Becky Lynch On Sasha Banks, Young Bucks Talk Twitter, The Rock Donates To Former Schools | Fight Size

Here's your fight size update for Friday, October 15, 2021:

- Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Becky Lynch reflected on her rivalry with Sasha Banks, noting that she's looking forward to kicking her ass at Crown Jewel.

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“Sasha Banks has been kicking me out of rings since 2016, and every time she does it, it just grinds my gears a little more,” says Lynch, the reigning SmackDown women’s champion. “She did it last month at Extreme Rules, and now she’s in for an a---whooping.”

- In another interview with Sports Illustrated, the Young Bucks spoke about leaving behind Twitter as it was no longer a source of inspiration and proper reaction gauging for them.

“We are constantly trying to use any and every platform we have available,” says Matt Jackson, who crafts the Twitter bios. “Unfortunately, the days of gauging ideas or reading constructive criticism on Twitter are over. It’s mostly just hyperbole, or trolls trying to give their hottest takes so their tweets are the most liked. As a creator or someone in the spotlight, if you tweet something out, no matter what it is, you likely just created your own hate-thread.

“Although social media has turned into an overcrowded cesspool of toxicity, there are still ways to use it as an effective tool. I wanted to figure out a way to do Twitter without actually having to do Twitter, so I started writing my thoughts in the bio. Most of the time I ‘post and ghost,’ and have no idea if people liked what I wrote. I knew I was on to something when the boys [in the locker room] would reach out and tell me.”

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- Speaking with Muscle And Fitness, Roman Reigns declared Brock Lesnar his greatest rival:

"Yeah, I mean, it dates all the way back to 2015 and the WrestleMania 31 main event. From there, I’ve worked really hard not just to be in the main event but to become “the main event.” The way we attack our fights, we are just trying to “out-physical” each other. We’re more intense, more believable. With his [MMA] background, that’s spoken for, but people forget that I played at the highest ranks of American football. I would definitely say he is without a doubt the hardest. There’s been a few others that I’ve struggled with, Seth Rollins being another one, he’s just a whole different type of opponent, but yeah Brock is absolutely the greatest rivalry I’ve ever been a part of. I’m looking forward to continuing it."

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- Dwayne The Rock Johnson’s Project Rock line with Under Armour's human performance team is partnering with his former high school football team:

“I am honored to give back to the football players and coaches at McKinley High School and Freedom High School, my former stomping grounds in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania,” said Johnson. “I often speak about how the lessons I’ve learned on the football field have proven to be invaluable—not just because of the wins but more importantly, because of the losses and the challenges I’ve had to overcome.

“I’m the same scrappy, hungry kid whose NFL dreams did not come true. But I learned over time that failures are often the best thing to happen to us, and that resilience and hard work will always begin and end with me.”

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- Future House Publishing and Masked Republic Create Bilingual Book Series Centered on Champion Luchadores The Muñoz Family - Dragon Lee, Rush, Dralistico, and El Toro Blanco:

October 15, 2021

Provo, UT -- Future House Publishing and Masked Republic are teaming up for an all-new bilingual middle grade series. The trilogy of books will be centered on real-life lucha libre megastars “La Dinistia Muñoz”—brothers Dragon Lee, Rush, and Dralistico, along with their father El Toro Blanco (also known as Bestia del Ring). These fantasy children's books will feature heartwarming family moments alongside epic fights between the luchadores and terrifying monsters.

The books will be bilingual, filling a need for more authentic Hispanic content for native Spanish speakers. English and Spanish text will be written on side-by-side pages so that bilingual families will be able to enjoy them in whichever language each family member is most comfortable with and those working to learn a second language can enjoy a fun approach to their studies.

Masked Republic’s Director of Development, Hector Rodriguez III, has a background in writing bilingual curriculum for grade-level students. He said, “This collaboration between Masked Republic and Future House truly presents an opportunity to uplift all readers and work toward creating bilingual, bi-literate children who are culturally proficient and embrace diversity.”

“Growing up, I do not remember there being many books with characters with whom I was able to identify,” said Dragon Lee (whose real name is publicly unknown per the long-standing masked lucha libre tradition). “To be part of a series written by and starring Spanish-speaking characters—one that focuses on our culture's rich traditions both in terms of lucha libre and family—is a real dream come true.”

Dragon Lee is considered one of the greatest high-flying luchadores of the modern era. A multi-time champion in Mexico's CMLL, Lee is also one of the most popular luchadores in Japan, where he has won the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. In January of 2019, Lee broke through with American audiences like never before when he signed with Ring of Honor. He is currently both the ROH World Television Champion and one half of the ROH World Tag Team Champions and a star of Lucha Libre AAA.

Dragon Lee's brother Rush is one of Mexico's top-drawing superstars, having sold out the historic Arena Mexico multiple times throughout the past decade. In 2014, Rush formed "Los Ingobernables," the wildly popular faction of rudos (rulebreakers/bad guys) many have compared to the popularity of the NWO during the 1990s pro wrestling boom in the U.S. The eldest Muñoz brother had six championship reigns in CMLL, including the World Light Heavyweight Championship, which he held for nearly two years. In late 2018, Rush joined U.S. based Ring of Honor, where he has held the ROH World Championship twice for more than 500 days combined.

Rush, whose real name is William Arturo Muñoz González, is excited to share the books with his son. “My son already wants to follow in my footsteps and become our family’s first third-generation luchador. He is very excited to read about the monster hunting adventures my brothers and I will go on. But, he knows that we take his education very seriously. My wife and I think that the way the books will feature side-by-side Spanish and English will be a great way for him to be learning in two languages at the same time, maybe without even realizing it.”

Dragon Lee and Rush's brother, currently known in the lucha world as Dralistico, has been a major star in Mexico’s CMLL promotion for the last nine years and made his Lucha Libre AAA debut this past Saturday night, forming the team of “Los Hermanos Lee” with his younger brother.

Masked Republic founder and CEO Ruben Zamora said of the deal, “Growing up, luchadores were my superheroes. We look forward to teaming with Future House to bring an exciting new story world to middle grade readers which will help add to the still underrepresented number of hispanic children’s titles and retain a truly universal appeal.”

The trilogy will be available in print wherever books are sold, including Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and indie bookstores, as well as on all major ebook platforms. The first novel is expected to release in 2023.

About Future House Publishing:
With roots in cinematic storytelling, Future House publishes adult science fiction and fantasy novels, as well as middle grade adventure books that embrace community, liberty, and family. Our books are a unique blend of original and licensed properties, including page-turning stories set in worlds first born in film, tabletop games, and more. Future House Publishing is an imprint of Familius. Our books are represented for TV & Film Development by Kaplan Stahler Agency and are distributed by Workman in partnership with Hachette. Foreign Rights are represented by DropCap Rights Agency.

About Masked Republic :
Masked Republic, a privately held company, is the first integrated live event, merchandising and media organization uniquely centered in the emerging growth market of lucha libre and dedicated to expanding the sport, deemed an integral part of Mexican culture, beyond the borders of Mexico. The company’s core lines of business include representation of dozens of the biggest stars in the industry, worldwide merchandising through the company’s Legends of Lucha Libre brand, live event production and creation, management, production and distribution of content across multiple platforms including television, home entertainment, pay-per-view digital media and film. The company is headquartered in San Diego, CA with offices in San Francisco, Las Vegas, Mexico City and London. For more information, visit MaskedRepublic.com and follow @MaskedRepublic across social media.

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