She might come out to Bad Reputation, but Ronda Rousey's reputation with her co-workers backstage in WWE is anything but. Unlike her roller coaster run in MMA where many fans were turned off by her demeanor, it seems that she is doing all the right things since her move over to pro wrestling. She surprised a lot of people with her work in her first match at WrestleMania, and according to Dave Meltzer, her attitude has been just as impressive so far (via Wrestling Observer Radio, transcribed by Cageside Seats): “I know this from several different people there. Attitude wise, 100% tremendous. No negativity there. She's happy she loves doing this. She's a hard worker. She has absolutely no stuck
The fourth filmic team-up of director Peter Berg and his frequent star Mark Wahlberg now has an official trailer. “Mile 22” follows James Silva (Wahlberg), an intelligence officer in the CIA's secretive Overwatch division (based on the real-life paramilitary squad Ground Branch); at last month's STXfilms CinemaCon presentation, it was revealed that Berg nicknamed the character “the lighthouse,” as he “roots out evil.” Yet Silva also has plenty of swagger: the footage has him lobbing a grenade and declaring himself “a killer who looks like a hero.” In this first installment of an intended franchise — a sequel, television series, and VR component are already planned — Silva and his assault rifle-carrying
After more than a month of post-WrestleMania uncertainty, last week's edition of Monday Night Raw finally felt as though there was forward momentum as Money in the Bank became the focal point. As men and women competed for a spot in one of two ladder matches, tensions rose naturally between those who qualified and those who didn't. Bobby Roode was the first to punch his ticket, outlasting No Way Jose and Baron Corbin while fueling tensions with the latter; later in the night, Alexa Bliss benefited from a chaotic finish to best Mickie James and Bayley to enter the women's Money in the Bank match. Finally, just a couple hours after he tore the house down in the opening match of the night against Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens got assists from Sami Zayn and Roman Reigns to lock in his own spot in Money in the Bank.
Amanda Nunes didn't look like the same fighter who steamrolled Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey in back-to-back 2016 fights. Nunes, a Salvador, Brazil, native who is now based in Coconut Creek, Fla., fought in her homeland on Saturday night and picked apart Raquel Pennington of Colorado Springs, Colo., in the main event of UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro. Nunes (16-4) used leg kicks early, shots to the head and body in the middle rounds and a ruthless finishing instinct late to earn a TKO victory over her game-but-overmatched foe.
Hulk Hogan was recently inducted into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Hall of Fame in San Diego. The 12-time world champion Hogan, who grew up in Florida and lives in the state, joined a standout list of inductees in the Class of 2018. They are: Emmy-award winning journalist Ed Arnold; Department of Defense, senior program analyst for community and family policy, Candace Bird, Ph. D; Orlando Magic executive Becky Bonner; two-time NBA champion Matt Bonner; NFL Hall of Famer Terrell Davis; multiplatinum recording artist Jason Derulo; U.S. Army Lieutenant General Leslie C. Smith; and Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White. The ceremony was hosted by Emmy and Tony-award winning actor and
The Strikeforce women's Bantamweight championship and the UFC women's Bantamweight championship are lineally the same. Ronda Rousey has the most title defenses in the history of the belt, but she wasn't the first to rule the 135-pound female roost. In fact, there are three notable women who came before her that are worth mentioning. The video above chronicles each championship fight held in UFC's premiere women's division. This upcoming Saturday (May 12, 2018) at UFC 224, Raquel “Rocky” Pennington will attempt to unseat Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes and become the seventh different woman to hold the 135-pound championship belt and force the eighth shift of power. The champions in chronological order
Ronda Rousey's next venture will take her to the depths of the deepest seas to swim with some of the most vicious sharks known to man. Or maybe not. But the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's Bantamweight champion-turned WWE Superstar has nabbed a pretty sweet gig with Discovery Channel, as she took to social media to post about her upcoming project for the ever-popular “Shark Week.” Her partner in crime says it will be “epic.” For those of you living under a rock, here is a quick recap explaining what exactly “Shark Week” is: “Shark Week is an annual, week-long TV programming block created by Tom Golden at the Discovery Channel, which features shark-based programming. Shark
Helen Peralta (1-0) made Invicta fans stop and take notice of her in January at Invicta FC 27 after she blasted Jade Ripley to earn her first professional victory. The TKO, that came less than three minutes into the first round, opened the show that night. This Friday Peralta will feature in the opening act once again; this time opposite Cheyanne Vlismas (1-0). Despite getting a quick stoppage Peralta, who has an amateur record of 8-1, just can't bring herself to compliment the performance. “It could have been better,” she said to Bloody Elbow. “My coach forced me to watch that fight last night and it's excruciating for me. All I see are the mistakes. I know I won the fight, and I'm glad I did,
The next phase in the WWE women's evolution is a night when the women's division doesn't have to share the stage. WWE should book a pay-per-view event where everything from the opening bout to the popcorn break to the main event features female Superstars. It would see Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, Ronda Rousey, Asuka and the rest of the women's division blaze a trail on a history-making show. It's an idea that's been floated around more than usual after Friday's Greatest Royal Rumble event in Saudi Arabia featured no female wrestlers. Booking a women's show shouldn't be a make-up move for that controversial exclusion but instead a case of good timing and smart marketing. It should be done for
Vanes Martirosyan watched Ronda Rousey, a longtime stablemate at their Glendale gym, rise to fame as the UFC's first women's champion, and now the veteran boxer believes it's his turn with a May 5 fight against Gennady Golovkin at StubHub Center. Martirosyan predicted Rousey's rise early in her mixed martial arts career, he recalled Monday during a gathering with the media, when she won a fight after she got a nasty bite on the leg by a pit bull. “She got 50 stitches in her leg and then she won the next day by armbar … that's when we knew,” he said of Rousey, who called him via FaceTime during his interviews. “I know Vanes like my five fingers, and if Vanes is happy and excited, he's the most dangerous man,” Tarverdyan said.