Brian and Steve discuss the final WWE Raw of 2013 including Daniel Bryan in a shocking turn of events joining the Wyatt Family, Brock Lesnar making his return alongside Paul Heyman, The Shield coming closer to breaking up, Batista returning to the WWE and the talk of his “stealing” someone’s spot, possible plans leading up to and through WrestleMania 30, The Rock announcing his plans for that show, Jeff Jarrett leaving TNA Wrestling, AJ Styles working for Ring of Honor and his future with TNA and more.
UFC 168 took place on Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In the main event, Chris Weidman defeated Anderson Silva to retain the UFC middleweight title after Silva broke his leg while throwing a leg kick, that was checked by Weidman.
In the co-feature, Ronda Rousey retained the UFC women’s bantamweight title defeating Miesha Tate by third round submission.
In today’s podcast, Steve recap UFC 168 with Bleacher Report MMA Lead Writer Duane Finley. The guys recap the main card, what’s next for each fighter.
Finley and Steve also preview Ronda Rousey vs Sara McMann at UFC 170, why Anderson Silva should retire and much more.
UFC 168 takes place on tonight from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event features the rematch as Chris Weidman defends the UFC Middleweight Championship against Anderson Silva, with another rematch in the co-feature as Ronda Rousey defends her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship against Miesha Tate. Also in a key heavyweight bout, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett faces off against Travis Browne.
Steve talks to FightHype.com lead writer Percy Crawford as the guys break down the three main bouts of the card, the price increase of this card and more. Crawford and Steve also discuss the rumors of former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar returning to the octagon, whether he would return and more.
Follow Percy Crawford on Twitter @MrFightHype.
Brian and Steve are back for the weekly WWE Raw podcast including all of the wrestling on the show including a fantastic main event between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels appearing on Raw again and if he will return to the ring and, if so, who he may face, Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton being tied together, the Variety article on the WWE negotiating their new TV deals and some of the most interesting aspects of the article, AJ Styles and TNA Wrestling and more.
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It was a big weekend in the world of MMA.
UFC on Fox 9 took place on Saturday night from Sacramento, California with Demetrious Johnson defeating Joseph Benavidez by first round knockout in the main event to retain the UFC flyweight championship.
It was also announced on Friday that long time reigning UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre was vacating the title effective immediately and is unsure about a return to the octagon.
Steve talked with MMA analyst Gabriel Morency from Sirius XM and The Fight Network earlier today. Morency and Steve recapped the Fox 9 card, discussed why St-Pierre won’t come back, who will replace St-Pierre as a top draw and much more.
You can follow Gabriel Morency on Twitter @sportsrage.
Watch Brian Fritz, Steve Muehlhausen and Michael Wiseman in the post WWE TLC 2013 PPV roundtable as they talk about the show including Randy Orton beating John Cena to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk against The Shield, Daniel Bryan against the Wyatt Family and the rest of the card.
UFC on Fox 9 takes place on Saturday from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. The main event will feature UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson defending his title in a rematch with Joseph Benavidez. The co-feature will have Urijah Faber battling Michael McDonald in bantamweight action.
We preview the show this weekend as Steve talks to Johnson about the rematch, what he took from the first fight, being a father, moving back to bantamweight and much more.
Steve also talks to UFC lightweight Pat Healy as he battles Bobby Green on the preliminary portion of the card. Healy discusses the fight, if he still about the marijuana incident after UFC 159, his love for the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers and more.
On this week’s BTR Flagship, Brian and Michael talk about the WWE Network and what it is expected to look like, the downgrading of WWE pay-per-views, the hot finish to Raw on Monday night and the many different directions that can go in now, the WWE TLC PPV coming up on Sunday with some predictions and more.
Another podcast with Brian and Michael who insisted he get a chance to talk about the final segment from WWE Raw on Monday. They give their impressions from the segment, what intrigued them so much about it, what the future could be for both John Cena and Daniel Bryan, WrestleMania 30 possibilities, WWE changing their imagining and more.
Brian and Steve talk about WWE Raw from Monday night including a spectacular final segment, all the different directions the company could possibly go in now, the reaction to Daniel Bryan and how the fans are demanding for more of him, the smarts of John Cena, how this could play into the WWE TLC PPV on Sunday, more WrestleMania 30 speculation when it comes to matches, the Slammy Awards, WWE Network, AJ Styles done with TNA Wrestling and more.
UFC Fight Night 33 takes place tonight from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. The main event will feature Mark Hunt battling Antonio Silva in heavyweight action. The co-main event will feature former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua facing off against James Te Huna.
Steve talks to Senior UFC Writer for FOX Sports, Damon Martin to preview UFC Fight Night 33. Martin and Steve break down the co-main and main event of the card, the rising price of UFC pay-per-views, the digital network, the latest on Ben Askren and much more.
You can follow Damon on Twitter @DamonMartin.
The Flagship is back as Brian, Steve and Michael first get into a heated discussion about our college teams and Steve finally pays up on a bet. Then the guys talk about some promotions within the WWE which are leading to the impending launch of the WWE Network, how exactly the network could work and the many possibilities, Triple H now in charge of the creative team along with Vince McMahon, the WWE TLC 2013 pay-per-view which is less than two weeks away, their disappointment in WWE storylines and if they see that changing anytime soon, the Slammys coming to Raw on Monday and also the possibility of TNA Wrestling original AJ Styles leaving the company.
Invicta Fighting Championships returns for the first time in about five months with their seventh event. The show takes place on Saturday from the Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. The card features three title fights including the main event of Barb Honchak defending her Invicta flyweight title against Leslie Smith. The co-feature will have Invicta FC strawweight champion Carla Esparza will defend her belt against undefeated Brazilian superstar Claudia Gadelha.
Steve was joined by ESPNChicago.com MMA Analyst Ray Flores, who will be handling the ring announcing for the event. Flores and Steve preview the entire card, the future of Invicta, Ronda Rousey and more.
You can follow Ray on Twitter @RayFlores86.
Cheap Pops! is back after a week off as Brian and Michael talk about the sad passing of Paul Walker and what to do with the Fast and Furious franchise now, The Walking Dead mid-season finale with not one but two major characters going away, a look at Hunger Games: Catching Fire, what looks like a loaded movie season over the holidays including American Hustle and Anchorman 2, Black Friday shopping and more.
Brian and Steve are back to talk Raw from Monday night including the announced lineup so far for the upcoming WWE TLC pay-per-view, how one person will be crowned the UNIFIED CHAMPION at that show between John Cena and Randy Orton, John Cena promoting the importance of the match and the championships, the overuse of authority figures, what is going on with Sin Cara, handicapped matches and Titus O’Neil has a tendency to puke. They also talk about the upcoming WWE Network, when they think it could be announced and how much money they would spend on it. Plus, WWE DVD talk and even some Manilow!
Brian, Steve and Michael are back for the Between The Ropes Flagship video as they talk about the fallout from the WWE Survivor Series and Raw, the upcoming title unification match at the TLC pay-per-view between John Cena and Randy Orton, who they think will win as it stands right now, the rating for Raw on Monday, the favorite year for wrestling, wrestlers organically becoming stars and more,
Brian and Steve talk WWE Raw from Monday night which was another lackluster show, Michael Strahan handing out hip tosses to The Miz and Titus O’Neil, the Survivor Series rematch of the Divas elimination match, the upcoming match between John Cena and Randy Orton at the TLC pay-per-view and if it will be a unification match, other possible matches on that show, what has happened in the WWE since the summer, Jake Roberts dream of buying TNA and more.
Michael and Steve move on without their fearless leader as they discuss Survivor Series 2013, what they think about the finish, the possibility of John Cena vs Randy Orton in a title unification match, how WWE desperately needs more good babyfaces, and whether or not CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan makes good sense for next year’s Wrestlemania. Plus, they talk about the rising stock of young stars like Big E Langston and Roman Reigns, and what it would take to make both men main event superstars.