Posted On March 14, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Press Release: UFC Officially Purchases Strikeforce Promotion

The following press release has been issued: ZUFFA, LLC SUBSIDIARY ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF STRIKEFORCE™ Las Vegas, Nevada –Forza, LLC, a subsidiary of Zuffa, LLC, which owns the Ultimate Fighting Championship® brand, announced today that it has purchased the assets of Explosion Entertainment, LLC dba Strikeforce®. Under the terms of the deal, all Strikeforce fighter contracts will be honored, as will its broadcast agreement with Showtime® Networks, Inc. Strikeforce will continue to operate as a separate business and current Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has signed a long-term employment agreement with theRead More

Posted On February 11, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

UFC’s 129 PPV In Toronto Sells Over 40,000 Instantly

In an article just posted on The Heyman Hustle, it is revealed that UFC sold its entire original ticket block, over 42,000 tickets for its long-awaited debut in Toronto when tickets went on sale through the UFC Fight Club membership today. The event, UFC 129, will be headlined by Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre defending his title against Jake Shields, will take place on April 30th at the Rogers Centre. “I LOVE CANADA!” UFC President Dana White texted some members of the Canadian media, and well he should. Some people paidRead More

Posted On February 10, 2011By Keelan BaldersonIn News

Latest On Undertaker’s Wrestlemania Opponent

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter According to the Wrestling Observer several ideas for Undertaker’s role at Wrestlemania have been scrapped. He won’t be wrestling Wade Barrett, Sting has not signed a deal and Brock Lesnar was not given permission by the UFC to take part. The only possibility left is some kind of match with Triple H, who is set to return in the coming weeks. As reported last month this idea has been on the cards, but seems to have been forgotten under the furor surrounding Sting. As noted WWERead More

Posted On February 7, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Raw Preview For Tonight, Chris Jericho Apologizes To UFC Fighters

- Tonight’s episode of WWE RAW will take place from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. No matches have been announced but WWE is teasing CM Punk’s “consequences” for Randy Orton after he punt kicked Husky Harris last week. Additionally, we’ll see more build to WWE’s upcoming Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, which is less than 3 weeks away on Sunday, February 20th. The dark match main event that’s being advertised locally for tonight is John Cena and Randy Orton vs. The Miz and CM Punk with Michael Cole as the guestRead More
– John Cena missed last night’s Raw live event in Rochester, Minnesota so he could attend Gillette’s Super Bowl weekend promotional activities in Dallas, Texas. He was not expected to appear at this afternoon’s WWE Supershow in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but did, working the opening match against CM Punk. He then flew back to Dallas. He will be on hand for tomorrow’s Raw in Milwaukee. — Evan Bourne was in Las Vegas, Nevada yesterday looking for tickets to the evening’s UFC 126 event, which was sold out. It is unknown whetherRead More

Posted On January 30, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Lesnar Reportedly Attempts To Persuade UFC To Return To WWE

Contrary to Brock Lesnar’s public dismissal last week of the long-standing rumor that he was interested in participating in this year’s WrestleMania event, the latest issue of Power Slam reports that according to multiple sources, he did attempt to persuade UFC officials to allow him to work a storyline with World Wrestling Entertainment that would culminate at the annual wrestling supershow. The proposed deal stems from his mini-confrontation with The Undertaker following UFC 121 on October 23. According to the magazine, Lesnar had agreed in principle to a three-appearance dealRead More

Posted On January 27, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News, Videos

Video: Brock Lesnar Says He Doesn’t Care For The Undertaker

Earlier this week, UFC heavyweight fighter Brock Lesnar set the record straight on his involvement at WrestleMania 27, telling Yahoo! Sports that there was no truth to the rumors that he was interested in working the show. During a media session that took place on Tuesday to promote the new season of The Ultimate Fighter, commented on the Undertaker attending his most recent fight and their face-to-face confrontation that sparked the WrestleMania speculation. “The other fellas that wanted to come, like Stone Cold and The Rock, and Goldberg, those guysRead More

Posted On January 5, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Brock Lesnar Announces New Book, WWE Hall Of Fame Details

– Former WWE superstar turned UFC fighter Brock Lesnar has announced on YouTube that he is working on a new biography about his life story and his fight to the top of WWE and UFC, despite all the doubters. Lesnar’s video announcement can be seen on his YouTube channel, LesnarMMA. — Tickets for the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony will go on sale in early February. As previously reported, one name that appears to be a lock for this year’s class is Arn Anderson.Read More

Posted On January 4, 2011By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Top UFC Contender Pleads Guilty To Money Laundering

MMAFighting.com is reporting that UFC contender Chael Sonnen has plead guilty to money laundering stemming from an ongoing mortgage fraud case in Oregon. While the report notes that Sonnen could face up to 20 years in prison, it also states that he is expected to cooperate as a witness against others being investigated in the case. His cooperation could potentially reduce his punishment.Read More

Posted On December 13, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Dana White Rules Out Mir As Lesnar’s Next Opponent

The following is an excerpt from a new article on MMAJunkie.com: A heavyweight bout between former champ Frank Mir (14-5 MMA, 12-5 UFC) and “The Ultimate Fighter 10″ runner-up Brendan Schaub (7-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is expected to take place in early 2011. Sources close to the event told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) verbal agreements are in place for the fight. The bout could take place at UFC on Versus 3 on March 3 or UFC 129 on March 19, though neither show has been officially announced. Check out the complete articleRead More

Posted On November 30, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

News On Lesnar Working With WWE & Matt Hardy Critiques Raw

– As we saw on Monday’s King of the Ring episode of RAW, footage was shown of former WWE star Brock Lesnar. Lesnar’s name was also mentioned several times throughout the broadcast. According to f4wonline.com, some people within WWE believe Lesnar being mentioned on RAW was a way of getting people talking about the possibility of Lesnar participating in some capacity at WrestleMania. While most have acknowledged that the chances of Lesnar being able to wrestle are virtually impossible due to his UFC contract, Vince McMahon remains optimistic and thinksRead More

Posted On November 18, 2010By Keelan BaldersonIn News

MMA Star Roy Nelson Sends Feelers To WWE

MMA star and former IFL Heavyweight champion Roy Nelson has reportedly sent feelers to WWE about becoming a wrestler. His status with UFC is not certain after he signed outside of the company with Squared Circle Promotions. One thing that might not be on the side of the 34 year old is his look. He’s more of a Samoa Joe than your stereotypical trim & ripped cage fighter. Link: Podcast: Forced Labour Coming To UK To Pay Off Bankers!Read More

Posted On November 14, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

UFC President Kills Rumors On Brock Lesnar’s Next Fight

UFC president Dana White killed a widely-spread rumor at the UFC 122 pre-fight “Question & Answer” session with UFC Fan Club members in Germany earlier this weekend. According to reports, Brock Lesnar requested a fight with Ultimate Fighter winner Roy “Big Country” Nelson for his next trip to the octagon. White claims that is not true. White claims Lesnar didn’t request the fight and when questioned on what he feels should be Lesnar’s next fight, White said he felt a rubber match with UFC rival Frank Mir would make senseRead More

Posted On November 10, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Steve Austin Comments On Brock Lesnar-Undertaker Confrontation

- After appearing on 106.7 The Fan in Washington, DC, Steve Austin commented on the Lesnar-Undertaker confrontation at a recent UFC event. He had the following to say: “I watched the pay-per-view and I watch every UFC pay-per-view they have. I saw that and I said okay somebody is working an angle here. I don’t think those worlds are going to collide because UFC and WWE are great organizations but they’re like oil and water and I don’t think oil and water mix very well. I don’t know. Just fromRead More

Posted On November 5, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Austin Interview: Hosting Raw, Undertaker-Lesnar, The Rock

WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin appeared on the Wresting Voice podcast this week and spoke about a number of topics. Here are some highlights of what Austin said about: Hosting RAW In December: “I heard those rumors. I started hearing them last night and I started hearing them this morning on the computer. Man, I haven’t heard anything about that. I’m getting ready to leave to film a movie in a week. When I get done with that, I’ll be in Texas. Then, I’m coming back toRead More

Posted On November 5, 2010By Keelan BaldersonIn News

Wade Barrett Facing Undertaker At Wrestlemania?

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter WWE have growing faith in Wade Barrett, so much so that there are plans for him to face the Undertaker at Wrestlemania. The attack on Taker by Nexus has left that option on the table. The company had originally wanted Brock Lesnar on the show, but UFC are not receptive to the idea for obvious reasons, and it appears to be wishful thinking rather than a reality. The rationale behind Undertaker’s rotator cuff surgery is that if he waits any longer he won’t make it backRead More

Posted On November 4, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Hogan Getting Media Attention, Lita-WWE, UFC Star To WWE?

– Aside from a few people who saw the script for Monday’s WWE RAW, virtually nobody knew about Lita’s surprise appearance on the show until she arrived at the building. — There is reportedly a top UFC fighter who is interested in wrestling for WWE when his UFC contract expires. While there’s no confirmation yet on who the fighter in question is, insider sources say he’s “one of the last people you’d expect” to join WWE. — As we reported yesterday, there’s a strange video circulating online of wrestling iconRead More

Posted On November 2, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Details On Brock Lesnar’s Next UFC Fight: Two Possible Opponents

Former UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (5-2) took a beating at the hands of new champion Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 last month, but he’s already looking ahead to his next fight in the octagon. According to f4wonline.com, Lesnar his sights set on the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights, Roy “Big Country Nelson (15-5). Nelson is known for his large gut and not looking like a world class MMA fighter, but he’s won over UFC fans with his striking power and ability to take punches. Nelson was set toRead More

Posted On October 31, 2010By PWMania.com StaffIn News

Jim Ross Blog: Lesnar/Taker, Lesnar At WM27, UFC Merger

The following are highlights from the latest online blog of WWE Hall Of Famer Jim Ross: JR on Brock Lesnar: “I assume it is ‘possible’ for Brock Lesnar to referee an Undertaker match at Wrestlemania but I don’t feel that it’s too probable for many reasons.” JR on a WWE Cruiserweight division: “Do I think that WWE will re-create Cruiserweight division? I have no idea but there is a general theory among many within the biz that branding a talent as a lightweight, Cruiserweight, etc makes them be perceived asRead More