Santino Marella is running his own shows in Ontario, possibly out of his Battlearts Academy. One of the instructors at his gym is Yuki Ishikawa and is said to be one hell of a coach. He is a protege of Yoshiaki Fujiwara, who was Karl Gotch’s top student.
The word on Santino’s neck is that it is in really bad shape and he’ll have to get fusion surgery. He wants his Battlearts shows to be like Japan (shoot style but worked). Davey Boy Smith Jr. worked some shows for him this past week.
Matt Bloom (aka Tensa, aka Jason Albert) has moved to Orlando and will be coaching. He is also an announcer for NXT.
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