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Posts from the ‘Phil’s Fight Journal’ Category

24
Oct

Brock Lesnar Loses: Bad for UFC Business?

The Ultimate Fighting Championship presented UFC 21 on Saturday night from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. In front of a sold out crowd, the UFC hit another homerun. It seems that everything they touch turns to gold.

Business is booming. Read moreRead more

16
Oct

WWE vs UFC: Pro-wrestling has lost it’s edge

Professional wrestling has completely lost it’s edge. To say it’s different from the “golden era” would be the understatement of the century. The ratings have dropped from 6.4′s that they were doing in the late 90′s, to a weekly average of 3.2.

Scary. Read moreRead more

19
Sep

WWE RAW Review (September 13 2010)

After a short hiatus, I’m back with this week’s RAW review. This week marked the “season premiere” of RAW (I never understood that, but whatever). The show started off backstage with the camera zooming in on the RAW Roulette wheel. Orton and Cena stood face to face waiting for the announcement on their main-event tonight. The wheel landed on a Tables Match. Read moreRead more

6
Sep

TNA No Surrender

Last night, TNA Wrestling presented “No Surrender” live from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. This is another pay-per-view presented by the Hogan-Bischoff regime. To say these two have destroyed everything that was unique about TNA would be an understatement. Read moreRead more

2
Sep

WWE RAW Review (August 30 2010)

Bret Hart kicks off the 900th episode of WWE RAW. He talks about some of the moments on RAW and says that the only man still active from that period is The Undertaker. Kane’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. He talks about how he will destroy The Undertaker once and for all. Arena goes black and Taker is in the ring. The RAW GM chimes in and announces Bret Hart .vs. Undertaker as tonight’s main-event. Ridiculous. Bret Hart is not allowed to take bumps due to an insurance policy that he has when his career was ended due to post-concussion syndrome. I don’t know why WWE insists on booking him in main-events on the show when everyone in the crowd and at home know he can’t wrestle anymore. Talk about insulting your audience’s intelligence. Read moreRead more

27
Aug

UFC 118 Toney vs Couture Preview


This Saturday night, the headlines will read “MMA vs Boxing,” which sport will reign supreme? For the first time ever, a heavyweight boxing champion is going to enter the octagon and answer the questions that many fans have had since the emergence of the UFC. Who would win in a fight? A boxer or a UFC fighter? The headline of UFC 118′s card is none other than heavyweight boxer James Toney against the veteran beast of the UFC, Randy Couture. Read moreRead more

24
Aug

Monday Night RAW Review (Aug 23 2010)

RAW started off with Sheamus and the mystery General Manager stating that Sheamus would sit atop the entrance and watch a couple of matches to determine his challenger at the WWE Night of Champions pay-per-view in a couple weeks. Read moreRead more

7
Aug

UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen Predictions

Tonight the UFC presents one of the most stacked pay-per-view cards in recent memory. Anderson Silva, Matt Hughes, and Junior Dos Santos are all in action. Let’s get to the predictions!

UFC Middleweight Championship
Anderson “The Spider” Silva .vs. Chael Sonnen

To say that Chael Sonnen has talked a lot of trash would be the understatement of the century. Going into this fight, Silva is obviously the favourite, although some seem to think that Sonnen has a chance if he’s able to take Silva to the ground early. The big story in this fight will be whether or not Silva acts professionally.

His last fight in against Damian Mia was a joke to say the least. Dana White stated publicly that if Silva ever disrespects an opponent like that again, he will be released from his UFC contract immediately. Whether or not that’s simply a scare tactic remains to be seen. But either way, it’s definitely a way to add some excitement to tonight’s main-event. Read moreRead more

6
Jun

Ultimate Fighter Season 11 Predictions

Season 11 of the Ultimate Fighter is down to the semi-finals.  With Tito Ortiz injured and now off the show, Rich Franklin has taken his place as the coach of the red team, and Chuck Lidell’s opponent at the upcoming UFC pay per view. Read moreRead more