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WrestleMania 32

We inch closer and closer to the grand daddy of them all. If you haven't caught WrestleMania fever yet, we've got an infectious video that is sure to do the trick. Here is a an awesome music video promo for the Roman Reigns vs. HHH match set to "My Way." If you're not pumped for the Roman Reigns vs. HHH match now, you will be after watching this fine three-minute video. And no, it's not set to Pat Patterson's favorite karaoke song by Frank Sinatra, it's the Limp Bizkit song. However, I'd love to see Patterson perform Bizkit's version, but I don't think the latter is a cover of the former. Still, it would be funny.


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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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WEDNESDAY NEWS UPDATE

Roman Reigns doesn’t really care about your booing.

ROH posted a sneak peek at this week's TV featuring The Motor City Machine Guns vs. The Addiction.

The post-Mania RAW will air live in France for the first time ever for one week only at 2 AM local time. The French announcers will be live at ringside and at WrestleMania as well. The rest of the year, Raw airs the following Thursday at 10:30 PM in a 2-hour version.

Smackdown in Canada will not air on Wednesday as it usually does, due to NHL hockey, as well as the “live” aspect of the show being WrestleMania week. Instead, it will be simulcast with the U.S. version on Sportsnet 360 starting at 8 pm EST on Thursday.

AJ Styles still hasn’t met John Cena yet.

WWE & Professional Wrestling

UFC & Mixed Martial Arts

  • UFC announced Wednesday that EXOS, a sports training, nutrition, and education provider, will be their “performance partner” in 2016. The deal will give fighters “the opportunity to train and learn from EXOS’ world-class performance staff of coaches, nutritionists and physical therapists, while also participating in educational seminars at UFC Athlete Summits throughout the year.” Kelvin Gastelum, Kamaru Usman, Paul Felder, and Max Holloway are currently training in their Phoenix, AZ, location.
  • Rizin announced they’ve signed women’s amateur wrestling star Kanako Murata. She’ll make her pro debut on their 4/17 show -- the same show featuring Wanderlei Silva and Sakuraba in a tag team grappling match.
  • Legacy Fighting Championship at Center Stage in Atlanta on Friday, April 8, features Dhiego Lima in his first hometown fight in years versus Antonio Trocoli. The show will be on AXS TV.
  • Saturday night’s WSOF show in Vegas has had it’s start time pushed back to 11:30 pm eastern on NBC Sports Network. The show is headlined by a middleweight title fight between champion David Branch defending against Clifford Starks and Jon Fitch vs.  Joao Zeferino for the vacant welterweight title in the co-main.
  • Just days after her official UFC debut was announced, Cris Cyborg is already calling out Ronda Rousey and wants the fight to happen in New York. I’ll bet she does.

WRESTLEMANIA WEEK EVENTS

FRIDAY, APRIL 1ST, 2016

ROH AUTOGRAPH SIGNING - 5PM to 7PM - ROH Pro Shop (store opens at 4 pm cst) - Meet ROH World Champion Jay Lethal, Young Bucks, ReDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O'Reilly), Addiction (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian), ACH,All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King), and Moose.

SUPERCARD OF HONOR X - 7:30 pm cst **SOLD OUT** Hyatt Regency Dallas - 300 Reunion Boulevard - Dallas, Texas 75207

SATURDAY, APRIL 2ND, 2016

ROH AUTOGRAPH SIGNING - 11 am to 1 pm ROH Pro Shop (store opens at 11 am cst) - Meet ROH World Tag Team Champions War Machine, “Mr. ROH” Roderick Strong, Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelly and Chris Sabin), Adam Cole, The Briscoes, Cheeseburger, and Dalton Castle.

SUPERCARD OF HONOR X DAY 2 - 2:00 pm cst **SOLD OUT** Hyatt Regency Dallas - 300 Reunion Boulevard - Dallas, Texas 75207

ROH Autograph Pricing: Singles Wrestlers - $20.00 each (1) Personal item or 8x10 (ROH supplied) signed & (1) Posed Photo and $10.00 per additional item. Tag Teams - $30.00 per team (1) Personal item or 8x10 (ROH supplied) signed & (1) Posed Photo and $15.00 per additional item

Today in professional wrestling history: Brock Lesnar wins WWE Championship

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