Matt Hardy can finally reveal the monumental piece of information he heard that caused him to act like a soma addicted nutcase, to create his split personality of MATTHEW ALL CAPS and put WWE in his rear view mirror! Oh Matt, you're such a jokester...
Where are all the rumors coming from regarding the retirement plans of the Undertaker? Some emailers are contacting us as if these rumors are fact and are etched in stone. These are the same, unfounded rumors that begin making their rounds after each Wrestlemania. My take on this matter is that Undertaker isn't retiring after WM27 in Atlanta. I can easily see the Deadman competing for another three years or so if his schedule is well managed. If forced to speculate, and that's all I'm doing, wouldn't calling it a day after, say, Wrestlemania 30 make more sense? Bottom line is that Taker will retire when he's damn well ready to retire plus I still stand by what I have always said that he will never lose a match at Wrestlemania.From the blog of Jim Ross. How exactly is Undertaker going to last 3 more years? I just don't see that happening. Maybe they don't retire him at Mania next year but I'll be shocked if we see him any later than WrestleMania 28.
It's been reported on other major MMA sites by reputable sources, so this isn't exclusive to Middle Easy but this is what was in the SMRM regarding the alleged altercation between Nick Diaz and Mayhem Miller after the main event of last night. "After the Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons II card, Nick Diaz was walking in the hallway of the HP Pavilion to attend the post-fight press conference. Simultaneously, the guys at Showtime was ushering Mayhem Miller out of the post-fight press conference in order to prevent another Strikeforce: Tennessee. From what I was told, Mayhem was supposed to exit out of the post-fight press conference doors and take a right, while Nick Diaz was going to enter the room in the opposite direction. In short, both fighters would have never crossed paths if this initial plan actually worked, however things sort of 'screwed up'. As Mayhem Miller was walking down the corridor, he abruptly turned around and walked the other way. As the two were approaching each other, things seemed to be somewhat civil. Out of nowhere, Nick Diaz launched a water bottle directly at Mayhem's face -- almost at point-blank range. It hit Mayhem directly in the face, water exploded everywhere and Miller looked stunned. Security got in-between the two and Nick Diaz held his arms up and said 'Come on you fat [expletive]!'. He then tried shoving the security away to get close to Mayhem while screaming 'Let's do it right now!'. Nick Diaz managed to get within swinging distance, and then more security jumped in and held back Nick and finally got him to walk in the opposite direction, towards the post-fight press conference room. This altercation happened outside of the locker rooms. This is not a rumor, it's 100% true." It's high time for Coker to do the right thing and put this fight together, which he says he is "open" to doing.
He can't sign with Strikeforce right now. Maybe next year. Nothing until the Lesnar book is released and the promotion for the book is done. Total conflict of interest working for Strikeforce until that is over.Dave Meltzer clarifies why Paul Heyman hasn't signed with Strikeforce yet on his subscriber only message board. I'm sceptical whether Heyman will ever sign with Strikeforce and commit to working for them full time. Doing so would mean he would have to forego working on any other projects with his best friend and UFC's top star Brock Lesnar. He's also been very open about how he isn't looking to take UFC head on, as Dana White and the Fertittas have their shit together. And as TNA found out, Heyman values his independence very highly. I think Heyman wants to walk the tightrope of maintaining good relations with both groups, so he can continue to pick and choose doing outside projects involving both UFC and Strikeforce talent.
There still discussing Cena but I'm surprised he isn't the top choice since this is supposed to be Taker's last year.
According to the Twitter account of Josh Gross, writer for Sports Illustrated, K.J. Noons suffered a broken jaw and a broken hand early in his fight against Nick Diaz. Amazing that he was able to stand in and continue fighting the way he did.
In the "insert joke here" story of the week, one of the New York Post's reasons for endorsing Linda McMahon over Richard Blumenthal is that Blumenthal is "a proven liar."
Preview of the upcoming DVD release "Wrestling's Highest Flyers". 123 Kid vs Hakushi from Summerslam 95'.