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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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WWE News: Mickie James Enters Women’s Royal Rumble, Updated Participant List

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Mickie James has declared for the Women’s Royal Rumble!

Tonight’s episode of Monday Night RAW from the FedEx Forum in Memphis was loaded with news as we saw EC3, Nikki Cross, Lacey Evans and Heavy Machinery all appear in some form or fashion, had a the crowning of a new Intercontinental Champion (more on that here) and the changing of the Universal Title Match at Royal Rumble (see that story here).

Amidst all of this, one thing we did not get is the announcement of any more entries into either the Men’s or Women’s Royal Rumble Matches. However, that changed once RAW went off the air. Cameras would catch up with Mickie James backstage, as she would declare the following:

With Mickie’s entry into the Women’s Royal Rumble Match, here’s a look at the updated list of participants. Currently, Sasha Banks is still listed even though she will have a title shot against RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey the same night. There are now 17 spots remaining:

  • Carmella (#30)
  • Natalya
  • Bayley
  • Sasha Banks
  • Ruby Riott
  • Liv Morgan
  • Sarah Logan
  • Mandy Rose
  • Sonya Deville
  • Zelina Vega
  • Alicia Fox
  • Ember Moon
  • Mickie James


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Press Release: New Chasing Glory Featuring Torrie Wilson & Jay Ferruggia

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Torrie Wilson & Jay Ferruggia guest on Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia!

While wrestling fans have seen former WWE Superstar Torrie Wilson more frequently than in years after she returned to the ring at last year’s Royal Rumble, then again at Evolution in October.

This week, Lilian Garcia spoke with Torrie Wilson about what she’s really up to these days in the fitness world, along with fitness expert Jay Ferruggia. The following press release for the latest episode, which you can check out in the above video, was sent along today to The Chairshot:

Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia
Motivating your Mind, Body, and Soul with Fitness Experts: Torrie Wilson & Jay
Ferruggia

Los Angeles, CA (01/14/2019) This week on “Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia”, Lilian sits down with TWO separate Health Gurus, Former WWE Superstar Torrie Wilson, and Fitness Expert Jay Ferruggia. First, Torrie dives right into how she got motivated to get started in fitness by discussing having an eating disorder at such a young age and how she overcame being anorexic. Find out why it’s important to stay confident at any age and how you can consistently stay motivated to exercise. Torrie also shares all about her new FITTENSITY program and how anyone can benefit from it. Torrie also talks about her special appearances in the WWE at Royal Rumble and Evolution, and find out which match she ALMOST had at Evolution. Fitness expert Jay Ferruggia shares with the Chasing Glory audience how he grew up being socially awkward and his efforts into changing and challenging his mind, body, and soul. Jay talks about how important it is to set realistic goals and having accountability. Find out how Jay gets the energy to train regularly and be able to make progress in whatever you do. Learn all about the 80/20 rule to success.

Listen to the full episode on LilianGarcia.com and on YouTube.

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