The Weekend SteelChair Shot: NJPW, AEW, MLW (01/12/2019)

NJPW has released on their English YouTube channel the entire event Showdown in Los Angeles that took place on November 11. The show is split up into individual matches.

Here was the card of the event all the matches of are now online:

  • Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi & BUSHI vs. Jay White, Chase Owens & Gedo
  • Hirooki Goto, SHO & YOH vs. KENTA, Taiji Ishimori & El Phantasmo
  • Kota Ibushi vs. Ren Narita
  • Tomohiro Ishii & Rocky Romero vs. EVIL & SANADA
  • Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Clark Connors vs. Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer & El Desperado
  • Toru Yano & Colt Cabana vs. Karl Fredericks & Alex Coughlin
  • Amazing Red & TJP vs. Aaron Solow & Alex Zayne

MLW today announced AAA Lucha Libre co-founder Konnan will be in the house at the Opera Cup at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City next Thursday, December 5. The event will be a MLW FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.  

The outspoken guiding light for countless Luchadores promises to drop some truth bombs when he enters the Melrose Ballroom. What does Konnan have to say? Who will the hall of fame put in his crosshairs? Will he divulge more about the AAA-MLW relationship?

Matches signed thus far:

  • CONTRA Unit (Jacob Fatu, Ikuro Kwon & Simon Gotch) vs. Strong Hearts (CIMA, El Lindaman & Shigehiro Irie)
  • OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP: Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Shinjiro Otani
  • OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP: MJF vs. Alex Hammerstone
  • OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP: Timothy Thatcher vs. Richard Holliday
  • OPENING ROUND OPERA CUP: TJP vs. Brian Pillman Jr.
  • PRINCE OF DARKNESS MATCH: Jimmy Havoc vs. Mance Warner
  • Konnan will be in the house

Held annually for nearly 50 years at various turn-of-the-century opera house locations from New York City to Boston, the Professional Wrestling Opera House Cup was a gruelling multi-day tournament.

The best of the day competed in the tournament and would often be an entree to more success, including the World Heavyweight Championship of the day. For years the cup has sat in the attic of the Hart Mansion in Calgary until the tragic passing of the last cup recipient, Stu Hart (1948 winner).

Davey Boy Smith Jr. inherited the Opera House Trophy Cup upon the passing of his grandfather. Inspired by the legends whose names are immortalized in plaques on the sides of the cup, Smith has donated the cup to Major League Wrestling to reignite the spirit of the greats who preceded today and tomorrow’s greats.

After a 71 year hiatus, the Opera Cup returns December 5th as MLW hosts the 2019 Opera Cup tournament at Melrose Ballroom in New York City. The Professional Wrestling Opera Cup is dedicated to the great men who have fought valiantly before us to ensure our passion, professional wrestling be cemented and respected in the annals of time.

Since the beginning of the week, some tweets have emerged on AEW Twitter with a message to #JoinDarkOrder. Today, the tweets are associated with a link to a website, www.joindarkorder.com. The homepage of it says, “Stop losing, and start winning.”

Are you tired of feeling alone? Unwanted? Disrespected? By joining the Dark Order, you’ll find new strength in numbers… We will be your friend and biggest supporter. Our simple guidelines and rules will bring a new order into your life, and you will become more powerful than ever before. Join us today, and gain new strength.

Below are this week’s AEW ratings as announced on Friday.

All pics courtesy of NJPW, AEW and MLW

2 comments

  1. I wish MLW would make their minds up about who inherited the Opera Cup.
    First it was Teddy Hart now it’s Davey Boy Jr.
    I know it’s just wrestling but continuity please.

  2. True, we noticed the change too. We were surprised. We decided to respect the info given by MLW.
    Both of them are Stu Hart’s grandsons…
    Thanks for noticing it…

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