1. WWE Network: How the Hardcore Fan Just Won the Wrestling War

    A war has been waged for years in professional wrestling fandom, a mostly silent battle for the very heart of an industry. On one side were the casual fans, the kids, their parents and, gasp, some women...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 15,630 reads 85 comments

  2. WWE Old School Raw: Road Dogg on the Fast Life and the Birth of a Catchphrase

    "Oh you didn't know? Your a$@ better call somebody!" It's funny how the little things can pay huge dividends in the wrestling industry...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 36,272 reads 40 comments

  3. WWE HOF'er Ted DiBiase on the Evil Laugh, His Best Angle and a Life in Wrestling

    Pro wrestling has always featured an uncomfortable duality, a raging battle between show and sport. Wrestlers are athletes, men and women who defy gravity and confront pain few could even imagine on a nightly basis...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 30,270 reads 71 comments

  4. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Report Card and Highlights from Dec. 30

    WWE ended 2013 with a bang. Not only did the final Raw of the year feature several legitimately good matches and the return of Brock Lesnar , it went off the air with a shocker...

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  5. UFC 168 Results: The Unstoppable, Unflappable Ronda Rousey Searches for a Foil

    Miesha Tate was smiling as the bell rang to begin the second round. Her face was already swelling and red, the blood that had dotted it carefully wiped away in her corner. None of that mattered...

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  6. UFC 168 Results: Anderson Silva, Ronda Rousey and the Real Winners and Losers

    At UFC 162, Chris Weidman's left hand ended an era. At UFC 168 , his left leg likely ended a career. After being dominated for much of the first round, Anderson Silva came out a man on fire...

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  7. UFC 168: Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate Battle for the Soul of Women's MMA

    Ronda Rousey didn't crack many smiles during this season of the UFC's groundbreaking reality television show The Ultimate Fighter . On the surface, there was plenty to grin about...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 221,724 reads 201 comments

  8. UFC 168 Primer: Reliving 1st Fight Between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman

    Anderson Silva is the greatest fighter in UFC history. Few, at this point, would dare dispute that. It's hardly worth arguing—seven years and 17 wins speak plenty loudly all on their own in response to naysayers...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 33,105 reads 116 comments

  9. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from December 16

    WWE is in a weird place. All too often the shows for which it asks fans to pay more than $50 disappoint in a major way...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 94,522 reads 455 comments

  10. WWE TLC 2013 Results: Grades, Highlights and Analysis

    John Cena and Randy Orton weren't strangers to competition before their Tables, Ladders and Chairs match in Houston, Texas. Fourteen times they've laced their boots or high top sneaks...

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  11. Was Adrien Broner Overrated or Underprepared in Loss to Marcos Maidana?

    Adrien Broner had a problem from the jump Saturday night in San Antonio. His name was Marcos Maidana , and he battered the champion from pillar to post...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 71,008 reads 341 comments

  12. Little Man, Big Power: Is Demetrious Johnson on His Way to Becoming a UFC Star?

    Challenger Joseph Benavidez (19-4) and champion Demetrious Johnson (19-2-1) both loaded up big right hands about two minutes through the first round of their flyweight title fight...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 12,444 reads 71 comments

  13. Why Boxing Has a Problem If Adrien Broner Is the Sport's Future

    Two attractive girls? That, in itself, is nothing unusual in the world of sport. The NFL has cheerleaders, scantily clad even in winter months, giving us T's, E's, A's and M's...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 25,827 reads 169 comments

  14. UFC on Fox 9 Bold Predictions: Insiders on Ratings, Benavidez and More

    The week prior to a UFC fight card is a magical time. The fighters, like flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and his challenger Joseph Benavidez , prepare for two battles—one with the scale and the other with their opponent...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 13,357 reads 18 comments

  15. Can You Kick a Flyweight's Butt? UFC's Top Little Guys on Their Biggest Battle

    It's hard for UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson to stand out in a crowd. Challenger Joseph Benavidez , who will look to take Johnson's title belt Saturday on Fox, has the same problem...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 16,183 reads 151 comments

  16. Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva: Who Really Won the UFC Fight of the Year?

    Two days after the fact, senses still numb from an onslaught of violence that felt extreme even to fans of this most extreme sport, UFC stalwarts are still celebrating the mesmerizing fight between Mark Hunt and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 57,513 reads 143 comments

  17. UFC Fight Night 33 Results: Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva in an Instant Classic

    I hate the bro hug . Two fighters, in the midst of a fight, taking precious time off the clock to hug it out? It's the worst thing ever...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 20,880 reads 67 comments

  18. Being the Best Boxer in the World Not Enough to Make Guillermo Rigondeaux a Star

    Wearing a leather jacket, shades and a mohawk he hasn't quite committed to, junior featherweight Joseph Agbeko looked the part of a confident fighter heading into Saturday's HBO headliner against Guillermo Rigondeaux ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about over 1 year ago 9,384 reads 107 comments

  19. MMA Tweet-O-Rama: Botter, Dundas and Snowden Sound off on Rousey, Diaz and Pride

    Everyone loves a hot take. And, per our contracts, here at Bleacher Report the takes are always sizzling. But if you've ever ventured into the comments section, you know we have nothing on you guys...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 14,782 reads 36 comments

  20. WWE Raw Results: Winners, Report Card and Highlights from Dec. 2

    All that holds back a professional wrestling show, like WWE's Raw, are the limits of the creative team's collective imaginations. Real sports have to pray for drama and tension...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 88,968 reads 346 comments

  21. UFC Insider Bold Predictions for TUF 18 Finale: Diaz, Women and More

    The UFC is a traveling circus of sorts, part sport and part entertainment. You never know what an event will bring. All we know for certain is that a collection of fighters will step into an eight-sided cage...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 10,450 reads 21 comments

  22. Nate Diaz and the 10 Most Colorful Characters in Ultimate Fighter History

    There have been a lot of crazy people and wild characters on the set of The Ultimate Fighter . Shocked? Probably not...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 9,704 reads 27 comments

  23. Pacquiao vs. Rios: Does Boxing Need a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Superfight?

    The two best boxers of our generation are Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Their dominance has been such, with 14 major world titles between them, that there isn't even really a debate...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 33,523 reads 272 comments

  24. Pacquiao vs. Rios: Does Manny Matter Again After Dominant Win?

    Brandon Rios was either going to be the perfect opponent for Manny Pacquiao or the worst imaginable one. It was obvious right away which it would be...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 101,485 reads 205 comments

  25. Will Manny Pacquiao Help Make China the New Home of Big-Time Boxing?

    Manny Pacquiao is not a big deal this weekend in Macau , China. The region is not abuzz. The streets aren't alive with boxing fans and excitement...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about almost 2 years ago 4,902 reads 21 comments