Here is your fight size update for Saturday, May 29, 2021.
- During AEW's Double or Nothing weekend, -1 was presented with his very own Dark Order Championship by 10.
10 gave -1 a Dark Order Championship pic.twitter.com/JBj4qpoRKP— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) May 29, 2021
- AEW and Jazwares are bringing back Wrestling Buddies. The first four (Kenny Omega, Cody Rhodes, Darby Allin, and Luchasaurus) will be available in the Fall.
- Mick Foley answered questions ahead of his biography special, premiering tomorrow at 8/7c on A&E. In the clip below, he cites his match versus Randy Orton at Backlash 2004 as his favorite match that he's ever been a part of.
- If he wasn't a wrestler, Griff Garrison said he would be a teacher. He has a double major in Education and History. You can watch The Varsity Blonds' full Outside The Ring interview below.
- WWE Network has released its lineup of programming for June. Included is an episode of Stone Cold Steve Austin's Broken Skull Sessions with Mick Foley.
- WWE wished Nia Jax a happy birthday. The former Women's Tag Team Champion turned 37 years old today.
- IMPACT Wrestling wished Josh Alexander a happy birthday. The X Division Champion turned 34 years old today.
- TNT Drama has promised to change their Twitter handle for 24-hours if Britt Baker wins the Women's Championship at AEW Double or Nothing.
If Britt wins, we'll change our twitter name to TNTDMDrama for 24 hours— TNT Drama (@tntdrama) May 29, 2021
- Tony Schiavone praised Tony Khan's promo abilities after the AEW President released a video addressing the rumored WWE/NJPW partnership discussions.
If anyone watches this video and still claims that @TonyKhan can’t do promos, then you know that that person is full of shit. (That was one take btw!) watch #AEWDynamite LIVE on TNT tonight at 10pm ET/9 c, the fans are back here tonight + it’s #DoubleorNothing on ppv this Sunday! https://t.co/Da2FTasovF— Tony Schiavone (@tonyschiavone24) May 29, 2021
- Kurt Angle shared the following Tweet after hearing rumors about John Cena's potential return to WWE. Kurt had his retirement match against Baron Corbin at WrestleMania 35. Cena, of course, had his first-ever match on WWE TV against Kurt Angle in June 2002 when he answered the Olympian's open challenge.
- Dave Meltzer commented on WWE recruitment strategies in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter:
"While there will always be exceptions when it comes to trying out talent. The directive from above has changed, wanting younger and bigger guys again, which was the only doctrine that got changed when they wanted to take the ROH thunder years ago when ROH got hot and was after the great workers who were often smaller, not necessarily old but not young (as defined as the mid-20s or younger)."
h/t to WrestleTalk for the transcription.
- The latest WWE Top 10 takes a look back at this week’s Friday Night SmackDown to revisit the show’s most thrilling, physical and controversial moments. Watch here.
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