Here is your fight size update for Wednesday, June 9, 2021:
- Ahead of his appearance on tomorrow night's episode of IMPACT Wrestling, Impact has released this video of Tony Khan arriving for the summit ahead of the championship match on Saturday with Moose challenging Kenny Omega. You can check out the full video above.
- According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, there are many independent promoters who are interested in utilizing buddy Murphy with the belief that he can have many dream match scenarios with top independent Superstars. Additionally, the same report notes that Braun Strowman is asking for a five-figure payday for any independent bookings.
- Reportedly, Tammy Sytch, formerly known as Sunny in WWE has been released from jail. She was arrested in July 2020.
- Last night on NXT, Poppy dropped a surprise album release. Now, WWE issued the following:
Post-genre art and music visionary Poppy appeared on WWE’s global NXT television program last night to announce the surprise-release of a new five song EP, EAT - NXT SOUNDTRACK, released in a special partnership between WWE and Sumerian Records. While the combination of a powerhouse sports and entertainment company and a fashionable paragon of high culture might seem uncanny on its surface, it will likely come as no surprise to close followers of Poppy, who has turned in a steady series of show stopping performances on WWE NXT over the past year. The new EP includes “Dark Dark World,” the theme song for NXT TakeOver: In Your House this Sunday, “EAT,” which initially debuted in an iconic live GRAMMY performance in March, and “Say Cheese,” which was teased in an NXT performance in April. It also closely follows her recent cover of “Fear of Dying”, originally by the 90’s alternative shock rock band Jack Off Jill, her partnership with Viktor and Rolf as the face of their blockbuster fragrance Flowerbomb with L’Oreal, and her recently announced collaborative line of shoes with Koi Footwear, all of which marks the start of another huge year for Poppy.
“NXT is all about individuality and building characters and Poppy has built her own brand in a similar fashion to become the world-renowned artist she is today,” said Paul Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President, Global Talent Strategy & Development. “Releasing her new EP EAT – NXT SOUNDTRACK during NXT television adds another unique layer to our longstanding partnership.”
“Poppy has been a staple within NXT for nearly three years and her music continues to resonate strongly with our passionate NXT fanbase,” said Neil Lawi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, WWE Music Group. “Leveraging WWE’s global reach to release her new EP EAT – NXT SOUNDTRACK has proven yet again to be beneficial for both parties and we look forward to what the future holds.”
“Not since Cyndi Lauper and the birth of WrestleMania have we seen an iconic female rock star and pro wrestling collide in such a culturally fascinating way,” said Ash Avildsen, Sumerian Founder/CEO. “This is a historical moment for Sumerian, an inspiring story for the new generation of WWE fans and a glimpse into the future of what’s to come from the brilliant mind and vision of Poppy.”
EAT - NXT SOUNDTRACK marks the next step in the singer’s bold evolution, as heralded by her recent global livestream event The Last Disagreement, which marked the end of her ambitious, genre-defying I Disagree era. I Disagree was a decisive document of her progression from internet phenomenon to musician of unparalleled aplomb, yielding critical acclaim in the form of cover stories for NME, Revolver, KERRANG, Upset, TUSH, inclusion on several best of 2020 lists (#1 Upset, #12 Revolver, #19 Popbuzz, #23 Kerrang, etc.), as well as a GRAMMY nomination for Best Metal Performance (BLOODMONEY), making her the first solo female artist ever nominated in the category.
- In a recent interview on The Wrestling Inc. Daily, Brutus Beefcake discussed how his program with Curt Hennig was affected by his parasailing accident in 1990.
“Curt [Henning] and I had a great thing going. I was going to work with him for the next 12 months or so. We were doing phenomenal business, and the stage was set for me to win. It was really tough. The accident was so severe they told me I’d never be able to drive a car again, let alone get back into the wrestling business. They were tough times, the worst of times and the best of times.”
“Obviously, Paul Heyman is the perfect mouthpiece,” Calaway says. “He’s there whenever it’s needed, and he adds so much. They work so well together.”
- Speaking with Liam Alexander-Stewart of Inside The Ropes, Hornswoggle praised Orange Cassidy as one of his current favorites.
So I'm not going to jump on the bandwagon, but Orange Cassidy, but I had the match with him it's on YouTube for Beyond Wrestling. I didn't get the shtick when he was explaining it to me and then he was telling me more about it. And I was like, oh, OK. And then we had the match, like the first thing out of the gate. I was like. Holy shit, this is the greatest thing ever.
He is like, I love him, and I feel like with him, there's it's so black and white with him, like if you're a fan or not no middle ground. And that's unfortunate. But I love him so much. I get such a kick out of him. Everything he does, literally everything he does is just entertaining to me.
It's funny to me and people want to tear it apart. It gives away the business or I don't care, you know giving away the business is when beyond the mat came out the business has been given away for years. I don't care.
- Today, WWE stock closed at $64.48 per share after a surge following a boost from Reddit. Learn more here.
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