Here is your Spoiler Free Wrestling daily update for 9/27/18
The Young Bucks Touring Schedule With New Japan Pro Wrestling To Potentially Reduce
It’s Thursday so there is all sorts of news spreading today from the latest Wrestling Observer newsletter. Perhaps the most interesting bit of news is that the Young Bucks will not be participating in this year’s World Tag League. This would make them the first IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions not to be in the round-robin tournament since Team 3-D held the belts in 2009.
Meltzer would continue to say the Bucks may be done appearing on smaller NJPW shows. Citing their ROH schedule and money they can make at other events when ROH isn’t running shows as a potential reason. In the case of the Young Bucks, it’s easy to speculate that what Meltzer is reporting is what is being said to him directly from them but that’s just speculation.
Hiroshi Tanahashi Interview On NJPW1972.com
NJPW1972.com has a lengthy English-translated interview with Hiroshi Tanahashi up on their website. He touches on quite a few topics. He will team with KUSHIDA on Sunday at Fighting Spirit Unleashed. They will take on Jay White and Gedo. White will then challenge Tanahashi for the G1 Briefcase on October 8th at King of Pro Wrestling.
Impact Wrestling Tonight
Impact Wrestling will air the 2nd show from their tapings tonight. The lineup for the show is below:
- Knockouts Championship
Tessa Blanchard (c) vs Faby Apache
- Brian Cage vs Jake Crist
- Kiera Hogan & Allie vs Su Yung and The Undead Bridesmaid of Honor
- Moose and Killer Kross vs Johnny Impact and Eddie Edwards
- Scarlett Bourdeaux Announcement
- Desi Hit Squad vs LAX
Update On Impact and WWE Meetings
Again from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter: In a very short nutshell, it sounds as though Impact reached out to Meltzer to correct some notes about the recent meeting between Impact and WWE management teams.
The original report stated Impact officials reached out to WWE for the meeting but this is now being refuted.
“It was WWE that requested the meeting, that Impact pitching as we reported was not correct,”
The meeting led to speculation the company was for sale or was at least looking to sell their tape library. This speculation was again refuted in today’s report from the Observer.
“It was said that no deal of any note came out of the meeting and that while Impact has been a huge money loser for most of its existence, the bleeding money of 2017 has also been turned around this year and it’s a much more efficient business.”
I did a YouTube video earlier today talking about this.
Nicole Matthews Banned From the United States For 5-years
Once again from today’s Observer, Nicole Matthews was handed a 5-year ban from entering into the United States. This type of ban sometimes is given when a wrestler does not have a work VISA but it is unclear what led to the ban in Matthews’ case. “Speedball” Mike Baily was also given a similar ban a couple of years ago.
She offered up only the following:
I’ll be fine, everyone. That’s all I’m going to say about the elephant in the room.
— Nicole Matthews 🇨🇦 (@nmatthewsninja) September 27, 2018