John Pollock looks at the viability of the XFL in 2020 with more questions than answers after Vince McMahon’s announcement, HBO releases trailer for the Andre the Giant doc, a preview of New Beginning in Sapporo, fantastic profile on Kassius Ohno, Bellator 193 tonight, confusion at UFC 220 with the rules, Impact number and lots more news.
Stephanie McMahon will be part of the commentary team for the women’s Royal Rumble, SmackDown Live’s audience stays flat, next year’s Royal Rumble booked for a baseball stadium, Nate Diaz hints at a return this spring, UFC and Bellator numbers from this past weekend, Samoa Joe on NXT pre-show, preview of the UFC on FOX card, and more.
A big preview for tonight’s 25th Anniversary of Raw, a list of all the special appearances announced for Raw, the many objectives for tonight’s Raw, POST Wrestling schedule for Royal Rumble Week, review of Fantasticamania night two at Korakuen Hall, James Ellsworth shows up at Destiny show, alternates for Bellator’s Heavyweight Grand Prix, and more.
The WWE issues statement on Hulk Hogan, charges dropped against the driver that killed Jan Ross, son of Whipper Billy Watson passes away, Impact posts Barbed Wire Massacre, weigh-in results from UFC 220 & Bellator 192, 205 Live goes on the road, Edmonton expected to allow pro wrestling shows to resume, the end of Spike TV & more.
The WWE had added additional names for the 25th Anniversary of Raw, a pre-show is set for Monday’s Raw, Kevin Nash cannot make it, Ethan Carter III spotted at the Performance Center, review of this week’s NXT episode, Roman Reigns issues statement on allegations, UFC press conference scheduled for Friday & more.
Raw saw a big boost in viewership with a lack of football competition and Braun Strowman carrying interest, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn describe dangerous Hell in a Cell finish, Owens discusses headbutt angle with Vince McMahon, latest regarding location for Impact’s Redemption event, New Japan announced Osaka card is sold out and lots more news.