Konnan Talks Current Lack Of Talent, Extreme Rising, NJPW


MLW Radio returned this week with Konnan discussing the lack of new stars in wrestling. He said:

“They need to make more stars, dude. We talk about this every week. I don’t know why they don’t, why they haven’t. They’ve always been behind the curve, so has wrestling in general. That hurts a lot. I have a lot of ideas of how you could change it to make it cooler, but who in that company could do that Stone Cold gimmick or that Rock gimmick? They don’t have anybody and then on top of that, they’re not giving enough time to make new stars.”

“It’s always the same guys over and over and over. It’s like, alright, those guys are already stars, let’s make new ones. I don’t know if any of those guys are stepping up though and saying look, I’ve got a great gimmick, let’s go with it. It just doesn’t seem like it. They just don’t have those big stars there and they’re not making new ones like they should.”

— Extreme Rising has announced via press release that tickets are on sale for their November 17th show in Philadelphia. The show will include a Fan Fest and the live event, including the crowning of the promotion’s first champion. The Fan Fest will run from 12 PM – 3 PM, with doors opening for the show at 6 PM.

Set for the show so far are Jerry Lynn, Matt Hardy, Reby Sky, Homicide, Stevie Richards, Devon Storm, Bestia 666, Pesadilla, The Gangstas, BLK OUT, Luke Hawx, Blue Meanie and Balls Mahoney, with more set to be announced soon.

You can get tickets here.

— New Japan Pro Wrestling is making their iPPV debut this weekend and it will be available for viewers outside of Japan as well. The show is Sunday and is scheduled for 4:30 PM Japan time, which is 12:30 AM PT and 3:30 AM PT. Among the matches for the show are:

* MVP vs. Rush

* Shelton Benjamin vs. Karl “Machine Gun” Anderson

* Lance Archer (Lance Hoyt) vs. Tenzan

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