Young Rock Viewership, Ciampa Takes A Picture With A Couple Of Jokers, Sammy's Vlog | Fight Size

Here is your fight-size update for Wednesday, May 18, 2022:

- This week, NBC's Young Rock was all about The Rock dealing with his dad's health. In terms of viewership, the episode drew a 0.35 rating in the 18-49 demo, and garnered 1.866 million viewers, per ShowBuzz Daily.

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- Jim Varsallone's video interview with Josh The Goods Woods, who is a former Ring of Honor Pure Champion. He wrestled Impact Wrestling's Steve Maclin (aka WWE NXT alum Steve Cutler-The Forgotten Sons) in a quality opener for the debuting Boca Raton Championship Wrestling on Sunday, May 15, 2022, from Boca Black Box in (South Florida) Boca Raton, near where Goods grew up.

- Tommaso Ciampa posted a photo of himself with Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae and he called them a couple of jokers. Of course, tonight there will be two Joker appearances in the Owen Hart Foundation Memorial Cup tournaments.

- The Shad Gaspard Foundation has started a petition, calling for Los Angeles to make beaches safer.

As many of you already know, on May 17th, 2020, Shad went to the beach with his family. As he and our son, Aryeh, went into the water, they were caught by a riptide.

Shad was able to assure Aryeh’s safety, however, he unfortunately was not able to ensure his own, and ultimately drowned.

This was a tragic event that could have been easily avoided had the proper flags been placed in order to inform beach goers of the dangerous water conditions.

Prior to Shad arriving to the beach that day, there had already been 456 rescues made just that weekend alone.

However, it was not apparent when entering the beach that any kind of dangerous water conditions existed due to the fact that no Safety Flags had been placed.

We are now, as a family, asking the city of Los Angeles to do its due diligence and place Safety Flags on the beach where they can be visible to all beach goers.

We want to help ensure that no other families suffer the unimaginable pain of losing a loved one like we have.

We are asking for warning flags to be placed on the beaches of Venice, Dockweiler State Beach, Sunset Beach, Marina Beach, Mother's Beach, Play Del Rey Beach, Pacific Ocean Beach, Will Rogers State Beach, and Santa Monica Beach.

- John Cena made two appearances at the WarnerMedia Upfront today. He promoted the second season of HBO Max’s Peacemaker and another season of Wipeout coming to TBS.

- The Bump will be moving to 1 PM Eastern, beginning June 1.

- Bobby Lashley and Happy Corbin will be guests on next week's WWE The Bump.

- Paradigm Pro to Debut in New Jersey; Ultraviolent Ironman Match Booked

JEFFERSONVILLE, May 18, 2022 - The Indiana-based Paradigm Pro Wrestling will debut in Williamstown, New Jersey on October 22nd with a card headlined by a sixty minute Ultraviolent Ironman Match for the World Brass Knuckles Championship between long-time rivals “The Bev” Bobby Beverly and “Pure Trash” Ron Mathis.

“Ron Mathis and Bobby Beverly have had the most violent feud in Paradigm Pro history, so it’s only fitting to bring them to the most violent arena in the country for our 5th Anniversary show. Mathis and Bev are no strangers to New Jersey - both have held titles at H20 Wrestling - so this is the perfect way to introduce our brand to a new state,” said Paradigm Pro Wrestling co-owner and matchmaker Gary J Wilson.

The Ultraviolent Ironman match is the culmination of a three year rivalry that has seen Mathis and Beverly face-off in nearly a half-dozen states. The card will also feature a variety of shoot-style matches contested under UWFi Rules.

Talent announced for the event includes Paradigm Super Middleweight Champion Jordan Blade, Austin Connelly, Max Zero, Travis Huckabee, and Eden Von Engeland. A British Rounds match featuring the United Kingdom’s SIDNEY is also planned.

5ives: Paradigm’s 5th Anniversary Show will take place on Saturday, October 22nd at the H20 Wrestling Center in Williamstown, NJ. Tickets are available starting at $20 at ParadigmProWrestling.com.

The event will also stream live on IndependentWrestling.TV, the world’s largest library of independent wrestling. The streaming service IWTV is available on Roku, Amazon FireTV, Apple TV, iOS, Google Play and more.

About Paradigm Pro Wrestling
Founded in 2017 and based in the Louisville, KY, metropolitan area, Paradigm Pro Wrestling (PPW) presents professional wrestling events with an emphasis on the shoot-style, hardcore, and high flying genres of the sport. All shows are filmed for international distribution on the IndependentWrestling.TV streaming network. PPW fighters have competed on the largest stages in professional wrestling and MMA including the WWE, UFC, All Elite Wrestling, Ring of Honor, Bellator MMA, EliteXC MMA, New Japan Wrestling, and Major League Pro Wrestling.

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- From CCW: "Instant Classic!" "Match of the Year Candidate!" "Insane!" - KiLynn King vs. Marina Tucker Steel Cage Match for CCW Women's Championship

The professional wrestling world is buzzing about an incredible match that premiered Tuesday night on CCW Alive Wrestling. KiLynn King defended the Coastal Championship Wrestling Women's Championship vs. former champion Marina Tucker in a steel cage, bringing an end to a months-long feud between the combatants.

The first women's cage match in the history of CCW was one for the ages and has wrestling fans calling it an instant classic. The commentators called it a Match of the Year candidate. On Twitter, the match is being called "f**king insane!"

In the end, a bloody, beaten and bruised KiLynn King retained the title, but not after both women absolutely laid it all on the line in front of a capacity crowd at Unbranded Brewing Company in Hialeah, Fla. as part of CCW's highly-successful Bash At The Brew monthly shows.

Midway through the match, Tucker dropped King with a blockbuster and nearly scored the pinfall. With referee Bruce Owens distracted and checking on King, Tucker looked to take a shortcut and exposed the steel under the turnbuckle pad in the corner. Moments later, that bit of subterfuge nearly paid off for the challenger.

Tucker hoisted King onto her back and drove her face first into the unforgiving steel, busting the champion’s head wide open with blood streaming down King’s face.
The ever-aggressive Tucker continued the onslaught, slamming King’s already bloody face into the steel cage, ramming her fist into the open wound on King’s head and even choking the champion with her own hair.

But the champion wasn’t going down that easily. As Tucker stalked her seemingly-fallen prey, King sprang back to her feet and turned Tucker inside out with a clothesline. But the momentum swung back-and-forth wildly in this one. King looked to finish Tucker off with a frog splash, but found nobody home. Tucker then landed a moonsault that led to a near fall. King followed up with a superplex. But once again, neither woman could prevail.

Finally, it looked like the match was over when King hit her signature Excalibuster finishing maneuver. But somehow, someway Tucker kicked out at the last possible second. Tucker scored with a jawbreaker and a stiff forearm to the face of King. Tucker thought it was enough to escape the cage, but climbing up the ropes proved to be her undoing.
The two women both ended up on the top rope, where King was able to finally gain control. The champion secured a right hand around Tucker’s throat and choke slammed The Detroit Barbie off the top rope. Finally, someone had done enough to win this absolute war and the Mother Effin’ King retained the title!

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