RAW General Manager Kurt Angle announced last week on RAW that Bliss will put her belt on the line against Rousey at SummerSlam on August 19 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York if the UFC legend follows the rules of her kayfabe suspension. According to Wrestling Inc, The Goddess told Cheap Seats podcast that she is very impressed with the first ever UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion's work in WWE so far. The former NXT star said: “I am absolutely impressed. She does really well at her facial expressions, which I appreciate because I am really big on facial expressions. “It is really easy to appreciate the fact that you know she has been hit before, and you know that pain, you have that
SUNDAY •It's time once again to dive into the summer's most fin-tastic programming event. This year's 30th anniversary celebration “Shark Week” on the Discovery Channel has been chummed with all sorts of celebrities, including Shaquille O'Neal, Ronda Rousey, Aaron Rogers, Lindsey Vonn, Rob Gronkowski, Bear Grylls and more. Of course, the biggest stars remain the ocean's mighty and mysterious predators. Things kick off with a Sunday-night triple-header that includes “Bear Vs. Shark” (8 p.m.), “Shaq Does Shark Week” (9 p.m.) and “Ronda Rousey Uncaged” (10 p.m.). •“Pose,” the groundbreaking drama series about the 1980s ballroom scene in New York City, closes out its first season with what should
ESPN.com staff With the ebbs and flows of the week-to-week sagas of Raw and SmackDown Live, there are certain elements of the show that eventually get taken for granted because they are so consistent. Roman Reigns will probably be in the main event. Brock Lesnar probably won't show up. Elias will insult the city he is in, and that city's crowd will eat it up. More than anyone else on the roster, through thick and thin, AJ Styles' ability to get the very best out of almost any opponent has simply become second nature. Even in the lowest points of his rivalry with Shinsuke Nakamura, Styles was having the best matches on almost every show he was on. As Nakamura eased into his new role as United
When it comes to Shark Week, we're easily duped. Last year, we thought Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps was actually going to get into the water with a Great White and race it. He didn't. This year, when we heard that Ronda Rousey was going to be part of the 30th anniversary Shark Week celebration, we naturally envisioned the former UFC champ going toe-to-fin with a toothy predator in a hellacious steel-cage match. She won't. Still, nothing but a torrential sharknado could keep us away from the most jaw-some programming event of the summer. This year's festivities run July 22-29 on the Discovery Channel and are packed with more than 20 specials. There are also some Bay Area kid-friendly
WWE has released an official video showcasing the full Mattel action figure line that was revealed at this week's San Diego Comic Con, including Ronda Rousey's first Mattel makeover. WWE Chairman Vince McMahon also tweeted out a photo of Rousey's action figure, which prompted several disparaging remarks. Like bobbleheads or any other figurine made to depict a living, breathing person, nobody should expect the Mattel toys to look identical to the real person, but they should at least bear some resemblance. Among all of the WWE Mattel action figures unveiled at San Diego Comin Con, it looks like Rousey's missed the mark the most of all. Multiple other plastic versions of WWE superstars were also
MMA icon Ronda Rousey could be joined in WWE by her husband and UFC fighter Travis Brown. The UFC Hall of Famer is arguably the hottest star in professional wrestling after trading the Octagon for the squared circle. The 31-year-old stunned fans in her debut at WrestleMania 34 and now has her sights set on Raw Women's Champion Alexa Bliss. Her performances have earned rave reviews at a time when the cross-over between WWE and UFC has never been more high profile. WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar is currently readying himself for a UFC return to challenge heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Cormier - also UFC Light-heavyweight Champion - is a big wrestling fan, expected to move into sports
“The Baddest Woman on the Planet” “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey joins “The Master of the 619” Rey Mysterio as pre-order playable characters for the forthcoming WWE 2K19. Rousey will be making her WWE video game debut this year, while Mysterio makes his first WWE video game appearance since WWE 2K15. “As a WWE superstar, having support from the Piper family means everything to me,” Rousey said in a press release. “It's an honor to be part of WWE 2K19 and have my name mentioned alongside so many important superstars in WWE history, including Rey Mysterio, Kurt Angle, Ultimate Warrior, Sting and Goldberg.” Chris Snyder, vice president of marketing at 2K, added: “From an Olympic tatami to the UFC octagon
I started this show with such high hopes. It felt like a callback to the very beginning. In July of 2016, Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley announced the creation of the Universal Championship. In celebration, Foley booked two fatal four-way matches to determine who should fight Seth Rollins to become the first ever Universal Champion. Kurt Angle booked two triple threats on this show with the exact same intentions. Who should face Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam? Two years of turbulence had passed. It's time for a reset. What a fool I was. The first triple threat featured Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns vs. Finn Balor. The second was Seth Rollins vs. Elias vs. Bobby Lashley. You-Know-Who won the first.
It's kind of weird they have a pay-per-view with the gimmick of “the matches are extreme!” when they don't bother making all of them have extreme rules of some kind, but maybe that's also an overkill for the match type, so maybe just don't do the gimmick pay-per-view at all and build stories that lead to needing an “extreme” rule set for individual matches throughout the year? Anyway, I don't mean to make it sound like you shouldn't watch WWE's upcoming network special, because there are at least five things worth watching on it. It's convenient how said preview gimmick works out so the only time I need to write about Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley is right here, where I tell you I will not be listing their match as a reason to watch Extreme Rules 2018, yeah?