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.
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..
NJPW President Harold Meij is leaving the company in the coming weeks. As originally reported by New Japan itself on Sept 29, 2020.
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).
Road Warrior Animal (Joe Laurinaitis) has sadly passed away since our last update. The sixty year old Joe Laurinaitis was a part of one of the greatest Tag Teams ain modern wrestlong history, The Road Warriors ( along with the late Road Warrior Hawk) . Pro Wrestling Central sends its condolences to Laurinaitis’ family and friends.
Fuse Media would be a good buy low opportunity to add to Anthem ‘s portfolio. Such a move would give Anthem another television network to pair with AXS TV. Fuse Media’s financial struggles, it would be an excellent buy low opportunity for Anthem. Such asset acquisitions could pay big dividends to Anthem over time.
Dave Meltzer reports that WWE has relaxed their ban on talent using third party social media. Talent can continue to use their own twitch and youtube channels…But must fo so using their real names as opposed to their WWE owned names. Its unclear if talent will be able to still use Camo.
Vince McMahon has sent an email out to talent explaining that they are no longer to use their real or WWE names in certain third party ventures. This is presumably referencing youtube channels, twitch channels, Tiktok and anything on social media not associated with WWE. McMahon calls some of the behavior detrimental to WWE. Talent has 30 days to end there side projects or be subject to fines. Many talent of used outlets like twitch and youtube to make additional money outside their WWE deals. It is expected more details on this will be explained to talents at the next set of tv tapings.
Sinclair Broadcasting has launched a 24/7 Ring of Honor Channel on it’s STIRR ad supported streaming service. The channel is looking for more destribution at other online outlets. It will utilize the ROH video library as well as new content from ROH television. The promotion plans to release empty arena television this month.
Dave Meltzer reports that Mauro Ranallo has finished up with World Wrestling Entertainment. Ending his tenure as NXT lead play by play announcer. The parting is on good terms. It is said to simply be that Ranallo wants to devote more time to his mental health advocacy and taking care of his mother. Who has been having health issues.