Here is your fight size update for Monday, August 2, 2021:
- Following his release on Saturday, July 31, 2021, there is reported concern from the networks regarding WWE letting Bray Wyatt go. Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Podcast reports that there is concern about WWE letting go of top-level talent.
On vacation so I’m a behind with stuff.— Andrew Zarian (@AndrewZarian) August 2, 2021
I’m hearing a lot of frustration from the networks regarding Bray release.
“Bray’s released is really disappointing and a little scary that top stars are being let go” - network source
You have to remember perception is everything
- Another recent release was that of Ric Flair. Following his release from WWE today both Sting and Dax have reacted and their own way on Twitter.
WOOOO!!! pic.twitter.com/CPXqaDOZ3F— Sting (@Sting) August 2, 2021
- Speaking of Ric Flair, he will be a guest on the Circle Network’s Dinner Drive with Kyle Petty:
Kyle travels to Atlanta, Georgia to visit Flair, and he brings a familiar car with him to surprise “The Nature Boy.” After a trip down memory lane, Ric gets candid about the highs and lows of his career and personal life as the two chat over a meal at Uncle Jack’s Meat House.
- Here is some content that was recently added to the Peacock subscription service:
- WCW Clash of the Champions
- WWE The Music Power 10
- WWE Break It Down
- Swerve City Podcast
- The Not Sam Wrestling Show
- Undertaker Celebrating 25 Phenomenal Years special
- Hall of Fame Red Carpet broadcasts
- Crazy, Stupid, Love Show
- WWE Ride Along
- Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia podcast
- ECW Hardcore TV in 2000
- Formerly Known As
- More WWF All-Star Wrestling
- More episodes of Drew & A
- Mae Young Classic 2017
- The Dark Order has some fun on social media with the recent tweets suggesting that it's time for them to have a new leader:
Yoooo Adam Cole should totally be the new leader of the Dark Order!— John Silver (@SilverNumber1) August 2, 2021
________ is the new Dark Order leader. Evil Uno saved you a tweet.— EVIL UNO of the DARK ORDER (@EvilUno) August 2, 2021
Jungle Cruise, the new Disney movie starring Dwayne Johnson, grossed $61.8 million worldwide on its opening weekend, and another $30 millon on Disney+, per Deadline.com.
- MLW released the official trailer for their forthcoming Fusion: ALPHA mini-series:
-WWE Hall of Famer Madusa aka Alundra Blayze will be signing at Eternal Con in Long Island, NY this weekend.
- Natalya is already off of crutches and promises a further update on tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw.
- Eva Marie believes she is already hearing chants for a certain Superstar in Chicago, the location of tonight's Monday Night Raw.
Chicago: Widespread reports that the SOLD OUT Allstate Arena crowds are already chanting “We Want EVA!” The good people of Chicago came out in droves to see #TheFaceofMondayNightRaw— Eva Marie (@natalieevamarie) August 2, 2021
Wrestle on #WWERaw , The GREATEST Show on Earth! #EVALution@WWE @WWEonFOX @peacockTV pic.twitter.com/QxHTe9w7PK
- Earlier today, Disney issued a press release announcing they had cast actor J.R. Villarreal as Cruz de la Vega in their forthcoming Disney Channel action-comedy series, Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion. This was the series initially titled Ultra Violet & Blue Demon, named after the former NWA World Champion, Blue Demon Jr.
J.R. VILLARREAL CAST IN DISNEY CHANNEL'S SUPERHERO ACTION COMEDY, 'ULTRA VIOLET & BLACK SCORPION'
J.R. Villarreal ("Akeela and the Bee") has been cast as Cruz de la Vega, a luchador wrestling coach with the secret superhero identity "Black Scorpion" in Disney Channel's new live-action comedy series "Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion." The series (formerly titled "Ultra Violet & Blue Demon") stars Scarlett Estevez ("BUNK'D") as Violet Rodriguez, a Latinx teenager who is chosen by a magical luchador mask to be a superhero, like her uncle, Black Scorpion.
The series also stars Marianna Burelli as Violet's mother, Nina; Juan Alfonso as Violet's father, Juan Carlos; Brandon Rossel as Violet's brother, Santiago; Zelia Ankrum as Violet's best friend, Maya Miller-Martinez; and Bryan Blanco as Violet's classmate, Luis León.
Eric Garcia and Leo Chu will be executive producers and showrunners on "Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion." Joe Nussbaum, Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit will also executive produce.
- Buzzpop will release WWE: The Official Championship Coloring Book on October 26
Happy #NationalColoringBookDay! Here's a sneak peek at something coming in October from our partnership with @WWE! We are beyond excited for this and can't wait to share more with all the #WWE fans out there! #BeeAReader -- pic.twitter.com/deMdRVR7YX— little bee books (@littlebeebooks) August 2, 2021
- AEW Games now has a Discord server.
- Here is this week's WWE Network release schedule:
Monday, August 2
Raw Talk** – 11:05 p.m. ET
Wednesday, August 4
Monday Night Raw (7/5/21)**
WWE’s The Bump: The Bumpy People's Choice Awards** – 10 a.m. ET
WWE NXT (8/3/21)
Thursday, August 5
This Week in WWE
Friday, August 6
205 Live – 10 p.m. ET
Saturday, August 7
WWE Main Event (7/15/21)
ICW Fight Club 183
wXw Drive of Champions
Sunday, August 8
Friday Night SmackDown (7/9/21)**
- Today, WWE stock closed at $49.15 per share.
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