POST NEWS UPDATE: Shingo Takagi hoping to wrestle Will Ospreay again, will never forget 2019 NJPW BOSJ final

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** At Revolution Pro Wrestling’s ‘High Stakes 2024’ event, Shingo Takagi caught up with Will Ospreay and wrote about their interaction in his latest blog post. Takagi added that AEW President Tony Khan was present at the show. Takagi and Ospreay told each other they’ll never forget their match in the 2019 NJPW Best of the Super Juniors final. Shingo looks forward to fighting him again someday.

My opponent (for RevPro High Stakes 2024) was changed on short notice, but he was a worthy opponent. Ospreay (AEW) was the last match, so I made sure to watch the match. Tony Khan of AEW was also there… After the match, I talked a little with Ospreay who was passing by. We both said we’ll never forget the Ryōgoku show on June 5, 2019. I look forward to fighting again someday. We said goodbye to each other, Ill see you again soon.’

** As Sonny Kiss was speaking to D.S. Shin of Ring The Belle, she looked back on her time as a member of The Trustbusters (Ari Daivari, Slim J, Sonny Kiss, V.S.K. & Parker Boudreaux) in AEW/ROH. Kiss was fully invested and had ideas for people in the group. She liked Daivari as the leader, adding that he was supportive of everyone and had ‘cool ideas’ lined up.

So when that whole thing, the storyline with Joey (Janela) ended, it was like, okay, something new and fresh with The Trustbusters and Trustbusters guys, I love them to death. Shout out to Vinny (V.S.K.), Slim J, Ari (Daivari) and even Parker (Boudreaux). Parker left us pretty early. Another thing that was like, okay, things are changing again. Another change but The Trustbusters was really exciting because I got to tap into that, like you said, that sexy, devilish mean girl era and I was looking forward to it. I was looking forward to doing some really, really fun stuff as a heel. I was even basing more, because I knew my moves would be changing and I would be the one basing for stuff and I’m always in training so let me get that fact straight too. Queen Sonny is always training. I’m never, ever not in the ring. Every single week, I’m training, like hardcore, non-stop. I’m never resting on my laurels. I was never okay with not wrestling and just collecting a paycheck as some people would say. I was never doing that. It was something exciting and new to be with The Trustbusters and having Ari as our leader and supporting us and giving us cool ideas. A lot of the concepts that we were about to start that I was really, really gearing up for like new outfit changes, the colors. I really, really put a lot of effort into The Trustbusters that people don’t know about, as far wanting us to look a certain way, getting their look together and I had some cool ideas for Parker because we were supposed to be like this stable; rich and above it all… We were starting to get something new and I just don’t feel like — like you said — we were truly able to tap into how cool that would have been. I think a lot of the things I was doing in AEW, I was not able to get to the peak of that. From the tag team with Joey to the rivalry with Joey to The Trustbusters. I feel like there was so much more that could have been done with those respective stories.

** There’s an interview on the talkSPORT website with Trish Stratus. She dove into Ronda Rousey’s run in WWE and feels it was great; adding that Rousey translated quite well to pro wrestling.

She (Ronda Rousey) did such a great job and probably doesn’t get enough credit for what she did. To be able to come over to an entirely new industry… it’s not the same. Did she feel like it didn’t translate when she did her wrestling? Absolutely it did. She had stellar matches with stellar athletes and had her own style. She brought over the fan base and brought so much to our product, it was great.

I remember when we first met and I was like, this is so cool, it’s Ronda Rousey! I was just in awe of her. It takes a lot of guts to come over and put all your eggs in this basket, and she did that. I think she translated quite well, and I wanted to tell her, but she fangirled and that was cool because I didn’t expect that! I was happy to know she was a fan growing up and I loved that she got to make the decision to get to the top of the business, then take a break to have a baby and do that side. This is an amazing career, but there’s also life, right? You have to think about that too.

** During the summer of 2023, Kamille was a part of the filming for ‘Queen of the Ring’ which is about Mildred Burke. Kamille played the role of June Byers. She talked about that experience with WrestlingNewsCo. While filming, Kamille was NWA World Women’s Champion and passed Byers’ reign record. She added that AEW talents were a part of the film and recalled seeing Naomi (Trinity Fatu) filming as well. As they were shooting the movie, Kamille had to fly to Mexico to be a part of Triplemanía XXXI. She told the powers that be that she had to be off set and they only had 30 minutes to shoot the scene she was referring to.

I wouldn’t say new path. I’d say it (my role in Queen of the Ring film) opened up a new door of possibilities. It’s not like I’m giving up wrestling and all of a sudden gonna try and do this. So I’m very much still a wrestler first and foremost. But yeah, I did a movie currently titled… apparently in Hollywood land, these things always change but currently titled Queen of the Ring and you know, Josh Lucas, Emily Bett, Maria — I can’t say her last name (Avgeropoulos). It’s a long Greek last name but she’s great and Francesca Eastwood, Clint Eastwood’s daughter. A lot of big names in there, Tyler Posey. He was apparently like a teen heartthrob kind of guy. I never seen Teen Wolf but… What a crazy and great experience. It was five weeks in last summer in Kentucky and it honestly just fell into my lap which I’m very blessed for that and so, funny enough, I don’t know what you would call it there… In their official offices, you go in there and all the roles had everyone’s headshot underneath. I don’t even have a headshot. So it was just like my wrestling promo picture that they had underneath there and I was like, man, this is something else and so I’m playing June Byers which everything was really crazy because as we were filming, I passed June Byers’ reign record, right? For the NWA Women’s Championship so I was like, man, this was meant to be I think. It was really crazy but, yeah… I seen some wrestling girls. There’s some AEW girls that are doing it. Trinity, Naomi, she was doing it and so, yeah. It was a very interesting experience. As a wrestler, a lot of hurry up and wait which we do in wrestling but the thing with wrestling is if the show starts at 7, it’s most likely gonna start at 7. Maybe 7:10 on an indie, on an indie or something. But… woo, boy, I was wrestling at 5 AM, at crazy stuff. One time I had to go do Triplemanía in Mexico and my flight was like at 6 in the morning and I told them, ‘I gotta be out of here by 4:30, period. I can’t.’ We started filming at 4. We had 30 minutes to shoot the scene and normally the scenes take hours and hours and hours to shoot but we were like, ‘We gotta get –’ and here’s the thing, that might not even be in the movie, right? You never know, that scene. But it is exciting because you know, a lot of people, and I’m not dogging on anyone here but, a lot of wrestlers in their movie roles, I feel like it kind of very, like, short, little snippet, like little guest appearance. Well, I was number seven on the call sheet which I was like, okay, I don’t even know what that means and then, the stunt guy was like, ‘That’s a big deal.’ I was like, ‘Okay! Sweet!’ I didn’t know anything about anything. People were saying good morning at 6 o’clock at night because apparently… it’s a whole, whole world that we know nothing about and I’m super excited to see it because once again, I have no idea what is going to make it in there, what’s not. Luckily, I know two of the scenes are vital to the entire story of the movie so I’m like, those gotta make it in there so, I was like as long as those make it in there, I don’t care about all the little…

** Ahead of AEW Revolution, WrestlePurists conducted an interview with Lance Archer. He stated that he’d like to bring his team with Alex Zayne to AEW. Archer thinks Tony Khan would be surprised by how good the dynamic is between him and Zayne.

Yeah, I’d love to have Monster Sauce in AEW because I actually think that we’d be a damn good team for the Tag Championships and all that. Alex (Zayne) has competed a few times on the ROH programming, but we kind of missed — when I was out on the Jericho Cruise, he showed up and did the ROH tapings and then when I came back, he hasn’t been back since but like I said, I think it’s a fun tag. We found a lot of fun continuity, a lot of cool tag team moves that we came up with; me using him as a weapon a lot, him using me as a weapon here and there. So, I think it’s one of those things only time will tell. I think that if Tony (Khan) wants it, it’ll happen and I think he’ll be pleasantly surprised at how good Monster Sauce is. The fun combination of the amazing stuff that Alex Zayne is able to do and the monstrous ass kicking I could do. You put that combination together and you got a hell of a Monster Sauce team.

** Yuka Sakazaki is scheduled for Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling’s GRAND PRINCESS 2024 show on 3/31.

** Matt Camp and Tommy Dreamer hosted the 3/2 Busted Open Radio. PWInsider reported in February that Camp was released from WWE.

** Revolution Pro Wrestling ‘Live In London 83’ Results (3/3/24) from The Venue in London, England
– Robbie X def. David Francisco
– Alex Windsor def. Laura Di Matteo
– Grizzled Young Veterans (James Drake & Zack Gibson) def. Kieron Lacey & Mark Trew
– Luke Jacobs def. Royce Isaacs
– Connor Mills def. Stephen Wolf by referee’s decision
RevPro Undisputed British Cruiserweight Championship: Jordon Breaks def. Leon Slater (c)
Revolution Tag: JJ Gale, Michael Oku, Ricky Knight Jr., Sha Samuels, Oskar Leube & Yuto Nakashima def. Brett Semtex, Gabe Kidd, Leyton Buzzard, Reece, Rogan & Spike Trivet

** Pro Wrestling NOAH ‘Sunny Voyage’ Results (3/3/24) from Toyama, Japan
Three-Way: Ninja Mack def. HAYATA and Hajime Ohara
– G.L.G. (Anthony Greene & Tadasuke) def. Alejandro & Junta Miyawaki
– Jake Lee def. Hi69
Victory Challenge Tag League: Masa Kitamiya & Daiki Inaba def. Yu Owada & Kenoh
Victory Challenge Tag League: Saxon Huxley & Timothy Thatcher def. Takashi Sugiura & Ulka Sasaki
– G.L.G. (Jack Morris, L.J. Cleary & YO-HEY) def. Daga, Yoshinari Ogawa & Super Crazy
Victory Challenge Tag League: Kaito Kiyomiya & Ryohei Oiwa def. Dragon Bane & Alpha Wolf
Victory Challenge Tag League: Go Shiozaki & Atsushi Kotoge def. Manabu Soya & Shuji Kondo

** Pro Wrestling ZERO1 23rd Anniversary Results (3/3/24) from Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan
– Fuminori Abe, Leo Isaka, Shoki Kitamura & Yuko Miyamoto def. Akira Jumonji, Daichi Sato, Takumi Saito & Yuki Toki
– Ren Ayabe, Satsuki Nagao & Yumehito Imanari def. Arata, Blazer Tannai & Hartley Jackson
– Shuji Ishikawa def. Rikiya Fudo
Intercontinental Tag Team Championships: Junya Matsunaga & Tsugutaka Sato (c) def. KAMIKAZE & Kohei Sato
– Hiromu Takahashi def. Ryo Hoshino by referee’s decision after injury to Hoshino
ZERO1 World Junior Heavyweight/ZERO1 International Junior Heavyweight Championships: Seiki Yoshioka def. Takumi Baba (c)

** STARDOM Results (3/3/24) from Jōetsu, Niigata, Japan
– AZM & Saya Mamitani def. Waka Tsukiyama & HANAKO
– Natsuko Tora, Momo Watanabe, Starlight Kid & Ruaka def. Tam Nakano, Saori Anou, Yuna Mizumori & Sayaka Kurara
– Syuri & Ranna Yagami def. Giulia & Mai Sakurai
– MIRAI, Ami Sohrei & Saki Kashima def. Mayu Iwatani, Koguma & Saya Iida
– Suzu Suzuki & Mei Seira def. Utami Hayashishita & Miyu Amasaki
– Maika, Mina Shirakawa & Xena def. Hazuki, Hanan & Yuzuki

** Dragongate Japan Pro-Wrestling Results (3/3/24) from EDION Arena Osaka in Osaka, Japan
– Ben-K, B×B Hulk & Kota Minoura def. Masaaki Mochizuki, Don Fujii & Ryu Fuda
– Gianni Valletta def. Takashi Yoshida
– YAMATO, Dragon Kid, Naruki Doi, Shachihoko BOY & Ho Ho Lun def. Kzy, BIGBOSS Shimizu, U-T, JACKY ‘FUNKY’ KAMEI & Jason Lee
Open the Brave Gate Championship: Hyo (c) def. Yasushi Kanda
Open the Triangle Gate Championships: KAI, ISHIN & Shun Skywalker (c) def. Madoka Kikuta, Dragon Dia & Ryoya Tanaka
Open the Dream Gate Championship: Luis Mante (c) def. Susumu Mochizuki

** Kaito Kiyomiya was featured on the NYLON JAPAN website.

** The latest guests on Steven’s Wrestling Journey were Colt Cabana and Brandon Cutler.

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