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ROH ON WGN AMERICA, XAVIER WOODS, CARD SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2017-07-07 10:00:00

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Where did WWE find Xavier Woods?  Is he a developmental performer they found and developed?

Woods was wrestling in the Atlanta area for years before signing a WWE deal and wrestled for TNA as Consequences Creed, including a period where he and Jay Lethal were a regular tag team.    In fact, he was the first TNA alumnus to be signed to a WWE deal.   While he spent a long time in WWE developmental, Woods was wrestling on the independent level and even nationally before he came to WWE.

Any word yet on ROH debuting on WGN America?

Nothing yet.  The Sinclair takeover of WGN parent company Tribune isn't expected to officially take hold until the beginning of the year as they are still dealing with all the nuances of the deal and the red tape but there is a great expectation within ROH that WGN will be their national cable home when the deal is done in some fashion.  I'd also expect a lot of the Tribune stations to start carrying ROH's weekly TV.

Do you have a favorite opening match from Wrestlemania?  What was the best opening match in Mania history in your mind?

For many years, I felt Owen Hart vs. Bret Hart was the best opening match in Wrestlemania history.  I was there at the show in Madison Square Garden and was blown away by it and that match has always stuck with me.  At Wrestlemania 30, Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H surpassed that in my mind.  So, those, to me, are the two best "first" matches in Wrestlemania history.

I came across a documentary on Hulu Plus titled Card Subject to Change.  Any idea when this was made as I see several personalities in it who have since passed on.

Card Subject to Change was directed by Tim Disbrow and focused on independent wrestling in the New Jersey area.  It was released in 2010 after working around the film festival circut, so it was probably filmed in 2008 and 2009.  It's a very good film.    We had Disbrow on for interviews to promote the film back when it was released.  You can find those in the archives of the Elite section.

How old is Jushin Liger?

Liger is 52 years old.

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