As tickets for the upcoming Ring Of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden next April go on sale today and tomorrow, ROH General Manager Greg Gilleland spoke with Chuck Carroll of CBS Sports to discuss the event.
Among the topics, Gilleland addressed the potential that they could lose a handful of top stars before even getting to MSG next year, as The Young Bucks, Cody and Kenny Omega’s contracts are all set to expire before the event. Previously, it was reported that WWE was ready to make some big offers to acquire their services (check that out here). Regarding the possibility of losing any or all of those talents, Gilleland had the following to say:
“Of course, we’re going to do everything that we can to keep them. And we have fair offers and fair plans to retain them. With that said, I don’t think we ever operate in fear. We always operate with solid backup plans. And we have to always think about what if this, and what if that. If they go to the WWE, and they very much deserve that opportunity, we’ll continue to offer the best wrestling that we can. There’s other talent out there. And we will continue as our brand has for the past however many years. We’ve lost top guys before…Am I gonna make an aggressive attempt to retain them and sign longer-term agreements? Of course we are. But, at the end of the day, the ROH brand is about the ROH experience, and that’s how we continue to grow.”
EA’s Take: You have to wonder if WWE is even to sign half of these guys, how much that will affect the big MSG show. Tickets have already been selling at a rapid pace today without being released to the general public, so it certainly won’t affect the attendance. The quality of the show and disappointment from those ticket holders however, could be a very different story. There’s no question that here in America, those are arguably the top four guys that bring in fans. It’s definitely going to be a very interesting early part of 2019.
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WWE News: Non-Spoiler Preview For Tonight’s NXT & 205 Live (12/12/18)
Spoiler-free previews for tonight’s NXT and 205 Live!
After a couple of weeks worth of WWE’s NXT were held in San Jose and Los Angeles, California, last week the brand returned back to its home at Full Sail University as the final episodes of the year have already been taped.
Although tonight’s episode of WWE NXT was previously recorded at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida, we at The Chairshot realize not everyone likes a spoiler. With that in mind, here’s a non-spoiler preview of what’s happening on NXT, which airs at 8PM EST on the WWE Network:
- NXT General Manager William Regal has hand-picked Ricochet’s challenger for the NXT North American Title
- EC3 seeks revenge when he takes on The Undisputed Era’s Bobby Fish
- What’s going through Aleister Black & Johnny Gargano’s minds ahead of their Steel Cage Match?
- Someone will qualify for the NXT Women’s Title #1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way when Mia Yim meets Reina Gonzalez
- Following a vicious attack two weeks ago, The Mighty will face-off with Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch in tag action
Preceding NXT will be the high-flying action of the Cruiserweights at 7PM for 205 Live. While it was taped last night prior to SmackDown Live, here’s a non-spoiler preview for tonight’s episode of the purple brand:
- Before defending his title at TLC, Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy goes one-on-one with Noam Dar
- Cedric Alexander looks to send a message to Buddy Murphy through his friends when he battles ‘The Premier Athlete’ Tony Nese
Gone fishin’ https://t.co/MxDXchEfys
— ecIII (@therealec3) December 6, 2018
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) December 10, 2018
When I hear people say @CedricAlexander is better than me….
— Tony Nese (@TonyNese) December 9, 2018
WWE News: Another Match Made For TLC This Sunday
WWE has added a Chairs Match to TLC on Sunday!
Just as SmackDown Live is about to go on the air (keep up with all the action with Mitchell’s Live Report), another match has been made official for Sunday’s TLC pay-per-view featuring two of the blue brand’s top Superstars.
After their recent encounters and the shocking unmasking, Rey Mysterio will have his shot at revenge against Randy Orton when they go one-on-one. However, it won’t be just any match as the two will clash in a Chairs Match:
Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton will pull out a chair (or two or 10) to settle their scorching rivalry, and the time and place for the hard-hitting encounter will be at WWE TLC, where they will go head to head (and swing for swing) in a Chairs Match.
The bitter hatred between these two Superstars fueled several jaw-dropping moments, including Orton viciously unmasking The Master of the 619 during the Nov. 20 edition of SmackDown LIVE. Given their chaotic brawls in recent weeks, nothing will come close to the battle that awaits them in this steel sharpens steel affair.
Will Mysterio capitalize on his moment for redemption? Or will The Apex Predator claim another “victim?” Don’t miss Mysterio and Orton swinging for the fences in what promises to be a chaotic Chairs Match at WWE TLC, Sunday, Dec. 16, streaming live at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network.