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BULLY RAY REPORTEDLY NO LONGER ROH MANAGEMENT
Squared Circle Sirens is reporting that Bully Ray is no longer in charge of the Women Of Honor division of ROH. He has been replaced by Jonathan Gresham.
It is reported that Jonathan Gresham took the position in early January, and will give it a big face-lift going forward.
STEVE GILLESPIE PASSES AWAY AT 56
Sad news to pass along this evening, I just heard that Steve Gillespie, best known for his time as "Dr. Hannibal" in the FMW promotion (partners with Dr. Luther) passed away today at the age of 56. We at the CAC wish his friends and family our condolances in their time of need. pic.twitter.com/HRo3s4eH8y
— CauliflowerAlleyClub (@CACReunion) January 19, 2020
In sad news it was reported today that veteran Canadian Wrestler, Steve Gillespie has passed away at 56.
I just learned that Steve Gillespie passed away. I doubt that many of you know who he is but he was a local Calgary wrestler here in Calgary when I broke in. He was a Stampede Wrestling prelim guy, who also had a brief run in FMW teaming with @RasselinDoc
— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) January 19, 2020
Steve was active at the very end of the 80’s and through the 90’s. He wrestled predominantly in Canada, and in 1997 he switched to the role of promoter. Gillespie wrestlered for a number of promotions during his run. Starting with Stu Harts Stampede Wrestling, Steve went on to work for the Canadian National Wrestling Alliance and Can-Am Wrestling Federation. Steve also worked for the WWF during ’92 and then again in ’97.
RIP Steve Gillespie 🙏. I remember when he stopped by class at SWA and invited me over several times to hang out with Bruce and the Hart family. He gave me some invaluable advice that I still heed to this day! Rest in peace!
— Brian Pillman Jr. (@FlyinBrianJr) January 19, 2020
Gillespie found greatest success while working for Canadian Rocky Mountain Wrestling, holding their Mid-Heavyweight Championship twice, and their tag team belts on three different occations.
While no details have been released surrounding his death, a number of wrestlers have posted tributed to the late star.
BRANDI RHODES NOT ON JERICHO’S CRUISE
Brandi Rhodes has announced that she won’t be taking part in Chris Jericho’s cruise. The reason given for her not attendance was the theft of her passport.
While Brandi was planning to leave the cruise early any way, she is booked to deliver the keynote speech at the NATPE Miami Marketplace & Conference next week, she will be missed from the cruise. Brandi tweeted the announcement, posting:
I hope this doesn’t disappoint anyone, as I was having to leave early to deliver the keynote at NATPE next week (which I am insanely excited for!) but I will not be on the cruise at all this year. My passport was stolen this evening and I cannot attend. Be safe and have fun.
She went on, replying to some fans who were asking if there was anyway she’d be able to make it:
I wasn’t scheduled to be on the cruise the entire time, I have to get back to the states to deliver an important keynote, which means an international flight. Not possible.
— The Brandalorian (@TheBrandiRhodes) January 19, 2020
ROH CHAMPION, PCO, ANNOUNCED FOR SUPERCARD OF HONOR
ROH WORLD CHAMPION PCO SIGNED FOR SUPERCARD OF HONOR APRIL 4 IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA!
PCO is #GoingToLakeland
Full details: https://t.co/cKRYzAdph2
Tickets are on sale now! Join us LIVE in Lakeland ☀️
— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) January 18, 2020
Earlier today, ROH announced that their World Champion, PCO would be appearing at Supercard of Honor XIV in early April.
PCO joins a growing list of stars announced for the event. ROH recently announced that Jay White, KENTA, El Phantasmo, and Taiji Ishimori from the BUllet Cub would all be attending. Alongside the stars from the BC, Will Ospreay, Jay Lethal, Dragon Lee, Slex, Marty Scurll, and RUSH have also been announced.
The show is being held at the RP Finding Center in Lakeland Florida.
JAZZY GABERT APPEARS TO LEAVE NXT UK
NXT UK star and Mae Young Classic competitor, Jazzy Gabert has appeared to leave WWE. Click here to read our report on her present status.
EDDIE DENNIS VACTES PROGRESS UNIFIED CHAMPIONSHIP
— PROGRESS Wrestling (@ThisIs_Progress) January 19, 2020
Progress Wrestling announced today that Eddie Dennis has vacted his Progress Unified Championship.
The announcement comes after Dennis picked up an injury during the week. Apparently he suffered a sepatated shoulder while losing to Trent Seven at the NXT UK tapings in York.
Trent originally won the belt in September of last year, defeating Walter and David Starr in the three way match at Progress Chapter 95.
To find out who walked out of Chapter 101 as the new champion. Click here for the full results.