WWE Draft Preview

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The WWE Draft is closely approaching taking place live on SmackDown on July 19th I thought I would provide my overall thoughts. Now I know that the WWE have tried the draft a couple of different times over the years, and it wasn’t successful but this year brand split will be completely different because it’s one of the deepest rosters that the WWE has had in years.

I believe this time around this WWE Draft will be a success it will help certain superstars that need to restart their career due to more TV time. At the same time it will benefit everybody in the company, and the fans to have all their programs all going live to eliminate spoilers and create suspense this will lead to a better overall product.  Here are my following choices for the respected brands of RAW and SmackDown.

RAW

Dean Ambrose

Chris Jericho

Roman Reigns

Seth Rollins

Kevin Owens

Charlotte

Becky Lynch

Bayley

Rusev

Baron Corbin

Balor but he still does NXT shows till Summer Slam

Enzo and Cass

The Vaudevillains

 

SmackDown

John Cena

AJ Styles

The Miz

Sasha Banks

Sami Zayn

The Wyatt Family

Natalya

Asuka 

Zack Ryder

Dolph Ziggler

Tyler Breeze

Paige

Titus O’Neil

American Alpha

The Lucha Dragons

The Dudley Boyz

The Club

 

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ROH Best In The World PPV Review

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On Friday night ROH presented Best in the World and the outcomes of this event will alter the landscape of ROH forever, as I always do I will provide my three count and the results.

1) Fighting Champion   

The main event had a big fight feel it to it as this was a rematch that was one year in the making between Jay Briscoe and Jay Lethal; both men adhere to the code of honor. These two were feeling each other out in the beginning of the match as expected. The match started to turn when the two were battling on the outside, when Lethal connected with his traditional suicide dive on   Briscoe to the outside on the barricade. Then after Briscoe hit Jay Lethal with a Somersault Plancha Taeler Hendrix attacked Briscoe, due to her actions ROH referee Todd Sinclair decided to eject Hendrix from ringside.

These two beat the living hell out of each other and got numerous near falls Briscoe goes for a Jay Driller but Lethal gets back on his feet. Briscoe connected   with a Powerbomb to Lethal for a two count, Lethal reversed the Super Jay Driller in mid-air then Lethal went up top with the Hail to the King, but Jay Briscoe was able to kick out. Lethal immediately applied the Figure Four Leg Lock to Jay Briscoe but he was able to escape the submission hold.

Then all of a sudden Jay Briscoe planted Lethal with the Lethal Injection and that was followed by a Jay Driller for a near fall. Briscoe tries to send Lethal through the announcers table with the Jay Driller, but when they came back in the ring Jay Lethal connected with the Lethal Injection to pick up the victory. After the match both men shake hands to show their respect for each other.  I believe that was an excellent match but I only wish that Lethal won using the Jay Driller, instead of the Lethal Injection because Jay tried to beat him using the Lethal Injection therefore it would make logical sense.

2) Fight without Honor

This was a personal matter because Corino and Whitmer have had a rivalry for years. Whitmer made Cornino’s son Colby join the Decade faction as a water boy and then he decided to stalk Cornino’s family. Cornino dyed his hair blonde as it was like back in the day in ECW as the king of old school. This was not a match it was an all out war Whitmer whipped Corino face first to the steel ring post, Whitmer launched Corino into a steel chair that’s place by a barricade at ringside. The two were beating each other on the outside and doing as much as they possible could to damage themselves.

Corino rolled Whitmer back into the ring Corino grabbed a steel chair. Corino threw a steel chair to the injured knee of Whitmer, he connected with multiple chairs shots to Whitmer injured right knee. Whitmer landed a vicious punch to Corino this caused Corino to be busted open. Whitmer connected with an exploder Suplex that sends Corino face first to the table in the corner, Whitmer does it again and this time Corino broke the table. Then the match went to a whole new level once Corino broke a beer bottle on top of Whitmer’s head. Corino stabbed Whitmer in the head with the broken beer bottle then Whitmer was busted open.

Corino spilled rubbing alcohol on Whitmer then Corino took off his wrestling boot. Corino filled a sock with a roll of quarters as Corino was going to hit Whitmer he dropped Corino with a vicious forearm for near. Corino and Whitmer went back and forth with a series of punches; Corino hit Whitmer with the Package Piledriver for a two count. Then the lights go out in the building, Kevin Sullivan appeared in the ring Sullivan and hit Corino with the Golden Spike. Whitmer capitalized with an Exploder Suplex to pick up the win, to my surprise this match was insane and it exceeded my expectations.

 
3) ROH TV Championship

This match was a massive opportunity for Dalton Castle it was his biggest match in his young career as he took on Bobby Fish for the ROH TV Championship. Both men adhere to the code of honor Fish tried to kick Castle, but Castle ducked out of the way and Castle applied an Armbar.

Fish backed Castle to the corner Fish tried to land a cheap shot, Castle applied a side headlock but Booby Fish countered to hit a side kick to the gut of Castle. Fish tried to target Castle’s knee with a submission lock but Castle was able to reach the bottom rope. Fish went for a single leg take down, but Castle held onto the ropes. Then both wrestlers tried to outdo themselves with submissions holds and a lot of stiff moves. I was surprised that Dalton Castle was so technical and serious with his skills set of moves for a change.

It was a crazy finishing sequence of the match, Castle hit Fish with a German Suplex but as Fish got up he gave a knee to the head of Castle. Then Castle attempted to go for the Bang-A-Rang, but Fish rolled him up to pick up the victory. Bobby Fish was able to retain his ROH TV Championship, at the same time Fish helped to make Dalton Castle look like a legit competitor for the TV Title picture.

ROH Best In The World PPV Review

Kyle O’Reilly defeated Kamaitachi via an ARMageddon Armbar submission  

ACH defeated Silas Young via a Midnight Star 450 Splash

Mark Briscoe defeated Roderick Strong via Fisherman’s Buster

The Bullet Club (The Young Bucks and Adam Cole) defeated The War Machine and Moose w/Stokely Hathaway The Young Bucks hit Moose with the Meltzer Driver to pick up the victory

The Addiction defeated The Motor City Machine Guns via Best Meltzer Ever to retain their Ring of Honor World Tag Team Championship

Overall I very satisfied with the Best In The World PPV I would give it an 9/10 because there is a lot of intriguing story lines moving forward. Jay Lethal has run through everybody and who will be the next in line for ROH World Championship. Now with Roderick Strong leaving ROH how will they deal with this move and will Kyle O’Reilly be in line for a huge push this year only time will tell what happens.

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Money In The Bank PPV Review

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On Sunday night the Money In The Bank PPV took place in Las Vegas and did it live up to the hype and was it the greatest MITB PPV in history. You will have to the end of this review to see my overall thoughts, as I always do I will provide my three count as well as the results.

1) New WWE World Heavyweight Champion

Dean Ambrose had a busy night first he was involved in the Money In The Bank ladder match. The Lunatic Fringe found a way to survive and he became Mr Money In the Bank. This guaranteed Ambrose a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, for a entire year until he decides to cash in his briefcase.

Ambrose didn’t want to long to cash in his Money In The Bank briefcase he did it after the main event. Seth Rollins was celebrating after he defeated Roman Reigns to become a two time WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Then Ambrose music hit the crowd exploded then he attacked Rollins from behind with his briefcase. Then Ambrose officially cashed in his briefcase and hit the Dirty Deeds on Rollins and he became the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion, all his hard work finally paid off now he is on top of the world. I am not going to lie I wanted Kevin Owens to win in the MITB ladder but I am not surprised that Ambrose won the match and cashed in his briefcase because he teased that on RAW.

2) Dream Match

It was 15 years in the making between John Cena and AJ Styles it was highly anticipated as expected. This contest had a big fight feel to it and the crowd was invested the entire match, with let’s go Cena chants Let’s go Styles chants this match was filled with unbelievable spots and counters by both men.

Both men were able to kick out of their respected finishers an AA and Styles Clash. These two took each other to the limit Styles would receive another AA Cena connected with, but AJ Styles kicked by accident and the referee had gone down.

It was obvious that The Club would be involved in some capacity and they did just that, Anderson and Gallows came down to the ring, they picked up Cena up and hit him with their Magic Killer. Then AJ friends put him on top of Cena for the biggest win of his young WWE career.

3) Fatal 4 Way match

I believe this match was the perfect way to start the PPV off. Then before the match started Enzo Amore was firing shots at the previous tag teams calling Aiden English and Simon Gotch “Monopoly Men and telling Gallows and Anderson that they will send them back to Japan.

This once again shows Enzo Amore creativity on the mic to constantly improvise and entertain the fans like he always does. I thought that all four teams showcased themselves very well as expected and it was complete chaos. The Club were about to win the WWE Tag Team Championships, when they hit the Magic Killer on English but Big E broke up the pin fall attempt.

After Big Cass took out Gallows with a big boot this allowed Kingston and Big E sealed the victory, when they put Anderson down with a Midnight Hour to score the pin fall. I am going to be completely honest I was shocked that the New Day was able to retain their WWE Tag Team Championships because I thought it was the perfect opportunity to give The Club the titles.

It looks like the New Day will end up breaking the longest WWE Tag Team title reign in history with their win it gave them 301 days, and Brian Kendrick and Paul London record is 331 days. It was fitting because The New Day started their title reign back at SummerSlam 2015 in a Fatal 4-Way Match.

Overall I thought the PPV was a solid PPV I would give it an 8 out of 10 but the only problem is that the crowd, was dead up until Cena against Styles match and then from that point on they were invested.

 Money In The Bank Results

The Golden Truth defeated Breezango via Final Cut

The Lucha Dragons defeated The Dudley Boyz via Dragon Bomb

Baron Corbin defeated Dolph Ziggler via End of Days

Apollo Crews defeated Sheamus via a roll up

AJ Styles defeated John Cena via Magic Killer

Rusev defeated Titus O’Neil via Accolade 

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Money In The Bank PPV Preview

This Sunday is the Money In The Bank PPV and it’s being billed as the greatest MITB PPV in history for good reason because from top to bottom every match has significance to it. I will even go one step further it will go down as a candidate for the PPV of the year, and it will beat this WrestleMania in my opinion, I always do I will provide my thoughts and a preview for every match on the card.

The Golden Truth vs. Breezango (Kickoff Match)

I don’t know why this match is even taking place now I know that they had a brief set of matches both on RAW and SmackDown. I don’t even believe this match should be taking place on this PPV in the first place. The Golden Truth will pick up the win because they need the win, even though it wouldn’t matter but they need to get momentum just to take them seriously as a new tag team.

The Lucha Dragons vs. The Dudley Boyz Kickoff Match

This is another match that doesn’t make any sense I am just guessing that the WWE wanted to do something with these tag teams. They just didn’t have any spots because of the stacked fatal four way tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championships. The Dudley Boyz need to obviously win and go over taking a loss doesn’t make any sense here.

Apollo Crews vs. Sheamus

This is going to be an interesting match the feud started when Sheamus got jealous of the new era and all the new talent, currently that is being brought into the company. Therefore Sheamus took it into his own hands and he assaulted Crews, backstage and then Crews returned the favour next week with own assault on Sheamus. I expect this to be a great match, between quality workers in the ring and Crews to over easy in this match.

Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler

I am actually surprised that this feud is still going on to be honest because there is nothing left to prove in my opinion. Baron Corbin was victorious in his first encounter live on PPV and then both traded wins back and forth. Then Dolph Ziggler got the last laugh a couple weeks ago, when the two had a rematch on RAW Ziggler hit Corbin with a low blow to send a message. Leading up to this match Ziggler has been scouting Corbin in his matches, it is difficult to predict because this match can go either way, but I leaning towards Baron Corbin and hopefully this spells the end for this feud.     

WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte and Dana Brooke vs. Natalya and Becky Lynch

I don’t mind this match at all but I just wished that WWE Women’s Championship was included instead. This feud started with a series of singles matches involving all four women on RAW or SmackDown. That being said I expect a great match with Natalya and Becky Lynch getting the win, and there will be a seed planted between Dana Brooke and Charlotte it will be the start of their demise together.

US Championship

Titus O’Neil vs. Rusev

A couple of weeks after servicing his 60 day suspension and he got involved in Rusev business, after Rusev constantly dissed the country of the USA and Titus wasn’t having any of it. Then whether on RAW or SmackDown these two would attack each other after their matches. This is an easy match to predict Rusev will retain his US Championship.

Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. The Vaudevillains against The New Day

This will be a crazy fatal four way match for the New Day look to defend their tag team titles. However they will have their hands full with their toughest test to date all of the teams in the match have a legit shot of winning the gold. I envision The Club will continue to thrive dominate and in the process become the new WWE Tag Team Champions.

Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match contract

Now traditionally in the Money In The Bank ladder match there are seven participants but this year it only has six, which leads me to believe a surprise entrant will be involved in the match such as Bray Wyatt or Randy Orton. Now leading up to the MITB PPV there were qualifying matches on RAW and the winners would get a spot and take part in the match.

The participants in the match are Sami Zayn, Dean Ambrose, Chris Jericho, Alberto Del Rio, Kevin Owens and Cesaro. Now when the participants were announced I immediately thought that Kevin Owens, would be the perfect choice. Due to the fact that his promos would be unbelievable on a nightly basis, in addition to being one of the best heels in the company he would be money no pun intended.

However the WWE has done a fantastic job planting doubts in the minds of the fans about who will win this match. My verdict I am still going with Kevin Owens to win but I wouldn’t be surprised if Dean Ambrose shocked the world and retrieved the Money In The Bank briefcase.

John Cena vs. AJ Styles

The dream match that nobody thought would happen inside a WWE ring that has been 15 years in the making. The Phenomenal AJ Styles will take on the face of the WWE John Cena I believe that AJ Styles has been utilized perfectly, in WWE despite the hate that he constantly receives from the fans I don’t know why.

This is John Cena’s return from his shoulder injury therefore he will look to put on a show. I must say that I have to give respect to both men for their excellent mic work in addition I also like the fact that both didn’t beat each other up, at the contract signing as that is usually what happens. I believe this is AJ Styles best mic work of his entire career in my opinion and that is saying something also I prefer him as a heel.

As far as a verdict for this match is concerned it’s difficult because it’s a tossup and it could go either way. I would be shocked if Cena won clean and I can’t see AJ Styles pinning Cena either. Therefore I envision Cena winning via DQ in order to continue this feud, because I have a feeling we will see a lot of interference and The Club will be involved.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Seth Rollins vs. Roman Reigns

The long awaited return of Seth Rollins to the ring since his freaky knee injury, the fact what I love about this feud so far, is that there has been limited physical contact between each. This even adds more significance to this match because the fans are that much invested that much more. This match should be unbelievable and that’s no surprise because Seth Rollins, makes anybody he is the ring look like a million dollars in my opinion. I envision Roman Reigns either wins clear or via interference to retain his WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

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NXT TakeOver:The End Review

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Last night was the beginning of the end with NXT TakeOver The End it was very intriguing and from the actions of TakeOver, it could really make the future of the NXT very interesting with all the potential new feuds. As I usually do I will provide my thoughts and my three count in addition to the results.

1) Tag Team match

It’s very rare that I am content with seeing a certain tag team match over and over again but there is an exception, and it’s between American Alpha and The Revival. Both teams have amazing chemistry clearly in the ring and both teams got their spots in and they looked like a million dollars. There were so many spots that blew me away, but the one that my attention was that doomsday device spot into that belly to belly Suplex by Chad Gable in mid air.

I was shocked that American Alpha lost their lost NXT Tag Team Titles because I didn’t see that coming. This was the only match that I get wrong in my predictions; The Revival connected with Shatter Machine to Jason Jordan and got the three count. The Revival made NXT history they officially became the first two time NXT Tag Team Champions.

After the match the fans were introduced to a new tag team that debuted they are called The Authors of Pain with the legendary manager Paul Ellerin he managed the Legion of Doom back in the day. They took out American Alpha and made a very impressive debut in my opinion. It looks like American Alpha will be involved in the WWE drafted and they are guaranteed a main roster spot, because taking a loss and not being called up makes no sense.

2) Dream Match

I am starting to realize a trend that is happening with Shinsuke Nakamura in the WWE that every match he is involved is an instant classic. This was a fantastic match between the two and Austin Aries proved that he is one of the best wrestlers in the world. Nakamura is clearly over but the crowd reaction, because they sing along with his theme song and it provides a special moment with goose bumps.

Aries gave Nakamura a crazy DVD on the ring apron which looked unbelievable but very stiff. The finishing sequence of the match was crazy Nakamura put Aries on the ropes and connected with running knees to Aries stomach. Then Nakamura delivered Kinshasa to the back and front of Aries head for the win.          

 3) Main Event

I thought it was a brilliant idea to have this heated rivalry end in a steel cage. Due to the fact that I love little details I love the way that the steel cage came down from up top and the door went outwards it was so different. I also liked Finn Balor entrance he came out in his war paint and he pushed down a steel cage door.

The match was itself was booked smart because Samoa Joe looked very dominate over Balor. The two went back and forth and Joe connected with Muscle Buster for a near fall. Then Balor got his offense in with a pair of dropkicks followed by Coup de Grace once again for a near fall, Balor got greedy and went for the 1916 but Joe countered with the Coquina Clutch but Balor was able to escape.

At one point of the match both were at the top of the cage and Balor connected with a Sling Blade off the cage which looked incredible. Balor was about to escape from the top of the cage, but Joe was able stop him and he hit the Muscle Buster from the middle ropes to retain his NXT Championship.  Samoa Joe survived this all out war in their final encounter in the first steel cage match in NXT history.

Overall I did enjoy NXT it was great card but it didn’t feel like a special in my opinion I would give it a 7 out 10. However I am intrigued to see where NXT goes from here because Triple H declared it will be the beginning of the end, and NXT will continue to elevate itself as a new whole new brand.

NXT TakeOver The End results

Cideo Ames defeated Ty Dillinger running knees in the corner

Asuka defeated Nia Jax via a vicious kick

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NXT TakeOver The End Preview

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Tomorrow NXT presents another NXT special NXT Takeover The End it will be unbelievable based on the past specials, I will provide a rundown of the entire down in addition to my thoughts.

Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Tye Dillinger

This will be very interesting encounter due to the fact that very little is known about Almas. WWE were showing vignettes for a couple of weeks now with limited footage, of Almas wearing a mask and showcasing his Lucha Libre skills set.  I have read a lot about Andrade “Cien” Almas when the company signed him months ago and he was a huge star, in Mexico for AAA not to mention he is young.

On the other hand, Tye Dillinger has been on quite a winning streak. With all his momentum that Tye Dillinger, has going for him he asked for a match on Twitter at NXT TakeOver The End to showcase his skills. Therefore NXT General Manager William Regal granted his wish, and he scheduled a match for The Perfect 10 putting him up against the newest Luchador that has joined the WWE. I feel this is an opportunity for Andrade “Cien” Almas to make a name for himself in his WWE debut.

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Austin Aries

This match has the potential to steal the show in opinion between two of the biggest signings in NXT history, they will clash for the first time ever at NXT TakeOver: The End These two former free agents shocked the world when they joined NXT when they arrived earlier this year, with both men making their debuts at TakeOver: Dallas during WrestleMania Week.

Austin Aries made his NXT debut a successful one with a big win over Baron Corbin, even though I was widely disappointed with the match. On the hand Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn delivered an instant classic it has been a long time, that I have been blown away with a match and this was it. Nakamura defeated Zayn and the crowd couldn’t get enough of these two and gave them a well deserved standing ovation.

I feel that since Nakamura arrival I believe that Austin Aries has been flying under the radar because Nakamura is one of the best wrestlers in the world. The unlikely duo teamed up to face the former NXT Tag Team Champions Blake and Murphy. They made quick work of Blake and Murphy which is no surprise because the former tag champs have fallen so hard and fall.

However a week after Austin Aries was all business and he stated that he will no longer fly under the radar anymore. “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived” stated that he was going to be the next NXT Champion, but Nakamura had an issue with that statement. Therefore NXT General Manger could sense there was tense between these two therefore he had no other choice but to make a match at NXT TakeOver: The End. An interesting stat heading into this contest is that both Nakamura and Aries are undefeated. Both these competitors will look like million dollars but there is no way in hell that Shinsuke Nakamura will lose.

NXT Tag Team Championships

The Revival vs. American Alpha 

I am really looking forward to this match between American Alpha as they defend their NXT Championship against The Revival. Since losing the titles the former NXT Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder have been irate. The Revival has been in locked in and has run through each tag team in their way. They are locked in Dash and Wilder made it clear that they are focused, and are not stopping them until they regain the NXT Tag Team Championships.

At the same time American Alpha Jason Jordan and Chad Gable have been very dominating since winning the NXT Tag Team Championships. Then The Revival came out to watch the champions after American Alpha won. Alpha American challenged Dash and Dawson to get in the ring and fight, but The Revival backed off as true heels would.

NXT Women’s Championship

Nia Jax vs. Asuka

This is going to be a really intriguing match for the NXT Women’s title and it will be a very difficult to predict the outcome of this match. Ever since Asuka shocked the world she took the NXT Women’s Champion in impressive fashion from the beloved champion Bayley. Traditionally Bayley should be in line for her rematch for the Women’s Championship. However standing in her way was Nia Jax she is a hybrid because wrestling fans have never seen a wrestler with her dominance.

Nia Jax was in complete control and put a serious beating on Bayley, in their rematch this has caused her to be unable to compete in the rematch. Therefore NXT General Manager William Regal had no choice but to put Nia Jax in a triple threat match against Alexa Bliss and Carmella, to crown a new number one contender for the NXT Women’s Championship.

Nia Jax was victorious with ease, with a devastating leg drop on Bliss therefore Jax was crowd the new one contender. I believe that the WWE has done an incredible in building up this feud in my opinion. Now I expect Auska to win and to have a rematch with Bayley but I wouldn’t be shocked if Jax was crowned the new NXT Women’s Championship.

NXT Championship

Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe

I cannot wait for this main event the ending of an epic feud history will be made on June 8 at NXT TakeOver: The End. The NXT Champion Samoa Joe defends the title against former champion Finn Bálor in NXT’s first Steel Cage Match.

These two have bad blood after going 0-2 in TakeOver matches against Finn Balor. The Samoan submission machine did the impossible and broke Bálor’s historic 292-day reign as NXT Champion on April 21 at a Live Event in Lowell, Massachusetts, far from the bright lights of WWE Network. Since losing the title, Bálor hasn’t been the same and he has been laser focused on his former title.

General Manager William Regal made an announcement during a contract signing at the WWE Performance Center that was broadcast on Facebook Live just three days, after a wild brawl broke out between the two at a live event in Portland Oregon. This brawl was so bad that the entire NXT roster had to clear out of the locker room in order to separate the fierce rivals. According to Regal, a steel cage match was done to guarantee an ending to this the rivalry.

This trilogy will mark the third consecutive championship match between Joe and Bálor at an NXT TakeOver, and the fourth duel between the two Superstars over NXT’s top prize. This is an easy predication for me Samoa Joe will walk at victorious; this will cause Finn Balor to finally come to the main roster which is long overdue in my opinion.

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Brock Lesnar Returns To The UFC

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On Saturday night the sports world was shocked when the UFC made it officially to bring back Brock Lesnar to the UFC for UFC 200 live on PPV on July 9th. However he is still signed to the WWE but included in his currently contract there was the option to go back to the UFC in order to fight. I believe it’s a brilliant business opportunity for both the UFC and WWE, because Lesnar will bring UFC a lot of buy rates on PPV at UFC 200 and it brings another market to the WWE.

Just to refresh your memory Brock Lesnar had a brief UFC career starting in 2008 until 2011, despite that fact he still was very impressive in his eight fights posting a record of five wins and three losses. Lesnar’s debut was at UFC 81 it was a disappointment because he suffered his loss at the hands of Frank Mir via submission. At UFC 87 it was scheduled to be Mark Coleman against Brock Lesnar but Heath Herring was Coleman’s replacement.

Lesnar would bounce back in impressive fashion beating Heath Herring by unanimous decision. This outcome would lead him to face a UFC legend Randy Couture and Lesnar did the impossible and he won by TKO and became the UFC Champion in only his third fight inside the octagon.

Lesnar redeemed himself when he got his revenge on Frank Mir at UFC 100 via submission. Then in 2009 he had to take off a year to treat his Diverticulitis which is an intestinal issue. In 2010 at UFC 111 there was match between Shane Carwin and Frank Mir to determine an UFC interim Heavyweight Championship that would face Brock Lesnar upon his return.

At 116 Lesnar returned to the octagon to face Shane Carwin he took on Brock Lesnar to unify the UFC Heavyweight titles. Lesnar faced some adversity early on when he got knocked down in round one. Lesnar remained calm he regained control of the fight and he locked in the triangle choke and it was over in round two. Then Lesnar became the undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion, Lesnar first title defense was against Cain Velasquez at UFC 121. Cain Velasquez would shock the world he defeated Lesnar by TKO in the first round and he became the new UFC Heavyweight Championship.

Then in 2011his Diverticulitis would return and Lesnar’s would have to take a long hiatus and he would return back in the summer to take on Alistair Overeem.  According to ESPN magazine back in May issue 2011 Lesnar was the highest paid athlete in MMA he earned 5.3 million which is no surprise because at the time he was the UFC’s biggest attraction. Overeem made quick work Lesnar and he won by TKO in the first round then after the match Brock Lesnar announced his retirement from MMA.

Then earlier this morning Brock Lesnar’s opponent was announced for UFC 200 which is Mark Hunt. Hunt has a record of 12-10 with 9 wins coming by knockout, he is no joke and has serious knock out ability, Lesnar’s needs to be careful that he doesn’t get knockout. If Lesnar gets knocked out it’s not a good look for him and the WWE but regardless both companies will get massive exposure out of this fight.

Brock Lesnar is a rare once in a life time athlete that can cross over to MMA and Wrestling seamlessly. This business partnership by both companies proves why Vince McMahon is a genius.  Due to the fact that Vince McMahon will have the ability to swap talent for future WWE events in my opinion, for example Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania next year, or even Conor McGregor because he would money in a WWE setting.

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