• Old School WCW Commentator Celebrates His Birthday
Old School WCW Commentator “The Best Looking Big Man On TV” Mark Madden celebrates his 58th birthday today.
The journalist & Radio Show host worked as a color commentator for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling in 2000 & 2001, but is also known as a dirt-sheet writer for several pro-wrestling related newsletters and websites.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK MADDEN!
• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (December 29, 2001) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It featured pre-taped mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2002’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– Crash Holly vs. Chris Nelson
– Edge vs. Funaki
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• Brock Lesnar’s Big Money Earning Plan Could Get Ruined Tonight
The Dirty Sheets has provided a major update on current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar’s plan for 2019.
Lesnar had a gentleman’s agreement with UFC to face Daniel Cormier for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. The fight was expected to take place on December 29, 2018 at the UFC 232 PPV. However, Lesnar told UFC that he won’t be ready to face Cormier by that date.
The next date that UFC officials came up with for this fight was March 2, 2019 (at UFC 235 PPV).
While UFC was planning things out for this Cormier – Lesnar fight, Brock made more commitments with WWE.
While Dave Meltzer reported that Lesnar signed a contract extension with WWE recently, that’s not the case.
Lesnar last signed a contract extension with WWE in April 2018 for image rights for 12 months (so that WWE can use him for action figures, T-Shirts, video games & more). An agreement was also made where Lesnar would be paid $500,000 for a PPV match and $100,000 for an appearance on RAW.
During his previous WWE deal, Lesnar got paid $3.1 million for 5 PPV matches and 10 RAW appearances (2 RAW appearances to promote each PPV). For any additional WWE Live Events, Lesnar was paid $100,000 and for additional PPVs he got paid $500,000.
Lesnar messed around with UFC a lot recently (with his status with WWE and basically ignoring UFC) and UFC is no longer considering Lesnar a viable option to face Cormier on March 2nd at UFC 235.
Cormier vs. Lesnar is now very unlikely to happen at the UFC 235 PPV on March 2, 2019.
Lesnar is reportedly nowhere near ready to face Cormier as he stopped training for MMA about 3 months ago.
On the other hand, Lesnar is now committed to WWE all the way until WrestleMania 35.
This most likely means there’s a big chance that Lesnar will defeat Braun Strowman at the Royal Rumble 2019 PPV and go on to WrestleMania 35 to drop the Universal Championship (possibly to Seth Rollins).
Brock reportedly turned his back on the Daniel Cormier fight because he’s waiting for the result of Jon Jones’ UFC 232 fight (that’s going to take place tonight).
Brock believes that Jones is going to call out Cormier if he defeats Alexander Gustafsson tonight. If that happens, then it will most likely lead to a third fight between Jones & Cormier at UFC 235 PPV on March 2, 2019.
With that being said, Lesnar thinks Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones III is going to go down and he plans on challenging the winner of that fight.
If that fight happens, then Lesnar hopes that Jones wins that fight because Lesnar is returning to the UFC for a big payday and he knows his fight with Jones will do double the PPV buys that his fight with Cormier will do.
That’s why Lesnar has refused to take any warm-up fights in the UFC because he doesn’t want to risk losing and lowering his stock.
Lesnar wants one big, final UFC fight which he knows is very likely to end in a defeat, but at the same time will earn him big money.
UFC President Dana White is legitimately pi$$ed at Lesnar for completely ignoring the UFC after continuing working for WWE. However, Dana might still be forced to use Lesnar for a fight as the UFC is in desperate need for a name who can do 1 million+ PPV buys.
It should be noted that Brock’s plan of facing Jon Jones (if Jones goes on to win his next two fights that we mentioned earlier) could massively fail if Jones loses to Gustafsson tonight or if Jones loses to Cormier on March 2 at UFC 235 (if this fight takes place).
This is so because then talks will be down to Cormier vs. Lesnar once again (and Lesnar prefers to fight Jones, who is a much bigger draw than Cormier).