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UFC Rumors: UFC 225 Buyrate Reportedly Very Low

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The wrestling world seemingly was focused outside of the squared circle this past Saturday night, as former WWE Superstar CM Punk stepped into the octagon for his second career fight at UFC 225 in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois.

Of course we all know by now that Punk fell by unanimous decision to Mike Jackson after toughing it through the full three rounds, whether that’s bad news for his wrestling fans or not is up for debate. There’s more news coming out of UFC 225 that is certainly bad however.

The Los Angeles Times’ Lance Pugmire has a new report about a court appearance for the controversial Conor McGregor stemming from his tirade in the Barclays Center parking garage in April (which you can check out here). However, Pugmire also notes in the report that UFC has struggled with pay-per-view buys, stating that an “industry official” revealed that early estimates for UFC 225 are at less than 150,000.

EA’s Take: Let’s start with whether I buy or sell those numbers and right now, I have no reason to not believe it. Pay-per-view numbers overall for all walks of entertainment are generally down. UFC has had a real lack of star power of late though, which is clearly why someone the skill level of CM Punk is even on the main card of a PPV. That’s the only reason he’s there, name value, which is fine. Clearly it didn’t help much here, but I can say personally I couldn’t even tell you what the main event was and if you’re relying on a guy who got his ass handed to him in his only career fight for support, you’re porked. Unless you’re a die-hard MMA fan, you aren’t paying attention to this. If Ronda Rousey’s on the card, I’m aware of it. Same goes for Conor McGregor, Brock Lesnar. These are polarizing figures that the sport no longer has, at least for the time being.

 

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MLW News: PCO vs. Brody King Added To MLW’s War Games In September

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With Major League Wrestling’s big War Games event rapidly approaching on September 6th from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the card continues to fill up as today MLW has announced that Brody King will take on PCO:

BOUNTY HUNTER BRODY KING RUMBLES WITH PCO AT MLW’S SEPTEMBER 6 FORT LAUDERDALE FUSION TV TAPING

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – What happens when a 6’5” bounty hunter takes on the “French Canadian Frankenstein”? Wrestling fans will find out September 6th as Brody King vs. Pierre Carl Ouellet (“PCO”) has been signed for MLW WAR GAMES® at Fort Lauderdale’s War Memorial Auditorium! 

The super card will also feature a FUSION TV taping for beIN SPORTS.  

Ticket start at just $10. You can purchase tickets now at MLWgo.com.

The resurrection of PCO’s career continues with literally his biggest challenge to date as he battles the young and massive bounty hunter Brody King.  

King, who is a dangerous combination of power and uncanny agility will be a test PCO.  However, PCO’s experience, durability and unorthodox approach to fights makes this a certified slobberknocker in the making.

See this battle of two monsters live!  You can purchase tickets now at MLWgo.com starting at just $10.

Wrestlers signed for the WAR GAMES® super card include:

WAR GAMES MATCH:

JOHN MORRISON, TOMMY DREAMER, KOTTO BRAZIL, BARRINGTON HUGHES & SHANE STRICKLAND

VS.

SAMI CALLIHAN, JIMMY HAVOC, ??? AND THE DEATH MACHINES

MEXICAN MASSACRE MATCH:

PENTAGON JR. (CORNERED BY KONNAN) VS. LA PARK (PRESENTED BY SALINA DE LA RENTA)

PCO VS. BRODY KING

ALSO:

WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION LOW KI

WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION MAXWELL J. FRIEDMAN

“FILTHY” TOM LAWLOR

REY FENIX

THE HART FOUNDATION

THE DIRTY BLONDES WITH COLONEL PARKER

PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

More matches and wrestlers will be announced in the coming days and weeks at MLW.com.  

MLW WAR GAMES® is an all ages event.

The War Memorial Auditorium is located at 800 NE 8th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304.

Parking: The venue has a parking lot. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis. There is a small fee for parking at the venue’s lot. 

MORE ABOUT MLW:

Major League Wrestling (MLW®) is a sports media holding company with a focus on professional wrestling sporting events/programming, digital content and ancillary entertainment.

MLW Radio Network is the leading provider of professional wrestling podcasts in the world with 5-6 podcasts in the top iTunes 100 in the sports category on the average day.

MLW content has been distributed commercially in in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, India, Denmark and Bangladesh among other territories.

Like MLW on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/majorleaguewrestling 

Follow MLW on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/MLW

Follow MLW on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/majorleaguewrestling 

Learn more about MLW at: http://www.MLW.com 

 

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WWE News: More On Sin Cara’s Injury, What He Had Surgery For

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As it was noted yesterday, WWE Superstar Sin Cara was down in Birmingham, Alabama for an undisclosed injury with little details being revealed (read about that here). Of course, Birmingham is where Dr. Jeffrey Dugas is located, the man who does nearly all of the surgical procedures whenever any of the WWE’s performers are injured.

Sin Cara had been out of action since a SmackDown Live Event in Albany, Georgia on August 5th when he defeated Aiden English, but there was never any news regarding an injury. Late last night, Sin Cara took to Twitter to reveal that he had in fact undergone knee surgery with Dr. Dugas, but it’s still not known the exact nature of the procedure:

Translation: Today we did with Doctor Jeffrey Dugas a few small adjustments on my knee to get back with everything to my field 🤼♂️. The body is wise and tells you when to stop ✋️. But he also has memory and knows when to return 👊.

At this time, it’s unclear when Sin Cara will be able to return to the ring.

 

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WWE News: Non-Spoiler Preview For Tonight’s NXT (8/14/18)

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Although tonight’s episode of WWE NXT was previously recorded at Full Sail University, we at The Chairshot realize not everyone likes a spoiler. With that in mind, here’s a non-spoiler preview of what’s happening on NXT, the final episode before Saturday’s TakeOver: Brooklyn IV, which airs at 8PM EST on the WWE Network:

  • Tyler Bate meets The Undisputed Era’s Roderick Strong
  • The Street Profits look to make The Mighty kneel in Tag Team action
  • Can Aliyah slow down Kairi Sane’s momentum heading into TakeOver?
  • The Velveteen Dream has some final words for EC3
  • Will we find out who attacked Aleister Black?

Don’t forget to catch Mitchell’s WWE NXT Report. You can also catch instant reactions and join the conversation with members of The Chairshot staff on Twitter (@theCHAIRSHOTcom) beginning with the start of the show. So give us a follow!

 

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