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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: Triple H Comments On New Performance Center Recruits

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Earlier today we told you about the new recruits to the WWE Performance center. (You can read about there here) Now, Triple H has commented on the new recruits.

Jason’s Take
This is a very interesting performance center class and it is one I am very excited about. Mia Yim is an extremely eexperienced wrestler, and should add some well needed depth to the NXT women’s division. She has taken on some of the best including Kimber Lee, Cherry Bomb, and Sara Del Ray.

Chelsea Green was released from Impact earlier this year in what I thought was a head scratching move. She has the ability to work both heel or face and do it very effectively.

Matt Riddle is the obvious centerpiece of this training class. He has long been rumored to be signing with WWE and now it has finally happened. I do not see Riddle lasting in NXT for very long before moving up to the main roster.

 


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WWE News: FOX Wants Changes To Smackdown

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FOX has spent a large amount of money to acquire the rights for Smackdown in 2019. Now, in the latest addition of the Wrestling Observer newsletter, Dave Meltzer is reporting that FOX wants Smackdown to be more sports oriented and less comedy based.

The plan currently for Fox is to have a weekend sports block that begins on Thursday night with coverage of the NFL, Smackdown on Friday, NCAA Football on Saturday, and NFL on Sunday.

It will be interesting to see what direction WWE and Vince McMahon decides to take. Fans have long wanted an end to the PG Era of WWE.

Jason’s Thoughts
Even though WWE may most likely change their product, I don’t see a move towards the attitude era. The Smackdown brand has been the stronger brand as far as talent is concerned. The story lines and character development are much better than what is on RAW. It would be great to see more wrestling out of Smackdown as I feel potentially it can beat RAW in the ratings.

 


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WWE News: WWE Reportedly Eyeing Germany For Next Regional Brand

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The highly anticipated NXT UK finally premiered on the WWE Network yesterday, the next step in Triple H’s long-term plans for global development of not just NXT, but the company overall.

Previously, ‘The Game’ has spoken about his vision of opening something similar to the wrestling territory days of old, but with WWE having Performance Centers across different countries. Now that NXT UK has launched, it looks like the company has already been working on its next possible venture.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that Germany is next on WWE’s agenda, as the company is currently looking into creating a product similar to NXT UK. As was noted back in late-August, the company will be holding tryouts in Cologne in November (read that here) and it’s being said the reason for doing it is to begin building for a new brand.

We’ve also noted how WWE is interested in signing Austrian star WALTER, however due to his commitments with Germany’s wXw it would only be likely should he sign a deal similar to NXT UK Superstars Pete Dunne or Tyler Bate (check that out here). Now of course, this would allow the company to sign WALTER while he’s able to be home more, which was reportedly also a sticking point. Additionally, Performance Center coach Robbie Brookside has been working with wXw of late, reportedly with the hopes of the company utilizing wXw much like they do PROGRESS in the United Kingdom with regards to putting on shows.

 

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