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Video – Jim Ross, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Paul Heyman, And Bill Goldberg Talk About Brock

Kudos to Ariel Helwani for putting together such great video coverage of UFC 116. Here’s yet another gem from him. He interviews Jim Ross, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Paul Heyman, and Bill Goldberg. Heyman’s last line is awesome.

Stone Cold And Goldberg Together In Vegas For UFC 116

Here ya go!!!Look who is hanging out together in Vegas before the big fight. Click the photo to see it in much better quality. For whatever reason, TweetPhoto doesn’t want to show it in decent resolution.

Bill Goldberg And Maria Kanelis OnThe New Season Of Celebrity Apprentice?

If this turns out to be true, it’s going to be a fun season of the Donald Trump reality show Celebrity Apprentice.

According to Figure Four Online/Wrestling Observer, Bill Goldberg and WWE diva Maria Kanelis were spotted shooting the opening sequence to the new season of the show.

The show isn’t the ratings bonanza that it once was, but it’s still fairly popular. Other celebrities expected to be included on the show are Cyndi Lauper, Holly Robinson Peete, Sinbad, Darryl Strawberry, and Sharon Osbourne.

With Robinson Peete and Kanelis possibly on board, it could be a good looking season.

Wrestlemania XX – Vince McMahon’s Baby Turns 20

Wrestlemania was Vince McMahon’s baby. Technically Stephanie and Shane were his kids, but one could imagine that Vince took just as much care in his raising and handling of Wrestlemania as he did with his own children. And shame on those of you who just said that he might’ve shown more love and care for Wrestlemania. Wrestlemania was live in Madison Square Garden in 1985, and Wrestlemania 10 was also at the Garden in 1995. It didn’t take a genius to figure that Wrestlemania XX would call the Garden home. The line-up was stacked for Mania XX and Vince started promoting the event at Mania XIX. It had an entire year of promotion and it delivered.

There were a couple big ifs about this PPV. Or maybe a couple of big woulds. Would Vince McMahon give Chris Benoit the World Championship? Would Vince McMahon give Eddie Guerrero more than a one month reign as WWE Champion? Would Mick Foley be the Mick Foley of old? And would Hulk Hogan make a triumphant return at Wrestlemania XX?

Well, the answer to the first three questions was yes, but sadly, at least from this old Hulkamaniac’s point of view, the fourth was a big fat no. The PPV was set up with making Chris Benoit the superstar wrestling fans have always wanted him to be as well as establishing Eddy Guerrero as a fighting champion. And it did those things very well in my opinion.

The problem with having a PPV of this magnitude is that if it is a solid event, but doesn’t quite match the hype, it almost feels like a failure. And while that wasn’t the case here, if it wasn’t for the two championship bouts, it might’ve been looked at as a failure. The reason for that is because there were two huge matches that were advertised just as hard and maybe even harder than the two championship matches, and those failed miserably.
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