Here is your fight size update for Thursday, September 2, 2021:
- Following the tragic passing of Daffney, WWE has sent out a text message to their talent letting them know that mental health counseling is available to them:
WWE sent out a message to talent today noting that they provide counseling services if they are in need of help.— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) September 2, 2021
Tony Khan on Darby Allin vs. CM Punk at ALL OUT:
“It’s gonna be the best business we’ve ever done on AEW—I can say with certainty.”
Tony Khan on MJF vs. Chris Jericho at ALL OUT:
“He’s one of the people responsible for the launch of AEW. I don’t think we would have had a successful debut without Chris getting behind us. He’s the first-ever AEW Champion. He made the greatest history anybody can make.”
- Recently, former WWE Tag Team Champion Charlie Haas was a guest on Sportskeeda's UnSKripted with Dr. Chris Featherstone and explains why he got along well with Brock Lesnar:
"Yeah man, he is a great guy. I remember, one time we rode together, just listening to country music. He's a country boy, I'm a country boy. We both like cold beer and country music. He wants to be the best, works out hard, very hard. He is very stand-offish, only really associates with you if he likes you, if he knows you're a genuine person. I think we got along so well because of our backgrounds, amateur wrestling after college, that had a lot to do with it," said Haas.
- Watch: Seth Rollins’ most extreme Stomps: WWE Top 10, Sept. 2, 2021
- Speaking with Cageside Seats' Shakiel Mahjouri, Maria Kanellis-Bennett says WWE spread rumors about her and Mike Bennett:
“From there, I started getting direct messages from different news outlets. ‘Oh, did you not tell them blah blah, blah.’ Those rumors are coming directly from WWE and they are just trying to make us look bad so that when they release us they can feel better about it?” she suggests. “But we give them every opportunity to restructure my contract or not pay me as much. They came with more money. That’s not my fault. And so those are the facts.
“Mike was on the road every single weekend during his recovery. He didn’t go to WWE recovery. They didn’t pay for his recovery. If they had, Mike would have ended up paying 50 percent of it back anyways through his contract. A little-known fact. Linda McMahon actually spoke about it during a congressional Congress interrogation, I guess you would call it. So you guys can look it up if you want facts. Those are the facts that even if they had, Mike would have paid for fifty percent of it anyways. But they did not,” she insists. “If you look it up, you can find out that WWE was on the road every single weekend that I was pregnant. He did not go to rehab. He did not go away.”
- Jon Alba makes his Limitless Wrestling in-ring debut at EUPHORIA on 9/25:
Jon Alba makes his Limitless Wrestling in-ring debut at #EUPHORIA on 9/25 in Yarmouth as he teams with Prestigious against Davienne, Becca, & Team Sea Stars!— Limitless Wrestling (@LWMaine) September 2, 2021
Tickets go on sale TOMORROW NIGHT at 7PM on https://t.co/9qmyS3THpb!
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- Speaking with Liam Alexander-Stewart of Inside The Ropes, Angelina Love says she never considered leaving wrestling during the Pandemic
"Oh, no. So Ring of Honor, like I said, like, very cohesive unit. We had like, what would it be was it weekly or monthly, we started having roster Zoom calls. So like, we started doing that in like, April, so it was only like, we were supposed to have our anniversary shows in Vegas, mid March 2020. And those literally got cancelled, like, as people were flying in. So I feel like maybe a month or so later, Ring of Honor just decided, like, Hey, you know, like, we got to keep everything flowing. So like, we still have to have content like what are so we wouldn't just always have these roster Zoom calls, like 58 of us or 60 of us on the thing. And we would all just be like talking. I'm coming up with ideas of how to keep storylines going strictly through social media because it's all we could do or starting something new. You know, like a lot of people started their own shows, we would just interview each other like all kinds of stuff, you know, we would film our own segments at home. And we would always just be like rapping about like ideas and you know, what can we do to keep the product hot and not have everything go like this just because everything in the world is going like this. So and we still do like before our tapings we always have a roster Zoom call. We just talk about like whatever rules and regulations there are. So anybody have any questions, suggestions, comments, and we're always we're always bouncing ideas off of each other and talking about stuff. We were always able to see each other and we I feel like we're the most fortunate people like more fortunate than WWE people because not one of us lost our job or did not get paid during that whole time. So nothing but props to Ring of Honor for and Sinclair Broadcasting for making sure that we were all completely taken care of during that time and we're all beyond blessed for that."
- Today, WWE stock was trading at $52.59 per share when the market closed.
- The Rock's latest movie, Red Notice has a new trailer:
An Interpol-issued Red Notice is a global alert to hunt and capture the world’s most wanted. But when a daring heist brings together the FBI’s top profiler (Johnson) and two rival criminals (Gadot, Reynolds), there’s no telling what will happen.
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