Here is your fight-size update for Monday, February 15, 2021:
In an interview with TV Insider, Bobby Lashley proclaimed he would like to see Keith Lee in The Hurt Business proclaiming him to be one of WWE's breakout stars.
“Now that you say that, I kind of do. When I first came in, I was a major player. Then I hovered. At certain times I faced John Cena, Booker T., and JBL [John Bradshaw Layfield], but I never broke through to get that world title. Keith has earned respect from a lot of people. He has been going out there and doing everything he has to do. I think he’s the kind of person who might need a little Hurt Business in his life to take him to that next level. He is ready to breakout, as are others,” said Lashley.
- According to a report by Mike Johnson, if travel restrictions loosen up, Lio Rush will hopefully be going to Mexico to defend the AAA Cruiserweight Championship and Major League Wrestling Middleweight Championship. Rush unified the titles in a match against Laredo Kid on February 10. Major League Wrestling is reportedly very happy with the coverage that the title change received in Mexico.
- Per PWInsider, Depositions are ongoing in regard to the criminal case against WWE star Sonya Deville's alleged stalker Phillip A. Thomas. Mandy Rose, who was with Sonya DeVille at the time of the break-in, was deposed on February 3. Deville gave a deposition before the court via Zoom on 2/13. Also, a number of police officers who responded to Deville's 911 call are slated to be deposed on Thursday, February 18.
- Lex Luger has been announced as the fourth official guest for Wrestlecon in Tampa, Florida this April. Previously announced are Ted DiBiase, Ron Simmons, and Sgt. Slaughter. Learn more about the convention and all of the protocols around the convention at this link.
- Lee Cole, the older brother of the late Tom Cole, recently was interviewed by Boston Wrestling detailing everything from the 1990s sex scandal to his brother's reaction after Pat Patterson passed in late 2020. Tom Cole sadly committed suicide on February 12.
"My friend, James, he actually created the move and he retired and I was like look, I said I need something that's gonna set me above the rest that is gonna keep people in seats because at that point in time, the women's revolution had not really started… So it was like, I wanna make these people stay in their seats, I want to make them watch what we do because it's not fair to us. So my friend was like I'm going to retire this year, I was like teach me the way (laughs)."
- You can check out the greatest moments of Viscera aka King Mabel’s career, as compiled by WWE, at this link.
- On his most recent podcast, Booker T stated that he would build an organization around AJ Styles.
Appearing on “Hot Ones,” Kevin James, the former star of The King of Queens recollected stories about wrestling Mick Foley in high school.
“I played football, I was the running back on the team. I’d never wrestled before, but they needed another heavyweight to go with Mick. So they brought me over, and we had some battles. I used to throw him around a little more, I think I was in better shape than him. That’s where [Foley’s] mind was developing. I remember him jumping off his roof on cardboard boxes. He was just doing these weird things and he’s the nicest guy ever. He’s incredible, writes children’s books, does so much for charity. Just a great, great guy. But he’s a little off, definitely a little off.”
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