recently filmed a match where he defeated Shinsuke Nakamura via pin fall to capture the title. The move is considered interesting because Tanahashi has held the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship on seven different occasions. His legendary status elevates the championship a bit.
March 15, 2015
Since he is having a bit of a hard time trying to secure a television contract with one of the national networks, Jeff Jarrett is said to be pitching the idea of doing a test run. GFW would run a super show that would feature talent from AAA, New Japan, the independent wrestling circuit in the US and international stars from the many business deals that he has set up overseas. Thus far, none of the networks have expressed interest in that.
March 13, 2015
WWE is about to take on the Bullet Club, but it is not in the way that fans would hope for it to be. A pending legal issue is on the way, as the corporation has filed for trademark rights to the nWo hand gesture that AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson have made popular again. They state that they are doing it for merchandising reasons, but some believe they are just hurting the popular New Japan stable.
March 10, 2015
For the majority of the time, you can see Matt Striker doing commentary for companies such as Lucha Underground, GFW and New Japan. However, that does not mean that he has hung up his wrestling tights for good. Over the weekend, Striker worked a match for the House of Hardcore show that was promoted by Tommy Dreamer. He took the pin fall loss to former TNA star Amazing Red. Striker might still continue to wrestle some more.
March 9, 2015
CHIKARA is doing another King of Trios event, and they have managed to pull off a bit of a coup by signing three of the most popular free agents on the independent wrestling circuit. AJ Styles, Nick Jackson and Matt Jackson will be competing in the tournament and representing the Bullet Club, their massively popular stable from New Japan. No word yet on who they will be facing first that night, but there is a very good chance they win it all.
March 3, 2015
Some speculation on the future of Matt Striker have surfaced. There are those who are wondering if the commentator is going to jump ship from Lucha Underground to GFW when the latter picks up their television contract. Striker has a really good relationship with Jeff Jarrett. The two of them worked together on a New Japan pay per view earlier this year. No word yet on what his current contract states, so things are up in the air.
February 28, 2015