Here is your fight size update for Thursday, May 20, 2021:
“You're exactly right and there's a lot of work. Right now, while everyone would still have to be socially distant to be comfortable, it's a lot of work for a lot less money. So I don't know that it's as viable right now. I would rule out Starrcast under any circumstance this year, but I do have hope that we would be able to do at least one more. I do know that AEW is doing their own sort of Fan Fest to Double or Nothing down in Daily’s Place in Jacksonville on Saturday. So that'll be fun. But it won't be Starrcast. I'm not anti doing it. I just don't feel like we have enough information or the people are all the way comfortable yet. So I'm not in a rush to do it. But when we do it, I have already been in loose conversation with people even back before COVID of where they said, ‘Hey, I know I didn't do Starrcast before but I'd really like to do the next one.’ So I've got some soft commitments from some big names in the industry, who would really like to just do something different and do something special and I think by the time we bring it back around, people are going to be excited.”
(Should you use any portion of the quotes above, transcription credit should go to Fightful with a h/t linking back to this article.)
“I was a kid, about 15 years old, and I remember seeing Shawn Michaels earlier on the day of WrestleMania 12,” Kidd recalled. “Diana Hart was asking if [Shawn] was excited for the match. And I remember him saying he was really nervous. “I’d had my first match the summer before, and I am a 15-year-old kid, and I remember being insanely nervous. I remember sitting there and hearing those words come out of Shawn Michaels’ mouth in 1996 and I was like, ‘Shawn Michaels is nervous? No way! I thought I was just nervous!’ [Michaels] did say to [Diana] later that he was nervous about entertaining the crowd for that amount of time. So, it was kind of an interesting thing to see Shawn Michaels say that.”
- WWE wins Best Global Brand at PRWeek Awards:
This honor is PRWeek’s most highly-coveted category and recognizes WWE’s PR efforts and brand strength over the past year.
WWE's win was due to its massive global reach that includes availability in 900 million households around the world, having broadcasts available in 28 languages, and its ability to trend 52 weeks of the year and constantly engage the WWE Universe.
According to a PRWeek Global Awards judge, “WWE’s ability to transcend borders and reach a huge, diverse fanbase - as well as influencers who are prepared to publicly engage with the brand - is impressive. It’s hard to argue with the passion fans have for WWE and its work.”
- WWE Fight Like A Girl is now available on Roku.
- Check out the preview for this week's WWE content on A&E:
This Sunday, May 23, Biography on A&E is all new with “Biography: Ultimate Warrior.” In this week’s sneak peek, Warrior’s family invites viewers to get to know the man behind one of the most iconic WWE characters of all-time. “Biography: Ultimate Warrior” premieres Sunday, May 23 at 8pm ET/PT.
Preview Clip: youtube.com/watch?v=9vuxTTkcJlw
Following, “WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures” will air an enhanced repeat of the episode featuring The Undertaker and Kane which will include new, never-before-seen moments. New episodes of “WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures” will be back Sunday, May 30 at 10pm ET/PT featuring Jake “The Snake” Roberts.
About “Biography: Ultimate Warrior”
Directed by Daniel Amigone (“24/7 Red Wings: Maple Leafs - Road to the Winter Classic,” “Chain of Command,” “The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth”) and Executive Produced by Jake Rogal and Jason Hehir (“The Last Dance,” “Andre The Giant”), this film shares the story of Ultimate Warrior, a WWE Hall of Famer who inspired an entire generation of fans living by his mantra of “always believe.” With his colorful face paint and equally colorful interviews, Ultimate Warrior is perhaps best remembered for defeating Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI to become both the WWE Champion and the Intercontinental Champion.
About “WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures”
“WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures” takes viewers on a journey to find some of WWE’s most iconic, lost memorabilia. In each of the nine episodes, WWE’s Stephanie McMahon and Paul “Triple H” Levesque lead a team of collectors, WWE Superstars and Legends as they investigate, negotiate, bid and travel across the country to hunt down and reclaim some of the most elusive WWE collectibles. Throughout history, WWE’s action-packed storylines have spawned iconic, one-of-a-kind memorabilia, most of which have gone missing. Superstar in training, AJ Francis will head out on the road alongside some of the most famous WWE Legends of all time including The Undertaker, Ric Flair, Charlotte Flair, Mick Foley, Kane, Big Show, Mark Henry, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Booker T, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Sgt. Slaughter. The series will unearth these rare items in the hopes of preserving and sharing the legacy behind the memorable moments in WWE history.
- Shawn Michaels praised this week's NXT UK main event.
- Today, WWE stock closed at $54.63 per share. That was an increase of nearly $2.
- Make sure you are subscribed to Fightful Select. A subscription grants you early access to interviews, Q&A opportunities, early looks at breaking news, and more. Also, make sure to check us out on YouTube and Twitch.