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GoFundMe Set Up For Ailing Wrestling Observer Live Host

Edit: Jim is thankfully doing better. He is now in a rehab facitily but still has a long road to recovery.

Wrestling Observer Live Host Jim Valley has been fighting for his life on a ventilator fighting for his life. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help him and his wife, Kari.

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Sinclair should maximize their broadcast portfolio by buying My Network TV. The move would give Ring Of Honor Television a true national outlet to air their television show. As well as another outlet for Sinclair Inventory. Sinclair could utilize the network for news and live sports. They could also keep the syndicated reruns the broadcast service current airs or even feature original television shows.

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New Japan Should Sell Content To US based Streaming Service.

New Japan should sell an edited together version of their weekly programming to a US based streaming service. The deal should also include the original New Japan Strong Series. The move would allow them to get more eyeballs on their product in the US and sell people to persue tne rest of their product on New Japan World. Which would be beneficial with them not having a tv deal in the US since the devorce from AXS TV.

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AEW Should Produce a UK Series

AEW should talk to ITV about getting an extra hour of original programming to produce a UK Series. AEW UK would be competition to NXT UK and allow AEW to stock pile European Talent. As well as give the. mpre ways to use the international talent they already have . Pac would be a great centrepiece for the UK promotion

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Major Storyline twist on MLW Pulp Fusion

Konnan revealed that Salina De Renta has been Contra’s inside person . She is the reason they were able to get access to the building all this time.The story is that she was in debt and got paid off by Contra. The relationship was up and down ( They had tension when La Parka challenged Fatu for the MLW title) but its likely she helped them take control of MLW. Court Baurer is promising sanctions for her betrayal.

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Anthem Should Resurrect Global Impact

Impact could edit together some NOAH, AAA, and other international footage into a new series for English language viewers. Perhaps they could cut a deal with a UK fed too. Having a Global Impact series on AXS would be a positive. It would really only need to be a one hour show with matches and video packages. Obviously it would be easier to do this post pandemic.Tags: None

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Sinclair Sports RSN’S Struggles

Next TV has a story that is worth following from ROH’s perspective. Things haven’t gone well for their Fox RSNs due to cordcutting and the pandemic accelerating things. There is some talk Sinclair could even exit the business. While some advocate the move others suggest they wait out the pandemic.

This obviously could impact ROH since their series has been airing on these RSNs. And it is a potential outlet for a live show down the line. And really anything that effects Sinclair had an after effect on ROH. The good news is that the RSN’s are controlled through a subsidiary that they own a majority ownership with. So if Diamond Sports does go bankrupt the rest of Sinclair will surivive. ROH would persumably remain on the rest of Sinclair Affilates..

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Anthem Should Buy Spike TV Assets

Anthem should talk to CBS Viacom about buying Bellator, Pop TV, and the Spike TV assets( include shows like Bar Rescue ect..). AXS and Pop tv would merge. Which would get AXS on Comcast finally. Whatever cable systems they over lap would just have a AXS 2. AXS would have dramatically better carriage and a whole new tape library to exploit. Bellator would be a huge asset for live sports programming and work well with Impact. Shows like Bar Rescue would only boost AXS TV’s programming.

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New Japan Should Work With Impact Wrestling

New Japan Pro Wrestling should work with Impact Wrestling.

Working with Impact would get them back on AXS and give NJPW talent a lot of fresh matches. The company once had air time on AXS TV but this ended when Anthem ( Impact ‘s parent company ) bought a majority ownership in the station.

The move would also give fresh match ups to Impact Wrestling and more programming for AXS TV. In the lrkcess Impact would get more tslent depth and a place to send their own talent to get better.

Impact worked with New Japan in the mod 2000’s.The original relationship collapsed when New Japan wasn’t happy with how Impact was using the talent they sent them. More specifically when Vince Russo booked Okada as a lone ranger like sidekick of Samoa Joe.

The company is under completely different management and owned by different owners . So those grudges should not effect a future relationship in the mind of this writer.

New Japan has had a working relationship with Ring of Honor Wrestling for several years. A relationship that culminated with a co-promoted sellout at Madison Square Garden. The relationship seemed to thaw for awhile after this show. But they did start to exchange talent before the carona virus pandemic made touring and international travel extremely difficult.

New Japan has also spent the last several years expanding into the United States and has booked their own domestic television shows. Aside from the previous deal with AXS TV. They currently are producing empty arena US based show called New Japan Strong. With aid from United Wrestling Network promoter Dave Marquez.

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President Harold Meij Leaving New Japan

NJPW President Harold Meij is leaving the company in the coming weeks. As originally reported by New Japan itself on Sept 29, 2020.

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WWE To Take Over Talent’s Twitch Accounts

Wrestlinginc has reported that WWE will be taking over its talents third party twitch accounts. A move that will see WWE recieve all the monetary game (with a cut going towards the talent that will go against their downside guarantee).