Let us take a look at the top 8 WWE News & Professional Wrestling stories of the hour:
8. Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt Is Now THE Main Event Of UFC 200
Current Interim UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, who was scheduled to main event UFC 200 with Daniel Cormier in a Title Unification bout, has been removed from the PPV due to a doping violation reported by USADA. The Jones-Cormier II fight has now been pulled from UFC 200.
Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt will now headline the UFC 200 PPV, which takes place this Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.
7. Has The Intercontinental Championship Lost Its Prestige?
Former WWE Intercontinental Champions Wade Barrett, Santino Marella & Dolph Ziggler were recently interviewed by Sports Illustrated and were asked if the Intercontinental Title, a Title all 3 of them have held multiple times in their career, has lost its prestige. Below is what they said:
Santino Marella: “It’s never lost its shine to me. Sometimes, it takes a backseat to the world heavyweight title, but I prefer that title. It’s my favorite title. When I debuted and won that championship, my friends back home knew I wanted that title and said, ‘Man, you got it on your first day!’ So that was pretty cool.”
Wade Barrett: “Guys like Bret “The Hitman” Hart, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock, Triple H and my hero “The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith all held that title, so it means as much to us today as it did to them back then.”
Dolph Ziggler: “No, but it is very simple – stories were all about larger than life stars and titles were on the back burner for a little while. It’s OK, it happens. Everybody can’t be in the main event every single night at all times. It’s a great little peak and valley, just like has happened in my career. I was defending the title multiple times a week and it was like putting some equity in myself. The title was making me mean so much more.”
Speaking of the Intercontinental Title, below is a list of Wrestlers who have won the Intercontinental Title 5 times or more:
– Chris Jericho (9 times)
– Rob Van Dam (6 times)
– Jeff Jarrett (6 times)
– Triple H (5 times)
– Wade Barrett (5 times)
– The Miz (5 times, Current Champion)
– Edge (5 times)