Here's your fight size update for Tuesday, April 6, 2021:
- On the latest episode of her podcast, Oral Sessions, Renee Paquette admitted that she is experiencing a slight case of FOMO now that she is not with WWE and missing out on this year's WrestleMania.
“I'm not going to lie, I have a touch of FOMO. I'm sad that I don't get to be at WrestleMania this year. It was my choice, my decision. I flew the coop. Yeah, it feels weird not being there. Like, not having that amp up to WrestleMania. Getting your outfits ready, just the hype behind all the matches, and all the shit that comes with WrestleMania week. It's our Super Bowl, you know? It's the thing you look forward to in WWE. The fact that fans are going to be back in the stadium, honestly, that's the thing I'm really looking forward to just for all of the wrestlers to have that energy to feed off of and for people that have not had their big moment or they did have their big moment last year but to nobody, to absolutely nobody. This year, we get to revisit that and do it big. As you know WWE is going to do, you know they're going to blow it out of the water on Saturday and Sunday.”
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- Speaking on El Universo, Raquel Gonzalez provided final hype for her NXT Women's Championship match tomorrow night. (Translation courtesy of Luis Pulido)
"It has been my time. It's something very important that during tomorrow's match I can take advantage of every chance she gives me. Every chance I get to win the match, I will take it. I know the whole world still only believes that I am Dakota Kai's partner, but if you did not learn from WarGames and my matches against Rhea Ripley, you will see tomorrow and I will show just who Raquel Gonzales is."
- Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Drew McIntyre and Sheamus opened up about Davey Boy Smith, The British Bulldog, finally taking his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame.
“When WWE came to Dublin, I was so excited to see the British Bulldog,” Sheamus says. “We didn’t get Hogan or the Warrior, but we got the Bulldog. He was in the main event against Ted DiBiase, and I remember thinking that match was incredible.”
“I was always a Bret Hart fan, so I loved when they were together in the Hart Foundation,” Sheamus says. “He showed an entirely different side to his work when he teamed with Owen, too. Technically sound, he was a joy to work and he showed it wasn’t just American wrestlers that could do this.”
Drew McIntyre added, “The Bulldog was ahead of his time, extremely athletic, and he looked like a superhero. My favorite was Bret Hart, who was always intertwined with him, especially in the Hart Foundation. He brought so much joy to wrestling. Plus, when I was younger, hearing the Bulldog come out to ‘Rule Britannia,’ he made me believe that it was a wrestling song. I remember thinking, ‘Man, the Bulldog is popular; they play his song in church and at public places.’ As a kid, I couldn’t get over that.”
- Speaking with Sporting News, Bronson Reed named some of his favorite opponents so far in NXT.
“That’s a tough one - I’ve been able to wrestle against a lot of great wrestlers since moving here to NXT," he said. "I was a big fan of wrestling Damian Priest, who is now on Raw and doing great things. I probably would say he was one of my favorite opponents. "Roderick Strong as well – he is someone when you step in the ring with him, he challenges you every step of the way. You know you’re in a fight when you’re in there with Roderick Strong."
- AJ Kirsch has revealed that his first guest on his podcast, Tough Talk will be the former Marty ‘The Moth’ Martinez from Lucha Underground.
- Titus O'Neil, a champion in the Tampa Bay Community, was recently interviewed by a 14-year-old. You can check out that interview at this link.
- Allie Kat recently spoke to WrestleZone about her Collective event, ‘Ladies Night Out’.
“This is my second time doing it. I talked to all of the girls and booked all of the matches. We have a graphics guy, but when I did it the first time it was for [GCW’s 24-hour fundraising stream in January] Fight Forever. That was with donations but now fans are involved, ticket sales are involved, so now I feel like it’s very stressful and I want my show to do very well. I want to continue doing this and prove that women can run shows,” Allie explained, “women’s wrestling draws and it’s good. So I’m excited to do my show and then go to another all-women’s show [Ladies Night Out] later that night.”
- Eli Isom joins the #ChooseYourHonor exclusive Facebook group for a live Q&A tonight at 8 PM ET.
- Ricochet recently posted congratulations to his old rival Will Ospreay on Twitter. Ospreay, of course, just won the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship from Kota Ibushi.
Major shout out to the homie @WillOspreay. Changing the game. Keep pushing Willie boy! ...Dive— Pretty Ricky (@KingRicochet) April 6, 2021
- Today, WWE stock closed at $56.05 per share. This is an increase of 1.01%
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