-- Dean Ambrose spoke with CityBeat.com about his future goals and he said he wanted to be the top heel and WWE champion. Ambrose noted, "To me, anything less than being the top guy in the industry, the top villain in the industry, the WWE Champion, is a failure. That's a lot of pressure to put on yourself, but whenever I look at it realistically, that's just how it is."
-- Jushin "Thunger" Liger is facing Rob Conway for the NWA World Title at New Japan's Destruction iPPV on September 29th. The following matches are also set for the show:
* Tiger Mask, BUSHI & Takaaki Watanabe vs. Takashi Iizuka, Yujiro Takahashi & YOSHI-HASHI
* KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley vs. TAKA Michinoku Kaientai Dojo & Taichi
* Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Captain New Japan & X (CMLL wrestler) vs. Karl Anderson, Tama Tonga, Rey Bucanero & Bad Luck Fale
* Toru Yano vs. Minoru Suzuki
* Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi vs. Kazushi Sakuraba & Katsuyori Shibata
* Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Prince Devitt
* NEVER Openweight Title vs. IWGP Heavyweight Title shot: Masato Tanaka ZERO1 vs. Tetsuya Naito
* IWGP Intercontinental champion Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Shelton Benjamin
* IWGP Heavyweight champion Kazuchika Okada vs. Satoshi Kojima
-- Short Sleeve Sampson, who was part of Hulk Hogan's Micro Championship Wrestling, has announced that he will be doing a forty city "Farewell Retirement Tour" as he heads from wrestling into "another career field in entertainment." The tour kicks off on October 12th, with twenty three dates already booked. Stops will include dates in Canada, Alaska, Maine, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas, California, South Carolina, Virginia and Idaho.