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UFC News: USADA Confirms Brock Lesnar Has Re-Entered Testing Pool



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While wrestling fans were tuned into New Japan Pro Wrestling’s G1 Special in San Francisco this past Saturday night, WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar made headlines when he showed up at UFC 226 in Las Vegas, confronting UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier. It had long been rumored that Brock was looking to get back into the ‘fight game’ and his appearance all but confirmed it, following speculation that there was interest in a bout against Jon ‘Bones’ Jones.

There were still hurdles preventing his return however, after he failed USADA drug testing prior to his last fight in 2016 at UFC 200. ‘The Beast Incarnate’ still had to re-enter the USADA testing pool and serve the roughly six months still remaining on his suspension, therefore when his next fight could be has been open to interpretation.

Today, the USADA has provided more details to MMAFighting on when Brock re-entered the testing pool and when he’ll be eligible to fight again:

“After receiving notice of his intent to compete in the UFC, USADA re-entered Brock Lesnar to the testing pool on July 3. With six months and four days remaining on his period of ineligibility, Lesnar will be able to compete on or after January 8, 2019, should he remain in compliance with the UFC Anti-Doping Policy.”

This confirms what UFC President Dana White had said following UFC 226, as well as Lesnar’s likely future opponent, Daniel Cormier (which you can check out here).


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NJPW News: Results From Today’s World Tag League In Kanagawa (11/17/18)



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Results from today’s first World Tag League event!

New Japan Pro Wrestling kicked off its World Tag League Tour today, bringing the action to Kanagawa for the first of seventeen shows that will conclude on December 9th in Iwate.

Today’s matches at the Chichibunomiya Memorial Gymnasium featured four tournament matches, on top of a big 10-Man Tag Team main event that included Kazuchika Okada, Roppongi 3K and Los Ingobernables de Japon. Not to mention Jeff Cobb, Killer Elite Squad, Minoru Suzuki and more of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s finest competing. Here are the results with the World Tag League resuming tomorrow at Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall:

  • Jeff Cobb & Michael Elgin defeated Yota Tsuji & Yuya Uemura
  • Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Ren Narita & Tomoaki Honma
  • Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado & Takashi Iizuka defeated Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Killer Elite Squad
  • World Tag League: David Finlay & Juice Robinson defeated Shota Umino & Ayato Yoshida
  • World Tag League: Yuji Nagata & Manabu Nakanishi defeated Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan
  • World Tag League: Best Friends defeated Yujiro Takahashi & Hangman Page
  • World Tag League: The Guerrillas Of Destiny defeated Toa Henare & Togi Makabe
  • Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI, EVIL, SANADA & Shingo Takagi defeated Roppongi 3K, Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano

Results c/o NJPW1972

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WWE News: WWE Network To Air Starrcade Special Next Sunday



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Next weekend’s WWE Starrcade event will air on the WWE Network…sort of.

While the WWE Universe is focused on tonight’s NXT TakeOver: War Games II and tomorrow night’s Survivor Series, next Saturday the company will present its second Starrcade event from Cincinnati, Ohio.

After reviving the old NWA/WCW pay-per-view namesake for a special Live Event last year, WWE decided to move this year’s show outside of North Carolina. Yesterday, we noted how some changes were made to the card as the previously scheduled Steel Cage Match between Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair has been removed (see the full lineup here). At this time, Charlotte is still advertised to appear, however it’s now not known exactly in what capacity she will be used.

Additionally, many fans had hoped that this year’s Starrcade would be available on the WWE Network after missing out on last year’s and it looks like they will be getting their wish in some fashion. PWInsider was the first to report that the WWE Network schedule is listing Starrcade to air as a one-hour special next Sunday, the night after the event, at 8PM EST. Currently, there are no details on which matches from the event will air.

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