Here's your fight size update for Friday, June 11, 2021:
- According to a report in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Kenny Omega is banged up. The current AEW, IMPACT, and TNA Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion is reportedly dealing with end hand injury after slicing open his hand when he hit PAC with the AEW World Championship belt at Double or Nothing.
In addition to that, he is dealing with typical wear and tear on his knees, a stomach virus, a bruise near his tailbone, and an athletic hernia. Omega is not expected to miss any time and will be defending two of his championships this calendar month. The first defense will be tomorrow night against Moose at IMPACT Against All Odds.
- In another update to the report about Braun Strowman’s independent booking fee, Mike Johnson of PWInsider is standing by his initial report stating that Strowman's manager Nick Antocelli has quoted up to $25,000 for a three hour appearance to multiple promoters that have reached out with their interest in Strowman appearing for them. Additionally, Antocelli asking for first class airfare, two nights of hotel plus all meals and ground transportation covered.
- WWE wrestlers are back on cameo for a limited time:
WWE Superstars are back on @bookcameo! For a limited time surrounding WWE Hell in a Cell, you can request your favorite WWE Superstars like @ShawnMichaels, @MsCharlotteWWE, @fightbobby, @BiancaBelairWWE, and more! #ad https://t.co/AlXGAe200X pic.twitter.com/QbN2HGFFAJ— WWE (@WWE) June 11, 2021
- In an UpUpDownDown update, the LeftRightLeftRight Championship will be decided in an upcoming Tournament of the Nintendo 64 classic WWF No Mercy.
ICYMI... We're having a NO MERCY tournament for the #LRLRTitle!!! Watch @AustinCreedWins give his full State of the Channel Address now!!— UpUpDownDown (@UpUpDwnDwn) June 11, 2021
And stay tuned to #UUDD Socials! More info on the #NoMercyLRLR tournament is coming soon! pic.twitter.com/drX7e1Zd5c
- WWE has announced this Sunday's content leading up to NXT TakeOver: In Your House:
WWE has you covered with a full slate of programming Sunday to get you ready for NXT TakeOver: In Your House!
Kick off the day with the first edition of Ever-Rise Live Radio as Chase Parker and Matt Martel give the NXT Universe a taste on Twitter Spaces. Then, it's a special live edition of What's NeXT as Triple H, Johnny Gargano and Legado del Fantasma join McKenzie Mitchell and Alicia Taylor! Be sure to tune in as The Game breaks down a must-see night of action on the black-and-gold brand, while Johnny Gargano will look ahead to his massive Fatal 5-Way NXT Title Match and Santos Escobar and company preview their chance to take home the NXT North American and Tag Team titles.
Afterward, stream some of the best matches in NXT history with Best Of WWE: NXT TakeOver, featuring a marathon of classics including Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Io Shirai from last year's In Your House, Riddle vs. Finn Bálor from NXT TakeOver: War Games 2019, Johnny Gargano vs. Tommaso Ciampa from NXT TakeOver: Chicago II and much more.
Need an early evening boost? Grab a cup of coffee with Ever-Rise as Parker and Martel host the NXT TakeOver Pre-Pre-Show on Instagram Live beginning at 6:30 ET.
Then, the NXT TakeOver Pre-Show comes your way at 6:30 ET hosted by Sam Roberts, with co-host Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated and special contributor Arash Markazi, streaming exclusively on Peacock in the U.S. and on WWE Network elsewhere, as well as across WWE social platforms.
And don't miss NXT TakeOver: In Your House at 8 E/5 P, streaming on Peacock in the U.S. and on WWE Network elsewhere as Karrion Kross puts the NXT Title on the line in a treacherous Fatal 5-Way Match, NXT Women's Champion Raquel Gonzalez defends against Ember Moon and much more.
SUNDAY PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE (all times ET)
11 am: Ever-Rise Live Radio on Twitter Spaces
12 pm: What's NeXT Live with Triple H, Johnny Gargano and Legado del Fantasma
1 pm: Best of NXT TakeOver
6:30 pm: Ever-Rise's Pre-Pre-Show on Instagram Live
7:30 pm: NXT TakeOver: In Your House Pre-Show
8 pm: NXT TakeOver: In Your House
- According to a report from Dave Meltzer, Bad Bunny has a role in the upcoming film about Cassandro El Exotico.
- Mike Johnson reports that Bill Eadie better known as Ax of Demolition or the Masked Superstar has been undergoing some heart issues. Fightful wishes him a speedy recovery.
- According to a report in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Rey Fenix will be out of action due to injury for at least another month.
- On the most recent edition of Wrestling with History, Bill Apter and Ken Resnick told stories about working with a young Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty. Here is what Apter had to say about Jose Lothario’s influence on Shawn Michaels.
“Jose Lothario was a wonderful taskmaster over his students,” Apter said. “He taught Shawn not just how to fine-tune his ringwork, but the psychology and how to handle himself as a person. It didn’t kick in immediately, but Shawn always had that respect of Jose Lothario in his brain. Shawn was also very dedicated to his parents. He was a kid that his parents absolutely adored, and he tried to make them happy… I think Shawn kept the values of his trainer and his family and that’s what was a large separation from the party Shawn and the Shawn that we all came to love as an athlete and a performer.”
- WWE wins pair of prestigious Cablefax FAXIES Awards
- Check out everything you need to know before SmackDown here.
- Triple H is shouting out one of the unsung heroes of WWE.
One of the unsung heroes of @WWE sent me this photo from South Africa in 1996. Davey Coates helps manage our global tours and was absolutely vital in keeping @NXTUK running through the pandemic. 25+ years of hard work, miles traveled and great friendship. To 25 more!!! #ThankYou pic.twitter.com/A5LXYFkFTh— Triple H (@TripleH) June 11, 2021
- Today, WWE stock closed at $62.49 per share.
- Dropkick Depression is partnering up with RAINN:
@OperationDD x @RAINN— Director of Anarchy (@TerraCalaway) June 11, 2021
A sexual misconduct and assault education, awareness, and support training program specifically catered to and for the professional wrestling community has officially started development.
Full details: https://t.co/T72vJ9OEHl
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- Check out this week's episode of Off Her Chops. This week, The former IIconics open up about their history of struggling with eating disorders: