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
During a recent interview, Alberto Del Rio stated that he was perfectly fine with remaining in professional wrestling, but he left the door open for MMA if a good deal was on the table. Apparently, a good deal is now on the table. Reports have surfaced that Del Rio is quite close to signing a contract with Bellator for at least one fight. The former world heavyweight champion is also said to be negotiating with other promotions as well.
February 6, 2015
Since he seems a bit more focused on his professional wrestling career as of late, there have been rumors about Bobby Lashley quitting his MMA career. That simply is not the case. The world heavyweight champion a radio host in England that his intention is to continue fighting, and a new contract with Bellator is being discussed. Lashley also stated that he wants to make sure that he can still continue working for TNA as well.
February 1, 2015
Rumors about Alberto Del Rio going to MMA were sparked not too long ago when reports surfaced that he had an offer on the table from Bellator. During a recent podcast interview with Pro Wrestling Illustrated, the former world heavyweight champion stated that the move was highly unlikely, as he is pleased with the money that he is making in professional wrestling at the moment. He does not completely rule out mixed martial arts, however.
January 29, 2015
When he decided to pursue careers in TNA and MMA at the same time, Bobby Lashley knew that it was not going to be an easy thing to pull off. He received a reminder of that recently when he suffered some sort of injury during the recent taping of Impact Wrestling. The wound was bad enough that the former world heavyweight champion had to pull out of his scheduled fight against James Thompson at Bellator 134.
January 14, 2015
Some wild speculations have arisen, in regards to Alberto Del Rio going to UFC. Apparently, some misinformation was spread around among the internet wrestling community. Bellator is the company that is interested in Del Rio. Some reports are even stating that a sizable offer has been made to the former world heavyweight champion. No word yet on how far along those negotiations have come, but Dana White, for sure, has not expressed interest.
January 3, 2015
The contract between Brock Lesnar and WWE does not expire until after Wrestlemania is over. However, that is not stopping Bellator from starting their pursuit of the former NCAA wrestling champion. Scott Coker confirmed through a recent interview that he has already made contact with Lesnar. In order to prevent a potential tampering lawsuit, Coker also made sure to mention that there was no negotiations taking place during the talks.
December 26, 2014
There are reports floating around right now that state that there will be a bidding war between WWE, UFC and Bellator when Brock Lesnar becomes a free agent in April. While it's true that Vince McMahon definitely wants his current world heavyweight champion and one of his biggest pay per view draws to stick around, it will not be much of a competition if Lesnar decides that he wants to switch from professional wrestling back to MMA.
December 16, 2014