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A written apology, an accidental historian, and tough questions for relics of MMA’s past

Originally posted on MMAjunkie:

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The letter is as good a place to start as any. The letter is a story in itself.

Dated March 22, 1996, addressed to the offices of the Semaphore Entertainment Group on 57th Street in New York City, and signed by David L. “Tank” Abbott, it’s a piece of MMA history that’s just weird enough to be worth preserving, even if questions of where and how it should be preserved are not so easily answered in this sport.

The letter is an apology. That much is clear right off the bat, as Abbott declares that “a sufficient amount of time has passed” since UFC 8 for him to look back on his actions that evening and feel “appalled and ashamed” of his own behavior. He admits that he acted like “a total simpleton” at the event. He offers his “heartfelt apology,” though it’s not clear exactly what…

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ROH Returns To Minnesota In July

Originally posted on Ring-Rap.com:


The Aftershock Tour is coming to Hopkins!
Saturday, July 11th, 2015 – 7pm Bell Time
Tickets Are On Sale Now

This past weekend the ROH’s CONQUEST TOUR rocked the Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center in the Twin Cities! We are happy to announce that we’ll be returning to Hopkins on Saturday night, July 11th, 2015. Minnesota is one of our favorite places to visit, and the ROH Stars love to perform in front of the wild & vocal fans there!

As always, becoming a Ringside Member gets you there first! In addition to first-chance ticket sales, Ringside Membership gives you the first look at ROH TV online, exclusive content, merchandise discounts, and a lot more.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here.

Ring of Honor Wrestling Presents

The Aftershock Tour

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Hopkins Eisenhower Community Center
1001 Minnesota 7
Hopkins, MN 55305

Doors open…

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Lucha Underground on El Rey Network (04.15.15)

Originally posted on PDRwrestling:

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April 15, 2015
Los Angeles, CA
The Temple

From the roof of the Temple, Dario Cueto approaches Aerostar while he is gazing out into the heavens. Cueto reminds Aerostar that Drago gets his inspiration from the depths of hell. If Aerostar sees a shooting star, he should make a wish. Be careful what you wish for though. Everything in his Temple has a price.

Your hosts are Matt Striker and Brother Vampiro.

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Tales From Westeros: The High Sparrow

Originally posted on "The Brotherhood of Evil Geeks":

Hello again geeks, it’s almost time for the weekend, which means you can relive last week’s Game of Thrones episode with me here as I hash out all that I loved and hated about it. Things are moving along fast this season, and emotions are high. But you can only fit so much in to an hour long episode, so let’s see what this wedding filled episode had for us.


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Verne Gagne Passes Away at Age 89


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Why can’t we have nice things?

Originally posted on Moai Martial Arts:


With our imaginary combat sports adversary boxing quickly approaching its biggest event in damn near decades, we sit here as MMA fans with our heads in our hands. Why can’t we have nice things!?

Our greatest Champion is on the run from the law. Or in custody. Or training for his next fight. Who knows…

The last PPV the UFC held was marred by lawsuits and the impossible nature of promoting a 125 lb. champion in today’s market.

Our folk hero Anderson Silva has become just another ‘roid junkie. 

GSP and Brock Lesnar, two of the brightest stars in the history of the sport have seemingly left for greener pastures.

And here we are. Attempting to defend our sports’ legitimacy to those old-timey, fedora wearing, cigar smoking boxing fans and we just can’t. The sport of MMA is in shambles.

For whatever reason, the UFC is going to…

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