Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by “6:05 Superpodcast” host David Bixenspan.
Renewing their previous conversation detailing a variety of strange MMA and pro-wrestling relationships, Breen and Bixenspan look ahead to Brock Lesnar's return versus Mark Hunt at UFC 200, Hunt's profile as an opponent to the Lesnar-centric fan and how the former UFC champion created the leverage with World Wrestling Entertainment to return to the Octagon. The pair also discuss a bizarre stable of obese MMA veterans in Zero-One Pro-Wrestling and whether or not NCAA heavyweight wrestling champ turned WWE and K-1 veteran Sylvester Terkay could've been an MMA star.
As well, Breen and Bixenspan recall the 1999 “Ultimate Ken Shamrock” pay-per-view put together by Semaphore Entertainment Group, why it was made during Shamrock's WWE tenure and time away from MMA and read through a passionate rant from a fan on the alt.ufc forum on Usenet from '99, predicting the death of MMA due to pro-wrestling's influence and how SEG would conspire to make Shamrock the next UFC heavyweight champion.
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