A group of aspiring WWE Superstars is trying out at the Performance Center this week, and one of them is Arissa Le Brock, daughter of actor and martial artist Steven Seagal and actress and model Kelly LeBrock.
News of Le Brock's tryout first emerged via Squared Circle Sirens, and Le Brock later posted about it on Instagram. She has also posted some Instagram stories from Orlando, one including a male friend of hers named Roman who she says is also trying out.
Le Brock, who was born in 1993, has worked as a model, with a resume that includes posing for plus-size women's clothing brand Ashley Stewart. In 2017, she was a cast member of the Lifetime series Growing Up Supermodel, a reality show about aspiring models with famous parents. Le Brock also trains in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, something that could definitely help out in a pro wrestling career.
If Le Brock signs with WWE, is there any way she doesn't get a Seagal-esque gimmick? And doesn't Basically Lady Steven Seagal have the potential to be kind of a great wrestling character? Even if that doesn't happen, the possibility of a Seagal appearance at an NXT TakeOver or a WrestleMania seems like it just got a lot higher.
Over the past two weeks, Disney and Fox Corporation both issued warnings of “adverse impact” from the coronavirus pandemic on their business. Both companies also sold debt securities, raising $6 billion and $1.2 billion, respectively.
Disney, which combines the company’s legacy assets with those acquired in the $71.3 billion Fox acquisition, this week sent an internal memo announcing companywide pay cuts for all executives VP and above.
Meanwhile, Fox Corp., comprised of the assets left behind in the merger, two weeks ago sent an internal memo informing employees the company would be covering everyone’s medical insurance premiums for the next six months. “Your health and safety are our priority during this challenging time,” CFO John Nallen wrote in the memo. “We will continue to look for ways to ease the stress and inconvenience that these circumstances have brought to our daily lives.”
While the sports networks under the Fox Corp. umbrella have been significantly impacted by the suspension of almost all live sports, Fox Entertainment and Fox News have seen their ratings rise, boosted by increased TV viewing as millions of Americans stay at home to help slow the spread of the virus.
Fox News had its highest rated quarter ever in Q1. But’ the cable news network’s role during the pandemic has been widely criticized for underplaying the dangers of the coronavirus early on and for politicizing the outbreak.
Meanwhile, Fox Entertainment organized the first big coronavirus relief special, the Elton John-hosted Fox Presents: The iHeart Living Room Concert For America, which has raised more than $10 million to date. Fox Corp. matched sponsor Procter & Gamble’s $500 million donation and is double matching each donation by a company employee.
Facing deep skepticism a year ago whether it could survive without an affiliated studio following the departure of 20th TV for Disney, the now-independent Fox Entertainment came out of the gate strong, winning the fall in adults 18-49 for the first time in a decade.
And, through the fortunate confluence of events and circumstances, it has now found itself as possibly the most “coronavirus-proof” traditional media company.
While CBS, ABC snd NBC are taking major hits from the cancellation of March Madness and the suspensions of the NBA, NHL seasons and the Summer Olympics, along with a slew of premiere events in other sports like golf and tennis, Fox’s sports schedule for the season has remained largely intact. Postseason baseball and NFL football wrapped before the outbreak hit, and WWE is a rare major sports league to continue to operate as close to normal as possible, keeping Smackdown on Fox’s schedule.