Here is our latest edition of Lucha Joe’s Daily News Wrap, which highlights the day’s top stories around the pro-wrestling world. Check out the video below, along with a summary of today’s biggest news items.
-WWE Chairman Vince McMahon apparently threw a fit at the working ability of several company stars, specifically “big guys,” and ordered them back to the Performance Center for two training classes a week. Talents include Omos, Dabba-Kato, Otis, Mace of RETRIBUTION, and Keith Lee.
-Earlier this morning NJPW superstar Hiromu Takahashi won the BOSJ tournament for the second time in three years, earning him a shot at the IWGP Junior Heavyweight championship at next month’s WrestleKingdom 15. On the same show the Guerrillas of Destiny won the World Tag League tournament, last defeating last year’s winners Juice Robinson and David Finlay.
–Ring of Honor announced that they had to pul EC3, Flamita, Kenny King, and Bandido from their upcoming Final Battle pay per view due to pre-travel COVID-19 precautions. EC3 did tell Fightful Select that he plans on honoring his contractual obligations to ROH whenever he can, which includes finishing a feud with Jay Briscoe.
-Post Wrestling reported that WWE will be launching their NXT India brand in 2021. The new NXT India TV series will air in the Indian market and is expected to begin filming in January. There’s no word yet on talent for the brand, but the plan as of several weeks ago was to feature an eight-man single elimination tournament for the new series. This was not confirmed, but the tournament could be to crown the first-ever NXT India Champion.