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.
- 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.”
“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.
- For the 10th straight year, WWE is partnering with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to support families affected by breast cancer.
October is #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth and WWE is proud to partner with @SusanGKomen to support families affected by this devastating disease. Let's #GiveAMoment of hope and joy by visiting https://t.co/gofZwfaS8e pic.twitter.com/LrQvTTxzDV— WWE (@WWE) October 8, 2021
- Check out the latest trailer for Dune which features Dave Batista.
- 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.
BREAKING!!! #NYCC Reveals!— The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast (@MajorWFPod) October 8, 2021
New @MajorWFPod #MajorBendies coming soon!@MyWorldPod Series! Two @RealJeffJarrett figures and the FIRST EVER @HeyHeyItsConrad figure!
Coming early 2022! #scratchthatfigureitch pic.twitter.com/3tMqMssARV
- Brodie Lee Jr. has been designing his own gear.
So I occasionally see comments online how I should just let Brodie be a kid and not force him around wrestling.— Amanda (@MandaLHuber) October 7, 2021
When I say wrestling is everything to him, it is.
He told me he spent his free time in school drawing gear for when he’s older. Today he brought them home ------ pic.twitter.com/utf6Qvo5sk
- 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.”
- Today, when the market closed, WWE stock was trading at $58.82 per share.
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