Wrestling Observer Radio with Bryan Alvarez and Dave Meltzer is back today with tons to talk about including the Jon Jones circus, UFC 222 line-up for this weekend, the latest on Undertaker and John Cena, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns, Smackdown, 205 Live, tons of mailbag questions and more! A fun show as always so check it out~!
We kick off the show with talk of Jon Jones, who had his license revoked at a recent hearing after failing to adequately explain why he tested positive for PEDs. Dave runs down what happened and what could happen next. Dave and Bryan then talk about this weekend’s UFC card and other assorted discussion on UFC’s ratings and the outage in the San Francisco Bay area.
Bryan and Dave talk about the rumor of Rey Mysterio facing John Cena at WrestleMania. Dave shoots that down and talks about what Rey’s focus is right now. After that, there’s talk about Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar and the shuffling of the WrestleMania card.
Dave then goes over the usual Tuesday night shows of Smackdown, 205 Live and Mixed Match Challenge. He then briefly talks about Mark Hitchcock, a producer for Highspots who passed away suddenly.
Some more ratings notes before they go to the mailbag, where they talk about the Colt Cabana lawsuit, Eli Drake possibly going back to WWE, why Rick Rude left the WWE in 1990, more on Jon Jones, the Brian Pillman/Kevin Sullivan feud, the rule about shaking everyone’s hand, the time the DEA raided a WWE locker room and more.
Jon Jones: start - 16:05
Other UFC notes: 16:05 - 28:11
Rey Mysterio/John Cena: 28:11 - 32:22
Roman Reigns/Brock Lesnar: 32:22 - 38:15
Tuesday show reviews: 38:15 - 48:58
Mark Hitchcock: 48:58 - 50:44
Ratings: 50:44 -54:06
Mailbag: 54:06 - end