If you're an independent wrestling promoter, and you want to have AJ Lee on your show, then it is going to cost you at least $15,000. She is asking for that as her daily rate and traveling expenses. Of course, the former diva isn't all that eager to take on these bookings at the moment because she does not really need the money. She would rather spend time with CM Punk as he trains for his UFC debut.
July 30, 2015
While he had no qualms about discussing the topic through social media, CM Punk opted for the high road when asked about the Hulk Hogan controversy during a questions and answers session with UFC fans this week. The former world heavyweight champion playfully mocked Hogan online by referencing an old Booker T interview and the much maligned Bill Cosby, another 80s icon.
July 26, 2015
When asked for his opinions by the Sporting News, Frank Mir did not hesitate to say that he was disappointed that Brock Lesnar chose to stay with WWE instead of going back to UFC. The former world heavyweight champion felt that a rematch between the two would draw huge money for the promotion. Mir firmly states that he believes that Lesnar is quite the marketing asset for MMA.
July 15, 2015
MMA legend Don Frye is quite the opinionated person, and he proved that once again when asked about CM Punk trying to pursue a career in UFC. He stated that it cheapened the sport because the company is going to hand pick opponents for Punk. Frye said that it was more of a reality television show as opposed to the combat sport that he once thrived in.
July 11, 2015
For someone that had been in the professional wrestling industry for so many years, CM Punk has been rather quiet in his quest to become a star in UFC. Mick Foley thinks that is fine because the former world heavyweight champion is focused on training at the moment. Foley feels that Punk will start being a promoter when he gets closer to his debut match.
July 10, 2015
Back in June, Ken Shamrock shocked the entire world when he was able to draw in a lot of viewers for his fight against Kimbo Slice. When asked for his opinion on the matter, Dana White stated that it is time for Shamrock to permanently retire from the ring. Shamrock really wanted another opportunity with UFC, but White is not going to give him that because he is over 50 years of age.
July 2, 2015
In a sign that he is committing even more of himself into his UFC career, it has now been revealed that CM Punk has moved to Milwaukee, so he can be that much closer to the training facilities. That has impressed a lot of people in the industry, including Dana White. For a while there, he was commuting on a daily to the city from his beloved hometown of Chicago.
July 2, 2015
During a recent interview, Bobby Lashley stated that a lot of professional wrestling fans are going to be mad when CM Punk makes his UFC debut and actually wins the fight. A lot of WWE fans are still upset with Punk for leaving, so they are being petty by rooting against him doing well in MMA. Lashley is well aware of this, so he is not afraid to speak out.
June 19, 2015
There is a reason why Brock Lesnar has been paid the big bucks by WWE and UFC over the years. He simply is a master of generating interest in a product through the use of his ridiculous athleticism and power. Shortly after the company announced that he would be doing a live appearance in Japan, the event has now been sold out. Fans in Tokyo flocked to get tickets because it is rare that they get to see Lesnar wrestle in person.
May 31, 2015