On March 22, Lucha Libre AAA paid tribute to the late Perro Aguayo Jr. on the anniversary of his passing. Perro Aguayo Jr. passed away in 2015 during a match in Tijuana at the age of 35. AAA tweeted out the following,
“Eight years after his departure, we continue to miss the HIJO DEL PERRO AGUAYO.
Member of the AAA Hall of Fame and leader of the Perros del Mal.
¿DÓNDE ESTÁN, PERROS?”
A 8 años de su partida, seguimos extrañando al HIJO DEL PERRO AGUAYO.
Integrante del Salón de la Fama AAA y líder de los Perros del Mal.
¿DÓNDE ESTÁN, PERROS? pic.twitter.com/0Ot1uxPOmu
— Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (@luchalibreaaa) March 21, 2023
On Wednesday, MLW announced that Alex Hammerstone will defend the MLW World Heavyweight Championship against Real1 at the April 8th Battle Riot V event in Philadelphia, PA.
You can check out the official announcement below:
“Hammerstone vs Real1 World Title Fight signed for Battle RIOT V
MLW returns to Philly April 8
Major League Wrestling today announced a World Heavyweight Championship title fight: Alex Hammerstone(champion) vs. Real1 for Battle RIOT V when MLW returns to Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena on Saturday, April 8.
Grab tickets at MLW2300.com and the 2300 Arena box office. Tickets start at $15.
The trash talking “Certified G” looks to get gold as he bids to dethrone Alex Hammerstone and end his 535-day reign as champion in Philadelphia on April 8th.
Emerging as a top ranked competitor, with controversial clashes with Jacob Fatu and a recent high-profile win over Mance Warner, Real1 was the finalist in last year’s Battle RIOT, a match he continues to protest and claim he won.
Exhausting league officials politicking for a title fight, matchmakers have finally acquiesced.
Now that big bout is official as Hammerstone takes on a different type of challenger than any before. Known for his gift to gab, will Real1 get inside Hammerstone’s head with his trash talking?
Could Real1 distract Hammerstone and create a critical opening to topple the Phoenix powerhouse and claim the World Heavyweight Championship?
See Real1 vs. Hammerstone for the first time ever live in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 8 at the 2300 Arena. Buy tickets at http://www.MLW2300.com.
World Heavyweight Championship
Alex Hammerstone (champion) vs. Real1
BATTLE RIOT MATCH
40 wrestlers will riot inPhilly as one combatant looks to outlast 39 others and earn a world title shot anytime, anywhere against Alex Hammerstone.
Battle RIOT entrants:
Rickey Shane Page
1 Called Manders
More entrants and matches will be announced in the coming weeks ahead at MLW.com.
The Battle RIOT V will air exclusively on delay on REELZ on Tuesday April 25 at 10e/p.”
Rhino has been working backstage at Impact Wrestling as well as an in-ring talent. Fightful Select reports that Rhino has begun working as a producer for the company.
New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced a couple of title matches for their Road To Sakura Genesis events on April 2nd and 3rd.
Shingo Takagi defending the KOPW Championship in an Ultimate Triad Match against Aaron Henare will be taking place on the April 2nd show.
On April 3rd, the team of Ren Narita, Minoru Suzuki, & El Desperado will defend the NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championships against EVIL, SHO, & Yujiro Takahashi.
You can check out the full lineups below for the shows, which will lead into Sakura Genesis on April 8th:
NJPW Road To Sakura Genesis (April 2nd)
* KOPW Championship Ultimate Triad Match: Shingo Takagi vs. Aaron Henare
* Kazuchika Okada, Master Wato, YOH, Tiger Mask, & Tomohiro Ishii vs. SANADA, Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, DOUKI, & Taka Michinoku
* Shota Umino, Ryusuke Taguchi, & Boltin Oleg vs. Kosei Fujita, Robbie Eagles, & Zack Sabre Jr.
* Toru Yano, YOSHI-HASHI, Hirooki Goto vs. Aussie Open & The Great-O-Khan
* Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Ren Narita, & Ryohei Oiwa vs. EVIL, SHO, Yujiro Takahashi, & Dick Togo
* Tetsuya Naito, Hiromu Takahashi, & BUSHI vs. El Phantasmo, Taiji Ishimori, & Gedo
* Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe vs. Oskar Leube & Yuto Nakashima
NJPW Road To Sakura Genesis (April 3rd)
* NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championship Match: Ren Narita, Minoru Suzuki, & El Desperado vs. EVIL, SHO, & Yujiro Takahashi
* Kazuchika Okada & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. SANADA & Taichi
* Hiromu Takahashi, Shingo Takagi, & Tetsuya Naito vs. Zack Sabre Jr., Robbie Eagles, & Kosei Fujita
* Tomoaki Honma, YOSHI-HASHI, & Hirooki Goto vs. Jeff Cobb & Aussie Open
* Ryusuke Taguchi, Toru Yano, & Shota Umino vs. Taiji Ishimori, El Phantasmo, & Gedo
* Master Wato, YOH, & Tiger Mask vs. TAKA Michinoku, DOUKI, & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
* Tomohiro Ishii & Oskar Leube vs. Aaron Henare & Great-O-Khan