Dave Bautista, the former WWE world champion turned actor, announced his official retirement from sports entertainment after one last match at WrestleMania 35 on Sunday at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey (Monday in Manila). "Batista" lost to Triple H in a No Holds Barred match at WrestleMania 35, with WWE Hall-of-Famer Ric Flair providing an assist. Triple H's wrestling career was on the line in the match. Batista had made his official return to WWE on February 25, attacking Flair backstage during his birthday celebration. Afterward, he issued a challenge to Triple H that "The Game" eventually accepted. Known for playing Drax in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" movies, Batista confirmed after the match that it would be his last in the WWE. "Tonight was my story book ending and I wanted to leave you with all I had to give. I’ll miss this theater of violence more than I can express in words but I am officially retiring from Sports Entertainment," announced the 50-year-old … [Read more...] about News Batista officially retires from WWE after WrestleMania 35
News on ronda rousey
WrestleMania season is in full swing and the rumour mills are churning out one speculation after the other. The latest news from the WWE circle is that Ronda Rousey will lose at WrestleMania and Rusev may leave the company. Rousey came into the WWE amid gigantic mainstream attention and hype. The former UFC wrestler was quickly pushed to the main event scene after showing remarkable skill during her in-ring debut at WrestleMania 34. She has since been undefeated in the WWE but there are speculations that her end with Vince McMahon's company is drawing near. Ronda had made it abundantly clear that she wants to start a family soon saying that all the energy she spends in the WWE is energy she cannot dedicate to her family. "Sometimes I feel like I can't do it all. I have to pick one thing. I can't wrestle forever because I feel like I'm failing my family," Rousey said in a video on her YouTube channel in November. "It's rough." "I wouldn't be leaving home unless it was to do the most … [Read more...] about WWE RAW: Ronda Rousey to lose and leave to start family after WrestleMania?
Basketball star Steph Curry recently spoke on a podcast expressing his doubts that man really landed on the moon. If you’re a bit more than a casual follower of sports, you probably know, as you tear your hair out at this new bout of nonsense from an athlete, that it’s not the first time we’ve heard a bout of nonsense from his kind. Professional athletes are becoming more and more outspoken and brave enough to advocate for important causes as we go deeper into the 21st century. While most of the time, that’s not a bad thing, we still get the occasional instance where we wonder if we give them too much influence. You get moments like the Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving proudly proclaiming the Earth is flat, and other athletes believing him and following suit. Why does this happen to athletes anyway? Sports Illustrated seems to think they’re just operating out of doubt, and when you think about it, that makes sense. Let’s take a quick look back at … [Read more...] about Steph Curry doubts we landed on the moon—and other athlete-purported fake news
ONE Championship has added yet another big name to their family, as former UFC and Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion Miesha "Cupcake" Tate is set to join the Asian mixed martial arts promotion. ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced on his Facebook page that Tate has been appointed as a Vice President and will be moving to Singapore permanently. “It is both an honor and a privilege to announce that women’s mixed martial arts world champion Miesha Tate will be joining ONE Championship as Vice President," Sityodtong added via the official press release. "Miesha has been an incredible pioneer for the sport, and has been an inspiration for many young men and women. What impresses me most about Miesha is her humility, compassion, honor, and respect. Throughout her career, Miesha has always exemplified the deep-rooted martial arts values of integrity, humility, honor, respect, courage, discipline, and compassion. Not only is she a good friend, … [Read more...] about News MMA: Former UFC champ Miesha Tate joins ONE Championship as Vice President
Boxing is dead. This is hardly news to anyone. According to boxing historian Patrick Connor, the phrase was first uttered in 1899 by William Brady, manager for heavyweight champion James Jefferies. By 1961, Jack Dempsey blew out the candles on his 66th birthday, lamenting, “Without fresh talent, boxing is dying.” Even as the 1965 rematch between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston headed to Lewiston, Maine, a bewildered Rocky Marciano told the press: “I don’t care who sees what on TV. Boxing is dead.” The chorus grew after Mike Tyson retired in 2005. And it was déjà vu all over again in 2017 after Floyd Mayweather Jr. walked away as boxing’s first minted billion-dollar earner against Conor McGregor. The newest cause of boxing’s death? The Ultimate Fighting Championship. The mixed martial art’s exploding popularity, we hear, is hammering yet another nail into boxing’s coffin. Founded in 1993, the league has flourished since its … [Read more...] about UFC isn’t killing boxing, it’s using boxing to survive