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WrestleMania 32

Jon Jones arrested

Jon "Bones" Jones was arrested today for violating his parole. There was an altercation between Jones and a police officer after the officer cited Jones for drad racing. Dave Meltzer has a big story with all the details here. As of now, Jones' fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel D.C. Cormier is still set. All that heavy lifting and added muscle isn't going to do Jones much good if he can't fight.

SummerSlam ticket presales start tomorrow at 10:00 AM. Use Code: BK SLAM - General on sale begins this Saturday, April 2, at 10:00 AM.

Most WWE performers will be getting to Dallas today. So far, the most interesting things have been press related events with some interesting interviews.

If you feel like skipping probably the most pointless Smackdown of the year, we have spoilers for you.

If you already skipped Raw, don’t worry, we’ve got your RAW results here.

Countdown clock to WrestleMania 32 and F4W MANIA~! 

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Figure Four Weekly 3/21/2016: Hulk Hogan awarded $115 million (sort of) by jury

Hulk Hogan is awarded $115 million by jury over the Gawker sex tape lawsuit. Will he collect?

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READ IT HERE: March 28, 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Hogan wins Gawker lawsuit, MMA legalized in NY, Wrestlemania weekend preview, more  

Well before the Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker Media trial began, it was not a secret that Gawker believed they would lose the case before a jury, but believed they would win it on appeal.

But in a trial that got worldwide attention, as much for the questions of what constitutes legitimate news versus invasion of privacy, as the fact Hogan was involved, Gawker never saw what was coming.

A St. Petersburg jury of six people awarded Hogan $140.1 million, even more than the $100 million he was asking for, with one juror making it clear the figure was because they wanted to send a message to the company.

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The Fight Network announced Tuesday that they have signed a deal with TNA on a “comprehensive content partnership” making their content available on Fight Network’s app starting in Q2. The two will also “collaborate to produce digital content and will also partner on cross-promotion and joint sales efforts in global markets, as well as in the U.S. and Canada.” No word if we’ll get a John Pollock/Dixie Carter podcast out of this deal.

WWE's conference call where they will announce the network subscription number will be this coming Monday (April 4th) at 3 p.m. Eastern time.

Jim Ross did a fun look for Fox Sports at why Wrestlemania and Texas are a great match.

Tickets for ROH's Best in The World Pay Per View go on sale this week. Tickets go on sale for Ringside Members this WEDNESDAY, March 30th at 10am Est.

Should Vince McMahon produce the Republican National Convention? One columnist thinks so.

WWE & Professional Wrestling

  • Bayley called into Busted Open Radio to promote NXT Friday night. Among the things discussed are why she and Sasha Banks call HHH “Papa”.
  • WWE’s Sue Aitchison talked with Slam Wrestling about “Make A Wish” being honored at the Cauliflower Alley Club next month.
  • Who will be the WWE WrestleMania 32 top performer? If you missed the first seven of Paul “Ace” Fontaine’s columns on the top 10 WrestleMania performers, we will publish the top three this week. Today we have #3: John Cena.
  • Drew Galloway talked about a possible WWE return, wrestling in the UK, and more.
  • Want to paint your face like Sting? Here’s how.
  • Just recently posted by ROH is a web exclusive match from the 14th anniversary show: GEDO vs CHEESEBURGER vs SILAS YOUNG vs WILL FERRARA
  • Here’s a nine-minute mini-documentary for Friday’s EVOLVE title match between champion Timothy Thatcher and Matt Riddle.
  • Shane Douglas, Nunzio, and Ethan Page will appear at Alpha-1 Wrestling on April 10th at 166 Green Mountain Road E in Hamilton, OH. Douglas is also doing a seminar that day. Email them for more info.
  • At WrestleCon this weekend, NWA Mid-South will feature Matt Riviera and Rob Conway from 10 AM-noon Friday and Saturday, James Beard and Greg Anthony from noon-2 PM Friday, and Tim Storm from noon-2 PM Saturday.
  • Jason Kincaid vs. Lio Rush, Chase Owens vs. Ethan Case, and Kyle Matthews vs. Jimmy Rave opens up NWA’s Smoky Mountain Cup tournament on April 16th at the Civic Auditorium in Kingsport, TN.
  • Demolition (yes, Ax & Smash themselves) will be part of Great North Wrestling’s Kingston, ON, event on 5/7.
  • Catch Hoosier Pro Wrestling this Saturday in Columbus, IN, with Handsome Jimmy Valiant and more.
  • A case has been made for Kerry Von Erich to go into the Observer Hall of Fame.
  • Comedian Jim Florentine was on the Two Man Power Trip podcast this week.

UFC & Mixed Martial Arts

  • Brock Lesnar has no idea where his UFC titles are, but he did make a lot of money.
  • UFC is holding a UFC 198 presser at 2PM EST Wednesday for the big Brazil show featuring Fabricio Werdum, Stipe Miocic, Vitor Belfort, Anderson Silva, and more.
  • UFC women’s 135-pound champion Miesha Tate has been doing the media rounds this week. Here’s her talk with SI.com.
  • World Series of Fighting announced the top two fights for WSOF 31 on June 17 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut: WSOF heavyweight champion Blagoi Ivanon vs. Josh Copeland, and former UFCers Mike Ricci vs. Jason High.
  • There are rumblings of a Johny Hendricks-Kelvin Gastelum fight being added to UFC 200. With the problems that they’ve both had in the past with weight cuts, it will be interesting to see if the fight is scheduled for 185 or 170.
  • Unbeaten welterweight Tom Breese (10-0) will fight Sean Strickland (17-1) at UFC 199 in Los Angeles.
  • Here’s a look at EA Sports’ recently released UFC 2.

Today in professional wrestling history: Ricky Steamboats wins WWF IC Title, Steve Austin wins WWF World Title

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