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Alberto Del Rio appeared on The Abe Kanan Show Del Rio to promote next Monday’s WWE Raw in Chicago, Illinois and discussed his MMA days, the current state of Mexico, PC guidelines in wrestling, says that Drew McIntyre is his best friend in the company and that a break-up with Ricardo Rodriguez is “inevitable”. Del Rio also spoke on his first meeting with Vince McMahon and more. You can listen to the complete interview below:Read More
batista
- Batista will be appearing on Spike TV’s MMA Uncensored next Thursday, September 6. He will be discussing his MMA debut fight which takes place in October. PWMania.com has uploaded photos of Batista training for his MMA debut which you can view at this link. – There was a lot of talk backstage at Tuesday night’s SmackDown tapings that the Jerry Lawler vs. CM Punk angle is a precursor to WWE inducting the late Andy Kaufman into their Hall of Fame next year. – As previously reported, potential TNA talentRead More
paul-heyman
- Paul Heyman made a special appearance on Mark Madden’s radio show in Pittsburgh yesterday to talk about WWE SummerSlam. Here are some highlights: * He at first turned down Brock Lesnar’s invitation to come back to WWE with him. Heyman said he felt WWE doesn’t know how to promote Brock as a fighter. Heyman feels he was brought back in part because he knows how to market Brock’s fighter persona. * He wasn’t sure if he was brought back with another Superstar how well his mic work would haveRead More
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Posted On August 12, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review; UCMMA Go 4 It!

It’s time to step into the world of British MMA once again for another of those strange occurrences, a DVD review of a TV show I’ve already reviewed. This time we’re going to delve into the pile of DVDs sent to me by the good people at Ultimate Challenge MMA, and the penultimate review in this mini-series sees us going back to September 2011 for Go 4 It! The show began in the featherweight division as Salih Kulucan faced Florian Culin. These two, who were both making their professional debuts,Read More
Kevin Nash
“Big Sexy” Kevin Nash was on Busted Open with Dave Lagreca and Doug Mortman. You can hear Busted Open from 2-4 ET on Sirius 94, XM 208, and Sportszone 860 on the internet. On his recent comments about the size of today’s top guys: I’m talking about them as wrestlers, I’m talking about them as their wrestling persona as far as visual. I’m not talking about anything [else]. I’ve stated before, these guys are incredibly great technical wrestlers. All of them. But there’s a reason why Chrisitan Bale in BatmanRead More
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In an interview with Arda Ocal, former WWE Superstar and MMA athlete Bobby Lashley, whose MMA gym is located in Aurora, Colorado, sight of the Aurora Theatre shooting, talks about the town’s recovery after the event, how things have changed and what he and others are doing to rebuild the community. http://youtu.be/h9cRUbOG6vs In an interview with theScore’s Arda Ocal WWE legend and current official WWE Ambassador Sgt. Slaughter reveals that he was originally talked about to play a part in the newest GI Joe movie, along side Dwayne “The Rock”Read More
Bret Hart
WWE Hall of Famer, Bret Hart, discusses why he’s an MMA fan, the sport’s relationship with pro wrestling, if he would have ever competed in the sport and more with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani. “I think there’s a lot of similarities between the audience and a lot of the competitors,” Hart admitted. “I think they probably grew up as wrestling fans.” Hart said.Read More

Posted On July 13, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

JBL Congratulates Batista, Buff Bagwell’s Arrest, Ex-WWE Stars

- JBL congratulated Batista following the news of his MMA fight on Twitter, “HUGE new and best wishes to Batista as its reported he just signed his 1st MMA fight. Wish Dave the very best!!!” – Former WWE Superstars Koko B. Ware, Sylvan Grenier and Tatanka are scheduled to appear at Top Of The World Wrestling on Saturday at Le Beach Club de Pointe-Calumet, Quebec (701 38 Street Pointe-Calumet, QC J0N 1G2, Canada). More information is available at http://towlutte.com/show14072012.php – As PWMania.com reported earlier, former WCW star Marcus Alexander BagwellRead More

Posted On July 13, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Former WWE Champion Batista Set For MMA Fight This October

Former WWE heavyweight champion Batista has booked his first MMA fight, TMZ reports. Batista has been training for years and was close to fighting in the Strikeforce league back in 2010, however the deal fell apart. Batista is scheduled to fight on October 6 at the Duncan Doughnuts Theater in Providence, Rhode Island. Batista, 6’6″ and 290 lbs, will face a fighter named Rashid Evans (not to be confused with UFC star Rashad Evans.) Sources close to the deal say the fight will be televised but it’s unclear which providerRead More

Posted On July 11, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Indy News

Invicta FC Searching For Its Biggest Fan!

INVICTA FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS TO AWARD ITS “BIGGEST FAN” WITH ALL-EXPENSES PAID TRIP TO JULY 28 EVENT IN KANSAS CITY Three prize winners for fan-created videos to be determined in online voting poll KANSAS CITY, Kan. (July 10, 2012) – Women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion Invicta Fighting Championships is determined to find its biggest fan and, thus, will award each of three winners of a fan-submitted video contest with an exciting prize package. The grand prize winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip for two people to the upcoming InvictaRead More
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Posted On June 26, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review; UCMMA 25 The Beat Down

It’s time for one of those strange occurrences again, a DVD review of a television show I’ve already reviewed. For this instalment we’ll be delving into the pile of DVDs sent to me by the good folks at Ultimate Challenge MMA as we take a look at their 25th show, The Beat Down. The opening contest took place in the welterweight division as Micky Millar faced Esi Moradi. These two debuting fighters were so eager to get going the referee had to separate them before the fight had even begun.Read More

Posted On June 17, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: Alberto Del Rio’s MMA Fight Before Signing With WWE

http://youtu.be/6Biz3sfhqWY After making his professional wrestling debut in 2000, Dos Caras, Jr. decided to try his hand at mixed martial arts (MMA). After training with MMA fighter and trainer Marco Ruas, Caras, Jr. made his debut for Japanse MMA organisation Deep. In his first match he demonstrated his professional wrestling background by executing a Belly to belly suplex on opponent Kengo Watanabe, a move that broke Watanabe’s arm to end the match. In Caras, Jr.’s second match he lost to Watanabe by submission in the second round. In 2003 JapaneseRead More
Sources in both WWE and UFC are skeptical about how bad the recent meeting between Dana White and Brock Lesnar really was. White said that the meeting was one of the worse he ever had with Lesnar and not part of a WWE angle but there are people on both sides who believe it was. WWE sources almost universally believe that Lesnar has an iron-clad deal and there is no way he can fight for UFC until that contract expires after WrestleMania 29 in 2013. In UFC, people are insistingRead More

Posted On May 27, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

UFC News: Star Out Of UFC 147, Santos, UFC 146 Bonuses, More

- UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort broke his hand in training and underwent surgery today, forcing him out of his June 23 rematch against Wanderlei Silva. The bout, which was scheduled to the be the main event of the UFC 147 pay-per-view, had been built-up with the first Brazilian season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” where the fighters were opposing coaches. There is no word on whether Silva will fight a replacement opponent or a new fight will be made to headline the show. – After a pair of impressive performancesRead More

Posted On May 27, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Brock Lesnar Considering Switch Back To UFC; Details

As previously reported, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar was in attendance on Saturday night’s UFC 146 main event, watching UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos defeat Frank Mir to retain his Championship. During the UFC 146 post-fight PPV press conference, UFC President Dana White was asked about Lesnar’s appearance and revealed Lesnar is considering a return to MMA. White was asked whether Lesnar’s appearance tonight meant anything, where White confirmed there was, replying only by saying, “maybe” with a smile. He was also asked if Lesnar will be returningRead More
Triple H appeared on Saturday’s edition of CA Uncensored with Criss Angel. Triple H spoke in character about Brock Lesnar and says they will meet again. Triple H also said he wouldn’t consider a shot at a MMA career. Triple H was asked who would he pick – Hulk Hogan or The Incredible Hulk, and he picked the green Hulk. He also talks about McMahon family cookouts, his training, WrestleMania 28 and lots more. He also tells a story about Jerry Lawler having an accident in the ring.Read More

Posted On May 12, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Transcript Of TNA Conference Call; King Mo & Dixie Carter

– King Mo’s appearance on MMA Uncensored in the wake of his Bellator/TNA signing pushed the show to a record rating. The weekly news magazine show brought in 567,000 viewers, beating the previous record of 547,000 attained in the February series premiere. The show had an average of 489,000 viewers per week before last night. TNA President Dixie Carter also appeared live on the show with King Mo. – Here is a full transcript of the King Mo/Dixie Carter/TNA/Bellator conference call on Thursday: Moderator: David Schwarz May 10, 2012 1:00Read More

Posted On May 11, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Mickie James Talks New Music Project, Considering MMA? & More

Mickie James recently spoke with Josh Stewart of Newsday.com and revealed that she is planning on releasing a full-length album later this year to follow her 2010 debut digital release, “Strangers & Angels.” “I do want it to be a real career,” James says. “… I want to cross over into that and take my fan base with me in the music side. It’s been a slow process, a lot of work, but it’s been good work. It’s just like when I broke into wrestling, still learning, still perfecting. JustRead More
TNA Impact Wrestling’s newest signing, mixed-martial arts fighter Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal will be appearing on the weekly MMA news show, “MMA Uncensored Live” on Spike TV tonight following Impact Wrestling. King Mo will be appearing on the program alongside his new bosses, TNA president Dixie Carter and Bellator Fighting Championships CEO Bjorn Rebney.Read More