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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Indy Minute - Weekly independent wrestling news round up

As fans of the blog know, I’ve been working with the guys at Ring Rust Radio to bring you exclusive interviews with the biggest names in pro wrestling. And since the RRR guys generally cover the bigger events in wrestling, I wanted to bring the independent side of the sport to their show which is why I harassed Donny into reviving the Indy Minute segment of the show!

And as a special treat for fans of this blog and people who found this site through RRR, I’m going to be posting my weekly Indy Minute notes – complete with all the news that didn’t make the show.

Sami Zayn, formerly El Generico, was on the WWE main roster tour of Europe and his dark matches have been getting great reviews. He worked highly touted matches against NXT Champion Adrian Neville as well as Dolph Ziggler and last week had a really good match against Tyler Breeze on NXT Takeover. He’s also been appearing on The JBL and Cole Show lately so we may be seeing Zayn on Raw sooner rather than later.

Also, Triple H did a Q&A about NXT Takeover before the event and one of the questions that came down the pike was, of anyone on the NXT roster, who would Triple H most like to face one day. And who did Trips say he would like to work with one day? None other than Sami Zayn.

Former TNA star Christopher Daniels is returning to Ring of Honor this summer and will be a part of “Best in the World” on June 22 - the first Ring of Honor show to be available on all major Pay-Per-View networks including inDemand, Dish Network and DirecTV. Daniels will also be appearing on the ROH Summer Heat Tour this July and August.

Andrew Everett (formerly Chivas Kid), who works for companies such as Ring of Honor and recently made his PWG debut, will need surgery to repair a torn ACL and two meniscus. Known for his high flying, it’s expected that these injuries will sideline Everett for some time.

Low Ki, who I thought had retired, is returning to the TNA X-Division apparently. He worked a taping of “One Night Only: Xtravaganza” where he earned a future shot at the X-Division title. He hasn’t worked any TV tapings yet, though.

The Young Bucks, former ROH and current PWG and IWGP Junior Heavyweight tag team champions, will face The Hardy Boyz for the first time ever on August 2 for Northeast Wrestling in Fishkill, New York.

Absolute Intense Wrestling in Cleveland is opening a wrestling school this month and Johnny Gargano will be the head trainer. Gargano has worked all over the indies for companies like Chikara, PWG, and Evolve but most notably for Dragon Gate USA, where he held the company's top title, the Open the Freedom Gate Championship, for 873 days.

Chikara's King of Trios will be in Easton, Pennsylvania on September 19-21. The company is on the road this month in Chicago and Detroit.

The Colony’s Green Ant has changed his name and will now be known as Silver Ant. With a new day dawning for Chikara, the technico decided that it was also time for a new name. His original name reflected his rookie status in the sport and a new start for Chikara is a new start for their wrestlers as well. 

Several American indy wrestlers competed in New Japan Pro Wrestling's Best of Super Juniors tournament on May 30. Tiger Mask defeated Rocky Romero; Ricochet defeated Alex Koslov; Alex Shelley defeated Nick Jackson, Kushida defeated Matt Jackson and Kenny Omega defeated Ryusuke Taguchi.

(Yeah, I know it's not the King of the Ring Trios tournament - Donny tries. I can only do so much)

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