As some of you may already know, Ronda Rousey has a huge UFC fight tonight against Bethe Correia. After finding out about his death on Friday, Rousey has decided to dedicate the fight to Roddy Piper, the man who bestowed his nickname to her. Rousey is a well known fan of professional wrestling, and she has gotten to meet some of her childhood favorites through the years.
August 1, 2015
In what might prove to be a brilliant marketing move, GFW appears to be setting up a match between Phil Baroni and Chael Sonnen, both of whom achieved stardom in UFC. A match like this would easily generate interest from the mainstream media, especially all the major sports outlet. Baroni has been training at a wrestling school owned by D-Lo Brown.
July 31, 2015
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
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
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
By now, most of you know that Chael Sonnen is going to be working with GFW when they start taping for television. The UFC star recently revealed how their business relationship came to be. He stated that Jim Ross was the person that put the two of them in contact with one another. Ross knew Sonnen was passionate about wrestling and very serious about joining the industry. Ross is also want to see Jarrett doing well with Global Force Wrestling.
May 22, 2015
For whatever reasons, TMZ asked David Spade what his thoughts were on Ronda Rousey wanting to give professional wrestling a try. The actor stated that it would be a step backwards for the UFC star and was concerned that she would be injured in the ring. Rousey responded by defending the business. She stated that Spade was not a fan of professional wrestling, so he does not have a good understanding of how well prepared the performers are.
May 22, 2015
Back when he was a free agent, Alberto Del Rio was fielding offers from several companies. One of those companies was UFC. The promotion really wanted the former world heavyweight champion to come in and do a couple of fights. However, Del Rio was forced to reject their offer because the two sides could not come to terms on money. He stated that he was doing so well in professional wrestling that it would be a pay cut to jump to MMA.
May 21, 2015
In addition to what he brings as a talker who is passionate about professional wrestling, one of the biggest reasons why GFW brought in Chael Sonnen as an announcer is because they are hoping that his name value from his UFC career would be an asset in their negotiations with a network. Jeff Jarrett has meticulously carved out a plan so that his Global Force Wrestling could get a television contract for the weekly taping that he is planning.
May 17, 2015