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 Post subject: ycB- WWE (@WWE) October 18, 2016Line of the nigh
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Super middleweight contender Callum Smith, whos in a prime position as the mandatory challenger for the winner of the world title unification fight between James DeGale and Badou Jack, will risk his status.Smith will defend his British title against mandatory challenger Luke Blackledge on the Anthony Joshua-Eric Molina undercard at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, on Dec. 10, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn announced Monday.Smith will be making the first defense of the vacant British belt he won by first-round knockout of Rocky Fielding last November. Smith (21-0, 16 KOs), 26, has won three more fights since then, including the European title, but the British title was not on the line.DeGale (23-1, 14 KOs), Smiths British countryman, and Swedens Jack (20-1-2, 12 KOs), a Floyd Mayweather protégé living in Las Vegas, are due to meet Jan. 14 (Showtime) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, to unify their 168-pound world titles. The winners next fight is supposed to come against Smith, as long as he takes care of Blackledge.The WBC have told both fighters (DeGale and Jack) theyve got to sign before the (Jan. 14) fight and the winner has to fight Callum Smith, Hearn told ESPN.Hearn said he would like to have Smith face the winner in May or June and do it outdoors at a stadium in the United Kingdom.With DeGale, its a big fight, Hearn said of what would be an all-British showdown.Smith is content to defend his British title but anxious for the shot at a world title. Hes?one of the fighting Smith brothers that includes former junior middleweight world titleholder Liam, former junior lightweight title challenger Stephen and former super middleweight title challenger Paul.Luke is a good fighter, Smith said. He comes to win, hes game and durable, and it promises to be a cracking fight. Im proud to be British champion, and Ill defend it until I can get a fight for a world title.It was good to see James and Badou finally get their fight signed. I was in Washington [D.C.] in April when they both defended their titles and agreed to meet in a unification, and I didnt think it would take this long for the fight to happen. I didnt think Id have three fights before getting my chance to fight for the world title, but theyre ready to fight, and while its been a bit frustrating, Ive been active and learning all the time, and its exciting that I will be fighting for a world title next year.Smith said he aims to take care of Blackledge (22-2-2, 7 KOs), 26, and doesnt care who emerges from DeGale-Jack.Its a win-win for me. If Jack wins itll probably be in [Las] Vegas, and thats every fighters dream to fight for a world title in Vegas, Smith said. But if James wins, which I think he will, then thats a massive domestic fight, and weve seen that the British fans love those events.Blackledge has won eight fights in a row since suffering a first-round knockout loss to Fielding in a Commonwealth super middleweight title bout in November 2013. Cheap Indiana Pacers Jerseys . The Clippers were angry about blowing a big lead; the Kings didnt like being in that kind of hole and nearly digging themselves out only to lose. Cheap Swingman Pacers Jerseys . The Vikings announced Thursday that Priefer will be one of seven holdovers from the previous staff, along with offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, wide receivers coach George Stewart and others. Norv Turner will mark his 30th year of coaching in the NFL as the offensive co-ordinator, as widely reported for weeks, and George Edwards will be the defensive co-ordinator. . 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It has become a rite of passage of sorts for pro wrestling fans, particularly those hoping to recapture the spirit of what first hooked them, to yearn for a throwback of nostalgia into the current product.And when it comes to the idea of fantasy booking a big-name celebrity return to WWE, the name Goldberg has continued to hover right near the top of many viewers lists for much of the 12 years since he walked away in 2004.Goldberg, 49, made his triumphant return Monday night, closing Raw with a 10-minute promo that answered Brock Lesnars challenge to a match -- presumably for the Survivor Series pay-per-view?on Nov. 20 -- with a resounding yes as the Denver crowd cheered his return.Brock Lesnar, not only does that mean that youre next, Goldberg said, but most importantly it means Brock Lesnar, youre last.When it comes to checking off all of the boxes with his performance, Goldberg was strong (as was WWEs steady build toward his performance in the final segment, interspersing his career highlights throughout). The former WCW champion, who ran off a fictional unbeaten streak of 173-0 upon his 1997 debut, reprised his famous ring entrance, from a long walk down a backstage hallway -- complete with current WWE superstars cheering him on -- to his emergence on the stage amid a storm of sparks and fireworks.Goldberg was just as strong on the microphone, protecting his tough image with equally tough talk while also putting over the real reason for his return: his wife and young son, who were seated ringside, had never seen him perform as a pro wrestler. His softer side was hammered home with a series of hugs and high fives to children in the front row, further establishing his role as a babyface in his upcoming feud.The distinction was an important one because of Goldbergs age and time away from the ring, which stands out as the greatest challenge WWE will face leading up to Survivor Series as it attempts to credibly build a believable case for his chances against Lesnar.Outside of the groan that came from Raw commentater Michael Cole announcing him as the greatest champion in WCW history, Goldbergs return drew positive reviews on social media and from the large pop he received inside the Pepsi Center on Monday. He acknowledged as much by interrupting the crowds chants of Goldberg! and holy s---! to say, It has been a long time, and you didnt forget.Lesnar was absent on Monday (his return was announced for next week in Minneapolis) and his advocate Paul Heyman provided a brief interview via satellite from WWE headquarters, just one week after initially challenging Goldberg on Lesnars behalf. This episode was all about Goldberg, who referred to Heyman as a fat little stooge and called out Lesnar for not having the balls to do it himself.The return offers Goldberg a chance to exit the company on a much brighter note than his WrestleMania XX victory over Lesnar, which was met with boos 12 years ago by a crowd knowing full well both superstars were set to leave the company.While Goldberg, who regularly trains in mixed martial arts, appeared to be in great shape, his true definition was strategically hid behind a heavy jacket -- which caused him to sweat uncontrollably. The true reveal of the rivalry will come the first time the two combatants lay hands on each other in the coming weeks, which can only help Raws attempt to regain must-see status after slipping behind in-house competitor SmackDown Live in the eyes of many fans.Goldbergs return didnt suspend time to the point where viewers felt transported back to 1998 all over again. But it didnt disappoint at any turn or badly expose the reality of a middle-aged mans return, which was important in terms of setting the stage.As things stand right now, Raw has our attention in a major way. But its how the WWEs creative team builds the feud over the next four weeks that will have just as big a hand in deciding the success of Goldbergs return as how he actually looks in his eventual return to the ring.Hits and missesFor as much as WWE attempted to build suspense as to whether Goldberg would accept Lesnars challenge, commercials that ran Monday in local markets promoting his future appearances (including the Oct. 31 episode of Raw in Hartford, Connecticut) didnt help matters.While Goldbergs return captured Raws heaadlines Monday, the most valuable performance within a single segment came from Rusev, who showcased his comedic chops to near perfection.dddddddddddd Despite a questionable facial hair choice (full beard with no mustache or goatee), Rusev was red-hot for the second straight week on the microphone as he showed pictures of his family members to the crowd before insulting and attacking Roman Reigns. Rusevs comeback to Reigns of, Hey, hey ... you can disrespect my family all you want but you cant disrespect me, was the perfect summation of his characters genius.Seth Rollins attempt at making Sparkle Crotch a thing while insulting Chris Jericho was a noble one before it badly fell flat. But his diving neckbreaker off the middle rope against Jericho later on in their match was definitely worth a second look.The athleticism of @WWERollins on FULL DISPLAY in this clash with @IAmJericho! #RAW WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) October 18, 2016Speaking of Rollins, who faced off against Jericho for the second straight week, its becoming hard to avoid the feeling that his current feud with Universal champion Kevin Owens remains stuck in neutral. Unless next weeks triple-threat match including Jericho adds a significant wrinkle to the buildup ahead of *beep* in the Cell, this has been very much an underwhelming feud between top superstars.Can we just pretend that that painfully awkward backstage segment (complete with a cringe-inducing high-five) between Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley never happened?Big E referring to Cesaro as Sheamus court-appointed tag-team partner was high comedy and an apt description. Dont look now, but The New Day appear to be completely back from a series of comedic missteps late in the summer. The shark has not been jumped.Cruiserweight Tony Nese isnt merely a bright spot in the WWEs newest division, hes arguably becoming its most must-watch in-ring performer. His 450 splash onto Rich Swann in their six-man tag-team match was no joke.An even darker heel turn from?Bo Dallas?on Monday was the best thing to happen to his character in years. Dallas not only put away Neville in a singles match with a series of stiff strikes (after surviving a breathtaking moonsault onto the floor), he turned on former Social Outcasts teammate Curtis Axel after the match and handed out a vicious beating. It has become much easier to Bo-lieve in a guy like Dallas who has gotten himself back into this good of shape. Its time for Bo to drop the rhyming, political signs and self-help gimmick in order to embrace his full potential on the dark side.Admittedly, three hours is a long time to watch wrestling in one setting. But did I hear correctly that the stipulation of an otherwise meaningless six-man tag team match between The Golden Truth?and Mark Henry against The Shining Stars and Titus ONeill was that R Truth would have to buy up all of Primo and Epicos fake watches if he lost? Look, Im a stickler for attention to detail as much as anyone, but how about we first give ONeills feud with former teammate Darren Young an actual ending before we start fighting over time shares and shady sidewalk sales.A pair of pre-taped sit-down interviews featuring Sasha Banks and Charlotte not only showcased a strong use of WWE Hall of Famer Lita, they brought to light just how far apart the two superstars are in their ability to cut a strong promo, as Charlotte won this portion of their rivalry by a landslide.Move of the nightJust when you thought it was becoming a bore to watch Braun Strowman absolutely steamroll a group of helpless jobbers, his destruction of the Mile High Trio reminded how fun it can be. The ease in which Strowman tossed one of its members outside of the ring like a sack of potatoes, crashing into his partners below, was particularly memorable.The #MileHighTrio just got introduced to @BraunStrowman... #RAW WWE (@WWE) October 18, 2016Line of the nightWe get it, Roman, you have a family and that is good for you. I know you have 700 Samoans sitting around a campfire, dipping a turkey leg in mayonnaise and following every move that you do. -- Rusev during a rant against Roman Reigns. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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