Here is your fight size update for December 16, 2021:
- The Young Rock Christmas episode on NBC brought in 3,064,000 overnight viewers and a 0.23 in the 18-49 demographic.
- The new animated movie Rumble was just released and is in partnership with WWE Studios. One of the directors, Hamish Grieve, recently spoke with Animation World Network about the film:
“That was pretty much the best part of the whole experience,” says Grieve, who was a story artist on a handful of other monster-centric films, such as Shrek 2 and Monsters vs. Aliens, but not on the same scale as Rumble. “When I was a kid of 11 or 12, I was drawing monsters. That's why I wanted to get into this business. I wanted to design the creatures in Star Wars.”
He continues, “I came onto the movie, and we had a lot of monsters to design. So basically, me and my character designer just sat in the conference room with sheets of paper and started churning out monsters and sticking them on the wall. I ended up opening up the monster design to the whole crew where everyone had to provide one monster. Even the accountants got to do a monster. There's a lot of monsters in the movie right now, but that’s maybe just 10 percent of what we came up with. And there were a lot crazier designs as well.”
Terry Crews also spoke about the film with Comic Book
That's the thing. This is why you should never give up. This is why you should never, ever, ever give up because there's always a way to do something. I remember people who wanted to get into sports and they weren't quite good enough -- they got into coaching, and now they're owners. It's like, you turn around and there's always a way to be involved with something. I've done some things with the WWE in regards to promotion... I love what it stands for. It's weird and wonderful at the same time because you notice every generation has its heroes -- from Hulk Hogan to the Rock. Now in this movie, there's Roman Reigns, who's the biggest wrestler on Earth. I'm a big fan of Roman, and I'm glad I got a chance to work with him, even in this capacity.
- Terry Crews also spoke with The Koalition about it
- Here's the lineup MLW Fusion ALPHA
•World Middleweight Championship: Tajiri (C) vs. Atsuki Aoyagi
•LA Park vs. Homicide
•Willow Nightingale vs. Holidead
A historic Middleweight World Championship bout hosted by All Japan Pro Wrestling headlines an action packed Fusion: ALPHA finale, presented by newlawoffice.com!
For the first time in 18 years, All Japan Pro Wrestling will host an MLW title bout from Tokyo. Can the “Japanese Buzzsaw” fend off rising contender Atsuki Aoyagi? Or will Aoyagi catapult himself to international stardom overnight?
Days after being blindsided by the monstrous Matanza, The mighty Hammerstone looks for answers from Cesar Duran. Is El Jefe playing a dangerous game with the World Heavyweight Champion?
Following last week’s tag team title match, LA Park steps up to defend la familia’’s honor as “The Destroyer” goes to war with 5150’s veteran brawler Homicide!
How will National Openweight champ Alex Kane respond to being attacked by Calvin Tankman last week? The Bomaye Fight Club issues an official statement tonight!
Journey to Kauai as Ross and Marshall Von Erich ready for their return to the ring.
Willow Nightingale finally steps into the ring with the dangerous and demented Holidead. Will “The Babe with The Power” finally get some long overdue revenge on her attacker, or will Holidead continue to terrorize the Featherweight division with Arez and Dax by her side?
Join Rich Bocchini, Joe Debrowski, and broadcast journalist Alicia Atout as MLW presents Fusion: ALPHA!
- Diamond Dallas Page plays “Stunner or Cutter?”: Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions extra
- The Bella Twins Are Back on Throwing Down w/ Renee & Miesha
- Moose recently spoke with WrestleZone. In the interview he spoke about the importance of his time with TNA World Title:
“I never really thought what anybody, I never really cared what anybody thought about when I won the TNA Heavyweight World Championship. They both mean a lot to me. I’m one of four men who have carried and defended both the TNA World Championship and the IMPACT World Title. I’m in a small class, a small group of people who have done that. And that just shows how great I am, and at Hard To Kill, I’m gonna defend my IMPACT World Title and once again like I said, show why I’m the greatest world champion in professional wrestling.”
“Honestly, I try to just focus on what’s on my plate right now. My plate right now is the huge main event at Hard To Kill versus Matt Cardona, aka ‘Mid-Cardona,’ and W. Morrissey. That’s what my focus is. And are there guys out there who I would like to wrestle? Yeah, there’s a bunch. There’s a tremendous amount of talent out there who I would have great matches with, but right now, I’d just rather focus on what I know is a definite in less than a month.
- Robert Stone is looking for the connection that will take him to the top: What’s NeXT Dec. 16, 2021
- WWE stock closed at 47.60 per share.
- Funniest moments of 2021: WWE Top 10, Dec. 16, 2021[
- Speaking with TV Insider: Freddie Prinze Jr. discussed his take on the state of the wrestling industry:
All these years later you’re seeing the evolution of WWE and the business in general. From your perspective, what do you think the state of the business is?
I’ve never been more excited with the exception of a few things. Wrestling is like show business; it has ups and downs like a rollercoaster. Some companies are on the up. You can watch AEW and see their original talent development. They are in an upswing if there ever was one. Their women’s division is much thinner and leaner than what WWE provides. In WWE, women’s wrestling I think personally was at a higher place in the last year than it has ever been. I think it has taken a step down a little bit recently… I don’t think the communication in WWE is great right now. They are literally running three shows and one of them is a seemingly separate entity. I loved NXT. The changes they made I do not connect with in any way. I don’t even watch it anymore, which is weird because that is one I loved the most. That’s not for me.
I still think there are solid segments on Raw and SmackDown. I know there are bad ones too, but I try not to focus on the stuff I don’t like. I want to see women’s wrestling get back to where it was about a year ago. I think they deserve that time. I think WWE could have its own women’s wrestling show. I think that wrestling is in the best place possible. I like NWA. I think WOW [Women of Wrestling] might have a shot. They have a good showrunner in AJ [Mendez] and a solid home in Viacom and CBS… I still feel motivated and optimistic for the future of wrestling even after WWE sells. And they’re going to sell. Whatever happens, I think there is going to be enough wrestling for everyone, and I think there will be enough brands to make a living.
- VxS + No Peace Underground come together for one night only in New Jersey to spotlight and showcase on 1/7/2022.
“when the negatives outweigh your prayers, know they can’t kill what’s already dead.”— No Peace Underground (@NoPeaceFL) December 16, 2021
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- A-Kid slugs it out with Nathan Frazer in a high-stakes matchup: NXT UK highlights, Dec. 16, 2021