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Ever since it was announced that former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, would be fighting reigning 265-pound kingpin, Daniel Cormier, mixed martial arts (MMA) fans have been wondering when we’ll actually see the pro wrestling icon back inside the Octagon.
It could be as early as Nov. 3, 2018.
That’s when Cormier defends his title against top contender Derrick Lewis, which means Lesnar could repeat his “shit show” from UFC 226 back in July, though he might want to think twice about two-handing Lewis if “Black Beast” scores the bookie-busting upset.
“Brock Lesnar might be in New York,” UFC President White told ESPN. “That’s not guaranteed, we haven’t talked about it or anything, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he called and said, ‘I’m coming to the fight.’ I plan on Brock Lesnar fighting soon.”
If Cormier is victorious in the UFC 230 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, expect “DC” to relinquish his light heavyweight title, which will then be up for grabs in the Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson rematch at UFC 232 in December.
WWE Crown Jewel which is set to take place on November 2 at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is still reportedly very much up in the air, with sources such as Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter suggesting it is in “very much in jeopardy”, more so now than it has ever been.
WWE has avoided any mention of Saudi on their television broadcasts, although they are still promoting the event and matches. The belief is that there is a backup plan in place should they decide not to host the show in Saudi but they are playing it down to the wire.
Tickets for the event were meant to go on sale on Friday but nobody has heard anything since.
Vince McMahon was apparently adamant that he would not cancel the show unless the government or Donald Trump told him not to do so, but now according to Meltzer “outside forces” are now having a bearing on McMahon.
Yesterday, Barstool Sports’ Robbie Fox reported that John Cena and Daniel Bryan were refusing to go to Saudi, Meltzer has also corroborated that creative has been told Cena won’t be on the show, but he couldn’t speak for Bryan.
Chris Jericho was recently interviewed on Larry King Now and talked about two of his biggest mentors, Vince McMahon and Pat Patterson. Below are the highlights, courtesy of WrestlingInc.
“Not necessarily one mentor,” said Jericho. “There’s been a bunch of them. Vince [McMahon] has been a pretty big mentor of mine. I’ve been working for him for 17 years. He’s a very unique character.” “I love writing about Vince because a very unique, wacky, motivated, amazing character and he’ll never write about himself because he’s too humble, he doesn’t like talking about himself. So I’ll write about him in my book. That’s the way I like to do it.”
“From a learning standpoint, Vince McMahon and his right-hand man, a guy called Pat Patterson,” Jericho said. “He’s in his 70’s now, but I’ve learned more from Pat on how to structure a match, about the psychology of wrestling. Wrestling is all psychology. It really is. It’s not the moves, it’s where you do things, how you do things, where you put them and selling the story of the match. I learned almost all I know from Pat Patterson.”
“I had some great ones. I loved working with Shawn Michaels, like I said. The Rock was always great. The Rock, actually, because he is so popular now in Hollywood, people forget how good of a wrestler he was. He was a great wrestler inside the ring. Always fun to work with him. I had a ladder match with Shawn Michaels in 2008 that was a culmination of this amazing eight-month long story. That’s probably my favorite match for all of those reasons.”
Dolph Ziggler was interviewed recently on the In This Corner podcast and discussed the Attitude Era stars still having Vince McMahon’s ear. Below are the highlights courtesy of WrestlingInc.
“The sad part is the veteran guys, who have known Vince McMahon since the Attitude Era and have been there when it was crazy hot, have his ear more even if it is not always in the best interest. It is not that they don’t do that, it is that they do it and there is nowhere else to go,” Ziggler explained. “You go and mention that this isn’t your thing [as far as storyline], the response is that you could go sit in catering or you can quit and you are like, oh, okay, I don’t know how other people’s interaction go nor do I want to know, I like mine where I tell him that here is how I can make this better, do you like it?” Sometimes he says that it is a great idea and sometimes he says that that is not what we are going for, but the fact that people are constantly trying to make things better, a lot of times this is show business so they are trying to make themselves look better, which I understand,” he said. “But a lot of times I feel like those Attitude Era guys that say, ‘Hey, why don’t you do this?’ That is really not how this business works anymore because once you do make some crazy decisions on the fly and you go, oh, it is in your hand and you go and do it in yourself you are now possibly jeopardizing a story for some other people; a television show that is now a team and you never know where that can lead to. You no longer have the option to tell them to go to hell and I am going to do what I want, maybe it works and maybe it doesn’t.”
“Sometimes in the past I had done things where I said that it was the right thing to do and was told no and then I did it,” he said. “Three out of four times it blew the roof times it was the right decision and four out of four times I was told don’t ever do that again, it doesn’t matter if it was better, this is a team and not about you.”
Sting was recently interviewed by 99.7 CYK for an appearance for an independent wrestling show. He mentioned that if he was going to return, he’d want to face The Undertaker. Many fans and Internet users have been wanting to see this match for years.
“I would only consider against one opponent, and that would be [Undertaker], and that’s it,” Sting said. “Anyone else, at this point, why? But, I have always loved the idea of the Sting-Taker thing. So many ideas in my head, you know, how to make it just a night that people would never forget.”
Sting’s last run had him feud with The Authority which consisted of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. He was later inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame.
On the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed that FOX want UFC’s Daniel Cormier to take part in a WWE commentary tryout soon.
FOX feel that when SmackDown joins their network that Cormier will be the best fit for the style of show they want to present.
We recently reported that FOX wants to present SmackDown as a more serious sporting brand and for WWE to lessen the comedy aspects of the show.
Meltzer added FOX have a vision and it’s very different to what WWE currently present.
John Cena was interviewed by kids on Today Show Radio in which he revealed his status for WrestleMania 35 next year. Below are the highlights, courtesy of WrestlingInc.
“Where is WrestleMania 35? New York. I’m here right now, aren’t I? Would you like to ‘see me’ at WrestleMania 35? Then you know what, I was thinking about missing it, but because you wanna see me there, I wouldn’t miss it for the world. I promise you I’ll be there, I promise. Okay? We’ll shake on it, we’ll make it official.”
“Do you know a WWE Superstar by the name of Brock Lesnar? Okay, if you know Brock Lesnar, he is big, he is bad, and he is mean. He was easily my toughest match. Now I’ve had some moments where I’ve done okay against him, and I’ve had some moments where I have not done okay against him. And the greatest thing about having a match with Brock Lesnar is you’re always nervous and you’re always afraid because he’s stronger than everybody, but you’re still brave enough to go in there and do it, and win or lose, you try your best.”
Former WCW executive Eric Bischoff recently spoke at about bringing Hulk Hogan to WCW to kick off the war between WWE and WCW in the 1990s.
“I didn’t go to Ric Flair and reach out to Hulk Hogan. I did rely 100% on Ric Flair to get Hulk comfortable. Hulk was–and again, context is king, but he was not in WWF, so the urban narrative that I ‘stole’ Hulk Hogan from the WWF is a fabrication. It didn’t happen that way. He had already left. Vince McMahon and Hulk Hogan had parted ways over the steroid trial and Hulk had made up his mind that he was done with professional wrestling. He was going to go and do television and movies. He was working on a television series called ‘Thunder in Paradise,’ which was being filmed at the MGM Studios, the same time we were filming there, and that was when I put the word out that I sure would love to talk with Hulk Hogan and Hulk had called me in the middle of the night. It was 1:30 in the morning on a weekday, which I knew who the voice on the other end was. He has a pretty recognizable voice and we started chatting. At that point I tagged Flair in because Hulk didn’t trust anybody. He didn’t trust anybody in WCW. He looked at WCW for what it was at the time, which was a cluster and completely mismanaged. It was a revolving door with senior management and a political nightmare, and Hulk knew that.”
“He had liked the deal we presented him; look, Hulk’s kids [Brooke and Nick] were really young so the idea to only work a handful of dates a year and a couple TV’s to support those dates. His original deal was for four pay-per-views a year and then the television appearances that were required; I think three or four of them leading to pay-per-views, so I think you can do the math. It was like 16 dates total, or maybe 20. That meant that Hulk Hogan would be able to spend more time with his kids because at the time that was his main priority, but at the same time he didn’t want to enter into the shark tank of WCW because it was everybody stabbing each other in the back at every opportunity, and Ric Flair was the one guy that Hulk knew he could work with and the one guy he could trust who would absolutely get in the ring for his comeback and can use Ric Flair, so I did use Ric Flair. Ric was down there during every meeting I had with Hulk, with the exception of when I was talking about money, which came at the very end, but in the beginning–if it weren’t for Ric I don’t think Hulk would have ever made the move.”
“Nobody was more enthusiastic about bringing Hulk Hogan in than Ric. Nobody was more enthusiastic about doing a job for Hulk Hogan than Ric Flair. He wanted to be the heel to Hulk Hogan’s babyface because that was a perfect role for Ric. There seems to be a lot of bitterness and anger and I was the target of that for guys that were in WWF at the time, it doesn’t surprise me, but it doesn’t reflect what was going on. I loved Ric Flair. What he hasn’t talked about in his book was that when he was part of the booking committee and he and his family–all of them, would come down to the MGM Studios and his family and my family were all staying down the yacht club together and we became really close friends. That is why when I hear about some of the stuff that supposedly happened during that period of time when I treated him like dirt, that just didn’t happen. Granted, in 1996 when my attention shifted and when the nWo became the focus of the company, and by the way, rightfully so, because it was the first time within the company in its history that the company started making money,” he continued. “It wasn’t because I was a mark, or I was friends with Hulk Hogan or wanted to be, or Scott Hall or Kevin Nash. It was happening and the shift of focus and the energy that was being put in the nWo was being put in it because it was the first time we had made some money and it had to be that way. What happened with Ric was that he felt less important to the company. He felt less important to me, and this is where I f**ked up. Rather than communicating, which I could have done more effectively but I didn’t. I am not making excuses, and I feel horrible about it, but it is what it is. It wasn’t because I didn’t respect Ric or that I didn’t like him or that he didn’t have any value, quite the opposite frankly, but all of the focus was going in a different direction away from Ric and it affected Ric. It made him angry and it caused a lot of problems.”