Here's your fight size update for Wednesday, October 20, 2021:
- WWE is partnering with Snap for their new Arcadia studio for AR experiences.
Snap announced on Tuesday that it’s launching a global creative studio to help brands develop augmented reality (AR) advertising and experiences. The new studio is called Arcadia and aims to help companies develop experiences that can be used across web platforms and app-based AR environments.
The studio will partner with brands and creators to engage with Snapchat’s millennial and Gen Z audience. Arcadia has already partnered with numerous companies, including Verizon, WWE, Shake Shack and P&G Beauty.
“Arcadia delivers a compelling solution for brands and agencies who understand the immediate value of developing world-class AR experiences, rooted in craft, technology and customer experience,” said Jeff Miller, the global head of creative strategy at Snap, in a statement. “With the launch of Arcadia, Snap Inc. is further investing in an AR ecosystem, backed by partners, creators and tools, that drives full-funnel results for businesses across the globe.”
Overdelivering to our fans has always been important to @WWE. Excited to be one of the first partners of @Snap’s #Arcadia, developing AR experiences for our passionate fanbase all over the world. https://t.co/9BuNvwx2ib— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) October 20, 2021
- Paul Heyman spoke to Rick Ucchino of Sportskeeda and delivered his final height for this Thursday's Crown Jewel.
"You have someone that is also a Division-1 athlete and a champion. You have someone that could have gone into UFC and smashed everybody. You have someone that matches up against Brock Lesnar, and you have someone that is equally as credible as Brock Lesnar. And there's not a lot of human beings... that can match up that way in terms of credibility with Brock Lesnar." Heyman continued, "So I find the dynamic between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns to be the great rivalry, like the Lakers and the Celtics or the Yankees and the Red Sox."
"Spoilers are the worst things imaginable, except when I deliver them," Heyman said before offering up a tiny nugget about Thursday's Crown Jewel pay-per-view. "It will be worth the investment of your time to watch."
- Malakai Black recently spoke with Decibel about the formation of his new theme song.
I’ve known Amenra for quite a few years. They have a lot of ties to the Netherlands, and they sing in Dutch. I like their atmospheric approach. I’d almost describe listening to them or watching them live as a deep, religious experience. They are such unique individuals, and the music is acquired taste. Even if it’s not your taste, you can still appreciate what they do. That aesthetic is always something I wanted to put forward.
Ogentroost is a herb used for the eyes. It’s medication. When I heard that song, it overtook me, and I said: “This has to be it.” But I didn’t know how I would pull it off. I know the guys but didn’t know if what I do is something they’d see themselves associated with. They are very talented and deep thinkers. Somehow, when I showed them the character and the aesthetics, they got it. It was also a good way to get some footing in the US. Hopefully, when people can start traveling, I can help them get exposure. They are a band you have to see.
- MLW Fusion: ALPHA is coming to FITE
Starting this Wednesday night Major League Wrestling fans will be able to stream MLW Fusion: ALPHA for free on FITE.tv.
Alliances! Raids! Who will rise up? Tune in to MLW Fusion: ALPHA as an underground revolution begins featuring World Heavyweight Champion Alex Hammerstone, Jacob Fatu and CONTRA Unit, Davey Richards, World Middleweight Champion TAJIRI, Los Parks, Cesar Duran and dozens of top ranked wrestlers from around the world.
Watch MLW on the FITE app on Roku, XBox, AppleTV, Chromecast, PS4, Samsung Smart TV, LG, Sony, Sharp, Panasonic, Windows, and Mac. Learn more about how to watch MLW on FITE: fite.tv/p/how-to-watch/.
MLW is also available on MLW's YouTube channel Wednesdays at 7pm ET.
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- New Merchhausen:
- Stephanie McMahon is headed to SXSW:
Don't miss WWE Chief Brand Officer and the driving force behind WWE’s Women’s Evolution, which has given female performers an equal share of the spotlight, @StephMcMahon in conversation with Barstool Sports CEO @EKANardini at #SXSW 2022. https://t.co/FM0NO0x385 pic.twitter.com/l4hh3gwL6U— SXSW (@sxsw) October 19, 2021
- Watch: Finn Bálor and Xavier Woods’ battle for the throne: WWE The Build To
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- Speaking on The Wrassingh Show, Deonna Purrazzo discussed her excitement for Steve Maclin's Bound For Glory debut:
“I’m most excited for uh the X-Division match [featuring] Steve Maclin versus Trey Miguel versus El Phantasmo for the X-Division championship! Obviously Steve Maclin is my real life boyfriend, [laughs] so there's that to it, and I just feel like I was in very much.. a similar space he was when he came into Impact wrestling. He kind of got the crappy end of the stick when he was released and for him to land on his feet at Impact with me, I love it! Because I get to travel with the person I love the most!
But he never really got the opportunities elsewhere to do what he's doing now, to be a singles competitor, to be in a title picture, to have the opportunity, to be the character he wants to be.. which is very much to his real life experiences, so he's like a kid in a candy store right now! A kid on Christmas, with his eyes bright and like, there's so many possibilities and I love that for him I love watching him be able to succeed and put himself out there and bet on himself, so I'm betting on him becoming the X-Division champion at Bound for Glory but besides myself, that’s what I'm most excited for, is for him to get this pay-per-view match for the first time!”
- TheCHUGS and Breezy play Halo and RANT about Twitch....
- Sheamus is a cartoon Viking dad! The Celtic Warrior will be part of a new Irish animated series called Will Sliney's Storytellers.
Here we have Freya’s grizzled Viking Dad, The Fearless Erik the Brave!— Will Sliney (@WillSliney) October 20, 2021
Played by WWE Superstar Wrestler, Stephen Farrelly.
Will Sliney's #Storytellers, coming to @rte2 on October 25th pic.twitter.com/CWWx76And3
- Malakai Black spoke with the Orlando Sentinel about creative freedom in AEW:
“That (AEW debut) was pivotal, to be able to make such an impact right away, and being allowed to make such an impact my way,” Black said. “My conversation with (AEW president and creative force Tony Khan) about what I wanted to do with my character wasn’t any longer than 10 minutes and he was sold.
“Even before (in WWE), when I had handcuffs on (stylistically), my body of work stood for itself, but there’s a lot of trust here in what I can do.”
- Here's tonight's synopsis fo MLW Fusion ALPHA
•Caribbean Championship: Richard Holliday vs. King Muertes
•Opera Cup Opening Round: Matt Cross vs. Calvin Tankman
•Nicole Savoy vs. Holidead
Richard Holliday finds himself on the receiving end of Cesar Duran’s never ending thirst for violence as the Caribbean Champion defends his title against “The Man of 1,000 Deaths” King Muertes, presented by newlawoffice.com.
League coorespondent Alicia Atout’s jaw dropping expose on MLW matchmaker Cesar Duran shocked many but it may have had grave consequences for the current Caribbean Champion Richard Holliday.
In an effort to show his lust for revenge rivals his thirst for violence, MLW’s devious matchmaker has dispatched the monstrous King Muertes to dispose of Holliday and send a clear message to Alicia and everyone in the league: NO ONE crosses El Jefe.
Has Holliday’s frienemy, Alicia, sealed a dire fate for the Caribbean champion, or can Holliday unleash a dynastic title defense and put away Cesar Duran’s death dealer? Tune into ALPHA and find out.
As War Chamber looms, CONTRA has threatened to unleash a flurry of attacks. How will MLW respond and who will the World Heavyweight Champion Alex Hammerstone recruit for his team?
The Opera Cup opening round continues with a clash of high octane power and speed as The "Heavyweight Hustle Calvin Tankman collides with veteran Matt Cross! Which of these hybrid styles is enough to propel one of these hungry competitors to the Semi-Finals of the Opera Cup?
World Middleweight Champion Tajiri has returned home to Japan to a hero's welcome. This week, take an inside look at the latest updates from the new World Middleweight Champion.
Submission specialist Nicole Savoy looks to make a statement in her MLW debut. Standing in her way: the dangerous and demented Holidead.
Join Rich Bocchini, fight analyst Saint Laurent and broadcast journalist Alicia Atout as MLW presents Fusion: ALPHA!
- Today, WWE stock traded at 60.28 when the market closed.
3 analysts reiterated BUY ratings for the stock this month: MKM Partners' Eric Handler (yesterday), Guggenheim's Curry Baker, and Needham's Laura Martin.https://t.co/qp0dyRU74Fhttps://t.co/VHkZF42VFnhttps://t.co/FglmE1bNFI— Brandon Thurston (@BrandonThurston) October 20, 2021
- Kayla Harrison REFUSES To Become A Pro Wrestling Fan
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