When WWE signed Hideo Itami, it wasn't simply because he was a great in ring performer. They signed him because he was well known in Japan. That made him a valuable marketing asset for them. The company is going to capitalize on that in May when they send Itami back to his home country to do some promotional work for the two live events that they are planning to run in July. You can expect Itami to be featured on those shows.
April 22, 2015
Some further details have been revealed about the upcoming tour of China that TNA has planned. Apparently, it is happening a lot sooner than expected. The company is planning on doing three shows during the latter half of May. MVP is being heavily promoted since some will remember him from his days in WWE. Gail Kim is Asian, so that helps with the demographic. Jeff Hardy is advertised for the show, but his availability could be an issue.
April 20, 2015
Another step forward has been taken by Jeff Jarrett and GFW. An announcement has been officially made about an upcoming tour this summer. The promotion will hold shows at various minor league sports stadiums across the country. Jarrett has already secured several dates for Global Force Wrestling, and he is still negotiating more shows as well. The company is expected to announce some recognizable names for their roster soon.
April 20, 2015
Reports have now surfaced that Daniel Bryan was sent home because he suffered a concussion while working a match against Sheamus on an episode of Smackdown during the tour of Europe. WWE officials were not completely aware of the injury, so they allowed him to keep working shows. Upon finding out, they decided to send him back to the United States early, which is a good thing because his neck has not been at 100% yet.
April 18, 2015