Here's your fight size update for Tuesday, June 8, 2021:
- Madison Square Garden has announced that it will open to full capacity for the first time since the global pandemic. The first event will be a Foo Fighters concert on June 20. Last year, New Japan Pro Wrestling was supposed to host Wrestle Dynasty in that venue.
Foo Fighters will perform at Madison Square Garden on June 20 — the first full-capacity concert in a New York arena since March 2020.— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 8, 2021
Attendees will be required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination. https://t.co/5mzmRsuGvt
- Dave Marquez, former NWA promoter has announced that he is bringing professional wrestling back to Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia, once the home of WCW.
We're pleased to share that we've come to terms with the legendary @CenterStageAtl to shoot our new @unitedwrestling #Peachtreetv series. Date, ticket info and matches will be announced soon! Please share this post to help get the word out! #RT pic.twitter.com/Sd6Hg9zWm4— CWFAtlanta (@WrestleAtlanta) June 8, 2021
- Peacock, the home of WWE Network in the United States of America, has finally come to Samsung Smart TVs:
Peacock, the exclusive home of WWE Network in the United States, has launched on Samsung Smart TVs.
That means members of the WWE Universe in the U.S. can begin streaming their favorite WWE Network shows, from classic pay-per-view events to original series like Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions and WWE Icons, on Samsung Smart TVs.
WWE Network, including all upcoming pay-per-view events, is available on Peacock Premium for $4.99 — a $5.00/month savings. Details available at PeacockTV.com/WWE.
- Today, WWE stock closed at $58.15 per share.
“The Nasty Boys were in London and Saggs or Knobbs let out a big fart in a dressing room or wherever they were at with Randy Savage and Elizabeth. And Randy [Savage] put Elizabeth on an airplane and sent her home. Vince still wanted her back so WWE charted a Concorde to fly her back there. Since that cost like 5 or 10 grand, the Nasty Boys were forced to pay for it themselves. They called it the fart heard around the world.”
- Speaking on Sportskeeda Wrestling’s UnSKripted, the former Sin Cara told Chris Featherstone that Vince McMahon said he was too big to be on 205 Live.
“For me, I wanted to wrestle the ‘top guys’ in a sense, right?” Sin Cara said. “Being able to try and get the IC [Intercontinental] title, the Heavyweight title, and that was what I was looking forward to, but I never got the opportunity. With 205 Live, Vince said I looked too big for 205, so they only left me there for a couple of seconds and then they took me out.”
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- Before tonight's NXT, there was a pull-apart brawl between The Way and Danny Burch and Oney Lorcan: