MISSED ALL THE BIG NEWS IN WRESTLING? DO NOT FEAR WE WILL COVER ALL THE BIG STORIES IS ONE PLACE; THIS IS THE WRESTLING NEWS UPDATE!
HIDEO ITAMI REPORTEDLY ASKS FOR RELEASE
Multiple websites have reported that 205 Live’s Hideo Itami asked for, and was granted his release from the WWE last night. Just as with Dean Ambrose yesterday, it’s been reported that Itami’s main reason for wanting out was the creative direction of his character.
After SmackDown Hideo Tweeted “THANK YOU” and changed his name to KENTA.
It’s understood that he is bound under a 90-day no-compete clause.
— KENTA aka Lil’K (@KENTAG2S) January 30, 2019
NJPW ROAD TO THE NEW BEGINNING RESULTS
[Replay ‘Road to THE NEW BEGINNING Night 4’ on Jan 30th, 2019]
6TH MATCH: @s_d_naito,@151012EVIL, @seiyasanada vs. @suzuki_D_minoru, @zacksabrejr, @taichi0319!! #NJPWWorld Watch now▶︎https://t.co/Tj7UBINesh #njpw #njnbg pic.twitter.com/K8d4SLfd6W
— njpwworld (@njpwworld) January 30, 2019
- Shota Umino & Ayato Yoshida def. Toa Henare & Yota Tsuji
- Manabu Nakanishi & Tiger Mask def. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Ren Narita
- Shingo Takagi def. Yoshinobu Kanemaru via DQ
- BUSHI def. El Desperado via DQ
- Hiroshi Tanahshi, Kazuchika Okada, Yoshi-Hashi, Tomoaki Honma def. Jay White, Chase Owens, Bad Luck Fale, Yujiro Takahashi
- Taichi, Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr. def. Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, SANADA
- Toru Yano, Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe def. Tanga Loa, Tama Tonga, Taiji Ishimori to win the NEVER six-man tag titles.
CHUCKIE T AND TRENT BARETTA REPORTEDLY LEAVING NJPW
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer has reported that both Chuckie T and Trent Baretta will be leaving New Japan once the New Beginning USA Tour ends.
Melter said that although Trent was offered a push and guaranteed dates through the year, he has now decided to leave the company. This will come as a surprise to many, especially as it seems he had promised management that he would re-sign.
Although where the pair are planning to end up hasn’t been confirmed, many think they might be heading to AEW, it’s known that they’re on good terms with The Elite.
WWE HIRE ANOTHER NEW PRODUCER
Adding to the growing number of new faces working backstage at WWE, it seems the newest will be that of Shawn Daivari. It was reported by a number of wrestling news sites yesterday that WWE had rehired Shawn to work as a producer. Added weight to the rumor, Shawn’s brother, and 205 Live superstar, Ariya Daivari Tweeted congratulating his brother on his new job.