An MMA reported stated through social media that Rampage Jackson lost his desire to do professional wrestling because of the way that TNA handled his career. In response, a representative from the company pointed out the special treatment that the former UFC star was given. The front office paid for a private jet, and they also provided accommodations to his entourage. It is also being said that Jackson was afraid of taking bumps.
April 24, 2015
When asked if he was open to a career in professional wrestling, Cain Velasquez said that it would be something that he might consider down the line. Right now, he is focused on his career in UFC. If Velasquez does choose to make the jump after retiring from MMA, the belief is that WWE would definitely be interested in someone with his level of name value. He has fought Brock Lesnar before, so that match would be a possibility.
April 18, 2015
It is being said that Dana White was not initially comfortable with the idea of Ronda Rousey doing an in ring segment at Wrestlemania. Reports have now surfaced that The Rock played a big part in convincing the UFC president that it would not be nearly as bad as he thought it would be. WWE is hoping that Dwayne Johnson can do a bit more convincing because they want permission for Ronda to work an actual match next year.
April 15, 2015
There is still a good amount of people out there who are under the assumption that CM Punk is not going to be prepared when he finally steps into the ring for UFC. Those who play close attention, however, feel that he is going to do just fine. The former WWE star is fortunate enough to where he does not need to have a day job, so he has been able to train two to three times a day. The extra hours spent enables him to learn at a rapid rate.
April 10, 2015
It looks like the relationship between The Rock and UFC star Ronda Rousey has grown a bit closer. Not only are the two of them represented by agent Brad Slater, they are now managed by the same business manager. Rousey recently hired Dany Garcia to manage her business affairs. For those that do not know, she is the ex wife and current business manager of Dwayne Johnson. Lots of connection between the two of them now.
April 9, 2015
When Ronda Rousey showed up at Summerslam, WWE knew that they wanted to put her in a match against Stephanie McMahon, as that would be one of the biggest draws for the company. However, Dana White is unlikely to allow a top level UFC draw to risk injury inside of a wrestling ring. That means that we will more than likely see Triple H and The Rock working a match where the two ladies would be in their respective corners.
April 8, 2015
A big obstacle for WWE in getting Ronda Rousey into the wrestling ring is the fact that Dana White and UFC will not clear her to perform. Some are noting that the promotion has done so for other fighters in the past, including the one where they allowed Josh Barnett to work a professional wrestling match in Japan last year. However, they are failing to take into considerations that Ronda is currently one of their biggest draws right now.
April 6, 2015