Chad Gable, Damian Priest, and G1 Climax 34 news

There's a lot of news coming out of both WWE and NJPW heading into the week of June 17.
WWE Clash at the Castle Scotland
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There was a lot of action in professional wrestling over the weekend. WWE Clash at the Castle: Scotland featured several big matches, with some surprising outcomes. Of course, there was news about contracts, and even more. There’s a wealth of wrestling news to look forward to heading into the week of June 17.

Chad Gable re-signs with WWE

2024 is truly shaping up to be a big year for free agency in professional wrestling. Several names have jumped between AEW and WWE, with others moving to independent wrestling organizations to build their name. Chad Gable was one that everyone was watching closely. His contract reportedly ended on June 7, but he was booked to compete for WWE shows well after that. Gable confirmed that he re-signed with the company over the weekend.

“Yes, I have [signed a new contract,” Gable said while on the Gorilla Position podcast. “What I’ll say regarding Hunter [Triple H] is when he got started with us and took over, I think you saw my trajectory change almost immediately. To me, a light bulb went off, and it’s like, ‘Things might be different now,’ and they have been ever since.”

Damian Priest avoids potential injury

Damian Priest was in a scary spot during his match with Drew McIntyre. Priest’s foot was caught in the top rope and he was left suspended in a precarious position. Fans were concerned that he was seriously injured, as he sold his foot and ankle throughout the match. However, Fightful Select would report that expectations are that he was selling the situation and not injured.

“The initial word from backstage in WWE was that Damian Priest was fine and was effectively selling during the match. Priest received a lot of praise for his WWE Clash at the Castle performance,” Fightful reported on Sunday, June 16.

G1 Climax 34 participants announced

The G1 Climax is a big tournament held by New Japan Pro Wrestling. Several top stars compete each year and it is the catalyst to major pushes. The A and B blocks for this year are coming together, with 18 of the 20 performers announced.

Block A:

Tetsuya Naito

Shoto Umino

Shingo Takagi



Zack Sabre Jr.

Gabe Kidd


Jake Lee


Block B:

Hirooki Goto

El Phantasmo

Yota Tsuji

Jeff Cobb


David Finlay

Ren Narita

Yuya Uemura

Konosuke Takeshita


Both blocks will have a tournament to determine the last spot. Block A’s tournament will feature Tomohiro Ishii, YOSHI-HASHI, Callum Newman, KENTA, Chase Owens, Yuijiro Takahashi. Block B includes Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toru Yano, Oleg Boltin, Satoshi Kojima, Taichi, and TJP.