Here is your fight size update for Saturday, September 11, 2021.
- Doudrop took to Twitter to announce her marriage and share a few photos from her special day.
- PWInsider is reporting that there was a strict “no visitors” policy at last night's Smackdown.
- Bautista told ComicBook.com in an exclusive interview Wednesday that it’s been “a hell of a journey with a few bumps,” over the past ten years playing Drax in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.
He continued, “So I’m looking forward to this, man. My cast and obviously the director, James Gunn, they’re like family to me. This is kind of where my journey started. It’s come full circle and I’m looking forward to wrapping it up.”
- During last night’s episode Smackdown at Madison Square Garden, fans booed an ad for the ‘revamped’ version of NXT that is set to debut on Tuesday, September 14.
- During an AdFreeShows Q&A, Jonathan Coachman shared who trained him to work in the ring.
"So Vince walked up to me one day at the gym in Stanford, and he was already kind of upset because I was bigger. I'm about six three and a half. I played college basketball. Vince always likes his backstage interviews to be very small so the guys look really big. So after a couple of years, it just didn't work anymore, plus I was starting to create this Coach character. So he said, ‘Hey, listen, we have an idea and we would love for you to become a character. But in order to do that, you have to be willing to get in the ring and be physical.’ So what we did, since I was already on TV, it made no sense to send me to Ohio Valley or take me off the TV, and I had a lot of shows during the weekdays that I had to do back at the studios in Stanford for international purposes. So what we did was I would start going on the road to house shows and I would do the ring announcer. At that point, as a heel, I was starting to get over because it was around 2003 when I came in to surprise everybody at SummerSlam with Eric Bischoff and Shane and Stone Cold.
So I would come to the arena early, and I would train with Chris Benoit and I would train with Steven Regal. Then it became almost like a group effort to try to get me to where I needed to be. Because, for me, I needed to be able to take big spots. I need to be able to take finishers because I was never going to be a guy that wrestled 25 to 30 minute matches. I got to the point I could do 10 to 15. So that's what I would do. I hold a very special place in my heart for Chris Benoit and I know a lot of people don't understand that. Understand that it was because we were together so much. I knew the man and the torment that was going on. What he did was awful, but how he treated me was amazing. All of that happened, and it's a stark reminder on the day that I got married, as a matter of fact. That same weekend. So he was the one who trained me and thank goodness now over the years they've had some research to show that he wasn't in his right mind, But I'm telling you, he was as gentle with me and his time with me as anybody. He was indeed the one that would spend the most time."
- Decay got into a backstage confrontation with Violent by Design during the last episode of IMPACT. Rhino told Crazzy Steve that he would face him anytime, anywhere.
EXCLUSIVE: A FURIOUS Decay had a heated confrontation backstage with Violent By Design. #IMPACTonAXSTV @steveofcrazzy @WeAreRosemary @FearHavok @Rhyno313 @CodyDeaner @TheEricYoung @bigjoedoering @Taurusoriginal pic.twitter.com/QLmZwtT9zX— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) September 11, 2021
- The newest WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week’s Friday Night SmackDown to revisit the show’s most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.