Here is your fight- size update for Monday, March 29, 2021:
- During an interview with Metro in the UK, Mustafa Ali talked about WWE trusting him on the microphone and allowing him to address issues of social justice during his time with RETRIBUTION.
"I still can’t believe I got away with saying it. But, one of the first RETRIBUTION promos I ever said, one of the lines was, 'This company couldn’t figure out how to make a buck off of someone named Mustafa Ali.' The weight of that line is a lot. It kinda got glossed over in the grand scheme of things ’cause we’re talking about so much. But, if you really go back and watch all the promos and what I said, how I explained the names and the masks – that was me just feeling in the blanks. Anytime I have an opportunity to shed light on real-life issues, I’m gonna do it.
"I am very fortunate. I have a pretty good relationship with the creative writing team and with Vince himself as far as when it comes to what I wanna say. ‘I believe a lot of that’s trust, because some of the things I bring up are controversial and there’s ways to say it. So, talking blatantly about racial discrimination probably won’t be approved."
"I barely knew Randy because I was about to leave when he came in, and he referenced that at the beginning of the interview. Just the fact that he was willing to do the show because Randy doesn't do a whole lot of interviews, and I think his promos are absolutely incredible right now. He's always been this great worker, and after all these years, I think we're seeing the best Randy Orton we've ever seen.
"Just the fact that he was so open, honest, and candid because he didn't have to be, he shared a lot of stuff with me that I don't know if he shared with a whole lot of people. You sit across from that table from that guy, you realize how charismatic and well-spoken and thoughtful he is. So, that was one of my most fun interviews I've ever done just because of how good he was and just to see how electric he really is when you're sitting there face to face with the guy."
- The Rock has announced a release date for Black Adam. The movie will be in theaters on July 29, 2022.
- The Wipeout revival, which will feature, John Cena will begin on TBS this week.
- Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Rhea Ripley commented on her relationship with Bianca Belair and how she felt about Bianca and herself being the final two combatants of the Royal Rumble.
“That tied together our whole story, going back to our NXT match together in Portland,” Ripley says. “Then Charlotte came in for the WrestleMania match, and she knocked us both down. We never overcame Charlotte, until we both eliminated her in the Royal Rumble. That was a great moment, and then it came down to me and Bianca in the end.
“Man, that was incredible,” Ripley says. “As it was happening, I could feel it. I knew it was going to be a fight. If you watch, I was so frustrated on the outside, but on the inside, I was so happy for Bianca.
- Learn everything you need to know about Monday night Raw at this link.
- Today, WWE stock closed at $56.09
- Check out this week's WWE Network schedule of new content, highlighted by a documentary on the Edge vs. Mick Foley match from WrestleMania 22 in 2006.
Monday, March 29
Raw Talk** – 11 p.m. ET
Tuesday, March 30
The Best of WWE: Best of Bobby Lashley
Wednesday, March 31
Monday Night Raw (3/1/21)**
WWE’s The Bump: Carmella** – 10 a.m. ET
Thursday, April 1
This Week in WWE
WWE NXT (3/31/21)
Friday, April 2
WWE The Day Of: Fastlane 2021**
205 Live – 10 p.m. ET
Saturday, April 3
WWE Main Event (3/18/21)
wXw We Love Wrestling #5
ICW Fight Club 166
Sunday, April 4
Friday Night SmackDown (3/5/21)**
WWE Untold: Foley vs. Edge: WrestleMania 22
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