Impact wrestling paying fans in India?!

Impact Wrestling filmed in India last week and according to insider Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter it was a little shady. Reportedly fans were paid 250-400 rupees just for attending the event. The  500 people there were also told who to cheer and who to boo and they even choreographed the wave. WTF Impact?  We’ve … Read more

Akebono in coma

Sumo wrestling legend, former MMA fighter and current pro wrestler Akebono apparently had a rough go this past week. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer recently gave an update that Akebono had been taken to a hospital last Tuesday night after a show in Fukuoaka, Japan for the DDT promotion. The sumo legend was reportedly placed … Read more

INSIDE MMA 7-10-09

Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice are joined this week with an all-star cast of Josh Barnett, Ken Shamrock, and Dave Meltzer. Barnett is there to talk about his upcoming bout with Fedor Emelianenko and Bas has the first part of his exclusive interview with Fedor.

Part 1

Pat 2 after the jump…

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ELITE XC SHOW ON CBS A HUGE SUCCESS. BUT…

At least as far as ratings go, it will be called a success and the most watched MMA show of all time. Here’s the latest report from Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer: “Elite XC a huge success The show did a 2.7 rating in prime time based on the fast nationals. The final rating … Read more

ELITE XC ON CBS IS A SUCCESS ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER OF VIEWERS WHO TUNED IN

by:  Jack Bratcher Dave Meltzer from The Wrestling Observer has this report: “We don’t have a rating yet, but the news is very encouraging.The half-hours in the 18-49 demo were 1.4, 1.6, 2.1 and 2.4. The first hour was nothing impressive but the second hour was the highest rated in the demo on television for … Read more