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CM Punk talks Brock, Vince, and upcoming UFC debut

Just a week away from his UFC – and MMA – debut, former WWE champion CM Punk sat down with INSIDE MMA correspondent Ron Kruck for an interview which aired yesterday on AXS TV. The interview started with Kruck asking Punk to list his athletic career prior to joining WWE. Punk laughed and said there’s not much to go on and this will be...

CM Punk says he will win his first UFC fight via TKO

During a conference call with the press to promote UFC 203 on pay-per-view, former WWE champion CM Punk said that he definitely sees himself winning his first-ever professional mixed martial arts fight, probably via a TKO. At UFC 203, Punk will be facing Mickey Gall who has a 2-0 MMA record. This is also his first fight in the UFC. When Punk was...

Two more join the G.L.O.W. Netflix series cast

Two more have joined Netflix’s G.L.O.W. series, a 10-episode comedy inspired by the real story of the 1980s female wrestling league which tells the fictionalized story of Ruth, played by Alison Brie, an out-of-work actress who finds one last chance to live her dreams in the form of a weekly series about female wrestlers. The Hollywood Reporter...

Animal goes over the Road Warriors legacy on podcast

Chris Bernes, former W-O columnist, and his partner Mike “Loki” Smith, interviewed WWE Hall of Famer and former tag team champion Joe Laurinaitis, better known as Road Warrior Animal, in episode 72 of their weekly podcast The Loki and Jabroni Show. The 47-minute interview encapsulated the first 8 years of the Road Warriors legacy, from...

First cast member for Netflix’s G.L.O.W. series announced

Back in May, Variety announced that Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of a comedy series based on the 1980’s female wrestling league with the name Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, and today, The Hollywood Reporter revealed the first member of the cast – Alison Brie. Brie will star as Ruth, a struggling actress whose dreams of fame take a...

Ryback explains why he left WWE

In the first episode of his podcast Conversation With The Big Guy, former WWE Intercontinental champion Ryback revealed that money was not the reason he walked away from WWE as he had a 3-year, $1.5 million contract. Ryback said that there were several aspects of life in WWE which he did not like, including the constant lies he was fed, the...

Tributes pour in for the late Mr. Fuji

Soon after WWE announced the passing of Mr. Fuji, the WWE Hall of Famer was trending on Twitter with many in the business remembering him with tributes. “An unforgettable character in front of the camera and an even better one behind it. Rest in Peace, Mr. Fuji,” tweeted Triple H following WWE’s announcement. Demolition Smash, who worked a...

WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji passes away at age 82

WWE today announced that Harry Fujiwara, better known as Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji passed away this morning at the age of 82. Fuji made his debut in the then WWWF in 1972, working for Vince McMahon Sr, tag teaming with Toru Tanaka. He spent two years then before leaving and then returned in 1977 for another one year run. In 1981, after wrestling for...

UFC’s Paige VanZant eyes WWE run

While speaking on the MMA Report podcast to promote tonight’s UFC Fight Night, UFC fighter Paige VanZant acknowledged that WWE did speak with her management regarding a possible appearance, rumored to have been in conjunction with SummerSlam. The negotiations however did not go far though as VanZant was ready to get back in the Octagon following...

Dwayne Johnson tops Forbes’ highest-paid actor list

There’s no stopping Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Forbes announced that he has surpassed Robert Downey Jr., to become the world’s highest-paid actor, getting a massive $64.5 million so far in 2016. The former WWE champion more than doubled his 2015 earnings, getting money from upfront fees for movies including Central Intelligence and Fast...

Former WWE Diva Michelle McCool diagnosed with skin cancer

Former WWE Diva Michelle McCool revealed in a post on Instagram that she has been diagnosed with skin cancer. McCool, who is married to The Undertaker, posted a photo of her back with stitches after she underwent surgery. “Hey kids! Wear yo sunscreen & you won’t have to have holes cut out of your body due to skin cancer,” she...

Part 1 of CM Punk’s UFC documentary now online

Part 1 of the CM Punk documentary which is airing on FOX Sports leading up to his UFC debut is now online on the UFC YouTube channel. Titled The Evolution of Punk, this 4-part documentary series takes a look at CM Punk’s long road from leaving professional wrestling to singing with the UFC and preparing for his first professional mixed martial...

Sunny avoids jail time after rehab stint counted as credit

WWE Hall of Famer Tammy “Sunny” Sytch got lucky in court yesterday after she was sentenced to 90 days in jail for a triple DUI but the judge ruled that her 97 days in rehab can be used as her jail credit, and walked out a free woman. Despite walking out of court with no jail time to serve, the judge gave her a 5 year parole with bi-weekly...