Rey Misterio did tweak his knee at the PPV last night, but he was telling people later in the evening that he was fine.
ESPN reported today that Mayweather vs. Hatton did 850,000 buys, which is a huge disappointment considering most projections were in the 1.5 million range. Most articles I've seen have tried to put a happy face on it. It's still a good number, don't get me wrong.
Although TNA did a 1.2 this week, one of its largest ratings to date, the actual number of viewers was 1.5 million, which is where most good shows are at. Actual final number was 1.16.
Vitor Belfort at taggradio.com said he wanted back into the UFC for a fight with Tito Ortiz.
Yes, there is a real TNA script floating around, as mentioned on Observer Live yesterday. It's all over the Internet. You can probably still download it here. It was leaked by the same individual responsible for the Dear Dixie columns on the Observer website. And no, it's absolutely not me.
Last night's WOL can be downloaded here. Thanks as always to cutrer, who manages a huge show archive dating back to 1999 on our BOARD~!
The latest Sawyer & The Copp MMA radio show is up here.
The link for the Baby Doll interview that I screwed up yesterday is here.
IFL signed a deal with HBO Latin America to televise the programming in 2008, making it the first company Spanish-language TV partner.
The Raw fifteenth anniversary show headlines the new, nearly 28,000-word Figure Four Weekly newsletter. We'll run down the show in detail, examine all the segments including Hulk Hogan's strange interview, talk about RVD and whether he's coming back full-time, discuss the new WWE deal with the USA Network and what it entails, why the timing of the deal is interesting, what it may lead to in a few year's time, who was asked to do the show and refused, and why, the rating, and how it compares to previous Raw specials. We've also got a huge story on one of the best MMA shows of the year including two awesome fights that you must see. We'll run down the winner of TUF VI, why we often encourage people to watch MMA, what matches on this show did pro-wrestling better than pro-wrestling, and how the show did in the ratings. In WWE news, we'll talk about a near plane crash involving the WWE stars, tons of notes on the Hulk Hogan/Linda Hogan divorce and the Nick Hogan crash, when it all went down, plus a bunch of info I'd never heard before, which creative team member got chewed out after Raw on Monday night, and why, RVD talks about what he's going these days and his plans for the future, hilarious Kurt Angle story, Raw ratings, tons of notes from a very revealing interview with Santino, including how he got the gimmick, his side of the story for when Cornette slapped him for laughing at Boogeyman, his thoughts on Maria, Ric Flair, Steve Austin and more, plus Austin talks about whether he'll be returning to wrestling and how his body is feeling. In UFC news we'll break down Sean Sherk's suspension in more detail, talk about why it almost had to be cut in half, his chances of fighting in California again, the lesson the CSAC has taught, proof of tainted supplements, what percentage of stuff you could buy at the health food store has traces of steroids in it (you'll be stunned), Dana White talks the history of TUF including who he still thinks is a monumental idiot, UFC to MSG, notes on Mayweather vs. Hatton, status of Sherk's lightweight title, Matt Hughes opening new gym, Mac Danzig talks Hughes, Hughes gives his thoughts on the entire TUF season, and notes from a Wanderlei Silva interview on his future and what he'd be willing to do for UFC. We'll talk about TNA beating ECW in the ratings, and what it means, what morale is like in TNA, notes from future tapings, someone else quits, IFL gets new TV deal, Bret Hart and his thoughts on MMA, Gina Carano to work with Hulk Hogan, a horrible MMA injury I would wish on no man, latest steroid suspension news, former ECW star retires, tons of news from Mexico including results of their final big show of the year, injury update for Mistico, Cibernetico, and Perro Aguayo Jr., plus tons of notes from the Hijo del Santo Todo X Todo debut show. The weekly newsletter, the online version of which members can read every Tuesday (we also have a hardcopy available for a few dollars more per month), has been covering all the news in the world of pro-wrestling and MMA since 1995. It is by far the biggest weekly newsletter available on the Internet (probably on any subject), and we go into far more depth on every story than any other news source you will find anywhere online. Of course, we also have full reviews of every major TV show including Raw, Smackdown, TNA, ECW, Derby City Wrestling, Human Weapon, and Ultimate Fighter. Of course, as a member you also get full access to ALL new and archived radio shows dating back to 2005, plus all the new and archived (320-plus issues) Figure Four Weekly newsletters dating back to 2001. To sign up, please click here, or PayPal users can use the Quick Buy link at the top of this page to be online within 60 seconds. Rates start at just $7.99 per month (27 cents a DAY), so it's a steal. Thanks for your support!
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Alex Marvez has a good story on Traci Brooks here. I wonder if she's related to Texarkana referee Buddy Lee Brooks?
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