WWE reportedly ‘in talks’ with NJPW to establish a ‘working relationship’

It looks like WWE may soon have a new overseas partner. Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer reports that WWE has been talking to New Japan Pro Wrestling about a working relationship and partnership. “Nick Khan has been in talks with New Japan Pro Wrestling about WWE being the exclusive American partner with the promotion,” Meltzer wrote. NJPW has established relationships with AEW […]

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Watch an indy wrestler get crotch set on fire, run for life in spot gone wrong

A couple of independent wrestlers changed the definition of “getting heat” over the weekend. Independent wrestling is still the wild west of the grappling scene, with plenty of promotions across the country continuously pushing the envelope between extreme and stupidity. The latest example: indy wrestler and veteran stuntman JJ Allin getting his nether-regions lit on fire, with his opponent stoking […]

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New Jack dies at 58; wrestling world remembers hardcore legend

The pro wrestling world has lost one of its most infamous characters. New Jack (real name Jerome Young) died Friday. He was 58. Young’s death was confirmed on his Facebook page. He reportedly suffered a heart attack in his native North Carolina. The character name was a nod to the 1991 movie “New Jack City.” Extreme violence and erratic behavior in and out of […]

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High Court won’t hear WWE head injury cases

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the appeals of several former pro wrestlers who claimed in lawsuits that World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head injuries that led to long-term brain damage. The former wrestlers asked the high court to review lower court rulings that dismissed the lawsuits because they were filed too late. […]

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