Here is your fight size update for December 9, 2021:
- Per Ian Rappaport (The New York Post,) WWE SmackDown broadcaster Pat McAfee has signed a deal with Fan Duel for The Pat McAfee Show, worth in the vicinity of $30 million annually. Furthermore, on a four-year deal with an opt-out after three years.
- WWE Superstars are live on G4's Attack of the Show (attack!). Cesaro, The Miz, Xavier Woods, and Shayna Baszler go Around the Net and more.
- Here's the lineup for 205 live:
Sikoa looks to continue dominant stretch when he battles Blade on 205 Live
A must-see episode of 205 Live is set to feature a trio of exciting singles clashes, as Solo Sikoa looks to keep rolling against Malik Blade, fan favorite Amari Miller tangles with the outspoken Lash Legend and Guru Raaj attempts to silence Andre Chase.
Seamlessly bouncing back and forth between NXT 2.0 and 205 Live in recent months, Sikoa boasts a hard-hitting arsenal of powerful strikes and ring-rattling slams leaving a path of destruction in his wake, winning four consecutive bouts against the likes of LA Knight, Grayson Waller, Chase and more.
Blade is still seeking his first win in WWE, though the exciting newcomer has been competitive in the vast majority of his matches and has a chance to make a serious statement against the undefeated Sikoa.
Miller has quickly established herself as a Superstar to watch on the revamped purple brand, and while she has won three of her last four matches, she’ll be going up against a complete unknown in Legend. Legend has yet to make her in-ring debut, but she’s already turning heads with her can’t miss talk show, “Lashing Out with Lash Legend.”
For Chase, victories have been tough to come by, but that hasn’t stopped the brash “professor” from issuing unsolicited teachings to his fellow Superstars on NXT 2.0 and 205 Live. Will he take his next opponent to school, or will Raaj claim a signature win in his first match since July?
Don’t miss a thrilling edition of 205 Live, streaming Friday at 10/9 C on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network elsewhere!
- WWE released the following video tribute to the late Blackjack Lanza:
- Chris Sabin & Mickie James vs. Deonna Purrazzo & Drama King Matt will kick off tonight’s show on AXS TV
- WWE stock closed at 48.71 per share.
- Cora Jade is taking in all the big moments and appreciating the support: What’s NeXT Dec. 9, 2021
- Speaking with Chris Van Vliet, Fred Rosser opened up about coming out to TMZ and his family.
On coming out to his immediate family:
“I came out to them 2 years before I came out publicly to the world. I came out to my immediate family, but I was nervous about my grandfather and what he would think. I said to my mom, because he saw it on the news ‘Mom, what did pop say about it?’ He said ‘I don’t give a damn if he’s green, yellow, brown, blue, that’s my grandson and I love him.’ We don’t talk about it but anytime that I am home, he’ll be like ‘Come on sonny. Let’s hit the town and find some chicks!’ I’m like ‘[sighs] Alright pop, let’s go.’ He knows, but he’s just joking like that.”
On coming out publicly during an interview with TMZ in 2013:
“I tell people all the time that you need that support system, the sky’s the limit. There are many reasons why I wanted to come out publicly. I wanted to bring my boyfriend with me to red carpets at the time, which I did. Also I wanted to bring him backstage to the masculine world of professional wrestling, and I was able to do that. I hear the wrestlers talk about their relationship problems and I can be sassy. I can be like ‘mmm, honey thank goodness I am gay.’ I can just be me, before I wouldn’t be able to do that, I’d be very tough. But now I can just be me, and that is very important to me. When you come out as an athlete you have a duty to instill confidence into our youth and to lead by example. So that’s why I am always representing.”
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- Moustache Mountain to address the fans next week: NXT UK Exclusive, Dec. 9, 2021