- There are people in WWE hoping for Ric Flair to be named the permanent General Manager on the 1,000th RAW episode later this month but because of the status of TNA’s lawsuit against WWE for alleged contract tampering, it’s a long shot at the moment. – The Brighthouse network in Florida has three more Florida Championship Wrestling TV shows to air so the new WWE NXT will begin airing there in HD on July 22nd. The new timeslot will be Sundays at 6pm with replays on Thursdays at 11pm.Read More

Posted On June 29, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC 147 Silva vs Franklin II

Here’s the story. I was all set to take my latest trip into the Octagon on Sunday night, but a rain storm here in merry old England knocked out the satellite signal while I was recording the show. This meant that I had to wait to record the repeat showing in the early hours of Tuesday morning. So, after a slight delay, I can now bring you my thoughts on the return fight between Wanderlei Silva and Rich Franklin in the main event of UFC 147, originally shown this pastRead More

Posted On June 25, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC Maynard vs Guida

It’s time to step into the Octagon once again for the first of my UFC double header reviews. With my UFC 147 review a few days away because of technical problems (a heavy rain storm knock out the signal to my Sky box) we’re going to begin by taking a look at the latest show on American network FX, shown in the early hours of this past Saturday morning on ESPN here in Britain. The broadcast began in the featherweight division as Ross Pearson faced Cub Swanson. This was aRead More

Posted On June 14, 2012By Owen PattersonIn News

WWE Want Bodybuilders, WWE Interest Down, Linda McMahon

- There is said to be a “call to arms” for WWE to recruit big bodybuilder types that they can make into stars. – The Sports Business Journal recently polled 1,100 major sports decision makers on their views of boxing, UFC and WWE on whether they have more interest now than in 2007. For boxing 7% said they did, 41% said they had the same interest and 53% said they had less interest. For UFC 29% said they had more interest, 39% said they had the same interest and 32%Read 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 June 11, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: UFC President Dana White Talks On Brock Lesnar Meeting

UFC President Dana White caught up with analyst Ariel Helwani after UFC on FX to discuss the incredible night of fights. Dana was very impressed by Demetrious Johnson and Erick Silva, among others. White also shared some very interesting news on Brock Lesnar.Read More

Posted On June 10, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC Johnson vs McCall

It’s time to enter the Octagon once again as we take a look at the UFC’s latest foray onto the FX channel in the States, where Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall met for the second time in the Flyweight title tournament, an event shown live in the early hours of this past Saturday morning on ESPN here in Britain. The broadcast began in the bantamweight division as Eddie Wineland faced Scott Jorgensen. This was a great way to open the show. As is the custom with this weight division itRead More
In regards to Brock Lesnar’s status with WWE, nothing is 100% certain until a contract is signed. Lesnar only has a deal for a number of appearances with the company. Everything is going to be at Lesnar’s leverage with him always having the option to negotiate with UFC and being able to draw a such a strong number of fans. This lets Lesnar get away with being very aggressive in his business negotiations. Dana White and Vince McMahon are both business men, if having to deal with Lesnar’s aggressive businessRead More

Posted On June 6, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Nuclear Heat On Brock Lesnar: Backstage News On His WWE Future

For those wondering why there has been no mention of Brock Lesnar on WWE television over the last couple weeks, there is said to be “nuclear heat” on Lesnar, some of which stems his recent appearance at the UFC 146 pay-per-view. Brock Lesnar visited the event and met with UFC President Dana White without the advance knowledge of Vince McMahon. Even before the UFC incident, Lesnar has been extremely difficult to deal with behind the scenes. Lesnar was high maintenance during his first run with the company nearly a decadeRead More
THQ announced the loss of their UFC license yesterday, and revealed that they will be laying off employees of THQ San Diego, which has developed many of their WWE games. “THQ confirms that today’s announcement regarding the UFC license transition will affect the company’s San Diego studio,” Angela Emery, THQ VP of Communication, told GamesBeat. “THQ is working closely with those relevant staff to either find possible employment within the company, or potentially with EA.” UFC President Dana White announced securing a multi-year deal with EA to make UFC gamesRead More

Posted On May 29, 2012By Julian RadbourneIn Columns

The Two Sheds Review: UFC 146 Dos Santos vs Mir

Here’s the deal. The USA/Scotland football game ran 20 minutes later, and instead of putting their coverage on a 20 minute delay ESPN decided to join the show in progress. It was then that I decided to wait until the next day for the repeat showing. So here it is, a little bit later than planned, a look back at the night of heavyweight action as Frank Mir challenged Junior Dos Santos for the title at UFC 146. All the fights on the main card were in the heavyweight division,Read More
We noted before that Brock Lesnar met with UFC President Dana White in Las Vegas this weekend following the UFC pay-per-view. There was some speculation that WWE and UFC were in on the whole thing as part of the Lesnar storyline. Word now is that WWE had no part in the meeting and it was all Lesnar’s doing. Speculation now is that Lesnar was trying to fuel his WWE storyline and at the same time make a “power play” with the two companies. Lesnar actually told WWE officials that heRead More

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

Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller Fired By UFC

Jason Miller is no longer with the UFC. Dana White revealed the news last night at the post-UFC 146 press conference, alluding to some event that occurred backstage after Miller’s fight. “Something happened backstage afterwards … ‘Mayhem’ is done,” White said. “Just some [expletive] I don’t want to talk about.” Miller lost a unanimous decision to C.B. Dollaway at the show in a preliminary card fight. He was 0-3 in the UFC. White noted that he was surprised by Miller’s struggles in the Octagon, saying, “When you have all theseRead 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, Results

Detailed UFC 146 Pay-Per-View Results – May 26, 2012

Thanks to Jeffrey Harris for the following detailed UFC 146 pay-per-view results: INTRODUCTION: We are live on press row at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for UFC 146! Intros for the first preliminary fight begin at approximately 3:15PM PST. Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan are of course your broadcast team for tonight as we go to the octagon for our first fight. The first fight begins at 3:45PM PST. Featherweight Bout: Mike Brown (1445 lbs. 25-8) vs. Daniel Pineda (146 lbs. 17-7) ROUND ONE: The two fightersRead More
Following UFC 146, president Dana White discusses the possible UFC return of Brock Lesnar.Read 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

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

Brock Lesnar At UFC 146, WWE Update Japan Tour Lineups

- Brock Lesnar was in attendance at Saturday night’s UFC 146 event in Las Vegas. Lesnar was featured on television moments before the main event, watching UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos defeat Frank Mir to retain the UFC Championship. UFC mentioned him via Twitter and also posted a picture of him at the event. – WWE is currently advertising the following main events for their upcoming shows in Japan: August 9: * Sheamus vs. Kane for the World Heavyweight Championship with John Ace as either special referee or specialRead More

Posted On May 24, 2012By PWMania.com StaffIn News

UFC Fighter Teases WWE Move To Face Brock Lesnar

UFC fighter Roy Nelson, who has teased pro wrestling involvement in the past, is at it again. Nelson is now teasing jumping to WWE to go head to head with Brock Lesnar. Speaking to MMAWeekly, the UFC fighter revealed that after he wins his next fight at this Saturday’s UFC 146, he “might just have to go to WWE because I might just have to call him [Brock Lesnar] out, go to WWE, and whoop his ass.” Photo Of Brock Lesnar & Rena “Sable” Mero At Jimmy John’s »»Read More