Rating for Jericho vs. Omega, New Books from Lawler, Cactus Jack
Friday, January 12, 2018
Chris Jericho has returned to New Japan Pro Wrestling, and he has already made quite an impression after having what several fans considered to be an excellent match against Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 12. For the most part, the match was praised, but what did the Wrestling Observer award the match? The match between Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho has officially received five stars from the Observer. It was an excellent night for New Japan Pro Wrestling since the Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito main event for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship managed to receive a four star rating from the Wrestling Observer.
Jerry Lawler has been making the most of his free time as of late with work on new projects for himself. He recently revealed on his Dinner With The King podcast that he will be writing two new books very soon. The first book will be "The King's" second autobiography. WWE published Lawler's first autobiography, It's Good to be the King...Sometimes, back in 2001. Lawler also revealed that he plans on publishing a book filled with his own artwork for the second book. Lawler will be working with Mark James, a historian who has helped write numerous other wrestling books. At this time, there is currently no planned release date for either of Lawler's new books.
It was revealed this week that Impact President Ed Nordholm and Matt Hardy have officially buried the hatchet once and for all. For nearly all of 2017, fans witnessed a public battle over trademarks for the "Broken Universe" gimmick that Matt used during his time with Impact. Well, it looks like another trademark war has officially begun. Wrestling Inc. has reported that WWE is looking to oppose a recent trademark filed by rapper Travis Scott for the name "Cactus Jack." It was mentioned that the original "Cactus Jack" trademark from WWE was abandoned back in 2010. Scott is hoping to use the former ring name for Mick Foley as the name for his Cactus Jack Records company.