Here is your fight size update for Saturday, August 21, 2021.
- Rey Mysterio was a guest on WWE's The Bump and commented on his first-ever SummerSlam match in 2002 against Kurt Angle and whether or not the yearly event holds any special significance for him. Here is what he said:
"100%. I've always enjoyed watching SummerSlam as much as I would watching a WrestleMania. For some reason, it always caught my attention, and to have been able to face Kurt Angle, you know, from my first pay-per-view inside WWE was amazing. You don't know how nervous I was going in there competing against Kurt, especially because he had several opponents to pick from, to feud with, and I was the chosen one. So I had to make sure that I went out there and I gave it all. Just put it on the line and we just had great chemistry. That was day one from something bigger yet to come."
- Both of CM Punk's return videos on AEW's YouTube channel have nearly 6 million views combined.
- AJ Mendez commented on her husband, CM Punk's return to pro wrestling at AEW Rampage: The First Dance.
- Tommy Dreamer is going to fly the fan who was cried during CM Punk's return to IMPACT's Bound For Glory. He is also going to get in touch with Tony Khan and Punk for tickets and a meet and greet. The fan endured some abuse online for showing his emotions, but luckily many have come out and stood up for him.
- The WWE corporate careers page has a new listing up for an Analyst, Creative & Talent Analytics role.
- Wrestling Inc. has shared a video of what Tony Khan said to the crowd at Rampage last night ahead of CM Punk's debut.
.@TonyKhan just came out to tell everyone ahead of #AEWDynamite that their faith in @AEW will be rewarded tonight— WrestlingINC.com (@WrestlingInc) August 21, 2021
MASSIVE “C-M-Punk” chant
The United Center is electric for #theFirstDance pic.twitter.com/KsmG1aRR1x
- There was also a video posted showing Darby Allin's comments after the show went off the air. He said the following:
“I’m gonna keep this very brief. This f**king company changed my life. After All Out, everybody will know my name. CM Punk, it’ll be an honor.”
- Triple H got a photo with Olympic Gold Medalist Gable Steveson at SummerSlam. The NCAA Champion has not been shy about his desire to one day work for WWE.
- Tony Schiavone believes that last night's AEW Rampage, which featured the long-awaited return of CM Punk, is the greatest night in the history of this business.
- Nikki Cross gets emotional while reflecting upon her journey to WWE ahead of her match at SummerSlam 2021.
- Watch La Previa de WWE: SummerSlam, featuring guests such as Seth Rollins, Damian Priest, Eva Marie, and Goldberg.