Here is your Fight-Size Update for Saturday, December 19, 2020.
~ There are not many out in the wild, but a rare Dwayne Johnson football card has surfaced, and it sold for a lot of money.
"During the 1994 season, Bumble Bee tuna company produced a set of cards featuring many of Miami’s football players, including Johnson, Ray Lewis, and Warren Sapp. At an auction on Wednesday night, Johnson had one of his ultra-rare cards sell for $13,988 by PWCC Auctions. The card was graded a Gem Mint 10 by PSA."
According to TMZ Sports, the card originates from a 24-sheet that was handed out at the Orange Bowl during a game that season. However, inclement weather on that day meant that many people did not keep the handout. In fact, there are reportedly less than 50 of the Dwayne Johnson cards from that set in existence today.
~ The upcoming John Cena lead HBO Max series, Peacemaker has just added four new cast members.
Per Deadline, James Gunn’s Suicide Squad spinoff has added Chukwudi Iwuji, as Clemson Murn in a series regular role, and three recurring guest stars, those being Lochlyn Munro as Larry Fitzgibbon, Annie Chang as Detective Sophie Song and Christopher Heyerdahl as Captain Locke.
The series is set to be debut on August 6, 2021. The cast already includes Cena, Danielle Brooks, Chris Conrad, Jennifer Holland, Steve Agee and Robert Patrick.
Gunn is writing all eight episodes of Peacemaker and directing many episodes, including the first.
~ GCW might right into some future issues as WWE has applied to trademark "The Collective" for wrestling exhibitions and performances. Joey Janela shared a photo on Twitter poking fun at the situation.
~ AEW's Red Velvet announced that she is now engaged to former WWE and TNA talent Wes Brisco. The announcement, as well as images and video of the special moment, can be seen in the post below.
"Keeping quiet for a couple of weeks has been extremely hard but after having some private family time to cherish the moment, I’m extremely happy to announce that I’m ENGAGED to my best friend, my soulmate, and now my tag partner for life. James Wesley Brisco I love you with all my heart and I can’t wait to enjoy every day with you for the rest of my life. I’m truly a lucky one. Future Mrs. Brisco."
~In an interview with The Walkway to Fight Club podcast, The Young Bucks spoke about their match with FTR and how they were hesitant to put it on before fans were allowed back in attendance. As the pandemic stretched on, they decided to go ahead with it, worrying that fans might not care about it in a year. It was Tony Khan who eventually made the call for it to happen at Full Gear. Here is what Matt Jackson had to say:
“I think people will only remember the match for that, a love letter to tag team wrestling. You know, the build maybe could have gone a little bit longer (as) people said it was a little rushed. But again, I don’t think at the end of the day, nobody’s even gonna think about that. They’re just gonna think about the match. Nick made a great point. Nobody thinks about when Hogan and Rock wrestled (Wrestlemania 18), nobody thinks about the fact there was a diesel involved, and someone got killed. Nobody thinks about that. They think about the match they had. I’m not comparing our match to that match. I’m just saying two different matches, but nobody thinks about the delivery of the match. I think we stuck the landing.“
Sean Ross Sapp has an interview with Matt and Nick Jackson dropping this Monday, exclusively on Fightful.
~ New independent wrestling content is now available on the WWE Network.
-- -- -- -- -- pic.twitter.com/2PrV5eouwN— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) December 19, 2020
~ Sasha Banks shared some photos to her Twitter this morning, saying "All these haters mad because I'm so established."
All these haters mad because I'm so established. pic.twitter.com/0lEzYNMKXa— Mercedes Varnado (@SashaBanksWWE) December 19, 2020
~ Baron Corbin spent his Saturday morning watching Tiger Woods and his son play golf.
~ Tuesday on NWA Shockwave, Thunder Rosa puts the NWA Women's World Championship on the line against Serena Deeb.
~ Kayla Braxton shared "exclusive" audio of Sami Zayn doing his best Tom Cruise style rant on a crew member. Have a listen below.
~ WWE has unveiled the official theme song for tomorrow's TLC event.
~ WWE has shared their Top 10 SmackDown moments of the week.
From @CarmellaWWE's infamous Champagne Toast to @WWERomanReigns' brutal message to @FightOwensFight ahead of #WWETLC, here are this week's Top 10 #SmackDown moments!— WWE (@WWE) December 19, 2020
Presented by @NHTSAgov pic.twitter.com/WB6rpCEAI4
~ NXT has announced a Street Fight for the Tag Team titles will take place this coming Wednesday.
-- STREET FIGHT!!— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) December 19, 2020
The #WWENXT #TagTeamTitles are on the line this Wednesday, as Killian Dain & @WWEMaverick battle @ONEYLORCAN & @strongstylebrit in a #StreetFight!https://t.co/U6yZ4fn6Nu
-- Wednesday 8/7c on @USA_Network
~ R-Truth revealed on The Bump that he will be the host of the 2020 Slammy Awards. The show can be seen this Wednesday on the WWE Network.
~ Last night's episode of Talking Smack is now available to watch on the free version of the WWE Network.
~ After Edge wished a fan on Twitter a happy birthday, he was asked why he doesn't join Cameo. Here was his response:
"The fact that young kids, who weren’t even born when I retired want a birthday shout out from me at this stage in my career makes me happier than the message makes them. I don’t need to charge people to take 2 minutes out of my day. It’s part of the gig. A great part."
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