Impact Wrestling World Champion Austin Aries appeared at ROH Event.
Aries, who recently departed WWE to return to Impact, recently became the Impact Wrestling world champion. Since then, he has been determined to steal the spotlight. Well, Aries did so at the Ring of Honor 16th Anniversary Show. Kenny King just successfully defended his ROH TV title in grueling match against Silas Young. After the match, Aries came out. He stated that the ROH TV title is the one belt that has escaped his grasp and he wants it. Seems like this will lead to more talent sharing between the two brands in the future.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) March 10, 2018
Alberto El Patron makes his return to AAA at their biggest show of the year.
Also known as Alberto Del Rio, El Patron will make his return to the Mexico based promotion, AAA. He will appear at their biggest event all year long, known as TripleMania. This is a peculiar turn of events. Especially relevant is the fact that Alberto has not minced words about his thoughts on AAA. He has openly complained about how disorganized the company can be. However, it appears that both sides were willing to put aside any ill will to broker a deal. TripleMania will be on August 25th.
— Lucha Libre AAA (@luchalibreaaa) March 6, 2018
Dorian Roldan possibly looking to acquire Impact Wrestling
This one seems to be a bit of a head scratcher. Impact is seen by many as a “tainted brand”. However, since the acquisition by Anthem Sports, the product and the presentation have seen a marked improvement. Seems like Roldan, owner of AAA in Mexico, seeks to get a greater foothold in the U.S. market.
As reported by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter,
“Dorian Roldan, who runs AAA, has told several people that he’s looking at buying Impact. We don’t know if that’s just talk or something serious.”
Only time will tell if Roldan is legitimately seeking to make the purchase.
2018 New Japan Cup Results
Finally, the New Japan Cup is only a few nights in. The event is doing a serviceable job of setting the table for angles leading into the summer months. As usual, there are fun undercard matches that build towards hard hitting cup matches. Here are the results of the event thus far.
CHAOS def. Shota Umino, Tomoyuki Oka & Tetshuhiro Yagi
Killer Elite Squad def. Bullet Club
Suzuki-gun def. Los Ingobernables de Japon
Suzuki-gun def. Toa Henare, David Finlay & Hiroshi Tanahashi
CHAOS def. Chase Owens & Kota Ibushi
Juice Robinson def. Yujiro Takahashi
Michael Elgin def. Tomohiro Ishii
David Finlay & Tetsuhiro Yagi def. Yugi Nagata & Shota Umino
Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano def. Michael Elgin & Tomoyuki Oka
Takashi Iizuka & Davey Boy Smith Jr. def. Juice Robinson & Toa Henare
Los Ingobernables de Japon def. Suzuki-gun
CHAOS def. Bullet Club
Bad Luck Fale def. Lance Archer
Hiroshi Tanahashi def. TAICHI
Tomoyuki Oka & Yugi Nagata def. Ren Narita & Tetsuhiro Yagi
El Desperado def. Shota Umino
Bullet Club def. David Finlay, Juice Robinson, Michael Elgin & Toa Henare
CHAOS def. Suzuki-gun
Suzuki-gun def. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Ryusuke Taguchi
CHAOS def. Los Ingobernables de Japon
Kota Ibushi def. YOSHI-HASHI
Zack Sabre Jr. def. Tetsuya Naito
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