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Press Release: Dave Lagana Talks All In, NWA 70th Anniversary On X-Pac 12360

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The following press release was sent to The Chairshot for this week’s new episode of X-Pac 12360, featuring the NWA’s Dave Lagana to discuss All in, NWA’s 70th Anniversary show and more:

SEAN ‘X-PAC’ WALTMAN WELCOMES DAVID LAGANA TO DISCUSS ALL IN, NWA, AND THE UPCOMING NWA 70TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW ON OCTOBER 21ST.  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE- Los Angeles

X-PAC 12360

Get it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07X0YY9kSUU or download the podcast version on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/x-pac-12360/id1150124693?mt=2 or download the podcast version for Android:   https://www.omnycontent.com/d/clips/a7b0bd27-d748-4fbe-ab3b-a6fa0049bcf6/d98d3d05-3220-4066-b8a5-a87301119c23/092a0c01-2f0d-4561-ba23-a95801525b30/audio/direct.mp3

Sean ‘X-Pac’ Waltman Talks About Renee Young’s New Commentary Position

It’s no surprise to me that smart people in the WWE realized this is a really good move. And it’s not just because — yeah, part of it is obviously the empowerment of women. But, she’s really good at it! … You don’t want people being put in positions just because they’re a woman. Because I don’t think that does any good for the movement, at all. So, you get capable women that are really good at what they do and you give them a shot to do things. And that’s what this is, and it’s great! And I hope she continues to do a great job. Also, to let everyone know that these aren’t the only positions that can be filled by women in the WWE. You can do this, you know what I mean? So, good for her. Good for you, Renee!   

David Lagana Discusses The NWA Title Match At ALL In

We all knew what we wanted. And I think that was the goal of this whole project and Nick {Aldis} talks about it, and Cody {Rhodes} talks about it. We wanted to create the big fight feel — the UFC, Boxing event — and every decision we made was to execute that. Even from the walks, and you know the aftermath. Everybody, everybody who was there was a part of this story. You know, from the, all the way down to Cody’s brother-in-law, Kevin, and his father-in-law Otis and, and you know, Tim Storm. And everyone was like, why is Divari there, you know? Daivari’s story was amazing… [XPAC: For those who don’t know, why was he there?] So Daivari was there because of this, if there was no Daivari, there would be no Nick Aldis. Some fans would say, Daivari kept Nick sane for a long time at TNA. And helped sort of guide him and get him there. Everybody that was involved in this project from soup to nuts as far as our inclusion had a part in being there. And, you know, it’s the weird cliche of everybody involved in that match too at one point or another decided to say screw the traditional, we’re gonna bet on ourselves. Everyone! From Billy and I, from leaving TNA, to Nick leaving TNA and basically being out of the business to Cody leaving WWE, they, we all had something to prove. And, you know, everyone’s like, ‘oh, what a moment when Cody won!’ The moment to us I think as a team feels the strongest was when the bell rung. For whatever it was, 45 seconds, the crowd simply honored that moment of here’s this dead brand. Deadspin, ‘Billy Corgan buys oldest and deadest brand in pro wrestling’, you know, like, to have it be literally 11 months in to get that reaction for a title match — it just, it was so overwhelming, that to me was the greatest success point of the match. Cody winning, yes, the crowd was gonna go crazy. But, for them to be that excited for the bell, that was amazing!

David Lagana Talks About The NWA’s 70th Anniversary Show This October And The New National Championship Belt

We’re going to bring back the National Championship… I think Sean {Waltman}you will be one of the few people that will really enjoy what we’re going with, with the belt. The belt will have a nod to the past of the NWA and we are going to reveal it till the week of the show if not that night. Because there’s one thing I’ve learned from wrestling fans, they may or not have a lot of hot takes on things {laughs} so we’re gonna have the new championship that week, I look forward to everyone’s hot takes cause there will be them. The people who do know already have hot takes, everyone’s got an opinion on it which means I know it’s gonna work as far as what people want. I’ll say this, there’s nothing like it right now in Pro Wrestling.

David Lagana Talks About Where the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship Will Be Defended At Next

We did a 10 Pounds of Gold when Billy sold out the Garden {MSG}, and we would love the NWA’s Worlds Heavyweight Championship to be available and defended on any stage imaginable so if it’s Madison Square Garden , if it’s the Barclays Center , if it’s Wrestlemania , if it’s the Tokyo Dome, we have put zero limits on how and where and I think each time we get an at bat were proving our value to be on that stage. Because I remember when the announcement happened at All In, everyone was like ‘oh, Aldis vs. Cody, I mean I guess the moment when Cody wins will be something’ and we over delivered in that moment and I know we can over deliver on any stage. Because I think our success in what we’ve been able to do has proven that.

David Lagana Talks About What Type of Promotion the NWA Is

Were not a traditional wrestling company with 50 guys under contract, running all these live events were a promotion more like a Money Mayweather promotion or De La Hoya, you know what I mean? We promote fights and have successfully now promoted I would say two really big ones. Like the first was the Tim Storm fight with Nick {Aldis}, we got the attention on two people that they didn’t expect they wanted to see and now with the Cody one we’re a promotional machine. And in reality entertainment is not defined. Go look at traditional entertainment right now and the shifts going on, a sitcom in 1998 had a lot more value than a sitcom in 2010, 2018. So it’s all about what the audience wants to watch and how they want to watch it. And the fact that there are a lot of wrestling companies producing a lot of content that people aren’t paying attention to and we’ve been able to succeed by producing less content, making the content more important.

David Lagana Talks About Making Money and Gaining Experience In The Pro Wrestling Industry

Too many guys worry about what they’re gonna get paid instead of the opportunity they have. My opportunity to work for Vince McMahon when I was 24 years old was worth more than the hundred thousand dollars I paid to go to college. The exposure you get by learning with someone like Sean {Waltman} or anybody is worth more than the pay day. And if you can understand that you can get a lot further… And trust me I understand the economics of being a Pro Wrestler. And trust me people pay their dues. But I don’t think they really understand the opportunity in front of them when they’re around really smart people.

Get it all on this week’s brand new episode of AfterBuzz TV’s X-Pac 12360. Two words for you…DOWNLOAD IT!

 

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ROH News: WOH Title On The Line At Road To G1 Supercard San Antonio

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Kelly Klein will defend her WOH Title at Ring Of Honor Road To G1 Supercard San Antonio!

As we noted this morning, Ring Of Honor is back on the road starting tomorrow night for three Road To G1 Supercard events in Texas, concluding in San Antonio on Saturday.

The first match for San Antonio was revealed earlier as Marty Scurll will meet either Jonathan Gresham or Mark Haskins depending on the results of Tag Wars (see that announcement here), but now Ring Of Honor has added a big title match to the card.

Now set for Road To G1 Supercard in San Antonio is a WOH World Championship confrontation, as the former champion Sumie Sakai looks to regain the title from Kelly Klein:

The road to Madison Square Garden begins deep in the heart of Texas as the stars of Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling do battle on Road to G1 Supercard – Houston on Jan. 25!

Your favorite stars will be in action, jockeying for position as ROH heads toward 17th Anniversary in Las Vegas, the final stop on the Road to G1 Supercard in Baltimore, and finally, The World’s Most Famous Arena!

ROH’s return to San Antonio features Night 3 of Tag Wars, the semi-finals and finals of a 12-team tournament for a shot at the ROH World Tag Team Titles at 17th Anniversary on March 15 and a spot in the Crockett Cup, a tag team tournament co-promoted by the NWA and ROH, on April 27.

In addition to the semi-finals and finals of Tag Wars, the Women of Honor World Championship is on the line when the Women of Honor World Champion “The Gatekeeper” Kelly Klein defends her Championship against the very woman that she pinned to capture the title, and the woman that pinned Kelly to become the first Champion, Sumie Sakai!

WOMEN OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
WOMEN OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPION “THE GATEKEEPER” KELLY KLEIN vs. SUMIE SAKAI

During the live Supercard of Honor 2018 pre-show, Kelly Klein, still never pinned or submitted, defeated international superstar Mayu Iwatani while Sumie Sakai defeated Tenille Dashwood. By winning, each athlete earned the right to compete during the main card to become the very first Women of Honor World Champion. It was Sumie that shocked the world, pinning the previously never-pinned Kelly to make history as the first-ever Women of Honor World Champion!

For over eight months, Sumie took on all challengers, with victories on two continents against athletes from four countries, holding the Women of Honor World Championship with great pride. But question marks lingered – the very woman that Sumie defeated to become the very first Champion had not yet received a title match.

At Final Battle, that changed. Sort of. Kelly was a part of a four-woman field that competed for the Women of Honor World Championship. One-by-one, Kelly pinned Karen Q., Madison Rayne, and Sumie to become the second-ever Women of Honor World Champion. But the question remains – was Sumie’s victory over Kelly at Supercard really the upset many described it to be or was Kelly’s victory at Final Battle truly indicative of what Kelly was capable of? Join us LIVE in San Antonio to find out as the Women of Honor World Championship is on the line in San Antonio!

All three nights of Road to G1 Supercard in Texas Jan. 24-26 will stream LIVE worldwide for HonorClub. Keep it locked to ROHWrestling.com and the ROH App for more match announcements.

ROAD TO G1 SUPERCARD – SAN ANTONIO
SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 2019
BELL TIME @ 07:00 PM CT
AUSTIN HIGHWAY EVENT CENTER
1948 AUSTIN HWY
SAN ANTONIO , TX 78218

ALREADY SIGNED:

WOMEN OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
WOMEN OF HONOR WORLD CHAMPION KELLY KLEIN vs. SUMIE SAKAI

TAG WARS FINALS

TAG WARS SEMI-FINALS

“THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL vs. JONATHAN GRESHAM OR MARK HASKINS

MATCHES FEATURING COMPETITORS FROM THE FIRST ROUND OF TAG WARS

SIGNED TO APPEAR:

ROH World Champion Jay Lethal
ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan & Vinny Marseglia)
Villain Enterprises (PCO, & Brody King)
Dalton Castle
Bandido
Rocky Romero

PLUS MUCH MORE!

CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE


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ROH News: First Match Revealed For Road To G1 Supercard San Antonio

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Ring Of Honor reveals the first match for Road To G1 Supercard in San Antonio!

Ring Of Honor is back on the road beginning tomorrow night, as they head to Texas for three straight evenings with the Road To G1 Supercard events.

We’ve already seen quite a few matches revealed for tomorrow night’s show in Dallas and Friday’s in Houston, however all we’ve heard for Saturday in San Antonio is the yet to be determined Semi-Finals and Finals of Tag Wars. That has changed today as ROH announced the first official (kind of) match for the event as ‘The Villain’ Marty Scurll will go one-on-one with either Jonathan Gresham or Mark Haskins, depending on the events of Tag Wars:

The road to Madison Square Garden begins deep in the heart of Texas as the stars of Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro-Wrestling do battle on Road to G1 Supercard – San Antonio on Jan. 26!

Your favorite stars will be in action, jockeying for position as ROH heads toward 17th Anniversary in Las Vegas, the final stop on the Road to G1 Supercard in Baltimore, and finally, The World’s Most Famous Arena!

ROH’s return to San Antonio features Night 3 of Tag Wars, the semifinals and finals of a 12-team tournament for a shot at the ROH World Tag Team Titles at 17th Anniversary on March 15 and a spot in the Crockett Cup, a tag team tournament co-promoted by the NWA and ROH, on April 27.

In addition to Tag Wars bouts, a singles match pitting “The Villain” Marty Scurll against either Jonathan Gresham or Mark Haskins has been signed. Scurll’s opponent will be determined by the results of Night 1 of Tag Wars in Dallas.

“THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL vs. JONATHAN GRESHAM OR MARK HASKINS

Marty Scurll is one of the top contenders for the ROH World Championship, and now with PCO and Brody King by his side as members of Villain Enterprises, “The Villain” is brimming with confidence and more dangerous than ever.

He will look to keep his momentum going in San Antonio against either Gresham or Haskins. Those two are entered in Tag Wars and will be on opposite sides on Night 1 in Dallas on Jan. 24, as Gresham and ROH World Champion Jay Lethal face Haskins and “Hot Sauce” Tracy Williams. The winning team will continue in the tournament on Night 3, while Scurll will face the one who doesn’t advance out of Gresham and Haskins.

Regardless of who Scurll’s opponent is, “The Villain” undoubtedly will have his hands full. Gresham is one of the best technical wrestlers in the world, and Haskins was one of pro wrestling’s hottest free agents before he signed with ROH last month. Scurll and Haskins are no strangers to one another, as they have been both opponents and partners numerous times over the past decade in their home country of England.

All three nights of Road to G1 Supercard in Texas Jan. 24-26 will stream LIVE worldwide for HonorClub. Keep it locked to ROHWrestling.com and the ROH App for more match announcements.

ROAD TO G1 SUPERCARD – SAN ANTONIO
SATURDAY, JAN. 26, 2019
BELL TIME @ 07:00 PM CT
AUSTIN HIGHWAY EVENT CENTER
1948 AUSTIN HWY
SAN ANTONIO , TX 78218

ALREADY SIGNED:

TAG WARS FINALS

TAG WARS SEMIFINALS

“THE VILLAIN” MARTY SCURLL vs. JONATHAN GRESHAM OR MARK HASKINS

OTHER MATCHES FEATURING COMPETITORS FROM THE FIRST ROUND OF TAG WARS

SIGNED TO APPEAR:

ROH World Champion Jay Lethal
ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb
ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions The Kingdom (Matt Taven, TK O’Ryan & Vinny Marseglia)
PCO
Brody King
Dalton Castle
Bandido
Rocky Romero

PLUS MUCH MORE!

CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE


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