Major Name to Be Present at KENTA’s WWE Contract Signing, WWE Looking To Acquire More Wrestling Tape Libraries

Nick Paglino


Major Name to Be Present at KENTA's WWE Contract Signing

hulk hoganAs we noted last week, WWE is expected to be signing Japanese wrestling star KENTA to a contract during WWE's live event on July 12th in Osaka, Japan.

In addition to top WWE officials, Hulk Hogan is expected to be on hand for the contract signing.

WWE Looking To Acquire More Wrestling Tape Libraries

WWE seems to be in the market to acquire more wrestling tape libraries, as they issued a survey asking fans if they would be interested in seeing any of these promotions added to the WWE Network:

-Stampede Wrestling (Calgary, Alberta): 1948-1989
-Grand Prix Wrestling (Montreal, Quebec): 1971-1975
-Border City Wrestling (Windsor, Ontario): 1993-Present
-ASW – All Star Wrestling (Montreal, Quebec): 1967-1975
-Northern Championship Wrestling (Montreal, Quebec): 1986 – Present
-Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling: (Moncton, New Brunswick) 1960s-1986
-NWA All Star Wrestling (Vancouver, British Columbia): 1960s-1989
-ECCW – Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (Vancouver, BC): 1996-Present
-Maximum Pro Wrestling (Windsor and Toronto, Ontario): 2010-Present

WWE currently owns the Stampede Wrestling library with the exception of any matches featuring Bret Hart as Hart acquired the rights to those a while back.

WWE would have to license that footage from Bret if they wanted to use it.

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