Here is your fight size update for Sunday, August 1, 2021.
- Speaking with IGN, Dave Bautista said he was broke three years after leaving wrestling and explains how Guardians of the Galaxy changed the trajectory of his life. Here is what he said:
"For people to really understand how much my life has changed, they would have to understand where I came from, what I went through when I was in wrestling, what I left behind to take a chance on going into acting. And when I got the role of Drax in Guardians, I barely worked in three years. So I'd really left wrestling behind and I could have gone back with my tail between my legs, but I still [would] have been just stuck in a place that I never would have gone any further, but I just took a chance. And then when I got [cast], not only because I was broke, [everything changed]. When I say broke, my house was foreclosed, I had nothing, man. I sold all my stuff. I sold everything that I made from [when] I was wrestling. I had issues with the IRS. I was just lost in everything."
When Guardians came out and people saw me as Drax, it just started opening doors. So Drax didn't just change my career. It literally changed the trajectory of my life. My life just got better and I just became more successful. And that's when things really just started to seem like surreal. It wasn't many years [earlier] when I was just like borrowing money to pay for food, pay for rent. Borrow money to buy my kids Christmas presents. It wasn't long before all that stuff [had happened]. So it happened for me fast, which made it seem even that much more surreal. But it did, it changed my life. It gave me a life."
- Per Deadline, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Jungle Cruise is projected to pull in $34.2M from the domestic box office on its debut weekend, making it the biggest opening for a family film during the pandemic. Add in an additional $27.6M in the overseas box office and $30M+ in Disney+ Premier global buys and Jungle Cruise counts a first weekend’s worth of revenues of $91.8M.
- Bray Wyatt was released by WWE on July 31. Today, he responded to a tweet that took a retrospective look at his final Firefly Funhouse segment.
— Bray Wyatt (@WWEBrayWyatt) August 1, 2021
- Natalya, who is expected to miss a few weeks with an ankle injury, shared an image of her x-ray online.
IRON heart, GOLD belt, STEEL bones. pic.twitter.com/ajRYl2ivKS— Nattie (@NatbyNature) August 1, 2021
- Kenny Omega took to Twitter to debunk a decades-old rumor that he skipped out on a Ring of Honor show to wrestle in Japan instead. As Omega says, details are important when telling this tale.
This is a great story so I’ll tell it one more time. I’d hurt my ankle and had to take 3 weeks off. The appearance I left for in Japan (before said ROH show) was an awards ceremony.I won my first Tokyo Sports Best Bout award.I didn’t wrestle.Important details are always changed. https://t.co/iA9Eb8tKlw— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) August 1, 2021
- Steve Maclin attacked Petey Williams at IMPACT Homecoming. Backstage, he provided the following explanation:
"Why would I attack Petey Williams? Why not? See, I have an objective, that's the X Division Championship. I'm in the process of climbing the ranks, and Petey, you want to stick your nose in my business. In my mission. But that's okay. My crosshairs were set on one, but now they're on another."
- Bayley posted on Twitter an old autographed photo of herself with John Cena.
- After winning IMPACT's Homecoming tournament, Deonna Purrazzo said that she needs to be surrounded by people who are as sophisticated and cultured as Matt Rehwoldt.
- NXT wished Carmello Hayes a happy birthday on Twitter. The Breakout competitor turns 27 years old today.
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