Here is your fight size update for Thursday, September 9, 2021:
- AEW has already sold out bold tapings at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida of their YouTube exclusive series, AEW Dark. Learn more about the tapings here.
- Lee Moriarty, one of the newest signings to AEW has taken to Twitter to thank everybody for complimenting him on the career move.
Yeah there’s no way I’m gonna be able to respond to everyone --.— TAIGASTYLE -- (@theleemoriarty) September 9, 2021
It’s hard for me to take myself out of what I’m accomplishing and let it register since I’m always working on the next thing.
I didn’t realize this many people knew who I was haha. This is my overall thank you. https://t.co/TROzJQRxHX
- Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Paul Heyman spoke about the magic of Madison Square Garden:
“You can expect history to play out in front of your very eyes on SmackDown,” Heyman says. “It’s going to happen as Brock Lesnar returns to television for the first time in 18 months. He obviously wants to make an impact in doing so, and we’ll see whether that impact is at the expense of the ‘Tribal Chief,’ the most dominant champion in the history of WWE, Roman Reigns. That’s the history we’ll see play out on Friday.”
“Just walking into Madison Square Garden, even as a fan, is a humbling experience,” Heyman says. “To be part of the headline feature at Madison Square Garden—on this particular weekend, on this particular night—is so humbling that I don’t have the words to convey the enormity of the honor. I’ve spent my entire life articulating emotion to the masses so they can relate to it, and yet, I don’t have a proper description that would allow someone to grasp how all-encompassing this privilege and honor is.”
- Speaking with Chris Van Vliet, Ivelisse describes how she deals with online backlash from her match with Thunder Rosa:
"Of course, and you know it's Twitter. And this is not even new. They took advantage of the vulnerable moment and all these years of gunning for me on twitter. But I ignore it, which can contribute to people's perceptions of me. But I don't have time for it, because I am always hustling. But it was kind of crazy how they turned me into the unprofessional. Anyone with a brain would have seen first of all, you don't disrespect the veteran. Also, I was the signed talent and you are coming from the outside company! Thirdly, in the match, they [the audience] could see how it starts. It's like with the Charlotte vs. Nia. I watched it neutrally and as a professional I can understand what happened more accurately. But it's Twitter and a massive chunk was taking advantage."
“No, I think at the end of the day, I’m sure it effects people on different levels, but at the end of the day it’s all business and if you are a professional athlete you are going to shoot for the pinnacle as to what you deem is the pinnacle and right now and it always has been, they (WWE) have been the market leader. Even myself, I was coming up the ranks and working TNA, ROH, my dream was still to be WWE Women’s Champion, like that was the goal and I think everyone is trying for that position and wants to get there.”
- Wolfgang battles Sam Gradwell and more: NXT UK Highlights, Sept. 9, 2021
- Tasha Steelz vs. Rosemary will open tonight's edition of Impact Wrestling on AXS TV
- AEW touts the success of Dynamite's ratings:
AEW: Dynamite” on TNT drew in its largest audience last night in P18-49 since launch, making it Wednesday’s #1 cable program for the third straight week. See highlights below:
“AEW: Dynamite” – Week 101 – Wed 8p-10p
681K P18-49 / 183K P18-34 / 1.3M P2+
Ranked #1 on cable for Wednesday among P18-49 for the third week in a row
Best P18-49 and total viewer performance for “AEW: Dynamite” since the series premiere
+40% vs. prior week in P18-49 and +26% in total viewers
Last night’s episode saw the fallout from Sunday’s incredible “AEW All Out” PPV and was the “AEW: Dynamite” debut of both Bryan Danielson and Adam Cole. The legendary Minoru Suzuki challenged Cincinnati hometown hero Jon Moxley, Dustin Rhodes from the Nightmare Family sought revenge on Malakai Black, and ALL OUT Casino Battle Royale winner Ruby Soho made her first “AEW: Dynamite” appearance against Jamie Hayter. Also, CM Punk addressed his historic return to the ring - defeating Darby Allin at ALL OUT.
Founded by CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan, AEW is a new professional wrestling league headlined by Kenny Omega, Cody & Brandi Rhodes, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson), Chris Jericho, CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Adam Cole, Sting, Hangman Page, Jon Moxley, MJF, Miro, Darby Allin, Dr. Britt Baker, Nyla Rose, Red Velvet, Ruby Soho, Hikaru Shida, Malakai Black, Andrade El Idolo, Christian Cage, Sammy Guevara, Jungle Boy, Ethan Page, Scorpio Sky, Lance Archer, Orange Cassidy, Ricky Starks, Lucha Bros., and many more. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a roster of world-class talent that is injecting new spirit, freshness and energy into the industry.
“AEW: Dynamite” airs every Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. ET on TNT and attracts the youngest wrestling audience on television. The new fight-forward show “AEW: Rampage” airs every Friday from 10-11 p.m. ET. AEW’s multi-platform content also includes “AEW Dark” and “AEW Dark: Elevation,” two weekly professional wrestling YouTube series, “Being the Elite,” a weekly behind-the-scenes YouTube series, and “AEW Unrestricted,” a weekly podcast series. For more info, check out Twitter.com/AEW; Instagram.com/AllEliteWrestling; YouTube.com/AEW; Facebook.com/AllEliteWrestling.
- Watch: MSK bring tag team magic to the What’s NeXT set:
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