• “Dream Matches that people thought they’d never see” – Tony Khan On AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door PPV
During an interview on Superstar Crossover, AEW President Tony Khan talked about the Owen Hart Foundation tournaments, All Elite Wrestling’s joint-PPV event with New Japan Pro Wrestling on June 26th & more.
Below are the highlights:
On the brackets for the Men’s & Women’s Owen Hart Foundation tournaments:
“The bracket, I’m not gonna be able to reveal until everybody has qualified. Or at least everybody that is going to be announced has qualified.
We’ll have this great bracket when we come back to New York on May 11 at the UBS Arena on Long Island. We had a great crowd there last time, we’re gonna have a great crowd on Long Island again, and it’s going to be a great time May 11th.
I’m excited about kicking off the Owen Hart Cup Tournament with some huge matches.”
On the upcoming AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door PPV:
“It’s something that we’d talked about for a long time. Now, with international travel opening up, it’s possible. We’ve, I think, built a great relationship between AEW and New Japan Pro-Wrestling.
I certainly am going to work closely with (NJPW Head Booker) Gedo in putting this card together. The two of us will have to decide who we can send from our respective companies, what the matches are gonna be, and we’ll make the best matches we can for the pro wrestling fans.
They’re gonna be dream matches that people thought they’d never get to see.”
WATCH: Hot Valet From New Japan Pro Wrestling:
• ON THIS DAY IN WRESTLING HISTORY (April 30, 1994) – Smoky Mountain Wrestling
On this day in 1994, Jim Cornette’s Smoky Mountain Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show.
The card can be found here:
1. Well Dunn vs. Anthony Michaels & Bobby Blaze
2. Promo by Jake “The Snake” Roberts
3. Kendo the Samurai vs. Brian Logan
4. Interview with The Thrillseekers
5. Footage of Jim Cornette managing Yokozuna
6. Promo by Randy Savage
7. Interview by Jim Cornette & Bruiser Bedlam
8. Bruiser Bedlam vs. Tracy Smothers
9. The Thrillsseekers vs. Killer Kyle & Inferno