Podcast: Mayweather-Pacquiao recap, Ronda Rousey, TNA, more

wrestling-ring2CGI host Chris Graham talks combat sports with regular guest Doug Ward. The show this week takes an in-depth look at the big Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight. With fans expressing near-universal displeasure over the megadud, was this boxing’s last stand? Graham and Ward discuss that, and lay out ideas how Mayweather can set himself up as a legitimate promoter using his last fight later this year as leverage.

The conversation then turns to UFC star Ronda Rousey. Can Rousey become the next big combat sports crossover star along the lines of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson? That topic, and how Rousey, UFC and WWE can best do business together is discussed.

The state of TNA and Jeff Jarrett’s Global Force Wrestling take us to the bridge, with the show wrapping with more on the Rise and Demise of AWE, the topic involving Awesome Wrestling Entertainment, which Ward founded in 2010, and with Graham and Ward working together in 2011 saw the company produce wrestling’s first and likely last independent wrestling promotion In Demand pay-per-view live event.

More inside stuff on the pay-per-view, Night of the Legends, wraps up our show.

 

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