Here is your fight size update for Tuesday, June 22, 2021:
- As Pride month rolls on, Toni Storm took two NXT's Instagram story to officially come out as bisexual. Following this, she received support from Jake Atlas, Triple H, and more.
TONI! ---- https://t.co/fB5wQChYPV— -------- ---------- (@JakeAtlas_) June 22, 2021
- Speaking with Inside The Ropes, Atsushi Onita explains why now is a good time to bring back his promotion, FMW as FMW: E.
“These days, the world is suffering from a COVID-19 pandemic, so we tend to hesitate to start something new. I think it is time to take a chance, even in a hard time. Consumers spend less, and the economy is bad for show business today (because of COVID-19). So, I think starting from a negative would be the best way to succeed, because I should do my best, right? In Japan, the audience of people for events is still limited, and there are many restrictions such as not being able to make a loud voice (chant) in the venue. Even in everyday life, there is a lot of anxiety and stress, because we always take measures against infectious diseases. That’s why I wanted to show people something that could excite them.”
He added, “Even before AEW held the show, I wanted to do an original exploding deathmatch show in the United States. I felt a responsibility, and I also felt a sense of mission, because of the terrible explosion deathmatch CZW did. I asked American friends to help me with the fire lows and finding the venue. With AEW’s show, FMW’s exploding deathmatch was recognized around the world. It’s ironic, isn’t it?. After AEW’s show, many fans sent me messages. All of them said they want to watch my original explosion deathmatch, so I think it is the time to kick off the new promotion as FMW which I established long time ago.”
- Starfish is a slang term for butthole as explained by John Cena in the new Suicide Squad trailer.
- John Cena will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers this Thursday night promoting F9.
- Check out Seth Rollins' reaction to a fan participating in the Seth Rollins Drip Challenge on social media.
- NXT Newcomer Zayda Ramier has made quite the first impression! She defeated Toni Storm recently and then took on fellow NXT newcomer Sarray.
- This week's episode of New Japan Pro Wrestling on The Roku Channel will feature:
G1 Climax 30 : SANADA vs. EVIL, Tetsuya Naito vs. KENTA
Former IWGP Tag Team Champions turned hated foes, EVIL and SANADA face off to see who will advance to the finals of the G1 Climax. Double champion Tetsuya Naito closes the G1 Climax with a battle against old foe KENTA.
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- Nikki Cross posted the following about her new WWE persona:
Bringing THIS to life has given me such joy. The roll I have been on @wwe gave me the boost I needed to unveil this to the -- , that everyone has that spark and they can try anything they want to, just listen to your heart.— Nikki Cross (@NikkiCrossWWE) June 22, 2021
I want to blossom like a butterfly. I want us all to pic.twitter.com/PRz7mm2NJ6
- Sonya Deville, D-Von Dudley, and Sami Zayn have been announced as guests on tomorrow's episode of The Bump.
- Liv Morgan will be live-tweeting during tonight's NXT.
YO YO YYYY YO ----— LIV Morgan (@YaOnlyLivvOnce) June 22, 2021
WATCH ME as I will be tweeting along LIVE with @WWENXT TONIGHT. See you all at 8/7c on @USA_Network ----#NXTTuesday
Sometimes not everyone likes my opinions -- pic.twitter.com/mSUZxGh55T
- WWEShop has new shirts for Ted DiBiase, Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon as a tag team and Kushida.
- Check out the top 10 moments from Monday Night Raw here.
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- Today, WWE stock rose to $59.16 per share.
- Ever-Rise’s payback on Hit Row is foiled: