Here's your fight-size update for Wednesday, April 14, 2021:
- Speaking on Victory of Injury, Undertaker hinted at continuing to work with WWE in the future.
“[WWE and I] are working on some projects to do different things, obviously outside of the ring. I'd like to be in a position where I can be a little more hands-on with the young talent and mentor a little. I think I have a lot to offer and I've always enjoyed talking Xs and Os. I've talked a lot with Triple H about getting down to Orlando and working with guys. I still have the passion. I know my days are done making the slow walk, but I still have a passion and love the business and want to see the business continue to grow.”
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- Speaking with Sports Video, Duncan Leslie, WWE's SVP of event technical operations, commented on the presentation of WrestleMania and the weather affecting the show.
“We’re really good at hoofing it and making it look like we have a lot more cameras than we do with all those drops,” says Leslie. “Also, this was the first Mania where we used our new 5500’s, and we really saw a difference because they’re so quiet. I think it helped enhance the product. The new XT VIA’s gave us a huge upgrade in terms of speed and multiple access so that also helped with the internal workflow.”
“The weather was obviously a wildcard, but we got lucky that the bulk of our downtime due to storms was before the event,” says Leslie. “The first night, we had about half an hour of a delay, and then, magically, we were able to start with a show. Yesterday, it rained all day right up until showtime, and we were able to stay pretty much on time. Obviously, some gear was compromised due to the severe nature of the wind and water, but it didn’t really affect us since we had spares for anything that was taken out of action.”
- Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp will be a guest on the X-Pac podcast.
On tomorrow's episode of Pro Wrestling 4 Life @FightfulWrestle's @SeanRossSapp will chat with @TheRealXPac about The 1-2-3 Kid's CHIKARA run!— Pro Wrestling 4 Life w/ Sean "X-Pac" Waltman (@ProWres4Life) April 14, 2021
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- WWE After The Bell is moving to Friday:
WWE After the Bell is on the move.
Corey Graves and his wheelman Vic Joseph are taking WWE ATB to Fridays this week with a deep dive on both nights of WrestleMania 37.
WWE Superstars competed in front of a live crowd for the first time in more than a year at this year’s Show of Shows, which gave us Bianca Belair’s historic SmackDown Women’s Championship victory, Bad Bunny’s awe-inspiring in-ring performance, an unbelievable Universal Championship Triple Threat Match and so much more. Corey and Vic will break it all down as only they can.
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- Tomorrow's episode of New Japan Pro Wrestling on The Roku Channel will feature:
New Japan Road : Tomohiro Ishii vs. Shingo Takagi, Roppongi 3K vs. Ryusuke Taguchi and Rocky Romero
If Shingo Takagi wants to keep his hands on the NEVER Openweight Championship, he’ll have to win a war with record five-time champion Tomohiro Ishii. Roppongi 3K defends the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Titles against their own coach, Rocky Romero, and Taguchi Japan founder Ryusuke Taguchi.
- Young Rock on Tuesday 4/13 brought in 2,792,000 overnight viewers.
- Check out the new trailer for F9 with John Cena:
- Stephanie McMahon got her full COVID-19 vaccine:
- WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures series will debut on A&E tonight at 10 PM EST after the Biography: Steve Austin documentary.
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