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Lots to unpack from Vince, Steph, Trips, Pat & Nick’s UFC 276 visit

Public relations photo opp? Family night at the fights? What do we make of this? Here’s a by no means comprehensive list of thoughts and questions about this quintet’s little post-Money in the Bank sojourn.

AOP’s new promotion sounds like a total mess

Wrestling Entertainment Series already postponed their first show and had several wrestlers pull out. With less than a week to the rescheduled date, Nia Jax & Matt Rehwoldt are accusing them of false advertising, non-payment, and more.

UFC Champion Isreal Adesanya ‘will definitely’ jump into WWE ‘later on’

He grew up in the Attitude Era and just wants to enjoy the entertainment of it all.

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Israel Adesanya went full Undertaker for UFC 276 entrance

Longtime pro wrestling fan and UFC color commentator Daniel Cormier was eating it up. Adesanya would go on to win a unanimous decision over Jared Cannonier in the main event of UFC 276, successfully defending his middleweight championship in the process.

MMA fighter Valerie Loureda announces she’s signed with WWE

The 23 year old attended the WrestleMania week tryout, and has been rumored to be sports entertainment-bound since. Today, she told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani she’s quitting Bellator and reporting to the Performance Center next month.

Thunder Rosa responds to sandbagging accusations

The AEW Women’s champ denied legitimately working against Marina Shafir on the June 8 Dynamite, but focused on the positive rather than go into speculation about her behind-the-scenes reputation.

TK’s got jokes about WWE moving Money in the Bank to a smaller venue

AEW’s head honcho used a dinner meeting he had with UFC president Dana White — whose show on July 2 in Vegas almost certainly contributed to WWE’s decision —as a segue to a shot at the Money in the Bank move

The card for the first show from AOP’s new promotion is wild

Braun Strowman vs. Alistair Overeem! Lana vs. Nia Jax! The former Authors of Pain look to launch their new venture with a lot of former WWE names and a UFC vet. Check out the full card here.

Cain Velasquez makes first statement since attempted murder charge

The UFC Heavyweight and WWE & lucha libre wrestler has been in jail awaiting arraignment since his arrest for a February incident where he allegedly shot at a man accused of molesting a relative.

Conor McGregor was flirting with WWE again during WrestleMania

The Notorious One saw WWE was trending and fired a shot. Several wrestlers took the bait.

A fun sci-fi fighting project, and the deathmatches that inspired it

INTERGALACTIC BASTARD is a kickass book that features elements of a lot of different combat sports, and the action owes a lot to pro wrestling and men like Atsushi Onita. So we figured folks on this blog might be interested in it, and learning more about author Dave Walsh’s influences.

Alberto Del Rio debuts as UFC announcer

He’s come a long way since getting head kicked by Mirko Cro Cop.

DA files 10 charges against Cain Velasquez, including attempted murder

‘The sad tragedy is that Mr. Velasquez chose to take the law into his own hands, endangering the public and everyone in the truck,’ Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen said. ‘This act of violence also causes more pain and suffering to his family.’

Cain Velasquez allegedly shot at man accused of molesting a young relative

New details about what landed the former UFC & WWE star in jail on an attempted murder charge cast a new light on story. CW: Child abuse.

Cain Velasquez arrested, booked for attempted murder (Updated)

The former UFC champ, one-time WWE & current lucha libre wrestler is being held without bail in Northern California.

CM Punk talks the Paul brothers’ success

‘If you’re making money, you’re technically not really doing anything wrong.’

ROH Pure champ & Ronda Rousey’s Horsewoman debut on AEW Dark

A pair of high-profile names made their debuts Tuesday night when Marina Shafir took on Kris Statlander, and Josh Woods grappled with Shawn Spears.

Vickie Guerrero to manage FTR for Triplemania Regia AAA tag title fight

EXCUSE US while we get you ready for tonight’s big show from Monterrey.

Jake Hager isn’t wrestling UFC star Jon Jones, unless he is

After the controversial MMA fighter announced a grappling match with the AEW wrestler, the Inner Circle member said it’s not official yet. If negotiations work out, it could happen on Dec. 9. Or not.

‘You write your own scripts’ in AEW, says Dan Lambert

AEW personality Dan Lambert peels back the curtain on Tony Khan’s promo philosophy.

Ronda Rousey introduces her daughter to the world

Meet La’akea Makalapuaokalanipō Browne.

‘People are stupid’ if they think MJF is ‘pushing the line,’ says Dan Lambert

AEW personality Dan Lambert questions why MJF is not given the same leeway that fictional Hollywood characters are.

Suzuki, two former NXT wrestlers added to Bloodsport 7

The Japanese legend adds more dates to his busy fall U.S. schedule, as he and two women with WWE ties have been announced for Josh Barnett’s latest MMA-wrestling hybrid show on Oct. 22 in Los Angeles.

Dan Lambert reveals which UFC champ he thinks will try pro-wrestling

Dan Lambert has brought a number of high-profile superstars to AEW programming, but there is one he thinks is most likely to make the jump.

AEW supporters ‘stick their finger in the eye’ of ‘egotistical’ WWE

Call him biased, but Dan Lambert much prefers AEW’s spread compared to WWE’s dish.

Rumor Roundup: Flair/Jax incident, Miz, CM Punk MMA, NXT rebrand, more!

The latest rumors, including Raw’s work that turned into a shoot, Miz’s status, Punk retiring from UFC, WWE being tight-lipped about NXT changes, and more!

Jake Paul wins, and the work is free to continue

The show goes on, thanks to a split decision win over Tyron Woodley.

CM Punk’s got All Elite jokes

Tony Khan & Darby Allin aren’t the only ones who can have fun with Punk’s unofficially official AEW debut this Friday on ‘The First Dance’ edition of Rampage.

Jake Hager’s attempt to start something with Gable Steveson goes horribly wrong

Somebody get the All-American American some ice for the burn the Olympic Gold Medalist gave him.

Gable Steveson is going to SummerSlam, and proving he’s already a worker

The new Olympic hero is keeping everybody guessing about his future plans. Part of doing that will be showing up in Vegas to cheer for fellow Paul Heyman Guy Roman Reigns.

Rumor Roundup: WWE reaction to Punk/Bryan, Kross plans, Moxley, COVID, more!

The latest rumors, including WWE’s reaction to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan possibly signing with AEW, original plans for Karrion Kross and Scarlett on Raw, Moxley’s opponent at All Out, Andrade’s surprise, COVID backup plan, and more!

CM Punk’s loss at UFC 225 was overturned

It turns out that CM Punk didn’t actually lose his last fight in UFC.

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