Various News: EVOLVE/NYC Return, Birthdays, NJPW & More


— The late Stu Hart was born on this date in 1915. He passed away on October 16, 2003 after suffering a stroke at age 88.

— There are no pro wrestling shows listed for ESPN Classic this weekend. The AWA show will return on Monday.

— EVOLVE will be returning to New York in July at a venue in Manhattan that they have never run before. The venue should be locked in sometime in the next two weeks.

— California’s Pro Wrestling Revolution sent out the following today…

Pro Wrestling Revolution on The Travel Channel!

Pro Wrestling Revolution owner Gabriel Ramirez was in Tijuana,Mexico this past year, taking part in a project with the Travel Channel, filming a new show with Andrew Zimmern, called “The Border Check”. The premier debuts this May 5th at 5pm on Travel Channel.

The Border Check – Andrew Zimmern discovers the food and fun that blur the line between the US and Mexico. He joins the Border Patrol for a day, he samples delicious, homemade cuisine. samples some of the best empanadas that he’s ever tasted, visits Hotel Caesar’s in Tijuana, birthplace of this famous salad and learns about a wrestling form called Lucha Libre.

“Growing up, I used to spend my summers in Tijuana with family, and as fun it was spending time with them, one major attraction was Lucha Libre on Friday nights where I would see Perro Aguayo and so many others wrestle, including a match with a young “Pretty Boy’ Tommy Pritchard, that I can still remember to this day. To be able to return to the place where I had so many memories and be part of a project that involves, Lucha Libre, Rey Misterio and Andrew Zimmern, makes me feel like I have come full circle, but I believe there is only one thing left… Pro Wrestling Revolution in Tijuana.” – Gabriel Ramirez

The entire camera crew team was great to work with, our driver Mark made the trip fun in so many ways, I am sure he will never forget as well. We want to thank the producers and directors for the opportunity to take part in such a special project, we can only hope we provided you with all you needed. All this was made special because of the help of a family friend both in and out if Lucha LIbre, Rey Misterio Sr, providing guidance, direction and TJ stars like Hijo de Rey Misterio, Tony Cassanova, Espectro and many more. This was a day that everybody at Pro Wrestling Revolution will, never, ever… forget.

¡Viva la Revolución!

— The following video was released today, announcing the field for the 20th New Japan Pro Wrestling Best of the Super Juniors tournament. The video is below, and here are the names announced in the video…

* Jushin Liger

* Tiger Mask

* Ryusuke Taguchi

* Kushida

* Alex Shelley

* Rocky Romero

* Alex Koslov

* Bushi

* Jado

* Brian Kendrick

* Taichi

* Taka Michinoku

* Hiromu Takahashi

* Prince Devitt

* Kenny Omega

* Titan

* Trent Beretta

* Ricochet

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