Here is your fight size update for Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
- While appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden (via The Hollywood Reporter), Jason Momoa revealed that he and Batista, who stars in a few projects with him, are working on an idea for a buddy cop film set in Hawaii.
“He literally texted me four days ago, going, ‘We need to do a buddy cop film. We love each other. We are on See and Dune together.’ And I said, ‘Absolutely.’ And he said, ‘Let’s do it in Hawaii.’ And I said, ‘Let’s do it. I have an idea.’ So it’s off to the races now. We’re doing it.”
“It sells itself, bro,” he said. “Dave loves wearing Speedos. I love wearing board shorts. And both of us with our shirts off. He’ll be grumpy and I’ll be charming. Boom. It sells itself, bro. I have the hair. He doesn’t have hair. We cover all the demographics.”
- Even though yesterday it seemed as though Baron Corbin had his left turn around in Las Vegas, by the end of his time there, he was back to broke.
Can you believe this? WHO DOES THIS? I WORK HERE! LET ME LIVE MY LIFE!!!! https://t.co/v8wk0Hmzhb— THE KING IS DEAD (@BaronCorbinWWE) August 24, 2021
- Ring of Honor updated the ticket situation concerning Death Before Dishonor in Pennsylvania.
Coming off two nights of incredible action at Glory By Honor, Ring of Honor returns to the historic 2300 Arena in Philadelphia for the Death Before Dishonor pay-per-view on Sunday, Sept. 12.
Tickets for the show go on sale for HonorClub members this Friday, Aug. 27 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time. HonorClub members can use the code HCDBD at checkout to receive a 50 percent discount .
The HonorClub presale ends on Monday, Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. Eastern, at which time tickets will go on sale for the general public.
Four big matches have already been signed for Death Before Dishonor:
-- Bandido defends the ROH World Title against Brody King, EC3 and Demonic Flamita in a four-way match
-- The ROH Women’s World Title Tournament final
-- Jonathan Gresham defends the ROH Pure Title against Josh Woods
-- Shane Taylor Promotions (Shane Taylor and Soldiers of Savagery) defend the ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Title against La Faccion Ingobernable (RUSH, Dragon Lee and Kenny King)
In addition, two free agents recently released by another organization will square off, and Violence Unlimited (Tony Deppen, Chris Dickinson and Homicide) has issued a challenge to any Pure wrestler past, present or future to face them in a six-man tag match at Death Beforee Dishonor.
Keep it locked onto ROHWrestling.com and ROH’s social media channels for more match announcements.
The atmosphere in the 2300 Arena is always electric when The Best Wrestling on the Planet is there. Don’t miss your opportunity to see the hard-hitting, in-your-face action that only ROH can deliver live and in person!
ROH PRESENTS DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR PAY-PER-VIEW
SUNDAY, SEPT. 12
BELL TIME: 7PM ET
2300 S SWANSON ST.
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19148
- Check out the top 10 moments from last night's Monday Night Raw:
- AEW hyped the successful return of CM Punk on Rampage:
CM Punk's Return to Wrestling on TNT's "AEW: Rampage" Draws Largest P18-49 Audience for AEW Since "Dynamite's" 2019 Premiere
“AEW: Rampage” grows its second week show with the largest P18-49 audience since “AEW: Dynamite” premiered on TNT on October 2, 2019. CM Punk made his return to wrestling on Friday, August 20, during the live “AEW: Rampage” show in front of sold-out audience at United Center in Chicago. See highlights below:
AEW: Rampage – Fri 10p-11p
692K P18-49 / 231K P18-34 / 1129K P2+
- Largest P18-49 delivery for an AEW program since the premiere of AEW: Dynamite on 10/2/19
- Largest P18-34 number since “AEW: Dynamite’s” episode on 11/13/19
- #2 telecast of the day on cable in P18-49, behind NFL
- +75% among P18-49 and +53% among P2+ vs prior week
“You could feel the joy and unabashed enthusiasm for CM Punk on Friday’s ‘Rampage’ episode - that type of fan connection is what it’s all about,” said Brett Weitz, General Manager TBS, TNT and truTV. “Tony Khan continues to elevate the AEW Franchise with smart choices that come from a deep passion and appreciation for wrestling. It’s impossible to not get pulled into the pure fandom of the moment and to be a fan of the world that he has created. This is the exact type of entertainment that we love being the home for.”
“CM Punk is the perfect star to take AEW to the next level. He’s an icon who has already added to his amazing legacy with an incredible arrival and passionate, heartfelt promo on Rampage,” said Sam Linsky, Associate General Manager, SVP Programming and Operations, TBS, TNT and truTV. “As a fan and an executive at TNT, I can’t wait to see what he has to say on ‘Dynamite’ this Wednesday.”
“The debut of CM Punk to open ‘AEW:Rampage’ on Friday made professional wrestling history; it was an emotional moment that created a memory of a lifetime,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW. “I’m grateful for the support of wrestling fans worldwide! I’m also grateful to TNT, who gave us amazing support promoting ‘AEW Rampage: The First Dance,’ and wrestling fans responded with unprecedented massive viewership on Friday night, as well as new all-time highs for live fan attendance and merchandise sales. We look forward to CM Punk’s first ever live interview on ‘AEW: Dynamite’ this Wednesday, and we’re only getting started.”
On top of the epic AEW debut of CM Punk, the second episode of “AEW: Rampage” featured former AEW World Champion Jon Moxley defeating Daniel Garcia in the main event, the red-hot Jade Cargill definitively defeating newcomer Kiera Hogan, and Jurassic Express overcoming Private Party in the semifinals of the Tag Team Eliminator Tournament to determine The Young Bucks’ AEW Tag Team Championship opponents at ALL OUT in Chicago on Sunday, Sep. 5.
- When the market closed today, WWE stock was trading at $52.02 per share.
- Speaking with Chris Van Vliet, Paul Wight detailed the origin of the "Big Show" name:
"That was Vince. When I first came into WWE I was Paul Wight, I just don't think Vince liked the spelling of my name or just my name. But what would Vince know about marketing? [laughs] But he walked by me one day and he goes 'So how's The Big Show today?' I go 'I'm good but who the hell is The Big show?' He goes 'You! You can walk, you can talk, you're an athlete. You're The Big Show.' He walked off and I thought oh dear God I hope that is not my wrestling name. But it was. But think back then it was the attitude and the Monday Night Wars. But over the years, like anything, if you do it long enough you can make it your own. But it's now a little hard to rebrand. I have a great Big Show autograph. My real signature is good, but I don't want to put that out there. I don't want to own a timeshare in the Bahamas. I'm just trying to figure out that new identity, and I have some input on my character. Hopefully, I won't change 2 or 3 times in a match now."
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