Here's your fight size update for Friday, November 19, 2021:
- Xavier Woods and Kenny Omega continue to prove that promotional boundaries don't have any negative effect on friendships as Xavier wished him well during an appearance on G4TV
- Referee name changes in NXT: Aja Smith will henceforth be known as Daphne Lashaunn. DA Brewer is now Dallas Irvin. Tom Castor will be going by Derek Sanders, per PWInsider.
- Kellie Morga has been renamed Mila Malani, per PWInsider.
"I'm not going to lie, you were asleep," Woods said. "I've definitely gotten better. If you're not getting better, you're not doing it right. You always have to be listening and learning and I will be learning until the day that I die. But if I wasn't any better than I was five years ago, I'm doing myself a disservice. On the flip side of that, yeah, I'm finally getting the chance to shine a little bit. In that change in perception that is occurring now, it's kind of part of the plan of New Day. It was me being in that little brother role for such a long time and then branching out into what I've been doing recently and what I've been doing in the past couple of years with the tag division stuff. It gives us a new layer when I finally break out of my shell and helps keep the group fresh with more ways to go into storylines. It gives us more ways to counter other personalities on the roster.
"I think the three of us together understand that when one of us succeeds, we all succeed. It's not one of those toxic masculinity things where, 'Oh, you got the title! I'm so jealous! I'm going to beat you up for it!' What are we talking about? You know? If you become the level of a champion or get the crown, wouldn't you want to have friends with you who help keep everyone off your back? Logically speaking, I've never understood the whole jealous, 'I have to fight you for the title' thing. ... It makes sense to have friends to watch your back. That's where our thinking has always been with that. It's been very fun to finally be able to be in this position where I am able to wake people up but it's something I feel I've had within me for quite a while
"Being able to do the stuff with New Day and bringing Francesca into the mix and being able to enhance that side of my game was pretty enlightening. We were able to get to the point where we were able to get people to fall in love with a trombone. I don't think that's really on your bingo card when you say you want to be a pro wrestler. What do you want to do? Oh, I want people to love the trombone like I do. That's not something that pops into your head. I've gotten the chance to do a lot of cool things that I didn't realize at the beginning of my career were going to be so important to me in how I understand wrestling, not only outside of the ring but also inside the ring."
- NJPW and NOAH are holding simultaneous press conferences tomorrow.
November 20 Press Conference Announcement— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) November 18, 2021
There will be a special press conference on November 20 at 2PM JST.
We invite fans worldwide to watch live on YouTube at https://t.co/2kMDJ4ZOVs#njpw pic.twitter.com/UG1xo11CVx
#BREAKING -- Notice of emergency @noahglobal press conference on Saturday 20 November!— Pro Wrestling NOAH (@noahglobal) November 18, 2021
-- @noah_ghc’s YouTube https://t.co/8jgMVLPpl3
-- 14.00 ----
-- Sat 20 Nov
Please watch it live on the day!#noah_ghc pic.twitter.com/UsYdA3BBPn
- AEW Full Gear 2021 Backstage Vlog • Ethan Page Vlog
- WrestlePro has booked Karrion Kross against Flip Gordon.
--KILLER KROSS vs FLIP GORDON--— KM / Kevin Matthews (@Superstar_KM) November 19, 2021
On February 5th, Making his FIRST in ring appearance since NXT/WWE, Killer Kross will go one on one with former ROH superstar making his WrestlePro return FLIP GORDON! pic.twitter.com/OairDLhZ9p
- GCW will play host to AJ Gray vs. Jonathan Gresham
*LA UPDATE*— GameChangerWrestling (@GCWrestling_) November 19, 2021
Bandido vs Blake
Deppen vs Jigsaw
Streaming LIVE on @FiteTV!
Blood on the Hills
Fri 12/17 - 8PM
The UCC - LA pic.twitter.com/2eDe1Swb51
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I want to put some love out into the universe for someone and there's not enough characters in a tweet to do it. Just kind of reflecting on the last week, the night I got hurt. It happened so fast and my match was second on the card. Everyone had to finish up their responsibilities at the event and it was already passed my families bed time so I couldn't reach anyone on the phone for long time while I laid there in the ER in a room alone by myself for what felt like hours scared and shaking, stuck in an uncomfortable painful position that comes with a hip dislocation. The first message I got in my phone about what happened from someone that wasn't there was from Chris Hero.
He kept me grounded, sane, made me feel safe, distracted, and was communicating with my dudes at the show letting me know who was coming and when. It's not ironic, ten years ago I sustained a knee injury on an show Chris was on with me and out of a locker room full with over a dozen people I knew he was the one dressing me, getting my stuff together, and carrying me out of the building loading me into the car so I can get taken to the ER. I've known Chris since I was a 16 year old boy. Since then he's seen me many times over at my lowest, my highest, listened to me cry, given me advice, and taught me how to be a better pro wrestler but most importantly he shows me above all what it means to truly be a good brother.
- When the stock market closed today, WWE stock was trading at $52.66 per share.
- Watch: Sasha Banks and Shotzi set the stage for Survivor Series on SmackDown: WWE Now, Nov. 19, 2021