For those that missed the POP TV debut of Impact Wrestling, Ethan Carter is once again the world heavyweight champion in TNA. That is quite interesting as the original plans called for Bobby Lashley to defeat Matt Hardy for the belt. No official word yet on why management made the change, but there are speculations that Lashley might need to focus more on his MMA training now that he is a top contender for a Bellator title.
January 7, 2016
In a rather interesting development, LeiD Tapa might be set to make her professional MMA debut soon. Promoters are putting together a show that will feature the return of the legendary Fedor Emelianenko. Jiu Jitsu phenom Gabbi Garcia is in need of an opponent. Promoters have Tapa under consideration for that bout. The event is taking place in December and will air on Spike TV.
October 29, 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
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
With so much more of the spotlight being given to the divas in WWE, it is rather interesting to note that Emma has not received any of the love. That does not look to change in the near future, as management simply views her as a filler right now. Though she is talented, there is not much support backstage to garner a nice push for the gal from Australia.
August 22, 2015
Since they were unable to come to an agreement with the big catch at this moment, GFW has decided to think outside of the box to find themselves a commentator for the upcoming television taping in Las Vegas. Cyrus Fees will be joining Chael Sonnen. His background as an announcer is in MMA, so it will be quite interesting to see how he does in professional wrestling.
July 17, 2015
A rather interesting situation is developing through social media. Goldberg called out Frank Shamrock and challenged him to a fight. The former WCW star has been doing extensive MMA training for quite some time now, and it is being said that he will eventually get in the ring, even though he is now 48 years old. The belief is that he called out Shamrock because he was promoting the GLORY 21 kickboxing event that took place on Friday.
May 10, 2015
Even though he did not work a match at Wrestlemania, Hulk Hogan was given a locker room by WWE. He had to share one, and his choice of a roommate was rather interesting. The legendary performer shared the room with Brock Lesnar. The feeling is that management wanted the former UFC star to be in near proximity to the guy that helped start the pay per view in the first place, in case he needed any advice or pointers.
April 3, 2015
Last month, Daniel Bryan revealed in an interview that he wanted to wrestle his former roommate and training partner Shinsuke Nakamura at Wrestlemania in Dallas next year. Now, the popular star is requesting that management bring the New Japan star on board when WWE tours Japan this year. Bryan feels that an interpromotional match between the two of them would help draw in fans to the live events in Tokyo.
April 3, 2015