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MLW x NJPW Crossover: KUSHIDA Battles Deppen at Philly's Fury Road!
Yes, comrades! We are talking about the exciting Fury Road event hosted by Major League Wrestling (MLW), kicking off a new alliance with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW). Like a well-prepared rebel group planning the overthrow of a despotic ruler, MLW launched an unexpected attack on the wrestling world by announcing a crossover with NJPW[...]
Bryan Danielson discusses AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door at the post-show media scrum.
Haw haw haw haw! You really blew it on this one, Vlad! Anyway, I have something much more vital to discuss with you today: the fate of the remarkable professional wrestler Bryan Danielson after his electrifying match against Kazuchika Okada at last night's AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door PPV! Bryan Danielson discusses AEW x NJPW Forbidden[...]
Rick and Morty Runs the Weekend & More in Today's BCTV Daily Dispatch
Making the BCTV Daily Dispatch menu board today? Adult Swim's Rick and Morty, AMC's The Walking Dead: Dead City, AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door, Netflix's The Sandman, Lance Armstrong, Paramount+'s Frasier, Disney+'s Secret Invasion, San Diego Comic-Con 2023, FOX's Bob's Burgers, Max's Warrior, BBC's Doctor Who, and more. Image: Adult Swim BCTV Daily Dispatch: Rick and Morty, AEW/NJPW, The[...]
Bryan Danielson executes a submission on Kazuchika Okada at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door
Hey there, wrestling fans! The Chadster here with more thrilling and totally unbiased live coverage of AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door This time, we're discussing the main event of the night, where Bryan Danielson pulled off an incredibly disrespectful defeat of Kazuchika Okada by submission Auughh man! So unfair! It's been a long night, but[...]
Will Ospreay is victorious over Kenny Omega at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door
Hey there, The Chadster's loyal readers! 🙋‍♂️ Welcome back to more live coverage of AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door, where one of the sure to be most talked-about moments was when Will Ospreay faced off against Kenny Omega for the IWGP United States Championship, emerging victorious as the new champion with a little help from[...]
Jungle Boy Jack Perry turns heel at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door
Welcome, everyone, to The Chadster's live coverage of AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door PPV! 😤 Today, The Chadster will be discussing the absolutely dreadful moment when Jungle Boy Jack Perry turned heel, attacking Hook after losing to SANADA in the IWGP Heavyweight Championship match! 🤼 Auughh man! So unfair! 😠 Jungle Boy Jack Perry turns heel[...]
AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door Preview: International Collusion Against WWE
Today, The Chadster is going to be talking about the upcoming AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door show, and boy, does The Chadster have a lot to say about this one! 😤 This is the culmination of three straight days of AEW torture, with AEW Rampage on Friday, AEW Collision on Saturday, and now finally, the[...]
NJPW Releases Mercedes Moné/KAIRI Highlights, Post-Match Comments
🙏🏻💙 #mandaloriansarestrongertogether." Mercedes Varnado in The Mandalorian (Image: Disney+/Lucasfilm) Here's a look at that Instagram post – unfortunately, the evening would take an unexpected turn…   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Katee Sackhoff (@therealkateesackhoff) The Mandalorian Star Mercedes Moné's Night at NJPW Resurgence Ends Unexpectedly Unfortunately for Varnado, who played Koska Reeves in The Mandalorian, her night ended[...]
Muto would travel the world, with several stints across Japan and the US, winning several titles for NJPW, NWA, and WCW He's won nine titles for All Japan Pro Wrestling, a 12-time champion with NJPW, a three-time NWA champion, and a WCW Tag Team champion. WWE congratulates The Great Muta on his worthy inclusion into the[...]
NJPW Releases Mercedes Moné/KAIRI Highlights, Post-Match Comments
Mercedes Moné started off 2023 by making a major statement at NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 17, dropping IWGP Women's Champion KAIRI after first introducing herself to NJPW and congratulating KAIRI on her title defense victory over Tam Nakano And that's when Moné made it clear that she wanted KAIRI's title and planned on taking it during[...]
Mercedes Moné
At NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 17 on January 4th, we officially said goodbye to "Sasha Banks" and hello to Mercedes Moné, as Mercedes Varnado made her return to professional wrestling in a very big way – and by making a very big statement After a successful title defense of her IWGP Women's Championship against Tam Nakano,[...]
The Mandalorian: Sackhoff Congratulates Varnado on Wrestling Rebirth
From one proud warrior to another, The Mandalorian star Katee Sackhoff, who plays Bo-Katan Kryze, congratulated her co-star Mercedes Varnado, who played Koska Reeves, on her latest venture at New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) Varnado, formerly known as Sasha Banks, was with WWE when filming season two of the Disney+ series Sackhoff, who originally voiced Bo-Katan[...]
Thank you, Sasha Banks… and long live Mercedes Moné! Confirming what had become one of the worst-kept secrets in professional wrestling, Mercedes Varnado made her departure from the WWE official with her debut at NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 17 After a successful title defense of her IWGP Women's Championship against Tam Nakano, KAIRI was confronted (and quickly dropped)[...]
Kenny Omega appears at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17
In the second-to-last match of the night, Omega and Ospreay stole the show, no small feat considering this PPV also featured the debut of Sasha Banks under her new name, Mercedes Moné, and Kazuchika Okada defeating Jay White for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in the main event. Kenny Omega appears at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 The Chadster[...]
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And while Varnado's series of tweets heading into the historic pro-wrestling event appeared to pretty much confirm one of the worst-held secrets, it diminish the debut of Mercedes Moné during NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 17 After a successful title defense of her IWGP Women's Championship against Tam Nakano, KAIRI was confronted (and quickly dropped) by "The[...]
Sasha Banks
Recently, the needle moved toward a return to wrestling, with Banks set to make her NJPW debut during January 4th's Wrestle Kingdom 17 (with Naomi and WWE's Bayley reportedly flying in for support) In addition, there are rumblings that Banks could be Saraya's (WWE's Paige) mystery tag team partner against Jamie Hayter & Britt Baker[...]
Sasha Banks and Naomi Walked out on WWE Raw Main Event
We already know that Sasha Banks is set to appear at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom in January But it looks like this could be more than a simple act of rebellion… it could be a full-fledged coup! Haw haw haw haw! On an episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reported that Banks demanded a ridiculous amount[...]
WWE Suspends Their Women's Tag Team Champions "Indefinitely"
Banks literally stabbed the WWE Universe and Vince McMahon in the back when she walked out of the company earlier this year, and it looks like she isn't done personally attacking The Chadster with this planned NJPW appearance. Then WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks and Naomi on the 5/13/2022 episode of SmackDown, before they[...]
Kenny Omega challenges Will Ospreay to a Wrestle Kingdom match for the IWGP United States Championship
And The Chadster feels it was oh so unfair! The Chadster thought he was finally going to be rid of AEW after CM Punk destroyed the company, only for it to rise from the ashes and be reborn even more offensive to everything The Chadster believes in than before! And now, it looks like AEW[...]
AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door Largely Delivers, New Champions Crowned
AEW and NJPW's first joint PPV, AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door, is in the record books, and the promotions delivered an entertaining event that even managed to have consequences, with the IWGP Tag Team Championships changing hands and two new AEW champions crowned Running from 7PM to shortly before midnight, Forbidden Door was nearly an[...]
the boys
Our line-up of news, reviews, opinions, commentary, and everything in-between for this morning covered a wide range of topics, including: Amazon's The Boys enjoying the "Herogasm" afterglow, AEW/NJPW "Forbidden Door" changes continue, our appreciation of Derry Girls grows, Samuel L Jackson returns to filming Disney+'s Secret Invasion in August, Paramount+'s Evil drops a sensible amount[...]
AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door Card Changes Again for Illness
The Dudes With Attitudes will be one dude short at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door, as Hiromu Takahashi is a dude with a fever As a result, Takahashi will be unable to travel to the United States for tomorrow's PPV, and the planned match he was set to participate in will now be a six-man[...]
Final Forbidden Door Card Following Last Night's AEW Rampage
And QT Marshall and Aaron Solow will face Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi. Forbidden Door will take place on Sunday, June 26th at the United Center in Chicago and will stream on Bleacher Report (allegedly — if you can log in), Fite TV, and NJPW World, as well as on traditional PPV services. AEW Rampage, the final[...]
Tomohiro Ishii Injured, Replaced by Clark Connors at Forbidden Door
Just as things were starting to settle down, another injury has prompted changes to the upcoming AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door PPV Tomohiro Ishii, who was scheduled to take part in a four-way match to crown the first All-Atlantic Champion at the show, has been injured, according to a statement by NJPW As a result,[...]
Kazuchika Okada and Jay White brawl on AEW Dynamite ahead of Forbidden Door. [Photo: All Elite Wrestling]
NJPW star Kazuchika Okada made his surprise AEW debut last night, coming out during a confrontation between Jay White, Adam Cole, and Hangman Adam Page to save Page from a two-on-one beatdown and insert himself into the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship match at Forbidden Door Page defeated Silas Young on AEW Dynamite last night, but[...]
Bryan Danielson appears on AEW Dynamite [Photo: All Elite Wrestling]
for the joint PPV with NJPW and Danielson's participation in the Blood and Guts match on AEW Dynamite next week However, Danielson promised that he will definitely be back, and teased a hand-selected replacement who can deliver both the technical wrestling prowess to compete at Forbidden Door and the violence to compete in Blood and[...]
AEW Dynamite Preview
AEW and NJPW's first joint PPV, Forbidden Door, is happing this Sunday, and it looks like somebody just remembered ahead of tonight's episode of AEW Dynamite… It's Wednesday, you know what that means:#AEWDynamite Live TONIGHT @ 8pm ET/7pm CT On @TBSNetwork! We're officially on the Road to Forbidden Door ppv as of today, + 1 week from Blood & Guts! There[...]
NJPW President Praises AEW Ahead of Bullying WWE at Forbidden Door
Forbidden Door is the latest AEW PPV (but first NJPW PPV) to head to movie theaters, thanks to the partnership between AEW and Joe Hand Promotions The joint PPV, which mostly pits the stars of All Elite Wrestling against the stars of NJPW, is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 26th at the United[...]
NPW Star Will Ospreay appears on AEW Dynamite
Another match or two is shaping up for AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door after NJPW star Will Ospreay appeared on AEW Dynamite this week Ospreay interrupted a segment where Trent Berreta was in the middle of demanding a rematch for Roppongi Vice against Ring of Honor tag team champions FTR After Ospreay appeared at the[...]