Here is your Fight Size update for the evening of September 19.
- Mia Yim took to social media to say that she is not injured. Yim hasn't competed on television since December when she wrestled Nikki Cross (Nikki ASH) on WWE Main Event. Yim was reportedly set to appear on WWE SmackDown in May, but the segment never happened due to time.
I’m not injured.— The HBIC (@MiaYim) September 19, 2021
- According to WrestleTix, AEW is currently outselling WWE for their respective UBS Arena debuts. WWE has sold 2,365 of 7,398 available tickets (32%) for Monday Night Raw on November 29. AEW has sold 6,167 of the 8,851 tickets (70%) for AEW Dynamite and Rampage tapings on December 8.
- Former GCW World Champion Matt Cardona says he's retired from deathmatch wrestling.
I have retired from Death Match Wrestling https://t.co/gCcgxNEf2D— Matt Cardona (@TheMattCardona) September 19, 2021
- The new trial date between tattoo artist Catherine Alexander and WWE over the use of Randy Orton's tattoos in WWE 2K has been set for January 31, 2022. You can learn more by clicking here.
- ComicBook released their interview with Dark Side of the Ring creators Evan Husney and Jason Eisener. Here's what they said about the "Plane Ride From Hell" episode before it aired:
"Since the beginning of the show, it's been any time we've interfaced with friends, family, or fans, it's always been when are doing the Plane Ride From Hell? It's always been at the forefront of an episode suggestion and truth be told, I think that the knowledge of what's out there about the events that took place on that ill-fated flight is I think for us always been us trying to wrap our heads around how it could be an episode," Husney said. "Where's the human angle? Where's that quality that's going to transcend it beyond just a party gone crazy in the sky?
"And so, we always put it off, but the demand was so overwhelming for it, but once we started to dig into researching it and talking to some people who were on the flight, man, it was really eyeopening," he continued. "And that story, that real Dark Side of the Ring human story really did start to emerge from it. And I do think that for us, I think, yeah. It really surprised us in terms of how well it sort of came together as a story. But I think it's definitely going to be a conversation, water cooler moment in the wrestling sphere when this thing drops next week."
- GCW announced Jacob Fatu & Juicy Finau vs. Chris Dickinson & Starboy Charlie for War Ready on October 23.
- Francine spoke to Wrestling Shoot Interviews about the passing of Daffney.
On her friendship with Daffney: “We became best friends for the last 20 years. Extremely close. I met her for the first time… I wanna say maybe 2001-2002, something like that. I met her down at Dusty Rhodes’ Turnbuckle [Championship Wrestling]. They were having a show and she was so cute. She came up to me and she. The [Wayne’s World] “we’re not worthy” [bow], she started doing that and I was just staring at this girl and I’m thinking, ‘what are you doing?!’ She just told me how big of a fan she was and she loved my character and she loved ECW and she watched me to learn how to do promos and she was so complementary. And she was going on and on and I remember us taking a picture together which I posted last week when she had passed away.
“We might have exchanged emails but we didn’t keep in touch until after when we were both in TNA together. We did the first TNA pay-per-view and we did the – it was supposed to be a ten-woman lingerie battle royal but there were only nine of us, I don’t know what happened to the tenth girl; she disappeared! But her and I were in that together and we just started talking and became super, super tight, and over the years we’ve travelled the roads together, I mean she’s stayed at my house several times, she knows my kids, my husband, she was at my wedding, very close friends… devastated. My only comfort right now is knowing she’s at peace because she has been struggling with [depression] for so long and I know that she’s at peace now.
Francine on Daffney’s passing: “They say September is Suicide Prevention Month but it should be every single day. People struggle every single day with this. I have two young kids and I’m terrified; I don’t want them to feel like Shannon felt. So I try to be here for them, both me and my husband, we’re very hands on with our children. I’m always like, ‘is something bothering you, please tell me’ because it does start at a young age and it’s very sad what these kids have to go through these days. Like I said, Shannon struggled for years and years and years and I can’t tell you how many times I sat on the phone whether it was just a regular telephone call or a video call like this and just watched her cry for hours and hours and, you know, I just wish I could have been there for her that day. And I did [call her] earlier in the day but she didn’t pick up the phone.”
- Matt Hardy got his troll on.
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