Here is your fight-size update for Thursday, February 25:
- At 278 days, Hikaru Shida is now the longest-reigning champion in AEW history
- On today's NXT UK, Bailey Matthews debuted. Bailey Matthews is the son of William Regal. He came up short in a match with Tyler Bate.
- Additionally, Xia Brookside now has Nina Samuels as her assistant.
"My transition from MMA to wrestling, my physical transition was easy. I was fighting, suplexing, kicking… that part was pretty easy. The hardest part for me was working in front of a live crowd, entertaining people, and connecting with people. In MMA I don’t have to connect with anybody, I just have to punch people in the face and stay focused on the match while here not only I have to stay focused on the match but I have to be focused on entertaining people and connecting with them and making them feel something.
"The transition was pretty smooth as I was always a fan of pro wrestling and this is something I loved and something I always wanted to do, when I saw the opportunity I took it."
- Major League Wrestling has once again confirmed that Jacob Fatu will defend his World Heavyweight Championship against Jordan Oliver this upcoming Wednesday.
- Thea Trinidad, formerly Zelina Vega, has shown off a new look on social media.
Good morning gamers --— -------- ---------------- (@TheaTrinidad) February 24, 2021
New hurrr right thurrrrr. pic.twitter.com/s580N4D666
- The second episode of Young Rock on NBC brought in 3.483 million viewers down from last week's episode which brought in over 5 million viewers.
- Batista is announced for the new Netflix movie, Army of the Dead. You can check out the trailer below.
“My dad wasn’t a big sports fan, but he loved wrestling, so we kind of grew up with that as our sport,” Cena says. “Some families, it’s all about playing catch with your dad. We didn’t do that. We watched World Class Championship, we watched the NWA, WWF, GLOW, AWA—you name it, we watched it.
“My brothers and I had wrestling leagues in our basement, and that was the one time we were really allowed to beat the tar out of each other. Me and my brothers, we loved watching with our dad so much. There are pictures of me with old championship belts that I would make, and my father’s passion was something we all enjoyed.”
- Tommy Dreamer is not a fan of the latest paid ad by Tony Khan.
Promo lesson 101 build the person you are talking about UP if you win or lose you have beaten or lost to someone special— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) February 24, 2021
When more than half your staff worked @IMPACTWRESTLING don't shit on the place that helped them because ur basically shitting on yourself #fact#IMPACTonAXSTV https://t.co/3S1rNuzKS1
- Now that the TNA Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship is reinstated, Matt Cardona has two World Championships to potentially capture.
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