Shinsuke Nakamura Gives Back Crown, Gail Kim Reflects On Daffney, CM Punk Talks Twitter | Fight Size

Here is your fight size update for Friday, October 8, 2021.

- Before tonight's episode of SmackDown kicks off the brand new King of the Ring tournament, Shinsuke Nakamura has given up the crown.

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- Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Gail Kim reflected on the Monster's Ball Match at Knockouts Knockdown being in honor of Daffney.

“It’s important for us to speak up,” Kim says. “We all need a shoulder to lean on. And with these tragedies happening, with Daffney and Ashley [Massaro], it’s so important to be even more in tune with the people around us. We need to let people know we’re here for them. The smallest gesture has the potential to make the biggest difference.”

“I can’t wait for everyone to watch this match,” Kim says. “It’s almost like Daffney was there watching, and the girls felt that responsibility to deliver.

“This is a chance to celebrate Daffney’s life. This is a chance to celebrate what she did for the business, and I wish she knew that. I wish she could have seen how much she did for all the women out there.”

- Speaking with TheWrap, CM Punk detailed social media’s effect in bringing him back to wrestling.

“I would watch, not every show, but I would watch when I could,” Brooks told us. “I would definitely, at first, just watch people that I knew or heard about.”

“Online, I think Twitter helps a lot because you can read and get a sense of what is good and what is not and you can watch clips, and you can get a fundamental grasp of what to spend your time watching and stuff like that,” Brooks said. “And I saw some stuff where I was like, ‘Well, they need help with this.’ And I saw some other stuff where I was like, ‘Man, this is great.'”

- Recently, there was a hoax story circulating on social media about Beyonce being a fan of Naomi. Naomi has taken to Twitter to react to being bombarded with mentions of this.

- Travel packages for the 2022 WWE Royal Rumble will be available this Tuesday beginning at noon Eastern Time.

- For the 10th straight year, WWE is partnering with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to support families affected by breast cancer.

- Natalya recently spoke with KGET news about the upcoming WWE event in Bakersfield, California.

- Check out the latest trailer for Dune which features Dave Batista.

- The Rock and John Cena are featured in the latest trailer for DC Fandome, which will take place next Saturday, October 16.

- Shotzi Blackheart has returned home.

- It was reported in the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter that Ross and Marshall Von Erich were not present at MLW Fightland because they are both dealing with back problems.

- New Major Wrestling Figure Bendable Figures were released at New York Comic Con.

- Brodie Lee Jr. has been designing his own gear.

- Per a report from Dave Meltzer, it was the Young Bucks that recommended Bobby Fish join AEW.

- There is a new Lilly mask on Lily was destroyed by Charlotte Flair at WWE Extreme Rules and neither she nor Alexa Bliss has been seen since.

- Speaking with Yahoo Finance, Court Bauer spoke about hoping to circumvent any potential of MLW following in ECW's footsteps by learning from their mistakes.

“You have to make sure you are buttoned up as an operation, make sure your talent stays intact, continue to build on that foundation,” Bauer said. “There certainly were lessons to be learned from ECW’s rise and how they weren’t able to address volatility with their talent as they emerged on a national stage. Looking at that, we try to be very buttoned up as an operation and have great infrastructure that has allowed us to find the right business model and stability to grow into 20 countries, have TV deals with VICE, beIN Sports, and continue to grow.”

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- Today, when the market closed, WWE stock was trading at $58.82 per share.

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