Here’s your fight size update for Friday, August 13, 2021:
- In the latest Kevin Eck blog on Ring of Honor's official website, Ring of Honor teases recently released wrestlers joining the promotion:
“I’m hearing that some talented wrestlers who were recently released from another organization could be appearing at Death Before Dishonor. Let the speculation commence."
On Twitter, the promotion was a little less subtle:
With all of the recent releases, who from @WWENXT would you like to see compete in ROH?— ROH Wrestling (@ringofhonor) August 13, 2021
- During a recent appearance on Mark Madden’s radio show, Britt Baker joked that Red Velvet should be arrested for interrupting her on Dynamite last week.
“She should have been arrested. Honestly, you can't interrupt my promos. It's primetime. Every week, I draw over a million viewers. What are you doing? She should have been fine, honestly, if we're being realistic here.”
- Speaking with talkSPORT, Samoa Joe discussed William Regal’s impact on his career:
“William Regal has been one of the most impactful people on my professional life. Being young and brash, you think you have this whole thing figured out. I spent one weekend with William Regal being his driver and learning while he was out scouting in California, you realize there are so many more levels to this than I could have possibly imagined.
“Just conducting yourself as a professional, what’s important in a match, the qualities of a great grappler; these are all things that spawned with him and just the continued mentorship throughout my career. He’s been a mentor for several guys whether they were in WWE or not. I spent most of my career outside WWE, but William Regal was still there for me being a mentor and a voice when I needed him. He had a tremendous amount of impact on me and it’s great to be working with him, especially in this capacity.”
“However many times we wrestle, I always think he’s great,” Tanahashi says. “This time it’s in the states, on his home turf, so I have to be careful of him having the home-field advantage. I’m excited to find out what will be different this time.”
- WWE posted the following job opening for a Manager, Talent ID Operations
The WWE is adding to its Talent ID team and is looking for an experienced individual to help find and identify elite athletes around the world that have a passion and desire to become WWE superstars.
This role joins a team responsible for building upon the WWE brand by creating compelling entertainers through talent identification, recruitment, development, and training.
Scout, recruit, and connect with elite athletes to better analyze and evaluate their potential within the WWE
Build relationships with agents, athletic directors, scouts, managers, coaches, and other player personnel leaders throughout the sports industry to help scale talent identification
Coordinate meetings between athletes, coaches, managers, and WWE Talent Development leaders
Attend various sport networking events to build strong relationships with those within the sports community and promote the opportunities that the WWE can provide to elite athletes
Coordinate contract negotiations and other talent related needs
Manage a robust athlete prospect database to help support the tracking of talent ID and development
Ability to build strong relationships and leverage a strong network
Understand the world and lifestyle of an elite athlete
Work with the social media team to utilize full capabilities
Familiarity with sports contracts and negotiations
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Intrinsically driven and organized with strong time management skills
Availability to travel frequently and to work during evenings and weekends
Experience as a college or professional athlete, scout, player personnel manager, athlete agent, or similar role is a plus
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- WWE stock was down 0.42% today, trading at $50.26.
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