As some of you may already know, Ronda Rousey has been ruled out for Wrestlemania because she is filming a movie. Even if she were available, WWE might be hesitant to use at all. The UFC star recently defended recently suspended Nate Diaz and stated that MMA should not test for marijuana. Since World Wrestling Entertainment cares greatly about their brand, they might not want to be associated with those comments.
September 17, 2015
For those of you that were clinging on to hope that we would get to see Ronda Rousey wrestling at Wrestlemania next year, it is time to exhale. In addition to Dana White and UFC refusing to give her permission, Rousey herself has revealed that she has signed on to do a movie in Indonesia during the month of March and April. There would not be enough time for her to train for the match.
September 10, 2015
An incident took place at the latest GFW television taping, and it has left many to wonder if it was scripted or not. Phil Baroni jumped over the barrier and headed towards the ring. Security had to stop the former UFC star. Apparently, he has some beef with Chael Sonnen, who is a commentator for the promotion. There were reports earlier in the year that Global Force Wrestling was setting up a match between the two of them.
August 22, 2015
During an interview session to promote Summerslam, Brock Lesnar told ESPN that he felt that Vince McMahon was better than Dana White. The former UFC Heavyweight Champion acknowledged that the statement might bother White a little, but it is true. Lesnar also did not have too much of a problem with White saying that wrestling was fake because it is really scripted.
August 18, 2015
On Tuesday, WWE taped an episode of Smackdown in Portland. Among the more notable faces backstage was none other than Chael Sonnen. The former UFC star was there to meet up with Michael Cole for some reason. Many are under the impression that he could be negotiating a deal to join World Wrestling Entertainment as an on screen character.
August 12, 2015
As some of you may already know, Chael Sonnen is scheduled to meet with Michael Cole in the near future. Rumors are floating around now that WWE is interested in bringing the former UFC star into the company so that GFW will no longer have him as a commentator. Sonnen is an old school fan of professional wrestling and has an outgoing personality.
August 8, 2015
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