Here is our fight size update for Wednesday, June 16, 2021:
- Dwayne Johnson is known for a lot of things. Multiple-time WWE champion, highest-paid actor in Hollywood, first third-generation WWE superstar in history, and now, the number one reason to love America according to People magazine.
Thank you ----— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) June 16, 2021
Very humbling to grace the cover of @PEOPLE as the #1 reason “To Love America” ----
What an unpredictable, wild past year it’s been for all us.
New perspective. New gratitude.
Things that matter most in life, are always right in front of us.
Family. Friends. Mana -- pic.twitter.com/646cFfRoCW
- Speaking of The Rock, his last WWE match was against Erick Rowan in a quick spectacle at Wrestlemania 32 in 2016. Speaking with Sportskeeda about that match, Erick joked that if not for The Rock, he would have been in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
"Nice guy," said Rowan. "I wish his movie he was doing would have let him take a shot (laughs). But, you know, it was a good spot to be in because if I wasn't doing that, I'd be in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royale or catering. Thanks!
“I always joked that there are a certain number of people who have had a match with The Rock at WrestleMania, I was one of them, but I clearly did not get paid like the rest of his opponents (points at the camera and laughs)," Rowan added.
- In anticipation of WWE returning to the road, WWE has put together a mashup compilation of some of the legends of the industry hyping the return to full-time touring.
- The Rockers, Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty, have landed at number 14 of WWE's 50 Greatest Tag Teams.
- Check out the top 10 moments from NXT here.
- Per a report from Shannon Walsh of JoshiSunTimes.com, Himeka will be out of action for one or two months because of a lower back injury. Also, NatsuPoi suffered torn ankle ligaments and will be out at least a month.
- Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Tony Khan revealed how excited Christian Cage is to be returning to New York City with AEW at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
“People here are already very excited about it. I was telling Christian Cage about this show, and he thought it was a brilliant idea. Christian is a huge tennis fan and he goes to matches, and he said this is something he’d thought about for years. And it made him really excited that he is going to be part of it.”
- Sheamus recently revealed on social media that he had his signature pendant stolen from the WWE ThunderDome.
..a lovely fella stole my cross (on camera below). I’d appreciate it if you internet sleuths could track it down & return it via details below.. ringside seats reward when we return to your town & many beers -- https://t.co/FtwS4fJqBW pic.twitter.com/Q47dSZMZFA— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) June 15, 2021
- John Cena announced today that the comedy movie “Vacation Friends” will premiere on Friday 8/27 on Hulu.
A fun movie guaranteed to leave some … lasting memories --.— John Cena (@JohnCena) June 16, 2021
Come on vacation with Lil Rel Howery, Yvonne Orji, Meredith Hagner and me in #VacationFriends, streaming August 27 on @Hulu! pic.twitter.com/yQH8XlQO5C
- There will be another episode of AEW 2.Show released tomorrow.
Episode 4 of https://t.co/ZCSm4sJNSK is going down tomorrow at 5PM ET. Hosts @AllieWrestling and @RefAubrey discuss #EliteGM, @AewCasino, and we get an exciting look at some console game art!— AEW Games (@AEWGames) June 16, 2021
Go to the premiere now and set a reminder --
- Speaking with Inside The Ropes, Mark Andrews put over how special Tegan Nox is inside and outside the ring.
“I know that when she does come back and when she really goes in her stride… I mean, I like to boast to people about being one half of the first Welsh champions in WWE. I think she’s going to beat me to be the first Welsh singles champion because there’s no doubt she’s going to win that NXT Women’s Championship. I just hope that it can be in the Millennium Stadium in Wales. That’s where I want it to happen. I feel like after all the kind of bumps in the road that she’s had over the last few years, she deserves a moment like winning the championship in the Millennium Stadium in Wales. That’s what I hope she gets anyway. But, yeah, she’s outstanding. I really can’t wait for the world to see that.”
- Today, WWE stock was down again, closing at $59.73 per share.
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- Tessa Blanchard helped a woman in need of medical assistance in LA yesterday:
Just heard that Tessa Blanchard helped a woman outside the Millennium Hotel in LA yesterday. She was bleeding from the head lying in the middle of the road. Tessa and others blocked off the road and administered aid to slow the bleeding while contacting EMTs to help.— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) June 16, 2021
- In a preview of his appearance on broken skull sessions, Mick Foley plays word association with Stone Cold Steve Austin: