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WWE NETWORK TIERS, JOHNNY SWINGER IN IMPACT, RING OF HONOR-NEW JAPAN, TAVEN AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2019-09-06 10:00:00

I saw you reported Johnny Swinger was signed by Impact.  My question is, why the hell do they keep bringing in all these ECW retreads?

I can't speak for why they hire everyone they hire, but Swinger was brought in specifically to work with younger talents.  He's still in good shape and can go and there's nothing wrong with having a veteran in the locker room to assist others.

Any timetable on the tiered WWE Network?

This is just my gut, but I guess the free tier will debut before the end of the year with the newer, higher priced tier popping up a little before Wrestlemania 36.

Why haven't there been any New Japan talents in ROH in recent months?

No one will admit this, but I think we are at the tail end of that relationship.  The two sides have slowly moved apart since G1 Supercard.  There have been no NJPW talents on the Global Wars cards.  There's no ROH talents announced for the NJPW Northeast shows.  If we don't see ROH talents at Wrestle Kingdom, we have to assume that relationship is quietly ending in my opinion.

Any word on Jushin Liger's retirement match?

I haven't heard anything.  I'd like to see him challenge Will Ospreay for his final match.

Any word on Matt Taven and ROH?

They are still talking.  They have time to work out a new contract.

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