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NJPW/ROH Honor Rising Results, Trent Baretta Injury Report, Are Impact Wrestlers Behind on Getting Paid and Tommy Dreamer in Lucha Undergound?

New Japan Pro Wrestling/Ring of Honor co-promotional Honor Rising Results

Each year, NJPW and ROH do a co-branded pay-per-view event titled Honor Rising. This year’s two night event provided some interesting matchups. Some were quite forgettable.  However, some were out of this world.  Seems like they are going full steam with a Bullet Club leadership change.
Night One
Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi def. Toa Henare & Katsuya Kitamura.
Jushin Thunder Liger, Cheeseburger & Delirious def. Tama Tonga, Tanga Roa & Hikule’o.
The Young Bucks def. Juice Robinson & David Finlay.
Flip Gordon def. Hiromu Takahashi and KUSHIDA.
Jay White, Chucky T & Beretta def. Dalton Castle, Jay Lethal & Ryusuke Taguchi.
Hirooki Goto (c) def. The Beer City Bruiser (NEVER Openweight Championship)
Cody, Marty Scurll & Hangman Page def. Chase Owens, Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi.

Night Two
Beer City Bruiser def. Toa Henare.
David Finlay, Jay Lethal & Juice Robinson def. Chase Owens, Hikuleo & Yujiro Takahashi.
BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi def. Flip Gordon & Ryusuke Taguchi.
Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa (c) def. Cheeseburger, Delirious & Jushin Thunder Liger (NEVER Openweight Six Man Championship).
Hangman Page & the Young Bucks def. Jay White, YOSHI-HASHI & Chuckie T.
Dalton Castle (c) def. Beer City Bruiser and Beretta (ROH World Championship).
Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi def. Cody & Marty Scurll.


Trent Baretta Injured

At the Pro Wrestling Guerilla event titled Neon Knights, Ring of Honor star Baretta suffered torn triceps. In addition, he worked the main event against Chuck Taylor for the PWG World Title (which Taylor retained). This means Baretta also worked Honor Rising while injured. As a result, Baretta will be taking some time to recuperate.



Rebuttal to Claim That Impact Wrestlers Are Behind on Pay…AGAIN

Allegations popped up recently about wrestlers not being paid for January TV tapings of Impact Wrestling.  Consequently, Anthem President Ed Nordhom felt the need to clear the air. He spoke to Mike Johnson of PWInsider and had this to say.

“Talent is not behind on their pay. We generally provide for talent to be paid as independent contractors in the month following a month in which services are rendered. This was an improvement over previous management, where talent checks were issued only as the actual episodes aired (could be as much as 12 weeks after tapings before final installments were delivered).

We instituted a payment policy last year to pay for all services rendered in a month in the following month, regardless of when the shows would air. Accordingly, checks for January were mailed earlier mid-month; checks for November were mailed mid-December (and I understand got caught up in Christmas mail delays).

We realize that one unexpected impact of moving our corporate offices to Canada has been a further delay with mail services going cross-border. We’re working to streamline our talent payroll processing so future events will be paid closer to the beginning of each month after services are rendered.”

We’ll see how this unfolds and eventually find out if said rumors about the January tapings were true or false.


Tommy Dreamer Showing Up at the Temple?

After several weeks of speculation about the fate of Lucha Underground, season four began taping this weekend. Many former LU warriors returned.  Chavo Guerrero, Hernandez and Mr. Pectacular all showed up during the first wave of tapings.  What was most noteworthy, according to Pro Wrestling Sheet, a surprise appearance by a former ECW alumnus shocked the crowd.
Tommy Dreamer, the former ECW tag team champion, WWE Hardcore champion and founder of the House of Hardcore wrestling promotion, debuted.  In conclusion, the veteran is a great promo and a hell of a hand in the ring. LU was wise to sign Dreamer and any matches that he is in or that he agents will be better for it.


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