The legendary Bruno Sammartino recently turned 80 years old, and his body is really feeling it. He is still recovering from a recent back surgery that was required because of a fall caused by his weakened knees. The former world heavyweight champion is said to be in good spirits, however. Sammartino is reportedly walking several miles a week, even though his legs are not completely healed, to keep up with his health.
October 9, 2015
Critics were already complaining that CM Punk was taking too long to make his debut in UFC. Those complaints are about to be even louder, as the former world heavyweight champion has now suffered some sort of shoulder injury while doing MMA training. That means that his debut match will have to be postponed for a couple of months. Punk does not want to step into the ring until he feels that he is truly ready to compete.
October 5, 2015
In a very interesting development, Vader could become the next professional wrestler to step into the world of MMA. That comes as a bit of a shock since Leon White is 60 years old now. Reports are saying that a smaller mixed martial arts promotion has offered him $5,000 for the one time fight. The former world heavyweight champion is said to actually be contemplating the deal.
September 30, 2015
When it comes to MMA, Bobby Lashley only has two losses under his belt. One of those was at the hands of James Thompson when the two of them fought in India. Lashley has now been given a chance to get revenge. On November 6, Bellator has booked the two of them in a rematch. Lashley has won six straight fights since losing to Thompson back in 2012.
September 28, 2015
In case you missed Impact Wrestling this week, Ethan Carter fired Jeff Hardy because he refused to obey his command. That has led to speculation within the internet wrestling community that he could be leaving TNA. That is not the case at this moment. The segment was being done to generate interest, which it has, and to set up a big match between Hardy and Carter later on. Hardy is still under contract to Total Nonstop Action.
September 24, 2015
Since he was the ruler of the empire for so long, it should come as no secret that Vince McMahon has seen relationships ruined backstage. The man rumored to be the next ruler has been busy mending fences for WWE. Triple H has been widely credited with getting Randy Savage, Ultimate Warrior and Bruno Sammartino back into the good graces of the company. Doing that has helped raised morale backstage.
September 20, 2015
As some of you may already know, Ronda Rousey has been ruled out for Wrestlemania because she is filming a movie. Even if she were available, WWE might be hesitant to use at all. The UFC star recently defended recently suspended Nate Diaz and stated that MMA should not test for marijuana. Since World Wrestling Entertainment cares greatly about their brand, they might not want to be associated with those comments.
September 17, 2015
As some of you may already know, Alberto Del Rio was presented with some offers from MMA promotions after he left WWE. He declined them all. The former world heavyweight champion said that the money was good for a fighter. However, he made a whole lot more as a professional wrestler, so he decided to stick to the industry. Del Rio still wanted to be involved in the sport, so he signed a contract to be a commentator.
September 16, 2015
An independent filmmaker is doing a movie called Slaw, which is a parody of the horror flick Saw. He has decided to use professional wrestlers to help make things a bit more interesting. Kevin Nash is the most familiar face among the bunch. He will be joined by the infamous Glacier, a WCW character that is still ridiculed by fans today. Also on the film will be the Bullet Club.
September 5, 2015
While professional wrestling is where he makes his bread and butter, Alberto Del Rio has long had an interest in MMA. He has yet to receive the right offer to step back into the ring for a fight. However, he still wanted a way to be involved in the sport. Del Rio has found that way. The former world heavyweight champion has signed on to work as an announcer for a promotion in Mexico.
August 26, 2015