Olympian Turned UFC Star Respects Pro Wrestling
UFC light-heavyweight and former Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier told Fight Hub that he has the utmost respect for pro wrestling after trying it and finding it too tough on the body:
It hurts so bad. It hurts bad! I tried it. I thought about going to WWF, I promise you. After the Olympics in ’04. I went to a couple of shows too. … (Muhammad) ‘King Mo’ (Lawal) actually went to the training camp before he started doing this. I stopped right before that because I was too afraid. I was like, ‘Man this hurts.’ They slam you in the ring. I went to TNA wrestling back in the day. Me and Joel Williams got to walk down the ramp; they did a couple of body slams and were like, ‘You gotta throw your arms back!’ And I was like, “Man this hurts, I’m done.’ I’m not doing professional wrestling.
But you know it’s fake right? Derrrp!
Dana White Calls McMahon A Trailblazer
UFC President Dana White called Vince McMahon a trailblazer when asked about the WWE Network following Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night.
You know, Vince is a guy who is a trailblazer. Look at the stuff that Vince has done throughout his career with WWE and how he took wrestling and where he brought it. Who knows? Maybe that works for him. Doesn’t make sense to me. Now a lot of the distributors are talking about dropping them.
He’s an animal man; he’s a trailblazer.” he went on. “It’s hard to doubt Vince when you look at what he’s done. When you talk about Vince’s career and the things that he’s done – the one thing that everyone says, ‘XFL!’ Okay, so, one thing he tried didn’t work. When I was a little kid, I was watching Vince on TV as one of the commentators. That’s how long this guy’s been around and how long he’s been kicking ass. So, good for him. I hope that it works out for him and I hope that it’s successful for him.
January 17, 2014, WWE SmackDown Results
Here’s what went down on this week’s SmackDown:
– The New Age Outlaws def. Cody Rhodes & Goldust, after Vickie hit the ramp to remind everyone that the Rumble is every man for themselves. This allowed Gunn to get the roll up.
– Paul Heyman announced Brock Lesnar will appear on Raw.
– Rey Mysterio def. Alberto Del Rio, with a roll up. AFter the match Del Rio locked in the Cross Armbreaker.
– Naomi def. Tamina, with a Moonsault.
– Bray Wyatt addressed Daniel Bryan’s “betrayal”, saying “Daniel Bryan was given every chance to walk with the reapers, and now he will burn with the saints.”
– Big E Langston def. Fandango, with The Big Ending.
– The Shield promised to emerge unified from Royal Rumble Match.
– The Usos def. The Real Americans, when Jimmy hit the Splash on Jack Swagger.
– CM Punk’s stand against the Authority was unseated by Kane’s chokeslam.