Here is your fight size update for Wednesday, August 4, 2021:
- Tamyra Mensah-Stock, the first black woman to ever win gold in the Olympics for wrestling, has a desire to transition into WWE. You can hear her comments below:
WWE - SummerSlam
Roman Reigns (c) vs John Cena
Roman Reigns -500 (1/5)
John Cena +300 (3/1)
Nikki A.S.H. (c) vs Rhea Ripley vs Charlotte Flair
Nikki A.S.H. -125 (4/5)
Charlotte Flair +150 (3/2)
Rhea Ripley +250 (5/2)
- On last night's NXT, Bronson Rechsteiner, son of Rick Steiner, was the person who was choked out by Samoa Joe.
- Speaking with News Channel 8 in Tampa, Florida, Natalya explains why this Friday's episode of SmackDown will be so special for the company even though they spent the majority of the last year-and-a-half in Florida.
“We made it work because WWE does whatever it takes to keep everybody entertained… but to have our WWE universe back it is everything to us. They’re such a big part of our storytelling, such a big part of our show, they bring so much energy to every event and they’re really the heartbeat of WWE,” Natalya said.
- Similarly, Damian Priest spoke to the Orlando Sentinel about his rivalry with Sheamus and WWE performing in front of an actual crowd in Florida.
“We’ve been performing here in Orlando for nobody for so long,” Priest said. “We were so close, but nobody could see us. Now, it’s a whole new ballgame. The fans should be extra-rowdy and we’re ready to rock and roll.”
- MLW has signed a deal for a new weekly series that will see the Azteca Underground gets its own series, tentatively titled MLW Azteca, Per WrestlingInc.
- There is a new InDex shirt on WWE Shop. It was actually designed by Dexter Lumis himself.
- Apple Original Films is closing on the worldwide rights of Argyll, a film that is set to feature Henry Cavill, Bryan Cranston, Dua Lipa, Samuel L Jackson, and WWE's own, John Cena. Learn more here.
- Solo Darling is stepping away from wrestling until 2022:
While I am still out on injury, my mental health has taken a toll-so I won’t be returning to wrestling till next year.— ----Solo Dyne Darling ソロダーリン (@SoloDarling) August 4, 2021
I will be working full time: OnlyFans /Patreon, at UPenn completing my degree(Positive Psychology/Neuroscience), working on ASL w dogs, gardening…etc
- Speaking with Sportskeeda, Ricardo Rodriguez reflected on his ladder bump from TLC 2011.
"At the time, it felt okay because of the adrenaline. I didn't feel that [pain] until later on that night when I got to the hotel. I go down, and everything started to hurt." Ricardo Rodriguez said, "If you go back and you watch the video, I missed the first table. I went right into the second table. My knee hit the first table, and that is what hurt the most. For two weeks, I had this big, huge bruise on my knee. And it hurt to walk. Obviously, I didn't want to tell the office. So whenever we did TV again, I would just kind of suck it up, and I wouldn't show anybody that I had this big, massive bruise on my knee."
- 'The Suicide Squad' Cast on the Evil Genius of James Gunn & Whether the "Ayer's Cut" Should Release
- Mia Yim, who has not appeared on WWE programming since the split of RETRIBUTION, has a new hair color.
- WWE issued the following regarding today's Bumpy Awards:
WWE's The Bumpy People's Choice Awards have made their triumphant return, and without further ado, check out the full list of winners representing the very best of the first half of 2021!
Tag Team of the Half-Year
- Natalya & Tamina
- AJ Styles & Omos
- Rey & Dominik Mysterio (WINNERS)
- The Way - Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell
Rivalry of the Half-Year
- Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Lashley
- Kyle O’Reilly vs. Adam Cole (WINNERS)
- Bad Bunny vs. The Miz
- Bianca Belair vs. Bayley
- Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins
Moment of the Half-Year
- Bianca Belair's Road to WrestleMania
- Bad Bunny at WrestleMania (WINNER)
- Rey & Dominik Mysterio win the SmackDown Tag Team Titles
- The Breakup of The Undisputed ERA
- Bobby Lashley wins the WWE Title
Match of the Half-Year
- Bianca Belair vs. Sasha Banks at WrestleMania 37 (WINNER)
- Roman Reigns vs. Edge vs. Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 37
- MSK vs Grizzled Young Veterans at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day
- Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus at WWE Fastlane
- Bianca Belair vs. Bayley at WWE Hell in a Cell
Superstar of the Half-Year
- Roman Reigns (WINNER)
- Bianca Belair
- Bobby Lashley
- Raquel Gonzalez
A veteran of WWE's The Bump, Drew McIntyre was presented with The Bumpies' prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
Additionally, referee John Cone presented some other award winners throughout The Bumpies to create a list that doesn't include him, and he was not happy about it. Nonetheless, here are some more award winners for the half-year:
GIFable Moment of the Half-Year: Ricochet and John Morrison
Social Moment of the Half-Year: Sami Zayn
Best Dressed of the Half-Year: Sonya Deville and Seth Rollins
UpUpDownDown Gamer of the Half-Year: Tyler Breeze
WrestleMania Rain Delay MVPs: Samoa Joe, Kayla Braxton, Kevin Patrick and Sarah Schreiber
Return of the Half-Year: Kayla Braxton to the WWE's The Bump studio
Social Superstar of the Half-Year: Bayley
Referee of the Half-Year: Charles Robinson
- Today, WWE stock closed at $48.59 per share.
- The former Tom Phillips is starting a podcast about Penn State University and Big Ten football podcast with a former XFL quarterback, Matt McGloin. Paydirt starts Monday, August 9.
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