Here is your fight size update for Friday, July 30, 2021:
- Amid persistent rumors that she is rapidly approaching a return, Becky Lynch recently dyed her hair back to the signature orange color she had throughout the most prominent portions of her WWE run:
Becky Lynch has orange hair again ---- pic.twitter.com/KH7a2ey8K2— Fightful Wrestling (@Fightful) July 30, 2021
- Juventud Guerrera, who will reignite an old rivalry with Chris Jericho on the August 4 episode of AEW Dynamite, stated on Twitter that he is dedicating the match to the memory of Eddie Guerrero. Of course, Juventud, Chris Jericho, and Eddie Guerrero were all major players in the Cruiserweight division in WCW on the TNT Network over two decades ago.
“My wrestling style helped revolutionize the sport, and that’s why I wrestle the way I wrestle—it’s my way of thanking them all,” Mysterio says. “Without them paving the way, there is no Rey Mysterio. Not only myself but others like Juventud Guerrera and Psicosis. Eddie Guerrero and Konnan. We were given a chance to change this industry. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to make a mark, and I took advantage of that. I did that not just for me, but those who came before me and those you’ll see in the future.”
- Speaking with Sportskeeda, Ricardo Rodriguez said he welcomes the idea of reuniting with Alberto Del Rio in either WWE or AEW:
"Of course, of course. I'd love to go to WWE or I'd love to go to AEW. I have a lot of friends in AEW. I have a lot of students in AEW and WWE. So, either one. It would be nice to be reunited with those people. But also, to be able to go back with somebody like Alberto, who actually we have a show this weekend, Saturday, here in Texas, where he's going to face Andrade and Carlito in a triple threat match. The event's called Hecho en Mexico. So, we'll be united for that." Ricardo Rodriguez elaborated on a possible WWE or AEW role. "But if we go back together to AEW or WWE, that would be great. I would love that. I would love to go back to WWE whether it's in front of the camera or behind the scenes. Same thing with AEW. I would love to go to AEW, either in front of the camera or behind the scenes."
- Watch: Booker T defending Nikki ASH from fans online:
- Tony Khan tweeted the following thanking AEW fans for their support in recent weeks and months.
Thank you to everyone supporting @AEW! For the first time ever, #AEWDynamite has been the #1 show on cable 3 Wednesdays in a row, & I’m so excited about the debut of #AEWRampage on 8/13 + The First Dance 8/20. I haven’t been back to Illinois since Christmas, can’t wait to go home— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) July 30, 2021
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- Karl Anderson tweeted that he still gets a number of unhappy texts from people working in AEW.
The amount of unhappy texts I get from people there , well, the whole professional wrestling world is waiting for ya.. @IMPACTWRESTLING @AEW @njpw1972— The Machine Gun (@MachineGunKA) July 30, 2021
Gonna talk about it on @TalknShop ----
- Speaking with Liam Alexander-Stewart of Inside The Ropes, Matt Taven looked forward to the finality of his feud with Vincent after their Steel Cage Match at Glory by Honor:
"Well, I mean, it's one of those things that start so far beyond that, you know, and I can think all the way back to 2009. The first time I had like a dark match in Ring of Honor, one of the first people I probably called out to was Vinny, you know, Mike Bennett, Vinny those were probably the first people that I talked to after that. It's just man, you know, being the Ring of Honor World Champion and you think like your friends are behind you, you know, they're happy for you.
Now I look back and I look at pictures of it and I can still see kind of the resentment in people's eyes. And Vinny knew that I had to hurt my ankle while being champion and I was probably looking at surgery and definitely took advantage of that. And now like, during the pandemic, I have two surgeries and they're for anyone that's ever been through anything like that it's it gets easier yeah over time and how and when you've done it before unfortunately, but like it's still such a mental game of like, does everyone forget about me when I'm gone like wrestling is such a here today gone today business that it's like, there, there's not enough spots for as many talented guys as there are out there. So as soon as one has to be taken off for injury, there's going to be another guy that step right into that that position and who knows, maybe there you're never needed again. So it's it's one of those things where you're rehabbing.
You're just constantly kind of playing that mental game with yourself. At the same time, with all this stuff that that's happened between the two of us. So many cool things have also been taken away, like right now, I should be pumped that me and Mike Bennett are back for the first time in years and in Ring of Honor together again and you know, we should be going after Tag Team Championships and all that stuff. But I almost feel bad because I have to get him involved with Vinny and that stuff when I'm sure that that's not what he came to, to Ring of Honor to deal with. So to me, it's like this guy has cut me with an axe, he's broken into my house, he's caused two surgeries on my knee and then one on my ankle, he has ruined the the another shot for the World Title I was supposed to have, The OGK was supposed to, you know, have a tag team title match, we go into that injured because of Vincent.
It's like, every single thing that I look forward to is getting ruined by a guy who I used to share those good moments with. So it's definitely a mental game that you have to play because I have to be able to like, look at my office over here in the corner is a plaque of Madison Square Garden and one of the bottom pictures of it is Vinny, giving me a hug as soon as I come down the ladder. So it's like I have to play this game of like, do I? Do I get upset every time I see that? Do I ruin my own memory of my accomplishments, because this doofus is in it. Like, it's just one of those things that I constantly have to deal with and in Philadelphia, the fact that this is the very end, the fact that both of us agreed to this will not go on anymore after that night, it's going to be in a steel cage. It's, it's worrying, because to me, you think you I don't think about what happens after that night. Because that night is kind of make or break everything that is been going on for the last two years. Either I get past it once and for all or I don't have or I ran out of options.
So Philadelphia for me is definitely going -- It's a place where I've had some rough memories. You know, I blew out my ACL in that building, as we're losing the tag titles, and I'm lying on the floor and pain during Final Battle and now I'm going back to that same building where there's all these crazy memories in my mind. But I'm going back to wrestler, a guy who we used to drive from Boston to Philadelphia to those shows together and now one of us is probably going to change or it's going to change the trajectory of what happens in our career. Next for sure. After Philadelphia."
- Tickets are now on sale for Inside The Ropes’ live event with Paul Wight, formerly known as The Big Show.
- WWE celebrity Poopy recently released a new track titled “Flux:”
- Today, WWE stock closed at $49.38 per share.
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