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Brock Lesnar to UFC? You may be getting trolled

The news making its way around the web today has Brock Lesnar ready to leave WWE for UFC when his contract comes up after WrestleMania 34.


WWE No Mercy Preview: Thoughts on Cena-Reigns, Lesnar-Strowman

WWE loaded up the card for No Mercy, a September Raw brand pay-per-view with two WrestleMania main event-quality matches.


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Podcast: Can UVA football pull off the huge upset on Saturday at Virginia Tech?

AFP editor Chris Graham isn’t yet trippin’ on too much turkey, but he’s suggesting that 2-9 UVA has a shot at the upset of 8-3 Virginia Tech on Saturday.


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Podcast: Wrestling, UVA sports, news on The Chris Graham Show

Tuesday is wrestling day on The Chris Graham Show. Chris also talks UVA sports, Thanksgiving Day football and more.


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Video: Chris Graham reviews WWE Survivor Series, Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar

AFP editor Chris Graham reviews WWE Survivor Series, and tries to make sense of the Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar main event.


Did WWE just lose Brock Lesnar to UFC?

Brock Lesnar was dominant in his return to the octagon in a unanimous decision win over heavyweight contender Mark Hunt Saturday night at UFC 200.


WWE Fastlane: Winners, losers and more from the show

We can start with the obvious. The biggest losers at WWE Fastlane were those of us who spent three hours fighting spotty broadcast signals and common sense to watch.


New WWE champ Triple H: This is what’s best for business?

Everybody was in on the big secret that Triple H was going to win the WWE title at the Royal Rumble, though the company did its best to try to make us act surprised.


Seth Rollins out for nine months: WWE in crisis mode? Paging Brock Lesnar

We were heading into WrestleMania season with Seth Rollins the likely WWE champ, perhaps getting ready for a break and co-main event with Authority figure Triple H, or a Shield reunion with Roman Reigns.


Podcast: Review of WWE Hell in a Cell

WWE needed a solid Hell in a Cell on the heels of several weeks of low TV ratings. Did the show do what it needed to do? Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham, former head writer for Awesome Wrestling Entertainment, breaks down the pay-per-view, highlighted by the surprise return of Alberto Del Rio and a surprise end to the main event with Brock Lesnar and Undertaker.


Night of Champions Review: The payoff is Seth Rollins vs. Kane?

Even Seth Rollins isn’t allowed to beat John Cena two straight times. That was among the things we learned at Sunday’s WWE Night of Champions, which ended predictably with Cena topping Rollins for the U.S. title, and Rollins then pinning Sting to defend the WWE title.


WWE SummerSlam Review: Did that just happen?

Jon Stewart interfered in the Seth Rollins-John Cena WWE title match at SummerSlam, which is news itself. Then consider that the former Daily Show host made his presence felt in WWE by hitting Cena in the abdomen with a steel chair, thus aiding Rollins, his TV rival since before WrestleMania 31.


Will SummerSlam live up to the hype?

Nice salesmanship on the Brock Lesnar-Undertaker match headlining this weekend’s SummerSlam: “Too big for WrestleMania.”


WWE Battleground: Match Ratings

Chris Graham rates the matches on the card for WWE Battleground. How did the surprise return of The Undertaker play out in the final accounting?


WWE Battleground Review: Plot twists, and the plot thickens

If you thought you knew going in what was going to happen at WWE Battleground, yeah, you were off, way off. Which is good for WWE fans, who had clearly been getting bored with the product of late.


Live Coverage: WWE Battleground

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham anchors our live coverage of the 2015 WWE Battleground, with the main event being a WWE Title match between champion Seth Rollins and former champ Brock Lesnar.


WWE Battleground: Does Brock Lesnar leave with the gold?

Brock Lesnar is back in the mix, and it couldn’t have come a moment sooner. Ratings for WWE Monday Night Raw have been tanking in the tank with Seth Rollins at the top of the food chain as WWE champ, not so much an indictment of Rollins as the lack of marketable challengers.


Money in the Bank Preview: Who walks out with the briefcase?

Two things at WWE Money in the Bank we can predict with certainty: Seth Rollins is going to leave as world champ, and John Cena is going to even his summer series with Kevin Owens. Who wins the match that is the title of the show is very much a question.


Podcast: WWE Money in the Bank preview, Brock Lesnar returns, Samoa Joe in NXT, more

CGI Raw Impact Wrestling host Chris Graham previews the WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view. Also on this week’s podcast, Chris talks about the return of Brock Lesnar, the latest on Ring of Honor and TNA, and offers thoughts on the next steps for Samoa Joe in NXT.


WrestleMania 31 Review: Seth Rollins emerges as WWE champ

Seth Rollins lost a clean fall to Randy Orton in a suspiciously early match on the WrestleMania 31 card, so suspiciously early that you knew that Rollins’ night wasn’t done.


WrestleMania 31 Preview: How does the night end for Seth Rollins?

Let’s make this clear right here and right now: Seth Rollins is the future of WWE. The question: is he also the present?


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CGI with Chris Graham: Ted Cruz, Brock Lesnar, Germanwings, Kentucky basketball

The debut podcast of CGI with Chris Graham talks Ted Cruz running for president, the latest in the Germanwings plane crash mystery, Brock Lesnar re-signing with WWE and Kentucky’s pursuit of an undefeated season.


Brock Lesnar re-signs with WWE: You had to see this coming

Give WWE credit for having a flair for the dramatic. WWE champ Brock Lesnar went on ESPN SportsCenter, as Brock Lesnar, real life guy, awkward as hell, stumbling over his words, not Brock Lesnar, The Beast Incarnate, to announce, well, something.


Fast Lane: WWE interstitial between Royal Rumble, WrestleMania

The WWE calendar revolves around three big events a year. The Royal Rumble and WrestleMania are interconnected, and just a couple of months apart.


Daniel Bryan in WrestleMania main event: Big mistake if it happens?

The rumor mill has WWE head honcho Vince McMahon considering adding former WWE champ Daniel Bryan to the main event for WrestleMania 31.


WWE Royal Rumble Preview: The Road to WrestleMania 31 Begins

A triple threat world title match, then the Rumble itself: this weekend’s WWE Royal Rumble is setting the stage for The Road to WrestleMania 31.


CM Punk Rules: How UFC will make money with The Best in the World

CM Punk and Dana White aren’t doing business with any plans for their UFC experiment to fail, and there’s a way to make sure that it doesn’t fail.


WWE TLC Review: Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper steal the show

No Brock Lesnar, no Randy Orton, no Sting, no Triple H, John Cena on at 9 p.m. Eastern. WWE’s TLC pay-per-view was dominated by the next generation of WWE Superstars.


Line up the tomato cans: How will CM Punk fare in UFC?

Brock Lesnar was an NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion before leaving WWE to star in UFC. The best CM Punk can claim is that he has trained in MMA off and on for a few years.


WWE gets something right? Good moves with booking on Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler

WWE hasn’t been getting much right lately. For all the hype the company is trying to give to its free month of WWE Network, for example, you’re not giving away the product for free if people were buying it.


Rock vs. Triple H at WrestleMania: Is it 2000 or something?

Spoiler alert: Rock and Triple H are going to have a discussion backstage at WWE Smackdown Friday night about a match at WrestleMania 31.


TNA tries to land CM Punk: What do you think the Best in the World had to say?

TNA reportedly reached out to CM Punk to make an offer that would essentially have hitched the wagon of wrestling’s #2 company to the enigmatic Best in the World. What do you think Punk had to say in response?


Jim Ross gets us thinking: CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31?

With Roman Reigns on the shelf following surgery, WWE world champ Brock Lesnar needs an opponent for WrestleMania 31. Jim Ross blogged this week on an intriguing possible fill-in for Reigns: CM Punk.


WWE Night of Champions Review: What were they thinking?

Cluster at the end of Night of Champions: That’s all you can conjure here with reference to the screwjob ending to the Brock Lesnar-John Cena main event.


Monday Night Raw Review: Are we ready for Night of Champions, or what?

Wow, interesting move there by WWE creative, closing Raw with a long segment putting the spotlight on the Rusev-Mark Henry match that, by all rights, should be the first or second match on Night of Champions.


Daniel Bryan may be returning sooner: Is this good news?

WWE has been targeting a Survivor Series return for recent champ Daniel Bryan, but he may be able to get back in action sooner with his rehab starting to go better than had been expected.


WWE and the Brock Lesnar Blues

All indications are that WWE wants to keep its world title on Brock Lesnar through WrestleMania 31 for a main-event match with Roman Reigns.


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Pro wrestling business model shows flaws

Wrestling, like a cockroach in an abandoned building, has proven itself hearty enough to survive anything, but whether sports entertainment as we know it now can survive in its present form is very much at question. I’d recommend enjoying what we have while we still have it, because change is coming, and the changes that I see coming aren’t good.


Why have John Cena in a Brock Lesnar rematch at WWE Night of Champions?

Triple H announced Tuesday night during the TV taping for WWE Main Event that former WWE champ John Cena will utilize the rematch clause in his contract to challenge new champ Brock Lesnar in the main event at the next WWE pay-per-view, Night of Champions.


SummerSlam Hits and Misses: Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, Stephanie-Brie-Nikki

HIT: Brock Lesnar squashes WWE Champ John Cena Yeah, wow. Lesnar, the former WWE and UFC champ, dominated Cena, hitting a reported 16 German suplexes and a pair of F5s, one 45 seconds into the match, the second as the finisher.


Live Blog: WWE SummerSlam 2014

Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham leads a live blog during WWE SummerSlam 2014. Matches include WWE champ John Cena defending against Brock Lesnar, Stephanie McMahon facing Brie Bella, Roman Reigns taking on Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose squaring off with Seth Rollins, Chris Jericho battling Bray Wyatt and Intercontinental champ The Miz defending against Dolph Ziggler.


SummerSlam Preview: Lesnar-Cena, Wyatt-Jericho, Stephanie-Brie, more

It’s the summer WrestleMania. That’s one way to think of SummerSlam, arguably, with apologies to Royal Rumble, the second-biggest WWE pay-per-view of the year, if only because of its timing.


Let the hype begin: Brock vs. Cena at SummerSlam

Brock Lesnar faces WWE Champion John Cena in the main event at WWE SummerSlam Sunday night. As you may be aware, you can sign up for the WWE Network for just $9.99 a month to watch SummerSlam and the rest of WWE’s monthly pay-per-view offerings. The Lesnar-Cena match is expected to launch the run-up to WrestleMania 31, as the storylines of the summer give way. Who will win the clash of the WWE titans? And more importantly for WWE’s bottom line, how many people will take the hint and sign up for the Network?


Monday Night Raw Review: Good work on Hogan birthday segment, another stupid Stephanie-Brie exchange

Hogan birthday does its job: Until Brock Lesnar’s music hit, the Hulk Hogan birthday celebration made no sense whatsoever, except as a throwback to the fun Old School Raw from earlier in the year.


Wrestling Beat: Daniel Bryan stops burglar, DiBiase on The Streak, Cena wants to be heel?

John Cena will turn heel, eventually. Everybody turns heel, eventually. Eventually is a long way down the road in Cena’s case.


Insulting your consumers: What’s best for business, WWE?

Paul Levesque, known to wrestling fans as Triple H, the 13-time WWE world champion and now executive vice president of the company, doesn’t like WWE fans. At least that’s the impression that he gave in cutting a promo, using the parlance of wrestling, on WWE’s flagship weekly TV show, Monday Night Raw, this week.


SummerSlam Main Event: John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar

It’s now official: the match that we’ve been anticipating for weeks between WWE champ John Cena and former champ Brock Lesnar, the one in the 21-1 WrestleMania run of The Undertaker, is the main event at WWE SummerSlam.


Wrestling Beat: Rock return? CM Punk now on WWE alumni page, Bobby Lashley

Return of The Rock? Dwayne Johnson appeared on ESPN’s Sports Nation on Tuesday and told host Michelle Beadle that he would “love” to wrestle again, and that he’s talked to Vince McMahon about a return to WWE.


Sting: I want Undertaker

Sting is finally talking publicly about his plans regarding WWE, and first on his agenda: a match with Undertaker.


Here we go again: John Cena wins WWE title at MITB

You knew it would end that way – with John Cena coming down the ladder with the WWE and World Heavyweight titles at the end of Money in the Bank.


Something in common: WWE, TNA have unsettled world title situations

Word out of WWE is that Daniel Bryan is not seeing good early returns from his rehab from minor neck surgery, and in fact is experiencing weakness in his right arm that would seem to indicate that there could be more to his injury than had originally been suspected.


Spur of the moment: How late was decision made to end Undertaker Streak?

Interesting discussion between Jim Ross and Shawn Michaels on the latest Ross Report about The Undertaker and the end of The Streak – shedding new light on how long WWE was planning to have Brock Lesnar end The Streak at WrestleMania 30.


Steve Austin: A comeback to face Brock Lesnar?

Steve Austin said during an interview that he was conducting on his podcast of Paul Heyman that he would entertain a match with Brock Lesnar.


How did WWE keep the end of Undertaker Streak secret?

The end of the Undertaker Streak at WrestleMania 30 was such a deep secret that not even referee Chad Patton knew.


Here we go again? Yet another report has Sting signing with WWE

For the zillionth time, we have a report that Sting has signed a deal with WWE, this time from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.