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.
When last we had seen "El Patron" in a wrestling ring in the United States, the Latin American Exchange had defeated the Patron Family. Shortly after this defeat, Del Rio was stripped of GFW Championship due to circumstances outside of the Impact Zone. However, Alliance-Wrestling.com is reporting that Alberto Del Rio is set to deput for Championship Wrestling from Hollywood. Although there doesn't appear to be an official contract in place; "...Sunday September 10th, “El Patron” Alberto Del Rio joins our Cast of regulars and makes his “Hollywood” debut..."
CFWH for the better better part of a decade has been producing local television in Southern California. Many stars have been showcased at Championship Wrestling from Hollywood. It was recently announced that CWFH was going to be expanding its National Reach via the CW Plus. Del Rio might not be the only talent joining their roster.
World Series Wrestling announced via their social media outlets that Austin Aries has just confirmed for their next tour in November. Last Month, we reported that Aries asked for his release from the WWE. As of this publishing there have been no announcements from Aries regarding any up coming dates.
WSW was a Wrestling Promotion based in Australia that was known for bringing in known names from the United States. Previous WSW Heavyweight Champions include Rhino, Jeff Jarrett, Daniel Bryan, and Billy Kidman. The promotion was mostly inactive for the last decade. The tour will also feature former WWE Tag Team Champs the Headbangers, NJPW's Zach Sabre Jr., Joey Ryan, Tessa Blanchard with more to be announced.
You've got to believe that the wrestler who plays Prince Puma is counting down the hours to Ultima Lucha Tres. Because in the words of Kevin Kleinrock "[Ultima Lucha Tres, plus 4 weeks + 90 Days = Freedom; for some, yet not nearly enough." For as beloved as Lucha Undergound is by it's audience much of the talent regret signing contracts with LU. We know specifically that B-Boy known in LU as Bael, was granted his release earlier this month. But whom else would be happy to leave the Temple?
The term "phenomenon" was used often an early to describe the rise of Lucha Underground. Even from it's first days taping in a warehouse in Boyle Heights in September of 2014, Lucha Underground aimed to provide the audience with a hybrid of Lucha Libre, Professional Wrestling, and Sci-Fi. People fled to the "Temple" to attend the live event tapings.
"I wanted to be here sooner but a certain Underground Fighting Company are being pricks right now." -King Ricochet
Specifically for King Ricochet, we know that is inability to work state side for NJPW kept money out of his pocket. It was also heavily rumored that the WWE were very interested in Ricochet for last years WWE Cruiserweight Classic, which more than likely would have led to a deal with the WWE.
Apparently Low Ki's return to Impact was short lived. We reported April 21st that Low Ki had returned to Impact. Some four months later PWInsider is reporting that Low Ki and Global Force Wrestling are parting ways... Again.
Speculation states that Low Ki left over a money dispute or a dispute over creative. He was allegedly to begin a fued with El Patron before Patron was suspended. Low Ki was a five time X-Division champion and has had stints in WWE, NJPW, and was the first ROH World Champion. It was said the release was requested by Ki and he left on amicable terms.
Some sources are indicating that Low Ki is in fact with Global Force Wrestling. Nothing has been confirmed either way just yet.
Reports from Wrestling News Source, former TNA Knockouts Champion Taryn Terrell has returned to Impact. The last time TAryn Terrell was in the Impact Zone was during Slamiversary 2015 when her partners in the Dollhouse, Jade and Marti Bell were defeated by Awesome Kong and Brooke. Before leaving Impact, the Dollhouse had their issues with Gail Kim and Awesome Kong.
Squared Circle Siren's is reporting that Haina the Howling Huntress has signed with Global Force Wrestling. Haina has been semi retired for just over a year before making an appearance at Alternative Wrestling Show in Southern California.
Haina was originally trained in CHIKARA and would make appearances mostly on the East Coast for WSU, Women of Honor, and many of the smaller independents including New Jersey's own Valkyrie.
Haina had recently stopped taking bookings to pursue endeavors outside of wrestling. No date has been announced yet for her GFW Debut.
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