UFC on Fox 11 Preview Show

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UFC on Fox 11 takes place on Saturday night from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main event features two of the top three ranked heavyweights in the UFC as Fabricio Werdum battles Travis Browne. The co-feature has Miesha Tate battling Liz Carmouche in women’s bantamweight action.

To preview Saturday’s event, we talk to UFC on Fox analyst Brian Stann and Fighthype.com lead writer Percy Crawford.

Stann previews the card, if Travis Browne is the best heavyweight in the UFC not named Cain Velasquez, if this is the best Fox main card top to bottom and more.

Crawford also previews the card, the Jon Jones saga, does he think Gina Carano comes back to MMA, are the Diaz brothers right in their contract stance and more.

You can start watching UFC on Fox 11 starting at 3:30 p.m. ET on UFC Fight Pass, then at 5 ET on Fox Sports 1 and the main card starts at 8 ET on FOX.

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WWE Friday Night Smackdown Non-Spoilers For Tonight’s Show

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We posted WWE Friday Night Smackdown spoilers for tonight’s show that was taped on Tuesday in Nashville, Tennessee. The show airs tonight on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here are the matches on tonight’s show.

-Big E vs. Alberto Del Rio

-Divas Champion Paige vs. Aksana

-Hornswoggle vs. El Torito

-Alexander Rusev vs. Truth

-Fandango vs. Santino Marella

-Batista vs. Sheamus

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UFC on Fox 11 Weigh-In Results Feature Travis Browne And Fabricio Werdum On Weight

UFC on Fox 11 weigh-ins took place earlier today from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main event features Travis Browne vs Fabricio Werdum in a heavyweight title eliminator, with the winner facing heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez later this year. Before the fights are made official, all 26 fighters weighed in. Here the weigh-in results.

MAIN CARD
-Travis Browne (245.5) vs. Fabricio Werdum (232.5)
-Liz Carmouche (135) vs. Miesha Tate (135.5)
-Edson Barboza (156) vs. Donald Cerrone (155.5)
-Yoel Romero (185.5) vs. Brad Tavares (185)

PRELIMINARY CARD
-Rafael dos Anjos (155.5) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (155)
-Thiago Alves (170.5) vs. Seth Baczynski (170.5)
-Pat Healy (156) vs. Jorge Masvidal (155.5)
-Estevan Payan (146) vs. Alex White (146)
-Caio Magalhaes (185.5) vs. Luke Zachrich (185.5)
-Jordan Mein (170.5) vs. Hernani Perpetuo (170.5)
-Ray Borg (125.5) vs. Dustin Ortiz (125.5)
-Mirsad Bektic (146) vs. Chas Skelly (145)
-Derrick Lewis (256) vs. Jack May (252.5)

The action begins on UFC Fight Pass starting at 3:30 p.m ET, then moving over to Fox Sports 1 at 5 ET and the main card on FOX starting at 8 p.m.

You can the entire UFC on Fox 11 weigh-ins in the video stream above.

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WWE Not Allowing Anyone On The Nancy Grace Show

Nancy Grace caused a stir last week when she interviewed Diamond Dallas Page regarding the passing of The Ultimate Warrior last week. On the show, Grace went into business for himself and strongly implied that Warrior passed due to drug and steroid abuse. Then she ran a scroll of people who passed away in wrestling from past abuse and included Owen Hart, who didn’t pass away from that in the slightest bit.

TMZ is reporting that WWE will not allow anyone connected with the company to ever appear on her show again if they want to keep a working relationship with them due to what happened with Page.

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Report: Vince Russo Back With TNA Wrestling

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You hear the name Vince Russo and wrestling, most wrestling fans cringe. It had seemed he was out of wrestling forever as we hadn’t seen him in a few years since he was last in TNA Wrestling.

PWInsider.com is reporting that Russo is back with the company in a consultant role. The report states that Russo provides ideas and does critiques of each show that TNA does.

The TNA Wrestling creative team is run by John Gaburick and his staff is David Lagana, Matt Conway and Christy Hemme (who works with the Knockouts division).

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TNA Impact Wrestling Non-Spoilers For Tonight’s Show

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TNA Impact Wrestling airs tonight on Spike TV starting at 9 p.m. ET. This show was taped was last week at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Here are the matches that you will see on tonight’s show.

-Willow vs Ethan Carter III and Rockstar Spud in a handicap match

-X Division Sanada vs Tigre Uno in the second match of their best of three series

-BroMans vs. The Wolves for the TNA Title

-Gunner vs Bobby Roode in a tables match

-TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young vs Abyss in a Monster’s Ball match

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Brian Stann Explains If Travis Browne Is The Best Heavyweight In The UFC Not Named Cain Velasquez

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UFC on Fox 11 takes place on Saturday night from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main event features two of the top three ranked heavyweights in the UFC as Fabricio Werdum battles Travis Browne. The co-feature has Miesha Tate battling Liz Carmouche in women’s bantamweight action.

We talked to UFC on Fox analyst Brian Stann earlier today. Stann previews the card, if Travis Browne is the best heavyweight in the UFC not named Cain Velasquez, if this is the best Fox main card top to bottom and more.

You can watch the main card for UFC on Fox 11 starting at 8 p.m. ET, the preliminary card on UFC Fight Pass starting at 3:30 p.m. ET and then moving to Fox Sports 1 starting at 5 p.m. ET.

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WWE NXT Non-Spoilers For Tonight’s Show

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WWE NXT returns tonight at 9 p.m. ET on the WWE Network. Tonight’s show was taped on March 13. Here are the matches that you will see on tonight’s show.

-Colin Cassady vs. Aiden English

-Camacho vs. Oliver Grey

-The Ascension vs. two local wrestlers

-The Great Khali vs. CJ Parker

-Sawyer Fulton and Baron Corbin vs. Jason Jordan and Tye Dillinger

-NXT Champion Adrian Neville vs. Brodus Clay

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Women Not Allowed To Watch WWE Tour Of Saudi Arabia

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The WWE travels to Saudi Arabia with three events starting today and running through Saturday. The tour is headlined by John Cena and Randy Orton.

StarTribune.com wrote a piece detailing that women will not be allowed to enter the arena to watch the WWE action. The article states that on the Ticketmaster website that the matches “are for males only”.

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Watch UFC On Fox 11 Pre-Fight Press Conference Starting at 1 PM ET

The UFC returns to Fox on Saturday with UFC on Fox 11 from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main event features two of the top three ranked heavyweights in the UFC as Fabricio Werdum battles Travis Browne. The co-feature has Miesha Tate battling Liz Carmouche in women’s bantamweight action.

The pre-fight press conference takes place at 1 PM ET from the home of former NBA star Shaquille O’Neil. Taking part in today’s presser include UFC President Dana White, Browne, Werdum, Tate, Carmouche, lightweights Donald Cerrone and Edson Barboza and welterweights Brad Tavares and Yoel Romero.

You can watch at the video stream above.

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Ring Of Honor To Be On LIVE Pay-Per-View, Will Air On All Major Carriers

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Ring of Honor had promising a big announcement for about the last week or so. No one knew what the announcement would be and now we know. The company announced a short time ago they will be on LIVE pay-per-view starting with their “Best in the World 2014″ show on Sunday, June 22nd in Nashville, Tennessee.

Baltimore, MD (April 17, 2014) – Ring of Honor Wrestling Entertainment, LLC (“ROH”) today announced that they have agreed to deliver live Pay-Per-View programming starting with Ring of Honor: Best in the World 2014 emanating from Nashville, TN on Sunday June 22nd at the Nashville Fairgrounds.

For the first time ever, fans will be able to experience a marquee ROH event live at home via all major cable or satellite providers and witness next generation wrestling innovation, epic rivalries and world championship bouts.

Ring of Honor: Best in the World 2014 will feature the likes of: Matt Hardy, Kevin Steen, the Briscoe Brothers, ROH World Champion Adam Cole, “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin, Jay Lethal, as well as, Playboy cover girl and the first woman of ROH, Maria Kanellis and other elite wrestlers from ROH.

The start time for Ring of Honor: Best in the World 2014 is 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST with a runtime of 3 hours. The event is rated TV-14 and will be available in High-Definition. The suggested retail price is $24.95 (SD).

In conjunction with ROH’s debut on live Pay-Per-View, ROH has moved Ring of Honor: Best in the World 2014 from Saturday night to Sunday. Customers that have already purchased tickets for Saturday can use those tickets for Sunday. If unable to attend, ROH will provide a refund. Tickets should be mailed back to: Ring of Honor Wrestling, 2000 West 41st St., Baltimore, MD 21211. Contact: help@rohwrestling.com for questions or more information.

“We are thrilled to announce that ROH is now available live on Pay-Per-View via cable and satellite,” said Joe Koff, Chief Operating Officer of ROH. “Fans hungry for the best wrestling in the world will now have access to their favorite brand of wrestling from the comfort of their couch in stunning high definition, which is something our customers have been demanding for some time. We’re happy to deliver on that starting this June with Best in the World.”

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Darren Young Suffers A Torn ACL

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WWE.com is reporting that Darren Young has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee and will be out four to six months. Young suffered the injury over weekend working a live event. Young made a statement earlier today on Twitter.

I tried 2 tough it out but Doc informed me I tore my ACL&surgerywas needed.Surgerywas a success now its time 2 live up 2 #nodaysoff #rehab

— nodaysoffDYoung(@DarrenYoungWWE) April 16, 2014

We wish the best to Young in his recovery.

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Triple H: “Daniel Bryan Wants To Be Treated As An A+ player, He’s Going To Get His Wish”

At the end of Monday’s WWE Raw, Triple H reformed Evolution with Randy Orton and Batista. The trio closed the show by taking out The Shield. The WWE COO returned this week to do his weekly video interview with Michael Cole.

HHH discussed Wrestlemania 30, Daniel Bryan being the WWE World Heavyweight Champion and more. You can watch the full interview in the video stream above.

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Current Lineup For WWE Extreme Rules

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WWE Extreme Rules takes place on Sunday, May 4th from the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The WWE has slowly started announcing matched for the event. Here is the current for the show.

-The Shield vs Evolution- Six Man Tag Team Match
-John Cena vs Bray Wyatt- Steel Cage Match
-Paige vs Tamina Snuka- WWE Divas Title Match

More matches will be announced in the coming weeks. As of right now, you can the show on the WWE Network, In Demand PPV and Dish Network.

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WWE Monday Night Raw Rating Slips Slightly, Up From A Year Ago

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WWE Monday Night Raw took place this week in Birmingham, Alabama. The rating for the show is in and the show scored a 3.3 with an average of 4.77 million viewers, which is slightly down from last week’s post-WrestleMania rating of 3.7 with an average of 5.15 million viewers.

The first hour of the show averaged 4.81 million viewers, which featured the opening tribute video and ten bell salute of The Ultimate Warrior. The second hour of the show averaged 4.83 million viewers, which featured The Usos vs Randy Orton and Batista. The final hour of the show averaged 4.67 million viewers, which featured the John Cena/Bray Wyatt segment and the show closing angle involving the return of Evolution beating down The Shield.

Good news for the WWE is the rating is up from last year’s Raw rating following the post-Mania show, which scored a 3.08 rating with an average of 4.15 million viewers.

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The Wife Of The Ultimate Warrior Releases Her First Statement Since His Passing

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Eight days ago the wrestling world lost former WWE champion The Ultimate Warrior at the age of 54. Since his passing we hadn’t heard from his family. This morning his wife Dana made her first statement since her husband’s passing.

Dearest Warriors,

It is with an absolutely broken heart I reach out to you. Since the passing of my husband, I have been fortunate enough to insulate my sweet girls and myself from the outside world. In this bubble we have grieved and continue to do so. For a week, I did not allow any television or media to seep through our cocoon. I was told, though, of the outpouring of love for my beloved husband and support for, as he always called us, his Warrior Girls. I can only say thank you.

On Sunday night, I was told WWE would pay tribute to Warrior and so I set the DVR planning to watch it when we were ready. As the hour neared, I broke resolve and turned on every TV in the house to full blast and snuggled our daughters close to me on the couch, unsure what we would see. As the scene unfolded with that amazing roster of talent gathered donning Ultimate Warrior shirts and even his face paint, we cheered and sobbed simultaneously. To everyone who stood there, thank you. My girls will remember your bowed heads for the rest of their lives. You are not just Superstars; you are super people.

I cannot put words to what that video tribute meant. We watched it multiple times and, this morning, it was how I started my day; mornings are the hardest for me. I will treasure that song and those images more than anything I own. Vindication. ULTIMATE PERFECTION.

I was told it was reported WWE was “there” for us. “There” is the understatement of a lifetime. They were a warm blanket to us three and we were quickly absorbed into their family. Words are cheap; promises are forever. This family is one I’m honored to be a member of and will gladly be the warm blanket to any of them who need me next.

My husband’s speech had so many highlights for me as I sat proudly in the audience looking on at his moment … I most loved his request for the Hall of Fame to include the, as he called them, “true Superstars,” those behind-the-scenes people who make the machine run. See, I’m the person who puts up the ring in our house. I’m the background person who makes things happen seamlessly. I am surrounded by performers in my husband and children, so I felt a kinship with all the people he wanted to shine a spotlight upon who make WWE work. He loved you all, and knew that each of you made his run there possible. Thank you!

To all the ULTIMATE WARRIOR fans: THANK YOU!! He told me when he shook the ropes it was him gathering strength from each of you. Warrior respected you and loved you as do the girls and I. I will reach out to the ropes for your strength to sustain me in the sad days that the girls and I face. UNWAVERING is what you’ve been. GRATEFUL is what we are.

The Undertaker and I have a lot more in common than you might think. You see, I had a bit of a streak of my own going for the last 20 years. Yes, Warrior and I would have matches of our own … He would yell, I would cry, he would submit, I would win – always. My quivering chin and “pooched” lip was always more powerful than any clothesline or gorilla press slam. He’d laugh and shake his head and say,”you win, Pooch,” but really we both did.

My streak was broken April 8, 2014 when he collapsed. I fought and screamed and cried for him not to leave me, but I wasn’t to win this round. Heaven won and I lost, but I had the ULTIMATE love for 20 years and my children learned to be Warriors from THE ULTIMATE DAD. I wouldn’t trade a moment of the life we shared, good or bad, for anything on God’s green earth. He is the love of my life and gave me the gift of our beautiful, sweet, amazing girls. He was loyal and kind and strong and brave. He taught me to live by his creed,”Live Strong, Act Bold, Be Brave. Nothing’s too hard to do, ALWAYS BELIEVE,” and with that creed I will carry on and make him proud.

Streaks are broken but legends live forever.

Always Believe,
Dana A. Warrior

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Report: Script For This Past Monday’s WWE Raw Leaked

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A script from this past Monday’s WWE Raw has apparently leaked online. No one knows where or how the third draft script made its way onto the internet. Here are some of the key notes that were on the script.

-Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella are listed as being off until April 20.

-The talent roster page lists The Miz and Summer Rae being off through May 16, as they are shooting the Marine 4 film.

-C.M. Punk, A.J. Lee, Rey Mysterio, Christian, and Alberto Del Rio are listed as “injured/TBD.” Del Rio ended up working a match on Raw.

-Cesaro is listed on the heel roster.

-Brock Lesnar and The New Age Outlaws were moved to the miscellaneous portion of the roster.

-Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Eve Torres, Mick Foley, Ricky Steamboat, Sgt. Slaughter, and Bob Backlund are listed as ambassadors.

You can view the script here.

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WWE Smackdown Spoilers For Friday April 18, 2014

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The WWE held their Smackdown tapings last night in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will air on Friday night on the SyFy channel starting at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what happened at the tapings.

Triple H opened Smackdown with a promo and announced that Evolution will face The Shield at Extreme Rules.

-Intercontinental Champion Big E defeated Alberto Del Rio by DQ.

It was announced that the Night of Champions pay-per-view will be held in Nashville on September 21…

Paul Heyman cut a promo reminding fans that Brock Lesnar is the one in 21-1. Cameron labeled it a “tremendous promo”…

-Paige beat Aksana. A physical match that was reminiscent of NXT women’s matches. It’s almost as if giving them some time to work with is a good thing.

Sheamus was interviewed backstage.

-El Torito beat Hornswoggle. No, seriously, writes Cameron. That match actually happened. I will say that it was entertaining than I thought it would be, but it was still a waste of time.

-Alexander Rusev beat R-Truth. A sub-3 minute squash, but Rusev looked vicious during the match and had a post match decimation of Xavier Woods. “I feel bad for Woods because he deserves better than this,” writes Cameron. “Lana is even more awesome live.”

-Santino Marella (w/Emma) defeated Fandango (w/Layla). Santino won via sunset flip. It was not an especially great match, but there was a very Emmataining moment when Emma took out Layla. That distraction is what let Santino pick up the win. There was some bad comedy after the match with Emma asking for a high five and Santino forgetting to take the cobra sleeve off.

-Batista defeated Sheamus with a Batista Bomb. A pretty decent fight. They worked in some great near falls on both sides, but the right guy went over for sure.

After the taping, Batista grabbed a mic and challenged Sheamus to a last man standing match which Sheamus won via Brogue kick to send everyone home happy. Side note: Sheamus grabbed a Warrior-clad little girl from the crowd and carried her around for a bit. It was a touching enough moment that one of the photographers had to wipe away tears. He finished up the evening by signing some autographs and posing for photos. What a class act.

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Results were courtesy of ProWrestling.net.