• “It’s Old School Pro Wrestling” – CM Punk On What Logan & Jake Paul Are Doing
During a recent interview with ESPN Sportsnation, current AEW wrestler CM Punk talked about what Jake Paul and Logan Paul are doing in Professional Boxing.
Logan faced Floyd Mayweather in a Boxing Exhibition Match earlier this year, while Jake Paul knocked out former UFC fighters Ben Askren & Tyron Woodley in Boxing matches.
Here’s what Punk had to say about the Paul brothers:
“Everything is entertainment. I think some people conflate being a fighter with being an entertainer. When it makes dollars, it makes sense.
What the Paul brothers are doing, for the lack of a better term, it’s old school pro wrestling. You can say they are crossing over, but there are so many similarities between the two businesses.
They command attention. People want to see them get knocked out and they know this, but they are putting themselves out there and putting themselves on the line.
I’ll never criticize in a negative way anybody who makes the walk, anybody who trains their a$$ off because I did it and I know what it takes. You put yourself out there and on the line.
A lot of the times, a lot of the sacrifice goes unnoticed, but it’s what it is. [Floyd] Mayweather crossed over and did a match at WrestleMania, I’m sure we’re eventually going to see [Conor] McGregor come over. [Ronda] Rousey was excellent when she came over.
The bottom line is making money. If you’re making money, you’re technically not doing anything wrong.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 24, 2000) – WWF Sunday Night HEAT
On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Sunday Night HEAT’.
It was broadcasted from the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 2001’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
1. WWF Light Heavyweight Title: Dean Malenko vs. Matt Hardy
2. Val Venis vs. K-Kwick
3. Faarooq vs. Albert