"Thank you Impact Wrestling for the last 7 plus years that have changed my life forever and I'll always appreciate... on to the next..." Robbie E made it official today that he is no longer with Impact Wrestling. Although the question bares mentioning, why did he wait so long to make this announcement. Robbie E hadn't been featured on Impact Wrestling since January of this year. He had partnered with Bram in the NOAH Global Tag League back in April, before Bram was suspended from the Global Tag League for an inappropriate photo that he posted on his Instagram. Robbie was then partnered with KAZA SAKAMOTO and finished the tour. Robbie spent the last month wrestling in the Northern part of the United States and just lost to Sexxxy Eddy in Quebec, Canada.
One of the biggest head scratchers coming out of the Mae Young Classic is Toni Storm. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Storm has yet to sign with WWE. At 21 years of age the New Zealander would make perfect sense for the WWE. Many thought with her showing in the tournament being positive, that her status may change sooner than later with the WWE. Currently Storm is part of the World Wonder Ring Stardom in Japan, but is also the current PROGRESS Woman's Champion. In fact, the better part of the year she's either wrestled in the UK, Japan, Germany, or the WWE.
Most assumed that all of the women of the Mae Young Classic would be signed by the WWE. At least with the previous two Network Special Tournaments, the majority of the roster would be offered a job full-time with the company after the tournament. Although Baszler has lost to Kari Sane, it appears she has a home with the WWE. During the Classic, Triple H announced that "Win, lose or draw, it is my pleasure to welcome [Sane] and [Blaszler] to the WWE. What Blaszler's role with the company has yet to be revealed.
Currently, Shayna is still the reigning AIW Women's Champion, IndyGurls Australia Champion, and the PREMIER Woman's Champion. She had also become a semi-regular in Southern California's AWS where she was a top contender to the QPro Woman's Championship.
Alliance-Wrestling.com has reported that former GFW Global Champion Magnus would be making his debut with the promotion Saturday, September 23rd. Magnus will be the third Nationally Recognized Name to join the company this month. Magnus was last seen in Global Force Wrestling, wrestling just one last match after losing his GFW Championship to Alberto El Patron. Magnus was also a former Impact Champion, prior to the GFW Merger. Prior to the GFW Merger, Magnus was defending the GFW Championship in Canada, the United Kingdom, and only recently returned to the United States. This will mark his return to broadcast television, when CWFH goes nationwide on the CWPlus Network, starting October 7th.
We wrote about Swagger's International bookings that picked up with first Tommy. It appears that Jack Swagger is also joining an ever increasing roster at Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, along long time rival Alberto Del Rio.
Swagger has remained active internationally working in Mexico, Australia, and has become somewhat of a regular for What Culture Pro Wrestling in the UK. Swagger has worked limited dates in the South East, but Saturday's CWFH Taping will mark Swaggers return to television in the United States. CWFH's Television show will debut in 110 new markets on Oct. 7th
Gerweck is reporting "Six-foot-7, 265-pound Chris Dijak of Worcester, Mass., better known to ring fans as Donovan Dijak, is the latest signee to join WWE’s training center in Orlando, Fla". Dijack has spent most of his career wrestling in the North East. 411Mania reported in Janurary that Dijack was finishing up with ROH. "He is not booked on any shows past the February TV Tapings." He's held championships in Chaotic Wrestling, he's still the CW New England Champion. That's not to say that Dijak is exclusive to the East Coast. He recently competed at PWG's Battle of Los Angeles; advancing in the first round by defeated Trevor Lee, but being eliminated from the tournament from Keith Lee. Dijack was a also a semi regular for Progress in the UK. As of right now, it hasn't been identified if Dijak would be starting in NXT or heading to RAW or Smackdown Live.
Frequently the duo of Matt Riddle and Jeff Cobb stand in the ring against each other. In fact it was 28 minutes before thia draft that Cobb defeated Riddle to advance into the finals of the 2017 Battle of Los Angeles.
Dave Meltzer, reporting today through Wrestling Observer Newsletter, has stated that Cobb and Riddle will likely be joining NJPW for the World Tag League, set to take place later this year. Meltzer went on to speculate that Riddle especially could play a major role in NJPW in the future, perhaps going on to next year's G1.
Cobb has been making a name for himself in Lucha Underground Mantanza Cueto. Riddle is the Progress Atlas Champion and WWN Champion. Cobb is a former Olympic Wrestler and Riddle used to compete in the Octagon for UFC.