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Video: UFC on Fox 8, “Road to the Octagon” Full Episode

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The UFC returns this Saturday as UFC on Fox 8 place this Saturday from the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The main event will feature Demetrious Johnson defending his UFC flyweight title against number one contender John Moraga. Also in action will be Rory McDonald facing Jake Ellenberger in welterweight action, Robbie Lawler battling Bobby Voelker in a welterweight war ... Read More »

Kurt Pellegrino Returns From Retirement to Fight at November Bellator Event

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In the world of combat sports it is hard for fighters to stay retired. For Kurt Pellegrino, that is the case as well. Bellator announced today in a press release that they will be going to Revel Casino Atlantic City in New Jersey on November 15 with Pellegrino on the card facing Saul Almeida. Pellegrino hasn’t fought since Bellator 59 ... Read More »

Between The Ropes Wrestling Podcast – July 22, 2013

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Brian and Steve talk about the current cuts in TNA Wrestling including both Bruce Pritchard and D’Lo Brown being let go, the current position of TNA, the issues with the house show over the weekend, a preview of tonight’s edition of WWE Raw, talk of Steve Austin returning at WrestleMania 30, the role of WrestleMania for the company and more. ... Read More »

TNA Needs to Grow Up and Start Acting Like a Real Business

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News broke early this morning that TNA had to offer refunds for a house show Saturday night in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Apparently, some states still require professional wrestlers to get licensed and tested, much like MMA fighters, while other states allow them to fall into the “professional entertainer” category. To put this in perspective, WWE recently ran a show in ... Read More »

“UFC World Tour” Is Official

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In the UFC we have seen press tours for the event headliners in that the main event will travel to the city to drum up interest for the card. Now the organization has expanded beyond that idea. The UFC officially announced late yesterday that they will be doing a “UFC World Tour”, where they will be taking the headliners from ... Read More »

TNA Impact Wrestling TV Draws Highest Rating Since January

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Well it looks a themed pay-per-view that aired on free television could be the boost that TNA needed. Thursday’s edition of Impact Wrestling scored 1.16 rating with an average of 1.494 million viewers. Last week’s show scored a 0.99 rating with an average of 1.190 million viewers. The show was a Destination X theme with some solid matches especially the ... Read More »

WWE Smackdown Rundown – July 19th, 2013

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Entertaining edition of WWE Smackdown. The matches didn’t fully deliver, but the show had enough going for it to keep viewers intrigued. Let’s look closer: Read More »

Revisiting TNA’s Destination X 2013

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This is the final part in a ongoing series, looking TNA’s product from a non-fan perspective. Check out Week One and Week Two. Apologies for skipping last-week’s IMPACT WRESTLING (see, you have to bold it like that because it artificially makes the product more exciting). Some stuff happened, sure, but none of it felt terribly important. I know, I know… Rampage ... Read More »

Video: Chris Sabin Defeats Bully Ray To Win TNA World Heavyweight Championship

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In what has to be considered a big upset considering where both guys are at in their careers, Chris Sabin defeated Bully Ray to become the new TNA heavyweight champion. It was a pretty good match even though Bully Ray dominated 99 percent of the matchup by working on Sabin’s injured knee. Aces and Eights and The Main Event Mafia ... Read More »

TNA Head of Relations No Longer With The Company

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The changes continue for TNA. The company announced by press release that they were parting ways with Senior Vice President of Programming and Talent Relations Bruce Prichard. Here is the statement released a short time ago by TNA: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 18, 2013) – TNA has parted ways with Senior Vice President of Programming and Talent Relations Bruce Prichard. “TNA ... Read More »

Video: Mark Henry Announces He Signed A New Three Year Deal With WWE

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For people that thought Mark Henry would be retiring after his bout with John Cena this past Sunday, guess again. In an interview with Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97, Henry reveals that he signed a new three year deal with WWE following Extreme Rules. In the one hour and ten minute interview Henry talks about some of these topics: -Who ... Read More »

Dana White Shoots Down Nick Diaz Return To The UFC

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If you were excited about Nick Diaz making his return to the UFC, you will have to wait a little longer. UFC President Dana White told MMAFighting.com that he hasn’t spoken to the former Strikeforce welterweight champion or anyone in representing him. That is contrary to an interview that Diaz trainer Cesar Gracie did with BJPenn.com stating that Diaz had ... Read More »