Here is your fight size update for Monday, July 26, 2021:
- For several weeks now, NXT Superstars have been featured in dark matches before Monday Night Raw. This week, that appears to not be the case as Mike Johnson of PWInsider reports that there are currently no NXT wrestlers backstage add Monday Night Raw and there are no plans to do any out-of-the-ordinary dark matches.
- WWE is growing its technological outreach and will be debuting a new unique live interactive shopping experience during this Wednesday's edition of WWE’s The Bump.
Join WWE for a live shopping pilot experience
Be among the first to shop live on YouTube. Join WWE’s The Bump livestream to browse products from your favorite WWE superstars and see exclusive interviews from AJ Styles and Omos — all on YouTube. Tune in on Wednesday, July 28, at 10 am ET/7 am PT.
- Speaking with Denise Salcedo, Bronson Reed named Samoa Joe as his dream opponent.
“As for dream opponents, I think there is someone that everyone wants to see me wrestle, as well as myself. I was a big fan of his as a teenager, it’s Samoa Joe. Younger, I was a big fan of the attitude era but then as a teenager, I sort of discovered the independent scene, and CM Punk and Samoa Joe were my two favorites, they sort of shaped my teenage years. So then all these years down the line, and now I am in the same locker room as Samoa Joe, I feel like it’s just inevitable, it’s fate that [Reed and Joe] wrestle in that ring at some stage. And it’s something that I’ve wanted for years, as a fan, then becoming a wrestler, if it happens I think you’re gonna see fireworks.”
- Court Bauer of MLW recently tweeted about the company's stance as it pertains to working with other promotions.
I love collaborations and invasions. NJPWxAJPW, NOAHxNJPW, UWF/JCP, etc etc. The fundamental problem with doing them in this climate is they act as a way to dance around tortious interference. They descend into glorified recruitment parties. Difficult to pull off without drama.— Court Bauer (@courtbauer) July 26, 2021
- Nikki A.S.H recently bumped into Bobby Lashley, who told her that, as champion, she doesn't need to pander to people.
- John Cena recently commented on whether or not WWE helped him prepare for joining The Suicide Squad franchise.
- Jay White has been announced for an upcoming Warrior Wrestling card.
@WarriorWrstlng presents #stadiumseries August 21st— Kaydrian Esau (@KaydrianWebb) July 26, 2021
Debut of #BulletClub #Switchblade @JayWhiteNZ
-Warrior Wrestling Women's Championship
- WWE has assembled a playlist of every Punjabi Prison match ever.
- Keith Lee has stated he will explain while he was away from WWE television for so long but he will need a couple of weeks to be able to do so properly.
I've decided. I am just going to tell you guys the story myself. Give me a week or two.— Eventual Lee (@RealKeithLee) July 26, 2021
I wanted to do something educational, but also inspiring to tell you guys about everything since late January. Seems that is off the table for now.— Eventual Lee (@RealKeithLee) June 4, 2021
So....with that, I will find another way to tell guys about everything. It might simply a video of me chatting with you. We'll see.
- Here are this week's upcoming Peacock releases:
This Week’s Schedule
** = available on the Free Version of WWE Network
Monday, July 26
Raw Talk** – 11:05 p.m. ET
Wednesday, July 28
Monday Night Raw (6/28/21)**
WWE’s The Bump: AJ Styles & Omos** – 10 a.m. ET
WWE NXT (7/27/21)
Thursday, July 29
This Week in WWE
Friday, July 30
205 Live – 10 p.m. ET
Saturday, July 31
WWE Main Event (7/8/21)
ICW Fight Club 182
PROGRESS Wrestling Chapter 116
Sunday, August 1
Friday Night SmackDown (7/2/21)**
- Today, WWE stock closed at $49.61 per share.
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