TURNBUCKLE CLUB NEWS & RUMOURS

JULY 23, 2019.
- UFC: UFC 240 takes place in Canada with Max Halloway defending his title against Frankie The Answer Edgar. Cyborg will co-main the event.
- UFC: Dana White has indicated that Cyborg may be ducking Amanda Nunes. He has suggested that a Nunes rematch would be bad for Cyborg.
- UFC: UFC may take the Adesanya/Whittaker bout to Marvel Stadium in Australia. The card would potentially break the promotion's attendance record. Both fighters are from the region. Volkanovski may be on the same card fighting for a title.
- UFC: Jon Jones seems to be in trouble again. He was charged with assaulting a lady in an entertainment establishment. The Jones camp denies any trouble looming.
- UFC: Urijah Faber returned and dominated his opponent very quickly. Faber is looking for a big fight (perhaps a Cejudo bout).
- UFC: Greg Hardy dismantled his opponent in the first round last weekend. Hardy is undefeated (except for 1 DQ loss). The EX NFL-er has been linked to controversy in the past.
- UFC: Dana White says McGregor may be back later in 2019 or early 2020. The truth is McGregor is an attraction fighter at this point. I doubt that he'd be able to beat the UFC's top talents.
- BELLATOR: Myles Jury intends to debut for the promotion soon in Dublin, Ireland against Benson Henderson.
- BOXING: Manny Pac-Man defeated Thurman last weekend. Pacquaio has been impressive lately. He suggested that he would face Mayweather again (if the opportunity presented itself).
- WWE: The RAW Reunion happened. Many legends were on hand for skits: Austin, Hogan, Flair, Ron Simmons, Jimmy Hart, Hall, Nash, Jesse James, X-Pac, HBK, HHH, Million Dollar Man, Alundra Blayze, Torrie, Melina, Candice Michelle, Christian, Coach, RVD, Lawler and more! Unfortunately, nothing major in regards to setting up SummerSlam happened.
- WWE: In a WWE Network special, Kurt Angle revealed that he broke his tailbone against Shane McMahon during their epic KOTR match decades ago.
- WWE: So far we're aware of two SummerSlam matches: Lesnar/Rollins & Hart/Lynch.
- WWE: Jim Ross recently said that WWE was paying ECW somewhere in the neighbourhood of $50,000 a month to keep them afloat in the 90's. The monthly lump-sum also granted WWE access to ECW talents along with their video library. This news was revealed during a podcast with Conrad Thompson about WWE Canadian Stampede.
- WWE: Rumours are circulating that Rollins isn't a drawing champ? This would explain why Lesnar recaptured the WWE title.
- BLOODSPORT 2: Josh Barnett will battle Jon Moxley (Dean Ambrose).
- AEW: AEW launched its Twitter handle. They will soon announce more details surrounding their TNT deal. They'll most likely air on Wednesdays. It sounds like NXT will compete with them on the same night. This may launch a Wednesday Night War!
- AEW: Tully Blanchard is now a part of AEW. He'll manage WWE's former Tye Dillinger (Ten).
- AEW: With Bret Hart turning down an invitation to WWE's RAW Reunion, many are speculating that he may have an agreement with AEW?!
- TV: CBC broke the news recently that Soulman Rocky Johson would release a biography. The book's foreword was written by Hollywood magastar, Dwayne The Rock Johnson. Many don't know this but The Rock's father Rocky Johnson is Canadian. CBC has reported that a wrestling documentary featurng Bret "Hitman" Hart will be released soon. The documentary, "350 Days" will discuss life on the road 350 days a year. According to the article 20 wrestlers who were interviewed for the documentary passed away before the release of the film. In other news, the TSN documentary on Kenny Omega, "Engraved On A Nation: Omega Man" continues to receive high praise. The Fight Network has specials on their website about RVD and LAX. "Dark Side Of The Ring" is receiving positive feedback: Their documentaries on Fabulous Moolah, The Von Erichs, Bruiser Brodie, Montreal Survivor Series, Macho Man, and Gino Hernandez have all received serious buzz! In other news, "The Toys That Made Us" is expected to air an LJN wrestling special during their upcoming season on Netflix.

JULY 12, 2019.
- UFC: Daniel Cormier was the first ESPY recipient for Best MMA Fighter. Interestingly, the award was given on the red carpet where all three nominees (Cejudo, Nunes, and Cormier) awaited the announcement from company president Dana White.
- UFC: Dana White was seen taking pics with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon at the 2019 ESPY Awards. Can they be cooking something up?
- UFC: Nate Diaz nearly got into a brawl with Khabib's crew at UFC 239.
- UFC: Ben Askren has been quiet since his 5 second KO (or 2 seconds depending on who you're talking to).
- UFC: Jon Jones may take on Reyes next. It looks like Jones wants to clean his division entirely out (even if fighters are not ready for him).
- UFC: When asked about his son, Anderson 'Spider' Silva has indicated that Gabriel Silva is defeating him in sparring sessions.
- UFC: McGregor has once again claimed that he's done with MMA. Both Masvidal and Cerrone have recently called out the Irishman.
- UFC: Halloway is set to defend his title against Frankie Edgar in Canada at UFC 240.
- UFC: Chad Mendes announced his retirement from the sport this past week.
- COMBATE AMERICAS: Tito Ortiz will be facing former WWE star, Alberto Del Rio. Other than a poster, no more details have been revealed. Del Rio had his last contest against Yamamoto Hanshi back in 2010 where he lost by TKO. Ortiz on the other hand is coming off an impressive win against former rival Chuck Lidell. For those who don't remember, the two had an epic battle in what was Golden Boy's first and last MMA card.
- BARE KNUCKLE FIGHTING: UFC legend, Ken Shamrock is opening up his own Bare Knuckle promotion.
- ONEFC: Jon Lineker has recently signed with ONEFC. He was released by UFC.
- BELLATOR: Looks like Ryan Bader will defend his crown against former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo on September 7th.
- BOXING: Canelo Alvarez (who fights under the Golden Boy banner) was the 2019 ESPY winner for Best Boxer. Canelo has captured titles in the following divisions: super welterweight, middleweight, and super middleweight. In other news, Andy Ruiz Jr. was nominated for biggest upset of the year. Ruiz Jr. recently defeated a gassed-out Anthony Joshua for the heavyweight strap.
- WWE: Roman Reigns was the recipient of the first ESPY awarded to WWE athletes. Stars on hand included, The New Day, Beckly Lynch, Seth Rollins, Stephanie McMahon, and Triple H.
- WWE: Triple H, who rubbed shoulders with UFC Heavyweight Champ, Daniel Cormier was heard saying that it wasn't too late for the Champ Champ to face Brock Lesnar in WWE.
- WWE: In addition to being the first to grace the cover of ESPN Magazine, Becky Lynch was recently featured in a photo shoot with GLOW star Allison Brie.
- WWE: SummerSlam will be a pivotal show this August for WWE. This will be the first major event with both Paul Heyman and Eric Bischoff at the helm of their respective ships.
- WWE: With SummerSlam taking place in Toronto many are wondering if we will see something 'big' with Canadians. Will we see Kevin Owens do something major? Will we see Hall of Famers such as Trish Stratus or Edge? Stay tuned.
- WWE: Booker T says he wants to see a more gritty WWE product.
- AEW: It looks like the AEW/NJPW relationship has turned 'cold'.
- AEW: Many are wondering if Tenille Dashwood will be joining AEW.
- AEW: Attendance for AEW shows are high. Shows are selling out quickly which is a positive sign for a company that doesn't have a television platform yet. AEW will be on TNT this fall. The promotion has agreed to split profits from advertisements. It looks like they'll also receive help in terms of production.
- AAA: Lucha Libre AAA will be holding Triplemania XXVII on August 3rd at Mexico City Arena. Announced for the card will be former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez. Rumours have it that he will be involved in a six-man tag with Cody Rhodes and Psycho Clown!
- Impact: In addition to LAX, it looks like John Morrison has also wrapped up dates with the promotion.
- MLW: The Von Erichs recently turned down offers from WWE (according to Kevin Von Erich).
- TV: CBC has reported that a wrestling documentary featurng Bret "Hitman" Hart will be released soon. The documentary, "350 Days" will discuss life on the road 350 days a year. According to the article 20 wrestlers who were interviewed for the documentary passed away before the release of the film. In other news, the TSN documentary on Kenny Omega, "Engraved On A Nation: Omega Man" continues to receive high praise. The Fight Network has specials on their website about RVD and LAX. "Dark Side Of The Ring" is receiving positive feedback: Their documentaries on Fabulous Moolah, The Von Erichs, Bruiser Brodie, Montreal Survivor Series, Macho Man, and Gino Hernandez have all received serious buzz! In other news, "The Toys That Made Us" is expected to air an LJN wrestling special during their upcoming season on Netflix.

JULY 10, 2019.
- UFC: Jon Jones retained his title in a controversial split decision win against Thiago Santos.
- UFC: Jorge Masvidal set a record for the fastest KO against Ben Askren who lost in 5 seconds. Truthfully, Askren was KO'd in 2 seconds, however referees stopped the bout after 5.
- UFC: Amanda Nunes goes down as the Greatest Of All Time after defeating Holly Holm in an impressive manner.
- UFC: Jon Jones has a six month medical suspension after his bout against Thiago Santos. Santos suffered a tear in his ACL, MCL, and PCL.
- Combate Americas: Tito Ortiz will be facing former WWE star, Alberto Del Rio. Details surrounding the fight have not been revealed.
- ONEFC: Jon Lineker has recently signed with ONEFC. He was released by UFC.
- BELLATOR: Dillon Danis (Jiu-Jitsu coach for McGregor) was recently assaulted in NYC.
- WWE: Becky Lynch will grace the cover of ESPN Magazine. She is the first sports-entertainer to ever reach this feat.
- WWE: Triple H recently sent a custom title to the US Women's National Team (who just won the FIFA Women's World Cup).
- WWE: Kevin Owens is set to receive a push on SDLive.
- WWE: The Undertaker is rumoured to be facing Drew McIntyre at SummerSlam 2019 emanating out of Toronto, Canada.
- WWE: Kofi Kingston bumped into UFC Champion, Jon Jones at the airport last week. Kingston reportedly said that Jones has what it takes to be in the WWE.
- WWE: Eric Beischof indicated that he would continue to do more podcasts for 83 Weeks despite his new executive role with WWE. According to Jim Cornette, Easy-E is in need of the money.
- WWE: Booker T recently backed out of a Starrcast date. He said WWE had nothing to do with it, however Conrad Thompson never told him that the appearance was set for Starrcast.
- Impact: LAX recently wrapped up their dates with the promotion. Apparently they're talking to WWE and AEW.
- MLW: The Von Erichs recently turned down offers from WWE (according to Kevin Von Erich).
- TV/MEDIA: The Soulman Rocky Johnson will be releasing a biography very soon. The foreword was written by Dwayne The Rock Johnson. CBC broke the news of Rocky Johnson's book. CBC has reported that a wrestling documentary featurng Bret "Hitman" Hart will be released soon. The documentary, "350 Days" will discuss life on the road 350 days a year. According to the article 20 wrestlers who were interviewed for the documentary passed away before the release of the film. In other news, the TSN documentary on Kenny Omega, "Engraved On A Nation: Omega Man" continues to receive high praise. "Dark Side Of The Ring" is receiving positive feedback: Their documentaries on Fabulous Moolah, The Von Erichs, Bruiser Brodie, Montreal Survivor Series, Macho Man, and Gino Hernandez have all received serious buzz! In other news, "The Toys That Made Us" is expected to air an LJN wrestling special during their upcoming season on Netflix.

JUNE 30, 2019.
- WWE: Major shakeups transpired this past week! Paul Heyman and Eric B were named Executive Directors for Raw and SDLive respectively! This is major! These two will be reporting directly to Vinnie Mac himself. Now I'm waiting for Russo to get the call for NXT! HAHA. For those wondering, HHH is running NXT/NXT UK/205.
- WWE: RAW drew a paid attendance of 3,500 this past week! It's no wonder that Heyman and Easy E were both recruited to save WWE.
- WWE: FOX has big plans for SDLive. With that in mind, FOX wants SDLive to feel like a major big-time sporting event like Boxing! One can expect FOX to put major dollars behind SDLive! This would include production, new cameras, new look, and major promotion (ads). FOX also wants to assemble a team of analysts simliar to what they did with UFC. Expect names like Jerry Lawler, Charly Caruso, Daniel Cormier, and Coachman to appear!
- WWE: HARVARD's MBA program now offers a WWE course where students complete case studies about WWE's business strategies and practices. The signing of Ronda Rousey would be a topic of discussion as an example.
- UFC: Junior Dos Santos battles Francis Ngannou tonight! JDS expects to win then call out Deontay Wilder!
- UFC: France intends to legalize MMA by 2020. This will be big for the UFC since they highlight stars from France.
- UFC: The talk on the street is that Dana White (UFC) wants to overturn the DQ loss that Jones endured against Matt Hamill. Matt Hamill has called for a rematch against the man who was allegedly on PED's during their bout where Mr. Bones was DQ'd for 12-to-6 elbows. You can see that this is a marketing move by UFC so that they can tout that Jon Jones is undefeated. They wanted this ruling to take place ahead of International Fight Week where Thiago Santos is set to battle Jones.
- AEW: Nearly 90% of fans who bought Double Or Nothing did not purchase All In a year ago. A key reason for this is that Double Or Nothing was available on PPV with more traditional platforms unlike All In.
- ROH: The promotion has seen a significant drop in attendance recently. This includes markets like NYC (Manhattan).
- TV: The TSN documentary on Kenny Omega continues to receive high praise. "Dark Side Of The Ring" is receiving positive feedback: Their documentaries on Fabulous Moolah, The Von Erichs, Bruiser Brodie, Montreal Survivor Series, Macho Man, and Gino Hernandez have all received serious buzz! In other news, "The Toys That Made Us" is expected to air an LJN wrestling special during their upcoming season on Netflix.

JUNE 23, 2019.
- BARE KNUCKLE FC: Paulie Malignaggi lost to Artem Lobov in a heavily promoted contest! Lobov, otherwise known as the, "Russian Hammer" defeated Paulie via unanimous decision. Considering the hype, the fight didn't exactly deliver in terms of action.
- BOXING: Many in the boxing world are awaiting news on the HW division. We expect Fury/Wilder II and Joshua/Ruiz Jr. II. Respect goes out to Andy Ruiz Junior who suggested that Joshua was, 'not a good fighter' and that the rematch would likely end in the same manner... With Ruiz prevailing as the Heavyweight Champion of the World! The story lines are very interesting from a box office point of view considering that Fury, Wilder, Ruiz Jr., and Joshua will generate buzz amongst boxing fans from North America, Latin America, and Europe.
- BOXING: Manny Pacquiao will face Keith 'One Time' Thurman on July 20th live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Nevada. Thurman is 29-0 with 22 knockouts. His resume touts notable wins over stars like Diego Chaves and Carlos Quintana. Thurman's wife claims that Pac-Man is not a true technician. We'll see what happens this summer!
- WWE: Stomping Grounds happens tonight! Here are some bouts to look forward to... Samoa Joe/Ricochet, Bayley/Bliss, Reigns/McIntyre, Lynch/Evans, Rollins/Corbin, Kingston/Ziggler, New Day/Owens and Zayn, Nese/Tozawa/Gulak, and Heavy Machinery vs. Bryan/Rowan.
- WWE: Fans expect Sasha Banks to return at Stomping Grounds as a surprise. Can she be the one to cause Bayley her title against Alexa Bliss?
- WWE: Cities that are in consideration for future WrestleManias include: Los Angeles, London, Toronto, Santa Clara, Tampa, Orlando, Miami, New Orleans, Dallas, and Las Vegas.
- WWE: Shawn Michaels recently referred to Crown Jewel as a glorified house show. Many within WWE have agreed that the Saudi Arabia shows are nothing more than glorified houseshows that come with massive paydays. Several talent within the company have reacted negatively towards SuperShowdown saying that the event was disastrous. The Goldberg/Taker bout was filled with errors and mistakes from top to bottom!
- WWE: Goldberg and Taker want to redeem themselves after their trainwreck of a match at SuperShowdown. Where do you think this will occur? Raw? SDLive? SummerSlam? Survivor Series? Rumble? or Mania? I say that Saudi Arabia will put Taker vs. Sting together!
- WWE: Rey Mysterio Jr. is still out with a knee injury.
- WWE: Rumour has it that WWE will stop performers from wrestling during commercial breaks during live television broadcasts.
- WWE: WWE now has its own ESPY category for best WWE moment. This year nominees include: A) Reigns defeating cancer. B) Rousey winning the title. C) Lynch winning the Women's Championship in the main event at WrestleMania. D) Kofi winning the WWE Championship at WrestleMania.
- WWE: It has been reported that R-Truth is a major driver for traffice behind WWE's social media views! People are tuning in to see how he defends/wins his 24-7 title. R-Truth has been in the business for 2 decades!
- AEW: Mike Tyson was backstage at, "Double Or Nothing".
- AEW: AEW will reveal its new women's division title very soon. Bret Hart revealed their world title. Let's see who reveals their women's title!
- AEW: The AEW Chicago show sold out very very quickly! Reports from Meltzer suggest that there was still 100,000 people left in the queue waiting to buy tickets! This is a massive victory considering that AEW doesn't have television exposure.
- Impact: It has been reported that Impact will lower prices on PPV events.
- Impact: For those counting score on where talents are landing contracts, Cody Deaner is back in the fold.
- MLW: Davey Boy Smith Jr. is a part of the MLW family. With the blessing of head hancho Court Bauer, Davey Boy can appear in MMA or NJPW. Davey Boy Smith Jr. was trained in MMA by UFC legend Josh Barnett.
- NJPW: Jon Moxley is taking NJPW by storm. He won a title there and now NJPW is filing for a Jon Moxley trademark (which means that they have big plans for merchandise with the, "Death Rider" name).
- NWA: Ken Shamrock has expressed interest in facing Nick Aldis for the promotion's prestigious strap. Ken Shamrock was the NWA-TNA champion many years ago when Jeff Jarret made the strap a part of TNA's history.
- UFC: Dana White hinted that El Cuycuy Tony Ferguson will be next in line for the lightweight championship in a match between the winner of Khabib and Dustin Diamond Poirier! Tony Ferguson is unstoppable! Both of his last bouts with Cowboy Cerrone and Pettis ended with doctors stopping the bouts.
- UFC: Nate Diaz returns this August to face Anthony Pettis at UFC 242. UFC 242 is going to be headlined by Cormier/Miocic.
- UFC: Cejudo will miss the rest of 2019 due to a shoulder surgery.
- UFC: The Korean Zombie had an impressive win last night over Renator Moicano. The match lasted 58 seconds! Moicano lost by KO.
- Bellator: Rafael Lovato dethroned Gegard Mousasi in London to become the promotion's middleweight champion.
- Bellator: Melvin Manhoef returned to the cage where he defeated Kent Kauppinen via UD.
- TV: The TSN documentary on Kenny Omega continues to receive high praise. "Dark Side Of The Ring" is receiving positive feedback: Their documentaries on Fabulous Moolah, The Von Erichs, Bruiser Brodie, Montreal Survivor Series, Macho Man, and Gino Hernandez have all received serious buzz! In other news, "The Toys That Made Us" is expected to air an LJN wrestling special during their upcoming season on Netflix.

JUNE 17, 2019.
- BOXING: Tyson Fury delivered a stellar performance as he dismantled Tom Schwarz via TKO in the 2nd round of their Heavyweight match. Tyson has turned things around in his life by defeating depression and returning for a possible rematch against top American pugilist, Deontay Wilder. Anthony Joshua is clearly out of the picture after his loss to Ruiz Jr!
- WWE: SuperShowdown took place in Saudi Arabia much to the chagrin of many within the organization. The big news coming out of this event was that it was a glorified houseshow event filled with botches between Goldberg and Undertaker headlining the main event! In a political move, WWE had Jeddah's favourite son, Mansoor win the 50 man over-the-top battle royale. Natty Neidhart and Alexa Bliss flew out to have a match but were told that they were prohibited from performing due to laws within the country.
- WWE: Rey Mysterio Jr. is still out with a knee injury.
- WWE: Many within WWE are still throwing out feelers for what's available outside of the Sports-Entertainment giant.
- NXT: Everyone's favourite bro, Matt Riddle hasn't been shy about his opinions towards Goldberg. He was very critical over Goldberg's performance in Jeddah.
- AEW: Fans are still rumbling about Jon Moxley and AEW. The former Dean Ambrose is making headlines in both AEW and NJPW (where he recently captured a title).
- UFC: Khabib vs. Dustin Diamond will take place in Abu Dhabi. Khabib has indicated that after this bout he would like to face Tony Ferguson and GSP to solidify his legacy.
- UFC: Daniel Cormier suggested that he may retire after his title defence against Stipe Miocic this August.
- Bellator: Chael Sonnen lost to Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222. Sonnen has announced his retirement from the combat sport! Rory McDonald defeated Neiman Gracie to retain his title in the welterweight division.
- Bellator: Fedor has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator (in what is considered to be his farewell tour).
- TV: The TSN documentary on Kenny Omega continues to receive high praise. "Dark Side Of The Ring" is receiving positive feedback: Their documentaries on Fabulous Moolah, The Von Erichs, Bruiser Brodie, Montreal Survivor Series, Macho Man, and Gino Hernandez have all received serious buzz! In other news, "The Toys That Made Us" is expected to air an LJN wrestling special during their upcoming season on Netflix.

JUNE 2, 2019.
- BOXING: HUGE NEWS out of last night at the MSG! Andy Ruiz fought for his Latino heritage as he TKO'd the undefeated Anthony Joshua! The ref stopped the bout after multiple knockdowns! Joshua (described as the Apollo Creed in this match) against the, "Mexican Rocky Balboa" looked like he gassed out! Was it the time difference? Did he not take his Mexican-American opponent seriously because of his Butterbean-esque endomorphic frame?! All we know is that the Deontay Wilder/Anthony Joshua bout is not looking as appealing as it once did. We also now know who will be the on the, "A-side" of that payday (should that showdown ever take place).
- NXT: NXT TakeOver XXV was amazing! For their 25th card we saw the following victories: Adam Cole won the Heavyweight Championship by defeating Johnny Gargano in a twenty star battle! The Street Profits became the new tag champs by winning their ladder match! Shayna Bayzler submitted Io Sharai to retain her championship. Velveteen Dream defended his title successfully by scoring the win over the, "Great Value" version of himself... Tyler Breeze. Matt Riddle defeated Roderick Strong in an amazing card opener! WOW...
- NXT: NXT UK will take place on August 31st. Interestingly enough, they will air on the same date as AEW's All Out. New Japan will also have a show that same day.
- UFC: The big news out of Sweden is that Anthony Smith submitted Gustafsson in the fourth. The Mauler placed his gloves on the mat and said, "Show's Over" before leaving the Octagon. Was this his last dance?
- WWE: Tune in this Friday for WWE's SuperShowdown in Saudi Arabia... Goldberg makes his return against Taker. Triple H battles Randy Orton. Rollins defends his championship against rising star, Baron Corbin! And I'm sure 50 or 60 men will battle it out in some kind of Royal Rumble/Battle Royale.

JUNE 1, 2019.
- AEW: AEW Double Or Nothing received nothing but positive reviews. Meltzer suggested that it was like UFC 1 (something big in the making). The Cody/Dustin bout received 5 stars for their bloodbath. The Bucks defeated Lucha Brothers. Jericho prevailed over Omega. Bret Hart revealed the new championship. Hangman will receive the first shot at the promotion's impressive looking world title. Awesome Kong returned. AND... John Moxley aka Dean Ambrose made his debut.
- AEW: Brian Pillman Jr. appeared in AEW.
- AEW: There is interest in AEW for Davey Boy Smith Jr. Davey Boy is also hearing offers from WWE and MMA promotions. The son of The British Bulldog is currently signed with MLW. His contract permits him to return to NJPW or compete in MMA.
- AEW: Word going around is that Double Or Nothing garnered 99,000 buys. That's double the amount of All In. This is the largest PPV draw for a wrestling promotion outside of WWE and WCW. This is a positive sign considering that AEW isn't on TV yet. The only promotion we've seen is online via social media and one plug on TNT during the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Toronto Raptors and Bucks.
- AEW: Double Or Nothing was second on Google trends behind The Toronto Raptors.
- WWE: Goldberg is set to return to SDLive this Tuesday, June 4th.
- WWE: Ashley Massaro's death has sparked serious controversy. Massaro's trip to the Middle East to promote a Fight For The Troops show turned into a nightmare where she was assaulted.
- WWE: Georges St. Pierre (former UFC Welterweight Champion) says that he has been approached by WWE. Can we see a SummerSlam appearance?
- WWE: Lars Sullivan has deleted his Twitter account. The WWE's big man got himself into hotwater over racially sensitive topics.
- WWE: SummerSlam weekend looks to be huge in Toronto during the month of August: NXT, SummerSlam, RAW, SDLive will all air from Scotia Bank Arena. Other promotions will piggyback off WWE's momentum by running a show during the same weekend. Expect productions from ROH, NJPW, CMLL, NWA, Smash Wrestling, and OWE (Oriental Wrestling Entertainment). This begs me to ask the big question: What will we see from Toronto's own iMPACT and Destiny?
- WWE: WWE's Saudi Arabia show from Jedda takes place on Friday, June 7th. Stars like Kevin Owens and Sammi Zayne will not appear, however you can see Taker/Goldberg and HHH/Orton.
- UFC: Smith/Gustaffson takes place tonight in Sweden! I give Anthony Smith a slight edge over The Mauler.
- UFC: Tyron Woodley intends to return this August. He was diagnosed with arthritis in his hand.
- UFC: Dana White continues to troll critics on social media about his ESPN+ PPV deal. The issue here is that fans can only order UFC pay-per-views if they are subscribed to ESPN+ in the States. This has created a ceiling for PPV incentives that fighters receive. This can explain why Brock Lesnar and Conor McGregor don't want to return (financially speaking).
- UFC: Yoel Romero won a legal battle this past week earning him over $27 million dollars over a tainted substance scandal.
- UFC: Urijah Faber is expected to return to the UFC.
- UFC: Rashad Evans will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
- UFC: McGregor wants rematches against Mayweather and Khabib. I doubt this will happen. The Irishman really needs a win to regain some momentum. He'll be a box office draw, however he'd be bigger if he was entering one of those rematches with momentum. Conor hasn't won a fight convincingly since November of 2016 when he defeated Eddie Alvarez.
- ONEFC: Sage Northcut was beaten so badly in his debut that his surgery took 8 hours for doctors to perform. Surgeons had to remove 30 pieces of bone fragments from his shattered face.
- ONEFC: In addition to Northcut, Alvarez, and Okami it looks like ONE will want to make an example out of another UFC great: Vitor Belfort.
- TV: The following TV specials are worth checking out on Pro Wrestling: TSN: Omega Man - Kenny Omega / ESPN 30 FOR 30: Ric Flair / ESPN 30 FOR 30: Scott Hall / HBO: Andre The Giant / NETFLIX: The Toys That Made Us - WWE Action Figures / NETFLIX: GLOW / VICELAND: Dark Side Of The Ring (Fabulous Moolah, The Von Erichs, Bruiser Brodie, Montreal Survivor Series, Macho Man, and Gino Hernandez).

MAY 18, 2019.
- AEW: Looks like AEW will be on TNT this fall. Production will be paid for by TNT. AD revenue will be split. There is speculation as to whether or not their show will air on Tuesday night or Wednesday night.
- AEW: In addition to Billy Gunn, Jerry Lynn will be working with the promotion. Rumours are spreading that Arn Anderson may be on his way there.
- WWE: Ashley Massaro passed away this past week. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. Ashley was a Diva Search contestant who joined WWE years ago. She and Reby Hardy had a falling out on Twitter over a Tweet directed to Matt Hardy.
- WWE: Morale within WWE is at a low. Several talents are not happy with their creative direction: Sasha Banks, Revival, Harper. Some stars are not as vocal because they are afraid of the fallout (humiliating storylines).
- WWE: Goldberg looks very impressive ahead of his Saudi Arabia appearance.
- WWE: WWE 205Live star Gallagher may be on his way to Bellator MMA. He has a record of 2-0 so far and the MMA promotion has expressed interest in him.
- WWE: Lars Sullivan was fined 100k for prior comments made on Twitter. He will attend sensitivity training.
- UFC: Nate Diaz will return to the Octagon to face Anthony Pettis this summer.
- UFC: Tyron Woodley has pulled out of his bout with Robbie Lawler.
- UFC: Dana White has been under fire as of late for agreeing to the new ESPN+ deal. This deal has limited the fighters' ability to score high on PPV points since the only way to watch a PPV in the States is through an ESPN+ subscription. This can explain why Lesnar and McGregor haven't been so quick to return.
- Ballator: Jake Hager aka Jack Swagger is now 2-0 in MMA. On the same card, Venom Page lost to Lima.
- ONEFC: In addition to Okami and Eddie Alvarez, Sage Northcutt has been the latest victim of the KO in ONE FC. He lost in less than 30 seconds recently!
- TV: The TSN documentary on Kenny Omega continues to receive high praise. "Dark Side Of The Ring" is receiving positive feedback: Their documentaries on Fabulous Moolah, The Von Erichs, Bruiser Brodie, Montreal Survivor Series, Macho Man, and Gino Hernandez have all received serious buzz! In other news, "The Toys That Made Us" is expected to air an LJN wrestling special during their upcoming season on Netflix.

MAY 4, 2019.
- WWE: Looks like WrestleMania 37 will take place in LA.
- WWE: The Revival will be in for some humiliating skits. Looks like they shouldn't have been endorsing AEW (or advertising their malcontent in WWE. Sasha Banks might be the next victim.
- WWE: Kushida made his NXT debut. I hope he overcomes the politics of WWE. Many had high hopes for Nakamura.
- WWE: Some within the company have expressed that WWE is sour on Harper, and Richocchet.
- WWE: Lio Rush seems to be generating heat with the boys. His confidence is coming across as arraogance (no I'm not referring to Rick Martel's fragrance that once blinded Jake Roberts).
- WWE: Goldberg re-signed with WWE for Saudi Arabia. I hope to see Sting/Taker one day.
- WWE: For those following the Viking Raiders... They've had a few names so far: War Raiders, Viking Experience, Viking Raiders, and maybe soon, The Berzerkers?
- UFC: Dana White has indicated that Lesnar has, 'retired' from MMA. Sounds more like Lesnar did not receive the amount that he was asking for. The ESPN+ deal with UFC limits the fighter's ability to score high with PPV incentives.
- UFC: Cerrone battles Al Iaquinta in Ottawa tonight. Let's see if Cowboy wins another one!
- UFC: UFC July looks to be good: Jones/Santos, Ngannous/JDS, Nunes/Holm, Askren/Masvidal, plus appearances from Rockhold, Diego Sanchez, and more!.
- UFC: Looks like McGregor is changing his tune again. For the right amount he may return to the octagon. His whiskey shot Irish whisky over the billion dollar mark for sales!
- UFC: Looks like Cormier/Miocic II will happen in August 2019.
- UFC: Cormier may face Miocic next.
- ONEFC: Yushin Okami was brutally KO'd in the first round of his debut earlier this week. Amongst Alvarez, Okami, and Johnson, it looks like Demetrious was the only successful ex-UFC fighter to prevail in the rival organization.
- AEW: The new promotion is expected to have a weekly live show on TNT or TBS.
- AEW: Dustin Rhodes vs. Cody will take place at Double Or Nothing
- NJPW: Jericho will face Okada at Dominion.
- Impact: Impact has signed RVD, and Rich Swan.
- NWA: Billy Corgan has suggested that his promotion may continue to work with ROH on major events.
- TV: "Dark Side Of The Ring" continues to receive praise. Their documentaries on The Von Erichs, Bruiser Brodie, Montreal, Macho Man, and Gino Hernandez have all received serious buzz! In other news, "The Toys That Made Us" is expected to air an LJN wrestling special during their upcoming season on Netflix.

APRIL 12, 2019.
- WWE: WrestleMania has come and gone and we have three new champs: Kofi Kingston, Seth Rollins, and Becky Lynch.
- WWE: For those in attendance fans were hot for Kofi and Rollins. Hundreds of fans were seen leaving during the main event. The show was lengthy (7hrs).
- WWE: WrestleMania 36 will take place in Tampa Bay.
- WWE: Bret Hart's attacker is an amateur MMA fighter. He was roughed up after his ambush on the, 'Excellence of Execution' during his Hall of Fame speech. Several stars came to the aid of Hart including Travis Browne, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Dash Wilder, Curtis Axel, and The New Day.
- WWE: NXT just signed Kushida from NJPW.
- WWE: Sasha Banks has expressed her unhappiness in WWE. She recently unfollowed WWE on Twitter. She is now following AEW.
- WWE: Nia Jax will have double knee surger soon.
- UFC: Dana White has indicated that Lesnar/Cormier doesn't look promising.
- UFC: TJ Dillashaw has been suspended for 2 years.
- UFC: McGregor may un-retire after his meeting with Dana White in two weeks.
- UFC: Adesanya battles Gastelum and Halloway faces Poirier for interim titles soon.
- UFC: Anthony Smith is having an online feud with Rockhold.
- UFC: Cormier may face Miocic next.
- ONEFC: Demetrious Johnson had a successful debut in ONEFC. Eddie Alvarez lost via KO in his debut.
- AEW: The new promotion is expected to have a weekly live show on TNT or TBS.
- AEW: Will Sasha Banks jump ship?
- NJPW: The MSG show was amazing. Fans saw the return of Great Muta, and The Free Agentz: nzo & CassXL (Enzo Amore and Big Cass) .
- NJPW: The MSG show was hot. It should be noted that fans popped large for stars like Suzuki, Ishii, Liger, Muta, and Okada. There was major heat for Enzo Amore and Big Cass

MARCH 23, 2019.
- UFC: Big news out of UFC! TJ Dillashaw popped for a banned substance this past week. He relinquished his UFC title.
- UFC: Dana White says that DC has one more left in him. He insinuated that Lesnar would face Cormier, and that negotiations may start this summer!
- UFC: Derrick Lewis has been fighting with a torn ACL for a couple of years. He is going to get it repaired.
- UFC: Anthony Pettis makes his UFC Welter Weight debut against 'Wonderboy' in Nashville. Expect Stephen Thompson to win. Thompson has called out Robbie Lawler next.
- UFC: Dana White is calling for an Askren/Lawler rematch.
- UFC: Dana White wants Thiago Santos (The Sledgehammer) to battle Jones for the Light Heavyweight strap next!
- UFC: Expect Gust to battle Anthony Smith in Europe soon.
- UFC: Covington vs. Usmaan should be interesting. The problem is... Usmaan doesn't want Covington next.
- UFC: McGregor may return for the July International Fight Week UFC PPV! He wants a main event slot. Will it be against Cerrone? or Diaz?
- UFC: Khabib fans will have to wait until November to see him return.
- UFC: Ahead of the UFC 237 May PPV, Aldo has been hospitalized with an infection of some sort.
- UFC: UFC fans in the US will soon have to pay $4.99 for ESPN+ in order to have exclusive opportunities to buy UFC pay-per-views.
- ONEFC: Belfort has suggested that his new promotion is putting together a unique bout between him and Roy Jones Jr.
- WWE: WrestleMania is around the corner. Looks like we have 3 big ones... Bryan/Kofi, Lesnar/Rollins, Rousey/Flair/Becky. Which underdog wins? Kofi? Rollins? Becky?
- WWE: Everyone is waiting to see if Corbin will be replaced by Cena. The IWC was disappointed with Kurt Angle's announcement this past week when he indicated that Corbin would be his last opponenet EVER in WWE.
- WWE: The WWE HOF will have the following inductees this year: DX, Harlem Heat, Honky Tonk Man, Torrie Wilson, and their longtime employee responsible for PR and Talent relations.
- WWE: WrestleMania is expected to be its longest running PPV yet. Expect a 7 hour broadcast!
- WWE: SummerSlam tickets are available for Toronto. Single seats remain. You can also buy 4-day packs (NXT, SummerSlam, Raw, SDLive)
- WWE: SmackDown should debut in October on Fox.
- WWE: WWE is trying to re-sign many stars before AEW launches on TV.
- AEW: The new promotion is getting ready to take the Tuesday night slot that WWE will be vacating this fall. What network will they appear on? TBS? TNT? ESPN? WGN? POP?
- AEW: Sounds like AJ Styles will remain in WWE, but The Club (Gallows/Anderson) may leave.
- NJPW: The MSG show is shaping up. Expect Liger to appear during his farewell tour.
- ROH: Many ROH stars will appear on the MSG show including Jay Lethal, PCO, and Marty Scurll.

FEBRUARY 10, 2019.
- AEW: Big news coming out of AEW... Kenny Omega has signed a deal with the new promotion. Jericho/Omega II will happen at, "Double or Nothing."
- AEW: Rey Fenix was seriously injured at an event last week. He was taken out by stretcher. No word on how this will impact the tag bout between Lucha Bros and Young Bucks.
-AEW: The promotion has made it known that they do not want WWE left-overs. This is great considering that promotions look like TNA-lite when such signings occur.
-WWE: A Mark Henry special will air after RAW on February 11th.
-WWE: Henry Cejudo has been contacted by Nikki Bella. It all looks like a publicity stunt.
-WWE: John Cena's injury was a work to get him out of the RUMBE. He is working on new film projects.
-WWE: Netflix will team up with WWE to create family-friendly programming.
-WWE: Wrestling With My Family (Based on Paige's story) is receiving positive reviews.
-WWE: Triple H has indicated that Performance Centres will be built in many parts of the world including, India, Europe, Latin America, and Asia (most likely Japan).
-NWA: Talents from other promotions will participate in the NWA's upcoming, "Crockett Cup."
-UFC: Anderson Silva had an impressive showing against Israel Adesanya. Word is going around that the legend wants to be in UFC 237 in Brazil. Will he face Conor? Nick Diaz? Nobody knows yet!
-UFC: February 17th will feature Velasquez/Ngannou.
-UFC: UFC 235 looks to be exciting with Jones vs. Smith, Woodley vs. Usman, and Askren vs. Lawler.
-UFC: The head hancho at UFC, Dana White wants Ferguson/Khabib, and McGregor/Cerrone! This would leave Poirier out in the cold!
-UFC: No word yet on when DC will compete next. His 40th birthday is quickly approaching. Will it be against Lesnar, Stipe, Jones, or Rothwell?

JANUARY 27, 2019.
- WWE: Tons of news! Tonight is the Royal Rumble! Winner main events WM 35 in NYC! Looks like Rollins has momentum.
- WWE: Lots of back/forth banter between UFC Champ Henry Cejudo and WWE Champ Daniel Bryan. Are they setting up for a Mania showdown?
- WWE: Roman Reigns is appearing in the Hobbs & Show Fast and Furious spinoff with The Rock and Jason Statham. Reigns plays The Rock's brother.
- WWE: Rumours are that WM 36 will take place in Florida next year.
- WWE: Undisputed ERA and Ricochet may appear on the main roster after losing at NXT Takeover.
- WWE: Johnny Gargano is your new North American champ.
- WWE: Ronda Rousey may be on the way out after WrestleMania in New York.
- WWE: The Revival, Sasha Banks, Mike/Maria Kanellis, Ziggler and many more might entertain offers from AEW.
- BELLATOR: Former WWE Champ Jack Swagger won his debut via tapout (choke) in round 1 at Bellator 214. WWE's R-Truth walked out Swagger.
- BELLATOR: Ryan Bader captured the Heavyweight strap by defeating Fedor in 35 seconds of the first round. What a KO.
- BELLATOR: Aron Pico underwhelmed everyone by getting knocked out.
- AEW: Tony Khan, Cody Rhodes, and Young Bucks opened their company! Jericho signed. Expect Omega to join too.
- AEW: Double Or Nothing will take place from MGM Grand in Vegas this May.
- AEW: AEW will be signing a new TV deal soon. Who can it be with? Paramount? TBS? TNT?
- NJPW: Kushida will be leaving and he'll join WWE. Talent isn't happy with the new management at NJPW.
- NJPW: ROH is expected to still partner with NJPW. They'll team up for the MSG show on Mania weekend.
- NJPW: Now that The Elite, Bucks, Rhodes, Omega, Jericho, and Kushida are all leaving expect big pushes for stars like Ospreay, Robinson, Naito, Tanahashi, and Okada.
- UFC: Big things happening with UFC/ESPN. Ngannou is set to face Velasquez.
- UFC: Anderson Silva will fight for his spot against Adesanya (Stylebender) in two weeks.
- UFC: Jon Jones vs. Smith takes place in March.
- UFC: McGregor is expected to face Khabib in a rematch OR Cowboy Cerrone next.
- UFC: The Diaz brothers and GSP are not expected to return anytime soon. GSP was expected to battle McGregor a while back. Unfortunately McGregor hasn't been winning key fights to set the stage for what would be the biggest draw in UFC history: McGregor/GSP.
- UFC: Daniel Cormier may face Stipe Miocic next. Lesnar or Jones are still longshots.
- BOXING: Pacquaio defeated Broner by decision last week. Broner was upset (although the Internet is on Pac-Man's side).
- BOXING: Expect Mayweather/Pacquaio 2 during the first half of 2019.
- DURGANA SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT: The DS&E Network has launched and there is a targeted event set for August. The exhibition boxing event should feature prodigious pugilists! Stay tuned.

DECEMBER 10, 2018.
- WWE: The Rock's name has resurfaced for this year's WrestleMania. He might be inducted into the Hall of Fame. 
- WWE: The Rock is expected to face Roman Reigns at WM35.
- WWE: Lars Sullivan should be pushed on RAW.
- WWE: Hulk Hogan is working on a new deal with WWE.
- WWE: Aleister Black is expected to be brought up to the main roster (SmackDown).
- WWE: NXT Takeover on WrestleMania weekend will take place on Friday night. 
- NJPW/ROH: Many expect the Bullet Club stars like Cody and Bucks to leave in 2019. 
- UFC: UFC 231 has come and gone and Max Halloway dominated Ortega by outstriking him! Shevchenko also defeated Joanna for the Flyweight women's title.
- UFC: The following bouts will be expected to spike interest in the UFC: Jones/Gustafsson, Jones/Cormier, Cormier/Lesnar, Cerrone/McGregor, Nick Diaz/Masvidal, Silva/Adesanya, Cejudo/Dillashaw, Cyborg/Nunes, and Whittaker/Gastelum.
- Bellator: Former WWE star, Jack Swagger is expected to debut against an 0-1 fighter on the same card as, Fedor/Bader.
- ELITE: The Young Bucks have signed a deal with LJN action figures.
- Boxing: Mayweather/Tenshin RIZIN will be an off-the-books boxing contest under Mayweather's rules.
- Boxing: HBO Boxing had a heartfelt farewell last night.
- Boxing: Fury/Wilder did 325,000 buys with millions more who illegally streamed the fight online.
- Golden Boy MMA: Tito/Chuck did 40,000 buys. The fight was described as a comedy show! 
- TURNBUCKLE CLUB: We caught up with the star of Stuart Little, Jonathan Lipnicki to hear about his feelings on UFC 229 (Conor/Khabib) by clicking on the following link:
JONATHAN LIPNICKI
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DECEMBER 3, 2018.
- WWE: Ratings for RAW have been hitting new lows as of late. We can thank terrible writing and Baron Corbin for that!
- WWE: WrestleMania tickets are selling well.
- WWE: Looks like Ronda/Becky/Flair may be heading into Mania in a three way.
- WWE: Strowman's surgery was a success.
- WWE: XFL has released the eight markets that they intend to create teams in: NY, Dallas, Houston, LA, St. Louis, Washington DC, Seatle, and Tampa Bay.
- UFC: Dana White wants McGregor vs. Poirier 2 and Ferguson vs. Khabib.
- UFC: Dana White wants Cormier to compete in three more fights before retirement. Should be interesting to see if DC delays retirement.
- Boxing: Mayweather should be facing Tenshin in Rizin for a group of elitists by the end of the year. 
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NOVEMBER 3, 2018.
- TURNBUCKLE CLUB VIDEO - To see RVD and Brooklyn Brawler discuss career highlights click on this link: RVD VIDEO
- WWE: Hulk Hogan made his much anticipated return at Crown Jewel last night in Saudi Arabia. He acted as the host of the event.
- WWE: Shortly after Crown Jewel, Shane McMahon tweeted a message about his wife producing a film related to a brave journalist. This is interesting considering the backlash WWE received for airing a show out of a country known for its handling of journalists who are critical of Saudi Arabia.
- WWE: Brock Lesnar won the WWE title against Braun. Although many are tuning into UFC 230 at MSG to see a Lesnar appearance, Dana White is suggesting that Lesnar will not be in attendance to confront the winner of Cormier/Lewis. Hmmm.
- WWE: AJ Styles defeated Samoa Joe to retain his title.
- WWE: Survivor Series is around the corner. So far we have the following bouts set in place: A) Lesnar/AJ Styles B) Rousey/Lynch C) Rollins/Shinsuke. Shane McMahon winning the Crown Jewel World Cup should be the first move in regards to setting up a RAW/SmackDown showdown.
- UFC: Cormier battles Lewis for the strap at MSG for UFC 230. Cormier should win but you never know with the Beast Lewis.
- UFC: Cormier wants Lesnar to reappear for a showdown. Dana White stated that Lesnar would not be in attendance. I'd expect Jon Jones to be there.
- UFC: Jones/Gust should be a big bout. The two nearly came to blows at their face-off.
- UFC: Weidman/Jacare should be a good bout. The winner will most likely make his way up to a title show against Whittaker.
- UFC: Khabib is promising a big announcement soon. Many speculate it's a match against GSP, while others suggest that Mayweather or McGregor may be in the works. The Eagle's manager wants $50-million for Khabib's next bout.
- NJPW/ROH: This promotion will be taking their show to Toronto on November 11th. 
- Word is going around that Ken Shamrock wants to make his return to a wrestling promotion.
- Cena and Bryan both pulled out of Crown Jewel. Many speculate it has to do with the negativity surrounding Saudi Arabia's political climate.
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OCTOBER 26, 2018.
- TURNBUCKLE CLUB VIDEO - To see RVD and Brooklyn Brawler discuss career highlights click on this link: RVD VIDEO
- WWE: In massive WWE news, Roman Reigns relinquished his title this past Monday on Raw. Unfortunately leukemia has returned for him. We wish Roman Reigns the best as he battles his ailments. 
- WWE: Despite the controversy, WWE is going to Saudi Arabia for Crown Jewel. Hogan hinted that he'll return.
- WWE: Evolution will take place this Sunday in New York.
- WWE: UFC Champ Daniel Cormier is trying out for a commentator role. Fox is pushing for WWE to come across more like a sport.
- WWE: Rey Mysterio is back! Samoa Joe is hurt! Batista may appear at Mania to face HHH.
- UFC: Ben Askren is now a part of the UFC. He was involved in a historic trade which saw Demetrious Johnson move to One FC.
- UFC: UFC MSG takes place on November 3rd! It's rumoured that Lesnar will be in attendance. Who knows, maybe Jones will be there too.
- Combates MMA: Former WWE standout Alberto Del Rio is training for his MMA comeback. He'll fight at Combates!
- Bellator: Former WWE champ, Jack Swager is supposed to be making his debut soon.
- NJPW: Wrestle Kingdom tickets will go on sale to the public this week. Omega is scheduled to headline the event!
- Jericho Cruise: This event is officially sold out. Rumours are circulating that he's in talks to start his own promotion with JR and the Jacksonville Jaguars owners.
- Boxing: Khabib has been calling out Floyd Mayweather for a fight. Floyd accepted. Dana is telling everyone to ignore this discussion!
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OCTOBER 15, 2018.
- UFC: It looks like UFC 230 in MSG will be headlined by Cormier vs. Lewis for the HW strap.
- UFC: Rumours are circulating that Khabib may face a 4 month suspension with a $250,000 fine for his behaviour at UFC 229. Khabib should be making somewhere in the neighbourhood of 7 to 10 million for this event. He can thank McGregor this this lucrative payday! Khabib stated recently that if the UFC fires his friends then he'll quit. This doesn't surprise me considering that Khabib has mentioned that as long as he's around grass and water he's happy.
- UFC: UFC 232 in Las Vegas will feature Cyborg/Nunes and Jones/Gust 2 for the Light HW strap.
- Bellator: Fedor rocked Sonnen to make it to the HW Grand Prix finals against Ryan 'Darth' Bader!
- WWE: Vince is facing pressure from the US Government to not follow through with the Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia. This is related to the recent human rights violations displayed by the Saudi Government.
- WWE: SmackDown 1000 is most likely doing to see the following returns: Batista, Rey Mysterio, The Rock.
- NJPW: Cody has suggested that he'll be making some career moves.
- Impact: Bound For Glory will air tonight. Jericho left a cryptic message on his Twitter feed that said, "hmmmm..." in response to a fan asking if Jericho would appear at the Impact event.
- Golden Boy MMA: Expect Liddell/Ortiz 3 on November 24th.
- Boxing: Crawford dominated Benavidez in his battle.
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OCTOBER 8, 2018.
- UFC: Lots to report coming out of UFC 229: Khabib dominates Conor to retain his title. Ferguson defeats Pettis in a bloody war. Lewis KO'd Volkov! Reyes knocks out OSP. Waterson adds CLASS to the show after defeating Herig! See below for Khabib/Conor feud details...
- UFC: Khabib/Conor: This feud goes way back. 1) Khabib slaps a friend of Conor (Artem) because of their differences related to Russian politics. 2) Artem calls Conor to complain. 3) Conor leaves Ireland with a group of bandits and they fly to Brooklyn to search Khabib down (where he is scheduled to fight at Barclay's) 4) Conor and his crew find the bus that Khabib is in (with a dozen other fighters) and they start to throw objects that shatter the glass on the bus. Several fighters are hurt and matches are cancelled. This is all on Youtube. 5) Conor goes to jail and then court. There is no lenghty sentence or penalty. 6) The fight is scheduled for Khabib vs. Conor. 7) Leading up to the fight Conor exposes Khabib's team and family. He insults Khabib's religion. He calls them terrorists, and rats. Conor takes jabs at Khabib's father. Conor's team say scandalous things. Conor calls Abdelaziz (Khabib's manager/Head of World Series of Fighting) an Informant for being caught on September 11, 2001 with 5 passports while travelling to/from Egypt. 8) Khabib internalizes this and prepares for war in the Octagon. 9) Khabib wins then the real drama begins. 10) Khabib spots Conor's cornerman (Danis) who loves to instigate fights. Khabib tells him to shut his mouth, then Danis says, "Make Me." 11) Khabib jumps out of the cage and attempts to shut Danis' mouth. 12) A war breaks out. Several of Khabib's friends jump into the cage and fight Conor. 13) Dana White, Daniel Cormier, Luke Rockhold enter to calm things down. 14) Las Vegas police jump in. 15) The Governor of Nevada runs away from the building. 16) Dana White tells Khabib that he cannot award him the belt in the arena with 20,000 raging fans. Khabib states that he has prepared for this moment... Dana says, that Khabib might have been prepared but the other 20,000 in attendance were not prepared for this moment. Afraid that fans might start a riot or throw objects at fighters, Khabib is escorted out of the arena in a police train. 17) About an hour after the drama, Khabib attends a press conference where he explains himself and doesn't understand why everyone is still talking about his actions that nearly incited a riot. Khabib indicates that Putin (yes... The leader of Russia) called him to congratulate him.
- WWE: In entertainment news, WWE had a spectacular show in Melbourne. Every 'babyface' won. The only heels that won were hometown favourites like IICONICS and Buddy Murphy. The main event saw Taker and Kane turn "heel" after Taker was pinned.
- WWE: The next big event, Crown Jewel will be from the Middle East on the November 2nd. The main events include: Braun/Roman/Brock and Styles/Bryan.
- WWE: Rey Mysterio, Bautista, The Rock, and Ric Flair are all set to appear at SmackDown 1000.
- WWE: WWE is hyping the nWo reunion for October 27th.
- ROH: Truth Martinez will be leaving for WWE. ROH is doing big business. Ticket prices are higher than before.
- NJPW: Kenny Omega/Tanahashi is set to main event WrestleKingdom on January 4th.
- NJPW: Jericho attacked EVIL recently in an angle.
- NJPW: The Young Bucks indicated in a cryptic message that they were counting down the days to something historic.
- Bellator: Expect a big bout between Sonnen/Fedor on October 13th.
- Golden Boy MMA: Expect Liddell/Ortiz 3 on November 24th at the Forum.
- Boxing: Tyson Fury/Deontay Wilder is expected to be a major fight in December. The pressers have been amazing! Tune in.
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OCTOBER 1, 2018.
- UFC: Happy October! Next week Khabib Nurmagomedov battles Connor McGregor live on PPV! I expect the Irishman to win this battle.
- UFC: USADA has reinstated Jon Jones! He'll be back and he may battle Romero, Gust, or Cormier! If DC faces Jones once more, let's hope he does it at HW since this is his natural division.
- UFC: Nate Diaz is expected to battle Poirier for a new 165 lb title at Madison Square Garden.
- Bellator: Quinton Jackson defeated Wanderlei in their fourth bout. Mousasi dominated Rory to successfully defend his middleweight title. 
- WWE: The Australian supershow is going down under on October 6, 2018. Expect an angle with HBK. 
- WWE: The Saudi Arabia show is set to take place and many are speculating that Hogan may return.
- WWE: Rey Mysterio has signed with the WWE.
- NJPW: Switchblade is expected to get a massive push in the promotion. They're also building Marty Scurll for leadership in case other members leave for the WWE.
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SEPTEMBER 3, 2018.
- ALL IN was a success over the weekend! Stars from ROH, NJPW, Lucha Underground, CMLL, NWA all appeared!
- The ALL IN ppv was the stage for many returns including: Jericho, Mysterio, DDP, Billy Gunn, Lanny Poffo, and more!
- The big thing was Cody becoming the NWA champ at All In! The Young Bucks/Ibushi won! Omega won!
- During their post-show speech it sounded like Bullet Club members were going to stick together with respect to the promotion they intend to sign with. 
- Due to the timing of ALL IN, Young Bucks/Ibushi vs. Mysterio/Fenix/Bandido was shortened to 12 minutes. The match should've been between 20-30 minutes long.
- WWE has big events lined up: Evolution (Female only), Australia Super Show, Saudi Arabia, Hell In A Cell.
- WWE will bring Summer Slam to Toronto next year. The Premiere of Ontario, Doug Ford made mention of this on his Twitter Feed.
- UFC head hancho, Dana White expects UFC 229 to draw between 2-3 million PPV buys.
- Brock Lesnar is still expected to battle Daniel Cormier for the UFC Heavyweight belt in 2019.
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AUGUST 29, 2018.
- WWE is expecting a massive main event for WrestleMania 35 in NYC: The Rock vs. Roman Reigns
- WWE may feature Charlotte vs. Rousey at WM 35.
- SummerSlam is going to be emanating from Toronto, Canada in August 2019.
- Shawn Michaels will be appearing on RAW next Monday. I think he'll be a special ref for Taker/HHH in Australia.
- NXT Champ, Ciampa indicated that he doesn't want to be called up at WWE. Who can blame him?
- All In is going to be huge. Omega, Cody, and The Young Bucks are expected to do some big things this weekend.
- UFC HW champ, Daniel Cormier is dreading his 40 lbs drop for the Light Heavyweight division.
- McGregor recently insulted Floyd Money after Mayweather invited him to train in boxing for Conor's bout against Khabib.
- Hulk Hogan has announced an nWo reunion.
- The Tito Ortiz/Chuck Lidell match should be taking place in November.
- Halloway/Ortega is expected to main event Toronto's December show.
- Expect the following fun events for 2018/19: Lesnar/DC, Conor/Khabib, Cyborg/Nunes, Wilder/Fury, GGG/Canelo, HHH/Taker, Tito/Chuck. 
- According to Meltzer, UFC 229 is the second hottest ticket in UFC history.
- With Vince gearing up for XFL, HHH and Stephanie are building their executive team: Borash, Hayes, Jesse James are all names.
- KO may be returning with Paul Heyman as his manager.
- The drunk driver who killed, Bellator's Jordan Parsons was sentenced to 10 years in jail.
- Xavier Woods recently earned himself Guiness Book of World Records honours for his Youtube videogame channel.
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AUGUST 21, 2018.
- WWE SummerSlam happened this past weekend and Lesnar dropped the strap to Reigns.
- Rollins is the new WWE IC champ. Ambrose returned and it looks like the Shield is a unit once again.
- Ronda Rousey is your new WWE Women's champ on RAW. Flair is the champ on SmackDown Live.
- It looks like Rowan injured his arm at SummerSlam. That's a tough break (no pun intended) for his partner Harper.
- Interestingly, Gallows put out a TWEET indicating that he is no longer dating Nia.
- Rousey/Nikki Bella, Trish/Bliss, and Asuka/Lita are all rumoured for WWE Evolution.
- Lesnar may work for both WWE and UFC. He's leaned out and he is in the USADA pool. Lesnar should battle DC in 2019.
- UFC is expecting big bouts. UFC 229 should have McGregor/Khabib. GSP wants to comeback and face the winner.
- Dana White claims that UFC is now worth over 7 Billion USD.
- The Boxing world will be delighted to know that Tyson Fury will battle Deontay Wilder.
- Oscar De La Hoya expects his Golden Boy MMA promotion to have their first card in November w/ Chuck/Tito III in the main.
- Jack Swagger should be making his debut soon in Bellator MMA. 
- Villano III passed away. Our condolences go out to the Villano family.
- Hogan put out a tweet with the original members of the nWo.
- Evander Holyfield's promotion will put on a show at the Budweiser Stage in Toronto. This is where Mayweather/McGregor had their press conference.
- NJPW/ROH Fans are expecting big things to occur at All In. The MSG show will be interesting considering that The Bucks and Omega will be free agents by then.
- Daniel Bryan will most likely re-sign with WWE.
- Matt Riddle appeared at NXT TakeOver in Brooklyn.
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JULY 31, 2018.
- Based on the final segment of RAW last night, it's safe to assume that Lesnar will be on the way out.
- Our condolences to the families of Brian Christopher, Nikolai Volkoff, and Brickhouse Brown.
- Ronda Rousey will be making her WWE RAW debut next week on RAW.
- Rumours are circulating that Reigns may battle The Rock at WrestleMania.
- The WWE seems to be working closely with several UFC names: Rousey, Cormier, Velasquez, Browne, Riddle.
- ROH reached out to CM Punk about a wrestling deal. Looks like Punk isn't keen on returning.
- ROH will be making an appearance in Toronto in the Fall.
- Expect the Young Bucks to face LAX on the Jericho Cruise.
- Impact's Slammiversary received positive reviews for their show in Toronto.
- NJPW is doing really well. It looks like WWE wants their star Juice Robinson.
- In UFC news, UFC 227 takes place this weekend featuring Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo, and TJ Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt.
- UFC on Fox happened this past weekend in Calgary with Jose Aldo making a triumphant return by defeating Jeremy Stephens. Ratings were low. 
- Bret The Hitman Hart made an appearance at the UFC on Fox show in Calgary. Joanna defeated Torres on the card, and Eddie Alvarez lost.
- Hogan should be returning soon to the WWE.
- In Boxing news, Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury is being negotiated for 2018.
- Evander Holyfield's team was in Toronto to promote an event in, "The Six."
- Manny Pac Man is back after winning his title bout against Matthysse. He may face Amir Khan or Lomanchenko next!
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JULY 13, 2018.
- In UFC news, it looks like Brock Lesnar is on his way to a Heavyweight bout against Daniel Cormier. Cormier KO'd Stipe Miocic
- DC has opened as the favourite against Lesnar.
- UFC is working on a Edgar/Korean Zombie bout.
- Antony Pettis put on an stellar performance against Chiesa (who he submitted).
- UFC should be returning to Toronto in December where Whittaker should be battling Gastelum for the strap.
- In WWE news, Lesnar should be at Summer Slam this August.
- NJPW/ROH will have an event at MSG on April 6, 2019.
- Rey Mysterio is negotiating a three year deal with WWE.
- GLOW has been nominated at the Emmy Awards.
- Jon Bones Jones recently said that life is not a race, but a marathon. It sounds like his management wants a HW title shot against Cormier.
- WWE Extreme Rules received terrible reviews. Fans were more facinated by the running clock during the iron man bout between Rollins/Ziggler.
- Lashley should be battling Lesnar soon considering that Lashley defeated Reigns at WWE Extreme Rules.
- Manny Pac-Man won his title bout during the weekend. A possible bout with Lomanchenko may be on the way.
- Junior Dos Santos won his UFC bout this past Saturday night.
- AJ Styles retained his title against Rusev at Extreme Rules.
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JULY 5, 2018.
- UFC 226 is upon us and it features Stipe Miocic defending his heavyweight strap against Daniel Cormier. Many expect, "DC" to win this bout.
- Max Halloway is out of his UFC 226 bout against Ortega. No replacement named yet.
- Golden Boy MMA is going to air their first show featuring, Tito Ortiz vs. Chuck Lidell in the main event.
- Bellator MMA will feature Chael/Fedor in October. Expect former WWE talent, "Jack Swagger" to make his debut.
- Brock Lesnar is expected to return to the UFC soon to face winner of Daniel Cormier/Miocic OR Jon Bones Jones.
- WWE may have a Lesnar/Lashley 'shoot' in an Octagon of their own. Watch out!
- WWE's Ronda Rousey will be inducted into the UFC HOF during Intl Fight Week before UFC 226.
- WWE has tickets going as high as $1400 for their Australian show in the 100,000 seat cricket stadium.
- GLOW has returned with Season 2 and the American sweetheart, Liberty Belle 'went into business' for herself against the Russian 'heel.' Awesome Kong is also in the show.
- NJPW really made an impression with Dominion. Seems like foreigners hold major belts: Omega, Jericho, Bucks, Switch Blade.
- ROH stars are gearing up for the Jericho Cruise: Cheese Burger will battle Beer Street Bruiser.
- Impact Wrestling will be invading Toronto in August with a series of tapings during Slammiversary week. Expect indy talents from Smash Wrestling to appear. This is their audition.
- Goldberg recently indicated that he'd like to face Reigns, Taker, or Lesnar at WrestleMania.
- The Rock's film, "Skyscraper" hits theatres soon.
- Trailers for Creed II look good as Apollo's son expects to battle Drago's son.
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MAY 20, 2018.
- ShowTime Boxing presented their Stevenson/Jack card at the Air Canada Centre last night and it was wild! Read below for some interesting notes:
- Adonis Stevenson and Badou Jack gave the fans a show to remember. Fans cheered both competitors on as the contest ended in a majority draw. One of the best main events to date! There will be a Stevenson/Jack II so watch out!
- Turnout for the Stevenson/Jack event was not bad for a card that had very little promotion. The show was announced about 3-4 weeks out and had minimal coverage, however they must've sold 1/3 of the venue. If there was more hype, promotion, and mention that Money May would attend, something different would have happened.
- Floyd Money Mayweather made an appearance and to his credit he was well dressed and very courteous to fans! The GOAT was signing items and acknolwedged fans.
- The UFC is pushing their June 9th show in CHI-Town. RDA battles Covington for an Interim Welterweight title, Whittaker battles Romero, Holm squares off against Anderson, and Arlovski makes a comeback. Other stars to be featured include: Reem/Blaydes, Ricardo Lamas, Gadelha/Esparza, Rashad Evans, Benavidez/Sergio Pettis, and Clay Guida! CM Punk is on the card despite criticism.
- Speaking of CM Punk... Rumours are circulating that he may appear at ALL IN! The super indy event promoted by Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks sold out in 30 minutes! Ten thousand screaming fans will be in attendance for the largest Indy Wrestling event in US History! And... CM Punk may appear in Chi-Town for this.
- The funniest Tweet that I saw about ALL IN was Cody's response to Vince Russo wanting to be a part of the event: "Stay Away."
- The WWE still reigns supreme. This week their stocks topped $50! This is the highest in company history!
- WWE is rumoured to be renewing their contract with NBC Universal for RAW TV rights at three times more than they're receiving right now.
- Fox is in talks to be picking up SDLive. Should be interesting. If Fox picks up Smack Down, then WWE will have to ensure that SDLive is no longer a, 'B' show.
- Some online rumours are reporting that WWE is not taking a keen interest in the tag division. I hope this is false!
- The WWE will be having a UK tournament in the near future.
- Apparently WWE is in talks with Hogan. They are also talking to Rich Swann. The same cannot be said for, Enzo Amore.
- New Japan is expected to have a big show featuring the return of Chris Jericho on June 9th.
- Wrestling fans in Toronto are being spoiled considering that two promotions are thriving in the 416/905! Smash Wrestling & Destiny Wrestling. Smash Wrestling, owned by Sebastian Dastranj has a working relationship with Impact. Destiny, which has ties to Santino Marella has connections within the WWE!
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MAY 13, 2018.
- UFC 224 has come and gone and boy was it a, 'barn-burner!' See below for results and comments:
- In the main event, Amanda Nunes picked Pennington apart. Pennington told her corner that she was done like dinner, but her corner told her to go back in for another round. Pennington was KO'd shortly after.
- Jacare Souza and Gastelum had an amazing bout that could have gone either way, but the gator man lost by split and the victory was handed to Gastelum.
- Lyoto Machida KO'd Belfort with an emphatic kick then bowed to his defeated opponent Karate style.
- Amanda Cooper lost to a significantly bigger opponent in Dern via submission. John Lineker was impressive in his win.
- UFC will be bringing in a former NFL player soon, Greg Hardy.
- Bellator aired their Grand Prix tournament against UFC 224. The big news is that Ryan 'Darth' Bader defeated 'King Mo' Lawal in seconds to advance. The final 4 heavyweights include, The Last Emperor Fedor Emelianenko, Meathead Mitrione, Ryan Darth Bader, and The Oregon Gangster Chael Sonnen.
- Bellator head hancho, Scott Coker seems to be talking a lot about 50 Cent these days. Mr. Cent has been mentioned with names like Rampage and Chael Sonnen.
- Bubba Ray Dudley took to twitter to bash millenial ROH wrestler Flip Gordon who said he couldn't get to Toronto from Boston because of a flight cancellation. Bubba Ray said that Flip could have rented a car and still made the show!
- All In is looking good in Chicago, and it looks more and more like CM Punk may appear. He is doing an autograph signing at the ProWrestlingTees store in Chicago on the same weekend!
- CM Punk has what looks to be his final bout in the UFC on June 9th. The question is how will his court trial with WWE going to effect his training?
- WWE looks like they're heading in a new direction with Roman Reigns. Looks like we'll be seeing a feud between Jinder and Roman.
- Expect Lashley to receive a push on Raw. It looks like WWE will capitalize on this man's experience in Wrestling, MMA, and The Army.
- Many are wondering if WWE is going to put the rocket pack on Braun or Rollins. Rollins was over large in Montreal.
- In Boxing news, Ukrainian boxer Lomanchenko won his bout impressively last night. He came back from adversity in this bout. Ukraine has pumped out some serious fighters in the past: Wladimir Klitschko, Vitale Klitschko, and Lomanchenko.
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MAY 6, 2018.
- Firstly, TURNBUCKLECLUB.CA is proud to announce its new partnership with ProWrestlingTees.com. Stay tuned as we prepare to get our gear available online!
- We here at The Turnbuckle Club would like to present a special interview with Mark Henry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__03Oml4QBY
- WWE Backlash is airing live tonight on the WWE Network.
- Several wrestlers such as Booker T and Devon Dudley have made mention of Hogan as of late. Hogan's name has resurfaced since WWE's Greatest Royal Rumble show in Jedda, Saudi Arabia. Apparently Hogan was requested to be on the show (along with The Ultimate Warrior, and Yokozuna. Several wrestlers have forgiven Hogan for his controversial remarks.
- Speaking of the Greatest Royal Rumble, Titus O'Neil has made several headlines since his Shockmaster-like tumble at the Rumble! Titus made ESPN highlight reels, and WWE has released a new shirt for him (inspired by his fall).
- Chris Jericho resurfaced in NJPW where he attacked Naito.
- Pro Wrestlers are dominating at the Box Office: Guardians (featuring Bautista) and Rampage (Starring The Rock) are amongst the highest grossing films at the Box Office.
- The Saudi Government recently apologized for an ad featuring Carmella. The video aired at the King Abdula Sports Arena where the Greatest Royal Rumble was taking place out of.
- WWE is still paying its female stars for GRR. It's common knowledge that females are prohibited from performing for the WWE in Saudi Arabia.
- The Rock's company has signed a deal to produce John Cena in an upcoming film.
- Kane is one step closer to becoming a Mayor in his hometown.
- Several within WWE is expecting Seth Rollins to be the next big thing.
- Zuffa Boxing is close to signing Mikey Garcia (who is undefeated in the WBC).
- Golden Boy MMA head hancho Oscar De La Hoya wants to sign Chuck Liddell.
- Bellator heavyweight, Fedor Emelianenko defeated Frank Mir to advance in the Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament.
- Nate Diaz may return to fight Bollywood star, Woodley. But then again, Colby Covington and RDA are battling for the Interim Welterweight UFC title.
- GGG dominated his opponent (who was trained by Rousey's former coach).
- Adonis Stevenson is set to defent his WBC title against Badu Jack at the Air Canada Centre on May 19. This card will be presented by ShowTime Boxing.
- Many in the MMA world are mocking Rousey since she recently declared that listening to her speak is a privilege.
- Cyborg is being called out by Cecilia Braekhus.
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APRIL 19, 2018.
- On behalf of the Turnbuckle Club, our deepest sympathies go out to the family of WWE Hall of Famer, Bruno Sammartino. Bruno passed away earlier today.
- In WWE news, plenty of changes were made to the Raw and Smackdown Live rosters. Raw now has big names such as, Kevin Owens, Sammy Zayn, Bobby Lashley, Authors of Pain, Bobby Roode, The Riott Squad, Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, Singh Brothers, Natalya, Corbin, Chad Gable, Breezango, Rawley, Ryder, and Mike Kanellis. Smackdown Live now has the following: Samoa Joe, Asuka, Jeff Hardy, The Bar, Absolution, Cien Almas, Sanity, Gallows/Anderson, Big Cass, Sin Cara, R-Truth, The Iconics, and Paige.
- Lesnar may be working on a per diem basis. He may also fight one more time in the UFC similar to how he competed against Mark Hunt.
- The Greatest Royal Rumble Ever seems to be growing with talent. The Saudi Government apparently bought the show. They will determine how tickets are sold. For instance, women must be accompanied by men. Single men will have a certain section that they will be permitted to sit in. The best seats will be available to royalty. Women may not compete at this event in the Middle East.
- John Cena and Nikki Bella have gone splitsville. Expect a break-up scene on Total Divas according to Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer.
- WWE is working with Impact to obtain video rights for upcoming projects such as a DVD for Matt Hardy.
- The Andre The Giant HBO special got positive reviews.
- The Rock's, "Rampage" topped box offices and took top spot at the movie theatres.
- Ric Flair appeared on The Fallon stage dancing to a song called The Ric Flair drip.
- In UFC news, expect nothing to happen to Connor McGregor after being arrested for his antics after a UFC press conference. This gang attack on a bus might have been a McGregor stunt gone too far. His fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov should be a box office draw.
- UFC 225 in Chicago is expected to be a stacked event with stars like, Whittaker/Romero, RDA/Covington, Holm/Anderson, Reem/Blaydes, Punk/Jackson, Benavidez/Pettis, Gadelha/Esparza, Arlovski, Rashad, and Clay Guida all appearing on the show!
- Mayweather maintains that if he returns to fighting it's under the UFC banner? Let's see. The guy spends his millions. Eventually he'll need a major pay-day.
- Ronda Rousey made a successful debut at WrestleMania in her tag bout with Kurt Angle against HHH, and Stephanie McMahon. WrestleMania 35 may feature Rousey and Charlotte Flair!
- Rory McDonald of Bellator wants a bout with Ben Askren.
- The Diaz brothers may return soon. Suspension ends on 4/20 - How appropriate?
- In Boxing news, many are pushing for a Wilder/Joshua bout. No word on when this fight will happen.
- Manny Pacman recently parted ways with longtime trainer Freddie Roach.
- Canelo has been suspended for his positive drug test.
- Original member of the Turnbuckle Club, Jason Durgana will have his final boxing fight in the Heavyweight division on April 20, 2018. Not only is the Turnbuckle Club behind him in this fight, but Doc Gallows of the Original Bullet Club from New Japan Pro Wrestling has sent his best wishes to the bruiser from The 6ix.
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APRIL 2018.
- Lots of big news! Let's get started... WrestleMania 34 is a few days away and we can expect Roman Reigns to defeat Lesnar.
- The report going around is that next year's main event at Mania should include Reigns, Ambrose, and Rollins... The Shield.
- We may not see Lesnar in the UFC immediately after WrestleMania since he still has a suspension under USADA.
- It's been confirmed. WrestleMania 35 will take place in NYC at the MetLife Stadium in April 2019.
- Rumours are going around that Shane McMahon is sick/injured but will still appear at Mania.
- There are talks that Jeff Jarrett may replace Daniel Bryan as the GM of SmackDown.
- Shinsuke Nakamura will most likely win the strap at Mania. After this, expect WWE to scrap brand specific PPVs.
- Ric Flair is set to undergo another surgery. Vader is recovering from a surgery as we speak.
- The UFC 223 card suffered a serious blow with El Cuy Cuy pulling out days before the event. Halloway stepped in.
- RDA vs. Colby Covington is expected to be on the UFC 224 card in Rio (May) for the Interim Welterweight title.
- CM Punk should be returning on June 9th for a big bout in Chicago.
- Mayweather continues to flirt with the idea of battling in the Octagon. Maybe he wants in on Zuffa Boxing? 
- McGregor should be returning for a fight soon.
- Daniel Cormier says that he'll be around the 230 weight category come July for his fight against Stipe.
- TNA/Impact will be coming to Toronto in April.
- Rey Mysterio was close to signing with the WWE, however he's been sidelined with an injury.
- Hulk Hogan may return to the WWE but he's been stigmatized since the release of his tapes.
- In boxing, Canelo has pulled out of his rematch with GGG. People are calling for Joshua/Wilder in a HW showdown! 
- Mark Henry will be inducted into the WWE HOF. Will he callout Martha Hart? He said that he wanted Owen in the HOF.

MARCH 2018.
- With just a few weeks remaining before WrestleMania 34 rumours are circulating that Roman Reigns/Lesnar may include Braun.
- Roman Reigns' name has surfaced in a documentary/film related to a steroid scandal. This might effect the WM35 main event.
- Brock Lesnar may be on his way to the UFC. Dana White has suggested that Lesnar returning to the UFC is very likely.
- There is talk that the main event for WrestleMania 35 will include Ronda Rousey, Asuka, and Charlotte Flair.
- WrestleMania 35 may take place in NYC next year at the MetLife Stadium.
- Expect Dean Ambrose to receive a push as a heel upon his return.
- Samoa Joe may be back in time for WM34.
- Rey Mysterio was in talks to make a WrestleMania return, however talks have fallen through.
- Talks continue to stir that WWE may be sold to Fox OR Disney.
- Ric Flair has been featured recently in some hip-hop videos.
- CM Punk has hinted that he's, 'IN.' (Can this be related to the Bullet Club event?)
- CM Punk insinuated that he may be on the UFC Chicago card on June 9, 2018.
- Will Mayweather join the UFC? Many say that he would make for an interesting opponent against CM Punk.
- UFC 222 is done and Dana White is exploring the possibility of positioning Nunes to battle Cyborg.
- McGregror will most likely be stripped of his title once Khabib takes on Tony Ferguson at UFC 223.
- Former Bellator fighter, Bobby Lashley may be returning to the WWE.
- Former WWE performer, Jack Swagger will be making his Bellator debut in the next few months. Stay tuned!
- The Indie Wrestling scene is hot and Teddy Hart will be making a comeback. He may be at Impact now. NXT in the future?
- In Boxing, many are calling for Wilder to face Joshua in an epic battle of the Heavyweights. 
- Historical Trivia: Snoop Dogg once punked out WWE Executive, Kevin Dunn.
 

FEBRUARY 2018.
- In WWE news both Japanese superstars (Asuka and Shinsuke Nakamura) cleaned house to win the Royal Rumble.
- As expected, 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey made her debut after Asuka won the Royal Rumble. It should be noted that Ronda was wearing Piper's Jacket.
- Many are disappointed with the abysmal viewership numbers related to the WWE Facebook Mixed Challenge Event.
- In UFC news, expect a mega-fight for the heavyweight title between Stipe Miocic and Daniel DC Cormier. 
- The UFC in 2018 expects the following returns: Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, Nick/Nate Diaz, GSP, Conor McGregor, and Anderson Silva.
- Not sure what this is about, but Money Mayweather has been hinting that he'd be in the UFC.
- Imagine this... CM Punk vs. Money May?
- NJPW, ROH, and the Bullet Club are making an impact in North America. They're selling out every show.
- It looks like Chris Jericho, The Alpha will be making more appearances in NJPW.

DECEMBER 2017.
- In WWE news, it looks like longtime music composer Jim Johnston has been released.
- According to sources, "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey is training at the Performance Centre for a WWE debut.
- The rumour is to have Lesnar/Reigns main event WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans.
- There are rumblings surrounding the return of Hulk Hogan to WWE. Other rumours suggest him and Eric B have something big for 2018.
- In UFC news, GSP made a triumphant return by sleeping Bisping. Unfortunately GSP has an ailment that he's dealing with.
- Francis Nganou dominated Overreem at UFC 218 with the most vicious uppercut KO ever to be witnessed in the Octagon. Watch out Stipe!
- In McGregor news... One day he's entertaining a fight with Manny Pacquaio, and the next moment he's involved in altercations with the Irish mob.

OCTOBER 2017.
- According to the dirt-sheets, Lesnar/Mahal and 4-Horsewomen (MMA vs. WWE) should happen at Survivor Series.
- Global Force Wrestling or Impact Wrestling will bring their Mania to Ottawa in November. Impact is now a Canadian company.
- ROH is gaining momentum and rumours have it that many WWE stars are seeking advice from Cody about life after WWE.
- After a recent interview with a rep from Hot Topic in Canada, it can be said that Bullet Club merch is one of the the hottest things going in that store.
- UFC 215 and 216 both drew abysmal ratings. UFC wants to spike ratings with GSP/Bisping at UFC 217 NYC/MSG in November.
- UFC is desperate to get Conor McGregor in the Octagon. He should be battling Tony El Cuycuy Ferguson for the strap.

SEPTEMBER 2017.
- In UFC news, it was reported earlier today that Daniel Cormier's loss to Jon Jones in July 2017 was overturned due to the fact that Bones used an illegal substance. DC will be re-crowned as the Light Heavyweight champion of the UFC.
- Global Force Wrestling has launched their GFW Network for something in the ballpark of $6/month.
- WWE will most likely have big plans for the two 4 Horsewomen factions at Survivor Series in November.
- In Boxing, GGG takes on Canelo this Saturday night (Sep 16). Purists will be tuning into this barn-burner. Many critics hyped up this event during the 'circus' that was Mayweather vs. McGregor.
- For those who never knew, Joey Abs/Pete Gas were prominent reasons for Matt Hardy getting fired back in the Lita/Edge days.
- For those wondering (not sure why you would) but Stevie Richards in a shoot said that Chyna was a diva, and Vince McMahon praised his match once only to have him get squashed by Ken Kennedy. He also said that Jamie Noble was someone who threw him under the bus. 
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JUNE 2017.
- It's official, Conor McGregor will indeed battle Floyd Money Mayweather on August 26th in Vegas! Expect PPV price to be around $100.
- HHH has invited Mayweather and McGregor to RAW to generate hype.
- Bellator had a successful debut at MSG in NYC. Coker is working on a deal to bring Lou Da Bella's Boxing and Bellator MMA together for some big Boxing vs. MMA bouts
- Bobby Fish made his NXT debut
- Cody Rhodes is now the ROH Champ. 
- Mauro Ronallo is now the voice of WWE NXT, Showtime Boxing (Mayweather vs. McGregor), and Bellator.

MAY 1, 2017.
- Ring Of Honour tickets for Toronto are SOLD OUT! Tickets that originally ranged from $30-$80 are now going for $80-$150 on the secondary market like, "Stub Hub." Yes, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, and top New Japan stars are on the card. It's time for ROH to stage events at a bigger venue.
- CM Punk will appear on an MTV reality show where he will have his second MMA fight against a contestant. This show has been recorded already.
- Now that WWE is trying to make a splash in India, Dubai, and the Middle East you can expect a major push for, Jinder Mahal, Daivari, Bollywood Boys, and maybe Alliya from NXT.. Don't be surprised if you see Mahal dethroning RKO for the strap.
- For those claiming that boxing is dead, think twice. The Klitschko/Joshua fight had 90,000 at Wembley. 
- UFC is not following supporting McGregor/Mayweather. They're also supporting Manuwa/Haye.
- UFC 213 (Fight Week July) seems to be developing really well: Werdum/Reem, Robbie Lawler/Cerrone, and possibly Bisping/GSP OR Cormier/Jones II.
- Bellator MMA will be on PPV in June for, "Bellator 180". Expect the following Fedor/Mitrione, Wanderlei/Sonnen, Phil Davis/Ryan Bader, and Michael Chandler.
- Expect Brock Lesnar to defend his title at, WWE Great Balls Of Fire in July.
- If you're in the Toronto area, you can meet the following wrestlers in the next few weeks: 
May 7: Kenny Omega, Young Bucks - Ted Reeve Arena Toronto. http://www.rohwrestling.com/live/events/2017/may/7/5717-war-worlds-tour-toronto
May 7: Road Warrior Animal - International Centre Mississauga. http://sportcardexpo.com/
June 2-4: Sting (Sunday Only), Nash/Hall/Xpac (Fri/Sat/Sun), Gene Okerlund (Sat/Sun), Tito Santana (Sat/Sun), Ryback (Sat) - Scotia Bank Convention Centre Niagara Falls. http://niagarafallscomiccon.com/guests
June 17: Pete Dunne Destiny Wrestling - The Woodbine Centre. http://www.destinyworldwrestling.com/
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APRIL 3, 2017.
- WrestleMania is underway and so far we've seen Mojo Rawley get a push by winning the Andre Battle Royale with help from Gronk.
- Many expect Reigns to beat Taker and Lesnar to beat Goldberg ultimately setting up a Reigns/Lesnar II WM showdown next year.
- Expect The Hardy's back at home in The WWE. The Young Bucks defeated them last night at ROH.
- Hulk Hogan may make an appearance at WM tonight.
- Mania is in Orlando this year. Next year WWE travels to New Orleans. I expect that they'll want to fill up the new Raiders stadium in Vegas.
- As much as we can praise HBK and Booker T for their in ring performances, we have to admit that they're terrible at a commentary table.
- Nakamura lost last night to Roode which has created a lot of conversations about Shinsuke possibly jumping to the main roster.
- It was confirmed last night that Drew McIntyre is coming to NXT.

 

FEBRURARY 20, 2017.
- We're on the Road To Wrestlemania and so far we have the following lineup for the, 'Grand Daddy Of Em All:' Lesnar/Goldberg, Jericho/KO, Shaq/Big Show
- Dana White and GSP have come to terms on a new UFC contract. Expect GSP to face Bisping OR Woodley/Thompson. The ultimate showdown would feature GSP/McGregor.
- It looks like Cyborg is getting the run-around regarding her shot at the world title.
- Despite rumours that Mayweather/McGregor is close to happening, it appears that this is just a publicity stunt.
- The Rock is working with WWE on a movie about Paige's life.
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DECEMBER 20, 2016.
- With less than two weeks remaining before Rousey's big return to the UFC, her opponent Amanda Nunes is reportedly ill. Rousey will most likely win this belt if she has an opponent who is ill two weeks out of her long anticipated return.
- Dana White has stated that he would want to have a champ vs. champ bout between Holm and Rousey if both are successful in their respective upcoming bouts.
- With Wanderlei Silva pulling out of his fight with Cro Cop in Japan, it looks like King Mo Lawal will fill in the open slot at Rizin.
- Take this for what you will, but WWE is advertising Batista meet and greets. Rumble is around the corner. Hmmm.
- It looks like Cyborg has expressed interest in attending a WWE tryout at their Performance Centre.
- Expect Brock Lesnar to somehow have a run-in with Goldberg at Rumble to set up a Part III at WM 33.
- Sting has accepted some kind of motivational speaking role with the Dallas Cowboys.
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DECEMBER 4, 2016.
- Just watched WWE TLC: Awesome main event featuring AJ Styles. Truly an amazing athlete. If you ever meet this guy, he's humble.
- Lots of speculation going around about Triple H possibly getting Connor McGregor to come in for Mania. Special Referee?
- Wanderlei Silva pulled out of his fight with Cro Cop in Japan.
- Samoa Joe lost the NXT title to Nakamura. Apparently Okada was backstage in Japan to meet Shinsuke.
- John Cena is going to appear on SNL. I have a legit question... Did this guy fail a wellness policy test?
- Goldberg will be appearing on future RAWs leading up to Rumble.
- Jericho and Kevin Owens pitched an idea to WWE studios for a possible film. These two have some amazing onscreen chemistry.
- Speaking of Hollywood. Looks like Santino Marella is aiming for a Hollywood future.
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NOVEMBER 22, 2016.
- Reports are going around that Goldberg has signed a big money deal with WWE. He had a thunderous ovation in Toronto.
- Rumours are circulating that Goldberg vs. Lesnar III should occur at Mania. Let's see.
- Early rumblings indicate that WrestleMania 33 might feature some big name returns: Hulk Hogan, Rock, Undertaker, not to mention Lesnar, Shaq, and Goldberg.
- Randy Orton broke character at Survivor Series to let Shane's boys know that their father was going to be ok.
- UFC Rousey vs. Nunes might be Ronda's last fight if she loses (which she might).
- McGregor should be back around May for another fight.
- UFC star CM Punk says he might have his second fight in January/February 2017? He should wait until 2018.
- Former WWE and ECW star Kid Kash lost in his MMA bout for Valor fight. He got rocked in a short period of time (under a minute?)
- NXT was a crazy event which showcased a serious bout between Joe and Nakamura. Interestingly enough, the big pop came from Tye Dillinger with his TEN gimmick!
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OCTOBER 4, 2016.
- Looks like Sasha Banks and Charlotte will be the first women to have a bout in a cell at WWE HIAC.
- Rumours are circulating that Goldberg is close to signing a WWE deal. He may face Lesnar at WrestleMania.
- WWE ratings are at an all time low (or very close to the all time low of the 90's). Many can attribute this to stiff competition from the NFL, Presidential debates, and lack of major superstars on the roster.
- Mick Foley is working on a new book.
- In UFC news, Jose Aldo is saying that he wants out of his contract.
- Rousey may be back for a December bout with Nunes.
- McGregor is on his way to making 40 million by the end of 2016. Nobody knows how legitimate these numbers are but it's been reported.
- Former WWE and ECW star Kid Kash is going to have an MMA bout for Valor fight.
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JULY 24, 2016.

- Looks like both Lesnar and Jon Jones got caught for the same substance: Estrogen Blockers. Chael Sonnen called it! Apparently the UFC will not fine either of these guys. USADA may fine them and hand out 2 year suspensions.
- This came in earlier... Shevchenko defeated Holm at UFC Chicago. This upset ended with a unanimous decision in favour of Shevchenko.I feel sorry for Rousey who will be welcomed back with serious competition in what used to be her division. I'm sure Nunes, Cyborg, Tate, Holm, Pena, and Shevchenko will all be waiting for a pay day with the Rowdy one.
- I thought it was interesting how Arthur Jones (brother of Jon Jones) got popped this passed week for PEDs. Arthur plays for the NFL's Colts. Arthur like Jon won a title in his respective sport.
- Is it just me or was the Smackdown/Raw draft underwhelming?
- For those wondering, Sin Cara got into a real fight backstage w/ Simon Gotch. The report is going around that Sin Cara dominated Gotch. Gotch was sent home. So far Sin Cara has defeated Shaemus and Gotch in real life fights backstage!
- Not sure if you heard this one, but Amir Khan (boxer) wants to enter MMA for a McGregor payday?
- In more UFC news, Chad Mendes got popped for a banned substance under USADA. He'll be gone for 2 years.
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JULY 20, 2016.
- Lots of news surrounding the status of Brock Lesnar. After an impressive return to the, "Octagon" at UFC 200, Mr. Lesnar was popped for testing positive to a banned substance under USADA. This organization has yet to reveal what Brock tested positive to, but the rumour going around is that it could be related to something that helps him breath in cold climate regions. It's no secret that Brock lives in Canada now. Lesnar could face a 2-yr suspension from MMA. He could also lose up to 1.87 million dollars from his purse against Mark Hunt. Although the WWE is clearly not impressed by this, Lesnar is still expected to square off against Randy Orton at SummerSlam in August. Lesnar will not be able to compete in Wrestling OR MMA in any state covered under the NSAC. Lesnar can still compete in New York and Florida (home to WrestleMania 33).
- The WWE Draft is over and it looks like RAW is positioned to still be the #1 show within the company. Smackdown looks to be the underdog show. Big stars under the RAW banner include Reigns, Rollins, Lesnar, New Day, Balor, The Club, Zayn, Kevin Owens, and a bunch of Cruiserweights. Big stars under the Smackdown brand include, Cena, Orton, Ambrose, The Miz, Eva Marie, and AJ Styles.
- Over 50 wrestlers are involved in a civil suit vs. WWE. The issue? Concussions. Some big names mentioned in this suit include, Jimmy Superfly Snuka, Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorf, Demolition, Johnny The Bull, Road Warrior Animal (the brother of John Laurinaitis). CNN has an article about the suit at this link: http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/19/health/wwe-brain-injury-lawsuit/
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JULY 1, 2016.
- UFC 200 is a week away and many people are choosing Daniel Cormier to win. A lot of people are also expecting The Beast to be Hunted and Knocked out by Mark Hunt. I can say that as a Lesnar fan, I'm rooting for the 'CANADIAN' in this one.
- Now that Goldberg is in the WWE 2k17 game, and that Ali has died, expect both men to be inducted into the WWE HOF in 2017.
- It's been announced that CM Punk will make his long awaited UFC debut in Cleveland vs. Micky Gall. Expect Punk to lose this battle (according to experts).  
- WWE Network is pretty sweet... This wrestling version of Netflix is pretty cool. Just saying.
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JUNE 17, 2016.
- In case you have north of 4 Billion to spend, the last day to bid for UFC ownership was today. Two companies were Asian and the other was American.
- WWE recently signed a star out of China. Watch for his push as WWE tries to penetrate the Asian market.
- Expect Moose of ROH to join NXT.
- Tajiri is expected to make his return in the WWE Cruiserweight Challenge.
- In UFC news, Bisping may defend his belt against Hendo.
- Expect Lesnar to represent Canada at UFC 200.
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