Cynthia, a photographer, videographer and editor who has worked in mixed martial arts, dropped this short documentary about former Strikeforce world champion Marloes Coenen, who recently retired from MMA.
I’ll let Vance’s description speak for itself,”A tribute to retired mixed martial artist and pioneer Marloes Coenen, who’s career spanned over 16 years. Throughout her ups and downs, she has been widely recognized as one of the most important figures in women’s MMA, having represented female fighters in every major promotion before they were recognized as more than a sideshow to their male counterparts. She retired with a 23-8 record.”
It’s a good piece of work that is fitting for a champion like Coenen.
Going in Raw’s Steve and Larson started a new series there they look at rumored WWF/E angles that never took place and simulate them on WWE 2K18. This week they look at the two-year feud Macho Man Randy Savage wanted to have with Shawn Michaels.
I remember Lanny Poffo talking about how his brother Randy wanted to have this angle with Shawn Michaels, but I never heard anything about the hair vs. career match or Savage starting the feud by cracking a champagne bottle over HBK’s head. Still, I think these two would have had a hell of a feud with great matches.
Impact star Gail Kim added one more piece of hardware to her trophy case after she defeated Sienna to win the Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion. Kim is set to hang up her boots and become a producer for Impact, so it was cool seeing her capture one more title before she retired.
T.J. Dillashaw regained his spot at the top of the UFC bantamweight mountain after he finished Cody Garbrandt at UFC 217. Dillashaw connected with a solid hit and gained the stoppage.
Last night’s UFC 217 event featured a plethora of historical moments, including the return of Georges St-Pierre, who finished Michael Bisping to win the UFC middleweight championship. St-Pierre became the fourth fighter in UFC history to win championships in two different weight classes.
Congrats to Rose Namajunas on winning the UFC women’s strawweight title. She delivered a crisp combo that sent Joanna to the canvas. I love Joanna, but I’ve enjoyed seeing Rose rise through the ranks.
I also love Rose’s postfight speech about how she just wants to be a good person. I think we can learn a lot from her.
I think I’ll have to buy New Japan World and watch this year’s Wrestle Kingdom 12 live. Former WWE champion Chris Jericho has challenged Kenny Omega to a IWGP U.S. title match. This is coming off the heels of weeks where the two have traded jabs on Twitter.
I saw a couple of folks asking why Jericho and Omega had to feud on Twitter in the build up to this match as opposed to just coming out and saying they’re wrestling on Jan. 4. Pro wrestling is a work and you need to build up interest and sometimes a good way to do that is to trash talk.
I’m exciting for this match up. Omega is hands down one of the best wrestlers on the planet and Jericho always delivers. This is going to be a solid edition to what I think will be a great Wrestle Kingdom 12.