ROH, New Japan, and CMLL Talent Competing At This Year’s Event
New Japan Pro Wrestling announced this year’s participants for the Best Of The Super Juniors tournament. A mystery participant will also compete in the tournament for the first time ever.
The tournament will feature 15 events beginning on Monday, May 13th, and will run until Wednesday June 5th.
2019 Best Of Super Juniors Tournament Participants
- Jonathan Gresham (USA, BoSJ debut)
- Bandido (Mexico, BoSJ debut)
- Shingo Takagi (Japan, BoSJ debut)
- Titan (Mexico, 2nd entry, first in six years)
- Marty Scurll (UK, 3rd entry, 3rd consecutive)
- Dragon Lee (Mexico, 3rd entrance, 3rd consecutive. IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion)
- Robbie Eagles (Australia, BOSJ debut)
- TAKA Michinoku (Japan, 7th entry, first in four years)
- Yoshinobu Kanemaru (Japan, 3rd entry, 3rd consecutive)
- BUSHI (Japan, 7th entry, 4th consecutive)
- Flip Gordon (USA, 2nd entry, 2nd consecutive)
- YOH (Japan, 3rd entry, 2nd consecutive)
- Will Ospreay (UK, 4th entry, 4th consecutive. 2016 winner, 2017 finalist)
- Taiji Ishimori (Japan, 3rd entry, 2nd consecutive. 2018 finalist)
- El Desperado (Japan, 4th entry, 3rd consecutive)
- Ryusuke Taguchi (Japan, 11th entry, 9th consecutive. 2012 winner, 2011, 2016 finalist)
- Tiger Mask (Japan, 18th entry, 18th consecutive. 2005, 2006 winner. 2007 finalist)
- Rocky Romero (Cuba, 7th entry, first in three years)
- SHO (Japan, 2nd entry, 2nd consecutive)
- X (TBA, BoSJ Debut)
WWE Files Trademark For Possible New Characters
WWE filed three new trademarks on July 15, 2019.
As first reported by PWInsider, WWE filed trademarks for “Smackville”, “The O.C”, and “Shorty G”.
The only confirmed usage is the Smackville name, which is an up-coming WWE Network special on July 27, 2019.
Although not confirmed, several are speculating The O.C could stand for “Original Club”, in reference to Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, and AJ Styles.
Below are the trademark filings from the United States Trademark Office.
Former Shane Strickland To Make 205 Live Debut This Tuesday
Isiah “Swerve” Scott, fka Shane Strickland is set to make his 205 Live debut this Tuesday against Drew Gulak.
— 205 Live (@WWE205Live) July 19, 2019
Scott signed with WWE earlier this year following a battle with Lucha Underground to be released from his contract. He had a successful run with MLW, as well as the independent scene.
Since debuting with NXT, he underwent a name change from Shane Strickland to Isiah “Swerve” Scott.
MJF Signs Multi-Year Deal With All Elite Wrestling
MJF has extended his current contract with All Elite Wrestling, converting it into a multi-year deal.
The company posted a video today on social media which shows MJF signing the new deal. MJF was initially signed to a short-team deal with the company in January.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) July 19, 2019
MJF also has a contract with Major League Wrestling, where he debuted in 2017. His MLW contract allows him to work outside the company.
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