Here is your fight size update for Tuesday, April 20, 2021:
- As first reported by Deadline, Former WWE Divas Champion, AJ Lee, along with Aimee Garcia, have been chosen to write the sequel to the film “47 Ronin”
“AJ and I are excited to write a diverse and inclusive action film,” said Garcia. “Director Ron Yuan’s vision to blend martial arts, horror, cyber-punk and action was inspiring and we’d like to thank the team at 1440 for being so supportive.”
“As creators of color, we’re honored to be part of a modern, multicultural story with powerful female leads,” said Mendez.
- WWE has announced several 2021 Webby Award nominations.
WWE Social Media is nominated in the General Social: Sports category. WWE Universe members can make their voices heard by voting for WWE Social Media on the Webby Awards website, where WWE Social Media is up for the 25th Annual Webby Awards People's Voice honor.
WrestleMania 36 got the nod for Social Content Series & Campaigns: Events & Livestreams. Cast your vote now for WrestleMania 36 in the Webby Awards People's Voice!
Finally, Undertaker: The Last Ride received Honoree status in Video Series & Channels: Sports.
WWE earned these prestigious nominations in a field of nearly 13,500 entries from all 50 states and 70-plus countries.
NBC Universal Peacock Television was nominated for Best Streaming Service and Best Visual Design: Function, while the NBC Universal Peacock Desktop App is up for General Websites and Mobile Sites: Media Streaming.
Winners will be announced during the digital ceremony on May 18, which will be hosted by actress, writer, podcaster, host and advocate Jameela Jamil. Don't forget to cast your vote for the best of the Internet now through Thursday, May 6!
- Last night's Miz & Mrs. episode on the USA Network brought in 663,000 overnight viewers.
- WWE is adding much more content to the NBCU Peacock service. In Your House events are now on the service, as well as much of the WCW pay-per-view library that had already been on the WWE Network. Also, ECW events such as Holiday hell 1995 are now on the platform as well.
- Booker T has waited and on WWE releasing Peyton Royce & Billie Kay, The IIconics.
- Speaking with Chris Van Vliet, Chris Masters discussed Bobby Lashley using his finishing move, The Masterlock.
“I’ve talked to MVP about this. It only makes sense. If anybody is going to use the full Nelson, the guy who broke it, and a guy who is a physical force like Bobby Lashley. It only makes sense. It’s funny when he first started using it. All the mentions of people saying ‘That’s The Master Lock, not The Hurt Lock.’ I’d be lying if I didn’t say it didn’t create an opportunity, even if it was small. You know, who's got the best Full Nelson in professional wrestling. But it has been 10 years, and finishers are recycled in less time than that. But for no one to use the Full Nelson for 10 years. But yeah, Master Lock vs. Hurt Lock, that makes sense.”
- In the special discussion with Tom Prichard and Steve Keirn, The Bella Twins discuss the origin of their booty shake.
“The world is scary enough, but this escape is fun,” Punk says. “Not only will this movie deliver in spades, it also makes you think. And if you love blood and fangs, this movie has it all.”
- Speaking with Spencer Love, Rhett Titus opened up about being considered an "underrated" guy and a tag team specialist.
“I'd rather be underrated than overrated! But, it's one of those things where like, yeah, it kind of puts a little bit of a chip on my shoulder because I know that I can just go out there with anybody and have whatever style match that they want to have or whatever style match that I want to have and you know, it's gonna come out being a banger. It's cool because I think it's one of those things where I've been around for so long that sometimes people start taking me for granted and that sort of thing. They're like 'oh yeah, you know, he's been here and he'll always be here,' and you know, they kind of just don't look at me like that. But now, in 2021 and the end of 2020, people really have been turning their heads and be like, 'man like where the hell's Rhett Titus been all these years!' But, you know, I've been right here having great matches and they've just been getting overlooked. But, now it's finally nice to see people are starting to take notice.”
- Today, WWE stock fell to $56.58 per share.
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