The Flagship: Backlash Fallout, WWE/USA, NOAH, Dragongate, AJPW & more!

3h 21m | May 10, 2024

The Flagship returns this week with an absolutely loaded show covering wrestling topics from all across the world, including:

WWE Backlash France + Press Conference Fallout: We already reviewed the Backlash France show on Instant Reaction, so this segment will focus mostly on the post-show Press Conference, Paul Levesque's question about Drew Gulak's status in the company, and the embarrassing reaction of members of the wrestling media to said question.

WWE likely joining Vince and Johnny Ace in seeking arbitration: In a recent WWE court filing, the company revealed its intention to join Vince McMahon and John Laurinitis in seeking arbitration to pause the ongoing Janel Grant lawsuit.

WWE re-ups with NBCU for final months of 2024: The question of where RAW will air from September to December has been answered. NBCU secured the rights to RAW for the final three months of the year at just $25M.

NOAH Wrestle Magic review: NOAH put together a fun Wrestle Magic show from Sumo Hall, including a new GHC Heavyweight Champion and an amazing Guys Being Dudes Match.

Dragongate Dead or Alive review: The annual Dead or Alive cage match from Dragongate happened over the weekend, we talk about the emotional match.

AJPW Champion Carnival Finals set: We have our Champion Carnival finals secured; it'll be Kento Miyahara vs. Jun Saito on May 12. We catch you up on the Champion Carnival.

MLW Azteca Lucha preview: Rich will be on hand live this weekend for MLW Azteca Lucha; we preview what's on the show—lots of good, but also lots of bad!

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