Here is your fight-size update for Wednesday, April 17, 2021:
- In a preview for the latest episode of Broken Skull Sessions coming to WWE Network with Randy Orton, Randy names some of his biggest dream matches with legendary names in wrestling. Of note, Randy says he would have liked to work with his father, Bob Orton, Jake Roberts, and Roddy Piper. You can see the preview in the video above.
- In an interview with WrestleZone, Britt Baker says that fans will regret it for the rest of their lives if they don't watch the main event match between herself and Thunder Rosa live as it airs tonight.
“Nothing is going to prepare anybody for what they’re going to see tonight because it is lights out, it’s unsanctioned. I want this girl gone, I want her out of here. I’m sick of her tarnishing the AEW women’s division. Because at the end of the day, she’s YouTube riff-raff, so nothing is going to prepare anybody, you could watch all my matches. Watch my match with Nyla,” Baker noted, “sure I got eliminated from the tournament, but it doesn’t matter. I don’t care because tonight is main event Dynamite and I’m gonna show you why I’m the face of the women’s division.
“If you miss this match tonight, if you miss watching this match live tonight,” Baker said, “you will regret it for the rest of your life. If you’re a true wrestling fan, this is a monumental match, you have to watch it.”
- Worlds Collide, starring Jon Moxley, is coming to the Crackle service in the United States. Internationally, it was premiered via FITE. The movie will premiere on April 1.
WORLDS COLLIDE AS MMA ACTION FILM ‘CAGEFIGHTER’ COMES TO CRACKLE AS AVOD EXCLUSIVE STARTING APRIL 1
The action-packed fight movie starring former and current athletes from both MMA and Pro Wrestling joins the free streaming platform’s growing original and exclusive content library
NEW YORK, N.Y., March 17, 2021 – Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, announced today that action film Cagefighter will be exclusively available for free on Crackle beginning Thursday, April 1.
Written and directed by Jesse Quinones (Secret Lives of Cage Fighters, Calloused Hands) the film stars professional MMA fighter Alex Montagnani, former AEW Champion Jon Moxley, former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell, and Gina Gershon (Riverdale, The Little Mermaid). The film was produced by Trilight Entertainment’s Shayne Putzlocher and Jessica Gaube, Anamorphic Media’s Sara Shaak, Jesse Quinones and Lorianne Hall and executively produced by Joe Ferraro, Dave Duckett, Bob Harris, Al Morrison, Craig Lothian, Gary Drummond, Glenn Paradis, Jean Pierre Magro, Pedja Miletic, Arron Briffa and Jay Reso.
Reiss Gibbons (Montagnani) is on the cusp of cementing himself as the greatest to ever step inside the Legends cage. With five title defenses under his belt and the support of coach and mentor Marcus (Liddell), Reiss has it all. But when savvy promoter Max Black (Gershon) pits him against pro wrestling superstar Randy Stone (Moxley) in the company's first ever cross-promotional event, Reiss finds himself in the toughest fight of his life.
“We’re thrilled to add Cagefighter to Crackle’s slate of exclusive programming,” said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. “Stacked with real MMA fighters and professional wrestlers, the film boasts nonstop action that our viewers will love.”
As one of the only AVODs continually adding original and exclusive programming that uplifts, entertains, and inspires audiences, Crackle adds Cagefighter alongside original and AVOD exclusive titles including Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story, After the Murder of Albert Lima, Insomnia, Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story, Robert the Bruce, Anything is Possible: The Serge Ibaka Story, Bucket List, and Going From Broke, which recently commenced production for its second season.
Cagefighter is distributed in the U.S. by Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company and the supplier of exclusive and original content to Crackle Plus.
Crackle Plus linear and VOD networks are available in the U.S. and can be accessed on 29 devices and services including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.
- WWE is taking a look back at the top 10 rivals in the career of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
- Roman Reigns shared this campaign on social media for a struggling single mom
Single mom struggling with health issues and mouths to feed. If you can help, give it a thought. Tough times don’t outlast tough communities. And as we all know, It’s nice to be nice! https://t.co/fD7sewMhe3— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) March 16, 2021
- A 50 greatest WWE women countdown starts next week on Peacock.
- MLW promoter Court Bauer is hinting at better and brighter days for MLW.
- Speaking of MLW, Lio Rush wants to face Chris Bey and Trey Miguel of IMPACT.
- If you missed last night's IMPACT Wrestling, AXS TV is now replaying it on Saturdays at 12 PM.
- Next Tuesday, AXS TV will replay TNA Wrestling No Surrender from 2012.
- Speaking with Sports Illustrated, X-Pac, who is open for an in-ring return, spoke about a potential career for him as a promoter in wrestling.
“I was helping promote shows when I was 18 and working for Eddie Sharkey,” Waltman says. “I even did grassroots promotional work with Malenko before that. I’ve done almost every job in wrestling, so that would be amazing.”
- Speaking with WrestlingInc, Effy recalled booking Cassandro for the first Big Gay Brunch.
“This is the real tea. Right when Cassandro got to the venue, walks out to me and he goes, ‘Why did they all walk past me and didn’t invite me in their car?’ And I was like, ‘What do you mean?’ She’s like, ‘I was at the hotel waiting, and they walked past me. And they didn’t invite me in their car.’ And I was like, ‘Well, we got you the Uber right?’ And she was like, ‘It was so weird.’ Well, I talked to one of the people that had passed earlier, and they’re like, ‘We were so nervous. We wanted to talk to Cassandro,’ and after that, I was like, ‘Oh my God, they were so nervous.’ And he was like, ‘No, never nervous. You come talk to me. You come tell me what you need.’ From that moment, I was like, okay, they just wanted it to be easy. They wanted this to be done but [everything] was so professional the whole time. It’s easy. I wish everybody was that easy to work with.”
- Today, WWE stock closed at $56.57 per share. This was a decline of about 2%.
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