• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (December 25, 1988) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1988, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the SunDome in Tampa, Florida and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1989’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
– The Ultimate Warrior vs. John Latu
– The Honky Tonk Man & Greg Valentine vs. Jose Luis Rivera & George South
– Jake Roberts vs. Rusty Brooks
– Dino Bravo vs. Mario Mancini
– Demolition vs. Rusty Riddle & Danny Brazil
– The Rockers vs. “Iron” Mike Sharpe & Jose Estrada
– The Big Boss Man vs. David Heath
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• Major Update On Brock Lesnar’s Status For 2019
The Dirty Sheets has provided a major update on current WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar’s status 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 this Saturday night.
Brock believes that Jones is going to call out Cormier if he defeats Alexander Gustafsson this Saturday night. 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 this Saturday night 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).
Another interesting thing that should be noted in the above stated scenario is that Cormier plans to retire on his 40th birthday, which is in March 2019.
We’ll keep you updated regarding Brock Lesnar’s upcoming plans.