Here's your fight-size update for the evening of December 2, 2020:
- Darby Allin, the current AEW TNT Champion spoke to Sports Illustrated about how he is still adjusting to life as a celebrity and how much of a far cry it is from his upbringing.
“I still can’t believe it,” Allin says. “In the eighth grade, I’m the guy who had no real friends. I was such a loner. During school break I would do these weird challenges with myself, like sitting in a walk-in closet and be in complete isolation. Now, to have all these people be huge fans and supporters, it’s insane. I never thought that was going to happen.”
- Griff Garrison, a regular on AEW Dark recently spoke to Alicia Atout and called this year a blessing in disguise.
"When I got there, I was just so shocked because everybody is just so nice to each other and everybody there is so welcoming. For guys like Jericho and Tony [to] take time out of their day to kind of like come up to me and say, 'hey, how are you? What's up?' It meant a lot to me. So that, like AEW, like the last three or four months that I've been there, it's just been a life changing experience and it's like a really great one."
- WWE stock closed at $44.48 per share when the stock market closed at 4 p.m.
- WWE released the following announcing that they have hit another digital milestone as they have reached 70 million subscribers on their official YouTube channel:
WWE surpasses 70 Million YouTube subscribers
WWE’s official YouTube channel surpassed the 70 million subscriber milestone, further solidifying itself as one of the world’s top channels on the site. With more than 70 million total subscribers, WWE ranks as the No. 1 Sports channel on YouTube, ahead of the NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, ESPN and NASCAR.
To date, only five other channels have crossed this milestone, and WWE’s YouTube channel is also the fifth most-viewed channel in the world with over 52 billion video views!
The channel combines premiere in-ring action highlights from Raw, SmackDown, NXT, NXT UK, 205 Live and monthly pay-per-views, incredible access with exclusive interviews, the latest news from WWE Now and live event coverage with WWE Kickoffs, Watch Alongs and WWE’s new Wednesday morning show WWE's The Bump.
- The most recent WWE performance center class of recruits included Zachary Wentz and dezmond Xavier of The Rascalz. Kimber Lee, the wife of Zachary Wentz, reacted to his WWE signing via social media.
- UWN Primetime Live will be taking a break and return in 2021.
“We will be back with more action!”— United Wrestling Network (@unitedwrestling) December 2, 2020
As @CWFHMarquez just announced, we will be taking a break for the holidays, as cases of COVID-19 continue to increase across the country. But #PrimeTimeLive will return in 2021! pic.twitter.com/8pwFcXq6KP
- Our premium service, Fightful Select, reported details of another top NXT Superstar testing positive for COVID-19. Subscribe to Fightful Select, for podcasts, exclusive and early news, and much more.
- KENTA out here with the tease about Wednesdays, given that he is holding the IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Right To Challenge briefcase for Jon Moxley's title that he holds for NJPW. Moxley will also defend the AEW World Title tonight against Kenny Omega on AEW Dynamite.Tony Khan recently denied that Jon Moxley would be working Wrestle Kingdom 15. Learn more at this link.
What’s gonna happen on Wednesday.— KENTA aka Lil’K (@KENTAG2S) December 2, 2020
- A GoFundMe has been set up for Jimmy Rave, who unfortunately had to retire due to the amputation of his left arm because of an infection.
- The dominating story of today's news cycle was the unfortunate passing of WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson. Vince McMahon and many others have already reacted to the unfortunate passing and now, other legends are speaking out including Bret Hart and Jake Roberts
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