Here is your fight size update for Friday, April 8, 2022:
- Per Wrestlenomics, Following New Japan Pro-Wrestling on 4/7/22 was watched by 46,000 viewers on average, including 12,000 aged 18 to 49, for a 0.01 P18-49 rating. Compared to last week, New Japan was down 18% in total viewership.
- Talk Is Jericho: Abdullah The Butcher Needs Your Help
-TVInsider: WWE’s Corey Graves on Marrying Carmella Days After ‘WrestleMania’
It’s really fun. There are very few moments nowadays where I can be completely over-the-top and egregious. That’s when I get to have fun. There is so much happening, especially during a three-hour Raw. Every once in a blue moon where she makes her entrance and I get to just be ridiculously over-the-top. It helps that she is a bad guy because nobody wants to hear that. I’m aware of that. To me, it enhances which she is portrayed as the most beautiful woman in all of WWE. To have her significant other in real life screaming at the top of my lungs, I like to think it helps her cause and annoys people at home. All by design.
- Davey Richards reveals staph infection will keep him from this weekend's bookings:
Hey everyone I’m so sorry but I’ll have to pull off my shows this weekend due to a staph infection from the mats.— -- (@RichardsWesley) April 8, 2022
NGW and ASW will still put on awesome shows so get out and support them! Little Clindamycin and I’ll be back! Have a great weekend!
- First-time WWE World Champions at WrestleMania
- Dustin Rhodes loved FTR vs. Young Bucks II:
Last nights tag match between #TopGuys and #YoungBucks was a psychological thriller. The story they told was as close to perfection as I have seen in a long time. It fucking rocked! #Inspiring #Best2TagteamsInTheWorld.— Dustin Rhodes (@dustinrhodes) April 8, 2022
Loved, Loved, Loved that shit. @AEW
-Hiroshi Tanahashi Remembers the Lesson He Learned From the Late Scott Hall (via Sports Illustrated)
“I felt very lonely,” Tanahashi says through a translator. “I wanted to meet and talk again. The match with Mr. Hall had a great influence on my life as a wrestler and my way of thinking about professional wrestling.”
“I really want to start taking more pictures with the wrestlers because in the past I haven’t really. Last week, I took a picture with Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan, so I was very honored that Hulk Hogan had such good things to say about me. [Hogan is] a legend in WWE, such a great role model for all of us, so thank you for the great words, Hulk Hogan.”
- When the market closed today, WWE stock was trading at $61.47 per share
- AEW and KultureCity continue their partnership:
In honor of April being Autism Awareness/ Acceptance Month our partners at @kulturec stopped by Boston to speak with some of our talent as well as make some dream experiences come true for some local families.— AEWCommunity (@AEWCommunity) April 7, 2022
Visit https://t.co/dyDkPz2whT to learn more about our partnership -- pic.twitter.com/h4pKy0yXvb
- Baron Black EXPLAINS Everything You Need To Know About Battle Slam Vendetta & AEW Losing Streak
- Trying NEW Oreos with AEW's Julia Hart Unboxing Puppet Master Replicas
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- Roman Reigns to reveal his next step: WWE Now, April 8, 2022