Our friends over at BlackSportsOnline reported that TMZ confirmed the deal between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is basically done. They are just waiting for Mayweather to sign.
All the parameters have been agreed on and the fight is set to take place on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight was long rumored to take place at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, but those plans fell through. I assume one would need to make plans to hold a fight in that stadium well in advance of a three month time frame.
Boxing fans have been clamoring for this fight for years. Is this fight happening a few years too late? Does Pacquiao have enough left in the tank to beat the undefeated Mayweather?
Arum was tight-lipped about specifics, but did say that if the fight does happen, they are considering Cowboys Stadium. HBO and Showtime haven’t come together on a deal since 2002 when Lennox Lewis fought Mike Tyson.
Pacquiao has been vocal about Mayweather dodging him. Pacman said he’s ready anytime and that the fight could be worth as much as $1 billion dollars.
The WWE Network has finally launched. The launch wasn’t exactly smooth. Xbox 360 doesn’t quite work yet, but all other platforms seem to be functioning now. It took a few hours for me to get through to buy it. MLB Advanced Media is in charge of the streaming and everything on the back end. They released a statement and said they never planned for the amount of first day subscribers. This caused the issues they are still sorting out.
Well, for those who put down $9.99, you have nearly the entire WWE, WCW & ECW pay-per-view library at your fingertips. It’s a bit overwhelming at first, so we try to make it easier on you and pick out the best 15 PPVs currently available to stream on the WWE Network.
We had to narrow down the list from 30-40 to give you the best of the best. This list is in no particular order, but Macho Man vs. Ricky Steamboat on Wrestlemania III is a must-see.
WWE’s ‘Money In The Bank’ has become one of the most-anticipated events of the year. The concept started in 2005 when Edge won and then used his title contract immediately after John Cena lost at the New Year’s Resolution pay-per-view. Edge held onto the briefcase for nine months before he found the perfect opportunity.
The match itself became so popular that WWE turned it into its own pay-per-view. Both Smackdown and RAW have a match and the winner can cash for a title shot. Currently, the WWE Championship title is on RAW and the World’s Heavyweight Championship title is on Smackdown.
No MITB winner has ever lost when cashing in their briefcase for a title shot (Cena didn’t get title, but won via DQ). MITB winners usually cash in when the current champion is beaten up after a match. Sandow did just that, but the outcome was not the same.
Our ‘Wrestling Rewind’ series will be a trip down memory lane for lifelong wrestling fans. We will watch old WWF, WWE and WCW pay-per-views and comment on the matches. We poke fun at the matches and compare them to today’s wrestling product. Think “Mystery Science Theater” with professional wrestling history.
In 1998, the WWF ‘Attitude Era’ was in its infancy and old characters were still being used. You can tell Vince McMahon was starting to understand what he needed to do to beat WCW, but his delivery was often flawed.
The Rock and Triple H have yet to become main event guys, but after the 1998 WWF SummerSlam event, both wrestlers were pushed to another level.
Here’s our Wrestling Rewind of 1998 WWF SummerSlam…feel free to watch along. Continue reading →
Our focus in this post is Holly “Preacher’s Daughter” Holm. She’s fairly new to MMA, but is an accomplished boxer and kickboxer. She’s held titles in both sports.
Holm recently improved her MMA record to 4-0 after kicking Allana Jones in the head and knocking her out in a Legacy FC 21 bout. If she keeps improving, UFC’s Dana White will definitely offer her a contract. She’s already proven herself outside the octagon in kickboxing.
Why are we crushing on Holly Holm? We’ve added some photos below and you will soon be enamored with the “Preacher’s Daughter” too. Continue reading →
Ronda Rousey is more than just a pretty face. She is a mixed-martial artist with a focus on judo. She won the bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She then moved into MMA fighting at the beginning of 2011. She currently holds an undefeated record of 6-0.
She is the first female fighter in the UFC. UFC President Dana White recently awarded her the Bantamweight Championship. She is due to face Liz Carmouche at UFC 157. The fight shares top billing with Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida. Rousey has defeated every opponent in the first round, so please time out your bathroom breaks accordingly.
After Ronda “Rowdy Rousey” defeated a past “sports crush” Miesha Tate, she had my attention. And if she didn’t already have my respect, she went on Jim Rome’s new show and said, “I try to have as much sex as possible before a fight.”
Every year the WWE puts on the ‘Royal Rumble” pay-per-view with much fanfare. The 30-man battle royal is one of the most popular matches of the year. The winner receives a title match at wrestling’s biggest event, ‘Wrestlemania’. Over the past decade, many old WWE superstars have come back to appear in the event. Kevin Nash, Booker T., Honky Tonk Man and Mick Foley are some of the names who were surprise entrants.
The Rumble match itself has taken a backseat to the return of The Rock. He comes back to face CM Punk for the WWE Championship. It is expected that a few big surprises will happen in their match, since The Rock has already been slated to appear at this year’s ‘Wrestlemania’.
There is speculation who this year’s surprise entries will be. No need to speculate. Here are ten possible surprise entrants in this year’s WWE ‘Royal Rumble’. Continue reading →