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Rampage Jackson Reportedly Returning To The UFC

December 20, 2014 By: Category: Sports, UFC | Mixed Martial Arts

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Hell has frozen over. One of the UFC’s most outspoken critics has reportedly signed a new deal to return to the octagon. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rampage Jackson is returning to the UFC.

Rumors have been swirling all week regarding Rampage returning to the UFC. MMA journalist Josh Gross tweeted not that long ago that Scott Coker told him that Rampage is still under contract to Bellator. Either something has changed or Gross was lied to because it appears that Rampage is heading back.

Sherdog broke the news on Twitter Saturday night. “I have confirmed from sources that @Rampage4real has signed by the UFC.” – @Sherdoggy

Jackson left the UFC in 2013 when his contract expired. Jackson signed with Bellator for a deal that reportedly included television appearances and a contract with TNA Wrestling. Jackson only made a handful of appearances for TNA and never trained for pro wrestling. I don’t recall seeing Jackson hosting any non-MMA Spike specials.

Jackson went undefeated in Bellator and looked pretty damned good. Jackson went 3-0 and won the season 10 light heavyweight tournament final. ..click here to read more

CM Punk Rips TV Host For WWE Questions

December 20, 2014 By: Category: Sports, UFC | Mixed Martial Arts, Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

CM Punk has done a great job isolating himself from critics since announcing his UFC contract. Unfortunately for Punk the softballs came to an end when he went Off the Record and it didn’t take long for things to get ugly.

Michael Landsberg has had his share of verbal confrontations over the years and has never been known to shy away from tough questions or avoid the yellow elephants in the room. Which is why I am surprised that Punk wasn’t more prepared for the verbal joust that took place last week on Off the Record.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The interview started off on a bad foot for Punk when Landsberg made a complete mockery of Punk in the UFC by playing a video of potential Punk opponents which included Jose Cansenco and Chef Boyardeee. Yeah, you could see where this was going. Punk did not find it humorous and the interview grew to be contentious from there.

Landsberg asked Punk if he had ever been punched. Punk laughed and said he had been punched many times in a WWE ring. What a dumb answer. Here is a guy that is upset he isn’t being taken seriously as a UFC fighter yet ..click here to read more

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Seth Rollins Talks CM Punk

December 19, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

Seth Rollins has quickly become something of a spokesman for the WWE. Rollins is popping up in more and more media interviews and you knew it was only a matter of time before he was asked about WWE public enemy #1, CM Punk.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Rollins has transitioned smoothly into a must-get for journalists hoping to snag a WWE superstar for their radio show or newspaper. Rollins in a short time frame has become something of a voice for the WWE, offering honest, thoughtful, and entertaining interviews to fans and media alike. This is probably why it didn’t take him long to get asked about his former foe, CM Punk.

It has been less than a month since Punk delivered his biggest pipe bomb yet on Colt Cabana’s podcast. Punk ripped the WWE and specifically went out of his way to embarrass Ryback. While Vince McMahon told Steve Austin he’d love to have Punk back, what do the other wrestlers think? How would he be treated by the locker room? Glenn More and Steve Guy asked Rollins about just that.

“I don’t see why not. He’s a self-admitted ..click here to read more

Can Dean Ambrose Sustain His Current Style?

December 19, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

Professional wrestlers work under incredible conditions and a schedule that is not only time consuming, but also takes away life outside the ring because of travel and guest appearances and training and workouts and just about everything that would be considered normal. That’s why the “job” isn’t for everyone. A strong mentality as well as a strong will are paramount for success.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Sometimes, however, that will and mentality takes a wrestler to the brink. Taking bumps off the ropes or from 10 feet in the air takes a major toll on the body, the mind and the spirit. The roads traveled of wrestlers of the past like Ric Flair, Terry Funk and Jake Roberts are well chronicled. Those greats dealt with demons and pain that still haunt them to this day. Roberts has put his life back together while Flair and Funk still have issues staying away from the ring that made them great.

Now that the WWE has brought back many of the hardcore rules that made superstars of Rob Van Dam, Tommy Dreamer and the Dudley’s, can the same be said for Dean Ambrose as his schedule and amount of abuse he takes in the ring? ..click here to read more

Macho Man: The Randy Savage Story WWE DVD Review

December 19, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

Anyone that knows me knows I’m a huge Randy Savage fan. He was one of the reasons I ever got interested in wrestling in the first place, and I considered his death such a loss to my life that I had a tattoo done in dedication to him not long after hearing the announcement. So, yeah…pretty big fan.

Anyway, I was pretty stoked Savage was getting a real DVD treatment, as his last one was pretty lackluster. Don’t get me wrong: it had some great matches on it, but it was just a collection of matches and no more. It also didn’t help that, although he had a few good comments, the team of Matt Striker and Maria Kanellis as hosts absolutely sucked. Overall, it just felt slapped together, and WWE picked two people at random for the “hosting” duties.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); This time, it’s completely different. Although there’s still a collection of matches (it wouldn’t be a WWE DVD if there weren’t), this one includes an outstanding 90-minute documentary on the first disc. Save for his embarrassing run in TNA, the DVD covers Savage’s life, from his dad Angelo Poffo setting a Guiness World Record for most sit-ups (6,033 in ..click here to read more

TNA Wrestling Make A Big Run At Former WWE Champion

December 18, 2014 By: Category: WWE | Pro Wrestling

TNA Wrestling are making moves. A couple of days after announcing a new day and time for their TV show, the company is aggressively pursuing the hottest free agent in pro wrestling and he could be coming to Impact in 2015.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Dave Meltzer in the newest Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that TNA are making a hard run at the former Alberto Del Rio, now known as El Patron. According to Meltzer, the company reportedly offered Patron $400,000 a year to come to TNA. Former WWE producer and now head writer over at TNA, John Gaburik is pushing hard to get him in. The deal on the table is for one-year.

Meltzer also reports that Patron has not signed the deal. According to Meltzer, the hold ups are money and exclusivity. TNA would either have to pony up more money or drop their exclusivity clause in order to sign Patron. The negotiations could move in either direction before the end of the year, although that is yet to be determined.

Patron just recently announced a series of dates with Ring of Honor wrestling. Patron also has a big guaranteed ..click here to read more

Dolph Ziggler Says He Wants To Be The Man In The WWE

December 18, 2014 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

Dolph Ziggler has become something of a people’s WWE champion on social media. Fans on social media want Ziggler to be the man and according to a new interview with the intercontinental champ, they may get that wish.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Ziggler sat down with Michael Cole for an interview on WWE.com. The new champion has never been shy about his desires to be a top guy in the WWE. A number of circumstances have prevented that, yet there seems to be a lot of momentum circling around Ziggler these days. Never one to lack confidence, Ziggler recognizes it and is declaring that he will be the man, some day in the WWE.

“I’ll be honest, it almost angers me as much as it did. Not a chance. Dolph Ziggler is me. What I am is everything I stand for is the hardest working man in sports entertainment, someone who has fought for 10 years to be the man because I want to be. Not because I have to, not because it looks cool or I think it would be fun, I have to. I have a chip on my shoulder so big that you wouldn’t believe it. I don’t sleep ..click here to read more

WWE Super SmackDown Results and 800th Episode Recap

December 18, 2014 By: Category: Videos, WWE | Pro Wrestling

This week’s episode is a special live edition, due to this being the 800th episode.

MATCH 1: FANDANGO (W/ROSA MENDES) VS. ROMAN REIGNS Fandango has new entrance music, and it’s about as generic as you can get. Both guys have new gear as well. Fandango looks like a CZW referee, but in red. The two lock up, and Reigns backs Fandango into the corner. Fandango hits a punch, and Reigns responds by dropping Fandango with one of his own. Fandango hits a kick to the gut and applies a side headlock. Reigns reverses, then breaks a waistlock before snapping Fandango over by the arm. Reigns works on the arm and shoulder, knocking Fandango into the corner. Reigns tosses him across the ring, hits a corner splash and a short-arm clothesline that sends Fandango to the floor. Reigns pulls him up, and Fandango hits a hotshot before ramming Reigns face-first into the top buckle. He hits a few punches for a pair of 1-counts, then applies a rear chinlock. Reigns breaks the hold by backin into the corner, but Fandango quickly reapplies it, taking Reigns down in the process. After a couple minutes, Reigns gets back to his feet and sends Fandango to ..click here to read more

Tom Brady’s Cuss-Fest Draws FCC Complaints

December 18, 2014 By: Category: NFL | NCAA Football, Sports

This blog is about the sideline rant that won’t go away. I should say, this sideline rant is the one that the sports media won’t let disappear. Yes, that cuss-fest on the sidelines of the November 30th Green Bay Packers vs New England Patriots game has reared its ugly head once again. I wish that this bit of news was a joke, but it’s not. I still can’t believe I am going to write about it.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); To refresh everyone’s memories, at the aforementioned Packers vs Patriots game, at about the 2:00 warning in the 4th quarter, when it was evident that the Patriots offense was not going to get the ball back, Patriots QB Tom Brady, in total frustration, screamed the “F” word three times. CBS showed it several times. Even though Brady is not the first NFL player in NFL history to curse on the sidelines, and won’t be the last, the sports media went crazy. Brady, in his defense, said to blame the Networks. Well, three people have done just that.

Per a report found on Profootballtalk.nbcsports.com,  three complaints about Brady’s cuss-fest being shown on ..click here to read more

NFL Week 15 Recap and Week 16 Predictions

December 17, 2014 By: Category: NFL | NCAA Football, Sports

Alright, alright, ALRIGHT. I don’t want to hear it, don’t waste your time. I was able to see the same game you all saw this past week and was disgusted at the heinous portrayal that was there for all to see……..watching Johnny Manziel in his first game was more of a punishment than enjoyment (unless you have some general knowledge about Manziel and hate him already).

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Let me put this in terms that Manziel may understand better – “Bro, you can’t put Cleveland and the NFL on blast and then have your spot blown up like that”. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think his career is over, or that the Browns made a mistake in drafting / starting him. He’s a Rookie. Manziel even self-admitted this week that “he hasn’t prepared as hard as he should have”. Despite that gigantic red flag, he gets a second chance in my book. Manziel now knows that his natural athletic talents aren’t good enough to scrape by in the NFL.

I have said before that I agree with the decision to go Manziel over Hoyer but when you think about it, Manziel’s first start was as close to a playoff ..click here to read more